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JCC 2014 Fitness Goals

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

  1. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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

    DarthWilliams Jedi Master star 4

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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. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Mikaboshi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Why not bike on a real bike?
     
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  7. DarthWilliams

    DarthWilliams Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Jedi_Matt Jedi Master star 4

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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.
     
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  9. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Jedi_Matt Jedi Master star 4

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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

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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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

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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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

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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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

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    Jedi_Matt Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I might do that then.
     
  20. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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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

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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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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