Thursday, March 25, 2010
So We Meet Again
For two weeks during the winter of 2007 I was a bachelor. My wife (who was my fiance at the time) had gone home to her parents house for Christmas and I stayed home for work and to hang with my folks for one last holiday season. Over the course of that two weeks I ate pizza, drank beer and was generally completely unhealthy. So much so in fact, that I pledged to go on a diet once the holiday season ended.
So I, along with the rest of the New Year's Resolution workout enthusiast, started back to the gym with the goal to lose 20 lbs. For me that was a first, I had always gone to the gym before to work the beach muscles...pecs, arms, and abs. This time was different though, this time it was all about losing the gut.
Long story short, I pulled it off thanks to an amazing diet/workout plan from Men's Health. It's called the Bell Off! diet and it totally worked. I'll spare you the long testimonial and just say that if you want to lose a few lbs this is a great way to do it. You can do the workout almost anywhere and the diet is not that hard to follow.
Fast forward to mid-March 2010, and after the straw that broke the camels back (i.e. Spring Training in Peoria...land of the chain restaurant), I'm back on the Belly Off! diet. Today was my second trip to the gym for the workout portion of the program, and let's just say I'm a little sore.
Actually that's a complete lie. I feel like I was in a car accident. I can barely lift my arms, my chest is on fire, my neck is tight and my quads burn. Know what else...it feels great!