It has been one year since I finally hit my goal weight after losing 160lbs, and almost one year since I started lifting weights on a regular routine and I am still going strong. I will post new pictures and updated progress shots later but wanted to quickly update as to what I have been up too the last year.
Since last February I have been lifting weights six days a week (routine on the site) and following a very strict diet to maximize my gains. I am at the point now where I cannot stand to miss a day in the gym and look forward to the next day when I go to bed at night. Lifting now, along with the diet, has also become another obsession of mine, adding new things and trying to find new ways to keep myself going and continuing this new lifestyle in every way. In the last year I have seen big improvements in my muscle growth and also in my overall body shape. The weight loss had already reshaped my body and I was very happy with what I had done, but after lifting for a year I have gone through an all new reshaping. I look leaner even at the same weight, and I also look like healthier in every way. I am very anxious to keep going and see what kind of changes happen in the next year and also keep growing to the size I would like to ultimately be.
As far as the diet is concerned with my lifting, I started to feel like my cheat days were hurting or at least holding back some of the progress I was seeing from the lifting. So about 6 months ago I started to cut out the cheat days and go 100% as clean as possible for longer stretches than the 6 days the slow carb diet calls for. I started with a short 30 days clean before I had my first cheat day. It went to so well, I saw so many nice changes from this new diet that I stretched the next round into about 60 days. I actually went a little longer the second round with the 60 day mark coming about a week or so before Thanksgiving. Since my cheat day on Thanksgiving I have stayed clean with minor cheats here and there and one big cheat day this last weekend over my birthday. Today is the first day in a new stretch, back on the clean eating kick strong and strict! The clean eating has shown such great results and I am now trying to keep the cheats down to a minimum and get back to goal weight and make more muscle gains.
New pictures and updates coming soon.