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Old 09-26-2017, 09:47 AM
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Regarding water intake...I've tried to increase my intake...but all it does is make me pee more. WTF good does it due to push liters and liters of water through your system if all you are doing is peeing it right back out again?

I don't drink any types of soda, 2 cups of coffee every morning is it, unsweetened tea if I desire something other than water and maybe a bit of red wine every now and then. I can tell if I start to get dehydrated as I'll start getting some kidney pain, this usually happens when working hard outside, sweating at a racetrack all day or something like that. Pushing some water clears it right up. Otherwise I have an insulated cup with ice water in it with me at all times during the day every day but I drink maybe 26-36 ounces a day...no where near what most say I should. Anymore than that and I have to make sure I'm around a facility at all times it seems...
Could be the coffee?

I find tea and coffee has me peeing like a bust water pipe. Up several times during the night.

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Old 02-08-2018, 06:41 PM
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Subscribed again...

Sorry to say fell off the wagon a couple of years ago and I was ashamed to keep following this.

Back on track somewhat now, walking daily at least 2 miles, some weights with a trainer (slowly) reduced calorie intake, quit drinking. Lost 22 pounds, have 40 to go.

Will be using family, this and of course the trainer to go for success this time.

Thanks Todd for starting it back up, the words of inspiration I am reading to others, that ring true to me also. Hopefully I can add to it.


Lance the water thing might need checked by a Doctor, ask about flowmax or read about it. same issue I had/have, I am almost 62, pee all night...

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Old 02-08-2018, 10:26 PM
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Good for you Joe. Keep moving forward...

I started Crossfit about 4 months ago and I really enjoy it. That's a huge key to stay physically active, you have to find something you like to do. I always thought people that did Crossfit were out of their minds. The workouts are grueling, in a warehouse with little heat or air, and early in the morning. It's the culture and results that make it so appealing. I always say it's challenging, positive, and fun. I work out with the same group most days and we compete for time and weight along with ripping on each other.

For me and I think most, when you are close to your best physically, it cascades positively into every area of your life. Many don't do well simply because they don't feel well. I'll go out on a limb and say that many don't realize just how bad they feel everyday. We are made to move and move a lot. I've been serious about getting healthier for over 5 years now and it still amazes me how much room I find to grow. You have to know thyself and that takes time and experience.

While physical health is crucial, a healthy body can be sick from sour thoughts and actions. Your attitude has a huge effect on how you feel. To prove my point, next time you find yourself thinking pessimistically, turn it around to optimistic or grateful thoughts. It will transform the way you feel.

I personally try to start everyday with some type of positive influence and follow it up with Crossfit or some type of activity. I've primed my mind and body. In fact, the challenge of Crossfit challenges me mentally as well. The day and its challenges becomes a whole lot easier once you have pushed yourself beyond where you thought you could go and endured some pain.

On the flip side, I've learned to work more margin into my days and rest more effectively. Most Americans live a vastly over scheduled life with very little margin. It results in all kinds of problems. Why over scheduled? Many don't know why they keep pushing so hard and others are forced due to obligations. Obligations to jobs they hate or debt that shackles them.

Remember, the price you pay for anything is the amount of life you trade for it.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:18 AM
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I thought I would check in and tell about my day yesterday.

I took a "step class" Mostly women one younger guy and one older, I am guessing 75? I usually don't go in for the classes at the Gym, especially ones that involve dancing and coordination

I was a bit out of my league but I was "all in". The lady behind me was encouraging me, I was sweating like a politician, and I was having fun.

After the class the "older gentleman came up and said "you must be new here" and "you did great" It only takes about three months to get in sync with these ladies"

I bring this up because, If like me you are/were in a rut, semi-depressed, need to burn some fat, give it a shot, it really is a blast. I had several other encouraging comments as well.

Thanks for listening
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