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lbowles2
08-14-2012, 08:54 AM
....is the reason I am selling some cigars right now. I have joined a gym and want to do some personal training sessions but
didn't have the money. So to you guys buying my smokes THANKS!!! You're helping me get started toward a healthier me :tu

Now the REAL reason for this thread. Along with working with a personal trainer to get started I need to have some sort
of accountability to stay with this so my plan is to post at least once a week to chat about how it's going.

Right now I am 40 yrs old, about 5' 9" tall and weight about 305lbs... and it just keeps going up. It's time to do something
about it. I want to be able to keep up with my 5 yr old and I want to be around to see her go through school, get married
and have her own children. So this is important to me :)

On Friday I will be paying for my training sessions and getting started. Wish me luck!!!

pnoon
08-14-2012, 08:56 AM
Best of luck, Larry.
Our kids and grandkids can be great motivators.

kelmac07
08-14-2012, 09:05 AM
Best of luck Larry. Stick to it brother.

CigarNut
08-14-2012, 09:06 AM
Good luck!

Blak Smyth
08-14-2012, 09:18 AM
Good luck brother, sounds like you are ready for a lifestyle adjustment with proper motivation!

longknocker
08-14-2012, 09:37 AM
Good Luck, Larry! :tu. Kids & Grandkids Keep Us Going, Brother!:D

icehog3
08-14-2012, 10:00 AM
Kick some arse, Larry, stick with it until it becomes a lifestyle. :tu

Jefft72
08-14-2012, 10:23 AM
Get out there and do it.

My wife and I started around the beginning of the year focusing on a better diet as a way to lose the weight. With only a healthier diet and portion control I saw 20lbs drop off over the course of <6 months. No exercise other than keeping with my 4 knuckleheads. I still want to employ some sort of exercise regiment, but for now we are maintaining the weight and enjoying finding new ways to cook that keep us interested. We still splurge every now and again by going out to eat and over eating, but by and large our plan so far has been very successful.

At the end of the day I believe that exercise is very key, but it definitely goes hand in hand with providing your body with the correct amount and the correct balance of food to achieve your goals. Having the personal trainer should give you a big leg up in putting together a great plan.

I look forward to reading your progress.

jluck
08-14-2012, 10:25 AM
You can do this,Larry.:tu

IBQTEE1
08-14-2012, 10:27 AM
Best of luck Larry

AECUSN
08-14-2012, 10:30 AM
You are already heading in the right direction. You have the proper motivation and you have written down a plan. Now the hard part, is following it! Good luck, and YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Ncpsycho
08-14-2012, 10:59 AM
Good luck bro

CRIMPS
08-14-2012, 11:11 AM
Good luck, Larry. Stick with it! :tu

racerX
08-14-2012, 11:27 AM
You can do it! Tape your post to the fridge. Visualize you at your goal weight 3 months from now. I can do it - say it out loud every day. I'm rooting for you.

lilcgrsmkr
08-14-2012, 11:45 AM
good luck:)

Taki
08-14-2012, 11:48 AM
Good Luck Brother :tu
Great reason to get motivated!!!

htown
08-14-2012, 11:57 AM
Good luck! I am right with you- I have lost 15lbs (was 266 and now 251) in the past three weeks eating low carbs and it feels good to go down holes on my belts. My incentive is my three small kids as well.

Remo
08-14-2012, 12:14 PM
Good luck Larry, once you get the ball rolling and see the lbs. come off it will become addicting :tu

ArgusP2
08-14-2012, 02:52 PM
Good luck! It can be done! Just know that you did not gain it all overnight so do not think you can get rid of it overnight. That's one of the main causes for losing that drive! Do not focus only on the poundage but on getting healthier. Muscles will develop and that's where much of the weight will come from, do some measurements also and together you will see the results.

maninblack
08-14-2012, 02:53 PM
Best of luck brother!!

Adriftpanda
08-14-2012, 04:52 PM
Best of luck to you. As motivation, I had a picture of myself shirtless on my phone, every time I turned on my phone, it reminded me of what I did not want to look like. Going to the gym is a great start, but you have to remember it starts in the kitchen. :tu

lbowles2
08-15-2012, 12:49 PM
Thanks for the support. I am looking forward to getting started with the personal trainer and also to start eating smarter and healthier. Me and stir fry are gonna become best buddies ;)

Coach Deg
08-15-2012, 01:35 PM
Good luck!!!!

lbowles2
08-27-2012, 08:43 PM
Just got done with my second session with my trainer. My legs are TIRED!!! Did 3 sets each of leg press,
hack squat, dumbbell sumo squat, leg curls and leg extensions. By the way did I mention my legs are tired?? Geez...

Weighed myself Sunday morning... 299 lbs. I plan on weighing myself every Sunday morning before I eat or drink anything
and reporting it regularly. Hopefully progress will be made :tu

ysr_racer
08-28-2012, 08:59 AM
Hell, I weigh myself every day so I keep focused.

Keep your eye on the prize, your kids and grandkids.

lbowles2
09-08-2012, 10:09 AM
Well... another week or so has gone by and because of the holiday and being busy I haven't been able to workout
much. BUT I did lose a couple of pounds and this week isn't looking so busy. I should be able to get to the gym and do some work!!

maninblack
09-08-2012, 01:13 PM
Keep it up Larry and best of luck brother!

nikolina
09-11-2012, 09:38 AM
Hi Larry! I'm glad you made your right decision. If youíre trying to drop a few pounds, donít start off by trying to overhaul all your eating and exercise habits. Youíre better off finding several simple things you can do on a daily basis ó along with following the cardinal rules of eating more vegetables and less fat and getting more physical activity.