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#438573 - 06/18/13 05:18 PM Exercise Motivation Team
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Does anybody want to start/continue exercising?

We could have a thread to report our progress. It would be like a team. We could even have a name? I want to exercise either daily with some days off or every other day. It doesn't matter what type of exercise you do or your level- it is all in the same team and for your own aims.

I think when I don't exercise when I should I risk beating myself up about it and feeling bad- we have to avoid that, that's a trap. We should just try to celebrate when we do and support each other and be understanding when we don't. Hopefully we can help motivate each other to keep on track and give tips.

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#438574 - 06/18/13 05:21 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Benefits of exercise:

1. Endorphins- happy chemicals
2. Sleep- being active in the day should help with my sleep
3. Body Image- I want to look good
4. Work- They say to get energy you need to spend energy, so I should be better in work after the getting-started period
5. Thinking time- It kind of gives me thinking time when I exercise, I need more of that, kind of a "me-time"
6. Health- In general
7. Mornings- currently I miss most of the morning- why not make use of it by getting up early to exercise?
8. Role model- I think it is good to be fit and healthy to provide a good role model to kids I work with

What are your reasons for wanting to exercise?
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#438576 - 06/18/13 05:28 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Tips- we could have a list of tips? Obviously there will be tips that only apply to one type of exercise and not another- and they are only just ideas (and from me certainly may be wrong lol)- but different things work for different people and are worth mentioning.

(Tips- to be taken with a pinch of salt- not literally obviously)

TIP 1: Banana Pancake:
After exercising if you are trying to build muscle you need protein and carbs. Scramble one egg (high protein) and mix with one mashed banana (high carbs)- fry it- it tastes lovely (I think). You may think isn't that more of a banana omelette? but it isn't, the banana kind of substitutes the other ingredients of a pancake mix. I like it anyway. (They are not so much like American pancakes- but the thinner version- at least how I make them).
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#438905 - 06/22/13 06:37 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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The hardest part at the moment is getting up early in the morning to exercise. I need to exercise in the morning otherwise I don't have time, although I am not a morning person. It is definitely a challenge.
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#439122 - 06/24/13 07:30 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Getting the sleep right is my first priority. I'm working on that first.

Although I will have a long day tomorrow, and I don't want to be tired (since I have lots of work, and a meeting with my other work, followed by yet other work in the afternoon), but i'm going to get up early no matter what. It has to start somewhere.

Then the exercise can really begin once I can get this time in the morning!
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#439600 - 06/30/13 04:01 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I like the idea king tut!

It can be difficult to wake up early, have kinda the same issue.. no job at the moment, so free to do what i like. Sometimes this means staying in bed long.. but i've noticed that the days are way more better and meaningful if i get up early and do things..

my tip would be to exercise meditation of some kind, anything which helps you to relax and stay focused in the body (connecting body and mind)..
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#439616 - 06/30/13 07:27 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I've just had a week of "getting the sleep right".
I haven't actually succeeded in getting my sleep right yet. Some days were better than others. I've been trying to get my sleep right for many years, so this last week was as successful as it could have been, so I will go with that. I'll work with it.

This week i'm going to try to get up early AND exercise.
Stay tuned! If i'm not up early enough though I wont be able to exercise.

What's that saying, nothing worth doing is easy?
I REALLY want to succeed in this.
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#439668 - 07/01/13 01:58 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I got out of bed 4 hours later than I had planned. Not awful, but not good.

Tomorrow morning, at the very least, I hope to improve on that by at least 2 hours. Hopefully on time.
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#439752 - 07/01/13 11:52 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I try to work out at the gym at least three days a week and go for a run the other days with normally one day off. If you guys want to make a running thread of the exercise we did on a given day, I'm game.

I rarely exercise before I go to work in the morning. Normally it's after I get off. I had intended to go to the gym today and work on my biceps and back but my work day ran longer than I had expected and I just went for my 3.5 mile (about 5.5 KM) run when I got home. I'll try to do my workout tomorrow after work. Peace,

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#439807 - 07/02/13 03:19 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Endorphins? What are we talking about here, Flipper? lol

I think exercise is a good thing, and need to do more of it but I hate the whole gym thing. Tried running and never really got that "runner's high". So I walk the dog, and need to start daily push-ups, sit-ups. That's just boring so maybe something like a zumba dancing dvd. Not sure, am sure doing more would help my current state of mind, so need to find a new motivation.
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#439834 - 07/02/13 08:04 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Ok, this evening after work I hit the gym and started with 10 minutes of warm-up cardio on the elliptical. I then spent the next hour or so working on my biceps, forearms and back. I finished up with ten more minutes of cardio on the elliptical and a three minute cool-down. When I got home I had a 10 oz protein shake. (30 g of protein.) Tonight for dinner it will be a boneless, skinless chicken breast with brown rice and a side of avocado. Yummy!

Oh, and tomorrow I am probably taking the day off from working out. smile


Edited by BraveFalcon (07/02/13 10:13 PM)

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#439881 - 07/03/13 06:12 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Yes this is great- recording our exercise (or lack of it)- this will help a lot I think. you are doing well BraveFalcon! I like it that you are taking note of what you eat too- I need to do that!

I haven't quite got into my exercise bit yet- I took Nytol 50mg last night, and strangely it seemed to help my sleep! although I didn't get up on-time, but now tomorrow is my last iteration meaning I expect to be up bright and early for exercise!!! yey!

I am not a gym person- but I have weights and things at home to use, I bought them with good intentions and did use them for a bit.

Today I had a banana and egg pancake for breakfast. That is all so far.
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#439882 - 07/03/13 06:24 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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i'm doing 'couch to 5k' right now. mobile app. its great.

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#439883 - 07/03/13 06:33 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Okay,

I'll join in here...good idea KT.

Yesterday I had every intention of exercising after work, but I had a full day of meetings, so I stayed a little late to get real work done. Because of my knees, I do low-impact stuff like the elliptical. My true love is swimming, so that's my go-to for cardio.

Right now I'm on my way to the pool to swim laps. I plan on swimming 500-750 meters. Breakfast is already planned to be a protein shake, Cheerios, a banana, and peanut butter on a toasted English muffin.

This afternoon, I'm lifting weights...biceps, triceps, pecs, shoulders...

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#439898 - 07/03/13 09:39 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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There are some good suggestions here. KT brings up another good thing, watching what we eat. I don't do well at that but you can't count on a high metabolism forever either. It seems like the key to exercise is to find something you like doing, no matter if it's running, swimming, walking or whatever.


Edited by BuffaloCO (07/03/13 11:49 AM)
Edit Reason: off topic sorry
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#439915 - 07/03/13 02:43 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Will, I also like swimming! although haven't gone for maybe 3 years, besides in the sea. I might get back into that. I'm not sure why I stopped, I guess life gets in the way sometimes. I'm going to try to do my exercise before work because of the problem you describe.

I do want to try to build some muscle, and have a fair idea of the exercises I want to do to get what I want.
I think a good mix with cardio is the best way.

I didn't have lunch today- and opted to pick up two chicken sandwiches from a shop on the way home (warm pre-cooked stuff- basically fast food), which probably wasn't the healthiest option.

I don't think I need to eat anything else today- i'm feeling like I have been eating too much lately.

So if all goes well- tomorrow morning I will do some exercise.


Will, why such a big breakfast?
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#440006 - 07/04/13 03:20 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Got up at 7am today, that's good for me lately, and a good improvement from yesterday. Still feels really far away from my 5am aim.

My plan

Wake 5am
Recover, Eat Breakfast, Fully wake up

Exercise 6am
Mix of calisthenics and weights (maybe do just cardio every third day)
Some days will be rest days.
Then shower, and go to work.

That is the dream lol. I don't think I can jump to a 5am wake- I've tried. 7am is as far as I have got so far. So 6am is my next target. Tomorrow morning i'm aiming for 6am.


How many rest days do you recommend?
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#440050 - 07/04/13 12:27 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Getting up in the morning is my biggest problem. I sleep really badly and I usually get up about 10:30am. Or later. I'd be happy if I could get out of bed before 10. Maybe you could try getting up 5 or 10 minutes earlier everyday till you reach 5am? I know it will take longer but it will be less brutal. (maybe I should take my own advice.)

I have no motivation to do anything right now but I'd like to do the Stronglifts 5x5 program again. We (me, my dad, my uncle and one of my friends) started it last year and we all had pretty good results. My dad got his body fat from 22% to 14% in only a couple of months, which I thought was pretty impressive. If I at least got the weights out it would be a start. Maybe they'll all want to start again. It does really help when you've got other people to help keep you motivated.

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#440057 - 07/04/13 02:56 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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Originally Posted By: Suwanee

Right now I'm on my way to the pool to swim laps. I plan on swimming 500-750 meters.


Man, I would love to be able to swim laps on a regular basis but my gym doesn't have a pool. My parents have one but they live about an hour away. I've thought about switching gyms to one with a pool just so I can swim laps but the guy who runs my gym has been really super cool to me about letting me slide and forgiving me late fees when I don't pay my dues in time, so I'd feel kind of bad to ditch out on him.

Today I went to the gym and, as usual, started with a 10 minute warm-up on the elliptical. Then, I spent about an hour and a half working on my chest, triceps and shoulders. I finished with another 10 minutes of cardio on the elliptical and a three minute cool-down.

I am cheating with the food today. It's a holiday, so fuck it. I'm about to go out and get some hot wings and fries and I have two 68 oz growlers full of draft IPA to wash them down with. Yum-A-Dum-Dum! cool Peace,

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#440063 - 07/04/13 04:09 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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KT,

That's a pretty typical breakfast. It's not so big. I tend to go for high protein with little or no meat for breakfast. I try to get dairy, grains, and some kind of fruit. Every so often I will have a bacon biscuit, but usually it is an English muffin with ham if I go that route.

My weakness is carbohydrates. I love bread. For my metabolism, the key is lean protein and a moderate intake of carbs. I also take medicine for ADHD which tends to lower my appetite, so I load up in the morning since I'm not overly hungry at lunch (when the meds are in effect). In the afternoon I eat a Cliff bar or drink a protein shake to hold me until dinner. For dinner, we tend to eat a lot of grilled fish or chicken, pasta...that sort of thing.

Right now, I've cracked the code to my metabolic needs. If that changes, then all bets are off. I'm holding at 170-175 pounds (6 feet tall) which is down about 8 pounds since starting up the ADHD meds again.

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#440067 - 07/04/13 05:02 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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txb, I think you are right about trying to get up a little earlier every day- but it is so frustrating- I still have my alarm set for 5am (well a little before that so I can have multiple alarms), but also have an alarm set for 6am if I sleep through the first set. I think you should definitely get back into the stronglift program if it is something you want to go for! You only live once!

Ken, I've been wondering about "cheat" days- does that work well? are cheat days like rewards or would that be a bad way of thinking about it?

Will, totally my weakness is carbs too, makes it difficult at lunch time because I usually have sandwiches, I switched to pasta for a while (was on offer in the local shop), but the price has gone up on that now so I started having pasties for lunch, which is probably worse! I think I too will try to have a good breakfast and maybe just a cereal bar for lunch.

I also have a sugar weakness.
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#440089 - 07/04/13 11:58 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Did my exercise in the morning for the first time. Good.

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#440122 - 07/05/13 11:27 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: GoldStone]
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Originally Posted By: GoldStone
Did my exercise in the morning for the first time. Good.


Congrats!

I woke at 6.30am today, so an improvement. So depending on what time I finish work I may do some exercise tonight- it is a really nice day out. But I don't expect to be home until about 7.30pm. Could still go for a little walk/jog or something though.
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#440146 - 07/05/13 04:58 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Originally Posted By: king tut

Ken, I've been wondering about "cheat" days- does that work well? are cheat days like rewards or would that be a bad way of thinking about it?


I think it all depends on what you're trying to achieve. About five years ago I managed to loose 50 lbs in a span of 10 months. I weighed 220 at the beginning and 170 at the end. At 6'0" tall I consider my target weight to be 180. Right now, I'm sitting at 185 and my goal is not really to loose any wight but just not to gain any more.

When I lost that 50 lbs I did so by keeping to a strict regimen of diet and exercise. I made a deal with myself at the begging of that journey that I would let myself eat what ever I wanted once a week, and would stick to my diet the other six days. I stuck to it and it worked quite nicely. My theory was that if I never allowed myself to cheat, I would be so miserable that I would give up and my diet would fail. So, once a week it was and once a week I stuck to.

Now, I just try to stick to eating right most of the time but I allow cheat days and cheat meals to happen when they will. If I keep them to a minimum, maybe a few "cheat meals" a week, I won't loose any weight but I shouldn't gain any either and it seems to work. Hope that answers your question. Peace,

Ken


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#440200 - 07/06/13 07:56 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Thanks Ken that helps. I think I will try to avoid cheats.

Yesterday I didn't actually get home from work until 9pm, on the way back, as it was a sunny Friday night and I had been stuck in a cleanroom wrapped up in a cleanroom suit all afternoon and sitting at a computer all morning trying to figure out how to connect to the departments supercomputer, I thought about treats.

So anyway, on my way home I thought about buying some beer- which I usually would on such a day, but I decided not to. I popped into the shop on the way home and saw a dessert- a big bucket of a dessert- I've had this once before and never thought about the calories- I thought to myself I've worked hard today maybe I should buy it. But then I looked at the calories, 1600 calories!!! so I decided against it. I didn't miss it either. I was really happy with my choices. Today I feel better for it.

It is a sunny day, so if my friend wants to go for a walk we will do that, else I will do some other exercise.
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#440236 - 07/06/13 05:52 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Did a good 3 hour walk across rough terrain and hills, feel a little better for it.

Tomorrow I hope to be even more successful in my exercise aims! feeling good!
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#440238 - 07/06/13 06:11 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Today I hit the gym and started with ten minutes on the elliptical. I then did an hour-long abdominal workout and ended with ten more minutes of cardio on the elliptical and a three minute cool-down. Tonight, A skinless chicken breast and low-calorie chicken soup for dinner.

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#440275 - 07/07/13 12:08 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Just got back from a 3.5 mile run. The run was only interrupted when I saw a copperhead snake in my path that I nearly stepped on. I found a stick to poke it with, (a long one), and it was dead. Still scared the crap out of me for a second though.

Today for lunch is a skinless chicken breast with a side of mac and cheese. Tonight it's stake and mashed potatoes for dinner. I know the mac and cheese and the steak isn't exactly diet stuff but I always cheat on Sundays. Peace,

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#440301 - 07/07/13 05:11 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Good job Ken! Glad we don't have many dangerous snakes in the UK!

I had chicken and noodles for lunch, but with the skin, and some sauce. I think it was fairly healthy though! I ate it out in the sun in my garden as it is very hot here today and I like the sun- perhaps we will have a summer after all.

Today I did:
pull-ups (on pull-up bar)
knee ups (on dip station)
dips (on dip station)
leg raises (on dip station)
press-ups
weights (dumbbells)

I didn't do very many of each, but am trying to ease myself into it. My full list of exercises is longer than this, but this is what I did today. I was panting and sweating so I think it was a good session!

Tomorrow morning I hope to do some more!
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#440331 - 07/07/13 10:14 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I like these check-ins because they help motivate me when I'm otherwise feeling lethargic. I've felt lethargic because of all the rain we are having!

At any rate, I lifted weights this afternoon:
Dumbbell flys
Lat pull-down
Seated row
Shoulder shrugs
Military press
Ab crunches

Tomorrow: Swim 500 M

Breakfast:
toasted bagel/cream cheese, Greek yogurt, orange juice

Lunch
turkey and swiss on wheat, water

Snack
Cliff bar, fresh cherries

Dinner
Grilled chicken with peppers,onions, mushrooms, melted swiss cheese on a hoagie bun. 2 Sweetwater IPA beers.

Dessert
Key Lime Pie

Will
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#440404 - 07/08/13 06:09 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Keep it up will! Did you do the 500m swim afterwards?



Today I had a banana for breakfast (I was late), pasta for lunch, noodles, sauce and chicken for dinner. I also had a yoghurt drink- not a great move as the whole drink was about 600 calories. I will probably have a bit of fruit before bed.

I exercised well today. Took about 45mins. Whole things plus stretching and shower afterwards and dressing took about 75mins. I'm not sure how it took me so long as the list is only short and only did one set of the listed reps. But I guess that is my pace, and that's okay.

Exercise A (can't think of a good name at the moment)


1) pull-ups underhand (pull-up bar) 20R

2) leg raises horizontal (dip station) 20R

3) dips (dip station) 10R

4) knee-ups (dip station) 20R

5) weighted reverse crunches (ankle weights 10kg) 40R

6) weighted knee-ups (dip station, ankle weights 10kg) 15R

7) press-ups 20R

8) weights U/D (dumbbells 10kg) 16R per arm

9) weights UH (dumbbells 10kg) 16R per arm

10) pull-ups overhand (pull-up bar) 10R



I will stick with this exercise (Exercise A) for a while until I improve.
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#440472 - 07/09/13 04:43 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Today I have just come back from Beaver-Scouts and feeling tired (although it was an easy one for me because I paid a creature company to come in with frogs, snakes, geckos, lizards, spiders, cockroaches...many creatures! so I didn't have to do much work myself).

I just had a bit to eat, and still hope to exercise tonight before bed.
Going to give my food some time to settle, and then will have a good go at exercise!
I feel tired, and could probably just sleep now, and it is basically my bed-time.
But no, think like a lion, rev myself up, fight it! Fight through it!

Watch this space, I will be back in a few hours to report my success or failure.
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#440484 - 07/09/13 05:50 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Just to let y'all know, I haven't dropped out of the thread. It's just that my back has been bothering me for a couple of days and I've been taking it easy with the exercise. Tonight I am going to grill up four boneless, skinless chicken breasts and that is going to be my dinner for the next four nights, along with brown rice, I should be back in the gym by tomorrow, hopefully. Peace,

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#440495 - 07/09/13 06:21 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Ok Ken no problem, thanks for letting us know!

On that subject, I will be away from the 19th to 28th July on a canal trip, so I wont have internet access for that time and living on a canal boat I wont be able to do my usual exercise, although i'm sure it will be physically taxing anyway.

We are taking two canal boats, two adults and 10 kids on each- will be constantly steering, going through locks, cooking, sleeping in awful looking beds lol, so will be taxing. And with me cooking half of the time I think our food will be limited lol- so that should be good for the diet.

And tonight...MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
I did exercise A- it was a struggle, but I did it, and am very proud.
It took about 1 hour including my shower this time- which is pretty good I think, I must have pushed myself harder than last time.
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#440598 - 07/10/13 07:13 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Today just a 1hour 45min walk- i'm not pleased with it- it didn't push me.
Also I haven't eaten enough today for various reasons- so am going to eat now to try to make up for it.
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#440606 - 07/10/13 09:43 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Hit the gym pretty hard today.

10 minute warm up on the elliptical
1 hour work-out doing my biceps, forearms and back.
10 minutes of finish-up cardio with a 5 minute cool-down.

Got home and ate a whole avocado. (I'm out of my protein shake mix until I get paid on Friday.)

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#440612 - 07/10/13 10:54 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I took off this afternoon for a "think session" in the woods. When I'm working on a big project, I take off and go for a solo walk or hike to clear my mind.

Today I ended up doing some trail running..about 4 miles. Afterward I lifted weights for 45 minutes and then stumbled home to find my wife was making a vegetarian dinner...and I needed protein!

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#440674 - 07/11/13 07:16 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Exercise A done today- 23.10 to 24.10, just fitted it in!

Went straight from work (rushed out of a meeting just in time) to Cub-Scouts. Took the cubs to the old peoples home to sing songs and tell jokes (the humour forum was handy- I told some of my jokes!), then went straight from there to a Scout meeting at the hall, and wasn't home until 11pm.

I sat down with a cup of tea- waiting for sanity to kick in and tell me to go to bed rather than exercise, but decided to abandon the tea and just do it! And glad I did.
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#440680 - 07/11/13 09:21 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Got home tonight and went for a 3.5 mile run. More skinless chicken breast and brown rice for din-dins tonight. Peace,

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#440720 - 07/12/13 11:30 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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#440727 - 07/12/13 02:33 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Join in GentleSoul, the more the merrier!
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#440738 - 07/12/13 05:07 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Exercise A done today.
I haven't increased reps yet or anything- i'm going to stick with this for a little while until it gets easier.
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#440739 - 07/12/13 05:30 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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#440745 - 07/12/13 08:32 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Exercise A done today.
I haven't increased reps yet or anything- i'm going to stick with this for a little while until it gets easier.

Sounds like you are doing great. I'm going to join in here. Eventually. I'm going away on Sunday with my family for a week so I'll get on it when I come back home. I'm not sure exactly what my goal is. Just to put on a lot of weight. And try and eat better.

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#440747 - 07/12/13 09:10 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Today's update:

breakfast: bran flakes, banana wheat bread toast with peanut butter

lunch: turkey and provolone on an onion roll
Protein shake and a Kashi oatmeal/dark chocolate cookie.

Afternoon snack: Cliff bar

dinner: grilled portabella mushroom burger with Swiss cheese

AM--Swam: 750 yards; 100 yard butterfly sprint
PM--Trail run: 4 miles

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#440801 - 07/13/13 06:14 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Unfortunately today wasn't a good day- it was said to be the hottest day of the year- so I went to the beach and mostly ate ice-cream all day, and didn't exercise. I also drank two bottles of beer, and I have been trying to stay away from that. I have two bottles left in the fridge, but I wont waste them, I will have them tomorrow as it is my birthday tomorrow, but will make sure I exercise too!

Brilliant txb i hope you can join in! I find it really helps me to post here especially to keep myself accountable and to share when I do well or like today not so well.
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#440820 - 07/13/13 11:35 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Lewis,
What a great thread. I just found out about it so I'm late to the party. Suwanee told me about it in chat tonight.

COUNT ME IN!!!

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#440852 - 07/14/13 10:05 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Well done Keith! join the team! it is brilliant that we can support each other like this!

Today it is my birthday- I haven't quite decided what that means with my exercise today. I guess we will see...i'll let you know how it goes!
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#440863 - 07/14/13 12:30 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I haven't been on in the last couple of days but I have been hitting the gym. Friday I did my abs and yesterday I worked my chest, shoulders and tris. My diet has been good, mostly, except for Friday afternoon lunch. I had this coupon for a restaurant called Dave and Buster's for a free appetizer with the purchase of any entree. The entree I got was a grilled chicken sandwich but the appetizer was the "Mountain O' Nachos", intended to feed 3 to 4 according to the D&B menu....



I ate every last one of those fucking nachos, half the chicken sandwich, and all the fries that came with the sandwich. It was some epic, "Man vs Food" type shit. I still can't believe I did that but sometimes I get one little bite of something that tastes good and I can't stop shoving it in my face until I feel like I'm about to die. Oh well. I ate the other half of the sandwich for dinner that night and nothing else. Other than that, I've been good. cool Peace,

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#440877 - 07/14/13 04:47 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Originally Posted By: king tut

Today it is my birthday- I haven't quite decided what that means with my exercise today. I guess we will see...i'll let you know how it goes!


Happy birthday. Hope you had a great day.

I'm in the middle of nowhere. I brought my surf board and wetsuit but the sea is completely calm here so that was pretty pointless. Didn't really eat that great either today. Been eaten alive by midges tho. There's squillions of them. I'll try and do better tomorrow.

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#440880 - 07/14/13 05:03 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: txb]
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Happy Birthday Lewis!

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#440887 - 07/14/13 06:16 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Happy birthday Lewis!

I haven't been that good this weekend---for no particular reason.
We had a cookout last night---and I helped myself to plenty of IPAs.

Tonight we're having grilled chicken with okra, squash, and a sliced tomato from the garden. I did get in an hour of weights earlier today. Back to the pool tomorrow.

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#440895 - 07/14/13 08:22 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Thanks for the birthday wishes! I really appreciate it!

I definitely know how man vs food can have a big effect Ken! (I love that show! I try not to watch it as it is a bad example!) sometimes days don't work out as well as we expect!

Hey txb. I am in the same boat as you with not having a particularly successful day, I hope tomorrow is a better day for me with exercise than today! I ended up going for an hour jog, but my diet and alcohol intake probably has undone any positives!

Hey Will- your weekend sounds fairly successful to me! you seem to have eaten well and got some exercise in! I also have the weakness when it comes to beers! I will be working on that!
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#440939 - 07/15/13 11:31 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I'm planning to do my exercise in the morning AND the afternoon (as it only takes an hour) tomorrow and for the rest of the week before I go away. I will be away on the 20th-27th, so I want to get in extra exercise this week, and then keep it up twice a day when I return.

Todays food so far:
Banana for breakfast
Chicken curry for dinner
Not sure what else I will have yet.

I haven't exercised yet today- I will do that later- I will let you know!
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#440967 - 07/15/13 06:55 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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#440969 - 07/15/13 06:57 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Checkin' in with the team..
You guys sound like you're doing great.

I did 7 miles on bicycle (doesn't sound like much, but 3.5 miles was constant uphill in 80 degree heat).

Cut out all carbs today, eating salad, vegetables, and fish.

Go Team Tut!
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#440970 - 07/15/13 07:09 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Wahey! Well done Keith! Exercising in the heat can be killer!
I was good today too with diet- I was given a huge bar of chocolate- but have decided not to eat it- it would have killed my progress!

I have taken a nytol to help me sleep- my plan is to do exercise in the morning before work, and then do some more when I get back from Beavers in the night.
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#441040 - 07/16/13 10:58 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Didn't make my morning exercise- but after Beavers I am sure I will make my afternoon exercise!
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#441062 - 07/16/13 03:31 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Waterslide with the Beavers was excellent! I even had a go myself lol. Making a curry then down to the exercise!
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#441085 - 07/16/13 06:21 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Exercise done tonight! and I seem to be doing it in less time- I had to stop part-way through to do a bit of sewing (ankle weights falling apart)- and I still took my usual amount of time! I may add some sets to make sure it lasts the right amount of time. I don't want it to last too long though because one of the reasons I think I am sticking to it fairly well is because it only takes an hour at time, although I am sweating a lot by the end of it!
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#441097 - 07/16/13 09:31 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I haven't been on much in the last few days but here is the update....

Sunday I was naughty. I was at my parents house and skipped the exercise. I had blueberry pancakes and bacon for breakfast. I snacked on peanuts all day and didn't have a proper lunch. I drank a bunch of beer and we had big, juicy steaks and mashed potatoes for dinner.

Monday was a mixed bag. I had a protein bar for breakfast and a turkey and ham sandwich for lunch with some pretzels. I ran my normal 3.5 mile run when I got home and had.... ugh.... a frozen pizza for dinner. Didn't have anything else to eat. Yeah, didn't plan that one very well.

Today I had a another protein bar for breakfast and a another turkey and ham sandwich with pretzels for lunch. (That is likely to be the same through Friday.) I got home and ran my 3.5 miles, then grilled up four boneless, skinless chicken breasts which will be my dinner through Friday night along with either a low calorie soup or brown rice. Tonight it is the soup.

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#441099 - 07/16/13 09:50 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Originally Posted By: king tut

I definitely know how man vs food can have a big effect Ken! (I love that show! I try not to watch it as it is a bad example!) sometimes days don't work out as well as we expect!


You know, I've actually been to a couple of the places Adam Richman went when he visited Atlanta. One is a place called The Vortex, which I love. They don't have a food challenge there but they do have a burger called The Double Bypass Burger, which I ate when I went there on my 37th birthday. Their website describes it as this......

"Two big half-pound patties, topped with two fried eggs, six slices of American cheese, and eight slices of bacon, served between two grilled cheese sandwiches that we use in place of the regular hamburger buns."

It was amazing. They also serve it with a BUNCH of fries. I ate everything on my plate that night, because I am a little piggy. blush

The other place is called Big Pie In The Sky Pizza in Kennesaw, GA, which is about a mile from my last apartment. That was where he did the challenge on the Atlanta episode. I've been there a couple of times and didn't do the challenge but did have the calzone, which was quite good. smirk Peace,

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#441116 - 07/17/13 12:18 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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A slip up...or a slide...does not mean EVERYTHING is ruined. Good job getting back on the bike!
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#441117 - 07/17/13 12:24 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I'm keeping to it so far. Hard to stay away from peanut butter and jelly....yum

Today I made my routine breakfast 3-egg scramble but I omitted 2 of the eggs and used tofu scrambled in with the one egg. All in all, I didn't miss the 2 eggs and I've kind of acquired a taste for the tofu. I wouldn't recommend it for everyone, as I was raised by "southerners" who doused scrambled eggs with ketchup. It's something that is common in several areas of the southern USA states.

I am wondering if I might have the courage to take my measurements and report them, just to embarrass myself into progress. Truth is, I'm too embarrassed of my measurements at the moment. Maybe I'll be cowardly and post the measurements after I've left them in the past.

Okay, everyone, let's hear YOUR reports...and confessions. ;-)
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#441128 - 07/17/13 04:28 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Got a major hangover. Probably used up my daily calorie intake on alcohol last night. But apart from that I'm doing ok. Today I'm going to set up camp at another beach where you can surf. I dont know what the calorie burn is for surfing but i imagine its quite a lot. That should get rid of the alcohol calories. I plan to stay there till i run out of phone batteries and/or food.

Scrambled tofu is pretty good. Especially with green peppers and onions. Thanks for the idea. I dont have any way to keep stuff cool so it would be the perfect thing to make. Got some vacuum packed tofu that doesnt need chilled.

Thanks for the description of the double bypass burger Ken. That was lovely to read about first thing in the morning when you're hungover. My uncle says it sounds yum though. Then he started a gross conversation about how bacon is made... Did you know i've never ate bacon in my life?

Hopefully today will be a good day. Good luck to everyone else.

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#441144 - 07/17/13 08:10 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Originally Posted By: BraveFalcon

You know, I've actually been to a couple of the places Adam Richman went when he visited Atlanta. One is a place called The Vortex, which I love. They don't have a food challenge there but they do have a burger called The Double Bypass Burger, which I ate when I went there on my 37th birthday. Their website describes it as this......
"Two big half-pound patties, topped with two fried eggs, six slices of American cheese, and eight slices of bacon, served between two grilled cheese sandwiches that we use in place of the regular hamburger buns."
It was amazing. They also serve it with a BUNCH of fries. I ate everything on my plate that night, because I am a little piggy. blush


Bahahaha, that's so nasty but I'm sure it tasted great!

Once I was hanging at a friend's house and her mom cooked dinner. I didn't know what it was until I sat down. It was..... chicken-fried steak, cut open and stuffed with a "ball" of bacon that had been dipped in cheese and deep-fried. You could taste grease just by breathing near it. I really really almost dropped the K-bomb ("not kosher!") to save myself but the girl had seen me eat cheeseburgers so it would have been a clear lie and hurtful. So.... I ate it. It tasted like fried chicken with extra fried-ness.

As for exercise: I love long, long pointless ambling walks. It's 2 miles from my house to the train station and I walk as often as I can. When I still lived in Manhattan, don't know if people here know the geography but I would walk from the World Trade Center to Columbus Circle every day after work, and on weekends I'd usually walk from Washington Heights to Union Square to hang out (but only doing that stretch in daytime).

I just recently found out that this is common behavior among survivors and related to dissociation - finding a repetitive workout activity that's non competitive and you can do on autopilot, typically walking / jogging / running / swimming, and just turning your brain off to wander. This was such an important part of my routine that it may not be a coincidence my severe breakdown last year happened after moving to the suburbs in the death of summer - where you can't walk anywhere and even if you could it was too hot. I was too fully "in" the world for too long with no escape valve.
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#441164 - 07/17/13 01:04 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Yargh... a ball of bacon, dipped in cheese and deep-fried? Come to think of it, I bet they'd gobble that up at county fairs.

When I visited New York City I noticed how slim people were in comparison to places where people commute by private car. Maybe they're walking like you. Or, maybe they're following you?! ;-)
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#441165 - 07/17/13 01:08 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: txb]
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TXB, never had bacon? You definitely don't have blood from southern states. The cholesterol is permanently embedded in the bloodline of southerners. lol

Alcohol...surfing..camping on beach. Um... lay off the first before you hit the waves!

And don't bury your car keys in the sand. Ya learn. I won't tell how I know that, but just take my word. ;-)
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#441167 - 07/17/13 01:13 PM FITNESS TIP FOR NON-GYM MEMBERS [Re: king tut]
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FITNESS TIP FOR NON-GYM MEMBERS

The Home Gym (aerobic exercise, push-ups, pull-ups, etc.)

Bodyweight exercises are the mainstay of the home gym. No equipment required. This is a beautiful thing. Once You have a solid body weight training program in place, you are never without a gym. You are workout ready when visiting Aunt Martha in Cleveland, on a business trip in rainy Seattle or just walking through your local park.

The home gym means no more excuses! Before work, you are at the gym. After work, back at the gym. Might as well work out.

[I should mention, this is a quote from another person's web site, a "normal" guy (not a fitness-produce salesman) in his fifties who is sharing how he got back into good physical shape in middle age.]
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#441171 - 07/17/13 01:41 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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#441189 - 07/17/13 05:47 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I love hearing all your naughty food stories! Brilliant stuff!

Today my food problem, strangely, has been not eating enough food! I missed breakfast (I had 3 marshmallows- don't ask I don't know why, I have marshmallows under my guard from camp and I can't help myself).

Got to work, was going to have a cup of coffee to wake-up but got stuck doing some work, worked through lunch-time, was feeling very hungry, but then I got interested in some work and I just kept on going. Got home about 6.30pm, ate left-over curry, then cooked some chicken and roast potatoes. I think the chicken seemed quite fatty- but I don't know why, it was just chicken cooked in the oven.

But I did my exercise tonight, and I increased the reps! I increased the amount of press-ups slightly, and also a few more weights and knee-ups.
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#441190 - 07/17/13 05:48 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: WriterKeith]
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Originally Posted By: WriterKeith


BRILLIANT! I love the video, haven't seen that for ages! definitely put a smile on my face!!!
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#441191 - 07/17/13 05:53 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I agree that you don't need much equipment if any. I have a dip station, dumbbells, ankle weights, and a pull-up bar in my door frame- but the majority of the exercises I do I could probably do in some other way just using household furniture.

When I first started exercising it was based on a youtube video where a guy shows you that all you need in terms of exercise equipment for most exercises is a sofa (not just sitting on it lol).
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#441196 - 07/17/13 06:31 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Ah man, I fell off the wagon. I had a hot toasted bagel with peanut butter and jam for lunch. It was so good and I was so hungry I had a second.

Then, there was this last lonely bagel in the bag....that lasted 3 hours. It "somehow disappeared" after a stint in the toaster and being slathered with butter and honey. mmmmmm...I wonder what happened to it.

Now I feel like a bloated goat.

I'm going to an industry reception tonight. I'll pass by the food as penance for my caloric crimes today.
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#441201 - 07/17/13 08:57 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: SoccerStar]
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Bahahaha, that's so nasty but I'm sure it tasted great!


It tasted amazing! That same restaurant has a burger called the Fat Elvis. The description from the restaurant's menu...

"Slathered with a King-sized helpiní of smooth peanut butter, bacon, and fried bananas. Now thatís what we call Takiní Care of Business."

Yeah, no shit. Apparently Elvis had a fondness for burgers with bacon, peanut butter and bananas, which is the basis for the recipe. No way would I ever try that one. I am an adventurous eater but not that adventurous.


Originally Posted By: SoccerStar
I just recently found out that this is common behavior among survivors and related to dissociation - finding a repetitive workout activity that's non competitive and you can do on autopilot, typically walking / jogging / running / swimming, and just turning your brain off to wander.


I don't need to have repetitive exercise to turn my brain off to wander, but I guess it helps to at least be doing something while my brain is in that state, which is most of the time. crazy

Today it was a protein bar for breakfast, a ham and turkey sandwich with some pretzels for lunch and another grilled chicken breast with soup for dinner. At the gym I did a 10 minute warm-up on the elliptical, worked my biceps, forearms and back for about an hour, then finished with ten minutes on the elliptical and three minute cool-down. Peace,

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#441205 - 07/17/13 09:29 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: WriterKeith]
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Hey now!
Not all of us eat like that---just most of us. Actually, the best, best biscuits ever ARE made with lard. You just don't eat them every day---more like once or twice a year. Everything in moderation---except maybe crack or ricin.

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#441207 - 07/17/13 09:31 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: WriterKeith]
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Keith,

Have you tried an egg white omelet? My wife swears by them...and they are pretty good and lighter than the regular rendition.

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#441210 - 07/17/13 09:46 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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Originally Posted By: Suwanee
Hey now!
Everything in moderation---except maybe crack or ricin.


Mmmmmmmm..... crack. smirk

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#441212 - 07/17/13 09:56 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Today:

Breakfast--Cheerios and a banana.
Snack---fresh bing cherries.
Lunch--leftover Thai chicken stir-fry with quinoa instead of rice.
Snack---Cliff bar
Dinner---grilled salmon steaks/baked potato/two rolls/salad with vinegrette dressing

Afternoon Exercise---swim 700 yards - weights.

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#441233 - 07/18/13 03:34 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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Ok.. Suwanee is my new nutrition role model. Back on the wagon with me.
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#441256 - 07/18/13 04:21 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Got lots of exercise in at Cubs today! lots of running, so that's a plus!

Making food now, may even have a bottle of beer as I have two left from my birthday and I feel like a treat smile
And I think I've been very good lately

And then onto the exercise once my food has settled! I think I may add even more press-ups today, like another set.
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#441261 - 07/18/13 05:25 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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King Tut,
We'll have to change your motto from "...until lambs become lions" to "...until abs become irons."

..unless you buy more beer after you've finished the two remaining. ;-)
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#441263 - 07/18/13 05:32 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Ate too much Chinese food. Still feel sick. I've been active pretty much all day so i suppose thats ok. I'll try better tomorrow though. All week i've been up at 8am tho, which is really good for me. Hopefully i can continue with normal person wake up times when i get home.

Matt - its really interesting what you said about dissociation. For years i have been running though i never called myself a runner. I never competed in any kind of running. Maybe it was like running away from my problems. I have all these journals from years ago that i looked out recently and they're all just logs of distances i've run. With a bit of obsessing about certain girls. When i read them i was like wow dude, you were so boring. I also read somewhere that walking out in nature and talking was good therapy.

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#441269 - 07/18/13 06:29 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Ok here goes:

Breakfast---Bran flakes and a banana; peanut butter on toast
Lunch---ham and Swiss on wheat
Dinner---grilled hamburger at home; oven baked potato slices in olive oil

Exercise---none whatsoever

Beer---4 IPAs at 6.3% ABV

Work---sucked all week

Will


Edited by Suwanee (07/18/13 06:30 PM)
Edit Reason: Added 4th beer
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#441273 - 07/18/13 07:04 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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Like yesterday, today it was a protein bar for breakfast, a ham and turkey sandwich with some pretzels for lunch and another grilled chicken breast with soup for dinner. (I have yet to eat the dinner but all I have to do is heat it up.) Just got back from a 3.5 mile run in the sweltering-ass heat. Tomorrow I plan to hit the gym early and do my abs and cardio before work. After work, it'll be time for beer and XBOX. cool

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#441276 - 07/18/13 07:11 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: WriterKeith]
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Originally Posted By: WriterKeith
King Tut,
We'll have to change your motto from "...until lambs become lions" to "...until abs become irons."

..unless you buy more beer after you've finished the two remaining. ;-)


That's absolutely a brilliant motto! I love it, I saw your post just before I went to exercise and it definitely helped me to push through and put a smile on my face!

I can happily say I only drank one bottle of beer! The other I think I will have tomorrow. Tomorrow I am packing for my canal trip, and I feel bad leaving a lonely beer in the fridge all on its own lol.

One apprehension I have is that this canal trip is this Saturday to next Saturday- so it will be hard getting back on this exercise routine when I return! But I will do it! And I will get as much exercise as I can while I am away. You will all have to hold down the fort whilst i'm away and keep up the good work! I should still be able to do my exercise tomorrow though.
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#441277 - 07/18/13 07:18 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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txb, you are way better than me at the early wake-up times! (or normal people wake up times). I'm still getting into work late every day- but I just start work straight away when I get in, and don't have any breaks, so I get my work done. Nobody complains. It seems to be a "how you use your hours, not how many hours" kind on mentality (productivity, basically), so that's good. I use Nytol now to get to sleep- which really helps! I get a good number of hours of sleep, but still getting up on-time is a struggle. During my canal trip I have to get up at about 7am every morning before the kids wake, so that will force me into an early routine (early to me).
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#441279 - 07/18/13 07:23 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Just noticed your "Edit Reason" Will, "Added 4th beer", it is a dangerous trap to fall into, but I know what it is like especially if, as you say, work sucked all week. Hope you keep your chin up, hope you have a better day tomorrow!
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#441290 - 07/18/13 08:43 PM Why ALCOHOL NEGATES Fitness Efforts [Re: king tut]
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Guys,

Google around on the activity of alcohol in a man's system. I couldn't believe it when I found out what alcohol does to the male body for several days. I've always heard fitness trainers warn about the adverse impact of alcohol on a fitness program but I never knew why.

The short of it is, alcohol gives men a pear-shaped torso. It has to do with hormones as well as carbs and it takes days for the alcohol to leave the system. That means it is doing its work in TWO WAYS on our mid-area (belly, hips, butt, and love handles) FOR DAYS regardless of the cardio or weightlifting we're doing.

The price of ongoing alcoholic beverages? "Goodbye, goal of a V-frame; hello, Baby Huey!" blush

Go Team Tut! laugh
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#441297 - 07/18/13 10:00 PM Re: Why ALCOHOL NEGATES Fitness Efforts [Re: WriterKeith]
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Alcohol is a headwind for sure. Like everything else, moderation is the key. I'm in a pretty good spot in my food/alcohol intake versus exercise regimen. I still have a V frame, but only because I try to strike a balance. I've also heard that ethanol emulates estrogen compounds---which in excess makes the normal fat/muscle distribution go astray (in the male body).

After a really stressful week at work, the four IPAs are more than I normally would have on a Thursday night. I still ended up getting a little bit of exercise by mowing the grass ---albeit with a nice buzz after dinner.

Tomorrow is back to normal with an early morning swim---followed by some lat work to keep the V!

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#441303 - 07/18/13 10:51 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Ya know, Will, after posting that last msg. I did more reading on the effects of alcohol on fitness and it upset me so much I needed a glass of wine to calm me down. whistle
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#441401 - 07/19/13 06:11 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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No exercise today- the heat was terrible and forced me into a sleep. I woke with a terrible headache so have spent my time hydrating and cooling down.

I'm away from tomorrow on my trip! All packed! See you in a weeks time!
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#441407 - 07/19/13 07:28 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Have a GREAT trip! It sounds like fun!
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#441411 - 07/19/13 08:19 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: WriterKeith]
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As I stated was my intention in my last post to this thread, I hit the gym at about 6:00 AM this morning and did about and hour and a half workout involving cardio and abs. For breakfast it was another protein bar and for lunch another ham and turkey sandwich with pretzels. Tonight I'll eat the last of the chicken breasts I grilled up the other day along with some brown rice. Peace,

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#441506 - 07/20/13 06:37 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Originally Posted By: king tut

I'm away from tomorrow on my trip! All packed! See you in a weeks time!


Hope you have a good trip. Iíve always wanted to do a canal trip. Hope it's not too crazy with all those little kids to look after.

So Iím back home now and Iím like an all new improved me. Or Iím planning to be. Iím going to weigh myself tomorrow then figure out some goals from there. I know Iím about 20lbs less than I was when I was training in boxing a couple of years ago. It sounds crazy but I think I actually look fatter now than I did then, even though I weigh less. I donít think Iím going to make a completely weight oriented goal though. And the getting up early thing was just fluke. I did go to bed a lot earlier than normal. And I was sleeping in a tent, in this weather if you sleep any later than 8am its like you are being microwaved. I had to get up at 5:45 this morning to get the ferry home, so I plan to sleep till like..... 1pm tomorrow to make up for it. I doubt I can keep up the early wake up times. But it's something I plan to work on.

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#441521 - 07/20/13 08:15 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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TXB and Ken, you're raising the bar here. I messed up REALLY bad yesterday and today.

Yesterday I spent the day volunteering at the 3rd Annual U.S. Veterans Female Stand Down. I learned a lot... A LOT... about what we as a country are NOT doing for our armed service veterans. Rather than complaining and whining about it, they created this non-profit as one of the efforts to pick up the slack in tending to the needs of VETS.

They fed all of the volunteers...and MAN do these folks eat! But it was lots of carbs and starches and fried meats. Booths were set up where organizations offered services to the Vets and they provided treats for everyone. I couldn't resist the donuts.. I ate TWO! ..and I was given a box of goodies as a token of their appreciation for my help... it had cookies, Sees chocolates and gourmet black licorice, and salted toffee nuts.. ..all of which are GONE.

Today I feel achy, I have a headache, and I've got the major blahs. Lesson learned. After years of eating healthy my body can't take the simple sugar/carb upload.

Some of you guys have gone a little silent on us? Where's the rest of the team? Let's hear where you're at! Your turn to fess up and hit the trail with us! Wherever we're headed on this, we'll head there together.
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#441532 - 07/20/13 09:42 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Silent no more Keith!

Today was pretty typical---
Breakfast was peanut butter on wheat toast.
Am snack was a protein shake

Midday workout of an hour of weights with a focus on arms, chest and lats.
Lunch---Greek yogurt, turkey and Swiss on wheat.

Dinner-- A birthday celebration for my wife at a small out of the way restaurant that people drive a hundred miles to...crab cakes, pan fried okra, mashed potatoes, bread pudding with apples and walnuts in a bourbon sauce. One glass of Pinot Grigio.

I anticipated this, so I planned accordingly. It was delicious, but I ate so much I was miserable.

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#441570 - 07/21/13 03:38 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Oh man... I don't eat dessert very often but that one sounds great.

Greek yogurt. Hearing a lot about that one lately. My health ins. carrier just sent out an email praising Greek yogurt as well.
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#441576 - 07/21/13 04:17 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Guys this is great topic so I'm joining.
Yesterday made some cycling for two hours, I'm not in best shape and today my legs are tired.
I have motto that is not at all important what we ate as long as there is enough activity. Unfortunately our lives are many times too passive.
I have problems with my blood pressure - it is always slightly higher than normal and with tendency to go up trough years as it seems. Doc advised me to consider all measures in a try to live as healthy as possible to see would be some impacts on blood pressure and before deciding to go on meds. So in last two years I reduced caffeine intake to a minimum, no sugar in tea/coffee for me, I'm avoiding sweets and cakes, I'm walking/cycling and do short exercising every day.
No matter on all I gained some weight.

I see it just as sign for not doing enough, lol. So let's do some cardio wink
In one hour I'll go to by some groceries. Here is the paln: I'll go by my bike, I'll made huge circle around nearby lake before I went to shop and even try to put my shirt off which is sometimes problem for me.

Let's do more exercise!!!

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#441591 - 07/21/13 09:21 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: peroperic2009]
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Yesterday I was kind of bad. No exercise and I ate a bunch of buttered popcorn. I didn't eat much else all day until dinner when I ate some low-calorie chicken chill. I made a whole crockpot full of the chili so that will be my lunch and dinner today and probably my dinner tomorrow. I also drank a shitload of beer yesterday and probably will today as well. (Not gunna lie about that.)

In a little while I'm headed to the gym to get some cardio and to work on my chest, triceps and shoulders. Here's the recipe for that chili I made....

Bravefalcon's CRAZY Hot Habanero Chicken Chilli

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#441736 - 07/22/13 11:37 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Glad you are joining Pero. Sorry to hear about your high blood pressure. From what Iíve read, you can change your diet and lose weight without doing a single bit of exercise, but exercising without changing your diet is pretty much useless if you want to lose weight. Which sucks. Iím sure the exercise is good for your heart and stuff though. I got a new bike last year thatís really awesome. Itís a Specialized Allez Comp road bike. I really wanted to get it in black but they only had red in stock at the shop. I was too much of an impatient kid wait for them to order it in for me though. I love cycling but there are a lot of crazies on the road, so I try to stick to cycle paths as much as I can. The canal tow paths are pretty decent. Once I cycled 240km in a week.

Today I got up at 9:30. So thatís good. I weighed myself yesterday. It was depressing. Iím just making up some kind of plan of what food Iím going to make for the week. Things go better when I plan.

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#441829 - 07/22/13 11:21 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: txb]
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Today wasn't bad. I had a bacon and cheese sandwich at Burger King for breakfast but I didn't get any hash-browns or anything with it, just coffee, so that wasn't great but wasn't all that much of a cheat either. For lunch I had another turkey and ham sandwich with some pretzels. (I make these sandwhiches with half a slice of pepperjack cheese but no mayo so, again, not great for the diet but not horrible either.) I snaked on some peanuts when I got home from work and soon I'll finish off most of that chicken chili. I'm also going to have to admit that I'm allowing myself a piece of pizza that my brother brought home from work tonight. I just can't fucking turn down pizza. Sorry. blush

This evening after work I went for my normal 3.5 mile run, so I did get my exercise at least. All in all today was another mixed bag, like a lot of my days are with this stuff. Hope everyone else is doing well. Take care. Peace,

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#441929 - 07/23/13 08:00 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Another 3.5 mile run today. Breakfast was a protein bar. Lunch, another turkey-ham sandwich with pretzels. Dinner will be the rest of that chicken chili. I know I said that last night but I had more left than I thought. Also, the slice of pizza last night helped to fill me up. Peace,

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#442131 - 07/25/13 12:36 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Ok, I finally made some goals.

1) (Itís not really exercise related but itís to do with metabolism and lack of motivation) Come off antipsychotics. I donít have the drs ok for it, but Iím going to do it gradually. Spent all day researching it, so Iím starting that tomorrow.

2) Gradually wake up earlier. Like 8-8:30 seems like a decent time to wake up. Not 10-11am. No going to bed at 3am either. If you see me on here at 3am feel free to shout at me.

3) Eat better and eat more. Ideally aim for about 2900calories per day. My aim is to gain weight. But as muscle not fat. I want to gain about 20lbs. Growing taller would be nice too... but that seems unlikely. Though recently someone told me that you donít stop growing till you are 22. So maybe..?

4) Re-start stronglifts program.

5) No crazy cardio. Maybe I'll just ride my bike once a week or something.

That's pretty much it. Today I'm really tired and in an extremely bad mood so I'm not doing anything. I'll start tomorrow. No excuses.

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#442273 - 07/26/13 09:20 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: txb]
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Ok, I've been away from this thread for a few days but I have been active. Each day my diet was the same. (Sorry, I can't afford variety.)

Breakfast - protein bar
Lunch - turkey and ham sandwich with half a slice of pepperjack cheese
Snacks - pretzels, peanuts, trail mix
Dinner - boneless, skinless chicken breast (grilled) with a side of low calorie soup

Exercise went like this..

Wednesday - 3.5 mile run
Thursday - Worked biceps, forearms and back at the gym with cardio on the elliptical
Today - worked abs with cardio on the elliptical.

For some reason my right elbow has been bothering me recently and the weights seem to make it worse so I'm putting them down for at least a week. For the next week or so, it will be all cardio.

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#442291 - 07/27/13 12:08 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Welcome aboard, Pero! Now drop and do 20 push-ups. ;-)

I'm checking in with you all. I read your posts. They sound honest with challenges and/or encouraging with successes, so I'll have to be honest too. I haven't done well this week. So I'm getting back on the plan tomorrow morning. blush

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#442361 - 07/27/13 02:09 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I'm back!!!

Was a great trip, two 72 foot canal boats, 21 of us all together- was a great experience driving such a huge machine. They go "slow", but because they are slow in reacting you have to always be concentrating. Was good by the end of it!

There were times where I could just lie on the roof in the sun (was about 30 degrees Celsius the whole trip- besides one rain shower which was fun driving in lol). The kids were all well behaved and helpful- think everyone had a great time and nobody fell in at any time, which is good!

It was basically exercise from morning to night- driving the boat itself is exercise as it is quite physical. Also there are many locks on the canals, so we'd alternate teams to walk to the next lock to make it easier. Did lots of jogging and sprinting, and also the Athletes badge with the scouts. The locks are huge heavy wooden gates with paddles, was a real strength test, like lifting weights! The other thing that required lots of strength was mooring up, lots of pulling on ropes (these boats must weigh many tonnes) to get the boat into tight spots, and if we ever got grounded lots of poling out and pushing. The whole thing was physical, if I hadn't started exercising before going on this trip I wouldn't have been able to do half of what I did during this trip, it was a test of my endurance and ability. From this trip I have developed hard skin on my hands from so much rope pulling and lock work etc lol. I have a good tan now though!

I'm very much looking forward to getting back on my exercise routine! After climbing up and down these boats all week I see many practical reasons why it is important to be able to lift my own weight in all manners of positions lol.
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#442364 - 07/27/13 02:20 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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During the trip I was getting up on average most days at 7am, some days 6.30-6.45am, one day just after 8am as we were all tired.

I had to get up early to get dressed and get the kids breakfasts ready before they got up. But also because the other adult with me is an early riser- so I didn't have much choice in the matter lol. Hopefully I will continue to wake at about 7am, but I very much doubt I will be able to keep that up, I think I only managed it for the kids. But I will try.
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#442366 - 07/27/13 02:24 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Tut, that sounds so great. I've not heard of a trip like this. Is there a website where we can find out about it? It's a rental, right?
Welcome back. The team is intact and we even grew by one member, peroperic2009.
Some of us our sprinting to our goals, others (like me) are crawling right now but still determined!
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#442386 - 07/27/13 09:15 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Lewis, glad to hear you had such a good time. That sounds awesome! Also glad to have you back.

Today it was another 3.5 mile run. I admit that I cheated for lunch and ate a bunch of tortellini with a three cheese spaghetti sauce and covered in mozzarella cheese. For dinner it's going to be the last of the grilled chicken breasts with some low calorie soup. Peace,

Ken

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#442417 - 07/28/13 12:28 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: BraveFalcon]
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3.5 mile run today. Don't even ask me about the diet. Tonight I am going with my family to the restaurant I was telling you guys about where you can get a burger with grilled cheese sandwiches as the buns. (The Vortex). Ohhhhhh... I am going to enjoy it! Peace,

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#442428 - 07/28/13 05:05 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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The Vortex....I remember when it was on West Peachtree on the bottom floor of a hotel near the Arts Center. Good stuff!

We've had company all weekend, so I'm totally off my game. We've eaten all kinds of good(bad) stuff like gourmet cheeseburgers, BBQ chicken, a killer roast beef sandwich with melted provolone, carmelized onions and a spicy Dijon mayo. Breakfast has ranged from cereal and toast to a full plate of grits, bacon, pancakes, and eggs (all home-cooked).

Exercise...well, we walked all over downtown before taking everyone to the Braves-Cardinals game. No swimming, but we managed to get a 3 mile hike in up in the mountains.

Tonight is spicy marinara pasta with pan seared sea scallops and fresh Gulf shrimp (my specialty).

Tomorrow---back to work and back to the usual schedule and menu.

Will


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#442437 - 07/28/13 06:57 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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we walked all over downtown before taking everyone to the Braves-Cardinals game.


How cool. We just finished our dinner at The Vortex in Little Five Points and we're headed into Turner Field right now for tonight's Braves-Cardinals game! GO BRAVES!

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#442498 - 07/29/13 10:59 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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OK,

BraveFalcon invited me to join this thread so here I am.

On March 21, I weighed 260 lbs (and I am 6'4")... Today, I am under 230. I have been on an aggressive low-carb diet, walking several miles a few times a week, and have joined the local YMCA, where I have started doing yoga.

In fact, going to yoga right now for a noon class.

My target weight is 210, and I have started doing crunches to work on my midsection. If anyone has any tips for tightening belly fat, please let me know.

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#442507 - 07/29/13 11:34 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: cant_remember]
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If anyone has any tips for tightening belly fat, please let me know.


I have lost about 20 pounds, maybe a little more. I have gone from 218 to 197. I had reached the point I had to wear X-large shirts. Losing this weight has greatly improved my health: blood pressure is down nearly to normal range. Cholesterol and other blood-fat indices have gone to nearly normal. (without drugs) I feel better and look better. I still need to lose another 20 or 30 pounds. Pretty soon I will have to buy new clothes. smile My pants almost came down while walking the dog this morning frown .

I had a variety of helps. It took a lot of knowledge bytes (not food bites) to get there. I was in Weight Watchers for about 8 months. I watched Dr. Oz and learned a lot (although in some ways it was frustrating). I picked up a book or 2 on losing weight and cooking the correct foods.

I had to correct my attitudes toward food. I was starved of food for a brief period as a boy and it tended to make me always want to make sure I had more than enough food on hand, even so that I never experience hunger. My mother always gave me small portions of food. I had to figure out which food items I was keeping that were tipping my weight toward heavy. I stopped buying lots of items and even threw some items away. I had to get over my addiction to cakes and cookies and candy and high-carbohydrate foods. I had to shift my diet toward much more fruit and vegetables. I had to try to make sure I had fruit on hand for when I got hungry. At night before bed I had to eat fruit. I started eating much more squash and sweet potatoes.

I had been feeding my dog a daily portion of hamburger purchased in bulk from one of the large warehouse stores. It made my dog sick! He became overweight and the vet said he had "fatty tumors". I changed his diet to 1/2 fish per day plus commercial dog food all he wants. What this taught me was that hamburger was also bad for my body. Now I try to eat fish or chicken.

There are 1000+ little bytes of information out there as to how to eat and what and what not. Mostly I had to learn this in little bytes. Some of it was in Weight Watchers and some of it was in Dr. Oz. In the Dr. Oz show last week they talked about how our body reacts to sugar. I was definitely in the class of persons needing to hear that. Please try to hear this: Sugar makes me sick. It promotes body fat and changes in certain hormones which actually make me MORE hungry. I become more healthy as I eat LESS sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup. Yes, sugar seems to be addictive to some people.

Dr. Oz had the guest Dr. Hyman who explained how this works. Dr. Hyman has several books on this. The latest one seems to be the best:

The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now!

I KNOW that controlling sugar in my diet is the most important single factor in losing weight and feeling better.

Puffer (or now, DE-Puffer)


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#442561 - 07/29/13 08:12 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Tut, glad you had a great time, and that the kids had a great time too. Have you managed to get up early since you got back? It seems like when youíre doing something where youíre outside all day and away from normal life itís so much easier to get up early. I have gone back to my normal wake up times since I got back. But I'm working on it.

Cant and Puffer, well done on your weight loss. Sounds like youíre both doing great. Cant, Iíve always heard that a low carb diet is best for burning fat so it sounds like youíre doing all the right things.

I am doing ok-ish. Iím on day two of my program. Itís just a 3 times a week thing. Seems weird that you can get results from working out that little. You start with an empty bar, which is kinda strange, but the bar does weigh 20kg. Youíre supposed to add 5lb each time, which is going to confuse me because my weights are only in kgs. Today I decided to be fancy and make crepes. Discovered that I canít make crepes... The recipe said it made 10, which was good because I finally made something edible by the 8th one. And I was overly ambitious by making a mushroom filling. Canít really do two things at once. So I finally got breakfast at 11:45am. Then for lunch I decided to make a quinoa salad, and make enough for the rest of the week. But it was gross. Apparently youíre supposed to rinse quinoa and lentils before you cook them. Ok, so at least I know that now. For dinner I had a spaghetti and broccoli thing. I suppose my diet has sucked today really. Iíll do better tomorrow.

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#442564 - 07/29/13 08:29 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Made it to yoga today and did some crunches.

My landlord told me he could tell I was "tightening up" and the other night the lady bartender at one of my neighborhood bars told me that I had "lost a ton of weight."

Yoga has been opening up these body memories that make me feel really vulnerable and open. I feel like I want to feel when I act out with an older man: I want to feel him controlling my body. But with yoga, I am getting body triggers, but it is *ME* controlling my body.

There's this position called pigeon, which is basically 1) you are kneeling on one knee, then 2) you fold your up knee onto the ground, then 3) lean forward over your front knee, eventually you end upward, grabbing your back heel, which is in the air, as you lean over your front knee -- but there's a middle position that really pushes my face down into the floor, and I'm sweaty and breathing hard, and every time I get there *BOOM* body memory.

But in yoga, it is me controlling my own body, not somebody else. Literally self-control. This could be a really big doorway for me, but to where I'm not sure yet.

NERD ALERT:

There's this passage from Ulysses where Stephen tries to prove that Hamlet was his own father's ghost. This popped into my head when I was having these yoga-induced body memories. "he himself is the ghost of his own father." It never made sense to me until today in yoga class. I don't know what the fuck Joyce meant by it, but I know what clicked with me: I myself am the ghost of my perp. I am the missing part of me that I've been seeking. I am my own father's ghost.

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#442571 - 07/29/13 10:34 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: cant_remember]
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Hi Can't! Glad to see you join the thread!

Today was another one of those mixed bag days for me. For breakfast I had a protein bar. For lunch.... don't ask. I was bad. Ok, I had a burrito at Moe's. Ugh. For dinner it's a boneless, skinless chicken breast with low calorie soup. Peace,

Ken

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#442572 - 07/29/13 10:49 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Our company left this morning so I was back to normal:

Breakfast: Cheerios, banana, peanut butter on a bagel thin.
AM Snack: Greek yogurt

Lunch: Toasted cheese sandwich, 14 Cheese-Its, raw broccoli and raw green peppers.

PM Snack: Cliff Bar

Dinner: Pasta with pesto, crusty bread and a small, small slice of Key Lime Pie for dessert.

Exercise: Swam 500 yards; lifted weights for an hour.

After this weekend's diet, I felt pretty rough.

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#442579 - 07/29/13 11:12 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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Oh, I forgot to mention my exercise for today. 3.5 mile run after work. smile

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#442595 - 07/30/13 06:52 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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ok

I'm in.

First Breakfast - Handfull of Almonds, Banana and a glass of water (dairy farmer up early)

Real Breakfast - 6 eggs (whole) omelette, no oil, tiny bit of salt (can't be bothered separating the whites out and it tastes better with the yokes in)

snacks - apple, carrot, more almonds

Lunch - Tuna sandwich on pumpkin and 5 seed bread

afternoon tea - chocolate bar and a 600ml bottle of coke (oops I went shopping in town)

Dinner - Honey Mustard Chicken - Chicken breast, Rice and vegies.

Exercise - just walking on the farm. Walked probably 10km.

I am generally in pretty good shape but since starting recovery about 12 months ago I stopped exercising completely (crunches, pushups etc) and have lost my 6 pack. Definitely not as 'tight' as I used to be. I also eat way too much chocolate and coke.

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#442647 - 07/30/13 04:47 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I was feeling down yesterday- problems in work, and had to have a drink to chill out, and similarly today. It was either that or blowing up and causing a "shit-storm".

I need to avoid falling into a spiral, and I think keeping up with my exercise could be the best thing.
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#442652 - 07/30/13 05:41 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Lee, glad you are joining in too. It's so unfair how much hard work it takes to get a 6 pack, compared to how fast it is to lose it if you stop working out.

Today I woke up at 8:10am. But only because my aunt was yelling at me about getting up early and getting a job. I went back to bed when she left for work. Till 11am. I'll get a job or find something to do eventually. After yesterdays mess up with breakfast I was going to make something easy. Instead I ended up making the worlds biggest breakfast and it was very awesome. I made an edible lunch and dinner was the same as yesterday. Later I had porridge oats and almond milk Ė which is the most useless thing known to man. It only has something like 16 calories per 100ml. So you might as well drink water. Iím bored with food already. And today is an off day from exercise so Iím kind of bored altogether.

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#442666 - 07/30/13 07:17 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: txb]
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Another 3.5 mile run today. Diet today was/is the same, except for lunch. Today for lunch I had a turkey/ham sandwich with half a slice of pepper jack cheese.

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#442753 - 07/31/13 11:18 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Diet is going well today- i'm recording it all in writing in a new note-pad I bought for the purpose. I will write it down here later tonight.

Feeling positive about my exercise tonight (exercise A)! Going to really push myself!

Glad to see more and more people joining the team!!!

I also have a 6 pack dream, I am totally aiming for that!
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#442776 - 07/31/13 03:14 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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My low-carb diet is continuing. I have bought ketosis test strips to make sure I'm staying on track -- these are designed for diabetics but work great for low-carb dieters. You hold the test strip in your urine stream, and it turns purple if you're in ketosis, which is where you want to be as a low-carb dieter. It means your body is expelling fat, which means it is not getting energy from the food you're eating, which means it is cannibalizing itself and feeding off your body's stored fat -- which is what you want.

Made it to yoga class today and did my first inversion: both legs up in the air as I rested on my neck and shoulders, then both feet over my head into the "plow" position. Some in the class could take their feet all the way to the floor, but I was lucky just to not make a fool of myself doing it.

I, too, have a dream of a six-pack, and for the first time in my life, it is within reach. If I lose 15 more pounds and continue with yoga, crunches, and walking or swimming -- I'm there.

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#442793 - 07/31/13 06:06 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Breakfast: 4 Weetabix
Lunch: pasta, some peanuts
Dinner: chips, chicken, curry (not so good)

Exercise done between 9.30pm-10.50pm

Yoga sounds cool! I've never done that, although I can get both my legs behind my neck (at least I could a couple of years ago).

So what are your thoughts on how to get a six-pack? my idea is first just work on the muscle, then afterwards, once you think you have done enough, try to lose the fat to get the definition. But how do you get rid of stomach fat, just cardio and diet?
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#442813 - 07/31/13 08:41 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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My day was not too bad. I canít remember when I woke up. I think it was 10.

Breakfast Ė porridge with some random fruit and nuts thrown in.
Lunch Ė noodle stir fry
Dinner Ė baked tofu, mashed potato, broccoli, carrots and gravy.
Snack Ė more porridge

I didnít calorie check it but I think itís probably less than I was aiming for. Worked out, day 3. Squat 25kg, bench 22.5kg and barbell row 32.5kg. I hate barbell rows. They make you look stupid. Itís progressive loading, adding 2.5kg every time, so itís not very difficult yet. (or impressive)

Not sure the best way to get a 6 pack. I know the P90X program makes you do the low carb diet first to burn fat off, but I think it makes more sense to that at the end of the program when youíve actually got some defined muscles. I donít know if there is any way to get rid of only stomach fat. I think fat just comes off wherever it wants to.

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#442818 - 07/31/13 08:58 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I feel starved today. We're at the end of the grocery cycle--meaning we were out of just about everything until my wife went shopping today.

Breakfast: Bran flakes and raisins
Lunch: Toasted cheddar cheese on wheat
Dinner: Mediterranean quinoa salad---a vegetarian recipe my wife tried out tonight.

Exercise: weights---
barbell work---bench press
dumbbells---hammer curls, shoulder shrugs, triceps extensions, back flys

Starving Will
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#442838 - 07/31/13 10:47 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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Today was the same as the last..


Exercise: 3.5 mile run.
Diet: Same as yesterday.

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#442848 - 07/31/13 11:51 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I am recovering from a shoulder injury and working on getting back in shape. Have been working on this for a couple of weeks now. Today my usual breakfast musli and almond milk, Greek yogurt, banana. Lunch was turkey on whole wheat. Dinner was Thai green curry on rice. Workout was crunches, free weights, pull ups and dips, Tai chi for flexibility. 3000 meter swim. Dave

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#442913 - 08/01/13 03:05 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Worked late, missed my bus, so have to wait for the 9.10pm bus home- crazy for buses to be spread out so far in time!!!

[Totally off-topic side-note: Feeling fairly stressed with my work (this is becoming like a diary lol)- it is not going well, feeling kind of abandoned in it too. Other people get lots of help and guidance, but I don't get any. I see people getting papers out and going to conferences and I have been doing this way longer and still I have nothing. Maybe my project is harder. Maybe it is me? Maybe I act like I know what i'm doing too much, maybe I don't ask for guidance- although I have tried, maybe I don't talk enough, maybe I don't try hard enough. I don't know. I have two supervisors, and I think each of them think the other one is supervising me. I bet that is what is going on. I just have to keep working, keep thinking, something will give. I need to work more late days- I think that's what I need to do.]

It will be about 10pm when I get home. It will then be a choice of eating or exercising. Or I could buy some beer.

Eat, Exercise or Beer. We'll see what happens.
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#442934 - 08/01/13 06:46 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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A good day!

Breakfast: Cheerios and a banana; pb on wheat toast
AM snack: Greek yogurt

Lunch: Turkey and Swiss on wheat-saltine crackers

PM snack: Cliff bar, almonds and sunflower seeds

Dinner: grilled portabella mushroom burgers

Exercise: A fast 1000 yard swim with butterfly sprints.

I'll probably have pb on graham crackers and 2% milk as a late night snack.

I've unintentionally run a calorie deficit and seem to have lost 2 pounds since last Friday. I really don't want to gain or lose---esp. muscle mass.

I'm tired but satisfied.

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#442947 - 08/01/13 09:05 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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My diet was good today. (Same as last few days.) I took the day off from exercise though. Haven't taken an exercise day off in over a week and had a lot to, so I figured I owed it to myself.

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#443061 - 08/02/13 02:31 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Made it to yoga today. Then read the front page section of the NY Times in the sauna. Weighed in at 227 on the Y's scale.

For breakfast I had 2 cups of Starbucks coffee, after yoga I had an Adkins Diet-approved protein bar. I'm about to go make myself a big iceberg wedge salad with garden tomatoes and deli turkey and blue cheese dressing.

Went shopping for clothes yesterday, and was somewhat discouraged that I couldn't fit into what I wanted to fit into ... classic Cant dissociative issue where I think my body is smaller than it really is.

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#443069 - 08/02/13 04:16 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I've decided that every Friday is the day that I will increase reps. I'm thinking of increasing by 2 reps on every exercise each week. It doesn't sound like much, but I think it is because I push to get the last one done. In a few months it is the difference from going from 20 pull ups to 40, so I don't think it will be easy.

Today I had Weetabix for breakfast, peanuts for lunch (was busy), sausages as a snack (they were greasier than I expected), chilli con carne as dinner. My exercise will take place late tonight. I'm more of a late exerciser now.
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#443084 - 08/02/13 06:32 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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For some reason I've felt awful today. I'm not sick, but I feel run-down. Maybe it was the company last week or the work stress.

I had a bacon egg and cheese biscuit---a rare thing---and it was almost too much because I felt sick after eating it.

Lunch was just a pb sandwich and some Bing cherries.

PM snack was a ptotein shake.

Exercise was weight lifting---more upper body dumbbell work.
Dinner: grilled bbq chicken sandwich, okra, squash and a beer. (Grilling chicken now)

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#443088 - 08/02/13 06:52 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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Today I hit the gym early and did some cardio and an ab workout before work. My diet has been great all day, (same as the last few days), but tonight probably won't be. I was going to eat some turkey burgers that were in the freezer for dinner but after I defrosted them the turned to fucking mush. (WTF?) I don't have anything else diet-worthy around so I'll probably just ask my brother to bring some pizza home from work or something. Oh fucking well. I DO NOT want to go to the grocery store or even leave the house again today, so, fattening food it is. Fuck it. Peace,

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#443122 - 08/03/13 08:37 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Today I did the following (I have increased the reps slightly- although on pull-ups I wasn't able to increase very much).

For some reason today my exercise took me twice as long as it usually does, although it is basically the same exercise. I think I was just thinking a lot.

1) pull-ups underhand (pull-up bar) 21R

2) leg raises horizontal (dip station) 22R

3) dips (dip station) 15R

4) knee-ups (dip station) 22R, 10R

5) weighted reverse crunches (ankle weights 10kg) 40R

6) weighted knee-ups (dip station, ankle weights 10kg) 17R

7) press-ups 27R, 10R

8) weights U/D (dumbbells 10kg) 18R, 9R per arm

9) weights UH (dumbbells 10kg) 20R, 10R per arm

10) pull-ups overhand (pull-up bar) 12R
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#443123 - 08/03/13 08:40 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Also I think my fat is increasing around my stomach rather than decreasing! so I guess I am taking in too many calories (I must not need as much calories as an ordinary person).

To actually get rid of fat I need to take in less than the recommended daily calories- as I need to use my fat instead.
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#443133 - 08/03/13 11:18 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Tut: There are 2 types of fat around the middle. Outside the body wall is regular fat. Inside is omental fat. It comes with stress, such as we all have. It actually contributes to inflammation in the body.

Cant: Sorry, but I don't understand all the fuss. I had snacks with you about a month ago and you seem well-proportioned to me. Like all of us you are under stress.

Puffer (myself): I didn't feel well Thursday and so I ate a lot more than usual. I think that's OK in dieting. Weight-Watchers sanctions doing that.

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#443159 - 08/03/13 04:02 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: pufferfish]
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Just got back from a 3.5 mile run. I also made a whole crockpot full of my habanero chicken chili today, which I am enjoying at the moment with just a pinch of shredded cheddar cheese, a little dallop of light sour cream and half of a sliced up avocado. The amount I made is enough for several meals so this is probably all I will eat right on through Monday or so. Peace,

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#443215 - 08/04/13 11:14 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Thanks Puffer, It didn't occur to me that stress could be responsible, but that makes some sense!

I went for a 13 mile walk yesterday, got a bus to a place and walked home from there. Decided to jog part of it at the start- bad idea. I twisted my left ankle, and before I knew it I was on the floor face down. When my left foot went I must have over compensated on my right side when I fell, so I have a big bruise on my right hip where I fell. I have grazes down the right side of my face- but it isn't actually that bad, mostly right side of my chin and near my right eye. I then had to hobble the last 10 miles home, taking me many hours. My left ankle is swollen. Epic fail.
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#443421 - 08/05/13 08:42 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Another run after work today. (3.5 mi.) Ate a protein bar for breakfast, a low calorie sandwich for lunch and will finish off my chicken chili for dinner. Although, I have to confess, I will probably have a couple of slices of pizza tonight as well. My brother brought some home from work last night and it is in the fridge, calling my name. Living with someone who works at a pizza place can be bad for your diet. frown

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#443428 - 08/05/13 09:19 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Thanks Puffer, It didn't occur to me that stress could be responsible, but that makes some sense!

I went for a 13 mile walk yesterday, got a bus to a place and walked home from there. Decided to jog part of it at the start- bad idea. I twisted my left ankle, and before I knew it I was on the floor face down. When my left foot went I must have over compensated on my right side when I fell, so I have a big bruise on my right hip where I fell. I have grazes down the right side of my face- but it isn't actually that bad, mostly right side of my chin and near my right eye. I then had to hobble the last 10 miles home, taking me many hours. My left ankle is swollen. Epic fail.

That sounds bad. Hope your ankle is ok now. I read what you said about gaining fat and cutting your calories. Google bmr calculator - I think that stands for base metabolic rate? Something like that. It'll help you work out your own personal daily calorie intake, because the recommended one is just for an average person doing an average amount of activity every day. Whatever average is.

I'm back in after a minor hiccup.

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#443503 - 08/06/13 11:00 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Thanks txb, the fall really set me back (I sound like an old man lol), I've been so run down from it that I have had to have the past two days off work.

Hope it goes well for you!

I've just tried the calculator and calorie intake to maintain and lose weight, so I think I probably have been having about the right amount to maintain my weight, but then it says take off about 500 calories to lose fat- so I think I will do that (once i'm fully recovered- once my body has repaired itself enough).
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#443554 - 08/06/13 06:42 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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You know, why am I stupid enough to sometimes think I CANT get up early, when I've done so many other things in the past that are harder. Its bullshit, I've been bullshitting myself. My alarm is set, I will get up, I will exercise. I will exercise in the morning and the afternoon.

Lets do this!
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#443664 - 08/07/13 07:15 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Exercise done smile

Bed time now
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#443669 - 08/07/13 08:32 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I went for another one of my runs yesterday but forgot to post about it. My diet yesterday was good. No cheating. This morning I cheated and let myself have a chorizo breakfast burrito but I have been good the rest of the day. I went ahead and let today be the one day a week I take off from exercise. I wasn't originally going to do that but today was a horrible fucking day. Because of rain and traffic, my commute to work this morning was a 1 hr and 50 min nightmare. For the same reasons, my commute home was a 1 hr and 40 minute nightmare. So, I didn't exactly feel like doing anything when I got home tonight. I know, excuses, excuses, right? Oh well. I'll be back at it tomorrow. Peace,

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#443670 - 08/07/13 08:38 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Oh, I forgot to mention, this week I made a commitment to start making my lunch sandwiches with wheat bread instead of white. For me, that's a pretty big step. I've always preferred white bread, since I was a kid, but wheat bread isn't so bad. Eating all my sandwiches on white, like anything else, is just a habit I have to break. I'm a big boy now. Time to start eating big boy bread.

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#443761 - 08/08/13 04:05 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I have bought pasta for lunch instead of sandwiches now- but just because i got bored of sandwiches.
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#443762 - 08/08/13 04:08 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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So today i have so far been for a little jog- my dog needed walking, it would have taken ages to exhaust her if i had walked so i made her sprint instead. I am sweating like mad- i don't know why, i'm either unfit or it is very hot, i think a bit of both.

Later tonight i will do my usual exercise- no increasing reps tonight- that is for tomorrow.
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#443767 - 08/08/13 05:12 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Heading out the door for my run right now. Diet has been good today. No cheating. Have some grilled chicken breasts ready for dinner tonight and the next couple of days. Will eat them with either some low-calorie soup or some brown rice. Peace,

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#443868 - 08/09/13 06:28 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Ok folks, this was a hit/miss kind of week.

Today was a breakfast of pb on wheat toast, Greek yogurt (pomegranate) and some 2% milk.

Lunch was not so good---a delicious cheeseburger, fries and Coke from Five Guys---no I didn't eat all the fries by myself.

Dinner is grilled salmon, mashed garlic potatoes and spinach. (2-3 IPAs--we'll see).

Exercise this afternoon was a 2000 yard swim.

Tonight's snack---prolly PB on graham crackers.

Oh yeah--I ate a peach from the tree in our backyard.

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Edited by Suwanee (08/09/13 06:31 PM)
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#443930 - 08/10/13 10:41 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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Just finished up a Saturday morning run. I did not exercise yesterday but it wasn't really my fault. I went to the gym before work and their key fob reader wasn't working so I was locked out. I was SO pissed! After work I didn't have time to exercise. To much video game playing to do. cool

The diet has been good for the last couple of days and today should be good to. That is, aside from the massive amount of beer that I will drink but I do that every weekend. That said, last night I got so smashed that I passed out before I could eat dinner so at least it saved me some calories. I have some turkey burgers that I intend to cook up for lunch today and eat with avocado. For dinner I'm having a grilled chicken breast with brown rice. That is, if I don't pass out first again. LOL! Peace,

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#444015 - 08/11/13 11:24 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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So, I ran a beaver sleepover last night at a local sports centre. The theme was healthy eating and health and fitness.

For fun, at one point, I found myself entering a competition for the most press-ups with a couple of the older beavers and a cub. So these older kids are 8 years old. I was able to do more press-ups than usual! which is good, although the kids were only 3 press-ups behind me (I wasn't going to let them win lol- I need to keep an image). They were doing them properly- going down all the way so that their nose touches the ground, impressive.

In a timing press-up test, one Beaver, doing really good form press-ups, who is only 6yrs old, did 46 press-ups in 1 minute! I can't even do 46 press-ups! Really impressed!
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#444026 - 08/11/13 12:55 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Hey
I was reading a news article that demonstrated that exercise trains the brain to handle anxiety more effectively by modulating the fear response in the hippocampus so that stimuli which normally elicit panic, fear, and anxiety are neutralized. As a result people are better able to handle anxiety. Even better, the response continues even after exercise ends so you don't have to be working out to see the effect. This is useful for CSA survivors and illustrates that exercise is therapeutic and can be effectively used during recovery and healing.

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#444101 - 08/12/13 12:23 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I've had a sort of inner exhaustion lately- I think because I am not keeping a proper to-do list, and have a million things to-do, most of which I can't remember. I'm also pretty anxious about the idea of finding a new driving instructor- for some reason the thought of dealing with somebody new is really too much for me to handle- and i'm not usually like that, so i am finding the whole experience difficult. I think exercise for me does help, as you say, to reduce anxiety, and when everything is too much it helps to give me some achievable focus.

I like exercise, because it is back to basics, very primal, and it gets you back to your original being, you are aware of your body, you are natural and for me mostly naked (I find it easier without clothes). It is like not being ashamed of your body anymore- don't get me wrong, I don't like the way my body is at the moment, but it is saying this is me. When you are a kid you are really accepting of yourself, your body and your being, when you get older you lose that somewhat. Exercising for me kind of reclaims my physical being, connects me with the world and doesn't let my mind float away in any abstract way. I think, with my work that quite often involves lots of thinking in my mind, it is really good to keep connected to the physical. Also if I exercise it means I wont forget to do the other things to take care of myself- shower, shave, teeth. So it is really a whole self-care thing.

Also it is a challenge. I am genuinely interested in seeing if I can achieve this, and get a body that I am proud of, so that I can take my top off and not be self conscious. That means partly exercising to adjust my body, and partly working to adjust how I think about myself, I know it takes both of those things.
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#444124 - 08/12/13 06:22 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Increased reps slightly today.

Some questions you may or may not know the answer to:

1) How do you know when you are able to try heavier weights when using dumbbells? like how many reps of one weight should you be able to do before increasing?

2) When using dumbbells I do one arm at a time. I tried doing both arms at the same time today- I can see it can be dangerous as you have to make sure both arms are timed right to prevent strain or twists. However, I see the benefit in that your body has to deal with twice the weight (your arms are still using the same weight but the weight your body has to deal with is doubled). What is the normal way of using dumbbells?
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#444139 - 08/12/13 09:19 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Lewis,

I prefer dumbbells for weight training. During our "dryland" workouts for swimming, I found them to be best at isolating the targeted muscle groups. You can work just about every muscle group if you have access to a good set of dumbbells.

1) When increasing weight, most trainers recommend that you start out with just enough weight so that you can comfortably do 8-12 reps without causing your form to suffer. If you can do that, go up one increment so you can do the 8-12 reps. To avoid "plateauing" you can add extra weight and max out at fewer reps during one of your sets... e.g. add 25% more weight for only 4-6 reps. Don't over so as to avoid injury.

2) Some exercises can be done one at a time---like curls. I simply alternate left-right-left as I go...instead of doing all right and then all left. Bench work and pull-overs are usually done left-right together. Shoulder, back and tricep work is usually alternating a-la the curls.

Good luck!

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#444251 - 08/13/13 10:31 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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Ok quick update...

Sunday: Mix bag. Light exercise on Sunday. Went to a baseball game with my dad and got a little exercise running from the stdium to the car to beat traffic, but that was only about 1/2 to 2/3 of a mile. Also swam in my parents pool a little that day but didn't do laps or anything. Had a roast pork loin and potatoes for dinner that night but didn't eat much else all day. Drank lots of beer.

Monday: 3.5 mile run. Didn't eat a lot but had hot wings and fries for dinners. Yeah, that was naughty.

Today: 3.5 mile run. Protein bar for breakfast, then a turkey and ham sandwich for lunch with half a slice of pepper jack cheese and no mayo. Have five wings left from last night to eat but other than that just low calorie soup. Also, been snacking on a few peanuts. That's it for now. Peace,

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#444323 - 08/14/13 07:13 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Exercised yesterday and today, going strong! was tired coming home, and had paperwork to do, but I fitted it in!

Thanks for the info Will, in theory then I should move to heavier weights, but for now as I don't want to buy heavier ones yet i'll keep increasing my reps a bit longer with these weights.
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#444324 - 08/14/13 07:15 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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My diet hasn't been so good- i'm back to large portions and cookies for breakfast, but i'll get there!
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#444330 - 08/14/13 08:13 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Today: 3.5 mile run. Protein bar for breakfast, then another turkey and ham sandwich for lunch with half a slice of pepper jack cheese and this time a little mayo. For dinner it's grilled chicken breast with low calorie soup.

For whatever reason, my left elbow is still bothering me on and off so I've been staying away from the weights, hoping it will get better but it doesn't seem to be. I am tempted to return to the weights anyway and just hope the problem goes away on it's own but I'm afraid it may get worse. Maybe I should just give it another week or two and see what happens. Probably just a little tendinitis. Hopefully it will go away soon. Peace,

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#444424 - 08/15/13 07:01 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Today's diet and exercise was pretty much a carbon copy of yesterday's. Nothing new or exciting, but on-track no less. Peace,

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#444425 - 08/15/13 07:13 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Todays exercise done. Thinking of a jog tomorrow to mix it up.

Does anyone stretch before or after exercise? My exercise isn't very intensive I suppose and doesn't seem to require much stretching.

However, at the end I try touching my toes a couple of times. It seems to help.
Anyway- now I can touch my toes fairly well and I hold it for 10secs.

I'm now thinking of doing the splits (with legs out at sides)- I just had a go- i'm quite a way off, but I think it is achievable over a couple of months to a year even, I think I have a technique that could work. If i'm exercising every day I figure adding 30secs or a minute or two to my exercise to try to do the splits (I always wanted to be able to do the splits when I was younger- not sure why lol) is worth it. I can satisfy 'little lewis' if I am finally able to do them lol. It does feel better after stretching like that too.
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#444434 - 08/15/13 08:14 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Oh yeah...

Definitely stretch before you exercise. It will help with flexibility and help prevent injury. Give yourself at least 10 minutes to stretch the various muscle groups. A cool-down regimen of a few minutes of low-intensity work is also helpful.

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#444436 - 08/15/13 08:31 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Originally Posted By: king tut

Does anyone stretch before or after exercise?


Always. Although maybe not as much as I should. I can be kind of impatient getting my work out started. That's because I want to get through it and get it over with. Hee-hee.

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#444484 - 08/16/13 01:01 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Originally Posted By: king tut

Does anyone stretch before or after exercise? My exercise isn't very intensive I suppose and doesn't seem to require much stretching.


I'm 66 years old and a runner. Im presently doing 3 miles 3 times a week during the week and a 6 miler on the weekends.

I don't stretch...I'm too lazy. But, I walk briskly for 10 minutes before I initiate my runs. I find that if I don't do this I feel a lot of aches and pains in the first four or five hundred feet of my runs. After that I'm warmed up and I'm OK.

I also watch my weight very carefully, so as not to put more pressure on my knees and extremities than needed. I try to keep myself at a BMI of 24 or at most 24.5.

I'm trying to get to my seventies and still be able to run. So far, so good, but I don't want to tempt fate.
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#444492 - 08/16/13 02:31 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I stretch after exercise. Exercise is my field and the latest research shows that stretching after exercise is more beneficial and less risky than stretching before. Stretching before actually can reduce strength, power and speed. Stretching after exercise is more effective at keeping muscle and ligaments flexible. It's important to start off easy and work your way into full strength. When I quit stretching before working out, I noticed fewer injuries.

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#444513 - 08/16/13 07:09 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Thanks for the suggestion DavO. I'm going to try it.

When I finish my run my body is warmed up, so it would make sense that it would be more amenable to stretching than before exercise. Specially when you do it early morning, immediately after getting up from bed.
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#444561 - 08/17/13 04:01 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Rest for me today- having three bottles of beer and some Oreo biscuits. It is a Saturday night so I thought i''d just chill, it has been a stressful week.
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#444600 - 08/18/13 11:20 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Still on track. Have gone for my run every day this week and am about to head out the door for another. Diet has been mostly on track and I made myself a crock-pot full of that habanero chicken chili this weekend which should last me until Monday. I will admit I allowed myself some ice cream last night and will probably snack on a few less than healthy things this afternoon. Got a bag of Fritos to rip into later, for example. Should go pretty well with the chili. And, as is the case with every weekend, I've got a lot of beer to drink but that's just a given for me. Peace,

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#444602 - 08/18/13 12:10 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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One lady I do some work with wants me to do a sponsored run, just me and her, she wants to get fit, she is married so it isn't like that, but i'm tempted to have a go at the run! It would be to raise money for our Beaver-Scouts.

You are doing really well Ken! I'm thinking of going for a jog in a minute.
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#444612 - 08/18/13 05:30 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Exercise done today- I suppose to be increasing my reps tomorrow, but based on my performance today I doubt that will happen. I can still only just do the reps i'm currently doing.

I'm not sure what i'm doing wrong, I do have rest days so i'm not flogging a dead horse, I do eat meat, maybe i'm not doing enough, like enough sets to see improvement, maybe that is the problem. Any thoughts?
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#444635 - 08/18/13 10:31 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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KT,

Without a doubt, when you exercise you will see improvement. The improvement isn't linear, and progress doesn't always follow the schedule we'd like it to. There are a number of possible solutions
* Have you seen a breakthrough recently. If so you may be on a plateau. If not, keep at it, the improvement will happen.
* Generally, you only want to increase by about 10% per week. Therefore, you can either increase the reps by 10% or the weight by 10%, but not both. If you increase the number of reps one week, the next week, increase the number of reps.
* It's also necessary to increase power by increasing the rate at which you do your reps.
* About once a month, test yourself to see the maximum weight you can lift with one repetition. That should be your basis for determining the weight you lift and it should be about 40-50% of your 1-rep maximum
* You only need about 0.8 g of protein/kg body weight. If you are highly active, you may need to increase it by 10-20%, but that's about it. Other vitamins, like Zinc, magnesium, B12 are also very important.
* Also look at the amount you are sleeping. With heavy exercise you may need an extra hour of sleep per night.
* Relax and keep it in perspective. Stressing out over it is counterproductive.
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#444636 - 08/18/13 10:32 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I have to brag. 11.75 mile run tonight. If I had kept it up, I would have had a personal best in a half marathon. That's only because my half time sucks.

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#444698 - 08/19/13 03:38 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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That's really good Davo, wish I was a good runner!

I'm so tired (like my legs feel weak trying to stand-up, been a long day) and stressed out today, but I do hope to do my exercise still, if I push myself and do it I am sure I will feel better for it.
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#444700 - 08/19/13 03:53 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Exercise done today- I suppose to be increasing my reps tomorrow, but based on my performance today I doubt that will happen. I can still only just do the reps i'm currently doing.


What exercise are you trying to increase reps on? If it's weights then just keep the same amount of reps and add more weight. There's this guy called Brett Stewart and he has a couple of books, 7 weeks to 50 pull ups, 7 weeks to 100 push ups and some other similar sounding ones. They're not really telling you anything you don't know, they just give you a plan where you are slowly increasing reps every week. I'm not sure what's so special about 7 weeks though. If you can get them from the library then they're worth a read, but you could easily make up a plan of your own.

I am back on track again. I really really hate doing the upright rows with the barbell tho, so I'm thinking I might switch them out for something else. They're obviously in the plan for a reason, but meh. I just want to add a minor brag which is not really much of a brag. Today I deadlifted 70kg, this just impressed me because it's more than my actual weight. (70kg is 154lbs for you lb people). It's really unimpressive considering this not-all-that-muscular guy I know can deadlift 200kg. If I keep doing this then I'll get to 200kg eventually. Going to be coaching hockey to little kids next week so maybe i'll get some extra exercise from that.

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#444823 - 08/20/13 05:59 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I'm trying to increase reps on all of my exercises including weights.

I've realised I am not using heavy enough weights at all. I am currently using 10kg dumbbells (per hand), but I am currently doing 20 reps, and I bet I could probably push out a little more in reps.

I've just put most of the weight onto one of my dumbbells- it will fit 17.5kg- now that is hard, I did 6reps and then stopped, but I bet I could do more. I bet I could do at least 8reps.

(this obviously means I can only use one dumbbell at a time, as now the other dumbbell weights a mere 2.5kg lol)


txb, I don't think I could ever lift 70kg!!!! that just seems crazy to me!
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#444825 - 08/20/13 06:01 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I do have ankle weights, 10kg each, what I might do is put an ankle weight on the arm that isn't working to help me balance the hand that is working? (before swapping hands)
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#444829 - 08/20/13 06:10 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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No, just tried some more, 17.5kg is too heavy for me, i'll take it down to 15kg, although now that feels a bit too easy compared to 17.5kg, but i'll stick to 15kg and then work my way up to 17.5kg next, it is something to aim for!
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#444940 - 08/21/13 02:02 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I pulled a muscle in my back trying to wrestle a large dog into the car to take her to the vet. I've (mostly) been out of commission since Saturday. I'm trying an easy swim in about an hour.

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#445009 - 08/21/13 09:17 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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Sorry to hear about your back Will. I've kind of been on the workout DL myself lately with the efft-up elbow but at least it hasn't kept me from my cardio.

Yesterday and today I was pretty much on track. I went for a run both days and kept the diet mostly in check. Monday was I naughty as hell. I didn't exercise and my brother brought home a brand new deep fryer for the kitchen, so I kind HAD to use it. LOL. Fried chicken wings and jalapeno poppers aren't exactly on the diet plan. I'm going to be good for the rest of the week though then, this weekend, I'm gunna go crazy with that fucking fryer. LOL! Take care. Peace,

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#445099 - 08/22/13 11:38 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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What are jalapeno poppers? I love jalapenos!
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#445105 - 08/22/13 12:02 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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Originally Posted By: Suwanee
I pulled a muscle in my back trying to wrestle a large dog into the car to take her to the vet. I've (mostly) been out of commission since Saturday. I'm trying an easy swim in about an hour.

Will


I pulled a muscle in my back by tripping over a board in front of the TV. It's not too bad. I've been trying to treat it myself by doing an exercise. It is done on the floor (could be done in bed) by merely pulling up one knee at a time and then rolling in the opposite direction.

Also it makes me want to lean slightly in the direction of the side where the injured muscle is. I have to try to "suck it up" and not lean.

As far as dieting is concerned, I'm trying to learn how to deal with something within myself - I crave something sweet and delicious almost every day. So how can I accomplish that and still keep on losing some weight?

Puffer (I don't want to keep puffing)



Edited by pufferfish (08/22/13 12:06 PM)

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#445155 - 08/22/13 06:57 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Exercise done today, increased reps, increased sets, and using heavier weights.
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#445156 - 08/22/13 07:00 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Puffer, this probably is bad advice as I know they say don't try to intake too many calories in liquid form, but when I have a real sweet craving I often have a hot chocolate drink, you can buy low calorie ones, I have sachets that are 40 calories per mug and they taste nice. That usually solves it for me (also you can sip it slowly to make the joy last).


Edited by king tut (08/22/13 07:01 PM)
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#445178 - 08/22/13 10:28 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Another run after work today. Diet on-track. Already have my food made for tomorrow and that is on-track stuff to. Saturday and Sunday will probably not be so on-track but I've already accepted that. I want to use that damn deep fryer. Probably won't be so tempted to once the novelty of having one wears off. I WILL exercise this weekend though. Not getting away from that again for a while. Peace,

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#445287 - 08/23/13 07:25 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Hit the gym early before work today. Cadio and abs. Diet is on-track. That is, aside from the beer that I'm pumping through my liver willy-nilly but it's fucking Friday, so fuck it.

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#445351 - 08/24/13 02:58 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Went for my run this morning. Diet today and tomorrow is mostly going to be naughty stuff. Back to the healthy stuff on Monday.

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#445378 - 08/24/13 09:33 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I got spiked friday night so my exercise has taken a back seat to recovering.

I suppose to start training for a marathon, not sure if i have it in me though to do that.
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#445466 - 08/25/13 11:30 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I ran 13 miles tonight. It felt really easy. I think I'm on track to be able to run a half marathon this fall.

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#445485 - 08/26/13 08:44 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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That's brilliant! It will take me a long time until I will find 13 miles easy, but I will work on it!
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#445530 - 08/26/13 09:47 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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You guys can run much further than me. I give out at around four miles. That being said, I went for a run on Sunday but took today off. The diet the last couple of days has been..... meh.... don't ask. blush

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#445583 - 08/27/13 12:09 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Ok,

The whole pulled muscle thing has run its course. I no longer feel 90 years old because I can't bend over to pick up a sock off the floor. I got some pool time last weekend and eased into a slow workout over 2,500 yards on Sunday. Yesterday I had a crappy meeting after work and just went straight home and grilled chicken for sandwiches.

ADD meds tend to kill my appetite, so I've been augmenting my diet with more protein shakes and Greek yogurt. Yesterday's lunch though was bad for one reason: Chik-fil-A. Politics aside, I needed a fix in the form of a peanut oil fried chicken sandwich and waffle fry goodness.

After work: a 5 mile hike with a backpack filled with sand. Oh yes I am. (I'm working up to a full pack again for a long trip to be scheduled).

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#445639 - 08/27/13 09:57 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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Went for my run today. Diet on-track. The elbow is still bothering me but I think I may return to the weights soon anyway. It's not getting better on it's own so perhaps I should just work through it. Peace,

Ken

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#445646 - 08/27/13 11:41 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Hi, Team Tut,

Just checking back in. Something happened that triggered me more than I was aware of consciously, and it sent me into a tailspin of PTSD-related depression. I'm pulling out of it and I'm getting back in line with the MS Team Tut Fitness Program.

I see I have a LOT of reading of posts to catch up. Other than that, I'm not going to beat myself up; I'm just picking up where I am and moving forward.

Sooooo good to see you guys.. can't wait to catch up on your posts!

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#445720 - 08/28/13 01:13 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: WriterKeith]
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Hi

A few weeks ago I was actually suffering from some kind of a malady. It may have been minor food poisoning or something. I had abdominal pain and malaise. Maybe this will sound suspicious. I just had an urge to eat to get over it. Now I have put on pounds. Now I've got to get back to the diet and exercise.

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#445753 - 08/28/13 05:10 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Glad to have you back Keith! I love the enthusiasm you bring! Hope you are recovering well from your episode, take it easy and don't rush into anything. Looking forward to hearing about your progress!


I'm also not doing so well. Been to accident and emergency with a head injury.

The doctor said (after really being of no use in any way, and already being rude) "usually I would tell sporty people not to exercise for 6 weeks", he looked me up and down judgementally and then said, "but, you know", as if to say I don't exercise so it doesn't apply! So on top of being ill and weakened I now have all of my exercise efforts mocked. I'll fight on.
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#445754 - 08/28/13 05:12 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Puffer, I think the urge to eat to get over an illness is a real thing, I think sometimes the body needs that! Glad you are feeling better for it and getting back on the exercise!
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#445778 - 08/28/13 07:40 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Went for my run today and diet is still on track. Tomorrow is not going to be good because I will be going to a preseason football game after work, (Falcons vs Jaguars), and wont have time before work. By the time I get home from the game it will be time to hit the sack so I'll have to hit it extra hard this weekend. Peace,

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#446157 - 09/01/13 08:03 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I'm slowly starting to feel human now after my head injury, will be going back to work tomorrow (after having to take some recovery days off work last week).

Hope to start back on my exercise Tuesday night. I would start back on my exercise tomorrow night, but the schools are also starting back meaning I need to also get some scouting stuff sorted for Beavers on Tuesday.

Going to be careful not to over-stretch myself, to take things easy, take things calm for a few weeks, but still get some good exercise in. Need to treat myself kindly.
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#446168 - 09/01/13 10:08 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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KT - sorry about your injury. Have you started on your half marathon training yet?

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#446886 - 09/11/13 03:32 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Still on board, guys. Cycling and cardio, pushups, pullups, weights...jumping on the scale..and a run a few days a week. Lots of fresh raw food from my garden. Doin' okay and keepin' alive at 55!
Always great to see you all here. ;-)
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#447061 - 09/13/13 03:49 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Still here.. working at it.. tough sometimes... not beating myself up, per agreement with myself... eating more fresh vegetables...cut all red meat from my diet....gradually increasing cardio each session....curbing late night eating.

Reports, guys?
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#447209 - 09/14/13 04:34 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: WriterKeith]
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Originally Posted By: WriterKeith
Still here.. working at it.. tough sometimes... not beating myself up, per agreement with myself... eating more fresh vegetables...cut all red meat from my diet....gradually increasing cardio each session....curbing late night eating.

Reports, guys?


Hey Keith, it's good to hear things are going pretty well for you. I'm taking a bit of a break from here but I'm still onboard with this. I've gained almost 3kg since I started. That's about 6lbs. What I'm doing seems to be working, even if I have slacked a couple of times. I have someone to train with now, so that helps a lot. I'm pretty happy with the way things are going right now.

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#448182 - 09/25/13 07:50 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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How are you doing, Tut? On your way to healing up?

I'm having trouble finding this forum thread when I return to it. I guess it gets buried under newer posts in the index.

Does anyone know how to mark a post for quick-reference when we return? I haven't found such a feature yet on the MS menu.

How is everyone's programs going? I've been getting cardio in and holding my weight at a good level now, 207lbs., down 7-8 lbs. from where I started out. I've had to hold off on weights and lifts until a wrist injury heals completely.

Been cycling and walking as often as possible. I stopped driving to the grocer's and started walking (It's only about 1/2 mile there.) I've also begun walking everywhere I need to go that is less than 3 miles unless it's a true time crunch.

I've gotten use to unsweetened coffee and tea. My occasional treat is warm toast with butter and honey. yum.. I treat myself about every 3 days on average.

How is everyone else's progress going? Team Tut wants to hear more the crickets!!! :-)
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#448961 - 10/02/13 04:38 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Crickets? Where is everyone? You guys didn't carb out and give up, did you?
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#448980 - 10/02/13 10:25 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Hey men,

I'm busy most days and not online very much at all.

but I'm interested in checking in on this topic.

I am working out 4-5 days a week -at least one day with a trainer and a couple of kettle bell classes. My body's been pretty sore the last month which has limited my routine. Also my sleep schedule's been off and im not sure if I'm getting enough good food Into my body.
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#449017 - 10/02/13 06:40 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Very good, MB!

I've been busy as well, and unfortunately, in lieu of a trainer and kettle bells I've opted for Netflix and Kettle Chips. ;-)

This week I began drastically reducing my simple carbs. My body is kinda freakin' on me with the fresh veggie intake. My garden went wild this year.

Some soreness is good! Keep up the progress!
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#449203 - 10/04/13 07:15 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Kettle Chips are the best. I'm still in. But I've been away for a week and haven't done anything so i'm all kind of messed up with my routine. Got to get back into it because it seems to be working pretty well. Fitness is something where you can really see progress. I'll restart tomorrow.

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#449329 - 10/06/13 09:06 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: txb]
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Hi guys. Sorry I dropped out of the thread for a while. The issue with my sore elbow has been keeping me away from the gym and I've been going for runs most days to keep up with my cardio. I guess I felt it was getting a little redundant to just keep posting "went for another run today". I did get back to the gym this week on Wednesday and worked out my bis, back and shoulders for the first time in almost two months. It's amazing how sore you'll be if and when you work out after taking almost two months off. The issue with my elbow hasn't really gone away but I'm just going to have to try to work through it as I can't stay away from the weights forever. I can't afford to see a doctor about it so for now it's something I'm just going to have to deal with.

The plan for today is to get to the gym for some cardio and an ab workout. Hopefully I can get that done before football starts at 1:00.

Originally Posted By: txb
Kettle Chips are the best. I'm still in. But I've been away for a week and haven't done anything so i'm all kind of messed up with my routine. Got to get back into it because it seems to be working pretty well. Fitness is something where you can really see progress. I'll restart tomorrow.


Jalapeno flavored kettle chips are my addiction. Especially with some spicy hummus and/or cheese dip. I need to stop letting myself cheat with shit like that so much though. Despite the fact that I am getting exercise consistently, I have been gaining a lot of weight lately. I'm over 190 again now and my target is 180. A year ago I was at 180 and was in the best shape of my life. I looked better than I did in high school. Now my abs are slowly disappearing and my love handles are looking a lot more handle-like. My diet and my penchant for junk food is the problem. As many of you may know from reading my other posts, I have been extremely depressed lately and I tend to be something of an emotional eater. I've got to get that shit turned around soon, because I don't want to gain any more weight. That will only make me even more depressed. Of course the Holidays are coming up and that's not going to help any. Ugh.... the fucking holidays. frown Peace,

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#449363 - 10/06/13 08:28 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Ok guys... I put in a ton of exercise during the last 10 days. I'm feeling pretty much exhausted in a good way.

I finished up my hike a day ahead of schedule because I made some really great progress after the early rain moved out. I averaged about 12.5 miles of hiking per day...which isn't too bad...though when I hiked the AT when I was 18, there were a few flatter sections where I managed 20 miles a day on occasion.

Since this thread is about exercise and fitness, I started the hike at 172 pounds and finished up at 169. That's the first time I've gone below 170 in a long time! It didn't last, because when my wife met me in Hot Springs, we grilled fat New York Strip steaks. I also gorged on two baked potatoes, a salad, vanilla chocolate chip ice cream and several Sweetwater IPAs.

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#449373 - 10/06/13 10:55 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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I think I've discovered something. I'm sure it's not new with me.

I lost about 20 pounds and then leveled off and started to gain again. I think one of my "demons" is having had a very unhappy childhood, I seek fun or reward foods like cookies (biscuits in Great Britain) and ice cream.

What I've found is that a fun food that's very satisfying is the pancake. However, it must be cooked in coconut oil.

I think that what it does is it cuts down on the bodies inside fat (omental fat). I'll continue this and if it keeps on working without bad side effects, I'll post about it.

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#449378 - 10/07/13 12:05 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Tonight I ran 11 miles. I'm really happy with that considering I was hospitalized for 6 days last week. I'm hoping I can do the half marathon I've been training for after all. When I was hospitalized, I thought I had to give up my dream. I've been training for it for 4 months now, and it's really important to me to do it. If I don't do it now, it'll be six months before I can do one. I'll just take it one day at a time.

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#449420 - 10/07/13 01:18 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Hi Dave I think you are awesome a real inspiration to me and hope you get to do the half marathon smile.
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#449449 - 10/07/13 07:36 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Did a 1 hour hot yoga class last night (Sunday) that wiped me out: I swear I was the oldest guy there but I'll be damned if Im gonna wimp out to some guys ten - twenty years younger than me!

I have been eating small meals this weekend and drinking lots of tea.

I was coaching all day outside Saturday and today a mom at my daughter's school said I look great! smile Kinda depressing work day today, resisting urge to carb out and start some binge on some dough products (cereal, cookies, crackers....)

Skipped biking workout this morning: kettle bell class tomorrow at 6 a.m.!
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#449451 - 10/07/13 07:48 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Mountainous Buck]
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Ok, I didn't wind up getting to the gym for the ab workout yesterday but went for a run instead. Did the ab workout on the way home from work this evening. Gotta stick with it. No days off this week. I'm cheating tonight with hot wings because of my Falcons being on Monday Night Football but after that, no more naughty food until next weekend. Keeping at it. Peace,

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#449543 - 10/08/13 01:30 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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I donít know if Iím posting in the right area, Iíve never been in the Exercise and Wellness forum before, so I hope it is okay for me to join this thread.
Iím working on an exercise program, too, although more low key.
For years, I have been something of a ďcouch potatoĒ but never have been grossly out of shape. The last few years I have started an exercise program of walking and working out and I am now in much better shape.
I am 6í2Ē tall, my weight now is about 215. My all-time high weight was 237 and that scared me, that was about 7 yrs ago, since that time Iíve dropped back down to where I am now (215), but losing more weight seems next to impossible.
I work out at the YMCA gym every day, 20 minutes on the treadmill and 20 minutes on the exercise bike. Thatís all I can do right now or my knees and calves start to kill me and it takes a day or two to recover.

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#449556 - 10/08/13 03:33 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: JoeSmith]
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I guess I need to sign up with Weight Watchers again.

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#449598 - 10/08/13 09:07 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: pufferfish]
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Originally Posted By: JoeSmith

I am 6í2Ē tall, my weight now is about 215. My all-time high weight was 237 and that scared me, that was about 7 yrs ago, since that time Iíve dropped back down to where I am now (215), but losing more weight seems next to impossible.


Loosing a significant amount of weight really is one of the hardest things to do in life. For me, I'd say it's possibly even harder over-all than quitting smoking. Way to go on loosing that 22.

Originally Posted By: pufferfish
I guess I need to sign up with Weight Watchers again.

Puffer (I need to be "de-puffed")


Yeah, I need to de-puffify myself a little bit. At least by 10 or fifteen pounds. Like I said in this thread the other day, my diet and portion control really are my biggest problems. I have a job that requires a good amount of physical activity and sticking to an exercise routine outside of that isn't a problem for me. Today it was a 3.5 mile run, BTW. Peace,

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#449728 - 10/09/13 11:06 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Hi guys. Went for a 3.5 mile run today. That is all. Peace,

Ken

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#449738 - 10/10/13 12:19 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: BraveFalcon]
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It seems as though my stomach is passive aggressive.

(Some would say it's gassy aggressive)

When I lose an ounce, stomach wants to gain 2 by eating cookies and cake and chocolate. I'm Pinocchio I guess.

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#449803 - 10/10/13 09:32 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: pufferfish]
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Got back to the gym today. Worked my tris and chest. It's amazing how much strength you can loose when you haven't touched weights for two months. Gunna try to get to the gym early tomorrow to get some cardio and an ab workout before work. We'll see how that goes though. Peace,

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#449926 - 10/12/13 11:31 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: pufferfish]
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Ok, I got to the gym yesterday and did my ab workout before work but I was running behind so I had to cut the cardio short. Going out for a four mile run here in just a little bit. As usual, the diet has been a mixed bag this week. I've mostly been good but I did eat a frozen pizza last night. Oh well. This afternoon it will be turkey burgers with avocado and this evening it will be a flat iron steak with mashed potatoes. Again, oh well. blush Peace,

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#450226 - 10/15/13 12:42 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Thank guys I have been following this thread and finally can post that I started a exercise program last night and walked jogged 3 miles felt great and slept even better. My goal is to wall jog 5-6 miles a day and do weight lifting once a week. I also like qi gong a form of meditative Chinese movements I will try to find a place to do that at least ones a week.
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#450322 - 10/16/13 04:37 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Quick aerobicworkout Sunday. 45 minute class Monday and one hour strength class yesterday. Trainer today. Trying to eat 150 grams protein daily and hoping that will help the soreness and body aches.
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#450508 - 10/17/13 10:20 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Mountainous Buck]
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Ok, not going to be to specific right now because I don't have time. The good news is, I haven't taken a day off from exercise in over a week now. Every day this past week I've either been at the gym or gone for a four mile run. The bad news is, my elbow is really bothering me again after getting back to the weights. I don't know what I'm going to do about it but I guess I'll just keep going and hope nothing snaps in there. The other bad news is, my diet has still kind of been a mixed bag. I've been good most days but on others, not so much. Gunna try to hit the gym for an ab workout early tomorrow before work like I do most Fridays. G'nite. Peace,

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#450509 - 10/17/13 10:59 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I've been active, but I forget to post anything. Today was an hour of weights...lats, triceps, biceps, traps...

Breakfast: Bran Flakes, banana, almonds
AM Snack: Greek yogurt
Lunch: gyro
Snack: Clif Bar
Dinner: Grilled chicken, pinto beans, rice, salad
Late snack: Kashi cookie and 2% milk

I'm at 169 pounds now (down from 176 in May). I'm 6 feet tall, so my wife thinks I look really trim (maybe too trim). I don't want to lose muscle mass, so I'm beefing up the lean protein, so to speak. Yesterday, my swimsuit was a bit loose during my laps. Gotta take care of that one ASAP.

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#450547 - 10/18/13 11:23 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Im doing good for my first week total of 12 miles power walking and eating very well lowcarb and feeling better than in a long time.
Thanks to all.
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#451005 - 10/22/13 06:38 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Hi guys I started doing power walking last week and it was great but have to stop for the next 4 weeks. I cut the bottom of right foot and have to stay of until stitches are removed. Bummer I real liked this thing so I start in 4 weeks all over again.
Life is full of trips and falls.
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#451024 - 10/22/13 10:16 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: bluesky]
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Fuck.....

Bad news. As I have been telling you guys in this thread, I was having problems with my left elbow and I took almost two months off of lifting weights hoping the problem would go away. I retuened to lifting weights and after a couple of work outs, the problem was right back where it had been. On Saturday I had to cut my workout short because it hurt so badly.

One of the guys who works at the gym I belong to said that he had a similar problem and that he took six months off from lifting before he was able to lift again and the the problem is gone for him now. I suppose that's what I'm going to have to try and just stick with running and core workouts for the time being. It really sucks because I don't want to loose definition in my chest and arms but I don't guess I have any other option at the moment. What's more, the job I do requires me to push and carry large amounts of water around which is very heavy and I'm afraid that may be aggravating it and keeping it from getting better. I'm thinking of looking for an new job anyway but this may be the clincher. Ugh.... FML!

On a side note, today I went for a four mile run. Whoopie! Looks like that's about all I'll be doing for a while now. That and a shitload of ab work. Oh well. frown Peace,

Ken

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#451349 - 10/26/13 02:10 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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4 mile run every day this week, including today. The only exception being yesterday when I did a cardio/ab workout at the gym. Peace,

Ken

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#451509 - 10/28/13 01:45 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Well done Ken. That is good progression from your 3 mile runs

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#451529 - 10/28/13 07:36 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I didn't make it to the pool last week due to one thing or another, so I really expected yesterday's workout to be pretty rough. My wife took the kids to get Halloween stuff, so I had some time.

I did an hour of "dryland" time with weights---lats, pecs, biceps, triceps, traps and quads/calves.

I followed that with an easy 1000 yards (freestyle of course) mixed with a few butterfly sprints--finishing with the butterfly until I was exhausted. I lost count at one point, but I think I did about 1,800 yards. Let's see how sore I am later today...

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#451634 - 10/28/13 08:29 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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No exercise for me in the last 48 hours. No excuses, just got lazy is all. Back on it tomorrow.

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#451654 - 10/28/13 10:49 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Hey Guys. Can I tag along for a while. I am making the transition from swimming open water to winter workouts in the pool. Reporting my progress should help my motivation. Having a hard time adjusting to the warm water and chlorine. Today after a month I returned to my free weights, crunches and dips and pull up workouts. Swam in the pool. Did a 1,000 meter workout and struggled. I will keep at it. Thanks for the motivation guys.

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#451732 - 10/29/13 06:33 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Much better day in the pool. 2500 meters. Mixed distance work with sprints and kicking drills with fins. The variety helps break up the routine. Also got in my dry land work.. free weights, pull ups, dios and crunches.

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#454392 - 11/19/13 01:47 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Has anyone done the exercises using a large inflated ball? I've got this thing here and I'm wondering which exercises are best with it to build core strength.

For myself, I'm finding that my body responds best to natural body weight exercises (pushups, pullups, dips, lunges). For some reason i get faster and more noticeable results than with free weights, not sure why. It's always been the case with me.

Great seeing you all here. Keep up the work and keep out the carbs!
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#459565 - 01/27/14 11:24 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Okay, troopers, time to report in!

I've taken off and kept off 5 lbs. but haven't pushed through to the next level. I made some kettle bells (more to be used as dumbbells than swinging kettle bells). Been doing the cardio, setting up a home gym.
I found a pro quality dip/pushup/pullup rig at a thrift store and hauled it home. It's the heavy pipe kind that pro gyms have. It was always my favorite gym equipment.

Workin' on the waistline... it will come along in time.

Anyone else? You guys still with us?
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#459586 - 01/28/14 11:15 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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My daughter got me into http://www.dietbetter.com so we can compete to take off 4% of our body weight in one month. Interesting. We started today.

I weigh 160 lbs, which means I would have to take off 6.4 lbs in one month.
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#459606 - 01/28/14 03:43 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: WriterKeith]
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Originally Posted By: WriterKeith
Okay, troopers, time to report in!

I've taken off and kept off 5 lbs. but haven't pushed through to the next level. I made some kettle bells (more to be used as dumbbells than swinging kettle bells). Been doing the cardio, setting up a home gym.
I found a pro quality dip/pushup/pullup rig at a thrift store and hauled it home. It's the heavy pipe kind that pro gyms have. It was always my favorite gym equipment.

Workin' on the waistline... it will come along in time.

Anyone else? You guys still with us?


Sounds like you are doing great! Nice work on finding the gym equipment. I've been thinking about setting up a home gym. I've been looking at some guys homemade gyms for a while.

This guys is the best. But I don't think my aunt would be happy if I built that in her garden.



I've been totally out for a while. I injured my hand and had to have surgery. I'm not supposed to do any heavy lifting yet. I started running again just this last week, but my overall goal is to gain some weight, so maybe that's not really the best thing to do. But somehow I've gained 1kg (about 2lbs). I'm pretty happy with that. So yeah, I'm back on board.

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#461877 - 03/02/14 01:10 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Okay, I haven't added to the thread in a while, but I have continued to exercise.

Yesterday I lifted weights and swam.

Dumbbells:
Hammer curls: 3 sets of 10 @ 40 lbs
Lateral Raises: 3 sets of 10 @ 30 lbs
Shoulder Press: 3 sets of 10 @ 40 lbs
Front Raises: 3 sets of 10 @ 40 lbs
Shoulder Shrugs: 2 sets of 20 @ 70 lbs
Deltoid Row: 3 sets of 10 @ 35 lbs
Biceps Curls: 3 sets of 8 @ 40 lbs
Triceps Extension: 3 sets of 8 @35 lbs

Machines:
Pectoral Fly
3 sets of 10 @ 155 lbs
Seated Row
3 sets of 10 @ 125 bs
Leg Press
3 sets of 10 @ 300 lbs
Reverse Fly
3 sets of 10 @ 100 lbs

Swim:
800 Yards Free
200 Yards Butterfly

Meals:
Breakfast-Bran Flakes/2% milk; fresh strawberries; peanut butter toast; 2 bananas
Lunch-Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato Sandwich; Mexican Coke (12 oz)
Snack-Kashi Dark Chocolate cookie; protein shake
Dinner-Organic cheeseburger; organic potato fries; water and a Red Hare IPA beer (pint)
Snack-Graham crackers & peanut butter

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#462174 - 03/07/14 05:48 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: Suwanee]
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I've got to get back on the ball. Since I hurt my elbow late last summer, I haven't been able to do the weights but I can still go for runs and I've been pretty bad about staying motivated to do that. I've been running 3-4 times a week, instead of 6-7 times a week like I should. Also, with the diet, I've been cheating 3-4 times a week, instead of only 1-2 times a week as I think is acceptable. I think I've gained about 10 lbs in the last few months and have probably gained 15 in the past year. I haven't stepped on the scale lately though because I don't even want to know. This has to stop.

A big part of this has been the inability to use weights but not all of it. My elbow hasn't been hurting much lately but that's what I thought a few months back before I went back to the weights and screwed it up again. So, I am going to wait another couple of months and hopefully return to the weights when it's fully healed. In the meantime, I'm going to re-commit and go back to running 6-7 times a week and cheating 1-2 times a week. Hopefully I can loose at least a little weight that way by the summer. Peace,

Ken


Edited by BraveFalcon (03/08/14 01:53 PM)

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#462227 - 03/08/14 01:52 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Ok, I finally stepped on the scale last night and it's not as bad as I thought. I'm up to 190 lbs and I was certain I was up to around 200. For some reason, I feel fatter than 190 though. I think my love handles look way more prominent at 190 than they did at 180. Perhaps it's because I haven't been doing my core workouts like I need to. I can do those without putting strain on my elbow, so there really is no excuse. Headed to the gym now to do just that.

By the way, I've been told that eating to much sodium can cause you to bloat and look heavier than you really are. Does anyone know if there is any truth to that? If so, maybe that's part of the problem. I really do need to decrease my sodium intake but I'm just so addicted to high sodium foods. Oh well. Peace,

Ken

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#462480 - 03/12/14 08:58 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Ken,

Keep it up! I really think one of the best things anyone can do is figure out how to work some exercise into their schedule. It doesn't have to be a lot-- even a run (or walk) around the block once per day before dinner can make a world of difference.

For me, I'm really prone to depression (and long periods of gloomy, cold weather are really tough on me.) Getting a run in several times a week helps my mood, helps with depression, pushes me physically, helps me lose weight, and makes me feel better about myself (especially if I run further than before.) I know this all sounds corny and you've heard it before, but it's true.

So note to fellow survivors: If you feel like crap or are even just having a bad day, bundle up if need be and at least take a walk around the block. Several times a week if possible. If you can run around that block instead, do it. Even a little bit will help-- trust me.

Bob
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#466898 - 06/22/14 07:58 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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I finally noticed a weird little irony running around in my even weirder brain all these years: I've always wanted to be in shape and cut up, but deep down I've never felt I deserved it or could achieve it. This has kept me from working out consistently over the years, but until now I could never figure out the connection (or disconnect.)

Finally, the light went on.... Going down to work out. Right now.

I suppose the moral of the story is, if you want something but don't feel you deserve it, don't feel you can achieve it, or some other such nonsense, take a good, hard look to see if the only thing holding you back is yourself. If it's you, say "screw all that, I'm doing it anyway!" and go out and get what you want (as long as it's healthy and for the right reasons.) Thanks to everyone who has posted in this thread over the years for all the inspiration.

Bob


Edited by gettingstronger (06/22/14 07:59 PM)
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#466941 - 06/24/14 07:36 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: gettingstronger]
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I figured this out recently too. I write a lot and I noticed my journals were mostly full of things I wanted to do, or me complaining about not doing the things I wanted to do. So then I just figured, stop complaining and just go and do stuff. So I did.

I'm committing to this again. Again! I'm focusing on health more, because food is kind of an issue for me. I thought I would just try and eat healthy stuff rather than worry about calorie intake. This is day 2 for me. It's going ok so far. I started lifting weights and running again, but I do want to gain weight, so maybe running is not really the best. I should probably find some kind of exercise that doesn't burn so many calories. Me and my friend are buying a kayak and I'm really excited about that. I think my goals are going to be eat well and spend more time outdoors.

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#468169 - 07/29/14 09:03 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: BraveFalcon]
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Since I fell apart about 3-1/2 years ago I've gained a lot of weight. I went from 186 to almost 240. I used to jog 10 miles twice a week and then 4 miles the rest of the week. I would do core and weights every morning and Saturdays was my day off. Now I just feel sluggish but since I've been on meds and the meds tuned even though I'm a bit zombiated I want to get back to do something. I just came across this thread last night and I still have quite a bit of reading to do in it but what I have read has put a fire under me I hope it just doesn't just fizz out.

Originally Posted By: BraveFalcon
By the way, I've been told that eating to much sodium can cause you to bloat and look heavier than you really are. Does anyone know if there is any truth to that? If so, maybe that's part of the problem. I really do need to decrease my sodium intake but I'm just so addicted to high sodium foods.

Hey Ken, Yes salt will bloat a person. My family physician told me on my last visit that I had in his estimate about 25 lbs of water in me and most of that is probably due to salt. He mentioned that unless the label says "salt free" there is always salt in a product, even health foods. He gave me Lasix about 2 weeks ago and I've lost about 10 lbs without changing my eating habits aside from adding salt to my food.

Will, thanks for entering your workout. I would rather swim but I ended up jogging and riding my bike because I couldn't find an indoor pool for year round. i'll probably drop jogging and do my bike and jump rope since it's easier on my knees.

Thanks for starting this thread Lewis. I have to reread your stuff along with the rest of the thread.

Peace, Rainbows, Love, Healing & Hope
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#468173 - 07/29/14 10:29 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Jeff:

My primary physician told me the same on my last visit. I told him that I never add salt to my food and eat healthy, but he says that just the salt that comes in packaged food, and specially in restaurant meals, is sufficient to cause one to retain water.

"Health Foods" are particular culprits, because salt is added to make them palatable.
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#468194 - 07/29/14 09:02 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
lapchinj Offline
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Hey Jay

Yeah, there is a lot of salt added to all types of food to make it taste better. The worst part is you would think that you're carefully watching what you eat and it turns out that there is a load of salt in it. Also during holiday seasons with the "trimmings" my doctor tells me that people come into him because of what he calls fat feet syndrome crazy. Swelling because of the extra salt added to the cooking process and then consumed during the meals themselves.

I try not to add salt to already cooked meals anymore, it's better to get used to the original taste instead of salting it to give it another type of taste.

Peace, Rainbows, Love, Healing & Hope
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Jeff
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#468601 - 08/06/14 06:01 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Registered: 08/04/13
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Hey guys back on track after many months of recovery after I fell and hit my head and back. Walking 3 miles a day and laying off the carbs. Lost 10lb grin. I am motivated to loose at least 30 more.
Thanks.
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#468602 - 08/06/14 06:09 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: bluesky]
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Exercise and feeling good about how you look is a great lifter from the negatives of CSA. It helps one to see themselves in a positive light. Keep going and keep the endorphins flowing.

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#468635 - 08/07/14 07:22 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: KMCINVA]
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Posts: 196
Originally Posted By: KMCINVA
Exercise and feeling good about how you look is a great lifter from the negatives of CSA. It helps one to see themselves in a positive light. Keep going and keep the endorphins flowing.


I've read stuff that said that exercise can be just as effective as anti depressants for depression. I thought that was pretty impressive.

Nice work bluesky. Hope your weight loss continues.

I gained 15lbs in about 3 weeks after being on antipsychotics. Ok, I probably needed to gain 15lbs but it's messing with my control issues that it all piled on so fast, without me even changing my diet. I believe the drugs mess with your metabolism. I'm trying not to freak out about this and just trying to focus on being healthy. I've quit the drugs so hopefully I won't gain any more weight.

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#468690 - 08/08/14 07:04 PM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Registered: 12/30/10
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Loc: southern California
Great work, excellent motivation, guys. I'm on board.
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#469669 - 09/04/14 07:00 AM Re: Exercise Motivation Team [Re: king tut]
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Need help I am exersizing evry day eating only natural organic food, no starch low carb pailo diet and can't loos more than the ten pounds I lost over a month or so ago. Checked my thiroid negative nothing. If you have any advice please let me know.
Thanks
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