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  • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
    I'm also lucky to live a short hop from a nearby amenity walk, options are a loop of 2k, 3K or 5k. With 3 dogs to exercise, none of whom will travel together, we have the routes well marked by now.
    Problem I have in the current shutdown is my runners are toast, and feet are starting to suffer. (my spare pair are in the office under my desk) I can't do online purchase of trainers. I have to try before I buy.
    Hopfully shoe shops will reopen soon.
    Could you get the exact same ones online?

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    • Nope.

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      • Before the lockdown, I used to run into and out work (about 22km a day). Since the lockdown, I've been working from home and I've become lazy - only doing a 12km run in the morning (Mon-Fri).

        During the day, every time I go for tea, I put on the kettle - then do 10 hammer head pull ups, 20 squats, 80 pushups, 40 situps. By then the kettle has boiled, I make my cup of tea and then do a final 10 hammer head pull ups and 20 pushups.

        The problem is that I go for tea at 8, 10, 12, 2, and 4. The easiest solution is to drink less tea

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        • In January I was the heaviest I’ve ever been 90 kg (now 83.9kg).

          in fairness have been doing fairly well on half marathon training programme (involving 20-50 km a week of generally slow running).

          but game changer was minimum carbs, I’ve have porridge for breakfast but very little carbs apart from that. I’ve a very sweet tooth so still indulgently ate sweets, chocolate etc.

          massive improvements in weight quickly, more energy, found the cravings manageable

          ITs
          push ups - grade 4 (not my strong point)
          sit ups - grade 1
          run - grade 4 (disappointed in that but on the track with the corners)
          part 3 - grade 3

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          • Originally posted by DeV View Post
            In January I was the heaviest I’ve ever been 90 kg (now 83.9kg).

            in fairness have been doing fairly well on half marathon training programme (involving 20-50 km a week of generally slow running).

            but game changer was minimum carbs, I’ve have porridge for breakfast but very little carbs apart from that. I’ve a very sweet tooth so still indulgently ate sweets, chocolate etc.

            massive improvements in weight quickly, more energy, found the cravings manageable

            ITs
            push ups - grade 4 (not my strong point)
            sit ups - grade 1
            run - grade 4 (disappointed in that but on the track with the corners)
            part 3 - grade 3
            Well done Dev, lock-down has been difficult for everyone. I went from occasionally using the stairs in the 5 storey office & walking most lunchtimes to spending the last 18 months going no further daily than from bed to kitchen to home office, in a house with ony 4 steps, 2 at front door and 2 at back back door.
            Having a large garden mean's the pups don't need the walk they used to before we moved, as they are generally chasing each other around and hunting rodents all day.
            But we persevere. I plan to walk the 5k as part of the An Cosantoir virtual event. Have managed (with dog) 3km in 45 mins. Would be hoping to complete my 5k (without dog) somewhere under 50 mins if possible. 10 years ago i did the 8k walk in Baldonnel in about 1 hr 40 mins. Problem then was I had been used to 6 k regularly, and once I passed 6 k my legs just seized up, having become accustomed to no greater distance. The last 2 Km were a pure nightmare, and the drive home to cork after did no favours either.

            Best advice I got was never skip breakfast. Last job saw many very early starts, no breakfast, then going for the petrol station breakfast in the late morning. Dietitian advised to eat as soon as possible after you wake. Ideally a banana, it will put most cravings to rest. Otherwise, your body has not been refuelled, usually since early evening the previous day, primal instincts tell it "NEED FOOD!". Early breakfast keeps primal man at bay. Ignore primal man and by late morning primal man is screaming at brain "WE MAY STARVE! FEED ME NOW BECAUSE I COULD DIE!" So we fill up on whatever passes our eye then. We become like the dog gulping down all the food in his bowl because he fears he may never eat again.

            Processed Sugar became my enemy 2 years ago, so savoury snacks have become the norm since. Swings & roundabouts.

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            • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post

              Well done Dev, lock-down has been difficult for everyone. I went from occasionally using the stairs in the 5 storey office & walking most lunchtimes to spending the last 18 months going no further daily than from bed to kitchen to home office, in a house with ony 4 steps, 2 at front door and 2 at back back door.
              Having a large garden mean's the pups don't need the walk they used to before we moved, as they are generally chasing each other around and hunting rodents all day.
              But we persevere. I plan to walk the 5k as part of the An Cosantoir virtual event. Have managed (with dog) 3km in 45 mins. Would be hoping to complete my 5k (without dog) somewhere under 50 mins if possible. 10 years ago i did the 8k walk in Baldonnel in about 1 hr 40 mins. Problem then was I had been used to 6 k regularly, and once I passed 6 k my legs just seized up, having become accustomed to no greater distance. The last 2 Km were a pure nightmare, and the drive home to cork after did no favours either.

              Best advice I got was never skip breakfast. Last job saw many very early starts, no breakfast, then going for the petrol station breakfast in the late morning. Dietitian advised to eat as soon as possible after you wake. Ideally a banana, it will put most cravings to rest. Otherwise, your body has not been refuelled, usually since early evening the previous day, primal instincts tell it "NEED FOOD!". Early breakfast keeps primal man at bay. Ignore primal man and by late morning primal man is screaming at brain "WE MAY STARVE! FEED ME NOW BECAUSE I COULD DIE!" So we fill up on whatever passes our eye then. We become like the dog gulping down all the food in his bowl because he fears he may never eat again.

              Processed Sugar became my enemy 2 years ago, so savoury snacks have become the norm since. Swings & roundabouts.
              Cheers

              be somewhere else if Dev hasn’t had breakfast!

              Any exercise time is never wasted

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              • Thats interesting ref. breakfast...I'm the opposite I've binned it as I've gotten into the old intermittent fasting...16/8 routine.

                So I only eat in an 8hr window between 1200hrs and 2000hrs.

                The very rough science being that the body goes into a fasting state after 12hrs without food...and uses fat reserves for fuel.

                First week I did it I had an SCR first thing in the morning...dry retched after the 2km best effort run... but apart from that I do PT on an empty stomach every morning with no problems.

                I use MyFitnesspal to track what I eat and my exercise (PT in the morning / walk for about an hour in the evening) and most days have about a 1000 calorie deficit.

                That said I drink a bottle of wine and a couple of beers at least one night over the weekend.

                I've lost 6kgs in 6 weeks aiming to lose another 6kgs before Christmas.

                I struggle to keep weight off...have done since my early 30s...but this seems to work and will hopefully be something else to stop me yo-yoing weight wise.
                'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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