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Old 12-08-2009, 04:39 PM
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Smile R&R and holiday season

Well as some of you know in the few days ive been here that im in afghanistan and i will be getting R&R around the 14th so i will be home for christmas (finally). Iam trying to get in the best shape i can by working out daily or every other day (mission dependent) and running/ jump roping for cardio. ill be in transit and on leave for a total of like 21 days. While here i stick to eating grilled chicken, baked chicken, veggies, pasta and baked potatoes the only "flavor" i add is shredded cheese. if i cant get those i try to just get some sliced turkey lettuce and tomato.

For the 20ish days im back home and flying if i pig out on christmas and new years and dont work out how much damage will that do to all the work ive been putting into getting into shape?

im kinda confusing sometimes sry ><
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:46 PM
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Where is "home" for you? Ft Bragg? I'm just being nosey. It has nothing to do with nutrition or training.


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Old 12-08-2009, 04:47 PM
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Well as some of you know in the few days ive been here that im in afghanistan and i will be getting R&R around the 14th so i will be home for christmas (finally). Iam trying to get in the best shape i can by working out daily or every other day (mission dependent) and running/ jump roping for cardio. ill be in transit and on leave for a total of like 21 days. While here i stick to eating grilled chicken, baked chicken, veggies, pasta and baked potatoes the only "flavor" i add is shredded cheese. if i cant get those i try to just get some sliced turkey lettuce and tomato.

For the 20ish days im back home and flying if i pig out on christmas and new years and dont work out how much damage will that do to all the work ive been putting into getting into shape?

im kinda confusing sometimes sry ><
enjoy the down time brother, you've earned it! I don't think you'll undo that much in 21 days.
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:50 PM
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Cool home is where your.......is where.... idk but its home

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Where is "home" for you? Ft Bragg? I'm just being nosey. It has nothing to do with nutrition or training.


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My home base yes :P but my home is Chapaign/urbana, IL close to the H.I.T. Squad gym i cant wait to go there..

thats where all my family is.... not to mention FAR away from the military.. man do i need a break from it lol.
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:50 PM
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Well as some of you know in the few days ive been here that im in afghanistan and i will be getting R&R around the 14th so i will be home for christmas (finally). Iam trying to get in the best shape i can by working out daily or every other day (mission dependent) and running/ jump roping for cardio. ill be in transit and on leave for a total of like 21 days. While here i stick to eating grilled chicken, baked chicken, veggies, pasta and baked potatoes the only "flavor" i add is shredded cheese. if i cant get those i try to just get some sliced turkey lettuce and tomato.

For the 20ish days im back home and flying if i pig out on christmas and new years and dont work out how much damage will that do to all the work ive been putting into getting into shape?

im kinda confusing sometimes sry ><
Sometimes your body gets stronger after a short break. I would say just do some pushups and situps when you can to maintain. Pigging out Christmas and New Years won't hurt unless you pig out for the whole 21 days. Now you could put on a few pounds doing that and your body will have fits when you change your diet back.
You deserve to pig out a few days though.

Remember psychologists say anything you do for 21 days straight becomes a habit so break it up a bit.
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Well as some of you know in the few days ive been here that im in afghanistan and i will be getting R&R around the 14th so i will be home for christmas (finally). Iam trying to get in the best shape i can by working out daily or every other day (mission dependent) and running/ jump roping for cardio. ill be in transit and on leave for a total of like 21 days. While here i stick to eating grilled chicken, baked chicken, veggies, pasta and baked potatoes the only "flavor" i add is shredded cheese. if i cant get those i try to just get some sliced turkey lettuce and tomato.

For the 20ish days im back home and flying if i pig out on christmas and new years and dont work out how much damage will that do to all the work ive been putting into getting into shape?

im kinda confusing sometimes sry ><
In my professional opinion, I believe you'll turn into Roy Nelson.
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oh and more importantly just enjoy your time home.
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:57 PM
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My home base yes :P but my home is Chapaign/urbana, IL close to the H.I.T. Squad gym i cant wait to go there..

thats where all my family is.... not to mention FAR away from the military.. man do i need a break from it lol.
Are you going to stop by the gym on leave then? I say you should make that your Christmas present to yourself. If you were going to be at Ft Bragg I was going to make you sneak me onto base and let me buy stuff in their stores.

Enjoy the break, dude. You've earned it.


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Old 12-08-2009, 04:58 PM
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In my professional opinion, I believe you'll turn into Roy Nelson.

Oh no.


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Old 12-08-2009, 04:58 PM
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Sometimes your body gets stronger after a short break. I would say just do some pushups and situps when you can to maintain. Pigging out Christmas and New Years won't hurt unless you pig out for the whole 21 days. Now you could put on a few pounds doing that and your body will have fits when you change your diet back.
You deserve to pig out a few days though.

Remember psychologists say anything you do for 21 days straight becomes a habit so break it up a bit.
well ill only be "home" 15 days so i promise not to make any habits
on an off subject... i just did 4 chest workouts 4 sets each 10,10,6,12 reps each.. and then jump rope 70 jumps 30 sec-1min break then 140 jumps x4 and ended it with 170 jumps. I take NO xplode and NITRIX but im not feeling anything today.. should i hit chest again and do more jump rope after work today? or just next time do more.. mind u after 1000 jump ropes and 4 chest workouts i was burnt out,.. but right now i feel like i didnt even work out 22 hours ago

any advice?
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