Some folks noticed that I lost some weight when I saw yous at EPIC.
In May I was at my heaviest I had ever been I think 217 when I got a physical, 30ish% body fat, 35 inch waist... obese. It was pretty depressing.
Since then I had some life changing events happen that really drove me to change myself more than ever.
Now, it is July. I am down to 178lbs. 16.8% body fat, and 30-31in waist. Physically and mentally it feels great too lose all of that weight.
How did I do this? Pretty simple really. Calorie deficit and a lot of exercise. I didn't really change too much about my eating habits other than pretty much cut them in half. No junk or fast foods. Try to eat more lean meats and vegetables. No micro nutrition, just good choices and common sense. I always wanted to do some sort of race like a triathlon or running thing, so I just set the goal of doing the local Reeds Lake Tri in September. I started exercising 6 sometimes seven days a week. Lifting weights, running, swimming, biking. Just mixed it up. The weight started to fall off quick.
I know, most people don't have the time or desire to spend that much time in the gym, but I have a lot of free time so I do.
My goal, other then the sort term of my first Triathlon is I really just don't want to be an overweight/obese statistic. Primarily, and as vain as it is, I want to have an attractive body that as to my eye I have never had. Up until the race I am continuing to burn fat and lose as much weight as I can to increase my speed. After that I should be at a pretty low body fat %. Then I would like to start working on specific areas to build some muscle. My legs look like that of a chicken.
I didn't think to take any "before" pictures but most people know what I looked like. Here is today with pants that used to fit for reference.
I'll put some updates on here as I get closer to the race and talk a bit about it when I actually do it too. Feel free to ask any questions.