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Respawn - Creating Consistency


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Has it been ... 3 years? It has been a while, but I have missed how supportive the community can be! And I'm a week late for this challenge (more like 4 years late), but I want to start! Time for a respawn.

 

Over the past 4 years, I almost gave up completely on ever being a fit person. My excuses have been work, family, travel, etc. It has been over 20 years since my peak fitness days, gone due to a stack of bad choices and daily routines of unhealthy habits. Until recently, I felt trapped in a very unhealthy body.

 

A paradigm shift began in April last year (2020 - that year... lol). My younger brother challenged me to just be consistent. I decided to forget "intensity" and "pushing myself to the brink" as so many of the fitness web-celebs push. I decided to just lift 3x/week, starting with an empty barbell and slowly adding weight each week. Now, 9 months later, I'm lifting more than I knew I could - just by coming back weekly and pushing myself a little harder than the last time.

 

So, I'd like to continue breaking out of my mental limitations and take care of my fitness overall. My focus will be primarily body fat, endurance and overall healthier living (sleep, nutrition, etc).

 

My outcome-goal would be to lose fat while keeping as much strength as possible (maybe gaining strength? not sure)

 

My habit-goals that I'd like to track - expanding my consistency...

1) Get time on the bike daily - indoor stationary bike to boost energy and calorie burn - continue my current habit of lifting 3x per week

2) Nutrition/Calories: Keep at or below 2,000 and shoot for >150g protein - I definitely use food as therapy

3) Sleep - shoot for 11pm-6am - this is the most challenging one to me - seems farthest from what I'm currently doing but might make the biggest difference for me in work and fitness

 

Good to be back - and hope to make some new friends and maybe find old friends.

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Rebel - Hunter - Trader - Renewing the body and mind to be as capable as possible - lean & strength

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On 1/11/2021 at 3:04 AM, FortBacon said:

I decided to just lift 3x/week, starting with an empty barbell and slowly adding weight each week. Now, 9 months later, I'm lifting more than I knew I could - just by coming back weekly and pushing myself a little harder than the last time.

 

Nice!

 

On 1/11/2021 at 3:04 AM, FortBacon said:

I definitely use food as therapy

 

Me too, fortbacon. Wait, did someone say bacon? Did I say bacon? Bacon?

 

Anyway, welcome back. Did you lift this week?

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Let cheese and bread and mead crowd out our secret desires for power and domination.

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I'm still "back" - but time to close this out and create a new challenge. It's all about fat loss now, while I try to maintain some muscle.

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Rebel - Hunter - Trader - Renewing the body and mind to be as capable as possible - lean & strength

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