Well, I finally decided to get in shape...

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    Jan 27, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    Alright guys, I have decided to finally do it. I am going to get in shape! I am tired of telling myself "Starting tomorrow I am going to start eating right, and working out." It's time for a total lifestyle change! I am going to take current measurements for my waist, etc. and post it all on here, as well as "before" pictures. I don't have a set goal yet, besides to become as healthy as possible. Sure, I want to look good like all you guys on here, but most importantly I want to learn to eat right and stop treating my body so badly! It can be hard to get motivated, so I will need all of ya'll's support!

    If anybody has ANY advice of any kind to give me, I am all earsicon_smile.gif
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    Jan 29, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    Good for you!

    Key words:
    1. Patience.
    2. Perseverence.

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    Jan 29, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    Glad you decided now is the time!

    Some tips I could give:
    - Give yourself a lot of time to see results because they won't come quickly. I started seeing some results after 3-4 months of steadily working out and eating right.
    - Have a routine. I started off with going to the gym 3 times a week and eventually it just became a habit. Cook healthy meals. It will be hard to do this at the beginning, but again, it'll just become a routine if you start to do it often enough.
    - Self discipline. Tell yourself this is a commitment you've made with yourself so honor it and see it through. Hopefully it will become a lifestyle that you can adopt for the rest of your life.
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    Jan 29, 2011 4:33 AM GMT
    At your height, you will have an advantage over taller folks. You will be able to look "swole" much sooner.
  • Nw2wrkgout

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    Feb 06, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    I'm in the same boat-"I'll start Monday", "This is my last Latte (cream makes me gain weight quickly)", "I'll start running Tuesdays and Thursdays and Yoga Monday, Wednesday, Friday" and the list goes on and on and on. I KNOW what I need to do and HOW to do it-it's just getting my lazy ass TO do it!! I'll be watching for those updated pictures. Hopefully I'll be inspired by your progress. Good Luck!!
  • mybud

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    Feb 06, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    Eat within your caloric limits

    Lift like a beast

    Do cardio at least 3 days a week

    Develop a passion for a healthier lifestyle

    All the best...BUD
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    Feb 06, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    DelisleGuy saidGood for you!

    Key words:
    1. Patience.
    2. Perseverence.

    Dammit, you beat me to it!

    And to add...
    Experiment with different diets, foods, and exercise routines to find out what your body responds best to, and that you enjoy, so you can integrate it all into your current lifestyle.

    Then just go with the flow and let your body adapt. It'll take a while, but it's oh so worth it in the long run. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 06, 2011 3:56 AM GMT
    Enlist a friend who cares about fitness, and tell them your workout plans. If you don't work out one day or have a pig-out meal, they will be able to pull you up short. It's so easy to excuse ourselves for skipping a day or whatever, but if you have a friend to share your day-to-day progress with, that can be a big motivator.

    I think the same idea works with getting a trainer. They definitely won't let you get away with slacking off.

    GOOD LUCK, and one last piece of advice: this site is really great for motivation. Keep logging on.
  • doobee

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    Feb 08, 2011 2:36 PM GMT
    I am in the same boat, I have tried and tried, and it gets so depressing, when the rest of my family is overweight. I have no motivation, and the hours I work makes it hard to get into a routine. I am just sick of being overweight, and get really depressed when I see guys walking the streets with ripped abs, and look like they could run 100 miles and not work up a sweat.

    I really want to change, and it is too hard for me to change with no support and no reason to. I need some major help in losing weight, to help me feel and look healthier.

    any advice would be very helpful.

    Dan
  • tuffguyndc

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    Feb 08, 2011 2:46 PM GMT
    radtech10 saidAlright guys, I have decided to finally do it. I am going to get in shape! I am tired of telling myself "Starting tomorrow I am going to start eating right, and working out." It's time for a total lifestyle change! I am going to take current measurements for my waist, etc. and post it all on here, as well as "before" pictures. I don't have a set goal yet, besides to become as healthy as possible. Sure, I want to look good like all you guys on here, but most importantly I want to learn to eat right and stop treating my body so badly! It can be hard to get motivated, so I will need all of ya'll's support!

    If anybody has ANY advice of any kind to give me, I am all earsicon_smile.gif
    buddy, you are 19. dude, eat whatever you want. right now you can eat whatever you want. here is the deal your body is pumping hormones like crazy therefore you can eat whatever you want it will burn it off. the only thing you need to do is workout. if you are going to eat fastfood then eat wendys. the only advice i will offer you is to buy two books. they are both by men's health. one is called eat this and not that and the other one is book of exercises. i think you can get both on amazon.com for about $14 a piece. the only other advice i will offer you is to join a gym. if you need a trainer you can ask me questions or you ask members on here. there quite a few guys on here who are very knowledgeable about the exercises
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    Feb 08, 2011 3:08 PM GMT
    Where'd he go? There's been at least 10 tomorrows. I thought he was gonna post all his measurements etc.. well I guess that all went down the pipes
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    Feb 26, 2011 11:22 AM GMT
    doobee saidI am in the same boat, I have tried and tried, and it gets so depressing, when the rest of my family is overweight. I have no motivation, and the hours I work makes it hard to get into a routine. I am just sick of being overweight, and get really depressed when I see guys walking the streets with ripped abs, and look like they could run 100 miles and not work up a sweat.
    I really want to change, and it is too hard for me to change with no support and no reason to. I need some major help in losing weight, to help me feel and look healthier.
    any advice would be very helpful.
    Dan



    "No reason too"? Well Dan, how about diabetes, coronary disease, joint pain, and you're "sick of being overweight"? I was in your boat...55 lbs overweight, depressed, would NEVER take my shirt off. Then I decided one day...no more excuses. First of all you have to want to do this for YOURSELF. Don't look to your family for role models. Be the inspiration and motivation for THEM to do the same as you, once you start losing weight. I found my friends and guys at the gym were very supportive and helpful in reaching my goals. But you really have to want to do this and make a CHANGE. I'm not saying it's easy, but a very worthwhile INVESTMENT in yourself and your life longevity. Message me if you want some help.

    -Rob