Did anyone else's life get in the way of their fitness and they gained weight?

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    Apr 09, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    I would like to know if anyone else gained weight due to their personal lives (like work, college, ect.) getting in the way?
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    Apr 09, 2012 11:27 PM GMT
    Yes I once went up by about 30lbs. I don't think it has every been a single thing for me but the cumulative buildup of several things. For me it isn't even so much the little things as it is for me to kind of hit a downward spiral when it happens. In short I will miss a week of workouts for what are good reasons but then I start skipping them with the excuse of "missing one more won't hurt" and next thing I know it has been months and getting started again is a giant pain in the ass.

    In the end I have made changes to my lifestyle and remain vigilant to avoid that in the future because losing the weight wasn't the most enjoyable experience.
  • Hulse15

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    Apr 09, 2012 11:45 PM GMT


    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREIn the end I have made changes to my lifestyle and remain vigilant to avoid that in the future because losing the weight wasn't the most enjoyable experience.
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    Great advise!
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    theexpandingswimmer saidI would like to know if anyone else gained weight due to their personal lives (like work, college, ect.) getting in the way?


    I learned that it's more about diet than exercise and turned it all around. It does not take any time not to get crap.
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    In a way I like not having to worry about what to eat and when to work out but then I don't like having a belly that makes me look like a sloppy pig.
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:20 AM GMT
    doesn't everyone's life get in the way sometimes?
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    theexpandingswimmer saidIn a way I like not having to worry about what to eat and when to work out but then I don't like having a belly that makes me look like a sloppy pig.


    SO what's more important to you?

    Not having to worry or having a belly??
  • daveindenver

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    Apr 10, 2012 12:22 AM GMT
    It's pretty simple...don't eat stupid food and you won't get a belly.
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:22 AM GMT
    I like having not to worry. haha
  • Hulse15

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    Apr 10, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    daveindenver saidIt's pretty simple...don't eat stupid food and you won't get a belly.


    plain and simple! LOL
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    True but I blame my college life and job. haha
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    college ruined it for me.
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    Apr 10, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    well, there is a time you lose your spirit and gain weight because of work, university..etc but like one of them member said don't eat junk foods icon_razz.gif always eat healthy food and keep doing cardio at very least >_> me myself i gained weight when i was working.. i couldn't find any healthy stuffs around to eat D: so im trying to balance myself now again -_-


    its easy to gain weight ~ but its hard to stay fit!
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    Apr 10, 2012 1:24 AM GMT
    Yes. Happens to a lot of people. For me, a big part of exercising and eating right is making those things a habit. If I get too busy, I'll do what's quick and convenient, which is usually bad.

    It's not just about eating right for me. I need to exercise constantly to keep my weight down. I think I have a slow metabolism. If I don't exercise, I have to eat very small meals so that I don't gain weight.
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    Apr 10, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    Yes. In December 2010, I started a new job, and like any (good) new employee, I worked long hours to impress, which exhausted me. A new neighbourhood with limited lunch options, so I got into the bad habit of eating a cooked lunch at a local diner. Finally, I hadn't worked up the courage to train in our wicked Montreal winters (we can easily have -20 farenheit before even accounting for windchill), so all of that combined to make me a very unhappy boy by time Summer 2011 rolled around.

    Autumn I was determined to shed it, and I did. I've gone from a tight 33 to a loose 30 since then, because I made time for eating right and training right. Life is a question of priorities. I want to make health a priority for me now. I learned my lesson before it got too late!
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    Apr 10, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    I eat the right things and get some exercise but life sucked the soul out of me this winter. Trying to restart and re-energize now that the weather is better. Luckily didn't gain a lot of weight but I lost a lot of ground in the gym.
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    Apr 10, 2012 2:54 AM GMT
    for me, it was the Jefferson Parish (same as County) sheriff's office. I got thrown out of the park I used to skate in because Jefferson has a parish ordinance prohibiting wheeled traffic on public jogging paths (with one exception). I had to wait over a year and a half until one was built in neighboring Orleans Parish which does not have any such ordinances. I went from 144lbs, 14% BF back to my neutral weight of 160 (BF unknown)
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    Apr 10, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    Last summer, I shot up 30-40 lbs, and I've slimmed down to 280 since. icon_redface.gif

    <- yes that is me at ~280.
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    Apr 10, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    work always gets in the way...weird hours, awful sleep patterns, non-regular eating times and habits..... but as it is said...

    Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
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    Apr 11, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    Hey, I saw your profile and then I saw your post. I think a lot of guys struggle with this man, but you just have to find the will and the way to get your personal goals accomplished.

    You might want to just start eating better (because everyone has to eat, so why not start there?)

    - Soda can add 2000 calories a week if you drink 2 a day. Switch to Diet Dr. Pepper or Diet Coke which aren't too bad.

    - Cut down on carbs and junk. Spend your grocery money differently, pick up almonds or cashews, and celery and healthy crunchy things.

    - When you go to McD's, go with the 2 hamburgers and get a salad from the $1.00 menu. Skip the fried foods, breaded chicken, and all the dairy and the loaded up burgers.

    - Take your vitamins. Even the gummy ones from Target or Walmart are decent and help a little.

    - Can you go jog at lunch? Before work? After work? It sucks to wake up early or cut into your lunch time, but if you feel too tired after work, its better to do it before.

    I've got 2 books that have been helping me a lot:

    - "The Metabolism Miracle" -- google it and there is also a website.

    - "Blood Types, Body Types, and You" -- has a website too.

    Your metabolism might have changed just cause you aren't sleeping, exercising enough and especially if you're sitting a lot. Stress can do it too.

    Really if you just start somewhere and add some new things as you feel and look better, you'll be back to normal again.

    Just cause the people around you might have given up and gotten fat, doesn't mean you're gonna have the same fate. Just take small steps icon_smile.gif

    And yeah, finding a hot guy to work out with would help, but honestly you're gonna have to take the first steps on your own.

    Peace! Good luck man.
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    Apr 11, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    I'm really stressed at work these days and it causes me to miss workouts and eat unhealthy. I try to keep myself in check though. I never want to go back to being fat. It causes little hiccups in my fitness but as soon as i get free time i try to get back on my workout schedule and undo the damage.

    A culmination of work stress and personal relationship troubles caused me to gain 20lbs at the end of last year. Really wish i wasn't an emotional eater but even though i know it i can't seem to control myself when things are getting out of hand.
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    Apr 11, 2012 11:17 PM GMT

    Yeah, my life and my work got in the way and in a short period of time after having left my ex girlfriend and etc, I ballooned to 195lbs after going back to Taekwondo and committing myself to training I dropped 67lbs in just over 3 years, got my six pack back, my tone back and most of all my health back^^
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    Apr 12, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    Yep!

    But this is when your commitment kinda gets tweaked sometimes.

    I started working more hours and taking care of my late dad's costs that I haven't been able to push myself as hard as I used to. So, what I did was train more on endurance instead of strength because this is what I knew I would be comfortable with.

    I changed my workouts a bit but I'm still happy I'm pushing my body in a different way!
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    Apr 12, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    I have the opposite problem. Fitness gets in the way of personal life, and yet it produces no results!