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[Fitness and Weight Management]: It's a lifestyle

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    So I've been going climbing regularly (weekly) for just over a month now and I gotta say, I've definitely noticed a big difference in my strength and stamina, especially in the upper arms

    Like, I was not really able to just hang from one hand and one foot after a while before, but now I can just dangle away thinking about my next move, do overhangs way more easily... feels really good to be developing my strength and technique. I'm signed off to go by myself now so might actually start going twice weekly, especially as it makes me feel so much more confident and healthy!

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    I started doing some climbing and brought my friend who I thought would enjoy it

    I personally only went a few times because it was around then that I hurt my elbow and I had already hurt my wrist before which is semi perma f’d (not climbing related)

    But my friend kept going and got really into it so I’m glad I did some good by getting him obsessed with it
    He hadn’t even been exercising in a while and now he climbs a few times a week every week

    So I did good I guess

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  • KarozKaroz Registered User regular
    You did good.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Day 2 of couch to 5k. It was harder than day 1 because my legs are still stiff from my first run. Need to do more stretches I think.

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    In other news this is the first week I've missed gym sessions since I started in January for reasons other than illness or travel

    It is because I am an anxious mess who is behind on work and not on top of his sleep and dug himself into a procrastination hole

    I will get back on it though
    Definitely going tomorrow, and probably Saturday, so effectively I'll only have missed Monday and just moved around a day

    Sleep is difficult

    Being on top of life is difficult

    But I will keep fitnessing.

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  • vamenvamen Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    So you fast for 16 hours and eat your meals within an eight hour window?

    Yeah, there are variants like 18/6 or 19/5. I think 16/8 is the most popular.

    Some folks do 5/2 which is eat 5 days skip 2 (or eat minimally on those 2 days)

    Edit:

    While we are on the topic of diets I have a hard time planing to eat enough, it always feels like so much food. As a 5’10” guy I know I should be shooting for like 2k calories a day but I find it hard to hit more than like 1700 especially because I want to avoid eating processed foods.

    If I could eat a 2,000 calorie pill every morning I would.

    Man, I hear this. I'm 6'2" and on the days I do IF (especially OMAD) combined with me doing keto, I STRUGGLE to get anywhere near the amount of calories I need. Granted, I'm trying to slim down a bit, but I don't want to make a habit of getting too far under my calorie goal.

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    On the opposite side of the scale, I was playing around with a fitness/calorie tracker app recommended by a coworker and I've come out the other side genuinely horrified by its recommendations, and also confused about whether I should be horrified - I do want to lose weight for my brother's wedding in November, but I want to do it in a way that's sustainable and practicable and not going to make me want to throw myself out of a window. I'm 5'4" and 155lb; on a regular week my exercise routine is:

    Cycle 20km a day 4-5 times a week
    standard-to-strenuous level yoga 3 times a week
    outrigger canoe (open-ocean paddling) for ~2.5 hours once a week
    Plus I walk at least 5km a day and every other week or so I throw in an extra long cycle on the weekend day that I don't go out paddling.

    The app I installed is suggesting my daily caloric intake should be 1200 if I want to lose 1lb a week. Does that seem... right? To anyone? It seems really low to me to be healthy, but... I just do not know, man. Maybe I'm just being whiny and need to put on my big girl pants?

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    1200 a day with all that activity strikes me as low. But this is from the perspective of a 6 foot male

  • SilverWindSilverWind Registered User regular
    On the opposite side of the scale, I was playing around with a fitness/calorie tracker app recommended by a coworker and I've come out the other side genuinely horrified by its recommendations, and also confused about whether I should be horrified - I do want to lose weight for my brother's wedding in November, but I want to do it in a way that's sustainable and practicable and not going to make me want to throw myself out of a window. I'm 5'4" and 155lb; on a regular week my exercise routine is:

    Cycle 20km a day 4-5 times a week
    standard-to-strenuous level yoga 3 times a week
    outrigger canoe (open-ocean paddling) for ~2.5 hours once a week
    Plus I walk at least 5km a day and every other week or so I throw in an extra long cycle on the weekend day that I don't go out paddling.

    The app I installed is suggesting my daily caloric intake should be 1200 if I want to lose 1lb a week. Does that seem... right? To anyone? It seems really low to me to be healthy, but... I just do not know, man. Maybe I'm just being whiny and need to put on my big girl pants?

    Is the app MyFitnessPal? I'm 5'3 and female and it made similar recommendations to me. However, that's on a sedentary lifestyle (I have a desk job) and when I do cardio I can add it in and it adds to my total allowable calories for the day

    I also used the water tracker and tried to boost my water consumption at the same time, under the guideline of drinking around half my body weight in ounces a day. I never felt hungry, and I mostly realized I just love the act of snacking

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    edited August 16
    Yes that seems low for your activity level. You won't drop dead but you'd probably feel your energy take a noticeable hit during your exercises.

    Maybe bump it to like 1600 and see how that feels and what the weight does over 2+ weeks.

    Alternatively, if you've been at a pretty stable weight already, just get diligent with tracking what you eat normally to figure out your current baseline, then shave off of that. Losing 1 lb a week should need a deficit of ~500 kcal per day on average.

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    edited August 16
    So the way I've found that works best is track your calories for a couple weeks, along with your weight. Generate a baseline. Then once you have that baseline cut 500 or so calories each day and go from there. Track for a couple more weeks and continue to adjust.

    You're friends are going to be a good set of measuring cups and a nice food scale. Being able to accurately measure portions is required for good tracking, at least at first.

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    Thanks guys. I think I'll do that - track for a week or so and then knock off 500, rather than arbitrarily aiming for 1200. Especially with an OC race coming up next week, with me as seat 1 (setting the pace), I don't want to be exhausted for the team.

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    Thanks guys. I think I'll do that - track for a week or so and then knock off 500, rather than arbitrarily aiming for 1200. Especially with an OC race coming up next week, with me as seat 1 (setting the pace), I don't want to be exhausted for the team.

    Ohhh yea totally don't cut calories till after that race! woof that would be rough!

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  • vamenvamen Registered User regular
    That definitely seems like an aggressively low calorie goal. It would depend on your body comp, but for me, "extreme" weight loss is around 1600 calories, which is in theory ~2lbs a week. This is as a 6'2" person. Though I guess if you were a fair bit shorter, it could be fine. Still, I think you have the right idea with how you are going to go about it.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    I think for the activity level and height 1500-1600 is probably right on the money for salient.

    1200 is like 1.5 lb a week, but you'll feel like trash the whole time. Maintenance calories for her is likely at 2100ish.

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  • PhasenPhasen Let's Disrupt the 2020 ElectionRegistered User regular
    Is strava still the go to app for cycling? I bought a bike yesterday and wanna do some tracking.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    edited August 16
    MyFitnessPal recommended me 1300/day for losing 10kg, 0.5kg/week. I'm 164.5cm (5' 4.5”) and not very active.

    Edited cos I got the number wrong

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Phasen wrote: »
    Is strava still the go to app for cycling? I bought a bike yesterday and wanna do some tracking.

    I used it for tracking my running and liked it a lot for that, though I can’t speak to cycling specifically.

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I like Strava for cycling, yeah. It has a solid user base which helps when planning rides, too, because you can look at other people's saved routes (there's one near my work called Ring of Death)

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    I like Strava for cycling, yeah. It has a solid user base which helps when planning rides, too, because you can look at other people's saved routes (there's one near my work called Ring of Death)

    Its heat map feature when planning routes is really useful too for keeping off roads that are totally bike unfriendly

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Oh yeah I forgot about that - those are incredibly handy on long distance rides.

  • PhasenPhasen Let's Disrupt the 2020 ElectionRegistered User regular
    edited August 16
    Awesome thanks! Very interesting stuff.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    edited August 16
    Healthy lunches are my nemesis. Trying to avoid my old habits of toast or cheese sandwiches, but it is against my religion to spend more than 120 seconds preparing lunch. Breakfast and dinner I'm happy to do something more complex but for whatever reason I just hate spending time on lunch. I don't want to have to chop stuff or spend time cooking.

    Today my lunch was half a can of mixed bean salad with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Which I guess is healthier than what I would pick before.

    Related note: am starting to notice some not great effects of switching to a pulse-heavy diet over the last week. Hopefully that will ease off soon.

    Oh also, weighed myself again today and I'm at 74.3kg. Which is nearly 1kg heavier than last Friday. Since then I have cut out meat and sugar. I do not understand what's happening.

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  • PeenPeen tw1tch0rz occasionallyRegistered User regular
    edited August 16
    So you'd be combining your daily 120 seconds for the week into one chunk on a day and I don't know if that's allowed or if you'll get excommunicated or burned or something, but preparing lunches for the week ahead of time on Sunday is the only way I manage. There's loads of stuff you can make big batches of and parcel out into servings for each day that are easy and healthy and you can make them taste how you want and so they're usually better than what you'd get if you buy food out somewhere.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    The problem I have with that is fridge space. We never have any. But maybe I'll try and give it a go if I can think of a week's worth of stuff I want to make.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    I like to make burritos in bulk. Make em, wrap em in foil and in the morning all I have to do is pull them out and toss them in a bag.

    Another easy lunch for me is an avocado sardine sandwich

  • PeenPeen tw1tch0rz occasionallyRegistered User regular
    I've been doing lentil salads, they'd dead easy and you can throw almost anything in with the lentils and vinaigrette and have it be good, and it's good cold or at room temperature and also doesn't need to be refrigerated itself. 10/10, would recommend.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I usually make enough dinner for two meals and then just have whatever's left for lunch the next day. It's not as timesaving as doing a huge dish on Sunday, but it's also not as monotonous or fridge-hogging, and it means I never have to even think about lunch in the mornings (using your brain before 10am is for psychopaths and Mary Poppins).

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  • m!ttensm!ttens Registered User regular
    edited August 16
    Started running again, following some algorithmically generated training plan on my Vivoactive 3. Hopefully the bots are smarter than me because I've always been terrible at running and building speed and endurance. My cardio for the last 9 months has been indoor ergometer rowing in my basement nothing because I have a baby and it's hard to find time in the day. It's not ideal but I think I'm going to try to go out right after dinner (ugh) because Mrs Mittens gets home late and if I did a 30 minute run and a quick rinse in the shower after she got home and could watch the little one we wouldn't be eating dinner until probably after 8. I may try to make lunch my big meal of the day and have a smaller supper on exercise days so I don't feel awful. Or I could wake up early and go first thing in the morning but hahaha like that would ever happen.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I like to make burritos in bulk. Make em, wrap em in foil and in the morning all I have to do is pull them out and toss them in a bag.

    Another easy lunch for me is an avocado sardine sandwich

    I love burritos but I gain a pound for every tortilla I eat which doesn't make any sense because they don't even weigh that much.

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  • SilverWindSilverWind Registered User regular
    I weighed myself this morning and was surprised the drop was more than expected from last week

    Then I remembered I got a haircut mid week, from a very long thick style to a layered short one

    Hair!!!

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    I'm becoming unreasonably frustrated with people hogging machines and not even using them right. Or maybe reasonably? This wastes at least half an hour of my time a couple of times a week.

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    Ask to work in

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  • mosssnackmosssnack Yeah right, man, Bishop should go! Good idea!Registered User regular
    When I’m in a squat rack and all the others are full as well, I try to be aware of other folks waiting for a rack. Then I’ll make eye contact and wave them over and ask if they wanna work in. I end up feeling self conscious because I’ll go from squats right into overhead presses and depending on the weight I’m using, I’ll spend close to an hour in there.

    People have typically been super happy to work in when offered.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    I ended up just throwing in some more upper body while waiting for this guy to finish trying to use to a low back machine for oblique crunches/a leaning post.

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    It's not unreasonable to be at a station for an extended period of time. It's so much easier to just ask them to work in rather than try to wait them out and get frustrated, they'll almost always say yes. If someone does say no then yeah sure that's an asshole right there

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  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    Untapped market for a "ask me about working in!" Gym t shirt

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