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Old 30th March 2017, 11:45 PM   #16
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I just signed up for a managed nutrition and weights plan at the gym.

With an extremely stern and serious young man.

I will absolutely be unable to make any excuses or distract from my failings with laughter and silly jokes

Mostly because I'm not sure they programmed his model with a humour chip


I am actually kind of terrified. In a small way. I haven't much idea of what to expect as prior to my accident I stayed in shape by just being insanely active and not giving too many ****s about what I ate as long as it was roughly adequate in nutrition
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Old 31st March 2017, 8:18 AM   #17
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I just signed up for a managed nutrition and weights plan at the gym.

With an extremely stern and serious young man.

I will absolutely be unable to make any excuses or distract from my failings with laughter and silly jokes

Mostly because I'm not sure they programmed his model with a humour chip


I am actually kind of terrified. In a small way. I haven't much idea of what to expect as prior to my accident I stayed in shape by just being insanely active and not giving too many ****s about what I ate as long as it was roughly adequate in nutrition
you are gonna do great Emily...just do the best you can and enjoy
hope you feel better soon
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Old 5th April 2017, 7:47 AM   #18
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Since it's winter in the US, what are you doing to get in or stay in shape since it's cold outside?

Me: Workout and lift 3-4x a week
Hot yoga 3x a week

You?
I'm so out of shape. Right now I'm working on getting myself to the gym twice a week. I tell myself it doesn't matter if I have a simple and short workout. The goal is to get to the gym at least twice a week. I went yesterday my next day is Friday. I do want to lose some fat and gain muscle and strength but my first step is showing up.
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Old 5th April 2017, 11:11 AM   #19
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I'm so out of shape. Right now I'm working on getting myself to the gym twice a week. I tell myself it doesn't matter if I have a simple and short workout. The goal is to get to the gym at least twice a week. I went yesterday my next day is Friday. I do want to lose some fat and gain muscle and strength but my first step is showing up.
you can do it Spring....take it one session at a time and do not get
discouraged...be consistent and diligent
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Old 5th April 2017, 11:30 AM   #20
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About 6 months ago I brought some dumbbells to work. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, once an hour (or about 6x a day) I go through a short workout (about 5-7 minutes) with those plus pushups and standing "crunches." I have a desk job that isn't usually too demanding, so I have the time to do this most of the time. I've upped the weight twice in this time, have definitely gained muscle, changed my body shape (even my face looks better), and lost some weight (that wasn't happening at first, but I dropped some extraneous calories in the evening, and that jump started the weight loss). On Tuesday and Thursday I do other exercises on the same schedule, focusing on lower body, without using weights (but I may add some for leg lifts, etc.).


On weekends we walk, or I do intervals on the treadmill at home.
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Old 8th April 2017, 3:35 PM   #21
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I really need to lose ten pounds. It's April and I'm not ready for the summer AT ALL.
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Old 15th May 2017, 11:09 PM   #22
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Third major.... umtenth other... make over.

Sort of slowly rediscovering what I did 10 years ago when I was in my early mid 40's....
Started to watch my diet, starting with candy and junk food. First things first. Now I am transitioning back into calorie counting, low carb, high protein diet. Working on getting back to 2000 calories per day. The trick is to get where you can be good a week at a time, then spoil self a little bit, one or two treats one day a week as a routine.
The trick I discovered some time ago, do something active for at least 5 or 10 minutes every one or two hours, it bumps up the heart rate and metabolism for the an hour or so... so instead of say... burning 70 or 80 calories and hour, the body is revved up and burning 90 to 100 calories and hour till the next little burst of activity.
Other than that, push ups, curls, leg lifts, knee bends, toe raises, walking, hiking in national forest, hill/small mountain country.... staying active, house work, hobbies.
Yard work is an easy way to really rev up the body for a few hours.
Last time, I went from 250 lbs. to 190 lbs., was doing multiple sets of 40 to 50 push-ups...
I have a long way to go to get back to that... right now... stuck in doing two or three sets of 30 or so push-ups. Seems to be taking a lot longer to get back into shape as well. It might take me a few more weeks just to get back to doing sets of 35 to 40 push-ups...
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Old 15th May 2017, 11:19 PM   #23
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I am a runner. I do about 6 to 7K 2 to 4 times a week. Depending on how busy and stressful work and life commitments are.

I don't like crowded gyms or running clubs. I am a loner type and like the peace and tranquility.Its sort of like meditation for me.
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Old 16th May 2017, 12:04 AM   #24
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I usually lift six days per week and do HIIT cardio whenever. I mountain bike when I can and hike or run a couple of times a week. Low carb diet. I'm around 12% body fat at 235 pounds.
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Old 16th May 2017, 7:04 AM   #25
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When I started losing weight, I cut out soda and refined sugars, and just started walking. I started small, a few blocks at first. The more I walked the longer I could go without needing a break. I now walk about 8 to 10 miles a day. The weight started dropping off me fast.

Now I go to the gym 4 times a week, and still do a daily walk. Mostly do cardio, and yoga at the gym. The weight is coming off me slower now because I'm building more muscle. When I started I was over 200 lbs, I now weigh 134 after a year of sticking to it! Only 14 lbs left to my goal weight, it feels amazing.

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Old 16th May 2017, 10:44 AM   #26
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I've always been skinny but for the first time in my life I am actually fit and have some muscle on me! I work with a personal trainer 2x/week, do a 40-minute cardio and core class 2x/week, and workout on my own (usually running and lifting) 2x/week. This is in addition to a generally active lifestyle (I am on my feet all day at work and my husband and I like to walk, golf, and ride bikes in our leisure time).

I've actually gained 5lbs since beginning my current workout schedule, but I was underweight before, and I'm pretty sure the extra weight is muscle since my clothes are fitting better than ever.
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Old 17th May 2017, 10:07 AM   #27
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Im in a town with no gyms and definitely no martial arts which used to keep me in shape. Im unfit for first time in years after six months of eating a lot and drinking a lot and have definitely put on weight.

Ive been focussing on bodyweight exercises in my unit and in this park where they have soccer goal posts which I hang off. So planks, squats, sit ups, press ups, light jogging, pull ups and chin ups just for 20 mins every day at the moment, rotating exercises by day.

I think in a couple weeks Ill be able to increase the time and start to do more high intensity stuff like burpees, sprints and add in skipping, but for now as Im getting fitness back this suits me fine.
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Old 18th May 2017, 12:13 PM   #28
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That is good advice....do what works for you. Everyone has a different
body type, metabolism, etc. Find the groove that works for you and
stick to it. DON'T Forget the abs they require specialized work it is beach
time and surfing time
I think pretty much everything works. For me. However I started out doing exactly what was preached and did so for years. Chest day, back day, leg day and rest or something similar. Hitting major muscle groups, barely doing any isolation crap. Now I do whatever and no doubt it'd be considered overtraining.

I see too many people just wasting their time in the gym. Guys and girls with little to no muscle mass doing only isolation junk and abs. Come on man, you're like 50+ pounds into the morbidly obese range, don't worry about doing 1000 ab crunches a day or how many different ways you can do a bicep curl to really get that muscle to peak.
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Old 20th May 2017, 8:37 PM   #29
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I made rules for myself... no shower unless I've spent an hour exercising. That keeps me in shape because I have to shower every day. It doesn't work for everybody but staying active no matter what it is (i.e. running, weight lifting, spin class, yoga, boxing, diving) for at least a solid hour every day is effective for me.
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Old 21st May 2017, 5:16 PM   #30
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Crossfit 2-3 x a week
Running 2-3 x a week

I've also started to try adding in weights twice a week on the days I run, but it's hard to coordinate that with the crossfit workouts, because I usually don't know what the workout is going to be the next day.

My main nemesis is my diet. It's so hard for me to eat healthy when I have all kinds of unhealthy food tempting me.
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