I did it! I can't believe it! This officially goes down as the hardest thing I have ever done in my life...not completing the 12 weeks.. but completely changing my lifestyle of overeating, drinking, and eating terribly unhealthy.
My journey began at a time of great stress in my life. I was sweating what my next steps were, occupational changes, possible relocation, money issues, etc etc. I decided I needed something positive to focus myself on. I have always ordered my supplements from bodybuilding.com. I began doing so in high school and have always lifted, but never understood the importance of clean eating. I was like most, I'd eat healthy sometimes and gorge myself when out with friends or feeling cravings. I THOUGHT that was healthy.
In searching for the positivity to focus myself to I decided to try and lose some weight. I began scavenging the BB workout plans and stumbled onto Kris Gethin's hardcore trainer. I saw his results and was immediately overwhelmed with motivation. I told my fiance "I'm doing this. I'm going to get into magazine shape!". From there the rest was history. I vowed to follow the nutrition EXACTLY as outlined with NO exceptions and did so with success. I followed the supp plan perfectly as well, but had to exclude Vitargo strictly because the cost of supplements was very substantial for his program (spent about $900 for the whole 12 weeks...maybe more). Thank goodness for BB.com or it would've been nearly double that! I pushed myself as much as possible in the weightroom, began pushing legs harder than I ever have, and ate cleaner and more frequently than I could've imagined! I was a machine for this thing. Traveling for business, pleasure, going to see family, Easter holidays... it didn't matter...I packed my meals, got in my workouts and cardio, and completely changed my life! I would go into more detail on the workout plan but I feel it unnecessary as you can get EXACTLY what I did by following Kris's plan. One thing I DID add was Walden Farm products and sugarfree chewing gum. The Walden Farms stuff is basically a line of artificial condiments. They are 0 cal, carb, fat, sugar,...ZERO EVERYTHING except sodium! And they all taste great! It's nice being able to add a chocolate syrup or pancake syrup that is LITERALLY guilt free. They even have caramel, marshmellow cream, ranch, and TONS of other stuff.
In an attempt to avoid this being unnecessarily lengthy I will conclude with the following:
This has been the best experience of my life. I really hope I win one of the transformation contests I've entered as I think this would be the ULTIMATE congratulatory acknowledgement for my hard work, but more than that I hope that my results are inspirational to others..because I am just a NORMAL guy with no modeling, competitions, or anything of the sort under my belt. I just made a decision and quit making excuses. YOU control your future and the body that you live it in. TAKE CONTROL! I did..now it's your turn. GET TO IT!!!