Since 2006 I have been on the quest for a healthier lifestyle. As mentioned in one of the most popular posts on MTG, phase one was covered.
Now I stand weighing 200 pounds at 6 foot and 2 inches and ready to enter the final phase of reaching my potential.
200 pounds leaves me at 25.7 on the BMI which is still considered overweight.
At 180 pounds, it allows me to enter a sweet spot of 23.5 which is classified as normal.
Phase 1 was mainly based on cardio through sports and especially a ruthless treadmill regime. The “icing on the cake” was to switch over to jogging 5 km around 3-4 times a week.
Phase 2 will bring things back to the basics as I embraced the treadmill once again but introduce heavy amounts of weight training. Starting as soon as possible, regular sessions will be scheduled among my school work and such. Aiming for 4 times a week at the University of Ottawa gym or/and GoodLife.
Mind the BMI
Some flaws with the BMI, I am sure some healthy football players are classified as overweight as weight and height are the only things factored in. Furthermore, some healthy guys are big boned and may be misdiagnosed as overweight. Any weight loss for these guys would actually be unhealthy.
Since I would be weight training there is a strong chance of me actually gaining weight. But as long as I feel and look superb who cares about some number?
I shall use the 180 as a motivator