Jus finished this whole thread...its rather addictive innit? ; p
The transformations are simply amazing and thanks to this thread, I am gunna take some pics of me this weekend in me duds, and doing downward dog splits to measure myself as to where im at now flexibility wise, also of my baby belly, and then same again every month thereafter until me is back : )
And johnny...that smile sums up so much...as someone said that manly confidence....uber uber sexy. If youve a lady in your life im sure she loves seeing the man she loves looking so positive : )
we all do lol
Johnny, screw 10 years younger, you look 20 years younger! Holy shit balls man... and in only a year, GREAT job.
Johnny ---- amazing transformation --- you don't even look similar to the 'before pics'. YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!!! You are going to have to find innovative ways to keep the ladies at bay --- that's going to present other challenges ;) Thanks for sharing --- truly AMAZING.
I haven't posted at all in a really long time, but things are going really well for me, so I thought I'd check back in.
I last posted here: [url]http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread6138-439.html#post897019[/url] and have lost another seven pounds since then. Hopefully it's mostly fat! This was me in March last year, at maybe 190 pounds ([url]http://i.imgur.com/7Mnof.jpg[/url]). I'm 168 as of yesterday.
Still doing a lot of weight training, with olympic weightlifting as my main passion (though I've been sidelined with a sprained ankle that I've had to be nice to, which is annoying).
Here's me tonight. Sorry for low image quality; I'm just dancing around my childhood bedroom having fun.
Everyone is looking great, you are all such inspirations to me!
I have a slightly different story of going Primal: started with no muscle and was sick all of the time. I'll have to do an entire write-up, but basically, I discovered my gluten sensitivity on my own and have then felt 100x better. No more migraines, no more brain fog, and it helped eliminate my depression.
After 3 months Paleo, discovered gluten intolerance. Dropped some bodyfat around stomach.
Stats (Started with modified Stronglifts 5x5)
Squat - 95lb x 5
Benchpress - 65lb x 5
OHP - 45lb x 5
Deadlift - 135lb x 5
After 6 months of on/off lifting and leangains.
Squat - 200lb x 11
BP - 130lb x 11
OHP - 90lb x 7
Deadlift - 235lb x 6
Squat - 245lb x 5
Benchpress - 145lb x 6
OHP - 90lb x 7
Deadlift - 265lb x 5
ilanatree - looking great! Congratz!!!!!
ilanatree - you are looking healthy and happy. Congrats.
OK, my turn I guess.
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmjoy/4082399845/]P7140007[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/johnmjoy/]johnmjoy[/url], on Flickr
That was me a few years back, around (emphasis on ROUND) 220. I started this project late last February. Presently at 167, feel twenty years younger (ride the mountain bike, am back at Kun Tao class, ...)
I'm to the right. (And yes, that's Buddy Valastro. I kinda liked the irony.) Sorry for the not-the-greatest shots, but frankly I'm still nothing you'd want to see without a shirt.
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmjoy/8060584937/]Me on Bear Notch Road #3[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/johnmjoy/]johnmjoy[/url], on Flickr
On a bike ride in the Whites, early October.
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmjoy/8184876167/]Space Critter[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/johnmjoy/]johnmjoy[/url], on Flickr
Big change there johnmjoy!!! Definitely noticeable :) Good job, keep it up!