A few people have contacted me via myspace and asked for a friends request. I am very flattered that people are still noticing my posts here. I will honor any friends request, providing they mention they saw me here!
I have not been able to post here at 3fc for awhile.
1. My PC has taken a major crash. In my former lifestyle I was a computer geek. I have the knowledge to fix this, I just don't have the ooomph and/or time.
2. I work 2 jobs, and I take whatever (within reason) overtime is available. This simply means I am working 70-75 hrs a week. I still make time for the gym, although I can't go as often as I would like. When I do go (I am for 4 days a week, but usually get in 3) I will spend up to 3 hrs at a time working out. This is pure workout/cardio. NO BS'ing!
3. Within a week I am going to start studying to become a Personal Trainer. Thankfully, due to the nature of my jobs, I have plenty of time to study on the job.
The scale has been at a standstill since Oct (240lbs). HOWEVER this is due to muscle mass, as I am concentrating more on bodybuilding. I did experiment with Creatine, but this had an adverse reaction on my acid reflux, and I have recently stopped this. Creatine basically adds water to the muscles, thus creating water retention.
My goal is still to get down to 220lbs, 17% body fat by Thanksgiving of this year. This is also the time I will take my tests to become certified as a PT.
Again, thank you to all the support around here, this forum has been a great tool for my journey. I will check back from time to time (when I get to the library, my 120mhz Macintosh doesn't have the oomph to get on these sites).
I am going to be putting on a presentation at my local college tomorrow, I am going to be wearing 6 layers of clothing, and strip away to show certain highlights of my journey. It will be set to music, and I am hoping that there will be a recording done. I will definitely post back this week...or next...and report on the outcome (good or bad)! I will be doing a Q&A at the end. This presentation preparations has also been eating up at the little time I have.
Lastyl, I have a NSV. My ultimate goal was to fit into a size 36" pants. I have done that. My "wishful thinking" goal is to get down to a 32" - by Thanksgiving. This will oficially mean I lost 1/2 my size. BTW, 17% body fat = Fitness level.
P.S., if you haven't done so, check out my myspace. I included a bicep pose taken in May. I am very happy on how I am turning out. Hope to see you guys soon!