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Thread: Saoirse's Primal Journal

  1. #2141
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    Aug 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse View Post
    yeah, i'm talking about muscle cramps at night kind of soreness. sometimes my muscles get achy during the day even though i hadn't exercised in a while. this is why i wonder if i do too much, or if there's something wrong with me.

    I've tried exercise videos in the past, but i just don't stick with it. ironically, the social aspect of meeting people draws me to the gym, but i feel intimidated by the possibility of looking like an idiot. the other thing is that it's really difficult to exercise with a toddler around. nearly impossible.
    Hi Saoirse! This entry caught my eye.

    I often think I'll just do some body weight moves or go ride my bike, but by the time my kids go to bed I'm beat. I finally gave up and have started doing push ups and lifting games with my kids (3.5 and 2.5 years old). Sometimes they ride my back while I do push ups, and, of course, they're always happy to be tossed up, leg lifted, or any number of things we can do with them.

    There's a book that specifies, with pictures, many movements that can be done with small kids, or while pushing strollers:
    Sarah Fragoso's Everyday Paleo. It has a lot of other things in it as well, including a lot of recipes.

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    Oh i thought that book was simply recipes, i might have to check it out! thanks for the suggestion.
    I try to work in a variety of everyday weighted movements. It can be a little more difficult as a female because the few heavy things that i come into contact with, someone usually insists on carrying it for me. Of course i appreciate the thought, but it gets annoying when I say "no thanks i can get it" and they don't listen. Occasionally i get to carrying garden supply bags (peat moss or wood chips), which, if the chips are wet, are right at that perfect weight to challenge me a little. Then of course there's playing with the kids; throwing them on the bed, carrying them on my back or shoulders, biking with two kids in the trailer, "jump hugs," that sort of thing. I've restarted some body weight exercises: pushups, squats, situps*. When my reps get higher (past 10 for pushups, and past 20 for squats) I'll add weights. I try to do the body weight exercises not to failure so that i can do them everyday instead of dealing with a long recovery.

    WRT gym, i think i'll just have to befriend someone who knows their way around, and start working out together.

    *I know situps have fallen out of vogue, but my upper body is so weak that my core doesn't get enough reps to be challenged by the other body weight exercises.

  3. #2143
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    Jan 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse View Post
    that sounds about right. it's the slightly more mature version of little boys dropping worms down little girls' dresses.
    Yesterday I pinched my husbands bum... and he farted on me.
    Not exactly the slightly more mature version.

    He got smacked... but yeah... we were laughin.
    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus Primal View Post
    I often think I'll just do some body weight moves or go ride my bike, but by the time my kids go to bed I'm beat.
    Yes, this is why i want to workout during the day. but of course, stuff like this happens:

    Cute, but not conducive to getting it done. So the kids had a turn too:

    He's okay, we laughed it off.

  6. #2146
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    Apr 2012
    New Zealand
    Haha, that is awesome. Reminds me of trying to do pushups, with the kidneys crawling under and over me.

    Maybe the secret is to do it all together.

    p.s. your inbox is full, although I don't remember what I wanted to pm you. Dang memory.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

    Griff's cholesterol primer
    5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
    Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
    TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
    bloodorchid is always right

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    lol@ kidneys. yes, that's my experience of pushups. except, i can't really do a 25# weighted pushup, only a negative. cant.get.back.up. my inbox shouldn't be full anymore; i think your PM was going to be about Sex at Dawn.

  8. #2148
    I find it funny how often South Dakota is mentioned in media despite being such a low-populated state. I ran across mention of us in Paleo for Women:
    "So let’s say you live in Upper Armpit, South Dakota..."

    Well, I happen to live in Upper Armpit, South Dakota, and let me tell you something. there are almost as many gyms here as there are bars. And the locals generally don't even visit them, instead they get their workout on the trails!

    Then there's Warehouse 13, a cheesy little show which we used to watch. According to the writers, Fargo is actually located in the Badlands! Wow, ever checked a map? Fargo is in NORTH Dakota, a good 900 miles from the Badlands! Apparently the Supernatural brothers have visited SoDak quite a bit in the show. Then of course, there's the entire series "Deadwood" and the movie "Dances with Wolves." Actually, I don't remember if Dances was supposed to be in SoDak, but it was filmed here (as well as a number of other movies). Little bit of gossip: an acquaintance of mine has been involved in a lawsuit for years with Kevin Costner over some sculptures that she did for his failed resort, which has never been fully paid for. Anyway, sorry, just entertaining some thoughts.

  9. #2149
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    Jul 2011
    MA, USA
    I'm a fan of Warehouse 13 and Supernatural =P Goofy how Hollywood doesn't seem to understand that area of the country is real.
    Depression Lies

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    I find it mildly entertaining. and it's kind of relieving that the rest of the country hardly knows we exist. the tourists are bad enough as it stands, i kind of like having my little state with its low population density.

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