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    Hmmm, now I am going to be looking at other people at the Y and wondering if they are imagining me naked...actually, they probably are since I'm a swimmer and not wearing a whole lot anyway.

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    Great title! Made me want to read your journal.

    Sounds like you have a good plan to start. You may want to look at adding in some good compound movements into your gym workout though. Squats, deadlifts, benchpress (or dips for those of us with trashed shoulders) and bent over rows. Those type of exercises will help build more muscle and help burn more fat. I wouldn't worry about lifting heavy and hard increasing your appetite the way the hard cardio will. If you do feel you need more food, add some extra vegetables for bulk, but also add some extra protein/fat.

    Keep up the great work! You've got a couple of months to prep before you need to worry about taking off your shirt and walking around.

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    Thanks to everybody for the support and suggestions. Georgette I was wondering about MyFittness Pal. What do you like about it?

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    I take no meds and until about 3 weeks ago no supplements. But I had my vitamin D tested and it came up low so I started using a tanning bed in moderation (I describe the experiment in my personal blog in case anyone cares). My status didn't rise as quickly as I hoped to I started taking a Calcium and Vitamin D supplement. Now I am getting muscle twitching and I suspect that my calcium/potassium balance is off due to supplementation. I am going to switch over to a vitamin D supplement only. Besides, calcium supplementation is linked to kidney stones.

    Speaking of supplements, I see many people here are taking a crazy amount of supplements. Grok didn't take supplements. I am thinking about starting a thread argument about that but I don't want to get a bunch of people mad at me. That would stress me out and make me fatter.

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    PUSHUPS. REALLY? well ok

    Some of you have recommended pushups. At first I didn't like this idea but then I thought I could always start with my knees down. My wife thinks that I should do 15 minutes every morning and work up to 1 hour -- and that I should do them before I get out of bed.

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    No, don't do that many pushups you don't want to hurt yourself.

    Start by doing them standing up against a wall. Start with 10. slowly build up to 50. Check Mark's video: Pushup Progression - Primal Blueprint Fitness - YouTube

    And download primal blueprint fitness (for free) on the main MDA site on the right is a place where you can subscribe and get the pdf.

    You only need to do 2 or max. 3 days of this training per week and it only takes some 15-20 minutes for good results. Each movement 2 times per week (so you don't have to do all of them each day. Getting tired will make it more difficult to perform them well, so don't overdo it. Getting the technique good is important not to get injured.

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    geostump - I quit the Y that I liked that was 15 minutes away and joined a gym 5 minutes away that was OK but not as nice as the Y. Point being I was using the 15 minute drive there and back as an excuse not to go more than I should have. Just something to consider!

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    Randy, the big thing that I like with MFP is that you can add your own recipes into the database and save them for handy use.

    @snoops, The gym here in town is a hole in the wall place and it seems kind of shitty. Pretty much no one goes there so I'm not too sure where I will end up with that. I'm doing some stuff at home, the problem is that with 5 of us in the house with 2 dogs, it makes for a tight space. I have started Jillian Michaels 30 day shred that I found on youtube. I'm just trying to figure if purchasing equipment as I need it would be beneficial or if just spending $30 (gym in town) or the $44-$75 for the Y could be justified.
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    Groks wife was probably a belly dancer

    Georgette,

    My wife has a great exercise plan that requires no equipment although she does use a big mirror. Sometimes I do it with her but belly dancing makes me look stupid. Ask her about it. I am sure she could point you to a free youtube routine you can begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyStimpson View Post
    Georgette,

    My wife has a great exercise plan that requires no equipment although she does use a big mirror. Sometimes I do it with her but belly dancing makes me look stupid. Ask her about it. I am sure she could point you to a free youtube routine you can begin with.
    She belly dances? I can't even slow dance. My dancing occurs when I hear Metallica and I head bang.
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    My belly used to dance a lot. In fact it would keep dancing after I stopped.

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