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Sep 21, 2008

absmith absmith
308 posts
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@susannyny: I was not pleased with Zazzle. I tried to print a Gyminee shirt (before we had a bunch printed), and they turned out terrible. Spreadshirt was a little better (almost wearable). Cafe Press is really bad.


Topic: General Discussion / Gyminee T-Shirts

 
Sep 21, 2008

StevenG StevenG
270 posts

Speaking as a father of twins under two. Us guys tend to see parallel gains after the kids are born. I’m not not saying we have it as tough as you moms, but generally we could stand to loose some post birth paunch as well. :)

My wife has recently returned to running, and while it is a battle, I can say as subjective observer she is making progress. Don’t give up, liposuction is not the only answer.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Any mom's out there lose the "mommy pouch"? I need motivation!

 
Sep 21, 2008

Raineman Raineman
2 posts

@seanC:
My weight has gone back up over the last couple of years, at this point I’m sitting at 235lbs, however my bodyfat is still quite low, having pinched at 10% last sunday. I’ve put on somewhere near 30 lbs of lean mass in the last two years ( and yes I know there is water weight in that lean mass, I’m not claiming it to be all muscle mass). I did fall off the train for about 9 months though and this is where im at after 6 months of working my way back down from 268. I started drinking and smoking, and eating ALOT of fast food, all without training at all, which is why I’m back to playing catch up. but as long as I stayed training, there was no real need to stay on supplements the whole time. Some people have the opinion that supplements are useless, that’s fine if you think that. I however know first hand that they work, and you don’t get stuck on them the rest of your life. You do need to focus on diet and exercise first and foremost, using supplements to get to where you want to be, then adjusting your diet and training to keep your results without the use of pills is possible….. however, if you stop everything all together, you just threw your time and energy away.


Topic: Supplements / Weight Loss

 
Sep 20, 2008

Ed Tan Ed Tan
19 posts

Trail Mix, fully of healthy energy.


Topic: Supplements / Suggestion for a mid-day energy boost?

 
Sep 20, 2008

joggernut joggernut
1 posts

Just thought I’d tell you about my efforts to enjoy music that motivates. I started a website, jogtunes.com, that’s dedicated to listing music based on BPM, genre, and artist. I have links from all of the songs to iTunes Music Store and just started adding links to Amazon’s new MP3 store.

I also publish a podcast called The JogTunes Indie Podcast – It features 30-60 minute BPM sequenced workouts motivated by great indie music.

Please tell me what you think about my endeavors. I welcome comments and suggestions and BPM rated playlists, if you have any. You can send them to comments at jogtunes.com.

Dr. Bob


Topic: Motivation and Support / Motivational Running Music

 
Sep 20, 2008

ArnieFan ArnieFan
18 posts

Amazing how we are all returning to unprocessed organic food. I don’t think McDonalds will be going out of business anytime soon though!


Topic: General Discussion / Grass-Fed Beef

 
Sep 20, 2008

nbutter nbutter
6 posts

seems like a little bit of weight training goes a long way in burning fat (because it raises your metabolism the whole next day)... maybe mixing a bit of that in with your workout routine would help too? and toned arms are great!


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Any mom's out there lose the "mommy pouch"? I need motivation!

 
Sep 20, 2008

freedain freedain
5 posts

best thing to do is keep a bag of raw almonds around. Just a hand full is a great pickup for the afternoon slump.

And of course a little black coffee or green tea would works as well.


Topic: Supplements / Suggestion for a mid-day energy boost?

 
Sep 20, 2008

susannyny susannyny
983 posts

Great input Lizanneh! Thank you!!
Earlier this week I posted on my blog about my inability to get grass-fed beef in my area. I can travel into NYC and get it …. no problem. Just trying to decide if it’s worth the effort.

Interestingly, a company just contacted me about taste testing a few of their cuts, so I’m very excited. They’re going to send me a shipment in October. I plan on posting a very honest review once I’ve given it a try.

Thanks for the tips on cooking. I like my meat medium-rare, so I’ll definitely need to make certain I don’t overcook!!

Susan
www.catapultfitnessblog.com


Topic: General Discussion / Grass-Fed Beef

 
Sep 20, 2008

lizanneh lizanneh
758 posts

Pilates is also one of the exercises that is easy to do at home. Get a good video and a stability ball and mat, and you’re good to go while the little one is napping!


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Pilates

 
Sep 20, 2008

lizanneh lizanneh
758 posts

The taste gets some getting used to, Susan. It tends to have more of a “gamier” taste so if you like eating Bison then you’d probably love it.

It also tends to have less fat so it will be less juicy. As such, it’s important not to overcook it. You can also do things like put chopped onions in your burger patties to keep them more moist while they cook.

I love grass-fed beef. My one problem is that I can’t get the cuts I want without paying for expensive shipping, because all of the farms around me are only allowed to sell via a cow share.

But, just like a CSA, you start to learn how to cook a lot of different things because you use what’s available!


Topic: General Discussion / Grass-Fed Beef

 
Sep 20, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

I just did my first run today with Nike+ and just wearing the thing alone and receiving information about what I was doing made get a personal best in distance and time! Fantastic. Thanks for everyone’s input.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Nike +

 
Sep 19, 2008

mcotis mcotis
3 posts

The Nike+ Sport Kit is a great little gadget.
I have only 800 miles logged on mine.
It’s awesome that it speaks all the information to you; speed, distance, time, etc. An armband makes it real easy to access the iPod controls too…
As far as Gyminee goes, just add them manually after a run.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Nike +

 
Sep 19, 2008

Taka Taka
12 posts

Make sure you shower ASAP after a workout, the build up of sweat used to cause me to break out on shoulders but keeping ultra clean has helped.

Agree with dairy tip as well.


Topic: General Health / Acne?

 
Sep 19, 2008

Raymoondo Raymoondo
32 posts

Stay strong and only listen to yourself and your mentors in life. Everyone else is just noise.


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / Losing Weight: Have you gotten social resistance?

 
Sep 19, 2008

pettybo pettybo
12 posts

I can relate. The worse was a friend’s response to me when I talked about losing weight at my heaviness. She said “You’re going to become a bitch when you lose the weight”.

I couldn’t help but think..”Um so? you’d rather that I kill myself with food & inactivity instead of being proactive about my health? Girlfriend, pleaseeee. (Vanity is not my reason, The quality of my life & health is.)” I was at my heaviest in a size 26.

Learned to ignore silly comments like that. The 2nd annoying is that I should stop losing weight because I’m getting too “skinny” (even though I’m doing it very slowly and in a healthy way.)

By the way? Great job on the weight loss everyone! :)


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / Losing Weight: Have you gotten social resistance?

 
Sep 19, 2008

pettybo pettybo
12 posts

Try taking dairy out of your diet. Sometimes the hormones/steroids may make acne worse? Also skim milk tends make it to be worse then drinking whole. If you’re worried about calcium…there’s so many other resources.(Go easy on the soy?)


Topic: General Health / Acne?

 
Sep 19, 2008

Raymoondo Raymoondo
32 posts

All the Whey!


Topic: Supplements / What supplements do you take and why?

 
Sep 19, 2008

nbutter nbutter
6 posts

i cooked a trout today. here’s how:

- get a trout cleaned & gutted at the market

- put it on aluminum foil with the edges crimped up to hold juices

- put a few lemon wedges in the belly

- wrap with a slice of prosciutto (optional!)

- cook at 350 for about 20 minutes

- poke it & see if it’s feeling semi-firm (like a medium rare steak)

- take it out, let it sit for a while (keeps cooking after you take it out)

- cut in & test done-ness: should be firm but moist.

- pour the juices over it – that’s your sauce

delicious!!!!


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / How to cook fish

 
Sep 19, 2008

Raymoondo Raymoondo
32 posts

Thanks ArnieFan, I can tell you they are! Out of all my buds I have a crunch routine that drives them crazy. Happy to share ;)


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / Best way to lose bodyfat?

 
Sep 19, 2008

Raymoondo Raymoondo
32 posts

Does that mean I can get my own tshirt made up using the Gyminee logo?


Topic: General Discussion / Gyminee T-Shirts

 
Sep 19, 2008

CountDrakeula CountDrakeula
36 posts

Saw an ad for this website on the back on a cereal box! http://www.eatbetteramerica.com/recipes/dinner/...

It looks to have some promising fish recipes to try out : )


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / How to cook fish

 
Sep 19, 2008

devonanne devonanne
1 posts

You beat me to it Pique – I bake fish quite often and it’s delicious and quick.

I usually buy fillets of salmon or halibut, lay both halves in a shallow casserole dish, and cover the fish with a mixture of 3 tbsp margarine (I use Becel Olive Oil margarine, but you can use plain olive oil as well if you don’t want to use margarine), 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp rosemary, 1 tsp sage, 2 cloves finely chopped garlic, pepper to taste, and if I have it on hand, about half a tsp of fresh-grated lemon rind.

I bake it for 25 minutes at 425. Test it with a fork – if it flakes easily, it’s done!

So tasty and goes well (again as Pique said above) with brown rice. I usually also make blanched or steamed broccoli or asparagus.


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / How to cook fish

 
Sep 19, 2008

AdamTKincaid AdamTKincaid
150 posts

Yes. I am somewhat toned anyways, but I could tell.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Pilates

 
Sep 19, 2008

Melissa the Magnificent Melissa the ...
65 posts

Thanks a lot! Did you see any difference in your body?


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Pilates