Exercise/Diet Support Group

3wishes

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Returned to my personal free weight circuit trainer, now that we are actually home for awhile.
HUGE hug from him, then "50 reps" "let's start easy"....hahaha, apparently I've been able to keep up because I told him the weight was too light.
It felt really good, weird, I know, but my body embraced it so well that even I was surprised!
 

Mr 4 styles

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Yesterday I did a amrap hiit workout. Timed to 2 minutes per circuit with 1 minute rest did eight round before I couldn't make the time.

Here's the round. 12 dumbell chest presses with 50 lb dumbells. Hi row at 100 pounds dual handles 10 reps. Lat pull down at 110 lbs 10 reps. alternating hammer curls at 25 lbs per arm 10 reps per arm triceps extension dual handles at 65 lbs 10 reps decline bench crunches with 35 lb plate 10 reps. If you don't make time it's over. Amrap is "as many rounds as possible " cardio brutal but epic pump and sweat . All on my gym at my townhouse complex. It was awesome
 

FancyFeet

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Spending some time with a quality trainer to learn how to lift properly. 3 sessions in, and I've already decided it's totally worth the money... and that I hate back squats, which probably means I need to do a million of them. (Deadlifts, though, I'm loving. And front squats are cool.)

Also, gotta love when you finally get around to googling your trainer, and learn that he was WAY modest about his accomplishments.. dang. Lucky me, because dude has some serious credentials.
 

3wishes

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Knocked off gluten completely (I became sensitive half a life time ago before it became a seemingly diet fad of late), got rid of dairy all together, and nothing with sugar or high content sugar in Veges or fruits, down 6 pounds in 3 weeks, also went back to free weights with my great trainer, who is trying to talk me into some MMA movements and figures, uhhhhhhhh, which my sister does. Uhhhhhhhh, maybe if I was wrestling a tiger I would.
 

stash

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Work has been in the way for exercising. I've almost put in a full days worth of overtime in to close out the fiscal year. Trying not to beat myself up over not exercising
 

mindputtee

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With some very strict dietary control I have lost about 9 pounds. I'm much closer to what I consider a "comfortable weight" for me. I still have about 8 pounds I want to lose before my wedding, but with 5 months to go I think that will be doable.
 

Mr 4 styles

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Went on a calorie restricted diet for a month dropped 14 lbs now at 12.3 percent body fat with no loss of muscle mass or strength based on dexa scan and trainers strength assessment. Now to muscle back up to 200 lbs which will put me at 9 percent body fat. Latin shirt looks gooooooood
 

JudeMorrigan

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I got my annual health screening done early last week. The results were pretty much exactly what I'd expected ... which is not a terribly good thing. Nothing is technically out of spec, but my cholesterol and triglycerides are up enough that it's high time to stop saying I'm going to fix my diet and actually do it. The first week went pretty well. I'm definitely not going to do any serious carb restrictions this time. Those are high effective for me, but lead to an inevitable crash. Sustainability is the watch-word this time.

Of course, I also got a belated birthday cake this weekend. Time timing was ... less than ideal. But how can I complain about birthday cake?
 
I got my annual health screening done early last week. The results were pretty much exactly what I'd expected ... which is not a terribly good thing. Nothing is technically out of spec, but my cholesterol and triglycerides are up enough that it's high time to stop saying I'm going to fix my diet and actually do it. The first week went pretty well. I'm definitely not going to do any serious carb restrictions this time. Those are high effective for me, but lead to an inevitable crash. Sustainability is the watch-word this time.

Of course, I also got a belated birthday cake this weekend. Time timing was ... less than ideal. But how can I complain about birthday cake?
Moderation's the key? Not that I'm one to talk, I am terrible at moderation with treats, which is why I'm wary of buying ice cream or baking cakes or cookies for my home (bags of chips are also a non-starter).

On a totally separate front, I restarted my weightlifting program this week after ~4 months of not doing anything serious on that front (I'd do bodyweight exercises and some less-challenging weights when doing intervals, but not specifically lifting with strength as the #1 goal). The results were better than expected, though I'd forgotten what soreness every time you walk up a stair felt like.
 

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