I used to work outside, and then I got a job inside. I gained a lot of weight sitting at a desk but eating the same as when I worked outdoors. Over the same amount of time that it took for me to pack on the fat, I actually lost a lot of muscle. I used to be really strong without working out with weights, and I could run too. Not like a pro athlete, but I could hold my own jogging a few miles three times a week. Now I needed a strength and conditioning coach just to get back to where I was at.
As I lost muscle, I felt like the fat was coming on even faster. I figured it was because muscle burns more calories even at rest, and the more I lost the less calories I could burn in a day being sedentary. I started with a program designed for me by a professional strength and conditioning coach who trains and rehabilitates professional football players. Continue reading Dad Getting Back in Shape Before Daughter’s Wedding Day