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  1. Hi everyone, I'm a few days late but I'm here. I worked hard last challenge on improving my time management. I made great progress, and want to continue on this idea. I plan to establish a minimum level of fitness for everyday. So if work/school/family etc get in the way and my whole day goes to hell I can always hit at least my minimum. I want a preflight checklist of sorts, that needs to have every box checked before bed. So my goals this time will all be towards that end. Lets raise up those stats 1a. walk 7.5k steps ( My minimum.) I usually beat that before I leave work, but tend to not walk as much on weekends. This my minimum and if I can't check it off at night, I will have to go for a walk. Keeping track using habit app 1b. Minimum PT I want to do a short session of calisthenics at the moment I plan to do air squats, push ups, pull ups, leg lifts, and jumping jacks. I am thinking this will be a 5-10 min thing done whenever the day permits. If I can't check the box before bed, get it done... Tracking using a habit app 1c. Wizerscises while at work, with a sprinkle of stairs Simplified this means I will do 10 air squats for each restroom break while at work. Along the same lines, I won't take elevators at work. I will be tracking these on my phone using a habit tracking app that will allow me to keep track of them as I go. 2. Eat under 2k calories + vitamins If I stick to my planned food this will be easy. Take my vitamin D and multi. I will also use the app to track this info as well 3. Stretch at work Start my work days with stretching, simple 5-10 min session. Again tracked with a habit app. Life goal: Complete one house chore each day. I have been gaining a lot of momentum lately doing things through the week, which has freed up more of my weekends for fun. I want to keep it up and do at least one thing each day. Will track using my habit tracker as well. This plan is my fail safe, sorta speak. If I can make these items a no questions asked habit, then even days when I can't do anything above and beyond I would still maintain minimum level of fitness, nutrition, and productivity that I would be happy with. Above and beyond I would like to get more serious work outs in, my lifting mainly. So that is my plan, raise up my worst days to increase my overall average sorta speak.
  2. Hello and welcome to another installment of the Kyliewyotie show. In this episode you will watch as Kyliewyotie learns to better manage his time, prepare for the addition to the family, lose weight, all while getting stronger! Insert obligatory gif here Goal 1: Manage my time better. I have been good about forcing myself to do my workouts, but lately I have been getting home from work late, taking care of the dogs later, and working out even later, leaving dinner and bedtime for really late. And leaving no time for chores, fun, or other needed activities. I have decided to try and adjust my life schedule to allow for more effective use of my time. I im the process of wokring into a promotion at work, which means even more hours at work, and with a baby on the way I know this current path is not sustainable. Something needs to change and this is my plan. A. Work out in the mornings, this means getting up at 5 am but means that when work is over I am free for other activities. I have taken my normal work out and spread it over 5 days instead of 3, so I won't be cutting anything out, but makes everydays work about 45 mins long. My wife (Heathbar) will be joining me for 3 days in the morning. Were collaborating. B.Use work and walking the dogs to get my needed steps in, aiming for 10.5k. Instead of planning walks while watching videos in the park. C. Fully commit to using my electronic planner, I do so for work, but planning out my chores, and other activities at home will allow me to better use my time. D. Continue to do my wizerscices, getting in bonus exercises is a win all around. Goal 2: Lose Weight Lets keep it simple and say I will lose 6 lbs, that is one lb a week. Starting point to be determined tomorrow morning. My plan of action is to track calories using Myfitness pal, and come in under 2k calories with the allowance of one cheat day. I am collaborating with the Heathbar on goal also. Goal 3: Get Stronger I have been doing the morning workouts for just over a week now, and well its kinda sucks. In all honesty I got really into increasing numbers, and my workouts were were becoming so strenuous, that I just couldn't do them first thing in the morning. So I made the decision to drop 25% and rebuild my lifts. I will post my new starting points and I will aim for a 10% increase, since last time 5% came fairly easy. I am still rocking my body weight routine as well and I may adjust my exercises for more difficult varieties. I will see how that goes through the challenge. My wife is doing the body weight stuff with me and I am solo on my stronglifts. Life Goal: Prepare for Baby Makayla The main goal here is to swap our office (fancy sounding video game room) into a nursery. My wife is awesome, and agreed to a star wars themed room, so that great! It will require a lot of demo and most likely a bunch of drywall work. Flooring will also need to be swapped, paint, trim, etc. the list is pretty long and may not be finished in 6 weeks, but it will have to be done in the next 3-4 months to hit a deadline I am unable to move. Pics before after and during should be expected. I will also be having a baby shower soon, and my wife has told me I need to go pick out baby stuffs with her. So I need to make that happen as well. TL;DR: 1. Not enough time, find more 2. Fight the fat kid, fight dirty if needed 3. lift moar weight 4. baby coming, OMG preps need doing I'm super stoked to be part of NF again. It really helps me to keep my fitness and nutrition in mind while life keeps plotting along.
  3. Hello all! I wake up at 5:00 AM, throw on clothes while half asleep, and 10 minutes after my alarm goes off I am warming up for my workout. Since I am beginning a new program to get me to a 10K (currently run over 3 miles/5K every other morning), I would like to know if anyone can recommend some nutrition tips for morning workouts. My New Years Resolution is to stop eating 2-3 hours before bed, I have done very well so far. Boredom eating is a problem of mine. Having said that, I have noticed that my workouts are suffering a little because basically I am hungry. Any ideas?????
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