Woke up a little discouraged.

  • HopefulMuscle

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    Sep 08, 2011 12:51 PM GMT
    Woke up to one of those informercials where people gain quick transformations, such as the insanity program (which I actually completed). And I compare their results to mine in which case I got a little envious. But then I turned around and said to myself and said 'Self you're a person living in the real world, things on television aren't the same as they are in real life. You give it all you got and leave the rest up to time". So I'm gonna keep at my workout routine and give it my all. So I guess I'm trying to provide people with inspiration, to not give up when someone else's success is bigger than yours, keep doing what you're doing everything will fall into place.
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    Sep 08, 2011 1:00 PM GMT
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    . . .Wow. lol. I have no retort. lol

    Actually I think I do. lol


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    Sep 08, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    My friend Darin is following the Insanity program too, and he looks great!
    Dont be too harsh on yourself man. Be patient.
    Success is in the details(as any Virgo will tell you, lol). icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 08, 2011 3:07 PM GMT
    Ironic you say that. Last night before bed I thought "Its been a month. I should measure myself". Big mistake. I have no idea what I am doing wrong.

    In 6 months I have seen almost no change in size. My waist went down a half inch. My arms went up 1/4 inch. In the last 3 months there has been no change at all. I am on the verge of just giving up with trying to make something happen. I will still go to gym because I just need too. But I need to lower my expectation. Its frustrating to put in this kind of work and not really see much to show for it.
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    Sep 08, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidIronic you say that. Last night before bed I thought "Its been a month. I should measure myself". Big mistake. I have no idea what I am doing wrong.

    In 6 months I have seen almost no change in size. My waist went down a half inch. My arms went up 1/4 inch. In the last 3 months there has been no change at all. I am on the verge of just giving up with trying to make something happen. I will still go to gym because I just need too. But I need to lower my expectation. Its frustrating to put in this kind of work and not really see much to show for it.



    Don't be discouraged. If you're doing the work that it sounds like you are (REALLY pushing yourself and working outside of your comfort zone) then changes are happening. They may not be outwardly apparent, but things are happening that will lead to physical changes down the road.

    But don't forget, working out is AT THE MOST 50% of the battle. No matter what your goal is (lose fat, gain muscle, tone up, whatever), the way you eat is at least as important as the way you work out. If you're working hard at one and not the other, you're only doing it half-assed.

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    Sep 08, 2011 10:22 PM GMT
    We can all drive ourselves crazy comparing ourselves to to others. Try to focus on being the best YOU that you can be. If you're seeing some progress, even if it seems small, you're on the right track. Be sure to celebrate the small as well as large victories!
  • josephmovie

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    Sep 09, 2011 8:04 AM GMT
    The moral of the story is: Nothing works or looks as good as it does in commercials.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 09, 2011 1:09 PM GMT
    The commercials certainly appeal to your "wants"... glad you recognized that and continue to do what works for you... just change it up from time to time. Best wishes for all the success!
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    Sep 09, 2011 1:19 PM GMT
    Transformation takes time. Some it takes longer than others. It's consistancy that is the important part.

    Peace
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    Sep 09, 2011 1:22 PM GMT
    What does your nutrition look like?

    Insanity is pretty brutal and can work wonders (unlike that p90x claptrap) so I'm surprised you didn't see more satisfactory results.
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    Sep 09, 2011 1:31 PM GMT
    fitdude62 saidTransformation takes time. Some it takes longer than others. It's consistancy that is the important part.

    Peace


    David definitely has it down!
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    Sep 09, 2011 3:02 PM GMT
    I love Hikaru Utada!
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    Sep 09, 2011 3:04 PM GMT
    DJBoston said
    Dallasfan824 saidIronic you say that. Last night before bed I thought "Its been a month. I should measure myself". Big mistake. I have no idea what I am doing wrong.

    In 6 months I have seen almost no change in size. My waist went down a half inch. My arms went up 1/4 inch. In the last 3 months there has been no change at all. I am on the verge of just giving up with trying to make something happen. I will still go to gym because I just need too. But I need to lower my expectation. Its frustrating to put in this kind of work and not really see much to show for it.



    Don't be discouraged. If you're doing the work that it sounds like you are (REALLY pushing yourself and working outside of your comfort zone) then changes are happening. They may not be outwardly apparent, but things are happening that will lead to physical changes down the road.

    But don't forget, working out is AT THE MOST 50% of the battle. No matter what your goal is (lose fat, gain muscle, tone up, whatever), the way you eat is at least as important as the way you work out. If you're working hard at one and not the other, you're only doing it half-assed.



    I didnt go yesterday. I was feeling too discouraged. I ended up eating two pieces of pizza and watching the Packers game.I need to figure out what to do. Maybe I have taken it as far as I can go doing what I am doing and need to figure out if making add itional changes are worth it. I know I am stronger because I keep upping the weight. I just dont see it outwardly.
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    Sep 09, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
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    DJBoston said
    Dallasfan824 saidIronic you say that. Last night before bed I thought "Its been a month. I should measure myself". Big mistake. I have no idea what I am doing wrong.

    In 6 months I have seen almost no change in size. My waist went down a half inch. My arms went up 1/4 inch. In the last 3 months there has been no change at all. I am on the verge of just giving up with trying to make something happen. I will still go to gym because I just need too. But I need to lower my expectation. Its frustrating to put in this kind of work and not really see much to show for it.



    Don't be discouraged. If you're doing the work that it sounds like you are (REALLY pushing yourself and working outside of your comfort zone) then changes are happening. They may not be outwardly apparent, but things are happening that will lead to physical changes down the road.

    But don't forget, working out is AT THE MOST 50% of the battle. No matter what your goal is (lose fat, gain muscle, tone up, whatever), the way you eat is at least as important as the way you work out. If you're working hard at one and not the other, you're only doing it half-assed.



    I didnt go yesterday. I was feeling too discouraged. I ended up eating two pieces of pizza and watching the Packers game.I need to figure out what to do. Maybe I have taken it as far as I can go doing what I am doing and need to figure out if making add itional changes are worth it. I know I am stronger because I keep upping the weight. I just dont see it outwardly.



    I'm going to kick your ass in PV in November.

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  • HopefulMuscle

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    Sep 09, 2011 6:28 PM GMT
    Thx everyone for your feedback, I am gonna stick what works for me. I am proud to the fact that I went from 197 to 181 almost 20 lbs of weight loss. And everyone I know tells me that I lost so much weight and ask me whats my secret, lol. Sure I may be envious of the next guy but I'll just keep doing what I've been doing. My time will come when I'll have them sculpted abs and chisled physique. It'll just take me a while longer to get it. ^_^