Well, today is a special day, because it marks the first day of being well and truely back on the fitness wagon. If anyone actually reads this, and if anyone reading knows my username, they will know i have been around the forums for a good few years, and have enjoyed a great transformation, and embarked on many cuts and bulks over the years. My thinking is always life comes first, and so i never beat myself up over a cheat meal here and there, and the odd night out drinking, but by and large i am strict with what i eat, make concious and informed healthy choices at weekends, and try not to do too much damage of a saturday night (this is usually easier said then done!). 3 months ago i bought a house, which, in the current climate, is pretty good going. It needed a lot of decorating and re-working, and being of the mentallity that i am, i threw myself into this 100%, literally getting up, going to work, coming home, working on the house, going to bed. Whereas most people would do things a step at a time, god did not give me the patience nor the ability to not finish something which i start, as soon as is humanly possible. I dedicated my life to it and now, short of a few minor jobs, the house is done, beautiful, and i am very proud to be owning my own place. The upshot is that for the first time in 5 years of training, i had more then 4 weeks off. I did NO training at all, i havent stepped into a gym in those 3 months, and the less said about my diet the better. Takeaways, sweets, candy, deserts, more takeaways, convenience food etc etc took over my life. While the gym missing was acceptable to me, really, there is no excuse for the poor diet i have had. None at all. My training went, and therefore, my diet decided to follow. Ah well, whats done is done. So i set myself the date of November 1st to get the house done and in the words of Aerosmith, get back on the saddle. So thats what i am doing now. My freezer is stocked, my meals are planned, my mind is ready, and i know what i need to do. Nothing i havent done before. So here it is, the comeback trial Day 1. Wish me luck.