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  1. Standard memberchaney3
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    I enjoy working out with weights at a local gym, but admit that I've been going less in the past couple of months, and I can feel the difference. I've also neglected the cardio a bit as well. My job keeps me active, but not the same benefits as regularly working out.

    Sooooo, I am committing myself to getting back on track and being my own motivator.

    Anyone else feel like sharing their struggles (if any), with staying in shape?
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    18 Jun '18 00:491 edit
    Originally posted by @chaney3
    I enjoy working out with weights at a local gym, but admit that I've been going less in the past couple of months, and I can feel the difference. I've also neglected the cardio a bit as well. My job keeps me active, but not the same benefits as regularly working out.

    Sooooo, I am committing myself to getting back on track and being my own motivator.

    Anyone else feel like sharing their struggles (if any), with staying in shape?
    For more than just staying in shape reasons I do 2.5 hours of supervised 1 on 1 physical fitness training each week, in two 1 hour sessions and one half hour session. Actually my wife joins me for the one hour sessionss which she needs for medical reasons too. The one on one training is needed for two reasons - motivational, and because she is certified, she can design our training to suit our condition and objectives. We have been at it for 9 years.

    I suggest you find such a person, develop a program, and do it with supervision for three months and assess what you need to do from there. Be sure to get a certified trainer if available, and check references.
  3. Standard memberchaney3
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    18 Jun '18 00:58
    Originally posted by @js357
    For more than just staying in shape reasons I do 2.5 hours of supervised 1 on 1 physical fitness training each week, in two 1 hour and one half hour session. Actually my wife joins me for the one hour session which she needs for medical reasons too. The one on one training is needed for two reasons - motivational, and because she is certified, she can design ...[text shortened]... ou need to do from there. Be sure to get a certified trainer if available, and check references.
    Great discipline on your part!!
    I appreciate the advice, and will keep that in mind.

    Desire to stay fit, and the discipline to do it, are huge, not only for physical reasons, but for self esteem as well.
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    18 Jun '18 01:53
    Originally posted by @chaney3
    Great discipline on your part!!
    I appreciate the advice, and will keep that in mind.

    Desire to stay fit, and the discipline to do it, are huge, not only for physical reasons, but for self esteem as well.
    Yes. It's kind of like AA in reverse. You are gaining the ability to do something that's good for you, instead of gaining the ability not to do something that is bad for you.
  5. Standard memberptobler
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    18 Jun '18 06:412 edits
    I have gone through long periods of being a regular gym goer (three times a week, a one-hour aerobics class followed by an hour-long weights session), interspersed with (long) periods of not doing that. My longest period of regularly doing this was from age 16 to 27 (I started doing the aerobics at 21).

    My latest period of regular gym-going started about a year ago, but about 16 weeks ago, without doing anything at all memorable to it, I got bursitis in my left knee, and a Baker's cyst. It might just be Nature's way of letting me know that I couldn't exercise like I was 20 now that I am 52, which is close to what I was trying to do. The bursitis is slowly getting better, but I am a long way off doing any aerobics or weights on the leg as I cannot run or lift my knee too high repeatedly. What a bummer!
  6. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    18 Jun '18 06:55
    Originally posted by @chaney3
    Great discipline on your part!!
    I appreciate the advice, and will keep that in mind.

    Desire to stay fit, and the discipline to do it, are huge, not only for physical reasons, but for self esteem as well.
    Good physical health (and being active) is indeed beneficial for our mental health as well.

    I prefer to incorporate exercise into my daily life, rather than having a specified exercise session. (I find it difficult to motivate myself to do such exercise routinely, often getting distracted by procrastination). I do a lot of brisk walking and finding DIY jobs to do around the house.
  7. Standard memberchaney3
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    18 Jun '18 22:04
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Good physical health (and being active) is indeed beneficial for our mental health as well.

    I prefer to incorporate exercise into my daily life, rather than having a specified exercise session. (I find it difficult to motivate myself to do such exercise routinely, often getting distracted by procrastination). I do a lot of brisk walking and finding DIY jobs to do around the house.
    I thought the Ghost was "well armed"?
  8. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    19 Jun '18 06:26
    Originally posted by @chaney3
    I thought the Ghost was "well armed"?
    Younger days were dedicated to gaining muscle, now it's just about maintaining it.
  9. Standard memberchaney3
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    19 Jun '18 22:45
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Younger days were dedicated to gaining muscle, now it's just about maintaining it.
    I agree 100%.

    However, even maintenance requires dedication and discipline, as well as the desire.

    I once read a book titled "Body for Life", which places emphasis on having a mindset to remain physically active and healthy "for life", and not just to lose a few pounds here and there, or just to fit into a tux for a wedding, then resume a generally inactive lifestyle.

    Anyway, it's good for me to speak of this subject, it helps to motivate the mind and body.
  10. Standard memberchaney3
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    19 Jun '18 23:11
    Originally posted by @ptobler
    I have gone through long periods of being a regular gym goer (three times a week, a one-hour aerobics class followed by an hour-long weights session), interspersed with (long) periods of not doing that. My longest period of regularly doing this was from age 16 to 27 (I started doing the aerobics at 21).

    My latest period of regular gym-going started abou ...[text shortened]... robics or weights on the leg as I cannot run or lift my knee too high repeatedly. What a bummer!
    Bummer indeed.

    The gym that I go to has a big picture that you see upon entering: it's of a guy in his sixties, completly ripped and in great shape. The caption at the bottom reads: "growing old isn't for sissies"!!

    A motivator like no other, lol.

    A reminder that working out is for all ages.
  11. Standard memberchaney3
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    24 Jun '18 00:51
    Originally posted by @chaney3
    I enjoy working out with weights at a local gym, but admit that I've been going less in the past couple of months, and I can feel the difference. I've also neglected the cardio a bit as well. My job keeps me active, but not the same benefits as regularly working out.

    Sooooo, I am committing myself to getting back on track and being my own motivator.

    Anyone else feel like sharing their struggles (if any), with staying in shape?
    Ok, so I just returned from the gym and had a great workout.

    Do more of you have some thoughts on staying in shape? Or are you not participating because you just don't like me?

    What's the deal? 😉
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    24 Jun '18 06:41
    Originally posted by @chaney3
    Ok, so I just returned from the gym and had a great workout.

    Do more of you have some thoughts on staying in shape? Or are you not participating because you just don't like me?

    What's the deal? 😉
    The deal? I am cycling to work each day since decades so I have a daily workout.
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