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My name is gprenier
I am a writer who sits most of the time. I need motivation to get up and exercise. I joined Sparkspeople for that reason. Just reading other's success stories has helped me lose 28 lbs.
I decided if I could lose that way, being a member and having a support team would help me become more motivated and determined to lose the remaining 70 lbs.
My name is gprenier
I am a writer who sits most of the time. I need motivation to get up and exercise. I joined Sparkspeople for that reason. Just reading other's success stories has helped me lose 28 lbs.
I decided if I could lose that way, being a member and having a support team would help me become more motivated and determined to lose the remaining 70 lbs.




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WALKINGGRANDMA
1/13/2011 11:08:48 PM

I do a variety of things. I have a pretty active job but still exercise at home.

I have a small set of hand weights, just 5 pounds that I use while sitting and watching TV. I can do some reps of arm exercises and not even care. I do them during commercials and use Spark to give me inspiration. They have an exercise tracker that I use to keep me going. Entering my activity every day is a great thing to do.

I got a pedometer and put it on and started tracking my walking. I put it on in the morning and take it off at night. When I figured out my "base" steps, I made goals to increase the steps 200/day/week until I was up to 10,000 a day. It is about an hour and a half of walking if it is all at once but it is not necessary to get the steps all at once.

I'm a little down on my steps as it is cold and slick outside and I'm not a brave soul. I take the dog out on warm days or when the road is dry, but not when it is wet and icy. Those days I take her out in the yard and let her do her business.

I like Leslie Sansone and Denise Austin for walking videos. I add some Spark exercises and change them from week to week to keep life interesting.

Thanks for asking. I need to look at what is going on in my life and add some activity to my life that will increase my fitness level and strengthen my muscles. I've been thinking of it and the holidays are over. No more excuses.

Let me know what you decided to do this week. This is all a process. It takes adjusting and refiguring all the time to make this work.



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KKROWIAK
1/13/2011 10:46:41 PM

I'm very glad I could help!

I'll catch up with you tomorrow.

Have a wonderful night!

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KKROWIAK
1/13/2011 9:06:15 PM

Yesss! Wonderful!

Take it one day at a time and before you know it, you'll look in the mirror and be able to believe yourself when you say, "DAMN, I AM ONE FINE WOMAN!"

I'll keep you in my thoughts tomorrow and send a whole bunch of good will your way! Getting off on the right foot is key to success!

... And wow, I sound like Richard Simmons. These endorphins are making me peppy as HELL.



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KKROWIAK
1/13/2011 7:01:39 PM

Hey GPRENIER!

I saw your post on the BOOTCAMP forums and thought that I would drop you a line!

Something that I have always focused on is the fact that when I feel I want to lose weight or change something about myself, I am doing it for ME and for NO ONE ELSE. You are the only person you have to impress and prove yourself to!

My mother raised both my sister and myself entirely on her own and while she tells us now that she often felt very lonely, she had to prove to herself that she could do it - raise us, keep herself healthy, and just keep going!

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I would love to have you as a friend here on SparkPeople.com!

I just finished DAY 3 - I warmed up with the cardio video from DAY 1 and then continued with the upper body strength training from DAY 3. I am very tired and am looking forward to vegging for the rest of the night.

Remember:

A little bit of work today makes a huge difference tomorrow.

Keep your chin up!

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GPRENIER
1/12/2011 11:28:27 PM

Hi,

Going it alone is difficult, but people like you and MUSETTE29 make it much easier. At least we have each other and together with SP we can reach our goals.

I would love for you to be my friend! I think it was cool for you to comment. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

By the way, you have a good idea about starting a “lone gunmen” team, it would be different and reach people that are totally alone as we are.

Take care.




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