Re: Workout/Staying in Shape Thread
Ok, here's the situation:
I've never really worked out in a gym.
As a teen i was kinda chubby, nothing severe, say 15-20 lbs which didn't look too bad since i'm somewhere in the mid 1.80s in hight (think that's something like 6 feet) and have a pretty solid frame.
Spend two years in the army where the general manual labour around camp and a bit of exercising along with the fixed meal times brought me down to something like 5-10lbs over weight.
First couple of years of Uni i played some football and walked quite a bit since i lived close to campus, so i maintained myself to that and was happy with it.
This year i live far away from campus so i take a bus which limited my walking and i stopped playing football for other reasons, so i'm finding myself with a bit of belly fat build up after winter.
I started hitting the Uni gym but i'm kinda lost on what i'm supposed to be doing.
Been going for a week now and basically i've been rotating around the cardio machines, finding i enjoy treadmill interval training the most. Usually go mid-morning, do around an hour or so.
I'm not really interested in building any sort of muscle mass at this point, just want to shed the excess fat for the time being and get some endurance back on board (used to climb 6 floors without a blink last September, now i get all tired).
Nutrition wise i think i'm eating relatively well. Not going crazy on broccoli and cauliflower or anything, but i get home cooked meals and salads when i can get them, keep them on as steady a schedule as i can, snack on fruit instead of sweets and i haven't drank any sodas in at least 3 years (unless you count alcohol mixers), usually just water and the odd juice or milk once in a while.
Am i doing what i'm supposed to be, or should i change things?