With stuff at work, some injury recovery and more recently relocation, I lost a bit of motivation and haven't done anything much, but it's about time I picked it back up. Used to go to gym twice a week, 40-60 minutes cycling and cross trainer then weights machines.
About time a realist contributed to this thread
200 crunches and 50 press ups every work day morning.
It's race season so I've been increasing to a 30 mile cycle Mon-Fri evenings, 20 on Sat and around 80 on Sundays. This gets swapped around a bit, a 30 miles road ride might be a 2 hour mountain bike instead, if it's pissing with rain I'll do a turbo session in the garage. The Sunday ride can be a race. All training is done with using a HRM.
I've committed to a couple of 10k runs later in the year so will do some lunchtime training for these.
'Range' is a good word. I think it's quite important to have two or three things you do ( or more ) so that you don't over-do one aspect of your fitness, or cause injuries, or get over-reliant on weather/facilities/cash/whatever for that one thing.
We still need to do some runs round here, or round the nearby Virginia Water perhaps, with suitable photography breaks.
As revealed in the fat losers thread recently I have, through a combination of sensible eating, giving up alcohol, and cardio intensive exercise.....lost 2 and a half stones so far this year. I will go back to the gym some time this year, but at the moment, I run 5 miles every night along the seafront and cliff paths. This combined with 3 or 4 dog walks and the dietary discipline are doing the job for me, as weight loss/ fat burning/ waist reducing are my immediate goals. My waist is down from 38 to 34 ins since New year, and my troublesome knees are no longer troublesome.
Im just bored since i havent been getting out.
Im defo up for wallks/jogs over your way
I do generally try and use the stairs at work though, and that's not as silly as it sounds. Even the cafeteria is 3 floors up so a brisk walk up 6 flights of stairs is better than nothing. I really notice it when I don't do it for a bit.
And I did make an effort recently as it goes. Given up smoking, cut down on drinking (a bit) and did start some running. Got as far as doing about 3k but to be honest, I just really don't enjoy it. I mean, I *really* don't enjoy it. I could go further with repetition but it never got any less than being a fairly unpleasant experience and I had to do it about 3 times a week for even that to happen. The reality was once or maybe twice a week and so it was always a struggle.
I keep promising myself I'll start again but not looking forward to it. I do feel the need for some exercise though, bravado aside. But I'd rather something I looked forward to than dreaded. Getting moderately fitter isn't worth being miserable for
naff all.. which is dangerous as I now eat a helluva lot of pasta and other wonderful italian dishes.. ran a half-marathon and 10k in 2010, kept up the running for about a year after then it all fizzled out. I did start walking up the mountain 195m -> 418m every day to the office but even that's stopped. Though overall, my alcohol consumption has probably decreased significantly so maybe that's why there's been no obvious change. Ho-hum!