Post # 1
I’ve been thinking this for a while, perhaps we should have “woot” thread for fitness successes which are not about weight.
So if you’ve managed a PR on any fitness goal or even just managed to haul your backside to the gym when you felt rubbish, share it please!
This topic was modified 3 years ago by SpecialSundae. Reason: Better title
Post # 2
Despite recent mental health issues (was recently diagnosed with cyclothymia and was going through a depressive phase), I’ve still continued with my training. I have made some great gains – my arms are 13” (up from 11”) and my thighs are 25-26” (up from 22.5”). Same weight. My traps are looking pretty beastly as well. 🙂 Two more weeks and I have a 1RM test for my lifts!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
SpecialSundae: I signed up for a triathlon! Just a sprint, to see if I don’t die. I’m also doing a 10-miler May 4.
I want to do as much as I possibly can before TTC because lord knows a baby changes everything! 😉
Post # 4
I went from not being able to run for a minute to being able to complete a 5K. I feel great, am looking better, and am working on upping my speed! I actually even enjoy running now, weird right? (I really hated it before.) Once I’m a little faster, I’m hoping to start training for a 10k. 🙂
Post # 5
I just hit my previous squat 1RM (90kg/198lb) for a double! TWICE!
Post # 6
After 9 months of hitting the gym, I finally LOVE working out! I’m addicted! I don’t have any specific accomplishments but I feel much better and have energy for tons of stuff. I have better mental clarity too!
Post # 7
ive lost 13kg and thias week started 4 week prep for my first bodybuilding comp so proud go us girls
Post # 8
OrchidsandCandles: I’m still in awe of your progress. It’s on in September (if I can get the time off work)!
lealorali: Amazing! I’m so rubbish at cardio-related stuff that I’m always amazed by those who do things as hard-core as triathlons. The mum of a friend of mine did an Iron Man triathlon just 6 months after giving birth and still runs mountain marathons in her early 50s, so it’s totally doable to have kids and carry on. 😀
lawyerchick13: I totally get loving running. Total endorphin buzz!
julesbeeb: It’s amazing how it can turn around. Fantastic woot!
Post # 9
I had a 1RM test for squat today and not only beat my previous 1RM of 90kg but managed 100kg
And then did 102.5kg for good measure (all at a bodyweight of 62.9kg thanks to a massive Chinese meal last night).
Post # 10
I’m just going to keep posting even if no one else does. 🙂
Post # 11
SpecialSundae: I’m in awe of your arms!
Post # 12
DH and I signed up for our first half marathon and have been training! Friday we ran 9 miles!!! We were never big runners so this is a huge accomplishment for us! Our pace was 9:30 🙂
Post # 13
SpecialSundae: I did my first 5K last weekend! My cousin and I decided to get healthier together and we started training in January – both of us being non-runners! She ran the whole thing but I stopped and sped walked beside her a few times – but mostly running. I am so proud of myself – I always hated running and just thought it would always be that way – but now I love it!! Our ultimate goal is to compete in the Disney Princess half marathon 🙂
I have also lost ~15 pounds since January. I have A LOT more I can lose (prob about 30-40 more!) and I know it won’t be done by my wedding (69 days!) but I am hoping to lose about 10 more pounds before then.
Post # 14
I finally broke my half marathon PR…. 1:51 baby! I’m so excited. I just ate my weight in Chinese food to celebrate. Oops!
Post # 15
Congrats to everyone on their amazing fitness achievements!
I have an injured knee right now (likely multiple torn ligaments), so I can’t do many of my usual activities – playing soccer, running, cycling, and full-body weight training.
But since I got hurt, I ‘ve managed to work out my upper body using free weights for 1 hr 4 times a week. And though I’m still waiting to hear if I need surgery, I’ve also started re-introducing some daily leg exercises (as approved by my physiotherapist).
It’s been emotionally and physically difficult to give up my usual routine, but I’m doing what I can to feel healthy while also allowing my knee to heal. I hope I’m back to full strength soon!