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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #200 on: August 19, 2017, 09:38:21 PM »
Went to the farm and picked own vegetables.  Walked around for hour and a half.  Also bending up and down and even got a little sunshine.  Loved it.

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« Reply #201 on: August 20, 2017, 05:34:00 PM »
Walked and walked and walked, bounced UPanddownUPanddownUPanddown, carried and moved things, danced.

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #202 on: August 20, 2017, 06:26:59 PM »
ran ~2 miles, which was an improvement over previous outing. had to stop for a brief walk once.

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« Reply #203 on: August 20, 2017, 07:07:52 PM »
Went for a walk today. About 2 miles.

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« Reply #204 on: August 20, 2017, 07:13:41 PM »
Walked about 5 k today. Last night I did manage to run/walk 5k. Today, I have learned that running uses your abs, because they hurt. Legs etc. are all fine. But the abs... I suppose they will increase in tone over the next 3 weeks?

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« Reply #205 on: August 20, 2017, 08:07:18 PM »
Just dropping in to applaud all up-and-coming exercisers.

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« Reply #206 on: August 20, 2017, 08:17:55 PM »
Just got back from my 1.5 mile walk for the first time in a few days.  On concrete sidewalk along a town street, but it is the best I have been able to do lately.
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« Reply #207 on: August 20, 2017, 08:58:27 PM »
1 hour walk, leasurely, need to up my game!
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« Reply #208 on: August 20, 2017, 10:12:37 PM »
Thanks Bicycle B!

I read about NEAT thanks to wintertell, and since then I've been really trying to keep that in mind and make choices like taking the stairs or parking farther away. Even on vacation, maybe especially on vacation. And now we are at Disneyland, so there is no shortage of movement. Yesterday, my husband's FitBit recorded 22,200 steps! I don't have a device like that, but if anything, I took more steps, so phew! Today, not so many steps. We were wiped out! But we'll be back at it tomorrow. :)

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Re: Creating an exercise habit for the previously unfit
« Reply #209 on: August 20, 2017, 10:47:42 PM »
We've been in Beijing almost a week. Probably have walked 2~5 miles a day. Maybe more yesterday when we took DD to Tiananmen and Qianmen, and then also walked home from dinner.

On the train to Tianjin now, where we will do more walking.
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« Reply #210 on: August 21, 2017, 12:46:40 AM »
Did not want to go for a walk. Went for a walk anyway.

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« Reply #211 on: August 21, 2017, 08:49:22 AM »
We've been in Beijing almost a week. Probably have walked 2~5 miles a day. Maybe more yesterday when we took DD to Tiananmen and Qianmen, and then also walked home from dinner.

On the train to Tianjin now, where we will do more walking.
Beijing was awesome! Check out Hou Hai one evening if you can.

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« Reply #212 on: August 21, 2017, 09:05:25 AM »
Did not want to go for a walk. Went for a walk anyway.

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« Reply #213 on: August 21, 2017, 09:54:16 AM »
In January my scales read 250.2 pounds.  That was the day I decided I wasn't going any higher.
My scales will never read that high again.  I started an 1800 calorie diet and from time to time will walk.  I have bought a used bike, but have only ridden it once.  I am in on this challenge and will give periodical updates as a form of accountability. This may be the jump start I need to finish off my weight loss goal of being under 200 pounds.  I presently weigh 218.8 pounds. 
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« Reply #214 on: August 21, 2017, 02:27:26 PM »
Guys. We have an issue. I am 15km from home. By bike.  I brought a picnic, and ate it at km6. The end goal was an area with a whole foods (fun!) And a train station. The idea being that I would eat the rest of my picnic (what rest), top up my water, and bike home or admit defeat and take the train.

Somehow I'm eating $11 worth of buffet. So I'm going to bike home.

Those people we know who are doing a long distance ride are brave or foolish or a little of both.

Also, I will not run 5k tonight

I'm home and clean! Luckily there was a faster way back, so 'only' a 24k ride. I'm sure as a kid I could do 20 without breaks. There were breaks and snacks and I imagine that tomorrow I will wakeup either with newfound aches, or completely fit and healthy. I've even eaten healthy food today, so most likely 10-40 pounds will be gone and replaced with strong, flexible muscles.
 
 

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« Reply #215 on: August 21, 2017, 02:54:13 PM »
Guys. We have an issue. I am 15km from home. By bike.  I brought a picnic, and ate it at km6. The end goal was an area with a whole foods (fun!) And a train station. The idea being that I would eat the rest of my picnic (what rest), top up my water, and bike home or admit defeat and take the train.

Somehow I'm eating $11 worth of buffet. So I'm going to bike home.

Those people we know who are doing a long distance ride are brave or foolish or a little of both.

Also, I will not run 5k tonight

If that's from Whole Foods, that's really only about a cup of food.  :P

Good for you for running on Saturday.  After all that biking I wouldn't think you should run today, either.

Yesterday I chased my kids around for hours, outside.  Today, since one was sick we mostly stayed at home (not much chasing needed).  We'll see what tomorrow brings. 
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« Reply #216 on: August 21, 2017, 02:56:29 PM »
In January my scales read 250.2 pounds.  That was the day I decided I wasn't going any higher.
My scales will never read that high again.  I started an 1800 calorie diet and from time to time will walk.  I have bought a used bike, but have only ridden it once.  I am in on this challenge and will give periodical updates as a form of accountability. This may be the jump start I need to finish off my weight loss goal of being under 200 pounds.  I presently weigh 218.8 pounds.

Super impressive, Vintage509!  I am experimenting with keeping an exercise journal (paper notebook).  Strange, but even though I'm the only one who sees it I do find it helps with holding me accountable.
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« Reply #217 on: August 21, 2017, 05:43:50 PM »
In January my scales read 250.2 pounds.  That was the day I decided I wasn't going any higher.
My scales will never read that high again.  I started an 1800 calorie diet and from time to time will walk.  I have bought a used bike, but have only ridden it once.  I am in on this challenge and will give periodical updates as a form of accountability. This may be the jump start I need to finish off my weight loss goal of being under 200 pounds.  I presently weigh 218.8 pounds.
Yay Vintage! You can use that bike. Bikes are fun.

and yay okits! child wrangling is absolutely exhausting

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« Reply #218 on: August 22, 2017, 05:35:54 AM »
(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.]
(8/20/17) Push day again! :)
(8/22/17) Pull day. Went in at 6am and wasn't that crowded, I was shocked. Building a habit!!

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« Reply #219 on: August 22, 2017, 09:33:35 PM »
Walked 1.5km doing errands.  So far, not kicking butt this week.
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« Reply #220 on: August 23, 2017, 11:16:14 AM »
Leg day again! Increased weight on my squat and presses and did all sets for the Romanian deadlifts. Yay!


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« Reply #221 on: August 23, 2017, 02:03:25 PM »
Walked 2.8 miles this morning, then my little hike up to Internet rock. The day is still early, so we'll see what other trouble I can get into!

Vintage - wonderful!  Welcome. 

Elle - I would also expect to lose 10-40 lbs after that bike ride.

Bicycle - thanks for the cheering! 

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« Reply #222 on: August 23, 2017, 06:11:38 PM »
Wrestled an 80 pound toilet in and out of the car, and carried upstairs.  Took old toilet down to the garage for garbage day next week.  Rested for an hour!  I'm getting too old for this stuff.  (senior)

Then did 5 hours of gardening - digging out my daylilies, separating them, replanting and rearranging things.  Still have many more hours of work to do, so that will be another day.
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« Reply #223 on: August 23, 2017, 06:14:12 PM »
Wow, way to go, Shinplaster!!!!

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« Reply #224 on: August 23, 2017, 06:17:52 PM »
Wow, way to go, Shinplaster!!!!

Thanks Jooni.  I'm an out of shape 65 year old grandma, so I felt pretty badass today.
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« Reply #225 on: August 23, 2017, 07:14:41 PM »
(8/13/17) Push day.
(8/16/17) Pull day.
(8/19/17) Leg day.
(8/20/17) Push day again! :)
(8/22/17) Pull day.
(8/23/17) Leg day!

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« Reply #226 on: August 23, 2017, 08:20:07 PM »
lexde, you are killing it!

Walked 1.4km to/from errands, plus whatever else, navigating the shopping mall. 

My toddler son feels heavier than before, do I get credit for hoisting a progressively bigger human?  :)
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« Reply #227 on: August 23, 2017, 09:09:39 PM »
I did a shorter version of my evening walk, but a bit over a mile.  I let it get too dark before I set out.  I'm probably totally safe as I'm on a main street in a small town.  I just don't like to be alone walking at night.
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« Reply #228 on: August 24, 2017, 04:27:04 AM »
lexde, you are killing it!

Walked 1.4km to/from errands, plus whatever else, navigating the shopping mall. 

My toddler son feels heavier than before, do I get credit for hoisting a progressively bigger human?  :)
Thanks so much! This thread was really what I needed to bite the bullet and jump in again. And you definitely get credit for hoisting the ever-growing human!! That takes more energy than the gym for sure!

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« Reply #229 on: August 24, 2017, 05:13:19 AM »
Walked about 1.7 miles yesterday.  Also, did a little bit of step aerobics.  Did not last long beyond the warmup but will get there with consistency.

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« Reply #230 on: August 24, 2017, 03:02:39 PM »
Normal work and errands type walking. Haven't managed another run, but this weekend is active. And this morning I hit my pre-cottage weight. 

Tonight I will trudge my backpack to a friend's house

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« Reply #231 on: August 24, 2017, 07:50:28 PM »
Walked 3.9km doing errands.  One hour of yoga.  My thighs are sore.

Alcohol is becoming firmly entrenched in my daily diet (~1/day).  I'm not sure this is a battle worth fighting until I am not around my teething, tantrumy darlings around the clock, every day of the week.
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« Reply #232 on: August 24, 2017, 07:55:36 PM »
hahaha okits, I came to post that I wandered far and wide in a weird circly route today, all with the goal of booze. I almost never drank before my Current Life, and now I'm almost aiming for daily, because it works. But I'm very sensitive to alcohol (probably per drinking so little), so I don't drive for ages after it. This is causing me to walk more!

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« Reply #233 on: August 25, 2017, 04:19:08 AM »
Yesterday, walked 3.5 miles.

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« Reply #234 on: August 25, 2017, 05:53:29 AM »
Hiked down our ridiculous hill to pick blackberries, then hiked back up.

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« Reply #235 on: August 25, 2017, 09:56:42 AM »
Okits - there is a lot of research that says it is healthier to drink 1 glass of wine a day than to not.  (That all changes when you are talking about 2 or 3 glasses a day, with women at least). Unfortunately my body doesn't love any quantity of alcohol, so I rarely drink, but if it adds to your quality of life, why not?

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« Reply #236 on: August 25, 2017, 07:07:10 PM »
  I started the 'None to Run' program today (https://www.healthynomics.com/).  Basically a 12 week run/walk program (similar to Couch to 5 K). Thought I would mention it here in case anyone else is interested.
  I am not sold on the idea of running, so if I start hurting I will quit and do something else.

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« Reply #237 on: August 25, 2017, 08:48:11 PM »
I strained my left abdominal muscle. :( Ouch.

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« Reply #238 on: August 25, 2017, 08:51:47 PM »
Walked 4.1km, 3.2 of them wearing 25lbs of baby + gear.  Note to self: don't gain 25lbs.  Also: achy from yesterday.  Probably a good thing.

Okits - there is a lot of research that says it is healthier to drink 1 glass of wine a day than to not.  (That all changes when you are talking about 2 or 3 glasses a day, with women at least). Unfortunately my body doesn't love any quantity of alcohol, so I rarely drink, but if it adds to your quality of helps you cope with the stress in your life, why not?

I'm going to take this as straight up medical advice.  ;)

Seriously, I was cutting out booze to encourage weight loss.  Alcohol and junk food are coping mechanisms, and I should be finding other ways to cope until my life improves (i.e. I'm working on changes to make it better, they're just not instantaneous.)  Also, I make unhealthy food choices after consuming alcohol. 
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« Reply #239 on: August 26, 2017, 12:29:45 PM »
Lexde - ouch is right!  Hope you feel better fast.

Okits - unfortunately alcohol can definitely encourage crappy food consumption!  But hey, not as bad as pot, right?  (I am all about harm reduction as opposed to abstinence!)

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« Reply #240 on: August 26, 2017, 10:06:47 PM »
Wow, you guys are killing it!!

Today for the first time in a few days I got out for a walk. We walked over an hour.
It felt good!
The Sawtooth Mountains are so beautiful.

I feel terrible for not even having done Yoga lately.
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« Reply #241 on: August 26, 2017, 10:42:28 PM »
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« Reply #242 on: August 26, 2017, 11:19:21 PM »
Walked 5.9km.
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« Reply #243 on: August 27, 2017, 06:27:33 AM »
Yesterday I walked at least 8 miles spread out at two different times.  The second time bring the longest in the park. I wanted to see where a path was leading. I was exhausted. Even my shoulders hurt.  But surprisingly today, I feel okay.  I am pushing myself because I cant allow any more excuses.

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« Reply #244 on: August 27, 2017, 07:27:16 AM »
Wandered around the zoo at the speed of toddler for a couple of hours yesterday.

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« Reply #245 on: August 27, 2017, 11:35:05 AM »
Today, I walked appr. 1.7 miles.  However, about to go to the farm for pick your own everything so will be plenty more walking and bending up and down.

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« Reply #246 on: August 27, 2017, 02:29:50 PM »
Friday: Sitting on my butt in an airplane for 11 hours.  How many calories does it burn when you binge watch old TV series and documentaries for that many hours?

Saturday:  1.5 hours of digging up my lawn/pulling roots.

Today:  1.33 hours of digging up my lawn/pulling roots.   1 hour walk with my sister.

As reported in my journal, weight is at 164 (down from a high of 175 before I left for China 4 weeks ago). Unfortunately I already caved to my craving for more cheese and crackers for lunch (they are almond crackers, so low carb, but still...).  Now fighting the urge to go get chocolate.  I think I will take a nap instead....
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« Reply #247 on: August 28, 2017, 09:35:53 AM »
Re-starting morning 7-minute workouts after traveling for a little over a week.

Not quite as bad as starting the first time, but fighting entropy.

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« Reply #248 on: August 28, 2017, 12:03:25 PM »
2.5 hours of digging/raking/root pulling. I have serious blisters and fairly sore muscles. Have dug up about 1/5 of the total lawn area at this point, to a depth of 8~12 inches. Today's batch was tough because it was up against the slope and FULL of lots of tangled roots.

Weight holding steady at 164. Probably because I overate yesterday, 8ncluding finishing off some ice cream....
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« Reply #249 on: August 28, 2017, 10:01:48 PM »
Did a walk/run with my dog.