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  1. When I started exercising and dieting on 12/1/07 I weighed 226 lbs. Weight this morning...187 lbs. I feel like a new man. It feels good to see your hard work pay off.
  2. I wouldn't touch that stuff either. I don't do caffeine or anything that is even close to ephedra. IMO your best bet is some kind of protein drink (my preference is myoplex. Pricey but it works for me) and some sort of creatine. Oh, and some sort of multi vitamin. Another thing, you might want to go somewhere besides GNC to get this stuff if possible. They tend to be pretty dang expensive. At GNC a 4 pack of myolpex original is $ wal-mart the very same 4 pack is $10.99. It's kinda ridiculous.
  3. I think my problem was going to the gym TOO MUCH and overworking myself. I wasn't giving myself enough time to recover and I wasn't really getting the results I wanted. I started out by going to the gym 3-4 times a week doing my whole body in one day. That wasn't working for me so I split it up and I was going 6 days a week, working out upper body three days and lower body three days. Even then it just seemed like a job but I thought if I worked out more I would get results faster. Not so fast my friend!I kinda slacked off a little (just because I didn't feel like going) and I ended up going 4 times a week for the past few weeks (upper body twice, lower body twice) and I've got to tell ya my workouts have been easier and I can see my body changing a lot quicker. You are right, there is nothing like looking in the mirror and seeing change and knowing that all of the lifting and running and sweating is actually working. Makes you feel like a million bucks. As far as eating, I have completely changed my diet. I haven't had fast food in like 3 months. Instead of snacking on doritos and cookies I eat nuts and fruit. I don't eat fried stuff, I eat 6 small meals a day instead of 3 big ones, etc. It was pretty hard at first but like you said, once you start seeing results and you know its working then all of the 'suffering' you go through is well worth it. like I've said before, by the time I drank my 2 glasses of creatine and my 3 protein shakes for the day I'm really not that hungry anyway. They really help curb my appetite.
  4. What are some tips for staying motivated? It wasn't very hard for me to get going when I first started working out because I hated the way my body looked and hated the way my clothes fit. Its not hard to find motivation when you aren't in your best shape. Now, for the last 2 months I've been hitting the gym pretty hard (3-4 times a week) as well as playing basketball for about 1-1/2 hrs about 3 to 4 times a week, and taking my supplements (Myoplex Deluxe protein shakes, Mega Mens sport vitamins, Phosphagen Elite creatine) and I'm in much better shape but I find it harder to get myself to the gym. It's becoming more of a job than anything. So, what do you guys do to keep the workouts fun/enjoyable?
  5. EAS phosphagen elite (creatine), Myoplex deluxe shakes, naNOx9 nitric oxide, mega mens sport multi vitamin.I've been using that for a little over a month and have made huge gains in muscle mass, definition and stamina. My strength hasn't had any huge gains but as long as I feel and look okay I could care less about how much I can lift, ya know? I went from a soft 210 lbs to a more tone 223 in a little over a month so if you are wanting to build muscle this may work for you too.
  6. I just got my wife and I a membership to the gym yesterday. I plan on going today for the first time in few years. Can't wait to feel like I got hit by a train tomorrow. Do any of you take any type of supplements? I used to take some type of EAS creatine and drink Myoplex deluxe shakes and boy did that stuff work. I put on muscle so fast it was scary. My bench jumped 100 lbs in no time, I went from being able to do 3 inverted flips on my wakeboard to being able to do 11 in one summer. I was impressed with those results because i turned into a machine but I would imagine they have some better stuff out now though because this was 4 or 5 years ago. Any suggestions?