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Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Posted: Sat May 02, 2015 11:55 am
by peypea
When I booze it's not exactly heavy. I just get drunk way easy :P I handle spirits okay though! Probably worth swapping from beer to something less heavy...

Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Posted: Sat May 02, 2015 12:37 pm
by Jobdone
peypea wrote:When I booze it's not exactly heavy. I just get drunk way easy :P


:lol:

peypea wrote:I handle spirits okay though! Probably worth swapping from beer to something less heavy...


But yeah, swapping from beer to like diet coke and vodka or something might be worth a shout.

Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Posted: Sat May 02, 2015 12:55 pm
by VizardAmata
Yeah, definitely worth dropping the beer. Spirits with something like Coca Coca Life is actually not too bad.

Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Posted: Sat May 02, 2015 1:43 pm
by peypea
Diet anything is disgusting. Gin and tonic all the way.

Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Posted: Sun May 03, 2015 12:37 am
by VizardAmata
The Life one is actually alright. Diet pepsi/coke is horrid, but Life actually tastes something like the real thing.

Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 9:37 am
by Bisset
That's because Life is still sugary as balls. It's not suitable for diabetics for example as the sugar content is still pretty high, it's just a more natural sugar.

Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 9:50 am
by Nichrome
peypea wrote:Yeah, my plan was to cut down on the sugar, or at least try. And try to start running. But yeaaah.


Couch to 5k is a good place to start. http://www.c25k.com/

Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 9:52 am
by peypea
Yeah, I've downloaded it a few weeks ago. Just need to get off my arse... Thanks! :)

Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 6:47 pm
by VizardAmata
Bisset wrote:That's because Life is still sugary as balls. It's not suitable for diabetics for example as the sugar content is still pretty high, it's just a more natural sugar.


Haha I guess that explains that!

Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 8:39 pm
by Fjar
Reached the point where being the only girl (bar one girl on a treadmill and a brick-shithouse of an older woman) in the gym doesn't bother me. Probably sounds stupid but it was a huge mental block at the beginning.

Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 9:48 pm
by Metalchemyst
There was a TV science programme on not long ago and they found that people who spend a lot of time standing rather than sitting (such as a waitresses) burned the most calories, even taking account of gym workouts. And apart from social alcohol, just drink water.

Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:51 pm
by VizardAmata
Fjar wrote:Reached the point where being the only girl (bar one girl on a treadmill and a brick-shithouse of an older woman) in the gym doesn't bother me. Probably sounds stupid but it was a huge mental block at the beginning.


I know what you mean. I probably still get odd looks but to be honest I don't even notice anymore.

Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 5:17 pm
by houston4044
I find getting stomach definition the hardest, I walk 3.6 miles combined to work and back 6 days a week and am constantly on my feet at work and have been doing this for over a year and I still look pudgy as before. I don't eat excessively badly (I have a balanced diet but am prone to the odd can of pepsi here and there) but I'm too tired after work to do any working out. My metabolism sucks :lol:

Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 5:50 pm
by Fjar
Tried leg press for the first time last week, now pressing 1.2x my bodyweight. Aiming to get to 1.6x which I think is considered pretty good?

Also had a bloke staring at me during my whole shoulder press routine today. Whyyy.

Re: The Health 'n' Fitness Thread

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:27 pm
by florencethemachine
Fjar wrote:Tried leg press for the first time last week, now pressing 1.2x my bodyweight. Aiming to get to 1.6x which I think is considered pretty good?

Also had a bloke staring at me during my whole shoulder press routine today. Whyyy.


Sounds like your classic gym creep. Give him the old Undertaker throat slash to scare him off

Over the process of four years I have slowly turned my bedroom into a personal gym. I find it much easier to focus and I don't need to wait to use any bloody machines.