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You know what really hurts?

Exercising. Heavy exercising. And since tis been a while that I don't rant about anything, I'm ranting about exercising. Well, I used to love exercising. I love to move around since I was a kid and until 2-3 years ago I ran every day. Ok, I stopped running when I broke a leg and tis been a long time since then. But I'm still afraid. I'm afraid that when I start to run again my (now fixed) leg will hurt like it hurt the day I broke it. I know I'm a huge coward, but I don't deal well with pain and I still remember the pain like it happened yesterday. The good thing is that I've started to exercise again, walking 7,5/10 km per day. Usually I'm pretty ok with my body, but I have this party next month and I want to look... Well... Better! Dieting is also not my cup of tea so I tend to rely on heavy exercising and thermogenic food. The two combined seem to work just fine for me.

Just for the record, I've lost more than 3 kg in a week (I started walking/eating more thermogenic food last Thursday) and holy cow, I'm surprised. Anyone here trying to lose weight? Tips about thermogenic food? I'm all ears. Very Happy

Oh, and this is the place. Tis a lake in the middle of the town, surrounded by a 2,5 km jogging track.

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I broke my leg skiing once. Hatd skiing ever since, but I still went. For years even. Because it scared me so much Smile
I Broke it again a year later while riding my bike. Splintered from my knee to the middle of my calf. Heh, I was back on my bike before the cast was fully hardened. Go figure..
But here's what the doctor's told me, and showed me on my xrays.. Your body packs, like, an extra hard and thicker layer of calcium on the broken area. The area of my first break was majorly stressed when I broke it the second time, but remained undamaged because it was at that point the strongest art of my bone.
If you feel like running, run. Don't be missing out on all the benefits of hard exercise! D
onebadpenny on Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:28 am
Well done with the 3kg lost Vanilla! Awesome place where you are talking your walks, and fantastic photo.

I like the idea of thermogenic food. What foods are they?
deanhills on Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:32 pm
I could stand to lose some weight probably like most people (laugh). Spring is finally deciding to start acting like spring so that means good walking weather. I don't run, bad knees.
standready on Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:32 am
something about food and I missed it. wow. what's thermogenic food anyway?
onebadpenny on Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:07 am
I wish I had a nice place like that around here. We sort of do... and I guess it's okay. This looks much nicer but I wonder how the bugs are over there Razz I would also say I have crummy knees but I expect if I started running/jogging then they would improve. How did you break your leg anyway and how bad was the break? I'm also curious about what thermogenic food is...
TheGremlyn on Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:32 am
So now this has to be a great coincidence Vanilla, earlier today there was a program by Dr. Oz on the TV and he featured a food that apparently is great in revving the metabolism and that may be known to you. Pine nuts.
deanhills on Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:12 pm
You broke your leg skiing? OUCH! That must've really hurt! People told me all the time that "I was lucky" because it wasn't too cold when I broke my leg because it would hurt much more if it were colder. But thank you for your encouraging words, I think I'm gonna try running again starting next week!

Join me! Its autumn here in Brazil, but tis not cold yet. To be fair, I'm waiting for it to get cold because we lost more weight exercising in the cold.

The bugs are a nuisance in the summer, but since the temperature has dropped below 20ēC, they aren't around anymore. That's the other good side of the cold.

Thanks, Dean! Pine nuts are really hard to find most of the year here in Brazil, but I love them! My family is half italian, so we add garlic to almost everything. Garlic is a very good example of thermogenic food. :)We also eat lots of ginger, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli... And caffeinated drinks, of course. I'm a huge fan of coffee and cola based soft drinks. Since cinnamon is thermogenic too, I add a pinch of cinnamon to my daily mug of coffee. I also drink ginger & cinnamon tea and lots of water, about 3,5/4 liters of liquid per day. Most of these things I already used to do, I just reinforced some of them. Very Happy
Vanilla on Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:19 pm
@ deanhills -
Pine nuts? I love pine nuts. Especially in homemade pesto. Or just toasted. But they're $35.00 lb! Daaang.

Very interesting video. Maybe 35 bucks a pound is a bargain Smile
onebadpenny on Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:56 pm
I'm in. Started walking today. Fresh air sure beats going up and down the stairs though I will continue to them as well as walk. Looking into adding the thermogenic foods more.
standready on Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:02 pm
I've been unaware I've been using thermogenic foods until I read what they were. Looks as though I'm naturally partial to them. Freshly grated ginger is one of my favourite condiments over all of my food. Also like onion and LOTS of freshly pressed garlic in all of my food including salads.

I've been a little short on exercise lately though, due to a cold that put me under. Hopefully will be getting back to my daily workouts soon.
deanhills on Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:18 pm
That's the spirit! I didn't go for a walk yesterday because it was cleaning day here in my house. And since I'm the one doing the cleaning, I thought it was enough for the day. Razz I'm waiting for the sun go down (I have very pale and sensitive skin, so I avoid the sun at all costs) to go for a walk today. I'm planning 10 km.

Sounds like the food we eat here! We love pickled ginger and we make our own, tis pretty easy. My mom is a huge fan of red pepper, which is thermogenic too.

I was complaining about lower back pain and my brother suggested adding these exercises to my routine to strengthen my lower back. I'm gonna try them and I'll let you know if they are working. Smile
Vanilla on Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:18 pm

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