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Old 11-09-2010, 09:14 PM
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WorthIt - I like your signature too.

Nice job Fandy. Good job utilizing things around the home.

Coffee - What is TM? Hope you have a good weekend traveling...have fun. You've certainly earned it. Not sure if you were questioning what bridges are or why I do them. I do them to stretch, and strengthen my neck. Done em for years.

Good for you R4R...take some time for you and the dogs. Hope you get things sorted out.

Celt - It won't always be nice enough out to do our exercise of choice. Way to improvise...nice job.

I got a quick work out in. Have a good night.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:27 PM
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Hi all! I'm following fandy around...jk

Trying to get good about my exercise program figured this was a good place to learn, get motivaTed and be held accountable.

I'm doing a little cardio and weights for starters...spent 14 minutes on the stairmaster tonight and it kicked my behind! That machine is evil!
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:50 PM
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Hey everybody!

It’s been a while. I had my halo immobilization vest removed today.

I don’t know if anyone remembers, but I broke my skull and my neck back at the beginning of August.

The closest thing to a workout that I have achieved since that time is a yoga ish workout which amounts to strength training without weights, and walking.

I thought I would check in and let people know that I’m still around. It’s good to see everyone on this thread, some of you have been around for a while.

I’m coming back, I just need time and guidance from my doctor.
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:19 PM
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Wow...LaFemme! I've read so many of your posts in other Threads. This Thread is really startin to branch out. Welcome! A lot of us find what you are looking for in this Thread. It motivates many of us and holds us accountable. Also plenty of people to answer questions. Sounds like you got a good start with the cardio and weights and stairmaster...that's really all you need if you can stay motivated with it. Otherwise branch out and try new things.

We got a diverse crew here - runners, bikers, joggers, dog walkers, people that jog with their dogs...we got everything! I tend to do body weight resistance training, with intervals and sprinting too. I got out on my bike and blades many times earlier this year for the first time in years do to the people on the Thread. So...welcome and we look forward to updates from you!

Free! Good to hear from you. I am glad you are getting better. It is great you did what you could to get back at it. Be proud of that...a lot of people would have used what happened to you as an excuse to vacate exercise. Look forward to when you're clear and we get updates from you. Take it EASY though!
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:13 AM
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Still on track... walked/jogged 2 miles yesterday... the jogging portion was a little longer than the day before. Did 80 Ab crunches and lifted 20 lbs of weights 20 times and a lot of arm curls.

Today I will still continue to move forward... so here is to a

Wacky, Wonderful, Workout Wednesday all my SR friends.




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Old 11-10-2010, 03:53 AM
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Free, i didn't know you were injured???? i'm glad to hear you are healing....take it slow and your strength will return....it took me almost a year after a broken shoulder...i consider it great that I can even do push-ups on the kitchen counter.

LaF, that is fine to follow me, althought many times IDK what or where i'm going, so we might be in a circle.

I am off to walk the dog this warm AM and then to do a few exercises before i go into work...Wed. is my busiest day with didactic lectures....2 full groups of students circling like little knats.
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:41 AM
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dee: I do that kind of thing all the time. Drives me nuts, too! Take it easy, though. It will come....don't stress about 'having' to get exercise in. There are gonna be days where it just can't happen. GOOD JOB on the walk!

Ghostly: TM = treadmill....I'm lazy. I wondered what bridges are. And....strengthening the neck would be a VERY good thing to do. And yes, I would like to know how you are doing them.

LaFemme: Welcome! We're growing fast in here.....I think you'll like it!

Free: So very glad you are back! And you REALLY need to take it easy coming back. Maybe you should just start with reading?! So glad you are back.

Worth it: On track is Great!

Fandy: "circling like gnats" LOVE that one!

Okay....I gotta go to work! Have a Great Wednesday!
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:06 AM
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thanks to the motivation from reading here, I walked the dog 1/2 mile (he loved it, lots of squirrels), got on the treadmill for 27 mins, raising the grade up to 6% for a while and topping out at 3.7mph....I managed 1.45 miles along with some weight sets, i'm not using anything heavier than a 10# right now....I also added in some step-ups on a 9" stool today....my balance is needing improvement and it is good practice.

my BP is good and my HR is normal.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:02 AM
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Woke at 5:30 AM. 42 degrees outside. Put on pair of shorts and t shirt and an hour later when I got back I was sweating my @ss off. Love to climb hills as fast as I can. 4 miles and 1200 ft of climbing and descending. I am either going up or coming down on this particular circuit. My version of HIIT. My happy hour.

One of our neighbors was walking her dog and commented how cold it was this morning (coldest day of the fall so far...for California), and I politely said I had not noticed.

What I did noticed is that today is day 42 for me, and have not felt better.....Great day everyone.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:38 AM
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Took 2 minutes off my 4.9k loop for a time of 34 minutes. Must be because the dog didn't take a poop this time

Below freezing - heavy frost everywhere - clear sky - sun just coming up - fresh snow on the mountains - bliss!

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Old 11-10-2010, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Murray4x5 View Post
Must be because the dog didn't take a poop this time

Below freezing - heavy frost everywhere - clear sky - sun just coming up - fresh snow on the mountains - bliss!

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Hi Murray. I have noticed your pictures. I saw your post about the 4x5.

I envy some of you. My dog (er: my son's dog) is a 45 lb beagle, on our 2.5 milers, it is unusual for less than 3 poops and 20 to 25 pees. He is a true hound and if he picks up a scent he is interested in, it is a zigzag for the next half a mile with his nose an inch from the ground. Very stubborn mule.

I have a friend who lives in North Vancouver. Been there 3 times. Are you near?
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:29 AM
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Nice job WorthIt, Fandy, Celt and Murray!

Coffee - I don't know how to explain bridges...you probably did them as a kid. Hands and feet on the floor. Makin an upside down u. I do front (face facing my feet) and back (face facing away from feet) with my forehead on the ground. It's a good flexibility exercise and strengthens the neck muscles. However a lot of people say they put a lot of stress on bones and recommend against them. I have pulled a neck muscle doin them, but that was my fault for not warming up enough. Anyway...at his point I still do em. Hope you have a good day.

I got a work out in. Have a good day everyone.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:10 PM
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Nice job WorthIt, Fandy, Celt and Murray!

Coffee - I don't know how to explain bridges...
When all else fails go to bodybuilding.com

Pelvic Tilt Into Bridge Exercise Guide and Video

Side Bridge Exercise Guide and Video
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:48 PM
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Ghostly...Bridges are also Yoga poses too...the face to feet pose sounds like Downward Dog and the other one, I don't know the name, but I love doing it.

I have two big dogs, that love squirrels so I can't actually walk them for exercise:-(

How many days a week do most of you all work out? Do you have a special diet too? Since quitting drinking I haven't really wanted big dinners (eating was a drinking excuse) so I'm going to the gym for dinner and having big breakfasts instead, medium lunch and then snack on fruits and vegetables and the occasional chocolate chip cookie throughout the day.
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Originally Posted by deeCelt View Post
Hi Murray. I have noticed your pictures. I saw your post about the 4x5.

I envy some of you. My dog (er: my son's dog) is a 45 lb beagle, on our 2.5 milers, it is unusual for less than 3 poops and 20 to 25 pees. He is a true hound and if he picks up a scent he is interested in, it is a zigzag for the next half a mile with his nose an inch from the ground. Very stubborn mule.

I have a friend who lives in North Vancouver. Been there 3 times. Are you near?
Hi deeCelt,

Had to laugh about your son's beagle...they're about 80% nose and 20% brains

I live in Kitimat, way north of Vancouver, a bit below Alaska's panhandle. There's been a lot of logging in the main valleys, but there are many areas as wild as its every been.

My dog's my hiking partner and guardian for his flock, which is my wife and daughter. He's about 125 pounds, 2.5 years old, and is 3/4 pyrenees and 1/4 lab. When we run he goes into a wolfy distance gobbling rhythm, and he considers my 30 minute runs as a warm up for playing fetch the big plastic bucket once we get home.

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Hi LaFemme,

How many days a week? I'm trying to go every second day for the first few months so my body will have a chance to slowly adjust to the new demands on it. No special diet, but that's never been a problem...plenty of others though

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Here's Zain, my running / hiking partner playing fetch the bucket...the kind cedar trees come in.

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Old 11-10-2010, 01:35 PM
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How many days a week do most of you all work out? Do you have a special diet too?
I am a 6 day a week guy. Once I get to my office, I sit on my rear end all day long, sometimes working 12 to 14 hour a days (before the last recession, that is). If I don't get up early and burn some calories i just quack.

I ride 60 to 80 miles on Sundays with a club of old farts like me (58) and try to get 2 or 3 other bike rides during the week. I do18 to 20 mile rides as often as my schedule permits.

When I don't ride, I try to get at least a 4 to 6 mile "animated" walk. I used to run in my 30s, and I can still do it (more like a jog now) but if I do it more than a couple times a week, my knees remind me of my age, which is why I got into biking. The day before my long rides (day 7), I just take the dog for a long walk to save my legs.

I also go to the gym to do some resistance work one or two evenings per week, but I am very inconstant. Sometimes I don't go for three weeks and then I do three times in one week.

MON to FRI, I eat very clean: rolled oats with almonds and fat free yogurt in the AM with a banana and berries. Lunch I make a huge cabbage-grilled salmon- garbanzo bean salad and eat a little bit at a time all through the afternoon. I throw in a lot of celery, tomatoes, and fresh jalapeno or serrano chiles.

Dinner, usually grilled chicken breast and potatoes or wild rice, unless my wife or son decide to cook, and then I will either join them or do my own thing.

My down: three or four Dove dark chocolates buttons during the day.

The day before my long bike rides I eat a lot of whole wheat pasta (usually with seafood) , and pretty much anything I want afterward. I stay away from any fried foods or sauces of any kind. No packaged foods for me. The Mondays after my long rides, 4:00 PM, I am always starving no matter what I eat, I am still 10 to 15 lbs overweight.
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:12 PM
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DeeCelt...you are seriously hard core! Have you always don't this? I participates in sports most of my life, until 5 years ago, bit nothing like what you do...biking gives me a sore rear:-)

Murray...I love zain...are you sure he doesn't have any Leonberger in him? He looks just like one...well he also looks a little like a bear...lol.
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i just started journaling my food last week....in an effort to get back into some of my nice clothes. I am sticking to about 1700 calories, mostly good protein and veggies, soups.
i dug out Dr. Shapiro's Eat This not That...(it's a picture book)
I love a good breakfast, usually fruits a yogurt and eggs with spinach, ham and salsa.

I am cooking these days, pizza is my weakness.
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