From Flab to Fab to Flab to Fad
Yeah thats right ive gone from 350, down to 250, to 280 to 275 back to 280…. Why? How?
I LOST FOCUS, I forgot all the things that made me who I was and all the things that got me down to my lowest in years!
1.) Martial Arts
2.) Active Cardio (Much more than just running, but the ability to spar, grapple and push the pace for long periods of time)
3.) Diet (I got caught up in the junk food and fast food)
4.) Tomorrow was always the best day to start
5.) Overall change in training regiment
Martial Arts got me to kick off the weight loss, I started at my home gym of Streamline Fitness and that is what got me down to the 280. Once my daughter was born I couldnt keep going. So I picked up a punching bag and a few weights at home to simulate certain workouts and continue… With the Proper diet I was able to get down to 250 and a size 36 waist
Active cardio, White running, biking and swimming are great it wasnt enough for me to get the burn and results I wanted once I gained the weight again. Its much different to run than to put all your weight behind punches, kick, and shoot for takedowns for 5 minutes, while bouncing around. So when I got to doing triathlons I was seeing my cardio increase but the weight wasnt dropping like it used to.
Diet, Yeah well this is pretty much where I screwed myself, last August I went through a very tough time in my life and I pretty much dove back into food. I would eat everything I wanted, drink what I wanted and I pretty much thought I could out work a bad diet…. problem was I couldnt. Fast food and sugary drinks helped me tack back on 30lbs that I was so proud of dropping. I changed my diet by looking for something more fesable that I can continue doing that I would enjoy. Not a diet but I lifestyle change, I came across the paleo lifestyle… I havent looked back. Its an incredible way to look at your meals. (More on this later)
Tomorrow, I cheated on my diet… oh well I’ll start back up tomorrow. Damn I had a hard morning I should eat anything I want to make me feel better and i’ll just start tomorrow. I can start my diet on monday, well monday was an off day and I cant start a diet on tuesday… i’ll start next sunday. ANY AND EVERY excuse to not eat correct at the moment. I would find anything I could sell myself on just so I can say, “you know today I can eat what I want.” Well heres the problem, lifestyle changes dont start and stop… They just start and thats it. So from this moment on my lifestyle changed for my diet and fitness.
A huge problem I had was not only did I change my workouts but I was doing the wrong workouts for what I wanted to do…. Im not happy with my weight because of my frame I should be around 225…. and because of that I need to drop weight! Well eating 6 times a day full of carbs veggies and protien was great for keeping the weight and creating lean mass but I wasnt dropping the weight I was shifting it to muscle. While great it wasnt what I want to do. I want to grapple and hopefully one day compete in an amateur MMA bout… Honestly I dont wanna face the heavyweights… Im completely undersized as a heavyweight and damn so of these cats are huge… I remember looking at these big cornfed dudes at Grapplers quest and thinking DAMN! So what did I do? Weights, weights, and more weights. I added Testosterone to my supplementation and added prohormones as well… Like I said not the best strategy for trying to cut weight… I got bigger, chest blew up, arms big enough that its hard to find dress shirts. So I decided to tone back my workouts on the muscle and focus more on the conditioning… Less weight but work on my fast twitch muscle fibers for striking and grappling.
All in all, I lost who I was… I forgot what I had done to get to where I was and tried all these different things that didnt work for me. But now… RIGHT NOW… RIGHT EFFIN NOW… my head is on straight.
Its do or die time…