Most other people have done a little intro about them so I kinda felt left out.
My names Paul, I’m irish (hence the name), 30 and have been lifting on and off for 8yrs. I’m currently living in Doha in the Middle East. Im a Performing Arts teacher.
Before I moved here I was training 5 times a wk and playing a lot of football. Moving to Doha kind of knocked me off track. I got married and we ate out a lot more than we should.
I played at training. Id sporadically go for about 3 or 4 months but usually before I was due to go home for summer. Its even worse cos I work in a school with access to a weights room and am a member of the rugby club next door which has olympic bars etc.
Going back to see family and friends was a good excuse to not train. I’d mean too but going out was far more fun and i kidded myself that it was only a couple of months in the UK and it wouldn’t really matter!!
I’ve just taken a new job in Singapore starting in July. I want to move there in the best condition of my life. I also realised that if I continued the way I was going, I would be really fat and thats not for me.
Like everyone else on here I reached a point where I said enough is enough and having lurked on T Nation for a long time decided to put my money where my mouth is (thats a big mouth) and kick start a new chapter in my life.
Reading everyones progress on here makes me know I have done the right thing. Although only 4 days in Im starting to think about after transition.
Coach T’s 12wk complexes program sounds interesting. I hope its out by then!
Well thats enough rambling. Off for shake 4 of the day. think I’ll have a choc banana mix.
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