Weight: 205 lbs
Body Fat: 27%
Pant Size: 38"
Shirt Size: Large
Weight: 147 lbs
Body Fat: 5.4%
Pant Size: 30"
Shirt Size: Small
Why I Got Started
Ever since I can remember I was overweight. Throughout my childhood my peers, friends and even family ridiculed me. Even though it was disheartening I never really let it get to me. I was fine with being fat and never really saw a reason to change.
However, when I stepped on college campus for the first time I noticed that everyone was fit, athletic and great looking. This was a true wake-up call to me.
I knew that if I wanted to find a girlfriend and feel confident walking on campus I was going to have to make some drastic changes in my life. And knowing I had a 2-month Christmas break coming up, I was going to utilize that time to turn my life around.
How I Did It
Let's just say that I have probably purchased every book, pill, and machine out there to lose weight. From Hydroxycut to diuretics, I've done it all. First, I was going to need major motivation. By checking out transformations on Bodybuilding.com and watching weight loss transformations on YouTube, I began to get really motivated.
After getting psyched up I went and purchased a gym membership for 30 bucks a month. I started going every day for 3 hours. Because at this time I was still overweight I limited myself to cardio only and eventually worked my way up to strength training.
However, I didn't do it slow and steady, instead I went fast and dangerous. I had limited myself to a max of 500 calories a day, which were calories from foods like veggies. After one and a half months I lost 45 pounds. I was ecstatic. Knowing that my diet was working and the weight was shedding fast, I continued the dangerous diet.
Then, 4 months in I became deathly ill. I couldn't eat, hardly drink, and was out of school, work, and exercise and my weight dropped to a sickly 128 pounds. I was determined to get healthy and nourished and decided I need to lose the weight healthy and slowly.
I purchased all kinds of bodybuilding magazines and books, and posted pictures of the body I want to be like to stay motivated and be better educated. Throughout my entire first 2 months I took pictures of my progress from different angles.
To date I have lost over 60 pounds and dropped 8 pant sizes (from a size 38 to a 30) and dropped from a large shirt to a small shirt.
- Hydroxycut Hardcore
- Muscle Milk
- Whey Protein
- NaNO Vapor
- Black Powder
- LG Sciences Speed V2
- 1 can of tuna
- 2 scoops of Zero Carb Isopure
Prior To June 2008:
circuit training machines: 100 reps for each machine, then 100
sit-ups followed by 1 hour of
Now I have a
personal trainer that I see daily, so my workouts vary. I work one body part a day, hard, for 30-45 minutes then
run 2 miles every day.
Suggestions For Others
It's so hard and discouraging at first, but once you take a before photo and compare your results about 2 weeks later, you can really see a difference which motivates you.
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I have to constantly be reminded of the body I want to achieve (the chiseled six-pack), so by placing pictures of people I want to look like from bodybuilding magazines all over my apartment, I would be reminded that I probably shouldn't eat these Reese's Cups if I want to look like them. JUST STICK TO IT! The rewards are well worth the time and effort!