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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHorvat View Post
    What are you studying?
    I'm doing my Cert III in fitness at the moment. Have managed to get through it with high distinctions and distinctions so far. Waiting on results from my most recent assessment before I get on to my last 2. Once I'm done I'll be a qualified fitness instructor. Will likely go on to do cert iv and my diploma. The great thing is that since I know so much already from my own experience, I am flying through it and my assessors are very impressed with some of my answers to the questions.

    I run an outdoor fitness group on Saturday mornings (which I've put on hold now until I've finished with my comps) and it would be good to continue that with some more people moving forward (and possibly actually getting paid for it). I wouldn't ever want to be a PT full time. I love my job too much to leave. It would be good to do on the side though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHorvat View Post
    I got more time, my money doesn't disappear on a daily basis, and I can no longer artificially concentrate / relax.

    Other than that I feel the same as before.

    Why are you asking? Are you smoking and want to quit?
    Father is a cancer surviver. When I hear people quit I like to check in.

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    You never heard of meat being nearly banned, then I guess you've never heard of the food pyramid.

    Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia (and I suppose that's hear-say):
    The diet is based on several premises, one of which is that human ancestors are well adapted to foods of the Paleolithic era, a period of about 2.5 million years duration that ended around 10,000 years ago with the advent of agriculture and domestication of animals, and that humans have not evolved to properly digest new foods such as grain, legumes, and dairy, much less the highly-processed and high-calorie processed foods that are so readily available and cheap, and this has led to modern-day problems such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
    Interestingly, people talking about nutrition and about the Paleo diet couldn't give the simplest answer about something outside of the Paleo scope. For example, which period came right after Paleolithic? Lol. Answer without Google if you can.

    If anyone is more interested in human evolution - I got great news. There are colleges teaching the darn thing.

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    Renee, kudos for working on your education. I always like to see people reaching for more.

    Quote Originally Posted by edgarf76 View Post
    Father is a cancer surviver. When I hear people quit I like to check in.
    Me and my wife both quit at the same time. This week we're taking a loan which is the equivalent of the money we used to spend on cigarettes every month, and we're buying a new car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHorvat View Post
    Renee, kudos for working on your education. I always like to see people reaching for more.


    Me and my wife both quit at the same time. This week we're taking a loan which is the equivalent of the money we used to spend on cigarettes every month, and we're buying a new car.
    Thanks!
    I have been into the fitness thing for the last 2 years and figured I wanted to learn more stuff and if I wanted to do these comps I should start to get down to the body science behind it all too. So whatever courses will compliment the knowledge on the fitness stuff will likely be the next ones on my radar once I have my diploma in fitness.

    It's so nice that you guys can put that money towards a car and not even be out of pocket any more than when you were smoking!

    Have you decided which car you'll buy?
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    Wow, well this thread sure took off while I was away for a few days!

    Dan - In order not to upset you I wont discuss Paleo anymore.. Although, I do like how Pinkytoe looks at things even if I am not a complete Paleo convert.

    Well done on the continued education Renee! Even if you don't want to be a PT full time, nutrition and fitness are super interesting areas of study, and having a side business is never bad!

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    Latest blog post can be found here: https://www.gpwa.org/forum/blogs/renee/comp-prep-update-27-08-882/

    How is everyone else doing?
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    Doing fine, making some progress with the calisthenics. Feeling good overall, I should have done all this a long time ago. I haven't played tennis in a while as the weather is awful.

    I ate a jumbo pizza a couple of days ago and I won't be doing that anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHorvat View Post
    Doing fine, making some progress with the calisthenics. Feeling good overall, I should have done all this a long time ago. I haven't played tennis in a while as the weather is awful.

    I ate a jumbo pizza a couple of days ago and I won't be doing that anymore.
    Why won't you be doing that again? Did it make you sick? Too much food?
    What was on the pizza?

    What moves are you working on in your calisthenics at the moment?
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    I really gotta get motivated. I read today that people thats smoked pot more than once a week between 18-25 had significant changes in their amygdala, which affects motivation.

    I just read that back and I am sure sure how those two sentences relate, but it is interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgarf76 View Post
    I really gotta get motivated. I read today that people thats smoked pot more than once a week between 18-25 had significant changes in their amygdala, which affects motivation.

    I just read that back and I am sure sure how those two sentences relate, but it is interesting.
    Hahaha I have a few theories as to why you mentioned it

    The amygdala is also the part of your brain that deals with memory, so any damage to it could affect things like long and short term memory.

    Have a read of the book called "The brain that changes itself" if you're interested in that stuff. Very interesting book and probably the best one I've read on neuro.
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    I got lost meeting a friend in Long Island today, navigation broken, no ipad, then had three car Mel frapachinos. I came home and read that pot post, and I was like ugh.

    I have read using your brain for a change but not the book you mentioned.


    I thought the amygdala has to do more with feelings and emotions, not memory. I have seen it referred to as the panic button of the brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgarf76 View Post
    I got lost meeting a friend in Long Island today, navigation broken, no ipad, then had three car Mel frapachinos. I came home and read that pot post, and I was like ugh.

    I have read using your brain for a change but not the book you mentioned.


    I thought the amygdala has to do more with feelings and emotions, not memory. I have seen it referred to as the panic button of the brain.
    The amygdala is responsible for emotions and feelings too, but also the processing of memory based on the emotional response. I should have said the hippocampus is what is repsonsible for long and short term memory, but the amygdala is what decides which memories to store and how to store them, if that makes sense. It works with the emotional response in deciding what to do with the memory.
    I hope I got that right. It has been some time since I read that book.

    The book is quite fascinating and shows how if a part of your brain is damaged, the rest of the brain can be trained to take on the load of that part. So for example, if you suffered a stroke and the entire left side of your body could no longer function, you can train the non damaged part of your brain to take over from the damaged part to retrain that side of your body to function again.

    That's just one part of it, but I thought it was a really great book and I'd read it again in a heart beat.
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    Ended up boozing all weekend which lasted till Tuesday so only been out today, but did 28.17 miles on my bike (45.34km), really pleased with it and hopefully get another 4 miles running in tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebookiesoffers View Post
    Ended up boozing all weekend which lasted till Tuesday so only been out today, but did 28.17 miles on my bike (45.34km), really pleased with it and hopefully get another 4 miles running in tomorrow
    Hahah you are a machine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebookiesoffers View Post
    Ended up boozing all weekend which lasted till Tuesday so only been out today, but did 28.17 miles on my bike (45.34km), really pleased with it and hopefully get another 4 miles running in tomorrow
    after boozing all weekend the last thing I could do is 30 miles on a bike... so I must say its impressive !

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    New post is here: https://www.gpwa.org/forum/blogs/renee/comp-prep-update-02-09-883/

    Dan just wanted to ask you again about your calisthenics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee View Post
    Speaking about a machine, nice work Renee

    Will you send us a picture of this new bikini ??..

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    Trying to stay with a quick 20 min work-out every-other-day.

    And everything in moderation with food. Seems to do the trick

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocreditor View Post
    Speaking about a machine, nice work Renee

    Will you send us a picture of this new bikini ??..
    Hahahh thanks!

    Yeah once I receive the bikini I will post a photo of it. They told me that the photos they sent me do not do it justice, so hopefully I can take a better photo once I get it.
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