Feb 23, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
Ok guys, I was wondering if anyone else has ever experienced the same thing? In April 2009 I got injured in a motorcycle accident, broke my left ankle completely and injured my left shoulder. I am still in mild pain from both injuries. I was on crutches until October for my ankle and started working out in November as directed by my physical therapist. My body weight naturally went up when I was off my feet and no longer boxing/training. In November of 2009 I weighed 249lbs and was 39% body fat. I been working out 4-5days a week, cleaned up my diet and hit an all time low of 200lbs last summer. I slowly gained some weight, back to 214lbs now, but think that's its lean body mass. My body fat has consistently and slowly decreased to 20%. My workouts have increased 2-3x the starting weights on all exercises. My arms and chest are much bigger and defined, I am totally happy with my upper body, but... I still have a stomach and really frustrated. The thing that really puzzles me is I workout for 2-3 hours, 4-5 days a week, feel awesome after every workout. I have as much energy as I did when I was 18, even though I am almost 36 now. I feel so good doing any physical work, even my job which is totally physical. My question is how could I feel so good on the inside, and perform all kinds of strenuous activity with ease and still look like total crap in the mirror? Thanks for reading guys, any advice is welcome.