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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by inanotherlife, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. So I’m 6 feet tall and I’ve gone from 92 kg (my highest ever weight) last year to 76 kg as of now. I’ve set myself a goal of around 70 kg but I feel like I’ve hit a plateau in my weight loss.. it’s not budging. I cut out snacks and soda, I walk around 90 minutes a day and work out around 3 times a week but.. it ain’t budging. Any advice? Or should I just be content with my current weight?
  2. I think 76 kgs for 6 feet is pretty good, no? I'd try to gain muscles over losing weight if I were you.
  3. How do you feel about your body when you look in the mirror? Weight can be helpful to set goals, but don't let the number itself decide for you if you're healthy or not.
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  4. Your weight sounds pretty great for your height but if you are still keen to lose more weight, try to hone in and properly track your macros for four or six weeks. It made a huge difference to me and I was able to lose a lot of body fat this way. It does become grossly addicting however so please be careful and take a step back when you catch yourself obsessing over food. I got to the point where I hated myself for eating anything moderately sugary or unhealthy but that's a topic for another day.
  5. I don't want to sound like an Instagram ad but I got a Pso-Rite a month or so ago and it has helped me tremendously. I've always had a weaker lower back and it gets strained and knotted up easily and often. Using this in addition to a foam roller and a massage ball has really helped with my flexibility and just generally less aches and muscle pains!

  6. Man, my workout sucked today. Couldn’t even get to the rep counts on some exercises I did during my last session. I feel weak.
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  7. Just came home from my running workout and I feel the same ddd don't know why but my performance is getting worse... I feel sad.
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  8. If anyone needs tip on releasing their M-dolphins, I highly recommend this program. Though, I suggest skipping past the first minute's silly introduction and shrill audio.

  9. Thank you to everyone here who mentioned Couch to 5K—I just finished the 9-week program and it's the most exercise I've gotten in... ever? I always thought running wasn't for me, but quickly realized doing this program that I was just running too fast, getting winded, and getting discouraged. I absolutely love it now (I'm totally gym-phobic) and plan on continuing doing 5K 3 times per week, when possible.

    Also, for anyone who has done the NHS version: what exactly do you think Laura is running from?
  10. Awesome! It’s great to hear you’ve found some activity that really works for you. Running is still my personal devil, so I’m always impressed by people who enjoy it.

    I end my first three-month weightlifting program with a personal trainer next week, but I’ve decided to keep him on for now. I’ve gained weight, feel and look better, and it’s been so nice not having to come up with a plan myself.
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  11. I’m training for the Brighton marathon in 5 weeks time and this morning I just ran 13.1 miles for the first time not in an organised event. It went so much better than expected and I’m pretty sure I could have done a bit more.

    I also ran shirtless a couple of weeks ago for the first time ever. Even though I’m quite jiggly in places, it felt amazing!
  12. Thanks for the tip, this looks great - you've motivated me to get back into it. I always consider myself a "natural runner" but invariably find myself with chronic knee pain about three or so weeks in when I'm doing it on my own.... so I'm likely going too hard, too fast.

    Before all this when I was still going into the office I used to be an avid (slow, awkward) swimmer but I just can't back into it... even with the lure of a a bunch of men in speedos/communal showering. So it's time to try something new.
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  13. I’m having a bit of a rubbish week in terms of the gym, I had my second Pfizer jab on Saturday and I didn’t react well to it, Sunday I felt awful, Monday wasn’t much better, but when I thought I was feeling better yesterday I went to the gym and after 20 minutes on the treadmill I just felt weird, I can’t really describe it, but it wasn’t nice, I’m guessing I might still have been reacting to the jab.

    Also I fell over on Saturday, I badly bruised the back of my ribs, so upper body training has been out of the question since, but I’m hoping It’ll be less tender and sore tomorrow, so fingers crossed I can turn this week around and get back on track.
  14. Take it easy and don't work out if you're not fully ready. Speedy recovery!
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  15. I started going back to the gym on Monday last week. A mixture of being married (read: comfortable and less strict with eating habits), under lockdown and leading a mostly sedentary life - I’ve packed on the pounds and am now the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life.

    I’ve always had a poor relationship with food and started suffering from an eating disorder in my junior year of high school. Eventually, I was diagnosed as a bulimic with anorexic tendencies.

    Needless to say, this weight gain has been incredibly difficult on my mental health and has led my brain to entertain some pretty depressing thoughts.

    So over the past couple of months, my desire to get back to the gym has been increasingly noticeable but the idea of working out in a gym during Covid and wearing a mask was completely unappetizing. I’ve come to find, it’s actually not that bad. Not ideal, but not the worst thing I could think of.

    Anyway, as I said, I started working out again last week and whew, the rush of serotonin I’ve felt since then has been immeasurable. It literally was the key to what I was missing. I’ve got a long road ahead of me, but I’m excited. I downloaded the bodybuilder app and am following a really good program on there that lasts 12 weeks. I prefer fasted workouts, so I go to the gym between 5-530 every morning. Which also happens to be a very quiet time to go so it’s not jam-packed with people. Plus, they’ve got sanitizing stations everywhere and I find it to be rather a clean and enjoyable experience.

    It’s tiring getting up that early, but I feel energized throughout the day and I sleep like a rock.

    I am completely overwhelmed, however, by how weak my muscles have gotten. I’m capable of lifting about 1/3-1/2 of what I was prior to lockdown. Use it or lose it is right!

    anyway, just wanted to get that off my chest.
  16. I have been swimming recently for the first time since I was about 13 and I’m kinda here for it.
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  17. One of the best and most wholesome fitness gurus, John Meadows, passed away yesterday. I was a bit shaken! He freely shared so much great information and was like a father figure in the fitness world.
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  18. I've always loved swimming because it hides sweating, a bodily function I still find largely unenjoyable.
  19. Swimming is fucking exhilarating. It works up my appetite and I always feel energized after.

    It's been about three months since I've worked it into my exercise regime (next to running and cycling) and it's working wonders.
  20. My swimming lessons are probably the pre-pandemic activity I'm missing most right now even though I now dread the thought of taking my shirt off in front of people when they do restart.
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