Originally Posted by GatorAvatar
Just discovered this thread today lol. Question - have there been good progress since 2010? What have you learned in all those months? How do you stay motivated? Any b4 and after pics (faceless off course). Last point is a joke lol
I actually had to go back and read my first post to see where I was at when I started this thread. Can't believe its been so long. Looking back I actually might have been in even worse shape at that point than I thought.
This may be a longer story than is needed for this response so ill apologize in advance for that. I have been into fitness since I lifted my first weight (50 lb bench press btw) for freshman football and was very consistent with it for years until a number of circumstances led me to slack off for a long time. Between having shoulder surgery which kept me out of the gym, the travel requirements of my job and finally the girl I was dating actually wanting to spend time with me I rarely worked out. And I ate even worse.
Anyway, around the time I started this thread I had broken up with the girl, taken on a new project with no travel and finally started getting back on track. I still needed the extra motivation then to push myself but not so much anymore. I look better than I did back then by a long shot and I am a lot stronger. My goals now are much more strength based than they were back then when I just wanted to not feel so fat and out of shape.
I dont even know if that answered your question. I guess one thing that probably started around that time that I still do now is I am methodical about my approach, I know my goal for every workout, every week, every month. And I track everything in spreadsheets so that I can recalculate as needed. I do this for diet too.
So there you have it.