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Transforming myself, one day at a time!

So, I am not new to fitness, been aiming for better health and fitness in a pretty serious way for the last three years, especially in the last 5 months.

Overall, my goal is to change my physical body to fit the image of myself I have in my mind. I see myself as a gentleman, who just happens to have a female body. Through losing body fat and gaining muscle, I hope to blur out some of my feminine curves and thus become more androgynous in appearance. In the last year, I have already seen some solid progress, so I do know that it is possible.

I plan to approach this rather vague goal with some more specific means. All of these goals I am hoping to meet or exceed by December 31st, 2013.

  1. I am to gain strength in the primary lifts that I have found not only increase my strength but also work towards building the physique I desire. These would be barbell deadlifts, barbell bench press, and Overhead Barbell Press. I hope to increase these lifts to one-rep maxes of 315 lbs, 135 lbs, and 95 lbs respectively. As of today, that is approximately a 50% increase on each of these lifts for me. I intend to improve them using a 5x5 style program.
  2. I would also like to continue working on learning some of the foundational Olympic lifts: Clean, Snatch, and Jerk.
  3. I am also aiming to be able to do strict-form pullups, hoping for a 5-rep set by the end of the year.
  4. Nutritionally, I am making the commitment to eat clean. No alcohol at all (not just for fitness but other reasons as well). Additionally, I am planning on tracking my calories, as well as macronutrients. Aiming for 120g of protein per day.
  5. As for body fat percentages, I am not aiming for a specific number, although I do want to get my bodyfat to a point that is low enough to show my abs and hopefully reduce my bust and hips. To put a number on it, I am hoping for about 18-20% bodyfat.

And yeah, that's it for my goals. I am to acheive them by continuing to exercise consistently, work on focusin on my diet, and incorporating at least a little cardio into my lifestyle.

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