Hi there all
Posted my 6 week progress photos on my profile. Please check them out and send some positive vibes this way... Got 2 more cardios for thsi week and then week 7 is finished. Dont know if im going to get rid of these freaken love handles in the next couple of weeks. REALLY hope so!!!! Doing the diet right and trying my utmost at the gym. Just need some encouragement for the next couple of weeks.
Wow! Awesome job!! You are shrinking!! Keep up the good work!
Great work "D"...what a difference. I'm hoping I'll be there soon as I'm in week 5. I can't wait to see the change at 84 days since you have done so well so far.
In 6 weeks you have accomplished a great deal. Your waist is melting away right before your eyes. Keep hitting those 10's in the gym, eat clean, and in the end, your six-pack mission will be achieved. Keep tuning in to your inner athlete.
The incredible shrinking man!!! Just imagine what the next 6 weeks will bring. Great job so far!! Keep up the good work.
"The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday!"
Hey, good work, really see a big difference already! U are definitely doing something right that's for sure. U know, my husband who is also South African is on week 9 and also doing really well, the funny thing is you have very similar body shapes. It might be good to compare notes if I can get him on here. I am also doing the BFL challenge, on week 8 and starting to notice the changes. Keep at it and make sure you keep posting pics, it's always good to see others succeed! :-)
Great work so far!!! Keep going!! Love handles are the area we all want to get rid of! They are the last to go so dont lose heart and keep doing what you are doing. My biggest and best changes game in the last two weeks. Keep eating clean and hitting all you 10s and pushing yourself beyond what you think you can do.
Keep up the great work!
Guys, thank you for the kind words. Exactly what i needed to hear today. Today is Sunday and usually my free day but i had to use it on Thursday because of school Christmas lunch. BDmom, Orrin and Lorrie, I have checked all three of your profiles so many times since i started this journey. Congrats on the great transformations! You are inspirations!
Sandra, Randy and Lornie, I hope your transformations go smoothly over the coming holidays. Lornie, has your husband had any luck with those love handles? I hate being able to feel my hip bones, see my ribs etc and then have this big tube of nothingness around my waiste. Cos thats what love handles are. Big lumpos of nothing! How bout you Orrin? When did you see the most shrinking of the love handles. Ive been thinking of upping my cardio but im scared that eats into my muscle development. And honestly, by the time i finish my 20 mins i feel like i could die anyway! LOL!
Good thing about being in Korea over this Festive time is there is not much celebrating going on. Although I do have a box of something that my mom sent me from SA. Dont know whats in it yet... Keeping it for Christmas day. A guys gotta have something to open right?
I dont know if actual abs are a possiblity in the next 5 weeks? Ive just finished week 7 and feeling a little dejected and thinking its not gonna be possible. But as i keep telling myself, its bodyforLIFE and NOT bodyfor12weeks.
Oh well, ive done this program 99% right so far. I skipped 2 cardios in the 6 weeks and i had 2 more free days than i should have. But the rest, diet, 10's etc i really have given my all. So the results i get in the 12 weeks will be the best results i could have gotten in the 12 weeks. And thats a good feeling to have.
Ok, enough complaining and talking. Time for me to head to the basement of my apartment building and hit the treadmill. If i dont do my cardio first thing in the morning my head thinks its a free day. Thats how those 2 extra free days happpend. Too cold and lazy to go! Feel better after talking to you. Thanks!
Personally my biggest resutls came in the last two weeks 10 days even. honestly though I never realized how much I had changed until I placed my before and after photos side by side. I took about three days before I looked at the after picture and beleived that guy was me! You still have 5 weeks to go - the best is yet to come. It is time to kick it up a notch. Each one of us is capable of so much more that we give ourselves credit for. Keep pushing against your limits and challenge yourself to go further than ever. You dont want to finish the challenge and think gee I could have lifted more or tried harder. You are definately on the right track. Keep up the great work!!!!
Eat cleaner. Lift heavier. Run Further.
Glad to see you posted your pics, they look GREAT!! Wow, imagine what you will look like at end of 12 weeks!!! Good luck surviving your longer week before it is Free Day again!
I can relate to Orrin, the last few weeks yielded the most results but I was not even aware of the transformation that unfolded. I was in shock when I saw the "after" pictures and kept saying to the photographer- Is that really me!! I must have said it 10 times.
I did not want to disappoint myself so I decided to give each and every workout all of my efforts. I was tired, sore, rundown, and doubted my self along the way, but in the end, I was proud, and you will be too!! Make everyday count!!
im so disappointed right now i feel like crying! And for two reasons:
First, i went for lower body workout today. Decided to do different exercise than usual and twisted my back or something halfway into my workout for squats. In so much pain right now. Going to dr and see if i can get a shot or something. Thats the one reason for wanting to cry.
The other reason is i couldnt work out today. And im scared this might put me out of action for a bit. Im scared to go to the dr cos im scared he says its something serious. I really dont think thats what it is. I think i bent my knees too much and went too far down transferring the weight from my legs to my back and thats when i did damage.
Hold thumbs its only a day or two out of action!
I am so sorry and know how upset you must feel. I can relate, two weeks into the challenge I hurt my right knee and had to wrap it for a week. I iced it 4-5 times a day and took anti-inflammatory medicine. As soon as I healed, I hurt my low back (also when doing the squat machine) and again I used ice and had to take it easy. I thought I would need a cortizone shot but with proper rest it healed. Now I do lunges instead of the squat machine.
Good luck at the doctor's. Please add ice or heat to the area (which ever gives you comfort) Stay positive and realize that we all stumbled at some point but you will overcome this!
I am in horrible pain. Its not a disk or spine problem. Had xrays done and turns out its a pulled muscle or something. I dont really know cos i dont speak korean that well and my translater did a crappy job. All i know is i got a jab in my bum and had to go lie down on a hot pack thing after which they put a machine on my back that kinda massaged but it was really too weak to feel anything. The doctor did say no gymming for 2 weeks.
I thought i would be able to get back to gym tomorrow for an upper body workout but i really think i should take this week off. And im doing it very reluctantly. I dont even think i can go to normal work today. Standing on my feet for 6 hours when i cant even sit down or lie down in my own home is not my idea of fun. I did it yesterday and i was a bit loopy from the medicine. I even ended up crying in my one class cos i get twisting it in such a way that a knife stab would shoot all the way down my leg.
Coming home last night i really wanted to comfort eat and all i kept thinking was "remember that there is more to bodyforlife than just exercise. Eating right is 80% of the battle". I got home past the bakery and had my chicken and rice. Not one thing passed my lips that shouldnt have. Small victories...
When you hurt your back and knee did you still go exercise? Sleeping last night was really really difficult. Had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and couldnt get up. I kept thinking "who can i call to help me?. And then i realised my cellphone wasnt at my bed. I HAD to get up to get it. HORRIBLE night. Im suppposed to go for more physical therapy today but that means taking public transport and standing up and sitting down is such a mission and painful thing that i make a spectacle of myself. I dont know what to do....
OMG, ive got to stand up from here now.... This is going to hurt. I hope your day goes well. Im not going to go to work today. School is going to be SOOOOO mad at me but i cant.
Yeah uh...you look kinda great...and what I mean by kinda is amazingly! You have done so well!! That sucks that you'll be out of commission. I've worried about that a few times and wondered what would I do! But keep going strong because you have done an awesome job thus far. Congrats!
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