After much lurking and torment, I took the plunge and began my V-Diet yesterday. I am doing this for a few reasons:
I will be a best man this summer in a wedding taking place in Antigua (gotta get that beach bod).
Jumpstart an overall change in eating habits, Lord knows I need this. I am usually pretty good, but lately I haven’t been. I can already see how this will affect my tastes from here on out.
Other numerous summer activities (softball season, weddings, races, music festivals, camping trips and most importantly BACHELOR PARTIES!!)
And finally, to prove to myself that I can do it. I have always prided myself on my willpower. I just hope that it can survive this and come out even stronger!
I was going to start Monday, but didn’t get started on the right foot, overslept and all that. Hunger was not an issue, getting all the shakes down and keeping them there was. Thanks to the strawberry MD, I thought I was going to hurl after front squats, but the chins gave me some time to regain my composure. Forgot my daily layout at work, and only took 2 scoops last night before bed instead of 3, surely it won’t make a difference. That natural PB is heavenly, never thought it would have such an effect on the taste as it did, thank goodness for this addition! I have let many people know I am doing this diet, as to get all the encouragement I can, I know I will need it at some point.
Now, I know it is not recommended doing this diet if you don’t fall into the weight range designated. I think I have a decent plea against this. I have dieted down to around 270 and hit a plateau, although I was not as serious about my diet then. I am also of a fairly good build and think this diet will show it off after completion. I took some measurements last night, not sure how accurate they were though. Was thinking of getting some assistance with those this evening. Now for the meat and potatoes…
Workout #1 Intermediate 3/23/2010
Front Squat- warmed up to 275 5 5 4 3 3
Chin-ups (assisted machine)- 7 (130 lbs) 5 (110 lbs) 3 2 2 1
(130 lbs was too easy, should have changed it before, but I made up for it.)
DB Bench (done w/ Fat Gripz)- 80 lbs 7 7 6 4
(80 lbs was too easy, the reason for adding the last set, will address next time.)
Ab-wheel Rollout- 6 5 4 3 2
(Now these really blow, my core is decent, but I really need to work on my form on these!)
NEPA- Walked on the treadmill at an incline of 5 for 35 minutes, went 2.14 miles. Shooting to go higher each day til I get up to 4 miles per session.
NEPA- Walked on the treadmill at an incline of 3.5-4 for 46 minutes, went 3.0 miles.
My starting weight yesterday morning was 295.8. I said that I had been bad lately, well it had gotten a little out of hand. In December, around the middle of the month, I was right around 275. My weight fluctuates drastically, which is one thing I hope to gain more control of when I complete this portion of the diet.
Pics and measurements hopefully this evening or in the morning.