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Re: The Fitness Thread

Postby TenaciousBe » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:56 am

Nice, Drew! I'm still having a hard time finding a consistent schedule. Having a newborn means you go to bed when she's ready and get up when she's ready. :lol I've almost thought about trying to get back into running, but I can't even find time to get decent bike rides in anymore so I doubt it'll happen. I'm just sort of in "treading water" mode.
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Postby Fish Tacos » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:01 pm

@TenaciousBe it's been a while since you made the post about not having enough time and you've made progress since then but I just thought it would be worth mentioning, you might be able to workout at lunch? Not sure what kind of job you have.
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Postby TenaciousBe » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:54 am

Fish Tacos wrote:@TenaciousBe it's been a while since you made the post about not having enough time and you've made progress since then but I just thought it would be worth mentioning, you might be able to workout at lunch? Not sure what kind of job you have.


That's part of the issue - I work 12 hour overnight factory shifts. Which is actually a decent source of physical activity and my only saving grace, but it's not really a proper workout. I've thought about bringing my yoga mat and trying to sneak in some yoga time during breaks, but that's also my "catch up on internet stuff" time (like right now... lol).
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Postby One Drew Remains » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:26 pm

I work in a factory too. A friend of mine lifts full propane tanks on his break. You might need to improvise like that.
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Re: The Fitness Thread

Postby TenaciousBe » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:00 am

I should add, I would have time at home during the days, but having a newborn (well, 2.5 months old) kind of dictates when I get to sleep. Some days I'm off work at 5AM and get to go to bed right away, other days she's ready to eat when I get home and I'm up for another couple hours hanging with the wife and taking care of baby. I'm sure it'll all smooth back out once she gets a little older and is sleeping longer -- she's already gone from 2-3 hour sleeps to sometimes 4-5 hours, so there's progress!
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Re: The Fitness Thread

Postby TenaciousBe » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:29 am

So how's everyone doing in this new year? It's sort of cliche to start a new program at the beginning of the year, but my wife and I both decided we need to reign it in a little bit so we've been trying to get things back on track. For my part, I'm using MyFitnessPal again to track my food - actually have kept up with it for over 2 weeks now, started right after Christmas. Also, I gave myself 2 goals for the new year. The more immediate one is 100 Days of Yoga - the plan is to make some kind of time every day, whether it's an hour or 20 minutes, to use the DDPYogaNow app and do some yoga workouts. The days I work, if I don't get it done at home before, I've been bringing my mat to work with me and finding some break time where I can hide out in the upstairs offices and throw down on a workout.

The second goal is more long-term. My starting weight for the year is 265 lbs. Now, 4 years ago when I started being all fitnessy, I started at 340 and got down to roughly this weight in about 7 months, and have held steady there ever since. My goal back then was to get down to an even 200, the weight I was at back in 2000 (the lightest I've ever been as a teenager/adult). My year-long goal is to finally get that momentum going again, and get those last 60-some pounds off. Now, I know that weight isn't the only indicator, so I also took measurements around my waist, chest, arms, legs, etc, and I'm recording my weekly weigh-ins that show body fat %, muscle %, and so on. I'd still like to see 200 pounds, but if I can drop size again while retaining weight due to muscle, I'll count that as a win!
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Re: The Fitness Thread

Postby Lotha » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:38 am

Wow, you're going for it. Good for you!

One of my New Year's resolutions was to stop spending so much time sitting - or at least, if I have to do it (and I kinda do), to start moving enough for it not to be so hard on me. Even if it's just 20 minutes of jumping around in my office room like I did this morning. I'm so out of shape it's embarrassing, but I'll work on it 'cause I can't keep up this lifestyle without some serious health consequences (and I'm afraid I'm already feeling some of them).
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Postby TenaciousBe » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:12 am

That's one reason I'm really glad I got away from the office environment. Driving a forklift is a lot of sitting too, but it's also a lot of moving around and walking and stuffs. It's so hard not to get out of shape when you have to be at a desk for so many hours a day, but hopefully you can keep it moving!
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Postby Lotha » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:26 am

I've been keeping it up for 4 days straight now and feeling good, determined to keep going!
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Re: The Fitness Thread

Postby TenaciousBe » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:24 am

Nice!! I'm on Day 17. Not always eating perfectly but watching portions and counting calories. And gotten my DDPY done every day, even if I have to do some in the office at work. The weight hasn't changed yet, but I feel a lot better!
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