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4/30/13 9:53 P

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Did you end up doing the couch to 5k again? I want to run my first 5k this summer and have no idea how to start! Any advice would be appreciated! Good luck with your goals :)

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1/26/13 11:55 A

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My weight is where I want it, but my plan for this year is to run my first half marathon (which means this year I have to maintain my base over the winter instead of getting flabby while its icy outside and starting over in the spring) and to do the 100 pull-ups challenge by the end of the year. That's a big jump for me, 'cause at the moment I can't even do one. What I learned from working on the 100 push-ups challenge is that going from 0 to 1 is harder than going from 1 to 100. Gonna do an open water swim with my tall-lady sister this summer, too.

Plan of action is probably more important than the goals:

For the pull-ups, I have a series of how to get there steps involving dumbbell curls and assisted pull-up machines. posted on my fridge, and I cross off each new skill as I get to it. Right now I'm working on being able to curl 20 pounds in each arm 15 times. I'm good with a few, but exhaust long before 15. Since the pull-up will require each of my arms to lift 70 pounds, I've got a long way to go!

For the run, I know how to train - did couch to 5K three years ago (and was able to run my first 5K after just 13 training runs - my body is kind to me) but I have to get consistent about doing something to keep myself in shape when it's just too cold, too windy, or too icy for me to be willing to run outside. If all else fails I'll use the dreadmill, but so far I have resisted that in favor of jump rope and stair climbing workouts.

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1/20/13 4:39 P

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My goals for 2013 are to get back on track after ending 2012 a bit off track. Get back in my happy place weight wise and work on maintaining that range. The work is not done!

Strength training can be boring - I like following the Spark People videos for strength training. Listening to Nicole (or whoever) lead the reps give me something to follow and keeps me on task. If I want to work an area harder I will repeat the reps a few times or if I'm going for all over body I'll pair one for each area.

~Jen

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1/18/13 5:19 P

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SLIMBOT ..... You can try simple excercises, like bicep curls and side raises with a pair of dumbells you are comfortable with. You can also do lots of body weight excercises - like planks, sumo squats, basic squats, lunges, all can be modified to accommodate your fitness level and comfort level ... If you like music you can add that, or even get a pair of hand- held weights for your walks/runs... You can do it!! emoticon

Let's see... 2013 goals-- reduce body fat, pack on muscle......dreaming of a hard six pack lol

Edited to insert- I am 6 feet tall

Edited by: MAMAJAHMAI at: 1/18/2013 (17:24)
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1/16/13 2:36 P

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Edited by: SLIMBOT at: 4/8/2014 (12:55)
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1/14/13 12:11 P

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I'm 5'10" 37 years old and currently weigh 215

January goal - Continue to focus on getting back into the swing of SP. Follow the calorie plan of 1,200 - 1,600 a day. Sometime near my 38th Birthday at the end of the month I will go below a BMI of 30 and officially be overweight rather than obese.

Spring - Summer -- Follow my SP plan - continue with the SP coaching and learn how to live comfortably for the next 6 months. FOCUS on MOVEMENT and ACTIVITY 10 minutes of aerobic exercise every day (push for more but 10 minutes is my minimum)

SP says it will take me until mid June to hit my "Healthy" BMI weight of 173lbs. I'm really just going to focus on that number for now. It makes me feel great that by the end of summer I will feel comfortable at a healthy weight. I KNOW this is a good weight on me. My heart yearns to be back down to 160lbs. That is a weight where I feel sexy and lean and where ultimately I WANT to be. SP says I can get there by October if I stay on plan. We will see how I'm feeling this summer.

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1/13/13 8:18 A

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I'm 5'11" and have been in the 190's the past several months. My goal is to get back in the 170's and improve my running. I did a few sprint triathlons last summer and I'm hoping to do better this year. I'm eating healthier and watching calories. I'm running 2-3 times per week, swimming 1-2 times and just got back on my bike last week for the first time in a few months.

Wanda ~ 5'11", 42 y/o mom to kids ages 7, 10 and 12


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1/11/13 9:30 P

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I've never ran a 5K (not much of a runner though). One of my goals for this year is to decrease my 5K time and ultimately get it under 30 minutes. You may want to check out SP's 5K training plans, they last from 5-8 weeks. So that may help you start preparing if you do choose to do the 5K in March.

Sara

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1/11/13 9:05 P

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GNISULA good luck with baby#2 this year!

As for everyone else, I'm glad you're all sharing. I realized I forgot to mention I've always wanted to run a 5k. That's another new years resolution of mine. Have any of you ever run one? I have no idea where to start! :-/ Plus, the pressure is on because I have a friend who wants me to do a 5k with her in March... that's only 2 months away!

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1/11/13 9:36 A

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This year I am aiming to keep my goal of losing 1.5 lbs a week. I should hit my college weight sometime around June if I can stick to that.
Also, we will be trying for baby #2 starting in the spring, so it's ok if I don't hit my goal, as long as I'm eating healthier and moving around more.

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1/10/13 10:47 P

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I am 6' even and I am hoping to loose 25 lbs this year. Its not all the way to my goal but I have to start some where. I got an XBox Kinnect for Christmas and am doing the Nike plus work out program. I am trying to increase my water intake as it has always been low and I know dehydration is a huge part of my problems physically. I want to start running as well but right now I am so out of shape that just walking and doing cardio in my living room are a more attainable goal.

Samantha :)


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1/10/13 10:43 A

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I'm 5'10.5", I have a little bit large weight loss goal for the year than both of you do but we all have to start somewhere. My goal is to lose 50 pounds this year and countless inches.

To achieve these things, I am sticking to my calorie goal (about 2180 currently) every day and exercising 5 days/week. Plus I am doing some sort of challenge or workout program every month to keep my motivation up. Along with that I am blogging almost every day to keep myself accountable.

Edited by: SARABENGSCH at: 1/10/2013 (10:44)
Sara

Under 300 Met 10/30/2011
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10% 283.5 lbs
No longer extremely obese 280 lbs
-50lbs 265 lbs
20% 252 lbs
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30% 220.5 lbs
No longer obese/-100 lbs 215 lbs
Under 200
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40% 189 lbs
No longer over weight 180 lbs
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50% 157.5 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs


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1/9/13 5:56 P

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I am also 5'9" - not worried about weight loss, but expect about a 10-15 lb reduction. I am not working toward my competition stage weight. I am now training to complete and then compete in triathlons - so you guessed it - running, biking and swimming. I am still doing strength training twice a week. Eating to fuel my workouts but lose a few calories at about .5-1 lb a week or so. Going to do so by eating at home, making better choices eating out, limiting my alcohol, which usually isn't much, to red wine or other better choices, etc.



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EILEENNELLY SparkPoints: (269)
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1/8/13 10:28 P

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I thought it might be fun/useful if we shared our goal weight (or goal of pounds lost) and how we plan on making this a reality in 2013. I'll get the ball rolling and start off with my goals/resolutions and how I plan on getting them done:

I'm around 5'9 and my resolution is to lose around 20lb. I recently started doing Bikram Yoga and plan on going at least 4 times per week. I also plan on drinking more water and trying to strength train at least twice a week, I have taken out caffeine almost completely out of my diet and plan on reducing my alcohol intake and making better dietary alcohol choices (goodbye sugary favorites like pina coladas and margaritas and hello skinny girl cocktails like vodka tonic).

What are your New Years Resolutions/Weight Loss Goals & how do you plan on reaching your goals???

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