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Knight

Have you guys ever been to NerdFitness.com? Lots of great articles, a nice blend of gaming and fitness.

Knight

Xbox Gamertag: BSG Daffy

SuperKMx

Knight wrote:

Have you guys ever been to NerdFitness.com? Lots of great articles, a nice blend of gaming and fitness.

Can't say I'd heard of it, but I'll check it out! Thanks for the heads-up

Ken Barnes,
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HEADESTROYER4

I'm fatter than I thought, from my normal of 155 (lean) when joining the pX team, I've ballooned to 175!

Day One: 174.7Lbs, 6 foot even.

Plan: Most of this is body fat, I've really slacked off on my regimented diet/work out.

Pull-UPS - 3x/week in four sets of ten.

Crunches - 3x/week offsetting the pull-UPS

Weights - Curls, triceps, and benching every 3rd day.

The human brain needs about 2G/hour of glucose to properly function, going back to shakes, wraps, veggie and elimination of sugar overall.

Let's DO THIS!

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Red620Ti

MegaKillScreen wrote:

Red620Ti wrote:

As I mentioned in the other thread, I've signed up for a half marathon in September. So basically I have to go from no running at all to running 13 miles in 9 months! :0

According to my doctor, I need to lose 60 KG, but theres way in the world thats going to happen, as BMI is basically bollocks!

Going to keep up my going to the gym, start running and improve my diet....And I'll see where my weight ends up, I don't have a set goal except to be a lot fitter!

I would recommend the Zombies, run! app as a fun way to get into running. It has game like objectives and collectables as well as using GPS to add zombie encounters to your run at random intervals.

I enjoyed it thoroughly - make sure you get the one that's aimed at beginners (like couch to 5k)

Sounds cool, I'll have a look! I need something to track my runs and distance so I may as well have fun doing it!

Edited on by Red620Ti

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crippyd

Well I've had me weigh in and the results are....um, uninspiring. I weighed in at 260 pounds and for my 6'1" I should be about 182. Plenty of work for me this year

crippyd

Xbox Gamertag: Crippy D

Red620Ti

I went for a walk/jog this morning, I walked the boy 20 mins to the childminder, then ran back a slightly different route.......Ended up doing 1.2 km in about 10 mins. Pretty poor, but for a 41 year old fat bloke running for the first time ever, I'll take it!

"Justin Bieber looks like a lesbian i'd like to ****..." - Megakillscreen,out of frickin' nowhere!

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MegaKillScreen

Well, today is the official first day for many of you. Well done to those already taking to the streets/gyms or simply getting the first weigh in done. I've been going for a week and I have lost 1.7lbs so far by following the regime I outlined in my first post - so today is actually my first rest day!

It's a little simpler for me as I haven't changed my routine all that much - I've simply added an extra 2 days of what I was already doing and quit the gym in favour of doing all my exercise at home (I will be spending the money I saved on the gym to buy weights and such).

The main difference so far has been food. I'm back to logging my calories in Myfitnesspal and have replaced a lot of my carbs with wholewheat alternatives. I'm on a 1370 net calorie daily limit, which is proving difficult, but I'm currently letting myself go over slightly as long as its with fruit and vegetables as the exercise will counteract much of the excess and my insulin resistance causes a nagging hunger which I find difficult to cope with at times...

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Well I started on my new work/sleep/diet/fitness schedule today. Was super-productive this morning after setting an alarm for the first time in two years. Done pretty much everything I had scheduled to do today and I'm into the "extras and optionals" column of work now. Flagging a bit.

If I'm entirely honest, having regular sleep will likely lose me a few pounds on its own. Although I'm watching my intake and trying to do walking and other exercise when I can

Ken Barnes,
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crippyd wrote:

Well I've had me weigh in and the results are....um, uninspiring. I weighed in at 260 pounds and for my 6'1" I should be about 182. Plenty of work for me this year

Don't get uninspired already Crippy!

I started up for real today as well, as Ken said, alarm clocks really are a great invention Pretty much just followed the routine I'd let slide some months back (which was gruelingly difficult compared to then) and switched back to a protein shake in the morn. I will require asprin tomorrow.

J.R.R G!en!

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tylertreese

I can't imagine sleeping in until whenever. Even when I have off work I still wake up at 4am

"Eat light, you stupid machine!" - Lex, Bioforge

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TylerTreese wrote:

I can't imagine sleeping in until whenever. Even when I have off work I still wake up at 4am

That would entail going to bed at 8pm, for me anyways. That's the secret to your beard isn't it!

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Red620Ti

Another day, another walk/jog..........1.7 km this time, so just over a mile! Woo! Just need to do it another 13 times now.....

"Justin Bieber looks like a lesbian i'd like to ****..." - Megakillscreen,out of frickin' nowhere!

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crippyd

@Red650Ti Nice one, keep up the good work!
Myself, I had a good day yesterday and only ate my lunch and dinner without snacking in between. The food itself was a sensible choice and not like McDonald's or other. Snacking is probably the worst thing for me, so if I can keep that off, that will help loads.

crippyd

Xbox Gamertag: Crippy D

MegaKillScreen

Well done @Crippyd and @Red650Ti !
I find snacking really helps me, it's just a matter of what I'm snacking on. I've made it easier for myself by removing all the rubbish from my house and taking lots of snacks to work with me. I bring a couple of bananas, maybe another piece of fruit, carrot sticks and a tub of humous as a minimum. Morrisons are selling Glorious! soups for £1 a tub at the moment and they are only 260 calories and taste delicious/are really filling.

Exercise wise - still doing well. My bike is currently in the shop so I walked to work today (5 miles) and last night I made myself go for a "run" (more of a jog/walk really). I've found I can jog for longer periods of time before having to walk for a while and I hope this means my overall fitness is improving.

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sorethumbed

I'm in. I need to lose shedloads but will probably lose very little. I've just managed to get into a Gym after a medical referral as most places probably wouldn't let me in if they had a questionnaire 😥😥😥😥 I've been pretty ill over the last 12 years and have wound up as a 'complex patient'. Still any loss will be welcome so here we go!!!

Ancient, Angry, Armed and Inbound.

Xbox Gamertag: Sorethumbed

SuperKMx

sorethumbed wrote:

I'm in. I need to lose shedloads but will probably lose very little. I've just managed to get into a Gym after a medical referral as most places probably wouldn't let me in if they had a questionnaire 😥😥😥😥 I've been pretty ill over the last 12 years and have wound up as a 'complex patient'. Still any loss will be welcome so here we go!!!

Sounds rough Still, good luck with the new gym!

Ken Barnes,
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sorethumbed

Kidney cancer (kidney removed) , plate fitted in chest, heart attack then secondary cancer in lung (lobe removed) . Rough yes but at the moment, ok.

Ancient, Angry, Armed and Inbound.

Xbox Gamertag: Sorethumbed

HEADESTROYER4

crippyd wrote:

@Red650Ti Nice one, keep up the good work!
Myself, I had a good day yesterday and only ate my lunch and dinner without snacking in between. The food itself was a sensible choice and not like McDonald's or other. Snacking is probably the worst thing for me, so if I can keep that off, that will help loads.

SHAZAM! Head's snacking tips!

  • Pickled EVERYTHING, none of it has any real caloric value and satisfies the "Salt tooth"
  • Lettuce Wraps: For a late night snack, wash a couple leaves of romaine lettuce, toss some lean meat in, some pickles, olives, onions, mustard. You can eat three of these bad boys before bed and barely hit 300cals / nearly no carbs.
    Seafood, it's mostly just protein. Check on the label of "imitation" as sometimes it's half wheat carbs.
  • Vegetables... key for filling you up and not providing much of anything at all. Fruit, is solid sugar.
  • Protein shakes/powders key for post work-out recovery.
  • Tasty gum... it sounds stupid but buy nine packs of Juicy Fruit and every other yummy chewing gum, gorge on calorie free "sweets".

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Red620Ti

sorethumbed wrote:

Kidney cancer (kidney removed) , plate fitted in chest, heart attack then secondary cancer in lung (lobe removed) . Rough yes but at the moment, ok.

Damn, is your real name Steve Austin?

"Justin Bieber looks like a lesbian i'd like to ****..." - Megakillscreen,out of frickin' nowhere!

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sorethumbed

I've cost the NHS close to it lol. Couldn't feel less like him though 😅😅😅😅😅

Ancient, Angry, Armed and Inbound.

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