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Ever since I left the military and my activity level dropped, I started gradually putting on weight. As I had always been reasonably active (even at my heaviest, I hiked the Inca Trail in Peru - including the 14,000 ft mountain passes) and had a reasonably healthy (low fat) diet, it had never really worried me. 12 years later, finally I am motivated to do something about it.

May 2012 Project 10K:

I have been an on-again off-again runner for a while, and have wanted ...
Ever since I left the military and my activity level dropped, I started gradually putting on weight. As I had always been reasonably active (even at my heaviest, I hiked the Inca Trail in Peru - including the 14,000 ft mountain passes) and had a reasonably healthy (low fat) diet, it had never really worried me. 12 years later, finally I am motivated to do something about it.

May 2012 Project 10K:

I have been an on-again off-again runner for a while, and have wanted to get to being able to comfortably do 10K. I have worked up to doing 8.5K a number of times, before falling off the wagon for a number of reasons.

So May 2012 is now Project 10K month. I want to work steadily to increase my distance from 5K to 10K through a more focussed training plan, and I'm hoping that a bit of public accountability by publishing this on my Spark page will help me stick with it this time.




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Member Since: 7/10/2006

SparkPoints: 195,774

Fitness Minutes: 126,107

My Goals:
Trying to get to a 'healthy' weight of 165 lbs 75 kg.
Complete a 100 km/60 mile bike ride - April 2014
Build up my strength
- move up to 40 kg (~90 lb) dumbells

My Program:
Cycling ~20 miles 3 times per week, plus a 40+ mile ride each weekend.
Walking 6-8k each non running day.

Bodyweight strength training + 25 kg (55lb) dumbbells, depending on the exercise

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Melbourne, Australia having recently relocated from Seattle in the US.

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Feeling really great that I have got my BMI under 30 (14 Oct 06). I'm no longer obese, merely overweight.

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SWDESERTLOVER
6/2/2014 8:48:59 AM

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my blog. I just started kayaking with my son two years ago and absolutely love it. We try to go every chance we get and hoping to get back out there tomorrow. Hope you're having a wonderful week!
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MRSBENNETT2
5/18/2014 11:46:43 PM

Thanks for your insightful answer to my post on the Message Board regarding calorie burn for strength training. emoticon



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NJOYNOW
12/11/2013 7:53:39 AM

Love your username. Sounds like you're making great changes and taking care of yourself



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HABITATVITALITY
10/14/2013 9:20:58 PM

Thanks so much for your valued input into my question on the messageboard around my strength training program. I am now doing an SP video that I can't quite complete but over time I will build enough muscle to do all the repetitions - it gives me something to aim for and this one certainly is not too easy! LOL I do this 15 minute workout 3 times a week (Mon, Wed and Fri) following my cardio (because I'm already warmed up). I'll just keep going with it and see if at any stage there are any results.... I've never done strength training so not sure what to expect, but we'll see. Could be very interesting! It might awaken a body-builder in me LOL!! I rest from this program 2 days week (sat and sun) and I do cardio (mainly on treadmill which I love) 5 days/week Monday through to Friday. If you see any major flaws in this program please do let me know. Thanks again - you have been an awesome help to me emoticon emoticon emoticon



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BAMEIBOO
9/27/2013 9:09:00 PM

Thanks for the imput about my biking problems. I live in flat Florida so hills etc aren't an issue. I feel like such a blob and failure. I worked on building leg muscles but didn't seem to help. I can't peddle two houses down the street before the pain hits. I'm not use to gears and wish the bike didn't have them. I have a recumbent bike but that seems totally different. My husband is disappointed but I feel like giving up!



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