Mr. Awesome. 33yo, ex 100lb+ obese. Loving life, healthy and mighty mind, healthy body... trying to at least!
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When I was child, I was a normal kid. I never had a weight “problem” until I got into my teenage years. Even then, I didn't have an issue, because I was able to hold my weight well. I was considered “big boned” or “stocky”. So, I was happy to say the least. My issues with weight didn't come until I got into my late 20s.
November 20th, 2007 was the day I decided to change my life. I woke up and didn't like what was looking back at me. I was ashamed and disgusted that I had allowed myself to hit 315 lbs. Mind, you while the shock was instant, the overall increase in weight took a long time. There were plenty of coffee rolls, cookies (I love cookies!), donuts, and ice coffees. Daily I would consume at least 3-4 coffee rolls and that doesn't include the fast food that was ordered while at work.
Now, even though I was disgusted with the way I was looking. The breaking point or catalyst was when I was turned down by someone. She said to me point blank, "You can't be serious. You're way too (colorful metaphor) fat to be even seen out in public with me."
Needless to say I was devastated. It was like a switch that was buried deep down inside the pit of my belly turned on. That is when I promised myself that I will:
Never be fat again (well not on purpose). ;)
Never again will anyone make a snap judgement of me by my looks.
Never again will I let myself down and fail the most important person, myself.
Over the years my views on training and nutrition have changed dramatically. I use to be one of the "clean" eating types. I was all about the chicken breast, brown rice, and broccoli. At the time I didn't understand how the body works.On a day to day basis, I am eating either pop tarts, waffles, and or pancakes. Some times it's all three on the same day. Most of my choices for the day are nutritious but I do let my "hair down". Those who are at the extreme ends of the spectrum will fail. The key is being flexible with your nutrition.
When training, I always have a goal in mind. I don't lift to create caloric burn, I lift to either get stronger or retain muscle mass. Both are dictated by the number of calories I am consuming during that training cycle. My routines are centered around the squat and the deadlift.
BB Bench: BW x 1.25 (Goal Reached 12/12/2012)
BB Bench: BW x 1.5
Squat: BW x 2 (Goal Reached 01/05/2013 405lbsx2)
Squat: BW x 2.5
Deadlift: BW x 2 (Goal Reached 1/15/2013 405lbsx2)
Deadlift: BW x 2.5
Maintain a steady 210 lbs.
Why I Want To Get In Shape
It's something I must do.
- My Family
- Alberto Nunez
- Ryan Dorris
- My MFP Family
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