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Friday, March 18, 2011

Fat2Fit: Post #1- The Intro

So, for the past few months I've been desperately trying to lose weight. Due to my impending enlistment in the US Navy, I have to achieve 32% bodyfat. Apparently, their standards are lower than a drunken, 30 year old virgin. However, I'm shooting for 20% Currently, I am 5'4, 170 pounds, with measurements of 13in(neck), 30in(waist) and 41in(hip). These are *my* measurements, I tend to suck it in as much as possible. By my measurements, I am 32%. However, I'm going to visit my recruiter on Monday, and if the Tape is kind I will be eligible for processing. My previous measurements were 13, 33, 43.
For my goals to be reached, my measurements would have to be: 13, 26, 36. Which places my loss-goal somewhere at -4in from my waist, and -5in from my hips.
I have counted calories, cut out different types of food, and exercised like a beast from Hell. 
This is an example of my week, for the past month or so:
Monday: Chest, Triceps, Abs
15 minute warmup of cardio of some sort, followed by thirty minutes of various chest, tricep and ab exercises. Flys, dips, and something called a pyramid burnout. This entails doing 35 crunches on the ab-lounge, then 30, 25, 20, 15 10, then 5.After that, 30-60 minutes of cardio. I usually die around 30.
Tuesday: An hour of various cardio exercises, I've grown fond of the spinning classes they offer at my local LA Fitness
Wednesday: Legs
15 minute warmup. Pretty much every variation of the squat you can think of: Regular, power, and the crazy one on the balance half-ball thing. Leg-Extendors(I call it a donkey kick machine), Abductors and Adductors. Trying to sit down to pee is torture after this exercise. Then another 30 minutes of cardio.
Thursday: More goddamn cardio. I hate that shit.
Friday: funfunfunfunfun Back and Biceps- also more Abs
Warm up,  followed by some row-type exercises, assisted pullups(I'm too much of a pussy to do the real ones yet), various curls and other torturous exercises for my arms. Then 30 more minutes of cardio. Fuck.

Anyhow, I'm sharing this with you because I've decided to make this a weekly post. I've been keeping track of my exercises in a book and will post them every Friday, along with a picture of myself so forth. 

Over the course of this blog-series, I will likely try to sample different diets, as I have yet to find the one that works best for me. From Monday, March 21st to Sunday, April 3rd, I am going to attempt the Lemonade Diet. I'm well aware that it isn't the best diet out there, but I'm trying to really kick this weight loss thing into high gear. So, be sure to check back to see how that goes.

Now, as I've promised: Pictures.
March 17th, 2011:

11 comments:

  1. Wow, that really doesn't look like 32%, but I guess it's more with girls. You've got some funny stuff on here, keep it up. Following

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  2. just wanted to add that you might want to get rid of captcha, just a suggestion.

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  3. 32% isn't that low, but 20% would be phenominal. It's not that hard as long as you have determination. Make sure you are getting 50% protein / 30 % carbs / 20% fats and you'll burn that fat right off. not to sure what the lemonade diet is but i probably wouldn't recommend it. The workout routine looks solid, just make sure to switch it up about every month, so you don't hit a plateau. 12-15 reps for your exercises are good too.

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  4. WOW thats a lot of workout. I'm fat =/ I'm happy though, haha, but I want to work out just to be healthier. You actually look really good though. Meh, I don't really like girls who are TOO skinny, but you look really good. Keep up the work outs and don't give up!

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  5. I need to get on a system. I look a little skinnier than that, but I'm a dude.

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  6. Thanks for the positive comments guys. >w<
    @Lemmiwinks: Thank you. =]
    @Elliot: Thanks for following. I can't tell if you mean less or more, so: If you think I look less than 32%, thank you. If you think I look more than 32%, then thanks for the honesty. xD I do my body fat percentages here: http://fitness.bizcalcs.com/Calculator.asp?Calc=Body-Fat-Navy (I'll link this to my page) There's also a 2% margin of error, so even if I measure out at 34% I'm safe for processing.
    @Higher: Thanks for the tips, I've actually been working with one of the personal trainers at my local gym for the past few weeks. I was doing it straight on my own, but it wasn't effective.
    @J. Reaper: Thanks, haha. I used to weigh 140(then my senior year of highschool reared its ugly head), and I thought I was fat then. It's likely that I won't be happy even once I get to 130 or whatever. >_> But I feel happy when I make progress, so that counts too.
    @Fabi: Yeah, the men's fat percentage is cut lower than girls. I'm allowed to weigh like less or equal 32%, men I think is 25%, so if you want to check out where you stand, see the link above.(If you dare.......)

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  7. eating healthy is the best thing you can do to be fit.

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  8. Keep it up! Like Schultzz said, your diet is the main factor. Good luck. Followed! alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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