Fat Ass needs assistance
- 01-27-2009, 09:28 AM
I am not sure where to go to start the log. I have a before pic but I really wanted an after pic before I posted it. Right now, it would be more of a before and still pic.
I had some success between June and August 2008 in dropping about 15 lbs, but it came back by Christmas. My limiting factor was time. I commute from Birmingham to Montgomery every day, working out in the gym at my hotel in Montgomery, then driving home. My commute is about 75 minutes each way. I just really grew sick of not being at home, so I guess it was motivation. Right now, my wife is taking classes towards her doctorate at night, so with her not being home at night either, it has taken that limiting factor out of the equation...for now anyway.
The folks on here have been very supportive, and I appreciate being able to have you on board the list of folks checking in on me.
One question...What is a spinning class?
- 01-27-2009, 09:30 AM
its a specialized exercise bike class.
I used to work (telecommuting) for a company in Troy. damn good bbq around there
01-27-2009, 09:46 AM
01-27-2009, 09:59 AM
01-27-2009, 10:53 AM
I agree. I have cut down my portion sizes and am bringing leftovers to work for lunch.
I am trying to take LJ's advice on the log. I posted what I ate today, but the exercise options seem limited. I don't see where treadmill would go as there is no mile counter, only pounds.
My hotel had a military group in last night, so I was a bit embarrassed at the gym. Nothing I can't overcome, but there is a certain level of intimidation when I am wheezing from running 1/4 mile on the treadmill and am surrounded by guys sprinting for 5 miles and doing one armed pushups.
01-27-2009, 10:59 AM
then just worry about time on the treadmill, track that. there really isn't any single right or wrong way to do any of this if there was then everyone would have abs so just keep working towards it and keep in mind these are changes for life, not something you'll do for 6 months then go back to how you were.
01-27-2009, 12:50 PM
If you had your supervisors at your job giving you written evaluations every quarter and they affected your chances of promotion or demotion, Im sure youd be in better shape too.
01-27-2009, 12:59 PM
01-27-2009, 01:05 PM
01-27-2009, 01:34 PM
And I know you won't have any before/afters now...but make that a goal for a few months from now or every 3-4 months.
To log your workout or diet, go to your the top of the AM page and find the button that says diet tracker. You can enter your foods in.
01-27-2009, 01:43 PM
01-27-2009, 02:00 PM
It sounds like youre on the right track and youll make great progress if you keep this up. Just keep pluggin away!
01-27-2009, 03:24 PM
I am still hung up on cycling class...I don't know what that is. Does someone just get up in your grill and make you pedal faster?
01-27-2009, 03:34 PM
sort of, they play music and give you a sort of story to follow, so you have uphill stretches, downhill, etc. so they set the pace for you to follow and keep motivation up
01-27-2009, 03:38 PM
01-27-2009, 03:40 PM
they are a freaking brutal 1 hour torture session. includes cooldown and stretches too generally. we could have used spinning class in guantanamo bay to get answers
01-27-2009, 03:44 PM
01-27-2009, 03:47 PM
Imagine an aerobics class on bikes. But brutal like E said. The instructor is up front to pace the session and push you past what youd normally do on your own.
01-27-2009, 03:56 PM
01-27-2009, 04:22 PM
Yeah the ladies eat that stuff up, it seems it just kicks our asses. I think its some kind of strategic targeted revenge on guys by the cardio bunnies...
Ive never done aerobics either, I just watched it on espn2 when I was growing up. lol.
01-27-2009, 04:34 PM
01-28-2009, 09:07 AM
Wasn't able to get to workout last night as the gym was packed and my agreement was to never displace a paying guest. I will hit it tonight.
There is an interesting conversation going on with another thread regarding which is better for weight loss.. Cardio before or after weights. There seem to be a lot of opinions, but with the light weight training that am doing, is it really a concern for me at this time? Would one way benefit more than the other?
01-28-2009, 09:27 AM
probably after is slightly better, but you are talking about relatively small differences - like i wouldn't expect the difference to add up to a pound of fat loss in 3 months. Unless you are a serious lifter lifting for strength.... in that case it has to be after, if you did cardio before you'd never reach the intensity for the 3 rep max sets
01-28-2009, 09:59 AM
01-28-2009, 10:05 AM
for me right now i'm doing cardio only on non workout days. I'm also on a carb free diet, and minimal calories as well. so if i tried to do cardio + workouts the same day, one or the other would suck royally
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