The physical fitness encouragement and accountability thread.

they call this intermittent fasting! it's also a strategy!
Right now, I'm losing weight so fast, that I can't go with that- I need the protein. In the 4 weeks since the surgery, I've lost close to 50 lbs.
 
Right now, I'm losing weight so fast, that I can't go with that- I need the protein. In the 4 weeks since the surgery, I've lost close to 50 lbs.
if you could give me some of your weight loss, that'd be cool! 50 pounds in 4 weeks is very serious. that sounds like a "wtf doc" question.
 
if you could give me some of your weight loss, that'd be cool! 50 pounds in 4 weeks is very serious. that sounds like a "wtf doc" question.
It's expected with bariatric surgery. They haven't been concerned at my rate so far.
 
Most of my walks are timed walked these days. I am going for 30 minutes for the most part, maybe 60 minutes if I have time. Thus my old 15 loop walks were roughly 60 minutes. Just because I need to walk, does not mean I should do nothing else but walk.

Monday PM 6 loops

Tue AM 2
Tue PM This was going to be an off day.

Wed AM 12 loops of meditative walk (45 min ish)
Wed PM 10 loops of meditative walk (40 min ish)

Meditative walk is something I started doing way back when, to increase my endurance and balance. Walking Meditation is another term. I am using mental focus, controlled breathing, and isometric tightening and loosening. If you want to go with the use of CHI to charge the body, we can go with that. Now it is a good thing to do. However, it also led to problems when I was just walking around. If I wasn't meditating while walking, when shopping or doing chores, my endurance was flat. So I started walking straight up or trying to do a slow jog. It helped my general endurance some. However, things felt like they were falling apart. Slowly over time. Now I realized I need to do the meditative walk as well. So I need to mix it in.

Thur AM 9 loops of walk
Thur PM nope.

Fri AM 8 loops of meditative walk
 
Back to riding again! And a bit of jogging thrown into my walks.

But my brakes are not doing so good, so I have to take the bike to the shop today. I wish I'd realized that earlier.
 
12 miles in today, 12 miles later today, and diet changes being made. shooting for a nearly unattainable goal of 50% protein. it's worked before.
I'm at close to that. I had to take my bike in because after a month of sitting, I needed some checks/adjustments to my brakes.
 
Okay, the Cardiologist is much more concerned about my numbers than my Doctor V. He had me up one of my meds to 10.0, from the 5.0 Doctor V was willing to let it go down to. He said to up it, I went to 7.5 thinking I might get used to it enough that I could make it to his desired dose.

No friggen way.

I have been doing this for the last couple of weeks. I have been experience tingling (the best way to describe it now that it has become persistent rather than intermitant) akin to you limbs "waking up" after going "asleep". Before it was mild pins and needles periodically. It has been getting more notable. My concentration duration has been plumetting. (Notice nothing but short posts (500ish word) or short bursts in rather than my novel length ones?) I have had dizzy spells. My energy is dropping too. I have barely made six loops in the last few days in half an hourish session. (I have not been posting them because they are so sad.) I am even pushing really hard to get that. Six to nine is what I was doing before (mostly because I was going for shorter walks rather than spending 2+ hours of my day exercising). Before I changed the meds, nine to twelve in 45 minutes.

So back to Dr. V's dose because of the side effects of the "right and safe" blood pressure are just too much. Let us see what two days will bring.
 
Yesterday AM, I did 6 loops - getting tired about loop 5.
Yesterday PM I did 6 loops - but the fatigue hit around loop 3

Still that was day one of reduced med level.


AM Today is six loops, fatigue hitting around loop 4. We will see how the afternoon goes.
PM Today is eight loops. I had a lot of pauses because of the deer. So it worked for me.
 
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Been struggling to stay motivated with my half-marathon training, but I did get a 5 mile run in last night.
 
missed yesterday due to scheduling conflicts. plan to make it tomorrow and something on the weekend.
 
12 miles in to work, but then forgot i had a doctor's appointment, so going to short turn around and do it again here in half an hour. planning on 42-45 tomorrow as I take a path up in Yakima. Thinking I'll ride up to Naches, have lunch, then ride back. Assuming i don't feel like shit from whatever the doctor is going to inject me with today.
 
Today AM - I did 9 loops without burning fatigue. I could of done 10 to 12, but my allotted time expired. Really I think this is going to convince the MDs that I really should not be much lower than 115/80 (my older BP 3 years ago was 220/120. I had no crisis symptoms until I reached 260/160)
 
Today AM - I did 10 loops and simply ran out of time. (Fatigue set in twice at 5 and notably at 8) My BP is lower than I would like, but I am much more functional.

Today PM - I did 9 loops when I hit the time. Though to be honest, I hit the wall hard at loop 8.
 
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I took a Premium sub at Basic Fit yesterday, and already did my first session mostly repeating the exercises I did at the hospital the past 4 months (but adding 5kg to most machines). Tomorrow I'm going for a group session, maybe lifting, maybe some yoga type class, and then some more cardio.
If I can get out of bed on time...
 
Just got done doing 21 miles along a path. Ended near a bar and grill so currently refueling with a cheeseburger, fries, and a double bourbon while the bike battery charges. Downhill on the way back, so shouldn’t be too bad.
 
These past couple weeks I've been trying to walk 3 miles a day in addition to my regular work out routine. I've found taking the dogs on individual walks around a local park can get me there with the added bonus of arm exercises via dog pulling on the leash to chase squirrels.
 
Today AM 6 loops interrupted by a chatty neighbor. So did not get to do more.

Today PM 6 loops, but I did them in 15-18 minutes so... I was tired but for better reason.
 
Did a mile and a half (part jogging) and then did 5 miles on the bike. Tired, but a good tired. Now I just need to get my water intake up- I think that's what has slowed my weight loss. I''m only forcing myself to get between 12 oz and 48 oz most days... I need to get to 60 oz, but it's hard.
 
24 again yesterday.

I went to the doctor a few weeks ago and got some bloodwork done. Largely healthy, no diabetes, cholesterol good, and so on. Working in follow-ups for a couple Of things, but nothing that can’t be treated Easily.

diet has been a bit better, been focusing on protein to kill cravings. It’s helped, but gotta make sure I’m getting enough fiber ;)
 
Going to have to see the dietician as I can't digest more than 1-2 oz of meat at a time- it just gets stuck. I think the number is close to 1.5 oz, but it's finicky, and it sucks to try to figure out. Also found out I can't eat raw vegetables- my body rejects them immediately. So I'm trying to figure out some creative things to do in order to get protein in. Still struggling with water.

Didn't really feel like walking this morning (did extra yesterday anyway), so just rode 5 miles. I'll try to do a mile walk at lunch, and a couple of miles this evening.
 
Forgot to record Monday's

I managed 10 loops yesterday AM in my allotted 45ish minutes. I averaged 3.5 minutes per loop instead of 4 minutes for 115% faster time per 1/10th of a mile with the 3% average grade (which is actually 2 35% grades).

PM - I only had a short block available and did 4 loops.
 
Today's AM was interrupted by more neighbors, a semi-feral cat that we are searching for because her "owner" is in the area looking for it, and a late start. I got two loops in to be honest.

Todays PM was 10 loops at an average time of 3:15 per loop. This is 120%ish times faster than my average. I am doing pretty well.
 
Ok, not to go all Pity Party...

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...but a few weeks ago, my dermatologist removed a few "bits" from my forehead and my arm, as they looked like potential problems. Lab results came back today, and the biopsy on the arm chunk is cancer. :-/ Luckily (I think? Can you be lucky with cancer?) its basal cell, so hopefully not something that's going to spread everywhere. But now I get to go back to the doctor and she's going to remove even more of the skin on my arm. Sigh.

Stupid cancer. :madgoose:
 
Don't recall if I mentioned up-thread: the official, trail-based half marathon I was intending to do in mid-October was already full by the time I went to sign up. When I first found out, my intention was to still do half marathon distance that day on my own. But for the past couple weeks, since I'm not in the official event, I've had a really hard time staying motivated to train. I think I did one run last week and I know I've done none this week. I know I'm capable of doing half marathon distance on my own- I've done it multiple times in the past- but the environment of an official event makes it more fun and exciting.

Thinking of getting out my bicycle (which needs a tune-up) to change up my exercise routine. I do legitimately enjoy running, but riding a bike is fun for me in a way that running is not. Riding a bike reminds me of my largely carefree days of elementary school, where my friends and I or my brother and I would ride bikes for hours, and my biggest concern in life was saving up my allowance to buy comic books.
 
Don't recall if I mentioned up-thread: the official, trail-based half marathon I was intending to do in mid-October was already full by the time I went to sign up. When I first found out, my intention was to still do half marathon distance that day on my own. But for the past couple weeks, since I'm not in the official event, I've had a really hard time staying motivated to train. I think I did one run last week and I know I've done none this week. I know I'm capable of doing half marathon distance on my own- I've done it multiple times in the past- but the environment of an official event makes it more fun and exciting.

Thinking of getting out my bicycle (which needs a tune-up) to change up my exercise routine. I do legitimately enjoy running, but riding a bike is fun for me in a way that running is not. Riding a bike reminds me of my largely carefree days of elementary school, where my friends and I or my brother and I would ride bikes for hours, and my biggest concern in life was saving up my allowance to buy comic books.
Run the distance, stream it on your preferred social media:thumbsup:!
 
Thinking of getting out my bicycle (which needs a tune-up) to change up my exercise routine. I do legitimately enjoy running, but riding a bike is fun for me in a way that running is not. Riding a bike reminds me of my largely carefree days of elementary school, where my friends and I or my brother and I would ride bikes for hours, and my biggest concern in life was saving up my allowance to buy comic books.
this is why i ride. its freedom in a way that the car is not.

didn't ride today. raining, and I was up for 3 hours in the middle of the night, so running on less sleep.
 
this is why i ride. its freedom in a way that the car is not.

didn't ride today. raining, and I was up for 3 hours in the middle of the night, so running on less sleep.
Even when I don't feel like walking, I feel like riding. There's something about it that's freeing. So even today, when I didn't get much sleep, still was able to get in 5 miles. I'm going to try to get in some walking later.
 
Got some great news this morning! I've been bumped up from the waitlist for that mid-October half marathon to the actual event! I had forgotten there even was a waitlist!

Now I really wish I hadn't been seriously slacking on my training these past couple of weeks! I'm glad my dad pointed out that everything I've done up to this point will help. So, yeah, of the 12-week training cycle, I largely shirked weeks 9 & 10, but I was mostly rock-solid weeks 1-8, and I think I'll be able to get back on the figurative horse for these last two weeks.
 
A.m.-6 loops. My blood pressure is really low. I probably could have done eight, but I was on a time restraint today. So 25 minutes six loops I'm just going to have to deal with it.
 
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