what is your little victory?

Sally . member since Mar'12

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AWWW Thanks trudge you rock,,Now I will have to do it!Grin

posted : 5/20/2012 at 11:28 PM

Sally . member since Mar'12

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@ Debbie,,,I a jealous,I wish I could do 1 pushup! That is a goal of mine,tho it will take some time. I have never in my life done a regular pushup,even when I was super fit and strong. I have the weakest shoulders or weakest something in the history of man Laughing I dont want to do the cheatting girly pushup,I am after the real dealGrin Hopefully when I can do those I can do pull ups too Rock On

posted : 5/20/2012 at 11:34 PM

Sally . member since Mar'12

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@ Debbie,,,I a jealous,I wish I could do 1 pushup! That is a goal of mine,tho it will take some time. I have never in my life done a regular pushup,even when I was super fit and strong. I have the weakest shoulders or weakest something in the history of man Laughing I dont want to do the cheatting girly pushup,I am after the real dealGrin Hopefully when I can do those I can do pull ups too Rock On

posted : 5/20/2012 at 11:34 PM

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I did 10 'up and downs' today. First time. And it was at the end of my 30 minute session, too. Me very Happy

Sally, hang in there. My first attempt at a 'real' pushup left me with carpet fibers on my chin. I started doing them on a stability ball; then on my knees; then leaning against a racked barbell. I still can't do the 'real' kind, but I'm getting there.

It's my abs that just totally refuse to get with the program.Rolling Eyes

posted : 5/24/2012 at 5:56 PM

Greg Peterson member since Oct'11

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Sally just so you are aware, pullups and pushups utilize entirely different muscles. I can do pushups all day long but pullups are still pretty hard and I max out at 7.

posted : 5/24/2012 at 6:11 PM

Sally . member since Mar'12

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I didnt know that,was hoping that some of the same muscles were used but it looks like I will just have to work harder!I take it pushups are more chest and pullups are more arms and shoulders?How off base am IConfused

posted : 5/24/2012 at 9:09 PM

Greg Peterson member since Oct'11

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Pullups are more back muscles actually, sounds weird but it's true.

posted : 5/25/2012 at 4:01 AM

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I survived my workout. Just barely. But I did it. Whew Whew Whew

'course I'm typing this with my nose since I can't lift my arms.Laughing Laughing

posted : 5/29/2012 at 2:16 PM

Sally . member since Mar'12

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omg,that is funny Laughing Laughing

posted : 5/30/2012 at 12:52 AM

haydenmartini member since Sep'11

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my little victory is that since i joined af last year i weighed about 320 lbs and now i weigh 304 lbs but i am still going i want to lose alot more weight i hope i can do it with out the stress getting to me

posted : 5/30/2012 at 7:59 AM

Sally . member since Mar'12

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You can do it!! I know what you mean with stress getting to you. I was on a great roll with weightloss,my workouts and all that.2 weeks ago I lost my job and now am at a stand still,so I contribute that to stress levels,my mind is not in a good place.I am using tomorrow as my new jumping off point and making a fresh start. I know you will get past it,we both will because WE ARE AWESOME!Grin

posted : 5/30/2012 at 9:37 AM

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Hayden and Sally, just hang in there. We're all changing our lives and that's a long-term process.

posted : 5/30/2012 at 11:17 AM

Sally . member since Mar'12

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Trudge: I couldnt agree more.It takes time for big changes,what matters is we keep at it!

posted : 5/30/2012 at 11:40 AM

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I rode my bike today. The real one, with wheels and gears and reflectors and thingsLaughing My bike had gathered dust for several years and I wasn't sure how I'd do but I just took off and rode for about a mile, wasn't winded, pretty steady pedaling. I have a mountain bike, and the road is mostly gravel, so my wrists are a bit tired. But I done did it!Whew Wink

posted : 6/9/2012 at 9:00 PM

Sally . member since Mar'12

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I have a great little victory! I have been using a 22lb body bar for chest press on a stability ball.Well,it has been getting very easy to do so decided it was time to up the bar so to speak. I had a trainer spot me on the free weight bar since its about double the weight at 45 lbs. I did it and I can do 3 sets of 12! The trainer even suggested that I add a little weight since I did them relative ease. I was so impressed with myself I can hardly stand it Grin It amazed me that I was so much stronger than I expected,and I was scared to death at first to try,glad I didnt give in to fear!!!Rock On

posted : 6/10/2012 at 2:24 PM

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