As for myself, I was always lean. Known as the guy with abs and immersed in the bodybuilding lifestyle.
That is until my mid-20's when "life got in the way" of my physique goals. It wasn't all bad. It's just that my priorities shifted.
I started a business and a family at the same time. It was a real challenge to find time for myself.
From my mid-20's to early 30's I gained over 60 pounds. Most of it fat.
I still looked good with my shirt on. And compared to most people I still looked decent with my shirt off. But I felt that my appearance didn't look congruent with the image I had for myself. I felt average and that just didn't sit well with me.
Finally I decided enough was enough. It was time to get my shit together and get my priorities in order.
I set a goal to carve out ripped abs by my birthday. And I did just that...