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A little thing I like to call "Operation Wedding Dress" (aka, my dress is too small... but it won't be soon!)


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#671 kay2015

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 02:26 PM

NO PROBLEM! Squats work the back of your thinghs and your butt.. so they definately work. you can easily do squats at home If you dont have different weights you can grab two ten lb weights and start with that. I squat heavy when im using dumbells or a barebll i use about 50lbs.. if im at the gym with the squat machine about 80-100.. but thats pushing the weights where if you do them at home you will have the weights in your hand or on your shoulder/back. and be going to the floor with them so I use a bit less when I am doing those. If you are concerned with the front of your thighs. then you would need to do leg extensions at the gym I mean squats will help a bit with those but not as much. I havent found any good at home ones for the front of your legs. You can also do sumo squats ( i love those) My body is so stuck it always levels back at this weight ugh.. oh well lol Spanx and corset will hide any stomach i have left :) less then 4 months!!! eek.. A guy at work is going to take me to this MMa training bootcamp thing with him. god im gonna be dead lol

Thanks for the advice... It's funny cause I just finished squats lol... I'm taking this 30 day squat challenge from home so ill see how this work and ill use your advice and add weight to it...4 months wow your soo close enjoy your time finishing planning it will be here and gone before you know it... And you will do fine at boot camp just push yourself as far as YOU can go and you will do great you will be in no shape in no time, four months I'd lots of time so keep pushing !!!

#672 DinaQtobe

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 03:24 PM

I just got back from a great run!  My fat cried, that's for sure!

Glad to hear you are all doing well with the workouts and challenges.



#673 kay2015

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 03:50 PM

I just got back from a great run!  My fat cried, that's for sure! Glad to hear you are all doing well with the workouts and challenges.

How was your run? Wish I wasn't soo tired I would go for one around the block.

#674 DinaQtobe

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:13 PM

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How was your run? Wish I wasn't soo tired I would go for one around the block.

It was awesome!  I really pushed myself to try and run for as long as I could.  I ran for 22 mins, walked 2 and then ran the rest of the way to 33 mins.  My goal is to run 5k (which I did accomplish in May, but fell off the running wagon).  Over our honeymoon I think we are going to try and run the 5k at the El Dorado.  Can't wait!



#675 kay2015

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:30 PM

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It was awesome!  I really pushed myself to try and run for as long as I could.  I ran for 22 mins, walked 2 and then ran the rest of the way to 33 mins.  My goal is to run 5k (which I did accomplish in May, but fell off the running wagon).  Over our honeymoon I think we are going to try and run the 5k at the El Dorado.  Can't wait!

I can't even run 10 mind straight lol I do a lot if walking but bed to work on the run thing

#676 DinaQtobe

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:04 AM

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I can't even run 10 mind straight lol I do a lot if walking but bed to work on the run thing

 

 

Honestly, when I started I couldn't even run 3 minutes straight.  In about 4 weeks I went from 3 minutes to over 30 minutes.  It really is remarkable what you can do when you put your mind to it!

 

You have all inspired me to start doing more strength training... Pushups, sit ups and squats.... leg raises etc! 

 

My sister reminded me today that it's 45 days until we leave and 50 days until the wedding, so time to kick this into high gear!!!



#677 kay2015

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:17 AM

Honestly, when I started I couldn't even run 3 minutes straight.  In about 4 weeks I went from 3 minutes to over 30 minutes.  It really is remarkable what you can do when you put your mind to it! You have all inspired me to start doing more strength training... Pushups, sit ups and squats.... leg raises etc!  My sister reminded me today that it's 45 days until we leave and 50 days until the wedding, so time to kick this into high gear!!!

Honestly, when I started I couldn't even run 3 minutes straight.  In about 4 weeks I went from 3 minutes to over 30 minutes.  It really is remarkable what you can do when you put your mind to it! You have all inspired me to start doing more strength training... Pushups, sit ups and squats.... leg raises etc!  My sister reminded me today that it's 45 days until we leave and 50 days until the wedding, so time to kick this into high gear!!!

this site is awesome we can lean on each other and be a support system we all want to look good on our day and I'm sure my FI is tired of hearing me talk about it so I'm glad I have you ladies to push me lol on days when I want to slack off I go on this forum and I start my workout lol lets keep it up ladies!!

#678 ironman

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    Posted 06 October 2013 - 03:13 PM

    How's everyone been doing?!

     

    Our wedding keeps getting closer and closer, I can't believe it! We're just over two months away from departure (Dec 11)! This weekend I did a 29km run in prep for the NYC marathon on Nov 3. We're also about to start week # 6 of the Insanity DVDs. They've definitely been helping a lot!

     

    I need to bring my dress in for alterations in the next week or two!



    #679 lorcas

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      Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:39 PM

      I can't believe this is the last week before my half marathon. WHOA!

       

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      #680 Jenny2014

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        Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:26 AM

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        I can't believe this is the last week before my half marathon. WHOA!

         


         

        How's everyone been doing?!

         

        Our wedding keeps getting closer and closer, I can't believe it! We're just over two months away from departure (Dec 11)! This weekend I did a 29km run in prep for the NYC marathon on Nov 3. We're also about to start week # 6 of the Insanity DVDs. They've definitely been helping a lot!

         

        I need to bring my dress in for alterations in the next week or two!

         

        Way to go girlie! Sounds like you are doing amazing! How long is the NYC Marathon?

         

         

        I am doing not so bad... not as well as I would like to be, but still, doing well!

        With the new puppy, time at the gym has gone from two-3 times a week to nada for the past few weeks. But, that's okay, because we are out walking for 20 minutes at a time, about 3 times a day at least. And it will only get longer as he gets older! We also are moving now November 1st into a townhouse from our apartment, so that will give is more space, and lots more new walking areas to explore :)

         

        I finally weighed myself after 3 weeks of not checking in. Totally thought I was going to be up because we have been eating decently, but when we don't, it's bad, bad, bad. However, I somehow managed to still be on the losing track and have officially lost 20 pounds since the spring!  If I can stick it out for the next 5 days and work hard, I might actually reach my Thanksgiving goal of being down to 170 :) Currently at 173..... and then hopefully, can get to 150 by Christmas! I have found it is this 170 range that I struggle with.. once I get past it, I can drop weight much faster.... once did 170 to 150 in 9 weeks when we were going to the Dominican. So, essentially, I will be doing the same, with just a couple extra weeks!

         

        150 is my celebrating weight though... if I can get there, a weight I have not been in over 4 years, I will allow myself to splurge and get a bunch of new clothes. Because after that, it is only another 20 pounds before I get to my goal weight (which I am aiming for by Easter). Then it is tone, tone, tone, tone until September :)

         

        Thinking I might try out the squat challenge again.... and actually finish it this time!






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