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Old 09-09-2005, 01:19 PM   #11
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Rob you're doing great!
Could you do little things like parking at the far end of the parking lot and walking to the door or walking up the stairs instead of using the elevator or take a sandwich for lunch and instead of sitting at your desk walk around your building? I know it's not a real work out but... it's movement and that's a good thing.

I'm really proud of you!!!!
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Old 09-10-2005, 12:24 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone. Yeah, I do have to walk a block to work. My problem is that lately I've been working from about 9:00 a.m. til 11:00-12:00 p.m. I'm the kitchen manager for a very nice but very very busy restaurant. Lately we've been very short of staff and volume has been up about $30k per month. Tonite I worked the first 11 hours before I realized I hadn't eaten yet!

A big problem is that while I love the job, lately it's been pretty stressful. So when I do get home, even though I'm exhausted it's often tough to get any sleep. Those 12-14 hour days get long on 4-5 hours of sleep.

Oh, well. Things tend to go in phases in my line of work. Once I get thru next week things should settle down. Next Saturday the whole downtown is sealed of for the German Festival. We set up a booth outside our restaurant on the street and serve about 2000 people outside. If I survive that, things should be okay!
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Old 09-10-2005, 12:45 AM   #13
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Hi Rob, I understand your dilemma, as my darling cristiano also works overtime constantly, he owns a small company in IT business and there are always loads of things he must take care of himself. But just over 2 years ago he joined the gym and he promised himself he would make it a priority. Yes it is difficult for him but somehow he manages to get to the classes at 7-8pm at least 3 times a week. Probably in a restaurant getting away is even more difficult, but if there is a will there is a way!! If it is impossible to make it to the gym during their opening hours try to set up some equipments at home, e.g. some weights and bench and spinning bike... You say you are too wired after work to sleep, the exercise will do very well to relieve that tension. And remember if your health fails everything else follows, too, so do look after yourself above all!! Good luck and best wishes

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Old 09-10-2005, 11:05 AM   #14
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Rob, focus on what you HAVE lost...and that you aren't increasing your weight!

Please don't forget to eat before you go to work though - we want to keep you healthy!

When you do go to the gym, try to avoid all the machines you've currently been using. Your muscles are used to them, unless you're rotating every time. Use machines/techniques you haven't used in a while.
Your muscle groups will love you for it! (feel the burn!)
Here's what I try to keep up: Lower body day, followed by upper body day, followed by cardio day. Repeat. This way, nothing gets sedentary, and nothing gets overworked.

Also, when you do go to the gym, start with running before your workout - then do another mile or so when you're done. Works for me!
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Old 09-10-2005, 07:20 PM   #15
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Keep in mind that as you lose weight you need less calories because you are maintaining less weight. Changing your workouts is a good idea. The woman who teaches our exercise class does that. She says you body gets used to the same old same old, and the workout becomes less effective.
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Old 09-11-2005, 05:34 PM   #16
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I don't every lift weights at all. I've found calisthenics like Matt Furey's Combat Conditioning to be much more effective. In fact, I have a Total Gym machine which I used to use regularly. When I quit using it in favor of bodyweight excercises like Hindu Pushups and Hindu Squats, I gave it a month and got back on the machine to test my progress. To my surprise, I was a lot stronger than I was after a year of consistently lifting weights! That was about 4-5 months ago, and I haven't lifted a barbell or dumbbell since.
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Old 09-12-2005, 08:28 AM   #17
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This form of calisthenics seems really difficult to do. How long have you been doing them? The back bridge has warning to be careful. YOu do this one? I am by no means telling you to try it, don't want any pain here.
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Old 09-13-2005, 01:59 AM   #18
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Well, they are very difficult to do. At least at first. I can't say how long I've been doing them- six months, at least. When I started out I couldn't do a single Hindu Pushup. And only about 20 Hindu Squats. But now I can do sets of 25 pushups pretty easily and bang out sets of 100 squats. I'm not as good at the Bridge yet, but it really does feel great on your back.
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Old 09-13-2005, 12:46 PM   #19
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If you are progressing as well as you say, you are making big accomplishment. As long as you feel good when you do them I believe that is half the battle. It seems as though it reaches muscles that average program doesn't. You are in really good shape if you can even attempt to do these. Be proud of yourself. I give you a applause. When I exercise, anything that gives me a lift is worth it. I really don't worry about making a magazine cover I just want to live with myself best way I can. The body will know your reasons for exercising and follow. Moving is the hard part. Keep it up Rob!
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