This time, its for real.

 Learning to snowboard Jan 2015, 205 pounds

Learning to snowboard Jan 2015, 205 pounds

    Have you ever looked at a photo of yourself and wondered what the fuck happened? I know I have. Over the last couple months, there has been one photo that really hit it home that something needed to change. It’s taken almost a year, but it’s finally fucking time for the change to happen. This time, I’m not alone. I’ll be competing in the 1st Phorm Transphormation Challenge for the next 8 weeks, and let’s be honest, I want to fucking crush these next 8 weeks.

This journey means a lot to me. While in the end I am doing this for myself, I am also doing it for all the people who are like me. The ones who for years, months, weeks, days, have doubted themselves and their ability to hit their end goals. Those who have tried, seen progress, and then seen progress slow and even gained that weight back. I’ve been there too. Im not a top athlete. Im not the strongest guy in the gym. I’m an average Joe. I work 40+ hours a week, I struggle with eating right, I struggle with losing weight, and I struggle with staying motivated. But just like everyone else out there, I want to hit my goals, and I want to be able to help people reach theirs. In the end, I hope that everything I document here will be able to help someone else reach their goals, even if they hit their goal before me.

 Thailand 2017, 225 pounds.

Thailand 2017, 225 pounds.

I plan on documenting my workouts, parts of my day, how I am feeling, and my weight/measurements (because lets be honest, the scale isn’t the best indicator of progress all the time) throughout this entire journey. Im exited to see how far I can get in the first 8 weeks with the Transphormation Challenge thanks to 1st Phorm. Like many people doing the challenge, sure, the $50,000 grand prize is a HUGE motivating factor, but there is one thing that made me realize that something needed to change, and that is the photo posted to the left. The photo was taken in Thailand in 2017, and was the single photo that broke me in my mind. It has taken almost a year, but I am finally trying to do something about it in a way that will create good habits. Sure, I went to the gym, I lost some weight, I got unmotivated and tired, and I stopped going, so in the end this past year, progress was lost if anything, because I lost time. So now is the time to crush my goals and prove to myself that I can do it, and help inspire others to do the same.


Day 1 Photos

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Originally Posted: October 27th, 2018.