Joined July 2019
Weight History

Start Weight
235.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
235.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
195.0 lb
Still to go: 40.0 lb
Software programmer. Looking to get in shape to keep up with my kids. Mostly used sports to stay in shape. Trying to get back into basketball. My wife is in great shape no matter diet and activity level, it's the literal worst thing ever haha.

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Home Gym Advice
I'm looking to assemble versatile pieces of equipment for home use. Budget isn't a huge concern (not that I'm trying to spend top dollar, either), but space is. I'm hoping to invest a little at a time over the next 6-12 months. Hoping to do it for under $5K when all is said and done. Beyond the accessories I take to the gym now (belt, gloves), I don't really have much equipment.

Trying to get a versatile rack, cardio equipment, and maybe some adjustable dumbbells (despite some issues I've had with adjustables in the past). I've been scanning FB Marketplace and CL for used plates.

Wondering if anybody has experience with any of the larger purchases I have my eyes on:

Seems like it's versatile enough. I'm banking on the pully combo offering enough variety to allow me to change up my routine every few months. It says it doesn't need to be mounted to the floor, but I've heard of stories where equipment came falling down anyways during pull ups. Anybody have one not secured to their floor that cares to weigh in?

My wife and I went back and forth over cardio stuff. We talked about getting a stair stepper, rower, or treadmill. Currently considering this one since the incline can go up to 40 which sounds good. Wondering if anybody has experience with incline trainer functions or if we should just stick to a typical treadmill?

I had a cheap/crappy pair of adjustables that never seemed to work right and just got stuck while trying to switch more often than not. I'm looking to switch to powerblock. Anybody try them both and know if this will be a less frustrating set?

Last but not least, I need advice on an adjustable bench. I know I don't want to trust in a crappy/cheap one, but I was amazed at how much Rogue and Titan ones cost (Saw them for $500-850!). Are those worth the money? Or what's a more reasonable amount for a dependable bench?

Thanks in advance.
posted 30 Jul 2019, 12:25
Fellow Newbie! I'm also excited to get started on health again in a new community of good people Smile
posted 30 Jul 2019, 12:23
Rewarding yourself
Find things within whatever diet you're on that you can look forward to. I'm dieting again after putting on a few over the last couple of years, but for my last diet I just got to a point where I'd save the best things I was eating (yogurt, or peanut butter based foods) at the end of my day as the rewards for a day of eating lots of green things I wasn't as fond of... haha. This helped me not seek out other treats by staying in the limits of my diet.
posted 30 Jul 2019, 12:17
Met my goal!!!
That is awesome! Well done!
posted 30 Jul 2019, 12:13
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I've found that once a week is the best for me. Daily seems to discourage me. In the past I've found that seeing 2-3 down after a week was awesome, where as seeing .1 down 2 days in a row was only frustrating. The less the better IMO.
posted 30 Jul 2019, 12:12
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