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Hey all, my name is Robert! You can just call me Rob~
I wanted to give you a bit of a back story on who I am, why I am here and what on earth I intend to do!
 

I'm twenty-seven.
I'm a deep-thought(philosophical) type of guy. 
Creative, witty and charismatic. 
I spent a really long time focusing more on bad habits and not my genuine self.

Recreational smoker. Cigarette smoker. Rarely drink, have experimented. 
Deep down I just know I can do ten-times more. I want to be one of those people who turned it all around. 


Diet Quest(s)

 

* Cut all fast food indefinitely(only emergency really haha)

* Drink eight bottles of water daily. Only one caffeinated sugar-based drink a day(coffee). 

*Do not buy anymore cigarettes - work to never smoking them again.

 

Fitness Quest(s): 

 

* (Larger then life Quest!- A quest larger then the average for a level one. Having multiple prerequisites to completion.)

- One a week head to local state park. Follow my usual route, power walk, then jog in intervals. (Two to be exact. Each a solid jog for 45 seconds.)
-Each week starts with upper body training. Every day switch off back and forth.  Upper then lower. One day for rest.

-(Upper: 5 Diamond Push-ups. 5 Regular Push-ups. 5 Wide Push-ups. 25 curls of 10lbs each arm. 15 curls of 20 lbs each arm. 25 Shoulder Shrugs of 10 lbs)

-(Lower: 15 Close-in sit ups. 15 legs flat sit ups. 15 Regular, Rotating sit ups. (Turning body as I lift) 15 Planking, Leg lifts, and side shift. Pause. 15 Planking, Leg Lifts, side shift, back and raise leg to return.)

 

Level up your Life!

 

* Enact my budget goals. Three savings accounts, $ 100.00 a month in each. One for vacation, one for back up and another for any LARGE purchases. This is not typical spending. This is specifically for big fixes, tires, medical bills, co-pay, etc. Create a new credit line(for refinancing purposes of course!)

 

 

 

 

ONE YEAR SKIP

 

8/25/2021

 

I had taken a similar approach to my training, but I amplified it in many ways resulting from visiting a boxing gym. Thus got my type of work out interests to change dramatically. From then on my at home garage gym work out was built to maintain over a year to break out of the slump I had been in. 

A heavy smoker of both cigarettes and weed. I drank alcohol too. Plenty of fast food. Sugar. etc. These are habits I still struggle with to this day, but I can say I've dramatically decreased all intake of such by at least 50%. Soda is rare now, Coffee is being limited and not overloaded with additives. Cigarettes are on occasion compared to a pack a day. I still smoke weed, but I believe the affects will not counter act my efforts to get in shape.

Three days a week(every other day, one day off a week). I do a full body work out with a day rest in between. I wanted to maximize my routine to be longer but intense through out all of it. 

Stretch>200 on Weighted Fast Rope> Forty Sit Ups>Twenty Boxer Push Ups(set to increase)>Twenty Five deep squats>Forty-Fifty jabs left and Right arm on heavy bag>Fifty Arm Curls(10lbs) both arms> 15 Straight Raise> 10 Outward Lifts(T-shape)

This is my current work out routine, I built this from increased numbers. Originally all those numbers were halved, and even some of those routines didn't exist. Over the course of 6 months, I had actually doubled it. I had stopped for 4 months, and JUST picked back on my routine. 

I want to continue but also push further and further. Perhaps even start running to thin the fat on my stomach. Suggestions and thoughts? 

 

 

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On 7/19/2020 at 11:41 AM, RobDough said:

Hey all, my name is Robert! You can just call me Rob~
I wanted to give you a bit of a back story on who I am, why I am here and what on earth I intend to do!
 

I'm twenty-seven.
I'm a deep-thought(philosophical) type of guy. 
Creative, witty and charismatic. 
I spent a really long time focusing more on bad habits and not my genuine self.

Recreational smoker. Cigarette smoker. Rarely drink, have experimented. 
Deep down I just know I can do ten-times more. I want to be one of those people who turned it all around. 


Diet Quest(s)

 

* Cut all fast food indefinitely(only emergency really haha)

* Drink eight bottles of water daily. Only one caffeinated sugar-based drink a day(coffee). 

*Do not buy anymore cigarettes - work to never smoking them again.

 

Fitness Quest(s): 

 

* (Larger then life Quest!- A quest larger then the average for a level one. Having multiple prerequisites to completion.)

- One a week head to local state park. Follow my usual route, power walk, then jog in intervals. (Two to be exact. Each a solid jog for 45 seconds.)
-Each week starts with upper body training. Every day switch off back and forth.  Upper then lower. One day for rest.

-(Upper: 5 Diamond Push-ups. 5 Regular Push-ups. 5 Wide Push-ups. 25 curls of 10lbs each arm. 15 curls of 20 lbs each arm. 25 Shoulder Shrugs of 10 lbs)

-(Lower: 15 Close-in sit ups. 15 legs flat sit ups. 15 Regular, Rotating sit ups. (Turning body as I lift) 15 Planking, Leg lifts, and side shift. Pause. 15 Planking, Leg Lifts, side shift, back and raise leg to return.)

 

Level up your Life!

 

* Enact my budget goals. Three savings accounts, $ 100.00 a month in each. One for vacation, one for back up and another for any LARGE purchases. This is not typical spending. This is specifically for big fixes, tires, medical bills, co-pay, etc. Create a new credit line(for refinancing purposes of course!)

 

 

 

 

ONE YEAR SKIP

 

8/25/2021

 

I had taken a similar approach to my training, but I amplified it in many ways resulting from visiting a boxing gym. Thus got my type of work out interests to change dramatically. From then on my at home garage gym work out was built to maintain over a year to break out of the slump I had been in. 

A heavy smoker of both cigarettes and weed. I drank alcohol too. Plenty of fast food. Sugar. etc. These are habits I still struggle with to this day, but I can say I've dramatically decreased all intake of such by at least 50%. Soda is rare now, Coffee is being limited and not overloaded with additives. Cigarettes are on occasion compared to a pack a day. I still smoke weed, but I believe the affects will not counter act my efforts to get in shape.

Three days a week(every other day, one day off a week). I do a full body work out with a day rest in between. I wanted to maximize my routine to be longer but intense through out all of it. 

Stretch>200 on Weighted Fast Rope> Forty Sit Ups>Twenty Boxer Push Ups(set to increase)>Twenty Five deep squats>Forty-Fifty jabs left and Right arm on heavy bag>Fifty Arm Curls(10lbs) both arms> 15 Straight Raise> 10 Outward Lifts(T-shape)

This is my current work out routine, I built this from increased numbers. Originally all those numbers were halved, and even some of those routines didn't exist. Over the course of 6 months, I had actually doubled it. I had stopped for 4 months, and JUST picked back on my routine. 

I want to continue but also push further and further. Perhaps even start running to thin the fat on my stomach. Suggestions and thoughts? 

 

 

looks like you've done made some solid changes this year. Thoughts on running: It's great cardio, and a good way to get in shape. Not going to help you lose fat on your stomach. The way to do that is through a calorie deficit. I just recently started running(jogging really as I'm slow) Even though I said above about calorie deficit, I was hoping for a bit of thinning the fat on my stomach.One of my problems with that is that it just makes me hungrier. But, It is good cardio, and is building my endurance.

 

Here are some links I found helpful

Couch to 5k - C25K Running Program

Running Technique Drills | 3 Drills For Beginners - YouTube

 

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