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Kaizen - Continuous Improvement

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by Shamie, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    Shamie, we both like to eat. The difference, I think, is that I have more opportunity to cook on a daily basis..
     
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    Seltzer Elite Member

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    If I were to compare myself to an NFL player, it would be hard to believe I am the same species as one of them (size, build, strength, speed, athleticism). I feel that way with you in regards to food. I think we live in 2 separate food worlds. :ohnoes::)

    An NFL player has nothing to do with me either. As for the food, remember I have four people in the house which impacts how much I need to bring in. If you're remarking about cooking, yeah I do more, but I'm also home so I have opportunity.
     
  3. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Shamie, we both like to eat. The difference, I think, is that I have more opportunity to cook on a daily basis..

    If I had the time, I still would not be cooking. I meant what I wrote as a compliment to you.


    Running / walking today: 4.98; w-t-d: 4.98; m-t-d: 22.78

    Steps yesterday: 16,753; 75 day average: 15,783 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Fri / Sat 8.46 (6.25 deep, 2.21 light)

    Day #8 - year of no shopping

    Saturday - 2/09/19. legs, 65 treadmill (30 before lifting, 35 after lifting). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 8/9. Gym was very crowded today, at one point, there was 9 in the sauna. I think when I have been in there, the most there ever was 6 or 7 before today. But I outlast everyone. Some jerk pours water on the hot bricks, to make it like a steam room. I hate when people do that. While it feels hotter, it actually lowers the temperature in the sauna by about 20 degrees. Today wasn't the best workout, I abbreviated it a bit. I did my main exercises for leg day: squats, leg press, glute machine, prone leg curl machine, and hack slide. I omitted the hip abduction machines (2), and seated leg curl. I would have done the seated leg curls, but the machines were constantly taken. The hip abduction machines are probably a waste of time. I think I am going to give those up, and instead start doing lunges again. I already have almost 17K steps today.

    Friday nutrition: calories: 3134

    Carbs: 301 38%
    Protein: 189 24%
    Fat: 1139 40%
    Total: 102%
    sodium: forgot to write down info.

    Believe you can, believe you can't, either way you are correct.
     
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    In case my reply didn't come across as intended, I took what you wrote as a compliment.

    I've rarely goin in my gym's sauna, but I think there's a sign saying not to throw water on the coals.
     
  5. Shamie

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    They have the same type of sign at this sauna. Young people (and not so young people) nowadays have the attitude "you are not the boss of me". I do what I want to do, regardless of the fact that there were 3 or 4 other people in the sauna at the time, and don't care if the others want steam or not. Sometimes people will come in with their phones, and listen to music (without ear buds). Maybe everyone else doesn't want to hear their music, but they could care less. Another sign of the decline of society. :(


    Running / walking today: 6.32; w-t-d: 11.30; m-t-d: 29.10

    Steps yesterday: 18,105; 76 day average: 15,814 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Sat / Sun 5.09 (2.04 deep, 3.05 light) - incorrect, slept about 3 hours more.

    Day #9 - year of no shopping

    Sun - 2/10/19. back, abs, 85 treadmill (65 before lifting, 20 after lifting). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 9/10. 8 exercises / 51 sets / 592. Abs: 1 exercise / 3 sets / 300 reps. I did the majority of the cardio before lifting, since I had a feeling it wasn't happening if I waited until after lifting. After the 65 minutes on the treadmill, I almost talked myself out of lifting today, and was just going to do 30 minutes more of cardio, and call it quits. Lucky I did the lifting today, since I had an excellent lifting session. Tomorrow I plan on cardio.

    Sat nutrition: calories: 3380

    Carbs: 413 50%
    Protein: 185 22%
    Fat: 103 28%
    Total: 100%
    sodium: 5569

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    Civility is definitely on the wane. Bummer. :(
     
  7. Shamie

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    I wonder if this is just a US issue, or more worldwide.


    Running / walking today: 0.00; w-t-d: 11.30; m-t-d: 29.10

    Steps yesterday: 17,191; 77 day average: 15,838 (goal to average 15,000+)


    Sleep: Sun / Mon 8.08 (6.20 deep, 1.48 light) - good amount of deep sleep

    Day #10 - year of no shopping

    Mon - 2/11/19. rest day. m-t-d workouts: 9/11. I had a gastro issue starting late last night, that lasted into this morning. It is still lingering, but I still went to work. I think the issue was that I had about 2 glasses of milk in cold cereal. I almost never eat cold cereal, or drink milk (except a small amount in coffee). I think my body is not used to drinking so much milk. I have no issues with milk in other forms, like yogurt, cheese or ice cream, but I don't digest milk well as just plain milk. Year of no shopping is going good, for the first 10 days, the only things I bought that didn't fit the plan was Greek yogurt, and string cheese. Technically, I said I was still going to buy milk (for coffee), and actually these are just different forms of milk, so they are okay, but that is is stretch from my intention. Also, I bought "Binaca (spray for fresh breath). I bought that without thinking.

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    Hard for me to comment about whether or not it's our country, our region of the country, or a worldwide issue. IMHO, I most people are civil, but the percent of the population that isn't is growing.
     
  9. Shamie

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    I blame "rap music" for all that is wrong in society.:) It is angry music. People nowadays are angry, and they don't even know why they are angry. If people from 100 years ago came back to life, they wouldn't believe how lucky we are, and how good we have it now.


    Running / walking today: 1.24; w-t-d: 12.54; m-t-d: 30.34

    Steps yesterday: 13,676; 78 day average: 15,811 (goal to average 15,000+)


    Sleep: Mon / Tues 6.37 (3.09 deep, 3.28 light)

    Day #11- year of no shopping

    Tues - 2/12/19. 60 minutes elliptical, 20 minutes treadmill. Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 10/12. I expected snow when I woke up, but there was none, and none when I left the gym. But when I got to NYC, it was snowing. I already reached 10,700 steps so far today. I had wanted to reach 15,000+ everyday in February, but I didn't make it yesterday. But considering how I felt yesterday, it was more than I expected. I at least wanted to make my minimum of 13,500 for the day, and I just made it (barely). I guess many are working from home, or are taking off today, since I got a spot in the park & ride, and there were plenty available. On my ride in, I got an email from the town library, that they are closed today. All I can say is "it must be nice".

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  10. Seltzer

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    Geezz, I just reread my last comment and it was horrifying how poorly it was written. :o

    I have my thoughts about music and its influence on society, but it's too much of a nuanced discussion for a fitness forum. Better to discuss when we meet in person.

    Regarding the snow event, our schools are closed as well as all of the surrounding towns. I thing it's a somewhat an over reaction to the non action that took place in November.
     
  11. Shamie

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    Yes, it is funny how they classify 3-5 inches of snow a snowstorm nowadays.



    Running / walking today: 0.00; w-t-d: 12.54; m-t-d: 30.34

    Steps yesterday: 17,087; 79 day average: 15,827 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Tues / Weds 5.23 (4.17 deep, 1.06 light)

    Day #12 - year of no shopping


    Weds - 2/13/19. rest day. m-t-d workouts: 10/13. I knew last night I was taking a rest day. It wasn't the weather, I could have gone to the gym this morning. I feel very worn out. I still have my "gastro issues" (day #3). I thought it was something I ate, and would go away by itself. That hasn't happened, so finally last night I bought Pepto Bismol, and have been taking that. If that doesn't work, I am going to have to see a doctor. Today will be difficult to reach step goal. I only have 3,000 steps so far. I hope to put on some steps at lunchtime. Tomorrow I plan on leg or back training.

    Sun nutrition: calories: 3910

    Carbs: 578 59%
    Protein: 146 15%
    Fat: 122 28%
    Total: 102%
    sodium: 3955

    Mon nutrition: calories: 3003

    Carbs: 374 50%
    Protein: 121 16%
    Fat: 106 32%
    Total: 98%
    sodium: 5574

    Tues nutrition: calories: 3201

    Carbs: 336 42%
    Protein: 106 13%
    Fat: 149 42%
    Total: 97%
    sodium: 1318

    Believe you can, believe you can't, either way you are correct.
     
  12. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: 1.25; w-t-d: 13.79; m-t-d: 31.59

    Steps yesterday: 11,729:(; 80 day average: 15,776 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Weds / Thurs 6.56 (3.19 deep, 3.37 light)

    Day #13 - year of no shopping


    Thurs - 2/14/19. 60 elliptical, 20 treadmill (walking). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 11/14. I have been getting into the habit of waking up at the first alarm at 4:10 am, and not getting up to shut it off, and let it continue until it stops. Then I have a second alarm at 4:20 am, and do the same thing. When I first bought the alarm clock, I couldn't stand to hear that horrible noise of the alarm, and got up to shut it up. Now I am immune to it, and it doesn't bother me. :confused: I have to change that bad habit, it is causing me to get to the gym about 15 minutes late each day recently. I am reading "Can't Hurt Me", by David Goggin's. I am only on about page 80. It is so motivational, it makes you feel like you can really change your life, and do anything. I can't recommend it until I am done, but so far so good. On Amazon reviews, 93% liked it. It is #2 selling book currently on Amazon, unheard of, for a self published book.


    Weds nutrition: calories: 3447

    Carbs: 374 44%
    Protein: 165 19%
    Fat: 139 37%
    Total: 100%
    sodium: 1949

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  13. Seltzer

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    Thanks for the book tip; I'm going to look into it.
     
  14. Shamie

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    I think you would like it.


    Running / walking today: 4.89; w-t-d: 18.68; m-t-d: 36.48

    Steps yesterday: 15,658; 81 day average: 15,774 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Thurs / Friday 7.45 (4.23 deep, 3.22 light)

    Day #14 - year of no shopping

    Friday - 2/15/19. 65 treadmill (walking / running slowly). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 12/15. As I mentioned yesterday, I am reading this autobiography / motivational book by David Goggins. Yesterday happened to be the last day I can register for the NYC marathon. Reading the book got me all juiced up, feeling like I can do anything, and I could tackle that (even with the bone spur on my heel). I am almost done filling out the application online, but came to my senses, and didn't register. I don't need the extra stress of training for a marathon for the next few months. Truthfully, I didn't miss running it last year, and wasn't really looking forward to running it this year, so I don't know what I was thinking by planning on registering. Maybe I should try running a 5K before I think about marathons. :lol: TGIF.

    Thur nutrition: calories: 3467

    Carbs: 329 38%
    Protein: 109 13%
    Fat: 170 44%
    Total: 95%
    sodium: 1384

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    See, what I think is great about this is you had the motivation but balanced it with the consideration of your own joy at life. There is a need for motivation to get us out of our comfort zones to be sure, but we shouldn't be so out of our zones that it damages our enjoyment.

    As for the water/sauna thing: I've never had someone pour water on the stones (which are on top of an electric heater--pouring water on that is just stupid!). My gym has a separate steam room, so maybe that's a good enough deterrent (no need to steam up the dry sauna), but I would definitely say something to the person who did it, "Yo, dude! Way uncool! If you want to steam, go to the steam room! Don't wreck the dry sauna!"

    As for the angry music...is it the music that makes people angry, or that angry people listen to angry music cause it matches their mood?

    Jaer
    has discovered he's more likely to speed while driving when he's listening to his heavy metal station than when he's listening to chillwave/deephouse EDM.
     
  16. Shamie

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    Glad I didn't register for the marathon. Just from the minimal running I have been doing, my heel is more of an issue than when I don't run. Slight pain, but nothing like before.

    This gym (LA Fitness) has no steam room, only sauna. People try to make it into a steam room. I would never say anything to the person pouring the water. I go to the gym a lot, don't need enemies. In the scheme of things, it isn't a big deal.

    I get it rap music is good for working out. Don't think it is good for society. I am a very judgmental person.:nod: I hear outside of my office, 2 employees having a conversation about the Grammy's. Both are graphic designers, hipster type dudes. They are talking about Cardi B. I was thinking, you do realize you are both in your mid 40's. :confused:


    Running / walking today: 4.88; w-t-d: 4.88; m-t-d: 41.36

    Steps yesterday: 20,126; 82 day average: 15,827 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Fri / Sat 4.20 (3.25 deep, .55 light) - incorrect, slept at least double that

    Day #15 - year of no buying

    Sat - 2/16/19. leg training, 65 treadmill (25 walking / 40 running slowly)-before lifting; 30 elliptical - after lifting. Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 13/16. Mediocre workout at best. Still have gastro problems, I made an appointment with a gastroenterologist for Thursday. Funny that after I made the appointment yesterday, today I feel a lot better. Regardless, I am still going to the appointment. I was supposed to go to him anyway to schedule a colonoscopy, so now the visit won't only be for a consultation. I said I wanted to get into the 180's by the end of February. I was 192 today, I have 12 more days to lose 3 pounds. That book I keep mentioning, by David Goggins, he lost 125 pounds in 3 months (in his 20's).

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  17. Shamie

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    Running / walking today: 5.57; w-t-d: 10.45; m-t-d: 46.93

    Steps yesterday: 16,626; 83 day average: 15,837 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Fri / Sat 9.38 (5.55 deep, 3.43 light)

    Day #16 - No Buy Year (2/1/19-1/31/20)

    Sat - 2/17/19. back training, 65 treadmill (walking) -before lifting; 25 treadmill (between lifting), 20 elliptical - after lifting. Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 14/17. I already reached 15K steps today. When I left my house this morning, I had 78 steps. Workout was meh, but better than yesterday. Today when I went to use the sauna, there wasn't even standing room. Decided instead to shave and floss & brush my teeth, like 7 minutes later, the sauna was almost empty. I go in there barefoot, and do not like when there is sweat from the prior person on the bench where I place my feet. Today it was unavoidable. :barf: I shouldn't talk, since I stay in there longer than most, and sweat more than most, and there is a puddle of sweat on the bench when I leave. But nevertheless, I am putting a pair of flip flops in my gym bag when I get home. It doesn't bother me to walk in the locker room and shower barefoot. In my whole life, I never had athletes foot, which is odd, considering I have had every other skin issue known to mankind. Tomorrow I am going to train shoulders. My shoulder feels back to normal.

    Fri nutrition: calories: 3149

    Carbs: 269 34%
    Protein: 116 15%
    Fat: 174 50%
    Total: 99%
    sodium: 1546

    Sat nutrition: calories: 3227

    Carbs: 288 36%
    Protein: 144 18%
    Fat: 167 47%
    Total: 101%
    sodium: 1942

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    Running / walking Monday: 5.68; w-t-d: 16.13; m-t-d: 52.61
    Running / walking today: 5.65; w-t-d: 21.78; m-t-d: 58.26

    Steps Sunday: 16,500; 84 day average: 15,845 (goal to average 15,000+)
    Steps yesterday: 20,816; 85 day average: 15,903 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Sat / Sun 8.45 (6.24 deep, 2.21 light)
    Sleep: Sun / Mon 6.15 (2.15 deep, 4.00 light)

    Day #18 - No Buy Year (2/1/19-1/31/20)

    Sun - 2/18/19. 75 treadmill (walking / running slowly), 30 elliptical. Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 15/18.

    Mon - 2/19/19. 75 treadmill (walking / running slowly). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 16/19. Decided to wait longer before start chest, shoulder training again. Almost took a rest day today, but decided to workout, in case there is bad weather later in the week, that prevents me from working out any of those days.


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  19. Shamie

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    Running / walking today: 1.23; w-t-d: 23.01; m-t-d: 59.49

    Steps yesterday: 16,409; 86 day average: 15,909 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Mon / Tues 6.57 (2.22 deep, 4.35 light)

    Day #19 - No Buy Year (2/1/19-1/31/20)


    Weds- 2/20/19. 60 ellipitcal, 20 treadmill (walking). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 17/20. Since I have had this gastro problems, I haven't had any coffee in over a week.:eek: I have moved on from intermittent fasting, to OMAD (one meal a day). Acutally OMAD is intermittent fasting, with a very small window for eating. For me, it is pretty much the same as before, but now I skip the after workout bar I had been having, and only eat dinner (M-F). I was watching this youtube channel "six miles to supper". The name came about, because she walks 6 miles a day, and only eats supper. She does have some interviews of people who succeeded in losing a lot of weight, and kept it off long term using this method.

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    Hope the gastro issues resolve quickly. Did you drink a lot of coffee? I drink about 12 ounces in the morning which is just one travel mug. I don't think that it is much but it may be.
     

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