Who: 25 year old dude, 222 lbs.
I’ve tried to put on muscle over the last several months and succeeded, but unfortunately a mountain of fat came with it. I never thought this was a big deal because people always remarked that I looked quite powerful. Then I started a new job where a lot of “joking” comments were made by people I just met about never missing a meal, that I should really try salads, and snickering when I’d mention that I run on a daily basis despite a torn ACL. I had always thought I looked healthy, but it became clear that in the eyes of strangers I was fat.
Also found that a large gap existed between the girls whom I was attracted to and those who were attracted to me. I dated a few physically stunning girls who couldn’t keep a conversation going, and a few with fantastic personalities but in whom I just wasn’t physically attracted. I just couldn’t seem to attract those who blended both worlds.
Finally, one day at the gym I did a full upper body workout and as much lower body stuff as could be done without hurting myself. Then hopped on an elliptical for 20 minutes, followed by an interval workout on the treadmill for 10. After getting off the treadmill I overheard one guy remark to his friend how ten minutes is probably the most running I’ve done in my entire life. He didn’t see the rest of my workout - it was just snap judgment. I could’ve outrun the guy and lifted quite a bit more, but it didn’t matter much. That’s the way the world perceives me…gotcha.
Exercise was good, but diet was undisciplined. Stumbled upon the Velocity Diet and love that there’s little to no room for interpretation - perfect for someone like myself. So Friday night I had a BBQ burger and beer as my “last meal” before kicking this off. For the next 28 days no burgers, no stops at Starbucks, McDonalds, or Panera. No glass of scotch at night, no beer, no wine - no alcohol. Soda? No. Coffee? No. I’m using my stubbornness to absolute advantage.
Goals: My main goal is to drop under 200lbs. Workout modifications will need be done since, as I mentioned, I have a torn ACL. Romanian deadlifts might work, but squats are bad news waiting to happen. Plan on taking my dog for a walk each and every day as well so he can get healthier like his owner. Would be nice to get one person, preferably female and out of her own free will, to give a positive remark about how I’ve changed.
Pics will come soon as well as the first log post. Totally psyched and fired up!