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    i fell out of love with keeping fit, went up to 14st 7lbs, then when I couldnt fit in my work clothes much longer I decided to beat myself up and get fit again,

    In about three weeks i have gone from 14st 7lbs to 13st 13lbs, i have cut out all take aways, joined the gym and go three times a week and swim once a week.

    this time round I am having much more success and fun.

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    Can't stop eating today. Finding it very hard to get back on the wagon after my holiday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_SiliconAlley View Post
    Can't stop eating today. Finding it very hard to get back on the wagon after my holiday!
    Change your work/home wallpaper to a motivational wallpaper so you get reminded now and again might help

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    Just did my first run in about 8 months today. Just under 5k and took 32 minutes. Got talked into 10k for Thursday hence me getting back out there. No idea if I'm gonna be able to get back to that level so quickly but last year I went from 5k to 10k in about 5 runs so here's hoping.

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    I was listening to a random podcast about health and I remembered they mention the 'Dash Diet' as best overall on a variety of factors.
    Best Diets for Healthy Eating | Data | US News Best Diets

    I had a look and it seems pretty good. It's primarily concerned with improving cardio health, but apparently it's effective with weigh loss too. Anyway, here it is.
    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/publ...h/new_dash.pdf
    Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 19th May 2014 at 12:24 PM.

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    i deffo need to lose weight...just need to find the balance between exercise and not damaging my shins :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tesla View Post
    i deffo need to lose weight...just need to find the balance between exercise and not damaging my shins :/
    I'm going to add chaffing to the list of things to be wary of lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_Brown View Post
    Just did my first run in about 8 months today. Just under 5k and took 32 minutes. Got talked into 10k for Thursday hence me getting back out there. No idea if I'm gonna be able to get back to that level so quickly but last year I went from 5k to 10k in about 5 runs so here's hoping.
    Have you done any ParkRuns? I'm assuming theres one in N'hampton...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tesla View Post
    i deffo need to lose weight...just need to find the balance between exercise and not damaging my shins :/
    Swimming and biking mate that will protect the shins. I don't do running due to shin problems all about the road bike..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    Swimming and biking mate that will protect the shins. I don't do running due to shin problems all about the road bike..
    I'm currently using my old man's old bike... which is a bit too big for me , hes 6 foot 1 im 5 foot 8.... currently no money to purchase my own bike.... might use the 6 weeks off work in the summer to my advantage, thinking of joining a local gym club for £20 a month that includes use of the swimming pool...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tesla View Post
    Have you done any ParkRuns? I'm assuming theres one in N'hampton...
    Yeah I've did about a dozen back in 2012 but it's been a while. I always fancied doing the MK one as the route looked a lot nicer. Should probably get back into it again as running by myself is nice but it's slightly more competitive with the Park Run. Even if it's just a case of making sure you can keep up with the nice brunette with the nice behind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_Brown View Post
    Yeah I've did about a dozen back in 2012 but it's been a while. I always fancied doing the MK one as the route looked a lot nicer. Should probably get back into it again as running by myself is nice but it's slightly more competitive with the Park Run. Even if it's just a case of making sure you can keep up with the nice brunette with the nice behind
    cheeky...

    MK one is nice (but it's the only one i've done...), basically just around willen lake, there is a killer bit about 2km in though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tesla View Post
    I'm currently using my old man's old bike... which is a bit too big for me , hes 6 foot 1 im 5 foot 8.... currently no money to purchase my own bike.... might use the 6 weeks off work in the summer to my advantage, thinking of joining a local gym club for £20 a month that includes use of the swimming pool...
    £20 !!!! thats cheap as chips man..blimey looking at £30+ here (Leighton Buzzard) for the gym with a swimming pool anyway...and its full of kids from upper school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    £20 !!!! thats cheap as chips man..blimey looking at £30+ here (Leighton Buzzard) for the gym with a swimming pool anyway...and its full of kids from upper school.
    ;

    It's gone down in price, that place used to be £32 a few years ago, it's dropped because the likes of KissGyms and PureGyms have opened (24 hour monitored gyms) and they are about £16 a month. they are only gyms though, no pools etc...

    this other gym also includes free badminton bookings.... i enjoy badminton, but again, shins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tesla View Post
    cheeky...

    MK one is nice (but it's the only one i've done...), basically just around willen lake, there is a killer bit about 2km in though....
    What's the killer bit? I'm guessing a big hill?

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