Fitness Minutes: (47,442)
110 10/15/13 6:02 P
The main thing that I can do now that I couldn't do before is get back on the wagon when I fall off of it. I used to have a big problem with ALL or NOTHING thinking. Before if I messed up I would think the day, the week, the month, or the whole diet plan was shot and over. Now, I can really just say that I made a mistake by eating whatever and carry on...not starting over tomorrow or Monday. Immediately. It took some practice. But, now I catch myself in the negative you blew it type of thinking and put a stop to it. I stop that negative thinking by telling myself it was only one minute, one snack or one meal. It was a weak moment and a mistake I made; but it is over and I am back on track. NOW.
Among many, many changes, I can: wear size 4P consistently, look great in a skirt, enjoy dressing for just about any occasion. And yes, spend an hour on the treadmill or doing kettlebells and feel invigorated rather than wiped out!
Fitness Minutes: (20,454)
3,540 10/15/13 1:04 P
After training with the spark walk/jog 5 week program I can finally jog and do 3 miles in under 45 minutes.
Fitness Minutes: (19,651)
236 10/15/13 12:39 P
I can go up stairs and run for the bus without losing my breath. I can walk long distances and feel great afterward.
Fitness Minutes: (689)
33 10/15/13 12:32 P
Walk for 3 jog for 2 consistently for 20 min.
Fitness Minutes: (788)
65 10/15/13 10:34 A
Stay awake all day and moving. I use to have a 2-3 hour nap during the day or early evening. I was exhausted all the time. Now I am awake all day and not sitting on the coach because it took too much energy to do anything.
Push ups! Never thought I'd be a push up queen......never never never!
Fitness Minutes: (13,947)
2,072 10/15/13 9:10 A
fit into smaller clothes, run four miles without blinking an eye, haul the wet clothes up 10 steps then carry them out to the backyard to hand them out to dry, make better food choices, and well the list can go on and on but I will stop there.
Fitness Minutes: (6,904)
235 10/14/13 10:20 A
I can do squats with a 51 lb. barbell...........I can walk 10 miles.
Fitness Minutes: (21,181)
563 10/2/13 10:57 P
running! Although not far. LOL
Fitness Minutes: (79,100)
2,953 10/2/13 6:28 P
Fitness Minutes: (69,199)
3,840 10/2/13 1:51 P
walk a mile ---- actually multiple miles - but when I started SP back in March - I couldn't walk a mile!
Fitness Minutes: (4,934)
57 10/2/13 1:45 P
I have never been able to do chin ups. Ever. I remember how I felt in front of the 8th grade gym class when we were going for a personal best and I could do... yep... zero. With a lot of work over the last 18 months and some help from Sparkpeople, going on 37 years old, I can now do 4 sets of 5... I try to increase a single set by one rep each week.
I also remember once about 5 years go dropping and doing push ups when someone jokingly challenged me to do 20... I remember how at #6 I thought wow this is really hard, and at #11 I physically could not lift myself up again. I can now do 40 straight with no problem.
I can grab a 10' basketball rim, haven't done that in 20 years.
And oh yeah, most recently, I can bench press more than my body weight... I was really happy when I finally hit that goal a few weeks ago.
I can walk around an amusement park and not need to take a break every 15 minutes.
Fitness Minutes: (74,443)
3,293 10/2/13 1:05 P
I can swim a mile--5280 feet, NOT a swimmers' mile--in 30 minutes doing the backstroke. When I first started it took me an hour to swim less than half a mile.
I can also do pull ups now, which shocked the heck out of me. It's not part of my regular routine, just something I try for fun every once in a while.
Fitness Minutes: (4,271)
60 10/2/13 11:33 A
For me(starting on Jan 1,2013):
0 chin-ups to 10 chin-ups in one set
1 pushup to 20 pushups in one set
2 miles at a 4mph pace on the treadmill(and bad shinsplints) to finishing 5K in 26 minutes
nothing impressive,but considering where I started from I am pleased. Other minor accomplishments include not getting winded after climbing a flight of stairs and not sweating when I eat. Reading about people's improvements and seeing progress on their little meters is motivating to me.
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