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Melkor "Hey, crow away - we're all due a little brag time now and then. ( Which reminds me, I should change out the runner recruitment drive with something new, so if anyone want to have a brag thread up top, make one ;) )"

So here we go.

Since starting weight lifting vs doing cardio all the time - all though I've gained weight due to poor eating and stress and stuff I've managed to drop back from a size 14 to a 12 and the 12s are getting baggier every day.

So what is your personal achievement that you want to share!!  Brag it up folks!!

Edited Jun 05 2009 17:49 by melkor
Reason: Stickied for well-deserved pat on the back to everyone ;)
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This last Saturday, I hiked twice across the Grand Canyon in a single day (50.4 miles, 17 hours). It was my 20th "double crossing" in 16 years.

Hey guys!

Well after 9 days of no gym time (due to working on a children's residential camp whereby you are literally in the middle of nowhere and rushing around from dawn to dusk!!) I went back to the gym today...

 

Last week I was managing to run for 1.5 minutes, walk for 2 minutes (using the Couch to 5K programme) which was a real achievement for me - previosuly I couldn't even run for 30 seconds!

THEN TODAY!!! - I managed 4 lots of running for 3 minutes, walk for 2 minutes, including a 1 minute very fast sprint at the end!!

Really pleased with myself - and surprised that a week off helped so much! :)

Before the start of the semester, I set a goal for myself to bike the 15k to school and back at least a couple times a week, expecting to manage it with difficulty. When I realized it was more convenient than the bus, however, I ended up just biking every day. I remember the first time I biked 20k and I thought that was huge - now I'm biking over 150k a week with ease. I biked 60k today alone!

nicly done everyone!

Well, today I did it!  After over a year of severe foot pain, and having to give up running...I managed to get back to three miles today, 1/2 run, 1/2 fast walk.  I refused to give up, and have been reading the forums (quietly in the background mostly), but kept finding motivation.

I have a large dog so 2 mile a day walks are mandatory, but I don't consider them my workout.  And most days when I finished I had to rest and ice my feet. I've used every video out there, and many machines, but I only found one that feels as good as a run and unfortunately that is at a gym where I live part time.  And it still isn't a run. I've added power yoga, pilates, etc., etc.  But any hard aerobics (other than this machine) have caused debilitating heel pain.

I won't bore anyone with details, but with the podiatrist help, and by deciding to research on my own and add a few extra things (i.e. night splints and taping), I have been pain free the last few days and today I used the treadmill to include a run.  I know that isn't much of one, but for me it has been a tough journey.  Especially when the podiatrist kept suggesting alternative exercises (i.e. like biking, which I do not like a stationary bike, and I'm scared to death of biking on roads, plus we travel alot, so my other choice ends back to the stationary bike).  

Thanks for all your hard work...it's catching.  

Well yesterday I FINALLY did a 25 min circuit training upper body. While I have kept up with my lower body routine ( though not as much as I would like) it has been the upper body that I have ignored doing.  Also I tried on this dress that was a little on the snug side and it fits just fine.  I have lost 19 " around my waist since April 1st 2010.

Hip Hip Hooray I got the results back of my 3rd Bod Bod Test. I did really well . Here are the results of all 3 tests.

4/17/ 2011 179.5 lbs: Fat 44.6% (80.1lbs) Lean 55.4% (99.4lbs)

6/12 2011 170.4 lbs: Fat 39.4% (67.2lbs) Lean 60.6% (103.2lbs)

10/14/ 2011 153.7 lbs: Fat 35.5% (54.5lbs) Lean 64.5% (99.2lbs)

I still am a bit fuzzy about the Lean muscle mass. I suppose I should just focus on the %  but on the 2nd test I increased my lean muscle mass considerably but only decreased my weight by 9 lbs. This time around I decreased my all over weight by 16.7lbs and while the % is higher of lean muscle mass (64.5%) the weight of the lean muscle mass has gone down 4lbs. 

 

Original Post by oldguysrule:

This last Saturday, I hiked twice across the Grand Canyon in a single day (50.4 miles, 17 hours). It was my 20th "double crossing" in 16 years.

 WOW!! REALLY ? I hiked the Grand Canyone twice in my life from the South Rim down to the bottom and back up the next day and was sore for days ( and I excercise regularly). You must be a professional athlete!

 

I can do a lot of yoga postures I never thought I would ever be able to do like wheel, dancers pose, warrior 3, crow

it has improved my upper body strength a lot, something I was lacking before since I used to only do aerobic type activities

Sonya

My NON-SCALE VICTORY.......In the last 3 months I took up bicycling, started out slow only 2 to 4 miles 5 days aweek and now I ride 12.5 miles. It usally takes me 1 hour and 15 minutes to ride up and down the country side. However, my last couple of rides I have managed to cut 5 minutes off my time!Smile I will continue to push a little harder, In the hopes of besting my time.

All this riding has melted over 4.5" off my hips and 3.75" off my waist .....  Dropping 2 pant sizes!

Original Post by fatty912:

Original Post by oldguysrule:

This last Saturday, I hiked twice across the Grand Canyon in a single day (50.4 miles, 17 hours). It was my 20th "double crossing" in 16 years.

 WOW!! REALLY ? I hiked the Grand Canyone twice in my life from the South Rim down to the bottom and back up the next day and was sore for days ( and I excercise regularly). You must be a professional athlete!

 

Ha, Ha, lol. No, I'm not anywhere close to professional or elite levels for trail running.  Too bad that hiking fast/long isn't something people get paid for. My wife and I both walk pretty fast, and often day-hike to the river and back up to the South Rim in 5 1/2 hours.

I came in fourth out of 25 girls on my novice rowing team with our recent erg times!!!! Average 2:17 per 500 meters. We did 3k, then 2k, then 1k on the ergs. I can feel myself getting stronger every day!

After nearly three years of working on losing weight, exercising, and eating healthy- I have gotten to within 4 pounds of my goal weight.  While I have been stuck for several months weight wise, I have continued to work out and can see my body changing shape!  Last night at the gym I had a trainer check my body fat percentage.  While the scale has not moved in four months-my body fat dropped from 23.6 to 22.3 Percent!!!  Woo Hoo-  At 44 and having battled weight all my life- never thought I could reach that level!  Makes me enjoy my workouts even more!!!  :)  Thank you for letting me share my success!

Today my youngest daughter asked me " Are you losing more weight?"  I said "no I haven't  ( I've actually gained this month) I said "but thanks"!

Original Post by rowerrunnercmt:

I came in fourth out of 25 girls on my novice rowing team with our recent erg times!!!! Average 2:17 per 500 meters. We did 3k, then 2k, then 1k on the ergs. I can feel myself getting stronger every day!

Congrats! This is awesome!

Being a novice can be so tough! especially since you are just starting out, and haven't quite gotten to see everything the sport of rowing can be! Keep up the hard work, never give up, and don't be afraid to push yourself!!

I've been a part of the lovely sport of rowing for seven years, and I don't think I could ever give up this incredible sport!

"Fight for every inch, every stroke!" :)

-Jamie

Ran another 5K this weekend and placed first in my age gender group.  Started running about a year ago and I am amazed and what I am doing now.  NEVER EVER would have imagined it and now I am actually being competetive about it!  What?  who is this?

Dream BIG folks!  Try everything!  You never know what will be YOUR thing.  Its most likely something you never would have imagined!

I posted an introspective on my blog too after a year doing C25K.   Check out my profile to read it.

Chris

 

Yesterday I did the treadmill for the first time- 33 min. Still have to figure out the different programs. I also did 50 min on the Nu-step machine, 15 min of rowing and did 28 min of circuit training. I usually have a tough time getting my weight training in week but managed to do it . I increases by sets to 4 I also went on a 45 min uphill hike at the Audubon center -first time I have been there

Hello All,

I'm pretty new to posting. But I am very proud of me. I've walking on the treadmill lately although I used to hate it with passion. I am trying desperately not to hold on and just recently I have been able to complete 2 miles without holding and my speed ranges from 3.5-4.0. When I started I was ranging from 3.0-3.5. Yesterday for about 15 seconds I was at 5.0 and for 10 seconds I was at 5.5. I'm a beast! 

My new 5k record is now 20 mins flat.  Yay.

70 Jumps without missing

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