Time to get back in shape!

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    Hey man. Good luck and thank you for choosing to defend our shores. There is a certain body building web site that has great workout plans for beginner to experienced people. I started one about 3 months back and have lost 20 lbs (didnt have a whole lot to lose). Eating right and being committed to the plan is key. Due to my "condition" running isnt my best friend so I use the elliptical as well as the bike and row machines. I do hit the road at least once a week as that is a totally different type of activity.
    Whatever plan you make stick with it. And remember, its not so much about weight as it is body composition. I am 205lbs but in better shape than alot of people who weigh less. Make sure the recruiter isnt trying to fit you into some weight category as I know the Army weight standards are dated. Try and find out your body fat % allowance. I dont know how the CG measures it, but figure that out and see where you stand.

    Again, Thank You and good luck!
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    As for me, I have been into kettlebell training for almost a month now and I do say I am hooked. You can do cardio and strength training and get optimum results in just a short time from using kettlebell exercises. I got a pair of adjustable kettlebells too and I do exercises geared to martial arts/self defense functional fitness. I also recently got back to doing the Gladiator Conditioning Programs with the 8 to Hate Calisthenics, Grappler's Dozen stretches, and Sandbag workout. I also like to incorporate cross country running interpersed with sprinting (3-4 miles), elliptical machine, rowing, bicycling, speedbag, heavybag, focus mitts, elliptical machine, free weights (barbells/kettlebells/sandbags=mainly power lifts), Bowflex (for some functional isolation exercises), and jump roping into my workouts. With the exception of occasionally using Bowflex, most of my workouts are short duration but of extreme intensity. I also like to walk but I consider it more as a recreation. Only is it a workout if it is of fast pace and/or of a long duration of about 1 hr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shackleton View Post
    I jumped on the elliptical this morning and it kicked my butt!! I'll have to keep training on it cause I feel it far more than mountain biking to be honest. Thanks for the support and advice!
    Just stick with it, I'm a former fat guy and had to do similar stuff. First time I talked to a recruiter, I had about 250#s on my 6 foot frame. Now I stay around the 190-195 mark. It makes a lot of stuff in life better. And being in the military isn't something you will regret.
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    Congratulations on your decision. I'm about to make a similar decision (for the Army). In any case, I dropped 70lbs in five months last year and have kept the weight off.

    It was rather easy and I spent the first two months walking 4-5 miles everyday, rain, ice, hot, cold, cloud or shine. I just walked around the neighborhood. If you're 'hood isn't that great, find another, or look up one of those elastic band holsters. I've heard good things.

    After just walking for a couple months, I rotated some running in there, and got to a 16 minute 2-mile mark; not great, but for a prior plumpy, I was pretty happy with it. The most important part of all was keeping meticulous track of my calorie intake and avoiding going over my preset calorie limit. That's it.

    These days I still like to walk, but I do a lot of running and sprinting, as well as some weightlifting.

    Good luck. You're on your way!

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    Summer is here! Have some fun outside. I make an effort to be physically active in my daily routine. Bike to work and the store...

    saves gas money too
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    Firstly, thanks again for the advice and the support, and as always I am following 99% of the advice given. It's been a week and a half since I started and have already lost 5lbs by drinking at least a gallon of water a day, mountain biking, walking, swimming, and elliptical, on top of my regular lifting regimen. (Low weight, high reps).

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    For fast and impressive results, I can recommend P90X training. That's the whole package - cardio, strength, flexibility, and special attention to abs and core work.
    P90X...I've heard of that in passing. Is it a machine, or just a routine?

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    Summer is here! Have some fun outside. I make an effort to be physically active in my daily routine. Bike to work and the store...

    saves gas money too
    I'd bike to work, but seeing as I am a delivery driver, somehow I think that would be a bad idea!

    I am swimming most days that I do not work, and am making an effort to wake up earlier so I can get some exercise in before work. I just wish my friend were more active, most of them are class A car/car model guys and gals and are pretty much busy with their projects 90% of the time.
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    Swimming is good, very good. Also, make sure you aren't skipping meals, especially breakfast. Its actually better to eat 5-6 small meals during the day than 2-3 big ones, as it will help keep your metabolism up. Also if you lose weight by starving ourself, it will just come back, and you want to keep their weight off.

    P90x is a bunch of workouts routines/ a workout style, kind of like crossfit, I'm not sure but p90x may also have a nutrition component.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    Swimming is good, very good. Also, make sure you aren't skipping meals, especially breakfast. Its actually better to eat 5-6 small meals during the day than 2-3 big ones, as it will help keep your metabolism up. Also if you lose weight by starving ourself, it will just come back, and you want to keep their weight off.

    P90x is a bunch of workouts routines/ a workout style, kind of like crossfit, I'm not sure but p90x may also have a nutrition component.
    Yeah that's the big one for me, is for about 4-5 years now I'll just eat one meal a day. It all started when I got lazy and started waking up just in time to shower before leaving for work.

    I'm trying to get back in the swing of eating small meals throughout the day, rather than a couple big ones.

    As far as P90x goes, I can't afford to buy any equipment without stemming my habitual gun buying habits

    I have a bike, kayak, running shoes, swim trucks and some weights, I'll just use what I already have and keep on buying guns
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    P90X...I've heard of that in passing. Is it a machine, or just a routine?
    P90X is a set of DVDs, and a workbook and nutrition planner. Basically, you're getting a personal trainer. You need some weights or bands, a mat, a pull-up bar. Then, depending on the results you want, you pick a course and do sequences of the workouts. If you "bring it" you can get pretty ripped in 90 days.

    Decided to do this because I wanted my guns to feel lighter - especially the shotgun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    Swimming is good, very good. Also, make sure you aren't skipping meals, especially breakfast. Its actually better to eat 5-6 small meals during the day than 2-3 big ones, as it will help keep your metabolism up. Also if you lose weight by starving ourself, it will just come back, and you want to keep their weight off.
    +1, I switched to eating small meals, every 3 hours, 3 small meals with 3 small snacks in between. and I have dropped 22lbs....just a couple more to go. Plus I am never hungry.
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    P90X is amazing.

    The workouts are great... the diet, not so much, but it's worth it.
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    Since getting off recruiting duty and finishing off my tour doing recruiting command support duty, I have been getting back to working out regularly w/ functional fitness training. Before then, I only worked out about 2 months in preparation for the Navy's Physical Readiness test. Since my renewed motivation, I have gone down from a little over 190 lbs. to my current weight of 183. It won't be long before I get back to a fighting fit 176 lbs., which I used to be in the fleet before I took up recruiting duty.

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    For eating, I don't do any special dieting, I keep it sensible mainly with seafood and chicken, veggies and fruits, juice and water. I minimize beef and pork. Fastfood and sweets/junkfood, I may reward myself to 2 times a week. Sodas, I keep to a minimum of 2 a week. Coffee, only 2 a week. For supplements, I take multivitamin on my workout days and take creatine before and after my workout sessions.

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    No doubt that diet is as important as exercise, and I have been eating throughout the day instead of meals, and it's actually working really well! The swimming and biking especially make me feel great, though the elliptical is still kicking my butt, that the point though!
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    Correction for Typo

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Storm View Post
    For eating, I don't do any special dieting, I keep it sensible mainly with seafood and chicken, veggies and fruits, juice and water. I minimize beef and pork. Fastfood and sweets/junkfood, I may reward myself to 2 times a week. Sodas, I keep to a minimum of 2 a week. Coffee, only 2 a week. For supplements, I take multivitamin on my workout days and take creatine before and after my workout sessions.
    junkfood/sweets is only once a week

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