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Devout_Haruhiist

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Hi there! My name is Joe. I (obviously) just joined these forums and wanted to introduce myself. I am 30 years old and work an office job. I started working out (mostly strength training, have always been below average in strength and weight) maybe 3 years ago but only got more serious about it in the last few months. The first few years were more to build the habit of going to the gym. I normally work with a personal trainer and don't really have anyone else in my life to talk to about fitness successes and challenges, so I was hoping to find that here. I am notoriously bad at being active on forums or any kind of online social platform, but that is something I would also like to get better at. My biggest challenges are definitely nutrition (eating enough) and psychological struggles (e.g. having a self image of being weak and giving up on an exercise mentally before physically).

 

This site looks really promising and I hope to find more motivation here as well as help others. There is a lot here though! Just looking through I probably saw at least 10 threads that said "read this first" and am very confused, haha. Any guidance would be appreciated. I already have a work out routine I like, so most of what I am looking for is  a place for more interaction, accountability, and celebrating of each other's successes and progress.

 

Thanks!

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Personally at least I found running involved quite a bit of mental fortitude  - but I've always had pretty strong will power in getting my arse moving. Not eating unhealthy things offered to me, not so much. For me I found happiness celebrating small victories, like one more push up per set, increasing the weight 10 lbs more etc. I've also seen people plug in to their own music in the gym, I sing "We will rock you" by Queens to myself mentally when I run to sync my breathing to its proper pattern. Some weeks will be rougher then others (like if you haven't slept well the night before), you will need to just give yourself a break on those. 

 

And about muscle building - you need to get enough protein and sleep enough(I've been bad about the sleep part due to running around too much). 

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On 5/26/2019 at 11:27 AM, Devout_Haruhiist said:

This site looks really promising and I hope to find more motivation here as well as help others. There is a lot here though! Just looking through I probably saw at least 10 threads that said "read this first" and am very confused, haha. Any guidance would be appreciated. I already have a work out routine I like, so most of what I am looking for is  a place for more interaction, accountability, and celebrating of each other's successes and progress.

 

Thanks!


The 4-week challenges are a good place for interaction, accountability and celebrating wins together. 

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