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Keeping fit and active. How do you do it or where to start ?

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  2. HIIT is great . I personally crossfit 3-5 days per week and strength train in between . I probably should do more yoga for flexibility . Cardio is factored into crossfit as well as HIIT when we have Tabata sessions . I believe balance in anything is the key. Everyone has a preference what works best for them . Good luck !
  3. I guess you could say skating for hockey is like HIIT...short bursts of intense cardio...and carrying an extra 15 pounds of gear...that will get your heart rate up.
  4. wolfbigrl88

    The Shybi fitness thread

    Well at the moment I'm not on any kind of fitness regime. The only workout I get is standing for out hours at a cash register and doing odds and ends throughout my shift. I used to do a lot more lifting when I worked at a convenience store. I'm thinking that I do want to join a gym but then why did I buy a heavy bag? I should probably just try to get some use out of that on a regular basis. I do love to do a kickboxing type of workout oh and I could also get some more use out of my bike. I'm also in tears in laughter reading TBW's posts, I thought they were pretty funny. Thanks for posting those. My fiance has been going to the gym now too so we'll see. I'll keep you posted here, lol.
  5. RadioMouse

    The Shybi fitness thread

    That's excellent! Congratulations! I debated that, but I have a good friend who is a trainer/coach and he's helping me through this more aggressive approach. I have to say I'm a fan of the money saved too, lol! But the quick results help me a lot too. I'm really bad at falling off the bandwagon easily.
  6. missyjanet1

    The Shybi fitness thread

    My husband and I have done the 5 and 2 diet for a couple months and it really works well for us. He's lost more weight than me (of course!) but what I like the most about it is that we can still eat normally the other 5 days. Typically, we eat sensibly during the week and on weekends, it's mostly takeout/restaurants.
  7. RadioMouse

    The Shybi fitness thread

    Ohhh, I want in on this too! I've recently (in the last two weeks) begun short-term fasts as a method to lose weight and cultivate discipline. So far, I've lost 11ish lbs and discovered that it feels amazing! My goal is to lose 60-80lbs. I've never been lighter than 125lbs in recent memory, so I don't know what I'll look like at that weight. My stretch goal, depending on how I look/feel at 110lbs is to get to 95lbs (near the low end of healthy BMI for my smol 5'0" frame). Then bulk up so I can add muscle tone and strength, but only until around 100-105lbs. I've so far loved the fasting as a lifestyle adjustment since I have several days a week where I'm running from one thing to another and skipping meals is convenient and easier than I thought. I also really enjoy the clarity of mind that it brings, and time for self-challenge and self-reflection. I'm working towards two consistent 86ish hour fasts per week, and switching to 72s or 48s as I near my goal weight. I don't feel comfortable in my own skin right now, being very obese (170lbs) and I also have found with identifying my sexuality I've discovered I want to own the soft butch/hard femme style - and my ideal would be to be on the leaner side so I can pull off vests and ties in the way I find most aesthetic. And bring out my (hiding) cheekbones. My goal is to reach 110lbs by midsummer 2019, and then treat myself to a style makeover, lol! I've got a few reasons for this goal. First, I don't want to seriously fall in love with anyone else until I have the body I want to fall in love with. If that makes sense. Whoever I end up with deserves what I perceive to be my sexiest, most confident body and the expressions that come with that. Secondly, my 3rd Dan karate test is approaching in 2020 and I need to reel in my lack of control with food and increase my discipline and mental toughness. Losing weight and building muscle will also help me fight much better. And as the shortest woman there, I need every advantage I can get, lol!
  8. delightful34

    The Shybi fitness thread

    You can do it!
  9. PurplePetal

    The Shybi fitness thread

    Joining a gym for the first time in years... I have been doing home workouts and following the meal plans and have fab results! I now want to go to a class to do PiYo, feeling super nervous but it will be worth it! Just need to push through that first class!
  10. moonbynight

    The Shybi fitness thread

    Absolutely. Have low-carb foods you enjoy available, and eat them! Adequate protein and fat will help with feeling satiated. Don't worry too much about total calories while you're still going through carb cravings - work on eliminating the cravings first (or at least reducing them to a manageable level). Artificial sweeteners are a double edged sword - some people find they satisfy the craving and help them stay on track, others find that they just increase them. Use them if they are helpful, but be aware they can increase cravings and it may be helpful to avoid them. Specifically for my fellow surgery victim @delightful34... remember that your body needs increased calories and nutrients for healing, at least for a little while. Plan to not lose weight at least until your incision is healed (really, it can take a year or more to truly "heal", but I mean until the incision is completely scarred over). If you are losing, eat more! It's frustrating, but it isn't forever.
  11. I find it’s easier if you have low carb snacks ready before you get hungry. Tuna salad wraps (in lettuce), or chicken salad, veggies, stay away from wheat!!
  12. Thanks!! That’s awesome!! Let me know how things are coming along! I rarely eat processed foods, my preference is everything fresh!! I agree if you don’t cook you don’t eat!
  13. these-broken-wings(TBW)

    The Shybi fitness thread

    Yeeeaaa! Rocking it!
  14. delightful34

    The Shybi fitness thread

    Update*** I have had my surgery two weeks ago but it will be slow. I am trying not to gain any weight in the meantime. My hand surgeon says my recovery will be about 3 months. Right now I can only use my legs but am bored with that. Any suggestions ladies? Any exercises that will not result in me falling and hurting my wrist again? LOL!!!!!
  15. delightful34

    The Shybi fitness thread

    Nice! I drink a lot of water but struggling with lowering carbs!
  16. I did my three days of cardio this week. I’m down 2lbs and have worked on my water intake. Good luck ladies!!
  17. Realynne

    The Shybi fitness thread

    Brin I recommend checking out Betty Rocker on FB. She has lots of exercise videos and challenges using minimal equipment. She focusing on whole body and specific body parts. The Betty Rocker FB members community is awesome too for support and information.
  18. Realynne

    The Shybi fitness thread

    I don't have a gym near by that is convenient for me. I did a few workout challenges on FB by Betty Rocker. There is an entire online library of workout videos and challenges you can do. It's amazing plus the online FB community of members is awesome and very supportive. Check it out, you may find it helpful.
  19. Thank you so much!! Best recovery on your wrist surgery!! Keep me posted on your progress
  20. delightful34

    The Shybi fitness thread

    It's never too late to start again, no matter how long you have been fit. I'm trying to cut carbs. That will really help me get some pounds off. That has been so difficult for me. I do cardio 4 days a week but can't strength train upper body at the moment because I have had wrist surgery. It's a minimum month recovery process. In the meantime, I am working on diet! Good luck to you.
  21. I just saw this thread!! I love it! Last year was a bit rough for me. I’m typically fairly fit as I was in that industry for about 20 years. I found myself not exercising at all for the past several months so the pounds have packed on. I plan to drink lots more water daily and do cardio at least three times a week along with two days of strength training starting this week.
  22. Hi, yes I have and have been doing for a few years. Check out this website if you are not familiar with it already...https://leangains.com/ The key to any eating plan is to have a good foundation of where your body is now and work from there. I got what is called a DEXA scan which gave me my body fat percentage, and bone density. I also had a test to get an accurate metabolic rate. Once I had all that I devised a plan and adapted that to intermittent fasting. I don't eat anything till about 11 am. In the time from waking I will consume some coffee and lots of fluids. I quit eating at 7 pm. As long as you leave a window of 8 hours I don't think it matters if you start at 10, 11 or even 12. Not much later for women though. I have read that 10 or 11 is best for the ladies. Hope this helps.
  23. I have never done intermittent fasting or any of the diets that cut out a food group, etc. When I wanted to lose a bit of weight I continued to eat normally, but cut out everything that could be called a cake or sweet for about 6 months. If I felt hungry I didn't snack, but ate 3 almonds instead, to stave off the temptation to eat cake. My approach to healthy eating is: - Healthy breakfast - Cut out all cakes and sweets - If hungry, have something small ready just to take the edge off it - Eat healthy meals. Make sure you have healthy ingredients at home in case of "lazy days" My main failure is when I get lazy or succumb to temptation. That's why I have to have something like almonds or rice cakes available to eat if I want to eat, and I have to have food available at home in case I feel too tired to go out and buy healthy food. Above all, know your own weakness and don't let it beat you.
  24. missyjanet1

    The Shybi fitness thread

    Anyone have any luck with intermittent fasting? I don't need to lose weight so much as I want to lead a healthier lifestyle and counting calories is not my cup of tea!
  25. Thanks. I'll definitely take a look.
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