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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2018, 02:12:56 PM »
Why don’t you guys do X3? It’s shorter (30 mins each) and the Yoga is a lot more doable on that one. I think the videos are more fun, and since they’re shorter there’s a lot less room to fail/skip/cut short. You can find the videos online easily enough. Just my $.02; P90X is a beast and there’s no way I’d be able to complete it 100%.

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #51 on: August 09, 2018, 02:18:26 PM »
Why donít you guys do X3? Itís shorter (30 mins each) and the Yoga is a lot more doable on that one. I think the videos are more fun, and since theyíre shorter thereís a lot less room to fail/skip/cut short. You can find the videos online easily enough. Just my $.02; P90X is a beast and thereís no way Iíd be able to complete it 100%.

Mainly because I bought P90X and have the videos ;)

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #52 on: August 09, 2018, 07:53:39 PM »
Got my hour in :)

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2018, 05:51:02 AM »
7/15. They can’t all be good days! I was already wiped going in, so I didn’t have a whole lot to give. Going tomorrow morning, then taking Sun/Mon off.


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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #54 on: August 10, 2018, 05:51:16 AM »
Why don’t you guys do X3? It’s shorter (30 mins each) and the Yoga is a lot more doable on that one. I think the videos are more fun, and since they’re shorter there’s a lot less room to fail/skip/cut short. You can find the videos online easily enough. Just my $.02; P90X is a beast and there’s no way I’d be able to complete it 100%.

Mainly because I bought P90X and have the videos ;)
Fair point!

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #55 on: August 10, 2018, 06:41:50 PM »
Today I did p90x cardio x.  I didnít do all the yoga warmup but I did finish the tape out, modified of course.  But it felt pretty good.  Yoga is tomorrow and I watched the tape.  Sheesh hour and a half long.  I will do as much as I can.

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2018, 08:06:43 AM »
Today I did p90x cardio x.  I didnít do all the yoga warmup but I did finish the tape out, modified of course.  But it felt pretty good.  Yoga is tomorrow and I watched the tape.  Sheesh hour and a half long.  I will do as much as I can.

It's pretty intense for a non-flexible, way-too-top-heavy guy like me... but it still feels good either way.

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #57 on: August 11, 2018, 05:05:32 PM »
Put in 2.5 hours today and discovered muscles I didn't know I have.   They're making themselves know now.   Urgh!

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #58 on: August 11, 2018, 07:09:52 PM »
Missed legs/back yesterday. Did it today.

Had to skip the last 3 (was lightheaded) but powered through a lot more of the first 21 than I thought :)

I skipped abs again though... "did my best. forgot the rest?" :D

Have Kenpo tomorrow and then that's the end of the first three weeks. It feels like I'm doing better already. I'm not sure.

Weight isn't dropping much though. Really gotta focus on not overeating.

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August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #59 on: August 14, 2018, 05:59:23 AM »
8/15. Crossed the halfway mark for August! Benchmark day at the gym, 4.0 miles on the bike in 7:30. Not amazing, but I’ll have something to improve on and be mindful of the numbers!

I don’t know if I’m overtraining and my performance is declining as a result or if my HRM is a little wonky lately. I sweat like a monster today but didn’t break 500. We’ll see tomorrow...


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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #60 on: August 14, 2018, 06:04:04 AM »
My fitbit alarm didn't wake me this morning since my fitbit battery is nearly dead. Guess I'm missing today :(

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #61 on: August 15, 2018, 07:18:07 AM »
9/15. Better today but still not sure about my “zones” - not getting nearly as many points as I was to begin with.

Still an awesome day. On the bike and then mini-bands on the weight floor. It was killer. Mini-band days and Bosu Ball days are my favorite. :-)


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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #62 on: August 15, 2018, 07:30:01 AM »
Been hitting the training 2x per week. About 1400 calories burned each session. Also have been getting a 10-11 mi hike/trail run in on Sundays for about 3000-4000 calories. Boom.

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #63 on: August 17, 2018, 12:54:13 PM »
10/15. Forgot to post this morning!
Very upper-heavy workout today. Used 20s for my single arm snatches and clean and press. Woo!


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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #64 on: August 18, 2018, 05:40:12 PM »
Volunteered for 5 hours today; assembled privacy fencing and dug up dead bushes for landscaping. Definitely got a workout in. :-) I’m not counting it towards my 15 workouts for August (that’s just for OTF sessions) but wanted to put it here anyway since I was out in the heat for the better part of today.

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #65 on: August 18, 2018, 05:52:34 PM »
Ugh been a rough week.

Had a work conference which took up all of a few days and was wiped since. Haven't gotten much exercise in.

Need to step up my game and get back onto the bandwagon though!

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #66 on: August 19, 2018, 09:22:33 AM »
11/15. I’m getting sick but decided to go for it anyway and just mega-hydrate since I can’t work out again until Wednesday or Thursday and I want to hit 15 in August.


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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #67 on: August 20, 2018, 06:46:10 AM »
Did shoulders/back today again.

My form is getting better I think even though my reps aren't, so I guess that's good?

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #68 on: August 20, 2018, 06:44:33 PM »
Did an hour of aerial silk today.

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #69 on: August 21, 2018, 08:09:11 AM »
Well, I fell off the wagon. I would say life got in the way but I think it was all me. it is tough when I fall into a funk.   I am going to start back up tonight with P90x shoulders and arms, I actually like this workout so I will start there.

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #70 on: August 23, 2018, 07:25:18 AM »
12/15. I guess they changed the email format so now I can’t get everything in one screenshot, which is annoying.

Heavy-green day. I wasn’t able to really dig deep and kill it, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles sometimes!


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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #71 on: August 23, 2018, 07:04:38 PM »
Put in another hour of silk.   Finally managed to do an invert, woohoo!!!  Also did my daily 8000+ steps.

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #72 on: August 24, 2018, 05:37:04 AM »
13/15. Figured out I can just pull my app report instead of email and be okay. “Meh” day. I think I’m getting sick.


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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #73 on: August 24, 2018, 07:08:50 AM »
On a side note, my weight has been all over the place so I’m finally buckling down and trying to get my nutrition sorted. I know there’s a weight loss thread too but I don’t want to get caught up in posting/keeping up everywhere else — if you guys mind, please let me know and I’ll remove the post.

138.8 today; next milestone is 137.7. On my way back to 130 (hopefully in the next month or two). My final goal is somewhere between 125-130. My body wants me to sit somewhere around 140, which is not comfortable for me, so I’m going to try to make some headway on this.



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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #74 on: August 28, 2018, 12:35:30 PM »
You guys are great.  I did almost nothing all month!

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #75 on: August 28, 2018, 12:48:44 PM »
Just found this challenge!  I am on day 4 of pre-work morning exercise routine.  I do the treadmill or the bike for 30 minutes.  Not as badass as many of you but it's a start!

P.S. I am waking up earlier and find a nice productivity boost also.

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #76 on: August 28, 2018, 01:35:10 PM »
Full month of hitting the training program twice a week. Also averaged 5.7 mi/day walking in addition to training. Averaged about 1000 calories burned per day from physical activity. Majority of meals have been cooked at home as well to compliment this.

Competed in a "combine" with everyone from the training program. I am in the highest weight class so it was difficult, but at least got 3rd or 4th in the assault bike.

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Re: August: Commit to an Exercise Program
« Reply #77 on: August 28, 2018, 07:17:17 PM »
Got in another hour of silk.