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GETTING IN SHAPE

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by demonsss, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. demonsss

    demonsss New Member

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    I've decided that I want to get in shape. I'm about 5'8" 185 lbs. Some enemies that are plaguing me right now are fried foods and alcohol. Like I've said in previous posts, I'm a social drinker, preferring nice liquors to beer, but I can't imagine any alcohol being good for getting in shape. My real concern is setting goals that are unrealistic for myself. Should I go cold turkey with the fried foods and alcohol, or is there a better way? Another thing I've faced in the past is trying to do too much too soon. I did upper body today and ran a mile, (I'm REALLY out of shape) because I figured if I ran more than a mile I wouldn't feel like running tomorrow. Sure, I have the willpower to stick it out and run a mile and a half or two miles a day, but what's better for me now? Also, what do people think of Metabolife, because my metabolism is awful, which has a lot to do with why I'm overweight. Anyway, thanks for all the help in advance.
     

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    flipstah Distinguished Member

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    There's nothing wrong with balance. It's the excess that kills you.

    Add more exercise routine in your life: 5km walk/run, pushups, burpees, etc.

    Join a rec league for sports! Go for it!
     

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    I know what you mean. I had visible abs while i was alcohol free, but been social drinking over last year and they are gone, but also my diet got worse too. i'm older too >35 and aint' as easy to drop it fast now. but i'm made strides by limiting my drinks to whisky on the rocks and babying it, also rum and seltzer is another low cal option.

    But best way for me food wise was to just limit my carbs and sugar and stay away from fried foods. also leave out breads. I still allow cheat meals on weekend, so it's like a reward. but the longer you do it, i don't really crave fried foods at all anymore. my downfall is a good burger, but been trying to do those "protein style" (lettuce wrap instead of bun).

    Just following that generally got me down 10lbs, but i definitely do hit the gym 3-4x a week even if only for 30-45 min
     

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    Mix things up by joining a yoga studio. Look for fusion, hiit or sculpt vinyasa classes. It's cardio and strength training - at the same time. And being around lean strong women will mitigate urges to eat badly post-workout.

    I'm convinced that jogging and typical guy stuff in the gym does very little.
     

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