I really do need to get in shape though...
Althamus wrote:Also, @Xanatos
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ook wrote:Week 1 day 2 of pushups complete. I don't know if it was because I didn't run first like last time, or if I'm actually getting stronger already, but it was a little easier than day 1.
Also, I reached a milestone today - I went to an amusement park.
I hadn't been to one of those in about 8 years, so I was really nervous as I was about to get on that first roller coaster.
Not because I was scared, but... skinny people probably take this for granted, but it's something every 300+ man has experienced: It sucks to wait in line for a ride, only to take the "walk of shame" because the restraints won't close all the way.
But thanks to emi and you guys, that didn't happen. My gut has now shrank enough to ride on roller coasters.
As soon as the realization hit me that I could literally go on any ride in the park now, I felt... liberated.
And oh how I enjoyed those coasters.
Well, thanks a lot! This is me at work: PfffttWAHAHAHAHA.Xanatos wrote:
DrNonookee wrote:Hell no. :p There are a number of reasons for this, but the biggest one is the heat. I live in the southeastern United States, and for the past several years the summer heat around here has been brutal - we're talking at least 90 degrees Farenheit most days, if not right around 100. And that's just the ambient temperature - not counting the direct sunlight blazing down on you making it feel even worse. Jogging in these conditions would be loopy for *normal* people...with my high body fat, that sort of activity in that heat would make me collapse from heat exhaustion. No thanks.You can try running in the morning maybe? I do that and since the breeze is nice on that place with all the nature thing going on, it feels pretty relaxing.
There's also the fact that I go to work in the afternoon, and my job involves standing near a metal detector and monitoring employees as they leave to prevent theft. I really don't want to burn out my legs in the morning, and then have to go to work and stand around all evening with them being all limp and noodley. Indeed, that's part of the point of working out for me - I want to improve my ability to walk and stand around without having to sit down every few minutes. By getting my exercise in before bed, I can let my muscles recover their strength while I sleep. When I wake up the next morning, they're rather stiff and sore, but after a few minutes of moving around the soreness goes away and I'm left with this delightful relaxed sensation, like my body is enjoying a reeeeealy good wake-up stretch that lasts for hours. It's like when you wake up the morning after sex, feeling tired but in a good way, and you just sort of lie there and enjoy it for a while. A morning-after-glow, if you will.
That's kind of the point. The hardest part of exercise is keeping at it regularly. It's hard to establish new habits when they require so much effort (physical and otherwise), and I know from experience how easy it is to blow something off "for just one night". And then again, and again, until you're not even bothering with the pretense anymore.Why did Emi's picture have to be on these charts...Now I'm gonna feel bad for not exercising.
Think of Emi as your personal trainer. She's going out of her way to encourage complete strangers like us to get up and get active out of nothing more than the goodness of her heart. She has faith in you, even when you yourself don't. After all that, how can you let her down like that?
(On a side note, I think this is the reason why I like Emi and Shizune so much. They both push you towards self-actualization - to improve yourself, to try new things, to be better than you are. Emi does so through friendly encouragement and setting an earnest, energetic example...Shizune does it by playfully taunting you, goading you into taking risks. God bless you, ladies.)
It's that you didn't run first. Running is a low-energy long activity, and will just generally deplete your energy reserves, but will increase your stamina and slightly increase your muscles.ook wrote:Week 1 day 2 of pushups complete. I don't know if it was because I didn't run first like last time, or if I'm actually getting stronger already, but it was a little easier than day 1.
With -any- exercises that're designed to push you to your limit (pushups, running etc etc.) then you should always rest for a day or so afterwards to give your body time to recover. Ideally exercise Mon, Wed, Fri and have the other days in the week off.update: I honestly don't know if I'm following Althamus's chart but if I'm correct about this. I should rest until Monday again since I'm done with the first 3 days in that week. (Or should I progress on the chart everyday?)
Emi's route...I wish the Nurse was completely hilarious in other routes. But I'll just have to revisit Emi sometime.Erenussocrates wrote:Well, I guess it doesn't exactly count as running/workout, but recently, I started playing soccerball every evening with friends. And it makes me feel really good despite how I suck at soccerball. I decharge some of the energy inside me, my leg muscles function, I get sweaty and stuff. Well, I need a new pair of sneakers though. I guess this is more like Hisao/Emi style running around and playing soccerball, lol. I plan to do actual jogging after I finish Emi's route though.
Anyways, am I in? :3