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Back-to-schoolathon: exercising through Autumn and Winter 2017

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OublietteBravo Mon 14-Aug-17 20:31:00

Come and track your exercise goals. All welcome - old timers and newbies alike.

No particular rules, no previous fitness required. Just set yourself a goal, and go for it!

A continuation of New Yearathon 2017 @RJnomore1 @KanyesLunchbox

randomsabreuse Mon 14-Aug-17 20:59:33

New thread! Yay. Focussing on running now. Great Birmingham Half next aim. 25 miles last week, 15 this. Need to try and do more non running exercise too.

Doing some 16:8 fasting - seems to limit the "my toddler is a twat must have chocolate" window so might be working... can run 5k before breakfast - got a PB at Parkrun last week - close to my holy grail of 30 mins at 30.20 as there was a 30 minute pacer who I kept up with for 4k.

Currently attacking wine as toddler demanding grandparents and being hard work all day.

timshortfforthalia Mon 14-Aug-17 21:43:00

Yay! I'm in. Dh and I both work in schools, so September is very much new year resolutions time of year for us smile my aim is to run before work every day. Lofty ambitions!

RJnomore1 Mon 14-Aug-17 21:51:11

Random that's brilliant progress.

Running stalled here as my Achilles is still none too happy.

Just checking in so I can find you all tomorrow. I'm currently at 155/95

OublietteBravo Tue 15-Aug-17 19:32:19

Hello Random - well done on the PB.

Welcome tomahortforthalia - it's great to have you on board.

A proper session this evening: NMTZ

(126h 05min; 163/87)

I really need to keep on it this week - I'm heading off on holiday on Friday, and not back until September. I think I'm going to be just about on target in terms of number of days, but behind on number of hours. Unless I find the motivation to exercise whilst I'm on holiday.

RJnomore1 Tue 15-Aug-17 22:09:58

Just finished work. Dodged off for an hour to my Kettlebell class at 5.30; Bloody hard, 5 minute sets, heavy lunch threatening to reappear. Kinda survived - just


OublietteBravo Wed 16-Aug-17 19:17:51

A shorter session this evening (because I need to start packing). 6W6P L1

(126h 40min; 164/86)

RJnomore1 Wed 16-Aug-17 20:49:27

Now that my comp is out the way (until November) it's back to strength training at my new found class once or twice a week. Deadlifts bench press and rows today plus some vanity assistance lifts. Really enjoyed it.


OublietteBravo Thu 17-Aug-17 19:04:15

I've just done my final session before I go on holiday: NMTZ

(127h 30min; 165/85)

RJnomore1 Thu 17-Aug-17 19:50:09

I'm having the night off. I'm in pain from 3 days heavy training and knackered from doing 40 hours at work last 4 days,with a full days work and training commitments tomorrow.

Oub have a fabulous holiday.

Boatsnack Sun 20-Aug-17 14:14:49

Can i join in dd is back to school on Tuesday. I completed C25K before the holidays so my plan is to start b210k once she is back. I might try and get a new copy of 30 day shred and mix it up with that too. I still have 1.5 stone to lose until I get to my ideal weight but the losses are slowing now so I know I need to up my game.

OublietteBravo Sun 20-Aug-17 17:04:23

Hi Boatsnack - welcome to the thread.

I walked across the bay to Mont St Michel today (through quicksand and everything). Can I count that? (It was 7km and I've done over 20,000 steps today.

TooStressyForMyOwnGood Sun 20-Aug-17 19:47:32

Hello all! Can you guys give me a kick up the arse please? Was doing really well (posting on here helped so much) then dwindled to exercising once a week as I just couldn't be bothered. Then over the school summer holidays I have done nothing.

Had realised I had got a bit less toned but today realised jeans feel uncomfortably tight and can definitely see the lack of exercise on my tummy. Have two more weeks before the kids go back so won't get much done but need to do something before I lose even more fitness. I can't be bothered though and am currently siting drinking a gin and tonic hmm. I need some tough love!

RJnomore1 Tue 22-Aug-17 18:52:15

Stressy get your arse shifted grin

Good to see you back.

I'm a bit off colour. Been skiving as a result. Did a very hot Kettlebell class tonight though, sweated from places I didn't n or I could.


TooStressyForMyOwnGood Wed 23-Aug-17 08:33:35

Thanks RJ smile. Must get out for a run this weekend. For now have put the jeans away and got my looser trousers out. Is scary how easy it is to get out of the habit of doing anything.

Rshard Wed 23-Aug-17 08:44:09

I'd love to jump on board please. I have lost 3 stone over the last year and have 1.5 stone to lose still. I have been running for the last 18 months or so but my motivation is waning so I need to get it back so hopefully this thread will help. I need to commit to getting to parkrun more often too.

Was also doing yoga once a week regularly but this has fallen by the wayside due to other commitments but I've found a class on another night so planning on resuming that too.

I'm on holiday next week but taking my running gear for some sunshine running.

Can I ask what the numbers are at the e s of messages please?

Boatsnack Wed 23-Aug-17 13:05:46

Well i didn't manage to do anything yesterday although I managed to clock up 15000 steps running various errands.

I wanted to run today but need to wait for dds new wheelchair to be delivered so I tried the Jillian Michaels banish fat boost metabolism dvd instead. It's really hard, I'm totally not built for burpees or hill climbers and my lack of coordination is hilarious. Thankfully no one could see me.

OublietteBravo Wed 23-Aug-17 13:52:26

Hi Rshard - the numbers track our progress. We're aiming for 250 days exercise in 2017. The first number is the number of days completed, and the second number is the number of days remaining.

Rshard Wed 23-Aug-17 14:12:46

Ah oubliette thanks for explaining. I will try and work out a pro rata goal for the remainder of 2017.

OublietteBravo Wed 23-Aug-17 15:52:13

Right - I'm going to count the bay walk. Plus today's water polo.

(130h 00min; 167/83)

RJnomore1 Wed 23-Aug-17 19:36:49

I'm failing miserably here. Where's my mojo???

TooStressyForMyOwnGood Wed 23-Aug-17 19:47:27

Somewhere with mine I think RJ!

Going to try planking tonight once kids are in bed. Have no clue what I'm doing but hope it's an easy quick fix grin.

OublietteBravo Thu 24-Aug-17 13:51:22

7 mile bike ride this morning (at a very sedate pace), canoeing later.

(130h 45min; 168/82)

TooStressyForMyOwnGood Thu 24-Aug-17 18:32:48

Hello all, made a token effort at planking last night. Managed 2 minutes relatively easily which makes me think I am doing it wrong? Was expecting to find it very hard as done nothing all summer.

Also I have put a thread up but I am going to get my arse into gear in September. Will have a tiny bit more time. If anyone has any ideas for gaining some curves rather than losing weight specifically or at least at giving the illusion of an hourglass figure I'm happy to hear them!

Standingonlego Thu 24-Aug-17 19:39:27

Hi folks, count me in.

Girls weekend for friend 40th in 7 weeks, and half marathon in 11 weeks.

Have a dress size to lose and another 10 miles run stamina to find 😃

Current status - Parkrun currently 10 mins slower than PB, heaviest ever non-pregnant weight 😳

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