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    New state, new home, new job, new life!

    At one time, not that long ago, I was a beast. Now I am a saggy man boobed pile of shit, but my mind is finally right again. I weigh 265lbs. My cardiovascular system is shot to hell. I have been smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, drinking at the pub after work with friends 3 to 5 days a week, and eating total dogshit for the past 2 years.

    Well, here I am looking around at my life, now. Things a getting better and better every day. Hard work is paying off, but if I don't get healthy again, I am not going to live long enough to enjoy it.

    I have been eating clean and avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and drugs for 4 days now. This has been no easy task. I am alone in a place where I know no one, and the only thing keeping me going is will power. My goal is to make friends that are in line with the habits I want to have, and avoid the type of people that are a bad influence. I guess the best part about starting a new life is you get to lay the foundation.

    Well here goes the first brick.

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    Good for you-keep working towards your goals. It takes a lot of guts to turn your life around like that.

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    Good luck mate, keep us all updated with how its going.
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    Good luck, sounds like we both are getting back into it. I let myself waste away for almost 6 yrs before just lately deciding to suck it up and get my ass in gear.

    New places are hard but stick with it and enjoy this chance to create a new you.

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    Good luck Kelju. you deserve some good omen in your life dude. have fun starting a hospitals IT infrastructure. that is a daunting task you have there. getting hospitals to move away from paper is on par with fixing problems in the middle east in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    Well here goes the first brick.
    Best wishes and congratulations on the new job and all the rest!

    I took a break from alcohol this year. Haven't had a drop and don't miss it especially. Cortisol somethingsomething.

    Success to you, KelJu.

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    Congratulations! Indeed it is nice to settle on change and you have come to the right place for support as well, Superior Knowledge


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    you're a fucking hero for even making the decision to give all that stuff, man. Most people won't let themselves realize its even a problem, but not you!

    You became a gym-monster before, and theres no doubt in mind you'll get there again. Your old journal was a great read and an inspiration to me when i was starting up with training so i'm looking forward to this one too
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    You have a brand new slate for yourself, take advantage! On the downside, it'll be a challenge to have EVERYTHING in your life change. Treat yourself right and enjoy the changes, don't stress over them. And congrats and good luck!

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    Good to have you back in journal land. Sounds like you've developed a great perspective on where you are at and want to go. Just keep moving in that direction man, just keep progressing little by little.
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    Absolute best of luck. About 12 years ago, I did the same thing. Moved to a new state, new girlfriend, new job, new life...

    I know what that is like, and I know it took extreme balls for you to make those changes.

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    Congrats! Where did you move to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    Congrats! Where did you move to?
    About 30 minutes from New Orleans. The area is nice, and the people are so much cooler than Alabamians. It is easy to talk to people. The women situation is better over here, too. The women on average, are much more attractive.


    Thanks for the support everyone. This is truly a one of a kind community. I'll start posting some stats once I get a program built and executed. Right now, I am going through some of the nastiest DOMS ever. I have been hitting the gym and jogging most days. My main goal first is to try and strengthen my cardiovascular system, before anything else. Weights are supplemental to the cardio.

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    and how are you today? sounds like a great location and a great attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Wing View Post
    and how are you today? sounds like a great location and a great attitude.
    Doing great other than I am in severe pain. The DOMS is really set in now in every muscle in my body. Yesterday, it stopped raining for a bit, so I went for a jog. It started raining again, so I took a shortcut back and got lost. I ended up running off and on for about an hour trying to find my way back home in the rain. Stupid move on my part, but one hell of a workout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    Doing great other than I am in severe pain. The DOMS is really set in now in every muscle in my body. Yesterday, it stopped raining for a bit, so I went for a jog. It started raining again, so I took a shortcut back and got lost. I ended up running off and on for about an hour trying to find my way back home in the rain. Stupid move on my part, but one hell of a workout.
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    Just got back from a run. I am easily running farther and farther everyday. My cardiovascular recovery is much faster also. I can run at a nice pace until I completely give out, walk for a about 2 minutes, and then jug full pace again.

    My heart is feeling better. I never mentioned to anyone, but I was getting some pretty nasty chest pains a few months ago, and I had a nasty smokers cough that wouldn't go away. Seems both have cleared up in only 2 weeks of intense training.

    My body is starting to get to the point where it can handle the training, so I think I'll start recording numbers tomorrow. I have already lost 5lbs. The weight is melting off, while at the same time that my endurance and strength is increasing.

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    Congrats, sounds like your progressing fast.

    Glad to hear your cough and lung capacity came back.

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    Thanks dude. Those Newports will fucking kill ya, and I was smoking 2 packs a day, and knocking back at least 20 pints of Killian's Irish Red a week, sometimes more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    Just got back from a run. I am easily running farther and farther everyday. My cardiovascular recovery is much faster also. I can run at a nice pace until I completely give out, walk for a about 2 minutes, and then jug full pace again.

    My heart is feeling better. I never mentioned to anyone, but I was getting some pretty nasty chest pains a few months ago, and I had a nasty smokers cough that wouldn't go away. Seems both have cleared up in only 2 weeks of intense training.

    My body is starting to get to the point where it can handle the training, so I think I'll start recording numbers tomorrow. I have already lost 5lbs. The weight is melting off, while at the same time that my endurance and strength is increasing.
    way to go dude. seriously, good work.
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    You're doing it man, you're moving.
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    thats great i wish you the very sincerely the best at your goals bro. keep plugging away and you will succeed at anything. peace . imo


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    Welcome back to the war zone... lol Man, that's alot of guts to give up that much just cold turkey.. wow.. You've been here before, and you'll be up to speed before you know it, we'll keep you going..

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    Thanks dude. Those Newports will fucking kill ya, and I was smoking 2 packs a day, and knocking back at least 20 pints of Killian's Irish Red a week, sometimes more.
    I havne't had a Killians Irish Red since college. Didn't even know they still made it.

    But enough reliving my youth, congrats on the self control to get all that cleaned up.

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    Keep it up, man.

    Will you be posting some work outs in here eventually?
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    Quote Originally Posted by soxmuscle View Post
    Keep it up, man.

    Will you be posting some work outs in here eventually?
    Yes, Once I have gotten settled in. The first two weeks was primarily just getting the soreness out, and cardio to get me ready for intense lifting.
    Tomorrow is my first day of my routine. I will start posting workouts then.

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    Thursday - 06/08/2010
    Push Day


    Body Weight: 257lbs


    Flat Bench Press Press: (3m RI)
    Set 1: 135 x 8
    Set 2: 185 x 8
    Set 3: 195 x 8
    Set 4: 195 x 6

    Standing Barbell Military Press: (3m RI)
    Set 1: 65 x 8
    Set 2: 75 x 8
    Set 3: 95 x 8
    Set 4: 95 x 5

    Dips: (2m RI)
    Set 1: BW x 6
    Set 2: BW x 6
    Set 3: BW x 6

    Single Arm Cable Tricep Extensions: (2m RI)
    Set 1: 25 x 8
    Set 2: 25 x 8

    15 minutes of forearm work: wrist rolls, reverse wrist rolls, behind the back wrist rolls.

    15 minute jog.



    Excellent training day. I am weaker than dog shit, but that will pass with time. I am extremely satisfied with my conditioning improvements. It is no lie or exaggeration when I say I could run 30 feet without breathing hard 2 weeks ago. Weight loss is slow, because I am keeping my calories high enough to keep my conditioning improving. I suspect that I will condition for another 2 weeks, then I will lower the calories to start the weight loss. I have lost 6 lbs in 2 weeks without even trying.

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    Well you may be weaker than dog shit, but I think you will be benching more than me shortly with those numbers.
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    Yeah, bench still looks damn good, man! Great workout overall!

    It'll be interesting to see what improves the quickest. Muscle memory and all that.
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    Strong push muscles, man.

    Haha, well said, fufu/gaz. With muscle memory, et al, there is no doubt the ju will be putting us to shame a month from now.
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