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D2s Update

Sunday, November 10, 2013

So... I was dreading my workouts. I hated following the meal plan. And I gave it six weeks. I initially lost a bit of fat, maybe (or bloat?) but after that - I just didn't want to do it anymore. It was making me crazy.

And so my update for d2s - I'm quitting. I got 6 weeks in and decided it wasn't for me.

What I hated most was that I missed the barbell. I did like that I could work out at home but it turns out I lost strength that I had from New Rules for Women.

So instead I'm going to try Stronglifts 5x5. It is all barbell. Five sets of 5 reps. No hopping around from one machine to the other. You do 5x5 squats, 5x5 bench press, etc... except only 1 set of deadlifts (plus warm-up). It has a clear progression, and is all my favorite work. I am not fan of accessory exercises. So I think this will be a good match for me, at least at this point of my life.

And by the way, I think I gained some fat. I have been eating more crap than necessary. Today I went through the cupboards and did some rearranging (i.e., made the fruit snacks harder to reach). I need to get this under control.

I am tracking in My Fitness Pal. I like SP, and miss being here all the time. But I am not paying $4 to track my food on my phone. MFP is free, has a bigger database, and is more convenient and easy to use.

Here is my bambino with his preschool class visiting a nearby farm:


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AMANDANCES 3/7/2014 10:16AM

    Updates updates!!! How are things going?

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SIMONEKP 11/15/2013 12:53PM

    I use MFP for tracking on my phone as well.

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CHODGES83 11/12/2013 4:57PM

    Sucks that didn't work for you, but better to find something that fits your needs than struggle for motivation to do something you don't like.


Also, what a sweet boy!

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JAYNINNE 11/12/2013 4:38PM

    I miss you pal. Sorry your new plan didn't work out. I know too well how that goes. I loved my zombie run training plan and when I finished it I was a little lost and didn't know what to do next. And then I got sidetracked... with loooove. emoticon

But yeah. I've read it a million times that it's important to switch things up and I agree. But there's no shame in giving up when you know something isn't working for you. The plans I tried after my zombie training plan didn't hold my interest and I ended up giving up all together. I would have been better off to start the whole thing over and just redo it. Which, incidentally, is exactly what I did a few months later. Luckily, I feel committed again.

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STRONG_SARAH 11/11/2013 3:01AM

    Sorry it didn't work for you. If it makes you feel good to lift, then just do it. I had to give up the gym until I find a job and I miss lifting so much :(
I'm using mfp too, it is better and easier to use. Plus the database is more comprehensive. Good luck!

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GETSTRONGRRR 11/10/2013 8:12PM

    Interesting....good luck with the know there's a Stronglift app your phone?

I'm in my 3rd month of the 5/3/1's got some similarities to Stronglifts.....they both focus on deadlifts, bench, overhead presses, and squats. Look it up.

Let us know how the lifting is going!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/10/2013 5:18PM

    Frusrating for sure, I can imagine, but hope the program you're starting works for you.

Your guy is sure handsome!!!


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DRKYASHI 11/10/2013 11:15AM

    emoticon for being 'open' to trying 'different' strategies on your journey! It sounds like you have a pretty good idea of what's going to work for you emoticon !
Good Luck and emoticon !

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