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Wow, finally time for my first official challenge...I did complete a Whole30 while recovering from surgery last month (and lost 5 lbs :)), but that was not on the record...

My main quest is "to get into the wedding dress of my dreams", my partner and I are planning to make it 'official' (or as much as we can in MS  :rolleyes: ) next year, and while I have not picked out a dress yet, I do have an image in my mind of what it should look like...the person looking back at me from the mirror can NOT fit in that dress...the more specific goal would be to get down to 'pre-first-pregnancy' weight (my first child is 20 if that gives you an idea LOL) of 150, and to achieve 25% body fat, which this calculator has me at 40% currently   :(

Current Stats:

Height - 5'7"

Weight - 180

Neck - 14

Chest - 42

Waist - 37

Hips - 43.5

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So...how to attain these goals? As I stated I completed a Whole30 and have been eating paleo since Jan 10th, have had a few SWYPO foods since finishing the 30 but nothing really outrageous. Definitally going to continue eating this way since I have not felt this good or had this much energy in YEARS! My partner's hidradenitis suppurativa has also not given her any issues so will be continuing to eat this way. I have signed up for ColorMeRad here on March 22nd, and while I know I am not going to run that one, I do want to complete it and actually run The Color Run I am signed up for in May. To do this I am using Couch-to-5k, will be doing that three days a week (Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday) and BBWW three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), with one day off. 

 

So, grading will be like this...

 

A – C25k, 18 workouts (3x week - 6 weeks)

B – Skipped 1-3 runs

C – Skipped 4-6 runs

D – Skipped 7-9 runs

F – Skipped more than 9 runs

 

A – BBWW, all 18 workouts

B – Skipped 1-3 workouts

C – Skipped 3-6 workouts

D – Skipped 6-9 workouts

F – Skipped more than 9 workouts.

 

A – Paleo at least 6 days a week (average)

B – Paleo at least 5 days a week

C – Paleo at least 4 days a week

D – Paleo at least 3 days a week

F – Paleo less than 3 days a week

 

I know we've been eating paleo 7 days a week, but I also know we've got a trip planned to NOLA the weekend of the 15th with my boys, and I love food...especially food in New Orleans...going to try to stick to it but don't want to set myself up to fail!

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Ugh, I just hate those body fat calculations too. I'm at 1/3 body fat, and we don't look like we're carrying that much. It blows my mind how small we must be under all that muscle and fat.

Good for you for posting photos! I'm afraid to, though I do have some from a few months ago (and I'm unchanged since then).

 

Good luck getting ready for the Colour Run! I've seen a few photos from that and it looks like a blast.

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I never thought about it like that...but you're right! I need to find that skinny chick and let her out! :)

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Weight can definitely be a good indicator if you've got a lot of fat to lose, but be careful to not fixate on the scale, especially if you're building muscle in the process of losing fat. I'm glad you're taking measurements too. Also, I don't think that those bf% calculators are very reliable at all. If you wanted to know for sure what you were at, you might seek out ways to actually get it measured. There are a lot of different methods, some more reliable than others, but it just depends what resources you have. Other than that, it sounds like you have some good goals :) You can totally rock those 5Ks!

 

Ugh, I just hate those body fat calculations too. I'm at 1/3 body fat, and we don't look like we're carrying that much. It blows my mind how small we must be under all that muscle and fat.

Good for you for posting photos! I'm afraid to, though I do have some from a few months ago (and I'm unchanged since then).

 

Good luck getting ready for the Colour Run! I've seen a few photos from that and it looks like a blast.

 

Don't feel bad about not wanting to post the photos. They're good to have whether you want to share them or not, and there may come a day when you look back at them and compare them to current photos and think "Wow... I... definitely don't look like that anymore." I recently went through a period of feeling really down about gaining back a little fluff, but I pulled out the old pictures and took some new ones and had to remind myself that even if I had backslid a little, I've still come a long way.

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I like the idea that the color runs are not timed and not about 'winning' its more to raise money for a good cause and having some good, healthy fun while you're at it!

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for...

Current: RES: CUTE 2021 - cute is consistent

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Nice plan. Simple and to the point. I like it :) You can get this nailed, sounds like you're already halfway there! I'll be here cheering for you :)

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Everything looks good.  I would count a whole 30.  I've done 3 of them and it's frigging hard to stick with for a full 30 days.

Oh believe me, I count it!I didn't realize that I still could have done the challenge so did not sign up for the last one...I had surgery (full hysterectomy and gallbladder) on Jan. 7th and so would not have been able to do anything fitness related, and thought that was required, so I waited until this one so I could do "All the things" :)

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for...

Current: RES: CUTE 2021 - cute is consistent

Spoiler

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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WOOOOT!! I got the G.2.G. from the Dr. on working out :D:onthego:  :triumphant:  :victorious:  :applouse:  :cheerful:

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RES...and I want to live days worth dying for...

Current: RES: CUTE 2021 - cute is consistent

Spoiler

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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the dreaded triple post..DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNN!

 

 

Also hooray for freedom! Gonna keep doing they yoga thing you started and were subsequently banned from doing?

LOL...thought about it, going to wait till a couple weeks in and see how it's going, between these challenges, going back to work, school...and my boys coming for a week next month...I may have enough for this challenge! :o

RES...and I want to live days worth dying for...

Current: RES: CUTE 2021 - cute is consistent

Spoiler

Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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WOOOOT!! I got the G.2.G. from the Dr. on working out :D:onthego:  :triumphant:  :victorious:  :applouse:  :cheerful:

 

Finally!!!! 

 

Good luck on your first challenge, I just subbed so I'll be cheering you on (when I've got time for checking the internets) 

Paleo, BBWW, C25k sounds like a solid plan. It is a lot of workouts, but I know you've been itching to get cleared for exercise and I know you'll do great :) 

 

 

Good luck to ya buddy! 

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