||[Dec. 29th, 2007|10:48 am]
is this community dead?
I imagine the answer is yes, judging from the dates of the last posts here, and that's a shame, because from the user-info this group actually looks cool. I mean, there are so many unhealthy thinspo/crazy groups around and lots of people who want to just drop a couple pounds and get healthy are sucked into "analulzomg" because they operate under the guise of "losing weight"
Anyway, I used to weight train quite rigorously when I was younger and though general malaise/stupidness quit that when I went to University. I guess I might as well post and introduction, what the hell.
+Reason for joining:
+ I seriously enjoy working out. Cycling and lifting make me feel GOOD. Endorphins are my favorite high, and I know that I am way to young to allow myself to let go. I've taken too many bio and chem classes to believe fad diets, and I want my metabolism to stay just as strong as my heart and lungs. That being said, I lost most of my upper-body tone over the year and want to regain my figure. Skinnyfat is pointless.
+Current fitness/health goal:
+ I'm 5'4" and at my prime, was less than 18% body fat and could bench press 90 lbs for my 3rm, I could run a mile in 7 minutes and could actually do bar dips/pull-ups without spotters. I've since let myself go and at my highest weight was 140 lbs. That's still a "healthy" BMI, but at the high range of average. Basically, I want to get that toned body back, I miss having cut arms and not looking like a failure with the girlie bar. So my goals are as follows:
arms: at least 3 unspotted pull ups and chin ups. need to do 30 nose-to-floor push-ups without stopping. and general weight-training with free weights and machines. Bench, incline, decline, curls and military press for starters.
legs: the consequence for gaining so much weight came in the form of cellulite in my thighs. I have since killed that, but I'd like to cut as much fatty tissue from my legs and tone them. Need to start doing squats and wall-sits again.
core and back: should be obvious- tone up. Lat pulls and situps omg!
weight: this is kind of tricky, because I want muscle tone more than anything. I want to kill excess fat in my gut and arms and try for a body fat around 19-ish% Currently, I am 120 after four months of working out and refining my diet choices. I anything below 110 would be unhealthy for me.
+ I've discovered cycling, and love my road bike. Smoking was shit for my lungs and I've quit that for good (it's been over 6 months!) So I want to start training for big group rides, like in the 100 mile range. I want endurance and long, lean muscles.
+Do you have an ED/Fitness Disorder?:
Hell no, and people who pretend to just so the can join ana/mia communities for "weight loss tips" are only screwing themselves. But that being said, I'm more than willing and in fact would love to help people with EDs make healthy fitness choices.
+What do you think limits you the most in making healthy choices?:
+ I know I'm weak, and that makes me ashamed to use the weight room at the gym. I attend a small university and often see friends/ex-boyfriends there and it just makes me awkward. Yeah.... that's pretty lame of me to chicken out like that. Also, as a full-time student with a job/boyfriend/and parties to juggle, I have a hard time picking a regular gym time.
+What are you doing or have you done to make the best of a situation barring you from a healthy lifestyle?:
+ I've cut out red meat, excess beer (still love the whiskey) and no longer eat heavily-processed foods. I have a fitday profile which is pretty silly (those things never get the calories right, anyway and you just feel good about yourself). I go to the gym when I have the time and do short/intense cardio like stairmaster and then a little of this and that- sit ups, push ups, the usual.
+YOUR Fitspiration(A picture of a model, yourself, a quote, anything that keeps you going:
+ OMG, this video is sexy sexy love. And silly as hell :D
uh anyway, I guess this was a bit long, but what's the point, huh? If you read this on your friends list, add me because that would be awesome. I have tons of questions about training for endurance cycling and nutritional supplements/etc. Buddies are lots of fun and inspiring!