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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Songbird, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    How many SJ dudes secretly want to put the work in to sculpt their bodies like this AND the have the commitment it takes (nutrition included) to maintain?

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  2. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    I'm currently working on it. Lost 36 pounds since February. So the diet part is working. The getting ripped part is going to be tougher as I am fighting two injuries and, well, getting old as dirt sure doesn't help.
  3. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    It would have been a major upset if Vombatus wan't the first response. But get after it VB! I have no desire to put in that sort of work. But I could stand to lose at least 30 LBs. Just turned 44 yesterday so not getting any easier. Though if I wasn't sitting on the couch, drinking beer and surfing the web right now, I might have a better shot.
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  4. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    I'm old, 100+ pounds overweight, and simply don't care what I look like at this point. I can enjoy donuts when I want.
  5. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Not judging in the least, but if you're 100 pounds overweight, you should work on that. It's not just about your looks ... Just not healthy.
  6. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    I was at a favorite burger joint Saturday, and there were 10 other customers there, and everyone
    but me was at least 75 pounds overweight. In America, fast food and giant sugar drinks are winning.
  7. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Craft beer isn't helping either. And restaurant portion sizes.

    But craft beer, man... it's a great time to be alive. It's not the 1970s anymore with mainly Bud, Miller, PBR and Schlitz as choices. I remember Michelob coming out and it was like some shiny new toy in fancy bottles.
  8. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    No, laziness is winning.
  9. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  10. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    I would work out 8 hours a day if I could. As it is, I'm lucky to work out 4 hours a week. I still eat pretty well, but a wife and two kids have been pretty fattening.

    It also doesn't help that I fly a desk. Too sedentary.
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  11. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    I gained about 50 pounds between my wedding day and the day my daughter was born.

    Actually, since I've had two kids around, I've lost 8-10 pounds in just a few months. If only because there's not enough time to sit down and really shovel it in.
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  12. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    Since leaving sports for a desk job, I've become super lazy. So now I force myself to go to the gym at least 3-4 times a week. I try to mix in cardio with some weight-lifting. It should be said that I'm a girl and I'm not 20 anymore. I just want to be toned. I'm extremely petite and the downside to being 5'0 is that you have a small space to carry the weight in, so I'm almost overweight.

    One thing that motivates me big time to stay in the gym and make myself be active is looking at my family history. There's a lot of heart disease in there, there's a predisposition to obesity, diabetes, etc. So I'm really trying to keep my weight in check and make healthier choices. I could give up alcohol tomorrow. But giving up Pepsi might be what kills me.
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