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Re: Jen's Journal

Postby ArtzyJen » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:38 pm

I thought I looked a little smaller. Measured this morning and I've lost a whole INCH off my hips in a week's time! So... even though I've bounced up a tiny bit on the scale (I suspect muscle growth) I'm smaller. Smaller than I've ever been. I did another round of cleaning out my closet of all the clothes that are too big for me only to realize that I'm wearing mostly single digit sizes now. Motivation!!! Size 6 coming up next!

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Re: Jen's Journal

Postby Boss Man » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:03 pm

Be proud of yourself, because you deserve to be.

I'm proud of you and I hope this continues because you deserve it and you ARE worth it :).

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Re: Jen's Journal

Postby ArtzyJen » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:22 pm

Thanks, Boss. :)

Today's Calisthenics:

Barbell Curl:
8 lb x 25 reps
8 lb x 25 reps
Bench Dip (Seated Dip):
50 reps
Barbell Floor Press:
16 lb x 30 reps
16 lb x 30 reps
Standing Calf Raises:
25 reps
25 reps
Crunch:
50 reps
Reverse Crunch:
25 reps
Russian Twist:
65 reps

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Re: Jen's Journal

Postby ArtzyJen » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:12 am

It happened. Someone who knew me very well 3 years ago at my highest weight didn't recognize me and actually had to be introduced to me. He remembered right away who I was, but kept repeating over and over how great I looked. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: And on top of that. New low weight. Less than a lb away from the 150's!!!!

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Re: Jen's Journal

Postby musculArgirl2 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:51 pm

that would be thrilling!! Good for you! :D

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Re: Jen's Journal

Postby ArtzyJen » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:20 am

Thanks! :D I got to thinking about it, and I've basically lost a third of my body weight. Never thought I'd be saying that!

Today's workout (copied from my fitocracy log)


Reverse Crunch:
21 reps
15 reps
9 reps
Crunch:
21 reps
15 reps
9 reps
Jumping Jacks:
200 jumping jacks
Bicycle (abs):
40 reps
40 reps
40 reps
40 reps
40 reps
Squat to Stand with Overhead Reach:
21 reps
15 reps
9 reps
Weighted Crunch:
10 lb x 21 reps
10 lb x 15 reps
10 lb x 9 reps
Mountain Climbers:
40 reps
40 reps
40 reps
40 reps
40 reps
21 reps
15 reps
9 reps
Plank Jacks:
40 jumping jacks
40 jumping jacks
40 jumping jacks
40 jumping jacks
40 jumping jacks
Overhead Dumbbell Squat:
10 lb x 21 reps
10 lb x 15 reps
10 lb x 9 reps
General CrossFit:
0:10:00 || Moderate

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Re: Jen's Journal

Postby fitoverforty » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:32 am

Good workout! I like the fact that all of these can be done at home and is an awesome workout. I've been thinking about getting back to my home strength/cardio workouts - you've just inspired me to make that thought a reality. :D

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Re: Jen's Journal

Postby ArtzyJen » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:36 pm

Yay! This was actually at boot camp this morning, but I have done workouts like this at home too.

I think my favorite at-home workout is Poker. Come up with a different exercise for each suit of cards, mix up the deck, draw and whatever card you get determines the number of reps!

Ace- 20
King- 15
Queen-12
Jack -11
And then each number is the number of reps for the lower cards. I do two rounds... takes a good 45 minutes and really gets the cardio going!

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Re: Jen's Journal

Postby Boss Man » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:58 pm

1/3 of your bodyweight lost eh?

Put it into that sort of context and that is a pretty amazing achievement.

WELL DONE Jen, you are amazing :).

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Re: Jen's Journal

Postby ArtzyJen » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:44 pm

Today's workout- so far (I'll probably go running later)

Crunch:
50 reps (+32 pts)
Reverse Crunch:
50 reps (+84 pts)
Oblique Crunch:
30 reps (+19 pts)
30 reps (+19 pts)
Dips - Triceps Version:
40 reps (+270 pts)
Dumbbell 2-Arm Triceps Extension:
8 lb x 20 reps (+12 pts)
Standing Dumbbell Upright Row:
8 lb x 30 reps (+39 pts)
2-Arm Dumbbell Preacher Curl:
8 lb x 30 reps (+26 pts)
8 lb x 30 reps (+26 pts)
Push-Up:
40 reps (+78 pts)
Dumbbell Bicep Curl:
8 lb x 30 reps (+39 pts)
8 lb x 30 reps (+39 pts)
Front Two-Dumbbell Raise:
8 lb x 30 reps (+26 pts)

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Re: Jen's Journal

Postby ArtzyJen » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:45 am

Working out almost every day. Doing weight work (tons of arm work, abs, and core) and I'm down to 158 lbs! :D :D :D 28 more lbs to ultimate goal weight, only 18 to be in my ideal weight range! And my arms are starting to look pretty great! I have delts!

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Re: Jen's Journal

Postby fitoverforty » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:25 pm

ArtzyJen wrote:and I'm down to 158 lbs!
Congrats on busting into the 150's!! :D :D Pure Awesomeness!!!

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Re: Jen's Journal

Postby Boss Man » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:17 pm

Keep up the hard work Jen, you're doing great :).

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Re: Jen's Journal

Postby ArtzyJen » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:16 pm

Popping back in. Can't say I'll be consistent about posting here, but I will say that I'm being fairly consistent with eating well and working out despite a crazy 2 months of traveling all over the country, and my son being in the hospital for a week. I haven't made much progress on the scale, but I haven't gained any fat... I have gained muscle though! :) Just updated progress pics.

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Re: Jen's Journal

Postby Boss Man » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:14 pm

Don't worry Jen, it's completely understandable.

Whenever we discuss matters in relation to you, you will always come first. Your priority is to your work and your family and right now making sure your Son is doing okay. You have all our very best wishes and I'm sending you a BIG PAT ON THE BACK and if you need to talk about anything without dumping it on those around you, contact me anytime and don't worry about it, just let me know whatever is up and we'll work things through.

As I said on your progress post, chin up, be strong and no worries okay :).

We are all here for you and we always, always value you so mch, because you are a wonderful part of the community and you ALWAYS matter to us :).

Take care and best wishes Jen :).


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