Did you normally work out before?
Nothing like this. Generally, I like to be kind of leaner, nothing huge. I had to put all that weight on and it’s a struggle now to lose it. It’s way easier to put on weight than it is to lose it. My everyday workout now is I swim in the morning and go to the gym in the afternoon. I still lift but nothing as heavy as I was lifting then.
Can you expand a little on what your diet was like?
I ate lots of tuna, fish, lean meats, chicken, steak. I would eat oatmeal in the morning. When I needed that extra help–when I was trying to put on a lot of weight –I used Iso-Mass, which is a weight gainer. Now, I don’t take any protein but I still eat pretty healthy. In the morning I’ll have a gluten-free cereal, or oatmeal with banana in it, or an egg white omelet. At lunch, I’ll have chicken salad or tuna salad. For dinner, either a steak with a sweet potato or chicken. It definitely takes a lot of effort to eat healthy and be creative, but my girlfriend happens to be into that stuff too so it’s really easy when you’re working with someone else.