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  1. OKAY, so I attempted to skip for six songs yesterday and may have WAAAYY underestimated the difficulty of doing so. I managed to skip for 2 songs before collapsing in a heap and curling into the feotal position. Anyhooo. Weight is back down 76.5kg today. I don't think i'm ever going to understand this. I'm not convinced that its working but I will continue to the end and see.
  2. Hey bro, how's it going almost at the end of week 3!
  3. Thanks you're right about the weight, it is going down, but it seems to like going up first. Anyway I have declared war on snacking and will be not indulging at all this week and see how it goes.
  4. Mini, update. My weight is going back up. I hit 77.5kg at the weigh in this morning, grrr. Have not cheated once! Managed to hold the Advanced Arch Hold for 30 seconds yesterday, woot! Looking forward to doing the full minute. Have not skipped once this week, must skip more. Am going to try cut out snacking entirely, even though its allowed in the dukan diet, it's not reccommended and this may be where I am falling down.
  5. NIce, yoga's good for everything, how are you enjoying england? Its especially rainey down here in Cornwall at the moment.
  6. And Weeks 2's results are in! Fat Loss. Did really well, a full 7 days (didn't cheat a single day) of protein only Attack Phase. Lost 1.5kg in all, not sure why I went back up at the end of the week, but i'm sure it will come back down again. Going forward into alternating days of Protein + Veg (God I miss veg) then Only Protein. the book sais that I should now start walking for an hour a day. I would say that in any one day I probably walk way over that anyway so i'm going to add in 6 songs worth of skipping. This should burn some excess calories nicely. Still no idea how much I really want to lose, but I can't see my six-pack yet so i'm going to keep going. Bridges. Pushed too hard and tweaked my wrist. Bugger. Have changed from Erin Motz's Yoga Challenge (which involves a lot of planking and wrist pressure) to a non planky stretch routine. Will continue to work on back flexibility using Bow Pose. Water. I am drinking more water, definitely, i'm just rubbish at recording it. Time to step up and be more organized. Massage and reading. Going well, although to get through the whole of this new book i'm gong to have to start finding some more time to dedicate to it. Going in to week 3 - Mini Challenges. 6 songs worth of skipping on non-work days.. Hit 2 liters of water per day and RECORD it on my app. Put aside 3 dedicated hours of reading. Tv time is stretchy time. Lately i've been doing my massage and then stopping, I'm going to use the tv time ti stretch more. Here we Go!
  7. Arrhg! Super angy! I put weight on my wrist today in my yoga session (something I have been doing six days a week for the last month) and suddenly got nasty shooting pains right in the joint. I've overdone it, again. I think it might have been trying to push into bridge too hard, bugger. Anyhoo, that means more wrist resting. I will modify my stretching routines to avoid any wrist weight bearing for the rest of this challenge. That's four weeks (which should be plenty of time for it to sort itself out.) Sorry Erin guess I won't be completing your challenge this month. :/
  8. Good stuff. the beer belly is exactly why i'm doing this too. I think with your motivaton being the wedding you will have no trouble at all.
  9. My experience with weight loss although minimal is that counting caloris does not work for some people. Personally the only diet that has worked for me so far is the dukan diet. Its a great example of eat as much as you like but of only certain things. For me this is way easier than figuring out the calories ove been consuming. I would also saybthat for some people they will have a lot more success if they are following a specidic diet rather than just watching what they eat. Anyways minus 50 pounds is awesome, keep going!
  10. Killer day today, absolutely knackered. Managed to get further into Wheel Pose, but it's still a little "oval". Have kite surfed 3 times in the last five days and my hollow body and arch hold have suffered because of it. Managed to do 50sec Hollow followed by 10sec Arch Ahh well, no wind until saturday, so will have plenty of time to rest.
  11. Goal 1: 2 out of 7 isn't bad and it's a baseline. Now you've got a solid and very real figure to beat this week. Nice one, keep it up!
  12. Hey great goals! and best of luck with cutting out alcohol. Stay Strong!
  13. Thanks! for me it's all about the visuals,
  14. Alrighty, managed a 1min10sec Hollow body followed by 20sec Intermediate Arch Hold. Also found out that elbow planks do not help my tendonitis so i'm scrapping that from the challenge in favor of proper planks. Also found a better way to hold the hollow body that creates more tension in the upper stomach, happy days.
  15. Righty, First day of dieting. Weight: 79kgs BMI 22.3 Starting Pics Front Side and the graph to plot progress is up!
  16. Thanks. Ill definitely check out shoulder flexibility. The stickeis are for my kite surfing school. Its a course I have designed, every blue sticky is a trick and each trick is connected by a piece of string. From the top down It shows you what pathways you can take from super simple tricks to the uber complex. The idea is if you are struggling with a tough trick you can follow the pathway back through the easier tricks and find where the problem lies. Fix the foundations and everything else falls into place.
  17. Absolutely if my first challenge taught me anythjng its that things dont always go to plan!My gym has an awesome sign on it that sais. "Strive for Improvement not perfection" Now you have a bench mark to improve from
  18. Okaaaay week one is done! Took a photo of my squat distance. I can now hold a squat with my legs this far apart. Woot! So it's time to start working the feet together. With the aim of having the heels touching and still being able to squat a full range of motion. Water Consumption. Room for improvement there... Points so Far. Read Self Myofascial Release - 1point Hold Hollow Body 1min - 1point Monday sees things jacking up a little as I get on the Dukan Diet and also start strength training again (in moderation)
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