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Well, Sally, that makes MY little victory really pale in comparison, but WELL DONE.
My trainer had me try doing a fly on the stability ball with 8# dumbells and, well, it wasn't a very pretty sight. At least he has enough self-control to keep from laughing.
I can now touch my toes. I started my lifestyle change on April 9, 2012 weighing 312 pounds. Joined AF on April 26. I now weigh 265. Good start with a long journey left. Can't wait to see how it ends.
That's great, lgs1975! You know we're all planning the victory party for you.
I am new to this whole thing....just joined ATF about 10 days ago with my DH. Both of us are overweight. I'm about 25 lbs overweight, which doesn't sound like alot until I think about the fact that I have no cartilidge (sp?) in one ankle from an old accident, plus hypeflexibility (not as great as it sounds!), bad knees and iffy hips (related to the ankle issue). Also recently got the tag of inflammatory arthritis as well. SO....time to get it off before it gets to be even more. It is so much harder than it used to be. So...any advice etc would be great. I'm finding it hard to get to the gym (20 mi away) around my 4 kiddos' activities. My little victory is just getting up off my duff and starting.
@trudge--i think using the dumbells on the ball is a geat victory! When I used the body bar on that the first time i thought I was going to roll right off LOL0---you are doing awesome!!
@lgs1975---You have made outstanding progress WOW WTG
@slpSally--You made the hardest step and that is getting started-you can do it! I have some of the same physical issues as you mentioned so I know how you feel. If you are ever doubting if you should make the effort to go to the gym remember why you started.Even though it can be a challenge with little ones,they need you as healthy and as strong as you can be,,,do this for your life,and for your life with them
slpSally -- what plain ole Sally said is so true. It's difficult to put yourself first when others are depending on you. But if you don't take care of yourself, you can't take care of them. The Q&A board has a ton of information at your fingertips. Did you have a session with a trainer to design an exercise plan for you? I met with my trainer today because my wrists are giving me grief, and he's going to eliminate the 'ouchie' exercises and introduce some new ones. Just hearing that made me feel better. Keep bugging the trainers with questions, they like to feel needed.
Had a surprise 45-minute Boot Camp. Nailed it!! Well, ok, the lunges were a bit weak , but me happy.
@ trudge--thats outsatanding!
I started my fitness program 3 weeks ago, I can now make it up the flight of stairs to the second level of the garage without getting winded! I think my fluffy bits will disappear within the next few months! Yay me!
@ Sally - thanks so much. Of course I'm totally useless today. I feel like I'm napping while standing up and pretending to move around.
@ Miss Charlotte - Congratulations. I predict a cloud of fluff drifting off into the sunset like someone was blowing on a huge puffy dandelion. Keep it up!
My small victories have been the last couple of days when I felt too tired to go the gym and still made it there. Struggling with chronic disorders is difficult, and not knowing how you are going to wake up can influence what is possible at the gym that specific day. I still went yesterday and today through the fatigue and the achiness, and not only did I do what I normally do but I took it a step higher! I may have showed up a couple hours later than I usually do, but I really pushed myself hard and am going to bed feeling better than I did stepping into the gym
What a great conversation to be brought back to 'life.' Such great victories from each and every poster!! My goal for this week was to beat last weeks record of 14 miles ran. My victory? Beating it with 16 miles. Woot!!
Set a goal to make it to the gym each day this month. Started on May 28th, and have not missed a day so far. Great energy, and looking forward to each workout. Looking to keep my motivation up, and continue throughout the summer.
Sounds like everyone has been achieving greatness! Its awesome to hear all the positives!!
my milestone is making it 4 days my first week, even when i didnt want to get up