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  1. All are welcome, whether you are just thinking about being more active or already have an established routine.
  2. All are welcome, whether you are just thinking about being more active or already have an established routine.
  3. Reviewing the 2018 thread has really shown how different our goals and methods are, so I thought I would start a new thread for 2019. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time Bound. I know this works for many people, but honestly it doesn't for me. The more specific and strict I am about goals, the more pressure I feel. I feel like I am doing something because I have to, and that makes me not want to do it. Personally, I like to set goals about habits, not about results - since I can control what I do, but I really can't control the effect it ultimately has on my body. So my goals are all about things I wan to do, and wherever it leads me is great. I would prefer to lose about seven more pounds, and I think these habits will lead me there. I have started using a Clever Fox planner to jot notes for each day (how I feel, how I ate) plus it has a spot for habit tracking & self reflection. It's awesome. It keeps me mindful of my health and non-health goals (like reading more!). My 2019 goals: Exercise: Continue with daily exercise, and aim for 30-60 minutes a day - 30 in the morning and maybe another 30 in the evening. Last year I got in basic shape and want to take it further with more intense cardio & strength training. I am doing the Jessica Smith 6-week transformation, and I'm enjoying it so far. I will probably do phase 2 & phase 3 of her Walk Strong program. I'm actually going out today to get weighted gloves to make the workouts more intense. My resting heart rate is about 55, and it takes a lot of effort to get me in the cardio zone. I'm interested in trying Yvette Bachman's YouTube routines - they would definitely be challenging but look really fun. My current step count goal is 8000 but I think I will move it back up to 10k. Eating: I have to fit in my ball gown in two weeks, so for now I am eating pretty light and trying not to bloat. I do a lot better without this kind of pressure. I have used various methods to track my food, but ultimately my goal is to keep tracking it. I have a target calorie range of 1200-1600 and plan to keep that until I lose these last 7 lbs. Then I will bump it up to maintenance. My Fitbit says I burn 2000-2400 per day but I'm not sure I believe that. I plan to keep doing what is working; I have settled on a routine of four meals, about 200-400 calories each, at 9, 12, 3, and 6. I don't eat after dinner so I have a bit of a fast. I am happy with the quality of the food I eat so I don't have specific goals there. I have been making lunch bowls and they are LIFE CHANGING. I roast and/or saute a bunch of veggies, cook up some whole grain (barley, farro, brown rice, quinoa), and cook up some protein (chicken, Boca burgers, turkey). I portion it out into 2-cup food storage containers and those are ready to go. Right now I have brown rice, peppers/onions/zucchini, and fajita steak in some and I also have farro, pumpkin/zucchini/onions, baked chicken, and salsa in another. I want to keep doing this!! So basically, my goals are to keep exercising daily, aim for 10k+ steps per day, eat in my target calorie range, eat on my schedule, and batch-cook healthy lunch bowls - and hopefully I will lose fat and gain muscle by doing that. ETA: I found this and thought it could be helpful!
  4. DD had been waiting for this day. She went with my stepson and they walked approximately six (6) kilometers, in our huge rural subdivision. They captured two (2) Pokeman’s. My wife thinks the only downside to this is the considerable risk of being in an accident, or a crime victim, if one plays in a city. The exercise they got is great.
  5. New thread. Please post your workouts here. Everyone welcome. :)
  6. We are considering a treadmill, but I don't have any idea what to look for in features! I just want a simple walk/jog sort of thing, really so that dh can jog consistently in order to NOT have the full-blown asthma attack he had yesterday after attempting to run 3 miles prior to a karate belt test. He only made it through ~3/4 of a mile, in part because he hadn't been running consistently to train. 2x/week would do wonders, I think, but it's dark when he gets home from work, too cold in the mornings, yada, yada, yada. Anyway, something lightweight is all we would need, but I want something decent, not so flimsy and fussy that it is hardly worth the effort. I know this is a very open-ended question! I'd appreciate any input on features, brands, whatever, just to have a starting point for looking online or at a Sears or Dick's Sporting Goods. Thank you!!
  7. New thread. Please post your workouts here. Everyone welcome. :)
  8. New thread. Please post your workouts here. Everyone welcome. :)
  9. I need some new music to put on my iphone to listen to when I run. I like things with a motivating beat but not rap. Well, mostly not rap. There are a few songs I like. Anyhow, what are your top songs that are currently on your run list?
  10. The new C8 Sciences online cognitive training program had an "introductory" price of $150, but it has changed its pricing model to a strange "pay what you want". After being ripped off by AttenGo, I am skeptical of paying for brain software or movement-based therapies, so I am trying this out for free first before giving any money. There are optional assessments with fixed prices no matter how much you had decided to pay, so another way that I can give them money is to pay for an assessment later. I got a coupon code which supposedly gives a free initial assessment but I haven't seen that option yet. It is marketed at 5 to 10-year old children. It consists of three computer games and 80 physical exercises. The first game reminded my 11-year old of the very boring AttenGo task and she cried at first, :sad: but she liked the butterfly game and getting rewarded to buy items for a virtual garden. The three games are simpler than other so-called "brain training" games, but at least it won't cost you $2,000 like Cogmed before finding out if it worked. I've been doing the physical exercises with her and so far I like them better than what I have seen of Brain Gym, The Dore Program and other unscientific movement-based therapies. Even if C8-Kids does not improve her attention and thinking abilities, it will at least make me more fit! :001_smile: If anybody else has tried C8-Kids, please post what you think.
  11. I am looking for some snack/drink ideas for after Karate workouts for my almost 7yo. He can't do fruit drinks at all- he has a metabolic disorder (FOD) so plain water is also not an option because he needs calories and sugar, but I don't want to just jump on the sports drink bandwagon with all the funky chemicals and dyes. It just needs to be easily digestible and portable. During exercise he sips a concoction that keeps his blood sugars stable that his doctors recommended. The trouble is that after the workout he is starving but often ends up with a stomach ache because his body is too tired to digest food properly for several hours after the workout. Note: the Karate workout is part of his physical therapy to regain lost muscle and he loves it, so we are quite invested in making it work.
  12. New thread. Please share your workouts. Everyone welcome. :)
  13. In this thread Janie asks for help losing 25 pounds. StephanieZ responded (in part): Sounds great, right? But then Cadam responds: I have some weight to lose and am trying to get up the motivation to start running again. If I could be guaranteed results like StephanieZ, I think I could push through it. However, Cadam's results *are* kind of depressing. :D So, my question is, why will one person lose lots of weight by starting a running program while another doesn't? :bigear:
  14. I hope it's okay for me to start this thread. We've been away and I haven't seen this thread for a while. I've missed you all. :grouphug: Just starting to exercise once again. We got tons and tons of walking done in NYC, but other than that, I feel so very out of shape and like a complete blob. The rest of the time was spent eating a lot of yummy food that's not to be found in this part of the world. That and not moving around enough. Am about to go swimming very soon. Can't wait :D. It's been a long time. Reminder/Words of Encouragement: Your acceptance of aging will add peace to your path, and you will be all the more beautiful because of it. Happy workouts everyone and hope your day/week is a great one.
  15. I do some outdoor exercise which I really enjoy, such as bike rides with my daughter, and walks in the park across the street from her TKD school while she's in class. I love this, and I know it's good for me, but I know I also need to incorporate some strength training and some more intensity, because this is just cardio and is very mild/light. I've been doing Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred, and I really like it. I like that I can tell myself that it will be over in 20 minutes, and that therefore I really CAN do it! :D One thing I don't like, though, is mat work. The amount in the Shred video is fine, but I wouldn't want any more than that. Laying on a mat to do ab work really starts to strain and hurt my neck. No pilates. I hate it. I would be very interested in a video of standing core work - maybe something ballet based? And any other good all-around strength or strength/cardio combined workouts would be great. What are your favorites? :bigear:
  16. Our DS is 9 and has ADD (no hyperactivity, just difficulty with focus). He also has sensory issues, and so has OT exercises to help with sensory things such as difficulty w/background noise. I saw on another post a mention of cardio exercise at the beginning of the day as being very helpful for ADD. Is this typical? We really don't know at this point what is sensory and how much is ADD; he also had an auditory processing eval and there are some differences there (difficulty with auditory memory). His ADHD-Inattentive was diagnosed just on a parent-teacher eval so far. Last year when he was still in school they also noticed up days and down days in regard to focus (we are HSing now). I was wondering how much exercise to try to incorporate into his daily routine and how much help we might expect. We aren't totally against meds but would like to explore other methods and accommodations first. (This is one reason we pulled him from school, they just weren't doing that--I guess they would have if we'd waited until he fell way behind.) Any advice/suggestions would be much welcomed. Amy
  17. Our DS is 9 and has ADD (no hyperactivity, just difficulty with focus). He also has sensory issues, and so has OT exercises to help with sensory things such as difficulty w/background noise. I saw on another post a mention of cardio exercise at the beginning of the day as being very helpful for ADD. Is this typical? We really don't know at this point what is sensory and how much is ADD; he also had an auditory processing eval and there are some differences there (difficulty with auditory memory). His ADHD-Inattentive was diagnosed just on a parent-teacher eval so far. Last year when he was still in school they also noticed up days and down days in regard to focus (we are HSing now). I was wondering how much exercise to try to incorporate into his daily routine and how much help we might expect. We aren't totally against meds but would like to explore other methods and accommodations first. (This is one reason we pulled him from school, they just weren't doing that--I guess they would have if we'd waited until he fell way behind.) Any advice/suggestions would be much welcomed. Amy
  18. I'm looking for some exercise shows that I can watch from my computer. Dh put a huge ottoman in front of the tv and I can't move by myself every morning. I have a bunch of room behind my pc, so I can watch and exercise there. Anyone know of any good ones?
  19. I think it was a couple of years ago. It got rave reviews on this board. It wasn't cheap. I think I paid $80 for it and I think it had more than 1 DVD. But I don't remember anything else! What exercise programs have been really praised on this board? Couch to 5K is the only one I can think of.
  20. About some of the stuff you read on homeschool boards regarding the amount and level of work kids are doing? Recognizing that many people are homeschooling precisely because they want their children to have access to higher level / more intensive schooling (eg: profound giftedness)... does anyone else ever feel like the proportions are just a wee bit... um, skewed? I just read a post on another board where a mom said something akin to their 16 yo having almost 70 college credits (was this in addition to high school credits? That wasn't entirely clear - I just scanned it). Maybe things have changed - I only needed 125 credits for my entire baccalaureate. Yes, there are kids out there who can do calculus at 8. I don't know if they understand the ramifications of it, but they can do the calculations. There are kids who have read the unabridged Iliad at 10. I'm certain some of them found it to be thrilling. Could they write a paper commensurate with a book of its level? Who am I to say. But I'm having a hard time swallowing the idea that so many kids are supposedly finishing high school with 8 AP classes, 2 years worth of college credits, half of the Western Canon read and understood, sport, etc. and... STILL BE A KID Someone please tell me that there are some other parents out there who just want their kid to be a kid -- even if they "have the potential" to do harder and harder and harder work (we did that at first, decided it wasn't worth it). I'm seeing a future wherein we will have a whole bunch of burnt out kids who are really going to miss not having had the time to just hang out and be twelve. a
  21. I'm taking steps to get back into shape and lose weight. There are over 200 members of the Well Trained Mind team at Spark People. But it's feeling sort of lonely there right now. It's a great time to come back over and jump start those flagging New Year's Resolutions.
  22. And I am a Christian! I have such a hard time being surrounded by "Christians" who are so demon obsessed that everything is "of the devil." Anyway, my daughter was subjected to a conversation about how stretching is satanic. It's bad for the body they said. They said this was "proven" at some point. This man said he felt the "candelini" (if you know anything about yoga and meditation, the word is kundalini) demon grasp and start winding up and around his spine, and so he doesn't believe in or do stretching anymore. Now, it doesn't surprise me that some people have a hard time with yoga, but to each his own. I have my own views on that. But to "throw the baby out with the bathwater" so to speak never ceases to amaze me. My jaw is on the floor, but I just thought I would ask here and see if this view of stretching being evil was more common that I know. I guess maybe the best thing is not to even bother having a discussion, because I always get into trouble doing that. Would you have started a discussion? Would you get into trouble?;) I guess I should note that the situation was: We hosted a family for our pastors over Thanksgiving, and this conversation arose with our guests but I was not there at the time. ~Lisa
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