First I’d just like to say that I’ve been a huge fan of T-Nation since way before it was T-Nation, but I never had any interest to participate in the online discussion portion until now. I need your help.
Historically, I have been a very fit person. By this I mean for the majority of my life I have been active and had been blessed w/ a super high metabolism. Over the past few years, however, all that has changed.
I went from a fit 165 pounds to an out-of-shape 190+ in a year give or take a few months.
The typical “age effects” plus having a technical job that requires me to be in front of a computer 14 hours a day (in some cases) rather than physical labor have really taken their toll. The addition of settling down into married life and having a kid has also added to this.
I know the answer is simple. Exercise dammit! MAKE time! Get Motivated! DO IT! But it’s not that easy to get started, as some of you may know, but may not be willing to admit.
The problem I have is how do you “make” time? There are only so many hours in a day. And other things take up those hours almost entirely. How / when do you do it?
Also, I love food. Plain and simple. I love to eat. And I find that if I try substituting protein shakes for meals of even snacks I feel empty and wanting more; even if I’m full. I just need the act of eating. And real flavors!
Is this all just a matter of discipline? Should I just suck it up, hate my life for a while, and eventually I’ll get used to it? Or is there a more agreeable path to this?
All of your input is welcome and appreciated. I obviously need to make some changes, but not in just one or two areas of my life.