I took your advice, and did a lot of the things you told me to. I stuck with it for about 3 weeks, and then, all of a sudden, I just really didn't want to go. I don't understand motivation. I go through this cycle about ever 2-3 months, Wierd thing is, the past time, I actually gained weight, rather than lost. I think the scales kinda pissed me off when I saw moving in the wrong direction shit.
so you've been doing proper cardio at least five days a week for at least 45 minutes and doing weight training five days a week and you've been eating completely clean and watching your calories and taking in the proper amounts of protein/carbs/healthy fat? you've done exactly this everyday for three weeks now?
i'm gonna assume not.
and three weeks? seriously? bro, i've been working out five or six days a week hard, consistently for about two years now. and i still have a lot of progress to make. do you graduate college in three weeks? do you become a successful pickup artist in three weeks? do you do anything in life that's worth doing, in three weeks?
this is exactly why most people are in terrible shape and always will be. because they have terrible mindset and don't get it and are looking for a quick fix. ever heard of p90x? p90x is an extremely fast workout program that is designed to get you in better shape in 90 days. you gave exercise 20 days and are mad cause you don't have a six pack. when the fastest workout program out there (if done properly and consistently and perfectly) takes at least 90 days.
why have i not seen any posts on here from you about working out from your first one til now? who have you reached out to since you started working out? i just looked at your facebook and checked every status from you since june 1, which is five weeks ago. there is ONE status regarding working out. 95% of the rest of them are regarding partying, going out, drinking, cookouts, beer, etc. that tells me something right there. you're friends with me on facebook. a lot of people laugh and make jokes because my facebook lately is all about the gym and working out. well they are mostly fat people that make comments. i've usually got TWO different gym checkins per day 6 days a week. plus status's about me going running a few times a week. plus a ton of posts about working out, new routines, my results, my fitness goals, etc. what did you do this weekend? i stayed in on friday, went running yesterday morning, then went to the gym and did a 90 minute bis/tris/forearms/calves workout when all my friends were at the beach and day drinking. then i got up early this morning and went running before going to sit at the pool. and a bunch of my friends joked and said "oh c'mon you fucking juicehead, get out of the gym for once. come get drunk and party all day with us.". then i went out last night to a bar and met up with some friends and one was a girl that i haven't seen in like a year. and as soon as i approached the group, she started feeling my chest and arms and saying "omg you're so hot. your body is sick.".
yeah. case closed.
and "i can't workout because i don't have a workout partner" is like saying "i can't learn game cause i don't have a wingman". i've never had a wingman. i hang out with some guys from THE COMPANY sometimes that know game, but even when i do, they don't really "wing" for me. cause i've developed my own style of game because i went out and learned it on my own. i had help...on this forum. i've never been to a bootcamp, never paid for coaching calls or bought programs to teach me game. i went out and learned. i was dedicated and motivated. and i got pretty fucking good at it. you know who my gym partners are? people i've met at the gym. i have two gyms i go to, and i can walk into either one at any time of the day and almost everyone there knows me. why? because i'm there all the time and they know i'm serious and i'm a social person so i meet people. so when i walk into the gym, i have a gym full of workout partners.
I don't want a six pack in 3 weeks bro, but I get your point. I didn't post check ins, because I guess I figured no one cared. I suppose that could be a good motivational tool in and off it's self.
As far as cardio goes, 4-5 days a week, I would keep 170bpm for 30-40 minutes. Was trying to work myself into it.
As far as lifting goes, I actually did good on that every day, and when I went home on vacation (Just this past week) people noticed two things, aparantly I have a beer gut, and my arms seem bigger or my stance is different one of the two.
Cardio is hard. Plain and simple. It hurts. I haven't found a way to make myself like it, but I do enjoy the feeling of doing my reps and all that.
As for cardio, I just do treadmill currently, the big thing that makes me hate cardio is shin pain and lung pain.
When it comes to diet, I try to watch my cals, I even joined the website you guys posted here - however, I have yet to figure out a system for eating clean while working 10 hour days, so much prep time - Any advice on getting the logistics down?
If it comes to just doing the work out, then that's something I can do. The huge amount of frustration I get is from the lack of knowledge I have, and how overwhelming nutrition can seem.
Good point about game/wingmen. I taught myself as well, and I am still teaching myself and advancing. No coaching calls or bootcamps, just good advice here from the forum. It's easy though, because I love game, and I love women. I need to learn to "love myself" enough to stay motivated.
Quiting smoking was easy as hell, I just did it. Quiting soda was easy as hell too. Willpower usually isn't this hard for me.
Does checking in help keep you motivated? I can't do p90x - no place for the pull up bar or open room to do the exercises in my apt. - my door ways are too wide and I have the pull up bar sitting 10 feet away. I busted my ass when it broke the door frame.