Former T-Man back from the Land of the Fat! I was in perhaps the best shape of my life about a year-and-a-half ago. After reinjuring an old neck/shoulder wound and being sidelined from the gym for a few months, I let myself go. My bodyfat ballooned up like Rush Limbaugh’s blood pressure. I have been back in the gym for the past eight months or so, but been absolutely disgusted with myself. Eating has been cleaner… kind of. Instead of 90% clean and 10% cheat, I was about 75% junk and 15% clean! No way to live and an absolute disgrace to all things manly. I knew it was time to lose those embarrassing size 37 pants.
I knew the best way to make a change was with the V-Diet. I also knew, from having successfully completed the first version of this diet six years ago, that it was going to be a hell of a ride. In early November, I knew the V-Diet was in my future. I ALSO knew that my willpower was worse than that of a two-year-old so, as difficult as this is for me to admit, I decided I had to wait until after the holidays.
The disadvantage: after years of laughing at people who made New Year’s resolutions to “get back in sahpe…” well, I became one of them. <Insert foot in mouth here, I guess> The advantage? I had two months to psych myself up AND be disgusted with myself. The result? Thoroughly convinced and motivated to make the change!
DAY ONE: Mon, 01/04
I was very excited to start, and it was about damn time. I had buy-in from my girlfriend. She’s from California, so I explained the Velocity Diet as a type of detox diet: Detox from bad shit in my system AND bad food cravings. She’s on a diet herself, so we’re able to support each other.
Waterbury’s Advanced Training kicked my ass… and I LOVED it! No one sells ab wheels around here, so I substituted with some weird board my gym has, which was mounted on four wheels. Did the trick. To avoid this in the future, I ordered an ab wheel from Amazon.com. I looked at the treadmill and knew I’d be bored out of my skull, so I took a half-hour walk this evening… in about -4 degree weather. Fun.
I don’t know about other people, but I love the taste of Banana or Chocolate Metabolic Drive mixed with Superfood and Leucine. Delish!
DAY TWO: Tue, 01/05
Took another walk today, and yes, it was outside. That’s probably going to be how I do it going forward. Chris wrote years ago that outdoor walks are a great way to keep yourself going. Unlike with a treadmill, you have to walk back home. You can’t just give up, unless you want to be a pussy and call a cab. So I don’t carry my wallet…
Today I had the runs and some horrible gas. I know that several other people have reported this, and I have a few theories. First up: the switch to an all-liquid diet. My body is not used to that! Second: the drastic increase in protein. As a fatboy, my protein intake had dropped dramatically. Oops. I’m such a dumbass. Three: the HOT-ROX. I hadn’t taken it for quite some time, but I remember stacking HOT-ROX and Alpha Male years ago, and having to RACE to the bathroom with ass cheeks clenched about 45 minutes after taking the supps.
Well, who cares… as I sit there with a smile on my face (and nose pinched shut), I just picture it as fat leaving my body.
Feel free to throw up now.