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Hello everyone. I know a bit about fitness etc, -it's just a case of following my own advice!

Update 3rd July 2008

Have had a few setbacks- injured feet and knees, and have really lapsed. Put on another 4lbs... Feels like a bit of a catch 22- my feet are not healing because there is too much weight on them, which doesn't help my knees either, but I am limited in exercise options because of the knees and feet, and general fatigue...

Oh well, I'll dust myself off and try again!

Be nice to get my belly flattened a bit so people can stop asking me if I'm pregnant.

Update 22/11/08:

Have been doing really well with exercise- very consistent for the last 4 months- I got an exercise bike and use it for 30 mins every day.

Update 9/05/09: Lost total 21lbs (put some on before I started losing it) now at 9st 10lbs :)

Member Since: 9/16/2007

Fitness Minutes: 12,058

My Goals:
Establish & maintain a healthy eating and exercise routine and lifestyle.

Gradually increase how much I am able to do.

Get up to 50 pressups, 10 chinups and 5mins of doing the plank. Get under 4mins for 1000m on the rower. Eventually maybe under 3:30. (Would love to be able to do 30-60 mins hard cardio, not sure if it's possible with my health probs but maybe!)
Lose around 30lbs of fat, and gain around 7-14lbs of muscle (guessing) LOOOOOONG term goals!

My Program:
Taking vitamins every day, aim to meditate daily

Stationary biking 30 mins per day, gradually increasing intensity. Can be done in several sessions or in one go.

Strength training- haven't got into a routine with this yet.

Personal Information:
27 yrs old Living in England

Have chronic fatigue and muscle pain (fibromyalgia) and weakness in neck & lower back following injury.

Have Plantar fasciitis and patellar tendonitis, which means I can't be on my feet for long and I also have to be careful not to put strain on my knees. Losing some excess baggage would help.

Other Information:
Books I have found useful:
Frederic Delavier -Strength Training Anatomy (original & womens edition)
Nicole Ronsard - Beyond cellulite
Susan Jeffers- Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway
Elaine N. Aron - The Highly Sensitive Person
Eileen Mulligan- Life coaching

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    Hey there fellow 20 something from England - which part are you in?

    5024 days ago
    Hey Girl! You CAN DO THIS! Slow and steady, moving toward a true LIFESTYLE that you can live with so you get the extra weight off and keep it off, as well as build health so you can feel better! You have lots of reasons to DO THIS for YOURSELF. Stay FOCUSED, you NEED this for your health, both physically and mentally. You don't have to be perfect but you can't throw out an entire day or week. At the moment you realize you have done the wrong thing, start choosing the RIGHT THING... CHOOSE HEALTH! Ok, that's my pep talk :-) YOU AR WORTH IT!
    5026 days ago
    Hello there curvycara from Englad!!. Glad to have you on this site. Please feel free to chat with me at any time.
    5028 days ago
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