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Old 12-12-2008, 04:35 PM
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My name is Marc, Im 21 years of age from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I come from a family where fitness is a high priority. My father is a triathlete and lifter in the winter, my mother used to be a competetive runner until she was injured a few years back. Anyway I have grown up knowing the importance of eating right etc but until recently I have not had any real motivation to get out there and do much. The past few days I have started a diet and begun to run a couple miles a day along with floor exercises and some free weight training and I plan to start off Sunday at the gym. Something just clicked in my head and I decided it was time to make a few changes in my life. Drinking 5 days a week and smoking will really catch up to you after awhile. Just in the last week of doing neither and eating a lot healthier with a little exersize has improved my moral and overall mood more than I can even explain. I am 6'5" 237 pounds, i have a little beer gut on me but have a little muscle which I would attribute entirely to when I was roofing and drywalling. Im looking forward to progressing and overall feeling better about myself as well as having a little more self confidence. Im pretty pumped up about getting bigger and am happy to have found this site, there is a ton of helpful information. I would like to post a picture of myself, the only one I really have without a shirt, not because I want a lot of critisizm and to be told how fat I am haha but to ask simply, should I be more worried about cutting down on weight or am I at a good build to just start lifting and not worrying about cutting too much? and as far as colories a day what should I be looking at for an intake? Right now Im eating a package of oatmeal in the morning around 8am with a couple boiled eggs, can of tuna around 10am, around noon or 1 I try and eat a chicken breast with a side of brocolli and or cottage cheese, then around 3 or so protien shake, workout, shake, then another meal like lunch around 6 or 7pm. SOmetimes Ill eat a fat free yogurt before bed. Any comments or suggestions are appreciated, I have looked through these forums a lot and some of the stuff is as confusing as it is helpful but Im sure it will all come in handy in due time.



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Old 12-12-2008, 07:11 PM
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Decide for yourself whether you want to cut or bulk or maintain...you're the only person with the right answer. If you're cutting, then you should absolutely be lifting also. And if you're starting out, then you'll get stronger for sure. Start logging your food at fitday.com
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:44 PM
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Thanks for the link, I have one day filled out pretty acurate I think but Im going to have to more closely watch exact amounts of the things I eat to get the full benefit of that site it looks like.
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Yeah. If you do it every day for a week or so, then you'll notice some definite trends. Most people have no idea what they eat. Go ahead and read some of the stickies...they'll tell you how much & what you should be eating.
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