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Old 08-07-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
Matt Moore
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Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Upper Darby  PA
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It's been a while since I've posted here, and avoiding the litany of excuses that I could use to describe my absence, little has changed since I last posted. I'm still at the same level and I haven't had the focus nor the discipline to change my lifestyle, habits, and patterns of behavior.

I want to change this, and I'm going to change this.

So here's my situation-I'm currently 5'9" at 260lbs-I'm very much overweight, but my vitals are pretty good-BP is normal, and pulse is about 64. All other stuff is normal or low (ie: healthy). What is not healthy is my level of bodyfat, and the issues this causes me on a daily basis-everything from increased stress to the bad habits formed over a lifetime (22years to be exact) of mostly bad habits.

I used to be a very active martial artist, and at the time, I was probably the most physically fit I've ever been. Since that time however, I've gotten fat and lazy, and I haven't accomplished much. I'd say going back to martial arts would be a good first choice, but alas, I'm working nights, and so I wouldn't be able to attend classes at all. There is a possibility that this may change (as in I'll be able to attend morning classes on Saturdays) but that is an iffy proposition.

I've read pretty much everything I could get my hands on regarding health and fitness. Often times I get information overload, and get paralyzed in my decision making because I'm looking for the 'perfect' plan, despite the fact that I know such a thing does not exist.

So I want to get back into doing the WOD's. I also want to focus very heavily on the gymnastics side of things, and slightly less on the weights, as I have some pretty good strength, but my body control needs some work.

I know nutrition will play a big part in this, and any and all advice you guys can give me about getting on and sticking with a program such as the Zone would help immensely. Often times I was having difficulty consuming enough protein in the past-this is something else I would like to remedy, as well as alter the balance of my fats, proteins, and carbs in order to get my health back in order.

I'm looking at working with Crossfit Philly a few times a week as well, once the semester starts. Until then my schedule is very unpredictable.

At the moment though guys, I could use any advice you can provide as to what my next moves should be from here-where I should focus my efforts concerning the WOD's, and what my priorities should be: weight loss, increase strength, body control, etc.

Thanks a lot.

Matt
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