EFKLUTZ   22,177
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Sept 2013, 143lbs





Nov 2013, 139 lbs - These pants used to be skin tight on me!



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Getting Stronger

In Nov 2012 I started this final quest to get in shape and lose weight. I was tired of approaching the holiday season knowing that I was probably going to gain 10-15 lbs. A gain that I would then struggle to lose the rest of the year (and failing to do so as I got older!). No more! Thanks to the 3 things I give credit to below, I am at a new place! I am not afraid of the holidays. I know I will maintain decent control, but most important, I know I will get right back to my normal routine ...
In Nov 2012 I started this final quest to get in shape and lose weight. I was tired of approaching the holiday season knowing that I was probably going to gain 10-15 lbs. A gain that I would then struggle to lose the rest of the year (and failing to do so as I got older!). No more! Thanks to the 3 things I give credit to below, I am at a new place! I am not afraid of the holidays. I know I will maintain decent control, but most important, I know I will get right back to my normal routine and no lasting harm done.
I have to give credit to 3 things
"The Beck Diet Solution" by Judith Beck
my FitBit One Tracker
and my excellent Personal Trainer

I'm not done. I still have some work to do on my legs. I'm getting there, slowly but surely..
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Member Since: 10/16/2006

SparkPoints: 22,177

Fitness Minutes: 46,955

My Goals:
Get stronger. Get Leaner. To get below 30% BF
Size 6 pants
Back Squat 205#
Front Squat 135# - Done 2/8/13, just need to work on depth
Join Xfit gym by May 1
Push Press 95#
1 Unassisted Pull Up

My Program:
Strength training 5x/week
Cardio/Hiit 2-3x/week
Aim for 10000 steps/day
10 floors per day
Make my lunch night before



Personal Information:
I'm 5'4"
I'll be 50 in 2014, yikes!


Other Information:
In this past year, Nov 2012 to Nov 2013, I have learned that I CAN build muscle, that I CAN get stronger, that I CAN lose weight! Don't listen to the rhetoric - "I'm going thru menopause, my metabolism is slowing, that's why I can't lose weight etc, etc..."
If you can honestly look at what you are eating/drinking and your exercise level and you know that you have room for improvement then you CAN build muscle, you CAN lose weight, you CAN get stronger. You just have to decide what is more important to you...to keep doing what you are doing and be unhappy that you "can't lose weight"? or to make the the changes that you need to make to be a better you. I am proof of that.

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MAZZYR
4/14/2014 11:24:17 AM

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MAZZYR
4/10/2014 11:00:41 AM

Hi EFklutz, thank you for your supportive comments. Please know that I appreciate your encouragement. Wishing you a beautiful day.

Xo,
M



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TKAYSMILES
4/8/2014 1:31:35 PM

Just want to say welcome to our group Crazy for Crossfit!! We all love our sport and wanted someplace active to talk about it! Come on in and join us!! The more the merrier!! Have an awesome day!!



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MAZZYR
1/25/2014 1:07:54 PM

Hi E,

Thank you for cheering me on, it feels so good.
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CLEARNIGHTSKY
1/24/2014 4:20:22 PM

Hi, EFKLUTZ,

Thank you SO much for your encouragement on my blog post about being excited about getting stronger. It's quite a mind shift to be less focused on the scale as my measure of success. I really appreciate your sharing a little of your story.

Have a great weekend!!

Maggie

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