I wanna do one of these threads to keep myself incredibly motivated and up to date on information I learn from this great website.
About me, well I am an interesting story and I will state this clearly: At my age, (26 years old) if I were to even somehow ever make it to the bottom of the minor leagues system it would be one hell of an accomplishment.
My younger years were rough because my brain was behind my age—>Now its catching up, ages 13-17 back in the day the world didn’t really know what ADD/ADHD was all about. I was a lazy, short fat kid who had no motivation for anything. Basically spoiled in many ways.
When I was 18, somewhere in the middle of my senior year in high school I got on medication (adderral) and it was like an incredible change in my mind where the first THOUGHT I had was I wanted to get in shape. I worked out daily and grew about 4 inches in this time, lost about 40 pounds by the time I graduated high school. Sports weren’t even an option for me anymore. Last time I played organized baseball was when I was 12-15 years old.
Now were on to the present days. I guess all I can say for the last 7-8 years they have been very inconsistant physically wise. I’d go from working out a lot then just stopping. Back and forth for a while. I can tell you this now at my age my brain is a lot more mature than it used to be so I understand “structure” in life and I am incredibly active. I have been working full time for a little over a year. I plan to enroll into school whenever I can handle the responsibility and actually succeed.
Most people would tell me I’m too old (parents have had their share lol) but hey YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE!
I do TONS of reading on bodybuilding.com about nutrition and lifting. In the last 5-6 months started a eating plan where I’m down 25 pounds and well on the way to getting in that prime shape. Only thing I’m fighting is that horrible word we call “Time”
I wanna do this for the future kids out there who are unfortunate like myself with brain characteristic’s that make life harder but with HARD WORK and faith, anything is possible!
I’ve always been blessed with a strong arm, that was and never will be a doubt. Physically I have a VERY long ways to go. I’m sitting at 6’ 240 with plenty of body fat that needs to go. Leg’s are so far away from what you would call a pitcher that its almost funny. Havent had a mile run in roughly 2-3 years so 9-10 minutes is problaby the best I could do right now. Pitching or even throwing was more consistant in the summer time but I need to be doing that once a week! Thats a good reason why I’m doing this, keep yourself in the right mindset on what your goals are.
With all this negative stuff I’ll tell you some positive stuff I have going for me. I am very active, in my job its very physically demanding. I’m on my feet all day lifting boxes and production work. I workout before or after work everyday during the week, I havent missed a workout since June. Here’s a general picture of my workout.
Monday- shoulder’s/ab’s (I do 200 crunches at the end of my workouts 4 days a week)
I change my workouts up every 8-10 weeks.
I wanna end this first post with my goals I wanna set over this winter.
First and foremost: I need to start running, ABSOLUTELY #1 right now! You can’t pitch without having strong, quick legs/hips.
Were gonna start doing a mile jog once a week for a few weeks or maybe even longer.
Then were adding in HIIT cardio with some sprints into the mix.
Goal #2 right now is NUTRITION. You will not see the results you want without eating perfect, lots and lots of quality protein’s are key. Stay consistant, one meal at a time.
Goal #3 Throwing/pitching once a week and working on mechanics. I learned some great information from this site and I thank the people who viewed my post with their advice and thats what I’m going to be working on fixing.
Lets close this first post with a good luck to anyone out there trying to accomplish this same great feat. Believe in yourself and “dont let others rent space in your mind”. (A great teacher of mine in highschool once told me this and I still use it)
Feel free to leave any comments if you want to, I believe I will update this once a week to tell how my week went and to make sure I’m completely HONEST on what I did good and bad. If you took the whole time to read this I give props to you and believe me when I say if I motivate ONE other person out there I will feel great at the end of the day. Let’s have a great week next week baby, be back on here next sunday.