2014 Official Chaz Fitness Challenge

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by Julee, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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    I hear you Beanie. The fitter I am getting the higher that number is going and while logically I tell myself to not care I do.
     
  2. yv0nne

    yv0nne Vizsla mom

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    I can never ever complain about my weight. And if I try people yell at me for being thin. Yes, I realize I am thin. I did, however, also gain weight.

    I still cry when I see my current weight on the scale. 124. Is it unreasonable to be upset with that number? Probably. I still feel like I need to lose 5- 7lbs.

    Sometimes we are unreasonable when it comes to our weight. Beanie, you have a smokin' bod as far as I can tell from your photos (is that creepy? Sorry if yes LOL) ..scales are dicks.
     
  3. AllieMackie

    AllieMackie Wookie Collie

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    Oh dog, I hear you.

    I'm down two pants sizes and one shirt size in the past year, and the scale has barely budged in either direction (hovering right around 200). But when it does, it's usually up. And I feel like crying because of it and it's so stupid. Society does this to us.
     
  4. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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    Scales are stupid. I only ever weigh myself at the YMCA and I forgot to take my shoes, purse and Briggs off my back and I weighed myself and thought I gained 60lbs for about five seconds before I realized how dumb I am.
     
  5. Beanie

    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

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    Ahahahaha OMG.
    I never weigh myself. I broke up with the scale a long time ago for reasons like this. But the doctor's office always wants a weight and I go every 12 weeks for my depo injection, so every 12 weeks I have to stand on the scale and the display is RIGHT in front of my face. My mom never looks when she's at the doctor. She closes her eyes. I guess I could do that. But it seems... I don't know. Cowardly I guess.
     
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    I have recently discovered climbing, I LOVE IT! A friend of mine is housesitting a place that has a really awesome climbing wall out in the barn, so I've been going down there a lot. Such an awesome workout! I am SO SORE today after climbing yesterday and the day before.

    Can definitely see this being something I'd like to get into further, buy some gear and climb outdoors in the summer. There are some nice places around for it.

    Anyone else into climbing?

    I haven't started running again, I'm kind of telling myself I will wait until spring or just better weather because I hate running in the winter. Have been pretty good about getting a decent amount of exercise every day, the usual walk I take the dogs on (1-2 hrs) includes a long, steep climb back up so at least it's a bit of cardio.
     
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    I think I need to start doing that. I KNOW I'm more toned than I was a month ago, my clothes fit better, I'm not horrified over the idea of being in a bikini and I'm definitely stronger. But I am still furious over the number on the scale and each time I see it I just want to stop eating, but I can't do that because my metabolism has kicked back up since starting to workout/snowboard and I need the fuel. I know if I add in running at least 5lbs will drop pretty quickly but I need to get properly fitted shoes so I don't finish destroying my knees any time soon.

    I have decided I want to do a couple of fun runs coming up. There is one on Valentine's weekend that's a mile and a half. There are a couple more that are 5K's. I think I might die after 3/4 of a mile, but maybe not? My endurance seems to be improving with snowboarding and that's at 13,000 feet so it has to be doing something for down here at 5280.
     
  8. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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    Like rock climbing? My step daughter and I go every Friday. She is the bomb at it. I am awful... but I get out there and try it .
     
  9. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    I would LOVE to do rock climbing. Years ago I did it in P.E. at school and it was super fun.
    I take medication that not only increases my appetite, but also slows my metabolism. :rolleyes:
    I don't really know what to about my diet anymore. I started struggling with anorexia and bulimia when I was 13. I'm 21 now and it still kicks me in the ass. When I start a diet (any kind, just "fewer calories") I do well, but when weight loss doesn't come immediately or it slows down, I get so obsessed, even going to the point of only allowing myself to eat every few days, and in some extreme cases, weeks. Of course after than I start overeating from desperation.
    I don't want to bring you all down with that, just felt I needed to share some of the trouble I'm having with losing weight.
    I know exercise is important, but running/walking is so boring. I wish I had the cash to play some sports.
     
  10. Beanie

    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

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    You might look into meeting with a nutritionist who has experience with eating disorders. Or, of course, a therapist.
    You're definitely not the only one here who is struggling with eating disorder stuff. It is very hard to just brute force your way through it, especially just by yourself.

    Instead of walking or running, you could look into things like Zumba or other cardio workouts. Bodyrock.tv has a TON of videos you can do that are cardio or bodyweight workouts and they're all free. There are lots of people who post their Zumba choreo on YouTube and you can follow along with that, too.



    There's an indoor rock climbing wall in a city about an hour from here. I keep wanting to go but the weather has been so crappy I have zero desire to hop on the highway. I was planning on going on a date with a guy but we ended up never going. I want to get one of my friends to go with me instead, but I don't know how adventurous she'll be, haha.
     
  11. Whisper

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    Thanks, Beanie. :) Oh, I know I'm not the only one here. I just didn't want to bum anybody out by bringing it up. I've been in therapy before, but the ED stuff tends to take a backseat to other stuff. I do know I need to get in therapy again, though.

    Great idea with Youtube! I have lots of workout videos, but they're all on VHS and I no longer have a VCR.
    I take the dogs for walks, but I let them do most of the running. ;)
     
  12. meepitsmeagan

    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    Got running shoes, a small running belt, two new pants, new running socks and a polyester tank top today. Let's do this ****.. starting Saturday.
     
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  14. Julee

    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    I've been slacking horribly because I'm wallowing in self pity and anxiety. Rick just asked me "why'd you stop? I was so proud that you were doing it!"
    Which, really, is all I need to hear.

    Back on the wagon tomorrow.
     
  15. Julee

    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    30x leg raises each side
    30x inner thigh pulses each side
    30x lying flies
    30x palms in shoulder presses
    60x alternating shoulder presses
    30x front raises

    2lb dumbbells again.
     
  16. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Well thank god for good Doctors. I'm being weaned off this medication, and it's actually working, despite Doctor Google telling me that it could take FOREVER to come off of it. Luckily, I'm actually getting an appetite back, and will be starting two new meds soon. I've been just reading this thread and compiling body weight exercises and ones that can be done with lighter weight dumbbells in a circuit. I'm planning on trying to work out at least three days a week, and once I actually get an appetite, with one of the meds I'm going on, building muscle will actually be easier.
     
  17. Julee

    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    Go, CD, go! :D
     
  18. meepitsmeagan

    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    Went for a 20 minute walk/jog today. Felt pretty good! My lungs hate me though.
     
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    Lungs are evil. Keep up the good work!
     
  20. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    Today I didn't have time to actually do any running, but I got a lot of exercise doing a hellish plumbing job, running back and forth for supplies, crawling underneath the house, etc. I feel like I went for a half hour run (minus the lung hate). It reminded me to incorporate exercise into everything I can, like instead of walking 20 yards to get something, take off at a sprint. :D
     

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