Hey all…I’ve been poking around here for about a week and I figured it was finally time to start my own little post in this section.
I’ve been a T-Mag guy since the very beginning in 1998 (I posted as “rosheem” back then, for anyone who might have been around). I’ve done the original Velocity Diet a few times, and now I’m doing it again.
I’ve had to make a few slight variations to the training program, because I’m rehabbing a pretty bad lower abdominal strain. I’m also making a serious attempt to improve my posture by getting my shoulders to move from their Neanderthal-like forward position to something much better.
I’m just getting back into lifting after taking three years off. During that time, I discovered the game of tennis, went absolutely nuts with it and got as good as I could, and then pretty much wore out what was left of my knees. I reached a point where I couldn’t play often enough to out-exercise my shitty diet, and here I am.
Since I didn’t let myself slide TOO far while playing tennis, I don’t really have that far to go until I am at least beach-ready. But since I don’t do anything halfway, my goal is to get leaner than I ever have been in my life.
The more immediate goal is to use the velocity diet to fix my food problem. I like to eat. And drink. It’s time that I redefined my relationship with food. At 36, I simply cannot sustain the levels of activity that would be necessary to stay lean while eating anything and everything I want. In my first week on V 3.0, I feel like I’ve already made huge improvements in that area. Reading “The End of Overeating” also helped.
I might use this log a bit differently, since measurements and training details are something I feel like I’ve done enough of at this point in my life. I took measurements before I started, but unfortunately no pre-photos. Although I do have some on file where I looked exactly the same as this time around, so I can use those at the end to show my progress.
Started at 196 lbs. Already down to 190 after 1 week. Feeling great and haven’t been hungry at all. Most of my hurdles are related to social bullshit because all of my friends are big drinkers, my work life revolves around business lunches and dinners, and I’m already leaner than 90% of the people I’m around. People just can’t understand why I would be doing something like this. Well…it’s time for me to be totally selfish for at least the next month. Time to not care about what anyone else thinks. Small investment, really.