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Lets hit that life goal now in 2020 (with your aid)

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  1. Ilgoth

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    It is time to cut that shit, and for me to tackle the challenge that I gave myself all the way back in 2014. That is, living healthier and getting back to the shape I was at in 2012. Now I do understand I won't achieve that, because it was that good back in the day...
    • in 2012 my body weight peaked at 94 kilograms, at 20% body fat
    • now in 2020 it is 70 kilograms at 17% body fat
    The difference is massive, and I do feel like a whole different person. Getting sick in the military for good, and then going through bad sickness cycles clearly took its toll on the body (most recent being that infected jawbone in Spring 2019).

    I am doing this thread to increase my motivation, and stay engaged in this change. My previous efforts (all four of them) have died in couple of weeks, best lasting 6 weeks... Now the goal is to finally breakthrough, because lets face it - still being young 26-year-old helps me out a lot and in few years it will start to get harder purely because of physical age.

    I have two different strength training programs that have always worked for me, and I will begin with conditioning based workout program that I keep doing at home. Mostly body weight movements, but they are killers.

    Could use some suggestions from you guys. I am looking for some websites or apps that would help with management side of things. Anything that helps with scheduling or logging of workouts, even stuff that help with nutrition. I found out about https://www.eatthismuch.com/ and that website helped me to nail down how I am supposed to be eating:

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    It is in the ballpark that I did back in the day, to be fair it is less in calories but it checks out as I am not as big. datlogicilgoth.jpg

    But yeah, all suggestions with tools to help me out with this lifestyle change is greatly appreciated. I am old-fashioned excel guy and there must be better options to go with.
     
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    My schedule for this and next week, decided I would also include some sort of traffic light system to evaluate eating. Hoping to calculate calories in some grim dark future, where is only... protein.

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    Hoping to start following a diet from Friday and onward (visiting store tomorrow). Friday's foodies seem somewhat blah. God I will become mad in couple of days. Totals 2968 calories (237 carbs / 139 fats / 204 prot)...

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    badass! good luck in your endeavors Ilgoth.
     
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    I don't know if this website will help you as much with management but I always found out a great informational resource: https://ss.fitness/
     
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    I started using Method Makia as an overall solution. Mostly bodyweight training and I'm yet to try the nutritions part but I'm going to look into that next week. You can access it through their website or app. But as usual, it's not free... Damn. Just checked and it costs 49€ for the next 10hours and it seems you get eternal membership with that price. I've liked it but if you don't need anything more than something to collect your data, then that might not be your thing.:D
     
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    last time i did a big cut ( which is last time i tracked any nutrition beside protein) i used https://cronometer.com/ which works fine in the free version as far as i remember. it tracks micro-nutrients as well but most calorie trackers are basically the same.

    26 is no age, i first started lifting in my thirties and its still pretty easy to make serious gains at my age 38 and its still possible to switch from pure getting big and strong to being more lean and healthy when needed.

    i hit the big 100 kg Christmas morning :D and will probably just say fuck it and continue eating until the end of january since lifting just feels so god at that size.
     
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    Always good read, skimmed through and lot of stuff I already knew, but it is good to go back and memorize things! Loved the diet side, as it is my weakness in terms of knowledge.

    Yes I don't really need their coaching or programs since I got my tailored 5x5 programs and then Rushfit programs (I have never successfully completed the mid-level course). What sort of workouts they are?

    Just returned from the grocery store, and was a tad bit more expensive than my usual groceries BUT there were lot of long-lasting packages so seems good. About do todays practice, have a shower and then start preparing tomorrow's food. Not supersold that my lunch is big enough, but we shall see! The Peanut Butter protein shake seems somewhat filling though.

    Thanks for the link! I shall check it out. My personal goal for now is just to get that body weight going up in a healthy manner, I am slightly shy to even dream getting back to 95kg. :rolleyes: Congratz on 100!
     
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    I have a friend pointed me to this free workout website https://darebee.com/. They really have a lot of workouts and programs and tons of usual information and it is all completely free. I love their programs too.
     
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    That's the first bit of new way of life finished! Had good days, and some awful days. on Saturday, I was way too torn with my leg muscles to even think about working out so just stretched a bit, and then on Sunday redeemed myself and did workout that was due. So not the best way to go about it, but I didn't give up! I have noticed a good pattern in my not-so-good behaviours; on day off from work, I sleep longer and that makes me decrease the quality of breakfast (lunch gets close and all that). Maybe I get that fixed with time, don't wanna beat myself over with details.

    I have noticed a clear change in my energy levels though. I feel like I got more will to do stuff, and chores dont feel as bad as they used to be (I have eaten under what I should for quite some time I believe). So quite happy that I started doing this, even though it does take almost an hour out of my day for workouts alone, and then the foodie planning and what not.