Fell off the wagon, I want back on!

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    Sep 16, 2010 3:35 AM GMT
    So! I got down to 195lbs a couple years ago and thought I looked great. Could wear medium shirts, 34 waist pants... all was well...

    Then...
    I ended up meeting my current boyfriend and well, with extra money and a little bit of, "Oh c'mon! It'll be fine as long as you don't do it often..." let me dive back into fatness. I'm not blaming him since it's my fault I let myself "go", but I would like to retrain myself.

    I know I'm muscular underneath the fat weight, but I would like to know what would help lean me out the most.

    My legs are huge and I'd like to slim my waist. Technically, since I am 6'2" I should have a healthy waistline of 38, which I do, but I don't like that number.


    So, what I'm asking for...

    What's your everyday life advice for integrating at home work outs with eating right on a budget? Tips, advice, everything is helpful!

    P.S. If you look at my profile I like to do all those things but don't necessarily do them.

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    Sep 16, 2010 4:35 AM GMT
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    Sep 16, 2010 4:51 AM GMT
    I'm a college student so I too am on a pretty strict budget.

    Barilla plus pasta is amazing, it has omega 3s, 10 g of protein per serving, all whole grains and only costs like $1.88 a box. Tuna, chicken breast, baby carrots, bananas, skim milk, egg whites, yogurt, peanut butter. All are relatively cheap and will put you on the right track. I don't do at home work outs, but I have done a few... push ups for core, crunches/situps for abs, dips for triceps (use 2 chairs), I'd fill up my book bag with ALL of my textbooks and do curls with it for biceps (could also use this for shoulders; just do 1 shoulder at a time raise the book bag directly above your head), and just RUN RUN RUN! Cardio is the best.

    Hope something in there helped, keep the cardio up, eliminate saturated fats, eliminate starchy/refined carbs, and keep the protein levels high. Eat many small meals a day to boost the metabolism too.
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    Sep 16, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    I was once a fat kid, I changed my diet to include a lot more fruits and beans and less carb-snacks like Gardetto's, and I started swimming and running on top of playing tennis. I was no longer a fat kid a few months after that.

    Swimming works really well, go for distance, try to do a mile or two a day. You could also run if you're not a fan of swimming, that works too. Hope this helps!

    -Rob
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    Sep 16, 2010 5:16 AM GMT
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    Well, that is an option, but it's not cheap.
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    Sep 16, 2010 5:17 AM GMT
    KardioKing saidI'm a college student so I too am on a pretty strict budget.

    Barilla plus pasta is amazing, it has omega 3s, 10 g of protein per serving, all whole grains and only costs like $1.88 a box. Tuna, chicken breast, baby carrots, bananas, skim milk, egg whites, yogurt, peanut butter. All are relatively cheap and will put you on the right track. I don't do at home work outs, but I have done a few... push ups for core, crunches/situps for abs, dips for triceps (use 2 chairs), I'd fill up my book bag with ALL of my textbooks and do curls with it for biceps (could also use this for shoulders; just do 1 shoulder at a time raise the book bag directly above your head), and just RUN RUN RUN! Cardio is the best.

    Hope something in there helped, keep the cardio up, eliminate saturated fats, eliminate starchy/refined carbs, and keep the protein levels high. Eat many small meals a day to boost the metabolism too.


    I like it. Will have to do. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 16, 2010 5:19 AM GMT
    Glad I could help icon_biggrin.gif

    -Zach
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    Sep 16, 2010 5:19 AM GMT
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    lol your funny
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    Sep 16, 2010 7:48 AM GMT
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    Ha ha ha ha ha. *chuckle*

    Though I actually expected this from NV7 LoL.
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    Sep 17, 2010 4:21 PM GMT
    Fuck your boyfriend more to burn off the extra calories. icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 17, 2010 4:27 PM GMT
    Go check each and every food label for HFCS.

    If it's in there, don't eat it, dont buy it. This has less to do with the actual amount of HFCS you'll consume and more that it will force healthier choices in food, as that shit is literally everywhere.
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    Sep 17, 2010 4:30 PM GMT
    Tazo995 saidGo check each and every food label for HFCS.

    If it's in there, don't eat it, dont buy it. This has less to do with the actual amount of HFCS you'll consume and more that it will force healthier choices in food, as that shit is literally everywhere.
    VERY good point!
    I started doing that earlier this year, and I had to do a complete 180 with my diet...everything I was eating was loaded with HFCS. That shit (and aspartame) should be outlawed.
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    Sep 17, 2010 4:30 PM GMT
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    hahaha. i'm starting to like you. youre consistently funny and offensive lol...
  • Geoedward

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    Sep 17, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    fastfreddie, You crack me upicon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 17, 2010 5:06 PM GMT

    Personally, I think that eating out more than once a week, sugary drinks, and carbs after 2 p.m. are the biggest enemies of fat-burners. Cut these out - not CONTROL, but CUT - and you've made a huge improvement. It also takes as much discipline to cut those out as it does to work out four or five days a week. Just my opinion.

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    Sep 17, 2010 5:12 PM GMT
    If you were on the east side id drag your ass to the gym with me daily icon_smile.gif you'd be back to fit in no time ;)
  • LJay

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    Sep 17, 2010 5:16 PM GMT
    Walk.

    Swimming is also great, but you can walk nearly everywhere. Park a little further away, I had a co-worker who started parking a block further away each week until she was combining her commute with a 1/2 mile walk each way. It worked. The funny thing is that parking was cheaper, too!

    Cut the carbs and up the fiber. The HFCS thing is a great idea. Beware, they are trying to change the name of HFCS to "corn sugar" just to help its image.
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    Sep 21, 2010 7:06 AM GMT
    I do fitness as part of my sanity routine. I've got a road bike and I travel around the little villages here on my bike. That change really helped because I can throw my bike on a train when I get to the city and throw it back on coming home.

    If fitness is more integrated into your life in ways that are not a specific workout routine, you risk less slideback in times when you don't make the best choices.
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    Sep 21, 2010 7:09 AM GMT
    Dude, you're funny.. you look great. Nothing to worry about. Work out and get in to the shape you want!