Ok, I've been reading a lot on this site with some great stories and information. Somewhat addicted. I began my weight loss journey in January 2012 after gaining massive weight after high school. I am currently 32 years old and weigh 184 pounds at 6'. When I started I weighed 240 lbs of pure fat with a little muscle left underneath. Started with p90x and finished that losing a ton of weight (38 pounds in 3 months). But I wasn't happy because I didn't have much muscle definition and started to do research. I determined that I probably wasn't eating enough calories and lost a bunch of muscle along with fat. So I started eating a little more and focusing on macronutrient ratio. Currently doing close to 40/40/20 p/c/f but it varies day to day as I try to stay lower carb on rest days and higher on weight days. Eat lean protein along with protein shakes in between meals, fibrous carbs, a few complex carbs (oatmeal, brown rice, etc...) and healthy fats like avocado, olive oil, etc.. After p90x I completed the Insanity but didn't like it too much as it had no weights. Now I lift weights three times a week (followed by low intensity cardio) and do springing intervals 2 twice a week.
What I can't decide is if I should stop losing weight and began adding muscle or try to shift to slow recomposition? Still have a little stubborn fat on lower and and back but this seems to not want to go anywhere!!!
Below are before and after pics from 1 year of getting it together!!
After (1 year)
That's motivation for anyone here. Congrats!
I vote to pack on muscle..
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wow p90x succes story at its best. i vote go for the recomp. that way you get to enjoy the hard earned abs for awhile instead of losing them after so much hard work during a mean bulk
Thats awesome man !! Good Job !
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Great job man! Very inspiring.
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Actually the p90x just kick started the weight loss but the most changes came from lifting weights plus after cardio and sprinting intervals. That's when the muscle definition started showing...
Diet has been fairly clean thought just changed amount of calories in vs out, etc..
Bossome work there. Definitely a motivational success story. Not the p90x. Just your willingness to take control of your life.
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Great transformation! Your hard work paid off fo sho!
Very nice job OP!
fair play to you man. Excellent progress
Very inspiring, I started at 305lbs 1.5 years ago now down to 218lbs I think I need a round of P90X
Amazing transformation! Inspirational stuff great job man!
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Very impressive - this is dedication! Time to add some muscle!
Awesome bro. You have the initative and drive to do wonderful things...keep it up!
You certainly can serve as motivation to others who are looking to do teh same thing as you and don't know how to start.
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Congratz man! Looking solid! Did you utilize anything in the process aside from basic supplements?
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When I first stated I used oxy elite pro but stopped taking that after a couple of months. Now I use whey protein shake, multivitamin, fish oil, and fiber. Also take yohimbine in morning.
Been thinking about trying alphamine to get ride of the last remaining back fat / lower abs.