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Old 07-17-2017, 07:25 AM   #16
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I run and lift weights, also swim and use other machines for aerobic work to mix it up. I don't do classes, but know many who do and they enjoy those.

Never give up, never give in, never settle for less, and be mad (internally) when you can't achieve your goals.

I know that sounds un-fun, mean, or nasty. It's just me and I'm extremely self-competitive.

I'm actually quite cordial in the gym and talk to many, as well as welcome many. And if you know me, you'd probably not be able to tell that I'm that way. Maybe when I was younger I'd be interested in putting on a show when I was mad. These days I just reflect about things and try to figure how I can achieve what I want to do.

frankbell mentions that you never see a smiling runner, and that's true, I'm not running around the world with a big grin on my face. I do my best thinking while running. I used to have elaborate playlists, went through so very many MP3 players. In your pocket, the vibrations killed it. Cheap purchase, it lasted not very long. Washed it ... well we know what happened there! Fell off, yet another problem. Holding in hand, suddenly you're running oddly because one arm is not swinging. Fun, fun! One day I actually left my phone at home, and in my bag I had a spare old MP3 player, ... reluctantly, "Oh-KAY! I'll use that!" And it died just about the second I turned it on. It was one of those $5 ones. Chucked that even before I got 8 steps.

That was actually about the best run I'd had in years. I had forgotten how peaceful it was to hear the world, all the nice nature sounds, all the random people sounds, just all of it. Just because I'm not smiling, doesn't mean I'm not happy. I many times may pass a runner as I'm going into or out of work on the roads, and it's a beautiful day! I'm thinking, "Right now, they are the luckiest person in the world! And I'm in the car ..."

I don't do this because I'm trying to be a showoff, or because I absolutely must to avoid an early death. Trust me, if you saw what I eat, you'd figure I'm going to keel over next week! It's just part of me.

It's not for everyone. However I'm thinking about the "What do you do to stay in shape?" query of this thread and I have to say that I've run into thousands of people over the years who are trying to "stay in shape", or get their summer bodies ready. Well, it's not about patchwork for an upcoming wedding people ... either you choose to make this a part of your life, or you do not. At least from my point of view.

And for those who cringe when they think about the over-doers who you see at resort locations "getting in their runs", or those who actually have a fear of "losing it", I can say from great experience that (1) you do not lose it over a 1-2 week vacation (2) I'll also grant that my vacations involve activity, walking, hot sun, swimming, etc, but just not harsh exercising. So when I do go away, I have fun, away and I do not "get in a quick run", or hit the hotel gym. I return home 2 weeks or so later, or like after the end of the year holidays, and when I hit the gym, or hit the road, I'm renewed, refreshed, have fresh legs, and have great workouts! I would say that when I start those workouts, I'm probably am grinning like a fool! And I will say again, at least my personal opinion, if you can't find a passion for what you're doing to rival that, then ... don't do it. Do something else. I feel very bad when I see or hear people be mad that they "have" to go to the gym.
 
Old 07-17-2017, 11:53 AM   #17
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I have to agree with this post ^ as I am too competitive by nature, but also im trying to get in shape and not take a million years to do so.. The harder you work out the better results you yield (no pain no gain). I still have to pace myself as if I run for too long and too fast, it just breaks me down to quick. And I feel like I can get more of a workout if I ran then walked then jogged in the same workout session, instead of just pure running. Anyhow thanks everyone for your responses, I did like the stationary bicycle idea for the days that I just don't have the inner will to run. Also I realize that I have to cut back on sugar, as I didn't know until recently that before you burn fat, your sugar reservoirs must first be depleted...

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Old 07-17-2017, 12:34 PM   #18
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Angry !

sk8 n yack

that sounds bad let me for once clarify...

Skateboard-pools\ramps\(to)cramps(H 2 ahuu ) and kayak (more often Lake Michigan but will flow any*where*time) also camp plus hike.

Best exercise is what you feel like a kid for thus don't want to stop!

...last pool I skated (day ago) it f-ed my mom and made my dad watch!!! I killed it!

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Old 07-18-2017, 10:44 AM   #19
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Lifetime of being a biker keeps me slim and trim.

Example of me handling a youngster 30 years younger than me. Nothing serious . Just 2 drunk bikers acting like 12 year olds. We are still buddies.

I am too old for skateboarding < broken bones james. I know ya gotta link> . Though I used to be a terror on steel wheels and a 2 x 4 back in the 60's.

I still ride bicycles though.

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Old 07-20-2017, 07:35 AM   #20
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I've always found it best to eat like a horse and work like one - my body seems to be built to work hard, even if my mind doesn't always agree!

Earlier this year, after (1) realising I'd lost most of my old walking & cycling stamina and (2) finally getting rid of several things that I'd allowed to hold me back, I started my first proper exercise program in years. Unusually for me, I've changed my diet too - dropped to 3 meals a day, increased my leaf intake and set the total protein to somewhere around 30% of dry matter. Plus I do 3 half-hour runs a week, all very different (this is where it helps to live on the coast and get up before the tourists), lift some weights, and dig up weeds in the interim days.

So far in about 8 weeks I've lost somewhere between 10 and 14 pounds and one belt notch, and gained a sore knee and the ability to run 3 miles without stopping. I think I'll overhaul the old bike soon.

From prior experience, I suspect (and hope) to be able to do a pull-up when I've dropped another 25lb or so. Push-ups might take a little longer.
 
Old 07-20-2017, 07:52 AM   #21
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I've always found it best to eat like a horse and work like one -
You so know me!
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I've changed my diet too - dropped to 3 meals a day
NEVER! And I really can't joke about that, people who know me regularly comment that I'm always eating. Truthfully though my diet has changed over the years, however I'm never scientific about it, just eat more veggies and less crap, control the junk food when weight creeps up. But not into weighing stuff or trying to adjust my percentages of various building blocks. I'd rather add time to my aerobic workout. I don't generally weigh myself, I go by my fit and size of clothes.
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and the ability to run 3 miles without stopping. I think I'll overhaul the old bike soon.
All right! 5K time!
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Best exercise is what you feel like a kid for thus don't want to stop!
Yes, VERY well said! That's what I was talking about saying grinning like a fool those first days back. Find something you enjoy so very much that "yes" you are grinning like a kid who's getting away with something their parents would yell at them about.

Someday I'll need a new knee, I'll get that when I get my new rotator cuff.

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Old 07-20-2017, 11:54 AM   #22
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LOL. The guy I am wrestling on the ground in my previous post is from Massachusetts.

He had drank a lot of Whisky and Jägermeister before we did our nightly exercise for the night.

I own 2 knee braces, 1 ankle brace <ace brand>. They get used when riding bicycles in my small town. Plus when needed for hard work outside in my motorcycle shop. There is no hope in fixing my previous motorcycle crash injuries to like new. So bionic alternatives suffice me quite well, actually.

My bicycle thread is over here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ad-4175544046/
 
Old 07-21-2017, 10:34 AM   #23
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I walk daily, as I have a Border Collie who sulks if I don't take her out, but I don't greatly enjoy walking for its own sake. My preferred exercise is cycling, because I cover the ground more quickly. Last year I bought an electric bike, which I would recommend to anyone, if they have reservations about whether they could manage cycling without some extra help. I live in a hilly area, and after seventeen years of shepherding, my knees were giving notice, so I had to be very careful about how I moved, and my general level of fitness was not good. I wanted to cycle, although I was reluctant initially, but after I saw an advert on tv for a battery bike, I did a bit of research into them. Eventually I bought one that has to be pedalled to engage the battery assistance; it has a range of gears and the level of assistance can be adjusted, or turned off and pedal-powered as with a conventional bike. As my fitness improved, I soon reduced the assistance needed, and it's excellent for my knees, as well, which are largely pain-free now. Fantastic exercise! I've been accused of cheating, but without the assistance I wouldn't cycle at all!
Battery bikes aren't cheap to buy, and being on pension I don't have a great deal of spare cash, but I found a company that offered interest-free credit over two years, which was ideal.

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Bikes are fun. Here I had snow tires made of old treads, small stainless steel screws and a whole lot of silicone... only lasted two winters city wise but lots cheaper than snow chains. Eg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq19EGNY6hY (How to Make Your Own Studded Snow Tires)

have fun!
 
Old 07-24-2017, 03:42 PM   #25
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I play roller derby (oldest person in the league). I make two practices a week. I might up that to three times next season because I'm thinking of joining the travel team. I run once (rarely twice) a week. It's my favorite activity but previous back injuries limits how often I can tolerate running. At the gym I use the elliptical once a week and lift a little bit (totally not enough). And I love to swim and try to swim a couple of times a month. And I like biking and do that once a week or so with my kids.
 
Old 08-04-2017, 04:10 PM   #26
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Dunno who said this:

"I don't need to do any exercise, I have an hourglass figure!"

(OK, so all the sand's run to the bottom...) Hmmm...

Play Bonny!

 
Old 08-04-2017, 09:22 PM   #27
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frankbell mentions that you never see a smiling runner, and that's true,
That, of course, was tongue-in-cheek, though for my co-worker whom I quoted it was not.

When I was younger and lived in a neighborhood that had wide streets and low traffic, I would occasionally go for a run on a nice warm sunny day and enjoy it immensely.

Bicycling, though, has always been a love of mine. When I was late elementary school grades, I would come home from school and ride my bike for four or five miles just because it was fun. My bike was freedom.
 
Old 08-07-2017, 06:36 PM   #28
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My gym has a poster of this. Every time I see it, I think its points should also apply to participating in open source:

http://truesportpur.ca/sites/default...forsport-e.pdf
 
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Push ups and horse stances 2 times a week.
 
Old 08-08-2017, 12:17 PM   #30
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If an effort to loose wight and get in shape ASAP, I beginning to fast for 2 days per week and then eat only one 500 calorie meal thereafter. During this fast period I drink a concatenate of water, lemon juice, canine pepper, and maple syrup.. If my calculations are correct I should be able shed at least 20 pounds and have a body max index of 21.45, in 2 months.. I also run 5 miles per week.

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