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4/28/17 11:23 A

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I've been so sick! A stomach bug hit me late Wednesday, and left me so weak and feverish on Thursday, I could not function. I'm a little better today, but still very tired. Needless to say, I did NOT get Day 25 in, and probably won't get in today's workout either. I'm signed up for a 5K tomorrow, so we will see how that goes.

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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4/27/17 10:37 A

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Darcy - I eat better when Chris isn't around too. He's diabetic. You would think he would be more vigilant about his food.. but nope.
We are supposed to go to a bike rally this weekend, and I'm thinking I really don't want to go... so maybe I'll have a chance to be alone for the better part of the weekend and eat "better" than normal.

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4/27/17 10:35 A

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Day 25 today. it's done, but I had very little energy this morning. I don't know what's going on with me this week, but I have been utterly exhausted ALL WEEK. Today was the worst day yet.
Here's to hoping that it gets better by tomorrow, whatever IT is.. because I miss having energy.
I haven't really run all week except for a measly 2 miles on the TM yesterday, so definitely not keeping up with my running training plan this week.


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4/25/17 8:56 A

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Finished Day 23, plus a 4 mile interval run this morning (400m repeats)!! I'm trying to focus a bit more on diet changes that help my results... Because abs are made in the kitchen, right??

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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4/24/17 10:20 A

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Ahhh, my eating... or ugh, I should say. Not the best! I need to be better about tracking, and better about staying out of the sweets. It helps that the Easter stuff is almost gone! YAY! Also, hubs is leaving for a work thing for a few days, and I tend to eat better without him around. LOL

How'd your 5K go, Becky? Hope you had fun!

I've really been enjoying the LiveFit workouts and feel I can fit them into my lifestyle pretty easily. Plus I LOVE following a specific plan and having someone tell me what to do, but not really doing the same thing over and over. As far as running goes, I ran 13.4 miles on Saturday, my last long run for a half I want to do in 2 weeks. I also signed up for a 5K this coming Saturday - I LOVE Tallahassee's running community, btw! Lots of local races to try! I will run and easy 3 miles before the race, and then run the 5K Saturday. I've been really working on speed lately - consistently doing intervals and tempo runs with a great runner friend.

I'm thinking about getting an apple watch to replace my Garmin. The one with GPS. Anyone have experience with these? My Garmin 610 has not been the best. Now it won't even charge, but I know it works once it takes a charge. Anyway, I am ready for something new, and my gadget-loving hubby tells me I need an apple watch... LOL

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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4/24/17 6:55 A

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Day 22 is done. Can't believe it's already the last week of phase 1!! It kind of flew by this time through!
Soon, it'll be back to 6 days a week. Not sure how I'll work that with all of the races I have planned... but I'll figure it out.
I do NOT want to skip Saturday workout like I have done in the past.

I am super tired today for some reason. I felt pretty okay when I got up to go to the gym. It's the whole "work" thing that gets me. LOL

Becki

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4/21/17 7:18 A

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My extra hour and a half of sleep this morning was amazing! I did feel guilty about not going to the gym, but since I'll be running hard tonight - in heat and on some nasty hills - I'm giving myself a pass.
I ended up with 7.68 miles yesterday on top of my Shoulders and Abs workout... 3 in the morning and my 4.5 was a little longer than planned at 4.68 yesterday.

I'm looking forward to the race tonight... but a little nervous about it too. Every time I've run this race in the past, I've gotten an age group award. I really don't want that streak to end tonight, but I have a feeling it will since I'm just getting back to running and I'm not as fast as I used to be.
We'll see what happens.

Darcy, how was your eating yesterday? I actually had a good day, nutritionally! I stayed in my calorie range, had ZERO sweets, and ate healthy foods all day. I went to bed pretty pleased with myself.

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4/20/17 9:40 A

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I will end up with 7.5 miles total today if I keep up with my plan and do my 4.5 this afternoon.
I skipped my 3 miles yesterday because I worked 2 hours later than usual and didn't have the time, plus I was too sore to walk - much less run! LOL

I'm trying to decide now if I will do weights tomorrow (not sure what I'll work if I do) since I did tomorrow's LiveFit workout today. I have that 5K tomorrow night, so it won't be legs! I may just take advantage of it and sleep in for an extra hour before I come to work.
But I don't really remember how to do that. Even when I was out of work for 3 weeks with contract renewal stuff, I STILL got up at 3am and went to the gym.

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4/20/17 9:34 A

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Yes, let's try to do better together! I need to stop eating all the Easter Candy! LOL

Got my Day 18 in!! I was not nearly as sore Monday from my leg day as I thought I would be, even though I did the SAME weights as last Leg Day and was sore for DAYS afterward. Must be getting stronger! So I doubled the weight for several of my exercises! My legs are all wobbly now, but feeling good. Also got in a great 7-mile run this morning.

**Darcy**

My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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4/20/17 7:19 A

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I have been dealing with the same thing, Darcy! Not with the remodeling thing, but just struggling to eat clean. I bring food to work with me, and usually stay on track pretty well during the work day. My biggest issue is when I get home!
We are doing better about planning for dinner and actually taking something out thaw, but that still doesn't keep me from snacking and craving sweets.

We can reign this in together!

Becki

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4/19/17 1:42 P

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I did Day 17 today too. Haven't missed a workout yet! My workouts are going great, but my biggest downfall is in the kitchen. I eat ok for many of my meals, but I've been snacking on sweets... Ugh. We have been super busy, remodeling some things in our house, so I've tried to stay on track eating, but usually it's a matter of just not planning ahead. It's something I need to work on...



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My PRs:
5K Run: 22:55 (non-race)
10K Run: 46:16
Half Marathon: 1:43:12
30K: 2:43:54
Marathon: 3:47:44


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4/19/17 7:32 A

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Day 17 is done. Chest and Triceps. I also walked a mile on the treadmill after I finished with the weights, and have a run on tap after work today.
Tomorrow is legs again, and my legs are SO sore right now, that I'm pretty sure it's not gonna happen. I'll do some other workout in its place. Also, I have a 5K Friday evening, and don't want to overwork the legs before a race.


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4/18/17 6:58 A

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Day 16 is done... Back and biceps. My legs are ridiculously sore today after yesterday's Leg Day.

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4/17/17 3:53 P

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I think its reasonable to choose cardio or not or even skip the 1st two weeks when you're rebooting on Live Fit after a short break. The intent is to build muscle, so recalibrating what your "max" weight is (and the 80% and 85% levels) is probably the most important part of Phase 1 during a repeat.
My max weights change Drastically from start to finish, so another round is always higher weights to challenge and build the muscle needed to burn the fat...

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4/13/17 6:41 A

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Day 11 today - Shoulders and Abs. I followed it up with my 4 miles on the treadmill. I was pretty proud of todays workout overall. I felt good, even though I was a little tired... and I kicked butt. My LiveFit workout went very well... and then I ran my 4 miles at a 9:17/mile average pace. It feels good, after so much time off from running, to finally be getting some speed back.
Now, though, I'm at work for a 10 hour day, and I would like nothing more than to take a nap. LOL

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4/12/17 8:21 A

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Today was day 10. LEGS. Oh, how I shall enjoy the days where there is only one leg day in a week. LOL
I think I mentioned that I am doing cardio in phase 1 even though the instructions say not to... simply have no choice with my training for races and such. This week's training plan is running on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 4 miles, 2 miles and 4 miles respectively... followed by a 5K on Saturday. No long run since the plan calls to run fast and at "race pace".
Yesterday I did my 4, and today I did my 2... but I did an extra 3 miles on Monday simply because I had extra time at the gym and wanted to do some cardio.
Tomorrow, I'll get another 4, and I have a race scheduled for Saturday, as the plan called for.
I'm pretty proud of myself for keeping up with both plans this week - since I'm working longer hours all week.

Becki

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4/11/17 7:41 A

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Day 9 is done!! It was pretty awesome.
I had a hard time getting up this morning. I am sooo incredibly tired. My schedule this week is ROUGH... and yesterday was the worst day. I don't think the rest will be as bad. I got up a little before 3am and got to the gym for my workout. Left the gym a little before 5 and got to work at 5:30. Worked 10 hours and then had to stay in town to run errands, and didn't get on the road to home until around 5:30.... making it after 6 when I got home.
By the time I ate dinner and chilled for a few minutes with the boyfriend, it was time to go to bed... later than usual.
Obviously, that exhausting day followed by going to bed late, made me start today off a bit tired too.
I got up on time and made it to the gym, though. Back and Biceps today, followed by a 4 mile run. Another 10 hour work day today, but at least I get to go straight home after I get off.
Tomorrow is Legs! YAY!!

Becki

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4/10/17 10:08 A

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I do cardio anyway in phase 1. I know I'm not supposed to, but I'm doing half marathon training right now too, so I kinda have to keep up with it.

Today was Day 8 for me. It's so nice only doing 4 days a week right now. I'm taking Friday off work, and it's a non-running day and a no-gym day! I can sleep in guilt free!

Becki

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4/7/17 11:52 A

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gotta get on the bandwagon this weekend- missed a day because a friend flew in from out of town unexpectedly. I'm itching to add cardio (and I *hate* cardio) because I am really sick of the flab.

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4/4/17 10:43 A

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Rest days are awesome, aren't they?? How are you feeling after being on the program for the first 2 weeks (almost, but close enough, right?)

Today was Day 2 for me. I'm going to enjoy having the 3 days of rest for a change... I always enjoy starting over and having that extra recovery time, when it's been 6 days a week for so long!



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4/3/17 11:23 P

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Day 12: Rest day

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4/3/17 8:07 A

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Started my 4th round today! I was able to lift heavier than the first workout of the last round, so that shows that there has definitely been progress. I was a little late getting out of the house this morning to the gym, so I didn't do my weigh in and measurements for the beginning... but I plan to do it tomorrow.
I do know that I have gained a little weight back in the last couple of weeks. My nutrition has been horrible.... but I am doing my best to try to get back on track.


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4/2/17 4:27 P

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Week 2: Day 11: Shoulders and Abdominals completed. Tish week was good. I am feeling stronger than I was last week. Most od the week was able to lift more weight than the week before...Slow and steady wins the race.

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3/28/17 11:42 A

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Congrats LFF and BEVIEBEVIE!

I finished up on Saturday and I'm taking a week off before I re-start on April 3rd. My body is thanking me already... but dang... when you've been in the gym every morning for almost a year, it's a little difficult to transition to NOT going, even if it's only for one week.

I did GO to the gym this morning, but later than my usual time because all I had to do was my run. The weights looked so lonely!
But alas, I committed to this stupid rest period, so I will do what I need to do and come back next week with determination and a rested body!

Happy Tuesday! Rock out those workouts!!


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3/27/17 9:46 A

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Man o man... well. I need to reboot since I went on vacation at the beginning of March, came home to having only 3 days to plan, clean and setup for a major party, and then barely recovered from that when I had to go out of town for business.
Suffice it to say I've not been on my best behavior.
I will pickup a week of the starting workouts before I move into week 3 & 4. Really need to get a handle on my food planning so my boyfriend cannot sabotage.

Becki- so sorry I missed cheering you on the last few weeks-- you're in the Home stretch! And yes, I love those circuit weeks too- especially after the plyometrics and week 10&11. So rough!

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3/26/17 10:46 P

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Week One-Day 4: Shoulders and Abdominals... next three days are rest days...I had a great week and I surprised myself by doing as much as I did. Also, I worked real hard to make sure I held proper form throughout the sets/reps that I completed.

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3/24/17 12:25 P

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Day 82 is done. Shoulders and Calves, followed by walking on the treadmill. No running for me today.
5K tomorrow!!

Have a great weekend

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3/23/17 7:00 A

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Day 81 today. Arms/Abs/Cardio. I did 2 sets of the arm portion of the circuit, skipped the abs the entire third set. I overslept and didn't have time. But since the cardio HAD to be done because of my half marathon training, I got it done.
I plan to do the abs exercises at home this afternoon.

It's hard to believe that I only have one more day of weights in this round and then an hour of cardio on Saturday and I'm done!



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3/22/17 12:32 P

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Today was day 80... Chest and Calves circuit followed by a 2.5 mile run on the treadmill.

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3/20/17 6:43 A

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Well, week 12 is underway with Day 78 today... and just like that, the final week of this round of the program has begun.
I have been nursing what feels like a pulled shoulder muscle since about Thursday of last week, and it's been miserable all weekend. I spent a lot of time on a heating pad and Chris massaged it for me several times. I was worried that I wouldn't make it to the gym this morning, but I went anyway to see if I could get the workout done. I managed to do it without any issues.
It was leg day, (it seems like it's always leg day) but the issue I was worried about was having the barbell on my shoulders for the squats and lunges and such. No problems.

No cardio today, as per the plan.... but I may still run this afternoon. I'm not sure yet. It really just depends on how tired I am after work and how I feel in general.

Happy first day of Spring!!



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3/17/17 10:18 A

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Today was day 75 - Shoulders/Calves/Cardio. I wasn't feelin' it this morning, but I did it anyway. It wasn't fantastic. I'm just so super tired. One more week in this round, and I'll more than likely take a week or two off from the weights. I think my body really needs the rest and recovery before I start another round.


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3/9/17 6:26 A

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Happy Thursday! Today was supposed to be Day 67 (legs again), but I did Day 68 - Back/Biceps/Abs. No sprints because I ran out of time at the gym. I plan to run this afternoon after work.
Did not do the legs workout because I have a 5K this weekend and doing legs this close to it, I know I would still be sore. SO, I opted to skip it.

ONE MORE WORKOUT AND THE LOOOOONG WORKOUTS ARE DONE.

Circuits start on Monday. It's really funny to me that I am looking forward to them like I am. I think it's got a lot to do with the fact that I don't have a lot of time in the mornings and the long workouts just make me mad, since I usually have to cut something short or skip cardio and do a double workout day to get it in.
The circuits don't take as long. I am soooo ready for that.

I haven't decided yet what I am going to do in 2 weeks when this round is over. I know I'm doing it again... just haven't decided if I want to take a week or two off to recover before I start it.

Becki

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3/7/17 7:47 A

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Day 65 today - Back and Biceps!

Decent workout but I wasn't feelin' it this morning for some reason. I'm just TIRED. These workouts are so LONG and draining.
SO ready to be done with this week.

I am supposed to be starting my half marathon training plan today and I ran out of time at the gym this morning and wasn't able to run. I will be getting my run in after work today. Not really excited about doing a second workout today... but I am determined to do this training plan, so I will do what I have to do.

Edited by: MARATHON_MOM at: 3/7/2017 (07:59)
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3/6/17 6:36 A

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Day 64 is done. Another Leg Day. The leg days are never ending. *sigh*

I will be skipping the second leg day of this week though, and doing the Saturday workout in its place... because Saturday I will be skipping the gym and running a 5K instead. I don't want to do the leg workout and make my legs too sore to be able to run well at the race.


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Have I mentioned that the first 2 weeks of Phase 3 realllllly suck and are extremely long and I am ready for the circuits of the last 2 weeks! LOL

The circuits are actually awesome, in my opinion..... I'm so ready!



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Day 62 - Delts and Calves

Had a great workout this morning. Normally, I would skip a Saturday workout because my boyfriend's house is 45 minutes away from my old gym.... and I had no membership in his town. If I was at his house on weekends, I didn't work out. Since I moved in last weekend and have a gym membership here now, I actually dragged my butt out of bed and worked out this morning!!

And what a workout it was!! I had the gym all to myself the entire time and really pushed myself. I didn't skip any sets or skimp on any reps, as I sometimes do on weekdays when I am short on time. I could really take my time, and it was great!

I didn't do the full 30 minutes of sprints. I had to get home to wake up the boyfriend. We had plans to go to the base gym - on the AF Base where we work, so that he could use the sauna. He's doing a detox thing and, even though my gym has a sauna, it can't be used when staff isn't there and staff doesn't work at all on weekends (which is dumb to me)

Anyway - I feel great, had a great workout, and nutrition is on track so far today,

Happy weekend!!

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Day 61: Back/Biceps/Abs/Sprints

Good workout this morning - although I wasn't really feeling it when I got up this morning. I did not want to go to the gym, did not want to pick up any weights... basically wanted to do NOTHING!
But I went anyway. And it was a good workout! Funny how that happens.

One more workout left in the week... but I'm not sure if it will get done. Saturday workouts often don't. But that was BEFORE I moved in with Chris and was at his house on weekends with no access to my gym. We'll see what happens tomorrow. It IS shoulders, after all. Shoulders is my favorite.

Busy day at work today - teleconference later, reports to do ... but I'm not in the mood for it. It'll all get done, and I'll keep counting down until time to go home and start the weekend. 7.5 more hours.....


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Day 60 today: Hamstrings/Glutes/Calves.

What a workout. Sometimes I forget how intense the phase 3 workouts can get. Until I do one like this. I love the circuits in the last 2 weeks, but getting through these first 2 weeks of the phase are ridiculously hard. Almost got the first one done.. So just a few more of these to go to get to the circuits.

Living in Gray now, I have a 40-ish minute drive to work every day as opposed to the 10 -15 minutes or so that I used to have - but I am only getting up 10 minutes earlier than I used to. It hasn't been a problem so far. I haven't had any trouble getting my full workouts in, except for the normal issues with the Phase 3 workouts being so stinkin' long. Probably part of it is that Gray is such a small town and the drive to the gym in shorter too.

I hope everyone is having great workouts! I really do love this program. Still getting used to the new gym and what equipment is there and where it's located. It's not very well organized in there, but I'm learning it.

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Today was Day 58 - Back and Biceps. My question is - Why is it "back and biceps" when there is DEFINITELY triceps and ab work in there too? LOL
Good workout this morning. I love that the new gym is totally empty when I get there. There are usually a few people coming in when I am finishing up, but by then, I don't care. Usually I have it to myself for almost the whole time.

Tomorrow is Chest, Shoulders, Abs and Sprints. I was supposed to do sprints this morning, but was only able to get in 10 min on the treadmill before it was time to hit the shower and get ready for work. With a 40 minute drive now, it's hard to get used to being done so much earlier! I do get up about 10 minutes earlier, and I'm able to get the ST workouts finished and a few min of cardio, but not much. The workouts in the first 2 weeks of Phase 3 being so incredibly long doesn't help.

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I totally understand with the food thing! I have a hard time with it too!
I'm hoping that once I get settled and the move is done, and I am totally unpacked and the house is in order, things can get somewhat normalized... but right now, it's not happening.

Way to go on plugging along and getting it done!

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Day 11 - end of Week 2 workouts! I am ending on Legs today as I had a walk yesterday that made me feel my knees (so I did the shoulder/abs then instead). Can't wait for Week 3 to begin!

I need to get my food in order. I have been keeping guidelines in mind, but have had WAY too many occasions where I haven't handled my own food so I end up eating the crap available. I didn't used to have this problem, so its just a matter of mind set and prioritizing the time needed to prepare.
Will take my rest days to eek out the time needed for next week.
It's on!

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Way to go, LFF! You're gettin' it done!
Today was Day 50 for me. Arms/Abs/Cardio is done. I'll be doing some rearranging this week because I skipped yesterday, but somehow it will get done. One workout that will definitely be skipped is the second leg day this week. I am running a 5K Saturday... don't need sore legs for my first 5K back.
I finally went to the new gym and got my membership taken care of yesterday, so I'm good to go for the move now! I skipped my workout yesterday because I didn't have the membership yet and we had the baby. When I finally did go sign up (while she was napping), I wanted to work out too... but I realized when I started to get dressed to go that I brought all of my workout clothes except pants. LOL

Happy Tuesday. Or "Muesday"... Tuesday - but feels like Monday.



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I am officially on "Day 3" - Legs- leaving in 10 minutes for the new gym. I ended up missing it yesterday due to poor scheduling, but glad its a short week (3 rest days now seems weird). Still working out the habit of carving out time.


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My physical therapist forbade me from ever doing deadlifts, so I've always rotated in leg lifts on a ball or another replacement to work the same muscles but save my back.


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Friday was back day for me. Deadlifts... OMG. They get me EVERY time. So sore.

I won't be working out tomorrow, I guess. I am staying at my boyfriend's house again tonight since tomorrow is a holiday from work and we have the grand baby until tomorrow.... but I WILL go to the new gym down the street from his house and get my membership squared away so that I can start working out there as soon as I get officially moved in with him after next weekend.

I got a new pre-workout drink mix that seems to work pretty well for me. I also bought BCAA's finally. I was hoping that they would keep me from being so sore after "BACK DAY", but it still kicked my butt.

Tomorrow is supposed to be arms, which is my favorite day lately. I don't want to miss it. I guess I will be rearranging some workouts this week so that I don't have to. Maybe I'll skip back day this week! LOL


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Great to hear Becki!

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I worked Legs today.. Day 38. Great workout this morning.
I have started running some again, and I'm super excited about it. Looking forward to getting back out there and running races. I miss the marathon, but I'm not being stupid and starting with marathon training right away. I registered for a couple of 5K's and will work back up slowly... see what my knee can handle.

I am moving at the end of the month - finally moving in with my boyfriend after being together almost 3.5 years! It's exciting, but a busy time, too!

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Great job! I'm just prepping to start by next Sunday or so- we just finished a move, still in boxes, and I need to join the local gym. Have sooo much work to do, hope I get similar results to last time!

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So I'm all done with the program. It took me a while as I broke my foot at the end of Phase 2 ( no fault of the program....my own clumsiness at home) .

I did phase 2 twice and just completed Phase 3.

I have lost quite a bit of weight and built some nice muscles. Excuse my lack of modesty , but I think my shoulders look really nice now....my tummy still needs work...and some more weight loss.

I do have some popping veins in my forearms...I don't much like that...it's a bit Arnold Shwarzenegger ey...not feminine.

I learnt a lot of new techniques on the program. I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

Not sure if I'll ever do it again, but if I do, it will be around September ish...hope this team is still around then.

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Glad to see you all sticking with it through the holidays! I am working on small goals to get habits going strong, looking at starting the next round between end of January and middle of February. I have a lot of habits to start and some bad habits to stop. Need some small victories, so Back to basics for me


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Today is Day 22 and I am rather impressed with myself that for the most part I have been on track. Sure I was a little lax during some of the workouts. Yeah, I am not spot on with nutrition (yesterday - Christmas Day - for example). But all in all, I am doing good and actually think I am starting to see and feel tiny results. As my life gets more complicated with relocating for the winter and increasing my race schedule over the next months, I will be challenged to stick with the program. But I really, really want to see this through.

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Day 18 is done. Leg day. Again. I swear there are more leg days in this plan that I know what to do with. I know it says you can replace it to work your "lagging body part" but I just don't have the kind of energy it would require to re-arrange all the workouts in the week to work something different. So it stays legs.

Jamie Eason went live on FB yesterday and really went in depth about the LiveFit program and other stuff. What I saw of it was pretty good and informative.

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Today was day 17 - Chest and Triceps. Great workout this morning.
I've found that I really have to make myself focus on the upper body workouts. I don't hate working upper body, it's just not my favorite and I end up getting a little lax about it. So yesterday and today, I really focused on every rep. I can feel the difference. I'm super sore from yesterday, and pretty sure that tomorrow will be more of the same after today.

But that's a good thing!

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I am not really counting the first two rounds because they were so long ago... I'm in week 3 of this third round that I am counting... Started the first one in May. Yes, I am still seeing improvements! I am getting stronger every time through it. I can see the improvements on the workout logs and it's awesome! I am seeing more and more muscle definition every time!
I'm especially looking forward to one day MAYBE seeing abs. I never thought it could happen, but I am actually believing now that it CAN.

I'm actually looking to maintain my WEIGHT, since (Thanks to LiveFit I have gone from 125 or so to 108 lbs since May), just improve strength, endurance, and keep getting more toned!

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Marathon mom - five rounds - that's amazing - you go girl!

are you still seeing improvements every round or are you looking at maintenance?


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Day 16 - Back and Biceps.

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Today was day 15. LEG DAY!!!
Being on the third consecutive time through the program since May, I am finding that it still isn't getting old to me. I still love it!! I think this is the 5th time I've done it altogether... the first 2 being several years ago... but it's still an amazing program.

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Day 26 (Shoulders and abs) is done, and phase 1 is complete (again). Monday I start Phase 2 again.
This round is going by pretty FAST! I can't believe I'm already done with phase 1! And I haven't missed ANY workouts yet this time around. Looking back at my logs from last time, I had skipped several by now. I have also increased the weight I'm using a good bit since the last round, so I'm happy with that.

I probably won't do weigh in or measurements for the end of phase 1 right away...
Let's just say that this weekend is NOT going to be good nutrition-wise.
We have a bike rally, (which is always interesting) which means sleeping in a camper all weekend in a gigantic field with a bunch of drunk bikers. LOL.
Chris is cooking for the workers at the event, so he will be manning the grill for most of the weekend. The stuff he's cooking is supposed to be decently healthy, so maybe it won't be too terrible. I just don't like not being in control of my food. I am taking some healthy stuff with me, since we will be in a camper and have a fridge available.. but I can't take EVERYTHING I want to have to eat.

WISH ME LUCK.


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Today was Day 25. Legs again. It feels like it's ALWAYS legs. Pretty good workout, but I sure did NOT want to come to work when I finished it. Last week I took Thursday off work, but still got up and went in to the gym at the normal time (when there's barely anyone there).. so I was able to work out longer, and not have to rush through it... and didn't have to go to work afterward. I wish I could have done that this morning.

Alas, here I am at work, wishing I was at home.

I did drop one of my classes though. One of them had a really heavy workload and I just couldn't do it with work and the other class and everything else going on in my life right now. It was too much. So, I did what needed to be done and let it go.

Have a great day!

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Day 9 is done... back and biceps. I was SO not feelin' it this morning. Did not want to get up. Got to the gym and did not want to work out. My biceps were toast by the end, which was a little unexpected because I wasn't working all that much harder or lifting that much heavier than before. I guess my body is just tired.

I got a full 8 hours of sleep last night, so I don't even know what the deal is, unless it's just my crazy busy schedule and the fact that I am so drained from studying constantly and never really relaxing. I literally spent my ENTIRE weekend reading and working on school work. I've somehow managed to get WAY behind and am playing catch-up.
Hopefully before the end of the week I can be in a good place and actually rest this coming weekend. That would be nice. :)

Have a great day!

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Day 4 today - Shoulders and abs! I've been writing the weight down that I used in the last round on my workout log and WOW.. what a difference this time around.

So now, I'm at the end of week 1! It's hard to imagine 3 days off! LOL

Is it weird that I feel like I will lose everything I've gained if I take that extra day off? I know I won't, but it's just so strange after going every single week day for weeks on end.



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ok, so during the last round of LiveFit.... drumroll please.....
I lost:
4 pounds
8 FREAKING INCHES ALL OVER. I'm not gonna do the breakdown of where it all was, but it was a little from everywhere.
I am VERY happy with the results!

Round 2 us underway.

I totally understand what you are saying. You have no idea how many runs I have skipped or how many weekend workouts I have skipped because I didn't want to get out of bed when Chris is there. And it's still that way on weekends. I'm getting better about it, but it's still an issue. The morning workouts aren't as big a deal, because he's still sleeping, if he's even there... we aren't together as much during the week since school started back and my daughter moved back in... He thinks "Why should I stay over? You go to bed at 7pm.. what am I going to do? Hang out with Ashley?" LOL


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I'm totally looking forward to hearing your results-- I'm sure they're great. I need to be reminded how well this works. I'm tired of being over-whelmed by responsibilities that this gets cut. I know things will get as calm as they will ever be in two weeks. So I really just need to prioritize. I think I will set up some reminder that flashes on my computer screen and ask my boyfriend to help with the priorities a bit. he loves routine, he's just made his routine coffee and TV in the morning instead of coffee and a walk or yoga or anything that let's me move. His work shift starts so late that I feel like I'm already behind when he leaves.
Nothing but excuses, but it comes down to choosing my health rather than spending time with him if he won't do things with me.

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Sometimes, it's just hard!! Trust me, I know!! I miss my home gym too. When I moved out of my house and into an apartment, I had to give up ALL of my exercise equipment. I just didn't have the room for it. Now, it's go to the gym, do a workout DVD at home, or run or walk outside. Those are my choices. I have no treadmill, no weight bench... nothing that I HAD. I miss it. But, I guess for me, it was definitely easier to skip workouts when I didn't have to make myself leave the house to do them... LOL

Today was day 82. Shoulders.. AND The last day of weights for this round. Tomorrow.. that last day of "1 hour of cardio". I don't know yet what I'll do since I'm supposed to be at the boyfriend's house. I guess I'll have to get out and do a run/walk around his neighborhood... or get up and drive the half hour to Planet Fitness. Ugh.

Sunday, I plan to do grocery shopping and food prep for the new round. I do want to stick to the food plan a little better in the next round. I will also do the final weigh in and measurements on Sunday for this round. I know I've definitely made progress! I can't wait to see the final results!!!

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9/7/16 12:44 P

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The food prep never happened. Talk about poor time management. I was engrossed in some work-related projects I wanted to catch up on and also distracted by college football. and of course, the last minute invitations to hang out with friends. Who wouldn't want to hang out with friends over planning food. Well frankly, by that time, I had totally forgotten and just skipped the weekend workouts entirely.
No good excuse, I could have chosen to do anything.
That's what is weird this time. My choices. Never struggled this much to commit. Now I'm feeling like repeating week 2 AGAIN because I just don't feel like I have been consistent at all. I miss my home gym.

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9/7/16 6:57 A

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Just a few more days, and I'M DONE... well.. until I start over. LOL.

I printed off all of the workout logs yesterday to start over. And then I went back and looked at the weight I was using at the beginning of phase 1 this time. I was like "WOW! It's going to be a lot different this next time around...." LOL
I was still using 5 lb weights for some stuff then. I even noted in the notes section "I can't wait until I don't have to use 5's anymore!"
I don't remember the last time I used a 5# weight now. I guess phase 1.... But then again, when I went back this time, I hadn't really worked out in a year. LOL.

Should be interesting to see how different it actually is in the next round.... and how much progress I make.
I SO need to work on my food issues. How was the weekend food prep? Food prep is one thing I haven't had time to do.. My nutrition is one thing that I need to work on next time around... it's really just a time management issue for me.


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9/1/16 2:26 P

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OMG that's Fantastic! I remember the first time I did the program, I didn't know we *weren't* supposed to be doing circuits the whole time. I got to week 10 and went,huh... LOL
Now I sometimes do circuits when I'm short on time the other weeks.

I love how you get up at the same time. I suck at morning workouts, but I have the flexibility to work out mid-day because I work from home.

Doubling up on workouts today because I missed a day already this week! bah! But I have a great open weekend to prep food and catchup to move forward. Yay!

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9/1/16 12:36 P

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Day 74 is done.... Arms/Abs/Cardio. The Circuits are great!!! The workouts still sufficiently kick my butt, but they don't take NEARLY as long. I'm super happy about that. I don't sleep any later in the mornings.. still get up and go to the gym at the same time.. but it's really nice to not feel rushed. I get to do my cardio without worrying about whether I am going to have time to do it or not.
One more week, and then it's back to the beginning... :)
I know the workouts will be much shorter then. There's supposed to be no cardio.... and the workouts are shorter in and of themselves... but honestly, I'm afraid to allow myself to sleep later and go to the gym later to account for it. If I do, I may get used to it and make it harder to get back into getting up so early again.

Back to work now. Have a great day!

Becki

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8/29/16 8:21 P

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Well, I'm back at home, so no real excuses. I need to tell my boyfriend that I'm going to the gym tonight after dinner. back to Week 2 exercises just to get back on track.

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8/28/16 8:59 A

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I brought my dumbells this weekend but they are still in the car. I told myself I would get them out when I was about to work out. But obviously that hasn't happened yet. *sigh*


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8/26/16 6:57 P

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I've been at a conference in Palm Springs- non-stop schedule from 8-9pm, so needless to say I didn't get any workouts in the last 3 days. I had thought about bringing my dumbbells, which I think is a good idea MM, as I could have snuck in 20-minutes before or after the conference and wish I had... something is better than nothing...

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