Getting settled in at my new apartment and I finally have found the time to get myself online for an updated blog post!
For those of you who did not know, I have moved to Phoenix, AZ! I was hired by Arizona State University, Go Sun Devils! The hand gesture is quite interesting, to say the least ^,^
Anyways, I am getting settled in as best as possible, considering that I only have a couple of people I know around here. I even had to move in my entire truck by myself (had to ask for help with my mattress and couch, though). The good part of that being, it was a hell of a workout… Was sore from it the next day. It isn’t easy, but holding the box for a bed in the snatch position is something I am glad I had trained for (Thanks M2 Crossfit in Findlay, OH)!
I have checked out the gym for the university… Droooool!!! The place is rather epic and the swimming pool is outdoors ^,^ I am hoping to incorporate swimming into my routine, but it will need to wait until I can find a way to squeeze it in. $100 for the semester, I will probably make the purchase, but not until after I have checked out Camelback Crossfit. If everything I need is at this Box, then I might forego the additional costs of joining an additional gym.
I am about to put myself out there with this next part… I am putting up some current pictures on here to show where this will all begin.
First, the front view
Now, a side view
Finally, I want to see more definition in these arms
To work on all of this, eating right will be essential. I am focusing on clearing out most, if not all, gluten from my diet. I am focusing on eating raw vegetables and healthy proteins. I need to break my habit of Panda Express, and that will come in due time. Here is an example of some of my meals, though:
Breakfast at home
Lunch at Qdoba, on campus
I am gunning to also have a daily blended drink filled with: Spring Mix, Kale, Pomegranate Seeds, Whole Lemon and Lime, Cucumber, and Raw Organic Honey (from Trader Joe’s).
This is all possible, thanks to my newly acquired NINJA!
Doing my best to keep on track by stocking the fridge with nothing but the good stuff!
I am also going to take some advice from Elliot Hulse and go for a morning walk every day for one hour. I have my goals in mind, determination, and willpower! I would like to join a gym, too, so I can begin meeting like-minded people. I need it! Hopefully soon I can meet up with my friends in Surprise. They are good people from a good family!
I am optimistic about the future!
Here are my measurements, as of today:
Neck – 18.5 (18.0)
L. Arm – 16.5 (16.0)
R. Arm – 16.5 (16.5)
Chest – 55.0 (55.5)
Waist – 52.5 (53.0)
Hips – 50.0 (51.0)
L. Thigh – 30.0 (30.0)
R. Thigh – 29.5 (30.0)
L. Calf – 18.5 (18.5)
R. Calf – 19.5 (19.25)
Denotes a change of: -1.25 inches
Please, feel free to leave comments, advice, support… Anything! I would even love to spark up a conversation on here ^,^ I know I have friends who find this very helpful, and they quietly follow along. My only hope is that it continues to help them! I will keep track of my progress (with pictures, from now on) and update my thoughts and feelings as I transition to the new me.
Just you ask, I’ll come back
Though we’re miles apart
Whatever I do, I’ll come to where you are