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leg day workout awesomeness!!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Today's workout was one of the best leg days EVER!!!
--Hack squat machine 4 sets of 10 with increasing weights... 180, 210, 230, 250!!!
--Walking lunges with 50lbs barbell on my shoulders walk the length of gym ~ 20 lunges then 10 squats at each end of the gym, did this 2x
--Leg extension 10 reps @100lbs then 10 on each leg @ 25lbs with a 2 second hold at the top. 3 sets each
--Hamstring curl 12 reps @ 65 then a round of walking lunges around the perimeter of the weight area ~ 45 lunges... 3 sets of each!
-- single leg hamstring curl 3 sets of 10 on each leg @ 30lbs
--glute kickback machine 3 sets of 10 on each side @ 100lbs
--seated calf raise 50lbs 5 sets of 25
--calf extension machine( don't know the real name) 5 sets 25 @ 130lbs!

D E S T R O Y E D T H E L E G S !!!

  


ABS BY SUMMER....

Friday, January 21, 2011

My personal trainer posted this on her Facebook account and I thought I would share it with all of you fine sparkers!

U want to get ur six pack? You can do it by summer! It will take work and dedication- you have to understand- and I am totally serious- that 80% of ur flabby waist is due to poor eating. First and foremost is the nutrition. Starting today, u need to get the sugar our of your house and out of your body! Sugar is like cocaine. Its a white powder that both addictive and daedly! The only difference is that sugar is legal. You can use unsweetened applesauce or sliced bananas, berries, or honey. Dont worry, ull get all the sugars you need from fresh fruit and other natural foods. You have to eat clean! NO MORE JUNK! Ull b healthier, have more enrgy, lose your flab, and even increase your chances of living longer than u wud if u kep up with the junk-eating lifestyle.



Once man becomes involved with the manufacturing of food its not longer worth eating. For the most part, u have to stay away from all that packaged, processed junk that u see in grocery stores. Keep ur food intake to lean meats, fish, oatmeal, egg whites, whole grains, natural yogurt, sweet potatos, brown rice, fruits, and veggies! No cookie tastes as good as lean and healthy feels, unless of course, that cookie is made of whole grain flour and is sugar free!

If u work hard in the gym, cant you have a cheat meal every once in awhile? Absolutely not. A cheat meal may be acceptable once every two weeks, but a whole day of cheating will just serve to keep that fat on your body. You cant negate the bad effects of eating junk foods with any amount of training. Look around any gym...there are devoted members who never miss a workout. They are still overweight...why?! Because they think that going ot the gym earns them the right to eat junk that u find in fast food establishments n most homes. Ull never get a six pack unless u wise up to clean eating. It just wont happen! U can only eat foods that actively contribute to keepin u lean, n when nature gives u a perfect recipe u dont mess with it!



Now get ur butt moving!!! :)

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SAILSCALL 1/24/2011 6:52AM

    I don't think you need to concentrate on one thing like eliminating sugar. The big picture is a lifestyle change including eating healthier foods, exercising (more), and drinking a lot of water. Good luck on your abs.

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TSUNFIRESE2001 1/21/2011 1:16PM

    I totally belive that. I havnt had sugar in like 2 weeks and I could care less!! I'm loving the movement on the scale better than any scoop of ice cream can taste!

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POINTAFTER 1/21/2011 10:50AM

    That's tough love for ya! I read if you eliminate sugar from your diet for one week you will lose your craving for it. Still working on that! emoticon

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35 lbs to disney world!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I have been working toward losing weight for 4 years on and off. The past 6 months has been my longest lasting streak and its a permanent one. I will not fail this time even through my 4 month long plateau I refused to give up. Instead I switched gyms and enlisted a new trainer which turned to be the thing for me. She had worked me harder than any trainer I had worked with in the past which really helped me realize my potential in the gym. What I really like about her program is that not only does she train you on the machines in the gym she also gives you a food plan (unlike the other gym i used to go to) which really helped. She requires that your complete weekly food journals and send them to her to go over and point out what should be cut out or reduced or substituted. My eating is much better now after doing this. And as she said weight loss is 80% nutrition 20% fitness. I firmly believe this now because honestly I lost more weight in the month of december and this first couple weeks in january when i have barely even hit the gym due to hectic schedule with vacation and work and holidays than i had in the previous 4 months of constant gym time and half assed healthy eating. So as my pounds have been melting off me and making me smile as I jump on the scale I told my trainer where I was weight wise the other day and then we went over my short term and long terms goals. Well I am now only 14 lbs away from being under 200lbs for the first time since i was in 7th grade. My goal is to hit that weight by march 1st. After that I am then only 20 more lbs away from reaching my goal of 100 pounds of weight loss. I hope to achieve that weight by June. My trainer and now friend and I have made a deal that if I reach my 100 pound weight loss goal we are going to go to Disney world to celebrate! Talk about something to look forward to besides a new me! emoticon emoticon

  
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I RAN MY FIRST....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Half a mile!!! may not sound like much but for me it was awesome!! I have never been able to run before. I tried a few months back but only got in a full minute before my lungs felt like they were going to collapse on me and i was going to die. I am used to using the elliptical, that's no problem for me i can go on that thing for hours and keep my heart rate above 150 the whole time. So this morning I decided to jump on the treadmill for the first time in about 6 months and I went right into running and kept on going and was soo amazed that I didn't feel like dying.. until about 6 minutes later at the half mile mark i had to stop. But i am very proud of myself for being able to get in half a mile right off the bat like that! I should also mention that i had spent 18 minutes on the stairmaster right before so some of my energy was depleted. Running made me feel great even though i could feel all of my fatness shifting around and probably looked really gross to watch. I think the elliptical is my gateway drug to which primed me for a possible addiction to running! My goal now is to run a full mile by the end of the month! emoticon

  
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ADRIENNE29 2/12/2011 9:44PM

    what a great post!

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FISHGRRL 11/16/2010 2:39PM

    Congratulations! Doesn't it feel great!! emoticon

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 11/16/2010 1:07PM

    That's great! I know what an accomplishment that is, great job!! I'm sure I'm not there yet, but I've been doing the walk, then jog as long as I can - not long, but I'll get there. I felt great on Sunday though when I did the jog and my now baggy jeans were falling down!! That was awesome in itself!

Great job, keep it up!! You also look like you've lost weight since the last picture! I love to see the pictures along the way.

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SKINNYPOWELL1 11/16/2010 12:52PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonKeep up the fantastic work.

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the scale is not my friend. my baggy clothes are (~!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I am having trouble realizing that I am losing weight with all the hours clocked in at the gym over the past month and a half and its really been eating at me that the scale is not moving. I do notice that there is a difference in my clothing. I have gone down a whole size and maybe a little more! But I also want to see it in the scale and that is not showing. The first half of the year was fine, I lost 25 lbs mostly by cutting what i eat rather than the working out. Thats really started in the past month and a half and will continue as long as I don't get discouraged again like 3 years ago... I think what helped me realize my success was doing a photoshop comparison last night of what I looked like 3 years ago to what I look like today. That right there made me realize that what I am doing is working even if i dont see the scale dipping as quickly as I want it too.

  
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OZCALL2006 10/9/2010 8:29AM

    keep up the work the scale doesnt always show the good work u have put in
but its how u feel that u should measure

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ANDYLIN90 10/5/2010 12:53AM

    WOW! Nothing like a picture to tell a story. You look great. I understand about the scale moving slowly. Don't get discouraged...think of it as just more time to practice the changes you are making to be healthy.

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DREAMYGOOSE 9/28/2010 4:05AM

  Well done. You look great. Good for you.

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DREAMYGOOSE 9/28/2010 4:05AM

  Well done. You look great. Good for you.

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DREAMYGOOSE 9/28/2010 4:05AM

  Well done. You look great. Good for you.

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DREAMYGOOSE 9/28/2010 4:05AM

  Well done. You look great. Good for you.

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DREAMYGOOSE 9/28/2010 4:05AM

  Well done. You look great. Good for you.

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HOPEFULSWEIGH 8/21/2010 10:41PM

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HOPEFULSWEIGH 8/21/2010 10:41PM

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ADDICTEDFOODIE 8/20/2010 1:35PM

    way to go... you've worked hard, played hard and you are winning.
addicted foodie

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TONISTRELEC 8/20/2010 9:14AM

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IMREITE 8/20/2010 12:46AM

    I think we obsess about the scale too much. my scale is not going in thr right direction either, but all my other numbers are good: blood pressure, choleterol, pulse and blood sugar.
I am also fit enough to do the physcial everyday chores.
so i am having success to having a healthy lifestyle. I try not to let the scale run my life.

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CODEMAULER 8/18/2010 5:30PM

    You're obviously on the right track; way to go!!

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AML05030 8/17/2010 10:11PM

    your pictures look like two diffrent people. Scales are easy to make frenemies with because they don't lie, are blunt and tell you instantly. when they don't say what you like though they get rather discouraging. I think clothes and pictures make a BIG diffrence! good for you for realizing it!

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FORMERFATGIRL 8/17/2010 7:40PM

    You are so motivating! Wish I could have a friend close by that was as determined as you are. Keep up the good work!

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PATTR724 8/17/2010 11:06AM

    wow what a difference! Congrats. I going to try this.

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HEIDIBB 8/17/2010 10:55AM

    woohoo!!!

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TONGIRL02 8/17/2010 9:51AM

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SOPHIETR 8/17/2010 8:49AM

    emoticon continued good luck!

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NYARAMULA 8/17/2010 3:04AM

    I think you are doing great. Forget the scale for a while and work on non-weight goals for the time being. Let weight loss be a side effect of all the other good things you are doing. Keep on moving gal because you look terrific, and let no one tell you different, not even the scale.

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SPARKANN 8/17/2010 12:04AM

    Hurrah for you! emoticon emoticon

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STARTLIGHT 8/16/2010 11:29PM

    Congratulations on your success. It must be a really great feeling that your clothes tell yu more than the scale. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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SASSY_FAE 8/16/2010 9:52PM

  It's awesome that you haven't let the scale discourage you, and it's obvious that you're making some serious progress!

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BONNIEELLEN571 8/16/2010 7:55PM

    You look amazing!! Congratulations on your (obvious) success! emoticon The emoticon is an E-X-T-R-E-M-E-L-Y fickle mistress. You definitely deserve an emoticon. Keep up the good work.

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ROSEREDD58 8/16/2010 6:12PM

    I definitely agree! There are times when the scale doesn't move but the fit is undeniable. Keep up the good work!Tammy

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FERNCREST 8/16/2010 6:01PM

  Yeah, numbers aren't everything, I don't care what I wear but how m clothes feel. Muscle weighs more than flab.

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GMASPARK72 8/16/2010 5:40PM

  You are definately on the right track. I also hate the emoticon. You look great!

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SURPLUS 8/16/2010 4:40PM

    Weightloss is neither linear, or fair. Especially when you choose to be fit by working out.

You are definately on the right track. You are getting smaller. Working out hard (particularly with weights) will change your shape. You end up with a better you, rather than just a smaller version of what you used to be. This is important.

You keep on logging those hours and making good choices. You are on the right path!

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FIRESHAZ 8/16/2010 4:08PM

    Some people get overly obsessed about numbers on the scale. If you are happy with the way you look and feel, and you feel like you are improving your fitness and strength, then continue doing what you are doing.
When I was 17-20 I worked out on a home gym everyday. I was ripped,lol and wore a size 11. I weighed 175 then.
Scales can be so depressing, but take a look at how your clothes fit and comparing pictures can save the day.
You look great. emoticon

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PEACEJENN 8/16/2010 2:57PM

    Wow, you look amazing! Don't let the scale fool you. I too have the same problem but I look at how I can take my pants on and off without even undoing the button! That's how I know I've lost weight, even if it's not WEIGHT, but inches. :) Good job, keep it up!

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ACNKOSI 8/16/2010 2:31PM

    I have been at this about a month and I too have not seen movement from the scale. It gets discouraging because I want to see numbers dropping off that scale. Aughhhhh! I could just scream. All I need to see is 10lbs, 5lbs, I'll take 2lbs anything!!!!!! emoticon

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SHRIMPCHIC 8/16/2010 1:25PM

    You look marvolous!!!!!!

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BLOOMING52 8/16/2010 12:57PM

    Thank you.

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BLOOMING52 8/16/2010 12:55PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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TJSCHOENLE 8/16/2010 12:33PM

    The scale will catch up, wait and see.

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THYCKNSWEET 8/16/2010 12:15PM

    I know that emoticoncan be addicting..but i to go by how my clothes emoticon fit ..... emoticon

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NOMOEXCUSES13 8/16/2010 11:32AM

    You look great!!!! I would definitely suggest to use your clothing as a guide... I too fall victim to wanting to see the numbers on the scale drop but this weekend I was able to fit into a couple of pairs of pants that i haven't been able to fit in a while....that is the greatest joy for me.....I measure my inches and you'd be surprised at the accuracy you'll get from inches vs the scale....you can drink a glass of water and "gain" weight but the inches will give you a clear idea of where you are losing as well as your clothing.... I am actually going to buy me a pair of pants in a size 12 and concentrate on getting in to those and then buy a size 9 and so forth....Good Luck on your journey emoticon

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MICKIDEE44 8/16/2010 10:34AM

    emoticon You look great. I have had the same problem with the scale too. I notice a difference around my waist and arms so I'm holding on to that.

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NICCIMC 8/16/2010 10:16AM

    Agreed. I too want to give up the scale, but I know if I do I won't be on top of this weight loss thing. Feeling the difference in clothing is a huge step! Be encouraged to know something is happening! You pictures speak 1000 words! Keep going and stay motivated!

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TIMELESSCRONE 8/16/2010 10:12AM

    I cannot tell you how many times I've wanted to just fling that scale out the bathroom window.

I know it's hard, and frustrating, but the scale is just a tool, and only one of many indicators of success. There's the tape measure - as scary as that little baby can be, it's often more telling.

And, of course, how your clothes fit ... or don't fit anymore!

But, OMG! LOOK IN THE MIRROR!

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MIRWYN 8/16/2010 10:10AM

    Amazing job! I find myself getting frustrated by the scale. In the beginning I let it get me down but not anymore. I finally was able to get into a size of pants I haven't worn in forever. It is a really good feeling to see the scale always doesn't show us the entire picture! Keep up the fantastic work!!

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INGMARIE 8/16/2010 10:05AM

    Fantastic emoticon emoticon

You are doing great emoticon

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JUDYHELP 8/16/2010 9:58AM

  emoticon THATS GREAT! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU. KEEP IT UP. THE SCALE WILL GO DOWN SOON JUST HANG IN THERE. I NEED TO GET MYSELF IN GEAR TRACK EVERYTHING I DO. DID YOU TRACK EVERYTHING? GREAT JOB.

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BREEZY85 8/16/2010 9:38AM

    great job!!!

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RAINE2 8/16/2010 9:36AM

    I hear you, when I started exercising the scale stopped moving, but I could see positive changes in how I felt and looked and continued on, it paid off! Last week the scale dropped 5 lbs!!!! Hang in there it will happen for you too!

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BRWNHONEYBEE 8/16/2010 9:34AM

    It can get extremely frustrating when the scale doesn't move like that. I think what happens you are toning and losing more inces then anything. It's ok to lose inches too. Don't give up!! Keep doing what you're doing. I'm dealing with the same thing myself now. It'll come off when you least expect it. emoticon emoticon

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CMCHWK 8/16/2010 9:03AM

  I was really frustrated, too, when my scale refused to move! My wonderful husband kept telling me, "Honey, you are losing weight!" He would point at the clothes I couldn't wear because they were too big and the changes in my measurements, but that darn scale wouldn't MOVE! Unfortunately, I had been working under the the life-long hypothesis that if the scale didn't move, I wasn't losing weight! Because of SparkPeople and feeling good from working out, I stuck with it - Thank Goodness! The scale finally moved! and once it started. . . . I just hit my goal weight for the first time last week. I know from my experience with SP that it will take a week or so to maintain it, but I DID IT! Congratulations for your commitment to yourself. Keep up the good work and your scale will move too - I promise!!! emoticon

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LAURAWILLBEFIT 8/16/2010 8:48AM

    Believe me your losing the weight!
Your face is so much smaller already!
Looking good!
Keep up the great job.!

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TOCONNER 8/16/2010 7:59AM

    emoticon keep up the emoticon accomplishments. emoticon

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LINDABENEDICT 8/16/2010 7:35AM

    Wow !! Keep up the good work !

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