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#1 Apr 23 2014 at 9:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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I joined a gym last week and went for the first time this morning. I am convinced the Elliptical machine was made by Satan himself. I did 20min on it, 15min on the bike, and did a 5min Ab workout. I feel like I'm gonna die and everything is Jello, and seriously questioning why I am doing this. Hanging on my closet door is the cutest tankini in a reasonable size for my height and build, I'm going to get into it by summer if it kills me. I have fought my weight since my early 20's and with the big 3-0 fast approaching, I need to get a handle on it now or I'm never going to. This is also one of my resolutions made at New Year's that I'm kinda getting a late start on, but better late than never!

What are your goals for summer? How are the resolutions coming along, if you made any? And any other self-congratulatory moments lately? Pats on the back all around!
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#2 Apr 23 2014 at 9:53 AM Rating: Good
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I feel like I'm gonna die and everything is Jello, and seriously questioning why I am doing this.
That's how you should feel after a workout.

My goal is maintenance and not letting my age affect me. A big part of my job is to be in shape, and I can't expect people that work under me to be in shape if I can't do it.
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#3 Apr 23 2014 at 10:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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My goal for summer is to get our neighbor to start picking up the dog **** before it really starts to stink in the heat.

As for fitness I took the amount of money I'd spend on 1 month in a gym and bought a set of dumbbells a while back. Between those and running outside I'm pretty much set. Though I need to get back into the running thing more, it's been a while. Lacking a good pair of running shorts these days, and I'll need some as it gets warmer.
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#4 Apr 23 2014 at 10:15 AM Rating: Good
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I moved my consoles and a screen to where my exercise bike is, so if I want to play I have to be sitting on the bike. So, I've effectively curbed my console gaming habit. Smiley: lol

I don't have a specific weight loss goal. I mostly just want to adjust my unhealthy lifestyle into a more healthy one. If I have to go anywhere within a reasonable distance, I'll walk. I'm eating less garbage. I'm down two pants sizes since the beginning of the year, which is cool. I'd bike to work but I can't find any gyms close enough that I'd be able to go take a shower before clocking in, so I'm going to pass on that for now.
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Delva wrote:


What are your goals for summer?
To grow carrots.


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#6 Apr 23 2014 at 1:45 PM Rating: Good
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I usually go to the gym a few times a week, but I fractured my pinkie toe on Saturday (trying to break up a cat fight) and that means the elliptical is right out for six weeks.

I confirmed that the exercise bike is okay as a stopgap, but I can't get my heart rate up as much on that thing since my tush is sitting while I pedal. Smiley: frown
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#7 Apr 23 2014 at 2:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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To grow carrots.

For some reason I always end up with short turnip looking carrots. There are literally no rocks in the area I am growing them in for 4 feet in any direction, it's got it's own watering system, I fertilize them, and everything else grows great. But not the carrots. No idea why.
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#8 Apr 23 2014 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
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For carrots it's the dirt, they need sandy soil.

Grats on your exercising, Jello = good but the first little while it'll be much worse. It gets easier once you've been at it consistently for a bit, mostly I think you just learn how to do things with a complete lack of strength so you don't notice it as much :).
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30, eh? O.K., from someone with a daughter nearly as old as you, if I could stick one thought in your head that you would not be able to get rid of, a thought that would haunt you for the rest of time, it would be this (you said it yourself, I'm just confirming it from experience):

Delva wrote:
with the big 3-0 fast approaching, I need to get a handle on it now or I'm never going to.

Kudos to you for starting. Like gaxe said, it's supposed to hurt. Just keep it up.

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I tried the whole exercising thing, but it's much easier to just... not do the whole exercising thing.

The thought of going to the gym after work is unbearable, and I don't know how people do it.
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The thought of going to the gym after work is unbearable, and I don't know how people do it.
By doing it before work.
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For carrots it's the dirt, they need sandy soil.

The dirt it's in is a 1/3 sand 1/3 potting soil 1/6 manure 1/6 peat moss + assorted water retention additives mixture. Do they need more sand than that?
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#13 Apr 23 2014 at 6:46 PM Rating: Good
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Would you describe your local soil (before additional stuff) as "clay"? If so, moar sand.

Carrots like well drained soil. This promotes growth and prevents rot or drowning. Over-wet soil discourages carrot depth.
EDIT: Raised beds are best

On a related note, carrots seeded in close proximity will give you square carrots!!


ALSO: What kind of carrot seeds are you planting? Brand and name of strain, I mean.

Edited, Apr 23rd 2014 7:18pm by Bijou
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#14 Apr 23 2014 at 7:08 PM Rating: Excellent
The gym would be so much better if people would just rack their ******* weights after they're done using them. Smiley: mad
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The gym would be so much better if people would just rack their ******* weights after they're done using them. Smiley: mad
What if I told you that your gym hired someone to go around un-racking the weights in an effort to get its members to stretch more?

Smiley: nod

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#16 Apr 23 2014 at 8:47 PM Rating: Good
Nah, it's a college gym. They don't care about us that much.
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#17 Apr 23 2014 at 11:45 PM Rating: Good
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Mazra wrote:
The thought of going to the gym after work is unbearable, and I don't know how people do it.
By doing it before work.

But that requires getting up earlier than strictly necessary!
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#19 Apr 24 2014 at 7:25 AM Rating: Good
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Carrots.

Not Safe For Really Strict Work Places.

Edited, Apr 24th 2014 9:25am by lolgaxe
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#20 Apr 24 2014 at 9:41 AM Rating: Good
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Elinda wrote:
To grow carrots.

For some reason I always end up with short turnip looking carrots. There are literally no rocks in the area I am growing them in for 4 feet in any direction, it's got it's own watering system, I fertilize them, and everything else grows great. But not the carrots. No idea why.


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Elinda wrote:
To grow carrots.

For some reason I always end up with short turnip looking carrots. There are literally no rocks in the area I am growing them in for 4 feet in any direction, it's got it's own watering system, I fertilize them, and everything else grows great. But not the carrots. No idea why.



My carrots were like this too! Short, squat, bitter little things. Before planting each season, I would till the ground under several times with a good fertilizing soil. This north Texas dirt is very dense and clay-like so I would constantly have to keep the soil cultivated which is very hard to do when something is planted there!
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#21 Apr 24 2014 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
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Mazra wrote:
The thought of going to the gym after work is unbearable, and I don't know how people do it.
By doing it before work.

But that requires getting up earlier than strictly necessary!


Gotta put the effort in somehow if you want dem gainz.
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#22 Apr 24 2014 at 12:03 PM Rating: Good
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I would have to get up at 4 AM, which would leave me a zombie the rest of the day. Due to work, that is not an option.
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I would have to get up at 4 AM, which would leave me a zombie the rest of the day.
For me it is what wakes me up.

Coffee is what keeps me awake.
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#24 Apr 24 2014 at 1:31 PM Rating: Good
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The workout wouldn't wreck me - getting up at 4 AM would.
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Nobody should be getting up at 4 AM, can't be healthy.
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There's a 4 am?

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