WEIGHT 195 lbs
BODY FAT 15%
WEIGHT 182 lbs
BODY FAT 6%
I battled weight problems as a child and into my teens. I picked up boxing after high school, which provided a great workout and became a huge release for me. It helped get my weight under control, but I lacked the diet guidelines.
My interest in workouts, nutrition, and fitness grew quickly. I ran a local wellness center for a while and got a grasp on training. I received multiple certifications and became a personal trainer. I discovered I had more love for this world than I imagined.
I changed my workout regimens and diet frequently throughout the following years. I fell into the fairy tale and thought I could get quick results overnight. I found Bodybuilding.com and ran across Kris Gethin's Body By Design. My wife purchased the book for me and I started immediately. I was happy with the transformation when I finished, but I was still hungry for more.
My next challenge was to take on Kris Gethin's 12-Week Hardcore Trainer. It was well worth the sacrifice, but my wife may beg to differ. I started at the beginning of November 2012 and continued through the holidays. Temptations to cheat were high, but I stayed true. It was one of my highest accomplishments.
Food prep was the toughest factor. I prepared most of my food for the coming week during the weekend when I had more time. Chicken breast, steak, wheat noodles, veggies, brown rice, tilapia, eggs, and oatmeal made up most of my meals.
I ate every three hours, roughly 6-7 times per day. Having a lifting partner made me more accountable (thanks, Paully). I want to thank my wife, who endured the final weeks of carb-depletion and moodiness. She is my true rock. Watching the daily workouts and looking at other transformations on Bodybuilding.com was the biggest inspiration that kept me going.
The diet was the most challenging aspect for me. It's amazing how much you consume in a day's time when you don't track your meals or have any goals. I didn't take a lot of other supplements that were recommended. I wanted my results to show the accomplishments of hard work and dedication without the extra help of supplementation.
I still eat clean with a cheat meal here and there when I feel I've earned it. I love being able to have pizza and a beer with no regrets. I made this a life transition and couldn't be happier with the way I feel and look.
- Be accountable
- No excuses
- Be patient
- Prepare your meals ahead of time
- Stay strong and positive
The articles, constant motivation, and workouts are inspiring. I'm not a huge social network supporter. I don't have Facebook, Twitter, or any of the sorts.
What I love about Bodybuilding.com is being able to go to a site with no ties, gimmicks, or catches, but good clean information, tips, and motivation.