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TOPIC: NSV: Lifting Heavy = New haircut. (Pics!) (106lbs lost)

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September 28, 2012 11:11 AM
Background: 5'8", 32 years old, mom of three kids ages 2, 4, &6. I started cardio in August 2011 at 270lbs. Lost ~75 pounds. Added in strength training in February 2012. Lost another ~30lbs. Hit my current weight of 164lbs, total lost = 106lbs.


Looking to change things up, I started lifting heavy one month ago, at the very beginning of Sept 2012. Now that my neck/shoulders/arms are more defined, I didn't want it it hidden behind my hair anymore. (Ok how vain is this??) So last night I got a new do!


Ok, here is the WAY before... about 270 pounds
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The day I started strength training, in Feb 2012, about 195lbs
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And today
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Here's a before and after of the new hairdo!
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I still do daily cardio, mostly running 3-8 miles a day. Then I lift heavy 2-3x/week. It makes me feel SO STRONG!

Thanks for looking!
Edited by joyzy On September 28, 2012 11:13 AM
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September 28, 2012 11:13 AM
You look great!!!! You deserve to be a little vain, and the new haircut looks really good on you!
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September 28, 2012 11:13 AM
Wow! So inspiring. You look AMAZING!
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September 28, 2012 11:14 AM
Go you! Great hair, great muscles, great transformation! Thanks for sharing!

I just realized... 5'8" and 164 pounds... you are my dream ME! ha! laugh Now I *really* thank you for the inspiration!
Edited by wizbeth1218 On September 28, 2012 11:16 AM
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September 28, 2012 11:15 AM
amazing AND beautiful! way to go! :)
September 28, 2012 11:15 AM
LOL - I cut my hair once I lost some weight too! Before I was afraid my face would look too round.

You look great!
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September 28, 2012 11:15 AM
so proud of you my friend! looking amazing!!!!
September 28, 2012 11:18 AM
New you, new hair! Congrats, that's pretty darn great! And, you're a great example to your kids too!
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September 28, 2012 11:19 AM
great job! you look fabulous! like the darker color too :)
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September 28, 2012 11:23 AM
What a great job! You look amazing!!......I would love to start lifting but not sure on where/how to start....any advice??...Oh, I love your new do as well!!
September 28, 2012 11:23 AM
Awesome Joyze! I so wish women would get the "lifting will make you bulky" crap out of their head. You look amazing! I am proud to call you my MFP friend!
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September 28, 2012 11:25 AM
Such a flattering style, you look 20! Congrats on all the awesome changes.
September 28, 2012 11:26 AM
Holy cow you look amazing. I LOVE the hair!!! You look so much younger.
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September 28, 2012 11:27 AM
Great Job! You look so good!!! You deserve a new hair do.
September 28, 2012 11:27 AM
RAWR! Strong women are awesome.
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September 28, 2012 11:28 AM
Well done you what an awesome weight loss and enjoy your NSV with your new `do` :-)
September 28, 2012 11:29 AM
Hey Joy, girl you look awesome! So, when you say HEAVY lifting, can you tell me EXACTLY what you mean? I mean precisely? I'm looking to get some of that tone and definition, and would love to see what's working for you. Thanks!
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September 28, 2012 11:29 AM
Wonderful job! I'm proud of your accomplishment and who doesn't like new hair?!!!!!
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September 28, 2012 11:31 AM
awesome job! I started my strength training around the same time! but I was around 270. now I am in the 190s! I want to continue with the strength training 3x a week and cardio 5x a week 2-4 miles running. also do some long bike rides.

I am having a tougher time staying good with my food lately. what do you eat the most? what has helped you stay the course?

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September 28, 2012 11:31 AM
QUOTE:

What a great job! You look amazing!!......I would love to start lifting but not sure on where/how to start....any advice??...Oh, I love your new do as well!!


May I suggest: http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Rules-Lifting-Women/dp/1583333398/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1348856823&sr=8-3&keywords=new+rules+of+lifting

http://www.amazon.com/Female-Body-Breakthrough-Revolutionary-Strength-Training/dp/1605296937/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1348856823&sr=8-7&keywords=new+rules+of+lifting

My wife and my trainer is mentored by these guys. My trainer has ladies working with 70 lb. kettlebells. They're strong as hell, and look great doing it! smokin

Edit: I'll add when he went to buy the heavy weights from his wholesaler the guy said "I thought you trained mostly women" "I do!" was his reply. bigsmile
Edited by T_X_L On September 28, 2012 11:35 AM
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September 28, 2012 11:31 AM
This is amazing. Very motivating. Thanks for sharing!
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September 28, 2012 11:32 AM
QUOTE:

Go you! Great hair, great muscles, great transformation! Thanks for sharing!

I just realized... 5'8" and 164 pounds... you are my dream ME! ha! laugh Now I *really* thank you for the inspiration!


I was just thinking the same thing!
September 28, 2012 11:32 AM
Great job, you look fantastic!!
September 28, 2012 11:33 AM
You look fantastic! Congrats on the transformation. How much are you lifting on average?
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September 28, 2012 11:34 AM
You look great!! Well done :) Lovely cut.

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