Creating a New Me

I've always thought it would be fun to have bigger muscles, and it's time to stop thinking and start doing and getting!

When I was a kid I'd read comic books. In the front cover of one of my favorites was this ad: 

I remember thinking as a 90 lb. skinny kid...then a 100 lb. skinny teenager...then a 110 lb. skinny college student, "Wow, I'd like dynamite muscles!" But I never did much about it, just dreamed. I didn't want to do it to get girls, I didn't have any desire to play sports, and I didn't want to flex in front of crowds at competitions. I just thought looking and feeling like this would be fun.

These days I'm not-far-from 40 145 lb-ish man, married with one child, and hopefully another on the way through adoption. I have tinkered with working out in my late 20s and early 30s, nothing consistent, but got to 125 lbs. through that. The last extra 20 has just been a desk job and lots of eating out. I have worked out semi-consistently for the last year, barring some injuries. I averaged one workout a week for the past 52 weeks - a first for me. I'm likely in the best shape of my life, which is saying I look pretty close to average.

So now it's time to push it forward and invest in the dream everyday in some way!

I'm on Fitocracy as brianmays.


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