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Exercising I actually enjoy. I always feel better afterwards physically as well as mentally. I sleep better usually on the days that I do workout too! That's a bonus. My problem is the overeating! Socializing always surrounds food & drinks.
Agree, going out to dinner is a killer too, because so many dishes even healthy versions, usually have a lot of added salt. I don't drink alcohol too often because it messes up my sleep and workouts. I sleep better too on days I work out. I try to work out 6 days per week, and allow for a complete rest day.


For today, probably going for a run, and maybe some planks afterwards. Tomorrow, going to do more strength training, me thinks.


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Our office has a small gym in the basement (several cardio machines, DBs up to about 70lbs, and some cable machines). Since things got quiet at work yesterday decided to get some cardio (LISS) in on the treadmill late in the afternoon. Today is my rest day but may get some cardio in again later this afternoon if things are quiet. My weight is tanking which at this rate isn't a good thing, so looks like I need to start stuffing my face again (not necessarily a bad thing ).
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I love running either on the treadmill or outdoors. I generally prefer the treadmill as I feel I get a much mor intense workout plus I can do hill running.

I find outdoor running more stimulating and love the fresh air.

Trying to remain more active at work by incorporating squats (my job mainly involves sitting down). I get a set of 20 or 25 squats each time I go to the restroom. I go very often as I am continuously drinking water.

Having said that the last few weeks have been a little hit and miss with my running
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Trying to remain more active at work by incorporating squats (my job mainly involves sitting down). I get a set of 20 or 25 squats each time I go to the restroom. I go very often as I am continuously drinking water.
Ironically, when I have very good squat sessions I find it difficult going to the restroom lol. Always have to hit up the handicap stall so I can grab on to the safety bars
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Ironically, when I have very good squat sessions I find it difficult going to the restroom lol. Always have to hit up the handicap stall so I can grab on to the safety bars

Funny you should say that but I actually do my squats in the cubicle. I make sure my breathing is under control and I adjust my clothing before walking so that I avoid awkward stares.
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Funny you should say that but I actually do my squats in the cubicle. I make sure my breathing is under control and I adjust my clothing before walking so that I avoid awkward stares.
If I tried squatting at work there would be a good chance I would split my pants lol.

Oh man, funny memory. There was this one guy who used to work with us. He managed to split his pants while he was sitting down. He needed to use a stapler to get it back together so he could run out to the store and buy another pair lol
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If I tried squatting at work there would be a good chance I would split my pants lol.

Oh man, funny memory. There was this one guy who used to work with us. He managed to split his pants while he was sitting down. He needed to use a stapler to get it back together so he could run out to the store and buy another pair lol
I hope his next pair had a little spandex in them.

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I hope his next pair had a little spandex in them.
He was a mess. In the short time he worked there he put on a fairly decent amount of weight, to the point where the buttons on his dress shirts were holding on for dear life. One wrong move and someone was going to end up with a button shot at their eye lol.
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I workout five days a week in my home gym. My motivation is setting a good example for my kids, so it's pretty cool that the first thing my kids see when they get up in the morning is me exercising. Plus being a single guy with a nice body has some obvious advantages.

I do 5X5 stronglifts three days a week and alternate running/exercise videos two days a week. I avoid processed carbs during the week, but take the weekend off from diet/exercise otherwise I get burned out.
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You weight lifters are too much. I suppose I might go back to it someday, but I don't miss it much. I'm swimming again. 1500 yards this morning, kind of a pushed workout. It's funny how much it helps to have a workout partner. Mine has been gone to Alaska all summer. We don't really talk (kind of hard when your face is in the water) but just not being alone keeps you going and makes it harder to skip a day.

About Greek yogurt, to me it's not really the real thing as the Greek yogurt I was first introduced was from Sheep's milk and much stronger. I like the extra protean and have stopped using other yogurts. My geriatric cat has a cat sized serving of Greek yogurt (plain full fat) every day because it is easy for him to eat and digest. I had to google it to make sure it was OK.


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I was a Run Bike Swim robot until this year, for over 6.5 decades.

EVERYTHING ELSE took second place to Aerobic exercise. I do belong to a large gym and use cross-training equipment and free weights, swimming pool, mainly in the winter.

Ultra marathons, Tri-Athlete Events, crazy swimming dares, Cross fit Endurance/Obstacle Courses offered by the military. Mud events, novice snow skiing. In my youth I climbed every big tree that stood before me. Get to the top of the tree and sway......back and forth.

Was a member of a Military International Parachute Competition. I have many, many jumps under my survival belt.

I am no longer event competitive....unless you factor my age into the equation....that is .0001% of my Worldwide age cohorts do these things, can do these things, want to do these things.

I will bounce back, unless I die. [not likely!]

I will run in the next world....maybe as a Pacing Wolf. Cats are sprinters.

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If I tried squatting at work there would be a good chance I would split my pants lol.

Oh man, funny memory. There was this one guy who used to work with us. He managed to split his pants while he was sitting down. He needed to use a stapler to get it back together so he could run out to the store and buy another pair lol
Ellis I was at work today and doing my usual squats routine in the cubicle, all that I had in mind each time I did them was my pants splitting
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Ellis I was at work today and doing my usual squats routine in the cubicle, all that I had in mind each time I did them was my pants splitting
Back in the day I used to make the mistake of wearing boxers when I did my leg workouts, split quite a few until I learned my lesson lol
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Got a quick workout in this morning. Trying to work around some minor injuries and fatigue, so dropping the volume and keeping weights on the lighter side. Did deadlifts up to 385lbs, some quick ab work, and called it a day.
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Squatting in boxers is one thing I don't have to worry about

Planning on going running this weekend and taking my running partner with me (the dog). We have a long weekend coming and planning on making the most of it.

Really need to lift my game and motivation.
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