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PAX Fitness Group 2.0

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Dropped 2.5 pounds this week and completed my first 5k on Saturday, took my 39 minutes but I did it! That was so freaking tough to get through.

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  • vgcvgc Registered User regular
    Hot dang, y'all, I'm down an even 50 lb since April!

    Congratulations SquirrelOnFire! That is quite the feat!
    Chorazin wrote: »
    Dropped 2.5 pounds this week and completed my first 5k on Saturday, took my 39 minutes but I did it! That was so freaking tough to get through.

    And congratulations Chorazin! Running 5k is nothing to sneeze at.

  • vgcvgc Registered User regular
    I haven't tried for any personal records this past week, but it's been a good week of doing things I've never tried before.

    I can't wait for PAX! I had a dream last night where PAX was this weekend. I woke up in a mild panic.
    Goal: 100lbs by PAX Prime as well as significant muscle tone

    How do you plan on achieving this goal: Exercising at least 5 times a week. Protein shakes twice a day on the days I work out as well as dietary supplements. Lots of water. I'm going to try to lay off the junk food.

    Additional goal: BW bench press. 2x back squat. 2x Deadlift. All by PAX. I still want to aim for a body weight of 100lbs, if only because I'll have to lift just a little bit less.

    Week 1 - 2/5 : 105.0 - A bit surprised because I didn't eat so well this past weekend and it's the first week I've been feeling 100% since the surgery.
    Week 2 - 2/12: 104.0 - Woot!
    Week 3 - 2/19: 104.2 - Was sick for the past week and missed 3 workouts. This upcoming week isn't looking so good either with a convention coming up.
    Week 4 - 2/26: Missed this weigh-in. Was really sick. Cough cough cough.
    Week 5 - 3/5: Didn't have a weigh-in due to working out at a new location that didn't have a scale. Was also crazy busy this week and only worked out twice.
    Week 6 - 3/12: 105.0 Finally got a chance to weigh myself! Not too bad all things considered.
    Week 7 - 3/19: 106.2 I should really lay off the candy, chips, cookies, ice cream, and food in general.
    Week 8 - 3/26 : 108.0 Yikes! I'd like to say it's muscle and water weight.
    Week 9 - 4/2: 105.0 Hurray for crossfit!
    Week 10 - 4/9: 105.5 The scale only goes in increments of .5 pounds. Bleh.
    Week 11 - 4/16: 107.5 Muscle maybe?
    Week 12 - 4/23: BW-106.5, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185. Lifting weights is hard.
    Week 13 - 4/30: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 14 - 5/7: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 15 - 5/14 : BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185 I should try more weights
    Week 16 - 5/21: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 17 - 5/28: BW-107.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Deadlift went up. Woot.
    Week 18 - 6/4: BW-110.5, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Weighed myself right after a shower
    Week 19 - 6/11: Didn't weigh. Was at E3. WOOT!!!
    Week 20 - 6/18: BW-108.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Bench press went up. Woot! I'm on my way to a BW bench press by PAX!
    Week 21 - 6/25:BW-107.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215 Deadlift went up. Woot! I'm on my way to a 2xBW deadlift by PAX!
    Week 22 - 7/2 :Didn't weigh. Forgot to do so and it was the 4th of July week.
    Week 23 - 7/9: BW-109.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-Body weight went up a bit. Nothing else seems have to changed much.
    Week 24 - 7/15:BW-107.5, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-Nothing too exciting for the past week. Going to Comic Con this week.
    Week 25 - 7/24:BW-106.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-Was at Comic Con all last week and am sick this week.
    Week 26 - 8/1:BW-107.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-Nothing special. Will probably try max BP, BS, and DL within the next week or two.
    Week 27 - 8/7: BW-109.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-Feeling good
    Week 28 - 8/13:
    Week 29 - 8/20 :
    Week 30 - 8/27: (Final Weigh-In/Progress Indicator)

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  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    So to be fair on the numbers below, I haven't maxed out on deadlift and bench lately (working form issues and some other stuff), but squats are still going strong. I started a whole30 this week with my husband (well, whole<however-many-days-until-pax>). Three weeks, guys, three weeks!
    Goal: Get stronger (bench press, squat, deadlift going up). See if I can get down to 165 comfortably.

    How do you plan on achieving this goal: Lifting heavy 3x/week, sprints/intervals 1x/week, yoga 3x/week, cycle commuting (12 miles/day, 5 days/week). Paleo, not going nuts with calories (2000-2500/day).


    2/19: bw: 175, bench: 115, squat: 200, deadlift 235, waist: 28.5"
    2/26: bw: 175, bench: 125, squat: 200, deadlift: 240, waist: 28.5"
    3/5: bw: 179, bench: 125, squat: 205, deadlift: 245, waist: 28.5"
    3/12: bw: 176, bench: 125, squat: 210, deadlift: 250, waist: 28.5"
    3/19: bw: 176, bench: 125, squat: 210, deadlift: 250, waist: 28.5
    3/26 : bw: 176, bench: 130, squat: 215, deadlift: 255, waist: 28.5"
    4/2: bw: 176, bench: 130, squat: 215, deadlift: 260, waist: 28"
    4/9: bw: 173, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 28"
    4/16: bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.75"
    4/23: Bleh, business trip (my weight got up to around 175 - yay water retention!)
    4/30: bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.75"
    5/7: bw: 171.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist 27.75"
    5/14 : bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.5"
    5/21: bw: 172, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    5/28: bw: 174, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/4: bw: 172, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/11: bw: 173.5, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.25"
    6/18: bw: 174, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/25: bw: 172.5, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    7/2 : bw: 168.5, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27"
    7/9: bw: 168, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27"
    7/16: bw: 167, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 26.5"
    7/23: bw: 165.5, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 26"
    7/30:
    8/6: bw: 162, bench: 135, squat: 230, deadlift: 265, waist: 25.5"
    8/13:
    8/20 :
    8/27: (Final Weigh-In/Progress Indicator)

  • RobogirlRobogirl Registered User regular
    Oh man guys, I totally kept spacing on checking the forums to see if this thread was back up. Not like that matters but I missed you all(even if I only met one of you last year).

    My fitness progress has sucked hardcore. Had a bad break up and kind of lost my motivation for lifting/working out. Only gained back about 5 pounds since last year, so at least it isn't the worst thing possible. Still lame as hell, though.

    Hopefully I'll actually get to meet some of you suckers this year.

  • vgcvgc Registered User regular
    Robogirl wrote: »
    Oh man guys, I totally kept spacing on checking the forums to see if this thread was back up. Not like that matters but I missed you all(even if I only met one of you last year).

    My fitness progress has sucked hardcore. Had a bad break up and kind of lost my motivation for lifting/working out. Only gained back about 5 pounds since last year, so at least it isn't the worst thing possible. Still lame as hell, though.

    Hopefully I'll actually get to meet some of you suckers this year.


    Hey Robogirl! Sorry to hear about the break up :( Glad to see you back though!

    Will we be planning a meetup for PAX? It'll be great to see some of you guys and compare muscles.

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Didn't gain or loose even an ounce this week, which is kinda nice since I ate like crap a few nights. I did go down .5% bodyfat though, so that's super awesome! Ran another 5K on Thursday but only a mile yesterday since after 90 backwards squats my legs were sad little pandas!

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Hit my goal this morning. Since the start of the year, I managed to lose 42.2lbs. Went from 211 lbs to 169.8 lbs (goal based on BMI (yes I know it's BS)). I did this with just walking and a reasonable diet. I didn't cut out any particular foods. Any time I went on vacation, I ate everything. It started as a yearly goal, but it was going so well that in April I made it a PAX goal. This'll be the first time I'm at PAX with a weight I'm not ashamed of, and that makes me proud.
    Date Average Goal Weight
    01/01/13 211.0 211.0
    02/01/13 209.4 205.0
    03/01/13 202.2 199.7
    04/01/13 194.5 193.8
    05/01/13 189.0 188.9
    06/01/13 184.4 185.9
    07/01/13 178.7 178.9
    08/01/13 171.7 174.2
    08/12/13 168.8 169.5

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    That's so awesome @YoungFrey congrats!! Are you going to start working out or just stick with healthy eating? Either way we're still here to support you! :)

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Chorazin wrote: »
    That's so awesome @YoungFrey congrats!! Are you going to start working out or just stick with healthy eating? Either way we're still here to support you! :)
    Thanks. I want to manage to put some level of muscle on. Not even the kind anybody will notice. Just a proper layer for health reasons. But my real goal is entering a proper maintenence eating/exercise scheme. Coming up with real meals I can share with my wife and such.

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    Chorazin wrote: »
    That's so awesome @YoungFrey congrats!! Are you going to start working out or just stick with healthy eating? Either way we're still here to support you! :)
    Thanks. I want to manage to put some level of muscle on. Not even the kind anybody will notice. Just a proper layer for health reasons. But my real goal is entering a proper maintenence eating/exercise scheme. Coming up with real meals I can share with my wife and such.

    I cannot recomment bodyweight fitness enough for that kinda of lean, strong muscle. Easy to do at home and usually takes 36 minutes ot less, using "equipment" you have around the house, like a chair or a table! I do You Are Your Own gym, which has an iOS and Android app, each are less than $4, or follow the book of the same name, which is around $13 on Amazon. I am so much stronger now than when I started the program two months ago!

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  • Hobbes.CaltousHobbes.Caltous Registered User regular
    ok, so can you guys recommend some places to eat which have healthier food, around the convention, than, say, that awful hotdog stand?

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    There's a pax prime food thread, some folks in there very likely will be able to help you. http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/179066/the-great-foodening-pax-food-destinations-2013

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    ok, so can you guys recommend some places to eat which have healthier food, around the convention, than, say, that awful hotdog stand?

    Good on you, I always eat like a monster at East, one who's never seen food and must consume it all! lol

    I'm sure the thread zerzhul linked would be way more helpful, there are some food experts in that thread!

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  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    I plan on bringing a cooler (benefit of driving to PAX) filled with hard boiled eggs, grilled flank steak, and fresh veggies to live off of during PAX. It's what we did last year, and we only ended up eating out once the entire weekend. It was awesome.

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  • MissAmiMizunoMissAmiMizuno Registered User regular
    Mogs wrote: »
    I plan on bringing a cooler (benefit of driving to PAX) filled with hard boiled eggs, grilled flank steak, and fresh veggies to live off of during PAX. It's what we did last year, and we only ended up eating out once the entire weekend. It was awesome.

    That seems like a really good idea, and potentially healthier than what we usually end up with. I might give that a try!

  • vgcvgc Registered User regular
    PAX is just a couple of weeks away. I haven't tried any personal goals but I definitely want to try it within the next couple of weeks. I think I can get the 2x deadlift for sure. I'm probably 5-10 pounds away from BW bench press.
    Goal: 100lbs by PAX Prime as well as significant muscle tone

    How do you plan on achieving this goal: Exercising at least 5 times a week. Protein shakes twice a day on the days I work out as well as dietary supplements. Lots of water. I'm going to try to lay off the junk food.

    Additional goal: BW bench press. 2x back squat. 2x Deadlift. All by PAX. I still want to aim for a body weight of 100lbs, if only because I'll have to lift just a little bit less.

    Week 1 - 2/5 : 105.0 - A bit surprised because I didn't eat so well this past weekend and it's the first week I've been feeling 100% since the surgery.
    Week 2 - 2/12: 104.0 - Woot!
    Week 3 - 2/19: 104.2 - Was sick for the past week and missed 3 workouts. This upcoming week isn't looking so good either with a convention coming up.
    Week 4 - 2/26: Missed this weigh-in. Was really sick. Cough cough cough.
    Week 5 - 3/5: Didn't have a weigh-in due to working out at a new location that didn't have a scale. Was also crazy busy this week and only worked out twice.
    Week 6 - 3/12: 105.0 Finally got a chance to weigh myself! Not too bad all things considered.
    Week 7 - 3/19: 106.2 I should really lay off the candy, chips, cookies, ice cream, and food in general.
    Week 8 - 3/26 : 108.0 Yikes! I'd like to say it's muscle and water weight.
    Week 9 - 4/2: 105.0 Hurray for crossfit!
    Week 10 - 4/9: 105.5 The scale only goes in increments of .5 pounds. Bleh.
    Week 11 - 4/16: 107.5 Muscle maybe?
    Week 12 - 4/23: BW-106.5, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185. Lifting weights is hard.
    Week 13 - 4/30: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 14 - 5/7: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 15 - 5/14 : BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185 I should try more weights
    Week 16 - 5/21: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 17 - 5/28: BW-107.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Deadlift went up. Woot.
    Week 18 - 6/4: BW-110.5, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Weighed myself right after a shower
    Week 19 - 6/11: Didn't weigh. Was at E3. WOOT!!!
    Week 20 - 6/18: BW-108.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Bench press went up. Woot! I'm on my way to a BW bench press by PAX!
    Week 21 - 6/25:BW-107.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215 Deadlift went up. Woot! I'm on my way to a 2xBW deadlift by PAX!
    Week 22 - 7/2 :Didn't weigh. Forgot to do so and it was the 4th of July week.
    Week 23 - 7/9: BW-109.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-Body weight went up a bit. Nothing else seems have to changed much.
    Week 24 - 7/15:BW-107.5, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-Nothing too exciting for the past week. Going to Comic Con this week.
    Week 25 - 7/24:BW-106.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-Was at Comic Con all last week and am sick this week.
    Week 26 - 8/1:BW-107.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-Nothing special. Will probably try max BP, BS, and DL within the next week or two.
    Week 27 - 8/7: BW-109.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-Feeling good
    Week 28 - 8/14:BW-108.5, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-PAX is nigh.
    Week 29 - 8/20 :
    Week 30 - 8/27: (Final Weigh-In/Progress Indicator)

  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    Mogs wrote: »
    I plan on bringing a cooler (benefit of driving to PAX) filled with hard boiled eggs, grilled flank steak, and fresh veggies to live off of during PAX. It's what we did last year, and we only ended up eating out once the entire weekend. It was awesome.

    That seems like a really good idea, and potentially healthier than what we usually end up with. I might give that a try!

    I'm going to attempt to get our hotel to give me a microwave for the weekend so we don't have to eat it all cold. Here's hoping a sob story about my dietary restrictions that make it way too stressful to eat out convinces them.

    Also, meet up? Anyone?

  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    edited August 2013
    If you guys just make a thread in the PAXPrime section, they shall come. I would but alas, no PAX. :(

    EDIT: Just tossed up a challenge for the last week before PAX as well. No excuses, only lifts!.....or cardio if that's your thing.

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  • vgcvgc Registered User regular
    Mogs wrote: »
    Also, meet up? Anyone?

    Will people be there on Monday? Or should we make it on Sunday like last year?

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Blerg, was supposed to run last night but got sucked into Saint's Row IV and started my bodyweight stuff later than usual, ran out of time to run. Oh well, I'll run tomorrow, Sat and Sun. :)

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  • vgcvgc Registered User regular
    edited August 2013
    PAX IS NEXT WEEK GUYS!!!

    Who among us will be going?
    Goal: 100lbs by PAX Prime as well as significant muscle tone

    How do you plan on achieving this goal: Exercising at least 5 times a week. Protein shakes twice a day on the days I work out as well as dietary supplements. Lots of water. I'm going to try to lay off the junk food.

    Additional goal: BW bench press. 2x back squat. 2x Deadlift. All by PAX. I still want to aim for a body weight of 100lbs, if only because I'll have to lift just a little bit less.

    Week 1 - 2/5 : 105.0 - A bit surprised because I didn't eat so well this past weekend and it's the first week I've been feeling 100% since the surgery.
    Week 2 - 2/12: 104.0 - Woot!
    Week 3 - 2/19: 104.2 - Was sick for the past week and missed 3 workouts. This upcoming week isn't looking so good either with a convention coming up.
    Week 4 - 2/26: Missed this weigh-in. Was really sick. Cough cough cough.
    Week 5 - 3/5: Didn't have a weigh-in due to working out at a new location that didn't have a scale. Was also crazy busy this week and only worked out twice.
    Week 6 - 3/12: 105.0 Finally got a chance to weigh myself! Not too bad all things considered.
    Week 7 - 3/19: 106.2 I should really lay off the candy, chips, cookies, ice cream, and food in general.
    Week 8 - 3/26 : 108.0 Yikes! I'd like to say it's muscle and water weight.
    Week 9 - 4/2: 105.0 Hurray for crossfit!
    Week 10 - 4/9: 105.5 The scale only goes in increments of .5 pounds. Bleh.
    Week 11 - 4/16: 107.5 Muscle maybe?
    Week 12 - 4/23: BW-106.5, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185. Lifting weights is hard.
    Week 13 - 4/30: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 14 - 5/7: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 15 - 5/14 : BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185 I should try more weights
    Week 16 - 5/21: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 17 - 5/28: BW-107.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Deadlift went up. Woot.
    Week 18 - 6/4: BW-110.5, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Weighed myself right after a shower
    Week 19 - 6/11: Didn't weigh. Was at E3. WOOT!!!
    Week 20 - 6/18: BW-108.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Bench press went up. Woot! I'm on my way to a BW bench press by PAX!
    Week 21 - 6/25:BW-107.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215 Deadlift went up. Woot! I'm on my way to a 2xBW deadlift by PAX!
    Week 22 - 7/2 :Didn't weigh. Forgot to do so and it was the 4th of July week.
    Week 23 - 7/9: BW-109.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-Body weight went up a bit. Nothing else seems have to changed much.
    Week 24 - 7/15:BW-107.5, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-Nothing too exciting for the past week. Going to Comic Con this week.
    Week 25 - 7/24:BW-106.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-Was at Comic Con all last week and am sick this week.
    Week 26 - 8/1:BW-107.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-Nothing special. Will probably try max BP, BS, and DL within the next week or two.
    Week 27 - 8/7: BW-109.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-Feeling good
    Week 28 - 8/14:BW-108.5, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-PAX is nigh.
    Week 29 - 8/20 :BW-105.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215-PAX is upon us.
    Week 30 - 8/27: (Final Weigh-In/Progress Indicator)

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  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    I'll be at PAX all four days. I'm super flexible as far as when a meetup happens.

    In other news, I'm below 160 now, which hasn't happened in about 2 years. This whole30 thing is nuts.

  • vgcvgc Registered User regular
    PAX is just a few days away. I actually got a mascot gig for PAX, so I won't be able to join the meetup. I'm going to be Iota from the upcoming Vita game Tearaway, so if you see me, say hi!

    In fitness related news, I MADE MY DEADLIFT GOAL!!! I deadlifted 220 pounds last Thursday. I figured one out of four goals by PAX ain't bad.

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  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    Total beast mode, @vgc! I hope I get to see you sometime during PAX. I will definitely come say hi if I can.

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    edited August 2013
    Awesome stuff: Down 2.7 pounds last week!! So close to being below 180! :-D Also finished the beginner program of YAYOG, what an amazing program. I'm so much stronger than I was when I started. Not ready to move up a level yet, so I'm gonna start beginner over again and just start with the harder variations of the exercises.

    Poopy stuff: Got a cold! :( With four weeks left until the GORUCK Nasty I'm gonna have to take a few days off working out and running until this dumb cold goes away. Grrrrr!!
    vgc wrote: »
    PAX is just a few days away. I actually got a mascot gig for PAX, so I won't be able to join the meetup. I'm going to be Iota from the upcoming Vita game Tearaway, so if you see me, say hi!

    In fitness related news, I MADE MY DEADLIFT GOAL!!! I deadlifted 220 pounds last Thursday. I figured one out of four goals by PAX ain't bad.

    Thats awesome!! Congrats on the gig and meeting a goal!

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  • vgcvgc Registered User regular
    Welp, the gig fell through :'(, so I'll just be a regular PAX attendee. Thank goodness I didn't sell my badge.

  • stabn_stabn_ Registered User regular
    Congrats on the deadlift and sorry about the gig.

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Dear Anyone Who Comes Into This After Prime:

    Hi! Feel free to ask any question no matter how small, or talk about successes or setbacks no matter how big or small! We've all been there and are happy to help you on the path to a healthier you. :)

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  • Manic2kManic2k Brotherhood of the Squirrel [AUS]Registered User regular
    I quit smoking and energy drinks in march and since then I have put on around about 17 kgs.
    I saw this thread and was interested in starting to post here and getting back in shape before it go's any further.

    So how do I start?
    Tips?

    Also I am from PAXAUS :p

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Manic2k wrote: »
    I quit smoking and energy drinks in march and since then I have put on around about 17 kgs.
    I saw this thread and was interested in starting to post here and getting back in shape before it go's any further.

    So how do I start?
    Tips?

    Also I am from PAXAUS :p

    Ouch! As a former smoker myself, I know how bad quitting sucks. Good on you for doing it, and since you're six months out hopefully most of the cravings are past. Stay strong!

    Well, I'm a (sorta) calorie counter so I would recommend downloading MyFitnessPal for whatever device you have (and if you don't have one, their website is just as good!) and see how many calories you should be eating in a day to lose the weight you want, and then work hard eating only that amount! Eating lower fat food with more protein and fiber will keep you fuller longer, and try your best to avoid unhealthy fats.

    95% of weight loss is done in the kitchen, so if you eat out a lot you definitely should start to work on your home cooking skills too. :)

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  • ShrefShref Registered User regular
    Today, i officially start getting back in shape(again). seems that in the past, every time i started doing well, something popped up to screw it all up. such as injuries, living out of a hotel for several months for work, etc. but no excuses, i will finally make it work! :)

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Shref wrote: »
    Today, i officially start getting back in shape(again). seems that in the past, every time i started doing well, something popped up to screw it all up. such as injuries, living out of a hotel for several months for work, etc. but no excuses, i will finally make it work! :)

    That's the spirit! You can do it. :)

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Up a half pound this week, but down .2% body fat, so I'll definitely take that!

    Did a 10k alternated walking/running every mile on Saturday, and did an 8 mile hike over really rugged terrain on Sunday. Feeling like a boss today!

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Time to start walking again. It looks like I didn't gain any real weight at PAX. Despite my truly heroic effort.

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Heading down to the GORUCK Nasty this weekend, a 6+ mile course with 27 obstacles up and down a Black Diamond ski course in Virginia. Pretty much gonna be the physically hardest thing I've done in my life and I'm super excited. C25K and YAYOG for the past 4 months hopefully will get me through it!

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Did the event, came back bruised, scraped, cut, and battered, but I crossed the finish line like a boss! I was not as fit for as I would have liked, but I'd do it all over again if I had too!

    Now to get ready for a Zombie Run next month, and then train for a Goruck Light challenge in the Spring. Oh, and back to eating right starting Tuesday! I wanna get my Chinese food on tomorrow, lol!

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  • ScunosiScunosi WashingtonRegistered User regular
    Hi, I'd like to work on losing weight and getting sexy (well, moreso than I am now ;) ) but I'm just not sure where to start. I know one of my big things would probably just be cutting back on calories, and while difficult that's something I kinda sorta can handle myself. But as far as workout go, I'm just really lost as to what to do. I don't really have problem areas so much as just wanting to tone up all over, and because of that I just don't know where to start. I'd like to be able to figure an "all-over" workout but I'm not sure what that'd entail and am just sort of intimidated to start. I'd like to start soon though, so I can get ahead of the holiday season and also so I'll have finalized measurements for any cosplay I decide to do next year!

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    Scunosi wrote: »
    Hi, I'd like to work on losing weight and getting sexy (well, moreso than I am now ;) ) but I'm just not sure where to start. I know one of my big things would probably just be cutting back on calories, and while difficult that's something I kinda sorta can handle myself. But as far as workout go, I'm just really lost as to what to do. I don't really have problem areas so much as just wanting to tone up all over, and because of that I just don't know where to start. I'd like to be able to figure an "all-over" workout but I'm not sure what that'd entail and am just sort of intimidated to start. I'd like to start soon though, so I can get ahead of the holiday season and also so I'll have finalized measurements for any cosplay I decide to do next year!

    Well, first off weight loss is 95% food management. You can work out all you want, but if you don't eat right you'll just have fat on top of muscle! Check out My Fitness Pal to figure out your calories and eat within those limits. Work on getting more protein, less carbs and fat. You don't need to eliminate them if you don't want, just be more mindful of them. Protein is king!

    If you want all over workouts without getting big (IE you want a gymnast look over a bodybuilder), I definitely recommend a bodyweight fitness program like You Are Your Own Gym (which I do). You can do it at home with minimal equipment! Also a running program like Couch to 5K isn't a bad idea either. :)

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  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    Scunosi wrote: »
    Hi, I'd like to work on losing weight and getting sexy (well, moreso than I am now ;) ) but I'm just not sure where to start. I know one of my big things would probably just be cutting back on calories, and while difficult that's something I kinda sorta can handle myself. But as far as workout go, I'm just really lost as to what to do. I don't really have problem areas so much as just wanting to tone up all over, and because of that I just don't know where to start. I'd like to be able to figure an "all-over" workout but I'm not sure what that'd entail and am just sort of intimidated to start. I'd like to start soon though, so I can get ahead of the holiday season and also so I'll have finalized measurements for any cosplay I decide to do next year!

    What does your current food intake look like? What are you eating on a day to day basis? Like @Chorazin said, it's going to be mostly diet that will get you where you want to be. It's also slightly more complex than just "cutting back on calories", and certain foods will make cutting back on calories easier than others.

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