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From Laying Down All Day to Craving Workouts

Sunday, February 17, 2013

First off, shin splints are the devil! I have some leg compression sleeves that have been a God send, but the aching in the bone is still a nuisance. Tell it to go away. :/

Anywho, I woke up today feeling refreshed. Finally! Last week felt like a real struggle. I don't know if it was the weather or what, but I had to really push myself just to get off my butt and exercise. Most of my workouts end up being done late at night around 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.

But Sunday is the start of a new week, and I am absolutely proud of myself for getting up and finishing a workout in the afternoon. I actually wanted to go and press that play button--and today was a rest day on my 60 day workout program! I feel refreshed, energized and ready to take on so much!

And to top it all off, my weight is starting to drop again! Yay!

I started with a strong 6 lb. loss during my first month on SP, but my body fell into starvation mode around month two, and I ended up regaining 3 lbs. in order to reverse the effects. Fortunately, I'm about 1.2 lbs away from getting back to a 6 lb. loss!

And even though I had that weight gain, I feel half of it was actual muscle gain. My body has transformed quite a bit since I started my Les Mills Combat program. With some Insanity, P90X, and Turbofire on the side, I've managed to sculpt every muscle in my body. It feels great to know that I'm actually addressing all of the muscles and not just a select few. I hope that in about 2-3 months, I'll be able to complete a full body push up without straining my arms and back.

So month three, here I come. If I keep this up, I think I'll be down about 4-5 lbs. by the next 30 days.

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  • CYND59
    Looks like you are on the right track! emoticon
    1676 days ago
    Woohoo! Good for you! emoticon Glad you're feeling better, and hope everything turns out like you planned it!
    Told myself to check out those programs that you're talking about. I'm thinking that I should start some kind of strength training, but I'm sort of sick of those classic ones (lift weight for biceps, triceps, squats...), so I'm looking for alternative. That can be done at home, 'cause unfortunately I'm on a tight budget.
    Aaanyway... emoticon Hope you'll have a kick-ass start of the week! Rooting for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1678 days ago
  • LRB444
    Great work! You have come a long way. That push up will happen before you know it.
    1678 days ago
  • FISHER011
    You are doing great! emoticon emoticon
    Best wishes with your continued success!
    Thanks for sharing about your shins-I'm going to get the compression socks, until I can get to the doctor & see about what's going on with my legs. Today I know I over did it yesterday keeping up with my sister shopping, etc...
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    1678 days ago
    Well done for what you have do.

    Now I don't know if this will help but when I got Shin splits I found that if I walked with my toes pointing at 10 to 2 it didn't hurt so much. It has to be worth a try even it it doesn't work for you.

    Good luck

    1678 days ago
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