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Fitness October 2014 Fitness Group All Are Welcome!!!! Oct 23 2014
01:22 (UTC)
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Today I did 30 min on treadmill before work and then after work was weights

Warm up

Squats 3 sets x 8 @ 65lbs

supersets Glute bridge/ 1 pt row  this is the first time I've attempted a Barbell Glute Bridge- I will probably be seeing it tomorrow on my hips as I bruise so easy!  3 sets 45lbs x 12  Rows 25 x 15 and 30 x 12

supersets db presses and russian twists.  it was "2 sets high reps"  I did about 12 reps on each 15lb db and 17lb kettlebell for twists

Foam rolled and stretched.  

My muscles were already a bit sore from the other days workouts so tomorrow should be fun!

Fitness October 2014 Fitness Group All Are Welcome!!!! Oct 22 2014
02:08 (UTC)
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Another active day in the books.  This morning treadmill just 1 mile but a little jogging thrown in.  

After work I did a tabata timed workout consisting of box jumps, burpees, kettle bell swings, KB snatches and tried spin bike and jump roping but didn't do long on those.

i also almost tripped on the step f,or the jumps, so didn't complete the whole 4 min on that round.

foam rolled and stretched.it has been 21 days now that I've been consistent in my workouts, so that is now a habit!!!

Fitness The Perfect Situp machine Oct 22 2014
01:59 (UTC)
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Don't waste your money.  Sit ups are crAp for abs, they just end up tearing up your spine.

if you really want to build abs do planks.  Try for a 2 min one. Do side planks elevated, reduced base

do squats and deadlifts.  Real push-ups with feet on the floor not your knees does wonders for abs

 

The Lounge Grocery shopping at Walmart vs. your local grocery store? Oct 21 2014
18:53 (UTC)
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I don't go into a Walmart .  I buy my paper and supplies for cleaning and such at Costco.  I won't even do a SAMs club.  I have to drive an hour away to go to Costco, where as the Walmart is 3 miles away, and on my way home from work.

if it's an emergency for laundry soap or toilet paper I'll go to a dollar store before Walmart.

when I did shop at Walmart the milk would always spoil within a day of opening it.  Their meat looks like crap and I never bought meat there.  

 

The Lounge Have you lost weight and gained it back and are currently trying to lose again? Oct 21 2014
01:53 (UTC)
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My weight log here on CC looks a lot like a roller coaster  I didn't even join this site until I had already lost and gained weight again.  

I lost 55lbs in 2005 then quit smoking and gained 30 back.  

I joined CC in 2006 @ 165 lbs in 2009 I was back up to 192 that was when I joined a real gym and got serious with NROL4W and in a few months was back to 175 lbs had some major stressors and back up to 185 in early 2010 then I divorced and got serious again got to 170 lbs.  In 2011 to July of 2012 I had gone from a size 10 to a size 4 despite only losing 15 lbs in the 2 years.  Again it was weight lifting that helped lose the sizes.

I then gained since that low and had to go all the way to size 14s all do to drinking, not exercising with regularity and eating poorly.  

This month I stopped drinking and started the same program I had done in 2005 so far I've lost 10 lbs.  I am also going to the gym every day to do some activity.  I started lifting just this week as I was nursing a shoulder injury.

My goal is to be a size 10 by Christmas and get into my 8's by Spring.  With determination and doing it right I hope to be in my size 6's this time next year  - my goal weight used to be 145 but when I was 155lbs I was in size 4's so I go by size not pounds, but I would like to be in a healthy BMI at the most

Fitness October 2014 Fitness Group All Are Welcome!!!! Oct 21 2014
01:39 (UTC)
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2 workouts today 

this morning treadmill for 30 min  Some jogging at 4.5mph and the rest walking at 3  

stretched

After work did weights was a real short workout

Inverted rows ( hate these) and step ups only did about 5 reps on the inverted rows for 2 sets  Step ups did 10lbs x 5 and 15 x 5 for 2 sets

bicep curls with swiss ball planks 10 lb curls x 15 and 30 sec on planks x 3 sets

After lifting did 10 min intervals on Jacobs ladder 1 min on 1 off

foam rolled and stretched

The Lounge Female D-bag Syndrome Oct 20 2014
14:13 (UTC)
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  thanks!!

Fitness October 2014 Fitness Group All Are Welcome!!!! Oct 19 2014
23:12 (UTC)
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This afternoon was a 2.5 mile walk on my treadmill.  Wasn't super fast just a stroll but better than sitting and watching tv.  

metmom - thanks for the input on the programs I am going to do.  I was reading on the Jefferson deadlift" as one of the options in the program from yesterday.  Interesting.

And kevin, that rainbow looks pretty awesome.  

Fitness October 2014 Fitness Group All Are Welcome!!!! Oct 18 2014
23:10 (UTC)
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So far today I did some weights.  I decided to put off doing any NROL program for now.  Instead I decided I'm going to do a program I had downloaded a long time ago.  The weight lifting part is called  "Get Stronger Faster"  written by David Dellanave 

http://www.fitocracy.com/knowledge/pr-every-d ay-by-david-dellanave/

and I have his wife's program as well "Lift weights Faster" which is a lot of circuit/ interval type workouts from bodyweights , kettlebells, and weights.  There are a selection of workouts from 10 min to 30 lots of "ladders" workouts.  Will give this a go for the next couple weeks just to get myself reintroduced to the weight lifting and metabolic work.

 I will go to the gym later to watch Dr Who while biking.  

Warm up

Deadlifts 3 sets of 10 - 2 @ 65 1 @ 85

supersets 3 sets of 10 DB push press  2 sets @ 10lb 1 2 12 / face pulls  2 sets red band 1 set blue ( due to my shoulder injury still taking it easy )

SHELC - 2 sets 7 reps

2 30 sec planks.

stretched.

 

 

Fitness What is UP with my Polar FT4? Oct 18 2014
17:47 (UTC)
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Does this HRM have a VO2Max test?  I think the fitness tests helps adjust the actual calorie burn estimate.  

I had read years ago that the Polar HRM can overestimate female calorie burns by up to 20%.  Also does the FT4 allow you to put in gender?  

I am needing to get a new HRM or at least a new strap as mine seems to flat line me or put my HR off the charts.  My current monitor is about 10 years old now.  

I agree with OGR if the estimate you are getting in calorie burn is so far off, then reducing your weight or increasing age might help

The Lounge Ebola is in the US Oct 18 2014
17:24 (UTC)
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Listening to a news report today and the "medical expert" interviewed said something along the lines that the fear of Ebola might actually improve the containment of the flu season this year since more people are going to be washing their hands more and being diligent in protections.  

The Lounge Another one bites the dust Oct 18 2014
17:21 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

I think there was one that refused to marry two men.

But I believe he did marry them the next day?

 

The one that resigned that I read about - doesn't surprise me. A pretty rural area.

Would not be surprised if more resign over it, given that they're probably all pretty old. That's just a perception that I have - not really sure if it's true.

http://www.bilerico.com/2014/10/two_nc_magist rates_resign_rather_than_marry_gay_co.php

In the new marriage equality state of North Carolina, at least two magistrates -- agents of the state whose responsibilities include performing civil marriages -- have resigned rather than comply with the law and perform marriages for same-sex couples. Neither one is the official who illegally turned away a gay couple in Pasquotank County earlier this week.

This news comes just one day after the state told magistrates, in no uncertain terms, that they had to perform the marriages or they'd be suspended or dismissed from their jobs.

In a letter to Chief District Court Judge Fred Wilkins, Rockingham County Magistrate John Kallam Jr. tendered his resignation, effective October 31. Kallam wrote that marrying same-sex couples "desecrate[s] a holy institution" and violates his religious beliefs, according to the Greensboro News & Record:

"When I took my oath of office, I understood I would be required to perform weddings and have done so throughout my tenure," Kallam said in an emailed resignation letter. "I did not, however, take that oath with any understanding that I would be required to marry same sex couples. It is my personal belief and a position of my Christian faith that doing so would desecrate a holy institution established by God himself."

Calling Kallam a "good honorable man... who stuck by his convictions," Wilkins confirmed the resignation. But he added that had Kallam refused to marry a same-sex couple, he would have followed protocol and suspended him.

Details about the second resignation are after the break.

   

QNotes, North Carolina's leading LGBT community newspaper, reports:

Another magistrate in North Carolina has resigned in protest of North Carolina's legal same-gender marriage recognition.

Swain County Magistrate Gilbert Breedlove's resignation -- effective Monday -- comes a day after a magistrate in Rockingham County resigned. Both are citing their religious beliefs, saying they cannot marry same-gender couples.

"I know what the Bible says and I know that it's not right," Breedlove has said.

According to the Greensboro News & Record, some magistrates in Alamance County have also refused to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples, but have not resigned.

But Equality NC executive director Chris Sgro notes that these magistrates who assert a special right to disobey the law and discriminate are in a distinct minority. More than 400 marriage licenses have been issued in 60 counties so far, he says, and marriages have been taking place.

"This isn't a problem everywhere," Sgro told the Winston-Salem Journal. "These are a few isolated instances."

You may not expect me to say this, but I'm not going to condemn Breedlove, Kallam, or any other anti-gay magistrate who chooses to resign rather than assert some bogus, non-existent special "right" to homophobic discrimination. In fact, I applaud them.

If their anti-LGBT animus is so severe that they can no longer bring themselves to carry out their official public duties by serving same-sex couples, then resigning is exactly what they must do.

 


Read more at http://www.bilerico.com/2014/10/two_nc_magist rates_resign_rather_than_marry_gay_co.php#7SG 1sqw0QFJIgmsI.99

The Lounge Another one bites the dust Oct 18 2014
17:13 (UTC)
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TVFH- that link doesn't work due to the word "sh**" in the title.

Besides Brewer being mean - she is in fact an ugly person on the inside and out!  I am so thankful she will be gone in a few short months

“I feel a lot of gratitude that this day finally came,” he told The Republic.

One Arizonan who’s not feeling gracious, however, is Governor Jan Brewer. (You know, the lady shook a pointed finger at President Obama on an airport tarmac with armed Secret Service only a few feet away.)

She’s furious that gay and lesbian couples have been allowed to marry in her state, now that Attorney General Tom Horne revealed he wouldn’t appeal today’s ruling.

In a press release Brewer ranted that “the federal courts have again thwarted the will of the people” and eroded individual states’ rights.

It is not only disappointing, but also deeply troubling, that unelected federal judges can dictate the laws of individual states, create rights based on their personal policy preferences and supplant the will of the people in an area traditionally left to the states for more than 200 years.

As Justice Scalia opined, such action is tantamount to ‘an assertion of judicial supremacy over the people’ and is an image of the judiciary ‘that would have been unrecognizable to those who wrote and ratified our national charter.’

Brewer insisted that determining who can get married “is not the role of the judiciary.”

Perhaps she’s forgotten landmark cases like Loving v. Virginia? Or maybe it’s just more convenient to ignore them.

Regardless, congratulations to all the lucky couples today!

The Lounge Another one bites the dust Oct 17 2014
18:55 (UTC)
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Appointment, Operation, and Jurisdiction of Magistrates The General Assembly of North Carolina establishes the number of Magistrates for each county. For an individual to qualify for the Office of Magistrate they must apply in the county in which they reside. The individual shall have a four-year degree from an accredited senior institution of higher education or have a two-year associate degree and four years of work experience in a related field. In appointing Magistrates, the Clerks of Superior Court in each county is responsible for submitting names to the Resident Superior Court Judge in each Judicial District for nomination. The Resident Superior Court Judge then appoints the number of Magistrates assigned to each county for an initial two-year term and subsequent four-year terms. The same procedure is followed whether for initial appointment, for reappointment or for a vacancy that occurs in an unexpired term. In order to be eligible for re-nomination as a Magistrate, an individual must complete a course of Basic Training for Magistrates held by the Institute of Government. For the day to day operations of schedule, policy or procedures, the Magistrates work under the supervision of the Chief District Court Judge.--------

 

i saw saw an article where more than one had resigned.  

I wonder where their constitutional learnings forgot there is ,this separation of church and state.  Why don't they object when pagans, atheist or Jews get married?  

 

The Lounge Ebola is in the US Oct 17 2014
16:01 (UTC)
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Original Post by immabee:

I'm flying (domestically [US]) on Monday and now I'm noticing every time I touch my face. It's a lot.

I notice when I fly I will always catch a cold.  I think airplanes are just one big huge incubator for all kinds of airborne illnesses.  

The Lounge Ebola is in the US Oct 17 2014
15:59 (UTC)
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I didn't mean to imply that I blame people who use sanitizers as spreadingMRSA sorry.  I think the abuse of antibiotics soaps, drugs and Purells are not helping though.  And antibiotics don't cure viruses.

 

today on the way to work I heard a commercial for Outbreakkit.com. 

Puss get your own personal protection body suit for when your family gets the Ebola!!

 

Fitness October 2014 Fitness Group All Are Welcome!!!! Oct 17 2014
01:51 (UTC)
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today was a short "cardio" workout.  

Jacobs ladder 1min on 1 min rest for 10 min

Rower - 10 min

then did some lower body light weight step ups and pistol squats on the step Nothing intense just getting the legs moving again.

Stretched and called it a day.  

Hopefully tonight will sleep better and be able to hit my treadmill in the morning for a bit.

The Lounge Ebola is in the US Oct 17 2014
01:08 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by dbackerfan:

The increased uses of those hand sanitizers have actually helped increase the cases of MRSA and now the newest superbug that is resistant to the antibiotic that was effective in most cases of MRSA.  

The Purells really won't help a virus.  Regular bleach is the better choice for virus prevention.  And Lysol 

Hand washing with regular soap and water for the time it takes you to sing happy birthday or say the alphabet is the best defense against infections, and to help those people who are immune suppressed. Not only people with HIV, but Epstein Barre or Lupus.

people forget the flu usually kills 30k people a year.  There are also talks that the flu that struck the U.S. In the early 1900s has a chance of reappearing this or ,next years flu season.  I'd be more concerned catching that than Ebola for now

I have a coworker who got C Dif because she decided to get a large dose of antibiotics and a rocephin shot and it basically killed all her good bacteria in her gut.  She hasn't been able to eat for 2 months now without having diarrhea so her diet has been mostly broth, and just recently began eating some bland foods

I do wash my hands with soap and water (I sing happy birthday) before I eat a meal and after a trip to the loo, or if I get my hands dirty by some other means. But I can't wash my hands every time I touch a doorknob or the tongs on the salad bar or the many other common items that all the students and teachers and other staff are liable to touch. (I think people who wash their hands that much are considered to have OCD?)

And I don't use purell. I use a eucalyptus variety (which is still 95% alcohol or something like that).

You... are somebody.   ?? i don't know how to take this?  

It is not my fault that anybody ever got C dif. Or MRSA.

I probably have transmitted a cold or a flu to a handful of people back in the days before I practiced better hygiene and was prone to come to work even if I was sick.

I never like to say that I haven't gotten sick in a long time because that sounds like bragging and I'm superstitious enough to think that the universe will be all, Oh yeah? and will send me a cold to teach me not to sound too braggy. 

I too haven't gotten the flu or even a cold that gave me a fever in years.  When I feel like a cold is starting I take vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin D and it usually wipes it out in less than 24 hours.  I work in a doctors office and walk through a waiting room full of sick people every day.

I was just saying the over use and germaphobic use of antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers is actually making people sick.  Also the demands to treat cold and virus infections with antibiotics, luckily drs today are more careful in prescribing those because of MRSA.

 

The Lounge Ebola is in the US Oct 16 2014
21:13 (UTC)
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The increased uses of those hand sanitizers have actually helped increase the cases of MRSA and now the newest superbug that is resistant to the antibiotic that was effective in most cases of MRSA.  

The Purells really won't help a virus.  Regular bleach is the better choice for virus prevention.  And Lysol 

Hand washing with regular soap and water for the time it takes you to sing happy birthday or say the alphabet is the best defense against infections, and to help those people who are immune suppressed. Not only people with HIV, but Epstein Barre or Lupus.

people forget the flu usually kills 30k people a year.  There are also talks that the flu that struck the U.S. In the early 1900s has a chance of reappearing this or ,next years flu season.  I'd be more concerned catching that than Ebola for now

I have a coworker who got C Dif because she decided to get a large dose of antibiotics and a rocephin shot and it basically killed all her good bacteria in her gut.  She hasn't been able to eat for 2 months now without having diarrhea so her diet has been mostly broth, and just recently began eating some bland foods

The Lounge Life begins at conception Oct 16 2014
01:24 (UTC)
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Original Post by lysistrata:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by lysistrata:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by supergirl77:

you're going straight to hell

yeah, um, stop the presses;p

*rolls out the welcome mat and puts the champagne on ice*

Nothing like a warm greeting from the top dog!

Oh I'll give you a warm greeting, top dog in hell style.  :)

I like champagne

the"warm greeting"   I could have lived a full life without seeing that

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