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Autumngirl Journey

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by autumngirl, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. autumngirl

    autumngirl Active Member

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    Change in Plan

    Week 18 (Phase II – Week 3)

    Friday 29/07/2016 30 minute medium paced walk at 5 kph on treadmill

    Saturday 30/07/2016 30 minute medium paced walk at 5 kph on treadmill
    Shoulder & Chest workouts (2x15) @ 10 kgs

    My weight last week: 60.8 kgs
    My weight this week: 59.9 kgs

    Week 19 will start today Sunday 31/07/2016
     
    #361 autumngirl, Jul 31, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2016
  2. autumngirl

    autumngirl Active Member

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    Week 19 (Phase II – Week 4)

    Friday 05/08/2016 30 minute medium paced walk at 5 kph on treadmill

    Saturday 06/08/2016 20 minutes of kick boxing (arms only)
     
  3. autumngirl

    autumngirl Active Member

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    Six Months Later

    • I am back after six (6) months of absolutely nothing: No exercise and uncontrolled eating habits.
    • In the past, I was able to go down to 59.9 kg (last June/July 2016) however as I experienced some stressful events around the time of my last post, I have relapse completely, the weight started to come back, and I have reached up to 76 kg.
    • I have tried in the past two months to control my eating habits with huge difficulty; my weight moved from 76 kg to around 70 kg.
    • However; when I wanted to exercises regularly, I found myself unable to due to "high stress" and "health issues".
    • I decided to start comfortably "fresh" dealing with the health issues in past three months but it never reduce my high stress.
    • I decided to revisit my healthy life style and made life changes that has somehow controlled stress.
    • I still believe from my journey last year that the main contributor to my "extra weight" and "exercise hatred" is stress.
    • When your body constantly release "cortisol" as a stress hormone, your body rarely recover as fast as it should. Exercise itself produce stress hormones, so I found that a-30-minutes slow walk on the treadmill, not a relaxing event but a stressful event that I am unable to recover from physically.
    • Since last week, I decided to start working on any health related issues before I am back on my exercise routine and controlled eating habits.
    Note: The objective of my journal remains the same: to maintain as healthy as possible life style. So I do not necessarily kill myself to lose weight, I found myself eaten by stress that both my mind and body suffered great deal from. It is time to solve these issues one by one until I am back on track with healthy eating and regular exercise. I will not write much on my journal until I am able to control stress and go back on track. If not, I do not see the point of maintaining the journal to began with.
     
  4. macdiver

    macdiver Well-Known Member
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    I agree that stress is a main factor in health. Studies show that stress is a main factor in decreasing life expectancy.

    I have found that meditation and yoga have really helped me reduce my stress.
     
  5. autumngirl

    autumngirl Active Member

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    Unfortunately, I am still unable to control stress. I tend to be a worrier in nature (GAD) so I think I have to hang on and see how things work with rest, rest, rest.

    In the past, I used to get the flu few times per year however as time passed by, I have learned that one has to depend on their body own power to heal.

    At least from my last year experience, I was able to recognize that my weight loss was contributed mainly to resting and treating my anxiety/depression.
     
  6. autumngirl

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    I am back.

    Wednesday 26/04/2017 - Day 1

    • 15 minutes of climbing stair (7 counts 1 minute as fast as I can: 1:20 minute slow walk or rest)

    I am exhausted, my plan was to do 10 counts in 20 minutes, but this my first workout in one year or so. I will try to maintain it for 3 times per week as much as I can. I feel my heart rate goes high and does not slow down easily, it should get better probably by week 6-8.

    I am still using SSRI for anxiety/depression and I also smoke daily for 45 minutes to 1 hour of hookah.
     
  7. autumngirl

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    I was suppose to work out on Friday but my quads still too sore!

    Week 1 - Saturday 29/04/2017 - Day 2

    • 17 minutes of climbing stair (8 counts 1 minute as fast as I can: 1:10 minute slow walk or rest)
    I am feeling good after my work out which is eventually what really matters :)

    My plan is to gradually move to 10 counts in 20 minutes only. My heart rate ranged from, in "as fast as I can" counts 150-170 bpm, in "slow walk or rest" 130-140 bpm. My heart zone is between 75% - 91% of MHR roughly at 83% of MHR

    I am still using SSRI for anxiety/depression and I also smoke daily for 45 minutes to 1 hour of hookah.
     

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