March 1st, 2021 | Correcting past mistakes

Last summer, I came to the realization that I was slowly becoming fat. And that can't eat like I used to. Being 25 and eating as if you are 18 is not going to work for you.

The pivotal moment was when I saw a photograph my girlfriend took of me. I was on a boat, sitting with a smile on my face, slouched over. 

It's a terrible picture. And ridiculously funny. My brother couldn't breath from laughing too hard when he saw it. No joke.

In that photograph, I look like I have a proper belly, flabby arms and even bitch tits.

If I showed you the photograph and told you that I used to fight professionally 5 years ago, you would never believe me.

Disgusting. I know. But that photo may be the best thing that ever happened to me. I printed it and stuck it on my bathroom mirror.

It was a wake up call. And luckily, it came early. While I'm still in my mid twenties.

Age and bad habits creep up on you. At this rate, if I don't do something, in five years I'll look middle aged!

I became proactive about it and hired a personal trainer in November. A good friend of mine from high school. We workout multiple times per week. Monitor what I eat. Drink. How I sleep. Everything.

Although in my mind that sounds just around the corner, November was four months ago!

What is it with time? The older you get, the faster it seems to go by. Remember when we were in school, and each year seemed like a whole chapter of our lives?

Well, now a third of a year flew by as if it were nothing.

I've found that the only trick is to do new things, and regularly change your environment.

Anyway, this blog post is not about that. It's about correcting past compounding habits.

Me and my trainer talked about it a lot. We decided what the best route to move forward is.

Losing a lot of weight, slowly, while still exercising and eating clean. And then, pack the weight back on, slowly, while still exercising and eating clean.

It's the fastest and most efficient way to get rid of all the fat that was stored by eating like shit over the past five year.

It's a one year project. At least. There are no shortcuts. You cannot expect to correct half a decade of daily mistakes, inside a few months.

Sometimes, the shortcut is understanding that there are no shortcuts. And starting today.

We started from 82 kilos, aka 180 pounds. Now, after four months, I'm at 76 kilos, aka 167 pounds. So, I've slowly lost 6 kilos, aka 15 pounds, while still working out and eating clean.

However, I don't like this weight. At all.

My face looks skinnier. My body looks weaker. And I've started to look like a skinny guy. I'm 6 foot tall, for reference.

But at least I'm shedding all that disgusting, stubborn body fat.

It's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. I'm half way through my cut, already :)


@alexwestco

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