Help with a Workout Plan + Good Diet?

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    Oct 02, 2011 7:11 PM GMT
    Hey guys! So if you have seen my profile, you might know that I'm trying to turn my thoughts about fitness and health around. (My old friends were very into the twinky-body hardcore, and I was laughably the most masculine among them.... True story.) I'm trying to still "look good to society" (isn't everyone) while not doing irreversible damage to my psyche and my health.

    I find a major problem for me is staying in the gym and comparing myself to others. I've made it a mission to go at least 3 times a week, but I find that I'll be completely bored and stay for 30 minutes, literally running though all of the workout machines and saying to myself "Well, this is as good as it's gonna get." Since then, I've started doing about ten elevated push ups per study break as I write my papers/homework every day, but I found that when I swear to do them, I never take breaks and will churn out these bad boys one after the other. It's like I'm allergic to a good-looking body!

    It's gotten to the point that I've taken a spiritual oath (I take these seriously) to be fit and eat well (I don't eat badly, actually) but I don't know where to start! Can someone please help me create a workout/diet plan? And I don't mean like South Beach diet--I mean something I can realistically keep.

    My stats are on my profile (DONT LAUGH!) and as far as the way I eat now:

    Breakfast (9a)
    Biscuit + jam
    French vanilla cappuccino
    Lettuce/cucumbers
    Water

    Lunch (12p or 2p)
    Water
    Usually chicken or turkey as a meat, but sometimes philly cheesesteak
    Bread
    Fruits
    Other assorted stuffs (Salads/noodles/music)

    Dinner (5p - 7p)
    Bread
    Fruits
    Water
    Salads
    Pasta
    More fruits


    I'm really looking to add and maintain a healthy layer of muscle (arms/chest/tighter ass) without becoming a whole new person that only lasts as long as my container of protein powder. Thanks in advanced for any advice and comments, and I look forward to talking with you! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 02, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
    No Snacks? Toss in a power bar, I'd go with something like eggs (some kinda protein) in the am. My BF eats a good amount of meat, it helps him have a good body at near 40 and having MS. I started the meal plan that came with p90x and a feel really good. My brother started the Supreme 90 Day System, its meal plan is close to p90xs and its 19.99
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    Oct 02, 2011 11:50 PM GMT
    Why don't you use one of the RJ work-out plans, like this one http://www.realjock.com/workout/1057 and one of their meal-plans to put on some mass: http://www.realjock.com/nutrition/1082
  • tuffguyndc

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    Oct 02, 2011 11:53 PM GMT
    Sage saidHey guys! So if you have seen my profile, you might know that I'm trying to turn my thoughts about fitness and health around. (My old friends were very into the twinky-body hardcore, and I was laughably the most masculine among them.... True story.) I'm trying to still "look good to society" (isn't everyone) while not doing irreversible damage to my psyche and my health.

    I find a major problem for me is staying in the gym and comparing myself to others. I've made it a mission to go at least 3 times a week, but I find that I'll be completely bored and stay for 30 minutes, literally running though all of the workout machines and saying to myself "Well, this is as good as it's gonna get." Since then, I've started doing about ten elevated push ups per study break as I write my papers/homework every day, but I found that when I swear to do them, I never take breaks and will churn out these bad boys one after the other. It's like I'm allergic to a good-looking body!

    It's gotten to the point that I've taken a spiritual oath (I take these seriously) to be fit and eat well (I don't eat badly, actually) but I don't know where to start! Can someone please help me create a workout/diet plan? And I don't mean like South Beach diet--I mean something I can realistically keep.

    My stats are on my profile (DONT LAUGH!) and as far as the way I eat now:

    Breakfast (9a)
    Biscuit + jam
    French vanilla cappuccino
    Lettuce/cucumbers
    Water

    Lunch (12p or 2p)
    Water
    Usually chicken or turkey as a meat, but sometimes philly cheesesteak
    Bread
    Fruits
    Other assorted stuffs (Salads/noodles/music)

    Dinner (5p - 7p)
    Bread
    Fruits
    Water
    Salads
    Pasta
    More fruits


    I'm really looking to add and maintain a healthy layer of muscle (arms/chest/tighter ass) without becoming a whole new person that only lasts as long as my container of protein powder. Thanks in advanced for any advice and comments, and I look forward to talking with you! icon_biggrin.gif
    lol ha ha ha please tell me you are joking? ok buddy, you are never going to get in shape with that type of eating menu. how many times are you working out? what is your routine like?
  • natertots

    Posts: 30

    Oct 03, 2011 12:01 AM GMT
    Hey man,

    First off, you took the right first step, you're getting serious about it. The next time you get your rush of "lets do this" motivation, DON'T IGNORE IT! Drop everything and start. After you get past the soreness of day one, you'll want it more on day two. When you see muscle start to build in the second week, you'll want it even more. It's addicting.

    As your diet goes, you've got a bunch of simple carbohydrates with very little protein. If you're trying to pack on some/any muscle, you've gotta fuel your body. I've been on a cutting program for the last three weeks, down 10 lbs, and though my diet is pretty strict, the results keep me motivated. Upping your protein intake will help you recover faster (providing essential BCAA's to your mucles), it'll keep you full, and keep your metabolism burning. Turn your pasta into whole meal/whole grain pasta. Add in some brown rice or sweet potato. Learn to eat pounds of chicken or turkey a week and you'll see the changes you're after.

    I currently eat about 6 meals a day, but you certainly can get away with 3-4... meal frequency will help to keep you motivated and keep you full.

    Just my $.02, so take what you will from it, but know that we're rooting for you! Kick some ass in the gym, man, and remember that you don't get anything overnight. You've gotta work hard to get what you want.

    All the best,
    =Nate
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    Oct 03, 2011 6:08 AM GMT
    Thanks for that guys! I printed out some of the workouts from the site and I'm going to take them to the gym first thing tomorrow as well as changing up the diet. I'll keep a journal of how things go; thanks again! icon_smile.gif


    -Sage
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    Oct 03, 2011 6:47 AM GMT
    You´re not going to get big on jam and cucumbers

    You are going to have to change the way you think about food completely. This will be your major challenge I think...
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    Oct 03, 2011 6:55 AM GMT
    lol this diet looks like you are trying to lose weight...