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  • Originally posted by janie View Post
    I feel if we just continue on, we will reach our goals.
    My goal is perfection so unachievable. But, if I keep trying, I will get as close as is humanly possible.

    I'm not so worried about end weight or body fat composition so much as how I feel & look in a mirror, and, don't get the illnesses I used to. In a year I've gone from 240 to 178lbs. I have stopped two blood pressure medications, statins and a steroid inhaler for asthma. I do not take any prescription medications at all now and that is how I want it to stay.

    I am slowly working on strength training and will have a little go at running when the weather is better. When I started, I could just about do a few press ups against the kitchen work top. My day now starts with a shower and 35 against the side of the bath. My weekly session contains proper press ups using handles on the floor and I can just about manage 15 before muscle exhaustion. I can do one proper chin up and one proper dip but still nowhere near a pull up. I will get there though and that is enough for me to know.
    Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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    • Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
      This incredible Ted Talk proves this is not only not true, but reintroducing large herds of livestock to simulate ancient vast herds that traversed our plains is crucial to preventing desertification.
      Yep. Saw that and it makes sense. I heard on the radio this morning that we are now looking to cull deer here as there are just too many of them causing damage to crops. Venison, yummy!
      Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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      • Started the 100 press up and 200 squats challenges yesterday evening. Had to start at week 3 for the squats. I'll add sit ups and dips tomorrow which is my strength training day.
        Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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        • Originally posted by Nigel View Post
          Started the 100 press up and 200 squats challenges yesterday evening. Had to start at week 3 for the squats. I'll add sit ups and dips tomorrow which is my strength training day.
          Great, good luck! Keep us posted.
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          • I'm not sure that doing the 100 press ups, 150 dips, 200 squats and 200 sit ups challenges all at the same time was a good idea as I don't think I will be able to do my normal strength training weekly session while I'm doing them. I usually do the strength training on Mondays but I have done the challenges today. However, I will see how I feel on Friday as that will be two days after I have down my week's challenge routines. I started the challenges on Saturday so I may be able to keep to Sat/Mon/Wed for those and Friday for strength training. One way to find out if it will work is to give it a go.
            Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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            • Originally posted by Nigel View Post
              I'm not sure that doing the 100 press ups, 150 dips, 200 squats and 200 sit ups challenges all at the same time was a good idea as I don't think I will be able to do my normal strength training weekly session while I'm doing them. I usually do the strength training on Mondays but I have done the challenges today. However, I will see how I feel on Friday as that will be two days after I have down my week's challenge routines. I started the challenges on Saturday so I may be able to keep to Sat/Mon/Wed for those and Friday for strength training. One way to find out if it will work is to give it a go.
              I'm not quite sure I understand the challenge. Do you keep doing press ups until you get a total of 100, for example 1 set of 50, then 1 of 25, then 15 and then 10 for a total of a hundred with minimal rest between sets?

              I do something similar once a week. This morning I did 17 pullups, then 10, another set of 10 then 7 and finally 6 for a total of 50 with minimal rest. Then did 75 pushups, then 15, then 10 with minimal rest for a total of 100, then 100 body weight squats without a break. Is your challenge similar to this?
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              • Something to think about when you are training, eating and generally just how you live your life.

                Cultivating Mindfulness in MovNat and Life | Erwan Le Corre - YouTube
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                • Originally posted by Dorothy581
                  Typical day begins with black coffee, a saute of onions, bell peppers and kale or spinach in coconut oil with 3 or 4 eggs and an avocado on the side.
                  Yum.Sounds very similar to my breakfasts.
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                  • Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
                    I'm not quite sure I understand the challenge.
                    The challenges are to do each exercise all in one go. There's a seven week programme building up to the final number. It's three days a week, one every other day, working towards that final high number. With sit ups and squats I was able to start at week three because of the stuff I have already done. As I said, I started on Saturday so the last day this week is tomorrow. It seemed to me yesterday that doing all four might be too much alongside the strength training. I shall have Thursday as a rest day and do my normal strength training on Friday, going back to the challenges on Saturday. If I can't do the challenge session properly on Saturday, I will drop the strength training until I have completed the squats & sit ups challenges at least. Then I'll see how I get on. Does that make sense?

                    Here are the links:-

                    one hundred push ups
                    two hundred sit-ups
                    two hundred squats
                    one fifty dips
                    Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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                    • Originally posted by Nigel View Post
                      The challenges are to do each exercise all in one go. There's a seven week programme building up to the final number. It's three days a week, one every other day, working towards that final high number. With sit ups and squats I was able to start at week three because of the stuff I have already done. As I said, I started on Saturday so the last day this week is tomorrow. It seemed to me yesterday that doing all four might be too much alongside the strength training. I shall have Thursday as a rest day and do my normal strength training on Friday, going back to the challenges on Saturday. If I can't do the challenge session properly on Saturday, I will drop the strength training until I have completed the squats & sit ups challenges at least. Then I'll see how I get on. Does that make sense?

                      Here are the links:-

                      one hundred push ups
                      two hundred sit-ups
                      two hundred squats
                      one fifty dips
                      Wow, very cool. Thanks for posting the links! I'm working on the pushups currently (up to 80 consecutive as of yesterday).
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                      • Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
                        Wow, very cool.
                        Bloody hard work for an old codger like me though! I lied. It's dips and squats that I started on week three. I have finished my first full week of them and it IS knackering doing all four. But, now that my fitness level has improved a bit I am not suffering any stiff limbs so I feel up to trying the strength training on Friday followed by Day One of the next week's challenges sessions on Saturday.

                        E-mailed my doctor today asking for a blood test plus asthma and general check ups. Blood pressure 116/69 this afternoon.
                        Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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                        • Originally posted by Nigel View Post
                          Bloody hard work for an old codger like me though! I lied. It's dips and squats that I started on week three. I have finished my first full week of them and it IS knackering doing all four. But, now that my fitness level has improved a bit I am not suffering any stiff limbs so I feel up to trying the strength training on Friday followed by Day One of the next week's challenges sessions on Saturday.

                          E-mailed my doctor today asking for a blood test plus asthma and general check ups. Blood pressure 116/69 this afternoon.
                          Man Nigel, 116/69 is awesome!
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                          • Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
                            Man Nigel, 116/69 is awesome!
                            Certainly is considering I was taking two medications this time last year! My pulse was up a bit though, at 55. I think that is because I have not been sprinting but once the weather is a bit better I shall be outside on some grass near where I live.
                            Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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                            • Mindfulness - Time to reflect on the health of our most personal eco-system.

                              As I observe and applaud the concern and efforts that are being focused on our planet's environmental health, it's surprising to me that our body, our most personal ecosystem, is often not viewed in the same way. Many people who re-cycle, organize politically and paticipate in environmental causes barely give a thought to the what they eat, filling their bodies with unhealthy foods that pollute and bog down their personal physiological systems. Let's strive to eat the foods our bodies were designed to eat and be mindful of nature's gift of food. Begin each meal with a moment of silence, during this pause feel gratitude for all the farmers and store keepers who believe in healthy food and who helped create and deliver the food to your table. Most importantly take the time to really taste your food, remember nutrition should be a simple and joyful affair.
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                              • Here's some valuable insight and advice as it relates to training -

                                Evolution of a CrossFitter | Paleo Magazine
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