Archive for the ‘Before’ Category

Here are the back, front, and side shots….

Jan. 1st, 2009 (white shorts)/Jan. 10th, 2009 (black shorts)

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Follow the jump to see the pics enlarged…. (more…)

In order to better understand where you are headed it often helps to see where you have been. Throughout this fitness journey I’ve been through a lot.  I went from my highest weight ever of 206lbs to my lowest weight in almost a decade of 166lbs.  I’ve grown stronger, improved my endurance, pushed through obstacles, and made quite a few mistakes.  Looking ahead I benefit from the knowledge that while I’ve grown a lot there is still a tremendous amount of room for improvement.

I have to begin training specifically for Ninja Warrior; I have to eat cleaner (less refined sugars and snacks); and I have to ramp up the intensity of my training sessions 100 percent!

But before we get into all that perhaps it would be helpful to see where I’ve been over the last year and a half.

I started out on February 8th, 2007 @ 206lbs and with a higher body fat percentage than I care to admit.

As disheartening as it was to see how I had let myself go, I was glad to have visual confirmation of my own failings when it came to living a healthy lifestyle.  How did I get there? For me it was two things- too much soda and NO portion control.  I look back and remember some meals where I had thirds on a full size 11 inch plate. (more…)

Well I need some good motivation, so why not bring back a familiar face…errr…shirt.  Remember this:

Yup, looks nice on him.  On me it has a certain ability to accentuate my fat rolls to the tenth degree.  The challenge is simple enough, I have until a certain date to drop the fat.  Whether I drop the fat or not, on the last day of the challenge I have to post  a picture of myself in the oh so tight t-shirt.  For the sake of public record here is some information about the current state of my body. (more…)

Well here are my original before and after photos. The picture on the left (your left) was taken back in February of 2007 when I was 205 lbs and my waist measured 42 inches around. The picture on the right was taken on June 6th of 2007 when I weighed in at 169.2 lbs and my waist measured 34 1/2 inches.

Well how am I doing about a year later? (more…)

Well here are the pictures. As you can see I’ve regressed a bit for reasons previously explained.

“Before” 1/6/08 “Before” 1/6/08 Side “Before” 1/6/08 Back

My Starting Stats are:

Weight: 178.2

Body Fat Percentage: 26.1% (I am going to check this figure over the next three days and use the average, as the scale seems to fluctuate a bit)

Waist: 36.5″ (taken at the point across the belly button)

R/L Upper Arm: 14.75″/14.5″

Hips: 39″ (taken at the widest point of the…ummm…behind)

R/L Upper Leg: 23″/22.75″

Calves: 15″/14.75″

Forearms: 12.75″/12.5″

Chest: 40.75″

Shoulders: 48″