2022 Fitness

Inazone

Self-Determination or Death
Brass Subscriber
#44
6AM sunrise means I can do my morning walks again, and have managed three in a row. Nothing extensive (have to get kids ready for school) but gets me "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed" instead of hitting the snooze button for an hour. I can usually get in another 40+ minutes on my lunch break. Having a hiking trip before Memorial Day and want to be in some sort of condition for that. Only about a 1.5mi trek to our campsite, but I don't know the difficulty level or trail conditions where we're going.

My MIL has been staying with us since February (hell on earth) but once she's out in a couple of weeks, I'm going to figure something out for an indoor gear option. If the kids aren't going to play in their playroom, I'm going to take it over, as it has the highest ceilings in the house, right under the peak of the roof.
 

Entropyfx

Doc
Gold Subscriber
#45
So last week I met with a personal trainer I had started to work with a couple years ago, and I am now setting up remote training from my now finished home gym. Really reasonable, $50/month, he builds me workouts, gives me feedback on workouts and nutrition, and cycles up weight and cardio. Takes a lot of the time out of planning workouts and helps me work a lot of different muscle groups and do body weight exercises also. So far, really like it, just start the workout on my phone, it even has built in rest pauses that time me down.


But man does it suck getting back into a groove.
 

Entropyfx

Doc
Gold Subscriber
#46
I've hit at least 3 workouts every week (most weeks 4) for the last 7 weeks. I've increased my steps significantly, increased outdoor activities, and most days I've been hitting my calorie goal with 1000 calorie deficit. Significantly cut back the booze and sugar. Adding in a lot of protein. I'm in the best shape I've been in some time, and the lowest weight I've been in probably 10 years, and about half way to my goal weight. This is by far the best regimen I've been on in a long time.

I have more energy, stamina, and less pain.

Long way to go, but have to celebrate progress.
 

Inazone

Self-Determination or Death
Brass Subscriber
#47
@Entropyfx - That's awesome. Can you elaborate on how the calorie deficit is working when combined with your exercise routine? I know some people who swear by intermittent fasting, others who replace the typical three meals a day with more frequent small meals, and those in the I-don't-eat-(insert meal of choice here) as either part of fasting or just as a matter of preference. It's normal for my weight to fluctuate five pounds in either direction during the course of a few days, and cutting down on sugary beverages helps keep that closer to where I'd like to be (down 10-15 pounds) but when I do manage to stick to my guns on pop, juice and booze, there's not much room left for further reducing calories.
 

Bronzino

Florida Groupie
Brass Subscriber
#48
I've hit at least 3 workouts every week (most weeks 4) for the last 7 weeks. I've increased my steps significantly, increased outdoor activities, and most days I've been hitting my calorie goal with 1000 calorie deficit. Significantly cut back the booze and sugar. Adding in a lot of protein. I'm in the best shape I've been in some time, and the lowest weight I've been in probably 10 years, and about half way to my goal weight. This is by far the best regimen I've been on in a long time.

I have more energy, stamina, and less pain.

Long way to go, but have to celebrate progress.
Way to go! How has your quality of sleep been? Better?
 

GOBLIN X

INVOLUNTARY full time LAB-RAT for MUSC
Brass Subscriber
#52
lost down in the 150s for a bit, ( surgery shit) best thing they ever invented? suspenders. back up in the high 160s belly swellin is down,putting muscle back on,bouncein somewhere tween 32 and 34 waist ssssooooooooo suspenders are your friend.......trying to
get back to a unloaded weight of 175 /180 without boots and gear..........
 

Inazone

Self-Determination or Death
Brass Subscriber
#54
I have to figure something out. Cutting out pop (excluding the occasional root beer float) has generally kept five or so pounds off, but now that it's dark so early and the weather less conducive, I haven't been walking outdoors nearly as much. Tweaked my back, knee and elbow earlier in the summer. Finally got the back and knee feeling good again, and now I managed to do something unpleasant in the upper back/shoulder area.

Sugar consumption still needs some work, and I absolutely have to get more physical activity into my schedule. This year is the first where I've started feeling a quantifiable shift to middle-age status, and it has all hit at once.
 

GOBLIN X

INVOLUNTARY full time LAB-RAT for MUSC
Brass Subscriber
#56
I have to figure something out. Cutting out pop (excluding the occasional root beer float) has generally kept five or so pounds off, but now that it's dark so early and the weather less conducive, I haven't been walking outdoors nearly as much. Tweaked my back, knee and elbow earlier in the summer. Finally got the back and knee feeling good again, and now I managed to do something unpleasant in the upper back/shoulder area.

Sugar consumption still needs some work, and I absolutely have to get more physical activity into my schedule. This year is the first where I've started feeling a quantifiable shift to middle-age status, and it has all hit at once.

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