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    Bad week.

    I used two cheat days. Work is out of control and a friend was unexpectedly in from out of town. Weight is no change, so after three weeks I'm -8 pounds. Did increase pushups from 10 to 20 in my workout, so that's something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Udog View Post
    Glad you got finished. What type of progressing are you looking for?

    I find that 3 weeks of no progress does indicate it's time to shake things up a bit.
    I don't really have a set goal. Just improvement in general. Tonight I'm going to lighten the weight but do a bunch more reps and see what happens.

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    Completed another week. I used one cheat day because I had a very busy week.
    Right noww I'm at the gym working out !!
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    1.675 mi 30 min 170 bpm

    Why is it so much more difficult to walk on a track than on the sidewalk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    Bad week.

    I used two cheat days. Work is out of control and a friend was unexpectedly in from out of town. Weight is no change, so after three weeks I'm -8 pounds. Did increase pushups from 10 to 20 in my workout, so that's something.
    That is awesome!
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    Sorry about the AWOL-ness, jet lag killed me last week, and I used two cheat days. Oh well, a bad week means lots of room for improvement this week.

    Today: 110 min hike (yay!)- I am ridiculously out of shape from summer/vacation, but it felt good to be outside and stuff. The weather's cooling down and I started classes again today, so I'm going to try and stay calm and collected and channel my everyday frustrations into exercise energy. Doesn't look like I'm going to be able to take a dance class this quarter.

    Has anyone done tai chi? Pilates?

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    Oh, oh, oh Udog - all goals completed for last week, just under the wire. Sorry for the late notice!

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    Did my gym for today... I took a 5 hour "nap". Looks like I'll be up all night again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    I have noticably more energy and stamina. I'm down only two pounds but that included a PMS week with preschool fundraising chocolate bars in the house. (Just don't even ask for a number.) My clothes are fitting better. I'm actually just happy I'm building muscle, that's what I really need. I really want to do something other than stationary biking but I don't know what to do!
    Elliptical and stair master are highly recommended. The treadmill is good as well.

    If you look into a gym, you can always try and find one with a decent circuit of machines that work various muscles. That's a good place to start resistance training, although you will want to integrate free weights into your program da sooner da better.

    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    Bad week.

    I used two cheat days. Work is out of control and a friend was unexpectedly in from out of town. Weight is no change, so after three weeks I'm -8 pounds. Did increase pushups from 10 to 20 in my workout, so that's something.
    Hey, don't forget there is a vacation clause for special occasions. I'm pretty sure everyone is okay with the fact that real life will occasionally come before exercise, and that will not always be a cheat.

    Also, congrats on the 8 pounds! I officially weigh in tomorrow, but considering that my dinner the past 4 nights has been pretty bad, I'm not sure if I'll have much to brag about.

    Quote Originally Posted by Feops View Post
    I don't really have a set goal. Just improvement in general. Tonight I'm going to lighten the weight but do a bunch more reps and see what happens.
    Sounds good. I think 12-15 (with you really feeling it by number 15) reps is a good compromise between muscle building and fat burning.

    As for diet, if it helps, pick ONE thing to change, and stick with it. Too many changes at once will result in failure. I know this from recent personal experience. It took me about 3 tries to get my dietary changes into place, and I'm still not where I want to be. (But I've made alot of progress in the attempts.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    1.675 mi 30 min 170 bpm

    Why is it so much more difficult to walk on a track than on the sidewalk?
    There could be lots of reasons.

    Physical:
    * The sidewalk path may have a net decrease in elevation, whereas the track is flat.
    * You maintain a more steady pace on the track - perhaps your speed changes more frequently on the sidewalk.
    * The time of the exercise. Morning sidewalk venture vs afternoon track.
    * Tracks almost never have a good breeze, and they are hot, so that can wear on you. Sidewalks are more likely to have a open breeze to cool you off, at least in places.

    Psychological:
    * The track is just a loop. BORING. The sidewalk offers more variety which may offer distraction for the mind.
    * Goals are deilinated by "1 lap, 2 lap", instead of unique landmarks.
    * The circumstances - who are you are with - are different on the track, and less enjoyable.

    That's a very serious answer to a rhetorical question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colors View Post
    Today: 110 min hike (yay!)- I am ridiculously out of shape from summer/vacation, but it felt good to be outside and stuff. The weather's cooling down and I started classes again today, so I'm going to try and stay calm and collected and channel my everyday frustrations into exercise energy. Doesn't look like I'm going to be able to take a dance class this quarter.
    Hey, I'm just happy you are still with us! Now that you made the physical transition back to school, things should get a bit easier. And I LOVE (with a fiery Fi passion) your strategy of focusing frustration into exercise!

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