Hey all, my name is Mike
I came here in mid-August after bouncing around the Interwebs looking at different resources trying to filter out fact from fiction, myth, bullshorts.
My journey went something like this:
Dec 25, 2008:
After finishing turkey dinner and a couple of pieces of pie my brother and I decided to compare our stuffed bellies. Feeling proud of my victory I thought I would weigh my prize winner. 211 lbs. Sure, 211? "I am stuffed I am probably much less" I thought at the time.
215 lbs! Oops! Chocolate, cookies, turkey, caramel corn, etc it all adds up pretty quick!
I decided that I would do something about it. My pants were tight, I was sleepy all the time, my memory was shot, and I felt like I was in a mental fog even after "a good night's rest". That was it I had it. I will start.... Monday.
Monday came and I decided no more fast food for lunch.
I will start back at the gym as well...... next Monday.
Next Monday came, and the next, and the next, and the next... no gym. I was too tired, too busy, too cold, too hot, too whatever. Between Jan 2009 and June I had made it to the gym maybe a dozen times.
I was a little better at controlling my diet and actually lost 10 lbs. Still foggy, still tired. Nothing had really changed.
So I decided to reach back into the past to an old inspiration of mine to help motivate me to get my butt in the gym.
Mike Mentzer (HIT):
He has been a hero of mine since 1997 when I picked up an old copy of Ironman magazine at college. His writing style always gets me in the mood to workout and workout HARD. Now, Mike has been dead since 2000 so I was looking for some new HIT info on the internets.
Drew Baye (HIT):
His site has been a great resource for me. From calculators to articles to links for other great info. It is here I first stumbled on Paleo eating.
From here it branches to Arthur DeVany, Lyle MacDonald, Loren Cordain, John Little.
I read Cordain's book for athletes first. Something was not right for me though.
I also read though Body by Science at this time.
Then I read MacDonalds stuff. He is a bit of a jerk but his stuff on ketosis is amazing. Recently through Lyle's stuff, I have been exposed too Lean Gains and Myo Reps.
Then I read Arthur DeVany. His stuff is great too but really expensive haha. I did a search on AD and came up with an article that compares EF with PB.
So that is how I came here. It took a few months but what a find!