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  • #61
    Did PBF this morning and it felt good. Did the previous levels from a month ago when I switched to weights. Looks like lifting has helped me with some of these exercises as well. Push-ups and Squats felt easy. Pull-ups still felt very hard. Although I've changed the configuration for it so I am putting more responsibility on my arms. I realized I likely wouldn't make any progress the way I was before. I am also making the bottom the relax point and making sure to maintain tension on the way down. I will stay the same for planks. This makes sense, since SS has squats which complement PBF squats and bench which complements push-ups. I am going to try doing PBF for a month and then switching back to SS. I think it will be good for my muscles to switch back and forth monthly. I should still make strength gains and not be bored. I'm sure after a few months I'll be ready to move onto something else, time will tell!

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    • #62
      So this morning I have a small dilemna. Albeit, it's a good one to have. It's nearly 8am and I am not hungry. The reason it's an issue at all is I need to make breakfast soon, at least for the children. So do I eat as well? Also, if I don't eat I won't be able to eat until lunch at 11:30 because soon we're eaving for gymnastics class. I'm going to wait until 8 and then decide. I think I might have finally eaten enough food yesterday though because I didn't snack at all and hasn't eaten anything since 6 last night. And I did PBF and went for our evening walk. Hmmm

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      • #63
        Ran out of time for a workout yesterday when DS fell off the back of the couch, thus delaying dinner. He just wanted to snuggle with mommy of course. We thought we was okay, just mostly scared. So once he calmed a little he transferred to DH for snuggles while I finished dinner. He barely ate, we gave some ibuprofen, then he fell asleep and actually slept until morning. I could have worked out after bedtime, but I tutored last night. This morning DS was still acting off, barely wanting to move and refusing breakfast. So off to the pedi we went. When he walked in the room, he said he was probably fine. DS did not want to be put down on the exam table. This is the kid that practically climbed up there for his 2yo appt. Pedi started to poke and tried to pull him up by his arms. Found 1 spot that produced a blood curdling scream and DS wouldn't use his arm to be pulled up. So we were sent down for an xray. Turns out, broken collar bone! Not much they can do, so sent us home with a sling and told to let him relax. He is luckily comfortably sleeping in his crib. I wish I could make it all better. Looks like my plans for working out will be on hold for a few days though until he's feeling better. Hard to say no to snuggles from a toddler you know is hurt!

        Thank God though this WOE. I did not have a chance to eat breakfast this morning. 6 months ago this would have led to a horrible stomach ache and feeling terribly off. Instead I was hungry, but feeling okay other than the rumbling tummy. Had a decent size lunch when we got home and will have a good size dinner as well. But awesome that I could focus on DS and not worry about finding food!

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        • #64
          Woohoo! I broke 180! Weighed in at 179.4 this morning. I haven't been under 180 in 5 years, since I got pregnant with DD. Still very slowly losing weight, but down 15lbs since January. About 15-20lbs more before I think I'll be real happy. Still hoping for a speed up in weight loss once DS stops nursing. But this is an exciting milestone for me. My next "celebration" point will be when I've lost 10% of my starting weight. When that happens I think I will reward myself with buying a couple articles of clothing. Many things I own may not fit me at that point anyway!

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          • #65
            That's awesome! Congratulations on breaking 180! I am loving the freedom from worrying about insane hunger & "hangriness" if I forget a meal/snack, too
            SW 149 (July 9th, 2012)
            CW 140 & 30% bf (Aug. 4, 2012)
            Goal 25% bf

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            • #66
              Woohoo! Yeay for the whoosh, goodbye 180.

              I'm sure you'll drop faster when DS weans. I didn't drop my last 10 with my first nursling until he weaned.

              Definitely reward yourself with some great new clothes.
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              • #67
                Thanks ladies! After a rough week, it was nice to see that on the scale.

                Can't wait to get back to exercising once DS is feeling better too. He had a good morning, even went outside. But he tripped over a branch and fell, leading to snuggles for the rest of the day. Hoping another good night's sleep has him feeling even better tomorrow. I love the snuggles, but sitting still all day is rough. I can't even carry him around much because any jostling seems to hurt. Ah well, hopefully Monday I can at least sneak away for 20-30 minutes to do PBF.

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                • #68
                  After a week off, PBF kicked my butt today! With it raining outside, I turned a movie on for the kids to keep DS resting and got in my workout. He might have overdone it yesterday as he's more cranky today. So hard to keep a 2yo resting!

                  Anyway, PBF was hard today...
                  L3 Push-ups - Incline: 1 set was fine, second set was hard but good
                  L1 Pull-ups - Chair assisted: Will I ever get past this stage? These are still very difficult!
                  L6 Squats - Bulgarian: OMG quad burn, on the leg on the bench! Had to pause at 15 in both sets
                  L2 Plank - Forearm/knee: the only thing that fine on both sets. not good, but fine. maybe 2-3 more workouts then ready for L3?

                  Got asked to play an extra game on Wed for soccer and I'm excited. I'm looking for a new team for the fall as well so that I can play on the field more and a team with fewer subs. Here's to hoping I can find something. Having 3-4 subs every week is getting a little old.

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                  • #69
                    A little late saying this, but good job getting your workout in! L6 with squats - wow! Soccer must keep your legs strong. I'm low in every level, but loving it anyway! I really enjoyed lifting in college, but it got too hard to fit in gym time once the babies came. Now I love just being able to walk outside and go for it, with the kids' swingset as my main piece of equipment!
                    SW 149 (July 9th, 2012)
                    CW 140 & 30% bf (Aug. 4, 2012)
                    Goal 25% bf

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by PrimalWithKids View Post
                      A little late saying this, but good job getting your workout in! L6 with squats - wow! Soccer must keep your legs strong. I'm low in every level, but loving it anyway! I really enjoyed lifting in college, but it got too hard to fit in gym time once the babies came. Now I love just being able to walk outside and go for it, with the kids' swingset as my main piece of equipment!
                      One of the best things we did before having kids was buying a weight bench w/ squat rack and lat tower, a step, small trampoline, ab ball, and dumbbells for the basement. It's allowed me to sneak in workouts easily.

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                      • #71
                        I don't know what was up with my kids today. I think DS is getting antsy and wants to be all the way better. But he still has some pain. I'm thinking library tomorrow though in the morning, it's supposed to a warmer day.

                        DD had a day today, that's for sure. Whining, crying, fussing. Went through 3 pairs of jeans because she didn't use the toilet. She's nearly 4.5, this needs to stop. Back talking for most of the day and being rude, generally not listening. We spent a good deal of the day outside today, so she can't feel cooped up. I did some preschool work with her as well, so that need can't be it. We read tons of books. I'm starting to wonder if she has some sort of food sensitivity that we're unaware of. But I don't know where to begin identifying it. And I'm pretty sure DH won't be on board with trying to eliminate things. We haven't had any what containing products since last Friday night, so that's not the issue. The only sugar has been a single cookie each day along with minimal fruit. I'm honestly at a loss. Here's what she ate today, anybody tell me if you see anything glaring that could cause such horrible behavior on a seemingly random basis:
                        B - egg fried in CO, cantaloupe slices, cherry tomatoes, green pepper slices
                        S - cheese slices (cut from cheddar block)
                        L - homemade meatloaf, carrots
                        S - 1 chocolate chip cookie
                        D - sausage and peppers (green and yellow), made with CO and onions, gluten free pasta with butter

                        2-3 glasses of milk throughout the day, many glasses of water

                        Anything missing? Anything look like a possible trigger? There's nothing there that's out of the ordinary to me. Anybody help?

                        I'm also still quite sore from yesterday. Really looking forward to playing a double header tomorrow, plus just being out of the house after today. Also tutoring in the afternoon, which will be nice.

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                        • #72
                          Any chance she could be sensitive to nightshades? It's the only thing jumping out at me. Maybe not enough carbs? It's all I can pick up on.

                          4.5 is tough. Actually I think each 1/2 mark is tough, i.e. 18 months, 2 1/2, so on. The resistance and regression is often a hallmark of a developmental period. Like fussy babies trying to crawl or walk. Mine always seem to get impossible just before they either leap forward or get a cold (go figure!).

                          I hope tomorrow is better!
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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by avocadogirl View Post
                            Any chance she could be sensitive to nightshades? It's the only thing jumping out at me. Maybe not enough carbs? It's all I can pick up on.

                            4.5 is tough. Actually I think each 1/2 mark is tough, i.e. 18 months, 2 1/2, so on. The resistance and regression is often a hallmark of a developmental period. Like fussy babies trying to crawl or walk. Mine always seem to get impossible just before they either leap forward or get a cold (go figure!).

                            I hope tomorrow is better!
                            Thanks. I don't think the nightshades are an issue as she doesn't eat a ton of them. The gp slices for breakfast was only 3, and she skipped most of the peppers with dinner. I'm praying she's about to have a major milestone breakthrough, although I'm not sure what it would be. She keeps waking up at night screaming too. Starting to wonder if it's hormonal, but I have no idea how I would help that. Tomorrow is a new day and I'm off to bed so I can be super patient with her and try to figure out what's up. Ugh.

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                            • #74
                              Yesterday was a much better day for DD. We went to the library in the morning, where she was fully engaged. She took a good nap, and we did her first preschool lesson while DS was still asleep. She enjoyed reading the books for the lesson, but wasn't as into the hands on things. Well, she really liked it once I convinced her to give it a try. Looking forward to trying a different subject today.

                              Only played in 1 game last night, but will play 2 next week and for the first half of next season. So definitely looking forward to that! We didn't have any subs and I wasn't that tired after the game. We won too, which is a great bonus. I feel so much stronger/faster playing lately that it's really nice. A little sore today, but nothing too bad.

                              Did another day of PBF today and it felt good.
                              L3 push-ups: felt tough but good again, felt it more in my chest this time which is good
                              L1 pull-ups: felt a little better, might even get to the next level after another 2 weeks, which would be exciting
                              L6 squats: felt tough, but made it through nearly all sets without a pause
                              L2 planks: felt easy, except for my left shoulder and the second set. moving up to L3 next time!

                              I love how quick this workout is and actually got it done with both kids in the basement. They are independent enough that I can get this workout in while they play on their own. That will likely be very helpful once DH goes back to work. Worst case scenario I'll do PBF during the week and fit in a lifting session on the weekends! It feels so nice to be progressing and feeling stronger. Realtor is coming in a little while to take some updated pictures and talk about our strategy going forward. Continuing with my summer's goal for the fall...

                              Let go and let God! I know He has a great plan for me and my family, just have to be patient.

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                              • #75
                                Another day of PBF today. Felt pretty good too.
                                L3 Push-up: Incline - felt good, all 25 reps each set
                                L1 Pull-ups: Chair asst - felt better than it has, all 20 reps each set with no pauses!
                                L6 Squats: Bulgarian - very tough on both sets today, pause @15 on second set
                                L3/4 Planks: Hands/Feet - straight ones were okay 90s first, only 65s second; had to do forearm for sides as hands hurt my wrists too much. 30/30; 30/35. This will definitely be something I hope to see improve with each workout!

                                I expected to be a little be weaker today since I am due for AF any day now. Had horrible belly aches last night so thought for sure would start this morning, but nothing yet. The scale continues to be good to me though and I'm down another half pound this week, to 179! So nice to see my weight staying under 180. Another 4lbs and I'll have lost 10% of my initial weight. "They" always say that losing 10% can have huge health rewards. Of course, losing 20% would likely be even better in my case. But once I get to 175 I'm going to go spend a little on some new clothes. Might be right around Christmas too, so I can ask for gift cards to buy some new things.

                                Going to do an experiment with DD and see if her potty troubles are constipation related. Considering buying ingredients next shopping trip to do daily smoothies with her. Would try to pack these with fat as well as some fruit, in hopes to get everything fully moving. I've seen a few sources now suggest that frequent accidents can be due to constipation. I'm sure she would love a daily smoothie, and it might help her to put on a little more weight even if she's not having trouble. Just have to decide what to put in it. I figure some things she won't eat on their own - like avocado, along with some her favorites - apples/berries. Anyone have any ideas on something that might help her get back on track?

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