Weight: 220 lbs
Body Fat: 25%
Weight: 155 lbs
Body Fat: 10.3%
Why I Got Started
Ever since middle school I was generally unhappy with how I appeared. I became a cynical and angry person with low confidence, self-esteem and perceived self-worth. By my last year in college, I decided I wanted to make a change.
How I Did It
We would go as a group to the college gym and work out at least 4 times per week at midnight. Being consistent about working out and dieting helped me see a massive difference within a single month.
I was able to lose 20 pounds in the first month! After seeing these results, I became even more motivated. People would notice my transformation and compliment me on it and that helped a lot as well.
Click Image To Enlarge.
Being Consistent About Working Out And Dieting
Helped Me See A Massive Difference Within A Single Month.
I made sure to cut my bad eating habits I had been accustomed to. I gave up on eating large and greasy meals and even gave up drinking soda of any kind and replaced it with lots of water.
Most days I would eat a lot of salad with low fat dressing and a healthy sandwich. This alone helped me lose 20 pounds within my first month.
At the time, I did not properly split my routine into body parts. I basically did these exercises (based on what I felt like doing) at least 4 times per week:
Full Body: 4 Times Per Week
- Standing Calf Raises: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Crunches: 3 sets of 20 reps
- Triceps Pushdowns: 3 sets of 10 reps
- Dips: 3 sets of 10 reps
- T-Bar Rows: 3 sets of 10 reps
- Lat Pulldowns: 3 sets of 10 reps
- Seated Cable Rows: 3 sets of 10 reps
- Alternate Dumbbell Curls: 3 sets of 20 reps
- Barbell Curls: 3 sets of 10 reps
- Cardio: 30 minutes
Suggestions For Others
Be patient and persistent! You cannot expect results overnight. Also, make sure you weigh yourself at the same time of day to see a more accurate weight change. If it helps, take before and after pictures as well.