I got up this morning and I weighed in at 210 lbs and 10% body fat. The irony was not lost on me as I realized it was just over a year ago today that I weighed this much but at 27% body fat. Doing the math that means I have been able to add 35 lbs of muscle while losing the same amount of fat. It has not been an easy path as its required hard work, dedication, sacrifice and determination to get here but it was SO WORTH IT!
Today I would argue I am in the best shape of my life at 47 and I am now just 6 weeks away from starting my contest prep to enter my first bodybuilding contest. The next 24 weeks are going to be way harder then the last year as I diet down to an extremely low body fat percentage for my show. I am up for the challenge though as I have waited my entire life to be able to do this.
When I went on a diet a year ago I just wanted to lose a few pounds and from there things have just grown and lead me to this point. I honestly thought I was to old to put any kind of muscle on never mind enter a bodybuilding contest. I have learned that’s not true and I have continued to learn about nutrition and natural bodybuilding from some of the best mentors out there. You may not want to enter a competition but if you are out of shape and thinking your to old and its to late to do anything about it you could not be farther from the truth. Its never to late to get in shape and who knows maybe you will just start out wanting to lose a few pounds and end up entering your own show just like me. Remember a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, so be sure to take yours!