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« Reply #100 on: August 04, 2017, 04:37:26 PM »
45 min if Yoga yesterday.
Today we checked out the ID State Capitol fir two hours, not really exercise, but lots of upstairs and downstairs and upstairs and downstairs walking to see everything
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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #101 on: August 04, 2017, 09:41:05 PM »
I don't know the distance, but lots of walking with the stroller for shopping and errands.  I'm a little sore from yesterday's yoga class.

Sixth day without junk food and booze.  I miss it.  I did, though, buy a dress that kind of hooked my interest a while back.  In my regular (the largest they had) size it just fits.  My sense of vanity wants to see how much better it looks when I've lost some weight. 

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #102 on: August 05, 2017, 12:51:59 AM »
An hour of zumba again, followed by swimming again. I'm boring, but at least I'm doing it. And it was fun!

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« Reply #103 on: August 05, 2017, 03:32:35 AM »
Mind if I join you all? :)

I was a lifelong-unfit person until my early twenties, when I put some effort into learning to run, then stopped again, then started again, then stopped again (repeat a few times).

I'm currently sort of in moderate shape by my own standards -- I don't have to go back and re-do couch to 5k, but I went to the gym for the first time in over a month on Thursday, and I hadn't been going very regularly before that. I have a mud run in a couple of months so I'm going to try to get off my arse and start going to the gym 4x a week. Treadmill every time, arms strength training 1x a week, legs strength training 1x a week -- that's the plan. At some point I will really have to do some outside running but I'm not looking forward to it :(

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #104 on: August 05, 2017, 04:00:29 AM »
Walked for thirtyish minutes with the pram, then did about an hour of gardening.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #105 on: August 05, 2017, 10:39:07 PM »
~90 minutes walking, mostly through a forest, gently up and down and all around.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #106 on: August 05, 2017, 10:56:01 PM »
Just excercised my chat muscles today at a meetup and strolled over the farmer's market.
I'll try to make up tomorrow ;)
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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #107 on: August 06, 2017, 08:48:10 AM »
We hiked down the mountain on a trail to get to the entrance of the Japanese Garden, then back up part of the mountain to get into the Japanese Garden, then all around the garden, then back down, then around the Rose Garden. I was tired last night!

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #108 on: August 06, 2017, 05:19:43 PM »
Yesterday: thirtyish minutes of walking with the pram. And baby. It's clear that the baby comes too when I walk "with the pram", right?

Today: we forgot to pick up a prescription for abovementioned baby on the weekend, so if the weather stays clear that's my excuse for a > one hour round trip to the compounding pharmacy today. I will take the pram and baby.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #109 on: August 06, 2017, 05:33:23 PM »
My Goals for the 18th Week in Ordinary Time

1. 6,000 steps/day (x6)
2. Gym (x2)
3. Fast (x2)
4. Profit! (aka: consume whatever the fuck food I feel like* on my birthday weekend**)


*Caveat, still no milk. Turns out there's no magic fairy that makes milk non-poisonous on birthdays. I tried. It failed. Fuckin' slacker fuckin' fairies.

**Caveat, it's a birthDAY. Not a birthWEEK or a birthMONTH. Goddamn fairies failed again.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #110 on: August 06, 2017, 05:37:26 PM »
Went to a mall. About 2 hours walking. Plague symptoms intensified and I went home and took witchy remedies, which seem to help.

This week's goals. Figure out why I feel like death and fix it, possibly by returning to the doctor. Need to be healthy by vacation next week

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #111 on: August 06, 2017, 06:23:43 PM »
90 minutes slow meandery walking again. I like it.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #112 on: August 06, 2017, 08:54:41 PM »
Yesterday was sedentary but seventh day in a row without junk food and booze.

This morning our whole family walked around the small, local zoo.  In the afternoon we splashed around the pool (I spent quite a while holding cutie #2 as his toddler self is too short to stand in the pool, and we haven't gotten the kids swimming lessons, yet).  I did drink ~40% of a Coke Life (sugar + stevia), but having denied myself much-desired alcohol and having consumed no other junk I'll just consider this day #8. 

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #113 on: August 06, 2017, 11:03:54 PM »
Does doing laundry count?
No?
Didn't think so. But hey, I tried.

I had such a good run....need to get back into things!
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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #114 on: August 07, 2017, 05:01:36 AM »
Went to the farm yesterday and spent about  an hour and a half walking around and in constant motion since we pick our own vegetables.  Came home exhausted.  Felt good to be outside and in motion.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #115 on: August 07, 2017, 06:10:10 AM »
August 4th - Walked to work 1.75 miles

August 5th - Painted some baseboards and door trim at home, lots of crawling around and climbing up and down ladders. C25K W1D3 - 2.2 miles

August 6th - Walked 3 miles with my very energetic pittie. When we got home, I grabbed my senior lab and took them both out for another mile. My lab is 11 and is starting to have hip issues so he can't go as far as he did when he was younger. I have to wear down the pittie first or I can't handle walking both of them at the same time.
Later, I spent a couple hours trimming trees and carrying branches to the road.

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« Reply #116 on: August 07, 2017, 09:18:03 AM »
Picked blueberries yesterday with my MIL. I was outside and moving around.

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« Reply #117 on: August 07, 2017, 11:07:23 PM »
Completely redesigned an online class while sitting upright. The only part of me that got exercise was my mouse hand. Ten and a half hours, one chair. Oh, I also walked to the kitchen and the bathroom some.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #118 on: August 07, 2017, 11:13:03 PM »
Oy, Rural! Such a strong and flexible mouse hand, though, good job!

I ran like a frightened bear through the alleys, and walked for an additional 120ish minutes.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #119 on: August 07, 2017, 11:26:00 PM »
If I clean hard enough to break a sweat, that counts, right?

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #120 on: August 08, 2017, 12:52:53 AM »
Of course, Happier!

Jooni, stay out of alleys!  :o

I went to zumba. I didn't want to as I had a tummy ache. But I did it anyway. (This was a very non-Freckles like demonstration of dedication. I think I deserve chocolate.)

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« Reply #121 on: August 08, 2017, 02:23:46 AM »
Saturday I did a 30 minute treadmill run followed by arms weights machines. Sunday I did a (very, very slow) 40 minute treadmill run. Hopefully I manage to make it back to the gym tonight!

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« Reply #122 on: August 08, 2017, 02:26:48 AM »
I went to zumba. I didn't want to as I had a tummy ache. But I did it anyway. (This was a very non-Freckles like demonstration of dedication. I think I deserve chocolate.)

I have dark chocolate Tim Tams, a snuggly baby and space right next to me on the couch!

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« Reply #123 on: August 08, 2017, 02:56:06 AM »
Dark Chocolate Tim Tams are the best!

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« Reply #124 on: August 08, 2017, 10:45:32 AM »
Wow.  Would definitely love a snuggle baby, a couch, and dark chocolate!

3 mile walk.  Discovered the IPhone has an activity tracker (was listening to a podcast and the guy said 'all smart phones automatically record your activity' and I was like, 'wait - what?'  So I checked DW's IPhone and it had an app on it called 'Health'.   Turns out Internet Rock is the equivalent of 11 flights of stairs.

Reminded me I have amazing tech in my pocket that I use mostly as a watch.  And to play Sudoku.

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« Reply #125 on: August 08, 2017, 02:33:12 PM »
Let's meet at Happier's, ML!

11 flights of stairs multiple times a day is pretty impressive.

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« Reply #126 on: August 08, 2017, 04:55:44 PM »
Hiked in the woods with the dogs for a while, and hiked around Walmart buying food and a Dremel fitting. Mostly I sat and wrote syllabuses (syllabi?), though.

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« Reply #127 on: August 08, 2017, 05:01:28 PM »
I went to the gym, and it was one of those transformative workouts. When everything that was a hard slog just last week suddenly feels easy. Yay for actually building muscle mass.

Irritatingly, I still have 2k steps to accumulate, despite the gym. Clearly my ass muscles got a good flattening today.

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« Reply #128 on: August 08, 2017, 07:31:03 PM »
Walked the 2.4km/1.5 miles to the splash pad so DS could avoid the sprinklers but toddle around crowing that he had found A STICK AND A ROCK.  A rock!  He's pretty cute.  👶

Day 10 no booze or junk food.  I will definitely be breaking the streak tomorrow or Thu, then re-starting after the weekend.  I haven't lost more than what could be considered normal weight fluctuations but I'm noticeably less puffy (to me, anyhow).

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« Reply #129 on: August 08, 2017, 07:42:11 PM »
Okits - Day 10 rocks!  Good job!

Sam - nice!  I, for some reason, felt like I was walking through quicksand while hiking to Internet Rock this morning.  Which is weird - I am always breathing heavily but not  uncomfortable.  Today I was considering taking a nap on the forest floor.

Rural - sounds productive and lovely!

Freckles - excellent plan, and thanks!

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« Reply #130 on: August 08, 2017, 08:05:13 PM »
Sam - nice!  I, for some reason, felt like I was walking through quicksand while hiking to Internet Rock this morning.  Which is weird - I am always breathing heavily but not  uncomfortable.  Today I was considering taking a nap on the forest floor.

I bet refilling your glycogen stores might perk you up. Or, just take the nap. Naps are nice.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #131 on: August 08, 2017, 09:15:32 PM »
Did 30 day shred level one. Um wow am I in bad shape. i did it as much as I could.  I can't believe what a struggle it was. I knew I was in bad shape but damn......

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« Reply #132 on: August 08, 2017, 10:59:03 PM »
20 min evening walk along a lake shore where we are camping right now.
Had to give up, because the mossies were eating me alive.
I am missing the Yoga. Need to get back to a Yoga routine
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« Reply #133 on: August 08, 2017, 11:16:16 PM »
20 minute walk

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« Reply #134 on: August 09, 2017, 12:57:20 AM »
Joining this late.

Over the past 4 years I went from being pretty fit (for me) to being horribly unfit, with a couple of somewhat fit bumps in the middle. I feel much better on every level when fitter, so time to start putting more time and energy into it.

Since arriving in ILs town about 10 days ago, we've been staying at a hotel that is about 2 miles away, and walking about 2~4 miles/day. Also not eating much as the new helper is not a great cook and usually doesn't make enough for everyone. I don't have a scale here, but based on the fit of my clothes I think I've list some weight already. Would like to lose about 30 lbs over the next year.  When I get back to Seattle I will try to maintain the daily walking habit and also get back to the gym ~ I have free passes a neighbor gave me and they gave a rowing machine, which I have been wanting to try. Also there's all that weeding/root pulling waiting for me. I work up a good sweat with a few hours of that...
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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #135 on: August 09, 2017, 07:54:01 AM »
Yesterday was 2 20 minute walks and one 10 minute walk.

Back to daily yoga today, and a 2 walk runs a week goal. I also want to do a recreational bike ride as I have to check if I'm well enough to bike commute. Overall I woke up today feeling not sick.

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« Reply #136 on: August 09, 2017, 08:14:14 AM »
on Saturday I did a 30 min treadmill run and an arms machine, and on Sunday I did a (very slow) 40 min treadmill run. But I was meant to go to the gym yesterday and instead we cooked late, ate late, and then didn't go -- so I'll have to go and make up for it tonight instead.

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« Reply #137 on: August 09, 2017, 08:14:46 AM »
August 7 - Rained all day so no walking to work :(

August 8 - walked to and from work 3.5 miles.
C25K W2D1 2.24 miles

Not too sure if I'm going to stick with the C25k. Once upon a time I ran several days a week, but these days it's hurting my knees and I don't want to seriously injure myself. It could be that I need to lose a bit more weight before starting...or it could just be that I'm getting old. Maybe I'll trade running for hiking.

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« Reply #138 on: August 09, 2017, 08:34:11 AM »
What in the hell is a lurgy?

I repeatedly lifted my primary eating hand to my primary eating orifice today. That's the sum total of my exercise. Plus some pushups, I guess. Oh! And I jogged. But mostly I ate. Hamburgers.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #139 on: August 09, 2017, 08:51:15 AM »
What in the hell is a lurgy?

I repeatedly lifted my primary eating hand to my primary eating orifice today. That's the sum total of my exercise. Plus some pushups, I guess. Oh! And I jogged. But mostly I ate. Hamburgers.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #140 on: August 09, 2017, 09:41:42 AM »
7-minute workout in the mornings, going on month 2. 
Plus I do the stairs at work (I can count that!), but since I am only on the second floor it's not that much.  Does the 3-5 trips to the coffee pot at work count?

Still can't find anything extra that fits into my schedule for the evenings.  Stupid unsafe neighborhood.

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« Reply #141 on: August 09, 2017, 12:11:48 PM »
Can you workout to a DVD in your living room?

My knee started hurting last night. I don't know why; I don't remember doing something to it. Today is a zumba day, but I'm nervous. Not sure if hurting my knee further by going to zumba class is something to genuinely be concerned about or if I'm happy to grab on to any excuse not to exercise. I know myself, so this is a very real possibility. But also, ouch.

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« Reply #142 on: August 09, 2017, 03:20:54 PM »
Ran away from my life, ~60 minutes

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« Reply #143 on: August 09, 2017, 03:38:06 PM »
The lurgy is in retreat. I walked to the shops yesterday - a short walk (usually we take a round about route to make it an hour walk) so it was 30 minutes. I had enough.

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« Reply #144 on: August 09, 2017, 07:03:19 PM »
Walked DS in the stroller to a farther park today, 4km (2.5 miles) RT.  My legs/feet are tired, which is odd, because it's not that much farther.

Had junk food and booze today.  Have a bunch of celebrations these next few days, back on the wagon Monday.

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« Reply #145 on: August 10, 2017, 01:16:08 AM »
Mountain climb complete. Roughly 6500 steps probably 800 ft elevation gain, maybe 3 miles in just over 2 hours. I was pretty miserable at the beginning but it got better once I started counting steps.
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« Reply #146 on: August 10, 2017, 02:27:35 AM »
45 minute walk with the pram.

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« Reply #147 on: August 10, 2017, 02:34:59 AM »
Walked to the other supermarket and admired the new bus stop they built especially for me. IT IS AMAZING. A new car park with 6 enormous lights. A new path, with stone walls on both sides from the car park to the bus stop (and two big lights). New pedestrian lights. Big shelters for waiting passengers. And a huge concrete pad for the awaiting masses. Massive landscaping. No wonder the roadworks have been going on for months!

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« Reply #148 on: August 10, 2017, 05:43:21 AM »
Yoga last night. That's about the only exercise i'm managing lately!

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« Reply #149 on: August 10, 2017, 10:24:10 PM »
Went for a walk in the Bruneau Sand Dunes, but had give up, once the path got less shady. Man, that sand is HOT!
All in all probably only 20 min, followed by only 10 min of Yoga. I hate it when I am a quitter, but sometimes I am.
Not my day today, but at least it's something.
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