2nd quarter fitness challenge
It's only 3 months, people. Jump in. Make a commitment. Create great habits!
My 2nd quarter goals: strength, speed, discipline, believe in myself, stretch, make use of breathing techniques and bulletproof coffee. Smaller wardrobe sizes.
Run/swim at least 3 times a week. No sugar- eating healthy and no processed foods.
Butcher, I guess my cardio is pretty good. I'm not old (61) but have noticed what I call my 'wind capacity' is a little diminished in the last couple years. Doesn't stop me though.
Thanks Mango. Smaller wardrobe sizes are definitely possible to attain and keep! Takes daily discipline but why not?!
Bethany, I can relate (no sugar and for me rarely processed foods). Eliminating (or drastically reducing) sugar-free and some other foods I call my 'alcoholic foods' have been a miracle in my life directly as a result of my Higher Power and the 12 Steps.
Today is TRX followed immediately by Zumba. Wednesday is probably my hardest work out of the week.
Spring goal(s)? Keep maintaining physical fitness. Watch my protein portion sizes (I'm quite a carnivore!). Eat more sensibly on next cruise (this May) as I did on the last one (Aug '18).
Thanks Mango for the new thread ~ Challenge accepted :biggthump
Trying to eat more fruits/veggies and less crap....I'd like to fit nicely into my clothes again....and eventually get new ones too.....
Today I got a walk/jog session done for 30 minutes....my feet hurt lol :09:
Thank you so much, I need this! I'm starting my second month (still pinching myself) and need a new focus to stay charged up. My goals are to:
1. Stay sober (obviously, but I have to put it there)
2. Keep eating healthier foods and monitoring my weight loss (I've been doing that for the last month and lost 13 pounds)
3. Add increased activity to the mix, mainly walking and spa exercise to start. Hopefully the weather will improve and I can add trips to the dog park to that list. Might also add some toning exercises to music I used to do and may drag out the kata manual as well!
Mango212, what is "bulletproof coffee"?
Hola all and happy hump day and first day of spring! I spent a lot of my evening having decided to take a rest day, but I wound up working out my Legs anyway. Pretty grueling workout too. I find the dumbbell squats extremely taxing. I do think they’re working tho. I did skip my usual Forearms exercises as my left elbow is tender from yesterday. Tomorrow’s routine is Chest & Back. This morning’s weigh in had me at 197.2lbs. Meh!
I think this second quarter I’ll continue trying to build strength. I’m hoping being more active in the yard along with the weight lifting will pare down some of my body fat.
I look forward to hearing what all you’re up to this new season! Take care all!
Howdy all! Mango, great job on new thread. Goals are same as last but a rad more specific. Have got increase my squat and my cardio. If I'm gonna compete I have got to get my squat higher. And for work I got to keep my cardio decent. No more slacking when it's winter. Mindful, yeah I typically feel the farmers walks in two places, traps and forearms! Traps actually look pretty sick!! Shoulder caps need work ( want that bowling ball shoulder look!). Tonight was torn between dumbbell chest presses or back. Did back. 18 sets of dumbell Rowe's and 3 sets of landmine rows. Three pullup attempts till failure.... Got one full one. Did abs and pushups and ball throws for cardio. My front is all starting to come together. Chest could use more volume, shoulders other than caps are looking good... My back embarrasses me. Not toned at all and it shows when I try pullups. So a goal for new road is tone it up! Weight is 274. Should drop 15ish. Feel way better around 260. My doc was cool with it. We'll see as we go. Y'all have a great night!
Bulletproof coffee story:
"Dave Asprey, CEO and founder of Bulletproof, got the idea for Bulletproof Coffee after a trek in Tibet in 2004. At 18,000 above sea level and -10°F, his energy was plummeting – until he staggered into a guest house and a local handed him a creamy cup of yak butter tea."
"We have this unlimited energy inside us that we can tap into and it comes from aligning things in your physical body, in your emotional body and your spiritual body...
Recipe and more info on this thread here in SR fitness, and many other places online.
Thanks Mango for the thread!
1. Start keeping track of how much water I drink.
2. More fruit and vegetables
3. Dessert aim for once a week
4. Keep up with exercise
Welcome Lascaux. With better weather, the dog is getting almost daily walks--good for her waistline and mine! Keep up the good work.
Butcher, I imagine you would be an imposing person to meet in a dark alley (muscular and 274? Wow).
Upstairs, I see you are still at it.
You all inspire me.
Yesterday's TRX/Zumba was great. You'd think I'd sleep well with the amount of exercise I do, getting up at 0400 and not stopping until early evening. But no, not always.
Today was Shaun T "Hip Hop Abs" video + bonus Abs Blaster....about 50 minutes total.....there's abs in here somewhere but I don't see them yet! :dance1:
Hola all! Chest and Back day. A little weaker on the bench presses and just couldn’t straighten my right arm to rack my last, single set. The Back routines went great though. Even the deadlifts felt like I was ready to add some next time. Tomorrow’s routine is Delts, Triceps, & Biceps. I got my new multi grip barbell yesterday and plan on wearing my triceps out on the close grip bench presses. The Titan fitness multi grip barbell by the way won’t win any beauty contests. It’s pretty rough looking. Hopefully the welds hold up.
Butcher70 - 18 dumbbell row sets? You may have been a galley slave in a previous life, lol.
Welcome Lascaux! You definitely have your priorities straight. Eating healthy and doing regular exercise is a great way of keeping your mind off things.
I hate this new thread title. 2nd Quarter sounds like an annual report or a 10K form. Doesn't motivate me at all. And I prefer thinking of my fitness goals as a journey on a road rather than a challenge.
I've talked about my challenge before, doing so again because this thread is called a "challenge" feels artificial.
An example of something that isn't broken being "fixed."
I was looking forward to posting about my workout today. Don't think I'll bother now.
Not sure where the idea was 'put out there.'
(((MM))) :hug: It had been suggested back in the previous thread to switch things up to a more common-themed title, since we all don't share the same seasons.....hope you decide to stick around....we all benefit from each other's input and encouragement :)
challenge - anything that calls for special effort or dedication
journey - any course or passage from one stage or experience to another
I'm typically more zen. Challenge called out to me in a new way. Journey applies, too. So do other possibilities. If there's a consensus of changing the title, we can ask a mod.
"How to get faster at walking a mile:
Practice. Measure how long it takes you to walk a mile and then, check back in every week. If you're doing a mile daily, you should be able to make incremental time savings as you go. A larger cumulative effect over a year is noted."
MM, please stick with us on this thread. I would miss you.
Change is the only constant in nature.
No yoga yesterday. Got one those belly aches around 10:30am. Not a bad one (had to go to E.R. once in '16 and once in '17) but I couldn't go to yoga unless I just lay on the mat in a fetal position. I took a 45 minute instead.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change...
Any thoughts on "2nd quarter fitness journey" or some suggestions? ♥️
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