So I started at 220 pounds, I used to play American Football in college so I was eating tons and needed the extra weight/fat to maintain that level of activity and not get blown up on the field. Now that I no longer have those needs, I have cut down the amount of calories I take in and changed up how I lift in the gym as well.
My Long term goal is to have an excellent range of motion, great mobility and flexibility. I have a fear of ripping/tearing/pulling a muscle, because as we get older the muscles tighten up. Just fighting against age! I also want to reduce the amount of body fat I have on my person to just what is essential which is anything under 6% for men. Short term goals are getting into a habitual routine of healthy/smart eating and not giving into those cravings for carbs!
I decided on doing all of this because I have always been an active individual, but I wanted to take my fitness to the next level and health is also very important to me. Unfortunately men, especially African-American men don’t live as long as other men for a multitude of reasons, I just want to be an out-liar not a typical statistic when I leave my mark.
Most of the motivation comes from those important around me, e.g., my friends and looking good for my girl. In regards to my friends, I am particularly referencing my boy Reezy, we don’t workout together as much as we used to but he takes fitness and health pretty seriously too. Also, one of my best friends is an Army Ranger and he just kills cardio and I look up to him for inspiration to one day be able to run like him or just beside him.
[As of April 24th, 2012] 195lbs
[Cooking with my BBS when we went to the beach]