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Smaller By The Day – Day 2

Keeping it Up!

Consistency is key to anything! This absolutely applies to losing weight and getting in shape. The hardest thing for me to keep up with is the dieting. I thoroughly enjoy working out and I’m glad to be doing it again; getting the dieting down is by far the hardest part for me.

Diet Diet Diet

I’m sticking to a pretty strict diet, but of things that I don’t mind eating. I’m generally a very picky eater, but I can stick with a certain meal and eat it 3 or 4 times a day without issue. It usually takes around 3 or 4 weeks before I pretty much need a change in what I’m eating because the repetition is repressing. However, if  you’re looking to make such a drastic change in the time period that I’m going for, you’ll need to be very strict and realize, you’re not eating for enjoyment, you’re eating because you need to.

There are a multitude of diet plans out there that can work for you if you just want to lose some weight over time or you feel like you need more control built into your diet, but sometimes those methods are highly ineffective. I find that waking up in the morning, looking at yourself in the mirror and asking yourself, “how bad do I want to change who I am?” every day will make the dieting process even easier. Once you realize that you’re making this change in your life for yourself, you’ll start doing what you have to do.

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Working Out

Today I started out with the usual 5am(ish) cardio, which is just walking on the treadmill around 2.5 – 3.5mph at a 15% incline for around 30 minutes. This usually burns around 450 calories for me, which is a great way to start the day. BURN THOSE FAT STORES OFF BEFORE YOU EAT!

At night, I joined a new gym and worked out my chest and arms. I did 3 sets of flys at 20 reps until my chest was fatigued. I made sure to increase the weight on each set and I’m using a weight that I’m comfortable with doing 20 reps with until the last few reps would fatigue the muscle. Also, CONTRACTION IS IMPORTANT! It’s very important to SQUEEZE the muscles as you’re lifting! After the flys, I benched using the same method, then went on to bicep curls, preacher calls and then abdominal exercises. Normally I do chest and tri’s but my gym partner wanted to do biceps, which I was okay with.

Current Stats

Height: 5′ 7″

Weight: 256lbs

Waist: 45″

Biceps: 18.7″

Body Fat %: 31 (OBESE)

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