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  • lawson
    lawson joined a nutrition challenge.

    I joined the Protein Shake Supplement challenge.

    over 1 year ago
  • lawson
    lawson posted a message:

    When it rains... pulled my lower back trying to do too much.

    over 1 year ago
  • lawson
    lawson posted a message:

    Continuing to move forward. Progress\improvement is ever so slow still, but it's still positive. Reached a DB milestone today by surpassing the 150,000pt mark. Only 99,000pt to go for the Elite badge.

    over 1 year ago
  • lawson
    lawson posted a message:

    Alright, after 9wks post-op I'm able to my 2nd workout routine. (Eitan's Resistance Band training). Never thought it would have taken this long, but hey, what can you do except keep moving forward. Still a long way to go. Got to continue and work on range of motion/form.

    over 1 year ago
  • lawson
    lawson posted a message:

    Ok. Best I've work out in a long time today. Lot's of sweat :) Only able to do Anja's Cardio Sports workout, but starting to be able to do put more and more into it. Onward.

    over 1 year ago
  • lawson
    lawson posted a message:

    It's hard for me to believe how far back this shoulder surgery has put my upper body strength. Feel so weak. I understand it's to be expected, but damn, I guess you never really know until it happens to you. However, things are starting to look up. Less overall pain and I did my first sets of wall push-ups today. Can also do a 20sec plank, before my shoulder wants to give. Should be able to up every routine from here on out. That feels good to say.

    over 1 year ago
  • lawson
    lawson posted a message:

    Still unable to do anything that requires a shoulder movement. Quite frustrating really, but trying to hang in there.

    almost 2 years ago
  • lawson
    lawson posted a message:

    Just starting to get back after shoulder surgery. 3 weeks out and still in a sling, so won't be able to much, but I'll do what I'm able.

    almost 2 years ago
  • lawson

    Welcome!

    For me, I gave up on my lifetime passion as a soccer player and then as a coach because I was too out of shape to do either. I felt I was doing the kids an injustice when coaching, because I wasn't able to lead by example. Then while still trying to play, I tore the meniscus in my knee for a second time in 2009 and had to have surgery. For the past 3 years I used this as an excuse and it just went down hill from there as I got lazier and lazier and eventually gained 70lbs.

    In the fall of 2011, my brother-in-law got married and I was always one to shy away from photos, but in this case it was pretty much unavoidable. Once the pictures were developed and forwarded along to friends and family - (and I was so dreading this...) I was totally embarrassed of myself. I could not believe who I had become and vowed to make a change.

    I knew I needed to make a "lifestyle change" in my diet and exercise. I knew that if I focused, I would eventually get back in shape as I had done it before. But I also knew I needed something that would fit my lifestyle and that I would stick to. Going to gym and riding the treadmill for hours upon hours just seemed like torcher (been there done that) and so I searched for an exercise and nutrition regime that was right for me. Nutrition was first and I went with Paleo as it was the most natural and logical to me. Then I came across DailyBurn, gave it a shot and have been hooked ever since. Most of all it's fun and yet very challenging and never gets old. I look forward to each workout every single day! There is so much variety in the type of workouts and personalities of trainers. Some days I just need that little extra motivation and some days I just want to get down to it and challenge myself - DailyBurn provides this and I can choose a workout/trainer that best fits my daily need.

    This site has been a total life changing experience. I've been using DailyBurn for about 7mo. now and I'm proud to say that I have dropped 62lbs thus far and 14" from my waist. I've gone from 34% body fat to 14% and I'm now about 10lbs now away from my goal weight. But I won't stop there.

    If you haven't already, you may want to visit the DailyBurn YouTube feed where they have posted several success/transformation stories: http://www.youtube.com/user/d...

    Good luck and enjoy your journey!

    almost 2 years ago
  • lawson
    lawson answered the Question: What kind of exercise do you do besides DailyBurn?

    DB is my primary method M-F and sometimes on the weekend, but love getting outdoors to play soccer, run sprints, exercise at the kids playground (when they are not there of course :) and walking/biking/hiking or just climbing stuff.

    about 2 years ago
  • lawson
    lawson answered the Question: What are some tips for staying motivated long-term?

    Hi, if you haven't come across this yet there's some excellent tips on motivation in this earlier post that may help: http://dailyburn.com/communit...

    I especially love the tips by anjag in this post.

    When support is hard to find in your local setting, I've found using social websites and/or online forums as a great way to overcome this challenge. Try following those like-minded people that remind you daily why you've chosen to be strong, fit and healthy. Work it into your lifestyle. The more reinforcements you have, the more likely you won't "fall off the wagon" for lack of better words. If you can, I'd highly recommend following someone like anjag (Anja Garcia) on twitter and/or facebook - she posts some really great motivational tips every single day.

    All the best!

    about 2 years ago
  • lawson

    Nope, they talk about a little about that topic here http://life.dailyburn.com/lif... - (3rd bullet point from the top) and here http://dailyburn.com/communit...

    about 2 years ago
  • lawson

    By my last count, there are 31 videos. Maaike is correct in that a new workout will appear every day and that you can select a different workout by selecting the Discover button if you are using the website. (Note: the type of workout that displays daily are based upon the answers you provide on your profile questionnaire at http://dailyburn.com/profile which can be changed at any time) If you are using an app, I don't believe the discover option is available. As a temporary work around though, you can access the website and change your workout and then re-access your app and the video should change. (I think that's how it works - as I don't use the app) They are working to change this very soon. For more information on this topic click "app" on the Community page under Question Categories.

    about 2 years ago
  • lawson
    lawson completed a nutrition challenge.

    I successfully completed the Lights Out at Night challenge.

    about 2 years ago
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    lawson joined a nutrition challenge.

    I joined the Lights Out at Night challenge.

    about 2 years ago

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