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  • Originally posted by cmpitre View Post
    Kakes,

    Looking really good and fit.
    Nice.

    What is your workout like?
    Thanks Colby!

    Honestly? In a word. Random.
    I try to go by feel and listen to what my body wants. I do tabata sprints on my stationary bike once a weekish. Random pull ups whenever I pass the doorway where my pull up bar is. A 3-4 mile run about once a week- throwing a good hard sprint in there sometimes. PEMs- usually with added weight to squats and dead lifts once or twice a week. I love yoga, so I usually end up doing sun salutations and practicing arm balance poses almost daily. I play a lot- wrestle and toss around my kids. Go for walks (which often turn into carries) with the munchkins, pedal on my recumbent stationary bike while I read sometimes. Since going primal my energy has increased and I just move when I feel like I need to- which usually has me doing push ups, pull ups or handstands every hour. I take my kids outside to play in the sun often. Like I said- completely random! Some days I just sit around on my tush and make sure the kids are fed. I have upped the running a bit recently as I'm gearing up for some relay and mud races this summer.
    You don't have to be sick to get better.
    Female, 31 years old, 5'8"
    Primal start: 1/2/2012
    My Primal Journal
    Living, loving and learning.

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    • That is so awesome.
      Congratulations on the transformation and keep it up.

      Is that you doing the yoga pose in the picture?
      That is amazing.
      Colby

      Pre Primal
      January 2010
      215 LBS 40 in waist

      Today
      170 LBS 36 in waist
      Goal (1) Look Great Naked (and visible abs)
      Goal (2) More defined muscles and functional strength
      Goal (3) Achieving Mastery level in Convict Conditioning

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      • Originally posted by cmpitre View Post
        That is so awesome.
        Congratulations on the transformation and keep it up.

        Is that you doing the yoga pose in the picture?
        That is amazing.
        Thanks!
        Yeah that's me in Astavakrasana. There's a bigger pic of it in my journal if you care to see it better.
        You don't have to be sick to get better.
        Female, 31 years old, 5'8"
        Primal start: 1/2/2012
        My Primal Journal
        Living, loving and learning.

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        • Wow!!!
          I enjoy yoga but I don't know about doing poses along those lines.
          That is really impressive.
          How did you stumble upon the Primal Blueprint and what made you want to try it out?

          The reason I ask is because I keep asking my wife to try it out and she refuses because it is "eating too much meat" in her words.
          Colby

          Pre Primal
          January 2010
          215 LBS 40 in waist

          Today
          170 LBS 36 in waist
          Goal (1) Look Great Naked (and visible abs)
          Goal (2) More defined muscles and functional strength
          Goal (3) Achieving Mastery level in Convict Conditioning

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          • I won't clog up the 'before and after' thread with my story- you can read much of it in the first entry of my journal. The 21 day transformation book was what got me, I think. The more I read, the more it made sense scientifically- and the MDA blog addressed and de-bunked a lot of the "science" that I was basing my health beliefs on. Plus I figured I could try anything for 3 weeks. Once I was a couple weeks in I was sold- hook, line and sinker.
            You don't have to be sick to get better.
            Female, 31 years old, 5'8"
            Primal start: 1/2/2012
            My Primal Journal
            Living, loving and learning.

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            • I may get her to read the Primal Leap Kit.
              I have that and the Primal Blue Print book.

              See how that goes for her. I would like her to get into this lifestyle. It would be nice to have someone else doing it with me.
              Colby

              Pre Primal
              January 2010
              215 LBS 40 in waist

              Today
              170 LBS 36 in waist
              Goal (1) Look Great Naked (and visible abs)
              Goal (2) More defined muscles and functional strength
              Goal (3) Achieving Mastery level in Convict Conditioning

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              • It's been a few months since my last photo compilation so I figured it was time for an update. Doesnt show much change from the last one so I figured this group here would be the only ones interested Lately ive been working on *increasing* muscle mass and tone, especially in the arms, and desperately hoping that my pudge around the abs will go away. Im hoping that the exercise ive been doing in bellydancing will help improve tone here, and improve my waist-to-hip ratio.

                Any ladies have tips on busting the last patches of ab-fat?



                Edit: amusing note, that plastic bag on my floor is for clothes that no longer fit. I keep meaning to take it to donation, but I keep getting more clothes to put in there
                "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

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                • Originally posted by Corvidae View Post

                  Any ladies have tips on busting the last patches of ab-fat?
                  You have already figured out how to bust through!!!! I'm going to have to break out my belly dancing videos! Congratulations, you look amazing!

                  mommymd
                  --mommymd

                  LCHF since Oct 2011

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                  • Originally posted by mommymd View Post
                    You have already figured out how to bust through!!!! I'm going to have to break out my belly dancing videos! Congratulations, you look amazing!
                    Agreed, Great Job Corvidae! Keep up the good work! Looks like it's about time to retake your avatar pic!
                    ~It's All Relative!~
                    34 - 5'11" CW - 159 GW - 175 10% BF or less!

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                    • Corvidae you hottie!! You look fantastic!
                      You don't have to be sick to get better.
                      Female, 31 years old, 5'8"
                      Primal start: 1/2/2012
                      My Primal Journal
                      Living, loving and learning.

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                      • Originally posted by cmpitre View Post
                        Wow!!!
                        I enjoy yoga but I don't know about doing poses along those lines.
                        That is really impressive.
                        How did you stumble upon the Primal Blueprint and what made you want to try it out?

                        The reason I ask is because I keep asking my wife to try it out and she refuses because it is "eating too much meat" in her words.
                        I've been eating Primal for 3-4 years now. I tried to gently encourage my wife to eat more like me, but never forced her. She didn't give it a shot until she read the introduction to the "Everyday Paleo" book this past Christmas and she's been going strong since! She just needed to hear it from someone else. She hasn't lost any scale weight, but she has definitely replaced some fat with muscle. I've always thought her body was beautiful, but she looks better than ever now! Also, she FEELS much better in many ways (energy, digestion, etc.)

                        Also: @Corvidae!! You look amazing! You have made remarkable progress in a pretty short time.
                        Last edited by yodiewan; 03-28-2012, 03:11 PM.

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                        • i would say, cordivae, that you look awesome!

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                          • Looking great, Corvidae! Very nice curves...
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                            • Wow, huge change. Congrats corvidae

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                              • Thank you guys The community here has been integral in making the change go so quickly and so well ^_^ Its easy to make the changes ive needed to make with everyones support!
                                "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

                                My amusing take on paleo-blogging: http://whatshouldwecallpaleolife.tumblr.com/

                                Are you a Primal in San Francisco, or the SF Bay Area in general? Join our facebook group!

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