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20150106 - Exercise

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Army Reserve 2010 Best Warrior Competition Army Physical Fitness Test

Wow...I'm sore from yesterday.  My triceps are really really sore...the rest of me has that nice post-workout soreness.  I stopped by the store for some advil to help with the soreness.  Right now, it is nothing to worry about...I just need to push through it.  Here's what I did:

1 - Morning = AbTrainer and Pushup Trainer apps at easy 5 min
2 - Walking to/from work
3 - Nordic Trac for 40 min

FatSecret Journal for Jan 6, 2015
Wt: 114 kg
Waist: 49"
Neck: 17.25"

[Update 2015-01-06 08:55:38] Added links to apps

Image from dvidshub via flickr

20150105 - Exercise

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Exercise contraption

Well, I haven't worked out or watched what I ate since Don and Chris were here back in September.  I knew I wasn't doing too well, but then Thanksgiving came...then it was Christmas....well, you get the idea.  Well, the time has come to get back on the ball, exercise, and watch what I eat.  Here's today's info (yep, I'm going to start posting again):

 

FatSecret Journal for Jan 5, 2015
Wt: 114 kg
Waist: 49.25"
Neck: 17.25"

Image from zieak via flickr

 

WOT - 15 April 2014

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workout

FatSecret for 14 April 2014
Weight:  112 kg 
Waist:  122 cm
Neck: 43.5
Body Fat as reported by DietAndFitnessToday:  35.31
Total Weight Loss:  -2 kg (from start of 110kg)

Image from sotris kousoulos via flickr

WOT - 14 April 2014

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Old Fashioned Gym

FatSecret for 14 April 2014
Weight:  112 kg 
Waist:  122 cm
Neck: 43.5
Body Fat as reported by DietAndFitnessToday:  35.31
Total Weight Loss:  -2 kg (from start of 110kg)

Image from rennett stowe via flickr

WOT - Day 5

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Mega Fitness Class

FatSecret for 4 April 2014
Weight:  111 kg 
Waist:  123 cm
Neck: 43.5
Body Fat as reported by DietAndFitnessToday:  35.78
Total Weight Loss:  -1 kg (from start of 110kg)

Image from queen's university via flickr

WOT - Day 4

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Fitness First Gym

I was a bum yesterday.  I didn't work out because I left home at 6:30 to go to London to the RSA Security Conference.  I was also so stinkin sore that it wasn't funny.  I did track, as much as possible, what I ate.  I couldn't track lunch because it was a buffet and I wasn't sure what to search for.

FatSecret for 3 April 2014
Weight:  111 kg 
Waist:  123 cm
Neck: 43.5
Body Fat as reported by DietAndFitnessToday:  35.78
Total Weight Loss:  -1 kg (from start of 110kg)

Image from healthguage via flickr

WOT -- Day 2

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Weights 279

I still haven't found my fabric measuring tape.

FatSecret for 11 April 2014
Weight: 112 kg
Waist: n/a
Neck: n/a
Body Fat as reported by DietAndFitnessToday: n/a
Total Weight Loss: -2 kg (from a start of 110)

Image from loonyhiker via flickr

Workout at Home

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weight loss exercise class

Today, I started working out again.  I thought I would blog a bit about the program I'm doing.  Last time, I did the biggest looser on my xbox.  The only problem with that was keeping it up while I travelled.  Even though I really enjoy really enjoyed riding my bike back when I did, I couldn't spend more than 5 minutes on a stationary bike (it is just way different...I can't explain but it has to do with the lack of things going by me on the stationary bike).  I never did get into running.  So, I turned to the internet.

Last night, I found workoutlabs' free programs:

     Ultimate At-Home No Equipment Workout (local mirror)
     Bodyweight At-Home (local mirror)

Let me just say that I felt way way out of shape when I started.  Even though I've been walking to work the past year, I'm way out of shape.  I'm a far cry from when I got on my bike, and decided to make an extra loop just to pound out a metric century.

Anyway, after the first day's workout, I feel good.  Even though it was tough and I had to take several breaks.  That should get better as I get into it.

Image from nina hale via flickr

Working Out -- Again

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Workout space

According to my blog, the last time I worked out was Feb 19...2013.  Since then, I've sort of watched what I've eaten.  I've gone off/on eating well, and my weight has mostly stayed around the 110kg mark.

I started again today, and I plan to continue through the summer.  Like before, I plan to keep blogging about my stats.

FatSecret Journal for today.
Weight:  114kg (I expect that will be down to 110 by the end of the week)
Waist: n/a (I couldn't find my tape measure this morning)

Image from nicole lee via flickr

Nordic Trac Computer

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Nordic Trac Achiever

My parents had a Nordic Trac I used when I was in college, and I bought one last year to work out on.  Well, I've pulled it out and started using it; however, an old question has surfaced in my mind again:

What in the world is "Perf Index" on the Achiever BC-887 for?

It can't be calories because it doesn't know how much resistance I have.  The only connection is speed and time
It seems to count linearly so that at 12km/hr, I'll hit 100 in 20 min covering 5km.

Oh well, any ideas out there?

By the way, the image is from a google cache of an old expired ebay auction.  One of the few I could find.