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Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club

Specific emotional or mental health problems, like anxiety, depression, insomnia, confidence etc. Along with bodily health, exercise, nutrition.
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Re: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club

Post by Newt » 14 Jan 2020 05:29

Well I thought I could nag! :lol: (::) Nice one Silver ;)?



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Post by Newt » 14 Jan 2020 18:05

Week two's stats landed :D



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Post by MT Glass » 14 Jan 2020 20:23

Wow well done Newt thats impressive. (::)

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Post by Bluebottle » 14 Jan 2020 20:38

That's fantastic newtie, and I was feeling chuffed I did a half hour gym class. :?
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Post by fresh-start » 14 Jan 2020 21:21

Newt wrote:
12 Jan 2020 20:45
silvergirl wrote:tho if that’s the number of normal steps you’re doing ya might be ok!


I probably would because I've worked through the injury for decades now, the jip comes and goes depending on what I'm doing for work and a support helps when needed, maybe I'm just looking for any excuse ()o


Twelve weeks is what I gave myself at the start of the year, January was a build up to a target of 10 miles a day with a bit extra on my days off (Sunday/Monday) depending on how I feel, February is planned for back pack work, start off at 10lbs and work that up weekly, I suppose I could spice up my walks in March by including the couch to 5k running a bit/walking a bit and ditching the bag, I'll think about it ;)
I'm knackered just thinking about all of that!! :shock:
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Post by fresh-start » 14 Jan 2020 21:22

Been back at work the last 2 days. Out and about running errands and a 1 hour park walk at lunchtime and I'm averaging 12,000 steps.
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Post by silvergirl » 14 Jan 2020 22:30

That’s a good number of steps fresh, more than I usually manage in a day. ;)?

Well done on gym class ruby! \:)/ Bound to get rid of some of that Christmas muscle!

Phenomenal effort newt! How are you gonna top that next week?! :lol:

Jj, canicross sounds interesting and 7k is officially amazing! Who was most tired - you or the dog?! :lol:

Hi fiz, glad to hear you’re on it in style! Little steps I think, same as the booze. I’m trying to watch what I eat, I know that’s what the problem is really. Made somewhat harder by the fact that someone at work has brought in sweets that they didn’t manage to finish over Christmas. :roll: ah well, I haven’t gone over my allowed calories today so that’s something. 8-)

I might do that second run of the week tomorrow morning tho Thursday is the better weather forecast by any mode of measurement so may well delay until then. What do we reckon teamies? (Possibly only 4j is my 5k buddy now I think about it...) is he still toiling through the darkening hours to ensure our dairy products are at the front of the shelves? That’s basically strength training as well as cardio he’s signed up to! \:)/

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Post by Bluebottle » 14 Jan 2020 22:40

Hi silver, I'm afraid I'm going to put off the couch 2 5k till the weather improves but good luck with it. ;)? Christmas is hellish with the amount of muscle we put on, I'm sure I'm not alone with it. :lol2: still off the fags and alcohol so that's the main thing.

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Post by MT Glass » 14 Jan 2020 22:52

I find exercise hugely beneficial as a substitute to drinking.

When I feel like a drink if I can instead get to the gym first then find the desire to drink goes or is much less.

Giving up without it would be so much harder.

Will be honest dry January has been hard and at the moment am determined to just get to the end of the month then review.

One of the most difficult things is I really look forward to my drinking days I only drink 2 or 3 times a week but they were the days I enjoyed most but the amount I drink on those days is to much and causing me health issues.

Not sure I can successfully cut down to sensible levels but will think about that more after January is done.

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Post by Newt » 15 Jan 2020 05:12

Thanks for the encouragement everyone, and thanks for the sly challenge Silver, especially on a Wednesday :lol:



I'm fortunate to have the time before work to have a long walk because it does take time, but it's not about how much you do, it's simply about doing something, MT's correct, once you are in the swing of things exercise and generally motivating yourself with the odd pushing yourself is a great way of substituting drinking and diminishing those silly almost longing thoughts that pop up from time to time and after a while the results make every step worth it ;)?



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Post by fiz » 15 Jan 2020 05:19

Doing a 3 mile walk after work this afternoon. 👍
Just have to stop shovelling food into my gob. ;)
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Post by Newt » 15 Jan 2020 08:23

I woke up a bit earlier than the alarm this morning so I thought I'd use it to my advantage and head off out earlier, I have to be back at 09:00 anyway to get ready for work. The air was vibrant after that storm and the park at that time of the morning which is only lit by the light pollution reflecting off the cloud base was littered with tree bits, which just added to the atmosphere! Made it back in one piece though :D



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Post by Sandy » 15 Jan 2020 10:34

Morning all
Didn't get to SW class this morning -looks about a pound off by my scales -difficult week with a lot of socialising, so not bad.
getting to the gym most days and doing some great classes-love the old school aerobics with the cheesy music -makes me laugh -but boy is it hard! Got a PT and had a great boxing session -undoubtedly my favourite exercise-just punching the hell out of whatever is in front of me ( didnt think I was that aggressive!!. Managed a couple of swims too, so plenty activity but not so good on the food stil :(
right tell me again about the couch to 5K app
whats the best??

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Post by silvergirl » 15 Jan 2020 13:43

Woo hoo sandy’s in da house! And being mega busy by the sounds of it! \:)/ I dunno if the app I am using is best or not but it looks like this on the App Store:
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It has a person (who you can choose) telling you things like “ready to start your next run? 3-2-1 go!” And also things like “you’re doing great!” which is good but also I don’t wear headphones so everyone who is in my vicinity gets to hear as well. :lol:

The best thing about it (in my inexpert opinion!) is that it gives you a screen like this:
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\:)/ \:)/ \:)/ As you can see, I have done run two of week one - this morning, despite the forecast. It was dry but pretty cold, I need to find my hat for winter running.

Nag nag naggity nag, etc.

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Post by fresh-start » 15 Jan 2020 19:50

Well done everybody.

Silv, that's the app I use when I do the C25k too. ;)?
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Post by silvergirl » 15 Jan 2020 22:05

Ooch you’ll be well used to what you need to do then fresh! Get on it baby! \:)/ :lol: \:)/ :lol: \:)/

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Re: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club

Post by Sleepyb » 16 Jan 2020 08:10

Don’t normally post on here but just wanted to say I did C25k a few years back and lost so much weight and was probably the fittest I’d ever been. Well worth it if you can stick with it

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Post by Leslans » 16 Jan 2020 11:48

First weigh in at SlimmingWorld. Lost 1.5 lbs down to 10.12.5. From 11st. That’s a result as I was away skiing at the weekend and did fill my boots with french pastries and cheese :D That said skied for about 6 hours each day so I’m not surprised I lost weight. I am going to try and get to 10.10 for next week as I go away skiing again on 26th and pants are a bit snug 🤣🤣🤣🤣
19.5 lbs to go 🤐🤐🤐🤐
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Post by Sandy » 16 Jan 2020 13:44

Thanks silvergilr
Sleepyb wrote:
16 Jan 2020 08:10
Don’t normally post on here but just wanted to say I did C25k a few years back and lost so much weight and was probably the fittest I’d ever been. Well worth it if you can stick with it
sounds like I simply must!! :D thanks sleepy

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