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  • Birthday 03/15/1981

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  1. Hey! I am big too! My hips don't lie and my belly lies even less.... I struggle every time i go there with warm ups and stretching and the kicks due to my size... I may be wrong but as long as you are mindful of what you are ding and respect your body's limits you should be ok.
  2. OMG guys! I have some amazing news! I managed to get through warm up today without slowing down or weezing! I cant even put into words how amazing that feels! SO HAPPY!!! By the end of training i did get a huge cramp on my thigh tho... but it didn't overshadow my happiness!! My master (sorry if i use terms wrong... I'm translating them from portuguese as I go) stretched my legs and gave me a massage.... and told me to ice it as I got home... so here i am... happy as can be... ice on my thigh and writing to you all! I could not have made a better decision on what to do to help me achieve my goals!! SO HAPPY!!!
  3. Ok.. I really am enjoying this! It's hard... oh so hard! Today was harder than Monday for sure... I am sore all over and some... I have sore muscles in places I didn't know existed! I spent all day yesterday walking like a duck... and I am sure tomorrow will be just as bad if not worse.... But man!!!! I leave that place refreshed! I dont even see time go by!! Obviously my form sucks and my kicks are mostly still very weird... they get a bit better with every try but it will take time.... I am proud of myself that i am trying and enjoying it... and that i didnt fall on my face on the first kick!
  4. OMG! It was awesome! I went there with the intention to watch it... ended up going in and busting my a$$! It was so much fun!!! My muscles are all sore already but I enrolled in the class. I am officially a martial arts student!! Yay!!
  5. Hey Teirin! Thank you! Let's see how today goes! I'm excited! Sent from my SM-J810M using Tapatalk
  6. Omg!!! it all went to hell... I was diagnosed with endometriosis and myomas (benign tumors) all over my uterus and couldn't exercise due to being in pain 24/7!!! I went through surgery and now am pain free and "uterusless"! I was given the green light to start exercising again about a month ago (I had surgery in Jan -- left me with a hip to hip c-section scar and a flabby belly -- I think the myomas stretched my belly too much and it hasn't returned to normal yet) I have not tried Keto... To be honest I am scared of it... scared of what the effects of it on my liver would be... I haven't really read about it that much tho so these fears can be completely things my mind made up so I can continue to eat potatoes... I am starting over... again.... so we will see.... I'm going to a tae kwon do place tomorrow to see if i like it.... I need to settle on a diet too... so that might be my next step... one tiny step at a time... I'll definitely look into keto tho... Do you have any articles you'd suggest?
  7. Hi! I am a monk wannabe... I have no training whatsoever in MA. I did capoeira as a teenager for about 6 months and that was it. I am however leaning towards starting Tae Kwon Do/Hapkido classes! I go there tomorrow to try it out! I wrote a long thread asking for advice before seeing this intro thread... so I apologize. Here it is if anyone is interested! Cheers!
  8. Hi guys! I'm Shoobie, nice to meet you all! Let me give you a brief summary of where I am at in life before I get to the good stuff. I've been in and out of this forum many times... First time around I lost 50Lbs, leveled up in amazing ways (managed to get out of depression and my self confidence sky-rocketed). But like most things in my life, after making some awesome progress, I fall off the bandwagon. I am a 38 yo woman, 95kg (209Lbs), I gained all of the 50 Lbs back, but thankfully did not become depressed again. That part of my life is still amazing. I am a senior school teacher in Brazil. I teach Biology and Physics at an international school. It's my dream job! I love it! I love every single moment of it! I have a busy life... my work day does not end once I leave work! I get home, I have tests to grade, lessons to prepare and whatnot... but I love it regardless! Last year I found out I had endometriosis and a bunch of myomas (benign tumors) inside and outside my uterus. This past January I had an open hysterectomy and they scrapped off all of the endometriosis tissue they could find. I ended up with a hip to hip c-section type of scar and very flabby belly (it was kinda flabby before surgery... just got worse really -- the miomas made me look like a 9 months pregnant woman). That said, I have recovered fully from surgery and my doctor has given me the green light to start exercising again (something I didn't do all of last year due to being in a lot of pain 24/7). I was brainstorming with myself about the type of exercise I would be willing to commit to. I've always liked martial arts but have never had the courage to try it (I did try capoeira when i was around 16 yo... that's a lifetime away... It didn't last... my father was completely against it and in the end he won the argument). I found a Tae Kwon Do / Hapkido place 2 blocks from my house (If it is much further than that I won't make it -- one: I can't afford the commute time, two: I'm lazy -- So I have to cut down the available excuses at least till my body is happy about exercising again... believe me, it will put on a hell of a fight). I messaged the instructor and we had a little chat about the classes and which MA to pick... He invited me over to watch / try a couple of classes for a week to see if I like it/feel comfortable or not. So tomorrow at 6 pm I'll be there watching the class, might even give it a try. I am shy... I am scared of screwing up and looking like a fool. I am overweight and most movements feel weird... I'm working on my diet but it is something that takes time. Reasons why I decided to go for MA: self defense (Brazil is no easy place to live these days) Discipline (the main reason I keep falling off the bandwagon is lack of discipline. It is something I demand from my students and it is something I do have work-wise... just not exercise-wise... It doesn't feel fair to demand it from my students if I don't fully have it myself) stronger body/muscles all around (Its not just about the flabby belly! :P) Improve my breathing (I'm heavy... I get tired very fast) Help with the calorie balance (I'm bound to burn some calories in any exercises I do tho) Mind/Body balance Is my train of thought logical? Those of you who have MA experience, am I delusional or does what I wrote above make sense? I am excited about it and can't wait to watch the class tomorrow... But I would really love to hear your thoughts on this. I don't have any friends that do/have done MA, so the only advice I've got so far from my best friend was: "Go for Tae Kwon Do... You have really long legs!" Thanks for reading all of this! I hope to bring good news tomorrow...
  9. Answers are always a good thing... I'd rather know what I am dealing with than be in the dark. I get super anxious when I don't have answers... and then when i do get answers it takes some time to adjust. Other than a sharp pain around the uterus area here and there that lasts 3 seconds, I am in no pain. I did spend most of last week with my sciatic nerve giving me grief but went for an acupuncture session on Thursday and that made it better. Have another session this Thursday... if not for my back, to try and balance all systems in my body.
  10. I am back!! My friend is home and is doing good. Thank you @Chant! OK, so health wise... we found out what's up and I must say that the first couple of days I was quite down trying to process it all. In short, I have endometriosis on the tendons that hold my uterus and those somehow are glued to places they should not be glued to -- making the surgery to remove the uterus quite a complicated one --, adenomyosis and 3 myomas. Hormones seem to be normal, but we are doing a hormonal treatment to try to control it all. Surgery will be the last option. It is what it is. At least now I have facts and will deal with those... way better than dealing with the unknown. One of the tests also showed a herniated disc in my lower back. After having no internet for 3 days (gotta love Brazilian internet providers -- not), my sciatic nerve being pinched (got an acupuncture session in and OMG it worked like a charm!) it was quite a week. I tried to do my best considering where my mind was... On a bright note, I managed to get a lot of the reading done! I'm grading this week a 50%. I'm not happy with my food choices. I didn't do a good job at that. Happy Easter everyone!!
  11. OMG! Haven't been here in forever! I swear I did not bail out on the challenge... life just got super crazy! My best friend had some heart problems and she was in the hospital for 5 days... I found out whats up with my uterus and started treatment and my internet company decided I didn't need internet and my phone data wasn't enough to keep up.... sooooooooooo.... Just letting you know I am still around, breathing and on the wagon. I have to go have lunch with family coz it is good Friday and all, But I'll catch up with this thread and all others over the weekend
  12. Welcome in, @TrekDad! What are your goals? losing/gaining? changing habits? Let us know so we can cheer you on!!!
  13. Welcome in Laura! I have a friend that has MS and she managed to get a bit better and control it with strength training. not sure if there was anything else that she did along side that... but hey!! Welcome in! People here are pretty cool, super supportive and all! What sort of strength training are you doing?
  14. Hi! welcome in! I would suggest browsing the forums for threads of people that are trying to do the same as you and go from there. I -think- this would be a nice place to start: https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/forum/406-fitness-specialities/ Welcome to the rebellion!
  15. Hey @ScarletG !!! Welcome to the rebellion! People here are amazing!! They truly help you realize you can accomplish anything! Welcome aboard!
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