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Fitness Weekly Discussion

What have you been doing lately for your own fitness? Try out any new programs or exercises? Have any questions for others about your training? Want to vent about poor behavior in the gym? Started a new diet or have a new recipe you want to share? Anything else health and wellness related?

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  1. piedpiper
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    My new running shoes came in the mail early, so I went for my first run on Wednesday and it went great! To start, I'm just walking for 1-2 minutes and then running for 1 minute. So I did about 5...

    My new running shoes came in the mail early, so I went for my first run on Wednesday and it went great!

    To start, I'm just walking for 1-2 minutes and then running for 1 minute. So I did about 5 minutes of total running and 10 minutes of walking. My goal is to work up to 10 minutes of continuous running and 2-3 minutes of walking before and after to warm up and cool down.

    I was expecting to be a little sore the next day, but I really only felt a little stiffness in my calves. I've been stretching them out and so long as the weather permits it, I plan on doing another run this weekend.

    I plan to do about 2 runs a week for the rest of March and hopefully settle into a more consistent routine of 3 runs a week starting April.

    Having measurable goals is really motivating for me. Now that I've pretty much achieved my weight goals its great to have something else to work towards.

    If anyone has experience getting into running, feel free to chime in as to whether this sounds like a good approach or if you have any tips.

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  2. inwardpath
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    I've been slowly chipping away at my weight through healthier eating. I still splurge every now and then and I don't restrict myself enough to make my cravings go wild. I've just set myself up for...

    I've been slowly chipping away at my weight through healthier eating. I still splurge every now and then and I don't restrict myself enough to make my cravings go wild. I've just set myself up for success in a few ways so that it's easier to handle. Made sure I still enjoy what I eat, that I still have something sweet (just small), stay more hydrated, etc. No real "secrets" here other than eating what I want, but less of it, and being mindful of how much I intake per day (calories, sodium, etc)

    I haven't felt like I've been dieting which is a good sign, as this should be a permanent change in my life. I've just started these changes fairly recently (Early Feb, maybe? Can't remember exactly). But already lost 6-8 lbs and kept it off, so over time the weight is on a downward trend (weighing daily is useless other than for more data points to see trends over time, because of water fluctuations / waste / etc)

    Exercise will come slowly, and probably a ways off in the future. I have some issues (hives/itchiness the moment I exert myself at all and begin to sweat/get warm, joint pain, flat foot, etc) that make it very difficult for me- and it is easier to cut 500 calories than it is to burn 500 anyway. But I definitely understand that exercise helps with cravings, general health, etc.

    My thoughts from what my body tells me is that exercise will be more useful after I've lost the first 50-100 lbs, and it will also be much easier then, because my body will be under less stress. Who knows- maybe some of the issues like itchiness/hives from exertion will go away after losing weight. They only started once I gained a bunch of weight, so maybe? I still may introduce small things here and there (pushups via leaning against a wall, etc), standing more often, etc. - but exercise will remain something out of focus for now.

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  3. autumn
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    I had my most active week in a long time. Worked out every weekday and last weekend. Taking a rest day today since we’ll be heading out to play board games with friends right after work.

    I had my most active week in a long time. Worked out every weekday and last weekend. Taking a rest day today since we’ll be heading out to play board games with friends right after work.

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  4. FrankGrimes
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    I can see biking season coming around the corner, so I've been trying to get on my trainer more often so I can break out of my lazy winter slump. Trying to spend at least 30 minutes on it 3-4...

    I can see biking season coming around the corner, so I've been trying to get on my trainer more often so I can break out of my lazy winter slump. Trying to spend at least 30 minutes on it 3-4 times a week (using the Wahoo Sufferfest app).

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