Jim Shed 49 Pounds Of Body Fat To Get In The Best Shape Of His Life!

Jim looked in the mirror but couldn't find himself in his overweight body. Taking fitness one day at a time, Jim shed 49 pounds and got in the best shape of his life! Find out more below!

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Vital Stats
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Name: Jim Georgian

Email: jgeorgian@windstream.net

BodySpace: jgeorgian

Jim Georgian Jim Georgian

Before:

Age:
41
Height:
5'8"
Weight:
210 lbs
Waist:
40"

After:

Age:
42
Height:
5'8"
Weight:
161.5 lbs
Waist:
33"

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Why I Got Started
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I decided to change my body because I saw an old, fat, balding man in the mirror. That man was not me. I needed the mirror to reflect MY image - an image I could be proud of. I cannot do anything about the hair loss, however, I figured I could do something to reduce fat and build muscle.

I recall being in fairly good shape when I was 30-years old. Unfortunately, I stopped exercising at that time. My exercise routine was far from complete, as I totally neglected cardio. Additionally, my diet was a typical American diet high in sugars, refined simple carbs, and high fat meats - a perfect recipe for obesity. Even with the shortcomings of my workouts and diet, something was better than nothing. As my body aged another 10 years on a terrible diet and no regular exercise, my body fat skyrocketed.

I grew from a 34-36-inch waist to a 40-inch waist in less than 10 years. My body was destructing before my eyes. I became aware of this reality and decided to make some serious changes. I knew I would be able to make some positive changes, but I really have to admit, I NEVER would have expected the results that I achieved. None of this would have been possible without the motivation and support that my wife Dana provides. She is my inspiration.

I Knew I Would Be Able To Make Some Positive Changes, But I Really Have To Admit, I Never Would Have Expected The Results That I Achieved I Knew I Would Be Able To Make Some Positive Changes, But I Really Have To Admit, I Never Would Have Expected The Results That I Achieved
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I Knew I Would Be Able To Make Some Positive Changes, But I Really Have To Admit, I Never Would Have Expected The Results That I Achieved.

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How I Did It
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Beginning my training was all about mental determination. You have to be committed to the effort before beginning. I committed myself to not merely losing weight, but to actually getting fit. Even at my age I knew I could greatly improve my appearance, and more importantly, my HEALTH. I just didn't realize the extent to which I would be able to change.

I concentrated my effort on a combination of balanced and routine exercise and sound nutrition. I researched nutrition and developed goals and a plan that included changing my diet and an exercise routine. I used to eat 2-3 large (too large) meals per day, and drink only coffee all day. I now eat 5-6 small, well balanced meals, and drink only 2 cups of coffee and 8-12 cups of water per day.

I try to keep my calories between 2300 & 2600 per day. My goals for daily intake are about 300g carbohydrates, 150g protein, and 50-60g fat (healthy fats). I also included supplements for the first time in my life. My diet, workouts and supplement choices were all geared at building lean muscle.

I began on August 1, 2009 with simple body-weight exercises, like push-ups, and sit ups, and attempted cheater pull-ups, and jogging. Soon enough I added stairs, sprints, and weights. My first run was one mile, which felt like it nearly killed me. I was up to 6 miles before Thanksgiving, less than 4 months after starting. Most of the weight came off in the first 90 days, which was great for morale!

However the fat seems to continue to melt away and is replaced with lean muscle. I am leaner than I have ever been - even in my early 20s. I feel great!

My Diet, Workouts And Supplement Choices Were All Geared At Building Lean Muscle My Diet, Workouts And Supplement Choices Were All Geared At Building Lean Muscle
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My Diet, Workouts And Supplement Choices Were
All Geared At Building Lean Muscle.

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Supplements
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Note: Supplement dosages and schedule listed below in Diet section.

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Diet
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Meal 1:

Meal 2: Post Workout

Meal 3:

Meal 4:

Meal 5:

Meal 6:

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Training
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TERMS YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW
Superset - Two exercises are performed consecutively without any rest.

Triset - Three exercises are performed consecutively without any rest.

Failure - That point in an exercise at which you have so fully fatigued your working muscles that they can no longer complete an additional repetition of a movement with strict biomechanics. You should always take your post-warm-up sets at least to the point of momentary muscular failure, and frequently past that point.

Day 1: Abs/Shoulders/Chest

  • 30 min on Treadmill

Superset:

Triset:

Superset:

Day 2: Abs/Back/Biceps

Superset:

Triset:

Day 3: Rest or Body Weight Exercises

Day 4: Abs/Shoulders/Chest

Superset:

Triset:

Superset:

Day 5: Rest or Body Weight Exercises

Day 6: Rest

Day 7: Abs/Back/Biceps

Superset:

Triset:

Note: sometimes the off days move around, but I generally try to work my entire body 2-3 times per week using heavy weight, and 1-2 times per week using body weight exercises with many reps.

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Suggestions For Others
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Mix it up - keep the exercises fun, fresh and exciting. Keep exercise intense - if it's boring than you're not working hard enough. Have a support person(s) - someone who lives a fit lifestyle and focuses on proper nutrition. Have fun - enjoy all aspects - not only the results, but the effort to get those results. Make it an obsession, be strict, have high expectations for yourself.

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