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Old 05-28-2010, 05:34 PM
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Been awhile since I checked in since I hang out for at the workout journal section. Good luck with this contest and stay right at it. Never give up. Just wanted to drop you a note. I think you were the first one signed up for this contest!!!!
Great to hear from you Rob - I think you're right", I was the first to sign up! I haven't been very active in the forums lately but am getting back into it again.

How's the sugar addiction?!
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:43 PM
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Hi Waleed,

I agree that once all the organisation is sorted, the exercise and nutrition is the easy part.

Keep working well!!


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Old 05-30-2010, 03:20 AM
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Hi Waleed,

I agree that once all the organisation is sorted, the exercise and nutrition is the easy part.

Keep working well!!


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Always good to hear from you Chris. Thanks for dropping by.

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Old 05-30-2010, 03:42 AM
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Back to work after the weekend and I have a new goal for the coming week (coming weekend actually): "Don't blow it on the weekend!".

I didn't exactly make the best choices this last weekend and if I want to see real result, I'm going to have to make some major changes to the way I approach my weekends. I had a planned "treat meal" on Friday but it soon turned into a "treat day" and by evening, I was feeling bloated, slow and uncomfortable. I almost repeated the whole episode the next day but managed to exercise SOME restraint and while it wasn't as disastrous as Friday, it wasn't exactly compatible with what I need to do to get rid my belly fat.

To make things worse, I "justified" not doing my workouts or any other type of physical activity.

So the goal for next weekend will be to be better prepared and plan out the weekend activities better, including social time with the family, meals and food and workout time. If I have a better schedule, then perhaps I can keep things on track.

I've also started reading "The Belly Off Diet" to provide more inspiration and motivation. It's not really telling me anything I didn't already know about what I should and should not be doing but it's an easy read and it's giving my morale a boost (plus it's one of the first books I've purchased as a "ebook" so I'm using it to see if I like reading in this format).

Here's to a great fat-burning week!
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:05 AM
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Great to hear from you Rob - I think you're right", I was the first to sign up! I haven't been very active in the forums lately but am getting back into it again.

How's the sugar addiction?!
Getting better........a work in progress, though, as usual !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:41 AM
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Just wanted to pipe in with a "you can do it, you can get back on track!" good to see you're still on TT and keeping on keeping on. I'm still going. We all have our little slip-ups, but we'll see you back on track as you said.
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:13 AM
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Just wanted to pipe in with a "you can do it, you can get back on track!" good to see you're still on TT and keeping on keeping on. I'm still going. We all have our little slip-ups, but we'll see you back on track as you said.
Thanks Violet. I remember what you wrote on my thread for the last contest when I sort of lost my way, about coming to the forum for help. It certainly makes me feel more secure knowing that there's a complete support "Eco-system" I can turn to.

I think I've been able to get things back on track quickly and it was just a passing weekend thing - but I'll need to keep my guard up this coming weekend to make sure I don't stumble again.
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:38 AM
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I didn't get to the first workout of the new week until yesterday - I've been experiencing really bad headaches for a couple of days (unusual for me) and Sunday was probably the worst day. I'm not sure what the cause my be and I have made quite a few changes at the same time, so it could be anything - stress, sugar/carb withdrawal, bad sleep. I've also stopped taking the pain medication I've been on for arthritis for almost 18 months as I realized last week that I was no longer in pain first hhting in the morning. I decided to not take the dose that day and see if I could make it through the day and to my relief, I was just fine. I carried the capsule around in my pocket for a few days "just in case" but the need never arose. I'll be really glad if I can be done with the medication for good. According to the doctor, there shouldn't be any withdrawal symptoms if I stop the medication but who knows?

Anyway, back to the workout. I did 2 circuits of TT Hotel Room Intermediate - I could only manage 2 circuits instead of the recommended 3 and I found it hard going so it's something to aim for, for next week. I also did the intervals right after, so I'm back onto the "complete" workout routine whereas last week, I was doing a "split" routine, with workouts on one day and intervals the next - I wanted to up the intensity and duration of physical activity this week.

Nutrition is going well and I'm finding it easier to stay off the carbs, sugar and other nasties. I think I've got my portions size under control too and this week's measurements will show if I've been doing things right.

It feels like I've got my head in the right place again and am upbeat and enthusiastic about getting good results this contest.
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:48 AM
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I decided to go for a 3K run on my "off" day workout to see how long it would take me. A new park has opened up about 10 minutes from where I live and it has a really nice track that goes around a protected bay and it's exactly 3K. It's been a long time since I did any sort of steady-state cardio and it opened my eyes to how out of shape I've let myself become. I was able to run for about 10 mins at the start and then had to alternate every few minutes between walking and running. It took me 30:49 in total and I'm going to use this as a baseline to improve my time by the end of the contest.

Yesterday was a scheduled workout day and I did Workout B of TT Hotel Intermediate followed by running intervals. I tried a 30sec/90sec routine this time as I was finding the 'beginner' intervals to be a bit too easy. I was able to do 3 complete circuits and I'd like to finish the month with at least 5 circuits - if I keep up my workouts going, it's very doable. But I need to work on getting my workouts done earlier - I finished about 8:00pm and I was feeling buzzed for a long time and didn't sleep well as a result. I need to aim to be done by 630 I think to give enough to settle down before bedtime.

I'm pleased with the way things are going so far and I feel strong and focussed.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:05 AM
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Hey Waleed
Sounds like you making good progress, keep it up, I am following your thread with interest.
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