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About AlohaSAV

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  • Birthday 09/14/1982

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    Honolulu, HI
  1. Dang, I just finished C25K a couple weeks ago (did the program on a treadmill) and ran 5K in <35 minutes and felt pretty proud of myself. Haha. Haven't tried it outdoors yet but now I can expect to be really disappointed, LOL.
  2. Um, if I had a body like yours (well, the girl version) I would DEFINITELY use my real name.. WELCOME!
  3. I've had 2 kids and never had urgency issues (is that what it's called now?). I always kinda scoffed at kegels... but more powerful orgasms?!?! Off to kegel! So.. um, how many "reps and sets" do you do? LOL.
  4. I'm with you here. I "graduated" from C25K on Monday actually--- I put that in quotes because I can run 30 minutes straight, but it's only 2.5 miles. Gonna try to push out the entire 5K tomorrow (for the first time ever).. which will probably be around 36 minutes. Sub-30 is a dream at this point.. but I'll get there.. eventually.
  5. Yay, I'm in!! I'm doing the 100 pushups program, just finished up W3D1.. so it's perfect for this week!!
  6. Soccer shorts, sports bra and cotton shirt. Don't need much more than that. I always sorta smirk at the chicks that look all decked out with their cutesy workout clothes and makeup (usually also the ones that wear their lifting gloves while on the elliptical). I'm a minimalist myself and would rather spend my money on other stuff-- rather than clothes I'd get all gross and sweaty. But whatever floats your boat! If having awesome workout clothes would motivate you, go for it!
  7. Thanks heatseeker! I too am training with a weight vest on the Stairmaster (so far, I'm up to 30 lbs for 4 mins without gripping anything for support). I'm thinking I have at least 7-8 months before taking the CPAT, so as long as I make actual gains and push my, I'll be good to go. I don't think Honolulu FD puts on any official CPAT practice sessions (I've seen online that other states do), so I think I'm on my own for actual task-specific training. I figure I can just make stations at my gym that simulate the CPAT events. But I may have to make an investment on that sledgehammer! Whac
  8. Training for the CPAT and could use some pointers.
  9. This is me just wanting to whine... I'm 5'0 and 116 lbs, and according to the trainer at the gym, my BF is 26%. I feel like I'm decently toned everywhere else, but I've had 2 kids and the lower belly fat is the absolute freakin' HARDEST to get rid of.. And of COURSE the lower belly fat is one of the places on the body where they pinch and measure for body fat.. Okay, I'm not Gabrielle Reece or anything and didn't expect 10% BF.. but 26% was tough to hear, especially since I don't have a lot of body to throw around (5'0!!!). Okay, me whining is over... Anyone else struggling with the post
  10. Okay, thanks for all the input! Alrighty... now AFTER a workout... should I do a protein shake or protein bar or eat some hardboiled eggs or...?!?!? Definitely not into Paleo just yet.. but I did load up on some fruits and veggies (and almonds) at Costco...
  11. Thanks for the welcomes Frog and Corey! Frog, haha, I don't think poke exists outside of Hawaii.. and I wouldn't even TRY to make poke by myself!! Good thing I live down the street from Tamura's! YES, 10 years is pretty huge for us. Since we were married so young (okay, well, *I* was young, 20, he was 27) people thought that we wouldn't last. Our 10yr-shindig is going to be a huge "BOOYAH!" to all those people! I'll need all the luck I can get on the CPAT.. I have a lot of time to train, so I should be good to go by then. Corey, Hawaii's a great place to live (especially with kids
  12. Haha, thanks for the advice! [off to read everyone's signature now]
  13. Okay, can I get experienced opinions here? I'm looking to gain muscle (a LOT of it) and lose fat. By Sept/October, I should be about 10 lbs more than what I am now (more muscle, less fat, hopefully). Embarking on SL 5x5 next week. What the heck do I eat??? I've been doing some research, and some people say to stay away from carbs, other people say that carbs are essential. Do I need to eat like crazy (and do protein shakes/powder) only on the days I work out? Or on off-days too? What are your "go-to" snacks and meals?? Any input welcome or if there's already a thread or even NF page
  14. I was JUST wondering about this! I loved reading everyone's input. Also, I just saw that Muscle Milk is $8 off at Costco (saw the coupon book)... I'm not sure if that's just here in Honolulu or nationally, though.
  15. I'm a female also about to embark on SL 5x5 (starting next week), so while I have nothing to add, I'm just happy that you're asking all the questions I would've asked. Look forward to reading about your journey as I struggle along in my own.
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