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5 years ago @ Crasstalk - Welcome to the Weekend... · 2 replies · +4 points

this is the real talk I needed. Thanks!

I also wanted to add that It's not just American portions, Canadian ones have increased too.

I have a friend that's all about some program with that promotes a brand of shakes and some coloured containers. I didn't want to buy the program so I just measured the volume of the containers and gave it a go myself. The reality of how much I should be eating verses how much I was eating is just shocking.

The nutritionist at the gym set me up with the Myfitpal app. Keeping track of nutrition that way isn't the chore I expected it to be. I actually find it really fascinating to see how much nutrition (or the lack there of) is in things. And the graphs the app generates are neat, imo.

5 years ago @ Crasstalk - Welcome to the Weekend... · 1 reply · +4 points

it is helpful! which sportsball did you get reacquainted with? My main issue is that I never was athletic so I really don't know which sport to try, they'll all be new to me... well besides having to struggle through them during elementary school gym class. I'm tall but clumsy af.

Spinning has been my cup of tea. I'm thinking about getting a road bike. Maybe training for a sprint triathlon for late 2017.

5 years ago @ Crasstalk - Welcome to the Weekend... · 0 replies · +2 points

good advice! and inspiring!!

5 years ago @ Crasstalk - Welcome to the Weekend... · 1 reply · +3 points

I was hoping you'd reply! I have questions about crossfit. I have done some research but I wanted to ask real people: will there be someone to teach me proper form? That jerking lift motion in particular has me worried in my ignorance about breaking a limb or my back. Should I go early or late in the day to get instruction? The crossfit places near me have session/classes for it. But will I slow the group down if I'm so slow?

5 years ago @ Crasstalk - Welcome to the Weekend... · 0 replies · +2 points

Good to know. Thanks!

5 years ago @ Crasstalk - Welcome to the Weekend... · 1 reply · +4 points

it was all this delicious Cajun and Louisiana foods. American portions! and I drink a lot of beer. But I quickly switched to Natty Light. Much to the dismay of my American friends. But it's lite beer!

5 years ago @ Crasstalk - Welcome to the Weekend... · 0 replies · +5 points

Grad school is great, I recommend it. Especially if you've plateaued in your career with just a bachelors which was my situation. Or if you want to take your career in a different direction. I don't think I actually gained 45lbs, but it's definitely more than 20. I heard about "Frosh 15" jokingly all the time in first year of uni. But no mention of what being so sedentary would do during grad school. Perhaps they thought we'd just all know that sitting, stressed out at times, and fill our faces with slower metabolisms than we had when we were 18-19 years old would result in. I think going in to grad school with a conscious effort to maintain some fitness during the grad school process is really key.

5 years ago @ Crasstalk - Welcome to the Weekend... · 0 replies · +2 points

8 weeks? I realise everyone is different, but that's really inspiring! I'm going to look forward to that. Thanks!!! Yes, I'm definitely going to do this fitness experiment slowly. I don't need to get injured while trying to improve my health and fitness. lol.

5 years ago @ Crasstalk - Welcome to the Weekend... · 0 replies · +5 points

Thanks! I find working out first thing helps throughout the day. As in, I'm in a better mood in general and less things can irritate me. oh my data just got corrupted? Meh! I need to redo some stuff? That's cool I'll do some planks in between!

5 years ago @ Crasstalk - Welcome to the Weekend... · 33 replies · +14 points

I was warned and prepared for frosh 15 back when I started undergrad years ago. But this grad school 45?! Yikes! Those months of sitting for class, sitting for studying, sitting for coding, sitting for research, and sitting for thesis writing are now very noticeable.

Now that I'm done my MSc I'm planning to turn my free time to fitness. I've got a bit of a head start on the new year resolution fitness people. I've never been fit or very active but I want to start! I've started going to the early morning spin class during the week before going to work. I really like it. Just peddle, sweat, follow the instructors shouts to stand/jump/spin faster, and rock out to whatever top 40 or zydeco tunes the instructor picked. There's loads of other classes at the gym but I'm overwhelmed.

Is Pilates fun? I suspect Cross fit requires more coordination than I have just yet. Any fitness tips for a total newbie?