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Good for you yuyu!

We've been practicing for a Turkey Trot. That's a 5k run on Thanksgiving if you were curious.

And the whole family is going.

So lots of resistance training since I'm pushing the jogging stroller with the 4 and 2 year old and my wife is pushing the other stroller with the new one.

Yeah, we're nuts.

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Hey, that sounds like a plan! The fall weather down here is absolutely amazing, so it sounds like the perfect time for a jog. B)

Maybe my sister will let me borrow her 5 and .5 year old for a turkey trot, if they have one in this part of TX. B)
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Do it.

But be forewarned: I have yet to run in a turkey trot with a decent t-shirt. It's like its a rule that the shirt they give out has to be terrible.

Granted, that's probably to having to put the word "turkey" on it, but you know.

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Just popping in for a second to talk about my own fitness program of sorts. I've been dedicating myself over the last few months to weightlifting in an effort to build some muscle since I've always been kind of a skinny guy. Progress is slow, but it has been made, and I feel fantastic, in addition to a little stronger. :P

Current regimen consists of set days - in this case, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - as well as a day in between for rest. I also take weekends off, just to give my body more time to repair before I go back at it. So, my schedule looks something like this:

Monday
  • Squats: 4 sets of 10 reps
  • Bench Press: 4 sets of 10 reps
  • Pullups: 4 sets of 10 reps
  • Military Press: 4 sets of 10 reps
  • Barbell Curls: 4 sets of 10 reps
  • Ab Roller: 4 sets of 10 reps
Tuesday
  • Rest!
Wednesday
  • Deadlifts: 5 sets of 5 reps
  • Bent Over Rows: 5 sets of 5 reps
  • Dumbbell Incline Bench Press: 5 sets of 5 reps
  • Lateral Raises: 5 sets of 5 reps
  • Dumbbell Triceps Extensions: 5 sets of 5 reps
  • Hammer Curls: 5 sets of 5 reps
Thursday
  • Rest!
Friday
  • Lunges: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Dips: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Chin-ups: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Push Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Seated Calf Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Plate Twists: 3 sets of 12 reps
Weekend
  • Sleep a lot.

The end result is that I'm exhausted, but overall I feel really good. If anything, working out has helped me cut back on smoking, quite a bit in fact. I'm probably going to start jogging next week, for cardio reasons. That should be fun.

Alright, I'm done. I hope everyone is making progress in their own quest for physical fitness! And I apologize for the excessive formatting. :P
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I envy your dedication! :) Glad to hear it's working out well (pun not intended)!


I haven't seen many results, except weighing maybe a little more. >B( That probably has a bit to do with the muscle-building and being slowed down for a few days from being sick with the flu(?). I'm still sick, but started to pick back up again! I've noticed some more shape, but I'd really like to do some fat-burning, too. ;o Instead of doing double of my shaping pilates, I've decided to do the normal amount, along with some 5-minute daily cardio exercises I dug up online. I even got Dr. Mc to join in!

I hope that'll be enough. I mean, shoot. It still makes me sweat, pant, feel the burn and all that, even if it's only a 5 minute exercise. :p
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OK, THIS IS HAPPENING
I've started to carry around a little notebook in my purse, where I will be keeping track of my spending and calories. It's already helped me out tremendously because awareness is awesome. Also, me and my dad are going to be weight-loss buddies and motivate each other - which is going to tremendously help both of us! B)

Goals
My goal for dieting is to take in about 1,500 - 1,700 calories per day. I'm probably going to aim for less than 1,500, but the interwebs seemed to like that range for me.
For exercise, I intend to work out for 25 minutes, 3-4 times per week. That's what DDP recommends. :B

Dieting
Now that I'm actively writing down what I'm eating, I'm automatically making smarter decisions. I'm not even aiming for "low cal" foods, but a balance of healthy v. acceptable calories. Another cool thing that I've started doing is contemplating just HOW hungry I am before finishing or eating a meal. I never really thought about it, but getting myself into that mindset really helps. I also would like to start eating meals while I'm preoccupied. I end up eating way less when I'm doing something else, and eating MUCH slower. B) The annoying part is keeping track of calories, because it can be a little tedious. It's hard to know for sure how many calories are in unlabeled products, so I feel like I'll have to do a bit of research and estimating.

For drinks, I've been drinking out of cups with measurement lines (as well as generally drinking fewer calorie drinks, such as green tea, water and 10-cal soda lol). I love Lipton's citrus green tea! :tpg: Great source of vitamins, tastes good, and  makes a fine work out partner (apparently green tea is better than water for work outs?). Another plan I have is to start drinking a glass of water every morning, because apparently that gives you a ton of energy and is an excellent method for removing toxins from the body. Either way, it's water. Can't go wrong with H2O. B)

Finally, my #1 dieting goal is to cut out the stupidity. The only reason I gained weight in the first place was because I was stupid enough to eat out all the time. Cutting back on that is a great way to save money and spare myself the extra calories. :B

Exercise
For exercise, I've been doing DDP Yoga for a little while now. I keep missing days, so my plan is to really crack down on my exercises. I also didn't follow the program pretty well and ended up doing the Energy work out most days. Eventually, I tried out the Fat Burner exercise and realized that I was doing the wimpy stuff all along. I only do the Fat Burner video now, and damn it kicks my butt. I've never had a better work out, nor sweat quite as much (unless I'm playing sports). It feels pretty great. 3-4 times a week, 25 minutes per session should kick my lazy butt into shape. I highly recommend DDP Yoga for a good exercise that covers you in sweat, but doesn't make you feel dead or sore.

On top of that, I intend to eventually make myself into a morning person. There's nothing quite like morning weather in Texas, and my neighborhood is perfect for going on walks. I'm pretty convinced that morning walks are a great way to lose a little weight, get some cardio, and wake up and energize. Walking is one of my favorite things to do anyways. :aco:


And...that's it! Dieting always scares me more than exercise, but both of them are actually pretty fun now and I already feel pretty great! :gracie: Time to acquire a hot bod.
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Keep us updated :)

By the way, thanks for recommending DDP Yoga! Everyone should do DDP Yoga. :drsword:
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I should od DDP Yoga too ;9

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I imagine it's really good for men especially because the first thing you start to build is strength. :] I can't really do push ups, so I have to modify them whenever he does them, but those are fantastic for guys.

I have no problem with the flexibility stuff, though. The cool thing about DDP Yoga is that you can use it to your strengths and focus on the things that you specifically want to target. I don't really care about arm strength, so I focus more on the other stuff. B)
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Going to add "walking/jogging" (on my non DDP days) to my exercise plan for sure. ;o The weather was awesome the other day, so I went for a jog. I learned many things - the first being that my cardio absolutely SUCKS, and the second being that running is incredibly awesome and I forgot how good the workout from it was. And being outdoors is good for the soul. ;] Gives you time to get away from the house, think about life and enjoy nature.

Getting up and doing exercises and stuff isn't difficult for me (given that I have the time to do it)... but I still need work on the dieting half of my fitness plan. ;9 Too much of a go-getter. Not enough restraint. Guh


Anyone else doing fitness stuff right now? :) The thread is getting a little lonely. ;(
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Well, it's not so much out of the ordinary for me, in that I consider it just part of my normal routine, but I do go for walks after work at least a couple nights a week, and they end up being between 2 and 3 miles total. Plus I walk from the train station to my workplace, so, you can add a quarter mile there and a quarter mile back to the station in the evening.
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Walking is awesome. :D I'm sure your heart is glad!

It's especially cool that you have it worked into your schedule regularly. :)
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Yeah, it's actually kinda cool that I can count on an absolute minimum of a half mile every week day
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#VeryNice I have one and they're great for working out however mine is broken because it won't go anywhere but I hope yours is better. :)

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#VeryNice I have one and they're great for working out however mine is broken because it won't go anywhere but I hope yours is better. :)

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I know I have a bad tendency to ruin/not follow through with everything I post in this thread but I started using myfitnesspal.com and it's damn awesome. :tpg: It helped me set up a plan and I easily stayed in my calorie budget today. Nothing too extreme, so I'm not really tempted to cheat. If left to my own devices, I have a bad tendency to try and overdo things (followed by a burn out), so it's nice to take things slowly.

I'm also still exercising (almost) daily. It's not mega workouts, but it does help since I don't quite have time for DDP Yoga until I'm done with the fatigue from these Summer classes.
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Huh. I lift during autumn and winter. At that time I take in around 5,000 kcal per day- and while nutrition is important, I follow the "if it fits your macros, eat it" philosophy(macros being macro nutrients, like protien and carbs). This being summer, its cutting season, cutting meaning pay attention to fat and carb intake, low wieght and hi rep, more cardio.

I HATE CARDIO. And i want a soda SO badly. But I  gotta stay somewhat fit. I weigh 275 and am at 20 % boday fatte. I'm cool with that.
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You making sure to stay away from soda? I know you can do it. :)

Technically, yes. :D At least, the sodas that I have intended to avoid. I have some Dr Pepper 10, but I only have the occasional glass.

Huh. I lift during autumn and winter. At that time I take in around 5,000 kcal per day- and while nutrition is important, I follow the "if it fits your macros, eat it" philosophy(macros being macro nutrients, like protien and carbs). This being summer, its cutting season, cutting meaning pay attention to fat and carb intake, low wieght and hi rep, more cardio.

I HATE CARDIO. And i want a soda SO badly. But I  gotta stay somewhat fit. I weigh 275 and am at 20 % boday fatte. I'm cool with that.

I love cardio - especially dancing! ;~;

I'm on a 1,200 budget right now (set up by myfitnesspal). According to many sources, women of my frame can consume 2,000 calories a day, which actually really surprised me and made sense. I spent my whole life wondering why I felt dead trying to diet like normal girls and constantly failed at trying to consume ~800 cals a day. My body just needs more energy to sustain itself and 1,200 cals a day actually feels like normal/healthy dieting to me. o.o Part of it was also me lying to myself because of the infamous "I'm not fat, I'm just big boned" stereotype. But I actually am big boned, and da proof is in da wrist measurements. :drsword:

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I am told by my nursey wife that anything under 700 kcal a day actually throws one into starvation mode, where ANY intake is metabolized more slowly. Silly girls, no wonder you all think you're cows.
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