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Bada0Bing

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I got super lazy once they shut down my gym during the pandemic, used it as an excuse not to do anything.

Moved to FL right around Christmas time and decided once I got settled I would work back at getting in shape. I joined a gym end of March and now go 5 days a week--3 days of weight training & 2 days of hot yoga (yoga is brand new to me). I'd like to get my weight down to under 190 (I am am like 202 right now--6' tall) but more importantly I'd like to just get back in to decent shape--maybe turning 50 this year is an extra motivation or a wake up call. I got down to the 185 range a few years ago when I was really working on it--unfortunately I fell off the wagon fitness-wise.

I am watching what I eat but not counting calories, eating lots of protein, staying away from sugars as best I can and not overeating. I don't expect it to be a quick journey, I just have to keep at it.

Sounds like you're on the right track. Cutting out sugars and decreasing portion size are great. Just these two things alone will have huge benefits.

I'm getting close to 50 also, so I've been shifting my focus towards longevity and general wellbeing. I've added some balance exercises with my bosu ball to keep my stabilizer muscles active and my back healthy. Lots of breathing exercises as well to keep my stress down.

If you ever decide to track calories I suggest https://cronometer.com/

Cronometer

I'm not sure if that link will work or not, but you can just google it. I don't use it daily, but I use it occasionally to get a feel for how many calories I'm eating, but more importantly it tracks a lot of micronutrients. Pretty handy to make sure you're not deficient in anything. And, it's great to get a general idea of which and how much nutrients are in the food you're eating.

And of course fasting. That's the best thing you can do for your body and it's free! I'm actually fasting for 24 hours today because I plan on indulging for the Suns game tonight.
 

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Changed my diet and have lost 23 pounds so far in less than 40 days. Roughly half a pound a day. I am doing Dr. Eddelstyn's Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease diet. No Oils, No meats, No sugary drinks (like coke and Pepsi), No caffeinated coffee, No Oils, No nuts, No Avocados. It's pretty extreme. I am only walking for exercise. I can see my legs and arms changing shape even though I am only walking. So far my lower body has lost the most weight, of course. At least clothes sizes are more radically changing for my lower body so far.
 

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I am down 6 lbs and 2.5 inches on my waist so far. Diet and exercise are working--losing weight and getting stronger. I am not killing myself but I do go to the gym 6 days a week, 3 weight training and 3 hot yoga. I'd like to lose another 8-10 lbs which I assume will the hardest ones to lose. Best part is I am enjoying myself, seeing a little progress is very rewarding.

Yoga is more challenging than I anticipated but I can feel the benefits. Still can't get in some of the poses but I am making baby steps.
 

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Changed my diet and have lost 23 pounds so far in less than 40 days. Roughly half a pound a day. I am doing Dr. Eddelstyn's Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease diet. No Oils, No meats, No sugary drinks (like coke and Pepsi), No caffeinated coffee, No Oils, No nuts, No Avocados. It's pretty extreme. I am only walking for exercise. I can see my legs and arms changing shape even though I am only walking. So far my lower body has lost the most weight, of course. At least clothes sizes are more radically changing for my lower body so far.
Damn, that is extreme!
 

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I've gained about 10lbs of muscle since the pandemic started. I'm currently at 184lbs with 14% body fat at 5'9". I have to cut about 4lbs-6lbs of fat and I'll be right where I want to be! Building out me home gym had been key to this!
 

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I've gained about 10lbs of muscle since the pandemic started. I'm currently at 184lbs with 14% body fat at 5'9". I have to cut about 4lbs-6lbs of fat and I'll be right where I want to be! Building out me home gym had been key to this!

Having a home gym is sooo ideal. I work from home Mon & Fri, so I can easily pop out to the garage at lunch for 5 sets of squats or deadlifts. Then I find time to fit in 5 sets of bench press on another day. Combine that with a quick set of pullups every morning, a set of dips every couple days and that pretty much covers me for the amount of weight training I want to do. I also do either a set of situps or the "evil wheel" every day as well.

I just want to maintain my current level of muscle mass at this point, but I primarily lift these days for the resistance training health benefits. 50 is right around the corner and I don't plan on slowing down lol.
 

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1.1.1 clusters at 90% (305lbs)
Then an EMOM with all core/strength movements. All in a balmy 50 degrees!

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Playing with Video Editing Apps today!

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Ever workout barefoot? I can't tell if your garage is concrete, but if so you get the double benefit of grounding while strengthening all your individual foot muscles.

I'm barefoot as often as possible. If I have to wear shoes I usually wear my grounding sandals.
 

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Good luck! Lose it, and then try to find some balance with your diet where you can still enjoy things, but maintain a proper weight. Sounds like you're on the right track.
 

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Just started working out again recently. Nothing crazy, converted one of our spare rooms to a "work out" room. Have a good set of dumbbells, bands, bench, apple tv for fitness+ and my Concept2 Rower will be delivered today. I did a small lower body workout yesterday with a light dumbbell and I'm certainly feeling it today.
 

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I am trying to stay off the scale and only checking myself once a month. I can see the change though, my pants are looser and I can see the hint of my abs LOL. I just need to keep at it, the motivation to workout is there, but I am quickly losing the motivation to cook, I am just tired of preparing meals and then cleaning up afterwards.

Besides weight training I am trying to mix it up, my gym offers a ton of different classes, I do yoga at least twice a week and am enjoying it, this past weekend I tried my first TRX class, body weight stuff with straps--it was a good total body workout but nothing extreme. I may try a spin class, I have never been one for exercise bikes but that looks different, they have a giant screen on the wall like you are biking through different real world areas. Variety is key for me so I will probably be one of those members at my gym that the staff see's trying everything.
 

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