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I look to get advice from women more like me, and offer advice to women more like me. I have no idea what works for a guy at 10% body fat looking to get to 8%, and his advice isn't really relevant to me. Though I'd like to see his photo, LOL.
Also, on success stories, when I read "well, I was a skinny 16 year old then life happened and I got fat, but then I went primal, now look at me all awesome looking while eating whatever I want", it just isn't relevant to me. I'm happy for those people, but their story doesn't apply.
But if you are curious there are before and afters in my journal for what happened my first few months of primal. I lost fat and inches for sure. I've just stalled.
I can't really argue with most of the responses to my challenge. I believe our bodies are always striving for perfection but we keep throwing up roadblocks. Stress along with poor, unnatural diets and lack of the right kind of exercise prevent us from reaching our potential. Each person's potential is different and we should try to stop comparing ourselves to others and simply strive to be the best we can be. Eat right, exercise properly and over time your body will adjust accordingly. Focus on the process, the results will take of themselves. Your inner health will shine through in your skin, hair and attitude even if you don't reach society's perception of the perfect figure or physique. The challenge should have been to practice what you preach, having worked in the fitness industry for years it was always interesting and rewarding to work with people who had obesity issues. Most of these clients were very knowledgeable about what they should be eating and even how to exercise and they often reveled in their knowledge, informing others about the latest diets and exercise routines. The challenge was always getting them to take action and commit to living healthier lives.
Thanks everyone! There were some good points made and some fun and witty comments as well - I appreciate the feed back - your points are well taken. The reason I posted the challenge was that there has been some rather inflammatory and combative comments made by people seeming to demean the intelligence of others on some of the threads. Some of these mega posters making these comments seem to place themselves in superior positions - they could talk the walk but I was wondering if they actually walked the walk.
back story is good. the problem with calling random posters out is that the ones who need to back their shit up probably won't.
having worked in the fitness industry for years it was always interesting and rewarding to work with people who had obesity issues. Most of these clients were very knowledgeable about what they should be eating and even how to exercise and they often reveled in their knowledge, informing others about the latest diets and exercise routines. The challenge was always getting them to take action and commit to living healthier lives.
I'm curious if those people, once they practiced what they preached, did they reach normal?
I exercise nearly every day. I bicycle commute, take walks, run sprints, do core fitness exercises, hike strenuously, backpack on my vacations. I eat as close to perfection on the Primal Blueprint as I can. I eat small portions, stay away from snacks, never eat after dinner. Lately I don't drink wine or eat cheese or chocolate regularly like I used to. And yet if you saw me you would not see a normal athletic female body shape. I wonder what it takes because just letting the results take care of themselves doesn't do it for me.
I really am curious if your obese clients really achieved a normal body that looked like it never had known a weight problem. How long did it take? I've been doing the PB for a year now.
Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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