Good news, I reached 185 pounds. I actually just found out today on a different scale than I usually use. Unfortunately it was at the doctor’s office. Yeah, this is where the whole “…but…” thing in the title comes in. Why was I at the doctor’s office? Well I threw my back out again. For those of you who aren’t aware of my back situation, I have a condition called Spondylolisthesis. Yeah, it’s a mouthful. Google it, I’m currently at stage 1. How I threw it out was stupid. I was actually training a client when I did it. That’s a first.
Anyways, this throws a bit of a wrench into my plans. Obviously not being able to train is going to affect my plan, but you know what… the more I think about it, the more I think this is maybe a good thing. By this I mean that LIFE happened. Hey, people get hurt. We get sick. We have deadlines to make. Vacations come along. The kids get ill. I could go on and on, but the point is that I’m not gonna make excuses here. I’m gonna hit my goal no matter what. It just might take a bit longer than what I wanted. And that’s ok.
As for the whole Intermittent Fasting thing, I’m on the fence of whether or not I actually want to do it. I’ve had really great success in the past doing what I know works. I might just go back to that strategy and here’s why:
1. I went on tv lately and my mom literally said “I noticed your belly was sticking out more than normal” (or something close to that). Thanks mom.
2. I don’t like being hungry if I don’t have to be
3. I’m skeptical of theories I don’t fully believe in

So. Where does that leave us? Well I decided it was time to start on a “cutting” diet today. I developed a “pooch” on my gut and I don’t like it. I need this to go away ASAP. At the same time, I’m really happy with the size and strength gains I got during this period. For example, my jeans and shirts don’t fit well anymore. I actually ripped a fitted shirt (in the shoulder region, not the gut region). So although I’m laid up for a while, I’ll adjust my diet and deal with it. Shit happens.

Oh, I’m also gonna do a before and after pic. As embarrassed as I’ll be in my heavy pics, I think I’ll be able to redeem myself in a few months. What do you guys think?