Body Transformation: Fat Loss Freedom!
WEIGHT 244 lbs
BODY FAT 35%
WEIGHT 165 lbs
BODY FAT 11%
I never felt comfortable in my body. I wore hoodies everywhere and wouldn't dare wear a thin T-shirt out in public. At the start of my senior year, I had family issues that forced me to make drastic changes in my life. I lived more than an hour from my high school and friends, so I had plenty of time to myself. I wanted to change my appearance and took this opportunity to start my transformation. I planned to attend the University of Miami the following year and wanted to look my best.
I counted macros to the best of my abilities and learned many methods that helped ease the process from Matt Ogus (LOA) on YouTube. It took at least month before I was consistent enough to find my maintenance levels. After a few months of counting macros and eating as much "Bro" food as possible, the weight started coming off. I exercised 4-5 times per week and went as heavy as possible with a balanced diet and lost more than 20 pounds.
I stayed with my routine for 3-4 months, decided to add cardio, and lost another 20 pounds. The process I created for my body worked, and then I learned about flexible dieting. I started to incorporate my favorite foods back into my diet and the rest became a blur. A year later, after I lost 1.25 pounds per week, I weighed 165 pounds and finally took a moment to realize how far I came.
If you want it bad enough, you'll make it happen; none of that "I'll start next Monday" crap.
The aspect that challenged me most was getting back on my routine when I fell off. I failed my diet more than 20 times, but I never quit, which made the difference in the end. Dieting got easier after a little adjusting.
I'm now working on a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology at the University of Miami. If not for this past year, I wouldn't have chosen this as my major. I actually switched from business school when I started. When I get my degree, I'll go from there.
If you want it bad enough, you'll make it happen; none of that "I'll start next Monday" crap. Start today. Every decision you make must be in favor of your goals.
I used the Bodybuilding.com app for new workouts for different body parts. Tracking my progress for others to see motivates me. I purchase my supplements from Bodybuilding.com.
- "2nd Sucks" by A Day To Remember
- "To The Stage" by Asking Alexandria
- "Intentions" by We Came As Romans
- "Composure" by "August Burns Red"
- "Riot" by Three Days Grace
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Great accomplishment all around! You made a decision, a plan, and worked it until you achieved what you set out to do. Everyone slides now and then, the key is always moving forward, never looking back, great work! Best of luck to you in your educational pursuits as well! :)))
Awesome transformation. My biggest issue is dedication, and you have a lot, which is fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration. Not to rag on anything, but that's not metal by any stretch, and never will be.
I love this:
"If you want it bad enough, you'll make it happen; none of that "I'll start next Monday" crap. Start today. Every decision you make must be in favor of your goals."
Great job on the body transformation! Keep it up! :D