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Old 01-03-2017, 10:31 AM   #1
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This will be the home for anyone trying to better themselves in the health department whether it be exercise, mental health, eating, losing weight or a place to cut up and let out a smile. Here is last years thread if anyone wants to skim through it.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=571268


We had a lot of TBH'ers post on the 2016 thread but as the year went on, I noticed a decline in activity. I completely understand because staying the course is not easy which is why I created this thread to begin with. This is a place for people who need help being motivated, needing advice, wanting to stop drinking, talk about your walk with Christ...you name it, this thread is for all of it.

My accomplishments I took away from last year would have to be:

Stopped drinking alcohol completely

Lost 25 pds since early August (currently 193 pds).

My goals this year will change as time goes on but I want to be a cardio machine. I hate extensive cardio so this will be a huge challenge in itself. Also, a big struggle of mine which is always continuous is my relationship with Christ. We have a few solid christian TBH members on this thread so looking forward to hearing some good sound Christian advice as this thread unfolds.

So pull up a chair around the "Living A Healthy Lifestyle" campfire and tell us a little about yourself and your goals. Onward!!
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:39 AM   #2
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I was hoping you'd kick this off again for 2017, Johnny.

Healthy....lifestyle....balance....encouragement.. ..Christ.....

Those are all great things to focus on.
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:45 AM   #3
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:48 AM   #4
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I lost about 30lbs last year but began to slide towards the end of the year. Today I am getting back to utilizing My Fitness and Running for Weightloss which both made this fairly straightforward for someone like myself.

Good luck to everyone on setting out to achieve your 2017 goals.
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I will be joining this year (officially next week). Me and the wife will start with a 10 day carb detox and then keep a modified Paleo diet very high protein and I plan to mix much more cardio in with the weights than last year. Plan now is to put the treadmill on max incline and fill the ruck with san****s. Road marches back in my Army days used to cut me more than anything else. Good luck all!
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Ok, I'll go! This past year was awesome and working on only a few goals in 2017.

Fitness Goal October 1, 2017
500# squat and a sub 6 minute mile, I'm getting closer, but not there yet
Run my first 50k trail race
Get to 90% adherence to the Primal Blueprint Guidelines

Family- September or October 2017
Take my wife on the honeymoon we could never afford and now finally have kids big enough to leave for a week

Business
10 cold calls a day, nothing like trying to build a brand new branch of your business

Real Estate by Dec 1, 2017
Flip 3 land parcels a month, for $20k a month net profits

Hunting
Kill an elk with my bow
Kill a mule deer with my bow
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:53 AM   #7
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I'm on board for the first time this year. My main goal will be to lower my cholesterol. I had it checked last week and it is way high. I hope to figure out a diet and exercise routine that gets me to normal limits without meds. Im 39, overweight, and feel like a slug. I need all the help and guidance I can get!
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:54 AM   #8
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Stop drinking alcohol completely-start working out-take up some kind of martial arts-keep in better contact with god
Congrats Johnny for no drinking alcohol in 1 year
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:20 AM   #9
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I was waiting for you to start this thread! I'm one of the ones that lapsed - in all phases - last year. I restarted the physical part of the journey yesterday. Jake (Mo's bf) and I worked out yesterday morning before they went back to Cstat. We started with a nice WOD that we came up with to ease into a little bit of cardio, mobility and core work:

Run to fence and back (slightly less than a mile)
Backwards run to first cattle guard and back (slightly less than half mile)
150m Walking lunges
"Walking Squats" back from first cattle guard (deep squat-two steps-deep squat)

then we did an alternating 30 second row/ab roll (using Oly bar)

As expected, it was more difficult for both of us than it should have been, but it's a start!

I ate leftover dry turkey breast and blackeyed peas for lunch and cooked Halibut and sweet potato chunks along with a salad for dinner.

At almost 220 lbs, I'm as heavy as I've ever been and almost 30 pounds heavier than I was when I left Paris (and quit working out consistently). I'm trying to remind myself that my original reasons for starting CF in 2013 was for more than weight loss or strength gains. It was primarily to address some potential health issues (high cholesterol, low-T, stress, etc.) without resorting to medication.

My initial goal is to shed 20 lbs. as quickly as possible through strict diet and CF-style training. There is no CF box close by, but I'm seriously contemplating joining the Fitness Center at Lavaca Medical Center, where they have a "Krossfit" class two days per week that could supplement my solo workouts. Beyond the initial 20 lbs, I'm not as concerned with losing weight as much as losing fat.

I'm going to focus workouts on Metcons with more manageable weight/unbroken reps over Rx weight/broken reps.

Nutrition will focus on balance, portion control and less sugar, eating more fish and wild game, cooking healthy at home and eating out less. I also need to choose better options when eating out when travelling or eating out with clients. I enjoy a good adult beverage with friends, so I'm not sure I have the resolve to cut out alcohol completely, but I am going to get back to no alcohol during the week. I have a hard time consuming enough liquid of any kind, but I'm going to force myself to drink more water.

Thanks for helping keep me motivated! I've had multiple lapses, but y'all inspire me to keep at it!
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:30 AM   #10
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In for the year. I'm currently 6'3 244lbs and would like to be at about 215lbs. My biggest goal is for us to find a church home. We moved and haven't found a good place yet but I'm praying on it. I want to be a better, less moody guy, that people WANT to be around. Learning more Spanish is on the agenda as well.

Edit: One more thing. I have fallen into the habit of having 2-3 drinks about every day. I want to limit that to weekends only. I don't get hammered at all but I have been using it as a crutch to unwind daily. I need to replace that with a short run or some sprints. We shall see...

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Old 01-03-2017, 11:35 AM   #11
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Lost 100 pounds this past year, no surgery, just eating better and getting off of my but. Down to 233 now, my goal is 200.
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:47 AM   #12
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Need to drop about 35-40 to help joint pain. Am 6' 2" and 250. Food is my problem...i love all food!

Anyone do the juicing thing?

My schedule is coffe for breakfast a great lunch at about 11 and a great supper aT about 6.

Need to get back in rolling BJJ but my schedule is a bummer.

Thinking of learning a healthy way to fast. One that promotes healthy living a spirtual accountablity to God.


Any fasters or juicers?
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:01 PM   #13
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Michael, glad to see you're still plugging. Transitions always disrupt a routine and make it difficult. Just gotta build a new routine to make it work for you.

Here's a strategy that's been helpful for me. Maybe it will benefit you and texas assassin and jmeghunts and others...

PLAN everything that matters and TRACK everything that matters. Also, don't focus on EVERYTHING all at once. Decide which one or two things in each aspect of your life matter the most right now, and then plan and track those. For example, for the fitness aspect of your life the things that matter are your nutrition and your activity. You can figure out what type of nutrition and activity you need to accomplish your fitness goals (losing weight, getting stronger, or whatever your goals are). But then plan out in advance what you will consume and your exercise program/schedule. Then keep score. Planning it out in advance is very powerful. Keeping track of your daily/weekly/monthly results is equally powerful.

Use a fitness tracker and/or app to do that. I used to use a FitBit and the app/website it comes with to track nutrition and activities. Lately I've not been wearing the FitBit, but I've been tracking nutrition on https://www.myfitnesspal.com/. It's a great tool. I haven't kept track of my activities on their - just nutrition. I've been planning and then tracking my workouts on the JEFit app. I like it a lot. I can program in my workout routines in advance, and then use my phone during my workout to guide me on every set, every rest, everything.... It's a great tool.

I've been working out on my own the last few months, rather than going to the gym and doing the group workouts I was doing before. Those workouts were just too hard on my knees - lots of running, jumping, lunges and the like. I'll soon go back to Bennie's gym to workout, but I will keep programming my own workouts to make sure I don't kill my knees. I miss the group/team atmosphere a lot though. Once they get their new weight room completed and open for business I'll be back there. Hopefully there will be a few others in the weight room while I'm there too, as opposed to everybody being in the group classes.

It's hard to plan all your own workouts all the time. It's just more hassle. A few weeks ago, I subscribed to a program that has workouts programmed for you. It looked like a good program for me, as the guy focuses on functional movements and proper programming and form to keep your body from getting banged up while still working hard. I've been doing it for a month or so, and it's been great.

https://drjohnrusin.com/

Just another tool to use to help me plan things out in advance so I don't wake up on Monday morning trying to decide what kind of workout I'm gonna do today. When you wake up and you already have a plan, all you gotta do is get to the gym and go.
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:19 PM   #14
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My goals lose 20-25 pounds, get back to walking 4-5 miles a day which was what I was doing before a stroke year and a half ago, cut alcohol to weekends only, eating better. Just got my results from my yearly physical Friday and all was good. With the extra weight I just don't have the energy I once did, plus the effects of the stroke slow me down a bit. For inspiration this past Sunday our pastor at my church was talking about the New year and the the new beginning. She said " If you don't like the road you are walking on build a new road" So I am building a new road!
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:57 PM   #15
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Thanks for starting a new thread Johnny and congrats to you on no drinking (which is a big step backwards in a fitness program of any type). I have gained a little fat back and about 8-10lbs during my month and a half off during deer season but that should come off quickly for me. You and I need to let each other borrow a little of our strengths as I love to suffer through metabolic conditioning workouts (that is the only way I feel that I have accomplished anything for the day to advance my fitness) and you sound like you love the strength stuff more where there is no figuring out how to continue breathing until the end of the workout. I will let you have some of my lungs if you will let me have some of your strength!
Congrats on getting back to it Michael! Keep up the hard work and get back into your groove.

I am heading to the house now to get my workout in for the day at lunch:

Conditioning #1:
5 rounds of:
1 minute Row for Calories
1 minute power cleans @ 135lbs
1 minute bar facing burpees
1 minute rest

Conditioning #2:
Complete the following for 10 minutes:
Even minutes: 10 Toes to bar and 10 Overhead Squats at 95lbs
Odd minutes: Rest
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Old 01-03-2017, 01:01 PM   #16
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I'm in if for nothing more than losing what I gained over the holidays
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Old 01-03-2017, 01:24 PM   #17
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I'm not the heaviest I've ever been but I'm the most out of shape I have ever been.

Starting today I am going to lose some weight and get back into my powerlifting shape. It worked for me in the past to lift heavy and if I start, the feeling is great. Starting today with bench, squat, power clean and some auxiliary lifts then will modify as I see fit.

Want to get as close to my old maxes as I can. I know I'll never hit it again but I want to see how close I can get.

Eating better. I guess it would be a modified paleo as I have always ate meat and veggies. Just dropping the sugars and fast food as much as possible.

Faith goal is to say a family rosary each week. We say it now but want to include out almost 2 year old as she is starting to learn. We pray together every night and have a book of prayers we read. We have a strong faith just want to start including our daughter

I have access to a gym and will be lifting during my conference period and when ever im in the office. Outside of football season I have a bunch of time to do this.

Good luck to everyone.
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I was waiting for you to start this thread! I'm one of the ones that lapsed - in all phases - last year. I restarted the physical part of the journey yesterday. Jake (Mo's bf) and I worked out yesterday morning before they went back to Cstat. We started with a nice WOD that we came up with to ease into a little bit of cardio, mobility and core work:

Run to fence and back (slightly less than a mile)
Backwards run to first cattle guard and back (slightly less than half mile)
150m Walking lunges
"Walking Squats" back from first cattle guard (deep squat-two steps-deep squat)

then we did an alternating 30 second row/ab roll (using Oly bar)

As expected, it was more difficult for both of us than it should have been, but it's a start!

I ate leftover dry turkey breast and blackeyed peas for lunch and cooked Halibut and sweet potato chunks along with a salad for dinner.

At almost 220 lbs, I'm as heavy as I've ever been and almost 30 pounds heavier than I was when I left Paris (and quit working out consistently). I'm trying to remind myself that my original reasons for starting CF in 2013 was for more than weight loss or strength gains. It was primarily to address some potential health issues (high cholesterol, low-T, stress, etc.) without resorting to medication.

My initial goal is to shed 20 lbs. as quickly as possible through strict diet and CF-style training. There is no CF box close by, but I'm seriously contemplating joining the Fitness Center at Lavaca Medical Center, where they have a "Krossfit" class two days per week that could supplement my solo workouts. Beyond the initial 20 lbs, I'm not as concerned with losing weight as much as losing fat.

I'm going to focus workouts on Metcons with more manageable weight/unbroken reps over Rx weight/broken reps.

Nutrition will focus on balance, portion control and less sugar, eating more fish and wild game, cooking healthy at home and eating out less. I also need to choose better options when eating out when travelling or eating out with clients. I enjoy a good adult beverage with friends, so I'm not sure I have the resolve to cut out alcohol completely, but I am going to get back to no alcohol during the week. I have a hard time consuming enough liquid of any kind, but I'm going to force myself to drink more water.

Thanks for helping keep me motivated! I've had multiple lapses, but y'all inspire me to keep at it!
Anytime you are towards Sheridan, let me know and we can get a lift in at the hs.
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Old 01-03-2017, 01:29 PM   #19
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I am in again! Goal is to continue to improve my overall fitness. I am fairly happy with where I am, but can always get better. I am shooting for function fitness that will help me with western hunting (legs, lungs and core).

Thanks Johnny for starting this for 2017
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Old 01-03-2017, 01:48 PM   #20
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My goal is to enter in two - maybe three - triathlons this year. There was a stretch of 5-6 years when I did several triathlons each summer, but it has been about 10 years since my last one. I have been perusing the 2017 race calendar and in the next couple of weeks I will pick a few then go ahead and sign-up. Making that commitment way in advance goes a long way to keep me motivated and to train on those days I don't feel like it. I am confident that the swimming and cycling will not be a problem but it will be interesting at this age to see what awaits me as I try to increase my running mileage - I am going to have to be cautious and patient with that. A side benefit I am looking forward to is when I am training almost every day my body starts to crave healthy fuel and I lose my taste for junk food.

Good luck to everybody on achieving their goals!
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Old 01-03-2017, 02:55 PM   #21
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I stopped working out on Dec 18 and had let my diet go since Thanksgiving. Boy could I tell it. Felt tired, sleepless, and just generally bla. Just finished a 30 minute HIIT and almost lost my lunch. My goal is to cut out the wine, I had done real well cutting out beer but justified it by drinking Red Wine 4-5 nights a week. 10% body fat by March!!

Great Job Everyone!!
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:03 PM   #22
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I'm in. I started lifting for the first time in my life in November. Been doing a 3 day full body workout and treadmill. Lost about 8 pounds so far and can't believe how fast that my strength is increasing although I'm still embarrassed in the weight room.
I got a fitbit and have been really using it to get up and move around plus log my food on it. Logging your food will really open your eyes.

I don't really want to bulk up. I'm really just wanting to tone up and increase my strength. I think I need to go to a split body work out but have no idea what I'm doing.

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Old 01-03-2017, 03:10 PM   #23
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I slacked off majorly at the end of the year, before whitetail season started I was running 15-20 miles a week, along with strength training and was very fit cardio wise.....I hunted hard so I didn't workout as much and my diet was crap too....my main goal is to stay tuned up all year round regardless of schedule or season.....I ran 7 miles yesterday, felt good, but it wasn't as easy as it should be
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:37 PM   #24
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^^^^^ Same here. Once hunting season starts it is difficult for me to maintain my workout routine. Running 12-16 miles a week, free weights and body weight exercises at home is my normal routine.
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:37 PM   #25
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I turn 40 this year. My goal is that by August 1st. I am in the best shape of my life. I lost about 40lbs last year and need/want to lose about 70 more.

My immediate goals:

Finnish the New Orleans marathon sub 6 hours (Feb 5)
- I did the Disney Marathon in 2006 and it was ugly. I swore I'd never do another marathon again, but I listed to a podcast with David Goggins and my manhood has been questioned. I have to do another one just so I can prove to myself that I can.

Complete the "Murph" (Memorial Day) This one is going to be a real challenge.
- I currently can not complete 1 pull up.
- Jocko Wilinik says the only way to get better at pull ups is to do pull ups. I am building a pull up rack in the back yard and getting some bands so I can begin doing assisted pull ups.
- I am allowing myself the 1 caveat that I will do the Murph without weighted vest if I need to.

After Memorial day, I will reevaluate and create new goals to finish the year.
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:42 PM   #26
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I'll join this year, but started last year. I had lost 62 pounds last year with healthy eating, conditioning and heavy weight lifting. But during deer season I have gained some back.

I am 42 and have had my ups and downs with the heavy lifting. I know I shouldn't lift so heavy but that is just me. It makes me feel like I have accomplished something. I was in a crossfit class but it was too far from my home and just didn't work out. I wished there was one close. I really enjoyed crossfit. So I am back on the weights, stair stepper, row machine and treadmill. I get mad when I don't see the quick results and I am finding out they are harder to achieve as quickly the older I get.

I will also quit drinking for the most part. I am back to eating tons of protein and some carbs. I do not focus as much on the pounds I loose but the inches instead.

My family has also started to go to church more and grow closer to Christ. It is something that we need and something we all want. It is not easy but it is a work in progress.
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:46 PM   #27
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I'm in. 2016 was a bad year for me and I'm at my highest weight in 10+ years. Traveled a ton in 2016 and had back problems, lots of excuses.

Starting off right this year. We remodeled the office to add our own private bathroom and shower so I can now go for a run at lunch time when I'm in town. Wife started a 5am boot camp yesterday and since she's waking me up, I might as well drag out of bed and get a workout in too. We are both doing online Weight Watchers as well.

She has commited to a dry January and I'm gonna try to do dry Monday through Thursday
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:46 PM   #28
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I'm back on board again. After suffering a bad shoulder injury in CF last year I think I'm all healed up all my hard work is gone and I'm fat again... O well no more excuses I'm working on a small home gym now and already started my diet. NO MORE EXCUSES!
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:46 PM   #29
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Michael, glad to see you're still plugging. Transitions always disrupt a routine and make it difficult. Just gotta build a new routine to make it work for you.

Here's a strategy that's been helpful for me. Maybe it will benefit you and texas assassin and jmeghunts and others...

PLAN everything that matters and TRACK everything that matters. Also, don't focus on EVERYTHING all at once. Decide which one or two things in each aspect of your life matter the most right now, and then plan and track those. For example, for the fitness aspect of your life the things that matter are your nutrition and your activity. You can figure out what type of nutrition and activity you need to accomplish your fitness goals (losing weight, getting stronger, or whatever your goals are). But then plan out in advance what you will consume and your exercise program/schedule. Then keep score. Planning it out in advance is very powerful. Keeping track of your daily/weekly/monthly results is equally powerful.

Use a fitness tracker and/or app to do that. I used to use a FitBit and the app/website it comes with to track nutrition and activities. Lately I've not been wearing the FitBit, but I've been tracking nutrition on https://www.myfitnesspal.com/. It's a great tool. I haven't kept track of my activities on their - just nutrition. I've been planning and then tracking my workouts on the JEFit app. I like it a lot. I can program in my workout routines in advance, and then use my phone during my workout to guide me on every set, every rest, everything.... It's a great tool.

I've been working out on my own the last few months, rather than going to the gym and doing the group workouts I was doing before. Those workouts were just too hard on my knees - lots of running, jumping, lunges and the like. I'll soon go back to Bennie's gym to workout, but I will keep programming my own workouts to make sure I don't kill my knees. I miss the group/team atmosphere a lot though. Once they get their new weight room completed and open for business I'll be back there. Hopefully there will be a few others in the weight room while I'm there too, as opposed to everybody being in the group classes.

It's hard to plan all your own workouts all the time. It's just more hassle. A few weeks ago, I subscribed to a program that has workouts programmed for you. It looked like a good program for me, as the guy focuses on functional movements and proper programming and form to keep your body from getting banged up while still working hard. I've been doing it for a month or so, and it's been great.

https://drjohnrusin.com/

Just another tool to use to help me plan things out in advance so I don't wake up on Monday morning trying to decide what kind of workout I'm gonna do today. When you wake up and you already have a plan, all you gotta do is get to the gym and go.
Thanks for the info!

It's great to have the feedback, encouragement and accountability that this group provides. Good luck, everybody!

I did a CFP programmed WOD today that was perfect for me right now...

WOD-
21-18-15-12-9
•burpee over bar
•3 squat clean #185/135
Rest 60 sec.

Ex. 21 burpees, 3 clean, 60 sec rest
18 burpees, 3 clean, 60 sec rest....

*take 4 mins off of your total time. The idea is to bust through the rounds fAst and unbroken, then take the 60 sec to gas back up for the next round!


I did ok with the "unbroken: part, even if it wasn't really "fast!"
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So I've been telling myself to quit dipping snuff. Of course telling yourself to do something and actually doing it are two different things lol.....so how did those of you that did it do it?
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I'm holding on to the progress I made last year... losing 50 lbs, gaining muscle mass & flexibility, peak cardio performance, zero tobacco, minimal alcohol, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and plenty of raw foods.
I'd like to move away some from processed sugar, which (I think) replaced the alcohol a bit. I'm learning to ask myself if whatever I'm about to ingest is what my body needs, recognizing that I can have some wants sometimes too.
This year I'm also hoping for more serentiy & peace. I beat myself up a lot and hold myself to impossible standards, which generates feelings of shame that I have pretty much constantly.
I'd like to move away from that this year... give myself some more slack, and relax in the saddle a bit.
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:41 PM   #32
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A buddy of mine, Micah Sauls, (and a couple of his friends) started a "30 Day Pulling Challenge" on FB that has grown nicely. Today is Day 3, but it looks pretty easy to catch up. I'm going to start tomorrow morning and catch up to the rest of the group.

Here's the intro video introducing Micah and the coaches.
https://www.facebook.com/kjans/video...4904717764133/

Group Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/347151278983274/

I figured some here might like to follow along. Micah is a great guy that has transformed himself and loves to encourage and help others live better and move more.
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Here's a couple good quotes to remember....





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Old 01-03-2017, 09:15 PM   #34
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I am giving up sweets, fried food, and alcohol for 30 days to see where that gets me. I do crossfit 3-5 days a week and have kinda started slacking in the last few months and I can feel it.
I took all my measurements and a before picture just to see what can happen in 30 days.
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Lost 100 pounds this past year, no surgery, just eating better and getting off of my but. Down to 233 now, my goal is 200.
Man..that's awesome! Great work!
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Need to drop about 35-40 to help joint pain. Am 6' 2" and 250. Food is my problem...i love all food!

Anyone do the juicing thing?

My schedule is coffe for breakfast a great lunch at about 11 and a great supper aT about 6.

Need to get back in rolling BJJ but my schedule is a bummer.

Thinking of learning a healthy way to fast. One that promotes healthy living a spirtual accountablity to God.


Any fasters or juicers?
I dont have a juicer but i make smoothies just about daily after watching a documentary that i cant remember the name but it was awesome. I use a protein shake as the base and then clean out the fridge with fruits and vegetables and spices in it, just whatever i can find i put in there, sure, I've made some bad ones but also discovered some good combos i would have never thought of... i love em
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Lost 100 pounds this past year, no surgery, just eating better and getting off of my but. Down to 233 now, my goal is 200.
Awesome work.
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I am in and hoping to actually stay with it this year. I want to be at around 180 lbs by the end of May. Will start cycling soon and as well as lifting weights. I will attemp to run some once I knock some weight off.

On the eating side, I have had trouble recently as family and the holidays have me over eating. Time to set some goals and stop indulging in food. I just got off the scale and it reads 206.8

Spiritually, I need to get closer to the Lord and I need a lot of help here. Any suggestion on this would be highly appreciated. I plan to start reading the bible and need to find a church that would fit me. I was brought up Catholic but I find no attraction to the Catholic Church.

Best off luck to all joining in trying to improve their health.
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I dont have a juicer but i make smoothies just about daily after watching a documentary that i cant remember the name but it was awesome. I use a protein shake as the base and then clean out the fridge with fruits and vegetables and spices in it, just whatever i can find i put in there, sure, I've made some bad ones but also discovered some good combos i would have never thought of... i love em
You just use a blender?
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:03 AM   #40
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Yes sir.. i dont have a fancy vitamix or anything but it is a fairly powerful blender, plus you get all the fiber from the pulp of the fruits and veggies which i like personally! Best one I've ever had...
Core Power Banana 26g protein shake
1/4 medium apple in chunks
1/3 can pumpkin filling
little dab of nutmeg
big dab of cinnamon
blend and it's delicious!
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alright, got 40 mintues in on the elliptical at a high resistance this morning. Going to hit my core this afternoon after work and call it a day. good luck to everybody in their workouts today!
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My sore muscles are screaming this at me right about now...again!
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Wow, lots to respond to and will try when I get a bit more time. Very glad to see everyone jumping on board and hope everyone sticks around for most of the year.

Yesterday was a brutal cardio workout. Today is upper body and core.

It is all mental...push out the negative and bring in the positive.

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That is a great quote Michael. Working out to stay in shape is enjoyable, working out to get in shape is not.
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:58 AM   #45
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Wife and I are doing no booze. Have to change up my routine from having a drink after work, will try to add a second workout in or something. No sugar and no processed foods has proven to be a hard couple days. Meal prep is going to be key!

Good luck to everyone
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:17 AM   #46
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Johnny, Thanks for the new thread! Welcome back to the guys from 2015 and 2016. And welcome to the new guys.

I was successful in starting 2017 at the same weight that I started 2016

Living with Betty Crocker over the holidays is rough as hell. I ate the last pieces of coconut pie to get those toxins out of my house

Although I am back to 250, I feel a heck of a lot better than I did in 2015 and parts of 2016. So we will take those baby steps as wins.

at 42 with two small kids (5 &3), a wife that works a lot, a wife that is in grad school, and my job requirements there are days that it is tough to do anything. And a good excuse to eat crap. However, mid year I started bringing my lunch, which I think has helped me a bunch, even though my weight is not optimal

Thanks for the accountability thread. It serves as a reminder throughout the year, that I need to constantly work on myself
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I've been working out consistently since September and was paying attention to what I ate. I really fell of on the eating in December but maintained working out 5-6 data a week. Now I'm back eating right and going to try a keto diet with more cardio based exercises vs weight lifting that I had been doing. I'm hoping to drop about 20lb pretty fast then work on the other 20 I want to lose while building muscle.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:39 AM   #48
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I have been working out since july hitting the weights 3 times a week with random workouts with no direction. In September I discovered the stronglifts 5x5 workouts from a thread on tbh. not sure which one. I am 250 lbs and 6'3" tall. I would like to be around 225-230 and my biggest problem is I love beer and food. I am cutting beer to weekends only thanks to inspiration from this thread and trying to drink more water. I have a terrible problem with portion control and I am working on that. My goal is to squat 500lbs, bench 300lbs, and dead lift 425lbs by July 1st. I do not do much if any cardio, I am going to have to incorporate that in somewhere.

I want to get back to going to confession once a month and praying the rosary weekly. I was doing good before the holidays and for some reason slacked off.

Thanks for this thread Johnny! I will be subscribed to it and do my best to update.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:40 AM   #49
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I need to join in this year. I am the heaviest and laziest I have ever been. I need to be held accountable.

GOALS
Lose 30 lbs.
Cut back on alcohol intake to 2-3 time a month vs 2-3 times a week
Get back to running 3 miles a day
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:52 AM   #50
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I was the heaviest I've ever been last July at 242lbs. After being miserable the entire time during my family's yearly vacation to the beach, I decided it was time to get back in shape (July 19th).
In the past 20 years, I've lost 40-50lbs on four separate occassions by going all out, 110% for 5-6 months, only to get burned out and give up. This time, I've told myself that in order to sustain any level of fitness, I need to start looking at it from a long term perspective. Rather than trying to lose as much as I could, as quickly as possible and beating myself up every time I skipped a workout or cheated on my diet, I needed to take a different approach. Having said that, before the Holidays I was down to 203lbs.
In the past couple of weeks, I've added a few lbs back on. I've cheated here and there and didn't work out much while on vacation. I've drank way more Lone Star than I should have, etc. but I'm not letting that discourage me. There will always be times where it just isn't feasible to adhere to suck a strict program, it's not a quick fix, its a lifestyle change.
As of this morning I was 209lbs and feel great. Now that the Holidays are over, I'll settle back into my routine. Hopefully by the end of the year, I'll have reached my goal of 180lbs and bee off of all the blood pressure medicine I'm currently taking. If I come up a little short, so be it. I'll still be alot better off than when I started.

Good Luck to you all!

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