SO here it is. A total of about 8 weeks, or 2 months. I started at around 186, and got to 165. My next move is to get bigger in muscle now. Though I still would like to lose more body fat, I think it be easier to start concentrating in full on muscle building now.
What’s working for me:
I started on June 17th. That day I began to jog at least 4 times a week, and I went to the gym about 1 hour a day 5 times a week. I would do more, but my crazy schedules dont allow me to have a full routine (which would have made things easier).
I started jogging 1 mile, and it killed me the first week. Second week I wouldn’t allow myself to do less than 2 miles. Third and fourth week I started doing between 3 and 4 miles. 5 and 6 I always did 4 miles. The last 2 weeks of the 8 weeks I wasn’t able to jog as much because my ankle got busted and after that I worked on a feature for 10 days straight and each day we worked about 16 hour days. Terrible.
Exercises I try to do abs, at least 3 sets of 30 reps. I’ve never been able to really increase this by much unfortunately. I’ve been able to do 3 sets of 40, and I do multiple times a day. Same as push ups, I am a wimp unfortunately, and the first month I couldn’t do 10 straight. Now I can do 10 straight and push 12-15 and I do 3 sets of these, and I do multiple a day. There are some dumbbells here, I started with 10lb and I did
curls: 3 sets of 8 reps
hammer curls: 3 sets of 8 reps
skull crushers: 3 sets of 15 reps
I did this almost every day and at times multiple times a day. I’d say a minimum of twice a day 5 days a week.
The second month I increased it to 15 pounds, same amount on the curls and hammer curls, I added more reps on the skull crushers to 25.
At the gym I don’t know how to judge that cuz I go with a friend of mine who is pretty good shape, so I look more like a wimp.
I would have to say that I do see where your eating habbits is where you really lose weight though. I used to eat whatever I wanted when ever. Hamburgers, sandwiches, ramen, anything and I’d do 3 big meaks a day with a bunch of snacks whenever I want it. On june 17th I stopped that, and I began to eat smaller portions every 3-4 hours. I began to cook healthier as well. The first 2-3 weeks I cut carbs, after I would eat them but just at smaller portions or less times a week. I concentrated on protein. Tilapia has been my favorite meat, chicken, porkchops. And always cooked some mushrooms, onions, and peppers. I drank lots of water, I didn’t eat that much fruit though. I ate bananas. I started doing protein shakes or smoothies. Oh, which reminds me, I stop drinking milk complete (other than the ice cream ive had every 2 weeks), now I drink almond milk. Which you can use for shakes, oatmeal, protein powder. I ate penut butter sandwiches, oh and my favorite protein shake I did was: Protein chocolate powder, bananas, penut butter, oatmeal, almond milk, SO GOOD! Another delicious one I did was more of just a shake, almond milk, almonds,almond butter, banana, cinnamon.
What have I learned:
first 2 weeks: I learned that it takes me 2 weeks to get adjusted to anything. After 2 weeks, things started getting easier for me. Restrain in food, discipline in exercise, motivation to go on, will to not let others change your ways.
first month: I learn that all the other times I said I was trying, I honestly didn’t It isn’t until you suffer for reals until you realize you never really tried. I learned that at that first month, if you see your progress, you will start having realistic goals and dreams. At first I wanted somebody elses body, someone elses six pack. When i saw the comparison pics of my body, that’s when I started seeing the body that I have and it’s potential. And that’s when you start working harder and understand your path.
Second month: It might not sound like a lot, but you honestly beging to feel better about yourself and my body. more comfortable. I still don’t have what i want, I still depict my body, I still see all the fat around me and I know that if I went to the beach, I still dont have people checking me out. But I do feel comfortable with me, I can take my shirt off and not be so self conscious.
I can’t wait what next month has for me and what else I will learn and what changes I had made personally and physically.