I'm 1.82m, I currently weigh 87.1kg and have roughly 20% body fat, I can't work these callipers to save my life :P. My goal is to lose 10kg in fat, and put it (or most of it) back on in muscle. I've gotten a little chubby around the midriff. I'll be honest and say that I used to eat a lot of junk food, at one point I would have take outs 2-3 nights a week, and the portions were ridiculous, I got to the point where sometimes I would order myself an extra portion of chips with my regular fish and chips. After hitting 92kg and sick of carrying around a gut I realised something had to change.
About 6 weeks ago I took up running, now I regularly run 35-45 km a week and have lost a couple of kilos, but the fat isn't shifting quick enough for my liking so I've signed up to my local gym and put together a new diet plan. I have cut out most of the carbs (bread, pasta, potatoes etc) and have based my meals around the principles of half a plate of lean protein and half vegetables. I've stopped snacking on bread and crisps. Instead if I get hungry between meals I'll have the odd egg, nuts, protein shakes or fruit. I'm a week in to my new diet and I'll be honest, its tough I don't think there will ever be a day when I enjoy left over roast beef slices for breakfast. I am starting to miss my morning toast and have been craving sweet things and fast food more than I anticipated, but come weighing in time I hope the results will spur me on, I haven't cheated once!
I hope that by incorporating 4 days a week in the gym and strength training I can reach <10% body-fat within 4-5 months. My main motivation is to be generally fit and maybe one day run a marathon, but for the time being I need to sort my body out so I can look at myself with pride. I have had quick read around the site and looks like there's lots of useful info here, I hope to share my progress and maybe it might provide inspiration to some other gym newbie some day.
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