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Hello all!


I've lurked around the site for a few months now and i've finally got the time hit the gym more often.




I'm a 5'6ft 22 year-old female college student who currently weighs 261.8 lbs and after watching my weight slowly rise this past semester I've decided enough was enough. 


Main Quest:


To lose weight and to be fit for a summer horticulture internship job that starts around May 20th 2013


Side Missions:


  • Beginner Body Weight (3x)
  • Cardio at the Gym (3x)
  • Drink more water
  • Make my own meals for school instead of takeout

My Gym has this thing where you can have two free sessions with a trainer and if you wish to continue then you'll discuss a payment option. I did my two session last thursday and Friday and although i don't have the money to afford the lessons (I get paid once a month via my school job), i'm glad that the trainer wrote a list of things that I could work on. I told her I wanted to lose weight and so she recommended that I do following when I go to the gym:


  1. 5-10 minute warm-up
  2. Weight Lift
  3. Cardio 30-45 minutes

She broke down weight lifting to three days and it goes like this:


Day 1 Upper:

  • Bicep Curls
  • Tricep extension
  • Lateral raises
  • Pec. fly/Chestpress
  • Rear Delt machine 
  • Row
  • Lat. or fixed pulldown

Day 2 Mid:

  • Low Back/Back extension
  • Torso rotation
  • Abdominal
  • Ab crunch
  • Leg Lifts
  • Planks (Bent Knees hold for 20 seconds or less)


Day 3 Lower:

  • Hip Adduction
  • Glute
  • Seated Leg
  • Leg press
  • Leg extension
  • Calf


  • 30-60 minutes
  • 1 hour class
  • Build intensity with intervals  

During our sessions we would mix different sections from different days so wasn't all just middle or upper arms. But a majority of these are based on machine and I was wondering if this was a good start. Thanks for reading and I can't to see what happens at the end of this challenge!

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Thanks for the support everyone!


Great challenge, NettleHawthorn!


Good luck! And if you need tips to improve water intake, let me know!


I'd love to hear about your tips on water intake! I'm all for hearing new tips and tricks :)


How are you doing?

I am working on weight loss as well....

I'm in the adventurers....but there are not a lot that need to lose weight....so, I was looking for someone that is interested in weight loss.



You came to the right thread!


It is always great to have a plan. Good job and best of luck on your journey to health and increased awesomeness. :)


Thanks and to you as well!

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