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I'm Just a Girl... :-)
11/30/10 12:10 PM
... (channeling Gwen Stefani...) trying to get in shape and STAY in shape!

Who might be interested in this thread? WOMEN!!! All shapes in sizes, all walks of life, every level of activity, every age.... I'm just looking to find support from other like-minded females. I love the group I'm currently on, but it's very testosterone-heavy and I would like to feel a little freer about posting more of what I'm feeling emoticon

Here's a little info about me:

I'm CJ; 36 years old; I'm a homeschooling stay-at-home mama; I used to be active duty in the AF; I have 4 kids--ages 4-16; I currently live overseas in Germany.

I have struggled w/ my weight as long as I can remember. I've never been obese, but I've been overweight almost my whole adult life. Last year at this time, I got down nearly to my goal weight, but surgery this past July has forced me to become a couch potato!

I have done Insanity and a hybrid of Insanity and P90X, but I had to stop cold-turkey after surgery. Now, I'm 15 lbs heavier and basically starting over with "Slim in 6". I don't mind! I think it's good to get familiar w/ different BB programs, and as long as I'm pushing play every day, I know I'll see my goal again.

I hope you'll hop in! I hope we can share our experiences--the good, bad, AND the ugly!!!

CJ emoticon
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RE: I'm Just a Girl... :-)
11/30/10 12:11 PM as a reply to cjstime.
Welcome back!!
Send me a buddy request!!Let's make this an awesome year!!

I'm married with two bulldogs, and Insanity grad and currently completing P90X and half- marathon training!

Send me a facebook friend request and a TBB buddy reqeust.
Stacey
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11/30/10 1:03 PM as a reply to lvturbojam.
Hi Stacey!!!
Yay! I'm so glad to have another woman on here already! Alrighty--I'll be sending you a buddy request shortly.

I love bulldogs! I think they're sweet-looking and probably are more my energy level.

I'll be going to bed now (it's 10pm, my time) but I'll be checking in tomorrow.

What time of day do you work out? Maybe I'll see you in WOWY!

Guten Nacht,
CJ
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11/30/10 1:20 PM as a reply to cjstime.
Stacey--- can you tell me what your FB id is? I couldn't find you. BTW, your profile transformation story is absolutely amazing!! You are a true inspiration!

Caitlyn!-- We are destined to meet, Girl! I homeschool my kids (I affectionately call them my Nerd Herd). My teen is 16 and she does my workouts w/ me but she found Insanity a bit too much. Good for you for working so hard! I think it's absolutely important to form these healthy fitness habits now and not have to try to catch up later...you know--when you're MY age! emoticon

I'm really going to bed now, but I will check in w/ you both first thing. Thank you so much for joining! I'm so looking forward to sharing our experiences together. BTW, please friend me on Facebook! My id is: Cj Working Out. I would love to see you there!

Good Night (for real this time) emoticon
cj
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11/30/10 4:43 PM as a reply to cjstime.
Hi Cj, I found you!

Hello Stacey and Caitlyn,

My name is Christine. I am a lot older than the rest of you, in years only, lol. I have completed two rounds of Insanity, one hybrid and now I'm dabbling in a little of everything. I'm working on getting my Personal Training certificate and soon (I hope) will be Turbo Kick certified.

I am a mother of three, two adult children and my brat, Dom, he's 14. I have been married for 17 years. My husband and I are in law enforcement.

Cj and I have been on three other threads together. I found her way back in February. We started our Insanity journey together. We finished and were on our hybrid when she had to stop. She is always there for moral support.

Cj, I totally understand the testosterone overload on the other thread. I love those guys, but really how can we keep up with someone who can knock out 120 pushups wearing a weight vest?

My FB name is Christine Archuleta Martinez, my Twitter is the same as my TBB screen name cmartigettinfit.

I look forward to our thread. There are some things you just can't talk about when the boys are listening....
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12/1/10 3:54 AM as a reply to cjstime.
Stacey, Caitlyn and Christine--- Hello and "Guten Tag" from Germany!

Stacey--I saw you in WOWY this morning--you are really pushing hard! Are you training for anything in particular?

Caitlyn-- You mentioned that you're working on Insanity--what week are you in? And what were your goals for starting the program?

Christine-- I am SO, SO GLAD to see you here!! I don't think I realized that you have 3 kids!! -- I know, I love the guys on Mormentum. But there certainly is a "Mars vs. Venus" thing going on. Men are very practical about their workouts: "I did this and this and this today and burned 1000 calories". But I tend to be more like, "Hey guys. I'm in the middle of cooking dinner and potty training the youngest, and thought I'd squeeze my workout in even though I'm battling my hormones this week." They just don't want to hear that! emoticon I don't blame them and I try to be respectful of "TMI", but I also want to feel free to talk w/ you and others about what may be going on w/ me hormonally, or what supplements might be good for women, etc. emoticon

My Mama duties, call! I have a turkey in the oven (we did not have any last week due to my migraine attacks), and I still need to get school w/ my Nerd Herd completed. Off I go! I hope to hear from you all soon!

CJ
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12/1/10 1:22 PM as a reply to cjstime.
Hi cjstime!
I work out at all times of the day depending upon my work schedule.

This week I'm working out at 0500. I really don't like getting up so early, but I love the benefits of having a free afternoon.

I'm currently in training for a 1/2 marathon in February!
(Edited by Touseef)

I'm also working out with Tony Horton's p90x. I want to test myself to get maximum results while living a normal busy life. When I'm done I'm moving on to TURBO FIRE!!!
You may find me in WOWY at anytime.

Keep Pressing play!!!
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12/1/10 8:10 AM as a reply to cjstime.
Welcome Caaaitlyn! How are things going with Insanity??
Hope you're having a great time!

Stacey
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12/1/10 8:12 AM as a reply to lvturbojam.
Just to make sure I didn't miss anything...

Facebook: Stacey McCoy- look for the picture with the "dig deeper " tshirt
Twitter: mccoy90to1
Blog: 90to1.blogspot.com

See ya there! and keep pressing play!!!
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12/1/10 8:16 AM as a reply to Cmartigettinfit.
Hey christine!!! sending you a buddy request and a fb friend request!
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RE: I'm Just a Girl... :-)
12/1/10 11:21 AM as a reply to lvturbojam.
Hey everyone I was hoping I could join you all emoticon
My name is LeeAnn, I am a 25 year old military wife. I run a home childcare business, I am also an Avon sales rep and I am currently debating weather or not I want to become Turbo Kick certified and become a personal trainer. I am doing Turbo Jam right now while I get back into working out. I had stopped in July as I was really busy (HORRIBLE EXCUSE!!!) My wedding was in August and then My husband and I decided it was time for baby #3. I conceived right away but ended up miscarrying the baby October 9th. (7 weeks 4 days) I am now to lose some weight and get into great shape so we can try to conceive again, as the miscarriage showed I have developed some stuff that will make my next pregnancy a bit more complicated.
Look forward to getting to know everyone
LeeAnn emoticon
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12/1/10 2:12 PM as a reply to cjstime.
Hi everyone!

I have been working with Insanity since July, haven't really offically "completed" the program. I keep falling off track. I was on week 4 last week and fell off over thanksgiving. I now have P90X and have decided to start an Insanity/P90X/elliptical hybrid. I am waiting for my pull up bar to get here, so I am planning on starting either the 6th or the 13, depending on when it gets here.

This morning I overslept a bit, but got Insanity Fast and Furious in.

I am 30 years old, a divorced mom of one. My daughter is 3, will be 4 in January.

My name for facebook is Holly Borth.

Gotta run for now... working late tonight, yuck!

Holly
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12/2/10 5:34 AM as a reply to cjstime.
Hello Ladies!
It is SO wonderful to see you all here!

Stacey-- Like you, I like getting my workouts in early so that I don't have it hanging over my head the rest of the day. Unfortunately, I am just not a morning person. I wish I were! For now, while I'm trying to get back into a workout routine, I just want to work out when I feel more energetic. ---Marathon, P90X, TurboFire....You are KILLIN' it! I can't wait to hear how the marathon goes in Feb emoticon---BTW, can you please friend me on FB? I had trouble looking you up...I think I scrolled through 6 or 7 pages of your name, but didn't see anyone in an Insanity shirt. My login ID is: Cj Working Out

Caitlyn--Your comittment to Insanity just goes to show that 'age ain't nothin' but a number'! I am thoroughly impressed that you have completed a full month of Insanity!

LeeAnn--It's so nice to meet you! I really wasn't sure if anyone would be interested in this thread, but I'm thankful for every one of you! I was looking for inspiration and support from other women and I certainly found it!--You know what? Christine will be able to help you w/ info about becoming a TurboFire instructor and personal trainer--she's doing the same thing! I admire her so much for it, and you, too, for thinking about pursuing it. --I'm so sorry to hear about yoru miscarriage--that is hard on a mama. But your determination to get fit and as healthy as possible is a testament to your character! I'm happy that our thread will be here to support you!

Holly--Welcome!!! Thank you for joining us! I was a single-mama for awhile, too--I know how hard it can be. That's why I admire women so much: we have a lot of diversity and personal strife to wade through, but we always come out on the other side emoticon --My Littlest Nerd will be 4 tomorrow, so we have that in common. My "mermaid princess" would like pizza for her b-day dinner tomorrow emoticon

Christine--I miss you! I know you are unwell, but I can't wait for you to be 100%.

And now, Friends, I need to get my Si6 in. I'm feeling grumpy today, but I'm going to ignore that and sweat it out!

Your pal in Germany,
cj
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12/2/10 6:49 AM as a reply to cjstime.
Happy Thursday emoticon

I did Insanity Upper Body Weight Training this morning. My arms feel like jello, lol. When I went to wash my hair after working out I wasn't sure if I could lift my arms that high. Oyy. This is my first workout with weights. I loved it! Not sure what I am going to do tomorrow, but I am leaning towards Insanity Cardio Power and Resistance (one of my favs).

Sorry so short but I gotta run...

Have a great day everyone!

-Holly
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12/2/10 10:32 AM as a reply to unicorn23.
Hey everyone,
Hope you are all having a great day!!! I missed my workout yesterday and kind of over ate, I ended up having a break down missing my hubby (hes away on course until about a week before christmas) so I ate extra speghetti and a big piece of cheese cake all while bawling my eyes out. Now normally that NEVER happens I have a bit of a hard time the first day hes gone then after that I suck it up and move on. I dont really ever have a difficult time while hes gone but something triggered last night (I am still not sure what) and I just felt like I couldnt handle it. On the upside today has been great I am back to my normal happy bubbly self and moving on. My eating has been WONDERFUL lol, I usually workout at nap time but one of my daycare kids are napping in the livingroom so I am going to have to wait until later today, I have christmas shopping to do this evening but I plan to do my workout when I get back home.

I hope you ladies have a great day!!
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12/2/10 10:56 PM as a reply to ArmyWifeFitness.
Hello ladies, how is everyone. I'm better. Three days in bed really sucks. I kept looking around my room at everything that needed to get done. The laundry kept growing and growing like a crazy science fiction movie! Moms are not supposed to be sick, ever!!

I was up and moving around yesterday. I got 1/2 hour of Turbo Kick practice in. I worked on form watching myself in the mirror; weird!! I better get used to watching myself in the mirror if I'm going to be an instructor. It was pretty funny in my Zumba class when our, young, thin, beautiful instructor said she likes to flirt with herself in the mirror, huh?? How do you do that? Hmm, maybe...no...well...

I'm going to try to get a full Turbo Fire workout in tomorrow before my class on Saturday. There are different levels when passing the course, you’re either in training, pass, or you are GOLD! I'm looking for Gold. Wish me luck.

Stacy, my friend asked my today if I wanted to train for a half marathon in July. How are you training for your run?

Holly, I love Insanity Upper Body Weight Training. I try to do that at least twice a week. I know what you mean about the jello arms. At least it’s not bingo arms. You know when the triceps hang. Lol.

LeeAnn, I am training for both Personal Trainer and Turbo Kick. I have my Zumba certificate but haven’t started teaching yet. We are waiting for a martial arts studio to open soon. I went through ISSA for my Personal Training Certificate. I’m near the end. Once you finish 60% of the quizzes, you can take the final. I’m working on that right now. I’m hoping to finish by the end of the year. It’s hard when you work full time to get this stuff done, but it’ll come. Good Luck.

Well, back to work. I hope to be back tomorrow night, if not, I’ll let you all know this weekend how it goes.

Christine
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12/3/10 4:19 AM as a reply to Cmartigettinfit.
Hey Christine,
I was just wondering before u went through the ISSA did u do any other studies or anything?? How is the Turbo Kick training?? I actually was thinking I might open my own studio (I am the type who likes to be my own boss lol). Any other tips you can give me would be great!!
Thanks emoticon
LeeAnn
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12/3/10 10:42 AM as a reply to cjstime.
Hi ladies! I really like the support you all are providing for one another! I would like to be a part of the group!

I am a semester away from graduating with my bachelors in accounting. I would like to lose 15 pounds before May when I walk. I love the Insanity program and have lost some weight over the year by squeezing in a DVD when I can. I would like to actually start and complete the 60 day program as it was designed. I would also like to try TurboFire but I must graduate from Insanity first and get my shirt! LOL!


I am starting a Shakeology fast today to prep myself for these crazy workouts. I am a runner at heart and feel trapped inside. My last early morning run with my dog (5AM) I was picked up by a cop telling me I shouldn't be out on the streets that only people buying or selling drugs are out at that time. emoticon He told me I need a treadmill if I want to run. GEEZE!

I look forward to being part of the group!!!!

Thanks,
Erica
INSANITY start date: 12/7
Shakeology fast: 12/3
Goal Weight: 120 by May 2011
Facebook: lng145
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12/4/10 6:45 AM as a reply to cjstime.
Hey Mamas, Single Ladies, and Teens!! emoticon

Wow--- I did NOT want to go to my hubby's X-Mas party tonight, but we went and I had pretty good time. Of course, the women there made it more fun for me. There is just something about connecting with another female that makes the relationship extra special. But now we're back home and Vince and I are getting ready to watch 'Dexter'. I probably shouldn't watch such dark stuff, but I have been into horror and psychological thrillers since I was 10 years old.

LeeAnn--Are you affiliated with the military? I know first-hand how hard it is to deal w/ hubby being gone. Vince left for 6 months last year. I was already eating pretty clean, but some days, I just wanted Popeye's Friend chicken and chocolate cake! I think I just needed hug and since I couldn't have one, I sought the comfort of food. Like you, it only lasted a day, but long enough for me to feel guilty. I was glad to be able to move on, and it sounds like you did, too emoticon

Christine--I had to laugh at the story of your instructor flirting w/ herself in the mirror-- I met a female firefighter a couple of years ago and I was totally admiring her biceps and she said, "I just look in the mirror when I'm lifting and say, 'I'm sexy [Edited by Bhalaji]". I laughed so hard, but I think there's a lot of truth in that! If YOU feel good about what you see reflected in the mirror, your class will see that, too!!

Caitlyn--What workout did you do today? How did you feel about it when you were done? Do you have a partner?

Stacey--What did you do today? Do YOU have a partner that you train w/ for the marathon? I admire ALL of you women so much for working out daily and making/achieving goals! That's what it's all about!!

Holly--How are your arms today, Mama? You know what? Every day that feels like Jell-o is going to bring you that much closer to having those TIGHT bi's and tri's!!!

Erica!!!!--WELCOME!!!! Thank you so much for joining!!! Like you, I have about 15 lbs I'd liek to lose, though it won't bring me to 120....more like 130ish...I'm 5'4", so I think that's reasonable. You know what? I'm glad that cop was there for you ...he was probably thinking of his own wife/sister/daughter running alone in those wee hours and felt concerned for you. I know that must have given you a start, though!

Ladies---it was so great to connect w/ you all today. I will catch up w/ you again tomorrow, before/after my Si6 workout. For now, G'Night and I can't wait to hear back from you!!
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12/3/10 8:37 PM as a reply to cjstime.
Hello ladies,

Well, tomorrow is my big day!! I took today off to rest and fuel up. I hooked up with our trainer on FB and she seems awesome!! Here name is Michelle Olsen if any of you want to friend her. I can't wait to meet her.

LeeAnn, no I jumped right into my ISSA studies with no prior experience or knowledge about fitness. I struggled through the first part, but now feel pretty comfortable. We'll see how it goes once I recieve my certificate.

My Turbo Kick training is tomorrow. I will let you know how it goes. I may even video tape and post it on youtube. Two of my friends will be with me. We should have a great time.

I know what you mean about having your own studio. I would love to be able to do that.

Well ladies, wish me luck!

I will post soon,

Christine
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