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Chuck C

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Goal update- July summary

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I finished July strong, with an average daily steps of 16,603, comfortably above my goal of 14,000

Lifting weights: Meeting my target of 3x per week. During the Covid closure, my gym built a crossfit section which includes a tire flip area. This is a lot of fun and a great work out for cardio and strength training. I'm up to the 80kg tire.
Tire flip work out video: No, that is not me in the video :)



Weight: This is going to take some time. I was at 184.9, which is only .1 below my start point. But, I've been lifting hard and this tends to make me gain weight- went up to 188+ but I expect the gain was mostly muscle and now the weight seems to be gradually coming down as I continue my disciplined eating and training. Weight is definitely not the best metric, but it is easy to measure. An accurate measurement for body fat % is a better metric, but unless you get real high tech, most of those aren't accurate.

Mountain under 30 minutes: I haven't challenged myself yet with a timed climb, but plan to do so in the next 30 days. I believe I'll probably need to drop a few more pounds before I have a shot at this.

Where are ya'll at with your goals?
 
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Al3x

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So my goals were:
  • Spend as much time as possible with my daughter before the operation
  • Survive the operation
  • Jog 5km within 6 months and run a half marathon within 12 months (ideally sub 90 minutes).
Goals 1 and 2 achieved (although still recovering in hospital). The third I shall hopefully start on soon!
 

Chuck C

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So my goals were:
  • Spend as much time as possible with my daughter before the operation
  • Survive the operation
  • Jog 5km within 6 months and run a half marathon within 12 months (ideally sub 90 minutes).
Goals 1 and 2 achieved (although still recovering in hospital). The third I shall hopefully start on soon!
Well done!!
 

Chuck C

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How are you all doing with your goals?

Here is my update:

Goal: Get back to 178 pounds within 3 months. This is going to be tough. Might need to give myself more time. I started heading in the wrong direction, partially because I've been lifting a lot of weights. Went to 188, but have finally reversed things and am now down to 185 and seem to be headed in the right direction. I've been more consistent with intermittent fasting, sticking to an 8 hour feeding window, which really helps.

Goal: Spend at least 3 days per week lifting weights. I'm meeting this goal so far.

Goal: Climb Mt Monserate in less than 30 minutes: This one is going to have to wait, as I have not been up to the mountain in about 2 months. My mom was diagnosed with dementia and exercise is very important to slowing the progression. So, my new routine is to take her to the gym daily and work out together. I've been doing a lot of treadmill at 15% grade and eliptical and pushing hard, so hopefully this will transfer to quicker times on the mountain, when I eventually get back to it.

Goal: Take at least 14,000 steps per day on average. August I averaged 17,489, so I am on goal with this one. To get there I spend about an hour of cardio daily- treadmill or eliptical. Plus, I try to get additional steps in at every opportunity. I spend a lot of time on the phone in my business and have taken to the habit of walkng as I talk on the phone. Also, sneak in additional steps wherever I can- walkng around the car as I am filling up at the gas station for example. I get some strange looks, but don't really care. :)

I have really been enjoying the tire flip exercise at the gym in the new crossfit area. I moved up to the heavy tire=-220 lb about 4 weeks ago.

Tire photo- gym.jpg


I hope you are all meeting your goals and are doing well in all regards. Please share your update if you have one.
 

Chuck C

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How are folks doing with their goals?

Here is my update.

Goal: Weight: Get back to 178lbs.

After going the wrong direction for a few weeks, I finally made some real progress here and recently hit 179.4lbs. I attribute it to my new diet- it's called the Identity Theft Diet. You get your wallet stolen and as the fraudsters try to buy trucks, open insurance policies and bank accounts in your name, you won't feel like eating much at all from the stress. Yes, that happened- they have attempted about 12 frauds so far. Seems as if it is under control now, but getting daily mail is often filled with new surprises. Since I froze my credit immediately, usually it's loan denial letters from banks I'm getting now.

Goal: Spend at least 3 days per week lifting weights.

I'm going to modify this goal, that's allowed. I used to be a competitive racquetball player in my teens and 20s and have decided to return to the sport. Weightlifting does not mix so well with racquet sports, so I am swapping this one for the new goal of playing racquetball 3 days+ per week.

Goal: Climb Mt Monserate in less than 30 minutes.

I have not challenged myself with this yet and have not been on the mountain in a couple of months as I have a new exercise routine designed to include my mom. My mom has dementia and regular exercise is vital in trying to combat the progression. Mom loves to swim, so I take her to the gym everyday- she swims while I play racquetball and do other cardio. So, I do still plan to challenge myself on the mountain, just not sure when that will be.

Goal: Take at least 14,000 steps per day on average. 15,216 average steps per day last month, so I'm still on target here. I really like this goal. Easy to track with smartphone and gives a positive spin to the most undesirable tasks. Glass half empty: I hate scooping up the dog crap every morning. Glass half full: Hey, I get to pick up the dog crap and add about 300 steps to my daily count. haha!

I hope that you are all making progress towards your goals.
 

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I haven’t been losing much, but holding. My cardio has been quite good. My resting pulse is back down to 55 and has held steady at 56 for a couple weeks now. Consistent workouts are key here.

Sorry to read about your stress. I can relate to peak stress triggering weight loss. I’m too comfortable right now. Some people stress eat. I relax eat and stress fast. Being officially full time remote with full fridge and pantry access and the only necessary walk is up and down the stairs means making time to workout. To that end, I’ve been working out. Just need to find a reason not to eat.
 

Chuck C

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I haven’t been losing much, but holding. My cardio has been quite good. My resting pulse is back down to 55 and has held steady at 56 for a couple weeks now. Consistent workouts are key here.
Excellent! Good job with the consistency!
The benefits from consistent exercise are far reaching. One of the most important things we can do to improve and maintain our health.
 

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My resting heart rate is 52bpm, I have wakened up some muscles in low back but with self massage and treatment it has improved dramatically and have logged 3, 2.5 mile runs since then. I can’t wait till my theragun massage pistol finds it way to my door.
 
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