Monday, February 25, 2008

Mr. Low Body Fat Ties The Knot in Vegas!

That's right, you didn't mis-read the title of this post. I got married to a very beautiful woman on this past Friday in Las Vegas (no Elvis jokes please!). Although I vowed to never marry again after my first failed marriage, what do you do when you're bitten by the love bug?

As with my diet and workout routine, my marriage is far from conventional, as Crystal is one of my former students. Feel free to read this article that was done on us in a local newspaper that details what I'm talking about.

Anyway, here are a couple of shots from our wedding and this link is to more pictures. Feel free to check them out and leave a comment if you wish. I ask my readers to please bear with me as we move to our new home to start our lives together; however, I'm still in training and have only taken a week off.

Hell, I was up at 5am this morning getting back on track with my workouts and ready to bring this challenge to a close, in one month's time. I can't believe that I'm now even more motivated to get lean and ripped and be the proverbial trophy husband for my new wife (aka Mrs. Low Body Fat).

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Still Focused Guys . . . Don't Worry!

I know that I've been quiet for over a week now, so I just wanted to assure you fellas that I'm still on my 12 week transformation and progressing along nicely I might add ;) Let's just say that I'm in the process of giving away my size 36 pants since I'm now fully in a size 34! Now, this is a far cry from the tight size 48 pants I use to sport when I was at my heaviest weight.

Talked to our friend Wendy, from Wendybird Fotos, and we've tentatively setup the 1st of March for our next photo shoot which I'm really amped about. I believe that these pictures will be a major improvement from my last photo shoot.

Starting to clearly see your veins under your skin is truly one of those things that you have to experience for yourself. Nevertheless, I'm still concerned about getting cut and bleeding out faster than I did when I had a thick layer of fat covering them. Well, I guess that's the price one pays for trying to get lean and ripped.

I went to my 20 year Congressional Page High School Reunion over the holiday weekend. It was really an interesting experience since I had not seen any of my classmates in 20 years. Well, I had a blast, and we simply picked up where we had left off. Since I was not fat when I was 16, many of my classmates could not believe my before pictures that I showed them. And, I felt honored to have folks come up to me and talk about their current or past weight problems. I truly believe that this is an epidemic that we as a society need to address more aggressively.

This was a good break from my routine, as I let my hair down and indulged myself with foods that I normally don't eat; however, I was still very mindful of my portion size and not stuffing myself needlessly. All that being said, if you're in DC, go to Pizzeria Uno in Union Station and make sure to save room for the WOW Chocolate dessert. You'll thank me later.

Finally, I wanted to leave you with an inspirational quote that I picked up from one of those Airline magazines that I've actually added to my email signature:

"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible."
Oh, I almost forgot. I plan on dropping a BOMB on Monday that you will not want to miss . . .

Thursday, February 7, 2008

In Search of Sandow Blog Updated!

Well, it's the end of the 5th week of my 12 week In Search of Sandow Body Transformation, so I've updated the blog with information on how my diet and workouts are going. I've also posted a couple of teaser pictures of how I'm looking now, but these are just precursors to the full-body ones I'll post at the mid-way point. Thanks for all your continued support as I continue to bust my ass to get this damn six pack!