Haven't read "every single reply, so pardon me if mentioned.
But one word man. DIET.!
It's all what you intake. KNOW what you're eating, and more importantly what not to eat.
If you're trying to lose lbs.....stay far away from weights.
You don't want bulk if you wanna shed some pounds.
Lotsa Cardio. Burn those calories. (always)Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Little things like that make a significant difference believe it
or not....ohhh...try to walk ALOT more. It will benefit you in alot of different ways...hiking, etc...it even builds stamina up.
You should always walk after a punishing run.
(Ahhhh! Put some mineral ice on after your runs, and feel cooling sooth. Only a coupla bux for a jar)
I suggest to not punish yourself by cutting "everything" out.....but be moderate. Such as eat only 1/2 that burger......and no fries.
Stay far far away from all fast-food dude. Never again basically.
You'll become accustomed, with little time. Trust me.
I'm a former boxer.....I've also been in the military.......not that it matters, but I tell you, I haven't set foot in a gym since I was a teen.
I'm in dang good shape for my age (33).
You truly don't need a gym.
Plenty of better ways to work it out.....
Learn to condition yourself. Know your body....and push your limits.
I call it the *muscle failure achievement. It's basically when you're on that 100th push up and your arms start shaking and turn to spaghetti.
That's when you know you're gettin something out of it....your workout..
Now......the whole point of working out, staying in shape is SO YOU CAN enjoy some Ben & Jerry's......fried stuff, and other yummy junk food.
Just limit yourself.
I would also find out your blood type (if you don't know), and see what diet fits you best. If you do'nt like seafood, I would suggest to develop a
palate for it, and make it part of your diet. Great protein, great results....
You (also) don't wanna be on such a strict diet, that it's unhealthy...
And stay FAR away form diet pills. Supplements, protein shakes and all that crap. Worthless....and a waste of money in the long run. Don't buy into
anything *especially* chemical for that matter......
All you need, really is commitment.
Cuz that's what it takes in the end.
Don't give up easily....it takes time.....months even, with consistency.
It becomes alot more difficult to maintain weight as you get older 2. Sux.
Easy to put on.....much harder to lose....basically...
I tell ya it'll feel good to see the results when you step on that scale, and see a difference. It's what will motivate you. You will (or your body)
will know what it takes....
Good luck kiddo.
and let us know your results.....we'll work witchya.
[edit on 14-7-2009 by Ben Niceknowinya]