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Re: Chit Chat 2022
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2022, 03:48:19 PM »
Well, after years of thinking about it, I'm finally taking the leap into some sort of martial art training. Found a place that offers aikido, kenjutsu, and aikijo classes. Doing the first free session tonight.

Hoping it will take my fitness training and give it the final rounding out it feels like it's lacking. Less about intensity and more about mental direction. I'm not misguided about the idea of self defense, but as I understand it it's great for focusing the mind during exercise, which is what I really lack.

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« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2022, 02:46:23 AM »
oh how exciting
definitely sounds like something that would sharpen up the mind

I need better exercise myself, my shoes got worn out super fast since starting jogging and now I dont jog anymore. I sort of do a little bit of weights but not enough to count as exercise I think XD
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« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2022, 02:06:43 PM »
Hey, walking it more than nothing! You definitely need a lot of distance for it to add up, but thrown on a podcast, go for an hour (or 4 if you've really got the time), and enjoy nature.

I can't recommend finding a local nature trail that you can hit up. Great way to connect with the environment in a tangible way, and also learn something about the local ecology. Walk out there with a tree identification guide, if you really want to get mad at how many invasive species there are  >:(

As for shoes, I recommend thr Xero brand. They're a brand of "barefoot" shoe that have very little sole. It's definitely something you have to adjust to (striking on your forefoot and not on the heel), which is a lot more natural, but does a number in your calfs if you don’t gradually warm up to it.

I know that sounds counterintuitive to all shoes ever, but your calf is your natural shock absorber. Obviously the species came up on the plains of africa without Nikes or arch support. Barefoot shoes are just training all those foot and leg muscles that don’t get used when you're essentially walking on a cloud.

(This is not medical advice. I am not a doctor. This is a personal testimonial. Don't buy something just because someone on the internet said you should.)

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« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2022, 02:47:22 PM »
I walk 5+ km a couple of a times a week anyway just in my commute to work, so I get a fair bit of walking exercise.

Yeah I've been wondering about what shoes to get next, I know nothing at all about types and stuff, so I was going to go for something sturdy and comfortable that's labelled a running shoe XD
I've always gone for the cheapest shoes possible in the apst, but that doesn't work out well for running comfort and health.

Interesting about the calves, I've not really thought about that before.

To be honest my diet is a higher risk than my exercise at the moment, I'm comfort eating more than I used to and I'm slowing putting on weight, very slowly but putting it on all the same.

Just got a mucked up mindset at the moment, but hoping it clears when I have summer holidays in a couple weeks time. A lot of time where I dont have to think about work and I can recalibrate myself
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« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2022, 12:21:52 PM »
Yeah, I've learned over the years that paying for good clothes up front will pay off in the long run. With shoes you really get what you pay for up to an extent. I doubt that paying 100+ dollars for shoes only buys you fashion clout, not a more structurally sound piece of footwear.

Ah, diet is important. I need to be better myself. Could do with fewer alcoholic drinks on weeknights and fewer trips to the office candy bowl. Don't even get me started on macros ToT

My fiance willing, I'm going to try and start meal planning each week around the concept of being able to make, say, 5 different dishes from the same 10 ingredients. That way we can plan ahead for healthier dinners and lunches without much effort. But she's a different eater than I am. I'll happily eat the same meal for lunch and dinner every day for a week from a big batch I make on Sunday. But it's a fight to get her to eat the same two meals in the same week. I can't count the number of times I meal prepped lunches for a whole week that went uneaten because she decided to get fast food instead on a whim.

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« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2022, 12:59:08 PM »
yeah I'm quite happy to eat a small range of meals quite frequently. I must admit I ought to make larger batches and save some when I cook for myself but I tend to cook just the one portion every day when I want it. I enjoy cooking and I don't spend a lot of time doing it, so it's like an enjoyable hobby rather than a task.

my family has had a weekly planner for meals for about 2 years now, it's pretty good, and we can look back to see when we last had a chinese or special meal or something to see if we're "allowed" another one XD

when I cook I'm pretty healthy it's just snacking that does me in, and McDonald's...I live about 30 seconds from a McDonald's lol can you imagine the temptation....
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