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Old 6th November 2012, 00:53   #301
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I have a lot to catch up on this thread, hopefully I will do in the next few days.

Sorry folks, I had disappeared for a while as I had to deal with some challanges. However I am back now.


Here is my update for last week:
Exercised on 3 days
- 30 min cycle
- 4 back muscle strengthening exercise
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Old 6th November 2012, 06:29   #302
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Welcome back Ajit! We did miss you here!

Hope overall things are better now.
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Update for last week:

#1 Weight-Control
1. Went for a brisk-walk on 6 days during the week.
2. Walked up 10 floors 4 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Completed 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone'. Yes, the first book of the series. I have ready the series till the 4th book and wanted to catch up on the remaining. But decided to refresh the first 4 before getting into the un-read ones.
2. Started 'The Dilbert Principle'.

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. About 3 hours of core work.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. Diwali cleaning. Not too much. A couple of hours may be.
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@SDP thanks a ton for those quotes, even I am thinking of ordering this book.(don't want to download those torrent ones! )
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So, if I buy that book, it will be my first ever, yes, first ever book other than my educational ones which I have bought so far in my 25 years of life on earth. I don't have the reading habit but this book strangely sounds interesting and thoughtfully written.
Really? First book after college? I guess everybody goes through a phase like this after 15-16-18 years of non-stop education. I went through this phase as well. The difference was, I kept on buying books without any concrete plan of reading them any time soon.

Welcome back to reading! Have fun!
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Old 14th November 2012, 17:13   #304
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Here is my update for last week:

Exercised on 5 days
- 30 min cycle
- 4 back muscle strengthening exercise

Just returned from log weekend, so not much activity since last 5 days, will resume workout from tomorrow.
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Old 20th November 2012, 11:42   #305
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Last week was minimum activit:

Got to work out only once through the week.

this week certainly started better, will try to catch up some for last week.
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Update for (last-1) week:
Diwali week . Just a couple of days of morning walk. Have started listening to Harry Potter II and Blink. Yet to finish either.
Work was limited because of 2 holidays in the week. Home maintenance was slightly better because of the Diwali. Washed the car and waxed it over 3 morning sessions.
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Update for last week:

Reclaimed my life (in the Tata Safari way) by driving all over Gujarat over 8 days.

No exercise, besides the walking for the sight-seeing.
No reading/listening to audio books. No work. No neat & tidy house.

Just quality time with wife, kids and parents.
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Hi SDP

I have been following this thread since last year. Though I have been regularly exercising but has not been every day. Used to go to gym thrice a week ( Gym was stone's throw from my residence) but since last couple of months have been bit irregular there too. Finally decided not to renew the gym membership instead buy a bicycle. Have been regularly cycling around 4-5 km in the mornings and around 10-15 km on weekends. Have decided to be more consistent from today. Would start reporting on this thread every week
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Hi SDP

I have been following this thread since last year. Though I have been regularly exercising but has not been every day. Used to go to gym thrice a week ( Gym was stone's throw from my residence) but since last couple of months have been bit irregular there too. Finally decided not to renew the gym membership instead buy a bicycle. Have been regularly cycling around 4-5 km in the mornings and around 10-15 km on weekends. Have decided to be more consistent from today. Would start reporting on this thread every week
Welcome mm403! Please do share regular updates here. It helps to motivate others and seeing others reclaiming their lives tends to motivate you.

A bicycle is on my list as well, but slightly lower in the priority. Which one did you get?
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Interesting thread.

My story for 2012 so far:

I restarted after many years with a fairly intense exercise routine in February, weighing in at 105 kilos at 6ft. Since I carried the weight reasonably well, I looked 90-95 kilos, but still looked overweight, not obese as the weight would indicate.

Yesterday I weighed in at 81 kilos, not too far from a target of 78 for the year end. Waist is down from 41inches to 33 inches. I am more concerned about the latter than the weight.

Exercise routine is heavy weights in the gym thrice a week, road running of 7-8 kms 2-3 times a week.

My take: Exercise is for health and motivation to eat clean. But weight loss actually happens by eating clean. Lean meats, veggies, fruits and whey protein supplements.

One of the most sensible books on the subject in recent times on the subject is Rujuta Diwekar's book on eating right.

And it is easy to lose weight, it is just another project for me, the hard part will be not putting it back again.
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Interesting thread.

...Yesterday I weighed in at 81 kilos, not too far from a target of 78 for the year end. Waist is down from 41inches to 33 inches. I am more concerned about the latter than the weight.
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Sawyer, some great results there. Keep it up.

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Update for last week:

#1 Weight-Control
1. Went for a brisk-walk on 4 days during the week.
2. Walked up 10 floors 6 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Continuing with 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'.

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. About 3 hours of core work.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. Not too much. Less than an hour.
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Updates for last week.

Cycled around 4-5 km for 3 days during week and around 22 km on Saturday. Wanted to exercise daily but on days missed had to leave early for work.

Reading - Have started listening to Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman on the way to work. Had read the book around 10 years back.

Plan to add couple of more check points during the week, but feel it may take some time
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Shying away from this thread for being the procrastinating lazy bum that I have become.

Only addition in the last 2 weeks is that :

I live in an apartment where i over look the swimming pool. I been seeing the pool every day many times for the last 4 years.

My daughter learned swimming here and my 4 year old son also swims now.

I dont swim. Always wanted to, but the above said excuses kept me away.

The only addition thus is that I have hit the pool and is on the basics of swimming. Hopefully i wont give it up like the gym/walking/cycling/badminton etc etc etc i have started before.
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mm403, mannubhai, thanks for the update! Good that you are trying something new. I would suggest, whenever you start something new, stay at it for 20 consecutive days. Once the body and the mind gets used to it over this period, the probability of falling off the bandwagon reduces substantially.

All the best .

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Update for last week:

#1 Weight-Control
1. Went for a brisk-walk on 6 days during the week.
2. Walked up 10 floors 8 times this week.

#2 Reading
1. Finished 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'.
2. More than half way through "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell

#3 Planned 'core' work
1. About 4 hours of core work.

#4 Home-maintenance (neat-clean-tidy)
1. Not too much. Less than an hour.
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Great thread !!! I definitely need to reclaim my life,but don't know where to start I always think every tomorrow should be better than today but things have started to go backwards after my final semester exams .Planning to do meditation everyday.Hope I add more things to my To do list to keep myself engaged till I get my exam results.
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