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  1. thegingerdances: Definitely leaning towards Beginner's Body Weight! I'm doing that today at least.
  2. HobbitingAlong: Ahh, you're right! A huge part of why I'm doing this is to better my image of myself. It probably all starts mentally, right? Thank you for your kind words. The whole soda/fast food thing has been hard! I'm hoping the running/strength/180 diet change will give me a motivating kickstart to longer-term goals. I totally forgot about 30 Day Shred, I think I actually have that set somewhere. I'm going from zero-fitness right now, so I might see some results with that. (Matches nicely with the Whole30 timeline, too.) Maybe I'll try that one out again. And, like you suggested, I c
  3. Hey everyone! Thanks for clicking, thanks for reading. (To long? Skip to the bottom.) So I'm a beginner again and I've run back to Nerd Fitness for help. This time is the time that it's all going to be different for me. I guess I can just feel it in my bones. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. I'm sick of my poor health dragging my somewhat crappy life along. It feels awful. So here's my jumpstart plan: In about two weeks, I'm going to be starting the Whole30. I kept to a Paleo diet a couple years ago. The changes in how I felt were amazing. Unbelievable. And that was without exer
  4. I saw there were two more open spots, so I went ahead and added my name. Is that how I join? I have no idea how this accountanilibuddies things works, so I'm just diving in! I know it's a little late in the challenge too, so just let me know if it's alright
  5. Thanks, Kalaq! I'm definitely not letting it get me down. The fact that I've been to the gym 3/4 days since starting the challenge is amazing for me. It's nice to have motivation extend past a day! Great tips of self confidence! I feel well-prepared... Or at least halfway there. Maybe I won't fret too much about moving forward out of the preparation stage early. I'll just focus on that a bit and, you're right, it'll make everything easier in the long run! Another Update Today is the first day I've reached my "up by 9A" goal! I had to take a 40 minute shower just to feel alive, but
  6. Wow! Must be crazy with six kids I'm childless, but I have a couple friends with two babies who always seem like their heads are spinning! It's amazing that you're taking control of your health even with how busy you must be. Your goals seem very manageable. Good luck! Alex
  7. Thanks IndigoDancer Good to know I'm not the only one who appreciates a good snooze. Good luck to you too! First Week Update Well, if I had joined on time, today would mark the beginning of Week 2. I'll just do quick update on my past day and a half. I wasn't reminded of this challenge until yesterday evening, so there isn't too much to report. 11/17/2013 Previous to challenge, as is my "usual," I woke up at 1:30PI tracked my food for the day. Just a list, no calories yet.I went to the gym.That's 1/3, but I only had half the day, so I'm not discouraged. 11/18/2013 Out of bed at 10:3
  8. Joining a little late, but hopefully not too much so! Last time I logged on the current challenge was too far underway for me to feel comfortable joining. I promised myself I'd make this one, but boy how time flies! Bit about me: My name's Alex, I'm 21. I'm finishing my final year in college (BS in Business Management, minor in Computer Science). I'm also a freelance writer and editorial assistant. I am, of course, a giant nerd (Star Trek, Doctor Who, games, games, games...) Some fun facts about my health journey: I've been overweight since I was 9I went to a fitness and weight loss camp
  9. I just finished reading the guest article on handstands. Being able to do a handstand would be awesome! The progression the article lays out isn't overwhelming at all. As soon as I started reading it I knew that was a goal to work towards. But it also made me sad. It reminded me that I can't do a cartwheel. I've never been able to. When we had "tumbling" classes in elementary school, I could barely do a somersault. All my friends wheeled around hand-food-hand-foot and I just kind of sat there feeling chubby and uncoordinated. I stopped for years and, as you grow up, cartwheels become less
  10. Agreed!! I'm planning to do The Zombie Run at the end of October in Portland YOUR TURN! Good to know... I never thought about how much it would vary by location. Maybe I'll make a whole vacation out of it and go to the East Coast.
  11. I want to do this SO bad. I just did my first 5k this past weekend. My family and I walked it (they all have various ailments and I'm out of shape ). But one of our friends who participated sent me the link to this and my jaw dropped. I'm hoping to be in shape enough to participate in one next year. There's one called The Zombie Run that's not an obstacle course, but just a run... from zombies.
  12. I can't believe I made this account a year and a half ago. Funny how you're life can be taken over by... life. Still, this community was one of the best motivators I've ever had, so I'm back :)

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    2. alexgator


      :) For sure. Everything's changed a lot! I'm trying to find my way around again...
    3. hearthsinger


      Welcome back to the rebellion!

    4. Thilde


      Welcome back!! :)

  13. Hey! It's been awhile! Just wondering how everything is going with fitness? Hope it's going great!

  14. I prefer working out at night. If I workout earlier, I tend to get distracted with all the other stuff I need to get done during the day. I like to get down to it after I've done my homework, studied, fulfilled social obligations, etc. I agree with what everyone else said. Also THIS. A thousand times over.
  15. Everything in moderation. I don't claim to be an expert in biology, but I do know a tablespoon of raw honey is a helluva lot better than a donut. If a bit of honey helps you cut out artificial crap, then GO FOR IT. Congrats on the baby step :]
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