Internet Friends and Their Quest for Health: Week 16


Originally posted 2016-04-20 12:00:50.

Hello everyone and welcome to week 16 in the quest of a few internet friends who are trying to get healthy! We want to motivate one another and help each other get on the right track by working out, eating right, and reaching a great state of mind in the process. Join us weekly as we share our personal journey’s and stats to show you all that if we can do it, so can you!

Sarindre

I had a great week so far. I took the weekend to rest up and am now hitting the gym hard to make up for lost time.  I hit a PR on my squats at 145 lbs this morning which makes me so happy! Woot! I was so happy. I have been working hard and am down about 8 inches total. Unfortunately I didn’t measure this am so I am not sure on the real numbers! Good luck in your fitness this week!  You can tweet me if you ever want to chat @Sarindre.

Starting weight – 180.5

Today’s weight – 161.2

Bicep – slack – 12″, Flex – 13 1/2″

Under Bust – 33″ (Down 3 3/4″)

Belly Button – 36″ (Down 5 1/2″)

Hips – 40″ (Down 2 1/2″)

Upper Thigh – 24″ (Down 1″)

You can find me on MyFitnessPal as korngirl723.

Elyntia

No weight change this week, well if you want to count the half a pound then I lost another .5lbs lol Still working at keeping under my calories and maintaining a mostly real food diet. It’s been warm, we broke out the ice cream haha Other than that I think I have been pretty good this week! Soon I’ll get back into working out again, which will help for sure! It’s also the dreaded ‘time of the month’ consisting of an automatic 4lb weight gain. So it’s totally possible that I have lost more than the half a pound and will see the results of that mid-next week! I have my fingers crossed for that haha
Start weight: 310.5
Today’s weight: 294
DaneTrain
This past Saturday, my husband was home, my kid was asleep. It was 5:30 am and 45 degrees outside. I had not been outside running in months and months, and I saw the opportunity and ran with it. Literally. Ughh, sorry I had to say it, it was right there! Anyways, I needed to run 7 miles to reach 50 for the week. But, it felt SO GOOD to be outside, so I just kept going. I had a good audiobook (The Life We Bury, check it out), and it was only getting warmer. Plus I had never had a chance to test out the GPS on my Garmin Forerunner – which, by the way, is incredible. I ran 15 miles. And enjoyed every minute of it. Outside is superior to treadmill running in so many ways. Oh man. Now Steve is gone and I’m back on the treadmill, but I will always remember my perfect run. That’s all I have to report. My diet has been ok, the weekend wasn’t quite the dietary disaster that it usually is. We are moving next week, so I’m hoping to hit at least 40 miles for the week. We will see.

Last Week – 58 miles

WTD – 20.02 miles
MTD – 152.93 miles
YTD – 753.45 miles
WowMeaghan

I’m down 4lbs! I have no clue what I’m doing, but I will take it. My IBS has been very bad (It is finals week after all!). Headaches and allergies have plagued this household, but at least it’s warm outside.

Our community Pool opens up end of May or first week of June – and I am seriously hoping it’s sooner because I love swimming and I need to start working out again. I don’t think I’m ready for the work out stuff, as sad as that sounds, but I’m having some serious aches in my feet.

Not only am I working on my body’s health, but also my mental health too. I’ve been working hard keeping my apartment clean, along with taking care of my financial responsibilities. I think it’s working well, my stress towards both isn’t as high as it normally is. I will also begin Therapy, hopefully soon, to try to curb my emotional eating habits.

Until next week, my friends! -WoWMeaghan

21stCenturyFool
I’ve been doing my best to keep up on my new water challenge of a gallon (16 cups) of water a day. It’s much more difficult than it seems, especially for someone like myself who tends not to drink a lot period during the day, if nothing else it keeps me from substituting for other less healthy options like soda or energy drinks. I was also able to get back to the gym more regularly this past week. Four days this week, I’d like to be able to get into a routine of hitting 5-6. Overall it was a pretty good week and the scale seemed to agree.
Starting Weight: 215.6
Weight at the beginning of the week: 213.2
End of Week Weight: 210.6
Ben

Starting weight: 213 (3/1)

Last week: 205 (4/8)

This week: 203 (4/15)

Goal weight: 190

I followed through with my plan to make it to the gym three times last week. On day 1, I lifted, focusing on chest, upper back, core, and legs. Day 2 was cardio. I hate the treadmill but it was a little too cold for me, so I did two miles on the treadmill and two more on the stationary bike. I like to step up these workouts as I go along so I’m just about sprinting at the end. Day 3 I lifted again focusing on arms, core, and legs. On Sunday I played in a soccer game, and I was feeling pretty good. I paid for it a little Monday, but that’s alright. Plan is to basically repeat this for the coming week and not cheat just because my birthday is coming up.

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elyntia