I gained 47lbs!!! Pics =(
Ok, so this is embarrassing to admit. And even more embarrassing to display to the world.
But there’s no point in running away from the truth. I need to face reality.
Here’s what happened. I gained a whopping 47lbs in the last 6 months!!!
Not sure how that’s even possible, but it happened.
Very embarrassing, especially for a personal trainer.
Here are my stats, as of tonight:
- Weight: 220.4 lbs
- Body Fat: 29%
- Waist: 40.8″
- Chest: 43.8″
- Shoulders: 50″
- Quads: 24.7″
- Arms: 16.6″
- Calves: 16″
Here’s how I look. No filters or photo shop (kinda pointing out the obvious, lol).
I wish I can say that I was sticking my tummy out; but alas, no, this is just relaxed.
Here’s what contributed to my weight gain
- Stress eating and binge eating
- Not consistently working out
- Eating double, triple, and quadruple portions
- Getting older, so metabolism isn’t what it used to be
- Sitting down 12-14 hours a day at work and at home
- Eating lots of junk food and post-meal snacks
- Not sleeping well
- Losing muscle
- Zero cardio
Here’s what I’m going to do
I know what to do because, again, I’m a personal trainer. It’s best to taper these sorts of things and not go all out starting on day one. So I’ll start by slightly reducing my calorie intake. I’ll cut out a good chunk of the junk food (not all), and start working out more consistently. At least 3x a week. Currently I’m working out roughly 2x a week. As I progress I’ll continue to tweak my diet and workout regimen. It’s good to ease into it so that I don’t hit a plateau too soon into my fitness journey.
I’m looking at roughly 6 months. That sounds like a long time, but it really isn’t, when you’re looking at approximately 50lbs to lose. And I want to make sure I don’t go so quickly that I lose muscle. Because it’ll be harder to maintain once I’m done. Since the less muscle mass I have, the lower my basal metabolism will be. So by New Years, I should be a new me! For those of you who know me, you know I hate putting things off until New Years. I want to do what I need to do, TODAY!
I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted on my progress!
My hope is to look as close to this as possible (when I was at my peak fitness):