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  1. I got in the best shape of my life while being fairly active here. Then life happened, I got sick, depression hit, fast forward 3 years and I found myself 40 pounds heavier and not the happiest I've ever been. I decided to get back into fitness towards the end of 2017, I started doing crossfit and loved it. Went too hard, too fast and developed tendonitis in both my knees. Took a break, started working out again at my own pace, started doing keto and I lost 15 pounds in 4 months. Then I got sick....again, was traveling a lot for work, started dating someone, and stopped taking care of myself. I have managed to gain 5 pounds back in the last 3 months, and I want to put a stop to it and baby step my way back into health. Researching keto and intermittent fasting I found myself back here again. I'm ready to get back, I know what I need to do, and what works. My body needs a lot of healing and I know it's going to fight me, so I need my mind to do some of the heavy lifting until I feel better again, I hope to find here some of the motivation and accountability that helped me in the past. Also I need to work on stress management as some of the ailments I'm currently dealing with are exasperated by stress. For the next 2 weeks my plan is to do the following until the next challenge starts: DIET Intermittent Fasting Keto Diet Fitness Strength training 4x a week at least for 30mins Start running again 10-15 mins at a time 3x a week Life/Stress Management Sleep at least 7 hours 5x a week Research stress management techniques I'm excited to be back in the community and look forward to starting the new challenge in a couple of weeks.
  2. So yeaahh!!! I forgot about updating this. Life has been pretty crazy busy. Week 2 and the benning of week 3 weren't great. Before last Wednesday my eating was ok, except I was still having a hard cider while cooking dinner, and having ice cream after a healthy dinner.My health hasn't been too great, but last week finally got a wake up call and I decided that I'm the only one that can turn things around for myself. I haven't touched sugar, alcohol, grains or dairy for the past 5 days and I'm feeling really good about it. My stomach issues are about 60% gone and my joints have stopped hurting. I'm really digging how I'm feeling and I'm using it as motivation to finish the month strong. I haven't taken the time out to workout at all. I have worked out a total of once each week (if you want to consider a 30 min walk a workout) since the challenge started. Belive it or not the main reason I've been dreading the gym, is because I'm embarrased to show up there weighting 20lbs more than what I was the last time I was there. I have gotten fully dressed a total of 5 times in the morning before work, and never made it outside of my house. I carried my gym bag in my car every day for the last 2 weeks and drive straight home after work. For some reason I just start over thinking how everyone that I used to see at the gym is going to look at me and wonder what the hell happened to me....... I have even thought about switching gyms because I don't want anyone I know to see me like this. The not watching tv and doing more chores have been a hit or miss. I have kept my house clean and been making it a point to not go to bed with anything in the sink.....but my bf had knee surgery last week and I've spend a significant amount of time watching movies and tv with him. So yay for me in the eating for the last 5 days Boo on everything else. Moving on...
  3. I haven't been very sucessful at it yet. But if I come up with something I will let you know.
  4. First week I took it as a get ready week. I flew back from the west coast on monday and I needed to get caught up on sleep. I did go for a 30 min walk Wednesday morning. My eating could've been better. On to this week. I plan to go be at the gym by 5:30 for a strenght workout and 3 days a week I'm planning on doing the C25k program outside on my neighborhood. Went grocery shopping today and bought plenty of veggies, pork loin, beef and chicken and some fruits. I'm thinking about tracking calories just to get an idea of how many calories I'm eating and adjust based on how I'm feeling. What I really need to work on is getting to bed early. Plan is to set up an alarm to start getting ready for bed. This will be my biggest challenge.
  5. Hi, My name is Kelly and over the past year I have gained 30lbs. The last 15lbs have been in the last 2 months and I'm putting a stop to it and ready to reverse it. I have always enjoyed working out and eating healthy, but in the past 4 months I have been going through some health challenges and used that as an excuse to stop working out and taking care of myself. I am the heaviest I have ever been and I am ready to turn things around. Main Quest: To be the healthiest I ever been by my birthday in February and loose 25lbs. Quest #1: Start moving. Start walking and eventually get back to running. For this challenge I will start following the C25K. (STA:3) Quest #2: Get back to the gym. Work on gaining back my strength. Start slow and smart to avoid injuries. Found a 9 wk plan that I'm going to follow. Main thing here is to get back into a gym routine and get my ass out of bed early in the morning 5x a week. (STA:2, STR:3) Quest #3: Get the eating under control. 3 main meals and 1-2 snacks if needed. Follow the paleo guidelines. Need to include some type of produce on each meal. No added sugar outside of my coffee. Limit eating out and drinking to once a week. (CON:3, WIS:2) Life Quest: Only sit down to watch TV after doing at least 15 mins of some house chore and be in bed no later than 10:30 (and off the phone) Get back to keeping a clean and organized home. Lately I come home from work, park my booty in front of the tv until I start falling asleep....then fight it and watch some more tv. Also my significant other travels a lot for work and ends up calling me late at night to catch up. Will limit it to a quick 10pm call. (WIS:2) Motivation: I'm tired of being tired. I've always been an active and fit person and currently I don't recognize myself. Not working out leads to eating like crap, to being lazy and letting everything around me fall apart. No more. I deserve better than this. So this is it. Keeping it simple for this first 6 weeks.
  6. Welp………I’m trying to get back into the groove of things. Last year I got into the best shape of my life then I started to feel really crappy all the time, I got diagnosed with depression, slowly gained 20 lbs, lost my job, spent the holidays unemployed and eating ice cream for lunch. 3 Months ago I found a great job that l love and pays well, but my health and mood have not improved. I’m still struggling whit fatigue, and 0 motivation, my skin is acting out, I gain about a pound or two a week while eating clean and my stomach is a mess. If I manage to be productive for a couple of days, I end up feeling ill for a week and sleeping for forever without ever feeling rested. It’s just really hard to get out of bed, and when I get home from work I go straight back to it. I drink coffee by the gallon just to manage work, but I could go to sleep right after finsihing a capuccino with an extra shot of espresso. I have become a master at procrastination….which I’m aware it’s not a good thing when you would like to keep a job. Switched doctors and they found my hormones are all out of whack and my cortisol levels are really high, testosterone and DHEA are ridiculously low and they say that all of that explain all of my symptoms. Whit that said, doctor warned me that it will take several months to start feeling better (at least 6 months) and too take it easy with my workouts. She also recommended meditation and yoga and work on stress management. I’m not really sure what to do whit that last one. The thought of feeling this crappy for another month, stresses me out, let along another 6 months. I want to get back to my old me and I’m just not sure how to get there. I’m starting to do all the things that snowballed into feeling great last year and see if that might help this time around, keeping in mind at the same time that I will be a slower process than before. And that’s that.
  7. I have a hard time running on the treadmill. What do you do to not go crazy on running on the same place? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Yesterday I worked back and arms. I made sure I kept my heart rate up. At night I went ice skating which I will consider cardio since I was out of breath for most of it and was sweating a lot. A full hour and half of fun cardio. Bad part was, I had a stress fracture back in May and ice skating really bothered my foot. I only took like 2 breaks and it was only because the pain was spreading to my leg. I figured it was just soreness since I'm not used to skating but today I paid for it. I've been in pain all day and it just gotten worse. I have my boot on and been resting it all evening. I of course in the same fashion I made my stress fracture worse back in May, went to the gym this morning. I wore my ankle brace and did a chest and shoulder workout. I was kind of tired from last night but I still made it count. After I walked on the treadmill for 20 mins. Original intention was to jog but I finally decided it was probably not the best idea. Nutrition has been good. Appetite has increased so the decrease in calories has not been fun. I'm going to increase fats a little to compensate for the lower carbs. Overall I'm seeing good changes with the added cardio and changes in diet so I'll keep working on it. Life quest. House chores have been done both yesterday and this morning. Tomorrow I have to get caught up with some job applications. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Thank you! Trying to do the same or better this week. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Today I did the same leg workout I did last Sunday. Minus the hangover! *score* Ate all the right calories and the right macros. No cardio Stretching for a good 15 minutes. My friends was complaining that my stretches are another workout. I know my legs will be grateful for all the stretching tomorrow. Nothing on the job front Some chores and lots of cooking was done. Ready for a good night of sleep. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Thank you sir. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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