just barely saw this thread, so excuse me if i repost something cuz i
got lazy and stopped reading about half way through this post..
i just wanted to add that:
Moparty08 wrote: i have a pool so i've been going swimming a lot and will a lot next year.
swimming is soo much easier on your body than jogging, and it can
be more fun than a chore at times too. though its seasonal, i would
take swimming over jogging any day. less stress, more calories burnt!
Once you start lifting weights make sure to be patient with results. Oh, and don't forget that girls will start checking you out!
i saw that this was also a hot discussion. people expect results faster
than they come, which i am a victim of. i gave up after about 4
months straight of hitting the gym 4 days a week (every other day)
but about a week after retiring from the gym, i noticed my body was
getting uglier! i didn't notice the change in my body while working out
because it came on so slowly, but as soon as it started going away,
i noticed!! and coming from a family with more girls than boys, i've
learned that working out your lower body is just as important if not
more important than your upper half. women, whether you know it or
not, pay a lot of attention to your ass and legs. they hate chicken legs..
so its important to balance out your body, because you might be
ripped above the belt line, but your boney legs will scare them away..
as for gym work outs, make sure to switch up your routine often. it
keeps you from getting bored of the gym, and keeps your body gettin
bored of the same work out, which will cause the routine to make
your body slow down muscle gain/fat burn as it gets used to the same
pattern. just switch up the order. i gave this this link
to manny cuz i heard
he was trying to lose weight too, but this link is full of info that i found
really useful, and although they want your $$, the free info they give
out is whole hearted, and i trust this info because i can see he's doing
the lifting with proper form and what not. and yes its a LOT of reading
but what he has to share is convincing.
and as gramps said, giving up soda can actually do a lot for you. i
haven't had a full glass of soda for more than a year, and because of
that, i find it honestly hard to drink soda or any carbonated drink now!
the liquid feels so thick it gets stuck in my chest and i get heart burn.
i can't believe even I'm sharing all this info and experience being just 18!!