August 10, 2017 at 1:59 pm #696855
^ That’s what I did with my current pillow – may as well do it again! 🙂 I think it’s the iComfort from Serta or something.It kinda looks like a lima bean shape, and it’s foam is dense too which I prefer. My chiro suggested putting a folded towel underneath as it will sink a bit over the years and this will help with the shoulder support. I had the towel folded too thick the first night and I took it out bc it hurt, last night I folded the towel so it wasn’t quite as high and that seemed to help.August 11, 2017 at 6:53 am #696902
@copa no it’s his press/push press/jerk. He was stacking funny, and not keeping a straight bar path. He was stacking funny because his pelvis is turned in and to get there he’d arch more. BUT! He does have great hip mobility but like zero shoulder mobility. I coach several nights a week and I just got “done” implementing 4 months of pigeon (everyone’s squats improved) and I’m starting 4 months of shoulder mobility each class I coach. Go do some wall facing squats with your shoulders overhead. I HATE those but they’re great for mobility.August 11, 2017 at 6:55 am #696903
Oh and @Copa tell your friend to keep her chest tall and don’t squat on the KB swings. And do just Russian swings until she can go overhead. Again – that needs to be stacked over her mid-line. So many people drop their chest when they go down on those. And doing any kind of warm ups to loosen up her lower back/hips is great. We are all freaking tied to our tight hips.August 20, 2017 at 4:33 pm #697706
Really liked reading through this thread, finally! I tracked my food this week. I used MFP like five years ago before I had a smart phone and then when I got a smart phone I didn’t use it even though it’s so much easier. Not that I’m tracking 100% everything now, but the function is good.
I actually weighed myself yesterday for the first time in a month and I’m down 4 pounds? I can’t tell if the scale is being screwy although I have two (one electronic, one not). But I’m afraid it’s all my muscles going away/stress, ugh.
Have to get to the gym. I honestly haven’t exercised in months. I bought Strong Curves (borrowed it from the library once) and I’d love to do it but I just feel like with any supersets at the gym it’s awkward because you don’t want to monopolize equipment. Aggg, I could just start with classes. I feel I like just lifting by myself because I can do it at my own pace but maybe I need the guide. Ok, agh, just do SOMETHING!!August 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm #697707
Just do an app with body weight exercises. It’s free and you can do it in your pj’s. It works too, my arms are pretty jacked and I have noticeable muscle tone all over.August 20, 2017 at 8:16 pm #697712
If you are looking for a good bodyweight training guide Convict Conditioning is good. The pretext behind the book is almost certainly false but the progressive training sequences are great. I learned to do handstand push ups and one legged squats.August 21, 2017 at 7:36 am #697750
So, I am jumping on a band wagon to check it out. I am joining juiceplus+ to see if there’s really any extra benefits from it. I know I don’t get enough veggies but I eat enough of everything else. I’ll let you guys know how that goes. You can only sign up for 4 months at a time. So…..100% money back guarantee. We’ll see.August 23, 2017 at 3:29 pm #698082
I need to hop back on the health train! Between having guests in town and a brief work trip, I feel pretty gross and haven’t been able to get a work out in this past week! Yikes.August 24, 2017 at 3:37 am #698122
11 days back on track here! I had so many stops and starts over the past 2 months, but feeling in a good place now. Also my workout buddy is back in town and we’re committing to a solid 3 times per week strength training together. I did something to my toe, so just waiting for that to get better and then I plan to start running again too and training for a race that’s on Oct 29th to get a little extra motivation going. It’s an 8k or 14k trail race, but I haven’t really decided yet what distance I want. At the beginning of summer Banjo and I had discussed signing up for a half in October but he’s been plagued with some on again off again injuries and we haven’t trained. Would like to do one in spring though!August 25, 2017 at 8:13 pm #698322
Since I mentioned my love of my Fitbit app my mom bought me the Fitbit scale. Amazon had it on sale. Not that I can’t just track my weight but for some reason I just love it. It just syncs right to my Fitbit app and measurable my body fat, as well as a scale can. Sometimes those fun gadgets give you some motivation. Plus my old scale broke. Like shattered into a million parts during my last move. I also was the test group for the Hidrate water bottle. Also tracks your water intake and syncs it. It glows or vibrates your Fitbit or phone to remind you to drink more water. Pretty cool. I really have been drinking so much more water since I got it.August 26, 2017 at 9:23 am #698332
Sending you motivation vibes @copa!!
Way to go @lucia!
@Janelle, I’ve always wanted a body fat scale, but could never justify it. I think that’s a great way of measurement.
I’ve been reading about calipers but it seems a bit awkward to do it by yourself. The key is consistency though even if the measurement is not accurate.
I lost 1.5 pounds this week. I’m really not sure if that’s correct but I have two scales. I want to enjoy this weight loss but part of me is thinking it’s stress. I have been tracking for the most part, mainly big ticket items (protein). I might have been undereating my calorie goal, but not in a restrictive sense (I only went to bed “hungry” once because I couldn’t tell if I was hungry and now I know), but just partly because I think the little things add up too like fruits and veggies and indeterminate amount of cooking oil.
Edit: Hmm, re: calorie goal, seeing as I haven’t been exercising, I am probably more sedentary and my eating has been in line with that calorie goal. Of course I would like to get up to “light activity” 🙂September 9, 2017 at 11:03 am #716598
Totally double posting, but I’m wondering how you folks manage weight loss and buying clothes. Of course I’d be happy to lose a few, and some clothes will fit better, but at some point, they may be too large? I picked up some really nice dresses on sale but not cheap. I like them but now I’m having buyer’s regret. Well, if they are too big, then I guess that’s a good thing!