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Default May 13, 2024 at 12:37 AM
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Question to those who are exercising regularly please.

How do you motivate yourself?

I used to exercise most days, run, swim, yoga and this year I lost all motivation (not just for exercise unfortunately but many things).
Part of it is music or audiobooks for me when I do low intensity cardio. I look forward to the time when I can hear music or a story. Since I do not have time to read these days, audiobooks are all I get. And I have invested in cool headphones: I have a set of bone conduction headphones for walks outside (they are safer for outdoors) and nice pretty color well-cushioned over ear headphones for indoor exercise. I even have a very old but functional mini ipod that can be submerged in water and I plan to swim with it come summer.

So audio is a big part of motivation for me. Would something like this work for you?

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Default May 13, 2024 at 12:39 AM
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Orangetheory 60 mins and a stretching class 50 mins today.

Orangetheory stats:

13 blue minutes
31 green minutes
14 orange mins (splat points)

365 calories burned

125 avg hr
148 avg hr

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Default May 13, 2024 at 12:46 PM
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Today I had a Quest protein cookie for breakfast and a lime Pepsi a few hours later. Around 9 I had a strawberry Ensure. Lunch was a chili cheese dog and an iced matcha. Not the greatest combination. It didn't stay down.

I'm at 1,154 calories, 155 carbs, and 51 grams of protein.

Dinner will probably just be salmon

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Default May 13, 2024 at 03:14 PM
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I have actually lost a little bit of weight, but I am going on vacation and am afraid that in those 9 days lost pounds will pile back up.

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Default May 13, 2024 at 03:21 PM
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Part of it is music or audiobooks for me when I do low intensity cardio. I look forward to the time when I can hear music or a story. Since I do not have time to read these days, audiobooks are all I get. And I have invested in cool headphones: I have a set of bone conduction headphones for walks outside (they are safer for outdoors) and nice pretty color well-cushioned over ear headphones for indoor exercise. I even have a very old but functional mini ipod that can be submerged in water and I plan to swim with it come summer.

So audio is a big part of motivation for me. Would something like this work for you?
Thanks. Music used to work for me, especially running but it seems to no longer motivate me in the same way (I do sometimes listen when Iím walking though). Audiobooks are great and podcasts but for some reason I could never concentrate on them while exercising, Iím in awe that you can do that!
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Default May 13, 2024 at 08:56 PM
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Thanks. Music used to work for me, especially running but it seems to no longer motivate me in the same way (I do sometimes listen when Iím walking though). Audiobooks are great and podcasts but for some reason I could never concentrate on them while exercising, Iím in awe that you can do that!
Maybe you simply exercise at a higher intensity than I do when you listen to audiobooks or podcasts. I do not use them for high intensity workouts.

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Default May 14, 2024 at 05:35 PM
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I was hesitant about telling my GI I started Golo on Saturday. But I figured I needed to tell them. She asked what it was and I said it was for my weight. She looked it up and asked if it was helping one way or the other but didn't make a fuss about me being on it.

I'm not having any side effects from it and it does seem to lower my appetite quite a bit.

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I'm discouraged. I'm exercising every day, and I do feel stronger, but I'm still a whale, and I always will be.
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Default May 15, 2024 at 12:24 PM
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I didn't actually realize a small frosted animal cookie blizzard had 720 calories. Oops.

Overall I'm at 1,391 calories, 201 carbs, and 27 grams of protein.

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I had a strength training session in the early evening and then an Orangetheory treadmill only workout in late evening.

At Orangetheory, I changed my speed from 3mph to 3.5 mph. I did not go all out with incline but just focused on walking at a higher speed. I was completely alright! That felt great. I only got 7 Splat points which is fine. I plan to solidify making 3.5 mph at 1% incline my base and then will add incline later. Today I just did 90 sec at 4% followed by 60 sec at base, then 60 sec at 7% followed by 60 sec at base, then 30 sec at 10-12% followed by 60 sec at base, rinse and repeat. It was fun and did not feel too difficult.

My stats:

289 calories burned (less than before)

7 splat points: 7 blue, 29 green, 7 orange mins.

AVG HR 126 BPM, PEAK HR 142 BPM (lower than before)

4917 steps

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I'm discouraged. I'm exercising every day, and I do feel stronger, but I'm still a whale, and I always will be.
A buff whale looks better than a wobbly one! And it feels better on the inside to be a strong whale than a weak one. That is for sure.

I have even seen cropped t-shirts online that read "Strong, athletic, and fat". I would not wear them, no, but I subscribe to the concept of the message on them.

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I'm discouraged. I'm exercising every day, and I do feel stronger, but I'm still a whale, and I always will be.
Maybe you are overexercising? It is completely fine to walk and do other low intensity cardio every day, but for muscles to grow, you need breaks in resistance training. Not every day. Also, HIITs should not be done every day. 2-3 times a week max.

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I just bought some ankle weights that I am hoping will strengthen my legs

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I ate most of my calories before 10AM. Then I got caught up some TV shows all day and I was distracted. I just ate a cup of rice about an hour ago. For once my Geodon isn't making me hungry.

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I've eaten ok today considering my nausea. I've had some plain pad thai noodles, a protein shake, a cup of chicken broth, and 3 biscuits.

If your issues are severe enough like mine were and your insurance pays for it, I highly suggest trying PT for chronic constipation. My physical therapist was like a magician and even with 3 zofran a day I don't have a issue going.

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I've had 955 calories so far today. A couple of my cousins who were really obese for years are now on Ozempic and have lost a lot of weight and they look good. It makes me want to better my own situation. Even though I know no one won't judge me and the other one nobody likes and probably judges everybody.

The weird thing is, my jeans are too baggy and I look like I've lost a lot of weight. So maybe I was really bloated. I haven't thrown up since yesterday morning.

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I'm having a hard time with this whole weight loss thing. But I upped my calories to a more reasonable amount and I have my canned vegetables at eye level on my shelf instead of way on the bottom shelf, and I put most of my junk food away. I did eat a 40 calorie can of asparagus and a can of no salt added tomatoes. I ate a donut too. I'm not losing weight but I'm not really gaining either.

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