This is just a well thought out list of shit I wish I knew when I first started my weight loss journey.
Set Realistic Goals
As most of you may know my main goal was to lose my titties. Can’t be walking around outside of sports and have man boobs. Even though there’s a name for it, it just isn’t something men should have. It’s just not acceptable. But I also wanted to get back to what I weighed in high school. I don’t know why cause I definitely got picked on more in High School about my weight. High School kids are ruthless let me tell you. They’ll be on your head everyday about your body.
Really? 250? That might be wrong and there’s literally 3 high schools in Cheyenne. Whatever. But my realistic goal was to make it back down to 225 and to drop a few bra sizes. What the fuck, my number was 53.
Fast forward a couple years and we got this thickness. Aye 4 year challenge, what up. Just imagine the amount of under-boob sweat going on underneath that tight ass jersey. But for those of you who care, I went to Cheyenne South High School. Anyways, Yeah this is me at my heaviest. Looks like I brush my teeth with a strip of bacon huh? Now comes the question, how’d I get down to the 220’s?
Cardio. Ya bish.
Pretty much sweat your ass off for a long time. When I say sweat, bitch you gotta be drenched or the workout didn’t count. Which sounds absolutely miserable and don’t get me wrong,,,, it is. So try your hardest to make the shit fun. I suggest doing it with a group of people cause sweating like a pig by yourself doesn’t look good. People look at you weird, kind of give you the stink eye. As if to say, “Shouldn’t you be wearing a rain coat you swine.” But if you’re in a group,,, still gross. But more acceptable.
Starting out we were doing competitions with HIIT cardio which really helped out. Because HIIT is legit dogshit. (I’m not a rapper) Just the fact that you were competing with the guy next to you made giving your all in the workout worth it.
I remember a month or 2 into doing HIIT we brought Jesse down for a workout. And my mans was dyin! He had to tap out a couple rounds in. Let me tell you guys something, to see that toad tap out. To see the guy I literally lived in the shadow of for the past 5 years tap out in this workout. Man I can’t describe how good that felt. Like I shit you not, I lived in this mans shadow all of college. He was stronger, faster, in better shape, starter, and the list could probably go on for a while. To get this one thing over on him, man it felt fucking amazing. When that happened I was like, “Oh lets get it!” Lets get it? etsgetit? Esketit? And that’s how I came up with the saying, “Eskeeeeettttitttt”.
But man, to get anywhere with losing weight you gotta find a way to make cardio fun. Majority of the times we would switch things up and play basketball for hours. I mean hours, until the basketball coach had to kick us off the court. We played so much basketball that one semester. Our confidence has never been higher. To a point we told the basketball coach to get his best five, we’ll get our best five. Losers drop out.
Hit up your Strength Coach
Now for those of you who don’t have a strength Coach you could honestly go to your local university and talk to theirs. I personally love giving workout advice and diet tips and what have you. Those fuckers literally get paid to do that so use them. My Strength coach did all the workouts with us. He did intermittent fasting with us. He played ball with us. He even came with us to our monthly cheat buffet. It was his idea actually. Like the fact that our Coach was in the shits with us was that much more motivation to see it through. So go talk to your local Strength coach, I’m sure they would love to help you make a change.
Another thing, don’t waste your money on a trainer. That shit is a ripoff. Throw your money at somebody whose gonna do the workout with you, somebody whose gonna diet with you, somebodies whose gonna hold you accountable. I see trainers at my gym all the time do nothing but sit on their ass. It kind of makes me laugh not gonna lie. For the sake of being honest, if I pay however much it is a trainer cost. He better be doing all the workouts with me.
Make rules for yourself
Pretty self explanatory right? Let me just start this one out by giving an example. I’m still doing intermittent fasting. With me working nights it’s tough to have one meal and stay up for my 8-10 hr shift. So I would break it down to 2 meals. Have dinner right before I go in then at the end of my shift I’ll make myself a light breakfast. Usually pb&j or some oatmeal. I started doing this because I would just pass out after I was done eating my one meal. I imagine most people do this. Obviously couldn’t do this working nights. So 2 light meals had to do. On weekends when I’m off I’ll do the OMAD approach. Unless I’m eating like a brokeass hamster.
But I have rules in place for whenever I would go outside my eating window or eat something really unhealthy. Like I’ll hit extra cardio which isn’t a big deal. Or if I go out for dinner AND drinks on a Saturday. I have to do a 48 hr fast. Which isn’t bad, didn’t die or anything extreme like that. I’m also a stress eater and the one thing I’ll never give up are chips. So I would pig out in my eating windows of course. I try to make up the few hundred calories I consume from chips by doing cardio at the gym. But the main point I’m getting at is not to stress about slipping up or cheating on your diet. Just make rules for yourself that would give you something to fall back on in your journey.
I didn’t throw dieting in as one of my tips, because that should be a given. I want to say that dieting is just as important as working out. Shit it’s probably more important. Your not going to stop being a fatty, if you keep eating like one. I hope everybody knows that.
That’s it for this post y’all. If you have any feedback you want to share go ahead and keep messaging me. I appreciate it. Stay woke.