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Re: Great Lakes Fitness Center

Post by Crimson » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:39 am

I know this thread has fallen out of people's immediate radar since it's been pretty much just me logging my miles, but I want to reiterate that it's not just for that purpose. It really is meant for anyone who wants to get help, get fit, get healthy, and get motivated.

If that means I need to create a separate forum for multiple threads rather than just this one long thread that's turned into my running log, I can do that. But that comes with a price:

Personal responsibility.

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Re: Great Lakes Fitness Center

Post by Mira_Darkstar » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:50 am

Responsibility, what's that?? >_>

Well this past week I fell off the band wagon with consuming pop and fast food. Today I start a new "Weight Loss Challenge" thru work. This is not really for weight loss for myself more of a 12 week constant reminder to keep on track. I have a goal for next year to have definition in my abs. :thumbs:
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Re: Great Lakes Fitness Center

Post by Dankelzaga » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:27 am

While I don't post all the time..I still always check this thread. To be honest, I like seeing your posts relative to your runs. There have been times in the morning I don't feel like heading to the gym (like today) and I see your post and think to myself "get your butt going".
I started this ride on Feb 7th and am still pretty motivated. The weight loss has slowed down (I'm down from 243 to 198 now) but my body mass, physique, etc has changed dramatically. I feel great, have a ton of energy and have made a very positive change to my blood pressure. Haven't been called Porkins in quite some time.

I've recently started to focus on a lot of whole body movement type exercises while at the gym. I do my cardio, and then my weights, but I miss things like squats, mountain climbers, burpees, etc into it all.

At any rate, keep it going and I appreciate your posts. :D Wish I could run like that...my endurance is there but the Marine Corps destroyed my knees from all that running in boots back in the day.

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Re: Great Lakes Fitness Center

Post by Dankelzaga » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:30 am

On another note...I have really enjoyed using the free calorie tracking site called "Myfitnesspal.com" For anyone knew to weight loss and having trouble finding out some good choices/eat this not that type questions...I've found its great. Just another good tool for keeping yourself accountable and support if needed.

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Re: Great Lakes Fitness Center

Post by Crimson » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:42 am

Dankelzaga wrote:At any rate, keep it going and I appreciate your posts. :D Wish I could run like that...my endurance is there but the Marine Corps destroyed my knees from all that running in boots back in the day.
Ever think about going to a more sports-oriented medical professional to get them checked out? MDs who aren't as experienced with sports have a tendency to prescribe drugs vs. more therapeutic methods (like even different shoes).

Just something to consider ;)

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10/3

Post by Crimson » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:40 am

2 mile interval run

And according to the mapmyrun.com app, my top speed was 21 times the speed of light:

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I apparently became a singularity this morning. I thought I felt a little wonky. I just thought I had to go to the bathroom. Apparently, I was breaking all known laws of physics instead.

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10/7

Post by Crimson » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:22 am

6.55 miles. Got caught up in some distracting sightseeing so my times were just off.

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Re: Great Lakes Fitness Center

Post by Dankelzaga » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:48 pm

Down another 1.5 pounds this week. As my weight loss has stalled a bit I'm really happy with that. I'm at the point where the scale has become less important to me. My clothes are loose and I can hit it as hard as I want in the gym without feeling awful.

The very best thing is the number of folks at work who randomly say "wow..have you lost weight :D " Still have my periods of weakness but I think I've finally gotten to the point after 8 months, where being "healthy" has become more routine.

Keep it going everyone..your posts always keep me motivated!

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Re: Great Lakes Fitness Center

Post by Crimson » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:18 am

6.2 miles
59:53
9:40 pace

Last tapered long-run before the half.

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Post by Dankelzaga » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:46 pm

Hit a little personal goal today..Since starting this thing I've been trying to hit 3 miles on the elliptical within 30 minutes. I usually shoot for the goal once a week as it is pretty darn tough. I first was able to hit that mark on level 15 and since that time have slowly tried to elevate the level while keeping the same goal.
At any rate, I hit my mark on level 18 today :D I was proud of myself.. felt like the "Little Engine that Could"...I think I can, I think I can...I know I can.

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Re: Great Lakes Fitness Center

Post by Crimson » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:45 pm

Good job!

10/21: Free Press Half Marathon

13.1 miles
2:06:09
9:38 pace

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10/28

Post by Crimson » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:01 pm

Back at it.

6.05 miles
52:01
8:37 pace

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Re: Great Lakes Fitness Center

Post by Mrs Skirata » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:03 pm

So... I haven't been on the forums to much, cuz I forgot my password and I went inactive, Anyways.... Yesterday I was able to fit into my costume! So I trooped FANFAIR!. Since August 1st I have stopped drinking pop & Juice. I drink water only and a cup milk a day. I stopped eating any kind of processed food. Fruits & veggies are fresh, not in a bag or can. I also have become addicted to Zumba, I go 3 times a week. I just signed up for their weight loss challenge. The gym is not for me at the moment. My biggest goal is to run a 5k. I just can't run, the best I've done so far is 1/2 mile with Dylan walking next to me. Warrior Dash is in July and I want to be able to keep up and not feel like I'm gonna die. I did take a before picture and I can't wait to take the after picture in July!!

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Re: Great Lakes Fitness Center

Post by Mira_Darkstar » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:56 pm

Yes, way to go Diana. You were looking great at Fanfare, keep up the hart work! :dance:
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Re: Great Lakes Fitness Center

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11/1

Post by Crimson » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:14 pm

3.12 miles
23:33
7:33 pace

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Re: Great Lakes Fitness Center

Post by Kal » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:27 pm

Got back on the wagon on the 9th of October, got my physical results a few days later. Few things were very high and had to get an ultra sound on my liver as well. Kinda gave me the scare I needed to get back on track. The new diet is a full 180° from what I am used to. Sux, but I have to do it.
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Post by Crimson » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:13 pm

Money + mouth = 2 miles @ lunch

2.05
16:54
8:15 pace

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Post by Crimson » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:00 pm

2 miles
15:00
7:30 pace

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Post by Crimson » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:25 pm

Hightail It for Heroes/Easter Seals 5K at Stony Creek on Saturday, 11/10

3.1 miles
23:15
7:30 pace
4th in age group, 9th overall men's. New PR

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