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Aonghus

Aonghus works on his wordfame and his waistline.

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Got my weights in today. 

Shoulder press - 2x10 with 20 lbs dumbbells and 1x7 with 20lbs dumbbells.

Chest press with dumbbells - 3x10 with 25 lbs dumbbells.

Bicep curls - 3x10 with 15lbs dumbbells.

Chin ups - 3x5 with various weight assistance that I forget.

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On 2/7/2018 at 4:36 AM, Aonghus said:

Run went well. 

I ran for 25 minutes straight and burned 400 ish calories.

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Hey there,

 

How's the running coming along?

 

I love the costumes and period re-enactments you're involved in.  I' don't know anything about it, but it looks amazing.

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Quick update.

I'm making good progress. From my highest weigh in of the last 12 months at 219lbs down to 191lbs.
Here is a comparison pic. Me on June 7th versus me today.

 

 

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Another fly-by update.
Doing pretty well overall. I'm down to 187.4 lbs. The lowest I have been in a long, long time.

It has been a wee bit harder to maintain because life has been busy, but I am just trying to make good choices as far as my food and make sure that I am exercising regularly.
I don't think I'll hit my massive hope goal of being 165 by August 24th, but I'm good with that. My weight loss has been sensible and I feel like it has been done in a way that I'll be able to maintain it.
I'm happier, more energetic and, wonder of wonders, I can tie my shoes without getting out of breath because there is so much belly pushing against my lungs when I bend over.

 

I have lost about half the weight I need to and I can ALMOST comfortably wear the t-shirt that it was my goal to fit into comfortably.
So the progress is good and I am happy overall.

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Have you tried strength training yet? The body weight exercises seem to be good and you will burn calories as you rest!

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On 7/28/2018 at 8:35 PM, Kono said:

Have you tried strength training yet? The body weight exercises seem to be good and you will burn calories as you rest!


I do strength training twice a week right now. Tuesdays and Thursdays. And on the weekend I usually have some sort of hauling to do but nothing set.

 

I'm on the last week of my running program so my aim is that once I have officially completed it I will switch to running on Tuesdays and Thursdays and just keeping it at that twice a week 5k. 
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday I will do my strength training so that I can focus on more than just the upper body. (M- Upper body, W- Core and lower back, F-Upper body. The running and dancing I do takes care of the legs for now.)
That way I am not too overloaded but I am still getting good, solid workouts designed to keep me healthy and actually improve my performance in my hobbies and everyday life.

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Nice! Keep it up! I hurt my lower so beginning the strength training will have to wait, although I am considering a personal trainer. I’ve had luck with them in the past.

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