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They're the hardest to kick away! But honestly, it feels so good to eat stuff I make myself. I don't even miss takeout right now. Baby steps, soon those cheetos dinner won't sound so good. :-)

 

This is the beginning. Pretty soon your body will get the "no" effect when you consider takeout or cheetos. Seriously, mark this down, you'll come back to it.

 

 

Guys, GUYS, I did my first full push-up! I wasn't on my knees. And I did it! Omg! I almost cried because honestly, I have never in my life been able to do a ''guy push-up'' as we used to call them when I was younger. In high school, I failed a part PE because I couldn't finish one and fell flat on my face. Omg. Yeah, I'm still freaking out over it. 

 

 

 

Food wise: no takeouts! Woot woot! But I ate SO MUCH today. I felt like I was starving all the time. I literally just finished a full plate of perogies with a spinach salad and some crumbled tempeh on top with salsa and sriracha. Off I go tonight to my friend's departure party... so lots of beer. Dun dun dun. Beer will be my next challenge for sure, haha. :$

 

I used to think pushups were the simplest thing ever, seeing how a lot of folks did them by the dozens. After years of trying, I even managed to do some sets myself before collapsing. Then I went to my current PT and he started making corrections to my technique so I'd do a proper pushup that would work on more than just my hands and chest. It was hell. Genewitch said it, doing a proper full pushup is no joke. Congratulations!

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That is awesome! :D You rock! A full push-up, a great workout AND no takeouts? You're doing amazingly well!

 

Here's a picture of Gerrard celebrating your great success! :D

 

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*sorry to post so much, I wasn't allowed to put all the answers in one post!*

 

Day 4 of the challenge:

 

Guys, GUYS, I did my first full push-up! I wasn't on my knees. And I did it! Omg! I almost cried because honestly, I have never in my life been able to do a ''guy push-up'' as we used to call them when I was younger. In high school, I failed a part PE because I couldn't finish one and fell flat on my face. Omg. Yeah, I'm still freaking out over it. 

 

We then moved on to do some chest presses, 4 sets of 10 reps. I think it was 15lbs. And the assisted push-ups: Which when we went to do them, I saw her move the bar super low and she saw panic on my face. I totally thought I wouldn't be able to do it. I was super nervous. Then, as I did the first set, it felt super easy. So I told her my story about failing PE and never doing a full push-up ever, so she forced me to try. AND I SUCCEEDED. I really felt like crying and hugging her. Anyway, so 4 sets of 10 assisted push-ups (she had to move the bar even lower for the last 3 sets :D)

 

SO MUCH AWESOME! Congrats Arya!

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Food wise: no takeouts! Woot woot! But I ate SO MUCH today. I felt like I was starving all the time. I literally just finished a full plate of perogies with a spinach salad and some crumbled tempeh on top with salsa and sriracha. Off I go tonight to my friend's departure party... so lots of beer. Dun dun dun. Beer will be my next challenge for sure, haha. :$

 

I know what you mean.... When eating plant based you can nearly eat your weight in veggies and still don't overdo on calories. It's great.

I've not tried tempeh jet.... My boyfriend isn't too trilled about how it is produced ( literally he freaked out saying it's soy gone bad.... you know... because of the fungi)

 

Wow, 1 guy pushup! Freaking awesome! *big hug*

I can only do one knee pushup, guy pushups are hard stuff!

You did amazing!

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Guys, GUYS, I did my first full push-up! I wasn't on my knees. And I did it! Omg! I almost cried because honestly, I have never in my life been able to do a ''guy push-up'' as we used to call them when I was younger. In high school, I failed a part PE because I couldn't finish one and fell flat on my face. Omg. Yeah, I'm still freaking out over it. 

 

Yay!! So exciting!! I can't wait until I can do one :D

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Whoo! Doing a full pushup is no joke, congrats!

 

Thank you so much! I felt like a badass afterwards, haha. 

 

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This is the beginning. Pretty soon your body will get the "no" effect when you consider takeout or cheetos. Seriously, mark this down, you'll come back to it.

 

 

 

I used to think pushups were the simplest thing ever, seeing how a lot of folks did them by the dozens. After years of trying, I even managed to do some sets myself before collapsing. Then I went to my current PT and he started making corrections to my technique so I'd do a proper pushup that would work on more than just my hands and chest. It was hell. Genewitch said it, doing a proper full pushup is no joke. Congratulations!

 

That's so true! I can't wait to experience fully the ''no effect'' and not even crave those things anymore. 

 

I believe that! It's so difficult to keep proper form for a push-up. They are really hard but oh so rewarding. Thank you again! :D

 

Guy push-ups is amazing! I've never been able to do them either, you rock!

 

Thank you so much! I can't wait to work on them and add more than 1 rep to my ''repertoire'', haha. And I'm sure you'll rock the ''guy push-ups'' too! 

 

That is awesome! :D You rock! A full push-up, a great workout AND no takeouts? You're doing amazingly well!

 

Here's a picture of Gerrard celebrating your great success! :D

 

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Awwwww, thank you so much! :-D Look at him, he's so happy. Let me hug you, you're so nice! :-)

 

SO MUCH AWESOME! Congrats Arya!

 

Thank you so much! :-D 

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I know what you mean.... When eating plant based you can nearly eat your weight in veggies and still don't overdo on calories. It's great.

I've not tried tempeh jet.... My boyfriend isn't too trilled about how it is produced ( literally he freaked out saying it's soy gone bad.... you know... because of the fungi)

 

Wow, 1 guy pushup! Freaking awesome! *big hug*

I can only do one knee pushup, guy pushups are hard stuff!

You did amazing!

 

That's so true! Yay for a plant based lifestyle and abundance of veggies and fruits (my fave :-D) 

I understand the resistance to tempeh. It freaked me out for a while as well, but I've been reading everywhere that It's easier to digest than tofu and that also there's a lot more tempeh companies that are non-GMO and organic, so that was cool to read. :-) If you ever give it a try, let me know how you like it. I like buying them pre-spiced and marinated, because otherwise it's extremely bland (like tofu). 

 

And thank you so much! *big hug* We all start with the one knee push-up and then one day we rock the one arm push-up. I know you can do it. :-D 

 

Yay!! So exciting!! I can't wait until I can do one :D

 

It was so cool and it felt amazing! You'll definitely be able to do it one day, I know you will. :-D 

Wow! Super congrats on your first push-up! I really struggle with them too, I think I can do one before falling flat on my face!

 

Thank you so much! :-D Oh my, that was me all my life prior to yesterday. My face has seen a mat quite a few times in the past, haha. You can do it though, It's in you and one day you'll even rock some one arm push-ups! :-D

Great job, keep up the good work!

 Thank you so much! 

 

Great job on your first guy push up! Those things are hard.

 

Keep up the great work!

 

Thank you so much! It felt super rewarding and I definitely won't stop there. Thank you for reading my thread. :-D

*forms a tribal circle chanting push-ups* Brilliant girl!

 

Oh my, such honors! Thank you so much! I'll be the first one to dance in that tribe when you hit a push-up milestone too. :-D

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Thank you so much! I can't wait to work on them and add more than 1 rep to my ''repertoire'', haha. And I'm sure you'll rock the ''guy push-ups'' too! 

Keep doing the one push up at a time and eventually you'll feel like you can do another and another :)

It might be the next thing I work on hehe

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I know what you mean.... When eating plant based you can nearly eat your weight in veggies and still don't overdo on calories. It's great.

I've not tried tempeh jet.... My boyfriend isn't too trilled about how it is produced ( literally he freaked out saying it's soy gone bad.... you know... because of the fungi)

 

Wow, 1 guy pushup! Freaking awesome! *big hug*

I can only do one knee pushup, guy pushups are hard stuff!

You did amazing!

 

Next up on Fox, Tempeh - SOY GONE BAD!!!

 

Tofu: "Oh no, Tempeh's got a knife!"

Tempeh: "I'll cut you, man!  I'm a nihilist, I believe in nothing!  NOTHING!!!  See Edamame crying over there?  Yeah, I did that.  I made him cry."

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You're doing a great job keep it up! What kind of weight training are you doing? Just with a PT or crossfit or what?

 

Thank you! I do 2 to 3 sessions a week with my PT and I try to sneak in a body weight workout for a 3rd or 4th day. I really want to get into Crossfit but that will be for later, since right now I can't afford all that! But I'm super curious and can't wait to give Crossfit a try. :D

 

 

Keep doing the one push up at a time and eventually you'll feel like you can do another and another :)

It might be the next thing I work on hehe

 

So true! If you do decide to work on your push-ups, I'll be here to cheer you on. :-D

 

 

 

Next up on Fox, Tempeh - SOY GONE BAD!!!

 

Tofu: "Oh no, Tempeh's got a knife!"

Tempeh: "I'll cut you, man!  I'm a nihilist, I believe in nothing!  NOTHING!!!  See Edamame crying over there?  Yeah, I did that.  I made him cry."

 

I may or may not have spilled my tea everywhere because I was laughing. 

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Day 5 of the challenge:

 

Today was a rest day, so no muscle work at all. I did walk from work to the mall, which is an hour. I bought there a plastic organizer and... I'VE BEEN CLEANING MY ROOM. I can hear the bell. Soon I might be living in a normal clean room instead of a pigpen. :P 

 

Food wise: I had a sub for lunch... Yikes. But nothing too crazy and it wasn't a footlong. So I'm not putting myself down for that. It still counts as takeout but I won't make myself feel like crap for it. 

 

Of I go tonight to grab some drinks with my friends... I'll try to keep it to a minimum and to come back home early-ish because otherwise I know myself and I won't go for a run tomorrow morning. ;) 

 

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  • Jogging: 1 in 3
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I hope everyone's day is going well!

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Awesome work so far!

 

I can definitely relate with the less takeout, Haha. It's awesome cause it saves money as well as your waistline :P

 

Keep it up! Subbed :)

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*forms a tribal circle chanting push-ups* Brilliant girl!

Ohhhh like... Tribal dance tribe?

You, Arya and me... tribe of awesomeness?

 

That's so true! Yay for a plant based lifestyle and abundance of veggies and fruits (my fave :-D) 

I understand the resistance to tempeh. It freaked me out for a while as well, but I've been reading everywhere that It's easier to digest than tofu and that also there's a lot more tempeh companies that are non-GMO and organic, so that was cool to read. :-) If you ever give it a try, let me know how you like it. I like buying them pre-spiced and marinated, because otherwise it's extremely bland (like tofu). 

 

And thank you so much! *big hug* We all start with the one knee push-up and then one day we rock the one arm push-up. I know you can do it. :-D 

 

 

! Thank you so much! I'll be the first one to dance in that tribe when you hit a push-up milestone too. :-D

You are so sweet and cheering Arya! I really like that about your posts!

 

Next up on Fox, Tempeh - SOY GONE BAD!!!

 

Tofu: "Oh no, Tempeh's got a knife!"

Tempeh: "I'll cut you, man!  I'm a nihilist, I believe in nothing!  NOTHING!!!  See Edamame crying over there?  Yeah, I did that.  I made him cry."

BWAHAHAHAHA!

Now I want some Edamame :(

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(137/180 days) 26/9/14

76.1%
76.1%

No alcohol (12/42) 26/9/14

28%
28%

 

Start: 194 lbs, Final Goal: 154 lbs, Next Goal: 190 lbs / Current: 194.9 lbs (15. Sept. 2014)

-1%
-1%

 

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I'VE BEEN CLEANING MY ROOM.

 

THE TIME OF WONDERS IS UPON US!

No bu seriously, well done! :D It probably wasn't as horrible as imagined once you got started.

 

Also, subs are healthier than much of the other stuff sold out there, so it's all good. ;) Hope you'll have a fun time with your friends!

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Awesome work so far!

 

I can definitely relate with the less takeout, Haha. It's awesome cause it saves money as well as your waistline :tongue:

 

Keep it up! Subbed :)

 

So true! I've seen a definite difference in my bank account even with just one week of not eating take-outs once/twice a day. It's definitely something I want to keep in my life! 

 

Thank you for reading my thread and subbing. It means a lot! :-D

 

 

Ohhhh like... Tribal dance tribe?

You, Arya and me... tribe of awesomeness?

 

You are so sweet and cheering Arya! I really like that about your posts!

 

BWAHAHAHAHA!

Now I want some Edamame :(

 

Definitely the tribe of awesomeness. Our dance skills make people do push-ups, that's saying something haha. ;D

 

Awww thank you so much! That's so sweet of you to say. I really try to make people feel good about themselves so I'm glad that It's appreciated. :-)

 

Edamame all day everyday! (well that would be a lot of edamame, but it's so good)

 

 

THE TIME OF WONDERS IS UPON US!

No bu seriously, well done! :D It probably wasn't as horrible as imagined once you got started.

 

Also, subs are healthier than much of the other stuff sold out there, so it's all good. ;) Hope you'll have a fun time with your friends!

 

Hahaha! It always seems to be worst than it is and what feels like it's gonna take 2 hours is always way less than that. So you're definitely right! 

 

True. That's why I don't feel too bad about it because I always choose healthier options for my subs as well, so it's not the end of the world. :-D Thank you! I did have fun but I came home at 3am and had to go work at 9am... oh silly me. I swear I'll have to do a sleep goal next time. :-P 

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So true! If you do decide to work on your push-ups, I'll be here to cheer you on. :-D

Thanks! I will definitely need it, at the moment I've just been working on my planking, upper body and cardio, but I've noticed major differences already, e.g. I've gained half an inch on my arm despite losing weight :playful:

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