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Old Thu, Feb-28-19, 12:19
CityGirl8 CityGirl8 is offline
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Plan: Protein Power, IF
Stats: 238/204/145 Female 5'8"
BF:53.75%/46.6%/25%
Progress: 37%
Location: PNW
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I really took it easy yesterday, because my back was hurting. I didn't do a workout this morning, but I'm planning on going for a walk later, which usually really helps my back. My ankle has also been hurting again...sigh. I think I'm going to have to have it checked out by the doctor.


Goal: Build some muscle, increase my flexibility and do PT for my ankle

Feb. 1—Modified beginner Pilates
Feb. 2—Ankle PT exercises [scared dog]; modified beginner Pilates [got faceful of slobber from Bulldog kisses while I was on the floor]
Feb. 3—Modified beginner Pilates
Feb. 4—Ankle PT
Feb. 5—Modified beginner Pilates
Feb. 6—Bodyweight Strength Training Week1, Day1
Feb. 7—
Feb. 8—Modified beginner Pilates, ankle PT
Feb. 9—Bodyweight Strength Training W1D2
Feb. 10—Modified beginner Pilates, ankle PT
Feb. 11—Bodyweight Strength Training W1D4
Feb. 12—Modified beginner Pilates
Feb. 13—Bodyweight Strength Training W1D5
Feb. 14—Modified beginner Pilates
Feb. 15—
Feb. 16—1 mile walk—ankle did okay!
Feb. 17—Modified beginner Pilates
Feb. 18—Bodyweight Strength Training W1D6
Feb. 19—
Feb. 20—Modified beginner Pilates
Feb. 21—Bodyweight Strength Training W2D8
Feb. 22—Modified beginner Pilates
Feb. 23—Bodyweight Strength Training W2D9
Feb. 24—Modified beginner Pilates
Feb. 25—Bodyweight Strength Training W2D11
Feb. 26—Modified beginner Pilates
Feb. 27—Ankle PT
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  #47   ^
Old Fri, Mar-01-19, 01:56
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Plan: No gluten, CAD
Stats: 196.0/158.5/149.0 Female 62
BF:36/29.0/27.3
Progress: 80%
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I guess it's not so hard to gain flexibility if you do a little every day. I am eager to get back to the gym. Just have to get this move over with first.

Most of my stretches are lower body ham, quad, calf, hip flexor and it has surprisingly helped my foot which is considered permanently injured.

2/2 walked 20min, incline 1%, 2.8 mph
2/3 stretches, bike L2 2 min warm up, treadie 20min 2.8mph incline 1% and !.5%.
2/4 12 min yoga, but at work I lifted qty 30, 24 packs of water. I am good and sore
2/5 30min yoga
2/9 29m stetching, treadmill 3.3mph at 1.5% incline - 22 min, 7m wu+ cd
2/12 30m stretch
2/13 30 m stretch
2/14 30m stretch/yoga
2/15 yoga/knee bends, knee lifts 30 min
2/17 walked apprx a mile because car battery died
2/20 15 min stretches
2/21 30 min stretches, very light exercise
2/22 30 min stretches, very light exercise
2/28 packed to move from 4-11pm
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Old Fri, Mar-01-19, 10:26
CityGirl8 CityGirl8 is offline
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Plan: Protein Power, IF
Stats: 238/204/145 Female 5'8"
BF:53.75%/46.6%/25%
Progress: 37%
Location: PNW
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Good news about your foot, Nawchem! There are so many benefits that I didn't expect from this "little" effort. At first I thought it would just be a good way to jump start a work-out habit. But it shows how much we can get from even low-key, but regular movement.

In February, I worked out 24 of 28 days. I don't think I've done anything that regularly in more than a decade! I'm feeling better and I'm planning on keeping it up. I'm re-starting my ticker, so the post doesn't get crazy long.

Goal: Build some muscle, increase my flexibility and do PT for my ankle

Feb. - 24/28 days

Mar. 1 - Modified Beg. Pilates
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  #49   ^
Old Fri, Mar-01-19, 23:31
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Plan: No gluten, CAD
Stats: 196.0/158.5/149.0 Female 62
BF:36/29.0/27.3
Progress: 80%
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3/1 packing boxes and cleaning for hours
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Old Sat, Mar-02-19, 10:45
CityGirl8 CityGirl8 is offline
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Plan: Protein Power, IF
Stats: 238/204/145 Female 5'8"
BF:53.75%/46.6%/25%
Progress: 37%
Location: PNW
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Nawchem, packing is hard work! I moved last summer after 5 years in the same house and I felt like moving took over my summer. Hopefully, you have less stuff since you're sharing a house and don't have to move everything. I'm with you in spirit.

Goal: Build some muscle, increase my flexibility and do PT for my ankle

Feb. - 24/28 days

Mar. 1 - Modified Beg. Pilates
Mar. 2 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D12
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Old Sun, Mar-03-19, 11:13
CityGirl8 CityGirl8 is offline
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Posts: 748
 
Plan: Protein Power, IF
Stats: 238/204/145 Female 5'8"
BF:53.75%/46.6%/25%
Progress: 37%
Location: PNW
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Goal: Build some muscle, increase my flexibility and do PT for my ankle

Feb. - 24/28 days

Mar. 1 - Modified Beg. Pilates
Mar. 2 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D12
Mar. 3 - switched to the Beginner Pilates and added side kicks (there are a bunch more moves in the regular beginner plan and I plan to add maybe one a week until I'm doing the full beginner plan)
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Old Mon, Mar-04-19, 11:04
CityGirl8 CityGirl8 is offline
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Plan: Protein Power, IF
Stats: 238/204/145 Female 5'8"
BF:53.75%/46.6%/25%
Progress: 37%
Location: PNW
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Goal: Build some muscle, increase my flexibility and do PT for my ankle

Feb. - 24/28 days

Mar. 1 - Modified Beg. Pilates
Mar. 2 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D12
Mar. 3 - switched to the Beginner Pilates and added side kicks (there are a bunch more moves in the regular beginner plan and I plan to add maybe one a week until I'm doing the full beginner plan
Mar. 4 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D13
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Old Mon, Mar-04-19, 16:58
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Plan: No gluten, CAD
Stats: 196.0/158.5/149.0 Female 62
BF:36/29.0/27.3
Progress: 80%
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Thanks CityGirl. My move was kind of crazy. My armoire drawer was stuck on moving day. That brought my landlord into the move that doesn't speak English, she kept putting my donations and storage things on the moving truck. We kept taking it off. Kind of funny. My friend says a good move is when only 1 thing breaks so my move was good. 1 broken lamp. Lost my laptop charger.

I used the rescue inhaler 2 times before I worked out but still had asthma attack on the treadmill. The fatburn program is great, it purposely keeps the heartrate down, no asthma followed.

3/1 packing boxes and cleaning for hours
3/4 treadmill fatburn, walked 1.5 miles
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Old Tue, Mar-05-19, 11:18
CityGirl8 CityGirl8 is offline
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Plan: Protein Power, IF
Stats: 238/204/145 Female 5'8"
BF:53.75%/46.6%/25%
Progress: 37%
Location: PNW
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Bummer about the broken lamp. They tend to have a high rate of fatality in moves. Hope the laptop charger turns up. Last time I moved I had put a moving label directly on a small stool and then I couldn't find it after I moved. I even called the moving company and had them check the truck. I finally found it in one of the last boxes I unpacked--one of the movers had gathered up several smaller things and put them in a box that was badly labeled and in a weird place.


Goal: Build some muscle, increase my flexibility and do PT for my ankle

Feb. - 24/28 days

Mar. 1 - Modified Beg. Pilates
Mar. 2 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D12
Mar. 3 - switched to the Beginner Pilates and added side kicks (there are a bunch more moves in the regular beginner plan and I plan to add maybe one a week until I'm doing the full beginner plan
Mar. 4 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D13
Mar. 5 - Beginner Pilates
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Old Tue, Mar-05-19, 15:55
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Plan: No gluten, CAD
Stats: 196.0/158.5/149.0 Female 62
BF:36/29.0/27.3
Progress: 80%
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I gave up and bought a computer charger, job search would be rough withut a computer. Today was better, no asthma attacks on the treadmill! Got my heart rate up a little higher.

The cardio room looks into the classes, saw one that might be helpful for me, mix of stretches and light strength training. I ran into one of the guys in the class at the store, now I have a friend!

3/1 packing boxes and cleaning for hours
3/4 treadmill fat burn, walked 1.5 miles
3/5 treadmill 35min
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Old Tue, Mar-05-19, 17:22
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Plan: semi lc- OMAD w/IF
Stats: 229/224/199 Female 66.5"
BF:kickin it
Progress: 17%
Location: Michigan
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Stood up and put away dishes... yay!
Back is still killing me, but the longer I can stand up the better...

You go girls!
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Old Wed, Mar-06-19, 15:06
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Plan: No gluten, CAD
Stats: 196.0/158.5/149.0 Female 62
BF:36/29.0/27.3
Progress: 80%
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Hey mojo Glad you did a good thing for yourself today!

3/1 packing boxes and cleaning for hours
3/4 treadmill fat burn, walked 1.5 miles
3/5 treadmill 35min
3/6 treadmill 1.7 miles, I'm tired.
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Old Wed, Mar-06-19, 15:09
CityGirl8 CityGirl8 is offline
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Plan: Protein Power, IF
Stats: 238/204/145 Female 5'8"
BF:53.75%/46.6%/25%
Progress: 37%
Location: PNW
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The Bodyweight Strength Training switched up from "total body" to changing up between upper and lower as of today. This was upper and was way more challenging! The "breakdancer" I couldn't do at all because it requires a combination of strength and coordination that I just don't have. The "bear walk" was challenging for the same reasons. And I had trouble with the "plank" because it turns out I've been putting my arms too far out front rather than under my shoulders--doing it right is a lot harder. Well, nothing for it, but to keep at it. Luckily, I get to be incompetent in the privacy of my own home. Otherwise, I would definitely quit. Yikes.

Goal: Build some muscle, increase my flexibility and do PT for my ankle

Feb. - 24/28 days

Mar. 1 - Modified Beg. Pilates
Mar. 2 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D12
Mar. 3 - switched to the Beginner Pilates and added side kicks (there are a bunch more moves in the regular beginner plan and I plan to add maybe one a week until I'm doing the full beginner plan
Mar. 4 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D13
Mar. 5 - Beginner Pilates
Mar. 6 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D15 (Switched to all upper body. Nearly got the better of me.)
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Old Thu, Mar-07-19, 11:33
CityGirl8 CityGirl8 is offline
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Posts: 748
 
Plan: Protein Power, IF
Stats: 238/204/145 Female 5'8"
BF:53.75%/46.6%/25%
Progress: 37%
Location: PNW
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The cardio room looks into the classes, saw one that might be helpful for me, mix of stretches and light strength training. I ran into one of the guys in the class at the store, now I have a friend!
Cool! This move is turning out to be good for so many reasons. And awesome that you could do the treadmill with NO asthma.

Mojolissa, I didn't realize your back was quite so bad. I've been there--I've had repeated problems with my L4 and L5 since I was in high school. Once, they both went at the same time. That was fun. Under the circumstances, I'd encourage you to just rest and let your back heal. These problems tend to create a lot of referred pain and muscles aches from attempts to prevent odd moves or compensate for where the underlying problem is. I find that heat (heating pad, hot water bottle, warm baths) is the best treatment for this. Also, lying on a hard flat surface like the floor. Put your knees up and maybe a pillow under your head. But you're not going to make it better by exerting yourself.


Goal: Build some muscle, increase my flexibility and do PT for my ankle

Feb. - 24/28 days

Mar. 1 - Modified Beg. Pilates
Mar. 2 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D12
Mar. 3 - switched to the Beginner Pilates and added side kicks (there are a bunch more moves in the regular beginner plan and I plan to add maybe one a week until I'm doing the full beginner plan
Mar. 4 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D13
Mar. 5 - Beginner Pilates
Mar. 6 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D15 (Switched to all upper body. Nearly got the better of me.)
Mar. 7 - Beginner Pilates
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Old Thu, Mar-07-19, 14:56
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Plan: No gluten, CAD
Stats: 196.0/158.5/149.0 Female 62
BF:36/29.0/27.3
Progress: 80%
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CityGirl I am running into the same issues with certain weaknesses or lack of flexibility required for some exercises. I had 4 surgeries on my foot, I tried to do lunges but I'm scared about bending my toes back. I never even noticed the foot was involved before.

It sounds like you have gotten a lot stronger, planks are hard!

3/1 packing boxes and cleaning for hours
3/4 treadmill fat burn, walked 1.5 miles
3/5 treadmill 35min
3/6 treadmill 1.7 miles, I'm tired. 30 min stretches, 15 min decluttering
3/7 cardio 30 min
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