No need for lengthy introductions, I suppose.
Here’s what you need to know about me:
– I’m 41.
– I’m 6’8″
– I used to look like this:
– Then I did a bunch of stuff like this:
-And I ended up looking like this:
I went from 366.4 pounds, to 269.2 pounds in about nine months. That was eight years ago. In that time, I’m bounced between 315 and 270 on a rotating cycle. Never quite letting myself go, but also not quite committed.
Now again, I find myself somewhere in between. No energy. No passion. I’m getting older, slower, and less invested in any kind of life outside of working, and being a single dad. So today, I’ve made the decision to stop that.
I have specific goals that I want – no, need – to not just hit, but destroy. I want more from life. I want more drive and passion. I want more opportunities to LIVE and to enjoy it. And I know I’ll never get that by being a lazy, unmotivated piece of crap who works, comes home, eats like a fat pig, then watches TV until it’s time to go to bed.
There are certain roadblocks, sure. But nothing that you as a reader haven’t faced, I’m guessing. Budget? Can’t afford a gym right now. Time? I work 50+ hours a week, and when I’m not working, I’d Dadding. So keeping those things in mind, I went back to an old stand-by tool that I’ve used and loved in the past. Small, sits in the corner of my room, can use it anytime I need or want and anyplace in my apartment I so choose. Provides cardio with some resistance, and works most of my major muscle groups (not all, I know).
Ladies and gents, I give to you the 45-pound Kettlebell.
The details of the moves I plan to perform with this will come later, as will a focus on my diet choices, struggles, and victories.
This is day one of the comeback I’ve needed to make for over a year. A diary of the ups and down and trying to rebuild when you’re still wondering if it’s too late. It’s the story of a man who wants to build himself into the machine that he, his daughters, and life all need him to be. Follow along.
December 15, 2017
311.0 Pounds (gross)
The first ever shirtless pic of myself posted on the internet. To be completed on my 42nd birthday, six months and two days from today.