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A change of lifestyle

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2007/06/06 16:49:44 (permalink)

A change of lifestyle

I`ve turned 36 today and a couple of things have occured to me...

1.I`m fat

2.I`m unfit

I`ve trained for strength and mass for the last few years and have done quite well in those areas on a twice a week weights set-up with no other exercise.My strength levels are the best they`ve ever been and I like being one of the stronger blokes at the gym(natural as well).

However,the downside to this is that I`m between 16.5 and 17 stone and it ain`t all muscle.I get out of breath after 5-10 mins of playing football,am tired quite a lot of the time and am feeling older than my years!

My diet varies from not bad to bloody awfull,I don`t like hardly any veg but I do like all fruit.

I need to start doing some form of "cardio".Ice skating appeals to me and I think I could manage a couple of skating sessions a week as well as my weights.

Here`s my plan,please give me some feed back on whether it looks like it might work....

Weights sessions twice a week(Frankie`s 2 day set up)
2 Ice skating sessions a week
Diet-Here`s the problem I don`t know where to begin with a new diet as I`m a bit of a fussy eater.I work 12 hour day and night shifts on a 4 on 4 off basis.I have access to a grill,fridge and a microwave and get quite a few breaks through the shift.I do like chicken,beef,pork/ham,some fish(got to be warm though),oats,milk,rice,yogurts,fruit,potatoes,bread(good job as i`m a baker).
I`m hoping to be able to have a "cheat" day if that`s possible??

This is quite a challange I know but it`s time for me to get fitter,healthier and to strip this fat away to see what all my hard work has done.I`d really like to maintain as much strength and muscle as possible.

I`d really appreciate any help
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    RE: A change of lifestyle 2007/06/06 18:46:07 (permalink)
    Well first of all happy birthday mate

    Is walking to work or cycling an option ?

    I know all too well how difficult it is to get motivated with somethings especially cardio so I try and combine it with things I enjoy like taking the dog out for a long walk in the country up hills or cycling in the woods etc. Ice skating, from my own experiences it used to take a long while to actually feel like a workout even though I did enjoy it, just not testing enough for me.

    Diet I`d definately post up in the diet section mate, plenty of stuff you can do with a grill, micro and fridge.

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    RE: A change of lifestyle 2007/06/06 18:53:01 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: H20

    Well first of all happy birthday mate

    Is walking to work or cycling an option ?

    I know all too well how difficult it is to get motivated with somethings especially cardio so I try and combine it with things I enjoy like taking the dog out for a long walk in the country up hills or cycling in the woods etc. Ice skating, from my own experiences it used to take a long while to actually feel like a workout even though I did enjoy it, just not testing enough for me.

    Diet I`d definately post up in the diet section mate, plenty of stuff you can do with a grill, micro and fridge.


    Thanks for the reply

    No,walking or cycling isn`t an option

    I do intend to "go for it" as far as the skating goes.i won`t be planning to have a leisurely plod(so to speak)

    I`ve posted up in the diet section aswell mate but cheers for the advice
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