I think I was once a decent-looking guy. I worked out. I had pecs. I'm tall.
But, something that has been growing in the back of my mind has become painfully clear this week; I'm ugly.
I'm skinny and fat at the same damn time. What's left of my pecs are starting to get that pudgy area around the nipple. My six pack has turned into a six pack cooler and I can see a keg forming if I don't do something. My shoulders look like they belong on a 14 year old girl. My forearms are scrawny and my biceps are nonexistant. And I have the *** of a young chinese girl.
What I'm saying is, it's really time to get serious about getting back in shape. I feel like crap, which makes me not want to work out, which makes me feel like crap.
Alright guys, if you look in the mirror and see a doughier you staring back, get with me on this and let's get our ***** back in shape.
It's good for us, and it makes our wives have to put forth more effort when they think the other ladies are looking.
I'll be the judge. Besides, I've posted plenty of pics of her on here for you pervs.
They're close, but there's some difference. I'm not complaining. I'm just pointing out that we're not always honest with our significant others.
The real point of this thread is, I'm out of shape and I feel like **** because of it. I've got to get back on a good routine.
I'm with you man, domestication has got the worst of me too. In the ten years since I've left the army, I've gone from 180 pounds with 6 or 7% body fat, able to run 5 miles in a half hour to being 200 pounds with 6 or 7% body muscle, unable to a half mile in 5 hours. I keep threatening to get off my *** and do something about it, but I'm having a hard time finding the motivation.
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I've been hitting the gym 3-5 days per week now for the past 6 weeks. I feel a lot better, but I still have a lot of pudge. Damn thta beer is hard to burn off.
I just weighed myself this morning for the first time in 2 weeks - lost 10.5 pounds. Woohoo. I weighed again tonight and it said tht the 10 is still there, and I gained 2 more pounds.
Stupid friggin electronic scales.
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My advice.... find some sort of activity that you enjoy. Jogging? Lifting? Martial arts? Riding bikes? Walking? Just find something that will be at least moderately enjoyable to get out and do. The more you dread the activity, the harder it is to get the gumption up to do it.
Started long walks. Took 30 min after lunch and 30 min before dinner to take brisk walks. It puts you in the state of mind that you're spending time to improve yourself, which is a key element in my self-made program.
The walk after lunch will start to force you to cut down your portions. You'll find a brisk walk with a full stomach can become a painful experience.
The walk before dinner serves as a lesson learned for the lunch blunder. Doing this afternoon exercise on an empty stomach becomes key later on.
Now that you've begun spending quality time during your day walking for the purpose of getting in shape, when you sit down to eat, you'll have already begun reprogramming your mind to make healthier choices, so that you're not just throwing away the 1 hour a day spent exercising.
DIET IS KEY!
It takes 3500 calories to burn a pound of fat. The human body needs about 2200 calories a day, any more and you're going to fat storage, any less and you're at a calorie deficet, which is what you want to lose weight. Compound the healthy, calorie deficet diet with a bit of walking and you're on your way to losing weight. Drink water, only water, all the time every day.
You grow impatient... this is good. Use it!
Take longer walks, do a few chin-ups, or 1. (took me 4 months to go from 1/2 a chinup to 10). Turn your afternoon walk into a walk/jog, where you walk for a bit, jog for a bit, and continue alternating at your leisure.
Start reading a bit more on healthy foods. Complex carbs, what not to eat no matter what!! (Mc D's, ect).
I started my own diet as per the above about 6 months ago, I've lost 25lbs as per the scale, but knowing myself, my arms, chest and back are stronger and bigger, my jean size went from 40 to 34. I have a lot more energy.
Everyone KNOWS what a healthy diet is, we have this info forced on us daily. USE that knowledge. There are no secrets to losing weight, just facts.
It took you months to put on unwanted weight. It's going to take equal or longer to take it off. I've made these adjustments to my life and allowed TIME to do the rest. Be patient and let the pounds melt away over the weeks. Only weigh yourself once a week, your weight can change by 8lbs just on water intake alone, up or down (+/- 4lbs).
I've gone from 246 to 219 pounds. I don't stress. Every couple days I kick up to a run while on my walks. It feels good whereas a few months ago it sucked.
Last bit of advise, pick up some sporty cloths. An IPOD, anything to motivate you and get you a little pumped about going outside. Nike Dry Fit socks are great for preventing blisters, I know that first hand.
Hope that helps. By the end of February I'll be near my goal of 200lbs, a weight i have not been since high school 14 years ago. I'll then change my routine to include high amounts of protien and more weight lifting to build up a nice solid healthy body.
I don't want to post pics, but if you guys need the motivation, let me know, I'll show you my system works.
You remind me of myself. I got out of school at 170 went to work, gained to 200 and now I am 180-190 and 5'8 or 5'9. I have noticed some pudginess building up. I need to do something but font know what. I really enjoy swimming but have bad ears and its cold out.
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