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Re: Time to lose weight.

Postby Toad » Thu Aug 10, 2017 22:04

MilkTeaJack wrote:Super quick update: my plan to switch my workouts to evenings after work-mostly failure. I come home, hit the kettlebells/BWF and I make it through two sets before I am ready for a shower and bed. Or a videogame. Or Netflix. Or anything shiny. I wonder if its a matter of discipline or if I should just stop screwing around and go hard as soon as I arrive and get it over with?
/there's a euphemism in there somewhere, I just know it.


Personally I've never been able to work out at home. It's just too boring. Of course a gym is expensive and involves travel, but (for me at least) it's that very fact that motivates you to spend some time there ("well I'm here now I might as well stay for a bit") and get your money's worth. Having other people around you seems to be motivating, at least if you can refrain from thumping the idiots who sit on the machines for 15 minutes at a stretch buggering about with their phones.
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Re: Time to lose weight.

Postby Toad » Sun Aug 13, 2017 22:50

Some of you might be interested in a little factoid I just found out. Was researching Frank Zane's training programme, in which he reports daily carbs around 75-150g. Remember this is a three-time Mr Olympia speaking, training 5-6 times a week, for mass gain. The USDA recommendation for sedentary adults is 225-325g/day. Now excuse my French, but that's fucked-up: that's three times what a successful athlete thought he needed. You're probably all sick of me banging on about low-carb, but I think that puts the word 'low' in context.

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Time to lose weight.

Postby Just Jennifer » Sat Apr 28, 2018 13:15

Formosa Fitness has a new gym by Minquan West Road station so my youngest (nearly 15) and I have started going 3x a week for the morning class with Alan.

I don't know fitness but my 17yo says HIIT. I don't know what the class is called but there's lots of stretching and some use of kettle bells.

The instructor is great about giving me something simpler to do when I feel I can't keep up with the young people.

It's been two weeks (six classes) and I have better balance and can now do a 60-second plank. Before I started I could never do twenty seconds. I hate hate hate planks but if they will whittle away at my waist so I can wear my dresses again then I will press on.

I know absolutely nothing about gyms so I can't comment on the facility/equipment but kudos to Formosa Fitness for their friendly and attentive staff and a great class that kicks my butt with a challenging but very satisfying 30-minute workout.

Funny thing, on Wednesday morning I was at the door at 7:15, phone and water bottle in hand, dressed in a tshirt, socks, sneakers, and the UNDERPANTS I had worn to bed! My work day doesn't start until 10am and my teens homeschool and can be up at 9ish so those 7am alarms are tough for me these days.



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Re: Time to lose weight.

Postby Kal El » Sun Apr 29, 2018 07:00

Just Jennifer wrote:Formosa Fitness has a new gym by Minquan West Road station so my youngest (nearly 15) and I have started going 3x a week for the morning class with Alan.

I don't know fitness but my 17yo says HIIT. I don't know what the class is called but there's lots of stretching and some use of kettle bells.

The instructor is great about giving me something simpler to do when I feel I can't keep up with the young people.

It's been two weeks (six classes) and I have better balance and can now do a 60-second plank. Before I started I could never do twenty seconds. I hate hate hate planks but if they will whittle away at my waist so I can wear my dresses again then I will press on.

I know absolutely nothing about gyms so I can't comment on the facility/equipment but kudos to Formosa Fitness for their friendly and attentive staff and a great class that kicks my butt with a challenging but very satisfying 30-minute workout.

Funny thing, on Wednesday morning I was at the door at 7:15, phone and water bottle in hand, dressed in a tshirt, socks, sneakers, and the UNDERPANTS I had worn to bed! My work day doesn't start until 10am and my teens homeschool and can be up at 9ish so those 7am alarms are tough for me these days.



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Re: Time to lose weight.

Postby Just Jennifer » Sun Jun 17, 2018 00:48

It's been about two months now. I've hurt my back once and it took me a few days to recover enough to do the full 30-min morning workout.

The numbers on the scale haven't budged much but my slacks are fitting a little more loosely, there is a little bit of definition on my arms ("triceps" the girls tell me), and on my outer thighs.

My weak spot is still my belly and my hips but I guess that's common with women anyway and always the last bit to go.

My eating habits haven't changed a whole lot apart from having protein shakes for breakfast either just before my workout for energy, or as soon as I get home, which is sometimes 30 min after workout. Fewer carbs and less sugar, but still indulging in my sugary coffees and the occasional treat.


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Re: Time to lose weight.

Postby Big Vern » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:54

Well done, JJ. I would strongly recommend taking up a martial art if you have time. It doesn't matter which one. They seem to work with pretty much everyone (Steven Segal being an obvious exception to the rule).

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