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    I did my Wed and Sun full body workouts.
    I didn't do daily ab crunches, but I did get on the bike a couple of times.

    Next week I start a 16 week program of having to write down everything I eat.
    I think that will help me keep better track of my calorie intake.
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    At this rate, I'll have numbers hovering somewhere around the 1 workout for every 2 days time frame, with stretching being even to that, and physical therapy almost non-existent, and meals? I'll wait to tally up at the end of the month and rank them simply as overall what I felt was healthy eating (good portions, even distribution of macros, homemade vs store bought, etc.) or unhealthy eating (none at all, over eating, total junk food, etc.) and distribute them that way. It will be a good baseline to improve upon in August.

    On the bright side, even though I lack a foam roller I did discover my rolling pin and while that hurts like crazy it does help loosen up that IT band. I stretch my feet out and my IT band and hamstrings get a good rolling out despite how painful it is. I feel like the reality is I will never ever keep up with the physical therapy my therapist gave me unless I just do 2 things each day. I can keep up with the feet and rolling on the daily I think, but I really need to just pick two things and do them each day so that it isn't so overwhelmingly boring and drawn out for me. There's no reason to NOT do those things everyday, but I just can't do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    ... There's no reason to NOT do those things everyday, but I just can't do it.
    Yeah... I have trouble with that too.

    What's the matter with your feet... do you have plantar fasciitis?
    I need one of those foam rollers too, but they're so expensive!

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    I did my 2 full body workouts this week.
    I had to change the Wednesday to Thursday because
    I am now attending a group meeting after work. on Wed.
    It's a Diabetes Prevention weight loss class.
    The goal is for everyone to lose 7% of the weight by the end of a year.

    In addition, for the next 16 weeks, I have to write down everything I eat or drink
    write down the calories and fat grams, stay under my fat gram budget,
    and work toward incorporating 150 per week of brisk exercise per week into my life style.
    It's the "BRISK" part that's gonna kill me.

    The workouts add up to 90 minutes per week.
    If I can just add 60 minutes per week of the exercise bike to that, I would be happy with that.


    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/0...a-longer-life/

    What’s the minimum (and maximum) exercise to improve health? : Science-Based Running

    American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults
    AHA Recommendation

    For Overall Cardiovascular Health:
    •At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least 5 days per week for a total of 150

    OR
    •At least 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity at least 3 days per week for a total of 75 minutes; or a combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity

    AND
    •Moderate- to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity at least 2 days per week for additional health benefits.

    For Lowering Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
    •An average 40 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic activity 3 or 4 times per week


    __________________________________________________ ________________________________


    So I am wrong... the 150 minutes in in ADDITION to working out with weights twice a week. Oh good.

    I got on the exercise bike thinking I would pedal for 30 minutes.
    Ten minutes into it I got a sharp pain in my left hip, like a cramp.
    It hurt to stand up and straighten myself.
    I'm going to ask my doctor what it might be.

    So yesterday I just marched in place for 24 minutes while watching MASH. :-P
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    Yeah... I have trouble with that too.

    What's the matter with your feet... do you have plantar fasciitis?
    I need one of those foam rollers too, but they're so expensive!
    I think they just bother me because my hamstrings and IT bands are tight in general. Foam rollers ARE expensive. Cheaper options: Those foam cylinders from Michael's or other craft stores that are pretty sturdy and wrapping it in electrical tape/duct tape... Or get a big PVC pipe piece cut from a hardware store, and cover it in the pipe insulation that fits around it and tape it in place. Right now I'm using a rolling pin made for baking and stuff and it is working alright. Really cheap version of the muscle-rollers I see in the stores.
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    Alright! July health diary numbers are in (just now, I calculated them tired and sometimes I didn't log things so the math isn't an exact science here)

    I worked out 15/31 days (I might have been active other days, but I didn't do those activities with training or fitness in mind)

    I recorded 55 meals I considered healthy out of 113. "Meh" meals where some aspects were healthy but others weren't were 22. Totally definitely not healthy for me meals or meals where even if it was healthy I ate it in an unhealthy way (like overeating) came out to 36. So overall I am eating mostly or definitely healthy meals and in healthy portions, but the meals I am eating in an unhealthy fashion are still numerous enough to probably cause some of the sluggish issues I've been having lately as well as the improper weight gain.

    I hydrated properly 16/30 days, with one day unrecorded. This one honestly made me a little sad to see because I really do drink water a lot.. it's my favorite beverage. And I know for a fact once upon a time in the not-so-distant past I definitely hydrated properly each and every day without fail. My hydration markers are 5 cups of water (or 4 cups + an unsweetened tea like the mint tea I make in the fridge, etc.) + two cups of another beverage like coffee or milk.. and I add a cup if I have something crazy like an alcoholic drink or a sweet-dessert-like-drink.

    So I think my eating habits are probably going to stay the same throughout the next month (with slightly less partying.. lots of birthdays and holiday-like-events in July means more home cooked meals naturally) but I can definitely try to break that 50% mark on the exercising with some run days and I can also start pushing the hydration tab into the every day section. I think August I want to focus on my 3-mile-running goal.

    Also, cool stuff: my work pays me to be healthy. So as long as I log in what exercises I do and I wear this device that records my steps, I get paid $75 each quarter. Yay!
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    I did my Wednesday and Sunday full body workouts.

    I did 40 minutes in 2 days of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (aiming for 150 in 5 days).

    What's really nice is to see how far I have come!
    I used to be such a perfectionist that anything less than perfection meant I was a failure and I would give up.
    Thank goodness it finally registered in my soul that there is no such thing as perfect.
    It's ok to fall short of a goal.
    Doing something is better than doing nothing!
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    No tv and defective computer so I had no place to play the dvd I exercise to.
    Totally bad week last week.
    I did get some moderate aerobic exercise on Saturday for at least a half hour while I vacuumed. :-P
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    The other day I struggled to get 30 minutes of movement. Like I had the time, I was right there, but I couldn't make it through the hour.

    Today, though. I did. And I dId better than last time. It felt really good. Great way to end my 4 day vacation.
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    I've been getting back into my health/fitness side of life after way too long.
    Thus far, I'm not yet focusing on my food intake. I'm just tracking on Sparkpeople to get a good idea of what I could be doing differently, and what any given day's caloric and macronutrient range looks.

    I've also been backwards from how I was two+ years ago regarding my workout routine. I started with strength training instead of starting with cardio, and I am working up my cardio from the ground up.
    Otherwise, I tend to go to the gym to at least 5x or more a week to strength train for 45-60minutes (and sometimes 20+ minutes of cardio).
    A fun note: I have approximately 10 gym buddies in total to pick and choose from/bother to join me. It makes it a really good experience when we can aid in one another's motivation.
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