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    Dabbling

    Hello! After some months trying the easiest programs, I thought it would be good to register and see if I'm making any progress.

    I'm a single mom of a 4 year old, the c-section and the following two years destroyed any fitness I had, and I'm slowly getting it back.

    Aim:
    Mostly weight weight loss, general health and being able to lift the child for the next five years or so
    Weakest points:
    Upper body and abs. I absolutely don't recommend post cesarean abs, people.

    Strong points:
    Lower body and stubbornness.

    Currently:
    I'm in the middle of the Core Strength program.

    And also:
    My favourite physical activities are walking and yoga. I used to dance but I don't live anywhere near good dance classes, and it's no fun to do at home.
    Advice is welcome!

    #2
    Welcome to the Hive!

    DareBee has 2 yoga programs, both of which I have done. Many people use YT vids/programs of Adriene, Kassandra, Bird. I have used all of those and have now moved on to Yoga with Tim, which provides pretty rigorous workouts but super good instruction.
    Good luck and keep ups posted.

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      #3
      Hi and welcome, strenght for your program!

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        #4
        Hi Dorothy! I'm subscribed to doyogawithme.com, I like it because it's very varied.

        Today I've done the darebee workout of the day (upper body, very easy, 3 reps) and Core Strenght day 7. No real walking, no yoga.

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          #5
          Welcome

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            #6
            Today I got up in a great mood becausa I felt sore, that nice post-workout soreness, a bit on my arms and a lot on my lower belly. I don't have a lot of sensation at all on the lower half of my belly; I don't feel it engaging in a workout, if I do something hard like a push-up or crunches my body just fails. So it is noteworthy to feel pain there.

            I spent hours in a cold kiddy pool with The Kid, which felt very nice on my injured feet (plantar fascitis, hopefully on its way out).

            Did the Daily Dare and Day 8 of the Core Strenght program https://darebee.com/programs/core-st...owall=&start=8

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              #7
              Hello and welcome!

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                #8
                Welcome and good luck with the Core Strength Program

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                  #9
                  Thanks TheGrayLynx Fremen Anek and lofivelcro! I hope to make some real progress soon.

                  Workouts:
                  A short yoga video, "wrist-free" because I wasn't in the mood for downward dogs or chaturangas or such. I knew I'de be doing pushups later. https://www.doyogawithme.com/content/wrist-free-vinyasa-part-i
                  Day

                  Day 9 of the Core Strenght Program, level 1. It was leg raises, which I like.
                  The Darebee fitness test. Now, don't laugh. Push-ups 18, crunches 15, burpees are very scary and I think I managed 5 before collapsing.

                  Went to the beach alone as the kid is with my parents. Walk, swim, stretch, walk again. The aim was exhaustion and a good night's sleep. Let's see if it works. Now I'm doing the biggest omelette in the world for dinner.

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                    #10
                    18 Push-Ups sound pretty good, tbh.

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                      #11
                      Welcome to the Hive.

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                        #12
                        Really sore from yesterday's work. Shoulders, calves, lower back. I took the day off. I should have stretched a bit, but oh well. Tomorrow's another day.

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                          #13
                          I don't measure or weigh myself often; I tend to do it once or twice a month. This month I've put on about a kilo and according to the tape measure I'm definitely fatter, chest to waist; hips as usual. I'm very sad and discouraged.

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                            #14
                            Focus on what you like and not on what you don't like, measuring yourself can also be good but if it causes anxiety and demoralizes it is not good. Do you like to train? Find your way to train more and better and you will energize something that will bring you good things.
                            if I don't do something that I like as much as I am interested in the goal I will never get to the end because the journey to get there does not really interest me, it's just my thought

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                              #15
                              You're right, Fremen, thanks. It's just that progress is so slow. I need to remember that weight loss is one among many objectives.

                              Morning:
                              Short walk
                              DD Challenge of the day (3)
                              Core Strength day 10 - My injured foot is a lot better, I control the ankle a lot more, and I can FINALLY do a few planks and push ups without hurting the heel.
                              A looong, slow yoga video.

                              Evening:
                              A short stretch sequence (it doesn't count as yoga if the TV is on!)
                              A long walk. I was testing the foot. It's not 100% right but after a month it can do "nearly" everything. I'm going on holiday in five days so I need it to be functional.

                              Not a bad day after all.

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