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Old 07-02-2011, 10:04 AM   #16  
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Cycling is a Quad heavy cross training activity. I hurt myself, running, at least once a season - and I end up on the bike. Not sure which muscles/joints are hurting, but cycling is something that is impact free so your joints can rest as well. Also, a long, gentle walk does wonders.

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Great ideas!!! I don't think this will help your legs to recover much, but I love a good outdoor hike too! Juat another idea to change it up.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:50 AM   #17  
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Seeing as I missed my morning run I've come down with midday exhaustion but am going to fix myself a cuppa coffee and hop on the bike machine (thanks mortonpixie )! But for future reference does anyone have any tips on how to get past the mid afternoon slump?
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:47 PM   #18  
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5 Hour Energy shot, lol. They actually work pretty well and don't have nearly as much junk or caffeine in them as other energy drinks! Sometimes I take one before I run and it really helps. No heart palpitations. No crash after. They last a good 3-4 hours usually.

Protein always picks me up a little. I take my supplements midday (vits/minerals, herbal superfood energizers, phytonutrients, omega-3s), but I doubt they kick in that fast?

Sadly, I'll admit that I take a diet pill here & there (either Hydroxycut ((which isn't great for you)) or Weight Guard ((which is pretty safe)). Both have caffeine.).
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:54 PM   #19  
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7/2 Weigh In:
Holding steady at 125.6

I weighed myself after my workout b/c I thought I could sweat out all that sodium I ate yesterday, lol. I was not about to weigh myself this morning.

7/2 Exercise:
Treadmill for 55 min, running at 6mph (10 min mile); 5.03 miles with a bunch of walking cool downs. I couldn't hang for more than 20 min!!! And did a couple 7mph spurts. 550 calories (I always take a few calories off of the treadmill reading.)
I hope to do something else today. I have at least 250 cals to burn through exercise to keep w/my plan.

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Old 07-02-2011, 03:12 PM   #20  
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Hey Chooks, just have to say you're really gorgeous. LOL, I just saw your masked profile picture. Cute
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:48 PM   #21  
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I will pick up an energy shot tomorrow and test this out Haha! It's just such a glorious photo I had to share it

How todays plan of action went:
~No morning run, was forced to take a rest day.
~Pilates 70 minutes.
~Stretching 50 minutes.
~Bike machine 20 min of 14-16 mph and 15 min 16-19 mph (I couldn't help myself, I know I'm supposed to be resting but I get WAY too into exercising)
~1570 calories consumed
~73g protein
~1020 calories burned

I treated myself to some of my dads Kleftiko which is a delicious greek recipe for slow roasted lamb which is what I got the majority of my calories from.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:19 PM   #22  
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Wow y'all seem to have it together!

My own goal for July will be fairly modest:

- Maintain minimum of 5 days a week exercise

- Keep on eating well (I'm not counting calories - never have had the patience or drive to do it... plus with my obsessive personality things could get really scary if I started doing that )

- Lose 2 - 3 pounds - I want to lose the weight slowly so my skin has a chance to keep up and my body has a better chance of maintaining the loss.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:03 AM   #23  
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Yay, this is perfect!

Current Weight: 142.4
Goals - Hopefully will lose around 5-6 pounds this month and keep losing. I also want to workout or run at LEAST 4 times a week, but preferably 5-6.
Plan of Attack - A lot of cardio and a little bit of strength training, and counting calories

Exercise for today:
- 25 minute jog
- 25 minute walk
- 1 hour Zumba
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:38 AM   #24  
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I was really looking forward to going out for a run this morning (as yesterday my poor battered legs wouldn't let me) but I've discovered that during my long walk last night one of my blisters has popped and the skin has rubbed off :'( I can barely walk let alone run! And I can't seem to find any of my synthetic socks anywhere so I know that if I go out running in cotton ones then it'll just get worse...

Edit: Reading back on that I realised how disgusting it sounded a little bit tmi I think... Also I went out and bought some synthetic socks :3

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Old 07-03-2011, 02:02 PM   #25  
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Welcome, Precious Little & Rachel Anne!!

I hope we get some more updates after the holiday w/e is over

Chooks, I'm with you. I planned on getting in a good workout today, but it didn't happen. I spent 5 hours at the pool instead with my family. Oh well, it was a good trade.

What are synthetic socks? I have a bad blister too and have been using the blister bandaids but they only help so much.

OH! And my weigh in today: 125.2! Gotta love those tenths of a pound!! 125.6 to 125.2 feels great, lol.

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Old 07-03-2011, 02:15 PM   #26  
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Synthetic socks are socks that are made of like polyester or something similar. They're good for preventing blisters as they don't hold moisture and reduce friction whereas ordinary cotton socks just looooove moisture and friction :P I've decided to go for a 5K anyway blisters and all! I've positively SMOTHERED them in plasters and hopefully my new socks will prevent me getting anymore :3

btw I just love this thread. I think I'm getting addicted to it. I want to write a post like every other minute :P
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You probably already know, but there are some really good points here :

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/20/he...l?pagewanted=1
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Interesting read Thats why i always try and underestimate the amount of calories burned through exercise (for instance on livestrong.com if one exercise option says "running: 7mph burns 680 calories" and another says "running: 7mph burns 480 calories" then I'll go with the lower option) also at the end of the day I lob of 100 calories form my 'calories burned' section

Stats for the day:
~missed morning run due to blisters and lack of synthetic socks
~No pilates today (didn't have the time)
~stretching 30 minutes
~Long walk, complete 3 hour spring clean of house and accidental hour long run/walk as I was only intending for it to be a 5K but it turned out to be more like 9 as I got lost stop laughing.
~1660 calories consumed
~70g protein consumed
~1238 calories burned (oh yeah baby!)

Was my step fathers 50th today so we went to the (only) big swanky restaurant in town and I was very good :3 I ordered butternut and sweet potato squash for starters and only ate half of it, the mullet for main which is very low fat, and admittedly the panacotta for dessert... but it was small I swear! And when I got back I had an absolute SLITHER of nigella lawsons nutella cake (440 calories per 16th of cake! OMG!!). Was absolutely delicious though :3
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Starting Weight: 130
Goal Weight: 130 or less
Eats: Calorie counting, vegetables, clean/real food.
Exercise: Same as ever. Keep running, doing tae bo, Youtube yoga/pilates, pushups/planks/etc, and walking lots.

Like aimeebell I simply don't want to gain weight this month. It's going to be absolutely insane, with hectic moving preparations and zillions of farewell parties and whatnot. I'll be lucky if I can get 6 hours of sleep a night. I also want to keep exercise regular and consistent - sweaty cardio 5 days a week, plus basic core/arms stuff. I fly from Fukuoka back to New York on the 31st.
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Oh god today... :/ Today did not go too great food wise... It was a (rare) gorgeous day and so me and a few friends decided to go out for a picnic. Now I brought healthy low cal food with me and I ate all of that... along with half of everyone elses Not a proud moment to say the least but I managed to compensate with rigorous exercise and I just THANK GOD I did my morning 5K as otherwise I'd be about 300 calories beyond my limit and probably wouldn't have had the energy to do my other exercise.

Stats:

~Morning run 5K (was strangely difficult as I've been getting really painful stitches all day even when doing only light exercise )
~90 minutes pilates (gotta love blogilates on tumblr :3)
~stretching 40 minutes
~Long walk before and after picnic along with one after dinner
~A massive 2166 calories consumed :/
~Only 70g protein consumed
~1200 calories burned

Reaching for that 1000 calories burned goal is getting easier and easier :P But the frequent stitches are getting annoying and putting a dampener on my high impact cardio :/

Good luck everyone!
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