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Week 6 - Better late than never

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Workout:
Curves - 3x per week
Treadmill - 30 mins, 5x per week (starting to train for 6K)
Aerobics DVD - 35 mins, 5x per week

FIWC
-I stayed within my calorie budget all week.

  


Week 5 - Results

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I learned this week that persistence is key. For 4 weeks I have been gaining weight or staying the same. While this week I have lost all but 1/2 a pound of the weight that I had gained in the past 4 weeks. Yay! I also lost another inch in my waist. I guess the key is to be patient and if something is not working switch it up. Lately I have been dreading Saturdays (weigh in days) but today's numbers made my day!!

Day 29
FIWC
- Cardio minutes = 38
Insanity
- Pure cardio and cardio abs

Day 30
FIWC
- Cardio minutes = 70
Insanity
- Cardio power and resistance
Other
- Curves
- Treadmill 30 min

Day 31
FIWC
- Cardio minutes = 72
Insanity
- Plyometric cardio circuit
Other
- Treadmill 30 min

Day 32
FIWC
- Cardio minutes = 30
Insanity
- Cardio recovery
Other
- Curves
- Treadmill 30 min

Day 33
FIWC
- Cardio minutes = 68
Insanity
- Pure cardio and cardio abs
Other
- Treadmill 30 min

Day 34
FIWC
- Cardio minutes = 0
Other
- Curves

Day 35
Weight = 267.5
Lbs lost = 4.5

FIWC
- Cardio minutes = 72
- Total cardio minutes = 350
Insanity
- Plyometric cardio circuit
Other
- Treadmill 30 min

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MRSKRISTINA 10/25/2009 7:42PM

    Wow, nice job on all the cardio! emoticon

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POKIEFUZZBUCKET 10/24/2009 3:02PM

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Sounds like a great week! Keep up the good work.
Patti

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SGTSUNNY 10/24/2009 1:56PM

    Good job on changing it up! We all get to the point of what we are doing is not working. A change will bring us back up to 100%. I think every 3 weeks we need to re-evaluate and change our routine if we are not get the results.

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LESWHO 10/24/2009 12:16PM

    it happen sometime. Keep the head up

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Week 4 - No results

Sunday, October 18, 2009

So I just finished week 4 of my new get healthy lifestyle, however not seeing any significant results in my weight or how my clothes fit has me questioning if it is worth it. The answer is YES! Why?? Because I enjoy working out (never thought I would say that) and I love the way I feel when I am done. I just need to "tweak" a few things so that I can begin to see the results that I am after. That is what this next week will be all about. I am going to change my eating for the next few weeks to see if I can figure out what will get me results...not just on the scale but the fit of my clothes.
Special thanks to the Sunny Gals and my spark friends for keeping my spirits up these last few weeks!!
Day 22
FIWC
- Welcomed new Done Girls

Day 23
FIWC
- Welcomed new Done Girls
Other
- Insanity Cardio Circuit

Day 24
FIWC
- completed
Other
- Insanity Pure cardio and cardio abs

Day 25
FIWC
- completed
Other
- Curves 30 minutes
- Insanity Cardio Recovery

Day 26
FIWC
- completed
Other
- Insanity Cardio Power and Resistance

Day 27
FIWC
- completed
Other
- Curves 30 minutes

Day 28
Weight = 272
Lbs lost = none
FIWC
- completed
Other
- Insanity Cardio circuit

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

5FRUITSNVEGGIES 10/20/2009 11:41PM

    i only suggest sticking to it!! i promise you will see changes...



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MISS_SPOCK 10/19/2009 4:03PM

    Hey, I'm feeling you on the not getting any weight off, I've been not seeing any results either. It sucks and it makes me question it all too, but you're right, I do like the way I feel after a work out.

I'm not sure if this will help but, if you have a curves membership, it really does help to get in there several times a week. I had a membership for a few months over the summer and I went about 4-5 times a week and though sometimes my weight didn't go down I did lose a lot of inches overall, and I did lose quite a few pounds too. Their overall circuit and constant motion really helps I think.

Also maybe you should start taking measurements because even though you can lose 3 inches on your waist you probably wont notice or feel it even with your clothes. I think the last time I had to notice my clothes getting smaller was when I lost about 30 pounds.

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MAERETH 10/18/2009 1:49PM

    I've heard that it can take up to 6 weeks for you to start seeing results, especially if you were already active to being with. Keep plugging away! You can do it!

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KAY-SUPREME 10/18/2009 7:41AM

    The only thing I can suggest, is to UP the cardio amount. I've been doing 30 minutes for as long as I can remember, and stepping it up to 45 minutes or 60 minutes usually starts to bring about a change for me. OH! And water! Get your water in!

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KAT573 10/18/2009 1:19AM

    Great start there with the Cardio and adding in ST will start building muscle to up your metabolism and in turn begin burning higher amts of cals, PLUS pulling in the inches; takes about seven weeks to see results with consistent exercise (to fatigue). Baby steps and you are doing it right.

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MRSKRISTINA 10/18/2009 1:14AM

    I love your positive attitude! Working out definitely worth it, always. :)

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Week 3 - What am I doing wrong??????

Saturday, October 10, 2009

So I have followed my meal plan all week, stayed in the recommended calories and workout out consistently and only lost 0.5 lbs after gaining 4.5lbs las week. What is going on and what am I doing wrong...the frustration is starting to set in.
Anyways, hope everyone has a great weekend. I have my meals for the day packed in a cooler so I can stick to my meal plan while I travel down to see my family for Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend.

Day 15
FIWC
- Iron and protein requirements met.
Other
- Played Wii sports for 1 hour
- Insanity Cardio Power and Resistance

Day 16
FIWC
- Iron and protein requirements met
Other
- Curves 30 minutes
- Insanity Pure Cardio

Day 17
FIWC
- Iron and protein requirements met
Other
- Insanity Cardio Circuit

Day 18
FIWC
- Iron and protein requirements met
Other
- Curves 30 minutes
- Insanity Cardio Recovery

Day 19
FIWC
- Iron and protein requirements met
Other
- Insanity Cardio Power and Resistance

Day 20
FIWC
- Iron and protein requirements met
Other
- Curves 30 minutes
- Insanity Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs

Day 21
Weight = 271
Lbs lost = -0.5
FIWC
- Iron and protein requirements met
Other
- Insanity Fitness test

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LOSINGITB430 10/13/2009 10:07AM

    Keep it up. You could be starting to build muscle and your body could be just "remodeling itself." as someone once told me. Way to go with sticking with it! emoticon

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YAMPYPIE 10/11/2009 11:59PM

    Hang in there, lady! You are being consistent in your efforts, and that is commendable in itself. Our bodies aren't machines, so unfortunately, we can't make them do exactly what we want them to do at the precise moment we want it...I'm still learning this myself. You will drop those pounds soon! Keep up the great work, Sunny Gal!

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POKIEFUZZBUCKET 10/10/2009 8:28PM

    Stay positive and keep at it! Even if your weight is bouncing around a little bit right now, I bet that with all the effort you are putting in you feel fitter and stronger!
Patti

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LIZZY781 10/10/2009 5:15PM

    You are going to be fine....You are probably loosing inches also. So hang in there. It will get better and pretty soon you will be blogging that you lost soo much weight. Stay encouraged. emoticon

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AZIUGA 10/10/2009 2:49PM

    Hey chick! DOn't get frustrated! Are you tracking your measurements?
I agree with an earlier comment that you need to make sure you are getting your water in and checking your salt. Maybe try a multivitamin with vitamin b and some potassium, which can help!

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SMALLERMELORIE 10/10/2009 12:31PM

    Hey Sunny Gal, do not get discouraged. At least you lost .5 pound, I have gained for the 3rd week in a row. It is a wonder the S-Gals don't give me the boot. It will get better, you can do this.

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UNIQUELADY42 10/10/2009 12:01PM

    Please don't get upset,Things will happen, your body needs time to get use to the new way of life. check to makesure your drinking enough water and that your salt intake is ok. salt can hide in all foods. I thought I was doing good with my salt intake until I started tracking it and found I was way over the daily limit. emoticon

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CGREEN717 10/10/2009 10:42AM

    As my mom put it, muscle weighs more than fat. Also have you tracked your measurements (waist, thighs, upper arm, etc.) You may have lost inches and gained muscle.

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WALKINGINGRACE 10/10/2009 10:18AM

    I now that you feel really frustrated right now, but stay with it. For lack of a better way to say this, sometimes iron can cause us to "back up" in the intestinal department. I know that that has caused me to stall before. I noticed that you are meeting your iron requirements, perhaps take a minute to think if you are still "regular". If not add some fiber, apple juice, prunes, bran, or something else to your diet to move things along. If this isn't the case just stick with what you are doing and eventually you will see the results of your hard work.
Enjoy Canadian Thanksgiving with your family! emoticon

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Week 2 - Not a good week

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Day 8
FIWC
- 4 miles
Other
- Played Wii sports for 1 hour
- Complete Insanity fitness test

Day 9
FIWC
- 3 miles
Other
- Curves 30 minutes
- Insanity - Plyometric Cardio Circuit

Day 10
FIWC
- 4 miles
Other
- Insanity - Cardio Power and Resistance

Day 11
FIWC
- 3 miles
Other
- Curves 30 minutes
- Insanity - Cardio Recovery

Day 12
FIWC
- 4 miles
Other
- Insanity - Pure Cardio

Day 13
FIWC
- 3 miles
Other
- Curves 30 minutes
- Insanity - Plyometric Cardio Circuit

Day 14
Weight = 271.5
Lbs lost = +4.5 wrong direction
FIWC
- 4 miles
Other
- None

I can't believe that I worked so hard and gained 4.5 lbs this week. What is happening??? Hopefully I figure it out soon! emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ACOOKIE42 10/7/2009 12:48AM

    Don't give up! You can do it! emoticon

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SHAMEKIALB 10/5/2009 6:50PM

    WOW...you are doing a lot. How do you do it???

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CGREEN717 10/4/2009 1:11PM

    Life happens.

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POKIEFUZZBUCKET 10/3/2009 7:25PM

    Hey there! Don't be too hard on yourself, weight fluctuations are normal (and I think that I have read that that is true especially after we make big changes to our daily habits). I have definitely had weeks where I have gained after doing almost everything right, and then within a few days my weight drops. Maybe your body is holding on to a lot of water this week. How are things going with your water and nutritional intake?
Anyway, keep on keeping on! It sounds like you got a lot of exercise in this week, that is awesome!
Patti

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