How Long Did It Take You To Get Where You Are Today?

  • thebigtwist

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    Jul 30, 2011 8:19 AM GMT
    I suppose my question is simple. How long did it take you to get where you are today?
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    Jul 30, 2011 11:51 AM GMT
    46 years.

    Every good thing that happened to me, combined with every terrible thing that has happened to me, led me to where I am today (which is at the best point I've ever been in my life). It took me a long time to realize the terrible things taught me more lessons than the good ones. I've also had some pretty rotten jobs, which taught me a lot and led to my recent promotion.

    The most important thing I've learned is that relationships take work and the true test is when things get tough. I don't give up as soon as infatuation wears off, like I would in the pst.
  • rnch

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    Jul 30, 2011 12:06 PM GMT
    all my life.....and still evolving!



    "life IS a work in progress"



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    Jul 30, 2011 12:12 PM GMT
    I´m not sure your question means anything icon_eek.gif

    Are you asking how old we are?
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    Jul 30, 2011 12:27 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidI´m not sure your question means anything icon_eek.gif

    Are you asking how old we are?


    Ditto. Ditto to second paragraph, that is,
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Jul 30, 2011 12:35 PM GMT
    I turned 57 on 7/25 and I'm still a work in progress....I haven't reached all of my goals as those change constantly. I guess I haven't gotten there yet!
  • Aquanerd

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    Jul 30, 2011 12:40 PM GMT
    thebigtwist saidI suppose my question is simple. How long did it take you to get where you are today?


    8 hours and 40 minutes
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    Jul 30, 2011 12:42 PM GMT
    42 years and I still feel like I have a long way to go.
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    Jul 30, 2011 1:14 PM GMT
    thebigtwist saidHow long did it take you to get where you are today?
    It took 3.8 hours to fly up here.
  • camofchris

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    Jul 30, 2011 1:26 PM GMT
    To where I sit today, took 2.5 hours (hey, caught the news, red a manual, sipped some coffee -- All priorities before checking Real Jock).

    Cam
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    Jul 30, 2011 1:40 PM GMT
    mayBbignow saidI think hes talking about muscular structure
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    Jul 30, 2011 2:17 PM GMT
    mayBbignow saidI think hes talking about muscular structure


    If he's talking about muscular structure, then I still have to say 46 years. I did start working out more regularly in college and haven't stopped since. There are times when I get out of shape, and as I age it's harder to stay in shape, but the most important part for me is that I've had really great physicals over the past few years and will hopefully live a long time.
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    Jul 30, 2011 5:31 PM GMT
    mayBbignow saidI think hes talking about muscular structure


    After all the jokes in this thread someone finally states the obvious. Haha. It wasn't that hard to figure out.
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    Jul 30, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    "How Long Did It Take You To Get Where You Are Today?"

    Well, 62 years now, and I hope I'm still not done.

    But I did retire at 45, a US Army Colonel. I'm kinda proud I made it all the way from Buck Private from when I voluntarily enlisted. I wanted to make General, but this damn epilepsy canceled that. Life gives you breaks, and it gives you busts. You roll with the punches.
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    Jul 30, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    I would say it didn't happen until my 30th birthday.
    I realized I had accomplished so much by then.

    My partner at the time, didn't have the same feelings though. It was competition for him.

    Now 6.5 years later, I am far more confident, and people respect me more for what I have accomplished and I also respect them as well.

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    Jul 30, 2011 5:47 PM GMT
    5 years and it's still a work in progress.
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    Jul 30, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
    33 years, 2 months and 10 days. Duh.


    Seriously, tho...

    I've only just recently started lifting seriously. I had always been around 135-140# my whole adult life, and last year I decided to finally take health and fitness more seriously. I kinda eased into the whole thing, but this last month I have been more dedicated than I have ever been, lifting 4x a week like clockwork. Diet, sleep, very little vices (alcohol, cigarettes, coffee..) just general health; I just hit 155# and I'm stoked. Can't wait to get to 165!!!
  • justinlee86

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    Jul 31, 2011 12:04 AM GMT
    I started 12 almost 13 years ago....so a while...
  • thebigtwist

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    Jul 31, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
    mayBbignow saidI think hes talking about muscular structure

    I was, but I consciously decided not to enumerate that just to see the variety of responses I'd get. Any way you want to answer the question is valid.
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    Jul 31, 2011 8:26 PM GMT
    OP, though I'm no Men's Health cover material, I know my progress and the others who work out with me. This is something that varies wildly from person to person. One mesomorph guy may reach his goal in 2, 3 years. Another ectomorph guy who's somalian skinny and tremendously tall may take a whole decade to gain all the lean mass he needs to look like the previous guy doing exactly the same effort. Of course, this is assuming no one is using steroids (the ecto guy will still need years of effort with or without steroids).

    This question is interesting because it evokes another one: with our sex/love lives determined by how good we look, what do we do while we work to get there?
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    Aug 01, 2011 1:36 PM GMT
    3 years, 6days a week....steadily grow, but slowly, over the past 2
  • bad_wolf

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    Aug 01, 2011 1:44 PM GMT
    9 years, pitiful results for almost a decades worth of work.
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    Aug 01, 2011 2:02 PM GMT
    I´ve been doing sporty stuff for ages, but have only lifted/trained resistance for about 3 years... see my privates for what my body looked like before

    Another 2 and I hope to be somewhere I´m happy with (I don´t want perfection, I just have a few very specific goals)
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    Aug 01, 2011 2:09 PM GMT
    47 years! There is still plenty of work left to be done.! I'm in the best place where I'm supposed to be for now.