Getting Healthy 2015

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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Nix » 29 Apr 2015, 13:59

Gym induction done! I loved it. The gym isn't a posh one, just a council pool add on but each piece of equipment had its own TV. I just put my phone in the cup holder and that was fine. Then I treat myself to a new gym bag. There's nowhere to refill my water bottle, I think I am going to need to buy a larger one. Other than that I'm really happy! Can't wait to become a regular there!
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby BigFlower » 01 May 2015, 18:42

That sounds great Nix
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby EnigmaFish » 01 May 2015, 18:56

Hi, all! Sorry for my absence from the thread. It sounds like you've all been doing great. What I love about this thread is that we aren't approaching fitness with a group mentality of "We have to become as skinny as possible". We are all here for different reasons and with different goals, and we're all supporting each other in that.
As for me, I fell off the wagon pq we were moving house. Luckily, I was also babywearing while lifting boxes, so I managed to lose another 1.3kg without much trying. I still have another 4kg to go to hit my target. I was hoping that would happen by the end of May, but that doesn't seem likely now. I want to try to get as much off as possible though, so I'm also starting a couch to 5k program.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Kitcameron » 01 May 2015, 20:13

Great work EF, sounds like you won't be far iff your goal at the end of May.

I just ran 3km!!! I know that's not actually very far but I don't think I've ever run that far continuously. I'm aiming to get to 5km too EF but doing my own version of couch to 5km. Basically I just started off run/walking a small route and im gradually making it longer lol. Hoping to start doing Park Run soon
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby EnigmaFish » 02 May 2015, 18:04

Well, the couch to 5k is really just a way to ease yourself gradually into running. It's paced bits of alternated running and walking. I have an app on my iPhone, so that a nice lady tells me when to start running and when to start walking. There's no need for that, though - a stopwatch would work just as well. And KC, I'm really impressed you ran a whole 3k! I certainly couldn't run that far - yet.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Kitcameron » 02 May 2015, 20:58

Hmm, yes, well on reflection I think Fitbit went a bit wacky to start with. Don't think it was 3km after all. Gonna try walking my route again tomorrow to see what Fitbit says then. It always shows my route as being really wobbly, like I'm completely drunk and wandering all over the road, to start with. I think it must take til the end of my road to settle down lol.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Treeb » 02 May 2015, 21:10

Do you live in a city area KC? I've heard tall buildings can mess with the GPS tracking of running apps and stuff, resulting in a wobbly path like you describe.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Kitcameron » 02 May 2015, 21:22

No not really, no tall buildings anywhere nearby I don't think, just two storey houses mainly. No apartment blocks or anything like that. It often says poor connectivity though.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Marrow » 04 May 2015, 20:20

Er, so I appear to have become the sort of person that goes out for a 'run' in the pouring rain. How did that happen?
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Kitcameron » 04 May 2015, 21:12

Yeah, I'm not that crazy yet. It wasn't pouring with rain on Tues night lol, just drizzling somewhat, until I git half way round anyway when we had a 2 minute hail storm and then it came nice again lol.

Turns out my 3km run the other day was only 2.5km. I walked it with CM this afternoon. My ankles have been giving me gip since then though so not done any running since, grrr. Hopefully get a hick run tomorrow afternoon when CM goes to bed and SM is at nursery. DH will be at home to listen out for her don't worry lol
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby emzit » 07 May 2015, 12:32

Challenge week 8. Back on track! Measurements taken this morning which I like as it's another marker for how I'm doing. Slowed down in the last four weeks, to be expected I guess, but it was another 14.5cms so total of 39.5cm in the last 7 weeks which is a decent effort! Weight loss is 5.7kgs for the challenge and just over 18 since the start of the year.

I also redid the the cooper 1.5 mile test tonight, improved my time from a couple of weeks ago by almost two minutes so I'm now in the good category! Not far off the 'excellent' time so im going to aim for that for my official test on the cooper in four weeks.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Kitcameron » 07 May 2015, 15:54

Fantastic Emzit, you're doing amazingly well.

What's the Cooper 1.5 mile test?
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Nix » 08 May 2015, 07:03

Sounds like we have all have a really good week! I have been to the gym, did Aqua fit Wednesday and then Aqua Zumba on thurs. only problem is all the chlorine is making my hair feel like straw! Any recommendations to get my soft hair back??
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Marrow » 08 May 2015, 07:33

I went out for a run yesterday evening, then stayed up all night stuffing myself with junk. I recorded it, at least, so I know exactly how much junk!

No idea about your hair, sorry.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby emzit » 08 May 2015, 09:14

I don't know about hair either.

KC, the Cooper test is just how fast can you cover 1.5 miles? It's a standard test used in the military. My first time was 16'09" which was below my goal and in the fair category (missed good by 16"), and this week I did it in 14'16" which is good! Below 13'30" is excellent and that's my aim for four weeks time. That or pretty damn close.
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