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Old 12-24-2012, 08:53 AM   #21713
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Originally Posted by orlok View Post
Is the target for something specific, like the paragliding, or just, like Everest, because it's there?
It's what I weighed when I was teaching Fencing, Kung-fu, and Cross country skiing. Early 30's, no fat, strong muscle tone. Not a body builder body... more a swimmer's body. I could see my ribs and had definition in my abs. I could run an 18k ski race, fence in compitition for 12 hours straight (fencing is an endurance sport...) with just 5-10 minutes between bouts. I was in shape. So after reaching the 90kg goal that I had set for the paragliding school, and enjoying the fact that I was getting back into condition, I just picked the weight that I was at for many years when in my prime. That's why I'm not just dieting. I'm putting on muscle again, especially on my legs, and toning up my upper body as well.

Hopefully I'll continue to exercise after I reach my goal. Unfortunately there is no fencing going on here, and Kung-fu is too painful. But I will resume Tai Chi (which I taught for many years too) when we get back to Thailand. I don't care for the Tai Chi styles I see being practiced here. And there I can do a lot of jungle trekking as well. Hiking in Japan is 'different.' (Vending machines along the trails?)

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