Saturday, June 13, 2009

Baby Mama-Finalist 3


Beginning Weight: 195
Current Weight:160 (thirty five pounds baby!)

Beginning Clothes Sizes: bulging 14- Actually I believe I was still comfortably wearing maternity pants that were intensely elasticized.
Current Clothes Sizes:10

Beginning Exercise Condition: Not good. Infact I was at the time quite sedentary. At the begining I could only do 15 pushups on my knees. Now I can do thirty on my feet. I couldn't do very many sit ups. Now I can do an entire 15 minute video of just sit ups. I began doing my weight exercises with 8lb. dumbells. I am now doing most of those same exercises with 15 lb. dumbells.

Current Exercise Condition: In addition to the above points that I just made, I finished a 90 day program called P90x. I can do all sorts of different kinds of pushups and exercises. I can run a 23 minute 5k and I just did a 25 mile bike ride in an hour and thirty minutes. I am in way better shape now.

Overall Rating Total: 7.25

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Brief paragraph: I had a great experience doing ripquest. It was a way for me to get back into shape and to lose weight. I feel like it has brought about a lifestyle change for me most importantly. I feel like I eat better and I am way more aware of food and how to eat healthy. I feel like I used to be an emotional eater and I have really learned that about myself and I have really done so well at breaking this habit. As far as exercise goes, I have gotten into so much better shape. I am loving feeling better and looking better. What ripquest has done for me though, and what I have done for myself, is change. I live healthier. June 1st isn't the end for me. I have ten more pounds to go and a life time of eating healthier and exercizing so I can live longer and be happier. Thank you ripquest.. ( and I would be lying if I didnt say that I hope that I win. I could really use a new kickass wardrobe in a month when I drop those last ten pounds..... and i just looked at my before pics. check out my back fat that is gone... now that is impressive!)

Okay- i cant send my pics right now from gmail. I will try to send them via my hotmail account. word.


LEFTY Report

Beginning Weight: 131
Current Weight: 113

Beginning Clothes Sizes: jeans 15
Current Clothes Sizes: jeans 3

Beginning Exercise Condition: 4 - Healthy, not fit (could jog 4mph for 30 min). 8 pushups in a row. 2-3 light workouts a week (didn't know they were "light" until now)
Current Exercise Condition: 8 - Healthy & fit (can run 6mph+ for 35+ ) 30+ pushups in a row. 10+ med/hard workouts a week

Overall Rating Total: 73, weeks reported a rating: 10, average 7.3

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Brief paragraph: I got a slow start, and joined ripquest a little late, but really put my heart into it. You ladies really gave me a lot of motivation. I've gone down a few jean sizes and feel like I've really made myself a lot healthier for my family. Even though I didn't reach my goal of 105, I feel good that I exceeded my jean size goal. Overall it's been really positive. I've found out how to cook healthier and to control how much junk I put into this machine! I'm determined to never go back to my old habits and to stay fit for the rest of my life. Getting fit is so hard and I now have a new respect for athletes. You ladies are awesome, it really helped me to report often and see how you guys were doing. Thanks for the memories!


Beginning Weight: 156
Current Weight:143

Beginning Clothes Sizes: maternity
Current Clothes Sizes: 10 and a few under

Beginning Exercise Condition: (provide examples etc.) A thirty minute walk to the gas station to get movies and treats was my max. Muscles? Forget 'em. I hadn't worked out in months.

Current Exercise Condition: I can comfortably run 5-6 miles during the week and a longer 7+ mile run on the weekends. I can squat, push-up, stretch in yoga, and do a good sit up workout. I consistently for the last 4 months workout at least 4 times/week, if not more.

Overall Rating Total: 6

Brief paragraph: I am very happy with my rip quest results. I look and feel MUCH better than I did before and can wear my normal and smaller clothes! I know that I could have been more strict with myself in the eating area and had even greater results but I definitely accomplished my goals to change my habits and get in shape! I've developed an awesome exercise habit (and addiction) and I understand how much my body actually needs to eat instead of over-eating all the time. I buy at the grocery store and cook like I never have before! I love creating healthy, fresh and delicious meals. I've spent many mornings ripping myself out of bed when I didn't want to, trudged on through a run when I didn't think I could go any farther, slammed the cupboard door in my own face to stop from eating something... I've surprised myself in my personal accomplishments and have a new confidence and respect for myself. Overall, for me the ripquest was a success. I feel great!

Thanks so much! This has been fun and rewarding!