JCC 2014 Fitness Goals

Discussion in 'Community' started by Souderwan, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    I'm trying to get back on the good eating/losing weight train. Mostly because now I know that I've got 5 months until my high school reunion and while I'm already weighing less than I was when I started high school, I want to look damn good.
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  2. I Are The Internets Game Winner

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    I have dropped 5 lbs. in the last two weeks, but that's more than likely stress related.
  3. DarthWilliams Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I have a regimen I actually do at home, I'm mostly just worried about cardio. May turn to jump rope.
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  4. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    5-7 is a good time. I'll give that a go. Maybe with some extra coffee I'll have the energy.
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  5. Mikaboshi Force Ghost

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    Jump rope is really good cardio, but it can get boring after a while. If you do it try and mix it in between your strength routine so you aren't doing just a ton of jump rope.

    Cardio Kickboxing is really great as well, if you haven't tried it I recommend it.
  6. Havac Former Moderator

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    Why not bike on a real bike?
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  7. DarthWilliams Force Ghost

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    I don't own one, and certainly don't have enough room in my tiny NYC apartment for one.
  8. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    How about cross training at the gym? Is that low-impact enough for your knee? And you've got my favourite, the rowing machines!

    Rowing + Bike + Cross trainer = Pretty good cardio mix.

    I lost another pound this week, down to 15 st 1 lb, I'm so stoked as I've ate appallingly this week... as it was Mother's Day on Sunday I cooked a huge brunch for my parents, Aunt and Nan... sausage, bacon, egg, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, bread and butter, black pudding...

    Followed up by red velvet cake :D

    Unsurprisingly, I couldn't eat all of my Sunday lunch lol.
    Last edited by Jedi_Matt, Mar 31, 2014
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  9. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    Ran 4.16 with my son in the stroller after walking for half a bloody hour to get him sleepy enough.
    Then I had to (emphasis on the compulsory nature) walk another half hour to get back to the car and a blessed Starbucks.
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  10. Souderwan Force Ghost

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    Bravo, @Jedi_Matt! Way to go!

    Really, all of you are doing great!

    I had a good month last month. Not anything record-shattering or anything, but I did get 73 km in, which made me pretty happy. I started a pushup and situp challenge for this month, along with doing 2 min planks every day. Two days down, 29 to go! :p
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  11. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    Wtg! It's so much better to do something rather than nothing. Better to do a little often than go balls-out for one day a week or whatever.

    I made a mistake of signing up for a 10 km run in June, it's one of those that I need to get done to cross it off the list (Warwick Castle to Kenilworth Castle).

    I haven't done any cardio for months, so at least I have a clean slate to start from I guess [face_nail_biting]
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  12. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Fantastic four-mile run on the greenway this morning, weather was perfect.

    Good luck on the 10K, @Jedi_Matt . :)
  13. I Are The Internets Game Winner

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    Ugh I haven't been enjoying running as of late. I have no idea why though. Any thoughts guys?
  14. Souderwan Force Ghost

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    I had to read that twice, as I thought you were talking about The Fantastic Four for a second there. :p

    @I Are The Internets, I sometimes go through periods like that. The only way past it, I've found, is to slow down and run on really pretty days. It helps me, anyway.
  15. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Yeah, that's what I do as well. I went through a "I'm really, really over running" phase not too long ago myself.

    I also had to remember that I feel so much better in general when I do run, than when I don't.
  16. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    Castle to castle? Damn that sounds awesome. Nothing like that here.
  17. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    Hey Kiki-Gonn, the website can be found here and there is even a video of the run available - http://www.twocastlesrun.org.uk/

    I think a few thousand take part each year and registration was full within a day, hugely popular and quite local so it's one of those bucket list things :).

    I are the Internets - change your routine a bit, or find a new aim. I lose focus when I have nothing to aim for. Souderwan's option is the complete opposite but is just as valid, running doesn't have to be about meeting a goal, you just can, so why not enjoy it by going slower and enjoy your surroundings now that spring is here.

    Thank you for your support Anakinfan :-D
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  18. Souderwan Force Ghost

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    Man! That looks like a ton of fun! Good luck, @Jedi_Matt!
  19. I Are The Internets Game Winner

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    I might do that then.
  20. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    8.1 mile run, 9:40 pace.
    I'm going to be sore but I had the day to myself, needed to get in a longer run than the start stop ones I have with my son.
  21. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Just completed my first spin class today, 20 miles. Whew. Not a leisurely ride.
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  22. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    4.1 mile run yesterday with my son in the stroller.
    I'm going to see if I can squeeze in a run tomorrow for a rare 3 run week.
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  23. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    You guys have been awesome this year, while I've been a slacker. However, I bit the bullet and joined a gym yesterday. I didn't have to sign a contract due to their promotion, but I did so there would be financial penalties to quit.
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  24. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    I did a repeat of Wednesday's run...
    4.1 miles with my son in the stroller, last 2 miles all uphill (although very slightly, not that it feels slight to me).

    This waiting on the new job to start period is really letting me enjoy running outdoors, something I used to never get to do.
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  25. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I usually run three times a week, but I don't always go a full four miles.

    I did today though. Aside from the damn pollen, it's been a great week for greenway runs.

    I'm on vacation this week so I may try to squeeze in some extra workouts.
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