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I'm 47 years old, 5'8" in height and weighed myself tonight at 102.2kg.

I have not touched a weight or done any aerobic exercise (walking around the office doesn't  count) for four years and ten months. 

Zero, zilch, nada.


There were a few personal factors both physically and psychology why I allowed myself to get this horribly out of shape - but enough of that feeling sorry for myself bull sh#t, it is time to do something about it. I have had enough of looking like a butter ball.

I aim to lose 20 kg of fat and put on around 5kg of muscle in six months. So, when I step on the scales on April 24 2017 I want to weigh 85kg, and be fairly cut with it. I am not going to hang myself if I am a few kilos over, as long as I am near that weight with some good definition.

As you can see I am carrying a lot of around the chest and especially my waist where I look six months pregnant. Not a good look.

I will post photos and commentary weekly or so.

Wish me luck...it's going to be a challenge for sure.



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welcome mate.


when i first joined this forum in 2009 i was in similar shape but 120kg and had never stepped in a gym, 


one piece of advise il give is dont get fixated on a number eg 85kkg, or you'll never be happy. youll get to 85 and it becomes a mind game where you're never satisfied, then 80, then 75, then what lol eventually fade away to nothing (this is what happened to me basically) . just keep working till youre happy how you look in the mirror.

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Hey thanks maccaz

I've worked out years before so "hoping" for some "muscle memory", but you are right not to get too fixated on the numbers.


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Good one, Zonk... slow and steady does it.


TBH, you're not going to see noticeable changes in the photos on a weekly basis though. Personally, I'd go by the scales and tape measure every week, and then photos every 2-3 weeks.

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