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Author Topic: new year resolution: I decided to start sport again.  (Read 626 times)

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Re: new year resolution: I decided to start sport again.
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2018, 06:22:13 PM »
Congrats man, I seriously need to start thinking of these sorts of goals healthwise. What's your regimen at the moment? I checked on Amazon, and they don't even have Hyperbolic Time Chambers on sale.

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Re: new year resolution: I decided to start sport again.
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2018, 08:13:05 PM »
Thanks guys.

I can go into detail if you want, but it's really a combo between diet and exercise. I eat mostly soup and fish fillets with veggies. Never enough veggies. Turns out, even of you eat a ton of healthy food, it doesn't hurt you, cause your body doesn't hold on to them. On that note, I basically do no sugar, except for a little sweet thing at the end of the day maybe. Sugar is a lot more fattening than actual fat, turns out.


For exercise, I never do anything extremely stressful or intense, but I do do a lot of lighter work outs. Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday are weight days. I use free weights so I'm also engaging my core and legs while I use them. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are lighter work outs. No weights, just using my own body. Quicker and less stressful. I do a lot of like, kicks and punches these days to get a sense of movement. Do some research into shadow boxing.

Additionally, and this is key: squat every day. They're big muscles and can take the use. Plus it'll keep you from having jacked arms and bird legs. You can't skip leg day, if every day is leg day. I also don't use weights for squats, and just do a lot of them instead.

And it's more minor, but I do stand at least 4 hours a day at work. Of nothing else, it builds stamina. I know this isn't as easy to accomplish as well, but you can get a cheap standing desk thing to help with it.


And of course, remember this is just what I'm doing, and I'm not advocating it as a one size fits all. You got to figure what works for you. I started with just a few things, and added to it until I felt comfortable with the workout. Bonus: I can do this all at home, so no gym fee, and the diet is pretty cheap as well. Don't skimp on soup though. Get something with real chunks of veggies and meat. Even if it is 2$ vs 1, you might as well be drinking water with that condensed stuff.

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Re: new year resolution: I decided to start sport again.
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2018, 10:13:20 PM »
Congrats indeed, Coryn! I can relate to that light on your feet feeling because I myself have been doing some diet and exercise, and so far I've been feeling better both physically and mentally. Lost around five to seven pounds this past week (a rough estimate, by the way) and I strive to lose more and see even more noticeable results by the end of this month.

My current diet literally consists of me cutting back on everything and sticking with light snacks and meals, all the while resisting the urge to overeat anything. I'm mostly sticking with foods such as chicken, turkey, nuts, fruits and whatever I feel comfortable with at the moment. I eliminated pretty much all junk and sweets from my eating habits, with my only source of sugar being from the fruit I consume, which I also try not to eat too much of.  I've been sucking at staying away from bread and cheese, and I'm aiming to cut down on those as well.

Also: Water, water and more water. I cannot stress how much water has been important to me this past week. I mean don't get me wrong, I've always been a water guy, but man this diet has given me a newfound appreciation for it.

As far as exercise, I decided to stick with a beginner friendly circuit of body-weight exercises. Here's what my current regimen looks like:

20 squats
10 pushups
30 jumping jacks
15 second planks

I'm going through the current circuit at least three times a session with three minutes of rest between each round. Looking to add more to give myself more of a effective and challenging workout. I also give myself a day of rest to allow my body to repair and properly adjust for the following day of exercise. So right now I'm working out at least three to four days a week.

If there's one thing about myself I thought I could never change, it would be my weight.

Boy I love proving myself wrong.   

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Re: new year resolution: I decided to start sport again.
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2018, 12:46:21 AM »
No kidding man. I've always been a bit bulky, but I definitely noticed it nearing that line between "I'm big boned" and "Oh *censored* I'm just fat." I hadn't been on the other side of that line since before puberty, and I'll be damned if I'm going to cross it again without a fight. I can get fat when I'm dead.

I also gotta stress that you can't make the mistake of going in with "absolute will power" when it comes to food. Sure, you can resist that bowl of candy at the reception desk at this moment. And maybe you can do it five minutes from now, and maybe even five minutes after that. But eventually, you'll break. You'll break and you'll be standing there with a handful of Skittles and you'll realize your perfect streak is broken.

Now, you'll want to just give it all up then, if you're like me (ie. Human). You'll be all "Well, my diet is ruined, guess I'm doomed" But, if you build in those little allowences and indiscretions, you won't feel overwhelmed when they happen. It takes the stress out of the diet, knowing that if you occasionally mess up, it's not the end of the world.

I also suggest not thinking about diet and exercise as "something I'm doing to lose weight." Think of it as "something that I do." Do not ascribe an end goal to it. Let it become just another one of your habits. Now, it takes 7 continuous weeks to build a habit, but once it's in, it's in. And if you think of it as just another part of your lifestyle, then it comes easier. Again, it's less stress to deal with, which reduces stress eating (one of my greatest sins) and helps with that end of things. Think like this, and instead of worrying constantly about when your weight will be gone, you will simply notice that it is.

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