Transformation Project

This is a more personal page. Hopefully for some inspiration, but most likely just a log/journal for my progress.

I grew up a skinny, string-bean of a kid. I used to play as a ninja outside (in Oklahoma of all places), made insects battle it out gladiator style, and even played sports...even though I sucked something fierce. This lasted until about 6tth grade. Enter the internet and Sony Playstation and you can imagine what happened.

By the time I entered the last half of Highschool, I was pretty fed up with being a chubby kid. I went on a crash diet. Ran two miles a day. Played DDR to excess (yeah...). Well, I lost about 30+ pounds in about two months. It wasn't healthy. I remember seeing a doctor and he said something along the lines of, "Stop it." Anyway, this lifestyle didn't work or last. How could it? I was eating below serving size recommendations, over exercising, and generally stressed and obsessed over every little thing that had to do with calories or exercise.

Then came college. Enter beer and dining halls. While I did not gain my freshmen 15, I did end up putting back on those 30 pounds back, over time.

I hit my lowest point (heaviest, ironically) not too long ago. I got a pair of nice 32-30 jeans for my birthday and I couldn't fit in them. Man, did that piss me off. Not at my gifters, but with myself. Since then, I have lost a clean 20+ pounds. On top of that I have been incorporating a weight lifting regiment. Like most guys, I have always wanted a six-pack more than anything. I'd probably give up my entire savings if I could look like Brad Pitt in Fight Club. Scratch that. If I could BE Tyler Durden. But that's getting ahead of myself.

I plan to update this page with photos, news, updates, etc, etc in my progress. I wish I had a "before" photo when I was 204 lbs, but I'm still not at my goal. So my still-chub self will have to do for now. I feel like this time, I'm gonna do it. I'm sick of excuses and giving up. Trust me, this is far from the first time I've tried to 'transform' my body into an athletic build. Usually, I get disheartened by sub-par performance / results and quit. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Keep an eye out.

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