Hi everyone. I am a long time lurker on JSF, and decided to finally start posting a journal here for motivation. A little about me... Beginning Stats name: Andy age: 34 height: 5'9" weight: 164 waist: 33" bf%: 15-20% A brief history of me. I have always been very active. Working out and eating healthy have never been a problem for me. However, I've never really stayed consistent enough to get where I truly want to be. I was 135 when I graduated high school. Up to 165 my freshman year with roughly the same composition I have right now. My weight has fluctuated very little over the past 15 years, even through times of being more in shape or completely out of shape. For the last 5 years, I have done strength training on and off. My biggest hobby for the last 5 years has been wakeboarding, and I am pretty much in the advanced level now. Mostly just strength training for performance and injury prevention in wakeboarding. Now, I actually want a more specific goal of looking good. I will probably be doing much less wakeboarding, as it is very taxing on your finances and your cartilage. I've always just looked "kind of ok". When I'm a bit on the lean side, I get a lot of compliments, but I've never got down to single digit bf and looked like I want to look. The reason for this is that I've never been 100% consistent with my diet, and most of us know this is key. My main focus here will be to establish and maintain good cooking and eating habits. This includes keeping up with the dishes, keeping groceries stocked up, and cooking. I have kept up with John's daily blogs for some years now. I come here for inspiration. I've never really been as disciplined or as lean as I want to be. I want to spend some time updating my journal and checking up on others for the main purpose of keeping myself focused and motivated. My mediocre discipline has resulted in a mediocre physique. It's time for a change in the way I do things, if I want to finally get some different results. My new journey begins today, and I'm very excited to finally look the way I want to. Any and all encouragement or constructive criticism is welcome. Watch me break the mold!