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WastedInk's exercise diary

S: 15st4lb C: 12st5lb G: 11st10lb BMI: 26.3 Loss: 2st13lb(19.16%)
Thought I'd start an exercise diary to track my progress. I've been exercising on an almost daily basis for almost a year now. :D Exercise, for me, has been such an intrinsic part of my weightloss - just as important, if not more, than my diet.

I aim to do six-seven hours of highly intense exercise a week and about three hours of moderate exercise (walking and other light exercises.) I know it sounds a lot, but I have been exercising for a while now. I try and exercise for an hour a day - split up into three 20 minute sessions. When I'm going at a very intense pace I tend to find that 20 mins is about the maximum I can do in one session.

I've decided I also need to finally get some resistance training in. I want to preserve my remaining muscle and build a little extra. I do resistance training now and again, but it needs to become a more regular thing for me so I will start to see some results and firm up those muscles.

Today was actually a bad day. I only got about 12 minutes of exercise done. But I shall do better in the rest of the week. I had a tired day today - hopefully tomorrow it'll be back to 1 hour a day. :)
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S: 14st10lb C: 14st10lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 35.4 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Hi, I do a lot of training too, and like you I feel it is a more important part of my diet than the food.
What sort of thing are you doing?
I have come to a bit of a stand still with my training and was thinking about taking up running.
Linda x

Wasted Ink

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S: 15st4lb C: 12st5lb G: 11st10lb BMI: 26.3 Loss: 2st13lb(19.16%)
Hi, I forgot I started this diary! :eek: I've been recording what I've done since May 1. Here are the kinds of things I'm doing:

Saturday May 1 - off

Sunday May 2 - 23 mins of aerobic step exercises (HR between 70-86% of MHR.)
230 calories burnt.

Monday May 3 - 20 minutes step exercises.
Between approximately 70-84 % of MHR
Average 77%
Burnt off 140 calories

Tuesday May 4 - Average: 80%
Highest 88%
Step exercises again (ooops getting repetitive.)

Feelings after exercise: Slight sickness, slight dizziness, need to collapse, exhaustion etc. Recovery rate (HR-wise) fairly good. Perceived exertion: 7-9.

Calories burnt: 210 calories


40 minutes of steps (average 77% of MHR.) Highest: 83%.

Moderate walk - 25 minutes

Approximately 135 calories burnt
Perceived exertion: 3


40 minutes of aerobic exercise (average of 77.5%) Running.
Highest: 82.5 %
Calories burnt: approximately 400 calories burnt


Exercise: 60 minutes of aerobic (with intervals in anaerobic zone)
(Average 82.5%)
Highest: 85%
650 calories burnt


Exercise: 60 minutes of aerobic exercise with intervals in anaerobic zone (running.)
Average: (80% of MHR)
Highest: 85%
650 calories burnt

As you can see, the last few days I've been doing a lot of running. I love it and would definitely recommend it. :)

Wasted Ink

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S: 15st4lb C: 12st5lb G: 11st10lb BMI: 26.3 Loss: 2st13lb(19.16%)
I did a combination of things today. Sunday is one of my two "moderate" exercise days. However, I did still work pretty hard and ended up doing closer to an intense workout than a moderate one, I think. :greenapple:

I did a combination of running, skipping and stairs today. A little like circuit training but without the weights. I kept chopping and changing - mixing things up.

I have switched up my exercise routine this week - trained hard and been very consistent so far. I've decided (for the first time) to not weigh myself during the week this week. Usually I weigh myself every day and just find the fluctuations too annoying and disheartening. I didn't weigh this morning, so one day down. :)

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