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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:

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    Updates updates!!! How are things going?
    963 days ago
    I use MFP for tracking on my phone as well.
    1075 days ago
    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.

    GET IT!

    Also, what a sweet boy!
    1078 days ago
    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.
    1078 days ago
    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!
    1079 days ago
    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!
    1079 days ago
    Frusrating for sure, I can imagine, but hope the program you're starting works for you.

    Your guy is sure handsome!!!

    1080 days ago
    1080 days ago
    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 !
    1080 days ago
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