Ok so I’m sick and this post has been sitting since early December. Time to get it out there. Original below, and below that my current status:
After injuring myself, I’ve done very little exercise. My exercise regimen used to consist of:
Monday – Friday: Mostly sit at a desk and walk around some. Randomly lift some shit at work to help people. Randomly meet my cousin early in the morning for an ocean swim and a little apnea (breathhold diving).
Saturday – Sunday: Bolt awake at 7:30 AM. If hungover, sleep for another few hours. If not, grab breakfast, gather my equipment, head to the beach. Proceed to play competitive beach volleyball non-stop until I am either too tired, or the sun sets, or it gets too windy (rare).
I could tell you I went to the gym, or that I did some other form of workout, but none of it was consistent enough to be significant. My diet was inconsistent. I was overweight. The kind of overweight where I had pudgy 6-pack if I flexed, not like beer belly overweight. The kind of overweight where many people would tell you that you weren’t even close to fat, but because you have good posture and suck in your stomach when walking around people don’t really notice it.
I could take my shirt off and not have girls look away, but they weren’t exactly drooling over my physique. I have a decent enough frame that I could pull it off. I looked good in pictures where I’d be mid-jump-serve or jumping and reaching to block someone, but plenty of pictures could be unflattering. Everyone is harder on their physique than others, but I knew I wasn’t where I should be.
This is what I had. This is what I USED to have. Since injuring myself (and not getting the surgery that I need to have to repair myself which is another story), I’ve been WAY less active. As a result, I had been eating significantly less.
As a result of eating less, I wasn’t really gaining weight. However, I was losing muscle and gaining fat. Now here I am, near the end of January. I weighed myself on a scale that I’ve weighed myself on before. I’ve never weighed more than maybe 195 pounds. I’ve seen 199, and most recently I’ve seen 206.
This has got to stop. I tonight I will work on a couple organizational things, and go straight to bed so I can stop this. I didn’t think I’d ever be over 200 without some massive muscle gain.
I want to get my surgery sorted out. I want to get well under 200, say 185 or 190. And then after my surgery and recovery, I want to have much less body fat, at least a hint of a sixpack.
I should change all the above to say I will instead of I want. This phone kind of sucks for editing. Time for AO to kick it into gear.