Gentlemen, I was very happy to see there is a men's section here! I joined up late Saturday night, and spent some time yesterday getting acquainted with the site. I've become your classic yo-yo dieter/exerciser, and I'm now the biggest I've ever been. I'm not too concerned about the scale because, let's be honest, if you're fit and lean, you really don't care if what your weight is. I'm really concerned with the robust gut I've developed! I want to lose 10" from my waist. I know it took 10 years for me to add these undesired inches, and I'm prepared for it to take longer than I'd want to lose them all. My goal here is to make sure it doesn't take that amount of time to shrink back down.
I've done a lot of other programs, including some very inclusive nutrition/exercise programs, and have gotten some great results.... for a time. Heck, I was even a finalist for a fitness contest last year for a $10,000 prize. The problem is they try and build up what you're doing too fast. You can keep it up for a while, even several months, but then it seems to collapse because you aren't given the opportunity to build up the emotional/behavioral support skills needed.
So I'm making a point of trying to start slowly this time, even slower than I think I can manage. The plan is to let myself build up some success' and momentum, so I can keep going. Even more importantly, I'll have a chance to find what level of intensity works for me.
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