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Old 05-22-2014, 06:52 AM
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Oh that's awesome that you found something you like. I'm scared of heights but I could never do it, lol!

We bought a stationary bike and I've been doing a lot of it, while catching up on some shows (win-win). I'm 3 pounds from my goal weight now! Lost 80 pounds total (ok, I'm retaining water now so I'm 2 pounds heavier again, but what can you do).

I admit I've been slacking a bit with weights. I do it for 20 minutes 3 times a week but it's just horribly boring (it's heavy, but not heavy heavy, just heavy enough that doing more than 8-12 reps is hard, and I barely can reach 8 reps the second set), I'm not really noticing much progress either... but I know I can't build muscle anyway while eating at a deficit so it's just not very motivating, and it's always the same routine... I get bored easily I guess.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:42 AM
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Oh man, rock climbing is so freaking awesome! I am hooked I think. I just bought all the basic gear and did my second ever outdoor climb today, it is so much fun! Did my first rappel, it was kind of terrifying (I am a bit scared of heights), but I made it and the climbing was amazing. Such a good full body workout, too. My arms are going to be killing me tomorrow.
Good for you!! I went rock climbing last week at an indoor climbing wall. My fear of heights was a little stronger than I anticipated LOL. They were like "climb up and then just stop and take a break." "I don't need a break." "Aren't you sore?" "No." "You should take a break anyway." "No, if I stop moving, my brain catches up and goes WHAT IN THE HELL ARE YOU DOING??? So I can't stop." The wall here is 35 feet, I made it about 30 feet up. I could have gone higher but I kept running out of obvious foot/hand holds and the longer it took for me to have to look around, the more my brain would start ticking and I'd start panicking and be like OKAAAAY COMING DOWN! hahahaha.
For some reason I neglected to think my fear of heights should stop me from doing it LOL. But I tried!
It was really fun though, I might be convinced to do it again LOL. I was surprised because I thought it would require more power from my shoulders, which is good because I have strong shoulders - but really it was more in my forearms! That was the weirdest feeling, I'd come off the wall and my forearms would be kind of tingling.


Fran, maybe you should switch up your routine some. I get bored doing the same thing over and over again too. Do two or even three routines since you do it three days a week. Keep it simple but allow yourself to mix it up too.
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:53 PM
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Good for you!! I went rock climbing last week at an indoor climbing wall. My fear of heights was a little stronger than I anticipated LOL. They were like "climb up and then just stop and take a break." "I don't need a break." "Aren't you sore?" "No." "You should take a break anyway." "No, if I stop moving, my brain catches up and goes WHAT IN THE HELL ARE YOU DOING??? So I can't stop." The wall here is 35 feet, I made it about 30 feet up. I could have gone higher but I kept running out of obvious foot/hand holds and the longer it took for me to have to look around, the more my brain would start ticking and I'd start panicking and be like OKAAAAY COMING DOWN! hahahaha.
For some reason I neglected to think my fear of heights should stop me from doing it LOL. But I tried!
It was really fun though, I might be convinced to do it again LOL. I was surprised because I thought it would require more power from my shoulders, which is good because I have strong shoulders - but really it was more in my forearms! That was the weirdest feeling, I'd come off the wall and my forearms would be kind of tingling.
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Haha, totally! I could keep it together as long as I didn't look down. The climbing was really totally ok, because I was focused on climbing and also felt really secure. Rappelling was so freaky though. I didn't really want to do it, but the guys I was climbing with were convinced that I really needed to. I've never rappelled before, at all, so like the mechanics of it (like how to STOP myself) were totally foreign, and the rope is just wrapped around a tree at the top of a cliff and myself and my boyfriend are each attached to a side...and I'm supposed to just back over this cliff. I freaked out once at the very beginning and jumped forward/up, saying NO I CAN'T DO THIS, which caused my boyfriend to fall a bit (since we were just attached to each other), and that scared me more than anything...right, guess I shouldn't do that! So down I went. It was fine, except partway down I thought I was closer to the bottom and looked at the ground, and had a moment of pure terror. So I studiously did not look down again!

But they say the first time is the worse, and at least next time I will have a better idea of what I'm doing, so that will probably make it a bit more comfortable...

Oh and yeah the forearms get a crazy workout for sure! On my climb I was pretty high up, starting to get tired, and hitting a tricky part of the route. I really noticed that my forearms were tired and my grip was getting super weak, so I decided at a certain point to come down. The second my feet hit ground, my forearms started cramping insanely. I have definitely never had arm cramps before, it was terrible! I thought it was pretty funny though that the cramping didn't start until I had reached the ground...I guess adrenaline was doing it's thing!
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:37 AM
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The indoor wall has two "auto-belays" so when you're ready to come down, you have to just... let go. You can't grab the rope or anything or it will create some additional slack that won't be pleasant when you hit the ground. You have to just kind of let go of everything and kick off the wall. The first time I did it I was like ohGod ohGod ohGod okay ONE TWO THREE GO! And I let go and I didn't exactly scream but I did let out a little tiny shriek hahahaha.

It is fun though, I fully agree, so long as you don't look down LOL.
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:13 AM
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We prepped our bikes this past weekend. Today I'm going on my first ride of the season at lunch. My legs are rubber from yesterday's run.

No pain no gain amirite?

Also I planted a sizeable herb garden over the past two days. omg my arms/shoulders.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:06 PM
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Today while I was running at the gym my phone froze and I didn't realize it. I ran almost double what I was supposed to for C25K and didn't even die.

I've started cycling on the days I don't run. I love that I can set what I want my heart rate to be at, and the bike keeps it there (if I pedal slower, it makes the spinning harder, etc.), and holy burn. I love it, and can't wait until I can tackle the hill climb mode on the bike.

I've also changed my eating, and I'm eating healthier/less about 85% of the time now.

And I'm happy. My life is good.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:13 PM
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Totally fell off the wagon. My schedule sucks and it is hard to find enough time for everything. I've been trying to at least eat healthy, but even that is touch and go. I miss running.

First 5k went great, though! It was a lot of fun.
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:36 PM
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I understand your complaint! my work consumes up most of my time as well, leaves no time for anything else. I loved to run, but not alone. The running I get done is on basketball court during pick up games. LOL
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Ran a 6km oct event today! Super fun. I think my time was just under an hour, closer to 50 minutes or so. It's my second one ever and while there wasn't a lot of mud yet (i was in the elite heat so first heat out and the mud wasn't quite the best yet) it was still so much fun!



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Old 06-02-2014, 09:11 AM
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Weighed myself at 232.6 less than two weeks ago and it freaked me out. So unhealthy, out of shape and just no. I want to be healthy so I can have kids and be there to raise them. I want to be healthy so I can do all the things I want to do. I want to be healthy for me.

So... I'm buckling down again. No soda. I am SO addicted to soda so this is a hard one for me. I'm allowing myself one soda a week but so far it's been almost 2 weeks since and I haven't had a single drop.

I'm chatting everything on spark people. Love the app I can download onto my phone. My mom just bought me a pedometer so I can start tracking how much walking I'm doing every day.

I weighed myself today and I'm at 225. That's 7.6 lbs lost in less than 2 weeks. I'm sure a lot of that is just from cutting out soda alone.

I'm also taking Garcinia Cambogia extract which has been helping me feel a lot more energy during the day without feeling jittery at all and I'm getting a lot more sleep at night plus I'm not feeling hungry all day long anymore. If anyone tried the Garcinia Cambogia though I would do your research because there are lots of brands out there. I really like the brand I'm taking right now.

So far so good. My first goal is to reach 199lbs by my sisters wedding in October. That's give or take though since inches are going to count more than pounds. I'm in her wedding though and don't want to be uncomfortable in my bridesmaid dress.
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