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Re: Fitness Challenge: Winter 2017
« Reply #120 on: March 01, 2017, 08:56:48 am »
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So, I feel like I have definitely neglected a check-in or two here, but never fear, I have not missed a day yet. Even if I have had to skip a Monday a couple of times because it's been ridiculously hot, I've still kept my three times a week workout schedule, so I'm happy about that. It's definitely slotted into my regular routine, which is always a good thing, so I'm confident about keeping this going, and working on my fitness for the rest of the year.
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Re: Fitness Challenge: Winter 2017
« Reply #121 on: March 01, 2017, 11:58:43 am »
Good day everyone,

I just found this thread and I have a lot of catching up to do!  I'm barely on post 5,  I've been trying to get friends to do this with me for years.  OK have a couple of questions/requests that may have already been asked so I apologize in advance but I like you am very busy and I have 15 pages to get to know you all.

1.  Are any of you using My Fitness Pal,  or is there a group on MFP?

2. Are you using a fitness program like  s health or activity program that interacts with different OS and trackers?

I was just getting ready to go jump on the treadmill.  My bike buddy moved briefly and we got out of the habit.  I was logging 20-30 miles per week biking.  And stopped the treadmill.  So I got out of the habit of routine exercise.

My goal weight is 155 I bounce between 159(once)!  And 166 :-(  I lost 30 lbs over 5 years ago😀 and need to drop the last 10😣

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Re: Fitness Challenge: Winter 2017
« Reply #122 on: March 01, 2017, 06:12:46 pm »
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Good day everyone,

I just found this thread and I have a lot of catching up to do!  


Welcome, DrgnflySpirit! It's *never* too late...for fitness! (OMG, did I really just write that? Did you like the dramatic pause?)

But seriously, though we have just about 3 weeks to go with this challenge, that's plenty of time to start forming some good habits.

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1.  Are any of you using My Fitness Pal,  or is there a group on MFP?

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1. & 2. Not me.

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I was just getting ready to go jump on the treadmill.  My bike buddy moved briefly and we got out of the habit.  I was logging 20-30 miles per week biking.  And stopped the treadmill.  So I got out of the habit of routine exercise.

My goal weight is 155 I bounce between 159(once)!  And 166 :-(  I lost 30 lbs over 5 years ago😀 and need to drop the last 10😣


It sounds like you already have a base of fitness and healthy practices to start from. All the better.
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Re: Fitness Challenge: Winter 2017
« Reply #123 on: March 01, 2017, 06:14:29 pm »
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So, I feel like I have definitely neglected a check-in or two here, but never fear, I have not missed a day yet. Even if I have had to skip a Monday a couple of times because it's been ridiculously hot, I've still kept my three times a week workout schedule, so I'm happy about that. It's definitely slotted into my regular routine, which is always a good thing, so I'm confident about keeping this going, and working on my fitness for the rest of the year.

 
That's awesome, Sobekemiti! That's exactly the result this thread is hopefully going to produce for many of us.

OK, everyone--we're in the home stretch!

Personally I'm doubling down on the diet, slashing carbs like crazy to get that stubborn last 1/2-inch (at least) off my waistline. Yesterday my sum total of complex carbs was a bowl of oatmeal in the morning; what little other carbs came from incidental sources (the carbs found along with the heaps of protein I eat, in the glass of wine I had at the end of the day, etc.)

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Re: Fitness Challenge: Winter 2017
« Reply #124 on: March 01, 2017, 10:14:54 pm »
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Welcome, DrgnflySpirit! It's *never* too late...for fitness! (OMG, did I really just write that? Did you like the dramatic pause?)

TYX💜

But seriously, though we have just about 3 weeks to go with this challenge, that's plenty of time to start forming some good habits.

Oh no!  Does that mean this thread is ending in 3 weeks?

1. & 2. Not me.



It sounds like you already have a base of fitness and healthy practices to start from. All the better.

I had a good base. I lost momentum over the holidays.  My riding partner took a 3 month break from her husband



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Re: Fitness Challenge: Winter 2017
« Reply #125 on: March 02, 2017, 10:07:18 am »
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So, I feel like I have definitely neglected a check-in or two here, but never fear, I have not missed a day yet. Even if I have had to skip a Monday a couple of times because it's been ridiculously hot, I've still kept my three times a week workout schedule, so I'm happy about that. It's definitely slotted into my regular routine, which is always a good thing, so I'm confident about keeping this going, and working on my fitness for the rest of the year.

 
Brilliant!  Sounds like things are going really great for you...good job!
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Re: Fitness Challenge: Winter 2017
« Reply #126 on: March 02, 2017, 10:09:20 am »
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Personally I'm doubling down on the diet, slashing carbs like crazy to get that stubborn last 1/2-inch (at least) off my waistline. Yesterday my sum total of complex carbs was a bowl of oatmeal in the morning; what little other carbs came from incidental sources (the carbs found along with the heaps of protein I eat, in the glass of wine I had at the end of the day, etc.)

Failure is not an option.

 
It's kind of crazy all the things that carbs are in!  I've had good results with an almost no carb diet before....but it's ridiculously expensive where I live (partially because our groceries are not so good on stocking veg/fruit that is worth eating) and would be pretty boring (again, our groceries are horrible if you want real food and not just packaged junk)
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Re: Fitness Challenge: Winter 2017
« Reply #127 on: March 02, 2017, 10:11:00 am »
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Good day everyone,

I just found this thread and I have a lot of catching up to do!  I'm barely on post 5,  I've been trying to get friends to do this with me for years.  OK have a couple of questions/requests that may have already been asked so I apologize in advance but I like you am very busy and I have 15 pages to get to know you all.

1.  Are any of you using My Fitness Pal,  or is there a group on MFP?

2. Are you using a fitness program like  s health or activity program that interacts with different OS and trackers?

I was just getting ready to go jump on the treadmill.  My bike buddy moved briefly and we got out of the habit.  I was logging 20-30 miles per week biking.  And stopped the treadmill.  So I got out of the habit of routine exercise.

My goal weight is 155 I bounce between 159(once)!  And 166 :-(  I lost 30 lbs over 5 years ago😀 and need to drop the last 10😣

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Welcome :)

I don't use any kind of fitness tracker or program.  Right now I'm using a bullet journal inspired personal calendar, so I track my fitness in there (both in a daily and weekly way).

It's definitely easier with other people to cheer you on!
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Re: Fitness Challenge: Winter 2017
« Reply #128 on: March 02, 2017, 10:16:09 am »
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It's kind of crazy all the things that carbs are in!  I've had good results with an almost no carb diet before....but it's ridiculously expensive where I live (partially because our groceries are not so good on stocking veg/fruit that is worth eating) and would be pretty boring (again, our groceries are horrible if you want real food and not just packaged junk)
That's how I lost my 30 pounds low carb,  I tried to keep it under 15 bdm a day total.  let me tell you I was eating a lot of eggs just because I needed to do more research and find out what I could eat. I also  remember eating a lot of nuts literally had no good carbs that I could have eaten other than the veg the few vegetables but this time around I'm trying to go moderation I'm going to try to eat healthy and still keep the carbs as low as I can. Sorry for the run on sentences I'm using Google to type and I haven't learned how to use punctuation with my voice input.

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Re: Fitness Challenge: Winter 2017
« Reply #129 on: March 02, 2017, 10:18:57 am »
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Welcome :)

I don't use any kind of fitness tracker or program.  Right now I'm using a bullet journal inspired personal calendar, so I track my fitness in there (both in a daily and weekly way).

It's definitely easier with other people to cheer you on!
Is this thread actually ending in March I'm totally bummed I thought I had until March to sign up and it was going to go through December so bummed. anyway I'm glad that everyone else here has found some success and maintaining their exercise regime. At least I'm still doing my 5 miles a day with my fitness tracker I have a Samsung Gear watch that tracks all of my data and import it into fitness pal

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Re: Fitness Challenge: Winter 2017
« Reply #130 on: March 02, 2017, 01:37:40 pm »
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And I say "so far" because we've got ONE MONTH TO GO, PEOPLE! Plenty of time yet, but time to get serious and FOCUS.


Less than three weeks now.

In years past, I'd be going, 'zomg, only three weeks left, and I still haven't [insert intermediate goal]'. It feels good to have no final goal, just putting one foot in front of the other. In Warrior I, natch.

I've been turning up diligently for class, except the week Storm Doris was raging, when I stayed home to revise, rather than brave the distance to uni and risk getting stranded. I was good and did home sessions on both days, though not as long as the actual class. I like the push of the group.

So I'm keeping up the habit. Some poses have improved dramatically, others not so much, if at all. But I like what this is doing for me. The real challenge will come once allergy season hits.
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Re: Fitness Challenge: Winter 2017
« Reply #131 on: March 03, 2017, 12:59:48 pm »
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Is this thread actually ending in March I'm totally bummed I thought I had until March to sign up and it was going to go through December so bummed. anyway I'm glad that everyone else here has found some success and maintaining their exercise regime. At least I'm still doing my 5 miles a day with my fitness tracker I have a Samsung Gear watch that tracks all of my data and import it into fitness pal

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We could possibly do another one...or extend this one...if people are interested?
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Re: Fitness Challenge: Winter 2017
« Reply #132 on: March 03, 2017, 01:01:03 pm »
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Less than three weeks now.

In years past, I'd be going, 'zomg, only three weeks left, and I still haven't [insert intermediate goal]'. It feels good to have no final goal, just putting one foot in front of the other. In Warrior I, natch.

I've been turning up diligently for class, except the week Storm Doris was raging, when I stayed home to revise, rather than brave the distance to uni and risk getting stranded. I was good and did home sessions on both days, though not as long as the actual class. I like the push of the group.

So I'm keeping up the habit. Some poses have improved dramatically, others not so much, if at all. But I like what this is doing for me. The real challenge will come once allergy season hits.

 
Good job!  Ugh allergies, yeah that is not a fun time.  Perhaps you can use that time to try different things and see if there are activities that work for you when allergies are flaring up?
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Re: Fitness Challenge: Winter 2017
« Reply #133 on: March 03, 2017, 05:03:56 pm »
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We could possibly do another one...or extend this one...if people are interested?

 
I see no reason why we couldn't (or shouldn't) do a round 2 between the equinox and the solstice- after all those who won't quite reach their goals- like myself- would love to come back and try again, while I'm sure those that have reached their goals would benefit from keeping up the momentum as well as maybe setting new, higher goals. :)

So anyway, again I haven't "officially" worked out this week, but I did get in some gardening again. This week I had 3 tests in 2 days (UGH) so I was a wee bit preoccupied, but tomorrow I'll be planting the 3 trees that came mail-order so that will definitely help me get my heart rate up.

I also signed up for an "Alternative Spring Break" program at my school, so during the week I'm out of class (March 13-17) I'll be spending 3 days doing community service projects in various locations where I live. Two of those 3 days are spent helping out in a community garden in one of our local food deserts, and doing cleanup and trail restoration at one of our city parks, so I'll be getting a workout in that week for sure. ;)

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Re: Fitness Challenge: Winter 2017
« Reply #134 on: March 03, 2017, 09:06:56 pm »
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I see no reason why we couldn't (or shouldn't) do a round 2 between the equinox and the solstice- after all those who won't quite reach their goals- like myself- would love to come back and try again, while I'm sure those that have reached their goals would benefit from keeping up the momentum as well as maybe setting new, higher goals. :)




We've done that in the past, yes! Sometimes it works; other times, I think a bit of "challenge fatigue" sets in, and to keep the fitness challenges effective it's better to knock off for a little while. That's one reason why this is the first time we've done this in a while.

But it sounds like it's working well, that you guys are interested in a Round 2, and that we even have some new interest. So why not? Keep your eyes on the coming equinox, but get ready with fresh determination and new goals for the solstice.
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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