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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #150 on: August 10, 2017, 10:25:51 PM »
Almost every single day I walk about my little town for at least 20-90 minutes. I'm starting to think of it as counterproductive, though, because every day they are handing out treats!

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #151 on: August 10, 2017, 10:55:56 PM »
I walked 3211 steps today
The previous 2 days I made 4k steps.
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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #152 on: August 10, 2017, 11:16:11 PM »
We did a longer walk today - still very tired after it, as I haven't got completely better, but definitely improving.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #153 on: August 11, 2017, 12:26:27 AM »
Walked 3.8km (2.4 miles) today.  But ate many baked goods.  Tomorrow will be lazier but less caloric.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #154 on: August 11, 2017, 12:43:50 AM »
Walked from hotel to ILs place, about 2 miles. Felt off mid day do did not eat lunch. Will probably walk back to the hotel this evening.
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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #155 on: August 11, 2017, 05:45:41 AM »
Yesterday, I went for a walk in the park.  It had to be at least two miles if not more.  Today, I am may canoe for an hour. You can rent boats at the park.

It is time to get in shape.  The more I make it a point to move, the more I realize it has become essential.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #156 on: August 11, 2017, 05:48:45 AM »
I am back to normal commute levels of walking. 45 min yesterday and similar today.
.next week is a vacation, so hopefully swimming and hiking

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #157 on: August 11, 2017, 01:08:04 PM »
I want to walk in Joonifloof's town!

I have had days of tummy troubles and haven't been doing much. Hopefully I will make it to zumba today.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #158 on: August 11, 2017, 05:22:39 PM »
Today I ran to work (7.5 miles ~1:15), then walked 4.4 miles at lunch, and will ride my bike home.

Exercise is not my current problem.  I ramped up from my pretty pathetic ~2 day a week bike commute to bike/run commuting every day over the course of a couple years, rain or shine.  The occasions that I do drive now feel stressful due to frequent stops, other drivers etc.

My problem is that I cannot out exercise my appetite.  My weight has been very steady at about 40 lbs above the "ideal" weight, and about 20 lbs above where I would like to be.  Soda and snacks at work are a crutch habit I haven't been able to shake for more than a couple weeks at a shot.  Ice cream is my cryptonite at home, and I become a sugar craving withdrawing addict if I don't have dessert.  I need to work on these areas, but I need to actually make it stick somehow.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #159 on: August 11, 2017, 07:35:07 PM »
Holy crap, moof, that's a ton of exercise!  I'm surprised you can't make the no-sugar stick more than a few weeks.  I find the first few days BRUTAL, then it progressively gets easier.  Seeing a little progress (in how clothes fit) gets addictive, too.

Walked 5.2km (3.25 miles) with the stroller, today.  I'll be keeping a written food-and-exercise notebook starting Monday.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #160 on: August 11, 2017, 08:03:40 PM »
Moor, this sounds exhausting.

Walking:
14 minutes
5 minutes
8 minutes
8 minutes
8 minutes

So around 45. But again, just commuting. Not real exercise. I'm exhausted. I think my hormones are all screwy, I have been slammed the past 2 periods with serious pms exhaustion. I am doing the healthy eat to live thing post cottage, which helps with pain and energy.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #161 on: August 11, 2017, 11:05:20 PM »
Today I popped in a step DVD. I love doing step. I held out for at least 15 mins before I could feel my legs going weak. I need to start timing myself.  This is at least 3 times this week I have done something.  Whoohooo.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #162 on: August 13, 2017, 03:51:11 PM »
Went for a really long walk in the park. Was going to canoe but changed my mind.  Didn't want dead arms today.  This make 4 or 5 times this week.

Hope everyone is hanging in there.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #163 on: August 13, 2017, 03:58:16 PM »
My Goals for the 18th Week in Ordinary Time

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

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Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #164 on: August 13, 2017, 05:16:29 PM »
I'm in. For the first time in almost a year I stepped foot in my gym for day 1. It was embarrassing. It wasn't pretty. I struggled with almost no weight. It was nothing like 2015 when I ate dumbbells for breakfast. But I did it. And I feel "good tired" for the first time in a really long time. I want to make this a habit again, I owe it to myself.



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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #165 on: August 13, 2017, 06:14:48 PM »
I played bocce ball with LWTG and family. We had to walk to the court.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #166 on: August 13, 2017, 07:02:01 PM »
Been getting about 5~8k steps a day since our hike. I counted and the walk from hotel to ILs is about 3500 steps.

Need to keep this momentum up (and add hills) when I get back home. Do people find a fit bit type tracker is worth it compared to phone based apps? I'll probably try the latter first, since they are free. But considering splurging on the fit bit.
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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #167 on: August 13, 2017, 08:30:58 PM »
We got stuck yesterday and had to spend quite a bit of time digging ourselves out.
I guess this qualifies as excercise. It included shoveling and ducking and walking around quite a bit.
We are both a bit sore today, so we have just been excercising our arms today, shoving treats in our mouths....
This will make for a good story, sometime!
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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #168 on: August 14, 2017, 09:39:02 AM »
Oh my! :o

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #169 on: August 14, 2017, 11:21:07 AM »
moof, when I did (or even didn't, for that matter!) that level of activity, I too could not go without sugar infusions if I otherwise continued eating the same as I previously had. I had to add a bunch of protein and fat to eliminate the sugar need. Any chance your body is wanting the same, with that level of activity? Paleo resources are great because a lot of those folks are at your activity level.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #170 on: August 14, 2017, 11:34:52 AM »
It's boring, so I haven't been posting every day, but I HAVE been walking at least a half hour everyday, and sometimes a lot more than that.  If it's raining, or 30C, then I walk the mall.  Exercising my frugality muscle too, since I look, but don't buy.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #171 on: August 15, 2017, 03:55:54 AM »
Fallen off the wagon since last posting :( but off to the gym tonight!

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #172 on: August 15, 2017, 01:22:28 PM »
42 minute walk, the first half up a long steep hill, and part of the second half carrying my 90 lb 12 year old on my back :)

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #173 on: August 15, 2017, 02:40:02 PM »
35-40ish minute walk last night.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #174 on: August 15, 2017, 06:17:44 PM »
Just light walking for errands: 1km yesterday, 2km today. 

But back on the no booze, no junk food snacking.  I miss booze and junk food snacking.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #175 on: August 15, 2017, 06:58:23 PM »
Mind if I join in?

Bought a chin up bar the other day and decided to start following the Recommended Routine on the Body Weight fitness subreddit. I'm pretty pitiful at the moment (can't even do 5 pull ups), but grinding it out to get better.

Had to start getting up at 5:00 am to fit the workout into my day. The early rise is kicking my ass right now... Don't know how you morning people do it.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #176 on: August 16, 2017, 03:30:53 PM »
I've signed up to a 12 week exercise /weightloss challenege. It's huuuugely expensive, & most Mustachians would punche in the face. But I'm excited to be forced to do high intensity exercise 4 times a week. And hopefully spending that much money on my health will force me to not be lazy, and to not eat my feelings.

Edit to add: I should probably add that it's $850 for the 12 weeks. But if I win i get a free trip to Bali :P I want to win!!
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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #177 on: August 16, 2017, 05:34:33 PM »
I'm in. For the first time in almost a year I stepped foot in my gym for day 1. It was embarrassing. It wasn't pretty. I struggled with almost no weight. It was nothing like 2015 when I ate dumbbells for breakfast. But I did it. And I feel "good tired" for the first time in a really long time. I want to make this a habit again, I owe it to myself.
Went in again at 6am before work. Day 2. So sore but so worth it!

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« Reply #178 on: August 16, 2017, 07:01:21 PM »
we did a short walk, maybe 20 or so to a beautiful hot spring yesterday and then we soaked....
NICE!
Not really exercise though!
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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #179 on: August 16, 2017, 07:54:11 PM »
Walked my 3.2km today. 

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« Reply #180 on: August 16, 2017, 10:13:28 PM »
My walk today was no less than 4 miles.  I didn't think I was going to make it, but I gave my myself a destination so I was committed and had no choice because walking was the only way I was getting back home.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #181 on: August 17, 2017, 12:46:19 AM »
Tuesday: Did 20 minutes of yoga
Wednesday: Walked for 30 minutes during break
Today: Probably go swimming, but this depends on how dangerous the river is today

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #182 on: August 17, 2017, 04:44:14 AM »
Had yoga class last night. I was so whipped afterwards, i went to bed at 8:30.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #183 on: August 17, 2017, 11:53:51 AM »
Walked to the river, swam in it (I feel my arm muscles ache now) and walked back home.

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« Reply #184 on: August 17, 2017, 09:50:43 PM »
Walked 1.5km, did 70 mins yoga.

Socialized with friends so had a drink and had pastries and chocolates (not out-of-control amounts).  Back on the wagon tomorrow!

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« Reply #185 on: August 17, 2017, 10:08:38 PM »
Gym, and 6k steps.

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« Reply #186 on: August 17, 2017, 10:56:48 PM »
A bit of swimming followed by a lot of soaking in hot springs followed by a bit of swimming.
...followed by a huge slice of carrot cake....hey that was a heavy slice of cake, so it almost counts as weight lifting....
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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #187 on: August 18, 2017, 02:16:56 AM »
Not much, but I did haul around a full-size truck tailgate a fair bit (it's off the truck being worked on).

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« Reply #188 on: August 18, 2017, 05:39:52 AM »
A bit of swimming followed by a lot of soaking in hot springs followed by a bit of swimming.
...followed by a huge slice of carrot cake....hey that was a heavy slice of cake, so it almost counts as weight lifting....

Now THAT is the kind of exercise routine I could get seriously into.....
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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #189 on: August 18, 2017, 05:42:33 AM »
More walking. Boring to write about, but fun to do.

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« Reply #190 on: August 18, 2017, 05:54:17 AM »
A bit of swimming followed by a lot of soaking in hot springs followed by a bit of swimming.
...followed by a huge slice of carrot cake....hey that was a heavy slice of cake, so it almost counts as weight lifting....

Now THAT is the kind of exercise routine I could get seriously into.....

Amen.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #191 on: August 18, 2017, 08:17:22 AM »
"Ran" 1.5 miles and performed random lifts and horsey rides for 80 lbs of children.

And now I want carrot cake.

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« Reply #192 on: August 18, 2017, 07:03:08 PM »
Today walked to Internet Rock x2. 
Less than my usual goal, but I am not feeling great.

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« Reply #193 on: August 18, 2017, 08:00:42 PM »
Walked 2.3km and um, had 1.5 drinks and lots of treats.  Potlucks are a minefield of temptation. 😐

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« Reply #194 on: August 18, 2017, 09:00:03 PM »
Back from vacation and back at it tomorrow.

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« Reply #195 on: August 19, 2017, 02:33:32 PM »
Short little walk yesterday, but planning a hike today.
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« Reply #196 on: August 19, 2017, 04:54:47 PM »
Walked around the homestead today, maybe 3/4 mile

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« Reply #197 on: August 19, 2017, 06:47:19 PM »
The cottage involved much more eating than exercise. Never zero, but only one strenuous day. I foolishly signed up for a 5k months ago, so I will now resume training. Friend I'm running with has been training for months, but will not mock my slower time

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #198 on: August 19, 2017, 06:59:43 PM »
(8/13/17) I'm in. For the first time in almost a year I stepped foot in my gym for day 1. It was embarrassing. It wasn't pretty. I struggled with almost no weight. It was nothing like 2015 when I ate dumbbells for breakfast. But I did it. And I feel "good tired" for the first time in a really long time. I want to make this a habit again, I owe it to myself.
(8/16/17) Went in again at 6am before work. Day 2. So sore but so worth it! Pull day.
(8/19/17) Leg day today. Had to skip a set of romanian deadlifts because I felt like I was wayy overdoing it. Weights were super light but the last time I did a true "leg day" was 4/13/16 according to my app, so I pretty much have had to start from zero. [65#5x5 Squat; 50#2x8 Romanian Deadlift; 50#3x15 Leg Press; 50#3x15 Calf Press.]

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« Reply #199 on: August 19, 2017, 08:45:53 PM »
Walked to do an errand (2.4km) plus a bunch around the mall (no idea, DH drowned my pedometer that I hadn't used in years so I don't know how far that was).

Had a beer tonight.  It was date night.  Having a drink together while dressed up was nice.