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Old 05-11-2015, 01:00 PM
commandercool commandercool is offline
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Well, I'm back! It's been awhile since I've graced these forums, but I definitely need to get back into the swing of things. The last time you heard from me, my son had just been born and I was ready to get into shape. Now that he's older (a year and a half), he's incredibly busy and doesn't leave much down time for mom or dad. Admittedly, workouts and nutrition have been inconsistent... Nutrition especially has been. So I'm ready to reclaim what is mine and do this challenge! Here are my goals:

1) Develop a sustainable plan that will help me stay consistent with workouts and nutrition to accommodate my ever changing role as a dad. This may mean more meal prep on the weekends and definitely will mean forcing myself to get up for early morning workouts (How do you do it, Craig?)

2) Lose 20 lbs of fat while maintaining muscle that has been acquired over the last 18 months

3) Finish the Precision Nutrition course and practice what I preach on a daily basis.


I'm looking forward to it, although admittedly the thing I'm most worried about is being able to get up for workouts.... Aside from that, it should be a cake walk, right? Wait.... Cake's bad... It should be a chicken walk.

As far as workouts go, I have been working on the muscle mashup which I absolutely love! I will stick with that for two more weeks, and then switch to something else.

It's good to be back!
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:09 PM
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Welcome back! Plan, plan plan. You can do it! Concetta
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:16 PM
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Welcome back! Plan, plan plan. You can do it! Concetta
Thank you! Planning is the plan!
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:12 PM
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Great to have you back, keep on pushing on!
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:56 AM
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Welcome back - and enjoy the ride of being a dad!

Don't worry, you can get back in shape with TT and PN in no time
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Old 06-25-2015, 02:33 PM
commandercool commandercool is offline
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Just thought I would check in at around the halfway point!

I'm down 14 pounds of fat, have put on 3 pounds of lean muscle, lost 2.5 inches off my waist, gained .5 inch on my bicep and am crushing it in the gym! And by gym, I mean home because I workout at home. I PR'd my dead lifts two days ago at 350 lbs for four reps!

Most importantly, I have found my passion for fitness and nutrition. Something I lost this past year due to stress, anxiety and a number of other things. I've been practicing mindfulness, which includes daily meditation, and am happy to be feeling like myself again!

Other than that, summer holidays are just around the corner.... Meaning tomorrow! Lots of time to continue working out and eating clean. I'm done the first five chapters of the Precision Nutrition course and am rocking a 98% so far. Anyways... Keep keeping on!
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