I'm finally ready to show a before and after photo. In my 20's I was in athletic shape but after moving to Vegas I became almost immediately sedentary. By 2011 I was just 250 lbs of fat! I started having problems breathing and was up to a 42" waste-line pressing up against the next size up. A friend of mine had a heart attack and it got me thinking; I'm adopted and I don't know anything about my biological family's medical history. About two years ago I started going back to the gym but got serious about it a year and half ago with the inspiration of a friend who taught me to quit thinking like an old person. The first thing I noticed was my metabolism was pretty much gone even though I was working out 4 to 5 days a week thanks to being over 45. I had to change my diet along with exercise; the last year has been no easy picnic but ultimately worth it.
The photo on the left I haven't shown ANYONE until now because I was mortified by the image. After seeing a few more like that over the year, enough was enough, this morning I hit the scale at 202 lbs! While the overall drop in weight is around 50 lbs, I’ve lost somewhere between 65 to 70 lbs of fat while adding 15 to 20 of muscle. Beyond obvious health reasons, once you pass 45 you start to realize there is likely fewer years ahead than behind, so it really becomes (at least in my mind) a matter of life or death. I see too many people in their 60’s already hunched over looking like they one step away from a walker, I just can’t do that. I’d rather go out like Jack LaLanne did at 96 with all his faculties.
Jebus Cripes dude!!!
Pic 1 = I would totally beat you up
Pic 2 = I would cry and beg you not to punch me
Good job on the fitness. At 43 now, I look back just 4 years and realize how out of shape I am. I haven't gained too much weight (still about 6'1 190lbs, up from 178 a few years ago), but as far as cardio and strength, I've slipped quite a bit.
Wow! Awesome work Vegas! You look great man, keep up the good work! At the moment I'm studying exercise and sport science, one thing I'm proud to have learnt throughout the course and field experience is that working out, getting into shape and especially maintaining that figure and especially MAINTAINING the healthy lifestyle (eating healthy and exercising regularly) are not easy, not in the slightest. So I have the utmost respect for you and what you've accomplished
Don't stress Ruksak, not matter what you're age, you're always able to get back into shape! Granted you don't have any physical barriers that may prevent you from doing so.
Hell, I just turned 24 two months ago, people at work thought I was 29-30. I'm not overweight or obese by any means, but hearing that made me want to shape up a bit. haha.
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Thanks Ducha, (so busy haven't had time to check into the website in a while) I have no control when leave this world, but I can make sure I go out in same shape as the barbarian I'm prepping to compete in the Jay Cutler Desert Classic here in Vegas March 26th (it's a bucket list item for me) maybe I'll post a few images from that since I will be beefing up for that.
Sounds like you are taking courses on Kinetics and nutrition, that's very cool. With sports being what it is today there are so many directions and wonderful places you can take that profession. You never know, you may make out and retire early like my old roommate who started EAS Nutrition.