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30 Day Dumbbell Challenge & Inching Closer To Onederland!

Thursday, July 18, 2013


So I have seen tons of people who have been posting and talking about a 30 day squat challenge. I thought that was a super neat idea, the only problem is I am not a squatter. I have arthritis in my knees, and I am always worried about possible flare ups. I have been doing wall squats with a emoticon in between myself and the wall, but that is about as good as it gets.

I have been on this journey 16 months, and have cardio emoticon, eating/tracking calories emoticon, drinking water emoticon, and sleep emoticon down to a science... but the strength training always gets left out. emoticon Before you tell me how important strength training is, I totally and completely understand. My brother is always good about reminding me that I don't want to see big losses on the scale because I'm losing both fat AND muscle, and I know what I should be doing. I don't know why I don't do it regularly, I don't really enjoy doing it, but it's really not awful, so I don't know why I resist.

So I decided to search for a 30 Day Dumbbell Challenge emoticon , and this is what I found...
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The only thing that worried me a little bit was the squat/lunge type things, but I will work on it. I am excited about this, and completed emoticon tonight. I am doing it just on the beginner level and with a 5lb weight, but everyone has to start somewhere, right? I mainly want to do this to prove to myself that I can stick with consistent strength training for 30 days and complete a structured program. If I can do that, I will do it again at the intermediate level and see about adding more weight... and not to mention maybe I will see some toning in my arms. emoticon

In other news, I weighed in at 201 today, and am right on the edge, peering into Onederland! I got to celebrate my 70 lbs down and receive my emoticon! I have no idea why a virtual trophy excites me so much, but it does. I really feel like Part 1 of my journey is ending, and Part 2 is just beginning. When I was 272 pounds, not thinking I could do this, I would tell myself just get to 199. That was never my goal weight, but it sounded slightly less daunting then losing 100 pounds to get to 170. Now that I am finally there (well, nearly), I feel like Part 2 of my journey is starting and I feel excited and upbeat about weight loss again. I'm ready to push forward, I'm ready to take fitness more seriously (that's where the challenge comes in), and I am just ready to push on to goal and then maintenance. After many struggles during my 16 month journey, and a life long struggle with weight, I finally feel like I am in a good place, with emoticon's and emoticon's and I am really feeling in control of this journey! emoticon
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EILEEN828 7/20/2013 4:31AM

    emoticon emoticon Love the kitty photo!

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SIMONEKP 7/20/2013 12:48AM

    let us know how it goes

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MERRY_XMAS 7/19/2013 1:53PM

    I'm sure you can do it!!! You seem more determined than ever!!!
Well done!!!

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MEGYSU 7/19/2013 9:09AM

    You are doing so awesome! Keep up the good work!

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KMCASSADA0515 7/19/2013 8:16AM

    Congratulations on your 70 pounds! I am excited to see your progress with this challenge! Best of luck! emoticon

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LOSIN_IT4GOOD 7/19/2013 2:52AM

    This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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DEBADEAU 7/18/2013 11:24PM

    I also need to get better about strength training. I'm gonna try every other day with 30 Day Shred. So sore today!

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PIZZAHOLIC33 7/18/2013 4:44PM

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DWSCHUYLER 7/18/2013 4:06PM

    This seems to be a great resource. I have been doing strength training, but scrambling around to find resources. You are to be congratulated! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 7/18/2013 11:37AM

    Great plan!
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ADARKARA 7/18/2013 11:10AM

    You are doing so great and I'm super proud of you! emoticon

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SARIANEC 7/18/2013 9:36AM

    Sounds great. I'm going to give it a try with you! I'll have to do Day1 & 2 tonight because of TNT and I'd like my light day to be on Wednesday.

Great job on the reaching your goals.



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NANNABLACK 7/18/2013 7:34AM

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MARYBETH4884 7/18/2013 7:29AM

    Congrats on the 70 pounds lost! I achieved Onederland myself yesterday! It's still a long way to my goal but at one time I never thought I'd get here either. I know what you mean about ST it holds no fascination for me. I do what different challenges require but unlike cardio which for me is daily and a must, I an easily blow off ST and say tomorrow. Good luck on your 30 day dumbbell challenge, I hope it sparks a need for STin you. I'm headed over to look at it now.

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COOKIE_AT_51 7/18/2013 7:28AM

    emoticon How exciting!!

emoticon and we will have to celebrate your arrival into Onderland!! emoticon



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CANADIANFROG09 7/18/2013 7:11AM

    Thanks so much for sharing! emoticon

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JACKSGRAN 7/18/2013 6:46AM

    This really spoke to me as I'm conscious I should be doing more. Thanks for the links. One day we will both be sylphlike! Let's move one step closer today by doing what we should

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