I downloaded the Nike app for the iPhone but it doesn't allow me to plug in the last 20 runs I've done recently. Right now, I've just been punching details into a spreadsheet for my records (total time, distance, calories burned)
Due to recent health issues and the meds I had to take for them, I gained over 40 pounds in the last year and a half! But, after having my meds adjusted, and actually being able to walk around at work the entire day without being in killer agony...I now have no excuse to get back on the treadmill and eat better.
Dunno about any precise goals yet, but I do want to get in shape. I just hate the cold and damp weather outside right now and it feels like I'm coming up with the third flu this fall (could also be some side effect from the removal of two wisdom teeth yesterday). Perhaps I'll finally go and get the key for our resident's gym on Monday, they should have a basic selection of workout equipment there so at least I could go and do something even when it's raining.
I'll be aiming for the 5k, which shouldn't be too difficult as I already can do 1.5 miles as my workout warm-up currently. I also hope to be benching my bodyweight (~160lbs currently), but considering I can to gain some muscle mass in that time, it will only be an uphill battle.
last half year i went to the gym two times a week with decent results. gained a bit of weight, could step up on weights rather quickly, awesome.
but somehow i don't like it. somehow it's boring at the gym, and as soon as i go in there i have the slight urge to be out again as fast as i can.
so the gym doesn't work out for me. now i'm pretty much doing nothing except go for brisk walks every now and then and do a fair bit of cycling (on a touring sort of bike).
from the goals on page one, most don't apply to me. i can most definitely run 5km (maybe even 10 methinks), i don't get out of breath going up a few flights of stairs (although i'd like to keep it that way, personal goal here) and i'm quite happy with my weight as well (~97kg at 1,90m).
oh well, who cares... usual bike-tour for me is anything between 30 and 50km (20 to 30miles) at ~25km/h (15mph).
I would like to join but am tweaking my goals a bit.
I am going to try and 'bulk up' and gain more muscle. As for the run, I really hate running because whenever I do it I get the worst stitches that last upwards of 15 minutes. They are either in my lower left gut or in my shoulder, around the clavicle area. They are unbearable and it's hard even to walk. If I didn't get them I would definitely train for it.
So my goal is to get better definition in my legs and bigger arms and shoulders.
And to achieve the fabled six pack.
I am sort of in. Well, really just sort of. I want to get in shape a bit more but without the workouts dominating my life and I won't go as far and start drinking some of these protein shakes etc..
Right now, I (plan) to go to gym 3 times a week, normally 10 mins cardio warmup, ~1,5h of using machines for upper body and legs and then 20-30mins of cardio afterwards. Sadly, gym is ~20 minutes away each way, so going to the gym costs me ~3h, which I don't always have time for, right now I am happy if I manage to go twice a week, which already is rare. Trying to compensate by doing some cardio on the bike at home, not always going well