Hey everyone, I have been reading this forum for a week now, especially in the beginners section where they tell beginners to start, but I am still lost, on terms, how to get the things I need, and i’ve used the search engine! So as a last resort i’m posting.
I use to be an active kid, not in highschool but in college, I am a senior so its been 3 years plus. I am tired of working out and trying to eat right and not seeing ANY results! Goal: I’ve done this for years and guess I am ready to move on. I am 5’ 9" and 185 pounds, not fat not skinny, I just want to be tone, and by that I think losing body fat will get me there.
So to keep things short, I’ll try and list my lifestyle right now and the foods I eat. I eat 3 meals roughly a day, and snack inbetween on things I “think” is healthy. Mainly fruits and perhaps some turkey lunch meat haha. Breakfast usually consist of 2 eggs fried in a little olive oil, with some of that lunch meat, with a slice of whole wheat bread. Lunch a sandwich of some sort with lot of veggies and no condiment sauce…and yes on the cheese. Dinner I eat whatever roomies and I make, its hard living in college and trying to get the right food. Spaghetti, asian food from parents, rotisserie chicken.
But either way I watch the portions I eat now. I drink mostly water, don’t like sweet drinks.
I’ve been wanting to do a calorie counter, but hard to find one online that incorporates specific food and portioning, especially when i eat asian food i don’t know how to portion and classify.
But all this talk about nutrients is too much for me, I just want to know if I am getting enough carbs, fat, protein and calorie intake/outtake. I don’t care much about the vitamins, i’ll just assume i get enough from my daily food and my fruits, cause there is too much to juggle at the moment.
I workout 3-4 days a week, doing your regular 4 sets 8-10 reps of Chest/bicep, Back/tricep, shoulder on rotating days. I do abs everytime i go to the gym, usually just decline sit up with some side and front bridges, when it burns and I can’t do very much i stop. Let’s say 20 sit ups, and on my 3rd set ill be able to do 10 til my face squinches and it just cramps…i’ll stop. I do about 3 workouts for each body part, totalling about 6 per gym session.
Then I go upstairs and do fat burning cardio on a bike for about 30 minutes. It says I lose about 300 calories in that half hour, however you guys want to interpret that, if its good enough etc. I also started drinking regular costco protein, 2 scoops during my workouts, but no more i prefer real substances when i can get it.
I have a bad back from a car accident a year ago so i can’t play basketball,football, run and such. So im also stuck with workouts that wont’ strain too much on my back…squats, leg stuff, its complicated =.
I guess i’m lost in every single aspect of what i need to know. If someone can help me get on track, i’m tired of reading around and getting lost. i can provide more specifics but im’ not trying to overwhelm readers on a first post