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 Post subject: Re: Getting into shape
PostPosted: February 19 19, 12:58 pm 
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Am not obsessed with my weight, but I weigh myself obsessively.

And sorry to backpage, congrats to y'all. it is a good feeling, to have some command over fitness/weight.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting into shape
PostPosted: February 23 19, 9:56 am 
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I haven't had a beer in a week and have already tightened my belt by a notch. It's a start.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting into shape
PostPosted: February 25 19, 8:50 pm 
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Shirts had felt big lately... went to Target... so now I'm a medium. :shock: I mean, I know sizes are larger now than years ago, but still, geez. Confirmed when I went home and tried on literally all my shirts. 30lbs man. Geez.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting into shape
PostPosted: February 26 19, 12:28 am 
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I sold out and took a steakhouse job and part of that is eating the entire menu, so my diet is totally blown this week, but I did hit 183.4 yesterday so I only have another 10 lbs or so to go.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting into shape
PostPosted: February 26 19, 8:07 am 
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I have made a commitment to working out.

I have worked out 4 out of 5 days so far. To start, I have limited my workouts to 20 minutes cardio and 40 minutes weight training as to not hurt myself or not get burned out. I am going to do one 2 hour workout each week though. I am taking today off and working out for 2 hours tomorrow night.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting into shape
PostPosted: February 26 19, 10:21 am 
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I really think a commitment to a reasonable and sustainable workout is key. I’ve struggled with pushing myself too far too fast; make a little progress then get ambitious or impatient. I’m hoping i have a handle on that this time.
In other words, good strategizing FB.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting into shape
PostPosted: February 26 19, 11:10 am 
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lukethedrifter wrote:
I really think a commitment to a reasonable and sustainable workout is key. I’ve struggled with pushing myself too far too fast; make a little progress then get ambitious or impatient. I’m hoping i have a handle on that this time.
In other words, good strategizing FB.


Thanks. Something sustainable is the key for me.

I know it's probably not optimal, but it's better than what I was doing before which was nothing. I hope to get in 5 workouts each week with 1 of them being very ambitious.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting into shape
PostPosted: February 26 19, 1:03 pm 
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That's definitely key.

I found a lifting program that I do at home with adjustable dumbbells, a pull up bar, and bodyweight (Power Blocks) and each day takes less than 50-minutes to complete. It's been highly sustainable as I never dread working out for the first time in my life.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting into shape
PostPosted: February 26 19, 1:55 pm 
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ZigZagCardsFan wrote:
That's definitely key.

I found a lifting program that I do at home with adjustable dumbbells, a pull up bar, and bodyweight (Power Blocks) and each day takes less than 50-minutes to complete. It's been highly sustainable as I never dread working out for the first time in my life.

What kind of adjustable dumbbells do you have?


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 Post subject: Re: Getting into shape
PostPosted: February 26 19, 3:11 pm 
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stlouie_lipp wrote:
ZigZagCardsFan wrote:
That's definitely key.

I found a lifting program that I do at home with adjustable dumbbells, a pull up bar, and bodyweight (Power Blocks) and each day takes less than 50-minutes to complete. It's been highly sustainable as I never dread working out for the first time in my life.

What kind of adjustable dumbbells do you have?


I use the same type thing....."power-blocks", and they work great.


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