somebody Posted November 25, 2013 Report Share Posted November 25, 2013 I'm looking at about a six-month timeframe to start off a healthy lifestyle. By that I just mean that I'm going to be checking progress and making adjustments along the way, but I'm shooting for 6 months as a first major checkpoint. Beginning:23 years old5'11''~250lbs (I'll have to double check that later tonight)No clue what my BF% is. I may either buy calipers or get one of those full health scans done (they have some fancy machine in the health clinic here. I work at Michigan State University 8-5 M-F (hah...sorry, 7:45-6:30 M-F and sometimes 10-2 Saturdays). I'm committed to a number of projects outside of work, meaning meetings 8-10pm Tuesday, 8-9:30pm Wednesday, 8:30-10:30 Thursday, and a couple other times that shift around each week, so scheduling is going to be delicate. I'm aiming to get in a workout after I leave the office 3-5 days a week (one of the gyms on campus is LITERALLY right next to my office). I know it's going to get crazy busy here in a month or so, but I'm hoping to get in there enough before that I feel enough like a "regular" to walk in confidently and do my stuff even in a crowd of 6000 New Year's Resolutioners (that figure is estimated). I've got a bunch of time off while campus is empty in late December, so once I get settled and organized in the first half of next month, I really want to hit hard then. Keys to Success:--Prior planning!I can't go to the gym after work if I don't pack some shorts and gym shoes.I can't eat healthy if I don't pack a lunch and end up at the food court (Panda Express, Pizza, Subway, or Mediterranean food). --Attitude!I am relentlessly stubborn by nature. Which means that if I'm committed to doing this, it'll be done. On the other hand, if I'm committed to not doing it, nothing will stop me. --Community!That is to say, all y'all. I am a prideful, self-conscious person (I know I'm making friends now). I don't like putting my personal stuff on other people, and I don't like other people getting all up in my business. If I'm going to take on a major lifestyle change, I'd like to do it quietly. I'd rather hang with you guys than tell all my friends I'm working on something until there's results to see. Strategy:--Cook more! (And paleo)If you have good crock-pot recipes, lay 'em on me. If I can make a pound of something and get a few meals out of it, that's excellent. I don't mind eating the same thing three or four days in a week. I'm not really big on food, which is why I don't pay much attention to what I eat now. --Move more!I mean, it makes me feel better and it makes me healthier. This is just a matter of getting priorities straight. --Hang out here more!'Nuff said. I am open to input, suggestions, and especially encouragement! Thanks for reading! Quote My Daily Battle LogTweet at me, bro!Have a bowl of instagramsI don't write for my blog much.We can be friends if you like. Formerly CowboyMisterIndependent Link to comment
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