23 Month Update
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
I haven't really been out here for a while. Here's my 23 month update:
November 2nd, marks month 23 since I started living my healthy and active lifestyle. I started at 435 pounds and today I'm 221. Total loss of 214 pounds. To put it in perspective the white shirt I was wearing was a size 6xl and the pants were a size 60. Today I wear a medium and size 34.
The scale hasn't really been my focus anymore, I hit 221 back in June and began to focus on lifting heavy and building muscle mass. I began eating more and bulked up to 237. 2 months ago I really locked in on my nutrition and began prepping regularly and for the most part do not deviate from my prep. I also began to focus more on form and technique while lifting and the gains I'm seeing are ridiculous. I lost 16 pounds of fat and I have built muscle so I'm much more tone.
I've also hit goals as far as cardio. I ran 5 miles without stopping last month as well as ran my fastest mile to date under 7:30. I'd really like to see how much I can improve on that time but with my 2 leg days a week, it's hard to focus on endurance running so I just focus on shorter high intensity cardio sessions a few times a week so that I can still build muscle and get the health benefits from cardio.
Of everything I'm still shocked that I'm this far along, my original goal when I started was to be to 250 by the end of this year but I hit 248 at the end of last year. At times I still can't believe that it's me when I look in the mirror.
If I can do it, you can do it! Just approach it as I did and start out by making changes you can sustain for life. We can do anything for a short period of time if it's hard but after a while we'll go back to our old habits. If you make changes and find healthy alternatives that you enjoy, it'll be much easier to sustain for life and you won't fall back into those old habits. Just set goals and as my buddy Adrian Robles told me before I started, make sure each decision you make gets you closer to your goal then further away and you'll be successful. Here's to a new month!
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