Strong Like Bane

Strong like Bane was going to be the original title of this blog. But, I don’t want to get sued by DC, so I didn’t use it. Though I think that would have been a kick ass name for a site like this.

This site is a journal of my journey to fitness. To strength. After reading Meet Staci last night, I decided what I wanted to do. I want to get back into power lifting after several years of sitting on ass. Since January 2000, I have held a full time desk job. Since then, I have ballooned.

In May of 1999 I blew my knee out climbing a telephone pole. At the time I weight 165 lbs. I had surgery, and sort of used that as an excuse to not stay in shape. At the same time I quiet smoking. At first I worked with older women that baked a lot. It’s really hard to say no to pineapple upside-down cake.

As the years went on, and the hours increased, so did the weight. I went from an active physical job to one where I stare at code for 10+ hours a day. Mix that with my love for coffee with lots of creamer and sugar, sweets and fried food was a disaster. I am now a plump 254 lbs.

In other words, in the last 14 years, I have gained 89 pounds.

Time For A Change

Tomorrow is the start of something new. I am switching my diet, and starting to lift again. I am not kidding myself into thinking I can do a 400 lbs squats, and 600 lbs deadlifts. I am starting slow, with a set of dumbbells and a bench.

I know my muscles and connective tissue need to go at it slow for a couple weeks. Eventually I will increase weight until I can get back into powerlifting.

Between strength training, and a proper diet, I hope to loose the fat, and gain strength. I hope to feel better. If nothing else, if I could just feel better, I would be golden.

Being Fat Sucks

People look at you funny, or not at all. They treat you differently. That part isn’t so bad because I really have never been a fan of people anyway. What sucks is the pain in my feet and ankles, my knees, my back. That I have trouble sleeping, and it effects the way I think.

Enough said, I am on my way to get the bench and dumbbells. After that, I am prepping my meals for the week. I plan on doing before photos, and measurements later today.

Have you made a life change like this? Been thinking on it? Tell me about it in the comments below.