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Old 03-30-2013, 11:32 AM   #781
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I started walking again after an eleven year hiatus. Started with a mile a day for 5 days and bumped it up to 2.23 miles today. I forgot how good regular exercise makes me feel.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:14 PM   #782
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Excellent gsparks2!!
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:47 PM   #783
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Thirty-five minutes on the elliptical machine. Twenty minutes on the weights. Yogurt for breakfast and salad for lunch. My "Lose It App" was very happy.
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Six miles on the elliptical machine and then trimmed one of the palm trees and the hedge around the air conditioner.

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Old 04-01-2013, 12:07 PM   #785
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Fun workout today 3 mile run / 2 mile swim / 11 mile bike ride / 1 hour in the weight room.... that should do it for today!
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:21 PM   #786
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I started walking again after an eleven year hiatus. Started with a mile a day for 5 days and bumped it up to 2.23 miles today. I forgot how good regular exercise makes me feel.
Good on ya, Mate!
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:39 PM   #787
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30 minutes elliptical machine and twenty minutes on the weights.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:32 PM   #788
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2 hrs of figure skating. Minimal interference by miniature hockey skaters.

Enhanced by a 14 year old pacticing her performance routine. I paid her compliments, she is a smooth and elegant skater. A rarity.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:40 PM   #789
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I lifted 17.5 tons on my first day back in the gym since my recent dental implant surgery.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:00 AM   #790
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I lifted 17.5 tons on my first day back in the gym since my recent dental implant surgery.
Thats impressive, glad to hear about this fast bounce back W2R!
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:42 PM   #791
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Joined a gym today on a 1 month trial membership. I did this at a different gym back in November and at the end of the month decided it wasn't for me. Now I think I need some extra motivation because I'm really slacking off with my home exercise routines. So, maybe belonging to a gym will help. Maybe.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #792
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I lifted 17.5 tons on my first day back in the gym since my recent dental implant surgery.
Impressive!
You must have really strong teeth
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Impressive!
You must have really strong teeth


Nah, it's much more boring. I just lifted that amount using the same 20 weight machines I always use in the gym, listed in post #51 of this thread.
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Joined a gym today on a 1 month trial membership. I did this at a different gym back in November and at the end of the month decided it wasn't for me. Now I think I need some extra motivation because I'm really slacking off with my home exercise routines. So, maybe belonging to a gym will help. Maybe.
I hope this gym works out better for you. Some gyms are just nicer than others.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:52 PM   #795
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Ran 5km, 31 minutes, then ran another half mile to catch DW on her walk, then walked about a mile and a half with her. I need to get back on the bike...it's been about 3 weeks.

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One hour of walking an 800 meter asphalt path around a lake. Kinda boring, but better than the other walking options in this town. Kinda cool because it's on the grounds of Klaikangwon Palace, one of the residences of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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Joined a gym today on a 1 month trial membership. I did this at a different gym back in November and at the end of the month decided it wasn't for me. Now I think I need some extra motivation because I'm really slacking off with my home exercise routines. So, maybe belonging to a gym will help. Maybe.
I think it does help when you find the right gym for you. Good luck, stop dreaming and just stay do it (and keep doing it)!
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:55 PM   #798
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Rode 76 miles on the bike yesterday, Today ran 3 miles bikeed 14 miles swam 2 miles and lifted ... Feeling pretty good.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:47 PM   #799
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This afternoon I lifted 17.5 tons again. Then I did some yoga for the first time in my life, ever... The yoga seems like it might be really good for balance and flexibility.

Yesterday all I did was go grocery shopping. I needed everything imaginable, so grocery shopping was enough!
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:41 AM   #800
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I hope this gym works out better for you. Some gyms are just nicer than others.
So far so good: spent about an hour on the various wight machines yesterday and really feel it this morning. Today's exercise will be yard work and getting the vegetable garden ready for planting.

Hey W2R, when you post how many tons you've lifted, are you just keeping a mental note of how many reps x weight used? Total tonnage sounds like a good measure to track. I'd like to do that when I get settled in at this gym, but right now I'm changing the weight a lot until I find what I'm comfortable with.
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