As I worked out today, I reflected on where my journey back to fitness and health began. About three years ago, I was 260 lb. obese, on the verge of diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, and a mirage of other health conditions. I had neglected myself for so long and spiraled downhill. The unhealthy relationship I was in at the time sure didn’t help either.
When the relationship ended, I decided to get back into shape and return to a healthy lifestyle. The first four months were tough, but a buddy of mine said to keep going and due 21 days straight. After about six months, I was addicted and was in the gym seven days a week but soon realized I was doing more harm than good and was not giving myself time to heal.
I was sustaining injuries, so I decided to back off a little doing five days a week. After about two years, I had lost 100 lbs of fat and gained 20 lb of muscle. I became not addicted to looking good, although that is a nice side effect; but feeling good and working out has drastically improved my mental health, determination, and focus. The only supplements I take are a per-workout (4 Gauge), green supper food (Pure Synergy), protein (Gold Standard), and whole food supplement. I have a hard time keeping a consistent diet, so I recently started eating once, sometimes twice a day, and fasting 24-48 hours once a month. Now time to increase cardio and cut back on weight training.