I think this happens to everyone.

Here it’s been a few months since I have blogged about the weight loss and lost life style.  My name is John and I lost what some might call an extreme amount of weight.  Since that loss I have been learning how to put on muscle while eating enough of the right foods to make that happen without gaining the wrong kind of weight.  Here’s how thing have been going as of late.

I am heavy, I am weighing in at 245.  I decided when I started to lift to gain size and strength that 250 would be my upper limit for gains.  I don’t care how strong or big that my limit, period and if I hit then it’s time to change what I am eating and how I am exercising to facilitate weight loss.  My lifting buddy reminded me, you’ll lose strength and size but I can’t convey to anyone really the mental freak out session that happens when I gain weight.  I will be honest though, I am much stronger than I was a year ago and in my mind much larger physically.  I can do things now that surprise me and I am nearing a couple of my lifting goals.  I will keep on the path for now but will probably soon be on the loss lifestyle.

Life happened and I don’t think I have to explain that to anyone.  I switched jobs at the beginning of the year.  I have been fighting a legal battle non stop.  I have a beautiful little son that doesn’t check with me when he gets sick or needs extra daddy time.  I also walk out my faith and make time for God.  I went ahead and threw buying a newer car into the mix as well, heck who doesn’t want a car payment and more expensive insurance?  These things made for schedule changes and some serious nervous eating I hate to have to admit.  Here’s what I hang on to,  they haven’t stopped me or removed my will to be in better shape than most of my peers.  No matter where you’re at in your journey you can do it, stick to it and get it done.  You’ve got this and on this high holy day of over eating you can make some good choices as well as get an extra bit of exercise in.

JT

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