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What's Your Daily Activity

Discussion in 'Health' started by Ajax, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Ajax

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    They say we need a certain amount a day, what's yours? I'm not going to lie, I haven't had good exercise let alone activity in about 2 month's ... :shamed:
     
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    Besides my 9 to 12 hours of sleep I would have to say working on artwork. I usually always spend about 2-3 hours working on artwork a day, however, its not always the same thing. One day i feel like painting, then the other i feel like doing pastel work and it goes on from there.
     
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    Minimum of an hour a day...I usually try to go for 1.5 hours of walking every day, then a couple strenuous activities through-out the week :)

    I do get my lazy bouts (especially when I'm sick!), which is when I'll probably drop down to a half hour or so of walking...but I never completely skip out on it.
     
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    being a waste of space is the main one but sometimes i draw while being a waste of space too
     
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    Usually: 4 hours of exercise a day and 3-4 hours of drawing/painting a day.
     
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    I try to get in 35 to 50 minutes of cardio every other day or so on the Elliptical. I have a gym membership at 24 hour fitness. I also do weights, sit in the hot tub, swim, and sit in the sauna.

    Here's the elliptical:
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    That happens to me as well. I missed about two days of the gym last week because of being sick =X
     
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    Lately everyday for a month I've done a bit of construction on our house. Stripping down walls, putting up drywall, patching, sanding, painting, etc. I'd say it's a good "activity." Our next project is working on the porch, fixing the insulation, putting down new boards and then.. installing new flooring. :- )

    When it gets cooler our daily activity would switch to working outdoors. Cutting wood, stacking, chainsaws! getting ready for the winter.

    Weekdays (during work hours I work in an office) I spend about 30 minutes walking to lunch and back, I also take the stairs instead of the elevator... and probably 30 minutes running around the office. Then after work, more renos on the home.

    Leisure activities I would consider my work (web design, graphics, web content updating, etc.) and working on side RPG gaming projects or playing DS. And reading. :- )
     
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    Neither have I, except in less. Sadly it's common in America :( Though I'd really prefer to exercise

    xD Well, practice makes perfect I suppose.. :) Glad you draw! You have a lot of talent

    Walking is a great way to exercise. Personally, I prefer it.

    Lol xD Well, at least you draw.. :) It's good to draw. Stress relieving.. :)

    What type of exercise do you do?

    I'm so afraid of weights >_> It's not even funny. I'm always scared I'm going to get crushed under them.
    Well, at least you're feeling better.. :)
     
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    @Gabby Walking, cardio, some weights ... stuff like that. It's lots of fun.
     
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    Construction is a big deal! I would have to say. My family remodelled our house a few years ago and it took some time. My dad and mom also did most of the brute labor in the house which was a lot of physical work also. Some of the things we didn't do while other things we did. (ie my dad ran the wiring throughout the house which was inspected and hooked up by an electrician).

    Do you live out in the country? I live in suburban New York so I'm alienated from cutting wood, stacking, and chainsaws xD

    You do some side RPG gaming projects, really? You should post them around here..:) We might be a virtual pet list but we sure do love hearing about miscellaneous projects. Sometimes it's refreshing to jump out of perspective and out of the norm. What types of books do you read? :)
     
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    @Gabby You start off with small weights and work your weight up. Such as doing 5 pound weights and do 40 reps of it. Its how I started off and now on some machines, I push about 150 to 165 pounds and do 40 reps of it. My strength is something I don't play around with. I like being strong. ^.^
     
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    Gabby ,

    Yes, construction is a lot more work than I thought it would be, but it's way worth it when you can look at your home everyday and know that you helped make it look that way. Our home was a bit of a wrek when we bought it, the previous owners were something like hoarders. But it's such a beautiful property and we just fell in love with it. It's very secluded and surrounded by bush. Yes, I do live in the countryside. I love the peacefulness and just hearing the birds sing outside. :- )

    Yea. I think I will share my project(s) sometime soon. Thank you. :- )
     
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    @cpvr I'm really shy when it comes to gyms. I have super bad anxiety which I can mostly control, but gyms are one place I've never been able to get over it at. I went with the husband a few times to the gym because we were going to work out together, but I just couldn't do it...I ended up bawling my eyes out in the lockerroom until I could get myself back under control. Once I decided I wasn't going to work out, the panic quickly lifted. So I sat and watched him instead...which was kind of entertaining in itself :p

    I bought my own ellipitcal (ugh, like $750 for that x.x) in...April? And I've used it quite a bit. To me, it was worth the investment....but it's also about the only thing I would use at a gym, so it's not like I'm missing out on other equipment (I do like weight machines, but meh, free weights work for me, too).

    I miss having people to do cardio with (I'm quite competitive with it, haha), but it's still better than the panic attacks!
     
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    Whoa, in typing my responses to this and a few other topics, this topic really blew up! ha!
    @Beedle pics of construction? :D Before, during, and after are always fun to look at. That's so exciting!! :D
     
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    @Myztacia I wish I could have one in my house as well, one machine that I tried to buy a year ago that's better than that - in terms of losing and keeping the weight off is the Treadclimber by Boxflex.
    http://www.treadclimber.com/bowflex_treadclimber_us/homepage.jsp

    My credit was too bad so I couldn't get it. I understand your anxiety about the gym. Sometimes I look around and see other people are skinnier than me or more "stronger" in terms of their muscles showing and i'm like, damn i still have a lot more work to do. It makes me want to work out harder especially when I'm around people. I do cardio and weights all by myself because music motivates me to keep going. I don't usually mess with free weights currently because I'm building up my strength using the weight machines and in about a month I'll switch to doing free weights as well.

    Ya, I agree with you. Usually when my girlfriend goes to the gym with me she gets on the machine next to me and does it for 15 minutes. I'm like "Well, there goes my motivation of working out with her", then i go into my own mode. Do you track your heart rate as well on your Ellipitical? I'd recommend getting it to 130-150 while you're doing it because you burn more calories when your heart-rate is in the fat/cardio burning mode. I'll admit when the gym I went to had the Treadclimber years ago I dropped 60 pounds in two months with it. They don't have commercial products anymore so its not located in the gyms. It was my favorite cardio machine though, but I'll stick with the Ellipitcal for now on.
     
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    @cpvr That looks like an amazing machine!

    My anxiety with the gym doesn't have to do with self confidence really...it's linked to people and vulnerability, and I feel super vulnerable in gyms. I also have problems with sleeping because of it (can't sleep on my back, it's tough for me to actually fall asleep, if I hear noise while I'm sleeping I'll be out of my bed and running for an exit before I'm even awake). It gets pretty intense. I've seen psyches about it, but all have come to the conclusion that it was something that happened and I chose to forget it. *shrugs* I'd rather not remember it anyway if it was that bad.

    I can live my life pretty much the way I want to, so I'm not really worried about trying to "fix" my problem. It's manageable, and who needs to be perfect? :)
     
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    @Myztacia I know what you mean. My back is always giving me issues so I always sleep on my sides. If I sleep on my left side, my nose clogs up but if I sleep on my right side, my nose is fine for the night thats by the fan. Ya, nobody needs to be perfect because there's no such thing is there? =D

    I agree on that front. Have you always had those vulnerabilities in regards to the gym? Ya, that machine is a beast. I miss it so much. =/
     
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    @Myztacia :

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    Newly painted walls. They used to be this old wood paneling stuff that I hate. Hah.
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    Drywall near the back entrance before it was painted (old door will be replaced).
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    An old shower (the photo is sideways, hah).. it was in our kitchen (haha), but we removed it. It was very gross.
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    Random view from the kitchen. :- )
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    A "before" shot of the flooring we are replacing. Kind of good that we had it there before we did the painting. It's mostly covered in paint now.

    :- )
     
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    @Beedle thanks for sharing! WOW :D
     
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    I know how weights work :laugh: I just don't like them. They frighten me is all. I always do something wrong when I work out so I don't want to push my luck.

    Thank you so much for sharing that tidbit and the pictures :) You have done a beautiful job on the house and I can tell you're very passionate about your lifestyle. I think that's a great thing to have. The peacefulness and birds singing outside must be lovely. I don't blame you for being so admonishing over your homestead :) You sound like you have a great set up - when can I visit? xD Hahahaha.. but no seriously.

    You really should :) I'm currently learning how to code and I plan to use most of what I learn out on an old traditional HTML & CSS game I have written up. I want to make it less static and more dynamic. I plan on posting the progress and different things on VPL - I'd love to have some company being both our projects are RPG's.
     

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