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#1 d4rksabre

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:08 PM

While this forum sure likes sitting on their computers or phones wasting time talking about food, beer, liquor and sometimes even sports, I can't imagine we're all maintaining a sedentary lifestyle. :unsure:

So let's have a thread about it. We can discuss what we do for exercise, our fitness goals, accomplishments, failures, questions, etc.

As for myself I'm an active cyclist, beer league hockey player, and I run when the tendonitis in my knee isn't acting up. Thanks to my job and all of the running I've been doing I'm down to 208lbs this summer, which feels pretty good. I managed to set a new average pace record on my bike yesterday before the crankset blew up, and I'm almost down to a 9 minute mile for running. A far cry from my highschool days, but that was a long time ago.

My goal for the rest of the summer is to get my 3 mile time under 25 minutes and upgrade the gearing on my old roadbike to allow me to ride a faster average speed, since I'm maxing out my old 53/14 gearing with my normal cadence.

What do you guys and gals like to do?

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:25 PM

Beer league hockey, one scheduled game every Sunday and then I usually sub for one of the later games. 55 minutes of ice time is great cardio. Plus the league is pretty competitive.

Softball double headers every Sunday before hockey. And I walk the dog about two miles a day.

I have a pretty good metabolism still and I stay pretty trim without doing much, but I'll lift for a while when I feel I'm getting doughy.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:31 PM

now that's an OT post. :)

biking. have a street-worthy mountain bike, but the tires are too knobby. i find myself working more against the bike than i should. 10-12 mile rides are all i can manage on this thing. in its place, i got a street bike with street tires. the difference is insane. 20 milers? no problem.

utah has gone to great lengths to spruce up their urban bike trails. at this point, i could travel from south ogden to south provo. for all of you who aren't up on your utah geography (read: the entirety of the rest of this group ...), that would be like biking from buffalo to a bit past rochester using nothing but biking trails.

i haven't tried it yet cuz i know i'm not in anywhere near that kind of shape, but by the end of next summer, yah. totally gonna do it.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:31 PM

I've been on a health kick. I've never lifted anything except a pen but in May I started doing weight work with a detergent bottle filled with water, of all things. OSP taught me that one. It weighs about 12 pounds and is free. I just graduated to a 25-pound dumbbell. I'm able to curl it 12 times with the right arm and maybe 10 with the left. I figure that's about the right weight for now. My biceps are up to about 13.5 inches. Nothing to brag about, but big for me. Pushups, too. With all that, plus losing about 15 pounds in two months, the man boobs are almost gone!

For cardio, I do two 3.5 miles walks almost every day, but that only gets my pulse up to about 120. I wanted something more intense, so I started jogging here and there. I hate it. The pounding hurts my joints and my shins immediately cramp. I tried a home exercise where I take the steps three at a time, alternating right and left leg. Do 15 trips and your quads are on fire and it's good cardio. I've mostly replaced that with a 30 minute-hike three times a week (replacing one of the walks), about 20 minutes of which is up a steep hillside. I scared myself recently when I almost sprinted up part of it, then had to stop. My pulse was well over 200, not counting the skips! I need to back that off.

My weakness is food. I've done really well most weeks, almost fanatically sticking to the Dean Ornish Group 1 plan (basically a strict vegan diet). But last Saturday well into this week I fell off the wagon with pizza and hot fudge sundaes and subs. I've recovered in recent days, but today's Saturday again!

Great idea for a thread, d4rk. Good luck and good health.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:38 PM

Lots of beer league hockey, pickup.

Started playing kickball of all things.  Fun as hell, great way to meet people.  Good excuse to drink in a field.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:08 PM

This is gonna sound silly, but I started surfing (when in Rome?) just last summer and was not prepared for the workout involved. Maybe it's because I still suck at it, but it's WAY more swimming than it is anything else.

Also, my nipples hate me (too cool for a rash guard).

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:15 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 06 July 2013 - 12:08 PM, said:

While this forum sure likes sitting on their computers or phones wasting time talking about food, beer, liquor and sometimes even sports, I can't imagine we're all maintaining a sedentary lifestyle. :unsure:

So let's have a thread about it. We can discuss what we do for exercise, our fitness goals, accomplishments, failures, questions, etc.

As for myself I'm an active cyclist, beer league hockey player, and I run when the tendonitis in my knee isn't acting up. Thanks to my job and all of the running I've been doing I'm down to 208lbs this summer, which feels pretty good.
Nice my bro (who posters may or may not know works same job) is down almost 20 lbs as well.  In my hey day, I was a svelt 165 lbs working the same job as you guys.  Well, 10 years later and 50 lbs heavier, my fat ass has seen better days. I'd love to sit here and tell everyone my exhaustive work out routine but the most I get is about 1-2 30 minute elliptical work outs a week.   I'd like to do more but with the hours I work (anywhere from 50-60 hours a week) and being the primary meal prepared in the house, it's 9 pm before I wrap my days up.  Just not motivated to add to the schedule.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:27 PM

Good topic.   I just posted my nutritional conviction in "What are you eating ...".   I started at the beginning of June.

I bought a treadmill and do 40 minutes at 3.0 / 3.5 mph every day.   Two ACLs on my left knee, no meniscus, and a high ankle sprain have me cautious.   Twenty five pound dumbell, 2x10 reps.  Fifty pound handgrips, 4x10 reps.  Lots of stretching.  So far, so good.   Pulse at 135 when walking.   SWEAT and feel great.   Down 19 pounds, eating like a madman, sleeping less ...  and singing.   All I need is a Stanley Cup parade.

My football, hockey and lacrosse days are over.   Small victories!

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:43 PM

I go on streaks of exercise for a month or two, then slack off. I'm just a big boy, so I hate running because of the pounding, but I like PA's balance between walking and free weights, then spicing the walking up with some extra stuff. I think people all too often want to lose weight as goal #1, so they do heavy cardio. I've found the best thing to do in my opinion is to take advantage of your extra bulk and start weight work first and concentrate on that. Instead of a 3 mile walk, maybe do a 30 minute walk and then 20 minutes of weights for the first few months. At least in my case, I bulk up and tone much faster, then can move to more cardio over time with the increased muscle support. I'm built like a left tackle though, so I am not sure that will work for everyone. I use dumbbells as you are constantly moving weight, picking them up and putting them down, moving into position, and it forces you to use all your stabilizers. I don't even have a weight bench but will use the bed for bench and flys. Once you get technique down and build your stabilizers, you can add weight. And don't expect to push the same with dumbbells as a bar and bench....maybe only 70-80%. These also make it easy to push to your limit because if you start failing, just dump the weight to your side. I'm far from a pro at it, but this works best for me. Then as you increase your big things like bench and shrugs, your original weights can be used for some of the lighter stuff like shoulders and curls. It's impossible to max out, but if you just want health and tone, nothing stopping you from doing 3 sets of 30 at 150 instead of 10 at 225, or whatever level works for you. Get creative. On that note, I'm headed to the casino to drink some beer......

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:54 PM

Alright beer league hockey players, be honest now. Who drinks while on the bench?

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:55 PM

I hit the gym at my college here and there, but I mostly just do free-weights at my house and run the loop around the hills where I live; it's 2 miles on the dot so it works out pretty well.

I'd kill to get into beer-league hockey in the summer, but unfortunately it's only available in the winter for me :(
I'm looking for a hard-pitch baseball summer league around town, but I thin I already missed the sign-ups; kinda sucks cause I haven't played ball since high school and I definitely miss it whenever I toss the ball around with my bro.

Just went shooting today, that was a blast.... :w00t: Haha puns aside, it was a great time. Got some clay pigeons and some cinder blocks out with some buddies and tried about around 8 different guns, including a 1942 mosin nagant from Russia; that baby was something else

View Postubkev, on 06 July 2013 - 01:54 PM, said:

Alright beer league hockey players, be honest now. Who drinks while on the bench?
That's the best time to drink :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:05 PM

View Postubkev, on 06 July 2013 - 01:54 PM, said:

Alright beer league hockey players, be honest now. Who drinks while on the bench?

I keep it in the locker room for postgame.  Hate playing against guys that are loaded.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:10 PM

View PostIKnowPhysics, on 06 July 2013 - 02:05 PM, said:



I keep it in the locker room for postgame.  Hate playing against guys that are loaded.

I hate playing loaded. I feel about twenty pounds heavier.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:35 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 06 July 2013 - 02:10 PM, said:



I hate playing loaded. I feel about twenty pounds heavier.

I can't play loaded. But I'll have one when I'm getting dressed and one comes to the bench with me for the beer time out that we'll be taking if we're losing big in the third. Then one for after the game getting undressed and one for the shower...then I get driven home lol

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:38 PM

View Postubkev, on 06 July 2013 - 02:35 PM, said:



I can't play loaded. But I'll have one when I'm getting dressed and one comes to the bench with me for the beer time out that we'll be taking if we're losing big in the third. Then one for after the game getting undressed and one for the shower...then I get driven home lol

Shoot, at that point I've already sweat it all out! :lol:

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Nice my bro (who posters may or may not know works same job) is down almost 20 lbs as well.  In my hey day, I was a svelt 165 lbs working the same job as you guys.  Well, 10 years later and 50 lbs heavier, my fat ass has seen better days. I'd love to sit here and tell everyone my exhaustive work out routine but the most I get is about 1-2 30 minute elliptical work outs a week.   I'd like to do more but with the hours I work (anywhere from 50-60 hours a week) and being the primary meal prepared in the house, it's 9 pm before I wrap my days up.  Just not motivated to add to the schedule.

How do you like that promotion now sucka! :P

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:39 PM

View PostWildCard, on 06 July 2013 - 01:55 PM, said:


I'm looking for a hard-pitch baseball summer league around town, but I thin I already missed the sign-ups; kinda sucks cause I haven't played ball since high school and I definitely miss it whenever I toss the ball around with my bro.


Played in a fast pitch wooden bat league last summer, it was great! My schedule wouldn't allow for it this year. Hopefully next year...

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:46 PM

View Postubkev, on 06 July 2013 - 02:39 PM, said:

Played in a fast pitch wooden bat league last summer, it was great! My schedule wouldn't allow for it this year. Hopefully next year...
Ah you got into the wooden bat leagues?! Those are great. I had to work all summer one year and my buddy made sure to boast about it every game. I would've killed to use one back when we trained in the winter, hate aluminum bats when it's cold out; especially if you leave your batting gloves in your car :wallbash:

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

I will never understand people who pay for a gym membership, and then pay someone to mow their lawn and plow their driveway.

Now that it's Summer, I will try to ride the bike to work as much as I can. 7 miles each way. I will shoot for 3 times a week, but it will probably be more like 1 to 2. Beer league hockey once a week, Although last week was the playoffs and we played Sun, Tues, and Thurs (in case anyone was wondering, winning is way better than losing).
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View Postubkev, on 06 July 2013 - 01:54 PM, said:

Alright beer league hockey players, be honest now. Who drinks while on the bench?
I don't drink on the bench, but I never play better than after one martini and two beers (one beer if it's the playoffs). It's just enough to angry up the blood just right but not lose any facility.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:01 PM

Well, being that I'm a 30 year old custodian at a high school that cleans up after 900 kids with football, basketball, soccer, baseball, and so many other wonderful things that go on at a high school. I would think I'm in pretty good shape. During the summer months I strip and wax floors and manage 27 acres around the school which needs mowing, weed eating, watering and so on. There are 5 of us doing the job but still we all walk miles a day. For fun I like to mountain bike, walks in the park with the family, and go places and see new things. I'm going out to Crater Lake tomorrow for some world class mountain biking. The lake is about 20 minutes from my house and if anybody comes too or around southern Oregon it is a must see!

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:07 PM

Was in a beer league for hockey for a while but that ended up costing too much in the long run.  Same with a golf league I was in.  Prices are pretty much crazy now.  I didn't mind the cost of the hockey league but the place we played was shady as all hell for our schedule.  We always had 16 games scheduled but only ended up playing about 11 of them because they decided to cancel whenever someone wanted to rent it.

Nowadays most of my exercise is cardio from walking around my building.  I know it doesn't sound like much but I usually go up and down 3 floors about 50-60 times a day not including walking around the building itself.  I do intend on starting swimming in the mornings before work every couple of days soon but I'm still ironing out the details on that one.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:26 PM

Play a lot of tennis and usually racquetball once a week at least. I weighed 205 when I was in the Navy down to 180 now but look smaller than my weight. Many people hate me for saying this, but I try to put weight on just to fill out a bit. I take in a lot of calories via weight gainer, etc... But I do so much cardio with the tennis I'll never get it back on... There is  no way I'm getting back in shape the was I was when I was in the service... Also font have the free time I'd like.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:10 PM

Nutribullet.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:31 PM

Unfortunately, the rec sports portion of my life is all but over with my most of my teams dispersing around the country.  That said, I've been active in the gym since I was a freshman in high school.  Nowadays I exercise 5-6 days per week.  I run 2-3 miles on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday; free weights Monday-Friday and walk 2 miles on the days I don't run.  Saturdays are my total recovery day where I do nothing and eat whatever I want.  Works out pretty well, and it's so ingrained in my daily routine I actually get really mad when I can't make the gym.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:48 PM

View PostTrueBluePhD, on 06 July 2013 - 10:31 PM, said:

Unfortunately, the rec sports portion of my life is all but over with my most of my teams dispersing around the country.  That said, I've been active in the gym since I was a freshman in high school.  Nowadays I exercise 5-6 days per week.  I run 2-3 miles on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday; free weights Monday-Friday and walk 2 miles on the days I don't run.  Saturdays are my total recovery day where I do nothing and eat whatever I want.  Works out pretty well, and it's so ingrained in my daily routine I actually get really mad when I can't make the gym.

I envy this mentality, I do it well for a few months then as soon as I make progress, boom I stop. I think its because I find lifting weights to be stressfu/added stress, and not a stress relief like a sport, but good for you for keeping a tight schedule.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:45 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 06 July 2013 - 12:08 PM, said:

While this forum sure likes sitting on their computers or phones wasting time talking about food, beer, liquor and sometimes even sports, I can't imagine we're all maintaining a sedentary lifestyle. :unsure:

So let's have a thread about it. We can discuss what we do for exercise, our fitness goals, accomplishments, failures, questions, etc.

As for myself I'm an active cyclist, beer league hockey player, and I run when the tendonitis in my knee isn't acting up. Thanks to my job and all of the running I've been doing I'm down to 208lbs this summer, which feels pretty good. I managed to set a new average pace record on my bike yesterday before the crankset blew up, and I'm almost down to a 9 minute mile for running. A far cry from my highschool days, but that was a long time ago.

My goal for the rest of the summer is to get my 3 mile time under 25 minutes and upgrade the gearing on my old roadbike to allow me to ride a faster average speed, since I'm maxing out my old 53/14 gearing with my normal cadence.

What do you guys and gals like to do?
Is that you Lance Armstrong?

This thread is about as dedicated Sabres hockey as the who cares what you eating or drinking one.  But hey its summer.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:53 PM

View PostRambosKnife, on 06 July 2013 - 11:45 PM, said:

Is that you Lance Armstrong?

This thread is about as dedicated Sabres hockey as the who cares what you eating or drinking one.  But hey its summer.

I'll mark you down in the "sedentary" column then.


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Posted 07 July 2013 - 02:31 AM

I haven't done any sport in over 5 yrs, used to be rather fit, but since i started working shifts in my airport job , missed to many practices and games.
So kinda quit, gotten fatter ever since seeing my beer consumption went up along with it.  :blink:    

been drinking less lately though,  and lost around 6 kgm, would love to lose 15 more :D

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:52 AM

Fell off the workout wagon when I lost my job in January.  Cancelled the gym membership when we got the announcement.  Although I managed to avoid unemployment I haven't re-upped with the gym yet.  I still feel like my work situation is temporary.  Unfortunately I've gained back nearly all the weight I lost during that year spent at the gym.

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Is that you Lance Armstrong?

This thread is about as dedicated Sabres hockey as the who cares what you eating or drinking one.  But hey its summer.

No need to douche this thread up.  Off topic conversations are what make this forum the tight community that it is.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:58 AM

View Postwyldnwoody44, on 06 July 2013 - 10:48 PM, said:

I envy this mentality, I do it well for a few months then as soon as I make progress, boom I stop. I think its because I find lifting weights to be stressfu/added stress, and not a stress relief like a sport, but good for you for keeping a tight schedule.

Finding a workout you enjoy doing is really the key. Have you tried anything like p90x or insanity? I know at least a few people who found stuff like that to be a decent midpoint between sports and traditional weights.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 03:28 PM

I play ultimate frisbee twice a week, lift twice a week, play hockey once a week, and sprinkle in some tennis here and there (but tennis is not a real workout if you're playing a match).

We're getting ready for the Wildwood frisbee tournament in a couple weeks.  A weekend of playing frisbee on a beach and never being sober :wub:

My family is mostly responsible for my being in shape right now, as I lift with my oldest brother, play hockey with my younger older brother, and play frisbee with both brothers and my sister.  My sister is a tennis nut and I'll hit with her sometimes, but I got sick of the sport after playing it in high school.

View Postubkev, on 06 July 2013 - 01:54 PM, said:

Alright beer league hockey players, be honest now. Who drinks while on the bench?
I drink on the bench for drop in, and in the locker room after league games.  I can't freakin' breathe when I skate hard while drunk.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:01 PM

Living with d4rksabre since he decided to become an active cyclist has made me get back into the workout game... I do a kickboxing dvd (used to be a blackbelt/teach, so it's good to go through the motions again) and on Saturdays volunteer at a barn where I throw bales of hay around and push wheelbarrows loaded with manure through mud in 90 degree heat. Sweats it all out.
Did crossfit bootcamp for awhile but it was just wayyy too expensive. A couple freeweights and a loop around the complex and I can do pretty much everything I learned there.
Cut the beers to weekends only and i try to make sure to keep tasty treats at a minimum around the house. Grazing man, packs it on. Dress size 6 (weight has never been a good measure for me), just toning it up/staying healthy. Can't run well, much to d4rk's dismay haha

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

View PostJosie914, on 08 July 2013 - 12:01 PM, said:

…volunteer at a barn where I throw bales of hay around and push wheelbarrows loaded with manure through mud in 90 degree heat…

More or less enjoyable than watching the average Sabres game?

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:40 PM

Insanity.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:41 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 08 July 2013 - 01:29 PM, said:

More or less enjoyable than watching the average Sabres game?

Well, it takes grueling persistence, ability to put up with the bad smell, some heart warming loyalty, and a few tear jerking moments.... and then I go to the barn to recover.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:18 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 06 July 2013 - 12:08 PM, said:

What do you guys and gals like to do?

Pub crawls.  On bicycles.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:42 PM

I have had weight issues for quite awhile...was on a roll last summer finally hit my groove and then I tore my quad tendon in a freak accident going down the steps on my WAY to the gym. Since then I have done OK i suppose, but during my rehab I couldn't even bend my leg for over 6 weeks, and then it has been the long road to recovery. But I am finally to the point where walking is just fine so I'm taking it literally one step at a time. That is what my recovery taught me the most. It took years for me to pack on this weight that I embarrassingly have. But I cannot take it off in 1 month. So one step at a time.

What I am finding though is never slack on the eating part. It is a daily challenge, and I am finally starting to conquer that but it is slow process. Balance is key. More natural foods definitely help. Balance the carbs and eat good protein, not a bunch of processed meats. Consistency is my biggest problem, it is not that I am not a total failure, it is just that I don't make progress.

I am the Darcy Regier of weight loss: Status Quo.

After the leg started to feel better, then the back was an issue. In short, do not ever tear your quad tendon, it is a rough road back.

Edited by (E5), 08 July 2013 - 02:43 PM.


#37 PASabreFan

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:03 PM

View PostJosie914, on 08 July 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

Well, it takes grueling persistence, ability to put up with the bad smell, some heart warming loyalty, and a few tear jerking moments.... and then I go to the barn to recover.

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#38 IKnowPhysics

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:09 PM

View PostDoohickie, on 08 July 2013 - 02:18 PM, said:

Pub crawls.  On bicycles.

Did that all the time when I was in Madison.  Every full moon, year round.  Kicked ass.  Summers had hundreds of people bike with us go to the parks and skinny dip; winters had the few and the hardcore bike out on the lake ice and drink beers.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:23 PM

I need to learn to lift weights. But I enjoy running. I cut my mile time in half in about six months when I first started..

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:40 PM

Man, you folks are a healthy/active bunch!  I'm more sedentary than I would like, and I miss being in better shape.  I was never athletic in high school, but during my first 2 years in college I made a friend at the office where I worked during the week, and she and I joined a gym together.  That was great, because we got out of work at the same time and took turns convincing each other to go exercise when motivation was low.  We went 5 days a week for a solid year, but when I moved away to finish school I fell out of that routine and never got it back.  Unfortunately our work schedules are now completely different (and my hours aren't always predictable) so we can't go together anymore.

Every now and again I try to start up an exercise routine, but I haven't been very successful at making the habit stick more than 2-3 weeks.  I'd much rather find an activity I enjoy that burns calories, and I love snowboarding but once a week during the winter months is hardly sufficient, lol.  I do take the stairs as much as possible at work (5th floor), and get some exercise doing yardwork in the warmer months.  I really need to find a way to build regular workouts into my schedule, though.





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