… no “diet down” preparation, no tan, no air brushing or Photoshop, no professional lighting, photography or staging. Just me, a cluttered bathroom, a mirror, a camera — and the results of my brand of a Paleo/EvFit lifestyle.
I’m no different than most folks. I work eight to nine hours Monday through Friday, and sometimes a few hours on the weekends. Add to that a two hour commute each day. My work is mostly computer (writing related) and sedentary.
Workout wise, I can usually squeeze in three sessions during the workweek, and maybe one over the weekend. During the week, I rarely have more than 40 minutes to get whatever I want in — that’s everything included — warm-up, cooldown, any post-workout stretching — everything. Needless to say, I’ve had to learn to be efficient in the weightroom and on the field.
And efficient in the kitchen, as well. I might eat out once every two weeks or so. That means careful planning, efficient use of leftovers (and no aversion to eating leftovers), and toting my own meals into work on a daily basis. And when I do eat out, I special order and ask for substitutions (extra veggies in lieu of carbs, etc.); I’ve long gotten past feeling like a prima donna when doing so. Hey, I’m looking after my health now, so as not to be a drain on society later. It’s a public service, of sorts. Plus, I’m a very conscientious tipper. Time as a waiter taught me to really appreciate those now waiting on me.
I don’t put these pictures here to self-promote. Although I am very proud of how I’ve been able to maintain my health, and how I’ve advanced (and lived) what I consider to be true physical culture, I am more interested in advancing the idea that you can achieve my results, too —
I’m not here to sell you anything, or shill the latest and greatest in the wide world of diet and fitness hype-fest. Nor will I lie and say that it can be done free of substantial effort. I am here, though, to say that it can be done, if you so desire and if you’re willing to pay some dues in the form of some extended physical and mental willpower.