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Old 01-05-2012, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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[This a copy/paste post from my thread in Exercise folder]

After finishing my 1st month of my fitchallenge I have few words of summary.
That was amazing month for me. Finally i did lots of workouts, with great intensity. I already feel some improvement in my cardiovascular condition. I might miss few days to work out but they were special events- christmas, new years eve trip, sickness - I hope there will be no such events in next months. OK, and these are numbers for this month:
- I lost 2kgs=4,41lbs (I think it might be some water as well - so Im not very excited)
- I lost 2,5cm=1in in my waist - that is nice!
- I trained 4hours and 40minutes
- I burned extra about 3004kcal - according to fitday. not much but still- if that would be only fat - it would be 333g=0,734lbs

Yes, I know they're not very impressive for some, but for me - beginner they are amazing. I wanted to start slowly and now I see that it was great idea. It helped me not overtrained and keep my motivation. I will gradually progress but still without hurry- try to listen to my body.
Another thing is eating habbits. I already master some of the "fundamentals" - eating 5-6 small meals every 3h, letting go most of junk food, no sugar, no sodas, much less alcohol. Since next month I will add more improvements.

So, let the yourney continue and remember- always enjoy the yourney, not just wait for the destination.
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I will take some rest now sir. Ok Dobby. But I will be back (I think). Ok Dobby

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Old 01-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wanted to start slowly and now I see that it was great idea. It helped me not overtrained and keep my motivation. I will gradually progress but still without hurry- try to listen to my body.
Firstly, great job! Keep up the great work. Secondly, these are very wise words. Overtraining can lead to lack of motivation and possibly injuries.

I used to be in great shape. Then I took some years off and got lazy. Overate and fattened up. When I tried running again it felt like there was a giant hand holding me back from going forward, couldn't run a quarter mile. So I dropped some weight first, then pretended like I had just had bypass surgery and the doctor told me to take it easy when I worked out. This kept me going really slow and easy for many months. But now I'm at the point where I'm running, not jogging, and I'm almost up to 4 miles every other day. I listened to my body and was patient.
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