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2 1/2 Months of Strength Training in the Gym

Written By: FOXY on September 19, 2011 6 Comments

I used to be a fat wimp. I remember going to the gym and looking enviously at the guys with big muscles. For a few years now I’ve spent a bit of time at the gym, but never really knowing what I should be doing, lifting wimpy weights and never following a plan. Everything changed when I arrived in Pattaya, Thailand for a 3 month stay.

First, I researched bodybuilding and also strength training. I made the decision that I didn’t just want to just “look good” (bodybuilding) but my real goal was to get extraordinarily strong (strength training). After all, strength trainers still look great and the goal of lifting bigger loads is much more quantifiable and fun than just trying to “look good”.

So my journey to getting strong started by trying to slim down. These pictures were taken after two weeks of eating right! You can imagine how much fatter I was before these were taken!

Beginning of July 2011

Fat Boy

Here I am in Brazil not sucking in my belly fat

Trying to look strong

Here’s fat boy trying real hard to look slim and strong. ha!

Mid September, after 2 1/2 months in the gym:

Foxy looking strong

And gaining muscle

Stronglifts 5x5 works!

Losing considerable fat

Strength training - flexing pose

Only 2 1/2 months in the gym

Flexing my muscles

On my way to getting strong


Well, I certainly don’t look like the “super ripped” Christian Bale in American Psycho, but for the very short time I’ve actually been in the gym I’m pleased with my results. My expectations were low and I’ve happily exceeded them.

My Diet

Unrestricted amounts of protein and vegetables is my recipe. I eliminated carbohydrates by not consuming anything white (No starches, breads, potatoes, rice, etc.) and not drinking anything but ice cold water. The exception is once a week, on Sunday, anything and everything can be consumed, pizza, beer, ice cream, fruit juices, flakey crust pastries, candy bars, etc. I truly go nuts on Sundays and it makes the rest of the week manageable.

Three scrambled eggs, Two slices of bacon, Two slices of ham, Two whole chicken breasts, beans and hot tea.

Three whole chicken breasts with two Thai meals of stir fried chicken and vegetables. or Big Taco Salad: Lots of shredded chicken, lettuce, cheese, tons of pico de gallo, guacamole & lots of salsa

Huge portion of Firehouse Texas chili: beef stewed with chipottle, ancho chillies, tomatoes, mexican beans, chorizo and a dab of sour cream. or Huge portion of juicy turkey + thick sliced Roast beef, fresh vegetables and a bit of gravy.


Daily: GNC Vitamin Packs– Make sure you get the Mega Men® Performance & Vitality ones.  These incredible vitamins give me energy all day long and give me top performance in the gym and at home in the bed if you catch my drift.  They work better than anything I’ve ever tried and I can’t recommend them enough. You’ll feel so much healthier and you’ll NEVER get sick anymore.

Daily: Walgreens Super Probiotics + Sustenex Daily Probiotic – These two products contain different forms of “good” bacteria that were developed to help maintain a healthy, balanced digestive system and support the body’s immune system. A high protein diet often kills off good bacteria in your body and I’ve found that these products help replenish them and keep me incredibly healthy.

Workout days: N.O. XPlode – Taken right before a workout, this product consistently gives me the energy to lift more than I thought possible. Be careful though, a little goes a LONG way.  Don’t get too crazy with this stuff.

Workout Guide

Before I started I realized that I needed a COMPLETE workout program… So my research all pointed to the info at Fat Loss Factor. The website owner, Charles, gives away all his info and really makes it easy. In his system, it explains everything to do to get strong and lose the weight. The best part is the program is VERY simple. And I did it all with only 3 core exercises per workout (~30 minutes and NO CARDIO)! Best $97 I’ve spent in a while. If you need a proven blueprint, this is the one for you.  UPDATE: looks like it’s on sale right now for $47.  I’d recommend you get it while the sale is on!

Next Goals

I’ll continue gaining strength and look forward to having a visible six pack in the near future. I’ll be continuing to work out along with proper eating. Until then, be well.


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6 Responses to “2 1/2 Months of Strength Training in the Gym”

  1. R says on: 15 September 2013 at 2:22 pm

    hey jason you look strong :).
    are you going to medellin this autum?

    i will probably go there november.
    sent me a mail


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