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About stillrollin

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  • Birthday 07/12/1964

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    New City, New York
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    Staying active outdoors; Running, Cycling and logically racing Duathlons (former triathlete, but swimming bores me now)! That all allows me to cook, eat and enjoy fine wine.
  1. Well, its seems many here have drank the cross fit cool aide and I won't get into a debate. BUT If you want to bulk up you've got to eat more and lift heavy. I recommend the book From Scrawny to Brawny.
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    Starting today! Will my runs suffer?

    No, since you are already running regularly you shouldn't need to decrease your miles or effort. Or, at least you shouldn't anitcipate it going in. You may have less energy but should be able to get through your ordinary workouts. It sounds like you are in tune with your body, so go by feel. You'll be fine. fwiw, I picked up my training during my W30 last month and did 30 consecutive workouts in conjunction with it. Some days were better than others, but isn't that always the case?
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    Flavored seltzer water

    I think you worded it differntly when I asked. So I limited myself to two flavored sletzers during my W30. The rest was good old plain water, uh, thanks Seriously though, I could see it as a change a pace but why bother with natual flavoring when there is just plain natural water especially during W30? Easy for me I guess, that's all i drink. All day, every day.
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    February 2013 Starters

    Awesome, Congrats!!! Ya beat me, by .2 The results are amazing and provide incentive to stay the course. 2 days post W30 and I'm making good choices so far. Hope you do the same but be sure to reward yourself on day 31!
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    Lucky Number Seven

    I'll respectively disagree with Moluv and say now is perfect time to start excercising. My feeling is: It Starts with Food and it Continues with Excercise. You said you were athletic. Keep it simple. Throw on a pair of sneakers and go for a walk (I'm not a fan of excercsing in front of a TV. Get outside, see the sights, hear the sounds, enjoy and be one with nature) It doesn't have to be long. 1/2 a mile, 1 mile whatever. Repeat. Unless something hurts, then rest. When it feels easy (1 week, 2 weeks 3 weeks, no rush), after a few minutes pick up the pace, for 15- 30 seconds (say from one telephone pole or mailbox to the next) walk twice as long as the "interval" then repeat. Simply raise your heartrate a little on the intervals. Don't increase the overall distance until this become easy. Build up to 30 minutes and go from there. You'll be jogging before you know it! Consistency is the key. But I believe combining excercise with W30 will optimize your health. btw, this comes from someone who sufferred chronic back pain (and even had corrective surgery). Pain begets pain; when I sat aorund (and thought about it) it hurt more, when I moved it hurt less. Many experience the same thing. Try it, you may surprise yourself. You can do this! Good luck!
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    February 2013 Starters

    Thanks, you guys are great! @ jojo - to hear I helped you along is gratifying. You are doing great, stay the course. I noticed the biggest changes in the last week and constantly reminded myself that nothing tastes as good as skinny feels! ps. 31 workouts today. I didn't miss this mornings workout in case you wondering pss. full dislcosure: I did have a greek yogurt for b'fast, to start the re-indro, get a break from eggs and give my wife/chef a break from the kitchen. btw, she gets flowers tonight!
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    Flu symptoms after spin & PWO meal

    Don't skip tonight's class, skip the pre-workout snack and see how you fare. That should give you some idea. IMHO, you are eating too much and/or too soon before you workout. Our bodies are amazingly effecient and can get by (effectively) on a lot less than many think. YMMV
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    February 2013 Starters

    Day 30 w/ 30 Workouts. Great run, even with giving a pint of blood last night. And, since eating to complete my W30 is the easy part, here is my W30 Recap: I set out with three goals; 1) lose weight, 2) clean up my diet and 3) workout 30 days in a row. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! 1) I lost 12 lbs and 2 inches off my waist; 2) Whole foods will forever be a major part of my diet and I now understand what I should eat and why; 3) consistency is the key to excercise program, I'm now ready to execute my plan and eventually race to the best of my ability. I'm going to continue until Friday, making 32 days. However after that, I'm going to look for a balance that suits me. Personally, I feel life is too short to not enjoy some cold beer (especially IPA's), fine wine, cheese and good old crusty bread. Of course, all in moderation. Packaged foods and sugar, on the other hand, will have no place in my diet going forward. Finally, I'd like to thank all the Februarians (and other forum members) for your input, advice and inspiration. You have enlightened me and made my journey enjoyable. I wish you all the best. In good health, Mark
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    February 2013 Starters

    Day 29 w/ 29 Workouts. I'm wearing a pair pants that I coudn't even button 29 days ago! Need I say more? I will tomorrow, stay tuned
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    February 2013 Starters

    Day 28 w/ 28 workouts. Well, this morning was actually "active recovery". My legs are shot from a hard weekend of biking and running so today was a core workout but it keeps in the theme of getting out of bed at 5:30 and moving. My "last" weekend was the easist mostly, because the more I workout the better I want to eat. Why do all the work then go ruin it by eating lousy food? I've often wondered why, with all my activity, I'm still not lean. Really, I know the answer; It Starts with Food. And ISWF, it contiues with excercise! I will end up with the body I want. 3 days and counting, It's in the bag!
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    3+ hr bike ride tomorrow w/o sugar

    Loved the applesauce, thanks again. Overall my nutrition worked out though the ride ended up being 4 hours and I got dropped. That had more to do with fatigue (I've beat my legs up while on W30) and the pace. I can do this w/o sugar and think I may have drank my last Gatorade!
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    Yup water. I've worked out 25 days in a row (generally for an hour, higher intensity) during my W30 and water is all I've had before, during and after. Tomorrow I'll do a longer ride and I'll follow it up with some lean protein (probably chicken) and yup, water.
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    3+ hr bike ride tomorrow w/o sugar

    In lieu of salt tabs I have enduralites, but I'll have to check the ingredients. Unfortunately, I cant stand coconut water, but thanks.
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    3+ hr bike ride tomorrow w/o sugar

    I'd forgotten about the applesauce. Thanks, I'll give that a try.
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    February 2013 Starters

    Sounds like fun. I wouldn't get too caught up in bringing much more of your own stuff. I had to travel a bit myself and was pleasantly surprised at the compliant opitons available. Yeah, it takes some effort (and will power) but it's not that difficult. You'll do fine. Keep up the good work and enjoy yourself!