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  #61   ^
Old Thu, Mar-07-19, 17:34
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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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Yeah, thank you CityGirl

My back goes out and I am useless for a week or so.
Today ice pack and warm shower. Alternating hot and cold works well.
I was able to stand up straight with just a lil twinge...so definitely progress there.

I will try to do a lil more everyday and catch up with you girls!
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Old Fri, Mar-08-19, 12:38
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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, I don't know if I'm a lot stronger! I could do a full plank for 30 seconds when I was doing it wrong, but when I moved my hands back under my shoulders, it shifted my whole center of gravity and neither my abs nor my arms could get much father than 15. Yikes. And I'm not super weak: I regularly lift my 50 lb. dog.

Mojolissa, as you begin to feel better, I would recommend (based on my own personal experience, I'm not a PT or doctor) trying out some very beginner Pilates. It's focus is on building core strength, which is what you need to support your back. Be careful about which program you choose. The original Pilates was developed as a physical therapy program and the basics would be suitable. But they lost their trademark protection and now anyone can use the name, so there's a lot of "sort-of Pilates" stuff out there (Windsor Pilates, etc.), much of which is designed as more vigorous workouts. The book I suggested in the other thread is a good option.

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
Mar. 8 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D16
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Old Sat, Mar-09-19, 10:58
CityGirl8 CityGirl8 is offline
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Posts: 757
 
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
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
Mar. 8 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D16 (all lower body; felt this some as I was going to sleep)
Mar. 9 - Beginner Pilates (feeling those side kicks--especially after the lower body workout yesterday)
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Old Sat, Mar-09-19, 15:43
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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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Goals: cardio fitness and flexibility, lose body fat in my neck and hopefully no more sleep apnea or highish blood pressure, be a faster-paced person.

Glad you're coming out of it Mojo.

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
3/8 58 min stretches
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Old Sat, Mar-09-19, 15:56
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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 have been doing squats as a warm up to stretching, plus treadmill and bike. Last night I noticed my leg muscles were harder!
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Old Sat, Mar-09-19, 20:56
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Posts: 2,189
 
Plan: semi lc- OMAD w/IF
Stats: 229/224/199 Female 66.5"
BF:kickin it
Progress: 17%
Location: Michigan
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You girls are doing great!
Keep it up!

My back and feet were hurting today, but I did my shopping.
Yes, gentle stretching is what I need.
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Old Sun, Mar-10-19, 11:04
CityGirl8 CityGirl8 is offline
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Posts: 757
 
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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Working out every morning as soon as I wake up is becoming more of a routine, but I wonder if I'm ever going to actually want to do it. I woke up this morning and was whining to myself in bed "I don't wanna!" Then I did it and struggled all the way through. I'm not sure I'll ever understand people who enjoy exercise and sports. Ugh.


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
Mar. 8 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D16 (all lower body; felt this some as I was going to sleep)
Mar. 9 - Beginner Pilates (feeling those side kicks--especially after the lower body workout yesterday)
Mar. 10 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D18 (figured out a modification for one of the exercises I was struggling with, more of a prep than a modification; even that was tricky)
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Old Sun, Mar-10-19, 14:32
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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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Mojo thanks for the cheers!!

Goals: cardio fitness and flexibility, lose body fat in my neck and hopefully no more sleep apnea or highish blood pressure, be a faster-paced person.

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
3/8 58 min stretches
3/9 33min stretches
3/10 cardio 31 min
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First week at the gym is finished with 5 days, 30 min cardio

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Old Sun, Mar-10-19, 14:37
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nawchem nawchem is offline
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Posts: 8,701
 
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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Working out every morning as soon as I wake up is becoming more of a routine, but I wonder if I'm ever going to actually want to do it. I woke up this morning and was whining to myself in bed "I don't wanna!" Then I did it and struggled all the way through. I'm not sure I'll ever understand people who enjoy exercise and sports. Ugh.


Ah City! I usually do like to work out but not right now! I guess its because I'm out of shape. Today was the hardest with the time change. I remember one of my coaches saying there were 2 times that people were the most likely to drop out, maybe we're in that zone.
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Old Mon, Mar-11-19, 11:25
CityGirl8 CityGirl8 is offline
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Posts: 757
 
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, you're really rocking along everyday!

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
Mar. 8 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D16 (all lower body; felt this some as I was going to sleep)
Mar. 9 - Beginner Pilates (feeling those side kicks--especially after the lower body workout yesterday)
Mar. 10 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D18 (figured out a modification for one of the exercises I was struggling with, more of a prep than a modification; even that was tricky)
Mar. 11 - Beginner Pilates
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Old Tue, Mar-12-19, 10:57
CityGirl8 CityGirl8 is offline
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Posts: 757
 
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
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
Mar. 8 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D16 (all lower body; felt this some as I was going to sleep)
Mar. 9 - Beginner Pilates (feeling those side kicks--especially after the lower body workout yesterday)
Mar. 10 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D18 (figured out a modification for one of the exercises I was struggling with, more of a prep than a modification; even that was tricky)
Mar. 11 - Beginner Pilates
Mar. 12 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D19
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Old Tue, Mar-12-19, 14:30
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nawchem nawchem is offline
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Posts: 8,701
 
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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Goals: cardio fitness and flexibility, lose body fat, be a faster-paced person.

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
3/8 58 min stretches
3/9 33min stretches
3/10 cardio 31 min
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
First week at the gym is finished with 5 days, 30 min cardio
3/11 M- stretches 30m
3/12 bike/tm 31m
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Old Wed, Mar-13-19, 10:22
CityGirl8 CityGirl8 is offline
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Posts: 757
 
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
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
Mar. 8 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D16 (all lower body; felt this some as I was going to sleep)
Mar. 9 - Beginner Pilates (feeling those side kicks--especially after the lower body workout yesterday)
Mar. 10 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D18 (figured out a modification for one of the exercises I was struggling with, more of a prep than a modification; even that was tricky)
Mar. 11 - Beginner Pilates
Mar. 12 - Bodyweight Strength Training W2D19
Mar. 13 - Beginner Pilates
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Old Wed, Mar-13-19, 18:35
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nawchem nawchem is offline
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Posts: 8,701
 
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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Yesterday after going home early to take roommate to work, being told I can spend the next day teaching how to use a computer and then waiting 40 min to pick up her last night. I felt this arrangement wasn't going well (I was pissed )

To avoid all problems I walked to the store today and to work and will walk home by myself when my shift is over.

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
3/8 58 min stretches
3/9 33min stretches
3/10 cardio 31 min
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
First week at the gym is finished with 5 days, 30 min cardio
3/11 M- stretches 30m
3/12 bike/tm 31m
3/13 walked 1.7 miles to and from work
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Old Thu, Mar-14-19, 11:31
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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Yesterday after going home early to take roommate to work, being told I can spend the next day teaching how to use a computer and then waiting 40 min to pick up her last night. I felt this arrangement wasn't going well (I was pissed )
You really, really need to set some limits with her about when and under what conditions she can ride with you! You are not her chauffeur. Don't go home from anywhere to pick her up! If you are leaving from home and she is ready when you are leaving, she can go with you. Tell her that this will not be every day. Let her know the night before. If you are going home from work instead of elsewhere and she is ready when you are leaving, she can go with you. Tell her that this will not be every day. If she's not ready, just leave. If you're not at home, don't go back. If you continue to act like her chauffeur and let her treat you like you are, then you will never fix the situation. Stop acting like she's entitled to treat you the way she is!
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