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May 15, 2012 12:31 PM
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Here are a couple of my "during" pics. All of March I did a combo of running, Zumba and calisthenics using 7lb weights. My weight was 168.4 with close to 34% body fat. In a month I lost 6 lbs, but my body fat was still at 33%. I decided to cut back on cardio (elliptical or light running twice a week) and started the Stronglifts 5x5 power lifting program. Since then I have only lost another 3 lbs, but my body fat is now at 28%. Not to mention, I am much stronger. Here are my current stats:
Squats - 115 lb
Bench - 85 lb
Pendlay rows - 90 lb
Overhead press - 70 lb
Dead lift - 145 lb

I still have a long way to go, but hopefully my progress so far will motivate someone to pic up some weights! :)

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a long way to go :s you look amazing hun, i wouldnt lose much more. i have done the same thing, i was losing a few lbs a week, but it wasnt showing on the tape measure or in the mirror so ive started p90x this week, i feel loads stronger already. well done chic u look fab xxx
May 15, 2012 5:37 PM
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a long way to go :s you look amazing hun, i wouldnt lose much more. i have done the same thing, i was losing a few lbs a week, but it wasnt showing on the tape measure or in the mirror so ive started p90x this week, i feel loads stronger already. well done chic u look fab xxx


Thank you for the support! Changing it up always helps when things slow down. It reenergizes you and you try that much harder! Good luck to you!
May 15, 2012 11:36 PM
Strength training is so much more than going to the gym and lifting heavy weights. Strength training exercises can benefit your heart, strengthen your bones, help you lose weight, and it burns more calories than cardio. Aside from burning calories, strength training also makes you stronger and gives your muscles that chiseled/toned look. Thanks a lot.
May 15, 2012 11:41 PM
YOU. LOOK. F*CKING AMAZING! I wish I could look like you!
May 16, 2012 1:15 AM
Well done!

I do 2 days cardio, 3 days strength a week. Best combo imo.
May 16, 2012 1:44 AM
You look great :) Keep up the amazing work!
May 16, 2012 4:36 AM
Great Job, It looks as if you've had a total body lift. Off to do more reading on 5X5
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May 16, 2012 4:41 AM
This is great and very inspirational. Sometimes it is easy to get caught up on the numbers on the scale.
May 16, 2012 6:05 AM
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May 16, 2012 5:02 PM
You guys are awesome. In case anyone missed the links, here are some very helpful groups that taught me a lot and lead to the progress I'm making now. Enjoy!!

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/forums/show/788-women-strength-training

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/forums/show/4618-stronglifts-5x5-for-women

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/groups/home/3817-eat-more-to-weigh-less
May 20, 2012 1:17 PM
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May 22, 2012 11:21 AM
You look amazing!
May 22, 2012 12:50 PM
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Thanks guys! It's hard seeing the numbers on the scale move slower, but the reflection in the mirror makes it worth it. I'm excited to see where my progress will be in another couple of months!


this is exactly what i'm going through now, also. you're looking great!!! keep it up!!
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May 22, 2012 4:48 PM
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Thanks guys! It's hard seeing the numbers on the scale move slower, but the reflection in the mirror makes it worth it. I'm excited to see where my progress will be in another couple of months!


this is exactly what i'm going through now, also. you're looking great!!! keep it up!!


Good luck, though I'm sure you're doing great! It's been almost another month and I've only lost another 1.4 lbs so far since May 5th, but I'm down a bunch more inches everywhere so there is still progress being made, slowly but surely!
Edited by Cmonnowguys On May 22, 2012 4:48 PM
May 26, 2012 7:59 PM
Upped my cals to net around 1900. Still lifting heavy. I'm sitting around 156-157lb this week and approaching 27% bf.

Here's my latest progress:

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One step at a time!
May 26, 2012 8:01 PM
You look great girl!!!
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May 26, 2012 8:16 PM
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You look great girl!!!


Thanks, man! It feels great to actually see results now that I've been focused for almost three months. Harder than I expected, but worth it.
May 26, 2012 9:12 PM
You look great!! Very inspirational!
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May 26, 2012 9:18 PM
Amazing progress!
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May 26, 2012 9:19 PM
two thumbs up
May 26, 2012 9:28 PM
Awesome progress!!!! Keep up the good work!!!! smile
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May 27, 2012 5:12 AM
great work. just shows u the benefits of strength training. :o)
May 27, 2012 5:16 AM
Awesome! Congrats!
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May 27, 2012 5:27 AM
I am doing cardio.....but now You have motivated me to get into the weights! Nice difference...very noticeable!
May 27, 2012 6:39 AM
WOW.... you look Amazing!!!! I'm currently where you were in your first pic. However I dont think I look that good! LOL... I guess we all see ourselves differntly. Well I wanted ton congratulate you on your success. That is awesome! Im currently doing p90x and I was wondering what avenue I should take when Im done, I start my last 30 day phase tomorrow. Which p90x does incorporate weights and cardio evenly. Well my dear once again Kudos to you... YOU ROCK GIRL! keep it up...
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