How long have you been working out?

  • Musicman91

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    Oct 03, 2012 8:15 AM GMT
    When did you start to take working out seriously? For me it was a little over a year ago I was close to 200 pounds and I was not happy with the way I looked so I hit the gym. By Christmas I had lost 30 pounds and by the middle of January I was down 45 pounds. At my skinniest I was 156. Now I have been trying to put on muscle and last time I weighed myself I was about 186 so I can assume that is muscle....


    How about you guys?
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Oct 03, 2012 11:35 AM GMT
    Who said I am working out? icon_redface.gif
  • FireDoor211

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    Oct 03, 2012 11:49 AM GMT
    I been working out for a year and a half, but i guess there was about a 6 month period in there where I only lifted weights at home and did cardio.

    I had a similar problem, I was a little over 200 and I decided it was time to put a savage burn on my body. I dropped 20 in the first 2 weeks, my lowest was 172, now I'm hovering around 176. It doesn't seem to want to go down anymore, but I am still getting more tone, and better looking without my shirt on. That's kinda the point right?
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:01 PM GMT
    Around one year.
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:03 PM GMT
    Over 2 years now. When I first started I was about 118. I've now shot up to about 145lbs. My goal is 160.
  • calibro

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    Oct 03, 2012 12:10 PM GMT
    seven years
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:10 PM GMT
    five and a half months. Started at 126 lbs and now 138 lbs. Slightly less of a stick icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:28 PM GMT
    On and off skipping workouts, 10 yrs. Sticking religiously to a program, I can only go about 8 weeks before some busy interruption like moving, taxes, holidays, illness throws me off track, and then it's hard to start back.
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:29 PM GMT
    12 years
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:32 PM GMT
    Since 1993...with some breaks here and there...
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    Oct 03, 2012 2:06 PM GMT
    I have been going to gyms since I was 16, I am 25 now so that's technically 9 years but I haven't been really serious until the last 2 years.

    I'm now basically go through cycles of losing body fat and maintaing muscle mass before summer. And then bulking up whilst minimising body fat gains during the off-season. It's good that I'm serious and have targets because in the end you need goals to keep the motivation up! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 03, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    About two years. I thought ti would go faster than this.
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    Oct 03, 2012 2:21 PM GMT
    I have always been active, but I only got serious this past February. Not where I want to be yet, but can't rush it...
  • fitone

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    Oct 03, 2012 2:38 PM GMT
    30 years
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    Oct 03, 2012 2:43 PM GMT
    About 2.5 years
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    Oct 03, 2012 2:45 PM GMT
    Since August of 1995.

    "You Oughta Know" was storming the airwaves, Friends dominatied tv and I was about to start my last year of undergrad.

    My family had traveled to Rochester, NY to visit my father's youngest brother and his family. It was our one and only trip there. Rochester wasn't much to speak of, though I do recall going to a dairy shoppe and ordering "the largest cone east of the Mississippi." They piled the chocolate soft serve so high on the cone that it took TWO big gulp cups to contain it all as it started to tumble. Quite a spectacle. Story of my youth.

    During that trip, we went to the beach at the lake. Photos were taken. A week later, when the photos were picked up at the local CVS photo counter...I was so ashamed. All the weight I'd lost my first two years of college - due to not eating - I'd gained back. I was 200+ and flabby. But not for long. I started running, using the barbells in the basement, and embarked on a now life long fitness journey that has taken me through running, yoga, weight lifting, pilates, plyometrics, swimming, etc etc etc. I love all of it.
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    Oct 03, 2012 2:47 PM GMT
    2 days
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    Oct 03, 2012 2:57 PM GMT
    Since I was 12, when I joined my first swim team.
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    Oct 03, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    wetboypdx saidSince I was 12, when I joined my first swim team.


    I admire you and the other guys ITT who have been able to do that.
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    Oct 03, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
    Right after high school.
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    Oct 03, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    About seven years now.icon_wink.gif At age 15 I did push ups and sit ups in my bathroom so my older brothers and sister wouldn't make fun of me, and stopped drinking sodas and other sugary drinks. After I saw results after a couple of months of that health just became an obsession of mine.
  • joxguy

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    Oct 03, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
    I got into working out in high school playing football. Had a teacher who worked out everyday and taught a bunch of us how to workout correctly. Never stopped working out. When I began teaching, I quickly volulnteered to help coach football and baseball.

    When one of the first Family Fitness Centers (now 24 Hour Fitness) openned in San Diego joined, my membership number is 101. Been going ever since. My focus has changed over the years, from building to maintaining and now a lot more stretching. Don't feel right if I don't get to the gym at least three days a week
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    Oct 03, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    1.5 years.

    I'm also curious to know what some of you looked like when you were starting out. Like I find I have to constantly tell myself to be patient when I see other guys with the well formed chests and such. From where I started - 117 lbs with 0 muscle - I'm not going to look like that in a year and a half - especially when you missed an entire month and I've had more then my share of weeks off.
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    Oct 03, 2012 5:12 PM GMT
    Total about 14 months. I'd probably be considered one of the top RJ transformations and backstories if I ever created a thread about it.
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    Oct 03, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    I don't know if what I'm doing counts, but I've been working close to 4 month on trying to manage my weight and getting myself into a daily exercise routine. There has been some results, but it's not going as fast as I would like, mostly because I can't afford gym membership, or any equipment.