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Old 03-01-2019, 05:31 PM
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After I exercise I like to eat pizza.
Just kidding. I don't exercise.
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:44 PM
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I burned about 450 calories in under an hour at the Y. It's a start but I can do better.

Where I need to improve:
- I need to get more than 7 hours of sleep every night. That means I need to get to bed by 11:30.

- I need to be ready to go OTD to exercise by 7:45 every morning. It's more of a lack in mental discipline than being tired. The 4 cups of coffee (that's how much my thermos holds) don't help because it summons nature's call.

- I need to sign up for a personal trainer. Cardio is OK, but my blood test results show that I need to get my LDL down. I need to strengthen my core (studies show that larger muscle groups like legs burn more calories and a stronger core means less nagging aches and pains (or more precisely will help keep my back from going out as easily.)
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Old 03-06-2019, 12:22 AM
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I burned about 450 calories in under an hour at the Y. It's a start but I can do better.

Where I need to improve:
- I need to get more than 7 hours of sleep every night. That means I need to get to bed by 11:30.

- I need to be ready to go OTD to exercise by 7:45 every morning. It's more of a lack in mental discipline than being tired. The 4 cups of coffee (that's how much my thermos holds) don't help because it summons nature's call.

- I need to sign up for a personal trainer. Cardio is OK, but my blood test results show that I need to get my LDL down. I need to strengthen my core (studies show that larger muscle groups like legs burn more calories and a stronger core means less nagging aches and pains (or more precisely will help keep my back from going out as easily.)

I had the same problem with my back. Started doing weight exercises that strengthen the back and I have had fewer problems with it going out. Routine for me is 20 mins on the treadmill, then some weight training and then 30 mins on the treadmill after the weights. And then on Saturday 90 mins on the treadmill going from 2.0 to 2.3 to 2.6 speed.
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Old 03-29-2019, 12:43 PM
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I still struggle to set up a routine, but now more than ever I really hate the gym scene. When I go it's either young moms or geezers and I'm in and out in less than an hour.

I can't quite get on board with the whole fitness lifestyle because I find it ridiculous. I don't like any of it and it would take too long to rant. I just want to be active outside but I live in an area where it's only dry enough to exercise outdoors 6 months out of the year. To counter I bought fenders for my bike and dress in more layers than if I were going skiing. Last week I went riding looking like Spiderman and came out of it spackled with mud and crud.

BTW, I've been on a statin for about a month now with no noticeable side effects. I feel a bit better but I'm still giving the scale a wide berth; my pants still feel snug.
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Old 03-29-2019, 01:28 PM
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Kwak, I am with regarding the gym scene. People around here complain the local one is funky yet they still go. And a lot of them get sucked in to a private trainer. Crazy. I finished the gym in my home about 1.5 years ago. Finishing it cost about 3K. I have a Bow Flex machine and a very nice Nordictrack machine. My wife has some other weights and other gadgets she uses to work out. We use the room a lot. Worth every penny.
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I have 2 gym memberships, one I keep for floor hockey and usually go work out once a week and the other is much closer and hardly ever packed. Especially at lunchtime. I admit I am a bit of a perv, I like some eye candy around, lol!

I recently started back playing ice hockey for a workout. I 've known more than 1 guy who has died during a hockey game or shortly after of heart attacks and that scares the shit out of me.
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Nothing wrong with eye candy at the gym. Whatever gets you there.
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:16 PM
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Keeping it Keto (as a treatment for Epilepsy) combined with cyber implant. 2 1/2 years now. Just passed a year seizure free. (Hope I didn't just jinx myself)
5'8, 160lbs, 24% Bmi. 32 inch waist.
No workouts. Really not hungry. Eat meals at appropriate time.
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:45 PM
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5'11" and 204 pounds with a 38" waist. If I had good knees and an ability to stay away from beer and chocolate (goddamn you Easter Bunny!) I'd still be too old and slow because of my hammer toe to be a corner for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Oh well, I'll just live my life but if I'm going give up beer it's to help fight the depression. I refuse to medicate, but we'll see how much the Lipitor takes off that LDL; cholesterol was 277 at my last checkup, but my BP was low and my resting heart rate is in the 60s. I attribute that to bicycling (though not as much as I'd like) and getting more sleep than I had just several years ago (though I could still use more.)
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:36 PM
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We belong to the local Y and they hit us with spam emails about challenges and whatnot. This summer they're doing a 10K step challenge. You can sign up (for an additional $10) and you get a t-shirt.

I looked into personal training. It's not included in my $85 a month family membership. It costs $40 a half hour. Pfft. No thank you. I hate being "nickle and dimed" to death.

PS: does anybody use the "Map my ride" or "Map my walk" apps. I'm trying to figure out how to post my workouts to Instagram. It kinda ties into the whole "what do you do with your time since you don't do anything all day?" thing.
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