Emi inspired running/workout

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by MoogleDee » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:10 am

ivegottogodosomthing wrote:Juice is often just as bad as soda, since it has little nutritional value compared to whole fruit, and high sugar content. If you're really trying to lose weight, do your best to drink no calories. (In other words, stick to only water, tea, and coffee.) Diet soda and *sugar free* juice is something you should avoid too, since it can spike your blood sugar, and is filled with nasty, nasty, chemicals.
This. So much this. I've been sticking to water and tea, but avoid the "diet" drinks at all costs. They somehow get away with calling it a "diet" drink by reducing the amount of sugar or calories or whatever, to get it back to a similar taste, they have to add in a whooooole mess of crap. If you have to indulge in a soda, just get a regular one vs one of the "diet" varieties.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Bigbishounen » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:21 am

Whew!

Ok, just finished Day 1 of Week 1! I'm on my way! I was surprised that I was actually able to do it. I guess the body never forgets if you've been healthy before. I'm sure I'll be sore tomorrow, but day 2 is Thursday, so I have time to recover. (Tues-Thurs-Sat are my 3 days per week) I rather like this particular plan. Pushes me without overtaxing me, and gives me a nice structure to focus on. I think I'm going to actually enjoy getting back into shape!
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by MoogleDee » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:33 am

Bigbishounen wrote:Whew!

Ok, just finished Day 1 of Week 1! I'm on my way! I was surprised that I was actually able to do it. I guess the body never forgets if you've been healthy before. I'm sure I'll be sore tomorrow, but day 2 is Thursday, so I have time to recover. (Tues-Thurs-Sat are my 3 days per week) I rather like this particular plan. Pushes me without overtaxing me, and gives me a nice structure to focus on. I think I'm going to actually enjoy getting back into shape!
Another runner joins the ranks, excellent! I love how there's more and more of us all piling onto the track, so to speak. I never in my life would have thought a game where I spend hours sitting down and clicking would get me to start getting back into shape. It's a funny world.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by NoOne3 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:18 am

MoogleDee wrote:I never in my life would have thought a game where I spend hours sitting down and clicking would get me to start getting back into shape. It's a funny world.
At least form an ero-game you should expect a different kind of workout, shouldn't you?

Anyway Emi would be proud, seeing our guts waving around the running track.

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by MoogleDee » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:28 am

NoOne3 wrote:
MoogleDee wrote:I never in my life would have thought a game where I spend hours sitting down and clicking would get me to start getting back into shape. It's a funny world.
At least form an ero-game you should expect a different kind of workout, shouldn't you?
Even then, I didn't get any of that workout in this game. Come to think of it, that'd be considered an anaerobic exercise activity, right? Why am I thinking about this.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by HurricaneHarvey » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:42 am

MoogleDee wrote:
NoOne3 wrote:
MoogleDee wrote:I never in my life would have thought a game where I spend hours sitting down and clicking would get me to start getting back into shape. It's a funny world.
At least form an ero-game you should expect a different kind of workout, shouldn't you?
Even then, I didn't get any of that workout in this game. Come to think of it, that'd be considered an anaerobic exercise activity, right? Why am I thinking about this.
I would guess aerobic because of the elevated heart rate and breathing. Neither of which has much to do with what would normally cause such things in an aerobic work out but higher heart rate and breathing is what it is.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by dunkelfalke » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:49 am

NoOne3 wrote:an ero-game you should expect a different kind of workout, shouldn't you?
Nah, even if it sound strange, I play eroge only for the story. And in fact, Katawa Shoujo made me abstinent for a week or so. Went on a stride to the hills instead every night, so hard that I could barely walk after a week.
NoOne3 wrote:Anyway Emi would be proud, seeing our guts waving around the running track.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Paul Atreides » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:54 am

I suggest you doing sports like soccer or basketball before start running regularly if you want to be in a good shape. Running is a good exercise, but sometimes it can be really tough (especially if you go alone) and boring. Playing team sports are more distracting, funnier and you can end up making new mates. Just my two cents.

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Thrasher Thetic » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:08 am

Ding. Running IS boring. That's why I play hockey.

Running 3 miles? Boring. Skating full-bore, physically dominating people in the corners and setting up scoring chances? Awesome.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by gRaViJa » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:38 am

If you don't have any stamina, you can't play hockey either. So a running program is the way to start for every couch potato, even if you are planning to go and do another sport. Jogging will be boring after a while i can imagine, but after these 8 weeks i'm gonna join an athletics club. The factor of competition will keep it interesting. In my teenage years i was a pretty decent competition sporter, i'm looking forward to be in some sort of competition again soon. And not everyone thinks that running is boring and hockey is not.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Bigbishounen » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:44 am

Thrasher Thetic wrote:Ding. Running IS boring. That's why I play hockey.

Running 3 miles? Boring. Skating full-bore, physically dominating people in the corners and setting up scoring chances? Awesome.
Maybe, but I have neither the time, the skating capability nor the interest to take up Hockey. Fine for you, but I prefer to run and listen to an audiobook or a podcast. (Although right now I'm spending more time tracking my run/walk mix than anything else.) Besides, I have a really nice treadmill that was just gathering dust in the basement. It feels good to be getting some use out of it.

Also, not sore at all today. AWESOME! :D
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by dunkelfalke » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:45 pm

Running in the nature (forrest, park and so on) is very enjoyable and not boring at all. Biking even more so.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Al » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:02 pm

If you get bored of running after 3-4 weeks, why don't you start trying HIIT (high-intensity interval training). Sprinting lasts a short time but it's tough because you're going all out at the moment that you are sprinting.

Sure beats getting bored jogging for 30 mins.

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by gRaViJa » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:36 pm

All in all 30 minutes really isn't a lot of time to get a decent stamina workout. Still enjoying it at the moment. I also decided to go for my first 20 minutes non-stop jogging session today. I'm leaving now. If i make it, i'll treat everyone on tea and tofu!
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by dunkelfalke » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:11 pm

Sencha for me, please :D

I was successful today: 20 km biking in four parts. Not too bad for a really fat guy :mrgreen:
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