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Old 05-03-2013, 10:27 PM
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I haven't posted in this thread since I started the weight loss challenge!

I didn't start right away. I actually really started three weeks ago. (oops) Already I'm seeing some improvements. I'm down 10lbs, and my lifts have increased a good amount!

My deadlift is sitting at around 150, my squat is at 175, and with my arm/shoulder isolate exercises I'm using 15-25lb dumbbells. I'm pretty stoked.

I've been reading this thread through the whole way though, and every one seems to be doing fantastic. It's super inspiring to watch everyone slim down, way to go!
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:58 AM
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Well, I hope no one minds. But I'm pretty happy about this, and wanted to brag a bit. I don't need to lose weight, actually I'm trying to gain weight at the moment since it's impossible to gain muscle without eating above caloric maintenance.

But today I had a Test day for weightlifting. The weightlifting program I follow goes in 5 week cycles, where you do 1 more rep each week until week 5, you do 12 reps, 2 sets. If you pass, the next cycle you do 10% more weight.

I passed all my lifts today, which are the following:

Squats, Bench Press, Bent Over Rows, Over Head Press, Stiff Legged Deadlifts, Curls, Calf Raises. It brings my stats up to this:



So I'm now intermediate level in the 4 major compound exercises. I'm really happy about that. It'd be nice to get to Advanced, though. But I don't plan on doing Elite lol. I'd be more than happy with my muscle level at Advanced.

For those that don't know, I've decided to put on muscle after seeing my father lately. He was never a big guy in terms of muscles, and it's rather shocking how much muscle he's been losing in the last 10 years despite good workout habits. Can't beat age, I guess. So I wanted to be still strong when I'm 70, and figured now is the time to put effort into it if I wanted to reap the benefits later.

Anyway yeah that's my progress. Yay!
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:06 PM
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Great work RBark!
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:54 AM
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Hey, I noticed that my "ticker" turned green Approaching that goal number.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:37 AM
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I'm considering entering a 10km race in August. Not something I'd ever really considered before, but a friend who has started running too is going to do it, and it seems like it would be a great way to make sure that I kept running!

But also really scary. I have run off and on over the years, but it had been a while, and I just started up again. I am running about 6km now, so it seems like it would be totally possible to work up to 10 by August. We'll see...
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:51 AM
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It's absolutely doable Kootenay! Do it! It will be great!
You never forget your first road race. =>
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:23 PM
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That's awesome, Eddie you are doing an incredible job

I just finished 25 minutes of Party express and 30 minutes of Booty Time.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:09 PM
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15 miles on the bike at the gym today! Down 5.3lbs.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:16 PM
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Nice work, Julee keep it up

Just finished 45 minutes of Shaun T's dance party. Fit club at 7? Oh, no problem LOL.

I am SOOOOOOO close to breaking the 180 mark
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:36 PM
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10 miles on the bike today, 2 walking/running on the treadmill, and 1 walking around town.
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