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    I went running once this week.. I think after my exams I can try to squeeze in a butt workout and a P90X3 workout.. but that might even be pushing it right now.

    I'm hovering at 126-127 lbs right now. I'll probably gain a pound or two while I'm on vacation (which may be augmented by all the hiking or bike riding I may or may not do) but otherwise, I'm all set up to try gaining some muscle weight in the fall. Myfitnesspal has a 31 day tracking streak for me right now, which I'm pretty proud of.. A whole month of actually tracking my food intake.

    I'm trying to track down a foam roller that I can use on my hips. I haven't done any of the physical therapy I'm suppose to do... I think I'll pack my strap though, so that I can give myself no excuse for it while on vacation. Maybe I'll even just do stretching everyday and work on my horrid flexibility issues.

    Also, one of my favorite motivator girls Betty Rocker had a live, free webinar and she actually answered one of my questions which was a dumb, irrelevant question, but still! She's a real person, and she genuinely cares about fitness and she's super motivating to watch on screen. I'd like to get her total body transformation books one day because I like how much detail she goes into the mechanics of the body.. But her free resources are great right now for me. I got three pretty awesome recipes and the coleslaw recipe I actually care for and would like to make at the next family function.
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    I'm really glad a few people are still continuing with this, because I'm pretty sure the only reason I was able to start working out again this week was looking forward to posting with success (or, avoiding guilt of posting/not posting with failure). Peer pressure for the win!

    Sooo reboot week 1 (I think after ~6 weeks off, it counts as week 1 again) report:

    Overall successful! I went back to my most recent routine, the fitloop beginner routine, which I did for a few weeks before my "break" and liked for the most part (link). Got all 3 days done for this week. Slight modifications: dropped reverse plank, since it inevitably hurts my shoulders, skipped side plank 1/3 days for the same reason, and skipped squat jumps 2/3 days because my ankle was feeling a bit sketchy about jumping.

    Injuries/problematic body parts - spoiler for rambling


    Bonus - my reps or times for everything are already as good or better than they were before I left, so I don't seem to have lost much if any strength over the break, AND I seem to be down a couple pounds since I left, despite eating every pastry in Europe (although I did walk a fairly ridiculous amount, hours and hours most days). Not nearly the fitness setback I was expecting!
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    ^ Oh man, my wrists always feel like they're made of bird bones.. Even when I was doing somewhere around 60-80 push ups at a time, I felt like one tiny wrong move and those spaghetti noodles would just snap. Whenever I do push ups, they get a little sore, there's nothing much there seems that can be done about it except drink water and suck it up and alternate exercises so they recover. My brother in law has some perfect pushups that are GREAT and take a lot of the strain out. I wouldn't spend actual money on them, but if someone you know has some steal them or just use large dumbbells that will do something similar. It helps a lot, you can adjust the way your wrists are sitting and holding weight.

    Doing handstands is a great goal though! I think they look awesome! I can't do one without a wall, and not for more than a couple seconds... if I don't fail massively.

    Maybe some yoga poses would help with the stabilizing+building needed in the shoulders and arms?

    I do something like that except I don't do that at all because that looks good actually.. and my feet are on the ground still. But I squat down, stick my knees/legs onto my arms and try to balance myself with minimal weight on my feet. It might be something to try adding when you've built up some confidence

    That is one thing I can say about Yoga, I definitely felt more work in smaller areas I never pay attention to otherwise.. I still hate it.


    No working out for me yet But maybe I'll get to play outside for a little while with my nephews and burn off some energy that way. Something at least...
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    I did my exercise program today and I'm feeling very good about it because some of the exercises were noticeably less difficult for me than they were even last week!

    Also for my daily morning ab crunches, I went form 20 to 25.

    I'm kind of bummed though because I weighed myself earlier in the week and I weighed 156 and yesterday I weighed 161!

    I just weighed in again at 161. Seriously.

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    All I have been doing is walking around either campus or near where I live. I measured it with a pedometer on Friday, and it was close to 8 miles in a day. While I walk I tended to do it with my relatively heavy laptop and books (between 8 to 12 lbs), and cutting my calorie intake (espeacially from carbs).

    I run about a 400 calorie deficit a day according to myfitnesspal. I think the low carb metabolic advantage is working for me, because, on a non-ketogenic diet, it is supposed to take 3500 calories to lose a pound. But I am averaging about 3 lbs a week with a 2800 calorie deficit. I suspect this will slow down a lot, now that my BMI and body far percentage is close to healthy.

    I've lost twenty six pounds is 8 weeks. For my height, that is a lot. Because of this, my fasting blood glucose has dropped from 125 mg/dL to 95 mg/dL, my blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic) have dropped by 20 mmHg, and I was able to discontinue hydrochlorothiazide.

    I was forced to by new pants and new belt because the old ones would not stay on. I'll get new shirts once I finish losing weight. I have about another 10 lbs to reach my goal.

    Oh, and I started weight training again today (not trying to build because that can backfire on a diet). Calorie deficit when close to healthy weight can make us loose a lot of muscle, and that is not a good way to lose weight. So far, my 26 pounds have consisted of about two pounds of muscle, 22 lbs of fat, and 2 lbs of water.

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    ^ holy moly you're on fire Ygolo!

    400 calorie deficit from the baseline? Or from your goal intake? I noticed mfp really lets you choose the calorie options you one.. I set it at 1200 calories because I don't log in many of the things I take in (1-2 bites of anything, drinks, vegetables that are plain just the dressings, etc.) and I just wanted to make sure I was getting decent calories of the things I really screw up on (like eating tons of sugar in a day and none the next to see if that could cause my headaches, etc.) only.
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    Been keeping up on the exercising.

    I have still been trying to walk during lunch although, I despise to do it during the day. I only do it when I work a night shift now.

    So I will have to find a replacement for that soon cause I am switching over to days.

    But I have been doing well with my pushups and sit ups everyday @Oaky

    Also the food...meh. Been kind of slacking in this department. But also kind of sick recently. Gonna try to get a cooking buddy or something. Or maybe some kind of routine where I buy a bunch of food and then cook like 5 meals in one day so I can freeze them. My issue is that I have not brought salad to work for a long time. Need to do that again.

    I think that pretty much sums up my last 2 months.
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    I am walking/exercising regularly, but not tracking my diet. That was working so well for me- need to get back in the habit. Still having some trouble getting back on the wagon. But my life is about to get way simpler, so..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    I am walking/exercising regularly, but not tracking my diet. That was working so well for me- need to get back in the habit. Still having some trouble getting back on the wagon. But my life is about to get way simpler, so..
    I find it helps me to have the little reminder thingy go off on my phone.. and I usually try to plan the meal out for the next day ahead of time, and just tweek and adjust it to press 'submit' later on in the evening. I've got a 39 day posting streak right now and I narrowly missed it a couple times!
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    Just set that reminder- thanks @kyuuei. I had a streak of 165 days, from January to July, and I was perhaps more upset about breaking it than I should have been. :/

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