Hum drum lets ruuun.. 3 years ago
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Okay here I go again. Its the summer now so I have bundles of time and oodles of energy 3 years ago
I actually cant give up on goals I have no idea why I am obsessive about things.
I realised it can be anything. I can fit excercise into my life.
Streching, cardio, toning whatever.
I thought studying was an excuse but not anymore.
Today ran and walked up 12 flights of steps and now will do toning. 4 years ago
Have been sick since Sunday its because of the swimming I get so sick from swimming
But I will get over it:) Just got to get immune to it
Being sick is something I cant prevent. I cant exactly get out their and excersise when i cant eat or get out of bed
So today is Day 10 I had PE
nearly died was so out of breath due to sickness and not eating ( sickness not anorexia)
X 4 years ago
Swam again for 50 min
What am I going to do tomorrow? Its so dark when I get home now that I cant get out and excersize
Dancing again I guess 4 years ago
swam for 40 min today
tommorow have basketball for an hour
and have pe on friday:) 4 years ago
Been dancing last two days
today feel so sick could only dance for half an hour 4 years ago
This goal looked fun so I decided what the hell I will try it
Should finish at end of January
Will report whenever
Ox 4 years ago
Today’s workout didn’t go the greatest, but exercise is exercise and boy did I push it.
Time to check this off as done and move on to Workout 120 days straight!
I’ll be joined in that goal soon, I hope? * wiggling eyebrows suggestively 4 years ago
On the eve of my 90th day of working out, I just want to say that in case you were wondering, yes I do wish I had a day off from exercising. Yes I do get lazy, yes the idea of working out on vacation is still foreign to me and stresses me out a bit (fitting it in, making sure the hotel has a fitness center with what I need, ensuring access to food and water before workout, etc.), and yes some days I just have no idea what I was going to do in order to fit into my workout.
Thankfully, however, I have perfectionist tendencies that go borderline superstitious. I’m also stubborn when it counts. Even when my mind whines finding the time or tries to convince me to skip, I get panicky about stopping this streak and start making the time and motivation to go. And then, the workout happens.
I’m still not sure how much longer I’m going to continue this, but at the same time I recognize that part of the reason why I’m approaching 90 days is because I try not to think about that. I just break it up into months and it seems much more doable. That seems to answer my question and calm my mind.
Exercise is not just a physical journey, but a spiritual, mental and emotional one as well. I love where my head, heart and body is at now. I can’t wait to find out what it will be like 30 days from now! 4 years ago
First of all, let me just say that it’s nice to have share this goal with someone. Some days are harder than others, but knowing that I’m not alone in this gets my sorry butt up and going!
I never in my life imagined my body changing into what it is now. It used to be a fantasy and something I would see in others and magazines but never myself. This entire journey’s helped me to appreciate the hard work that it takes to develop beautiful bodies instead of just sitting back and crying “why can’t that be me?” Well, that is now me!
So far, I’ve lost 15 pounds in 2.5 months – that’s 12% of my previous weight! I’m still working on my six pack, but I can see at the moment that I’m beating the genes that predestine me to flabby arms. Yes, I am strong. I am making goals I never thought I could do. I have energy. My moods are completely stabilized. I sleep and wake up amazing. But best of all: I feel ALIVE.
(See pictures of my latest progress here)
In anticipation of completing this goal in three days, I’ve created a new goal: “workout 120 days straight” So far I’m the only one in it, but I hope not for long! 4 years ago
Still on top of it! 2 more weeks til the big 9-0.
After the second month, my body made drastic changes; it was something I couldn’t stop. Internally, I feel much more energetic and I’m sleeping so much better. Externally, I burned off so much fat that my muscles are making an appearance again (welcome back!), so I incorporated some strength training to further define my muscles. Most of my clothes are pretty big now, even the stuff I couldn’t fit into before are swimming on me. I can barely recognize myself in the mirror – “Who is that lean chick?” I’d ask.
Providing daily exercise is probably the best gift I could ever give to me. I hope I never stop!
114 lbs – side view with arm flex
114 lbs – My new six-pack!
114 lbs – Growing muscles on my back
My current weight is around 112 lbs… More pictures soon… 4 years ago
Today’s workout would make it Day 68. Seems like just yesterday I started my very first workout… sighObservations at this point:
- Food matters. No matter what it is that I eat or don’t eat, I feel it in my workouts. It jolts an entirely new respect for my body and its rocket-science-like functions and processes.
Solution: Keep up with my meal plan as much as possible.
- Everything moves at lightening speed. Weight loss, visual results, plateaus, physical progress, etc.
Solution: I no longer can just worry about today, I have to constantly think up and plan for tomorrow, next week and next month. It’s okay though because it’s pretty fun and it’s just another way that shows my hard work paying off… It’s also all about mini-goals!
- Frequent change-ups required. I’m hitting plateaus about every couple of weeks.
Solution: Explore and add other types of workouts on a regular basis. Great news: because I’m now more fit than before (or maybe ever!), it opens up a whole world of workouts I can do AND enjoy because of my increasing skill ability.
- Stretching is critical. Doing so after each workout every day is critical towards my performance the next day. If I don’t stretch, my muscles are bitch and complain like you would NOT believe.
Solution: I found a 6-10 minute stretching routines that covers the entire body. I have a pretty big bathroom and it’s now routine for me to do a 10-minute stretching session in there while a running shower heats up the room to a comfortable, muscle-relaxing temperature.
- Motivation is no longer an issue. Thanks to routine and the huge progress I’m making, I’m as psyched to workout as Month 1. That being said, Month 2 was hard.
Solution: Continue reading other people’s progress and look at my fat pics as often as possible lol
- My learning curve is vertical. In addition to genuine interest, I feel the need to read on a daily basis anything and everything on nutrition and fitness to perform at my optimum level and to protect myself from injury. Some would call it “obsessive,” but I prefer the term “enthusiastic.”
Solution: Printing articles from SparkPeople and putting them in a folder for easy perusing when I need a reminder about certain issues and instructions.
- Finish Couch to 5K plan.
(ETA: Oct. 4)
- Move workout time to mornings.
(ETA: Oct. 6)
Morning workouts render me useless for the rest of the day, but thanks to Daylight Savings Time, my elongated workout times will have me outside at night… Not cool! So (at least for now), mornings at 10-ish it will be.
- Freeway to 10K or One Hour Runner Training. (In second link, scroll to bottom)
(ETA start date: Oct 7)
Not sure which one I want to pursue yet.
- Seek new running routes.
(ETA: Within the next couple of weeks)
Living in a cute little pocket of a neighborhood is great and all, but I’m running out of road (I already repeat some paths twice in one session). Going to scout out new neighborhood via car and map on RunningAhead.com.
- Finish “100 Pushup Plan.”
(ETA: Oct. 31)
Hey, if Kelly Ripa can belt out 200+ push ups, then I can do half that!
- Convert garage into gym.
(ETA: Jan. 1)
Elliptical machine, resistance bands, workout bench, medicine ball, etc. This is a little scary because it can collect dust if I break my commitment to fitness, not to mention a very upset fiance, who will be financing this project. cringe4 years ago