Another V-Diet from another veteran. This will be my third V-Diet but I suspect it will be a totally different experience. I’ve been an athlete (swimmer) most of my life - active and loving it. My love for lifting really took off after I graduated college and I was hooked on the nation immediately. My body composition was continually getting better, I was strong, I was happy with myself. I was on a good steady track for about 3 years. No real “off the wagon” periods. I ended my first v-diet at about 130# and was holding steady at 135-140.
This all changed drastically about 2yrs ago after some personal trauma - perfect time for all my inner fat kid eating habits to explode as an attempt to deal. I was constantly eating, boozing, yo-yoing and my exercise habits went to hell. I’d be in for a month and out for two. It’s not hard to guess that this only made life worse and snowballed the situation. Two years later, I’m sitting at a whopping 170lbs at 5’6. Thats 35lbs in 2yrs and doesn’t begin to account for the lost muscle mass. You kind of have to try to do that, yah?
Welp, today I decided f that. I came home from the gym (which I’ve sporadically been exploring again), popped right on the computer and bought my package before I could back out.
I’m sick of this body and feeling out of shape. I’m sick of what it does to my mental health and physical. I want being active and strong and capable again. I miss the rush of a new PR. I want my confidence back.
So here’s me putting it out there. I hate being “another V-Diet log” but I know from experience the accountability helps. I’ll be starting Sunday. Anxious and excited.