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Originally Posted by Jackieblue /img/forum/go_quote.gif

Hey, is anyone still getting fit here? I am part of a 90-day challenge. The winning team gets $1000, but honestly I just want to wear the adorable clothes in my closet that I've become to fat to wear. My goal is to fit into my super cute JAG jeans. I do have a weight goal, but I am more concerned with overall health and how my clothes fit. Would love to hear what you're doing and share my own ideas. Anyone left?
My workout schedule has come to a screeching halt with my knee injury. Right now, I can only really focus on my diet until I get an idea of how extensive an injury and surgery options. Thankfully I have an MRI today so hopefully have an answer soon.

 

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Originally Posted by Pancua /img/forum/go_quote.gif

My workout schedule has come to a screeching halt with my knee injury. Right now, I can only really focus on my diet until I get an idea of how extensive an injury and surgery options. Thankfully I have an MRI today so hopefully have an answer soon.
Oh no, that is awful! That is actually how I gained so much weight...I used to be a runner and ran 5Ks all the time to keep at it. Then I got injured and had to stop. Then I s-l-o-w-l-y worked my way back to another 5K, injured myself again during the first half mile, and did my personal worst. I was very discouraged. It seems like every time I run more than 2 miles I injure myself no matter how slowly I work up to it and how many wraps I put in strategic places. :( /emoticons/sad@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" />

I am not running anymore (boo!), but I can do other things that aren't so brutal and pounding to my (non-runner's) body. I will be thinking of you and hoping for your recovery and ability to do other things too. It took me a long time and I didn't get surgery, but I can already feel myself becoming stronger again.

 
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Originally Posted by Jackieblue /img/forum/go_quote.gif


Oh no, that is awful! That is actually how I gained so much weight...I used to be a runner and ran 5Ks all the time to keep at it. Then I got injured and had to stop. Then I s-l-o-w-l-y worked my way back to another 5K, injured myself again during the first half mile, and did my personal worst. I was very discouraged. It seems like every time I run more than 2 miles I injure myself no matter how slowly I work up to it and how many wraps I put in strategic places. :( /emoticons/sad@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" />

I am not running anymore (boo!), but I can do other things that aren't so brutal and pounding to my (non-runner's) body. I will be thinking of you and hoping for your recovery and ability to do other things too. It took me a long time and I didn't get surgery, but I can already feel myself becoming stronger again.
Glad you are getting stronger! I am a fencer and my primary lunging leg is my right leg, which is of course the knee that I hurt. The MRI went well, now I just need to wait until Wednesday to talk to the Ortho surgeon about options. Hopefully, we can get this buttoned up soon!

 

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We did a lot of linebacker-type training tonight, and I learned that I still need to wrap my knees and wear calf sleeves. :/

 
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Anyone still active here? I've recently joined a new gym after a three-month break from my old one and things are looking good. I've been working out using the machines and would like to move on to free weights after I get over my gym anxiety (any tips on that?). How's everyone else doing?

I hope your knee is getting better, Pancua! And lots of luck to Jackieblue's 90-day challenge - and everyone else who's working to take better care of their health! :) /emoticons/smile@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" /> 

 
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I need some free weights tips too :)

I've been using my elliptical 3x a week but want to add in some free weights. Anyone have a rec for a DVD or youtube for a simple workout I can start with. 

 

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I am still here! Today our Renshi was "inspired" by Beyonce's halftime show and I had issues walking out of the building, LOL. Going well though...scale is headed in the right direction so far. ;) /emoticons/wink@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" />

 
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Originally Posted by page5 /img/forum/go_quote.gif

I need some free weights tips too :)

I've been using my elliptical 3x a week but want to add in some free weights. Anyone have a rec for a DVD or youtube for a simple workout I can start with. 
These are not Youtube links but here are two beginner workouts I've seen recommended on another forum. Haven't tried them out personally, but the site has a lot of information on different exercises. What do you think?

http://www.stumptuous.com/workout-1 (Full body)

http://www.stumptuous.com/workout-2 (Split between upper and lower body)

Here are also two articles I found interesting about common gym and free weight misconceptions, if anyone is interested. :) /emoticons/smile@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" />

http://www.stumptuous.com/dont-fear-the-free-weights

http://www.stumptuous.com/lies-in-the-gym

 

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Post moved to a new thread. ;) /emoticons/wink@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" />

 
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Originally Posted by mauu /img/forum/go_quote.gif

These are not Youtube links but here are two beginner workouts I've seen recommended on another forum. Haven't tried them out personally, but the site has a lot of information on different exercises. What do you think?

http://www.stumptuous.com/workout-1 (Full body)

http://www.stumptuous.com/workout-2 (Split between upper and lower body)

Here are also two articles I found interesting about common gym and free weight misconceptions, if anyone is interested. :) /emoticons/smile@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" />

http://www.stumptuous.com/dont-fear-the-free-weights

http://www.stumptuous.com/lies-in-the-gym
Thanks for the recs - gives me a good place to start and a new website to explore :) 

 

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