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This is the story of how I lost over two hundred pounds and got into fighting shape by making incremental adjustments to my lifestyle. Within I will reveal what I’ve learned about fitness, nutrition, exercise, and the various industries centered on helping you get fit or fat. I’m looking at fitness and health as a new hobby, and whenever I develop a new interest I tend to turn my innate geekiness toward learning as much as I can about things in which I’m interested. I’m reading the books and blogs, talking to experts, specialists, and trying to coalesce as much knowledge as possible down to its essence. While this is my personal story, I expect there are many more people like me who may benefit from my efforts.
I started this site because my personal trainer suggested that I start a log of my goals, progress, feelings about exercise, dieting, food, &c., and I thought it would be easier to type it than write it, and easier to keep it on the Internet then tied to a particular computer or location. As I started writing, I thought I’d keep myself more honest by making it public so anyone reading could view my progress and comment on my findings.
My goal is not simply to be thin, or generally fit, but also healthy, athletic, strong, agile, active, and (most importantly), to look great naked. To achieve my fitness goals I’m also changing other habits (slowly) and taking this opportunity to foster overall self-improvement. I’m not just losing weight, I’m trying to be a better person. It isn’t easy, but little that is worthwhile ever is.
However, if you’re trying to get fit in modern society, you’re fighting an uphill battle. The deck is stacked against you, and getting fit can be made a whole lot easier and more fun than most diet specialists make it sound.
Here we go…