The Fitness Thread...

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Post by Tosh » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:42 pm

I'm on Day 1 of a diet. :lol:

I've downloaded a calorie counter app and will try to keep it to under 2000 cals a day; and today hasn't been much of a problem.

But I'm always good early on - I'm a great starter... you know the rest.

It even surprises me sometimes how I've stayed sober. :lol:
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Post by katherine7 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:50 am

Tosh wrote:Does anyone run, walk, do yoga, lift weights, do zumba, rumba, boxercise, Insanity, T25, Extreme Chalean, etc?

I'm currently getting back to fitness after a long lay off of six months due to injury, followed by a period of laziness and I'm quite enjoying it.

I'm focussing on speed (I normally would run distance; long and slow) at the moment, and I aim to get a sub 20 minutes 5k, simply because Mrs Tosh's fastest 5k time is 20 mins 10 seconds. :lol:

I'm a long way off from that though, but I'm working on it. I did a 10-20-30 tempo run this evening, in the rain. I warmed up for a mile, then sprinted for 10 seconds, ran for 20 seconds and jogged for 30 seconds to recover. I did this five times, rested two minutes (walked) and did it all again; two sets. The next time I'll do it, I'll do three sets of it.

I'm also doing T25 which is a softer version of Insanity; they're a DVD boxset of exercise routines, and not for the faint hearted. A guy called Shaun T (not an alcoholic) does them, and he gets called all kinds of names in our house. :lol:

And yoga too; simply because I'm feeling old and stiff; having problems getting my socks on in the mornings.

I could do with losing a stone (14 lbs for you 'Mercians) too; I like my sweet stuff.

So what do you do?

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Post by Tosh » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:48 pm

katherine7 wrote: Nice-To-Know Facts About the Body's Need for Water and Hydration, helps you lose weight and to gain fitness.
I could murder a choccy bar. :?
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Post by Tosh » Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:48 pm

This article is applicable to Forest Gump (aka Spirit Flower):

Running addicts warned not to try anything pleasant

IF you can get addicted to something as awful as running you should definitely not try cocaine, according to experts.

Millions of Britons are now unable to function unless they run to the point of exhaustion at least three times a week, prompting concern that if they tried something nice they would go absolutely mental for it.

Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “If your life is so devoid of sensual pleasure that you become obsessed with moving around quickly, you would find a cigarette mind-shatteringly delicious.

“Even a normal biscuit like a Hob Nob could cause you to have a massive orgasm then be unable to stop thinking about getting more biscuits.

“And don’t even think about going near recreational drugs.”

However runner Stephen Malley said: “It’s not just the rush of endorphins, or having an excuse to wear trainers over the age of 30, it’s being able to do running events for good causes.

“I expect most of my colleagues would frown on it if I asked for £5 sponsorship to smoke loads of crack.”
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Post by jameswatt » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:42 pm

I drink up to two bottles of wine a night. I run for 60km a week with speed sessions ive run 1753 5k and a half im 84min not bad at 50y . Trouble is if i dont drink i cant sleep and also get breathing problems waking up breathless it is quite scary . Im 5ft 10 and weigh 12st 4lb the wine seems to make me breathe better weird

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Post by Tosh » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:49 am

jameswatt wrote:I drink up to two bottles of wine a night. I run for 60km a week with speed sessions ive run 1753 5k and a half im 84min not bad at 50y . Trouble is if i dont drink i cant sleep and also get breathing problems waking up breathless it is quite scary . Im 5ft 10 and weigh 12st 4lb the wine seems to make me breathe better weird
Hi James, that's a brilliant time for a 5k; serious - never mind that you're a 50 year old guy - respect. I'm hoping for a sub 24 min; I'm just under 14 stone. :oops: Are you a club runner?

I'm doing the 10,20,30 thing (sprint 10 secs, run at a medium pace for 20 secs, recovering 30 secs); in three sets of five and also doing a longer tempo session (half mile tempo, half mile recovery; but these kill me), with a longer slow five mile run too. So those are my three runs a week at present. I'm also doing Insanity type training too, just for general fitness.

My other half is the proper runner though.

I seriously relate to the drinking to sleep thing; the idea of going to bed sober and spending the night awake with just me and my head didn't fill me with joy; in fact there was something about the idea of that which made me anxious.

I take it that booze is causing you problems?
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Post by jameswatt » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:19 am

The drinking dont bother me i run my own business etc and run too i just wanted to lose a bit of weight and discovered when i dont drink i get these side effects i dont think im an alcoholic cause i wont drink in day time only after 6pm . The effects of not drinking are scary with getting this breathless sensation

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Post by Tosh » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:12 am

jameswatt wrote:The drinking dont bother me i run my own business etc and run too i just wanted to lose a bit of weight and discovered when i dont drink i get these side effects i dont think im an alcoholic cause i wont drink in day time only after 6pm . The effects of not drinking are scary with getting this breathless sensation
My father at his career height was working in Japan, an engineer building ships, earning wads of money, with a trophy wife 20 years his junior. He ended up a low-bottom drunk, living in a tiny flat, surrounded by filth and squalor. This was my concept of what an alcoholic was, and because I wasn't like that - I didn't think I was an alcoholic. I might've conceded that I had a drinking problem - as in I needed to get drunk everyday - but I really didn't think I was an alkie.

And like yourself, I could delay my first drink till after I'd finished work; I could tough it out and stay sober when I needed to. But as time went on - alcoholism is progressive - I found I couldn't. And once I started drinking, I couldn't just have one-or-two, I'd need to finish the lot. I couldn't buy five bottles of wine; I'd just drink the lot in one go; I'd have to buy a 'daily ration' and I'd try to control my drinking by limiting what I had in the house. But often I'd go back out and pick up some more (with the car :oops: ).

I also meet many very successful people in A.A.. We've had a jumbo jet pilot (ex RAF) and we currently have a doctor who is some top cardio specialist. To annoy him, I keep showing him my dodgy knee and asking what he thinks; he thinks that I ought to speak to a doctor and I'm like "I am!" :lol:

Speaking of which, maybe you ought to see a doctor about your breathing difficulties?
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Post by jameswatt » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:36 am

True what you say. But im not seeing no doc they just kill you by putting you on poisons gotta sort it myself suppose will go for a run now 13k in an hour then start the drink after its like a habit thx guys for chatting on here think it helping it doesnt help because my mrs drinks too but not as much i try to go om lagers first so i dont take as much but im soon on the vino its too gassy

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Post by Tosh » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:02 am

jameswatt wrote:True what you say. But im not seeing no doc they just kill you by putting you on poisons gotta sort it myself suppose will go for a run now 13k in an hour then start the drink after its like a habit thx guys for chatting on here think it helping it doesnt help because my mrs drinks too but not as much i try to go om lagers first so i dont take as much but im soon on the vino its too gassy
Alcohol is a poison that I prescribed myself! :lol:

And if you ever think you may require A.A. please feel free to drop into your nearest meeting. There's no contracts or anything; we can come or go as we please.

Oh, I used to try and 'fill up' on lager too in the hope that I wouldn't hit the spirits too hard. Or maybe I thought it would kind of prolong the drinking without me ending up in a mess?

I'm doing an Insanity focusing on my core; my legs feel like they've been injected with concrete after yesterday's speed session. I find at my level of fitness (not very fit) and age (I'm 46 I think; could be 47 :lol: ) that my recovery isn't as quick as when I was younger.

I hope you enjoy your run.
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Post by jameswatt » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:41 am

I think maybe the alcohol neutralises the acid in my stomach so by not drinking the acid builds up so causes my breathing probs maybe im just thinkin ive got a degree in medicine had a good run got a king on a segment and the guy who was top ran for gb in the commonwealth games he gonna be mad also came 2nd on another an uphill kilometre i did 3.48 the same guy did 331 lol not bad for an old one was a good run might do park run tomoz too at 9am strange if i dont drink night before i do a bad time if i drink medium i do fast times crazy

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Post by Tosh » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:41 pm

jameswatt wrote:might do park run tomoz too at 9am


I've volunteered to marshal and also be the photographer for my local parkrun tomorrow. Mine's the Lydney one, in the Forest of Dean (though I'm not a pointy-headed-web-footed Forrester; I'm a Geordie).
jameswatt wrote: strange if i dont drink night before i do a bad time if i drink medium i do fast times crazy
If I drank, I wouldn't turn up. :lol:

Once, in the army, I drank till about 6.00 am, returned to barracks, stood in the shower for half-an-hour and then turned up for PT - a squadded run - at 7.00 am.

I was sick during the run and retched my guts out frequently on the way around. I was younger then.

Can I ask what brought you to an A.A. forum?
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Post by jameswatt » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:25 pm

Cause i ran just and now its 9pm i drank 1.2 bottles of wine still sober will drink more then run at 9am tomoz 5k i know it aint right but im an enigma

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Post by Brock » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:54 pm

I am not a contributor to this fitness thread but read it sometimes, Tosh mentioned a visit to a doctor being an idea you might peruse, and he has a good point. Many people here say that anxiety is one of the things that they used alcohol to treat, and it is my experience that anxiety and shortness of breath go hand in hand. I just asked the question on Google as well and this came up,- “Shortness of breath is a common symptom of an anxiety disorder.”

Thankfully the AA program has allowed me to completely overcome the anxiety, we come to stop drinking and find very many other benefits, best of luck to you.
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Post by Spirit Flower » Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:33 pm

Yeah baby! I did it! 2 marathons in 2 days! And I was 35 minutes faster today, finishing in 5:21. That was doing 3 minutes of running and 2 minutes of speed walking. When I was running today I was really flying!

For you who don't know me, I'm 57 years old. Today, as I headed into the last mile, I felt like an athlete. So awesome! Best.Feeling.Ever!
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