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Mr_P

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  1. Hmm, how much advil do you take, and how often? I've heard painkillers mentioned as a solution before but I'm a little wary of trying it.
  2. Hello fellow fitness fanatics! Let's post some updates. I just had a nice long rant in my thread. In summary: I've had difficulties, but haven't given up. How about you guys? What's been happening? What can you do now that you couldn't do three weeks ago?
  3. I’m overdue for an epic rant. But first! Gem: hmm, can’t say I have any recipes really. I just make stuff up. Looking through my food tracking it seems the largest part of my protein intake comes from chicken, cheese, milk, rye bread, peanut butter and yoghurt. Chicken is the biggest contributor. The three recipes I have on rotation at this point are: chicken paprikash, sauté chicken and chicken in mushroom sauce. I read various online recipes, bought a bunch of spices and learned how to make the sauces. I find it pretty hard to mess up. I’ll give you one tip I got from my mother: when using
  4. I'm looking forward to this week - I think it'll be better than the last. But today I'm focusing on resting and eating - two of my favourite things! :-)
  5. Today I managed 2892 calories with 242g of protein. Zero exercise unless you count walking from the shops with two big bags of groceries. I'm still sore, but I would really like to do a workout tomorrow if I can manage it.
  6. Today my walking is almost back to normal, so I think I've made some improvement over last week. pinupgeek: I'll have to look into those foam rolls. For now I'm going to start using cushions so I don't wreck my knees doing lunges. ormaybemidgets: I'm having more chicken, milk and almonds. Seems to be working well so far. Gem: Yeah, soreness does get a bit demoralizing - but I think I'm past the biggest hurdle. Thanks for the encouragement everyone. :-)
  7. Hi. I've been doing well, I think. I was hoping to do updates more frequently this past week but haven't had a chance. I'll do a recap of the past week and where I'm at. Monday: I finished reading the Rebel Strength Guide. I took notes and decided on my plan. I played with a few different calorie counting sites and settled on SparkPeople, in part because they have a native Android app. I also found a handy kilojoule to calorie converter. After experimenting a bit I realized the most likely source of my fitness problems in the past - I don't eat enough. I estimated I was taking in 900-1200 calo
  8. Name: Mr P. Brief overview of goals: 1. Fitness: follow the basic training workouts 3 days/week for 2 weeks, then evaluate switching to body weight 2. Fitness: work in at least one 5k run every week 3. Diet: ramp up my calorie intake - it's currently WAY too low 4. Life: finish cleaning out the boxes in "The Room" If you follow a specific way of eating: I've been eating paleo (without calling it that/knowing about it) for some time - I may have to make additions to increase my calories/day. If you want to be part of a team or if you want to work alone: To be honest I'm a bit of a lone wolf, bu
  9. Name: Mr P. Brief overview of goals: 1. Fitness: follow the basic training workouts 3 days/week for 2 weeks, then evaluate switching to body weight 2. Fitness: work at least one 5k run in every week 3. Diet: ramp up my calorie intake - it's currently WAY too low 4. Life: finish cleaning out the boxes in "The Room" If you follow a specific way of eating: I've been eating paleo (without calling it that/knowing about it) for some time - I may have to make additions to increase my calories/day. If you want to be part of a team or if you want to work alone: To be honest I'm a bit of a lone wolf, bu
  10. I've got a bench press, but I don't really know what I'm doing with it. I'm slowly building up weight on the bench, doing 6 reps at a time then taking a break. Between two sets of reps I do leg lifts and under/over arm curls on the... thing at the end of the bench. I've been meaning to read up and figure out what I should be doing, but the few times I've tried to I've been overwhelmed with information.
  11. It's been a while since I made this post. I've been avoiding doing an update because, well, I've already failed on my November challenge. I managed to run 25km in my first week. It was awesome! I really enjoyed all but one of the runs (I had poor sleep the night before that particular one). And oddly enough instead of getting slower and more worn out each run I was actually getting FASTER. I couldn't believe it. The last run I did was the fastest I've ever run a 5k. It felt amazing! Until... I got sick. Mega sick. I'm actually surprised I managed to last as long as I did. You see, my girlfri
  12. I've been reading Steve's blog posts for a while, but this is my first post on the forum. I'm already in the middle of a challenge of my own this week so I'll add it into the mix. Race: Human - 5'10" 75kg Ideal Profession: Scout Fitness Goals: 1. Complete 25km total running this week (5km/day), and at least 10km per week for the next 3 weeks. So far, so good. Going for another 5km with a friend of mine in a couple hours. 2. After this week do 20-30 minutes of weight training twice each week for the next 3 weeks. Life Goals: 1. Re-brand my business. I registered a new business name but h
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