long read, my question is at bottom in second to last paragraph if you don’t have the time
Background: I have never known anything but fat, moobs and a gut since I was 6. I was 300lbs in 6th grade and at my heaviest at the end of high school: 375ish (I’m 6’7"). About 6 years ago I became incredibly self aware of terrible eating habits, lack of exercise, and general stupidity. I had been raised with shit habits and have been fighting to get the weight off. My only real motivation was lack of sex from pretty/fit women.
I attempted the V-Diet in it’s 1.0 stage back when I had lifted/cardio’d down to 260 and got great results, until I caved in the last week to a toxic room-mates creole cooking. I can’t believe my lack of resolve to fall peer pressured into eating? I picked up my first attractive girlfriend(vain standards, but what ever…) and I just quit… working out/eating healthy. I wrecked my metabolism and gained back to 300 before I became aware again.
I moved to a new city and fought downward to 260 again and found another girlfriend, this time a cute 4th street Austin bartender (I thought free drinks were cool…I was wrong)… rinse repeat (I have made the mistake of only using women as my motivation and once I got what I wanted, I quit working out)
I decided last month to dump her, as I can’t have a toxic person in my life at this point tempting me to drink and eat shit fried food on the regular. On top of that when I would work out, she would grief trip me about not spending time with her. I burned a few other social bridges in order to make this life change for me and me alone. I am back at it, and clawing downwards again. 280 on the scale this morning.
From an exercise standpoint:
I am just currently pushing myself with swimming, running 5k’s daily on the treadmill (around 25-28min time frame), a tough spin class on Monday mornings, and 30 minutes of elyptical on my lunch break daily, but I have not re-incorporated throwing around the iron… I have become a wealth of knowledge from all the reading I have done on this site and a few others over the last few years. I know the lifts, I know the supplements, I know the need for intensity…
From a nutritional standpoint:
I have not wavered once since Nov 6th on my lifestyle change in diet. Back to chicken, tuna, carbs from vege’s and a lot of the gourmet health food you have posted on this forum. I am so addicted to meaty cheesy muffins as a quick breakfast food with my morning superfood/protein/vit d shake. http://www.nutsonline.com/nuts/almonds/flour.html still expensive, but cheaper then sprouts/wholefoods/central market
But, I just don’t have the will to incorporate this part on my own, YET. I have the time, I have the extra funds, I won’t burn out. I decided I want to pay some one to help add lifting to my already rigorous cardio schedule. I remember reading that you are from Texas, and was wondering if you have any recommendations for a trainer in the Austin, Tx area?
I don’t want a crappy 24hr fitness ‘guru’… A real strength training coach who will wreck my world and turn it upside down. I need this and I need this now. I will complete the v-diet when I hit my first plateau… I anticipate around mid January. I want to be strait sex by summer. I will be turning 25 in July on my week long Las Vegas trip. I want to kill it till then and use that as even more motivation after. I am ready to rabidly transform and be reborn.