This week I attempted to do some nutritional experimentation to get ready for an all out assault on my own fitness goals for this year. What has taken me so long? Well, in a previous blog, I indicated I was taking my time in this process. I wanted to sort out and try a few things. I wanted to make sure my life could handle the stress test of getting health.
Yes, getting healthy is stressful. It is hard. If you have engrained problems and habits like mine that have lead you to a low point of health, changing those things are rough. So, I decided to start small.
This past week, I decided to put myself on a trial. I decided to switch my breakfast routine up to a smoothie of veggies, fruit, almond milk and onnit protein powder. It did not yield the results I had hoped for end of the week, but what it did was put me on a path of self discipline. I had to do the smoothie every day vs breakfast foods I prefer. This was a good habit former. I feel ready for adjusting everything to a more clean lifestyle for the coming week.
Here is where I stand today. If the numbers seem shocking to you, guess what? They are shocking to me as well.
- Weight: 315.7
- Chest 52″
- Waist: 54.5″
- Hips: 48″
- Thighs 29.5″
- Biceps: 17″
- Forearms: 13″
- Calves: 18″
- Body Fat Calculation: 34.29%
I went back to the 2011 STP (v1) and checked my start point back then, and I am nearly in an identical place now as I was when I first implemented Boot Camp Work Outs and Tim Ferris Four Hour Body food plan.
Narly five years later, I gave back all the progress. I do not feel good about that. I feel very much like a failure. I feel I failed myself. I told myself in 2011, I would change my life and I would do better for myself. And I let that guy down. Now here I am 5 years older and back to square one.
And yet, I find myself motivated. I find myself finally ready for a journey that I perhaps really was not ready for in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015… now I feel ready.
I am tired of mediocrity. I am tired of being just like every other person (fitness wise). I am tired of not being able to buy pants off a rack at a store. I am tired of wishing I could by a XXL t-shirt and feeling pretty discouraged when they do not make the XXXL shirt. This is pain for me. I am tired of being in pain.
So, I begin the practice of this blog. Perhaps I will right even more than I did before. I’ve debated doing daily updates. However, in the end, I will document my own transformation via this blog as I intended to do in 2011 and all the time afterwards.
I felt sick a bit putting this blog out there. I have to be honest, but perhaps that is the wakeup call I needed.