Im 8 weeks in now and as planned, its update time. So have I progressed? How have I progressed? Starting stats and current stats are posted below for direct comparison.
Stats 8 Weeks Ago & Stats Now;
Height 187cm (70ins or 5'10" - No change
Bodyweight 56.5kg (124.3lbs or 8stone 12lbs) - 62kg (136.4lbs or 9stone 10lbs)
BMI 17.8 - 19.5
Bodyfat 7.74% - 6.43
- Selected Measurements
- Chest 89cm (35ins) - 95cm (37.4ins)
- Shoulders 114cm (44.8ins) - 116cm (45.6ins)
- Arms Relaxed 30cm (11.8ins) - 32cm (12.6)
- Hips 90cm (35.4ins) - 95cm (37.4ins)
- Waist 75cm (29.5ins) - 76.5cm (30.1ins)
- Thighs 46cm (18.1ins) - 49cm (19.3ins)
Despite the few health problems still showing their muscles, Ive managed to show mine back and keep on top. Im well on my way, thanks for the ongoing support.
- want to see the types of foods Im eating to achieve this? See my Instagram for foods and more, user name PeterKV
I write this now as I prepare to take back control. Control over my life once more. I am at yet another turning point in a battle that’s gone on 16 years, and it won’t end anytime soon. Wars don’t last this long, but I’m still fighting mine. This turning point will see me take back my life, and begin to live again. I’ve been torn down time and time again, but I pick myself up every time. I am working towards getting my body back in order after another year of abuse from this illness. This thing inside me that destroys my organs, destroys my energy, destroys my body, destroys long periods in my life, destroys parts of me and my family. This burden isn’t just mine to carry, my friends and family have had to carry it with me, it’s every day, its every hour and its constant. I hate that it effects the people around me, but illness always does. You all know this.
I’ve always pushed on, I’ve always fought back. But this thing that’s trying to destroy me has fed my mental strength over years as it stripped me of the physical. It has made me stronger than I think I ever would have been had I never fallen ill. I’ve seen and experienced things which will stay with me forever, I carry them with me, they fuel me to move on and become something better. Its given me the drive to go do anything I want to do with dogged determination. Its given me the strength to make sure I beat this illness into submission.
I’m writing this because I want you take something from it. Some of us have obstacles to overcome which can last days, weeks, months, or like me, years. But keep the head up, stay head strong and take back whats yours and live your life. A strong, positive mind will see you through anything.
Take the setbacks with the successes, its part of the journey. None of us know what tomorrow brings.
I’m glad to let you know I’m starting some Calis and other bodyweight exercises, stretching out the muscles, waking them up again and getting the blood moving. Small step back to toward the gym and my life. Lets see where this takes me this time.
Never stop pursuing your goals.
Stay strong inside, outside will catch on and smarten up to the idea.
Who is PeterKV.
I had been seriously ill for years. Disease ran riot, my body was failing, organs were deteriorating. My large intestine was removed completely, small intestine was partly removed and a length of the remaining intestine was altered to facilitate other changes made to the body. Other organs were stripped back, my oesophagus and mouth were constantly attacked, large sections of the digestive tract were left scarred. Kidneys came close to failure, liver was monitored for any signs of stress. I was constantly loosing blood. Joints locked up, knees began to crunch, my fingers would curl and my fingernails would cut into my own hands, my eyes would roll. I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sit up, I couldn’t lift or even turn my head at times. I was the same colour as the bed sheets, my weight plummeted to 52lbs.
Over my teen years I lost count of operation procedures, I lost track of what meds, what drugs I had been on. The years ran together, time passed me by. Some periods are now just a blur.
I was over bulk of it. I finished school, I got a job, I was slowly picking up. Known as the sick child all my life, I had started lifting small weights to improve my physique and my confidence. I was an easy target for someone to have a go at, still standing at under 120lbs. Things were going to change.
Health was improving, I began lifting bigger weights, I now stood at 5’10 and 159lbs. My livingroom at home now had a couch, a TV which didn’t work, and a new squat rack with a weights bench, dumbbells, barbells and chains. I worked hard, my body changed. I was there day and night.
I got the opportunity to travel, I spent time abroad, enjoying myself. Too often I would go without meals so that I could afford to do activities instead. I suffered a few injuries while away. I had a great time, but my body began to suffer again. I returned home and started eating proper meals. The gym took its place in my life once more, but my body was under pressure.
Despite several treatments and my attention to diet, my body began to crash. My illness had been awakened and it stripped me of all my physical gains, it ate into my mind. It took everything I had to not let it take hold over me all these years later. Finally, an alternative treatment was found that helped. It helped me fight back, I took my chance, I got straight back in the gym. I knew what I needed to do. I fought.
Eight months on from a low of 127lbs, Im back into the 150’s. I eat out of necessity, taste isn’t an issue. I see food as the fuel my body needs to get me back on track. Meal planning and nutrition are of serious interest to me. I have seen my body fight back and I am now in the best shape of my life to date, but I am not done. I am continuing to fight on, I will not stop, this is what I love to do. To be in the gym, to lift the weight, to eat the right foods, I enjoy it, I wake up every morning wanting it, I live for it. My journey continues.
I want to be able to show others that anybody can have the physique they desire, despite all circumstances, despite the odds. With the right mentality, the right work, anyone can do it. You can do anything you believe yourself to be able to do, trust me, you are capable of more than you know. It may not come fast but apply yourself, you will achieve it.