I gained enough this winter I decided to join a gym... I've not worked out routinely since I was "young" when I played hockey. It's a shock, and even then I didn't work out on gym equipment... It was freeweights and practices that kept me in shape then.
I went from the 180's this time last year (or even 170's, I forget) all the way to the 190's over winter... I'm bordering 200 lbs. now, at 5'11", and while I've got a lot of muscle in my body (my arms are way small though, always were), I am just not in shape. Definitely not tone, and need to work on it.
So, I go to a gym here... It sucks. It's life though.
I too, am hooked on junk like IOC was... It's tough eating fruit and getting the same satisfaction, though I've 95% dumped soda for health reasons (Kidney stones) and drink bottled water almost exclusively now. That's at least sort of healthy.
Unfortunately, I love carbs... Bread I can't get enough of. I like Pasta, and I can put away a lot of food. I get Ice-cream a lot too, and need to simply stop, or at least curtail it dramatically. Pizza's nasty and I eat it more than I should...
In my family, it's not easy eating healthy though, so I struggle.
I'm taking fat burners now though, working out, starting some training for things I used to do (not hockey, but I used to do some light boxing training and other things like that which I'm starting again to parallel walking/running for an aerobic workout). At the gym it's using the machines, and not much freeweights... Not right now.
I went from 34 waist to 36, and it's been a pain trying to get back to 34's... I feel horrible about my self-image though, but it's tremendously difficult to change that. They say the heavier you are, the easier it is to "change", and that it's the people who want to tone up or just lose a size or two in clothing who have the hardest time.
I concur with that assessment.
I feel like I'm spinning my wheels sometimes.