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Today just proved what I already knew....

Friday, November 13, 2009

....What is it that I learned to day that I already knew you ask.
Today I learned that I Crystal Sloan have absolutely no upper body strength my arms are like a big bowl of

Next question might be how did I learn this saddening fact, well I got my copy of a few days ago but due to life being over whelming today was the first day I even had a chance to really crack it open. I started reading the Muscle burns fat guidebook and checked out what I should do first before jumping into the program. Well lets see I needed to take my measurements. emoticon

Chalean Extreme Measurement Day 1

Chest: 44
Waist: 41
Hips: 47
Abductors: 45.5
Right Arm: 14
Left Arm: 14
Right Thigh: 28.5
Left Thigh: 29
Weight: 200.8
Body – Fat % 34.4

Next I had to take some before pictures emoticon

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Don't say I didn't warn you. I figure if I post these monstrous pictures it will further motivate me to do something about it.

I can't wait until I actually start this program so I can see the results I know I can achieve if I stick with the program and make it work for me. I know I can do it.

Well after the measurements and the photos I took the fit test which involved doing as many push-up I could perform using correct form either men or women style. I suck at both I could only do 2 on my toes using correct form and I managed to eek out a measly 4 on my knees. I did a lot of push-ups but I wasn't using correct form and was kind of cheating through them so those do not count. I love my new room because my closet door is covered with floor to ceiling mirrors which is a blessing and a curse I guess but I made myself do my push-up in front of the mirror to keep an eye on my form.

Crunches I am pretty good at but every since I had my c-section I can't do as many I'm not sure if this is a physical response or something psychological. I'm not in any when I do them its just like I get around 25 and stop.

You would know Chalene would throw in some squats for the fitness test. Well I gave it my all but my knees are really in bad shape right now no doubt due to all the extra pressure exerted on them from me being so overweight. Hopefully this problem will lessen or resolve as I lose I mean shed the pounds. No longer do I wish to lose weight I am going to shed the pounds because saying lose leaves an option for me to find the pounds again and who wants that, no me.

More arm work this is when the fact that I have no muscle mass in my arms really became clear. I was doing the dreaded plank. Now this exercise actually uses your abs to so I go doubly punished. Anyway I planned to hold this position for at least a minute but my body rebelled against me and had other plans. I almost collapsed at 5 seconds but sheer stubborness kept me on shaky arms until I couldn't hold it anymore.

Last But not least were the overhead shoulder press and bicep curls not really an issue with these but I do need to work my shoulders more because they are a tad bit weak.

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Overall if I had to rate my Fit test performance on a scale of 1 to 10 I would give myself a 3. I know there is a fit girl living inside me I just have to dig her out from under all of this fat she's buried in.

After all of this and being up since 4am to take Bran to the hospital for his procedure I didn't have the energy to accomplish Burn Circuit 1 but tomorrow is the day, I'm getting this show on the road. Tomorrow is also a weigh day for the Biggest Loser Wii Ihope I don't get Drea eliminated, but if I do I'm going to start another challenge and keep it moving.

It's now or never.

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    Ok, I am so loving this blog!! I am proud of you!! You have encouraged me. I have totally lost focused and gotten off track. I'm not going to give excuses cuz it is what is. But I will take note of your example and here and kick myself in the butt and do what I need to do to get back on track.
    3135 days ago
    good luck girl you can do it
    3138 days ago
    I am over here humming Gloria Gaynor's "I will survive". Know why baby girl?! Cause we will survive this! We will totally kick butt with Chalean Extreme and with us pushing each other! I loved the honesty and the pics (trust, you've seen ain't never lied when you say these type of photos motivate you to get it done!). You will shed the pounds, you will get stronger and you will look FABULOUS in your after photos! I have faith in you, you can do this!

    3138 days ago
    Ah Right Peach! You go girl! I'm very impressed with your determination. I've heard of this program. I'm not going to lie and say I'm running out to get it. NOT! However, I am with the BL program. There are quite a few of us actually. If you want a workout buddy, here I am. I'll push you to keep it going.
    3138 days ago
    emoticon emoticon ALRIGHT! You are well on your way! I will admit I have never tried this dvd ..but may just have to! You have quite a routine worked out here! Hope you are still leaving time to get a your walks!
    I am going to enjoy following you on your fantastic journey!

    emoticon Here's to watching those pounds "shed" away forever! emoticon

    Barbara emoticon
    3138 days ago
    I love Chalene! I have her Turbo Jam DVD's, and they get my heart pumping and the sweat pouring! I will have to look into her ChaLEAN DVD's when I have the funds to do so! Congratulations and good luck! You can do it!
    3138 days ago
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