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Old 09-23-2011, 05:04 PM
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Smile Let's get this started! Introduction.

Back story: Former college athlete(18yrs ago), former half marathoner (4yrs ago). So it was not all that long ago that I was still in shape and a bit competitive. As a new business owner, new father and longer than I should admit my wife's home restoration specialist. I quickly found that instead of charging through life. It felt like I was hanging on the end of a rope being pulled by a speed boat(hangin on for dear life). While hanging in I apparently managed to stuff myself with massive amounts of unhealthy calories(I grew from a comfy 175lbs to a hold my breath to tie my shoes 226.2lbs). During my feeding state I attempted P90x twice and I guess it works if you do have endless spare time and love to have your diet micro managed(each go round saw me loss 15lbs in the first 30days). Aparently that is as long as I can manage to give an hour and a half a day to me. With things like sick kids and a career that requires emergency service(unscheduled work) and a wife who's patients I'm afraid to stretch much further. I can not follow that program unless I want to give up all I've worked for.


Enter Turbulence Training I stumbled onto it one late night while drinking a brew or two? Well after much research and anticipation, I joined the ranks to discover Craig's time saving genius. On 9/15/2011 I committed to complete the transformation 12 contest. I began with introductory workouts A & B and a diet plan based on eating cleaner and monitoring what I'm putting my face. Well I crammed the 4 introductory work outs into week 1 and I am heading into week 2 to start beginner level. I feel amazing I have so much energy I almost have a bounce in my step. I have lost 12lbs so far and I can not wait to complete this transformation into my former self an maybe even healthier. Any way I thought I should introduce myself and get a spot to give some weekly updates.

Cheers to all who are getting of the end of their rope getting back in the drivers seat of their life.

James

Sorry so long. It just felt right.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:49 PM
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Way to go James,

Glad you found TT. it does the job, as you discovered...that is a nice weight loss and so keep up the good work..

Do not be a stranger on here, you will get all the support you need, it's like
one big happy family, cheering each other on to do their best....

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Old 09-23-2011, 08:13 PM
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You are at the right place.......good luck on your goals!
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:42 PM
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Welcome, James! Sounds like you've done great so far AND we all know that you'll keep doing a great job (once you've started there's really no turning back!!).
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:29 PM
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Wow! You are off to a flying start! Listen to Ma; she knows best. Don't be a stranger. We are certainly here for moral support and to give our best advice.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:45 AM
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Thanks all for the kind words. I will heed your advise and stick around the forum for support. Right now everything is coming up aces but, we all know tough times are guaranteed to come when shedding weight/fat.

This weeks goal is loss a minimum of 2 lbs max of 5 lbs.

James
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:15 AM
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Thanks all for the kind words. I will heed your advise and stick around the forum for support. Right now everything is coming up aces but, we all know tough times are guaranteed to come when shedding weight/fat.

This weeks goal is loss a minimum of 2 lbs max of 5 lbs.

James
Hi James.. 12lbs so far is fantastic.. re: your goal for this week.. if you lose 2lbs which is stated as your minimum then you'll really be rocking it.. I'm not sure if 5lbs is realistic.. but then.. maybe you will. It's great to feel that energy again hey.. just imagine how great you will be in 12 weeks.. go for it!!
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:47 AM
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I know my goals are lofty but, I always say; if you shoot for the stars you never come up with a handful of mud! So lofty they shall be.

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Old 09-26-2011, 08:52 AM
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I know my goals are lofty but, I always say; if you shoot for the stars you never come up with a handful of mud! So lofty they shall be.

James
Love it!! Great quote.. here's to lofty goals
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:41 PM
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Smile Week 2 in the books! Hurrah....

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Back story: Former college athlete(18yrs ago), former half marathoner (4yrs ago). So it was not all that long ago that I was still in shape and a bit competitive. As a new business owner, new father and longer than I should admit my wife's home restoration specialist. I quickly found that instead of charging through life. It felt like I was hanging on the end of a rope being pulled by a speed boat(hangin on for dear life). While hanging in I apparently managed to stuff myself with massive amounts of unhealthy calories(I grew from a comfy 175lbs to a hold my breath to tie my shoes 226.2lbs). During my feeding state I attempted P90x twice and I guess it works if you do have endless spare time and love to have your diet micro managed(each go round saw me loss 15lbs in the first 30days). Aparently that is as long as I can manage to give an hour and a half a day to me. With things like sick kids and a career that requires emergency service(unscheduled work) and a wife who's patients I'm afraid to stretch much further. I can not follow that program unless I want to give up all I've worked for.


Enter Turbulence Training I stumbled onto it one late night while drinking a brew or two? Well after much research and anticipation, I joined the ranks to discover Craig's time saving genius. On 9/15/2011 I committed to complete the transformation 12 contest. I began with introductory workouts A & B and a diet plan based on eating cleaner and monitoring what I'm putting my face. Well I crammed the 4 introductory work outs into week 1 and I am heading into week 2 to start beginner level. I feel amazing I have so much energy I almost have a bounce in my step. I have lost 12lbs so far and I can not wait to complete this transformation into my former self an maybe even healthier. Any way I thought I should introduce myself and get a spot to give some weekly updates.

Cheers to all who are getting of the end of their rope getting back in the drivers seat of their life.

James

Sorry so long. It just felt right.
Personal stats
39years old
5'9"
9/15/2011 - 226.2 LBS intro
9/22/2011 - 214.2 LBS intro
So this week has gone according to schedule. Workouts (Beginner level week 1)all logged on proper days and times. Iím still feeling my way through my diet to find an optimal caloric intake along with macronutrient balance. I figure I must be pretty close because my weight is dropping and my energy is through the roof. Big challenge comes this weekend heading out of town for a couple of birthday celebrations. Iím sure it will take a whole lot of will power and creativity to keep the diet on track. Fingers crossed.

James
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39 years old
5'9"
9/15/11 226.2 Lbs Size 38 pants tight
9/22/11 214.2 Lbs 38 pants comfy
9/30/11 210.8 Lbs 26.8%BF measured w/ tanita scale, Size 38 pants falling down 36 pant snug.
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