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RodeoSchro

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The Last Org Fitness Thread of 2016!


I think these threads last 60 days, so that means this is it! Two months to go, let's finish strong! Hey, here's an idea:

If you AREN'T working out much but plan to implement a New Year's resolution, why not start now? Wouldn't it be awesome to walk into the gym in January, already two months ahead of your plan? Heck yeah!

On a personal note, I'm still doing 100 push-ups a day. I thought it was a cool thing for about six months, but now I cannot WAIT for December 31st! This is the 310th day of the year, which means this year I've done...

31,000 push-ups! Yikes, that's a lot!

I haven't been going to the gym much, unfortunately. Mainly it's a work-schedule thing. But this morning I did go back to my local gym and was pleased to see that I can still bench 306 pounds. So I've got that going for me, which is nice!

OK my gym warriors, how are YOU doing? Let's kill it for the next 56 days!

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Reply #1 posted 11/05/16 10:25am

domainator2010

Hey I just came back from the gym, and I DID FORTY FIVE MOTHERFUCKING BURPEES AGAIN TODAY!! I WIN YOUR FUCKING THREAD!!! smile smile

100 push ups a day is Cool, man, I resumed gym after quite a while just some days back, and found I can't do even 60 wide push-ups, which I was doing regularly previously!! Could it be that moi is gettin Old??!!! smile

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Reply #2 posted 11/05/16 12:38pm

uPtoWnNY

I hurt my lower back a month ago.....I'm slowly getting back to where I was, but no squats or deadlifts for a long time.....fuck!

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Reply #3 posted 11/05/16 1:37pm

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I need to loose 20 lbs ...

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Reply #4 posted 11/05/16 2:05pm

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I've been working on my Fall/Winter body all summer. My time has come.
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Reply #5 posted 11/06/16 12:00pm

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2016 is not even over lol


I have started eating healther foods in the last 3 months. My pants are starting to slip off one side of my hip already.

I have cut out pop, snacking and junk food as well as eating like a vegetarian. I don't eat much red meat anymore and have eaten more fish such as sole and canned tuna (in water no salt).

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Reply #6 posted 11/07/16 1:42pm

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For most of 2016 I have surrendered to the Dad Bod.

sigh

The wind got knocked out of my sails.

Lately I've been going hiking, and it's making me seriously want to work out again.




Not necessarily because I want to gain more stamina and strength for the actual hiking, I just don't want to take another selfie/picture with a huge gut again.

razz

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Reply #7 posted 11/08/16 4:42am

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I have cut out pop, snacking and junk food

Me too. Instead of even biscuits which have sugar in them, I'm having this "digestive, fibrous" thing.... pretty good, yeah? smile

Waiting for the day MY pants start to slip off! smile

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Reply #8 posted 11/08/16 7:04am

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I went to McDonald's yesterday after work for the first time in about 3 years, and it was SO GODDAMN GOOD.

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The greatest vision of heaven I've ever seen depicted was in Albert Brooks' "Defending Your Life" (where you can eat ANYthing and AS MUCH as you want and never gain weight and always feel great).

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I've gained sooooo much weight this year. It sucks..

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Reply #9 posted 11/23/16 8:30am

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Alright Workout Warriors - today is an important day!

You see, if we're good today and work out today, we can eat like pigs tomorrow! I don't know about you, but half the reason I workout is so I can eat the good stuff from time to time!

If you currently aren't working out but want to get in shape, today is a great day to make that committment. Why wait until January 1? Start today, and you'll have much more fun over the holidays. You can eat and not feel guilty, because you'll know that your counter-acting that with exercise.

There are 38 days left in this year. You can get a lot done in these 38 days. Like me - I've got 3,800 more push-ups to do. And then I might not ever do another push-up again, LOL.

Make today great, and get ahead of the holidays! Come January 1, you'll be so happy you did!

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Reply #10 posted 11/24/16 8:35pm

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In autumn/winter/spring I walk around the lake with the Heart Foundation Walking Group a couple of times a week, and in summer I do water aerobics. I also have also cut back on junk food especially at work. Its not easy to break old habbits (eg, those late night binges when I'm tv ) but I'm heading in the right direction.

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[Edited 11/24/16 22:59pm]

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Reply #11 posted 11/29/16 6:48am

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Goddess4Real said:

In autumn/winter/spring I walk around the lake with the Heart Foundation Walking Group a couple of times a week, and in summer I do water aerobics. I also have also cut back on junk food especially at work. Its not easy to break old habbits (eg, those late night binges when I'm tv ) but I'm heading in the right direction.

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Go get 'em! You're right - dietary changes are HARD.

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Reply #12 posted 11/29/16 6:56am

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I took my own advice and set my New Year's Resolution over the weekend. Here it is:

Six-pack abs.

I want them. I will get them.

The exercise part isn't going to be hard. However, it doesn't matter how much one exercises their abs - if you don't have the proper diet, you'll never get sculpted abs. Now, changing my diet? THAT will be the challenge.

I don't eat particularly bad but I don't eat well, either. Especially considering I have Type II diabetes. So this will give me the motivation to not only get the six-pack, but to change my diet in the best way possible for my diabetes. That's the real motivation!

I'm almost 58 years old, I am 6' 1" tall, and I weigh 192 pounds. Physically, the goal isn't that big of a deal. I only have to lose/reshape 5 or 10 pounds at most. It's the age thing that is probably working most against me. I know my metabolism is different than it was when I was young, but I don't know enough about metabolism to tell you exactly how it is different. I need to learn about that.

What I do know is that running is NOT going to be a part of my regimen. Ugh, I hate running. I'll do anything, just don't make me run a long distance. Not on the ground, not on a treadmill. Please, no running! I like jumping rope, though. I used to do that a lot and I remember it always burned my abs. So in addition to the usual crunches, etc., I'll implement some rope jumping. And you know I'm going to to slap that rope around like Rocky did after every set!

I'm going to take some "Before" pics tonight. I doubt I'll post them until I reach my goal, though.

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Reply #13 posted 11/30/16 9:49am

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It begins.

Diet changed to eliminate as much bad food as possible. Now eating five small meals a day, instead of three regular ones. I need to step up my water intake, just remembered that.

I did 150 sit-ups this morning. I do them on a big ball. It's better on your back that way. Hmmmm, if I do 150 sit-ups a day through 2017 that is 397 days x 150 sit-ups/day, which equals 59,550 sit-ups. I might as well go to January 3, 2018 and make it an even 60,000.

We'll see. If I get the abs I want by, say, May then I don't know that I'd continue doing as many sit-ups and/or other exercises.

This is a different kind of resolution in that I have a specific body change in mind, versus the push-up resolution. That was just a certain number of push-ups per day with no strength or size goal attached.

I'm going to add stairs to the mix, starting today. We office on the 16th floor. There's an extra half-flight of stairs on the ground floor, so if I walk up through the half-flight of stairs past my floor, that's 16 floors. I'm thinking I'll do that each work day that I can.

Anyway, let's go! No reason to not implement our New Year's resolutions today instead of waiting another month. Go get 'em!

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Reply #14 posted 11/30/16 12:09pm

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Stairs climbed! Total of 203 steps, from the ground to the 17th floor. It doesn't sound like much but DANG it was hard. I tried to do it slow so as not to work up a sweat, but I still got a little glow. This might impact the days on which I do this.

It feels pretty good, though. In addition to the thigh burn, my chest is REALLY expanded. Lots and lots of air going through there, which I need.

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Reply #15 posted 12/03/16 8:54am

domainator2010

...and forty-five motherfucking burpees AGAIN TODAY!!! smile I think I'm gonna post here every time I do 'em, which is every three days, just to annoy you guys smile

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Reply #16 posted 12/07/16 11:36am

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PurpleJedi said:

For most of 2016 I have surrendered to the Dad Bod.

sigh

The wind got knocked out of my sails.

Lately I've been going hiking, and it's making me seriously want to work out again.




Not necessarily because I want to gain more stamina and strength for the actual hiking, I just don't want to take another selfie/picture with a huge gut again.

razz

Love the photo PJedi! I'm going to say that is in the Schwangunk Mountain range near the Mohonk Preserve. I lived near the area for 10 years.

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Reply #17 posted 12/08/16 9:32am

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Love this thread! Get it Workout Warriors! I've lost 20lbs and 3 sizes this year....yeah, doesn't sound like much, but for someone 5'2" it makes a BIG difference. However, my goal was NOT to lose weight or "get in shape".....the goal was to feel good, have fun, and to be healthy in a way that works for ME. And what works for me is

Weight Watchers--I am freaking lucky that this is free for me through my employer. I do the online version and it has lots of information, tips, tricks, etc. I needed to SEE what my food choices looked like and to know that NOTHING is off limits. And if I'm craving that piece of chocolate cake...I'm having that cake without the endless guilt. I feel like I'M in control!

FitBit--Again, I need to SEE what I am doing. WW has a way to sync the FB app to your program so you can get a total picture of energy consumed vs energy spent. It's like a game to me. My goal everyday is 10K and my way of getting that is hooping. Hula hooping with a weighted hoop.

Now I effing HATE to excercise! I effing HATE to sweat! So how do I solve that equation? I combine something I like to do with some sort of fun exercise. BOOM! Hoop while watching TV or pull up something on your computer that you haven't seen and go to town. Now it's a habit. Watching CNN? Grab that hoop and get some time in. Wanna see the football game? Holy cow, you can get your full 10k in on that! Move the hoop up and down your torso, let it fall around your bum and hips. Excellent core muscle exercise...but WTH....you're just watching TV. Now it's a habit! I'm at 120lbs and am satisfied with that. Will still do WW just because it is free and is now a habit. Not into the emaciated model look. Looking now for some arm hoops to build up some upper body stregnth.

Warning: Do not attempt extreme weighted hooping on a full bladder or around copious amounts of glass or small children!!!

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Reply #18 posted 12/08/16 10:28am

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LadyLayla said:

Love this thread! Get it Workout Warriors! I've lost 20lbs and 3 sizes this year....yeah, doesn't sound like much, but for someone 5'2" it makes a BIG difference. However, my goal was NOT to lose weight or "get in shape".....the goal was to feel good, have fun, and to be healthy in a way that works for ME. And what works for me is

Weight Watchers--I am freaking lucky that this is free for me through my employer. I do the online version and it has lots of information, tips, tricks, etc. I needed to SEE what my food choices looked like and to know that NOTHING is off limits. And if I'm craving that piece of chocolate cake...I'm having that cake without the endless guilt. I feel like I'M in control!

FitBit--Again, I need to SEE what I am doing. WW has a way to sync the FB app to your program so you can get a total picture of energy consumed vs energy spent. It's like a game to me. My goal everyday is 10K and my way of getting that is hooping. Hula hooping with a weighted hoop.

Now I effing HATE to excercise! I effing HATE to sweat! So how do I solve that equation? I combine something I like to do with some sort of fun exercise. BOOM! Hoop while watching TV or pull up something on your computer that you haven't seen and go to town. Now it's a habit. Watching CNN? Grab that hoop and get some time in. Wanna see the football game? Holy cow, you can get your full 10k in on that! Move the hoop up and down your torso, let it fall around your bum and hips. Excellent core muscle exercise...but WTH....you're just watching TV. Now it's a habit! I'm at 120lbs and am satisfied with that. Will still do WW just because it is free and is now a habit. Not into the emaciated model look. Looking now for some arm hoops to build up some upper body stregnth.

Warning: Do not attempt extreme weighted hooping on a full bladder or around copious amounts of glass or small children!!!



Awesome! I have NEVER been able to keep a Hula hoop going more than two revolutions. Sounds like you're great at it!

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Reply #19 posted 12/08/16 12:52pm

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RodeoSchro said:

LadyLayla said:

Love this thread! Get it Workout Warriors! I've lost 20lbs and 3 sizes this year....yeah, doesn't sound like much, but for someone 5'2" it makes a BIG difference. However, my goal was NOT to lose weight or "get in shape".....the goal was to feel good, have fun, and to be healthy in a way that works for ME. And what works for me is

Weight Watchers--I am freaking lucky that this is free for me through my employer. I do the online version and it has lots of information, tips, tricks, etc. I needed to SEE what my food choices looked like and to know that NOTHING is off limits. And if I'm craving that piece of chocolate cake...I'm having that cake without the endless guilt. I feel like I'M in control!

FitBit--Again, I need to SEE what I am doing. WW has a way to sync the FB app to your program so you can get a total picture of energy consumed vs energy spent. It's like a game to me. My goal everyday is 10K and my way of getting that is hooping. Hula hooping with a weighted hoop.

Now I effing HATE to excercise! I effing HATE to sweat! So how do I solve that equation? I combine something I like to do with some sort of fun exercise. BOOM! Hoop while watching TV or pull up something on your computer that you haven't seen and go to town. Now it's a habit. Watching CNN? Grab that hoop and get some time in. Wanna see the football game? Holy cow, you can get your full 10k in on that! Move the hoop up and down your torso, let it fall around your bum and hips. Excellent core muscle exercise...but WTH....you're just watching TV. Now it's a habit! I'm at 120lbs and am satisfied with that. Will still do WW just because it is free and is now a habit. Not into the emaciated model look. Looking now for some arm hoops to build up some upper body stregnth.

Warning: Do not attempt extreme weighted hooping on a full bladder or around copious amounts of glass or small children!!!



Awesome! I have NEVER been able to keep a Hula hoop going more than two revolutions. Sounds like you're great at it!

It is a lot easier than you think! The kid's plastic ones with no weight will be nearly impossible for a first timer. The weighted ones are easier. If right-handed, spinning right to left is the easiest. Once comfortable with that start the opposite direct for a challenge. Expect some bruising at first around any bony areas (pelvis) but in time it will go away.

The fitbit is a key componet (to me) of quantifying activity. Hubby got one too and started challenging me. His activity is either walking (mostly at work...multi-tasking) and doing an elliptical. He changed his eating habits just to eating very little for the evening meal. His step count is usually 20K/day. Hoser!!!

He has lost 60lb. Dad bod and then some! And yeah if he wants that bear claw with his coffee, he'll get it. His motivation was to feel good on a high-stress job where an 8hr day it is exception...10-12hr is the norm. I metioned how good I felt after changing some of my habits and that's when he decided he wanted a change for himself too.

We purged our closets during Thanksgiving. Someone at GoodWill got very lucky!

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Reply #20 posted 12/13/16 8:43am

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sticky thumbs up!

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Reply #21 posted 12/14/16 9:04am

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...and forty-five motherfucking burpees AGAIN TODAY!!! smile


Didn't I SAY it was going to be annoying? smile

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Reply #22 posted 12/14/16 4:42pm

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domainator2010 said:

...and forty-five motherfucking burpees AGAIN TODAY!!! smile


Didn't I SAY it was going to be annoying? smile



That's not annoying, it's great! I'm going to try some soon. Sounds like a great exercise.

How many sets do you do? How long does it take to do 45 burpees?

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domainator2010 said:

...and forty-five motherfucking burpees AGAIN TODAY!!! smile


Didn't I SAY it was going to be annoying? smile

Yes!! BE Annoying! We are here to cheer you on! Dim bulb time here....what are burpees? Don't be like this after New Year's!

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Reply #24 posted 12/15/16 10:56am

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I do 15x3, with long gaps in the middle,...to catch my breath... burpees are like, you get down and kick your legs back (in push up position), kick them forward again, and jump up - that's the best I can describe it - maybe if you Google it, you'll get a illustration or video or something....

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domainator2010 said:

I do 15x3, with long gaps in the middle,...to catch my breath... burpees are like, you get down and kick your legs back (in push up position), kick them forward again, and jump up - that's the best I can describe it - maybe if you Google it, you'll get a illustration or video or something....

Good old squat thrust! Yay Dom! Keep going!

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Reply #26 posted 12/15/16 3:21pm

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The Burpee:





I tried it last night but my body doesn't move in the right directions! I think I need to stretch and get limber, and then try it again.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynUw0YsrmSg&t=1s

Thought I'd try to up my game with this along with hooping. I can do the still plank for about 60 sec at a time. I want to work up to this 3 min activity!

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Reply #28 posted 12/21/16 8:54am

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LadyLayla said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynUw0YsrmSg&t=1s

Thought I'd try to up my game with this along with hooping. I can do the still plank for about 60 sec at a time. I want to work up to this 3 min activity!



I think we have a Hula Hoop up here (I'm on vacation). I'm going to give it a whirl later.

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Reply #29 posted 12/21/16 9:12am

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domainator2010 said:

I do 15x3, with long gaps in the middle,...to catch my breath... burpees are like, you get down and kick your legs back (in push up position), kick them forward again, and jump up - that's the best I can describe it - maybe if you Google it, you'll get a illustration or video or something....

Good old squat thrust! Yay Dom! Keep going!

....I just did! smile

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