I finally bit the bullet and placed my order for the V-Diet after a couple years of reading through the site. I’ll get my measurements, some pics, and other info up over the next few days, but I figured I would start with some background first.
I played soccer from kindergarten through freshman year of high school and was good- I started on every team I played on and was one of the better players. Pretty much, I was the typical talented but lazy kid- never practiced outside of practice. As a kid, I played basketball for a few years before I got bored of it (again, was good, but when it became something I had to work at rather than use natural talent I “got bored”, and the same thing happened with baseball).
When I got to high school, I made the JV team as a freshman and then got skipped over going to the varsity team because of an asthma attack that made me miss the game the coach was pulling us up from. Add to that the fact that soccer in high school was more about who was the biggest versus talent and I became an angry enforcer the rest of the season (at 5’6" and 125 lbs, this took some work). The season ended and I tried track in the spring to keep in shape. After doing pretty well and winning a bunch of freshman meets, I was roped into running cross country in the fall.
I trained my butt off that summer and ran some pretty good times during the year when my asthma wasn’t knocking me out (17:00 5k as a soph, 2:00 800, 4:40 mile) and I had the anorexic looking body to show for it (which worked out well for a kid into the emo-scene at the time haha).
Junior year, lazy me showed up again and my times fell off which I blamed on asthma of course. I could still do well in track since it required less work, but it was obvious I was missing out on my potential. Senior year was an absolute joke.
In college, I was still able to coast through with just my natural talent- this time relying on my brain. I did well enough, but really could have graduated towards the top of my class if I ever tried. The only thing I worked hard at were my jobs and internships- I guess money was my only real motivation for better or worse. I went through bouts of lifting doing a typcial bodybuilder split that you would pull from a magazine.
I left college two and a half years ago at about 160lbs and am sitting at my desk now at about 210. Some of that is actually being dedicated to lifting, but it is mostly too much drinking, lousy eating habits, and 12 hour days. I ordered 5/3/1 and did that for about the past 9 months which has given me some decent strength gains and a bit of noticeable muscle.
The past weekend though when I was in the hospital (my older sister had her thyroid and lymph nodes removed cause of cancer) and I had relatives telling me I looked bigger (in a fat way) I decided to take the V-Diet plunge. If they could see their niece/sister/cousin struggling and still have time to focus on her semi-fat brother, I was doing something incredibly wrong.
My goals are pretty simple- spend a couple months stripping off some fat, change my crap eating habits, cut down on some of my drinking, and get to a restart point in my diet and training. Other than having not eat delicious food and beer at a couple of tailgates for my college team, this should be a pretty easy time to try this compared to the holiday stories I’ve seen from other people.
After going through the V-Diet and trying to keep up better eating habits for a few months with dedicated training, I want to try out Indigo alongside some good old Anaconda.
I’ll post a typical food log of mine and my measurements later on. Hopefully, my items will be here in time for a Sunday or Monday start.