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  • BasicGreatGuyBasicGreatGuy Posts: 868Member Member Posts: 868Member Member
    khelling76 wrote: »
    khelling76 wrote: »
    I had used the app briefly eons ago. Well, I may have just set it up and never used it. Lol

    I too have been working on running 5k's. I just got a treadmill in Jan and did my own thing. I was doing well until the end of April. Then I had a bunch of things going on and and haven't been on it since. I did sign up for a 5k that's coming in Aug and thinking I better get back at it soon!

    I had never run before this and was so excited to run a mile without stopping. It felt like something I'd never reach. But I even hit 2 miles once!

    I also lost about 32 lbs since Nov 2014 when I started working on being a healthier me. I've been able to maintain that without exercising but I'm ready to get back at it and lose more and tighten things up. Because even though the scale hasn't changed, measurements have. It amazing how exercise and reshape your body!

    So, in week 6 of your program how much do you run at one time? I could I use some running motivation. :)

    The following is what my week 6 (three days of app work) looks like.

    Monday
    5 min. warm up.
    10 min. run / 5 min. walk
    10 min. run
    5 min. cool down

    Tuesday
    5 min. warm up
    10 min. run / 3 min. walk
    10 min. run
    5 min. cool down

    Wednesday
    5 min. warm up
    15 min. run / 3 min. walk
    5 min. run
    5 min. cool down

    Week 7 starts off with a 20 min. run.

    At the end of 8 weeks, you are supposed to be able to run 35 mins straight.

    I run Monday - Wednesday. Thursday - Saturday I either walk or ride the mountain bike at least 45 mins, or use the elliptical bike at home.

    I have incorporated a Polar heart rate monitor into my training, along with the Polar M400 and it has made a big difference. Since getting the M400 3 days ago, my daily activity has been over 12,000 steps a day.

    I started my weight loss on May 22, 2015 at 186 - 187 pounds at 5'6. As of today, I am 159 pounds and still under tall no matter what I try. :-(

    My brother is what I consider an elite runner. His latest marathon was 100 miles in 37 hrs straight. He has been a help with advice.

    Every hour, the Polar M400 prompts me to get up and move. I set the iPhone (love my Apple products) for 10 min. timer and walk for 10 mins. That way, I rack up the steps and burned calories. :dizzy:

    My first goal, besides the weight loss, is to run a 5K. After that, I plan to take over the world.

    Good for you on jumping back on the bandwagon. :smile: I have no doubt that you will kick butt in your 5K. Looks like we both want to tighten up some lose bolts. ;)

    I hear you on the Apple products. I refer to mine as an orchard. :) I love them too.

    As for running, that seems to be about where I was at. I had just got my mile under 12 mins by a few seconds. Not breaking and speed records but my goal was under a 12 min mile. I would consistently run a mile before stopping so I know I could run at least 10 mins. But 20 mins at week 7 would be a challenge.

    Your brother is insane! Lol I can't even wrap my head around running that long! That's amazing! Kudos to him.

    I can't say I really like running but I see people do it and I would run for like 30 seconds and stop so it was just a beast I wanted to conquer. Lol I'm perfectly happy with 5k's and do not want to run anything longer. Unless I loose my mind later on.

    I was also doing some weight training and love a website called my fitness blender. I love the HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts. I was doing a kettle bell routine, some upper body and core as well. I figured my legs were getting a good workout running and there are a ton of squats with the kettle bell workout.

    I used to ride bike and want to get back into that. Such a great calorie burn and it hardly feels like exercise to me. And my quads and calves were awesome. I have a road bike but want to get something where I can have a bigger tire for more options of terrain. My biggest fitness accomplishment was that I once road my bike 100 miles in one day. Key word: once.
    Being part of the Apple cult = An extra 5 calories burned an hour of every use.

    I used to lift the iron a lot once (as you referred) and plan on incorporating that into my workout routine in the next few weeks. Going to start doing sit-ups and push up this coming week.

    I will make sure to check out the website you mentioned. :smile:

    My brother has been nudging me to run the mountain trails like he does. I don't see that I would really have that kind of time once I have taken over the world. But, you never know. Loosing your mind isn't that mind once you get used to the voices. It is like having an instant impromptu party wherever you go. :p Maybe being drunk on Apple juice all the time has something to do with it.

    Sounds to me like you don't have that far to go, in order to get back to where you were, unless you have gotten lost. If so, try using "Find a Friend" app. ;)
  • BasicGreatGuyBasicGreatGuy Posts: 868Member Member Posts: 868Member Member
    Seth1825 wrote: »
    Hey there people :)

    Hi, Seth. Welcome to the hangout. Glad to have you join us.
  • BasicGreatGuyBasicGreatGuy Posts: 868Member Member Posts: 868Member Member
    What's up singles?? Single in Minnesota here :)

    Welcome, Miss Laura.

    Having a good day listening to some good tunes, looking for trouble and another calorie to burn.

    How goes it in your Minnesota world?

  • BasicGreatGuyBasicGreatGuy Posts: 868Member Member Posts: 868Member Member
    MistyBlue9 wrote: »
    Ooh always wanted to be part of a cult, lol. I'm Belinda, from the UK. Can I join? Nice to meet you all :smiley:
    Welcome, Belinda. :smile:

    The great thing about cults is there is always room for another person. B)
  • JaneM1971JaneM1971 Posts: 10Member Member Posts: 10Member Member
    khelling76 wrote: »
    JaneM1971 wrote: »
    Count me in! Single, 2 kids, full time work, no discernible skills other than strange sense of humour and the ability to turn fresh air and water to unwanted fat! Lost 180lbs of it with the divorce now 50lbs of my own to lose !!! All help and humour greatly appreciated - I'm sure you all know it's tough to stick to a calorie limit on your own when it hits that time of night and all you want to do is go head first into a bottle of red and a pile of Doritos

    I hear ya, girl! I have that same strange fat converting ability! Lol I lost about 250 with the divorce and have about 50 of my own to go. 2 kids as well. And I love me some wine! I'm more of a Moscato, Riesling, or White Zin girl. ;)

    We will kick fat's *kitten* together!! Lol

    What state are you in? SD here.

    I'm in the UK- probably a good idea as I think you and I would find the wine and fall off the wagon
  • BasicGreatGuyBasicGreatGuy Posts: 868Member Member Posts: 868Member Member
    Here is a toe-tapper of a song that often gets me in the mood. Maybe one of you will find it useful in your workout.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=y7soACtNgJo
  • MistyBlue9MistyBlue9 Posts: 109Member Member Posts: 109Member Member
    MistyBlue9 wrote: »
    By the way i'm not new not MFP

    Whoops that came out wrong, been on the red wine! Thanks BasicGreatGuy
  • khelling76khelling76 Posts: 26Member Member Posts: 26Member Member
    khelling76 wrote: »
    khelling76 wrote: »
    I had used the app briefly eons ago. Well, I may have just set it up and never used it. Lol

    I too have been working on running 5k's. I just got a treadmill in Jan and did my own thing. I was doing well until the end of April. Then I had a bunch of things going on and and haven't been on it since. I did sign up for a 5k that's coming in Aug and thinking I better get back at it soon!

    I had never run before this and was so excited to run a mile without stopping. It felt like something I'd never reach. But I even hit 2 miles once!

    I also lost about 32 lbs since Nov 2014 when I started working on being a healthier me. I've been able to maintain that without exercising but I'm ready to get back at it and lose more and tighten things up. Because even though the scale hasn't changed, measurements have. It amazing how exercise and reshape your body!

    So, in week 6 of your program how much do you run at one time? I could I use some running motivation. :)

    The following is what my week 6 (three days of app work) looks like.

    Monday
    5 min. warm up.
    10 min. run / 5 min. walk
    10 min. run
    5 min. cool down

    Tuesday
    5 min. warm up
    10 min. run / 3 min. walk
    10 min. run
    5 min. cool down

    Wednesday
    5 min. warm up
    15 min. run / 3 min. walk
    5 min. run
    5 min. cool down

    Week 7 starts off with a 20 min. run.

    At the end of 8 weeks, you are supposed to be able to run 35 mins straight.

    I run Monday - Wednesday. Thursday - Saturday I either walk or ride the mountain bike at least 45 mins, or use the elliptical bike at home.

    I have incorporated a Polar heart rate monitor into my training, along with the Polar M400 and it has made a big difference. Since getting the M400 3 days ago, my daily activity has been over 12,000 steps a day.

    I started my weight loss on May 22, 2015 at 186 - 187 pounds at 5'6. As of today, I am 159 pounds and still under tall no matter what I try. :-(

    My brother is what I consider an elite runner. His latest marathon was 100 miles in 37 hrs straight. He has been a help with advice.

    Every hour, the Polar M400 prompts me to get up and move. I set the iPhone (love my Apple products) for 10 min. timer and walk for 10 mins. That way, I rack up the steps and burned calories. :dizzy:

    My first goal, besides the weight loss, is to run a 5K. After that, I plan to take over the world.

    Good for you on jumping back on the bandwagon. :smile: I have no doubt that you will kick butt in your 5K. Looks like we both want to tighten up some lose bolts. ;)

    I hear you on the Apple products. I refer to mine as an orchard. :) I love them too.

    As for running, that seems to be about where I was at. I had just got my mile under 12 mins by a few seconds. Not breaking and speed records but my goal was under a 12 min mile. I would consistently run a mile before stopping so I know I could run at least 10 mins. But 20 mins at week 7 would be a challenge.

    Your brother is insane! Lol I can't even wrap my head around running that long! That's amazing! Kudos to him.

    I can't say I really like running but I see people do it and I would run for like 30 seconds and stop so it was just a beast I wanted to conquer. Lol I'm perfectly happy with 5k's and do not want to run anything longer. Unless I loose my mind later on.

    I was also doing some weight training and love a website called my fitness blender. I love the HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts. I was doing a kettle bell routine, some upper body and core as well. I figured my legs were getting a good workout running and there are a ton of squats with the kettle bell workout.

    I used to ride bike and want to get back into that. Such a great calorie burn and it hardly feels like exercise to me. And my quads and calves were awesome. I have a road bike but want to get something where I can have a bigger tire for more options of terrain. My biggest fitness accomplishment was that I once road my bike 100 miles in one day. Key word: once.
    Being part of the Apple cult = An extra 5 calories burned an hour of every use.

    I used to lift the iron a lot once (as you referred) and plan on incorporating that into my workout routine in the next few weeks. Going to start doing sit-ups and push up this coming week.

    I will make sure to check out the website you mentioned. :smile:

    My brother has been nudging me to run the mountain trails like he does. I don't see that I would really have that kind of time once I have taken over the world. But, you never know. Loosing your mind isn't that mind once you get used to the voices. It is like having an instant impromptu party wherever you go. :p Maybe being drunk on Apple juice all the time has something to do with it.

    Sounds to me like you don't have that far to go, in order to get back to where you were, unless you have gotten lost. If so, try using "Find a Friend" app. ;)

    Well, I should be burning quite a few Apple calories. Lol And have thumbs of steel.

    Yes, world domination may be quite time consuming but maybe once you get the hang of it your schedule will open up.
  • khelling76khelling76 Posts: 26Member Member Posts: 26Member Member
    khelling76 wrote: »
    khelling76 wrote: »
    khelling76 wrote: »
    I had used the app briefly eons ago. Well, I may have just set it up and never used it. Lol

    I too have been working on running 5k's. I just got a treadmill in Jan and did my own thing. I was doing well until the end of April. Then I had a bunch of things going on and and haven't been on it since. I did sign up for a 5k that's coming in Aug and thinking I better get back at it soon!

    I had never run before this and was so excited to run a mile without stopping. It felt like something I'd never reach. But I even hit 2 miles once!

    I also lost about 32 lbs since Nov 2014 when I started working on being a healthier me. I've been able to maintain that without exercising but I'm ready to get back at it and lose more and tighten things up. Because even though the scale hasn't changed, measurements have. It amazing how exercise and reshape your body!

    So, in week 6 of your program how much do you run at one time? I could I use some running motivation. :)

    The following is what my week 6 (three days of app work) looks like.

    Monday
    5 min. warm up.
    10 min. run / 5 min. walk
    10 min. run
    5 min. cool down

    Tuesday
    5 min. warm up
    10 min. run / 3 min. walk
    10 min. run
    5 min. cool down

    Wednesday
    5 min. warm up
    15 min. run / 3 min. walk
    5 min. run
    5 min. cool down

    Week 7 starts off with a 20 min. run.

    At the end of 8 weeks, you are supposed to be able to run 35 mins straight.

    I run Monday - Wednesday. Thursday - Saturday I either walk or ride the mountain bike at least 45 mins, or use the elliptical bike at home.

    I have incorporated a Polar heart rate monitor into my training, along with the Polar M400 and it has made a big difference. Since getting the M400 3 days ago, my daily activity has been over 12,000 steps a day.

    I started my weight loss on May 22, 2015 at 186 - 187 pounds at 5'6. As of today, I am 159 pounds and still under tall no matter what I try. :-(

    My brother is what I consider an elite runner. His latest marathon was 100 miles in 37 hrs straight. He has been a help with advice.

    Every hour, the Polar M400 prompts me to get up and move. I set the iPhone (love my Apple products) for 10 min. timer and walk for 10 mins. That way, I rack up the steps and burned calories. :dizzy:

    My first goal, besides the weight loss, is to run a 5K. After that, I plan to take over the world.

    Good for you on jumping back on the bandwagon. :smile: I have no doubt that you will kick butt in your 5K. Looks like we both want to tighten up some lose bolts. ;)

    I hear you on the Apple products. I refer to mine as an orchard. :) I love them too.

    As for running, that seems to be about where I was at. I had just got my mile under 12 mins by a few seconds. Not breaking and speed records but my goal was under a 12 min mile. I would consistently run a mile before stopping so I know I could run at least 10 mins. But 20 mins at week 7 would be a challenge.

    Your brother is insane! Lol I can't even wrap my head around running that long! That's amazing! Kudos to him.

    I can't say I really like running but I see people do it and I would run for like 30 seconds and stop so it was just a beast I wanted to conquer. Lol I'm perfectly happy with 5k's and do not want to run anything longer. Unless I loose my mind later on.

    I was also doing some weight training and love a website called my fitness blender. I love the HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts. I was doing a kettle bell routine, some upper body and core as well. I figured my legs were getting a good workout running and there are a ton of squats with the kettle bell workout.

    I used to ride bike and want to get back into that. Such a great calorie burn and it hardly feels like exercise to me. And my quads and calves were awesome. I have a road bike but want to get something where I can have a bigger tire for more options of terrain. My biggest fitness accomplishment was that I once road my bike 100 miles in one day. Key word: once.
    Being part of the Apple cult = An extra 5 calories burned an hour of every use.

    I used to lift the iron a lot once (as you referred) and plan on incorporating that into my workout routine in the next few weeks. Going to start doing sit-ups and push up this coming week.

    I will make sure to check out the website you mentioned. :smile:

    My brother has been nudging me to run the mountain trails like he does. I don't see that I would really have that kind of time once I have taken over the world. But, you never know. Loosing your mind isn't that mind once you get used to the voices. It is like having an instant impromptu party wherever you go. :p Maybe being drunk on Apple juice all the time has something to do with it.

    Sounds to me like you don't have that far to go, in order to get back to where you were, unless you have gotten lost. If so, try using "Find a Friend" app. ;)

    Well, I should be burning quite a few Apple calories. Lol And have thumbs of steel.

    Yes, world domination may be quite time consuming but maybe once you get the hang of it your schedule will open up.

    Well, this thing cut off half my post. More calories to burn re typing I guess. Haha

    Have you ever tried counting macros? I am following this gal on FB who just started doing it. Since MFP tracks them so nicely I'm thinking about giving it a try.

  • BasicGreatGuyBasicGreatGuy Posts: 868Member Member Posts: 868Member Member
    khelling76 wrote: »
    khelling76 wrote: »
    khelling76 wrote: »
    khelling76 wrote: »
    I had used the app briefly eons ago. Well, I may have just set it up and never used it. Lol

    I too have been working on running 5k's. I just got a treadmill in Jan and did my own thing. I was doing well until the end of April. Then I had a bunch of things going on and and haven't been on it since. I did sign up for a 5k that's coming in Aug and thinking I better get back at it soon!

    I had never run before this and was so excited to run a mile without stopping. It felt like something I'd never reach. But I even hit 2 miles once!

    I also lost about 32 lbs since Nov 2014 when I started working on being a healthier me. I've been able to maintain that without exercising but I'm ready to get back at it and lose more and tighten things up. Because even though the scale hasn't changed, measurements have. It amazing how exercise and reshape your body!

    So, in week 6 of your program how much do you run at one time? I could I use some running motivation. :)

    The following is what my week 6 (three days of app work) looks like.

    Monday
    5 min. warm up.
    10 min. run / 5 min. walk
    10 min. run
    5 min. cool down

    Tuesday
    5 min. warm up
    10 min. run / 3 min. walk
    10 min. run
    5 min. cool down

    Wednesday
    5 min. warm up
    15 min. run / 3 min. walk
    5 min. run
    5 min. cool down

    Week 7 starts off with a 20 min. run.

    At the end of 8 weeks, you are supposed to be able to run 35 mins straight.

    I run Monday - Wednesday. Thursday - Saturday I either walk or ride the mountain bike at least 45 mins, or use the elliptical bike at home.

    I have incorporated a Polar heart rate monitor into my training, along with the Polar M400 and it has made a big difference. Since getting the M400 3 days ago, my daily activity has been over 12,000 steps a day.

    I started my weight loss on May 22, 2015 at 186 - 187 pounds at 5'6. As of today, I am 159 pounds and still under tall no matter what I try. :-(

    My brother is what I consider an elite runner. His latest marathon was 100 miles in 37 hrs straight. He has been a help with advice.

    Every hour, the Polar M400 prompts me to get up and move. I set the iPhone (love my Apple products) for 10 min. timer and walk for 10 mins. That way, I rack up the steps and burned calories. :dizzy:

    My first goal, besides the weight loss, is to run a 5K. After that, I plan to take over the world.

    Good for you on jumping back on the bandwagon. :smile: I have no doubt that you will kick butt in your 5K. Looks like we both want to tighten up some lose bolts. ;)

    I hear you on the Apple products. I refer to mine as an orchard. :) I love them too.

    As for running, that seems to be about where I was at. I had just got my mile under 12 mins by a few seconds. Not breaking and speed records but my goal was under a 12 min mile. I would consistently run a mile before stopping so I know I could run at least 10 mins. But 20 mins at week 7 would be a challenge.

    Your brother is insane! Lol I can't even wrap my head around running that long! That's amazing! Kudos to him.

    I can't say I really like running but I see people do it and I would run for like 30 seconds and stop so it was just a beast I wanted to conquer. Lol I'm perfectly happy with 5k's and do not want to run anything longer. Unless I loose my mind later on.

    I was also doing some weight training and love a website called my fitness blender. I love the HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts. I was doing a kettle bell routine, some upper body and core as well. I figured my legs were getting a good workout running and there are a ton of squats with the kettle bell workout.

    I used to ride bike and want to get back into that. Such a great calorie burn and it hardly feels like exercise to me. And my quads and calves were awesome. I have a road bike but want to get something where I can have a bigger tire for more options of terrain. My biggest fitness accomplishment was that I once road my bike 100 miles in one day. Key word: once.
    Being part of the Apple cult = An extra 5 calories burned an hour of every use.

    I used to lift the iron a lot once (as you referred) and plan on incorporating that into my workout routine in the next few weeks. Going to start doing sit-ups and push up this coming week.

    I will make sure to check out the website you mentioned. :smile:

    My brother has been nudging me to run the mountain trails like he does. I don't see that I would really have that kind of time once I have taken over the world. But, you never know. Loosing your mind isn't that mind once you get used to the voices. It is like having an instant impromptu party wherever you go. :p Maybe being drunk on Apple juice all the time has something to do with it.

    Sounds to me like you don't have that far to go, in order to get back to where you were, unless you have gotten lost. If so, try using "Find a Friend" app. ;)

    Well, I should be burning quite a few Apple calories. Lol And have thumbs of steel.

    Yes, world domination may be quite time consuming but maybe once you get the hang of it your schedule will open up.

    Well, this thing cut off half my post. More calories to burn re typing I guess. Haha

    Have you ever tried counting macros? I am following this gal on FB who just started doing it. Since MFP tracks them so nicely I'm thinking about giving it a try.

    I have no idea what you are referring to when you ask about "macros." Is that net slang for mac-n-cheese or what?
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