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New Classes

Saturday, May 24, 2014

First, wow it's sure been a while since I've made a blog entry here. Sorry about that.

This week I began taking classes for an AAS in Horticulture at my local community college. I had intended to simply take a few classes to get started. One English class for a general ed requirement, and also two horticulture classes. My plans got changed for me when one of the classes I signed up for was cancelled due to lack of students signing up. Now I managed to get myself into one of their 80 hours of intense gardening in 10 weeks internships, despite that I'm only now taking my first class.

This is relevant to my blog here because wow I got more exercise this week than I've gotten in years. I don't know yet how much I'm going to mess with my nutrition trackers on my sparkpeople page because I'm pretty dreadful about keeping up with that side of things anyway, but it was nice to see the fitness tracker telling me that I might have done enough fitness time this week to consider it.

  
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ALEXTHEHUN 5/25/2014 2:02PM

    Glad you're back to blogging and glad you're back in school. Congrats on both.

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Getting back on track

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The last couple weeks I was too lazy to be vigilant about tracking my nutrition. This week I'm making a point to get back into the habit, because I still am not very good at knowing how many calories a meal has if I don't plan portions in advance.

Positive updates: I am really enjoying my weight training so far. I think in another couple weeks I will make an new appointment with the gym's fitness trainer about adding a few more advanced exercises to my routine. My current one is just a basic circuit of their machines, but I'd like to add some free weights into it. I think that would help make the strength gains more 'balanced' than just narrow focus targeting each muscle group. Still, was starting practically from zero, so I do think it's beneficial for me to start out with something simple. Not to imply that it isn't challenging for my fitness level though. The circuit I do takes about 25-30 minutes, and I definitely can feel some improvements in the muscle tone in my arms already. :D

  
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KELLY122581 9/30/2012 11:04AM

    Cool! I also took some time off, and now I'm getting back into it too. Yay us! :-) I agree that starting with the machines to build some basic strength is a good idea before moving on to free weights... still be careful, though.... you need to make sure you have good lifting form. Glad you will be seeing a trainer for it! :-)

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CRAFTINWIFE 9/26/2012 5:47PM

    emoticon for progress!

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Small update

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Haven't posted a blog lately cause there hasn't been much change to speak of I guess? Just getting into a lifting routine. I'm still not sure this will work, even though it's a proven thing that lifting weights = you get stronger, but I suppose I just need to see the results for myself. :)

  


Getting Serious About Lifting :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

So, now that I have a gym membership I feel like I can finally get serious about lifting weights and bulking up a bit. The trainer at the Y hooked me up with a good starting routine and told me that if I wanted to add more machines/free weights after the first month then I could just make another appointment.

Trying not to get my hopes set too high as far as what kind of results I could reasonably expect to see in a few months, but I really am hoping to see some muscle growth by that time.

  
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KJAZZINGILBERT 9/13/2012 2:25PM

    Good for you! Keep on the path and you're going to be great.

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TRICIAE2 9/13/2012 10:38AM

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Different Measurements, Different Feedback

Saturday, September 08, 2012

I had been feeling discouraged about this whole fitness thing. I thought I was doing everything right: eating less, exercising more, but what I thought was my measurement of success, my weight... well it was barely changing. One week it was down a pound, the next week it was up higher than it was than when I started this whole 'lifestyle change'. (This week I am at 140. When I signed up for SP last month I was at 137.)

But, today I realized it had been a whole month, so it was time to check my other measurements again. My waist and hips are both down half an inch, and my thighs were down an entire inch. O___O

Anyway, my advice (I suppose) here is to be patient when waiting for the results to come in. It might seem like you're not getting the results you are looking for, but just be patient. As long as you are meeting your diet and fitness goals consistently, your body is definitely making some changes in there, even if the first place those changes show themselves isn't your scale. emoticon

  
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KJAZZINGILBERT 9/9/2012 11:58AM

    Your blog entry is a great reminder to live right, exercise, and those changes will come...with time.

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HIKINGSD 9/9/2012 3:28AM

    Excellent non-scale victory! Good for you!

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WELLNESSME09 9/8/2012 8:41AM

    emoticon emoticon our bodies work in mysterious ways ! emoticon

Keep up the good work ! emoticon

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GHOSTFLAMES 9/8/2012 8:26AM

    ONE DAY AND ONE STEP AT A TIME WE WILL DO THIS WE ARE WORTH IT. REMEMBER TO TRACK DAILY FOOD AND FITNEES TO BE HELD ACCOUNTAB;E.
WE ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU IF YOU NEED ANYTHING AT ALL JUST ASK.
TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK ON YOUR SPARK JOURNEY.

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LOSE4LIFE47 9/8/2012 8:17AM

    YOU CAN DO IT!! Congrats!!!

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