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|Thu, 06-26-2003 - 1:07pm|
I haven't read many of the posts here yet but I wanted to introduce myself first and then I will go lurk in the shadows for a while. The very-helpful jenindc recommended this site to me, as a fellow veggie and gym nut.
See, at one time I used to go to the gym almost every day. And I liked it! But I burned out. In fact, I have reached the burned-out stage way too many times. My problem? I have very specific goals in mind, and I work as hard as I can to attain them, and then I don't see any reasonable results and feel a failure.
I am about 20 pounds overweight right now. I eat healthily, and I am strong, yet I still have all of this fat hiding my beautiful muscles. It seems that no matter what I do, the muscle grows but the fat stays above it. I need to know how to get rid of that pesky layer of fat! I think if I could accomplish that much, I would be able to stick with my commitment to the gym, because it's so hard to see your strength increase while you still look and feel squishy.
And of course, I have a secondary motive right now. I am getting married in September, and I just bought my boo-tiful *strapless* wedding dress, and I want that upper body to actually look toned when I wear it.
So, I look forward to reading the posts on here and contributing when I can. I'm hoping you all can give me some ideas on achieving my goals, or at least give me a challenge to get off my butt and hit those weight machines again.