First I’d like to say it’s good to be on the forums here, secondly I’d like to state my business here.
I am 23 years old, recently divorced, and have realized my true calling to be a United States Marine.
I do not take this as an easy task, as anything that comes easy must not be all taht its cracked up to be.
My current weight (August 16th, the last time that I weighed myself) is 279lbs. That of course is just unacceptable. To Ship I must be at 203 for my height (72in).
Before you can begin to understand the monumental task that is before me, you must know where I have come from. The only thing that I can imagine, is that my metabolism runs at near record highs, because it was nothing for me to eat 7-10k calories in one day. Drink a 12 pack of Dr. Pepper? sure thing! Three beef burittos? Sure!. An entire plate of Texas cheese fries? Bring it on!
Only being at 279 pounds seems like a win for me.
I drastically change the way I put food into my body on August 16th.
No more Cokes, no more fast food. No more junk food or sweets.
I enrolled in a local CrossFit gym, started drinking about a gallon an a half of water per day, eat a balanced diet. Healthy foods, more water. Even in just this short amount of time, it has become contagious. I love it.
Doing CrossFit 3 days a week just doesnt seem good enough for me though. Every morning I get up and run 1 mile. Every night I ride my bicycle 3 miles.
I visited the local Nutrishop and discussed what would help me get the results i wanted.
I intend to be in great physical shape and ready to go by next spring. I believe that this routine can get the job done for me. I do have a few before pictures that I will post as well. Any advice, prase or just general comments will be greatly appreciated. I know I am not the first to do this, But i believe having the support of others is going to really help me. My family doesnt approve of me trying to serve my country, so any support is greatly appreciated.