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Virgo

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Health & Fitness
« on: March 10, 2015, 08:41:41 PM »
List your goals and let's help each other with encouragement and accountability.
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Virgo

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Re: Health & Fitness
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 08:45:30 PM »
My goals:

weights at least 3 times a week
cardio 4-5 times a week
less sugar, more vegetables
more sleep!

I don't weigh myself. I have a goal waist size that I'm striving for.

Jen

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Re: Health & Fitness
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 10:36:28 PM »
My goals:

1) Attempt to sleep more than 1.4 hours at a time.
2) Schedule a physical, since I haven't had one in more than 10 years.
3) Exercise at least 3 times a week.
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Virgo

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Re: Health & Fitness
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2015, 09:49:17 AM »
Great goals!!

3/9 back/biceps/abs/cardio
3/10 yoga
3/11 legs/shoulders/cardio

My biceps are so sore! :) A good sore!
Jen

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Re: Health & Fitness
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 12:28:37 AM »
9/12 I guess today will be my rest day since I didn't get my yoga in.
Jen

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Re: Health & Fitness
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2015, 12:40:23 AM »
Thank you for keeping this and other similar threads going!!!  As I have said in the past, while I may wish I simply had the internal self motivation to do everything I should, the reality is I am more of a people pleaser. My person to please is gone, making threads like these very useful to me. When I get my computer back, I will join in as best I can!

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Re: Health & Fitness
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2015, 10:30:25 PM »
Hey Virgo. This week I aimed for 3 strength training days and 4 running days. So far I'm 2/3 strength, and 3/4 running. Two days to go...
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Re: Health & Fitness
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2015, 09:57:51 AM »
225 pounds body weight by my 40th high school reunion 28 Nov 2015.

Current BW is 290ish.

The plan is daily whole body workouts with light weight until I lose a bunch of blubber, and get my hernia fixed.
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Re: Health & Fitness
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2015, 10:48:25 AM »
Okay, so I'm aiming for yoga every day - working on my arm and core strength so I can do handstands again. I hate that I've lost so much strength/core stability over the past couple of years.

Plant-based diet - I'm not vegan, but I do aim to get the bulk of my calories from plants and starchy carbs. I eat mostly rice, potatoes, greens and beans/lentils; I eat a lot of soup. Sometimes fruit, but more so in the summer. I know my diet sounds boring, but I'm a creature of habit when it comes to food.

I'm not looking for anything drastic, just consistency.

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Re: Health & Fitness
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2015, 11:18:33 AM »
Thank you for this thread!  I am coming out of my winter slumber - basically total hibernation, zero activity level.  Committed to walking four days a week for an hour a day.  Thank you all for your inspiration.  Wishing you success in achieving your goals.
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Re: Health & Fitness
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2015, 01:00:03 PM »
Started Zumba at Christmastime, I have been doing three classes a week most weeks. I added a "boot camp" class on Saturdays last month. Now just have to add the part about backing away from the table a little sooner! Feeling a lot stronger and sleeping better.

Zumba is quite a hoot for me, I can't dance and get it wrong all of the time, but the ladies are very nice and encouraging and the hour flies by. All the real dedicated women have fit bits so they tell us how many steps and calories. Usually 6K steps and 360 calories, but I figure every time I do a leg lift I am lifting twice what they are so maybe I am burning more? Ha ha .

Just want the scale moving in the right direction. Would love to get back to my fighting weight, but that would just be an added perk.
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Re: Health & Fitness
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2015, 01:06:39 PM »
Today:

One-arm db row: 45 lbs x 20-15-10 each arm

Military press: 45 lbs x 20, 65 x 15, 85 x 10

Back squat: 100 lbs x 20-15-10

Short daily workouts with an emphasis on cleaning up my diet.
(80% paleo with some intermittent fasting for body and soul.)
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Re: Health & Fitness
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2015, 01:51:08 PM »
I've got to lose some weight. I gained a bunch over the winter, and need to get back to excercising daily (which I haven't been doing). Went to ballet this morning.
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Re: Health & Fitness
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2015, 09:49:21 PM »
Great job BlueBird!

Love seeing everyone joining in! Great goals too!

3/13

Chest/Tri's/Abs/Cardio

3/14

no workout
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Re: Health & Fitness
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2015, 09:56:33 PM »
I have been attending Bootcamp 4-5 days a week for 7 months.  We started an 8 week transformation challenge January 3rd and we had to partner with a friend.  The accountability was key.  We were announced as the winners at the dinner tonight!  34 lbs down between us and I personally lost about 10 inches total.  But, it's over.  I need another goal.  Maybe another 8 week personal challenge?  Suggestions?