Well first off I’m new to here but here’s a little about me and how I ended up here. I’m a PT based in the UK. About 5 years ago I decided enough was enough as I was sick of where I’d got to in life. I was a 260lb fat doorman who struggled to climb a flight of stairs. My health was in a poor state and my safety and those I work with was as well as my lack of fitness was affecting my job. I started my turn around with training my first half marathon, which I finished.
I relapsed into my old ways and nearly 4 years ago I decided I needed a total lifestyle change. I signed up for my fitness qualifications and started on my journey to become a PT. On my early stages at workshops I was the only fat guy in the studio and I really needed to do something. I did the whole low carb thing and shed some weight losing about 20lbs. Over the past few years I’ve got down to 207lbs but recently gained a few after a couple of events this summer namely my first ironman and an ultra marathon.
I’ve never been into weight lifting as such until recently the only knowledge of weight lifting was bodybuilding which I’ve nothing against it just doesn’'t make me tick. I just enjoy ultra endurance. I’m now adding more strength training in without the focus so much on hypertrophy. My problem at the minute is the amount of high GI based foods used in ultra events I get into a cycle of craving and really struggle to get back on the wagon. I’ve always struggled with sweat foods as it is.
Anyway last night I started reading Dan John’s book and came across the V-Diet. It kind of goes against what I preach to my clients but what I’ve read and peoples results speak for themselves so I’m here to be open minded and give it a try. I’m most interested in seeing if the change in food tastes holds much water for me.
As I’m on a tight budget I haven’t bought any of the recommended products but I’ve tried to match them with a similar alternative so maybe I’m setting myself up for an epic fail but I’ve spent my months food budget so not a lot of choice but to soldier on. I intend to update this log regularly and I’m starting on Monday once my delivery of supplements arrives.
I’ll also upload my start pics and stats on Monday as well. So here goes…