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8/23/16 7:19 A

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I survived day 65. Thank God for no jump rope today. ;)

I woke up with a seriously upset stomach, but I went to the gym anyway... I survived the workout without any stomach pain or any issues, but as soon as I got to work, it started hurting again. If I make it through the work/school days it will be a minor miracle. Wanna-be chef/nutritionist boyfriend is telling me I need ginger to settle my stomach. My "witty comeback" was that I don't really keep any ginger on-hand in my office fridge.
I'll be glad when he actually does get to open the restaurant he wants to open. Maybe he'll be too busy with that to tell me how to eat. LOL

Added bonus this morning: A work friend from another building goes to the same gym I do and we both go before work, so I see him there several times a week. Usually, though, I'm already done with weights and have moved on to cardio by the time he gets there. With the phase 3 workouts getting longer, I was still in the weights area when he got there and still working out hard. Later, when I got to work, I got an IM that said "Girl, you are killin' it in the gym. Whatever you're doing, keep it up! You're looking great!"

It always feels good to get compliments!

Becki

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8/22/16 2:38 P

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Chef b.f. even worse! LOL!
YAY on Day 64.. I just finished Day 10/15... missed shoulders last week and not sure I feel like squeezing it in. Today should be backs and Bi's again-- I'm at a conference and the condo gym doesn't have hand weights, which I was counting on. I may have to do week 3 twice if I don't feel I do enough this week.
Yes! on the re-start when you're done. I was never in as good of shape as the time I repeated LF after finishing. I think re-calibrating your strength and maximums is cool and its nice to take the break from cardio again after finishing those killer Phase 3 workouts. Sometimes I re-started in week 3 of Phase 1 instead of doing all 4 weeks because weeks 1 and 2 seem like the 'ease in' weeks- maybe if you don't really take ANY time off. Going back to 4 times a week will seem like a breeze...

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8/22/16 8:25 A

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I'm not following her nutrition plan exactly, but I am trying to eat as clean as I can... it's not easy with a boyfriend who is an aspiring chef. His cooking is AMAZING and he does love food. The fact that Friday was his birthday meant that we were definitely going out for good food. It also meant that there would be "celebrating" involved. So yes, I drank waaaay too many high calorie drinks over the weekend. Back on track today, though.
I am planning on making her protein bars on Thursday (an off day from school when I get off work earlier...). I usually do it on the weekends, but didn't have time this weekend, with his birthday and all.

Today was the start of week 10 for me. Day 64 is done: Legs. Again. I swear it seems like every other day is leg day! And I am the world's worst jump roper. LOL

After work and school today, I'll have about 2.5 hours to get my gym bag re-packed, eat dinner and do homework before time for bed. My life is chaos for the next 15 weeks.

I do, however, plan to re-start another round of LiveFit after this one is over. I may take a week or so off before I do... but I will do it. I'll still go to the gym, but I think I will need a little time to recover before starting it up again.

Right now, I am trying to decide whether to start in Phase 2, or start in Phase 1 with heavier weights. I may also try to follow the nutrition plan a little more closely the next time around.

Edited by: MARATHON_MOM at: 8/22/2016 (08:27)
Becki

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8/16/16 1:02 P

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OMG the sleep! I forgot how well I slept while doing this program.
I crashed out by 9:20 last night and slept all night.
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Now, the psych up for Back and Bi's. Not too hard, I enjoy this one a lot-- just going to time it for a protein shake lunch...

Still trying to work up to committing to the food-- not because I don't like it, but the planning time and the commitment now that I live with a boyfriend seems more difficult. Right now I'm sticking to as close as I can with what I have available...

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8/16/16 7:25 A

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Day 58 done! Back and Biceps. I only had time for the ST part of the workout, since the workouts are getting extremely long now... so I am hoping to get to the gym after work this afternoon to get the cardio portion in. We shall see. I have homework and reading that needs to get done this evening too.

It was pretty easy to get up at 3am this morning... considering I was so exhausted last night that I was in bed at 7pm! It didn't even matter that it was still sunny outside.



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8/15/16 10:22 P

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Procrastinated most the day, but finally got to the gym! Day 8- Chest and Tris done!!

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8/15/16 3:31 P

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Hey Becki! Great to have you back! Sometimes life gets a little much for those killer Phase 3 workouts. Don't get discouraged though-- even if you have to spread them out a little bit here and there (maybe switching your rest day to accommodate your heaviest work load day), you'll feel a great accomplishment getting through the last 4 weeks of the program.

Me, I'm still in the part where I have to psych myself up to get to the gym after the weekend off. Yikes.
Chest Day, here I come!

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8/15/16 2:48 P

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Hi everyone!
After going on the cruise and getting off track, I did a few days of phase 2 workouts when I got back and then started back with phase 3 today. It was brutal, but I felt pretty great when I was done!
Today was also my first day back in school for the new semester, so if I can keep up with my workouts early in the morning, work all day, and keep up with the school workload it will be a minor miracle... especially now that I have seen the syllabi and know what the workloads will be. *gulp*

Happy Monday!

Becki

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8/13/16 10:21 A

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Hey Lowfatfoodie, nice to see you restarted. Will be great to have some company! :-)

This is a great program!

Just finished week 6.

I have travel coming up again next week so I will have to take a few days break, though I will keep up with the cardio.




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8/11/16 9:30 P

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Well, I finally Dit it! I started LiveFit again! Today I finished Week 1. I was even afraid to say I was doing it in case I got sidetracked. Whew! Feels good to be back on a program. Its been 2 years since I last consistently worked out, so its like starting over again, but I don't mind.

Great job SlenderMama! I think had random weeks that I felt I wasn't changing. I know I started seeing some major size changes around week 7 or 8.


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8/8/16 10:00 P

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Started week 6 this morning

It is really hard to workout 6 days a week. 5 days would have been fine...but this is really tiring me out.

Weight loss seems to have plateaued



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8/4/16 12:33 P

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Day 32

Arms, abs and cardio!

My legs are still killing me from leg day.

Can't do jackknifes. :-(

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Tough leg day today.

Back in the groove!!


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Started Phase 2 today.

I had to take a week long break after Phase 1 due to travel. I wasn't able to fit in any exercise during this time, so it was really nice to get back in the gym again.

I got back home late Saturday night and planned to re start the program Sunday morning but that didn't happen. Instead I had a lazy day catching up on laundry and binge watching Netflix.

There was three quarters of a flourless dark chocolate almond cake in the fridge. I am sorry to say that I must have eaten at least four slices of that on Sunday. I froze the rest of the cake this morning.

I think exercise gives you self discipline, laying around on the couch leads to downfall!



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8/1/16 1:02 P

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woohoo! hope it worked out. Something is always better than Nothing!
Have fun on your cruise!
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8/1/16 7:41 A

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I decided to do the first few days, at least, of Phase 3 before I leave for the cruise. I started today with Day 57! What a great workout! I forgot how much the jump rope kicks my butt.. and how bad I am at jumping rope. LOL

Tomorrow's workout is the first time with the sprints. I think I will take your advice and try the HIIT some other way, LFF. Thanks! I have done the sprints for the full 30 minutes before, but it's never been easy and I always thought I was going to die. We'll see how it goes tomorrow. The workouts get longer and longer, and I have limited time in the mornings anyway, with having to be in the shower by a certain time and out the door by a certain time to get to work... so I'll do what I can in the time I have left after I finish the first part of the workout.

Have a great week everyone!

Becki

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7/29/16 4:39 P

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Good luck on the cruise! I found a great way to avoid weight gain on a cruise. a) Walk everywhere and NEVER take the elevator (yep stairs, stairs, stairs) and b) go dancing EVERY night until close. I had 30,000 steps a day average on my last cruise. Drank like a fish and still did NOT gain.

My suggestion about Phase 3 is to find some *other* HIIT exercise that doesn't aggravate your knees as much. Sprints are just an example of HIIT, but you can make biking, elliptical, swimming, jump rope, burpees, etc all into a high intensity interval workout. Check out some tabata training examples. Its really about the hard-burn. As long as you're doing some intense cardio of some fashion, you will benefit. My first shot through Live Fit, I never managed a full 30-minutes of sprints (usually 12-20) because I had horrible shin splints... but it still worked to do what I could and do some other form of cardio .

Do whatever you can that doesn't put your knee at risk for lifting...

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7/29/16 9:17 A

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I finished up Phase 2 today - kind of did a combo thing for today's and tomorrow's workouts since I'll be at my boyfriend's house and won't be able to make it to the gym tomorrow morning.
I'm not sure what I am going to do about Phase 3 right now.... I know my knee can't handle the sprints just yet, so I'm seriously considering doing the regular phase 3 workouts and keeping the cardio at the regular phase 2 "30 minutes of cardio". Or just try the sprints a time or two and see how it feels.
But... next week (Thursday), I also leave for my cruise with my daughter and won't be able to do the full week of workouts or start the following week (I'll be back Monday afternoon). I plan to work out on the ship when I can, since there is a fitness room, but I'm not sure what equipment they have, and I don't want to spend a lot of my vacation working out... LOL.

Either way, I'll figure it out. The biggest goal right now is to not gain back what I've lost so far during the 4 days on the cruise. emoticon emoticon

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I did lose weight on Phase 1 ....but I stuck to three meals and did do a little cardio (not much - maybe twice a week at most). ST is definitely more enjoyable than plain cardio.


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Everyone is different in Phase One, but its not uncommon to not lose WEIGHT during Phase One. Its important to take measurements at the beginning, so you can gauge results in INCHES. Yes, your clothes will fit better.

There's a post I created a while back of a LOT of alternates, as I had no gym membership my first run through LF. It might help:
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7/27/16 11:48 A

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I am on Day 3. I have been saying for years that I need to start lifting weights, but as an avid runner, I never had much impetus. Now the cardio no longer seems to be working the way it did, thus...I have avoided the gym the last two days with at home modifications, but I can't figure out how to modify the legs, so I guess I'm using the ol' rec center punch card today.

I've heard weight loss is slow or nonexistent during Phase One. Anyone have experience with this?

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7/24/16 9:29 P

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Yay Becki & Slendermama!

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7/24/16 8:54 P

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Completed Phase1 on Saturday morning. Its done me a world of good, I feel a lot fitter and generally tightened up.


I am really looking forward to Phase 2. Unfortunately I'll be traveling most of this week, so no idea how I am going to fit my work outs without access to a gym!


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7/19/16 7:25 A

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I'm working my way through week 7 now... Today was Legs. And my knee screamed at me. The walking double lunges were a joy, let me tell you. But it's done and I made sure to not stress it more than it can handle.

Becki

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7/8/16 6:41 A

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I am supposed to be somewhere in week 6, but got off track with the holiday and quitting smoking (The Chantix has messed up my sleep and I've had trouble getting up to go to the gym)... so I pushed back week 6 until next week.
I finally made it to the gym yesterday, but I'm doing some fill-in workouts (not LiveFit) until Monday.
Today's cardio was an interval elliptical workout.. it was pretty great. And I did legs. So doing cardio after legs always makes me feel bad ass.. since I usually don't do that.

Happy Friday!

Becki

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6/29/16 7:27 A

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Today was Day 30 - Chest/Abs/Cardio. It was a day late, thanks to missing the gym yesterday morning... but it got done.
Now, I'm trying to figure out how to get all of my workouts in this week, or which one to skip... because one of those things is going to have to happen. I am already going to have to modify and miss Saturday's Legs workout, because I am at my boyfriend's on weekends and can't get to the gym. Soooo, this should be interesting.

Phase 2 is always when it starts to get a little tricky when you have a crazy, busy life.

Becki

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6/27/16 9:18 A

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Officially started Phase 2 today. Today was Day 29 - I worked Back and did cardio (elliptical). Didn't have time to get a full 30 min in, but I did get 24 in before I had to hit the shower and get ready for work. Tomorrow, I'm aiming to get up a little earlier to have time to get the full 30 min of cardio done. I went to bed a little later then usual last night and had a really crappy night of sleep. I'm taking Chantix to quit smoking, so I'm pretty sure that's why my sleep was all jacked up. Weird though, because the night before, I slept the sleep of death for 11 solid hours. NOT like me to sleep that long!
Last night, it was fitful and I tossed and turned all night. Also, NOT like me.

Edited by: MARATHON_MOM at: 6/27/2016 (09:19)
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6/24/16 6:51 A

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Day 26 - Shoulders and Abs - DONE! GREAT workout this morning, even though when I got up I didn't want to go to the gym at all.
Phase 2 starts Monday!

Becki

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Day 25 - Legs - Done! Pretty good workout today. I can't believe that tomorrow is my last day of Phase 1!! Looking forward to Phase 2, except for the "walking barbell double lunges from hell" that start in week 7. I may call them that, because I really hate them... but I love what they do for me so I guess I should be nice.
Heck, I don't even like the regular walking lunges though. Why would I be nice about double ones.. LOL

But it's all good. I will continue the plan and keep on keepin' on.


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Day 24 was a really great workout today! Chest and triceps DONE!!

Becki

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Day 23 is done. Almost done with phase 1.
I'm excited to be finishing up phase 1 soon... but also a little concerned about having enough time at the gym in the mornings for the extra cardio. I do sometimes do a little now, if I finish up my ST and have time, but I NEVER have 30 minutes. That means I am going to either have to start getting up even earlier or do the cardio in the afternoons after work.
I would much rather do it in the mornings, but it's SO hard to get up so early already!! When I was doing LiveFit before, I always had time. I know I must have been at the gym earlier. But I went to a different gym, and it was closer to my house, so the longer drive is part of the problem... plus I am pretty sure I haven't been getting up quite as early as I did back then.

I have less than a week to figure it out. But figure it out, I shall.

Becki

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I completed day 19 today - Shoulders and Abs. I got a little off track for a few days ... skipped last Friday just because I woke up and the alarm was not my friend and I went back to sleep. Then Chris came home over the weekend and I took a few days off to hang out with him. I got back on track in the middle of the week, and now I'm back to the gym every morning by 4am.
I don't really like going that early, but I do like getting there when it's not packed. I like not having to wait for equipment of fight for space in the free weight area. It's nice in the early mornings.

I am ready for the weekend and a couple of rest days. Chris and I are planning to go for a nice long ride tomorrow. The weather is supposed to be a little cooler than the 100 degree temps we've been having, and we haven't been on the bike at all this year... so it's going to be a good weekend!!

Be safe and have a great weekend!

Becki

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Made it to the gym this morning. for day 16, (so obviously I didn't double up and do it last night. I'll just have to stay a day behind for a minute.) I had a great workout, despite the fact that my booty is ridiculously sore. Damn those walking lunges, anyway!

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I skipped the gym yesterday due to oversleeping and a weather-induced migraine. Still have a slight headache this morning, but managed to still go to the gym. I did yesterday's Day 15 (Legs) this morning, and plan to double up today to get back on track. I'll do as much of Day 16 as I can do without gym equipment (with many modifications) at home tonight in order to be back on track for tomorrow morning.

I'm having a rough week so far, between the migraine and Chris being gone. But I'm hanging in there. I'm just REALLY ready for the weekend. And I need a beach vacation. I'm just sayin.

Have a great Tuesday!

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I overslept and missed the gym this morning. First time that's happened since I started going back. I was pretty bummed. But I won't skip the workout completely. I will either fight the crowd and go to the gym after work, or I'll do it at home.
*sigh*

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I know how hard it is with moving! Trust me!! I moved the last 2 years in February! LOL. I'm determined to not make it an annual event now! Unless the boyfriend decides it's finally time to move in together, then MAYBE. emoticon

Got up and went to the gym again this morning, but I sooo didn't want to. I went to bed super early last night and I was sleeping SO good. But I did it anyway. Tomorrow is leg day. I love leg day (because I'm a weirdo).... but I'm actually thinking about skipping it. I know I don't need to, but Chris leaves for Pennsylvania for like 10 days tomorrow afternoon, and he's staying over tonight, and that extra hour and a half in bed just seems too good to pass up. But then again, we'd both be sleeping, so would I be giving up the gym for nothing, when we will be together at work all day anyway? emoticon

Decisions, decisions.....

Oh, and another thing... I feel like I've gained SO much weight since I started back on the program. Granted, my eating has not been according to the plan, and has definitely been less than stellar... but dang! My clothes are all so much tighter than they were!!
I've decided to use the time that he is gone to get my eating under control. He's got a lot to do with my food problems. Damn him and his good cooking anyway!

ok, enough of my rant this morning! Have a great Wednesday!

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Great job picking back up. I am determined to find my weights and keep them handy during this week of moving... And getting rid of crap food in the house...

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After 4 day off (from work and working out), I was back in the gym this morning for Day 8 - and my triceps were TOAST by the time I finished.
I did NOT want to go, but I did it anyway.

The weekend was insanely busy. Relaxed most of the day at home on Friday watching Netflix and barely moving from the couch. Then my boyfriend called and said he wanted me to go to his house that night and help him get his resume done for a job that had to be submitted by midnight. Saturday we got up early and headed back to my house to get ready for my daughter's high school graduation. When graduation was over, we had to start prepping for the cookout the next day. After 3 trips to the store, we stayed up too late and had a few drinks. Sunday was non-stop cooking and such starting at 5am. Chris slow-cooked boston butts on the grill to make pulled pork, and made clams casino... I did peach cobbler and helped him with whatever he needed me to do... and washed more dishes, pots and pans than I want to try to count.

But hanging out with friends that night was FUN.

Yesterday, we just kind of hung out outside. We finished off the alcohol that was left in the fridge yesterday, laid in the kiddie pool he bought for his granddaughter, and got sunburned. LOL

And now it's back to work. And on to day 9 tomorrow!

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Awesome Becki!
Any help you can give is appreciated. You apparently manage the app better than me-- I can't even figure out HOW to get to the Teams (to post like this) from the app. You can languish a bit in the admin department now and again-- Spark is pretty understanding about it. we all go through periods of time where we can't give extra.

Anyway, my workouts this week consist of working out, packing and moving boxes. ugh. It feels like I *just* did that (well, I did, technically, 5 months ago)

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Yay!! I'm not alone and talking to myself anymore! LOL
Day 4 is done. Pretty great workout this morning.... Shoulders and abs. Now, 3 days off... which I am actually turning into 4... So back to LiveFit on Tuesday. I need the recovery time. After 9 months of no real serious workouts, I am SORE!
The cookout food for this weekend isn't looking very healthy so far. My boyfriend hasn't decided what he's grilling yet, but he is definitely making clams casino. I'm making peach cobbler and probably getting a cake for my daughter to surprise her. She thinks it's just a Memorial Day thing, but I think a "Congratulations, Ashley" cake is in order since she is graduating high school the day before.

I have some time right now to help as admin, but I use the app a lot too... I only really get on the regular site at work when I have no cell service. If I go back to school in the fall, my time will be seriously limited, but right now, I don't even know if I'll be able to go back. So sure, you can add me... I'll help as much as I can, however I can, and if I go back to school and get overwhelmed, I'll let you know!

Good luck with your move!! I moved in February, so I know it's INSANE getting it all done! I've been there with caring for a terminal parent, too. Trust me, I get it. And the amazing man. I found one of those. Check out the cover photo on my Spark Page. That's us at an organized bike event for Wreaths Across America in December.


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Yay Beckie!

So glad you're back on a streak. I desperately need to start again- after spending half a year caring for my terminal mom and then traveling overseas and meeting an amazing man, I have ballooned up bigger than ever.
I don't get a chance to log in via laptop anymore-- I use the Spark app, which doesn't HAVE SparkTeams! so hard to keep up.
I'd be happy to bring on a new Team admin (or co-admin), if you have some time.
Right now I'm in the middle of catching up from my last trip, and moving next week... My gym membership lapsed, but hoping to use the gym at the new residence soon-- and unpack my own weights. Trying to get moving with some walks and body weight exercises in the meantime!

Keep it up- hope to see your Day 4 tomorrow!

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Day 3 today. Leg day! I'm a freak, I guess, because I love leg day. Everyone always looks at me all crazy-eyed when I say I love leg day... but I do.
Good workout this morning. I've got a feeling I'm going to be SORE tomorrow. My upper body is super sore still...
Next week, I've already decided my 4 workouts will be on Tues thru Friday instead of Monday thru Thursday. Monday, being a holiday, will be a rest day and - probably - a recovery day (from the cookout on Sunday).
Hopefully I won't over-do it this weekend with the food and alcohol and derail all of my efforts, but I will have fun and just work hard and get back to it if I do over-indulge a little.

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It looks as though this team has become inactive since I was last here, but I'll post anyway in the hopes that someone will show up, or if not... just for me to keep myself accountable. I started back with LiveFit yesterday. I took 9 months off from working out (besides a few workouts here and there at home) and went back to the gym last week. Started back with LiveFit yesterday so today was Phase 1, Day 2 - Back and Biceps. I'm super sore. I was already sore from starting back at the gym last Wednesday with light workouts. After 9 months off, though, even those were rough.
So anyway, here goes nothin'!

I have to be at work at 6am and prefer morning workouts before work, so for me, that means 3:30am wake ups right now.. but as the workouts get longer, that will start to get earlier and earlier. I'm not looking forward to that. But it will be worth it. I know the results I have had with previous rounds, so I know this for a fact! This plan works!

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Woohoo! Officially started Live Fit - Day 1, Phase 1 (I believe this is my 4th round)
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I'm on "Day 2" of basic activity. That means Walking, drinking water, and tracking food. I'm starting here after my long absence from caring for my mom who has since passed away. So, I think the basics are necessary first - getting in the habit of exercise and understanding what I'm eating - before I get the warrior mindset. Movement builds momentum. I hope to be posting regular updates, if I'm not then you know that I'm struggling. It will be a long road.

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Great job! Legs are always a good one!

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Day 15 - Legs day!

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Day 3 for me going strong!!!

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Thank you! I will be checking in lots to stay accountable. So nice to have this support and community!

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I am in SUCH need to repeat this program! 2 more weeks until I move- so I need to wait until I'm settled.
Go Dreamcatcher! Hoping to see some inspiration from you!

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Day 1 - Week 1! Im just getting started. Excited to see progress this month :)

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Did shoulders again yesterday and went to see my chiropractor to adjust everything back in place. I'm supposed to fit in Legs (week 8) today, not sure when-- actually hoping my evening plans fall through!

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Still plugging away- on week 7 of the program. Today is shoulders which has me a little worried because something is out of whack (even during yesterday's flyes were aggravating my shoulders). I think I need to go see my chiro and get adjusted.

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Keep at it Brenda! The food gets easier as you go...

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The working part of Week One is complete emoticon

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Starting the program today from the beginning. Once more, with feeling!! emoticon

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Last Friday, I decided to start at week 5 since I've been doing 3-4 days/week of weight training for the last 4-5 weeks. Today was day 34: Legs. I'm back to being chicken about lunges and free weight squats so next session I'm really going to need to work at least one of them in (I'm substituting the squat machine and Leg Presses for now). I'd bumped up my weights considerably in the last week and a half, so I think I'm on track.


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Woohoo Hillrunner Mary!

Jen- good to see you plugging away at exercise.

I'm just back from vacation where I only weight trained 6 or so times and mostly did hiking and adventure sports (not enough to make forward progress but enough to keep alot of vacation pounds from adding)



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woo hoo for week 12! I am dragging..so hopefully I can get T25 in today as a bare minimum






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in week 12!

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Trapped in ice- so I did insanity. Such a bad move, my lower back is killing me...so definitely going back to weight training at the gym... less dangerous for me!






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I did upper body and cardio today. I am sore and sleepy, but trying.my goal is 4 days in the gym this week - hopefully I can pull this off!

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Started week 5!
It was back and cardio today. Some new machines and weight moves so being patient to see improvements.
I did a stationary interval session for the cardio. Worked hard at it and felt powerful when finished!!
Onward to day 30!! emoticon

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I finished Week 3 yesterday and I'm jumping to Week 5 because I have a significant impact on my schedule coming up in a month. I want to make the most of this attempt at doing the program, so jumping into Phase 2 with cardio today.

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Yay Jen! Today I did Legs -- Day 15.
I never do Dead Lifts- they were permanently vetoed by my Physical Therapist a few years ago. I do rear leg lifts on a ball- works the same muscles, but safer on my back.
I just look up the exercises on Bodybuilder.com and look to see what muscles it works, what alternates they list there, and if I don't like those- check the exercises on Spark to see if anything appeals to me.

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I did legs yesterday- modified it a little bit. I'm not up for sumo dead lifts, so did sumo squats instead. I also couldn't quite pull off a cable pull through...so did the lying hamstring machine. I am not as sore...and I am not sure if that is good or not..but at least I can walk without groaning!

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Your guys are doing awesome! I have just restarted. I am doing Nia Shanks fat loss/,uscle builder program- she is from girls gone strong....and its only 4 days a week, and only 4 cardio days, so I do them at the same time. Once I get my schedule and life a little more into a rhythm, I will probably go back to live fit--I just can't pull off 6 days a week just yet! I am so sore today though! not sure if it was the weights or the run or both, but taking a month off didn't help!

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Okay, completed Week 1 today. I am taking just 1 day of rest and starting Week 2 on Friday so I can keep Thursdays as my rest day as I progress to later weeks.
Super sore. must be working ;-)

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Go Jen Go!

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Day 3, week 1 of the 12 week daily trainer...rest day :)






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New month, and I'm back. Granted, I'm working like some sort of dog, but back. I did chest/triceps/cardio today. Second day back in the gym-insanely sore but feeling good






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oooh have fun at Cedar Point! love that place!

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It's great to have you back girl! That bloat will be gone before you know it. I always get a little of that on trips. I just might join the plank challenge. That I can do. It's the 30 days of squats that kills me:) Go get that workout!!!

It's official all. I am signed up for the Indy 500 Mini-Marathon. Yep, me doing 13.1 miles with two dear spark friends. We managed to all log in at the same time and our bibs are all in order. Can't even begin to tell you how scared and excited I am!!!

Hitting Cedar Point tomorrow for HalloWeekends. The lines at that place and those darn roller coasters are just as scary as the half! Well almost:)

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Okay, back to the grind. And although I didn't gain weight on my cruise- I must have gained inches because nearly NONE of my pants fit me anymore. BLAH! so frustrating that being sick and off just a couple weeks can be such a big deal.

Today I'm planning on a full body workout minus arms and shoulders. I'll work on those Saturday and Sunday and then get back into Week 7 of Live Fit Monday with Legs.

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Its Day 3.

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Well, 4 days of flu (still stuck with cough and congestion but fever is gone enough). A little off track, but I'm going to attempt day 32 Arms/Abs today at home. I really hope to have enough energy to do Legs tomorrow. That way I'll have time to do another round of Legs before my cruise.
enough rest!

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Well, had hoped to do day 31 Legs today, but ain't gonna happen. I can barely function with this bug that doesn't seem to respond at all to cold/flu meds. Too tired to even watch tv...
hoping to recover quickly as I have awesome plans for tomorrow and cruise next week...

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Woohoo LFF! Sorry to hear you are sick though:( We must somehow be spreading cyber-germs around here. Be careful. Think it's a good idea to do it at home. Just in case you feel totally spent. You never know when you are coming down with something. Rock on and feel better!

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Okay, I have started back with LiveFit today. oh, how I missed it! So my original thought was to start on Phase 2 since I've been hitting the weights consistently for the last 2 months anyway.
So it would have been Day 29 - Back & Cardio. But since I have a cruise in 10 days, I want to try to compress a little to fit in the first 2 weeks of workouts, so I thought - why not Day 29 and 30? I was thinking- do the Chest and half the Abs at home mid-afternoon then go into the gym for Back, remainder of Abs and Cardio after dinner.

except I am sick today. Fever, sore throat, congested.

I got through the Chest (went easy on the side-to-side pushups by doing them on a wall) and Abs (skipped the cable crunches since I don't have a good set up for that at home), but now I am thinking *if* I do the Back also today (later), that I should do that at home as well. I shouldn't go spread germs and frankly, I don't want to look weak and wobbly in front of other people. So we'll see if I manage the 2nd workout and cardio later tonight.

Either way, I'm happy to have done anything at all and be started back on the program!

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Hey ladies- sorry I was MIA (at a biz conference) last week.
Jen- yep, Phase 3 is killer. I hated plyo too. Sprints were scary, so I had to negotiate (ok, try doing at least 12 minutes- then try doing at least 20 minutes... I usually ended up doing the 30 minutes in the end, but it was getting on that treadmill that was the hardest.) I also would stretch out the rest periods by the end (maybe 30 seconds on with 45 seconds rest).
Also, you could substitute *any* HIIT (high intensity interval training) exercise for the sprints. So if you'd rather get on the row machine or bike and go like mad for 30 seconds, rest for 30 seconds, repeat 30 times- then you can do that instead!

And here's where I'll make your day... If you REALLY find yourself NOT doing it and wanting to quit and since you only have 11 weeks for the program-- finish up week 9 and then skip to week 11 of the program, finishing up with week 11 and 12.
The 2nd part of Phase 3 is circuit training. You will love it. Still tiring (no rests until after one complete circuit of 8 or so exercises will have you sweating).

The plyo and sprints are HUGE for fat loss, so if you can do it, DO IT. but if you feel icky, week 11 may do wonders for you.

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Great job Jen! I giggled at the cranky comment. You have no idea how cranky I am today. Wicked:) I am going to attack some LiveFit this weekend. I may not be able to follow the daily schedule with the hours, but will keep pushing and knocking them out. Trail run happening tomorrow. Lots of rain today so that means lots of mud and squishy feet tomorrow!

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legs, but with home exercise equipment. Not as hard, but a needed rest.






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i skipped sprints yesterday, but I am still so crazy sore from what I have been doing. It amazes me how rough I am feeling, but I think it will be good in the end,

The plyo stuff is really hard for me- just very creaky to start, and oodles of jumps doesn't help. I am feeling pretty cranky too ;P






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Super proud of you!!! The 3rd phase is killer. I remember:) Listen to your body. Sometimes I would mix in more plyo bursts rather that the run. To be honest my sprints are not sprints to many. LOL Hey, if I am sweating, breathing heavy and working, that is what counts! You got this!!! I would sometimes mix things up a bit when I felt spent. There were days I was so tired I would get majorly cranky. Well, that is me on a bunch of days. LOL

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So phase 3, day 2- I am dying. I still feel super stupid doing the little cardio things in between the weight sets....and the sprints killed me. I am so sore. I was probably at the gym for 2 hours.... I am seriously not sure I can do tomorrow. I am playing with ideas on how to modify so I can do it tomorrow...sprints are just so hard on my body.

I don't think I will make it to week 12-my vacation is that week-so no gym :( but, 11weeks will be awesome. I will probably re-start live fit (or something) when I come back.

Ugh, okay time for bed






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I'm here to whine-oh my goodness phase 3 day 1 killed me. I felt extra stupid hopping around the gym ( the teen boys snickering did not help!). A few questions

1) is I normal to feel like death?

2) alternative to jumping rope? Not sure my knees can keep up with jumping. High knees?

3) Im a bigger girl-tomorrow with the sprints is freaking me out.

Ok, that said, I feel pretty strong for doing it (blister, sore body, everything), but this is the first time I really thought I may not be strong enough. I'm going to push through, but I'm going to try






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Welcome to the team Kimmie! Hope you're still going strong Jen! Congrats on finishing Phase 1 Kristin!
Kristin, do you have one of those straps for your forearm to take the pressure off your tendons at the elbow? This helps when mine flares up. And ibuprofen. And less weight.

This has been a rough week for me. After the hike last weekend left me with huge blisters on the backs of my heels, I didn't want to do cardio at all. I did 18 holes of golf on Tuesday and I was limping by the end from the darn blisters.
They are better now- actually could have done cardio yesterday but still didn't. My last workout had been Wednesday when I did Back/Biceps/Triceps. I skipped cardio and then skipped my next two WT and cardio days.

Today I finally just decided to go to the gym and do 3 full body workouts. Well, everything but Biceps and Triceps. I'm not sure if I'm bored with the Labrada workouts or its just a motivation thing.

I got my new trail shoes this week. Now that my blisters are gone, I'm hoping I find motivation to go try a short run tomorrow for some cardio.

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Oops! Forgot to post here. Last day of Phase 1 happening today and than onto Phase 2! After this last week I was struggling with the idea of taking an entire week off, but no, I am going to keep plugging away. Problem now is that tennis elbow thing is getting worse and may limit my moves soon if it doesn't get better. Grrrr, to injuries! Going to work on the diet some more. MORE eggs are calling :) and :(

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Legs done last night. I was wiped out before I started. Tonight will probably be my rest day. That means tomorrow will be the last day of Phase 1. Onward I GO!!!

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Hi and welcome to the team Kimmie! Woohoo on your soreness:) Twisted as that may sound. LOL It is great to hear you are loving it. I am working on my second time doing LiveFit (although I have incorporated it into workouts even when I wasn't doing the full plan). It is a great program!

Only have two ST days left in Phase 1. Legs tonight. Guess this means I will be saying goodbye to two rest days. MM and I were just talking about how this means walking lunges and supersets are coming. Ugh! Lord, give me strength:)

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Week one day two--a little sore but loving it.

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Good job Jen! I feel your being physically and emotionally tired. I am there right now. I did back/biceps, skipped the run and was not into the workout. Hate when those times come:( We can do it!!! (((hugs)))

Back/biceps done and have no idea what I have for a workout tonight. My days are feeling mixed up. Need a good, long meditation...ommmmmmmmm!

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Yesterday I did arms, abs, cardio, today was legs day 51. I am so crazy sore-I think more so because I did some weird lateral trainer yesterday and my knees are so sore. I tried to increase weight today, and I feel good. I'm also tired- physically and emotionally . It's hard to make myself get to the gym.

k-hope you had a good run and ST tonight, and that you elbow oes okay with the training.

LFF- hope you got some fun outdoor activity in. You are doing awesome!



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Missed this one yesterday. Sheesh!

LFF: I am always surprised by those days where I feel weaker. For me it is usually because I need a rest day or maybe a stressful day that did wonders on the bod. I cannot figure the weights out on our home assisted pullup machine. I end up mixing up between assisted and unassisted (even if I can only pull myself up 4 inches. They are still my nemesis! Occasionally I bring my weight down on preacher and concentration curls and do them slowwwly. Glad you got in that much needed outdoor time. I found that on Sunday I was a little sad having missed the long trails. Nature, sweat and time with friends does a body and spirit good:)

Like I said in the other thread, I took a rest. Planning on ST and running tonight. Have to do a little running around to score some neon stuff for us and our run on Saturday. Dollar store here I come. Needless to say it will be a late workout.

Rock on all!

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Today's workout was weird- I was SO weak!
Monday I was able to do 3 sets of 12 underhanded pullups (assisted by 46 ... or was it 90 lbs- Ok, this could be the problem). Today I did ONE set of NINE assisted by 38 pounds and couldn't even do SIX for the next two sets even though I increased the assist to 55#.
So I'm realizing I did the math wrong. I think I was LIFTING 46 pounds last time and not ASSISTING by 46.
Worse yet, one of the older gym rats Thumbs upped me after my first nine.
I was so irritated that I couldn't do more than I did 3 sets of underhand pulldowns on the Lat machine.

Of course, that wasn't all- I had trouble with preacher curls and the concentration curls-- even with 10 pounds! very frustrating workout.

I tried the rowing machine. I got through 9 minutes and had to switch to elliptical.

I didn't leave as grumpy as I thought I would, but still frustrated- especially when I came home to discover my planned cardio/hike for tomorrow was cancelled.
I NEED some outdoor time!!!!

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You are doing fabulous!!! My legs don't hurt too bad, pretty much the side butt muscles. Some of it is the sciatica thing. Preacher curls are rough on my joint.

I AM taking that rest day today. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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