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Week 7 BL challenge

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My primary improvement this week was in strength training. I've done core, upper body, and lower body, though lower body didn't get as much as it should've last night.

Not as satisfied as I'd like to be. I still feel like I'm not doing the form right, or I'm not pushing myself hard enough. Not sore much at all.

Down to 164.3 as of today's weigh in. I may wait to post officially 'til tomorrow just to see how if there's anything more. A satisfying loss in any case. Didn't manage any cardio yesterday at all, and two days ago was just raking.

I really need heavier weights though. I know they say lighter weights, more reps, to get strong but not bulk up. Awesome. But 25 reps is too much for bicep curls, and since that's what I'm starting off on at my ten pound weights, my "go 'til exhaustion" number of reps is only going to increase and three weeks I'll probably be at 40 reps, which is just silly.

No money for new weights right now though, so I guess I'll just work with what I've got.

The thing about this ST thing, since my weights aren't heavy enough and I had to do 100 curls just to get an OK workout, is that it takes time. What with cooking a healthy meal from scratch last night, visiting with my Grams for a few minutes, doing only part of my ST, and watching a movie with a friend as promised, I got to bed super late, and did no cardio.

I seriously don't know how people who have real responsibility, like children, do this. I feel bad because I didn't give enough attention to my cats and my puppy for goodness sake. Barely cleaned house at all. Did no laundry as I'd hoped to.

Maybe I just need to find some way to fit a gym membership into my budget and do circuit training, to get both cardio and ST in more efficiently.

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GOOZLEBEAR 10/14/2010 1:22PM

    You are doing great! Most of us don't always get everything in but for me, it is way more than I would do otherwise! Keep it up and congratulations on being down another pound! Mine stayed the same again!!!


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NAYPOOIE 10/14/2010 1:12PM

    You can borrow my 15 lb dumbbells, and I have the 2.5 lb leg/arm weights for you also.

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Not sore

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I'm a little disappointed, but I'm not sore from my arm work out yesterday. I went to exhaustion several times for several different muscle groups. You'd think they'd be worn out and satisfyingly achy.

But no. A little bit achy when I actually go through the motions of the exercises I did, but overall, not so much. I hope that doesn't mean it didn't have much affect.

Point in case. I did 4 sets of alternating dumbbell bicep curls, 25 reps, 10 lb weights. Inevitably by the last one, my left arm at least was struggling. Almost absolutely could not complete the last one on the last set with my left arm. (On a side note, I need heavier weights apparently)

But, not achy. I guess I'll just keep track of what I could do and look for improvement that way.

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BRENNI77 10/14/2010 2:38PM

    Maybe it means your body is getting use to being worked like that! Good job!

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SIORANTH 10/14/2010 4:48AM

    That's awesome! I haven't done boxing in weeks and picked it up yesterday since I won't be biking the next couple days (due to rain and other obligations). My upper back is feeling it today! Now if only I could get my underdeveloped abs to get that nicely used ache. How many crunches do you have to do to get that? Five billion? Jeez!

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NPA4LOSS 10/13/2010 11:12PM

    emoticon I was feeling proud that I finally reached 5 lb. after a year. You Go Girl! You are doing great! emoticon

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VAMANOS 10/13/2010 8:40PM

    Whoa! You're a strong cookie! I guess I'll just stop being so cocky about my 2 lb weights, lol. Congrats on the fitness minutes, too! Just saw you passed a landmark.

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BARBARASDIET 10/13/2010 6:14PM

    Good for you! It definitely does NOT mean that you didn't get anything out of it....

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Past patheticism

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I wrote a really pathetic blog early.

I'm done with it.

And I'm going to ask a boy out by the end of the month I think, if I can keep up the gumption.

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BLEIGH711 10/13/2010 12:27PM

    Do it! Yay!

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CONSIGLIEREIII 10/13/2010 12:25PM

    You can control anything that you want! The world is yours, don't let anything hold you back!

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VAMANOS 10/13/2010 10:27AM

    You go girl! emoticon

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Hahaha, Ouch.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Strength training for today. Hahahaha, ouch.

Hahahaha, OUCH!

Did arms. I hope I have the strength to raise my arms up to type tomorrow.

Ha. Ouch. I'm gonna be ripped. Give a few months. You'll see.

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BLEIGH711 10/13/2010 12:27PM

    I love strength training. And I even love the sore part. I hate it when I'm actually doing it, but I love the rest. Good for you! Keep up the awesome work

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USFBULL 10/13/2010 12:59AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Haha, impatient

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Now that I'm losing weight, or have been for the last three weeks anyway, I'm getting impatient, which is just silly. I've now lost 7.3 lbs in three weeks. That's exactly 1/5th of my weight loss goal as of starting this BL challenge.

Um, wow. I really like breaking this down into fractions. That sounds impressive to me.

But anyway, I weighed in yesterday at 164.6. I weighed in today at 164.2 I'm a.) becoming addicted to weighing in, which I don't think is good for me (or at least won't be once things slow down) and b.) that's striking me as too slow. I want to be at 135 NOW!!!!!

But in reality, almost half a pound in a day (and I know things fluctuate so I shouldn't count my chickens before they hatch), is massive. If I actually lost half a pound per day, I'd be down 3.5 lbs in a week. If I consistantly lost 3.5 lbs/week, I'd be at my goal weight in a little over two months.

For one, that's not going to happen. Other than obvious water weight days, I've never lost 3.5 lbs in a week in my life. But the fact remains, I'm getting too impatient cuz half a pound in a day is freaking awesome. I'm laughing at myself as I get too absorbed in a weight loss race with myself, constantly trying to outdo myself.

Need to chill. About a lot of things. But weight loss is certainly one of them. I don't want to work myself up into stressing about it such that I stop losing weight.

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VAMANOS 10/13/2010 10:26AM

    LOL. You should see my goals spreadsheet. I've got it broken down into percentage of total weight, interspersed with fraction of weight loss goal. We're way too analytical, darlin'.

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