We are doing a body composition challenge this month starting today and ending Sept. 28th. I am going to be using this blog to keep A record and to keep myself accountable. I will update at least once a week and add a photo to see if theres any improvements or regression along the way.
Body fat 21%
Body fat 15%
I will be adhering to the carnivore diet for this challenge. Mainly because I like it and also I had been having some decent results with it. Heres some info here on the Carnivore diet if you want to know more.
To be honest, posting this photo and then putting myself out there to be held accountable is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I was going to just skip it and just do it quietly for my self and by my self. I hate to post pictures of myself and this one is pretty unflattering. But it’s real and its what I have let myself become. And I’m going to change it.
For most of my life and especially since starting CrossFit I have felt pretty invincible. Even after I hit 40 I still felt like I hadn’t lost a step and pushed and pushed until something finally broke. I recently tore a bicep reaching at a high pull up bar. It required surgery and will take a good 6 months recovery.
I took a lot of things for granted and assumed I could always go hard and I would be fine. But not this time.I guess it was a good lesson albeit a hard one. I actually felt lost for a minute when I had to consider I might not be the same as I was and be able to do the things I used to. Supposedly after I heal and rehab I should be back to normal and maybe I will physically but, the mental part is gonna take a little bit longer.
I am relaying all this not to complain or draw sympathy as I know others have come back from far worse situations. I am telling my story here as a personal log and also for anyone who may have or may in the future go through the same or similar issue.
More to follow in the coming weeks.
Thanks for listening.