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New fitness filter

Hey all,

Today I started my first day of the rest of my life. < / cliche >

No, really. I made time and starting doing workout things. Now, I can understand that not everyone would want to read about a guy trying to lose weight, eating healthy and sweating a lot along the way, but those of you interested in the numbers, leave a comment here that you'd like to be added to my fitness filter. Everything related to the topic of me trying to exchange my moobs for a sixpack (mwahaha) will go there from now on. Any and all support there is welcome too. If only to keep me sharp and prevent me from turning this into failed attempt number #umpteen.

Edit: The first post is up, so once you've been added, you have some reading material.


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 15th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Can I be in? ^^ After all I'm trying to do the same thing. It'll be extra motivation for me too :D

I can already share some of the stuff I've learned.

- Everything has to stay positive. In other words, instead of thinking "I can't do this, I can't eat that, I can't have that", you have to focus on what you *can* do and what you *can* eat. Else the craving is just going to get worse..

- Small goals each day. You might want to lose 20 kilos in the long run, but it's impossible to keep it up if you don't see short-term accomplishments.

- To count or not to count calories? Each to their own. It helped me a lot, but it's important not to set the calorie goal too low, else you'll end up yoyo-ing.

- It's not a diet, it's a new habit. This is the mistake I keep making. It's not about being on a diet or being on an exercise program. You have to change your lifestyle and keep it that way, else that weight is just going to come back next year. It takes at least three months to form a new habit, usually half a year, and for a lot of people and especially for bad habits it takes over a year to establish it well enough. It's not just temporary, and it's not just losing weight. Instead of seeing weight loss as the goal, see it as a great side-effect to a better lifestyle :)

Now that I've said all that, I'm off to follow my own advice XD
Jun. 15th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
You've been added.

I know I've set a goal for the long run, but as soon as I start to notice the changes (in fitness and weight) I think that will be enough motivation for me to keep going. As my mom said: You just bought a new suit. If you need another one because you gained weight, you're paying for it. If you need another one because you lost weight, then I'm paying for it. That can also be a goal :)

And I'm not gonna count calories. I'd rather spend the 15 minutes on a workout. I've had 'voedingsleer' at the Hotelschool, I think I know enough about calories not to have to keep track.
Jun. 15th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
I wanna see the numbers fly off!
Jun. 15th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
So do I! You've been added.
Jun. 15th, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
count me in.

I hope it works out for you, it did for me. I used to weigh around 86-88 kg two and a half years ago but since I work out regularly my weight has been a stable 78 kg for over a year now. :)
Jun. 15th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
You're in.

Feel free to share your tactics with me.
Jun. 15th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Please add me too!
Jun. 15th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh, very well then ;)
Jun. 15th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
Sure, sign me up. And to that group too.
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