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Im back! P90 and Zombie 5k

Saturday, November 03, 2012

I have been hiding from you guys. I have been feeling pretty down, November marks 1 year since I have been desperately trying to lose weight. I weigh more now than ever :(. However...I lost 1 inch and my other measurements stayed the same so at least the extra fat is muscle, not fat. I only gained about 5lbs but that sure is discouraging that I am not losing any pounds after a year of working out and 2 of clean eating.

I did P90 for 30 days and lost NOTHING. I got a bunch of muscle though! I can do pushups for the first time and my flexibility has improved (which I didn't think it needed to but I was wrong!) I did end up quitting because of the intense hip pain. I went to the doc and he said to just do the elliptical or swim or something so I got mad and quit doing anything for a
2 weeks. This was bad advice. What he should have said was "Get athletic shoes that support your high arch and your hips will feel 95% better". That's what happened. I was doing P90 barefoot and now I realize that was killing me. I found some Nikes on sale and they have been God sent! I am thinking of starting at Phase 2 now but those videos get so boring after a month.

So now I am training for the Run For Your Lives 5k with my best friend. For those of you who don't know, that's the 5k where zombies chase you! And there are 12 obstacles of climbing, crawling, jumping, sometimes swimming..ect. It isn't until May so we have plenty of time for training. We want to build up a lot more upper body strength and be able to jog the 3 miles without stopping. We have been going for about 3 weeks and just started Couch to 5k, I am really proud of us! It is so much easier to workout with your best friend right there, I gotta say. We are running on a path that has a BUNCH of hills (thanks WV) so we are getting a lot more out of it than a treadmill. We have also agreed to keep running outside, even in the winter. Three miles in Hurricane Sandy! Ok..it wasnt that much of a hurricane here but it was windy, cold, and rainy but we did it anyway :). Typically, we run the program which has us go for 20 minutes and then we add another mile in just walking.

Any outdoor runners? This is my first attempt at running so I am a little lost on what to wear to keep warm/cool. I have no work out clothes but I am slowly building up a runners wardrobe. Any suggestions on affordable running clothes? Walmart had a really cheap jacket and pants that I just adore but I dont know where to find cheap running tights for when it snows. I ordered one pair from Amazon...I hope I like them.

Ok..I am off to find some running Spark Teams! Wish me luck!
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BRAVELUTE 11/13/2012 11:56AM

    When you can't see improvements, just remember you are writing your future. Not my words, another Spark People friend. But I love them all the same. Can you see your future being brighter, fewer doctor appts or stays in the hospital, more active, lower blood pressure . . . ? emoticon

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CRAFTINWIFE 11/5/2012 3:55PM

    emoticon The 5k Sounds FUN!

Target (Champion brand) has some decent workout/running gear, and there's always something on clearance.


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JAVA286 11/4/2012 10:53AM

    Its 100% booze :(. I have a drinking problem and that's where it all came from. For a while, I was waaaay under on my calories because I was only eating once a day. It wasn't intentional, I just wasn't hungry. I think it messed with my metabolism. I'm doing much better about that now and I only eat whole foods. Since I don't eat processed stuff, I only drink water, tea, and coffee ( and beer lol) so I have a good water intake. I'm not drinking as much beer now as a few years ago but I have a long way to go

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 11/3/2012 6:36PM

    Yea for the extra muscle. That's good progress. Check your serving sizes; when I wasn't loosing, I found that part of my problem was that my serving sizes were still tons higher than they should be. Also, how are you doing on your water? That's a big hangup I have; I get stuck on that.

Also - some other food for thought - have you been digging into any of the reasons WHY you gained weight to start with? I found that while I haven't lost a whole lot, I've been through alot of the issues with why I'm as heavy as I am, and while the scale hasn't gone down, I have at least healed some of that, and it makes the loosing a big easier.
Keep it up!

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