Soulboy

Fitness thread - Q1/12

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Jan 1st to Mar 31st.

As we get nearer the start date and you have an idea of what you want to achieve, post it up here.

Its meant to be flexible.......and can work however you want, to achieve whatever you want.

To get an idea have a look at the last one.

http://www.tyresmoke.net/forum/sports-forum/133614-tsn-personal-fitness-thread-15-09-15-12-a.html

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I am hoping Mook might do a diet and exercise guide if he gets time.

This could be locked and pinned, then he doesn't keep having to answer questions and provide ongoing guidance.

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I like the idea of a Jan 2nd weigh in too :grin:

Well, Start of February will be the start of my Marathon training so I'll try to think of some good targets +++

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I'd like to get down to 68kg (currently 72kg) in order to get a decent time in the local half-marathon. After that I think I'll be looking to put on weight but muscle not fat!

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Jan 2nd is a good start date +++

I'm currently 89.9KG and 12.7% body fat. By the 31st March, I'm looking to get to 10% body fat, but retain the same weight, so that means losing 2.43KG (5.35lb) of body fat and putting on 2.43KG of muscle mass.

We'll have to see how it goes - for now, I'm winding down for the rest of the month, both because we're travelling around for a week, so exercise won't be too easy, as well as having to give your body a proper rest from exercise (a full week) every three months or so.

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Might well subscribe to this. Currently 94kg and 17% body fat but would like to hit 87kg with a drop in body fat but that might take 6 months. I was musing running the Edinburgh marathon but I've had a couple of injuries which has prevented me hitting the treadmill as hard as I need to.

If ever I should have a NY resolution around fitness is should be to sort my diet out - it is dreadful, peaking and crashing throughout the day. If I did that and maintained my exercise reigime I'd be an adonis ... but I like sh1te food too much!

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You can still eat shite food though - you just control when and how often you do it +++

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I'm in for it, just really don;t like the idea of 1st January start. 2nd is passable but's a Monday isn't it? I preferred the idea of a thursday weigh in gives you more time to clear the weekend excess...

Not setting any goals yet need to see where I am after christmas and new year :)

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I'll be continuing to weigh in on a Friday - fits my routine best. But that doesn't need to affect the start date. Happy to take a starting point on 2nd Jan.

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I'm in for it, just really don;t like the idea of 1st January start. 2nd is passable but's a Monday isn't it? I preferred the idea of a thursday weigh in gives you more time to clear the weekend excess...

Not setting any goals yet need to see where I am after christmas and new year :)

That's your first fail then stooH - get out of the way of people who want to do it :P

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Listen, listen, listen. Its flexible! .....each to their own.

If you want to start on the 1st thats fine, as is the 2nd or every Thursday 0r whatever.

The whole idea is to provide some kind of framework to achieve whatever you want, however you want +++

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Listen, listen, listen. Its flexible! .....each to their own.

If you want to start on the 1st thats fine, as is the 2nd or every Thursday 0r whatever.

The whole idea is to provide some kind of framework to achieve whatever you want, however you want +++

No, no, no. Rules are rules. And you've got to stick by them. There aren't any, I know, but it's the principle. Yes, yes it is ;)

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That's your first fail then stooH - get out of the way of people who want to do it :P

When I hit my target on Thursday i'll make sure that last half pound of weight I lose shortly after getting up i'll package up and send to you as a thank you for your help. :grin:

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Excellent - it'll go great on the fire :D

Looks like this...

Fat.gif

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I think he was perhaps referring to a slightly different half pound of weight, one that you definitely wouldn't want on your fire, unless you enjoy the smell of burning sh1t?

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I'm in. Will post some targets post Christmas when I've sat down with my trainer +++

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unless you enjoy the smell of burning sh1t?
I'm in.

The best comedy is all in the timing. :P

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Excellent - it'll go great on the fire :D

Looks like this...

Fat.gif

I remember these 'fat blobs' being in the office and being given to reps selling Xen i cal. Horrible looking things.

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I'll be continuing to weigh in on a Friday - fits my routine best. But that doesn't need to affect the start date. Happy to take a starting point on 2nd Jan.

Sorry if this has been asked before, but have you noticed a difference in yourself at all? Fitment of clothes etc?

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It's just beginning to make a difference. Lost two inches off my belly so shirts that used to be just too tight now fit. Regulating caffeine intake has helped sort out my sleeping patterns - no more unintentional afternoon 'power naps'. And just starting to feel that I can walk further and faster. Long way to go yet, but these early differences are all the motivation I need to keep going.

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Keep it up +++

I've got to get myself a new belt :)

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Keep it up +++

I've got to get myself a new belt :)

Why? Did the old one break as you were being whipped? :P

Good work to you both Garcon & Stooh! +++

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Actually one of them did snap but that was back near the start of the diet, the other one I use a lot has run out of holes, I could pull it about 2 inches tighter but then it would wrap halfway around me again, so now it just hangs their pointlessly... :uhoh:

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I'm in. Will post some targets post Christmas when I've sat down with my trainer +++

Sam, I know you've changed your life around but talking to your trainers is rather concerning!

Im carrying on. I see this as an ongoing thing now. I know there are dark days ahead when Mr Fatty will start to tempt me back to Porky Land.

I think by posting up weekly weight figures (good and bad) will help me keep up the good work. Personally I think the next 3 months will be harder than the first 3. I'm near my goal of 12 st 7lb and will be trying to maintain that level. I think running maybe my new year exercise programme as it would suit my very busy work/kids lifestyle.

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