Hi guys. It seems like the admin (Kevin?) is pulling up a real community of fitness newbies like myself here.
So I figured it would be a nice idea to introduce ourselves. I'll get the ball rolling with myself.
My name is Mirko, I'm 23 years old and I live in Switzerland. I was born here, but I lived in California between ages 5 and 10 and went to elementary school there, which is why my English is better than that of the average Swiss citizen. ;)
I first decided to get into shape a good while ago, but I've been searching for a good, low budget, fitness program to follow. I'm happy to say that I believe to have found it in Simplefit (and hopefully Crossfit in good time). I'm also pleased with myself for the progress I've already made in the time before I found this site. A year ago, I was unable to do a pullup or more than a few pushups, and the idea of running more than a few minutes was unthinkable. Then I realised that I had this huge potential to live a healthy life with a healthy body and started working out. My training log (here
) shows that I've made considerable progress since then.
A bit of physical background on myself: I've always been taller than most other people my age, and until 4 years ago I seemed unable to gain weight although I was eating a lot. I'm currently 193 cm (6'3") and about 90 kg (198 pounds), which according to the BMI are pretty close to my ideal weight. Of course I'm now trying to enter a world of health where the BMI doesn't apply anymore due to the differences in weight of fat and muscle.
I've been living on a vegetarian diet for the best part of my life for various differing reasons. The first time I ate a piece of either meat or fish was when I was 19, and I have not been overly tempted to switching to an omnivore diet since.
I finished school over 4 years ago. In the time since then, I've been keeping myself busy with various odd jobs and auto-didactic education as well as military service (Of sorts; that's a story in itself.). I'm currently unemployed but set to perform civil service in the summer.
That's me in a nutshell. Let's get to know each other a bit, after all we're in this together. :D