Hi, my name is Colton and I'm a 20 year old Canadian. I have lived a life of partying, drinking, eating uncontrollably, and lets face it, living the "life" in most young peoples eyes. Now, getting more older and mature, I have realized that it's time to do what I need to do, and thats get fit. Of course, I have picked this path AFTER the peak of my testerone is over. (so I have read) The reason why I need help so bad is that my weight is causing me to have back problems, ultimately making me not able to work, so all help would be very very helpful.
Now, I have read the beginners threads, all the links to certain guides and such, but my questions haven't really been answered, they were just guidelines to what I need to do. I have learned the following:
- To keep a foodlog.
- The difference between calories and empty calories.
- Alcohol is BAD. (Darn.)
- Instead of single pin-pointed muscle workouts, do multi-muscle workouts, such as deadlifts.
- Mix up your workouts alot, to keep the body surprised.
I could keep going, but I have learned so much from this website, I really think its endless knowledge for living healthy and being fit, which Is exactly what I want.
So, this leads me to my questionings and what I should do, I'm really stuck here and could use some professional advice, In which I am sure I always find some sort of reasoning to quit and not go ahead, these reasons mostly being that I'm doing something wrong, or I'm just falling back into the same hole... but now that im 20, its having such a big impact on me its not funny, and I'm going to live the healthy life, if my friends like it or not. Ultimately, I'm going to set my questions into categories so It's easy for you, the people of health and fitness, to quote and answer.
I'm 20 years old, 6ft, 274 pounds (yikes!), and I don't know what type of "metabolism" I have but I know its not fast. Now the body weight is high, I know, but It actually doesn't look like im 274 pounds, which is nice, but not nice enough when I need to goto the beach. Unfortunately, I have the belly of buddah, which screws my chances of working at where I want to work, because it gives me such bad lower back problems its not even funny, and the tits of a pregnant woman (hahahaha! the joys of making fun out of myself. Don't worry, I'm confident.)
So in conclusion to question #1, What sort of eating/workout plan would I do to ultimately get what I want, which is fat loss, and leaness. I want the power I have right now, which is extraordinary to my fit friends, but I also want their energy, their way of always giving er. I have alot of dedication, but I always get cramps like a woman whenever I do, so I believe in a slower moderation of me not giving 100% WILL result in not having these cramps, but I haven't tried it yet.
I have confidence, but not enough confidence to go to the gym. I know, I know, I read in multiple threads and guides that they are there the same reason you are, and they may have been the same weight you have, and to look at the ones who are more fit as somewhat idols and people to look up to. But no, I still don't want to do it, I live in a city that is SMALL and alot of the people I know go there, and I just can't spend the time chit chatting with them all the time. So in conclusion to THIS question, what exact equipment will I need for the excercise plan I will be getting?
- Free weight dumbbells (X ammount of weight, please)
- Benchpress (X)
- Curl Bar for 21s etc.
- Light, 2 pd curl/shadow boxing hand grips
- Stairmaster (Dennis Leory making fun out of this was hilarious.)
- Excercise Ball
- Kickboxing Bag
- Skipping Rope
Hopefully, I can get somewhat of a plan with these above programs. Anything else I need would be great, Ill go out and buy it.
What is the price range and a good list of groceries I should maybe get for this diet plan? I'm like completely lost, and new to all this and really Its like teaching a newborn baby some words, and I'm sorry im like this but i really need help, and I really apreciate anyone whos willing to give it. Another question is, a silly, but serious question, I love hotsauce, I put that stuff on everything and I just... i love it. Is it bad for you? Is it good? i don't know! you tell me!
In the final Conclusion, I'm lost in it all, and I really could use some help, and I won't let it down! I won't give up, and I want to be fit, I want to be able to swim again without being embarassed, I love swimming and i haven't swimmed in 9 years due to self concious issues.