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    • The fall season after Labor Day is fast approaching which means it's time for me to shed the summer lobster rolls with consistent exercise and clean up the diet with some new changes.

      I plan on losing 15 pounds, maybe add 5 lbs of muscle and as far as diet no red meat, no beer and as little sugar as possible for the rest of the year (and perhaps beyond).

      HIIT Lifting + Running, Indoor Cycling, 6-7 days per week, maybe occasional double days. I'll wait to weight myself until after labor day and then set the benchmarks.

      You?

    • Well, I don't have any health goals for the end of 2019. But, after reading this, I think I should make some!

      I climb a lot, but this summer has been so hot, even in high up in the mountains in places like Yosemite. So, I've been enjoying the AC and not climbing much. I should make a goal like, climb 200 pitches outdoors by years end.

      I have no excuse since this place I climb is only 20 min from home 👇

    • I just bought a pair of drift skates! I already do a fair amount of exercise so I thought something that’s about balance and a completely new skill would be great.

      They’re strangely awesome.

    • I’m going to try to run the fastest mile of my life! I’m thinking that may not happen by December 31st, but I’d like to be well on my way by then.

      I ran a 6:47 in elementary school and I haven’t really run for speed since. Although I’ve stayed reasonably fit for the last year since I had my baby, I haven’t been running. My first mile back at it last week was an uncomfortable 9:30, so I have a long way to go! Today I played with doing some intervals. 🏃🏻‍♀️

    • I did my first 30-minute session on them yesterday and it was hilarious. I bombed over to the park on my skateboard feeling quite pro, then turned into a blithering idiot on the drift skates.

      I didn’t fall but I stepped off them 100 times. I could go 10 yards at a time on a good try.

      However, I did get exercise. It reminds me of trying to balance on the Bosu ball at the gym, you activate all the muscles — including the grimacing and laughing muscles of the face.

    • I’m thinking that may not happen by December 31st, but I’d like to be well on my way by then.

      What do you think your process will be to shave off the time over the next few months? Sounds like a great goal.

    • I’m going to start with running a mile most days a week, just to work the rust out of my joints.

      Then I’m going to follow the 12 week 5k training plan from “Run Less, Run Faster.”

      The plan includes running 3 times per week: 1 tempo run, 1 day of intervals, and 1 longer run. I’ll re-evaluate at that point, which will be near the end of the year. My hope is that overshooting the distance will make the mile seem easy, and the work with intervals will pick up my speed. 😁

    • awesome, keep us posted on your progress! I do sprints on the treadmill quite a bit and I can see on this chart that 6:37 is a 8.5 or faster depending on the incline, that's an impressive accomplishment

    • shed the summer lobster rolls

      What? that gave me some relief. I thought everyone worked on and achieved their beach bodies in May? That means I still have time? LOL

      Seriously, though....good on you for publicly declaring your goals. I am 100lbs overweight by the doctors standards....but, 15lbs is a reasonable goal and I know it would feel like I lost 50lbs.

      High-five!

    • I have been doing keto for a few months so plan is to continue in order to drop another 15 pounds. (Then I have to plan a way to keep the weight down).

      I managed to exercise more this summer and enjoyed it - but now that September is just around the corner - goal is to make a way to continue to exercise with the goal of beginning to run again. I used to run a lot, then I allowed a whole load of life to get in the way. So I am determined to start again.

    • Seriously, though....good on you for publicly declaring your goals. I am 100lbs overweight by the doctors standards....but, 15lbs is a reasonable goal and I know it would feel like I lost 50lbs.

      I don't know about you but I know how my brain works, once I start tracking things I get obsessive, it's bit odd but I kind of like the part where I weigh myself at the beginning even if I don't love what I see, more to lose! I just focus on 5lbs at a time, 2-3 weeks for each ... ...

      I got into road biking a few years ago which was fun.. I got hooked on strava and competing with my friends (and mostly myself) and that changed my life, eventually I was confident enough to occasionally ride and talk shop with guys like @Chris and @VilTri

    • I can be totally obsessive and cumpulsive about data collection when I am in the groove. When I got into triathlons, and I was practicing hot yoga, my body was a fine tuned machine and I could sense based on the food I was eating whether is was pure fuel or a little extra. This was ten years ago so I was THAT GUY that posted on Facebook literally 5x a day sharing my swim workout, my run workout, my yoga session, my lunch and dinner, etc. I HATE those guys now...hahahahahhaha But, it worked.....I was a lean mean tri machine. hahahahah

    • You guys are inspiring me. One year at SmugMug a group of us that included VilTri did P90x together (workouts on DVD). They encouraged us to take before and after pics.

      I still get a huge smile, in a good way, of VilTri’s pics. He’s at the world championships for age group triathlon as we speak, looking and feeling amazing.

      P90x has a 30 minutes/day routine and i’ve been tempted to do it each morning first thing.

    • He’s at the world championships for age group triathlon as we speak, looking and feeling amazing.

      Is @VilTri doing the ITU in Switzerland? My lifelong Ironman Uncle is there doing the Sprint distance trying to secure another GOLD in the 86-90 y/o age group. I had not seen him in 40 years and suprised him doing a triathlon in Omaha a few years back. Totally studly. In this photo is is with the FAMOUS Iron Nun!

    • I’m in Lausanne, Switzerland this week competing in 2019 ITU Triathlon World Championship (Sprint). Also next week in Zofingen, Switzerland competing in ITU Duathlon World Championship (Long Distance).

      @gorudy your Ironman uncle is my hero! I am hoping to be as active and look as good as he is, when I’m his age.

      Our USA team is by far the largest team here. Here is a photo of us from an hour ago before the opening ceremony. I’m on the right side, second row from the top.

    • @gorudy your Ironman uncle is my hero! I am hoping to be as active and look as good as he is, when I’m his age.

      heh, I wish that was my uncle! @vegasphotog is the lucky one with the super hero in the family :)

    • Thanks for posting up the group pic. I do not see my Uncle in there but he is shorter than most. Good luck over there and I hope you bring down a Gold Medal! My uncle should win the 86-90 y/o category and he sorta drives a beater bike. lol

    • My health goals don't necessarily rely on upping the amount of physical effort. I like health walks and some basic calisthenics daily and occasional moderate hikes when it's nice to do so. The other aspects of my goals relate to moderation with food and drinks, as well as finding more qualitative mental stimulation than what I have been using. And I don't know about you, but for me allot more challenging, seeking that inner light - that's not a religious endeavor.