The Muscle Pharm "Live Shredded" contest was an unexpected challenge. One that caused me to look at life in a different way. Before a year and a half ago I would just allow myself to give in to a lifestyle of laziness and what I called "good eating." I thank God that I have a love for dancing and "Hip Hop Abs" came to the rescue. This led to "Insanity", and later "P90X".
I thought that those challenges were good starts to a new life, but Muscle Pharm's challenge took me to another fitness level. "P90X" helped me do a few pullups, but "Live Shredded" helped me put together a phenomenal workout in which I can do tons of pullups. My overall strength index has shot through the ceiling, and the weight loss while gaining muscle is a huge plus for me.
I started this contest because I wanted to prove that I can be a success story. I like how Bodybuilding isn't afraid to show how people overcame their weight issues and life problems. Watching and listening to the testimonies of the fitness models encouraged me to keep going. They showed me that the sky's the limit when it comes to health. Watching Kris Gethin transform just blew me away. It made me want to take his 12 week challenge.
I would like to thank Muscle Pharm for the opportunity to compete. I really want to win the 2 year supply of the supplements. It would make things a lot easier for me financially while I train to be a personal trainer and fitness coach. This experience meant alot to me and I look forward to continuing on to the "Swole" workout.
Week 2 has shown to be a challenge within itself. I don't have the same workout buddy that I had last week and my committment level has somewhat decreased due to feeling as if I put in too much work last week.
I think my solution for this week is to stop taking my pre-workout supplements and decrease my protein shake intake to 11-15 grams per serving. Hopefully, I will reduce my fat count and get my body back to relying on its natural strength.
I will continue to take my shredded supplement for the program and do my best. I wish everyone well. Send me a response if you are facing a similar challenge.
I finally made it back to the gym after a four year hiatus. Don't get me wrong I have tried to keep myself together by eating, eating, and more eating. I even started doing at home workouts since I wasn't going to the gym.
It all changed when my weight ballooned to 299 lbs. Let's just admit that if I actually rounded the weight up, it was 300 lbs. Anyway, I never thought that I would allow myself to get that out of hand. I was feeding myself all kinds of junk. It sucked to have to put on a size 44 pants. I couldn't even walk up stairs without running out of breath. I really needed help in the worse way.
I'm glad that my mother introduced me to "Walking Away the Pounds." Her actions led me to Beachbody and Hip Hop Abs, Turbo Jam, Insanity, and P90X. All of these workouts helped me drop 42 lbs. Although I have been yo yoing up and down 5 pounds either way, I have been able to maintain this weight for a while now.
I finally want to break this plateau and get on with my life. I want more confidence and to make better choices. Yes, I want to be a life success story to myself and family. My wife has been supportive. Our children have seen me do some of the weirdest workouts imaginable, but they have also seen the results of my labor.
I am delighted that Bodybuilding.com has decided to put on a contest for fitness. With the help of God, Muscle Pharm, and Bodybuilding.com; I know I can achieve my workout goals.