Getting Healthy 2015

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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby emzit » 26 May 2015, 23:31

As of this morning my BMI is 24.8 which is HEALTHY WEIGHT!!!
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Marrow » 27 May 2015, 11:31

Yay yay yay! Feels great, doesn't it?

I had a doughnut for elevenses yesterday, fish and chips for lunch, and cheesecake for pudding at dinner time. Oops! Back on the wagon today. Plodding along to my (initial) goal, which is about 2.5kg away. Also very much enjoying c25k - I did 2x8mins running on Monday.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Kitcameron » 28 May 2015, 08:43

Hi everyone,

Diet wise I've still got several improvements I want to make but I have also made some good changes I think so happy there.

Weight wise I'm happy with my current weight. The hard part will be keeping it off when CM stops feeding I think.

Exercise wise I'm having a bit of a dip, last week was a bad week, didn't even manage my weekly step target of 56,000 (8000 a day). However, they're starting a new park run very close to where I live so on the 13th June I'm going to give it a try. Really should start running again before then lol.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Kitcameron » 02 Jun 2015, 19:43

Hi everyone,

Just wondered if any of you and seen this

https://www.facebook.com/events/1653940918171197/

Its a 30 day abs challenge for Jun on Facebook. I completely forgot yesterday so off to start now. If anyone wants a look but doesn't have Facebook I can email it to you. I'm hoping it'll get me motivated to work on my stomach again and it has some good demo videos to show how to do the exercises correctly. Its just an ever increasing number of crunches, sit ups, leg raises and planks over the course of the month. I just hope that I can keep it up, may have to use my rest days to keep building my muscles lol.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Marrow » 02 Jun 2015, 20:58

Confession type update from me... the weight loss has stalled a bit. Had a few too many blow the budget sort of days. Not put musch on (beyond day to day variation) but neither have I lost anything in the last week or two.

On the plus side, I'm easily meeting my 12k step target most days. And I took my kit with me and got up at 6:30 this morning to go for a run round Birmingham city centre, which needs a bit of pinching to believe. I think I'll leave strength training etc until I've got cardio fitness sorted, but thanks for the link, kc.

So definitely feeling fitter, and getting on well with my not-so-new job not only in terms of the work but especially in terms of how it fits with my life.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby emzit » 03 Jun 2015, 09:54

Sounds like you're in a good place Marron!

I have hit a bit of a plateau as well which is really annoying as this week is the last week oft challenge and I really wanted to finish well. At this rate I'll be lucky if I don't put anything on. I really don't want to gain.

But on a positive note, two awesome things happened in the last two days - the first is that I obliterated my first Cooper test time in the repeat yesterday. Six weeks ago my time was 16'09" and I was chuffed with that as I'd aimed for sub-18. Yesterday I was aiming for 13'29" (the cut off for the excellent category) but I had a glitch where the treadmill stalled and I didn't know how fast I had to run to make up that time so I pushed really hard and did 12'44"! Average pace 5'18" per km. I really wanted to do a good time, that was my fitness goal and I'm really proud of myself.

The second thing is that the kids were up stupidly early today (3.45am, thank you swuish) and so I had loads of time to get dressed for work. I was looking through the wardrobe for something to wear, spotted the ball gown I wore to my high school formal aged 18 (when I was probably the most body confident) and decided to try it on. I've got it still purely for sentimental reasons and never thought I'd fit into it again. It wasn't even on my radar. Totally for it on, got it done up (tight but some up) and I looked good! Huge confidence boost.

I've just been to the hairdresse today and had half my hair chopped off so that's been good too. :)
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Kitcameron » 03 Jun 2015, 14:50

Emzit that is awesome. Huge congratulations

Martin you sound to be doing really well too, even if it feels like you've stalled a bit.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby emzit » 13 Jun 2015, 01:32

My 12 week challenge finished last week so this week has been a bit more relaxed before tightening up again. I was worried I'd gained weight the last week but actually had a good loss, total for the challenge was 8.3kg and I ended up 200g above my target so pretty happy with that! Total centimetre loss from 7 areas was 46.5cms. I'm really happy with how I've gone - I could have done better but I do think that it is totally sustainable, they way I ate for the last month so that's a good sign.

What is also very cool is that I won the lean machine club title! I was second overall to a girl who lost 74cms so I think because she also did a fab job, and they could give me the lean machine title she got the overall. It's actually a really good compliment because that one is for people who don't do the challenge to lose weight, but to improve fitness and muscle tone so nice that they think I fit in that category.

This week I hit my weight target, hurrah! It was my initial goal that I'd given myself 12 months to do so just over 5 months is awesome. I've reassessed and aiming to lose another 4kg then will see how I feel. I got told at work the other to stop before I lose too much and am getting called skinny Minnie so lots of confidence at the moment.

How's everyone else going?
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Kitcameron » 13 Jun 2015, 04:57

Wow Emzit, that's great.

I'm trying g to decide whether to parkrun or not today. I wouldn't be running the whole 5km as there's no way I can but I'd like to go and use it as a starting point to see if I can improve. I haven't been running though in ages, not since I thought I'd run 3km (which I e decided was probably only 2.5) and beggered my knees. And it's still raining I think lol. This is the first one though in our park so would kinda like to go anyway if it's not too cold and wet.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Kitcameron » 13 Jun 2015, 07:39

Decision made for me by the fact the kids are driving me bonkers. Good luck Daddy.

Wow! There's lots if very sporty looking people here, and me in my joggers and lightweight mac cos it's raining still. I thoroughly expect to come last, if I even finish the course lol.

Wish me look, feeling quite apprehensive now. Off I go.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby emzit » 13 Jun 2015, 09:14

Well done for making it kc!
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Kitcameron » 13 Jun 2015, 15:51

I finished, yey. Ran the whole of the first lap (2.5km) then walked half a km, ran the next km, walked a bit and ran the last bit, probably ran about 4.25km overall. Very proud of myself. Did it in just under 49 minutes so even more excited as that's the fastest I've ever run 5km, not that I've done it often, just Santa run twice and race for life twice and that was pre kids. Hoping to go every week and make some kind of improvement lol.

And I wasn't last, (there were four other women after me lol, in lucking one person in my age category and 3 from running clubs) so very happy lol.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Marrow » 13 Jun 2015, 17:14

Well done, kc! I ran for 25 minutes yesterday, but I've got no idea how far.

My diet for the next ten days or so is going to consist of stuff that was in the freezer when I accidentally partially defrosted it last night. Balanced will not quite be the word, I fear.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby EnigmaFish » 19 Jun 2015, 13:47

Well, I'm back from Italy.
Damn you, Italy! Why does your cheese, pasta, pizza and ice cream all have to be so tasty‽
I've put on a kilo in ten days.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Kitcameron » 19 Jun 2015, 21:20

My diet for the next week is going to consist of eating up whatever's in the cupboards before the kroom is ripped out on Thursday.

ParkRun tomorrow, wish me luck.
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