Originally Posted by Reggs
I'm 25. I dont have kids yet, but wouldn't they make it easier? Spending a day with my nieces usually results in the most exercise in any given day, outside of the gym. I'm a student and work at my uni part time. I know you keep hitting on the age issue, but for what it's worth, most gain weight right after high school and bloat in college. Despite the metabolism change, I mostly attribute it to dietary habits.
Im 165 now and in the past 4 months have lost about 10 pounds with minimal effort, none of which was even a concious effort. To save on parking fees I started parking about 1.5 miles away from my uni every day and walking both ways. I dont attribute it all to that however. Instead of going to Burger King on the way like I use to for a quick meal I'll go to this taco place and just get two little tacos, nothing but beef, cilantro and salsa. I never made a conscious effort to lose weight. These were very small day to day changes, and if I was obese to begin with, I'm sure I would have lost more than 10 pounds. I can understand if you older guys cant commit to exercising, but no one ever got fat eating oats for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, and a lean dinner with fruit or nuts for snacking.
Reggs, you're cute. I hate to sound like an old fart, but lets talk in 20 years. I don't know if anyone told you, but keeping trim is going to be harder and harder after you hit 30. on top of that, when you have kids it is going to suck 20 hours a week of the time that you now consider free right off the face of the earth. and, as you get more and more responsiblity in your career, that will suck time, too.
I understand what you are saying, and agree. if you commit to never enjoying a meal for the rest of your life, you will (most probrably) never be fat. but people do get (a little) fat on a few beers a week and the occasional snickers bar. but most people won't do that, they will have the occasional drink, pizza every now and again, business meals, etc. it sneaks up on you.
anyway, good luck. when I was your age I was pretty fit. when I was 38 I had more than doubled my weight.