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I'm 25 and I live in England, I have decided that 2012 is going to be MY year. So glad I found Spark Pages!
I've been on diets for as long as I can remember, nothing has worked, so I'm trying to NOT diet! This is a very strange way to think.
I'm 25 and I live in England, I have decided that 2012 is going to be MY year. So glad I found Spark Pages!
I've been on diets for as long as I can remember, nothing has worked, so I'm trying to NOT diet! This is a very strange way to think.




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Member Since: 12/19/2011

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My Goals:
I want to be healthy, I want to find a pair of jeans that fits, I want to wear a bikini and not want to cry, I want to be able to run 5K

My Program:
I've started eating better, I'm sticking to the SP plan. I don't even feel like I'm on a diet.
I'm doing the 'Couch to 5K' programme to improve my fitness.

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I'm from Nottingham, England.

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PASKALINI
5/20/2012 6:35:51 AM

Thanks for the Info I don't have nike's so I'd have to get the holder thingy. I'm not so worried about route tracking as long as it keeps track of the distance. I only map my route because I have no other way of knowing how far I went. Other then that as long as it tells me how far and how long it took I'm happy. I might have to invest in a new "toy" :)



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TEMPENATIVE
5/20/2012 1:23:41 AM

Thanks for the encouragement on my page. Iv been on Week3 FOREVER, like 2 months almost, because I keep missing Day3, so I start over-ugh! Oh well I guess it beats sitting on the couch! Sorry about the shins:| I was getting them for the first couple of months, but since Iv been on C25K since, oh February or March, Iv noticed its gotten better this past month.



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PASKALINI
5/18/2012 4:19:29 PM

HAHA I've been getting tattooed since I was 15 I gained weight lost weight had 2 kids lost the baby weight :P I'm just excited I haven't gotten tattooed in 2 years since before I left the states!! I have 90 days to KILL these legs I made this appointment back in feb. she's been booked that long so I can't wait until I'm tone it's then or sometime in like 2 years (not really but who knows how far she's booked out.) Thanks for the comment blog :)



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LUCKYNUMBER25
5/13/2012 2:30:05 PM

(Wow, sorry, that was long. You'll be sick of reading me soon enough!)



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LUCKYNUMBER25
5/13/2012 2:29:20 PM

Heya!
Thanks for mentioning the 'slimming' of waist/thighs. Looking again, it does look like a decent improvement (especially considering I weigh the same, lol).

I'm kinda lovin' C25K, too. I did something similar a couple years ago, but this time I weigh less and have stronger legs--it's a huuuuge difference.

P90x is great *if* you have the time. It's a huge commitment, which I managed in the first month, but after I got out of the habit it's been hard to restart.

I wrote a(nother) super long blog after my first week of p90x: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=48
04101 It probably won't have useful info for you, so I'll give you a cliff notes review:

- If you make the commitment, print up the schedule/note sheets. Initially, I found a cute excel worksheet to keep track of things, but I find having the physical notes and calendar are a lot better. Crossing of the days as you do them is great.

- Having nice equipment and a lot of space makes it easier, but I've managed to modify as I need. I only have 5lb weights and a couple of bands. Initially, I looped the bands around a plastic dollar store 'over the door clothes hook' that I had, but after breaking both of those, I upgraded to a band set that had a door extension ($30 on eBay). Good gym shoes are needed, but I get away without wearing any half the time.
My space to workout is 3.5' x 7', which is annoying to maneuver but manageable for most of the exercises.

- Some exercises are really tough. You can always pause the videos and catch your breath. I've done more difficult workouts on my own, but the kick with p90x is that you *consistently* do the tough workouts.

If you're going to go for it, let me know! I'd love to watch your progress. emoticon



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