This website will be designed to motivate individuals to work out and work out properly. No more shrugging your shoulders while doing curls. Why are you holding onto that treadmill? LET GO! And if you are going to do a squat, please get past a 90 degree bend in your legs, weight on your heals, feet slightly angled outward. (Yep, I love CrossFit and preach their standards. Range of motion is good for you, not something to be afraid of.)
There will also be talk of nutrition here. I started my weight loss journey by subscribing to and following Weight Watchers. The best part of WW was that it forced me to weigh in every week and I really learned how to journal what I ate. For the better part of 18 months I kept track of everything that went in my mouth and that was an eye opener.
Today I follow more closely a paleo diet and don’t worry about calories as much; I just try to get good food. I have also been turned onto The Whole 9 from my loving wife and as I write this I am in the midst of a Whole 30 challenge.
T-shirts will be available for sale (hopefully…someday…maybe?), videos of gym failure posted and pictures of myself and my weight loss progress. I have lost weight by watching what I eat and working out – hard. If you are going to go to the gym, do it right and don’t be lazy. I am looking at the muscle heads who insist on leaving 100lbs of weight on a bench: RACK IT! Your mom doesn’t work at the gym and no one cares how much you bench. When you are done with a machine leave it ready to go for the next user.
We will also have a positive side to the site, not all negativity and sarcasm. We are actually a positive bunch and hopefully my story and t-shirts will help motivate people to get in shape and do it the right way.
Here is a little (actually it is quite big) picture I made showing my weight loss over the years. I really started to try to lose weight around November of 2010. I have lost 80lbs since I started keeping track but I am guessing I have lost well over 100lbs since my heaviest (I wouldn’t have been caught dead on a scale at my heaviest).