Alright so I have finally gotten around to posting. I started this V-Diet on December 14 and I plan on posting some measurements/pictures this weekend (as a side note I did step on the scale at the start and it said I was 211lbs). I know they won’t be my true starting measurements but I am not overly worried about those mostly how I look in the mirror.
So just a little back story for those of you that care to read this all. So I have always been a ‘bigger’ kid. You know the ones that are big boned, or so their mothers say, and have all their baby fat. Mind you I was fairly athletic and I played multiple sports ranging from speed swimming to rugby and pretty much everything between. My passion was for hockey though, just like a good Canadian boy. When I was about 14 I started doing some weight training to help my strength, skating, etc. This first foray into ‘pumping iron’ sparked a little flame inside me.
So now if we fast forward to the end of my hockey ‘career’ and by end I mean I realized that I wasn’t going to be making bajillions of dollars in the NHL This is when I got into, what I called, serious training. I had the opportunity to train at the same facility as the Canadian National Bobsledders, lugers, skiers, etc. I was training 6 days a week and I got huge…still covered by that baby fat unfortunately. I weighed about 230 and as a guess was probably 20% bf…could be a little more.
So now lets jump ahead to two years ago. I finished school and started working. An opportunity arose for me to travel to Portland, OR for work. At that point (after looking at my now very soft and flabby self in the mirror) I decided that I was going to get myself back into shape. I really had no excuse not to. I knew no one, my social life was nil so this was the perfect opportunity.
I started out with doing Waterbury’s 10x10 program. It went really well and I dropped about 5-10lbs and I felt and looked a ton better. After I completed this I got an email from Precision Nutrition (John Berardi’s deal) and they were doing a Lean Eating program and spots were limited so I jumped all over that!! It was a 4 month long program with some personal coaching. I must say it was pretty good. I finished that in October of last year and I had gotten down to 195lbs and roughly 10-12% bf. I must say damn I was sexy.
Now this is when things started to fall apart for me. I had made some friends and starting dating this girl and I was allowing their eating habits to overtake my own. So after a year of crappy eating I am pretty much back to where I started 2 years ago. So here we are…basically by my definition (my gf doesn’t agree though) I am fat and disgusting. I decided to say F this shit!! I am going to do the V-Diet and I am going to succeed and I am going to get back to where I was before I got all sloppy.