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#61 of 347 Old 01-24-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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My 8 week goals...

 

Do the couch to 5k.

Do not eat when I'm not hungry.

Do hip opener stretches 10 min 3x week.

Do core stabilizing inner abdominal work 10 min 3x week.

Weights upper body 10 min 3x week.

 

I don't want to reach more or I might give up.

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My eight week goals:

 

1. Work my way through the kettle bell basic training book.  5 kb workouts per week

2. Stick to a low-ish carb diet 6 days a week (meat, eggs and lots of veggies). Saturday is a "free-day"

3.  Lose 10 lbs

 

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Thanks for taking us latecomers!!!!  I am really excited about the team approach :)

 

My overall goal is to get back to a healthy weight (BMI) and to be fit enough to enjoy an active lifestyle (hiking, sports with the kiddos, running 5k/10k races, things like that).

 

The first hump is to loose the rest of the baby weight (reach 180#) which I would like to do by april (but if I could do it in 8 weeks, that would be awesome!)

 

So over the next 8 weeks, I would like to:

 

-Loose 1 to 2 pounds per week

-Re-establish an excersise habit (goal is to alternate a strength training work out video with 30 minutes interval training, working out 6 days per week)

-Take control of my portion control

-Stop emotional/stress eating

 

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Thanks again for taking us latecomers!!  I'm totally excited to take on this challenge. 

My 8-week goals are to

-eat more healthfully...less processed foods and much less sugar... and be responsible for what I'm eating.  (I just started on CalorieCounter today.  I think it's very similar to myfitnesspal.)

-lose 10 lbs over the 8 weeks

-boost my exercise.  I recently dusted off the cobwebs from the treadmill in our basement and have been walking 35 min/day...the most I've done in many years.  But compared to my fitness level 10 years ago, calling this exercise feels kinda lame Sheepish.gif  I'm definitely going to check out the couch to 5k.  It may be right up my alley!

So glad to be here...GO RED TEAM!!!

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Notice I am no longer on a team? 

 

That's ok....too much interest I guess?  I am sure I can drop a few on my own. Thanks anyway.

 

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Notice I am no longer on a team? 

 

That's ok....too much interest I guess?  I am sure I can drop a few on my own. Thanks anyway.

 

Good luck, women!


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Have managed to work out the last three days in a row and plan to do so again in an hour. WooHoo.

 

8 week goals: (between this week and March 19th)

 

** I want to lose 2-3 pounds a week ideally or 8-10 pounds in a month. I started at 225. I would really like to be close to 200 when the challenge is over. Ambitious, I know, but lets see what I can do.

 

** Work out 4-5 times a week

 

** Feel more energetic and healthy!

 

 

 

 

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Notice I am no longer on a team? 

 

That's ok....too much interest I guess?  I am sure I can drop a few on my own. Thanks anyway.

 

Good luck, women!


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I awoke this morning feeling some stiffness from my full-body workout yesterday (Mama Wants Her Body Back), and I've only gotten more stiff as the day has progressed. My soreness tends to peak about 36 hours after a workout, so this *should* be about as bad as it gets. I did elliptical this morning, longer than I'd intended, but my boys interrupted me 3 times in the first 30 minutes, so I had to keep going (at a slow pace!) to get some zen. When DH got home, he took the 6yo biking alongside him as dh ran 6 miles, and my 3yo and dog guilted me into going for a walk with them, and we were on the trail near our house for 30 minutes. I just hope my legs don't regret it too much tomorrow--I have another MWHBB workout (#2) on the agenda!

 

No idea where I might be on weight loss from this, but I feel better, anyway.

 

What has everyone been up to so far?


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I was going to start running today for the couch to 5k but we are having some flooding so I ended up sweeping water, mud and leaves off of a 400sq porch for about 30-40 minutes and then digging out some planters for another 40 min.  I'm already a little sore and I need to dig some trenches tomorrow.  I guess my exercise this week will mostly be heavy hardworking...I keep trying to type yard work and it changes it to hardworking.  We are limestone a foot under our soil so I got to agree.  I use a shovel and a pickax to dig.

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I've got the C25K podcast. Here is the link - it gives you the change pace prompts, and has some music.  It's not bad.

 

 



It's not bad? Sounds to me like a cross between elevator music, techno, and soft porn background. I don't think I can stick with that. If I'm gonna run I need some Green Day, Chili Peppers, or heck even some old disco.

 

I walked for an hour today, that is all. Also signed up on myfitnesspal.com and I think it will help me keep track of my calories. Heck, it takes a while to enter in all I've eaten and at least I won't be eating while I do that. I've got to give up my peanut butter.

 

 

Anybody know a vegetarian high protein breakfast?

 

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I did some mall walking for an hour and a half tonight. My back is really hurting lately so I'm giving myself kudos for even getting out of bed. 205.3 today


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I awoke this morning feeling some stiffness from my full-body workout yesterday (Mama Wants Her Body Back), and I've only gotten more stiff as the day has progressed.


A tip I was given from a friend's SO was that if you stretch after a strength workout that it decreases soreness. (She disliked telling him that he was right.) Just in case you're not already stretching after your workout. :)

 

I have done nothing. I caught the stomach bug from my one year old. As did my hubby and then last night our 3 y/o was sick as well. Hopefully in two or three days, I'll have some energy back and can work out again...


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Buzzer Beater- Greek yogurt is a good one in you eat dairy. I like the Chobani peach yogurt.

 

allisonrose- I have heard stretching can also prolong the burn you get after a good workout. Don't know if that is true or not but I tell myself it is so I stretch after a run.  Hope you feel better soon.

 

stegenrae- an espom salt bath helps too.

 

PoppyMama- hope you're safe. That definitely counts as a workout.

 

 

I am off for my week 8 run 2 C25K run.

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Allisonrose, hope you are all feeling better soon!

 

Buzzer Beater, do you eat eggs and dairy? I like making my own "egg mcmuffin" on a whole wheat English muffin with a little bit of low-fat cheese.

 

I did some walking and pilates yesterday. Today I'm just feeling sleepy and unmotivated, but it's my "day off" from exercise anyway.

 

So when is our weigh-in day? Does anyone have a preference?


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That's awesome, trekkingirl!  It is so difficult to be active when you are in pain, so you definitely deserve kudos!! thumb.gif

 

So sorry to hear about the bug that has hit your home, allisonrose.  Hopefully you will all be healthy in a few days!!  Lots of rest and fluids!

 

I can't wait to hear the music on the C25K podcast...I love your description, Buzzer! LOL  I am such a slowsky that I have to pull out the ipod my husband gave me a long time ago and figure out how to use it now so I can do C25K.  I was wondering how people were timing it to know when to change pace...this makes it easy!

 

I'm still doing 35 min of treadmill each day, with lots of hills so I think it might be a decent bit of exercise.  At least I'm very sweaty by the end!

Feeling great about that and eating very healthy, too! 

 

Do we have a particular weigh-in day?

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It's not bad? Sounds to me like a cross between elevator music, techno, and soft porn background.

I didn't say that it was great... ROTFLMAO.gifIt is pretty techno/trance-y, which is not my usual style.  I'm not well versed in the music of the porn industry though, so can't comment there! lol.gif

 

Lovetolaugh, it's like you said - the podcast makes it a bit easier to keep track of the paces changes, which is why I used it in the past.  There are apps now that can signal the pace changes with beeps while you play your own music though.  I've been thinking of getting one of those.

 

Dodgy day for me yesterday - Australia Day Holiday.  We went to the beach.  Drank too much and ate junk food.  Then our car broke down on the way home - the fan belt snapped - and it took hours until we could be picked up and tow it home.  We got home at like 8pm, totally stuffed - so no exercise either! 

 

I think weigh in should be Monday if that works for you guys.
 

 


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I wanted to do Kinect Zumba last night, but my ds was wide awake. Instead I played a few Kinect games with my dh and ds. Lots of jumping and ducking and arm movements. Not as good a workout as Zumba would have been, but still got me off the couch and moving. smile.gif

Today, I took a slow walk with my son. He's two, so stops quite a bit to look at everything and say hi to people.   smile.gif   Tonight hopefully I'll be able to go to the rink or Zumba.


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You're all going to laugh at me. When I head out to run I take my iPhone. First, I start my music, then runkeeper and then get running. The music is obvious. GetRunning is the C25K program I use and it dictates my workouts. So right now I walk 5 minutes and it tells me to start running and then checks in every 5 minutes until the run is over and times my cool down. RunKeeper maps the route and I ran and tracks my pace, total distance and any changes in elevation. I really do need all three things. I find it motivating.

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Another good day and I am hoping for a Biggest Loser Style big weight drop for this first week. Monday is weigh in, yes. That sounds perfect.

 

We eat eggs for breakfast often - high in protein. I also like bean soup for breakfast!

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went for a long walk with the whole family this morning. Hills and all about a mile and a half.


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Dh was out of town last night and I ended up bingeing like.... I don't know! If nobody sees me eat it the calories won't count. Luckily I have a great day of exercise planned today. I'm meeting with a personal trainer and hopefully I'll do week one day 2 of c25k.

 

I think we'll try to find a place to ski this weekend (xcountry). We had snow earlier in the week but it melted so I don't have high hopes.

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Ok, I am off to a slow start on working out - my youngest just got her 1 year old vaccinations and has been up 6 times per night since then (about 1 week) so I have been skipping workout at nap time in order to take a nap myself.  That being said, when I am behind on sleep I tend to over eat and eat junk, and I have not done that :)  I have been working really hard on portion control and I have been using my toddler's bowls and plates to help me dish out a healthy size portion for myself.  My toddler thinks it is great to "share" her plates with mama!  I am eating more veggies too!

 

Today I am jumping back in on the workout wagon with my strength training video.

 

Also, I would love to hear your advice on the right technology for interval training - I HATE staring a stop watch the entire work out.  I would love to here more about these apps you are talking about - what they are called and where you get them and what you put them on.  I would like to invest in an ipod (I am digitally retarded and still work out with a walk-man CD player).  Said CD player just died and I would like to get something that will help me with intervals and allow me to listen to music, and is simple to operate :)  Any recommendations?

 

Oh, and monday weigh ins works for me!

 

 


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Barefoot, I am so with you on being digitally retarded!!  I'd love to hear the recommendations!  DH  just got home from a business trip and everyone at the meeting was given a Kindle Fire.  I think it's a bit too big to use for workouts, even if downloading the apps is possible. LOL. 

 

I agree that Monday is a great weigh-in day. 

 

Claybear, I love the idea of bean soup for breakfast!  What a great way to start the day with lots of fiber and protein.  Do you have a good recipe to share?

 

I'm eating tons of fruits and veggies, with very few carbs.  Feels good! 

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I woke up with the cold the kids have...sore throat and congested. No run for me. Think I will take it easy this weekend but I promise to stay on track with weight watchers.

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Barefoot!   ROTFLMAO.gifROTFLMAO.gifROTFLMAO.gifYou just made my day!  A CD walkman! Hahahahaha - I guess I'm a bit techno-geeky!

 

As far as getting an iPod, I guess it depends on what you want it to DO (and how much you want to spend!). 

Do you want music/video/phone/games/messaging/apps/etc? 

The good thing is that "i" things (especially pods) are much cheaper now, but there are (much) cheaper alternatives. 

You can buy mp3 players cheap as chips (like $20), but without an app facility.  Or you can buy an iPod touch for about $200 AU, which can do pretty much anything.  And anything in between.

 

Also, you have to be able to transfer all your music onto it, which could be a challenge for a "digitally retarded" person!! (lol.gif

 

I personally just use my mobile phone (which is android, although I used to have an iPhone).  I have all my music on it, and just download the apps straight to it.  I'm tight, and usually only download free apps, but for something like a good c25k app, it might cost you a buck or two.  There is a "market" or "app store" on the phone which allows you to search - kind of like google.  You can type the name of the app, if you know it, or you can search "running apps" or "c25k apps" for example.  You can read through and decide which one best suits your needs before choosing to purchase.  You can also purchase apps from websites, and iTunes. 

 

If you let us know what you are willing to spend, I can try to point you in the right direction love.gif

 

PS: weighed myself this morning, and it's looking pretty good so far.  That's some motivation not to eat crap tonight (Saturday night) which is my usual lazy night...


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Feel better, PacificBliss!

 

Buzzer - I'm also way more likely to binge when my DH isn't here. He's usually out on Wednesday nights and that used to be my time to plant myself on the couch with a pint of ice cream and pig out. redface.gif

 

I ended up doing half an hour of cardio yesterday anyway, even though it was my day off and I didn't feel like exercising. Pilates today! I've noticed that my belt has gotten looser, which is super motivating. Actual proof that my body is getting smaller feels even better than seeing the numbers on the scale go down. Looking forward to weigh-ins Monday!


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Milkshake - I would prefer to go as cheap as I can, but I have been saving up for this because if I am going to enter the digital age, I might as well get what will really meet all my needs.  I have a super basic verizon phone (the one that you can get for free with your plan) and a super basic phone plan.  I really only use my phone for phone calls (I don't even text!).  So my main desire would be to use this for running, running intervals, and on walks.  I DO have technically competant family members who can help me load music and I do already have quite a bit music on my computer (thanks to a friend putting it there for me!).  I am also good at reading/following directions so I think I can be taught to easily use whatever I get.  I just have not kept up with new technology because the old was suiting my purposes and if it ain't broke, why upgrade?

 

Ultimately, I am kind of a minimalist, but I am sick of staring at a stop watch - it is a really good way to make running no fun (and I LOVE to run!).  And I am missing my music and not wanting to spent $20-$30 on another cd player when newer technology might be able toprovide all the tools I need in one device.  I am also not attached to ipods or any brand name - I just don't know what is out there.  There seem to be an overwhelming number of devices to choose from!!

 

I am all ears for your technological wisdom :D 


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