1ralphdibnyWed 13th Jan 2021 Hi all! I wondered if it would be a good idea to start a thread where we can regularly (or semi-regularly) post about what we are doing to keep fit. I know different sports have their tailored social networks but I'm not personally part of them. I also find the idea of talking about this thing with family quite embarrassing for some reason. So I wonder if a semi-anonymous place like this might encourage us to post thoughts, progress, good days and bad days and we can support eachother in any exercise and fitness goals we might have. I don't personally do new year's resolutions but I thought if others do, then now might be a good time to start this thread so we can help eachother stay on track. A bit like the game club thread but for exercise. Of course Ring Fit Adventure counts so you can post about that here too! Please discuss any sports or exercise you might do, keep us updated weekly or daily or with whatever frequency you deem appropriate. This thread is for people of all abilities from power walking with your dog to bench pressing an elephant. I don't need to say it because you're all good people but no shaming should take place. Friendly banter perhaps but please say if somebody has bent you out of shape so that person can cease and we can move on with supporting eachother. If nobody is interested in posting this sort of thing here then I am sure this thread will die in obscure dignity 😅, with that in mind, I will share first and hopefully it will encourage others to do the same! I'm one fat MF! I've been fat for most of my life except a brief few years at university when I was super skinny for some reason (probably because of no home cooked meals!). I've never really been "healthy" except maybe once a year or every couple of years, I will do some sort of exercise schedule for a month or two that will inevitably end because I've sustained an injury from work or just being old or something. Anyway, first lockdown in march '20 I began DDP yoga which was good and I got about 10 weeks into the 13 week beginner schedule before I stepped over the stair gate (we have dogs) and put my back out. That pretty much put all my activity (even daily walks) on hold for a good while and I never really got back into it. Someone gave me a fitness tracker for Xmas, one of those cheapo £20 ones from Amazon. I also took my partner back to her house recently so she could go to work. She took her yoga mat with her so I bought a new one off eBay for 13 quid and started DDP yoga again. I started on Monday (before the mat arrived) which was just the instructional video and today did the instructional video again and one of the work out tapes. Long story short, I'm exhausted but I hope to actually finish the full 13 weeks this time and no previous injury flares up or new injury occurs! I'm not sure about this fitness tracker really, whenever I look at my heart rate im quite surprised that it shows a resting heart rate of <90bpm sometimes when I'm sweating buckets. The app for the tracker does show a graph of how your heart rate goes up and down and out of an hour's yoga today it said I was in the fat burning zone for 25 minutes. Not bad I suppose but I wish it showed me properly when Im doing the work out so I know I'm doing it right. So yeah! What are you all doing or planning to do to keep or get fit? Please share! Edited on Wed 13th January, 2021 @ 19:53 by ralphdibny Click here for this month's PX game club and the list of games to vote on for next month!
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