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    So having seen pictures of myself in a bikini following our recent holiday I decided I need to do something to change my shape....

    I am 5ft 3 and weigh 131 lbs, my bmi is in the normal range but I have wobbly thighs and a muffin top which I'd love to get rid of! As I know you can't choose where you loose it I know I'll need to loose weight generally until I get to a less wobbly state. I intend to so this by altering my diet and exercising.

    So far, since last Sunday, i have done 2 1.5mile runs, 2 fitness classes and 2 workouts from the Nike training club app. I have lost 4 lbs and my second run was 2 minutes faster than my first.

    I will keep you all updated but please please feel free to encourage and give advice because, quite frankly, I need it! Here goes...

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    Just done my exercise class. Forgive my ignorance... but we did lots of leg exercises with big rubber bands roubd our calves - killed my top outer thigh bits!
    We did wood chops, squats, sprints, planks and skipping too.

    I don't ache though... should I? Or is it good that I survived? I took both my kids along so spent a lot of time retrieving them (as it's on a field).

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    (Original post by Denver2010)
    Just done my exercise class. Forgive my ignorance... but we did lots of leg exercises with big rubber bands roubd our calves - killed my top outer thigh bits!
    We did wood chops, squats, sprints, planks and skipping too.

    I don't ache though... should I? Or is it good that I survived? I took both my kids along so spent a lot of time retrieving them (as it's on a field).

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    Aching isn't an indicator of how hard you've worked! I wouldn't worry about not aching.
    Besides, it tends to hit you long after your exercise session.

    The top of your outer thigh is your "abductors", they're responsible for pulling your leg out to the side away from your body!

    Good luck with the weight loss!
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    Thank you! I honestly had never even felt my abductors before so had no need to know their name!

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    Good luck. I'm on the weight loss mission too :cool:. It ain't so bad
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    Having a rest day today... If you call looking after two babies resting? !

    Got my new fitness wear in the post so should at least look the part now.

    I weighed 9st 4 this morning so the weight is going again.

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    Yesterday I did a core workout at pop fitness and I've just done a 2 mile run. Weighed 9st 3 3/4 lbs this morning.

    My abs ache is that likely from the core workout or the run?

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    (Original post by Denver2010)
    Yesterday I did a core workout at pop fitness and I've just done a 2 mile run. Weighed 9st 3 3/4 lbs this morning.

    My abs ache is that likely from the core workout or the run?

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    Likely the core work! But the running would have added to the stress your abs felt.

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    Super.

    I was really pleased with myself after the run. I live at the top of a hill so naturally I have to run down hill and back up. I increased my run today to include a 1/2 uphill right at the end of my route. I managed it but not very fast. Still I did it and have set a benchmark to beat next time!

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    (Original post by Denver2010)
    Yesterday I did a core workout at pop fitness and I've just done a 2 mile run. Weighed 9st 3 3/4 lbs this morning.

    My abs ache is that likely from the core workout or the run?

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    Don't obsess about your weight daily. It will fluctuate daily for reasons other than absolute fat levels. As long as its going down every two weeks on average by 1-2lbs then you are on the right track!
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    Thank you. You're right I do need to relax. I think my daily check just reaffirms that I'm doing ok in my mind x

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    Thank you. You're right I do need to relax. I think my daily check just reaffirms that I'm doing ok in my mind x

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    Yeah, just what we want to avoid is you noticing your weight going up and then feeling demotivated or obsessing about it - your weight fluctuates up and down throughout the day because of things like water, food, how often you've been to the bathroom, etc. So if it's at a "peak", it's demotivating to see you being heavier than you were a few days ago, when the problem is actually just random fluctuation!

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    It'll take 3-5 months before you see any real impact... remember that. It wont occur overnight, just keep at it and you'll come out for the better.
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    Thank you. I really want this to be a lifestyle change rather than a diet or fad so maybe weekly weighing would be more realistic

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    I did a mini arm workout from the Nike app today as I felt like I needed to do something but as I'd recently done abs and had a run yesterday I figured I should exercise another part of my body. I didn't realise how weak my arms are! Eek... oh well more room for improvement I guess!

    Oh and didn't weigh myself today but I do feel better in myself regardless!

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    Did the arm workout again today as I felt ni effects from yesterday. I also did an abs workout from the Nike app.

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    Hmm. ... just weighed in at 9st 6....

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    Worked yesterday and fitness class was cancelled so fid nothing. Hopefully will do some tonight after study

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    So I've been working out most days. Got myself some proper running trainers as my ankles were fairly sore the other day so figured sone proper support would help.

    My weight is static but I've noticed my body shape is changing and areas where I had blubbery bits are either disappearing or firming up which is great.

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    Ok so I've given up on weighing myself and am measuring points on my body weekly instead. Slightly less obsessive now!


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