Has anyone done this workout? I have a friend who swears by it, and she’s loaning it to me (I’ll get it next weekend) and have it for a while, as she’s pregnant and it’ll sit on her shelf for the next few months anyway.I’ve read a little about it and all that I’ve read has just intimidated me. I’ve done 30DS, and am an on-again-off-again runner. I’ll start back to that in the fall when it cools off a bit, but I’d like something to do indoors during the hot months. Right now, I’m just bigger and jiggly-er than I want to be, and I want to get in shape for what’s sure to be a photo-filled fall. (BFF’s wife having baby, I’m going to be Godmother – don’t want jiggly arm pics!) We also have a WDW trip coming up, and want to be in shape for those photos too. I’m just sick of shying away from the camera, or having to adjust and retake photos so I’m not sporting a double chin, or a fleshy arm. I’ve just had enough of being “fluffy.”Just looking for opinions/experiences. I know p90x is over my head, but have heard that this is more managable and that I’ll probably see (SOME) results within 30 days. Wondering how true that is.TIA!__________________hops&dreams It’s a craft beer/homebrewer thing…Jan 2010 – Wilderness Lodge. OUR PERFECT TRIP!Feb 2012 – Wilderness Lodge. Terrific escape from the SuperBowl!*missing having a ticker… I wanna go back!Feb 2014 – According to DH, we’re going back “next winter,” whatever that means. Not specific enough for a ticker… yet!
Originally Posted by Flossbolna
Hopefully the fitbit (it’s at the postoffice now, need to pick it up on Thursday) will give me some additional motivation to stay active. I will try to track, but I won’t get too annoyed with myself if I don’t. I do know the points values of most things anyway, so as long as I stay with my healthy standards, I know I will be fine. In a way I guess I am following the other plan (simply filling?). Hm, maybe I actually should give that a try…
A lot of the lifetime folks at my meeting do Simply Filling and really like it. I know that you will enjoy your FitBit, Magdalene! Can’t wait to hear more about it.
Originally Posted by desiree71081
I have drastically cut back on my pizza intake when we get it. Instead of 4 or more pieces I will eat either one or two and instead of a whole pack of crazy bread with extra parmesan and butter, I will eat 1 or 2 pieces of crazy bread just the way it comes with no extras added.
Sounds like you’ve done a great job adapting to a healthy lifestyle and your needs and still enjoying pizza and having it in the house. Treating ourselves is part of a healthy lifestyle.
Originally Posted by BernardandMissBianca
I’m in. My weight is way back up and my new clothes aren’t fitting so well anymore. ERGH!My goal is 5 pounds this month. PM’ing my info soon.
Hi Buffy! Nice to see you! Sounds like you are having a busy summer. I know you can kick that weight to the curb soon!
Originally Posted by lisah0711
QOTD Wednesday, July 2, 2014: It’s Woo Hoo Wednesday! Give yourself a big “woo hoo” for helping yourself to be healthy and share something that you did this week to help you with your goals. Hopefully you don’t feel like you’ve been on the wildest ride in the wilderness!
My woo hoo for the week is that I joined the exercise minutes thread again for the first time in awhile.
Originally Posted by purplekicks
I took the quiz and I’m prepared for success! QOTD: I think now more than any other time this year I am finally ready to get moving and get myself together. I started this year doing T25 and Hop Hop Abs. It was good for a while, but it got boring and finding dedicated time was getting harder and harder so I would skip a day here and there and next thing you know I hadn’t worked out in a week. Then I found a workout buddy and started over and she quit on me. I finally realized I am going to have to do it myself. For myself. By myself. Dh is supportive but he likes to go to the gym, which I hate.One of the things that is on my bucket list is to complete a half marathon and a full marathon. I was playing around on YouTube and came across s Princess half video and it looked so fun! I watched more of them and then decided I want to finally get out there and do a race. I have a tangible goal and a timeline to prepare for it. It is something I want to do and I am too excited about it. This time, I do feel like I am going to stick with it and complete my goal and keep moving from there to do many more races.
You are ready for success!Lots of runners on this thread and the WISH boards. I took up running at age 49. It’s not often as an adult you can do something for yourself that is totally amazing. Good luck!
Originally Posted by mainemooncat
Hello ladies, I am in for July. Congrats to all who made or got closer to their goals in June. Let’s continue the great work! And welcome to all who are doing this challenge for the first time.I am having a hard time ATM because I had to put my kitty to sleep yesterday. He got very sick very quickly after a diagnosis of FIP, an incurable viral illness last week. I have been spending most of my time taking care of him or worrying about him, so I have not exercised or really watched diet in 5 days. ( Hopefully I can recommit tomorrow.To a better month this month.
So sorry about your sweet kitty.
Originally Posted by FireflyFi
I sometimes do something similar with pink lemonade from Costco. It is so super strong in flavour, I can drink it at about 1:10 juice to water.The other thing I do to keep water interesting is to buy limes or lemons, cut them into wedges and drop them into a wide mouth bottle with a sippy lid. Add one drop of stevia to cut through the acid, and it’s very refreshing (and cheap!)
How do you like the Stevia? I keep meaning to try it. for a kitchen full of healthy food!Good luck on your 10K on Friday! Sounds like great weather for it. Are all of you doing it? That will be fun!
Originally Posted by Flossbolna
having a workout buddy is great, but just as you realised, it is important to learn to do it just for yourself. You won’t be able to count on having one all the time during your life.But, have you researched running clubs/meets around where you live? Here in my city they have one that meets twice a week and offers all kind of different levels, one group starts out every spring as a total beginners group. I know Lisa recently joined something like that. Maybe that would help motivating you to go to be part of a group?Otherwise, if your DH likes to exercise at the gym, why don’t you just schedule your chosen exercise at the same time? With that you at least both get ready for some exercise together and most often this is what I have problems with: to just get started!I am so sorry about your cat! I hope July will be a happier month for you! That’s it! Yes, losing weight is something that can be important for health reasons. But even if your body will take some time to adjust because you recently have been through quite a roller coaster ride with your weight, eating healthy foods and exercising has a benefit in itself. It is not all about the weight loss. Personally, I feel better when I eat things that are good for me and keep moving, even if I don’t lose weight because I am eating too much of my whole wheat pasta.I helped myself by hosting this challenge for another month! Hosting gives myself a bout of motivation and also makes me disciplined about checking in here and hence keep the momentum going until the end of the month!
Hosting does help keep the momentum going, Magdalene. Thanks for hosting again! You are correct that they healthy lifestyle is a benefit no matter what that pesky number on the scale says.I did have a great time with my running group this spring. Another session starts week after next. This time I am doing the 10k group. Even though I am super slow and usually quite a ways behind the pack they got me to do things I never thought possible — like run for 4 minutes at a time and run in all sorts of weather. They really did push me outside my comfort zone to where the magic happens!
Originally Posted by desiree71081
Woo Hoo!!!!This is not food or exercise related and I don’t usually openly admit this but…I have been struggling with bipolar/depression/anxiety/anger issues lately. I am always always angry. Everything sets me off. I finally got my butt up and went back to the doctor for a med adjustment. Hoping to feel better soon because I know when my emotions are all over the place, it’s not healthy. My goal is to lose weight, get healthy and feel better about myself. Getting back to the real me by admitting I needed a med change is a big step in getting healthy.
That is an excellent health related . Kudos to you for knowing yourself and taking action to get your meds changed. I hope that you are feeling more like yourself very soon. Hang in there! Everyone have a happy healthy Wednesday and don’t forget those
I have been run/walking for 2 weeks now. Starting this week I am doing the Galloway chart. I am comfortable with 30 sec run 60 sec walk and go about 2.75 miles per 30 minute session.My question is: The farther I go into the training, is the goal on the 30 minute days to increase speed or to increase running time until I am running for 30 minutes? I read all his info and it just says maintenance runs.
Originally Posted by jillbur
I haven’t done this myself, but I am curious on how it’s going? This is something that I may be interested in trying.Thanks!
Today will start day 4 and I’ve woken up feeling good. Actually I’ve felt really good almost the whole time. Day 2 I was really cranky and generally one of those Mad at the World days but who knows that could be hormones or this ‘diet’ or the fact that it’s summer break and I didn’t go more than 10min without hearing “Mommy can you/we…. “So I’ve been really impressed with the taste of each day’s smoothie. Like I said they’re slightly different each day. I bought some 16oz mason jars to store them in (glass is better, doesn’t stain from all the greens and doesn’t retain the smells). That makes it so nice to make 1 batch then just grab the other 2 when you want them and the consistency is so smooth (just remember to give a little shake). I’ve made many smoothie recipes in the past and was never like “oh I’ll have another please” but these are very pleasant. I do add a scoop of protein powder but I didn’t on day 1 and it was really good. I do add a tsp of Stevia which I’d never done before so who knows.She does have notes as to how to break up the recipes if you have a smaller bullet type blender.Day 2 I only did the breakfast and lunch smoothie and ate real food for dinner. Mind you it wasn’t healthy . We went to Canada a few yrs back and discovered Donairs . OMG so good!! Well I found a recipe for the sauce and made some for DH and well I was not going to miss out so I had 1 (and half of my DS’s).I have not started the detox tea yet. I bought it but I guess I’m not a believer that tea will do anything but I guess it won’t hurt to throw it in the mix.I’ve only exercised 1x of those 3 days – not by choice but just busy busy summer plans. I’m down 3.4lbs after 3 days. But just remember you can’t go back to bad habits after this. I’m using this as a jump start. I really feel good mentally and have a better love of exercise and really feel I have a better shot of maintaining a loss than I have in years past. SO yes you can drop 15lbs as this program claims but if you go back to hitting the fast food lanes you’ll find yourself right back where you started.If you like smoothies in general I think it’s a good book for the recipes alone. Like I said I’ve tried many from Dr Oz to things on pinterest but these have been the best tasting IMO.I’ll keep posting updates for anyone interested over the 10days.Off to try my tea!!
I am no expert by any means but nobody else has responded so I will see if I can offer some help. I am training for the ToT in October followed by my first marathon 2 weeks later.I have been listening to a podcast and one of the episodes says that you really need to wind down the running (they call it tapering) for 2 weeks prior to a 1/2. I get where you were going with your thought process in doing the 1/2 on the day you would have had to do 13 miles anyway. But, following the plan as designed I think your legs will be tired.I was going to do the same thing with the 10K I ran on 6/1. Problem was I had a tooth pulled about 10 days before so I couldn’t run for a week. I was nervous because I had never reached 6 miles in my training runs so I didn’t know if I could even do it, nevermind for a race.It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Because I couldn’t run my legs got rested and I not only finished the 10K but I did it at a pace that was the fastest I have run. I haven’t come close to that pace since. I felt so good for that race. I was passing people going up hills. It was great.So, I think you are better off trying to rest that last week, especially if you are looking to submit a POT to runDisney. If you can run 11 miles in week 6 I think you’ll be able to do 13.1 on week 8, especially on rested legs. Or, if you are doing you’re run on week 6 and your feeling good jump to 12 miles for that run if you want the confidence you can go further before going into the race. I would just do a couple 3 mile runs that final week to keep the muscles warm but not pushing them.Am I making sense?
I have multilevel degenerative disc disease and isthmic spondylosis, arthitis throughout my spine and neuropathy (not from nerve compression).My ortho guy sent me for pool PT and regular PT. I have a pool membership and do exercises to strengthen the core as well as a daily 2 mile walk. I walk slow but I am still walking.I was told not to weed-whack, mow, rake or shovel type activities, that really sets the pain off big time.Yes, the pain is definitely more consistent and harder to get under control than a few years ago.Go for a second opinion. My first doc was all ready to do surgery for a fusion on me, the second guy said that would just make things worse.Sounds like your doc is probably trying to get the inflammation down in the spine, then maybe he will recommend activity?I’ve had spinal injections and not had much success. A friend had one spinal injection and it was a miracle cure for her. Keep pushing through and find out what works for you.Good luck!
Fitbit Aria Anyone?
Hi, does anyone have the Aria scale? I’m having a rough time trying to sync it with my Wifi. I’ve already contacted customer support, but they just keep sending me in the same circle.I’m stuck on “Wifi Err” when I type in the network password, even though everything is all correct. Think it has to do with having an underscore in my network name?
Originally Posted by appleorchard
I’m 63, slightly overweight, not athletic and started running last May. In October or so I decided to run the Princess Half–well, first I signed up to the 5k, then added the 10k and then added the half! I did fine and finished without ever seeing the balloon ladies– my goal! And half my training was done with Yaktrax over my shoes because of the snow and ice–we had the worst winter ever in NJ.Thanks for the encouragement! It’s helpful to know that you began in May and were able to do it even through a dreadful winter. Did you end up actually doing all three races? If so, you are my idol! You can do it!
Originally Posted by keahgirl8
I believe Jeff Galloway’s training program for the Princess Half starts in October. You should be fine! I think I started in mid September last year for this year’s race. I will probably do that again, since I had to repeat a few weeks, plus I had a long trip and the flu in there!
Great! I didn’t realize Galloway’s training program for the half begins in October. Does that program start out assuming you can run a 10K? Before I got injured, I was just at the point that I probably could have done a 5K. I’m registered for a 10K in September, but in case I’m not healed enough to do that, I found another one in October and one in November. I really want to get a registered time to turn in and hopefully avoid the last corral.
Originally Posted by Waiting2goback
I began running this February. By running I mean I was doing once a week on a treadmill for about a 1/2 hour. Then I signed up for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler this October and in April I began running more seriously. As a way to motivate me and keep me focused I signed up for a 10K on 6/1 and completed that with a pace of 9:02/mile. This is from someone who NEVER did distance running before and had about 50 lbs to lose.One thing that helped me tremendously was riding my bike in addition to the running. It allows me to strengthen my legs using different muscles, while having no impact. It also allows me to get in extra cardio work. That’s when I saw HUGE improvements.So, for anyone looking to improve I would say add in some cycling. As long as you are pushing yourself and are not out for a Sunday cruise, you will see quick improvements. I was actually surprised to hear real running professionals confirm this on a new podcast I found called Runner Academy.Long story short, I absolutely think you could be ready provided you don’t get reinjured.
You are an inspiration. A 9:02 pace is something I can only dream about right now. I’ve never been a runner. I’ve always walked, but never run. However, I am very goal oriented, so once I started running just a little with Galloway’s program, I discovered that I LOVED it. Who knew?? Before I was injured, I had worked up to a 13 min/mile pace. I was kind of proud of myself! I do plan on doing some kind of cross training. I was using the elliptical on non-running days and had looked into various gym classes.
Originally Posted by keahgirl8
This is key. Take it easy, let yourself heal, and start back slowly. If you get injured again, you definitely won’t be ready.
That is definitely the key! I am just about six months into being symptom free from Lyme disease which knocked me on my rear for about two years and caused me to gain 30 pounds. I’m now within 7 pounds of my goal weight. (Or at least I was.) I’ve been feeling sorry for myself, and chocolate is very soothing! I am very aware of what my body is telling me, which is why I’m surprised that I injured myself my overdoing it. My long runs will have to increase gradually once I’m back to training. Right now, I’ve spent most of each day elevating and icing my knee. Today was the first day I could walk up the stairs kind of, sort of, normally.
Originally Posted by Deb in IA
I got on the site today and saw that most of the races for January 2015 are already filled, so maybe I can plan better for 2016!
Don’t quote me, but this year it opened around 4/14 or 4/15. I pulled the trigger with the DVC discount on 4/17 for myself and DW and barely made it. There were reported issues/access with some of the early registration options, but folks seemed to persevere. With the “specialty races” Donald and Goofy, races fill up quick and were sold out just as quick. There was a thread on the Wish forum which monitored the sellout rate. I’ll see if I can find it and edit this post. Bottom line, it is very popular so you need to be in within a week of enrollment start. Hope that helps.Thread I was referencing:http://www.disboards.com/showthread….sellout&page=5
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[unable to retrieve full-text content]I am doing the Neon Vibe colour run in August so I need to start a C25K program. Anyone one to do it with me? :beach: