the july challenge

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  • delmc1
    delmc1 Posts: 331 Member
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    last big number till after weekend shifts .
  • decy63
    decy63 Posts: 175 Member
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    At this rate I will have to train twice a day next week.The only reason it's so low is I decided to Squat today which completely knackered both me and my plans to do more.
  • clairekeogh42
    clairekeogh42 Posts: 127 Member
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    I got a Timex HRM from Wiggle.co.uk but it doesnt track calories underwater for swimming as it cannot get an accurate HR reading. I'm happy with mine, it cost €105 with free shipping to Ireland.
  • bmoregan
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    Ha! Got me!

    Just want to add - for the last 3 months I've been just doing what I was told in the Gym. As I mentioned before, I'm doing instructor-led sessions (he takes up to 6 at a time).
    I think I'm finally beginning to see the benefits. In some of the exercises I'm able to up the weights and I notice he's moving me onto harder versions of existing exercises.
    It all means I'm building muscle - which in turn burns fat faster. Also getting comments like "Hey Dad, you've got like a real muscle there now" (note: not an ACTUAL muscle - just LIKE a real muscle... anyway...)

    My point - Del, I saw your comment about MFP giving back more cals for spinning versus Lifting. I think in the long term - keep lifting.
  • bmoregan
    bmoregan Posts: 109 Member
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    Ok. Change in plans. Holidays got moved to August (actually 28/July) so I'm in for the July challenge.
    The good news is I can go back in MFP and see cals burned for the first 5 days in July.

    Target 15000
    Burned 1st to 5th July 2378
    Burned today 775
    Remaining 11847

    Agree: Any individual day might be OK, but its going to be tough to average 540 a day. My recovery days are going to start disappearing!
  • delmc1
    delmc1 Posts: 331 Member
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    good man yourself .
  • delmc1
    delmc1 Posts: 331 Member
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    Ha! Got me!

    Just want to add - for the last 3 months I've been just doing what I was told in the Gym. As I mentioned before, I'm doing instructor-led sessions (he takes up to 6 at a time).
    I think I'm finally beginning to see the benefits. In some of the exercises I'm able to up the weights and I notice he's moving me onto harder versions of existing exercises.
    It all means I'm building muscle - which in turn burns fat faster. Also getting comments like "Hey Dad, you've got like a real muscle there now" (note: not an ACTUAL muscle - just LIKE a real muscle... anyway...)

    My point - Del, I saw your comment about MFP giving back more cals for spinning versus Lifting. I think in the long term - keep lifting.
    the cals burned for all cardio is higher than weights but you will always get more out of weights in the long term
  • clairekeogh42
    clairekeogh42 Posts: 127 Member
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    Good day out!
  • delmc1
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  • decy63
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    From Friday
  • clairekeogh42
    clairekeogh42 Posts: 127 Member
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    Rest day, just leisurely walking....
  • decy63
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  • decy63
    decy63 Posts: 175 Member
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    Rest day, just leisurely walking....

    Can I borrow some calories?
  • delmc1
    delmc1 Posts: 331 Member
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    this was for friday 6th
  • delmc1
    delmc1 Posts: 331 Member
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    good day , got to gym straight after 12hr shift .did not think i would do much ,got carried away all on my own
  • delmc1
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    Rest day, just leisurely walking....

    Can I borrow some calories?
    claire will be finished next week .we will have to come up with new challenge for her:happy: :happy:
  • clairekeogh42
    clairekeogh42 Posts: 127 Member
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    Ha ha, yes, another challenge, maybe my target should be 25000 for July?

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    Great day at the gym with a private swimming lesson....
  • bmoregan
    bmoregan Posts: 109 Member
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    Sunday not so much a "recovery day" as "spent a day trying to recover" , if you get the difference (and i'm sure you do)!

    Claire - You're exercise stats are somewhere between "Inspiring" and "But?...wha?...how?.." :-) !!

    Thanks for pointing me to wiggle.co.uk. I'm going to reward myself with a HRM for hitting 16st.
  • clairekeogh42
    clairekeogh42 Posts: 127 Member
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    Hey Brian,
    Normally I do four or five activities in any day, I live in the city centre and don't drive so walk quite a bit just to get around. My trainer tells me to do more strength training with weights as I only do an hour or so a week, but I burn a lot of calories with spinning and cross trainer and treadmill. Youre doing very well yourself, I might add!
  • decy63
    decy63 Posts: 175 Member
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