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Tubing January 2011. @ 174 and starting to feel strong!

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I am ready to change my life and start living the life I love!

Hello! My name is Rita, I am 24 and recently started my own business and I finally feel "settled" in life, like I have a purpose again. No more floundering! Now it's time to get back in shape! I want to do this right so that I don't have to worry about slipping back into old ways (and old pants) no matter what direction I choose in life.

I am lucky to have the support of my wonderful husband who has been running with me and making sure we both eat well. Which is especially sweet since he has clearly been blessed with a superhuman metabolism and has no need for dietary/fitness changes whatsoever.

So join me if you are ready to begin a healthy lifestyle!

170 - *DONE* New CD! Yes, I am a CD junkie. My choice: The Kooks - Konk.

Finish 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge - *DONE* Iphone... I LOVE the Nike Training Club app. I will be using this several times a week!

165 - New CD!

160 - Market Spice Tea! (I don't know why I feel guilty buying this, it's not expensive, but I guess it works well as a reward!)

155 - New CD!

150 - Overnight trip to McCall!

145 - New CD!

140 - Blackmilk Clothing Leggings!

Member Since: 1/2/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,603

My Goals:
I want to be stronger, I want to enjoy working out so that it will be a regular part of my life... so far so good!

Short term goals:

Reach 170 lbs.
*DONE 1/28/11* I haven't been this thin in over a year!

5 perfect form push-ups.
*DONE 2/6/2011* This is such a huge accomplishment for me.

Reach 160 lbs.

Be able to run the entire 2 mile walk around my neighborhood.

My Program:
I am counting calories, strength training 5+ days a week and doing some form of cardio at least 30 min. 4 times a week.

Couch to 5k program w/ hubby. So far, it's hard to find the time and it's been so darn cold outside! But we will get there!

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Other Information:
Week 1: 2 lbs lost! Woo Hoo!

Week 2: 0 lbs lost :( But, -2" from hips, -1.5" from waist, and 1" ea. from arms and legs. Not too shabby!

Week 3: 2 lbs lost! Completely lost track of my workout routine with all this rain. Gettin' back in the groove now!

Week 4: 2 lbs lost! Repeated week 3 of the 28-day bootcamp challenge. So proud of myself for doing that. AND my jeans are getting loose already!

Week 5: didn't lose any more weight, but I am down another combined 2 inches. And I hit my push-up goal!

Week 6: 0 lbs. lost.

Week 7: 0 lbs. lost. Need to get over this hump!

Week 8: 2 lbs. lost! Finally below 170!!!

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    emoticon To bikini bodies, i'm glad you decided to join our great team.
    Stop by often and let us know how you are doing, feel free to join in with the challenges etc.

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    BIKINI BODIES WTIH mandyslimming
    3209 days ago
  • v BARCLE
    Hi and welcome to the Bikini Bodies team. Have a great day emoticon
    3220 days ago
  • v no profile image __IZZA__
    I saw in the "20 Somethings with 25-49 Pounds to Lose" team that you have reached a goal. I just wanted to congratulate you.


    PS, that new haircut suits you really well.
    3230 days ago
    Hey, Rita! I'm doing pretty good. I was down 6 lbs. when I weighed last week. Unfortunately, I lost some speed on my workouts because my back was killing me. I'm better now and was back in yoga today. I'm also going to try going gluten-free for the next month or so. It could be that my back troubles come somewhat because of systemic inflammation, and so I'm trying this to reduce the problem. My husband lost a lot of weight when he went GF, and I'm sort of hoping this will help!

    Thanks for checking in--it helps me!
    3230 days ago
    We have the same fitness game you do. I've only done it once so far and I too was pooped out after the fitness test. I went on and did the Skinny Jeans workout and the Tai Chi. Matt has done it several times. I need to get back after it this weekend!

    Hey, I weighed in today and have lost 4 lbs. in the last week! Woot!
    3248 days ago
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