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About DreadPirateButtercup

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  • Birthday 03/03/1971

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  1. Almost 2 weeks into it and going strong. Technically I've already met my goals because they are pass/fail, but I want to really achieve the hell out of them. I've been doing The Bar Method Beginner's DVD, which I am really enjoying. Because of my shoulder and hip issues I'm finding the no-impact approach is working well, although I'm still trying to find the best modifications to not tweak my shoulder. One of the disadvantages of using a video instead of a class, I suppose, since instructors can offer better assistance with that sort of thing, but I don't feel ready for a class. I'm digg
  2. First workout today - I did the beginner body weight routine and could only get through it once, and poorly. DreadPirateButtercup, bringin' the weak sauce! Still, it's good for reference. On day #1, this is what I can do. At the end of this challenge I anticipate this sauce will be considerably more awesome.
  3. Hi, Joey! I just wanted to say that as someone who struggled with asthma well into my 30's I can *totally* appreciate your point about developing poor habits as a result. Glad to hear it sounds like it is getting a bit better for you - what a difference it makes to actually be able to breathe! Good luck with the challenge - this is my first one too. :-)
  4. I am a super-noob at these challenges so I'm trying to follow the instructions to the letter. Someone please poke me if I'm doing this wrong. In the last couple of weeks I've found out that I have some physical challenges to overcome - bursitis in a shoulder as well as bursitis and a torn labrum in one hip. My doctor said "let pain be your guide" when it comes to working out, so that's what I intend to do. Even though I want to avoid making things worse, I'm not going to let the fact that I have pain stop me from even trying. Baby step goals for me this time, because I know if I set my g
  5. Thanks! The Princess Bride is one of my all-time favorite movies. I would love to meet her sometime - her voice has become so iconic. It was exciting to hear her in Pacific Rim too. Yep! I'm living in Redmond and working in Seattle. I've lived in the Seattle area all my life, I remember when St. Helens erupted but have never gone to see it. Looking forward to it!
  6. I'm new here too, and can so appreciate what you're saying here, Egret. It sounds like you've made some great strides in taking control of your destiny -- go you! Here's to new beginnings!
  7. What a great concept Nerd Fitness is - a place to talk about getting fit while letting your geek flag fly. Other fitness sites and forums just don't do it for me...it's good to be among my people. I'm a 42 y/o woman, 5'6", 146 lbs and 27% body fat (as measured last night using this tool: http://www.healthcentral.com/cholesterol/home-body-fat-test-2774-143.html). In the last year and a half I've lost about 50 pounds through changes to my diet, but I've recently come to the decision that now is the time to start firming up and getting fit. I've never been very fit. I work a sedentary IT job
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