Was I condemned to live an unhealthy life just because I live in a place where most of the people doesn't even care? NO
And here's how it starts:
From time to time I like to consider myself different. This is because I was born with a "physical condition" which made me grew differently. From time to time I was treated differently. Nevertheless I think this is the main reason I grew to think I am Unique. You know, I was never the classic Quarterback or the High Scorer, but still this thing has definitely had its upside. Growing like that made me realize that when are considered the underdog and you fail from time to time, when you hit, you hit hard.
At age 21 I used to weight 211.64 lbs (96kg) and measured 5.4' (1.75m), and I really showed no signs of making a drastic U turn. All of my friends were high performance athletes, and by all i mean 8 out 10, the other two were just thin. I had tried everything, every Monday I told myself things were going to be different, only to fail on Wednesdays, just to abruptly ruin it all more on weekends. It had come to the point were you lost track of yourself, you lose all hope,
|I'm the one in blue|
|Luis (American foot ball quarter back) Rodrigo (National Swimmer), Me, and Pepe (Judo College team)|
Actually I'm not really sure what triggered that first time I went down 15kgs, I just actually Turned the switch ON i had nothing to lose. I started working on what I knew (No carbs at night, drink more water, exercise, eating protein, eating 5 times a day, the whole playbook), but carefully, I actually started thinking on everything that surrounded me one step at a time. But tiny steps, setting objectives I could really accomplish meal after meal, day after day.
After two months i had lost 15kgs:
It was all happiness you know? 15 kgs down I felt like a Rocky Balboa after his 3rd movie. I went from size XL to M, finally I was thin. It never crossed my mind to go further, why would I? I was OK...
This is the Ok version of me:
|Me with 15kg less.|
Why did I decided to do Pepe's plan? There was no need, I was OK remember? why didn't I stayed in bed, like everyone else, dead to the world in the morning? Why did I chose to live with constant pain, hunger, suffering and else, why to go through another sacrifice again?
Because I could.
I really I have to thank most of my 8 friends I told you above, specially Pepe. He pushed me into a dieting and exercise program for 3 months and a half. But this is the fun part, I did change my body, but the most thing I exercised the most in those months, was my WILL.It was the thing that most got trained and that I will never lose again.
He pushed me, he knew I could, he never left me. He was there always telling me not to let anybody say to me I could not go further, not even myself. DON'T LET ANYBODY TELL YOU YOU CAN'T
This is me after Pepe's training:
The first step is not to believe you can is to actually do it.
-- "You spend between 0 and 0 calories thinking about going to the gym"
Maybe eventually you will find yourself things you've never imagined you could do.
|Me after Swimming in the Nautica South Beach Thriatlon on March 2012|