Hello! and welcome to The Growth Philosophy and this is the start of my fitness journey.

First of all, the title of this post is a little misleading. In the sense that i have been on a fitness journey for most of my life, as many of us are, but today is the day i start sharing it with the world and holding myself accountable. I am officially committing to a 90 day challenge.

That doesn’t mean after the 90 days i am going to let myself go. No, merely that i am going to push myself as hard as i can for the next 90 days, see how my mind, body and soul feels and how my body aesthetically translates. I am going to be uploading physique updates, my workout routines and a bunch of general insights into how i am feeling.

A quick background story about my journey to date. I am 26 years of age and i grew up very active and athletic playing many hours of soccer a week, riding bikes everywhere, going to the beach ect from the age of around 5 years till i was 19.

Throughout these years i maintained a lean, i would say, skinny physique. Seemingly healthy and fit. However, when i stopped playing a stupid amount of soccer, moved to the city and was working full-time, i gained around 20-25kgs (55pounds). I had no knowledge of nutrition and essentially ate more and moved less. This had me weighing at my biggest 103kgs at 187cm (almost 6’2) with little to no muscle. I was more or less fat and overweight. So, i did something about it. I joined a gym, put on some muscle and lost a bunch of fat and got myself to around 90kg (198pounds). This was around 2015/16. I have basically hovered around this weight for several years. Not overweight, a little bit of muscle, but certainly not lean and in good shape.

So, here we are today Sunday 24/11/2019 weighing in at 89.7kgs (197pounds). This is currently how i am shaping up. (Excuse the mustache it is Movember)

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My motivation is this. Growth. I believe if we all strive to grow as human beings, physically, emotionally and spiritually, the world will be a better place. Plus, the below resonates with me. I do not wish to grow old without seeing the best version of myself looking back in the mirror.

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Plus, if me putting myself out there and documenting my journey helps anyone else to motivate themselves to change themselves for the better, fantastic. Being of service to others is beautiful.

I will be doing 3 full body workout routines Monday, Wednesday and Friday on a rotating A B A, B A B program. I will be doing at least 3 cardio sessions a week. Bare minimum, to start. I intend to add whatever else i can into my week, but for now that is the minimum i’m committing to. I will elaborate fully in the coming updates (Strava and my gym apps).

I am not sure how often i will post updates, at least weekly. Maybe more often. I do not know, but i intend to log photos and do weigh in updates once a week. I am nervous, but excited about the journey ahead.

Please feel free to share, comment and like if you want 🙂

Anyway, it’s time to grow! Until next time.

Mitch ❤

 

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