Right off the bat I want to make it clear that I am not trying to loose weight. I am actually quite happy with my body, but now that I am living on my own I want to learn how to live healthier and eat healthier. I want to take that away from this challenge. I want to learn better ways of eating and some healthier food options as well as some good exercise techniques. I want to make sure that I stay in shape and am healthy to prevent any complications with my health further down the road. My family has a history of diabetes (among other things) and if I can prevent this from occurring later in my life I need to take action now! In the spirit of good fun I am going to post a before photo ( and later and after photo) in order to track any progress I make in gaining muscles and getting into better shape.