When I initially set out to lose weight in Summer 2010, I used the Couch to 5K Running Plan. I would jog (very slowly) on the treadmill every other day and completed the program in the recommended nine 9 weeks. Over the course of the next year, I continued to jog on the treadmill 4-5 times a week. I was seeing some results, but had not yet adjusted my diet.
Last June (2011), Deb and I began attending a boot camp class. At my first assessment in June 2011, I weighed in at 240 lbs. with 48.5% body fat percentage. The first few classes were some of the most difficult moments of my life, especially
on an emotional level. I remember wanting to give up completely. Everything seemed to be too difficult for me and I was mainly angry and disappointed in myself for letting things get so far. I stuck with it, and am so happy that I did!
I was ready to take things to the next level. From November through May, I joined a second boot camp and was now doing two-a-days three days a week. After several months of more intensive training, I was ready to take my diet to the next level. At this juncture, I began eating vegan and experimenting with nutrient timing. In May 2012, I weighed in at 179 lbs. with a 31.4% BFP.
This past summer, I began training very seriously with Beyond Fit. Chad Byers, a vegan athlete, is a friend of mine and is extremely knowledgeable about training, fitness and nutrition. Check out his profile on Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. Guess who the client is that he mentions in the article! ;)
Here is a break down of my current training plan: