Mar 16, 2008 7:07 PM GMT
I'm young and have never been athletic my whole entire life. My parents put me in sports when I was younger but I never stuck through them when it counted in high school or college. I've been in and out of gyms the past 3 years with little to no progress except a slight progress when I had a work out partner about 2.5 years ago. I started to get some muscular arms. In college, I even took a weight training class (which was a flop because the only professor which that class had was lazy himself, explain that) and still haven't learned a whole lot. I find it so hard to push myself the extra mile at the gym sometimes. I usually do try though. I'm one of the people that have "tried anything". I'd probably eat dirt if I knew it'd help me out. Since then my work out partner moved. Most of my friends except one live in the city and I live in the suburbs and even with that said I'm the only of my friends who goes to the gym. I'm really slammed with school work and a job all week. I attend college full time and work at a pharmacy. I eat crap. Sometimes, I really try to buckle down eat healthy (or what I think is healthy) sometimes. Sadly, I lack all motivation to get into shape. I live at home while I'm finishing school due to its the only way I could afford to go to college right now. My mother is the cook here and sadly my whole family is overweight. I try cooking for myself when I can. When I'm not overly stressed from taking on such a huge load of school and work. So, I need a solution. A mentor. Something! I feel like "the wandered" type at the gym sometimes because I don't know what I'm doing. I'm not there to ever hook up with someone. Sadly, I'm a good looking guy until I take my shirt off. Guys approach me and when they see the pudge they move the other direction. Drinking and going to college comes hand and hand. I restrict myself a lot though which is funny cause they frat guys drinking beers daily are ripped and I'm all flab. I wish I could get a personal trainer but they're out of my college student budget right now and trust me, I've really tried to make a friend at the gym and have even been like bro, if you wanna work out sometime together just let me know. It's hard. I wonder what pushed all of you guys to your fitness level you're at out now because between stress, school, jobs, poor diet choices, socializing, and lack of knowledge I feel like I really am out for the count. I feel like I'm just going to end up letting go one day and having to get some drastic surgery. Any insight on how to get through it helps. I know everyones heard this story before, but save a person. I'd be forever grateful.