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Day 101: I apparently felt like writing a novel today.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Today's bootcamp video was KILLER! Holy cannoli. I am remembering already why I didn't finish the last bootcamp I tried -- some of these workouts are WAY harder than I can do, even with the modifications. I just need to accept that I may not be able to do every single move in these videos even if that frustrates the perfectionist in me! I am doing as much of the videos as I possibly can and really pushing myself .. and that's all any of us can do, right?

For cardio I got on the Wii Fit for the first time in apparently 36 days. I love how when you're not on for a long time, the little trainer guy pretends he can't remember your name. So cheesy! It says I am only 1.3lbs away from the overweight BMI category, which means my calculations were wrong somewhere. I thought I had to be under 174 but according to the Wii I only have to be under 175.5? Weird, I guess I need to recheck that. Maybe it's because on here I put my height as 5'4" when it's actually 5'4.25" .. hah that quarter of an inch is just soooo important!! :) I'm excited though because that means being overweight instead of obese is SO CLOSE I CAN TASTE IT!!!

I am trying to stay away from the scale these days and focusing instead on my fitbit calorie deficit. I am shooting for a 500cal deficit each day, to lose 1lb per week. That is a pretty easy deficit to reach on days when I get my cardio in. It means I can eat around 1800cal which means not feeling deprived AT ALL. I could eat less and lose faster, but whenever I have tried that I just end up crashing and burning. Slow and steady is what works for this girl!

I decided to make a printable calendar to record my bootcamp progress on. Some of my sparkfriends have mentioned that seeing things on paper is really helpful for them so I thought I'd try it to. Gonna stick it right up on the fridge and give myself a sticker every day that I complete my video and for every cardio workout. My husband has agreed that if -- I mean WHEN -- I complete bootcamp, he is going to take me out for a fancy date night!! We rarely go out, and if we do it's to a movie or to wander around target, so I'm pretty excited. It's good to have an awesome reward to look forward to. :) And I have a really pretty dress that I am fitting back into and need an excuse to wear!

Do you ever have one of those days where you sit down to write a quick update and end up typing your whole boring life story? Oops .. :)
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JENNAWW4LIFE 4/20/2013 10:23PM

  I need to make a calendar and get some stickers too ... I am very visual and it's amazing how happy a little sticker makes me, lol.
I also need to get back on my Wii Fit ... forgot how much fun that was. I also have a couple of Xbox exercise games that I've never even tried yet.
And I am SO right there with you as far as the bootcamp goes ... I was thinking the exact same thing this morning as I was practically falling over and my legs were twitching and shaking as I did the Hips, Glutes, and Thighs video :/ But I am also going with modifications and just giving it my best shot :) By the end of this challenge, all 3 of us will be pros at it though, and just think how proud of ourselves we will be :) And YAY for you to get to go on a date night ... woohoo!
Congrats on flirting with that BMI milestone ... you're going to be there very soon!

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SLIMMINGSHAY 4/20/2013 8:24PM

    Hah! I love it! Always interested in a good read!

I love the sticker idea! I should totally borrow that idea for myself! Maybe I could use water soluble tattoos from the $store and add one to my body everyday... ;) hehehe, just kidding!

and talk about dresses! I have a couple that I have NEVER worn and want to so badly, but apparently my lazy butt likes food too much! LOL!

Good work and we will get through this bootcamp!

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MOM_OF_1 4/20/2013 1:47AM

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LOSE2CRUIZE 4/19/2013 5:54PM

    You are doing such an amazing job! I'm so excited that you are close to that big milestonee BMI switch! I am the same height as you, and have a good 15-20lbs to go to hit that goal and I'M excited about how close I am... so I can only imagine how good it will feel for you! You'll have to let me know once you get there... and you will get there.

Fantastic, fantastic work! You are kicking some serious butt! Can't wait to see your results!

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STEVEN2GO2 4/19/2013 5:13PM

    YOUR LIFE IS NOT BORING!!! IT IS A SUCCESS STORY UNFOLDING IN MY EYES! I AM SO AMAZED ON HOW WELL YOU ARE DOING. YOU HAD THAT SET BACK, BUT YOU CAME BACK EVEN MORE DETERMINED! ENJOY YOUR CELEBRATION NIGHT OUT!!!

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STAY HEALTHY,
STEVEN



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