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Autumngirl Journey

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by autumngirl, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. autumngirl

    autumngirl Active Member

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    Week 1:
    Monday 04/04/2016 Cardio + Legs (3 exercises, 1x12, 1x10, 1x8)
    Thursday 07/04/2016 Cardio + Upper (3 exercises 2x15)
    Saturday 09/04/2016 Cardio + Lats (2 exercises 2x15)
    Week 2:
    Monday 13/04/2016 Cardio + Legs (2 exercises, 1x12, 1x10, 1x8)
    Friday 15/04/2016 Cardio + Upper (2 exercises 2x15)
    Sunday 17/04/2016 Cardio + Upper (2 exercises 2x15) & Lats (2 exercises 2x15)
     
  2. autumngirl

    autumngirl Active Member

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    Before 2009
    Age = 25
    Height = 165cm
    Weight = 55 kg (Ideal Weight)
    Body composition = fat and bones

    2012
    Age = 29
    Height = 165 cm
    Weight = 68 Kg
    Body composition = fat and muscles

    2014
    Age = 31
    Height = 168 cm
    Weight = 74 Kg
    Body composition = Overweight

    2015
    Age = 32
    Height = 168 cm
    Weight = 68 Kg
    Body composition = fat and muscles

    2016 (Current Status)
    Age = 32.5
    Height = 168 cm
    Weight = 62 Kg
    Body composition = fat and muscles

    On March 2016, I was diagnosis and started medication for depression for the first time in my life (I'm currently on Cymbalta).
    Suddenly, after a week, the scale was dropping.I was FINALLY LOSING WEIGHT!.But I still have a long way to go.
    Did depression made me unable to lose weight? Was my inability to lose weight hormonal based?
    :) I don't know, maybe it was! Nevertheless, I am happy now :)
     
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  3. autumngirl

    autumngirl Active Member

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    I have an optimistic view on my upcoming months although it is always the last-few-pounds that are "difficult to lose".

    I still have around approximately 5-6 kg to lose. My body composition

    Is definitely different now. Before 2009, at 55kgs, I had narrow shoulders and small upper back.

    Now, its 2016, I would say I have a medium sized frame, with a better proportion to "slim down" my wider-hip-thighs by widening my shoulder-upper-mid-back area.

    So, let us say I have probably 1-2 kg of muscles on my frame, which makes my ideal weight 56-57 kg after modification.

    I will not speak much about my food consumption, perhaps some of the experts can predict/judge from my eating plan what would be my total caloric intake daily.

    Eating Plan:

    Morning: 3-4 spoons of cottages cheese with vegetables (chilli, capsicum, olives, etc) and drops of olive oil + 3/4 of brown bread.
    Afternoon: 1.75 cup of cooked white rice + 1 cup of diced chicken breasts seasoned with spices + 4-7 cups of fresh vegetables (carrot, cucumber, lettuce)
    Night: 1 medium sized orange

    I do cheat on Thursday night in moderation.

    My progress: I have lost around 5.5 kg in the past 5.5 weeks.
     
  4. autumngirl

    autumngirl Active Member

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    Week 3:
    Monday 18/04/2016 Cardio + Quads (1 exercise 1x12, 1x10, 1x8) + Hips (2 exercises 2x15)
    Friday 22/04/2016 Cardio + Hamstring (1 exercise 1x12, 1x10, 1x8) + Triceps (1 exercise 2x15) + Shoulder (1 exercise 2x15) + Chest (1 exercise 2x15)
    Sunday 24/04/2016 Cardio + Shoulder (2 exercises, 2x15 and 1x12, 1x10, 1x8) + Chest (1 exercise, 2x15)

    Week 4:
    Monday 25/04/2016 Cardio + Hamstring (1 exercise 1x12, 1x10, 1x8) + Quads (1 exercise 1x12, 1x10, 1x8)
    Thursday 28/04/2016 Cardio + Shoulder, Chest, Upper Delt, Lats, Triceps (1 exercise 2x15)
    Saturday 30/04/2016 Cardio + Hips (2 exercises, 2x15)
     
  5. autumngirl

    autumngirl Active Member

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    I'm taking a week off then will be back next Sunday, hopefully.
     
  6. autumngirl

    autumngirl Active Member

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    Week 7
    Monday 02/05/2016 Cardio 30 minutes + Quads, Hamstring, Middle Delt (12x, 10x, 8x)
    Off

    Week 8
    Monday 09/05/2016 Cardio 30 minutes + Shoulders (2 exercises) + Chest (1 exercise) 2x15
    Wednesday 11/05/2016 Cardio 30 minutes + Quads, Hamstring, Middle Delt + Upper Delt (2x15)
    Friday 13/05/2016 Cardio 30 minutes + Shoulders (1 exercises) + Chest (1 exercise) 2x15
     
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    Week 8
    Saturday 14/05/2016 Kickboxing on the punch bag (arms only) for 25 minutes
    Sunday 15/05/2016 Kickboxing on the punch bag (arms only) for 20 minutes
     
  8. autumngirl

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    2016 (Current Status)
    Age = 32.5
    Height = 168 cm
    Weight = 60.5 Kg
    Body composition = fat and muscles

    I have incorporated kickboxing the punch bag (using arms only) sessions whenever I have the energy during the week. I am glad I am losing weight!
     
  9. leftyx

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    Lost almost 14 Kg since 2014. Nice going
     
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    Yes, I have and in a short period of time - it is mostly contributed to my treatment from depression with regular exercise and eating less food. I no longer eat as little as I mentioned in earlier posts, I had to eat more, of course. I think I had battled emotional eating from depression and the medication has controlled it!
    I was diagnosis yesterday with urticaria so I might be taking some time off because my sleep is disturbed due to this condition.
     
    #350 autumngirl, May 16, 2016
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    2016 (Current Status)
    Age = 32.5
    Height = 168 cm
    Weight = 59.9 Kg
    Body composition = fat and muscles

    I'm slowly recovering from major depression. I usually sleep during the weekend, most of the day due to anxiety. I have stopped smoking completely and no longer eat junk food (unless it is my cheat meal or day). I'm gonna take some training lessons on using a punch bag.
     
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    Week 9

    Tuesday 17/05/2016 Cardio 30 minutes + Quads, Hamstring, Shoulder 8kg shrugs 1x12, 1x10, 1x8
    Wednesday 18/05/2016 Cardio 30 minutes + Shoulder + Chest + Upper Back + Mid Back 2x15
    Saturday 21/05/2016 Cardio 30 minutes + Back 1x12, 1x10, 1x8 + Shoulder + Chest + Hips 2x15
    Sunday 22/05/2016 Kickboxing for 45 minutes

    Week 10

    Off

    My weight has gone from 59.9 to 61.5 kg due to the week off and stress/little overeating. I hope I will be healed soon to go back on schedule.
     
  13. autumngirl

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    I have four good news:
    1) Recovery from sinus infection and urticaria (that was such a pain, when you scratch and workout, at this hot weather).
    2) Stress level is going down, I sleep better now (no scratch at night), but I still tend to overeat, maybe I'm caloric deficient.
    3) Workout schedule is back on track
    4) My weight is 59.8 kg which means I never jepordized my progress to begin with :) - a week off when life throw you out of balance, did wonders not only to my health but to my metabolism too :) I am even more convinced that my stress hormones are so high, I overeat and crush my metabolism and increase fat deposits around my waist just by staying awake!
    I am by the way using depression medication to increase my serotonin and NE (stress hormone).
    Stress hormones are Adrenaline, Cortisol, Norepinephrine.

    How the hell does my medication make me feel better :) ?
    Maybe I will talk to my psychiatric to discuss this further, perhaps dropping the NE from the formula, and sticking to SRRI will even reduce my weight further, and cure my major depression and general anxiety for good :)

    I am the one who grown an inch taller in my 20s - human body will remain a miracle mystery :)

    Life is good when you go to the gym, it is like going back to your Mother's womb :D
     
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    That's great news!

    :nod:
     
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    Week 11
    Sunday 29/05/2016: Cardio 30 minutes + Hamstring + Quads + Shoulder + Chest 1x12, 1x10, 1x8
    Tuesday 31/05/2016: Cardio 30 minutes + Shoulders + Chest + Middle Traps/Delt 2x15

    Week 12
    Off

    I'm going down again with the weather change.
     
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    I'm gonna take Week 13 off - I do not feel well yet.
     
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    I am gonna take Week 14 off too - they have changed my medication to SSRI only in past two weeks but were only benefiting after increase of dosage yesterday.
     
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    Week 15 is off too.
    Week 16 - I will slowly go back.
     
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    I will start my Phase II program by using a new strategy called “How much can you handle in one session?” for first two weeks only for two workouts
    1) Kickboxing (arms only)
    2) Medium paced Walking followed by Weight Training Session @ 5kph
    Then I will try to maintain “As much as you can do every week” workout program. Let us see how it goes week by week.

    Week 16 (Phase II – Week 1)
    Wednesday 06/07/2016:
    • 28 minutes of kickboxing heavy bag using arms only 1:25 minutes rest and 1:75 minutes workout (around 9 sets).
    Total = 28 minutes per week

    Week 17 (Phase II – Week 2)
    Friday 15/07/2016:
    • 1 hours of walking at 5kph
    • 25 minutes of upper body (shoulders, chest, upper trapz, lats)
    Total = 85 minutes per week

    OK, I am having some health issues so I will rest for Week 18 too or do slow activities. I am hoping to go back to my old medication because I have lost my ability to stay focused or concentrated.
     
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    I am taking time off working out due to unforseen circumstances.

    Week 18: Off

    My current weight is 60.8 kgs
    My target weight is 56.5 kgs

    Week 19: starting next month (August)
     

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