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July 11th, 2007, 06:39 PM
I... did not.

But I thought finding out how many other people did would motivate me tomorrow!



lucky 2.0
July 11th, 2007, 11:37 PM
I did! :)

I would be very depressed if I woke up tomorrow and did not exercise today. If I do not drink, I exercise. Worst case scenario is I drink far less because I exercised and I started later. 99% of the time I have no desire to drink after exercise. And that resolve follows through to the next day. Exercise should be prescribed by docs just like meds are.

July 12th, 2007, 09:37 AM
Hi Noella:

I did 30 minutes on indoor bicycle last evening. Average heart rate was 134 for that session. Trying to build back up, after my little break as of late.


July 12th, 2007, 10:48 AM
Hello all, love that you keep track of your heartrate Noella, I too do that... I usually feel awesome between 135 and 147 and can stay there for 30 or 40 min ... a really good sweat for sure !! I have no excuses to excercise atall. We finished the excercise room, satelite T.V. but I've stayed soo "busy" I know I know... I know better... Today so far I did my daily barn chores which is quite physical, but it isn't the same as using the equipment... Great thread and I will get in there today I promise you... P.S. Lucky you look absolutely adorable Hon !! I love that avator and I feel so special that you changed it.. for me? Thanks ! A TON really !!!!! Hugs all ! ~Niblet~ :):)

July 13th, 2007, 03:22 PM
Speaking of heart rates... when I exercise for real, I spike to around 170/175 almost immediately (and have done so as long as I remember). It also drops back to a much more normal exercise rate within a minute (which I read somewhere means things are ok?)

Anyone know if this is something I need to look in to? :)

July 13th, 2007, 03:31 PM
I did...

July 16th, 2007, 11:45 AM
Wow Noella, your heartrate ever jump up there !! I wonder if you were to start your activity slowly and progressiviely build up the intensity over a 7 minute time period? Just a thought.. I have worked for for a wee bit around 175 and I feel soo horrible.. I was just curious as to how I would feel at my max... I would ask my Dr. if you feel faint, or that.. Good luck and keep up the great work!
P.S. I worked out today and I feel great ! Hugs, ~Niblet~ :):)

July 16th, 2007, 02:18 PM
I did I did!!! It took Popeye swearing at me and telling me to get my ass to the gym, but I did, and I feel wonderful.

I never regret working out but always regret it when I skip it.

July 16th, 2007, 03:03 PM
Nice one Barb..I played football tonight..or soccer for an hour and a half...I feel terrible...But thats cause i have'nt played for 2 months...Should feel better next time...I'm doing Bettys weekly weigh in on Mondays aswell so i feel like i got a goal..(excuse the pun :ouch: )

July 16th, 2007, 07:53 PM
Well, just spent over 90 min at the gym working out to get over that stupid voice in my head - but it worked! (now instead of a hangover I just won't be able to move tomorrow b/c by body is protesting!!!)

Niblett - I do warm up for about 10 min before starting my real workout. I feel fine with that heart rate (well, that's when I'm working hardest so "fine" is a matter of perspective!) :H I just wanted to make sure it's not something I've gotten used to, but I'm actually going to make my heart explode or something!

Mackkeral - I play soccer every week, and even 20-somethings who are in great shape get wiped out playing a 90 minute game - so don't be too hard on yourself!



July 17th, 2007, 07:35 PM
I just got back from my 4 mile walk/jog/sprint. I want to die but, I feel FANTASTIC!

July 17th, 2007, 09:28 PM
:) :) I'd forgotten what a sense of accomplishment can come with pushing yourself to exercise - it's great, isn't it?!


July 17th, 2007, 09:34 PM
Yesterday, did two sets of upper body weights. Pilates crunches. Active Isolated stretches, and half hour of meditation on mind machine.

Today, did half-hour of exercycle, and pushed it up a notch, to 147 average heart rate. Peaked at 165 for few seconds. Full set of active isolated stretches, and some pull-ups on my new pull-up bar for the doorway.

Tomorrow, lower body weights, and some more Pilates stuff. My gut needs to GO!!

Full bore for this middle-aged gray-haired codger. (xtexan is an AARP member now)


July 17th, 2007, 10:22 PM
Mee, ooooh pick me...

I HAVE to exercise every day, usually 2 long walks or too the beach for some fun and games. The furry one will NOT sit still I must take him out or he will sook, follow me around liek a bad smell, even too the loo or shower. He follows me and nudges my bum until we go out. The furry one is not allowed to be off his lead at the local park wich is a shame. Husky's a infamous for not coming back... so extra long walks for him and me :-)

July 19th, 2007, 07:25 AM
Huskys are SOOO beautiful - and judging by the few I met would keep you walking/running all day every day! LOL ... somehow my cats aren't the same motivation...


July 19th, 2007, 11:44 AM
I did my usual 5mile run. Every day, 6 days a week! On Saturday if the weather is nice I usually do 10….and then…..a bottle of nice red wine in the evening. I’m not sure any more if I ever will be able to stop drinking altogether, or should I for that matter?

July 19th, 2007, 07:30 PM
Yesterday, I did lower body weights, stretches, and Pilates as planned. 2 sets of 12 reps on hamstrings and quads. 2 sets of 15 reps on calves. A little sore on calves, but they need work.

Today, I maxed it out on aerobics. 157 average heart rate over 30 minutes on outside mountain bike. I peaked at 183, and the ticker would not go any faster, and I got woozy, so I had to stop and walk the bike the rest of the way of the hills when I hit max heart rate. I am going to start another thread about max heart rate, to see what the younger folks here can hit. I am curious, as forumulas for a 51 year old male (me) say 169 is max heart rate.

A deer and I scared the crap out of each other today also. I was swooping down one of the hills very fast, about 25 mph and the deer did not see or hear me approach. I was maybe 20 feet away when the deer and I saw each other. The deer leaped into the air about 5 feet straight up, and ran off like a bullet. Almost peed my pants when the deer lept into the air, but I whooshed on by, and tackled the next hill.


July 20th, 2007, 02:12 AM
Me !!

Now everyone should cheer for that, you regular exercisers will be saying 'whaaat' ?
But I was confirmed couch potato until sponge-bob Robert got me motivated and since the weekend I have been exercising. It is now 8am in UK and I got up at 7am and did 10 mins step workout !
ME ?? I will do another 20 minutes tonight !

I have lost weight and now I need to start toning up, still a few more pounds to go though.

Thanks for the thread, I will keep posting for motivation.

July 21st, 2007, 03:58 AM
Ughh!!!!!.............exercise???..............kno w it would make me feel heaps better, but, just the thought of trying to lug my excess 30 lbs. around............like I said..............UGHH !!!!!

I will try soon...............promise!!!! lol

Starlight Impress

Saint Jude
July 21st, 2007, 04:24 AM
Ran my b*tt off @ work tonight...
Busy, busy, busy, lots of "guests" in town..(nobody pissed me off tonight ...so I won't call em tourists!:H )
Did some weights & stairmaster before going to work.
Hoping for some sun so I can paddle tomorrow...before work:cool:

July 21st, 2007, 06:14 PM
got in two hours of jiu jitsu today...woo wooo! so fun. Was completely soaked with sweat only two minutes in (as usual). At least my shoulder didn't act up. wondering if I should spend all the money on the MRI or not now...??? hmmmmm. anybody on MWO a sports physiologist per chance?

July 21st, 2007, 06:36 PM
I Did'nt.
I should of, could of, would of......but I did'nt...........will tommorrow. IAD:)

July 21st, 2007, 06:54 PM

Did upper body weights yesterday, and added 10 lbs. to the triceps bar. I had been going light on that, due to a painful tendon injury that took forever to heal and work out of. My right triceps tendon at the elbow was painful for almost a year. Using very light weights to start, I worked slowly and cautiously to get it back into shape. Overhead triceps extensions are now relatively pain free. Wish I was young again, because that would have healed in just a few weeks 30 years ago.

Then this evening, I ran for 30 minutes. Average heart rate 156, with peak at 171. Didn't want to push to the limit like I did Thursday, but tried to keep the average up.

So that makes a full week of Body for Life program. 3 days weight training, 3 days cardiovascular. Stretches on all 6 days. First day cardio was indoor bike. Second day cardio was outdoor mountain bike. Third day cardio was running (with over 15 lbs of gear to boot!! water, GPS, pulse meter, phone, MP3 player, defensive items, fanny pack, and clothes).

Remember friends, that I smoked over pack a day, along with my boozing, before beginning this.

On Body for Life regimen, Sunday is GOOF-OFF day!! YES!!!


July 21st, 2007, 07:46 PM
Ran 11 miler...was supposed to eb 18--stopped early from random pain i won;t go into---better luck next time.

July 22nd, 2007, 01:01 AM
not me sorry to say

July 22nd, 2007, 02:54 AM
I did yesterday - saturday and I will later today again, but I am only a beginner so 20-30 minutes.

July 23rd, 2007, 04:47 AM
No - but feeling very motivated now! I used to excercise regularly when I wasn't drinking - rotated gym, running, cycling and remember how great it felt! Need to get my act together again...!

July 23rd, 2007, 06:50 PM
I worked out this morning. I've been slacking off. I want to start a 30 day wokout schedule...as of yesterday :)

I did 5 min on the rowing machine and 20 min on the treadmill.

Meeting my trainer in the morning.

July 27th, 2007, 01:56 PM
Finally 'ran' yesterday for the first time in 2+ months - I couldn't believe how quickly any resemblance of stamina had disappeared! Anyway, a new start so see where it goes from here. Played badminton this morning which was great fun, so will maybe do weights, cycle or another run tomorrow - depending partly on weather.

Happy work outs everyone!

July 27th, 2007, 06:22 PM
last night beat the stress with a butt-kicking two hour sweat-fest. Going again Sat morning...wish the place had air conditioning....acK! 97degrees here and with a small room packed with sweaty people...and wearing the traditional triple-weave jiu jitsu uniform....gasp.

July 27th, 2007, 06:33 PM
I went to the bathroom. does that count??

August 4th, 2007, 07:29 PM
I just got back from taking my dog on a brisk 35 minute walk. I have been doing it everyday since I planted the suggestion a week ago ion my CDs. Before that it could have been weeks --- poor dog!!!

Day 6 AF! Yahoo!

August 4th, 2007, 08:17 PM
Weirded out.

Started Atkins induction yesterday, and I don't know why. I wasn't going to start until Monday, but just sort of fell into it early. I just about went nuts last night for want of candy, Gatorade, anything with sugar, but held out. I went through the house looking for bad carbs, and put them all in a box to be disposed of.

Yesterday was lower body weights, and all seemed normal. I guess I was still burning carbs in my system. Worked around the house today quite hard, doing yard work and such. My appetite has definitely been changed.

So I got on the exercise bike, and after about 10 minutes, all sorts of weirdness happened. Tingling sensations in the arms and legs. Heart rate was a bit higher and even at a given level of exertion. Maintained 141 average for 30 minutes, and the tingling all over got very intense.

Then when I got off the bike, legs and arms felt like they weighed twice what they usually do.

Not sure, but I think I just started going into ketosis. Strange taste in my mouth as well right now. So here we go. God I miss my Gatorade, but that is now officially 100% off limits. A pint of Gatorade has 30 grams bad carbs, and a pint of Coca-Cola has only 27 in comparison. No wonder I was addicted to that stuff. Very bad for carbs.

Ergometer on the bike showed over 300 calories blasted away, so hope those were some fat grams burned off of my gut. So far so good.


August 4th, 2007, 08:22 PM
Neil, you should see results pretty quick. a person with an 'average' diet has to work out for 1/2hour+ just to burn the bad carbs out of their system...if they aren't there to start with then you burn fat instead.
I worked out pretty hard today, and it was awesome. I got neck-cranked really hard and while it didn't hurt at the time I had some vision problems for about an hour afterwords...it's fine now but kind of made me nervous for a while.

August 4th, 2007, 08:56 PM
Hey Determinator:

I have scientific proof now!

Just checked a ketostix, and it showed 40mg/dL. Moderate ketosis by purple color change on stick. YES!!!

So all that weirdness I felt was definitely the fat burn switchover.