Not really sure how to start this without just starting another thread that invokes comments of disbelief or "yeah right prove it" statements. What I am hoping to do is provide some encouragement for others who may need to read how others progress is coming along. That being said, here goes:
Last week my wife and I decided to join a gym 1 more time. This was a "huge" discussion for both of us. Some of you have seen some posts, I have placed in the threads in here. Some of the comments I made did attract some of what I stated in the first paragraph. Why? Well, when 1 state facts about their personal bests, some people just seem to jump on the "prove it" band wagon.... Anyway because of our past, and the level of attention we achieved as bodybuilders, it is very easy for us to fall back into the "pride zone". Not something we want to happen. We are in it to improve our overall body condition, tone what we have, and maybe strengthen some of what is left. Beyond that, who knows......
SOOOOOOOO, after just 6 workouts, I have lost 6.5lbs and almost 1/2" on my waist. I started at 230lbs, I'm down to 223.5 and went from a 34.5" waist to a 34". Here is the secret folks, and many of you already know this, 70% diet and 30% training. Just to be clear. I completely changed my diet. No fried foods, no fast foods, no processed foods. When I decide to do something it means doing it right. I went from eating only 2 meals a day to 6 meals a day. Averaging 35grams of protein per meal. Reducing my carb intake to slightly over 400grams per day. It's about quality protein intake and proper nutrients. The first 30days anyone can see drastic results, if they decide to do a 180 from their current eating, sleeping, resting, habits.
I will post weekly progress in terms of weight loss/muscle gain. Inches lost, BF calculations, ect.... I will even eventually post a few photos, when the time is right. But for now this will have to do. The goal is to eventually weigh what I started at 230lbs, with a 32 or 33" waist, 6-8% BF and a toned physique. Good start, just need to build on the foundation... BTW - Otomix were ordered Monday. Best shoes one can wear for weight training...... THE BEST!