What have you done for your health today?

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Jody Treadway, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    Last week was bad.
    Gained ~2 lbs.
    Lots of excuses. Then Saturday went to a concert and fell off the no booze wagon.
    But had a damn good time and relaxed a bit.

    Digging back in hard started today. Hopefully next week will be better.
     
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  2. YJJPWrangler

    YJJPWrangler Well-Known Member

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    Same, bachelor party in Asheville for the weekend. Gained 4lbs from all the booze and crap food, but it was a fun time. Back on the train today with clean eating. Crazy how much a difference a day or two makes
     
  3. TARider

    TARider Well-Known Member

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    Note to self, skip the next workout that lists VortecJeep as Q.
     
  4. BigBody79

    BigBody79 Well-Known Member

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    Worked myself up to 100 pushups. 5x20 then 4x25, then 3x33, now 2x50.

    Maybe lll get to 1x100
     
  5. YJJPWrangler

    YJJPWrangler Well-Known Member

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    First your arms blow up, then your abs and legs. It's a good one
     
  6. drkelly

    drkelly Samurai wheeler

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    Today's workout was 20 minutes on the incline treadmill followed by 6 sets of upright rows on the cable machine super set with 6 sets of walking lunges with dumbbells.
     
  7. justjeepin86

    justjeepin86 Well-Known Member

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    This morning was 30 min on the elliptical followed by 3 sets of leg press, 3 sets of pull ups and 3 sets of dips. I still have no routine really. Gotta work on that.
     
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  8. YJJPWrangler

    YJJPWrangler Well-Known Member

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    Today's workout is gonna be fun or terrible...

    Strength is a barbell complex of: 2 Shoulder to Overhead, 3 hang power cleans, 4 front squats, 1 set every 2 mins for 10 minutes(5 total working sets). Each set should be done unbroken. I move the barbell really well and shouldn't have an issue with this.

    The workout is for time: 3 rounds of:

    400m Run
    10 Shoulders to overhead(135/95)
    300m Run
    8 Hang power cleans
    200m Run
    6 Front Squats.

    I think average time is around 19-25 minutes to complete.

    EDIT: Finished at 21:34. This was a hell of a workout. The 1st round was good and then went quickly downhill. I went unbroken on everything but the shoulders to overhead. It was a fun one though
     
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  9. drkelly

    drkelly Samurai wheeler

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    Today's workout was 6 sets of incline bench dumbbell presses, 4 sets of flat bench dumbbell presses, 4 sets of flat bench squeeze presses, and 4 sets of french press with a dumbbell.
     
  10. YJJPWrangler

    YJJPWrangler Well-Known Member

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    Today's strength is 10 rounds of: 1 snatch pull, 1 hang squat snatch, 1 squat snatch. I love snatching so this should be a fun one. The workout is

    For Time:
    10 squat snatch
    5 cal row
    8 squat snatch
    10 cal row
    6 squat snatch
    15 cal row
    4 squat snatch
    20 cal row
    2 squat snatch
    25 cal row.

    Weight will be 95/65lbs. Should be another good one.

    EDIT: This was a fun one. I opted to use the assault bike since we had a big class and didn't have enough rowers. Big mistake. Quads were on fire very quick. Went unbroken pretty much on all the barbell work and finished in 11:34. Fun quick workout.
     
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  11. tlucier

    tlucier Well-Known Member

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    Signature worthy!
     
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  12. Will Carter

    Will Carter Well-Known Member

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    2 rounds:
    26 hand release push ups
    26 KB swings 53lbs
    26 sit-ups
    26 deadlifts 135
    26 air squats
    26 box jumps 24”

    Oh and before each movement run a 400m. (3 miles total)

    41:00. I don’t run. Bringed the pain.
     
  13. YJJPWrangler

    YJJPWrangler Well-Known Member

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    Dear lord, that sounds terrible. I might steal it and use it on a Saturday class and watch people suffer through it. :lol::lol:
     
  14. drkelly

    drkelly Samurai wheeler

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    Today's workout was 20 minutes on the elliptical machine followed by 5 sets of leg extensions, 5 sets of leg curls, and 6 sets of tricep pull-downs with the rope.
     
  15. StretchASU

    StretchASU Got a real good set of match tires on there...

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    Really fell off the wagon the last few weeks. However, just get really stressed and go from 8am-10pm for a week and a half straight and the weight will come off lol.


    Today:
    Picked things up and put them down. Shoveled mulch.

    Taking the mtn bike back to Charlotte with me so I can get some rides in this weekend and next week.
     
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  16. VortecJeep

    VortecJeep Powered by Uranium-235

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    Been working rotating shifts the last 4 weeks, so haven’t been able to do much, and it showed during this morning’s run. I was dying.
    It was a new route for us in the same neighborhood we usually run. We call it the “Rocket Run”. Kind of reminded me of a a Wyle E Coyote Acme rocket.


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  17. drkelly

    drkelly Samurai wheeler

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    Today's workout was 6 sets of chin-ups, 4 sets of straight arm pull-downs, 4 sets of rows for rear delts, 4 sets of hammer curls and 3 sets of EZ bar curls.
     
  18. redneck grrrl

    redneck grrrl That girl

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    Put my titty in a wine press machine !!!! Ouch but worth it.
     
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  19. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    Ive really been slacking/struggling for a few weeks...

    Stating Weight -318.2 (12/27)
    Last Week - 270.4 (actually 4/8)
    This week -272.4
    Total loss: 45.8 lbs

    Really week before last was my bad week. Last week was a static actually a .2 loss for the week. But I have to buckle down.
    My goal was 10lbs per month and that would have me hitting 269.9 before May 1. For the first time I am in danger of missing a goal.

    My failures have come from the family keeping multiple candy dishes around the house and allowing myself "just 1" jellybean or m&m etc. I dont even really like sweets. When I struggle with my weight its complex carbs - breads, pasta, potatoes in glutenous quantities. But working from home more and repeatedly just 1 is adding up. Then I catch myself with just 1 being just a handful. Then Ive already busted the plan maybe...so no more. We are going to bust through the 270 plateau this week.
    Strict diet adherence. Going to focus on getting a walk or hike in sometime. I even popped an old school ECA appetite suppressant this morning. Not looking for a an easy way out, honestly I had a crazy busy day and the ECA works like rittalin for me and lets me laser focus on knocking out work. Makes sense with ephedrine being a fairly harsh stimulant and me being diagnosed but uncontrolled and unmedicated adhd. But the side effect of suppressing appetite wont hurt either.
    Overall...Trying to remember how blessed I am and not dwell on my struggles. It should be easy but I forget all too often.

    Hope everyone else is chasing their goals and doing well.
     
  20. drkelly

    drkelly Samurai wheeler

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    Today's workout was 7 sets of flat dumbbell bench, 5 sets of standing barbell OHP, 5 sets of flat barbell bench, 4 sets of tricep pulldowns and 4 sets of french press with the rope handle on he cable machine.
     
  21. VortecJeep

    VortecJeep Powered by Uranium-235

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    5.2 mile run this with a 9:21 pace for me 4 of us ran. 2 guys had a much faster pace. The guy that stayed back with me had one arm in a sling due to a shoulder injury. He could have ran laps around me if he wanted too, even in the sling!
     
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  22. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    Sorry to hear of your struggles, but I bet it feels good to talk about it ;-)

    I have the same problem w/ snacking. My weakness is Cheeze Its... the combo of my two favorite foods, cheese and bread. And salt. What's not to love? I'll sit down to work at night, after the kids go to bed, and start off w/ "just a few"... then oh shit, where did that box go?
    For me, snacking is the worst/hardest when I'm not involved in something. If I can get/keep myself working in the shop, or even really focused on work-work, then I don't think about it , and even forget to eat. It's when I'm between chores, or a little listless, that the snacking gets bad.
    The only way I've been able to cure it is to either (1) force myself to just keep busy w/ things that prevent me from thinking about the munchies, or (2) forcing my wife to just not buy the junk food so it isn't in the house, and the option isn't there. IMO this is the best solution, but also the hardest, because it requires total commitment from everybody. We've only had luck w/ cutting back junk snacks when we ALL are in agreement they need to go, and are just flat banned from being here. Unfortunately Rachael right now is going through a "fuck it, I don't care if I'm just going to be fat" phase, which means she leaves food around.
     
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  23. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    Today was the start of Week 4 of the Couch to 5k plan. I've read about the transition from weeks 3 to 4 being rough. It's true!
    Last week was jog 90 secs, walk 90 secs, jog 3 mins, walk 3 mins.. then repeat.
    Today was jog 3 mins, walk 90 secs, run 5 mins, walk 2.5 mins, repeat.... making it the first time there was more jogging than walking.
    The good news is, I didn't have too hard of a time w/ breathing or heart etc, but holy crap did my legs hurt, lol.
    While running, it was the shins and lower legs, but an hour afterwards, mostly thighs above the knees.

    It's clear that just getting my ass out of bed early is half the battle. Once I'm going, I'm good, but geez it is soooooo haaaaaaard to get up, lol.
     
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  24. VortecJeep

    VortecJeep Powered by Uranium-235

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    Good for you! Keep going!
    If it hasn’t been said already, make sure you get fitted for running shoes at a running store. Once you know which way your feet move and what type of shoes that requires, it will make a difference.
     
  25. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    Did that. Got a set of Brooks running shoes. Apparently I have a slight bit of pronation, but not too bad.
     

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