2014 Official Chaz Fitness Challenge

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  1. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Eventually!
     
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    When is that?! It's nice now!
     
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    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    Yoga today. Maybe a little biking with the dogs.
     
  4. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Uh, when you want?! :p

    Also, I'm excited to go back to the gym tonight. I love that I'm excited. :D
     
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    I'm still horribly sore from my workout on Friday (and I didn't even go nuts) but still went for a brisk walk on the treadmill at the gym and burned 360 calories. I'll take it. Might regret it tomorrow though, but I just can't take two rest days in a row.
     
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    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    Did W1D2 and then some. Burned about 500 calories.

    I feel awesome. Definitely easier today than last time.
     
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    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    I'm on week 3 of C25K, two runs in. This is definitely the hardest week.

    I've been doing cardio weights on Mondays after my run. Trying to do plank and bodyweight squats at least 3x a week as well. I definitely feel like I'm not working enough on my arms though, so I need to get motivated in that department.
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Yesterday I didn't go to the gym (we are taking one day a week off, because 14 hour workday) and I was SAD!


    That is all. :p
     
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    I was a miserable train wreck through March, so there was copious drinking of the beers (decided to try and finish my Old Chicago World Tour), so I put back on all the weight I'd lost and I'm fat and gross again. I did get in a really good workout both Sunday and tonight, and I'm really trying very very hard to hit the gym at least 3x a week this month.
     
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    I stopped the gym routine when all the dog show craziness started, so it's been a couple weeks :p Should be one more week of absolute crazy, then maybe, MAYBE things can get going again. I'm going to keep an eye out for gyms in Garden City in case a move...because if nothing else I can live in my car and shower at the gym until I get a paycheck and can actually, you know, LIVE.
     
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    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    Walked four miles today!
     
  12. Fran27

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    Question for runners - where do you buy your shoes? I replaced my broken sneakers with some cheap ones for walking (it's getting a bit old to go through $100 sneakers in 6 months), but I'm thinking of starting couch to 5k soon, but I'd need good shoes for that. I keep hearing about stores that fit you for those, but I don't think there's any around here... Where do I go and what do I get?
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    I went to REI and they helped fit me for shoes, they were actually way more knowledgeable than I was expecting and I ended up leaving with something completely different than what I thought I wanted. Best shoes ever, first time I've not had shin splints while running.


    Also, Ryan might be joining the gym with my gym buddy and I. YAY! :D

    Last night we did C25K Week 1 Day 3 and did a core workout. Tonight we do upper body and core again.

    The gym is definitely my favorite part of the day. That is how boring my life is :rofl1:
     
  14. Beanie

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    Yeah, I would say going to a place like REI or even Dick's Sporting Goods if you don't have a local running store. Sometimes if you find a private owned shoe store, you can try those too, they often have very well trained employees. Most of the chains aren't going to be that good because their main focus will just be SELL SHOES! ANY SHOES!! and a big store like Kohls has running shoes, but not a very wide selection, and nobody there will help you out really. I had a pretty positive experience at Dick's early on in my running career.
     
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    What about the Running Room? I'm looking to get a new good pair of running shoes (current pair are from Value Village -_-) but definitely want someone who knows what they're talking about so I don't end up screwing my knees or back even worse as a result.
    Never heard of REI or Dick's.
     
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    REI and Dick's are US chain sporting goods stores. There's only like three Running Room stores in the US (and one is in Hawaii - ha!) so I've never been, but I've heard good things about them from Canadian folks before.

    Here's a store finder, too, but I'm pretty sure it only looks for people who've added themselves to Runner's Worlds directory.
    http://www.runnersworld.com/store-finder
     
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    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    We have the neatest running store around here called Gazelle's. They will do the whole watch your gait and inspect your foot and pick shoes. They also have running clubs and classes and bring PT's in once in a while for free consults on injuries.

    I lurve them.
     
  18. *blackrose

    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    Thanks for a friend providing me with the motivation, I joined a gym here locally and have started an every other day workout routine. I'm mainly focusing on my cardio, although I'm doing strength training, too (everything...arms, legs, shoulders, abs, thighs). Right now I'm only able to jog about every .10 mile before having to stop and walk again for another .10. Hoping by the end of the month I'll have made improvements with that.

    Ultimate goal is to a.) not gain weight, b.) loose 5-10 pounds, c.) get some muscle tone, and d.) jog a mile or two without dying.

    Really hoping I can continue my motivation for my EOD routine even after I get a job!
     
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    My OH finally popped the question! I was being more conscientious about what ibwas eating before and going to the gym like once a week, but soon I will have to start looking at dresses!

    I re-downloaded my app (Lose It). The first couple of days, I had no problems going from like 2400 calories a day to 1250, but yesterday and today I'm struggling. I'm exercising daily (somewhat moderate to intense) and I think that is the issue. Am I not taking enough calories per day? You earn calories when you exercise with the app, but I still don't know if its enough.

    Any suggestions?

    By the way, its set up so I lose 2 pounds a week. I've already dropped those 2 pounds this week, so I know its working. I'm trying not to obsess about my weight this time, but I am trying to lose inches.
     
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    Awesome, I found a running store not too far from it. Thanks for the help, I'll check it out.

    There's no way I could have done 2 lbs a week, personally. But you're supposed to eat more when you exercise, otherwise your deficit is way too big and you're probably burning muscle as well as fat. Personally I've been using http://scoobysworkshop.com/calorie-calculator/ with a 20% deficit and it's been working great. I actually lost an average of 1.5 lb a week the first 7 months, and I never ate under 1600 calories and was exercising 1-1.5 hour a day tops (nothing crazy, just lifting weights and walking mostly).

    Oh, and congrats!
     

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