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[EAST] PAX East 2013 Fitness Group!

BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
edited September 2012 in PAX Archive
Welcome all calorie counters, heavy lifters, hockey players, runners, swimmers, bikers, mountain climbers, masters of proteins, carbs and all things healthy!

We have a Fitocracy group! It is located here: fitocracy.com/group/3204/If you need in, please go here: http://ftcy.co/vbq5sa
There is also a PAX group on Fitbit (but it's invite only to prevent randos from joining) so if anyone wants an invite to that just shoot me a PM.

Also for easy tracking, if you tweet please use the hashtag #fit4pax

We also have a bunch of friendly folks right here, so have at them!

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  • AthenaRoseAthenaRose Registered User regular
    What is the name of the group? I joined the website, but the group isn't coming up.

  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Thanks for starting this new thread @BaconSandwich!
    AthenaRose wrote: »
    What is the name of the group? I joined the website, but the group isn't coming up.

    Don't use the normal search. Click groups then use the search box on the left hand side. Search for Pax East.

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  • browncoatbethbrowncoatbeth Registered User regular
    Thanks for starting a new thread, Bacon!

    There is also a PAX group on Fitbit (but it's invite only to prevent randos from joining) so if anyone wants an invite to that just shoot me a PM.

    And in case people stop checking the other thread, I'm bringing my reply to @chorazin about Fitbit over here:

    It is SUPER DUPER awesome.

    I love that it not only counts steps, but also how many flights of stairs. Since getting it, I now go to the bathroom on the 3rd floor of my building (I work on the 1st) every time, just to see how many flights of stairs I can get. And over the time I've had it (about 5 months) I've gone from an average of 5000 steps a day to over 7000.

    Plus the monitoring your sleep thing? It helped me to notice that on days when I drink coffee, even in the morning, I wake up about twice as often at night! So I have cut my coffee drinking way down and now have more energy during the day.

    And of course competing with other PAXers like skimblecat, peetsnack, and nakki for most steps, most activity points, etc is super fun.

    To me? Totally worth the $99 bucks. Actually, it's totally worth $198 bucks apparently (since I did not hesistate to replace it when I lost mine!)


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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Yay, new thread! I'm kinda hoping for a big loss this week, I got on the scale Wed out of curiosity and signs were good.

    But, I don't treat anything as official until Sunday!

    Well that seals it then @browncoatbeth, I'm gonna order one on Monday! :-D

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  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    Chorazin wrote: »
    Yay, new thread! I'm kinda hoping for a big loss this week, I got on the scale Wed out of curiosity and signs were good.

    But, I don't treat anything as official until Sunday!

    Well that seals it then @browncoatbeth, I'm gonna order one on Monday! :-D

    Yep I think you have me talked into it too. That and my husband said everyone will have theirs at Prime and I will be all left out without a little flower to make grow. ;-)

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  • DirewolfDirewolf Registered User regular
    Yay new thread! Thanks @BaconSandwich! I'm already looking forward to seeing everyone next year :)

    This was my first week back at the gym since PAX (mostly due to a 4 day bout with the flu). Turns out that somewhere in the gap I dropped below 300 (first time in 9ish years). Now to figure out how to celebrate...

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  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    Edited the OP a bit, should be slowly getting things in. Getting close to finals time so working out has been marginalized a bit. After that, I'm planning on hitting this plan over the summer: bodybuilding.com/fun/kris-gethin-12-week-daily-trainer-intro.html. Full 12 week plan, food guide included. I plan on taking pictures and uploading them (shirtless fat man will be spoilertagged if uploaded here) to track my progress. It'd be cool if anyone else wanted to go along with this.

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  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    Thanks for setting up the new group --

    Down to 215... which means 35 lost, and 15 to go for the year. Also up to 3.75 mile runs in the morning (35 minutes).. so new goals.. 4 mile runs (in 35 minutes) and lose that 15.

    All this talk of Fitbit makes me want one. The $99 makes me realize I will never be able to get one. And now I'm sad.

    @DireWolf - AWESOME job -- congrats on breaking that big milestone. Keep it up! I suggest
    @Chorazin - Here's hoping that low stays til Sunday.. ;)

    Do we want to keep doing weekly weigh-ins?

  • _jnup_jnup Boston, MARegistered User regular
    I hope this group will inspire me to get back down to 150-160 lbs. Right now, I'm around 185-190 lbs. Need to make the Ryu costume better for next year.

  • CreamsteakCreamsteak Registered User regular
    I've managed to lose 50 between my first and third PAX, though much more incidently than intentionally. I'm not going to set specific goals, but that fitbit thing sounds fun.

  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Are we going to start a new Fitocracy group or just edit the title?

    EDIT: Fitocracy showed me the light.

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  • DirewolfDirewolf Registered User regular
    Edited the OP a bit, should be slowly getting things in. Getting close to finals time so working out has been marginalized a bit. After that, I'm planning on hitting this plan over the summer: bodybuilding.com/fun/kris-gethin-12-week-daily-trainer-intro.html. Full 12 week plan, food guide included. I plan on taking pictures and uploading them (shirtless fat man will be spoilertagged if uploaded here) to track my progress. It'd be cool if anyone else wanted to go along with this.

    Wow, that looks intense but I'm definitely going to look into it.

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  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    I'm down for it, I could use a regimented diet. It's hard to get back into the flow of caring about what I eat.

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  • ishtraishtra Long IslandRegistered User regular
    I'm definitely up for some good logging here and there - I'd vote for monthly check-ins or every 3 months until the final few weeks - that was a hoot this year :P

    need some motivation now that I'm Almost over the plague. my wedding dress arrived at the shop and I think I should probably fit into it with some wiggle room ^_~

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    I'm one of the hockey players! Yay me.

    I actually put my skate on today without a sock and my foot felt fine. So, I played in our scrimmage without a sock. Felt good after, but I definitely held back a bit knowing my ankle isn't healed.

    Should probably join the Fitocracy group. I'll get on that.

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  • MASeffectMASeffect Registered User regular
    Hey Hey guys! I think we should all set some goals! I also think that it would be possible to create buttons/badges for PAX Fitocrats and Fitbi-... People on fitbit (=P). If someone has good ideas for a design for these, I would be willing to have them made and distribute! We've got plenty of time to think about it!

    I am going to attempt to be able to do 50 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, and run 2 miles in 20 minutes in one continuous session by PAX Prime in August. Then for East '13, I want to try to complete the goal i failed this year and prove to myself that I can have a flat stomach(by no means do i mean a 6-pack... just... a 2-pack or 4-pack..[are those real!?]).

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Woohoo, down 2.2 this week! That brings me to 57.2 pounds total!

    Edit: And Fitbit ordered!

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  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    MASeffect wrote: »
    Hey Hey guys! I think we should all set some goals! I also think that it would be possible to create buttons/badges for PAX Fitocrats and Fitbi-... People on fitbit (=P). If someone has good ideas for a design for these, I would be willing to have them made and distribute! We've got plenty of time to think about it!

    I am going to attempt to be able to do 50 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, and run 2 miles in 20 minutes in one continuous session by PAX Prime in August. Then for East '13, I want to try to complete the goal i failed this year and prove to myself that I can have a flat stomach(by no means do i mean a 6-pack... just... a 2-pack or 4-pack..[are those real!?]).

    Those are some awesome goals!

    We tried something similar last year, but it didn't completely pan out. I think I made it too complex.. I tried using stat-based leveling (ex. stronger = +STR, run/swim/bike faster/farther = +CON, lose weight = +CHA). Now that we have some steam (and active posters), I think you're right on. Personally, I want to drop 50 pounds before PAX East 2013.

    Also, what do you guys think about making this all-encompassing PAX, not just limited to PAX East?

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  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    MASeffect wrote: »
    Hey Hey guys! I think we should all set some goals! I also think that it would be possible to create buttons/badges for PAX Fitocrats and Fitbi-... People on fitbit (=P). If someone has good ideas for a design for these, I would be willing to have them made and distribute! We've got plenty of time to think about it!

    I am going to attempt to be able to do 50 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, and run 2 miles in 20 minutes in one continuous session by PAX Prime in August. Then for East '13, I want to try to complete the goal i failed this year and prove to myself that I can have a flat stomach(by no means do i mean a 6-pack... just... a 2-pack or 4-pack..[are those real!?]).

    Those are some awesome goals!

    We tried something similar last year, but it didn't completely pan out. I think I made it too complex.. I tried using stat-based leveling (ex. stronger = +STR, run/swim/bike faster/farther = +CON, lose weight = +CHA). Now that we have some steam (and active posters), I think you're right on. Personally, I want to drop 50 pounds before PAX East 2013.

    Also, what do you guys think about making this all-encompassing PAX, not just limited to PAX East?

    Yes to goals and yes to all of PAX. Now to just figure out what my new goals should be for PAX Prime. ;-)

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    I kinda like it being East only, makes it feel like a more tight knit group. But if it's open to Prime I'm sure I'll get over it. :)

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  • browncoatbethbrowncoatbeth Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    exciting news! today I was able to download google chrome "frame" at work (they won't let me actually download chrome, goodness knows why) and now my stupid internet explorer will play much better w/ fitocracy, and I can actually track stuff. not being able to track from work (which is where I do 80% of my computer time in a given day) was a big disincentive for me to participate in the fitocracy challenge last time. so I'm really looking forward to starting to track more actively.

    that plus my walking/stair climbing with fitbit, plus my weight watchers, should hopefully equally a really focused, really effective plan for the remainder of 2012 (into 2013). I am hoping to be at my goal weight by next PAX East (unfortunately, I can't go to Prime). I need to lose 30 pounds to get there, but I believe I can do it. I've got 11 months, so that's less than a pound a week. In general though, besides the number, I want to get back to a place where I am regularly exercising at least 4 or 5 days a week (which once upon a time I did) - right now it's more like once or twice, if that.

    this group has really helped me stay focused, so I plan to do at least monthly check-ins with my weight to continue that motivation!

    as to everyone else's news --

    @direwolf - congrats on your amazing milestone!!
    @chorazin and @MASeffect and @adias.angel - so glad to have you on the fitbit train! @creamsteak you should jump on too! :)
    @baconsandwich that 12 week program is too intense for me at my current level, but I wish you good luck w/ it! I don't really care either way about expanding the group, but I won't be able to participate in any prime meetups. I'm fine with letting prime people in on our thread though.
    @redfield85 - hope your frankle gets better soon!! also, go rangers!
    @ishtra - agree, monthly check ins sounds good. also, you must share wedding dress pics when it's ready!! :)
    @vttym - good luck w/ your new goals! your losses have definitely been inspiring me!

    everyone else (so hard to reply to everyone!) good luck w/ your goals and keep posting! much <3 to all you awesome paxers.

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  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    So I don't mean to turn this into a fitbit Q&A but I was wondering, how well does it work for tracking workouts? I do yoga, weight lifting and soon to add Zumba. Should I be logging these separately into the activity tracker or does the fitbit interpret it well?

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  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    :::Taking a bunch of bites out of 11 months:::

    For me, it's not easy keeping focused on a goal for a long period of time, or achieving a goal set far into the future. Many of us are eyeballing PAX East 2013 as the next target (some, perhaps, gunning for Prime), which means trying to keep motivated for 11 or 5 months.

    So I'm trying to break my goal down. First, I'm setting a final objective (be 200 lbs by East 2013, with some muscle tone). Then I'm taking that objective, and breaking it down to smaller goals I can use as both checkpoints and focus points. I know I have been lax since East 2012, and my weight has pretty much sat at the same place as a result (I'm even skipping days at the gym; I'm telling myself I'm resting my joints or letting a blister heal, but I know that 2 months ago, I wasn't using those excuses).

    So I'm going to set mini goals for every 2 months. I probably should find a 5k or something to run every 2 months to keep myself honest, but regardless, I will try to stick to it. I am also looking to increase the distance I run in the morning. Just so it's out there in the world, I'll get my thoughts down here:
    Spoiler:

    Assuming I hit these goals in time, it will give me a few months to set new fitness goals for East 2013 - I don't want to lose more weight, but perhaps I can work on increasing my running if I feel so inclined, or mixing things up.

    So forgive me if I throw updates here from time to time - I find putting it on the interwebs makes me accountable for what I'm doing, and the support you guys have provided so far has kept me honest. It's a shame there's only one chance to see you all each year ---

    Tomorrow, it's back to the gym to make sure I'm on track for 215 by June :)

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  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    I think we're gonna keep this an [EAST] thread. If our Prime peeps want to make theirs, that'd be cool. We could even organize competitions as well.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    @redfield85 - hope your frankle gets better soon!! also, go rangers!

    So excited for them to lose tonight. You can cry into your PAX East scarf. ;)

    I agree with keeping it an East only thread (not that there is anything wrong with Prime). I like the tight group idea. I'll still be posting my weigh in every week (unless I get lazy).

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  • Lunamadness22Lunamadness22 Registered User
    I would love to join, but I only get a blank screen when I click on the link. :/

  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2012
    So I don't mean to turn this into a fitbit Q&A but I was wondering, how well does it work for tracking workouts? I do yoga, weight lifting and soon to add Zumba. Should I be logging these separately into the activity tracker or does the fitbit interpret it well?

    The fitbit will log those things as "activity" of various levels, but it won't know that you're doing any of those individual things. I think that if you say you did some yoga between times X and Y, it will correlate that manual log entry with data from the fitbit itself. it's definitely good to do the manual entries if you can be time-accurate.

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  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    I would love to join, but I only get a blank screen when I click on the link. :/

    Does it give you a please sign up page or just nothing at all?

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  • Lunamadness22Lunamadness22 Registered User
    I would love to join, but I only get a blank screen when I click on the link. :/

    Does it give you a please sign up page or just nothing at all?

    Nothing at all. :/

  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    I would love to join, but I only get a blank screen when I click on the link. :/

    Does it give you a please sign up page or just nothing at all?

    Nothing at all. :/

    What brower/version?

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  • MASeffectMASeffect Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    @chorazin and @MASeffect and @adias.angel - so glad to have you on the fitbit train! @creamsteak you should jump on too! :)

    Yeahhh!! Do it @creamsteak!!

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  • MASeffectMASeffect Registered User regular
    Also, what do you guys think about making this all-encompassing PAX, not just limited to PAX East?

    Certainly! Let's do it!!! I live midwest, so I may even make an appearance at Prime, who knows. Yes! I think we should invite all paxers.

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  • Lunamadness22Lunamadness22 Registered User
    I would love to join, but I only get a blank screen when I click on the link. :/

    Does it give you a please sign up page or just nothing at all?

    Nothing at all. :/

    What brower/version?

    Explorer 9

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    My FitBit will be waiting for me when I get home from work! :D

    How do I join the super secret FitBit group? I MUST KNOW!

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  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    Chorazin wrote: »
    My FitBit will be waiting for me when I get home from work! :D

    Me too! I already set up my account now to just link it with the fitbit.

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Chorazin wrote: »
    My FitBit will be waiting for me when I get home from work! :D

    Me too! I already set up my account now to just link it with the fitbit.

    Woohoo, I'm glad I'm not the only one starting fresh with this thing! I'll set it up tonight and start using it tomorrow. :)

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  • PorkchopPorkchop Registered User regular
    Hmm, I may be interested in jumping into some of these fitness dealies you guys are doing! I need motivation to get healthier in the next year, for sure. I'm not that heavy, but I am ridiculously out of shape, so while I may not do the calorie counting/weight watch quite as much, I'll keep an eye on the fitness side.

    Also, for those of you about to buy a Fitbit, I found this deal on Slickdeals:

    http://slickdeals.net/f/4263832-Fitbit-Ultra-76-46-tax-and-free-shipping-at-24-Hour-Fitness?token=AAECAwAAAAAEPEEPmA

    $84.95 @ 24-hour fitness, plus coupon code AFP8128 to make it $76.46. An additional 10% off if you're a member of that club as well. I think tax applies, unfortunately, but shipping is free.

  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    @Porkchop thanks for the heads up - after speaking to my wife, we decided that there can be room in the budget for a nice discounted fitbit.. so a blue one is now ordered. Very unexpected addition to my workout planning - thanks :)

  • ishtraishtra Long IslandRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012

    this group has really helped me stay focused, so I plan to do at least monthly check-ins with my weight to continue that motivation!

    @ishtra - agree, monthly check ins sounds good. also, you must share wedding dress pics when it's ready!! :)

    Coolies :D And I totally will. I have the "before" shot - where I'm wearing the sample .... likely hitting the shop in a week. Sickness ruined my motivation and craving sweets threw off my numbers ... so I am hoping to lose the gained cushion before I go in, but if not - that's what corset-back dresses are for :D

    Also, I agree
    Chorazin wrote: »
    I kinda like it being East only, makes it feel like a more tight knit group. But if it's open to Prime I'm sure I'll get over it. :)
    I also like that i have more chance of meeting you guys in person, versus Prime, which I am unlikely to hit any time soon.

    Made it back on my walking routine yesterday. Tried on Sunday to walk around the mall (rainy outside) but I was so drained from being sick, we didn't stay long. Yesterday was better - took it easy and did the shorter, less steep route. Hoping to be back to the regular hills tomorrow.

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    I wanna go home and play with my FitBit! lol

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