I've always lifted weights (haven't touched a one since April '09; thank Based God for muscle memory) but I've always been a terrible runner with nonexistent flexibility and a **** diet. This past little while I've been eating one meal a day and glugging gallons of cheap soda, with the end result that muh gainz have disappeared and I look and feel like a sack of skinnyfat crap.
come the morrow, this will change- I was going to do about 6 weeks of calisthenics, run 3x a week and sprinkle some power yoga & loaded carries on top of that, then add the weights back into the mix. I'll keep the protein high (250-400 grams ED) and the carbs moderate. Lots of meats and greens.
I'll be keeping WoT apprised of my progress (or lack thereof) via this topic whether you *****es want to hear about it or not
...cigarettes have ruined my cardio. I thought the above would be piss easy; by the end of the second round **** started to get real.
In a way, it's good. I'll be quitting the cigs come Monday/Tuesday, so any time I feel like having one I need only remember how a measly thirty pushups and sixty squats made me feel like I was going under for the last time. I'll get in there and do some static holds (handstands, frog sits et al) later.
Now to find out what this yoga stuff is all about....
I've been trying to lose weight and get in shape off and on this summer, but my predilection for binge drinking and the subsequent hangovers have been setting me back. I've got a bit more muscle definition and more energy and I'm down about 6 pounds overall, but I'd hoped to be a lot further along at this point (my goal is to be down 20 by the end of summer). It's the goddamned cardio that gets me, mostly. I'm not a smoker, but I also almost never get my heart rate up so it's hard to get back into it.
Really my weight loss has mostly been from cutting down on unhealthy snacking/switching to black coffee. I've actually got a pretty good metabolism, so it's taken a remarkable amount of neglect for me to be this pudgy and easily winded.
I, too, have been trying to get back into shape; useful, since today I had to carry a 40 lb. box of kitty litter a mile from the store to my house. I had to stop and rest more times than I should have. T_T
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