My Transformation

NO EXCUSES

Welcome to my blog – I made this page to give anyone that moseys on in here an idea who it is that writes this stuff.

Who am I?

I’m a student, college athlete, and most importantly a fitness enthusiast.

I spent my early years as a chubby kid, always waiting for the mythical moment when I was to lose my “baby fat.”  Well, that never happened.   I am and was the pickiest eater in the known world, and had resigned to the fact that I just had “poor genetics.”  I played and still play baseball, but was always held back by work ethic and overall poor care for my body.  I often wonder how far I could have gone had I given my genetics a chance, but that’s not the point here.  The more important issue at hand was a lack of self esteem.

I THOUGHT I WAS HOPELESS – FATED BY GENETICS TO LIVE A LIFE IN WHICH I HAD TO BE ASHAMED OF THE WAY I LOOKED. 

I thought that maybe I could at least get stronger, even possibly gain some muscle mass.  I began to research and learn beyond what high school coaches told me about fitness – most of this research occurred at a wonderful website called bodybuilding.com.  The real gem here is the forum – you have to wade through some BS, but the knowledge base there is incredible.  At first, I just wanted to learn about supplements.  “What can I do to get a quick fix?” was basically my aim – I went through fat burners, proteins, etc. to basically no avail – WHY?

I didn’t know how to eat.  After about a year of membership on the great forums of bb.com (shorthand for bodybuilding.com, you better start learning the lingo), I finally wandered out of the supplement area and into the nutrition area.  You’re going to hear a lot from me about this area.  I finally realized that maybe, just maybe, I hadn’t given this weight loss thing a fair shake – I knew I never really had a good diet.  I read through the stickied posts in the nutrition area, and decided that it was really worth a shot to try to do things right.  With a little sacrifice and a lot of common sense, I could try to change my physique once and for all.

Now what?

It worked.  In one summer, I revamped my diet and saw 30+ pounds melt away while I changed little else.  The same old half-brained weights and conditioning program I had followed from my college baseball coaches starting showing real gains.  I had to buy a lot of new clothes, but the rest was worth it.

BUT I’M NOT DONE YET

I have many unrealized goals.  For one, my physique is not that impressive – it’s taken a lot of work to get to be average.  I don’t like to do things partway, though.  I want the best physique possible.  This is an invitation to follow me as I journey to that physique, as well as excellence on the baseball field, and any other arena I may wish to conquer.

Find me at bodybuilding.com! My Web Presence

Comments
  1. Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Taking
    a few minutes and actual effort to make a really good article… but
    what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and don’t manage to get anything done.

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