Thursday, November 22, 2012

Up for a challenge, anybody?

So, what is the best way to get rid of body pain caused by doing body pump? Shall I tell you?
 
Do another body pump class! Not kidding.
 
Yesterday, I could barely walk. By the evening my body felt like glass - so heavy and super stiff! So I woke up early prepped the Scientist's breakfast, packed his lunch, put Chittu's milk by the side of the bed and reached the gym 10 minutes early to warm up on the ellpitical. Really, that's how desperate I was. We did the new release - 83 today and man - was it a killer!!! The instructor kept egging me on to add the weights. But I'd give up after a few reps and bring down the weight. I tried though!
 
Interesting fact : Apparently there are 800 reps in a body pump routine. Who knew?
 
Looks like I am by far a jobless one in weight-loss-blog-land - to keep the updates coming. I think lots of people are already celebrating the anvil of the arrival of the new year.
 
But I hope you guys have not given up on your 2012 weight loss/ fitness goals and decided to start over in 2013. Just remember, now is the best time to start anything! Not tomorrow or December 1st or January 1st or after you have eaten that cake/ samosa!
 
I am myself far far far behind on my own goals. I was to reach goal weight of 67 kgs in August 2012. Seriously its deplorable that I weigh 78 kgs today. 11 kgs to goal weight even 3 months after the scheduled goal date! But I am trying to make a better choice at every meal even though I ate some cake yesterday and horse's share of pongal last night for dinner. Sigh! Atleast I'm not giving up.
 
Anyway we've got about 5 weeks to the new year. I would like to be 5 kgs lighter by January 1st 2013. Anyone wants to join me? Just eat less and move more these next 5 weeks. You could be thinner :) Leave me a line!

17 comments:

  1. Sugar... I would love join...want to reduce at least 3 kgs by my birthday (Dec 26th)

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    1. Welcome to the challenge, Sugs!Hope you have a proper plan in place calorically!
      I've been over doing sugar lately. And I wanted to get back on weight loss track!

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  2. Sugar, I actually dont have one..when hubby was around I was able to lose close to 7kgs..now im stuck at 69..if u have one..pls share with me

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    1. mail me with you eating patterns and workout schedule! we'll see if we can tweak something to break your plateau!

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  3. Hey sugar,
    After that initial 3 kgs lost,I struck with same.Wud love join you.5kgs in 5 week sounds cool.Will keep you posted.Btw I have a other query.Will shoot a mail on that

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    1. sure! welcome to the challenge. the idea is to eat less and move more! if you are already eating minimal, then try and up the exercise a bit and make sure to guzzle gallons of water!

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  4. Though 5 Kgs is on a higher side but I am on it...at least 2 kgs Lighter I shud be....and today I am 60.7 (yes my weight increased after the Diwali spree and now am back on my plan)

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    1. :) the point was to fight the attitude of "i will start on Jan 1" and end up being heavier!choose your own bench mark, goals and how you are going to reach it! the idea is to not derail!

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  5. Great Initiative Sugar! I love to join u! But I know this too, I am a non-committal snob! :-D
    I will def. tell u my weight (lost or not!) after this 5 week goal :-) All the very best everyone! :-)

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    1. :) super! i understand about the "commitment" part!!sometimes I beat myself pretty bad about the fact that I have not achieved what I wanted to!!!
      but yes take steps towards your goal. That is what we are talking about.

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  6. I am in....though I am aiming for 3kgs weight loss.
    Will keep posting the updates on my blog.

    Yay!! lets do this!

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    1. To each, herself! Hi-five! welcome aboard!

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  7. Woah Superwoman!! I am joining you, but first things first! How do you manage everything? "prepped the Scientist's breakfast, packed his lunch, put Chittu's milk by the side of the bed".. and after all this.. managed to "reached the gym 10 minutes early" Huh?? How??
    I have started going to gym in the mornings too.. but I hardly make any breakfast. Just eat the muesli, wheat flakes, etc! And yeah I do make a sabji and dal/salad for lunch. But its all in a hurry.. How do u do it? How? How?? :)
    And, yeah, I am definitely joining you! Have been a lazy ass since a month. Very less workout, but no over-eating.. So no weight gain thankfully! So my goal till 1st Jan is to lose 4 Kg! I am 89.5 right now.. lets see if I can be 85.5 Kg! I am ok if I am in the 85 range till Jan.. (85.9 is ok too) :D

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    1. :) i always keep idly/dosa batter available, theres also chappati dough in the fridge and yes I've got help too. Maami doubles up as my kitchen mate when ever I need the help. But yes waking up an hour early gives you plenty of time on hand.And I usually have decided the previous night, the menu for the following day!
      Super about joining the rest of us! Our pleasure, dearie. May we all emerge thinner!

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    2. Menu for the following day? I have the menu planned for a whole week.. but no use :P
      I guess I really need to wake up little early!

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  8. Just blog-hopped and found yours! I am looking for motivation and loved your challenge. Count me in. I have to lose lots (around 25 pounds)..but taking babysteps I am aiming for 5-6 pounds by the new year.
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    1. Sure! join in. The key is to be conscious. Even if you indulge a meal or two just get back to track and move on.

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