Body Transformation: Welcome To The Century Club!
WEIGHT 271 lbs
BODY FAT 25%
WEIGHT 171 lbs
BODY FAT 9.2%
In August 2010, the year after I graduated high school, I was 5-foot-9 and 250 pounds. I was overweight and it showed. I'm from New Jersey and went to college far from home in Daytona Beach, Florida. During the first week of classes, I got into a major motorcycle accident that put me in a wheelchair. I was unable to walk for weeks due to a severe back injury and other minor problems.
The road to recovery was long and I could not have succeeded without my family and friends. I returned to school in spring of 2011 after transferring to Fairfield University. My weight was up to 271 pounds since the injury. I was constantly sick and felt worn down due to health issues. I lived an incredibly unhealthy lifestyle.
At the beginning of 2012, I decided it was over and that I didn't want to look or feel this way anymore. I started eating healthy and doing cardio for a week to see how it went. After the first week, the positive results increased and my motivation skyrocketed 1000 percent.
Throughout 2012, I continued learning about nutrition and training. By October 24, six months after I started living healthy, I lost 100 pounds and weighed 171 pounds. I lift five days per week now and it feels amazing to build muscle.
I believe that achieving your goals is all about mental strength. You must adopt a "no holds barred" mentality in order to succeed in your transformation journey. You must ask yourself: Is that cheat day worth it? Is short-term satisfaction better than achieving your long-term goal? I can answer from experience that it's not.
Nutrition is the key. You can learn about all aspects of nutrition on Bodybuilding.com and how it plays a key role if you want to accomplish any goal. It helped me to understand how different foods affect my body so I can make good nutritional choices.
Dieting was by far the most difficult part for me. Making radical lifestyle shifts isn't easy. Remember that nothing tastes as good as it feels to accomplish your goal. This comes back to the mental aspect of reaching your goal and how incredibly vital it is.
I plan to continue working out at least five days per week to build muscle and increase strength.
- Set your goals.
- Create a plan that will lead you to success.
- Put yourself in the correct, focused, mindset.
- Don't give into temptation.
- Know that you will succeed.
Bodybuilding helped me succeed in so many different ways. The most obvious way is allowing me to purchase supplements in one place and have them delivered quickly. I learned so much from Bodybuilding.com articles regarding nutrition and working out.
I continue to read new articles nearly every day. I want to take this opportunity to personally thank Bodybuilding.com for the assistance they provided.
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I'd say it is around there but his skin is thick because he lost so much weight.
Thats cool that he dropped the weight... But the before and after BF% seem off... I realize its hard to gauge on your own short of getting it actually tested. But they seem pretty far off for height/weight alone.
yeah im at 10% bf and you can see my abs pretty clearly there is no way hes at 9%
@TA28 and the rest: Body Fat Percentages aside, losing 100lbs.... that is just **** impressive!
Great work buddy, keep it up. You've come so far but there is always more to look forward to. Out of curiosity, is there any reason you favour machines over other exercises like squats? Keep up the great work.
Thanks for the reply! I have been working up to squats starting at low weight but in my accident I herniated 3 disks in my back and have been apprehensive about putting alot of weight on it but Im getting there. Thanks Again
great job. i have recently lost over 80 pounds myself and it was a total lifestyle change. i have total respect for someone who can make that big of a change. your doing great keep up the good work.
Great freaking job man. You have inspired me in my own weight loss. I'm pretty much in the metal zone right now myself been at it for a month non stop now lose 10 pounds and I've made major changes in eating and exercising. I think what you have done is great and inspiring who cares if your 9% or 15% body fat the fact of the matter is you did.
I was using an inexpensive handheld machine to calculate body fat. I am actually about 11.4% bodyfat now, not sure about in that picture. I am not sure where the 25% bodyfat stat came from as I was at least 35%-40% then and didn't have any sort of bodyfat calculator. None the less thank you all for reading and congratulating me I really appreciate it.