WAIST AWAYS -- February 2019

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  • jan110144
    jan110144 Posts: 1,195 Member
    Fitness - Exercise

    How many of you struggle to get your exercises in. I know that sometimes I just don't feel like doing them. The reasons are varied, but the feeling of not wanting to do them is the same.

    What I have found, over and over again, is that the thought of doing the exercise is almost always worse than the exercise itself. In other words ... the challenge lies in getting started! I will often 'make a deal' with myself ... like "You don't need to do the full 30 minutes, just go do 10 (or 5)). What usually happens is that once I get to the prescribed mark is that I find that I am perfectly fine and contine to finish the full thing.

    This morning I really did not want to do my planks. (The least 'fun' exercise I do). I typically do a set of 3. So, I told myself ... just do one. You can do the other two later in the day. Well, I started the plank and was actually feeling ok at the 1:15 mark, so I went ahead and do another :15. Then I stretched and thought that it was just as easy to go ahead and do the other two as it was to get up off the floor. So, I ended up doing all 3 at 1:30 each.

    My point ,,, sometimes we need to "just do it". If doing less than usual is what it takes, then "Just do it" (I think Nike was on to something :smile: ) Even if you do only a portion of what you have planned to do, it is better than doing nothing and helps to continue building the habit of integrating fitness into your daily plan,
  • leni1us
    leni1us Posts: 836 Member
    Weigh in Day, Friday
    February, Week 1
    PW: 166.8
    CW: 165.4
  • Pearl4686
    Pearl4686 Posts: 918 Member
    Thanks for the support everyone!
    Is there any way I can save some of the posts up here so they are easy to find?
  • micki48
    micki48 Posts: 2,239 Member
    Steps 2/7 8,822. Yeah me!
  • LiLee2018
    LiLee2018 Posts: 1,387 Member
    jan110144 wrote: »
    Fitness - Exercise

    How many of you struggle to get your exercises in. I know that sometimes I just don't feel like doing them. The reasons are varied, but the feeling of not wanting to do them is the same.

    What I have found, over and over again, is that the thought of doing the exercise is almost always worse than the exercise itself. In other words ... the challenge lies in getting started! I will often 'make a deal' with myself ... like "You don't need to do the full 30 minutes, just go do 10 (or 5)). What usually happens is that once I get to the prescribed mark is that I find that I am perfectly fine and contine to finish the full thing.

    This morning I really did not want to do my planks. (The least 'fun' exercise I do). I typically do a set of 3. So, I told myself ... just do one. You can do the other two later in the day. Well, I started the plank and was actually feeling ok at the 1:15 mark, so I went ahead and do another :15. Then I stretched and thought that it was just as easy to go ahead and do the other two as it was to get up off the floor. So, I ended up doing all 3 at 1:30 each.

    My point ,,, sometimes we need to "just do it". If doing less than usual is what it takes, then "Just do it" (I think Nike was on to something :smile: ) Even if you do only a portion of what you have planned to do, it is better than doing nothing and helps to continue building the habit of integrating fitness into your daily plan,

    That's my problem totally. Just working myself up to actually DOING the exercising. Since starting my fitness journey, I've found that I need to get it done early b/c if I don't, I won't do it at all. Just get it done and over with so I can spend the rest of my day being lazy like I want lol.
  • LiLee2018
    LiLee2018 Posts: 1,387 Member
    Personal Challenge: Exercise 4x a week
    2/3- Yes (upper body)
    2/4- Yes (lower body)
    2/5- No (rest day)
    2/6- Yes (upper/lower body)
    2/7- No
    2/8- Yes (upper body)

    Yesterday... I just could not bring myself to exercise at all. Just one of those lazy days and I totally gave in to it.
    I could feel myself wanting to do the same thing today, but I got my butt up and did something, yay :)
  • Connie7355
    Connie7355 Posts: 496 Member
    Weigh in Day, Friday
    February, Week 1
    PW: 200.2
    CW: 199 Yay!!! Finally in Onderland!!! Doing my happy dance!! LOL
  • BMcC9
    BMcC9 Posts: 4,364 Member
    Perla4686 wrote: »
    Thanks for the support everyone!
    Is there any way I can save some of the posts up here so they are easy to find?

    Your best bet might be to copy them into a Word-processor file (not everyone uses Microsoft :p ) on your computer. Then they will all be together for you.
  • BMcC9
    BMcC9 Posts: 4,364 Member
    jan110144 wrote: »
    Fitness - Exercise

    How many of you struggle to get your exercises in. I know that sometimes I just don't feel like doing them. The reasons are varied, but the feeling of not wanting to do them is the same.

    What I have found, over and over again, is that the thought of doing the exercise is almost always worse than the exercise itself. In other words ... the challenge lies in getting started! I will often 'make a deal' with myself ... like "You don't need to do the full 30 minutes, just go do 10 (or 5)). What usually happens is that once I get to the prescribed mark is that I find that I am perfectly fine and contine to finish the full thing.

    This morning I really did not want to do my planks. (The least 'fun' exercise I do). I typically do a set of 3. So, I told myself ... just do one. You can do the other two later in the day. Well, I started the plank and was actually feeling ok at the 1:15 mark, so I went ahead and do another :15. Then I stretched and thought that it was just as easy to go ahead and do the other two as it was to get up off the floor. So, I ended up doing all 3 at 1:30 each.

    My point ,,, sometimes we need to "just do it". If doing less than usual is what it takes, then "Just do it" (I think Nike was on to something :smile: ) Even if you do only a portion of what you have planned to do, it is better than doing nothing and helps to continue building the habit of integrating fitness into your daily plan,

    That's how getting my HIIT in on my bike works .... it's hard to say "can't do 5 minutes .... may as will do the second 5 minutes so that I have more calories to parcel out through the day!" and then it's ALL OVER until after work. The second HIIT is "warm up / get the blood pumping" (even though it is actually more intensive) for the "FUN stuff" of my mini-trampoline jogging / exergame.
  • BMcC9
    BMcC9 Posts: 4,364 Member
    As promised earlier, here are the two threads with lots of NEAT suggestions (and a definition in the opening of the first one). They also reference each other.

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10610953/neat-improvement-strategies-to-improve-weight-loss/p1 (longer)

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10707575/not-quite-exercise-what-active-lifestyle-activities-do-you-enjoy-throughout-the-day/p1 (shorter)
  • mari_moulin
    mari_moulin Posts: 3,717 Member
    Beka3695 wrote: »
    @mari_moulin @TuesdayLucero posted her weight on our thread -- I entered it on your spreadsheet. There is something going on with her cells tho...

    I gave her a link to this thread. TY -- SHRINKING ASSETS

    Becky I just had a look at this and I don't see anything wrong with her cells? Can you have a look again and see if you still have the same issues?
  • mari_moulin
    mari_moulin Posts: 3,717 Member
    FEBRUARY FITNESS CHALLENGE for Team Waistaway!

    Name: Mari

    Your Personal Challenge:


    FITNESS: Complete 3 days strength training a week. Complete 1 - 5K run on treadmill a week. Attend both Zumba and STRONG classes each week. 🏋🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️💪🏻

    NUTRITION: Stay on or under allowed calories at least 5 days each week.🍎

    HYDRATION: Drink 2 liters of water every single day!!!! 💧💧

    SELF-CARE: Get down and boogie. Put on a good song and dance it out each day. ❤️❤️

    Week 1:

    Sun - 💧❤️
    Mon - 🍎💧❤️💃🏻
    Tue - 🏋🏻‍♀️🍎💧❤️
    Wed - 🍎💧❤️
    Thu -🏋🏻‍♀️ 🍎💧❤️
    Fri -
    Sat-

    DAILY REFLECTIONS:

    Well I won't complete this weeks personal challenges. My son got home today with a full blown FLU! I've taken him to the doctor and gotten what he needs to help with the symtpoms and will be home nursing him for the next few days. I missed my gym session today so no 5k on the treadmill and no final strength training for the week and i wont be able to do my strong session tomorrow. I will at least attempt to stay within calories and also drink all my water.
  • kkmark
    kkmark Posts: 557 Member
    Can you please add me to the step challenge group for Feb
  • kkmark
    kkmark Posts: 557 Member
    kkmark
    Week 1
    Pw 162.4
    Cw 161.8
  • jan110144
    jan110144 Posts: 1,195 Member
    Connie7355 wrote: »
    Weigh in Day, Friday
    February, Week 1
    PW: 200.2
    CW: 199 Yay!!! Finally in Onderland!!! Doing my happy dance!! LOL

    Congrats! A major milestone!
  • jugar
    jugar Posts: 9,764 Member
    kkmark wrote: »
    Can you please add me to the step challenge group for Feb

    Our "official" step team is full (limited to 10 members) but if you send me all your steps since February 3rd, I'll keep you on the reserve team in case anyone drops out. Keep on posting here in any case since it all counts whether or not you're on any kind of team! Way to go!

    During the last week of February I will be in a car for ridiculous amounts of time driving from Coaticook, Québec to Waitwright, Alberta. I will certainly not be counting steps that week! I will do my best to do bodyweight exercises everyday when we stop for breaks and overnights, but I will need a substitute for my stepping. As soon as I have a firm departure date, I'll send out the call for a ringer. Heck of a time of year to drive across a large part of Canada, eh?
  • jugar
    jugar Posts: 9,764 Member
    BMcC9 wrote: »
    Hi, all.

    BMcC9, your new co-cap, reporting for duty!

    @jugar will still be Big Cap, in charge of doing most of the spreadsheet-filling work and reminders when your weigh-in day is coming up …. being retired and all ….. although I WILL be backing her up on that when she is on vacation or otherwise unavailable.

    MOSTLY, I will be like a First Officer / Entertainment Director ... kinda-sorta more a “conversation-encourager” like @mari_moulin has been for us so far.

    To that end, I want to re-introduce something that we used to do here several captains ago, when I first started (May 2018 => August 2018, fell off in September 2018 and I miss it!)

    Daily Conversation Themes (of course you can also bring up ANY thing on ANY day … celebrations, shout outs requesting strategy suggestions, just plain venting, etc.)

    But the more we interact here in the Chat Room, the more we build a mutually-supportive team mind-set, and feel more comfortable admitting to personal challenges / tapping into the vast collective vat of compined experience. You are not alone.

    And you are not the first to experience some variation of that roadblock. My proposed solution might not work for you, but maybe it will spark the idea for an adapted version that WILL fit your life right now.

    Here’s the previous list, which I will kick off tomorrow (even if it isn’t technically Day 1 of Week 2 till Sunday)

    Successful Sunday
    – What went really well for you this week? (can be non-MFP too, like “FINALLY got to the bottom of my mending pile!” Anything you feel you should get a round of applause for!) and react to those successes posted by others.

    Motivation Monday – Post a meme or quote that motivates you. React to those posted by others if they spark a similar “Yeah! THIS!” reaction in you.

    Talk-It-Out Tuesday – Need to vent about something? Got a challenging situation coming up, and you would like suggestions on how to handle it? (for me, on Feb 22 our office team is going to a GREAT buffet restaurant for lunch …. ) Reply with hugs or suggestions to what others posted. (as mentioned earlier, you don’t need to save the venting for Tuesday – let us know at any time!)

    Why Wednesday – Why are you here in MFP / Team Waist Aways, doing this? Also, report on your Non-Scale Victories (NSVs) for the past week or just realizations that “hey, I just noticed how much more energy I have now” or “Switched to my spring clothes, and they are ALL BAGGY!”. (again, let us know the big celebrations as you go along! Did you hit Onederland on a Thursday weigh-in? Tell us on Thursday! Tell us again the next Wednesday!)

    Thirsty Thursday – How’s your water intake going today?

    Fitness Friday – (what do you do? how is it going? Suggestions for newbees in your activity …) May need something different here …. we have a Fitness Motivator in @jan110411 , and a current “Month-long Fitness Goal” challenge going on already. So I am looking for suggestions for some other Friday theme.

    Silly Saturday – Post a comical meme or quote. React to what others posted.

    Watch for my Silly Saturday post tomorrow, and start searching out your own!

    AWRIGHT!! This will be fun. I like having a co-captain! I'm certainly not the BIG cap (at 5'1" I'm not a big anything), but we'll wear distinct caps in any case. (no Québec distinct society jokes, please, fellow Canadians...)

    A possible Friday: Foodie Fridays - what helps most with changing food habits and keeping those good ones? Any great recipes, tips, things that help or drive you crazy?
  • cory17
    cory17 Posts: 1,319 Member
    today's wt 214.8
    this week i've been off. my hip and knee joints have been sore which i used to justify 2 days so far of exercise. Getting fluids in but eating has been off track as well, like a snowball.
  • sue_01
    sue_01 Posts: 2,648 Member
    2/8--- 10,300
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