Exercise regimen and diet...getting back in tip top shape.

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    Okay, there are a few people here who appear to be in shape and who seem like they may know a thing or two about exercise regimens and diet.

    I am starting out all over again in more ways than one. I am looking at a few things and it looks like one could get overwhelmed with the amount of info out there. I've perused a few forums/message boards out there and videos and more. Like with everything else I am sure that most of the info on what I am interested in is outdated, flawed or just plain useless. It's like I don't want to be buying a book on parenting written by by childless nitwits working in the structured environment of lab experiments. So, what do others here do to not only keep in shape but to build strength, agility and reflexes?

    I am looking down the road at a mixed martial arts program, but first need to build some stamina and buy or get fitted for a wrist brace. I am putting off any surgery because of the potential nerve damage that would involve.

    I never really had to work hard at being in shape before, until my metabolism slowed down what with getting older, quitting smoking and sitting at a fukin' computer console, so some constructive advice mixed with witty insults and poignancy would be greatly appreciated. :eusa_shhh:
     
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    I'm not very good at witty insults, though I'm amused by those that are.

    When I had to get back in shape, I changed my diet immediately. Low sodium, high vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, yogurt, and some protein-but 3 or 4 oz only. I also got more serious about exercise, though I'd been going to my gym for a couple years, when I got bored walking or swimming I'd head for the fun part-steam & sauna, sometimes a haircut or manicure. I added some free weights, cycling, and seriously counted steps. I make it a point to get there at least 4 times a week.

    I think any type of program will work, has to be something you enjoy. It's the old adage of just starting...
     
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    So, bon bons are a nono?
     
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    Luckily that was never my downfall! Now asiago bagels? :cry: :lol: Actually the low sodium helps me, things I love like beef stew are not very good with little or no salt. Fish is best, then chicken.
     
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    Eat lots of pies, drink lots of beer and lift weights 3/4 times a week.I bought a treadmill at christmas and have set it up in the garage, I have stared at it a time or two when I have had to go into the garage for something, I might give it a go sometime soon before I burst.
     
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    Easy regiment?

    Get up early, (like around 6AM) smoke a LOT of cigarettes and drink a huge amount of coffee.

    Do nothing but sit at your computer smoking butts and drinking coffee til about 4 PM.

    Make dinner, eat all you want, and then don't eat anything else.

    Go to bed and do the same tomorrow for the rest of your life.

    You will not be fat, believe me.
     
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    does the treadmill stare back at you?
     
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    "Get up early, (like around 6AM) smoke a LOT of cigarettes and drink a huge amount of coffee." I did that with tea instead of coffee for a few years, minus the computer. I cheated though. I did a lot of manual labor and had a 100lb pup with me who needed lots of exercise, most every waking hour.


    but thank you for the inspirational story
     
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    Forlornly or maybe relief, I can't tell.
     
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    you seem so...um...so rational and reasonable. maybe you need to add more red meat and beer (a roomy regimen) to your diet?
     

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