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Am i a PANSY... Or is something wrong with me

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hey guys

im a boilermaker 4th year apprentice, i find my self CONSTANTLY tired during and after work. i live of energy drinks...

now i have been going to gym, but i just full on CBFED. i am Literally so tired that i do everything half assed...

i want to religiouly go to gym and train hard.. so many people tell me i have the best frame, and i want to take advantage of it... BUT IM JJUST TOO TIRED

 

if you do hard labour then ull get what i mean, if you sit in your office then you honestly wouldnt understand...you can try... but you wouldnt. unless you have hard labour history.

 

HOW do people who do hard labour (not shit like being a sparky)... i mean holding a dolly, or hammering constantly, lifting heavy bits of steel, moving constantly, using 9 inch grinders to cut/grind and sand steel... its mentally tiring aswell. the place i work do only custom tanks. so theres not much we've done before. its not like a process line or anything

 

how do you do it?

heres my day

wake up 6:30, IF i get breakfeast its maybe 1 piece of toast

6: 50 leave to work

6:20 arrive at work

6:30 work til 10

10 to 10:10 i east a nutri grain bar and drink a bottle of 1 of the 2 energy drinks i bought in the morning on the way to work

10:10 - 12:30 work...

12:30 - 1:00 LUNCHTIME... where i usually have a small can of tuna. and plain rice... with soy sauce.and maybe a can of coke or water

1:00 - 4:00 work

 

weve never had a day off because of heat, even when it got really hot last year..

 

i keep hydrated during the day

 

is something wrong with me?

 

i usually go to bed at about 10 im sleeping by 11

 

every weekend i get pumped up... and i think "thats it, sunday im sleeping early. monday work. and then gym or something exercising"

when i get a good nites sleep sunday... im f**king WRECKED monday

 

any ideas?

 

OH another thing i forgot to mention... i work with steel... so what? ok so imagine... your job...

imagine the shit things... like if your a security guard. a the drunk idiots.. if you work in an office the stupid computers. or clients...

 

NOW

i wake up everyday go to work. bust my ass with steel. then i gota go home.. go to a gym... and LIFT all them "drunk idiots, computers and clients" IM SURROUNDED BY f**king STEEL!!

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Mate you need to actually eat food. From what you have shown thats the problem.

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haha i reckon your spot on... but im trying to cut down on my eating coz im a fatty....

 

my mate achieved his goal weight/build but he was jobless for over a year... lol

 

 

i made 2 posts so heres what midnight mods said

Im the same with 80-100 hour weeks with work plus travel.

 

I find taking a strong Vit B complex helped me a fair bit.

and Just keep up the clean eating, also get some more sleep, even if you come home and have a nap. If your body feels it needs rest give it rest, Listen to it as much as you can

I stopped training 3-5 days a week when i was working too so I know how hard it is to even think about gym after a days work.

 

I was doing 4am-9pm 5 days a week, and 4am-5pm on sat. Super wrecked I couldn't even stay awake when driving

 

And start eating real food and move of it, Ditch the coke and eat some fruit.

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i want to get my energy back. im seriosuly thinkin its my job. too much for me

i hope this isnt it. i hope im just f**king up somehow

i want to eat well but i keep thinking i need to do some kind of clean out... i duno its probably wrong bit its like if i clean myself out... i wouldnt wat to eat crap junk food because im all clean... wouldnt want to pollute it!

IM definatly a sucker for that lemon detox diet this. is there a healthy detox?

id love to quit work, but i cant need my trade papers.. nearly finished

 

i need to get shit in order so i can train to be a fireman! its the dream

 

whats this vit B complex?

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Yeah but you have probably slowed your metabolism badly. Trust me you need to eat a decent amount but obviously do it the right way. You need to read the stuff on here about food. If you sort this out i'm very certain you'll rip it up in the gym.

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^^^ awesome im reading it now... i am sick of saying "yea monday monday" and then i dont do it monday so i think the whole week is put off.. f**k!!!!

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to cancel out anything that may be wrong with me,

mum suggested i go and do a blood test. shes noticed my decrease in energy over the last few months or so

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The body takes a while to respond to hard work, for the first few months I was fine, but my eating became shit (take away crap, etc) as the long hours was meaning I couldn't cook my food before hand and I was just getting worse and worse over time eating the crap food till I lost 75% of my size put on over 15% of my body weight in fat. over 7 months time,

 

Just spend 1 week eating nothing but clean, good food and try to get 8 hours rest a night and see how you go after 1 week.

Doesn't hurt to go for a blood test tho. The more info the better.

 

But crap food, poor sleep, poor fitness and hot and hard work place.

I don't think you could get much worse for a mix there.

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Yes, I do hard labour. Lifting crates continually for over 6 hours weighing about 15-30kilos, I lift about 10-13 crates a minute so very face paced. Then come home at night and lift weights. My job to me is probably as hard as someone sitting at a desk, you adapt to it and it feels like nothing.

 

Drop the energy drinks. Caffeine is really bad for you long term. It not only stops your blood from circulating properly throughout your body (which could be the energy issue), it causes depression, which might be associated with no energy aswell and other types of illness's. Replace energy drink with water.

 

And just eat a big brekky with slow release carbs :thumb:

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Energy drinks make you feel like that, you get on that buzz and fall hard afterwards..drink water

Cut them down and instead wake up earlier and eat a good breakfast

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you'll need to work out how much energy you expend during your day and eat accordingly.

 

I wouldn't be surprised if you need something like 4000 calories depending on your size and workload.

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Quite honestly you would be lacking energy due to your diet, your are not taking on sufficient amounts. Also cut out the energy drinks, they are junk

 

It's all in the eating and sleeping and getting a decent breakfast, I work in a steel supply company continually loading and unloading profile cutters and plasma cutters (lots of tonnes of steel shifted in a day by hand) and I do 12 hour shifts. I still find plenty of time and energy to train after work.

 

I just make sure I get a very minimum of 8 hours sleep and I make sure I eat plenty and mostly clean food. I pre prepare my food in 3 day batches, which makes eating decently a lot easier and less time consuming.

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I feel like sleeping every moment I'm awake, I put it down to not eating food, pretty simple really, either make the time to feed your body or it'll run like shit.

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Hey, i used to be in a similar position to you. I'd wake up, drive about an hour and a half to work EACH WAY and then come home again. Each day my body would ache, i'd train and i wouldn't get anywhere. Make sure you're getting a LOT of sleep. get your 8 hours.

 

Went to the docs, they said all my blood levels, testosterone etc was fine. Bullshit. I didn't feel fine, i felt like crap, my body would ache as i'd drive to work.

 

My problem was i wasn't eating properly.

 

IF you have time for breakfast???

 

Start preparing your meals the night before. Get yourself a small esky. In the morning eat some fruit, make a toasted sandwich with whatever the night before so u can eat it on the way to work.

 

Yes you're a 'fatty' as you so called it, but not eating will not help. You need to eat.

 

Another thing - change will happen over time. Don't think that just by eating properly you will get results in a week. It will take a couple of months to get your energy back.

 

As for the steelwork, wear a mask so you don't suck up the fumes as much as you can...

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You eat shit. And you have no drive.

 

Start eating heaps of clean food, drop the fizzy drinks, and start lifting.

 

Oh and to answer your question there is a fair chance you are in fact a pansy.

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Thanks for the info and personal stories guys.. hah i cant believe it took 15 posts for someone to say i was atually a pansy hahah

good ok tonight im gettin my 8 hours sleep... i refuse to continue to do car things til late hours!

 

thanks guys again. big breakfeast tomorrow!

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HOW do people who do hard labour (not shit like being a sparky)...

 

obviously youve never done a 250mm2 mains pull, overhead tray work, pit work, EHD conduit work etc etc and know f**k all about being a sparky.

i was dragging well over 100kg of copper for 30 meters at a time today. complete dead weight.. sure, f**king easy.

 

you sound like you put more time into making excuses than lifting. Youre diet is literally horrible. whether you want to lose weight or not.

 

you can make time for your meals.. i have a breakky shake every morning on the drive to work, and just prep my smoko and lunch the night before. im commuting 4 hours a day at the moment and busting my arse on the tools and i can still make time for it. you have zero excuses.

 

get home, rip the half kilo chicken out of the freezer straight away. chill for a bit, hit some weights, cook food, clean up, shower, go to sleep.

 

 

unless you have a MAJOR mentatility change (like i did), you will continue to yo-yo and get nowhere. sounds harsh, but thats the truth.

 

hope you find the inspiration you need to make you the person you want to be.

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HOW do people who do hard labour (not shit like being a sparky)...

 

obviously youve never done a 250mm2 mains pull, overhead tray work, pit work, EHD conduit work etc etc and know f**k all about being a sparky.

i was dragging well over 100kg of copper for 30 meters at a time today. complete dead weight.. sure, f**king easy.

 

 

As if, my dads way tougher than your dad.

 

Just incase you missed everybody saying the same thing you might have to work on your diet too :P

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s13, I feel you on the cable pulls etc. It's damn hard work.

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haha, just reiterating the facts mate... the harder its drilled in, the more likely he is to stick to it.

 

My diet is quiet good now, and you really notice it in your day to day wellbeing and your lifts. The only thing is id love another hours sleep, but driving from the far side of melb to the far side of geelong and back every day just doesnt allow it.

 

 

 

p.s, my dads a desk jockey.

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Haha, just stirring mate :P

 

I have lived off about 2 maybe 3 hours of sleep a night for at least 20 years. I'd be interested to see how much sleeping would help my fitness.

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would make massive differences to your recovery for sure, as im quite sure you know most of your repair work is done while ur K.O'd..

 

2-3 a night would surely be a sleeping disorder. have you seen the specialists at all? insomnia, sleep apnea or something different?

 

or is it just your lifestyle taking over?

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I'd be a zombie if i only had 2-3 hours sleep a night. 8 hours sleep would def... noticeably help your workouts. Id put money on it.

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Yeah I know, i've probably never recovered properly lol. I just try to get the calories to help me.

 

Yeah I went to a specialist years ago, he pissed me off, never went back. I'm surprised I dont look a hundred years old. Used to it now though.

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hey dude. Im a welder so I know how you feel. lols the fumes makes you even more tired..but i still manage still work out 3 days aweek even with over time etc..What i do is eat after i work then gym..works for me. lols Good luck man

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do this.

 

Eat bananas/apples for pick me ups and drink water. Make sure you get protein too. forget coke, energy drinks etc. After 2 weeks you will feel great. Eat clean with lots of veggies.

 

If your doing hard physical work in the summer you will need to be drinking about 3.5 to 4 litres of water a day. Pissing atleast 3 to 4 times during the day.

 

Make sure you get some protein in the mornings too. And go get yourself a multi-vitamin (B complex) some good ones are:

 

Bioceuticals Multi Essentials

Stress B

Eagle Tresos B

Nutrition Care SF88

 

Forget doing a 'clean out', if you eat right your body will clean itself and youll feel alot better in about 14 days.

go ask at a health food store.

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Okay so no there isnt really anything wrong with you imo, you like many people lead a busy lifestyle and put in a hard days work. Energy is one issue but how is your motivation do you have any goals. Eating more of the right foods in the correct amounts will help you to feel more energetic. This incorporated with more sleep should help you to feel a lot better. So in theory you change eating and sleeping habits and get a bit more energy what now??? What do you do with this energy if you dont have the motivation to go hard in the gym the energy is nothing. In personal experience ive found motivation to be the most important thing in keeping a gym schedule. Set up a routine and a diet and make a promise to your self to get enough sleep, keep a goal in mind, do what ever it takes put pictures up on your walls on your phone think of what you have to gain and whats stopping you. Simple answer to that question atm is yourself.

 

 

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My mate works as a welder/steel fabricator. He works 6 days and sometimes even 7 days a week, afternoon shift from 3:30pm to Midnight. He goes to the gym almost every day before work. I've trained with him before and he trains like a f**king animal lol. He's smaller than me but he makes me look weak in the gym.

 

I ask him how he does it, he just tells me it's all in your head. It's all about motivation mate, nothing else to it.

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My mate works as a welder/steel fabricator. He works 6 days and sometimes even 7 days a week, afternoon shift from 3:30pm to Midnight. He goes to the gym almost every day before work. I've trained with him before and he trains like a f**king animal lol. He's smaller than me but he makes me look weak in the gym.

 

I ask him how he does it, he just tells me it's all in your head. It's all about motivation mate, nothing else to it.

 

I agree.

 

In the gym, when i used to go alot, i didnt look like the biggest guy - but i was hitting up the same weights as some of the other bigger guys (my mates included)

 

Motivation is key.

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