Posted in EXERCISE, GROW YOUNG FITNESS

The Foundation – work out 2

Grow Young Fitness

Sometimes I’m a slow starter. I signed up last December (2017). I didn’t get to my first workout till July 2018. Now it’s almost October 2018 and I’m just getting to my second workout in the Foundation Challenge. I’m ready to make a commitment. I’m assuming the infection of the roots in my teeth (from cracking them in a bad fall) is gone, since I’m feeling stronger – physically and mentally.

I did a squat challenge this morning that my niece is hosting on Facebook. STRONG & SIMPLE LIVING WITH STEPH

I thought as long as I did that, why not get back to the GROW YOUNG FITNESS CHALLENGE. So here I am.

The first workout was herky jerky, since Deron moved rapidly from one exercise to another, and by the time I started with a particular exercise, he was halfway done. I get now that it’s a process, and eventually, I’ll smooth through it. The counting part was also confusing, since he’d start counting when he was already into the exercise. I’ll figure it out eventually – how many reps he’s doing. I do get a work out, but I’d probably do better without the chair. Leg lifts from a chair are not easy – guess that’s one reason to keep doing them. I think I’ll try different chairs to see if it matters.

This second work out did go a little smoother. Working on form given there are so many different exercises done rapidly is key – for me.

Where my computer is located doesn’t have much moving around space, so that could be some of the issue of not keeping up. I’ll figure out how to make more room, so I can extend in all directions without bumping into stuff. Moving my chair several times to accommodate the arm and leg extensions is distracting and slows me down too much.

I feel more motivated to finish the series now that I’ve seen some improvement since the first workout. I’m analyzing it; that’s a good sign.

I’m good.






 

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Posted in EXERCISE, GROW YOUNG FITNESS

The Foundation – workout 1

Grow Young Fitness

GROW YOUNG FITNESS

12 JULY 2018

1st work out.

It took me since December 22, 2017 to get here. But I finally arrived. I thought it wouldn’t be challenging enough. That first work out was more of a work out than I expected. I look forward to the next one. Three times a week they recommend in a particular order to achieve the best results.

Take a look, then give it a try. It’s free. http://growyoungfitness.com/exercises-for-seniors

I realize now that I needed a motivational tool to discipline my workouts. Grow Young Fitness is a good fit for me. Steve joined too after returning from his cardiologist. Good reports, but they both agreed he had to lose weight. His next appointment is in 3 months, so Steve asked him what would be a good amount to lose by then. The doctor said 5 pounds. Steve, surprised at the small number said, I’ll do you better than that, how about 20 pounds? So Steve bet him a sushi meal. The doctor took the bet, probably thinking he’s going to get a free sushi meal from Lucky’s Market that just opened a couple blocks from us that Steve and I both rave about.

Of course once Steve makes a bet where he controls the outcome, he’s going to win.

What’s in it for me? Steve spends a lot of money on food. Hopefully our food costs will go down. Plus I won’t be tempted by all the new and interesting stuff he brings home for me to try. I have about a two year backlog on products I tried but didn’t get to posting about yet. Also, when he diets, I diet better.






 

Posted in AFC RAPID FAT LOSS DIET, EXERCISE, GROW YOUNG FITNESS

AFC Rapid Fat-Loss Diet DAY 31

8/5/2018 SUNDAY Day 31

I’m not counting calorie and fat grams in my last week, nor am I keeping a record of what I eat, preparing myself instead for what to do after the rapid fat-loss diet ends, using what I learned from recording everything I consumed.

Winding down I am. I’m not comfortable being so public with every little detail of what I consume and how I exercise. The fact that I did it for four weeks stunned even me. I’ve started a lot of journals in my lifetime, never lasting more than a day or two.

Calculating the nutritional data of every ingredient of every recipe I made, took a lot of time out of my day and evening. The stress of doing that may have hampered my fat-loss. I don’t know, but this last week will be essentially out of view, then when the weigh-in day is here I’ll see how I did. Frankly I think I’ll consume less, but it still might not push me beyond the 9.5 pound loss to date.

I read an article about low pressure recently and posted it to this site. For years I’ve had it, but no doctor ever believed me, because it was normal in the doctor’s office. Sometimes I take it at home only because Steve has a device to take his, and it’s been really low at times. I’m thinking now that my hunger and jumping up from the computer to go to the refrigerator so often might be a result of my pressure dropping too low.

So I implemented a new plan: Once I’m at the computer, I set my phone alarm at one hour intervals, going up to one hour before Steve gets home from work. When the alarm goes off, within five minutes I have to leave the computer and do five minutes of any type of exercise. I’ve done that for a couple of days now with success.

Anybody can do five minutes. That’s about my attention span for preplanned exercise for anything but walking. Yoga is the same thing – five minutes. Out of bed mattress exercises, going to sleep mattress exercises, same thing – five minutes. I don’t count any more. That’s a success. Counting is the most boring task in the world – to me. I let the alarm count the minutes. I don’t care how many reps – it’s five minutes worth of reps, whatever that is. That works better for me.

I eat less; I feel more energetic and stronger. Deron from Grow Young Fitness stresses the importance of moving as you age, and he is right. We think we move more than we do. Walking everywhere instead of driving isn’t enough if I’m sitting at the computer ten hours a day.

Jumping up to go to the refrigerator was in response to my low blood pressure, that I thought was me being hungry or just needing to move. Now since I preplan the exercise times, I’m a lot less likely to feel the need to jump up for anything. So, that problem is solved.

Sum: People who have low blood pressure should eat more often in small amounts, avoid alcohol and coffee except in small amounts, and should move their body often to keep the blood circulating. Stretching isn’t enough. Work up a sweat by doing mini-exercises rapidly. Do range of motion when you stretch, not when you’re using your own body weight as resistance. I’m back to using the lower resistance cords rapidly and I like it a lot more.

Also, when I exercise I play rock and roll music. It helps the time fly. And most importantly, I turn off all those 24/7 cable news talk shows. Listening to the opinions of a bunch of talking heads vomiting junk doesn’t do anything good for me. I get the news from the net. Success again.