Workout Frustration

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    May 10, 2010 12:40 AM GMT
    My fitness goal is to get ripped/cut for some odd reason. I guess it's something I want to look back when I'm old and wrinkly and say that I mastered my body while I was young.

    Lately, however, I feel like I have hit my plateau and staying there. I have looked the same for the past 10 months now, but I guess I want more. I continue to work out hard lifting 4 or 5 days a week and keeping a good cardio regimen. I try to maintain great form while I lift. The only thing is my diet. I watch everything I eat but I don't eat the 7 meals necessary I suppose. I don't have the time, the money nor the the chef to eat that many times, hehe.

    I guess I am bound to less than good genetics and detracted by a small framed body. Maybe I need a nice wake up call like P90X or the like...

    As a former fat kid, I am happy to have good health now and plan to maintain good health for a while to come.

    Anyone else share this same frustration?
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    May 10, 2010 12:50 AM GMT
    Not exactly on topic, but do yourself a favor and LOVE the way you look right now. (I for sure do icon_wink.gif )

    Otherwise you wind up like me, almost 44 and never having been entirely happy with my body, I look at pix from 20 years ago and think 'man, I was hot back then', but, of course, back then I didn't think so.
  • neon4u

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    May 10, 2010 12:58 AM GMT
    First, you look great... nice ass pic too! But all of us try to improve. Nothing wrong with that. I think it's time you focus in on your diet. You need to make the proper adjustment to sculpt your body. Also you gotta change up your workout routine. I need to do the same thing... I wish you luck... send me your luck too!
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    May 10, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    bernd saidNot exactly on topic, but do yourself a favor and LOVE the way you look right now. (I for sure do icon_wink.gif )

    Otherwise you wind up like me, almost 44 and never having been entirely happy with my body, I look at pix from 20 years ago and think 'man, I was hot back then', but, of course, back then I didn't think so.


    Exactly… I look at old pictures and ask who the hell is that hot guy?


    Yeah you’re freaking hot; cut yourself some slack. Sounds as if you are doing everything you can do other than the diet and if you are not in competition, you have to wonder if it is really worth it. I’ve known guys that hit the plateau you are speaking of and can’t be happy so they start injecting themselves with stuff—where does it end?
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    May 10, 2010 4:02 AM GMT
    Eat
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    May 10, 2010 4:09 AM GMT
    bernd saidNot exactly on topic, but do yourself a favor and LOVE the way you look right now.
    ^^that^^
    There's nothing wrong with striving for more, but being happy with what you've got now will make it much easier.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    May 10, 2010 4:10 AM GMT
    I share a similar struggle. While not completely static for 10 months, I am a very slow gainer. It's taken me nearly three years to put on roughly 30 lbs, and that's a high estimate. I mostly blame the cardio that I do, but I find it too rewarding to give up, and it keeps me healthy despite keeping my weight lower than I'd prefer. I know I could just eat more, but I don't have the patience to eat as often or as much that's required to put on more poundage. Not to mention that I don't enjoy being full/bloated all the time.
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    May 10, 2010 4:21 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidEat
  • silverfox

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    May 10, 2010 4:29 AM GMT
    Aggieboy said The only thing is my diet. I watch everything I eat but I don't eat the 7 meals necessary I suppose. I don't have the time, the money nor the the chef to eat that many times, hehe.


    Meal #1 Oatmeal, fruit, egg whites, one yoke
    Meal #2 apple, slices of turkey breast, almonds
    Meal #3 A 5 dollar subway foot long, nix half the bread
    Meal # 4 Carrot sticks with guacamole, can of tuna
    Meal #5 Protein Shake
    Meal # 6 Chicken breast, veggies, more veggies
    Meal # 7 yogurt, with fruit and nuts mixed in.


    Get the picture....doesn't have to be a lot of money, doesn't have to be a lot of time. The meals can be modified for your goals but I just wanted to show you that it can be done...I do it every day (except cheat day once a week).