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Did 3 videos today!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Hi Guys,
I am in a bit of a rush today, so this will be short and sweet.

Well, ok. I am seldom SWEET, but perhaps I can be SHORT.

I did 3 of the challenge videos with Roach Coach Nicole today, and found out a few new things.

First, on the resistance band video, I didn't hear until today that on one of them I was supposed to have the band across my back, and then do the push-ups. I corrected myself by doing it the right way. It makes quite a difference.

My kick boxing thing went a bit better than normal. I didn't do things all HER way, but I tried. That thing where we are supposed to kick out to the sides really unbalances me, but I keep trying.

While I was trying today, my cat YeowLing was doing her usual.........lying on her back, watching. She really thinks she is clever doing that kind of a workout.

Let's face it.......if we could all get away with doing that, we would be doing it with her!

Today it wasn't such a good idea for her.

I was trying to do that side kicking out thing, and YeowLing had decided that a good place to lie down and be a lazy slug would be right underneath me.

You know it. I lost my balance, and tipped over right on top of her. She was out the door before her scream was even heard.

She did come back in when it was time for me to cripple myself permanently with the AB video. She showed no sympathy, and pretty much did the whole workout lying on her back, glaring at me.

Now I must sign and rush off. My Elna is all fixed, and I am going to do quilting!

  
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GRANDMACOO 5/13/2011 10:59PM

    My dog got smacked in the head with the Wii controller earlier in the week. She was trying to "help" me exercise and I didn't know she was so close. It didn't hurt her, but at least she stayed away for a little while. I love my puppy, but she is NO help when I exercise.

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ANDREWS_MOM 5/13/2011 9:29PM

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GRAMMAMARY 5/13/2011 9:19PM

    Great job doing 3 videos. My balance has improved since I have been doing Wii Fit with the balance board. It still needs work (as the coaches say) but I can tell by my scores that it is improving. There are a few I still need to use some support for. Luckily I don't have any pets around to land on when I do lose my balance.

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TYBEWALLACE 5/13/2011 8:47PM

    Pets are funny aren't they.......my dogs think my floor exercises are meant for them to lick my face.....
Have a wonderful weekend.......Sheryl

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GRANDMA1951 5/13/2011 7:46PM

    I'm going to do Coach Nicole in. I don't think that I'll ever get it. Congrats on doing 3 of her workouts in 1 day. You go girl!!

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A New Barometer and Day 10

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I havwe a new goal.

I read on a teammate's blog this morning that she can see her collar bones.

I touched where mine are supposed to be, and sure enough, I can feel them. I wasn't going to go look to see if I could SEE them, but my curiosity won out.

Sure enough, I go to the bathroom and look. Nope. They don't show up.

Therefore, that is going to be my new barometer. To lose enough weight to see my collar bones.

I already know that I have lost inches due to how my clothes are fitting.

But now I want collar bones! Yep. That is my new barometer.

Today I am feeling a bit better, so got on the bike and did a very vigorous 30 minutes. Stretched, then put on the video.

Today was my day for the Lunging crap with Nicole.

I still do not lunge well.

I certainly do NOT look like her!

I kind of flop around, death grip on the desk, and trying to do SOMETHING.

I call it SOMETHING, because it is not what I see on the video.

Some times I am kneeling on my back leg, sometimes I am kneeling with both legs, and sometimes who the hell knows what I am doing.

I sure don't.

I do a few things I am good at, and then the witch says we are supposed to be squatting and then kick our legs out to the side.

This is NOT happening. Not with MY body it ain't!!

I stand and kick out to the side, not even bothering to do the squat and try it. I squat in between the kick-outs.

It goes kinda like this: Squat, gripping the desk. Straighten up, gripping the desk and kick out to the side.

Then I get all mixed up again. As you know, this is easy for me to do.

I'm kicking my leg in front of me, hitting the desk with my toes, and then I'm on the floor, cussing at the video.

I hit my toes straight on, and let me tell you, that doesn't exactly keep one in the exercise mode!!

I decide I will STAY on the floor, and do some leg lifts from there. These, I can do.

I no longer CARE what she is doing on the video........I am in Kick Heaven on the floor.

I switch sides, and do some more, even over the roar of the insulted toes.

Now she is stretching. I can do those.

I stretch my lower body. I stretch my legs. I rock back and forth for a good stretch of my inner thighs. She quits; I stretch my arms.

I'm done for this workout. My toes are still throbbing. My teeth are still grinding.

  
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GETFIT2LIVE 5/13/2011 1:59PM

    You know, some day we will have to make an exercise video of our own for real people with moves that we can actually do, LOL! You are doing so much better than me with the videos, I am jealous. And you will see your collar bones again very soon--you do not want to get TOO thin, though, just healthy.

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NOLAZYBUTT110 5/13/2011 8:28AM

    Hey dont over do it... being skinny as a rail is no barometer for being healthy! (Not for me) That's DEATH on a stick! lol As long as your losing and still feeling the floor under you, and able to do your every day deeds, I figure your breathing and able to get about! Your breathing and losing , thats good enough. Being bony thin is no meter for health! (I saw my own mother get that thin and she died 6 months later!) You have to have a balance! Stay healthy and just move and you will be healthier! BUT do... Enjoy your LIFE!

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AMYJEAN911 5/11/2011 9:06PM

    "I no longer CARE what she is doing on the video........I am in Kick Heaven on the floor. "

ROFLMAO! That's exactly how I felt during that stupid pilates-ish video the other day. I literally cursed her out loud when I was certain I was dying and she offered me a more CHALLENGING pose if I would like it. More challenging? Really? Grrrr.

I think your lunges rock, whatever form they take. Hope the toes recover quickly.

I like the collarbone idea. I might join you on that one.. as well as basic poundage goals, of course.

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3IN4YO 5/11/2011 8:03PM

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Why do we always think that we must be the only one who...I could see me with that DVD. Been there, done that!! Oh, thanks so much for sharing. How nice it is to laugh together!! And how much more determined I'm going to be!!!

I think the collarbones will be coming, for sure!

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 5/11/2011 6:35PM

    Thank you!!!! I haven't laughed like that in a long time. Because,dear lady, I was right there with you! I was doing lunges today.. (well my version anyway. Which involves hanging onto my kitchen counter because who knows what will happen if I try to lunge without something solid to hang onto!) and your description seemed very familiar to me! It's good to laugh about it... emoticon

Oh, I want to see my collar bones too!!!! So I will keep trying, hanging on when necessary, and hopefully I will see my collar bones someday soon... I hope your toes are ok. emoticon
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FUTUREHOPE49 5/11/2011 6:34PM

    You deserve to see your shoulder blades soon! You are really trying hard! You made me laugh with your description of your video exercise. I can remember doing some of those and my balance was useless. I am hopeless at lunges even now, but my balance is a lot better. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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TYBEWALLACE 5/11/2011 6:04PM

    Awwww you are so sweet, I know you will see them soon...
I love your description of the videos too you sound so much like me trying to do them.... I keep hoping "one day" I will be able to keep up better and look more like coach...

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GRAMMAMARY 5/11/2011 3:32PM

    I find I have to modify some exercise moves because my old body just will not go the way they want you to. Usually I end up laughing at myself and telling the video to get real.
At least you stuck with it and did what you could do.
Keep at it and you'll be able to see your collarbone in no time.

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JOEYKTTN 5/11/2011 3:23PM

    LOL! I'm sorry for your poor toes :( But I can so envision this whole blog (only me, not you) and I'm dying over here in laughter! Good for you for sticking to it, and giving it your all! emoticon

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I'm Going Slow

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

BUT! I am going to try to catch up in small segments today.

You guys are so wonderful, flooding me with all your get well wishes and teas and fruit and hugs and...........and...........and.......

I might be slow today, but at least I am not giving up!!!

  
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3IN4YO 5/11/2011 8:11PM

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TYBEWALLACE 5/11/2011 5:52PM

    I don't think giving up is in your vocabulary... emoticon

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TARAHA 5/11/2011 2:42PM

    Take care of yourself first and foremost!

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GRANDMA1951 5/11/2011 1:32PM

    It's the tortoise that won the race. Hope you feel better soon.

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 5/11/2011 1:23PM

    Hang in there.

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I'm Going Slow

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

BUT! I am going to try to catch up in small segments today.

You guys are so wonderful, flooding me with all your get well wishes and teas and fruit and hugs and...........and...........and.......

I might be slow today, but at least I am not giving up!!!

  
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AMYJEAN911 5/11/2011 8:59PM

    Woot! Glad you're feeling well enough to ease back in!!

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LITTLEGIRLSMOM1 5/11/2011 7:08PM

  Oh you sound so much like me! I got a gift for just staying in the team the last challenge... emoticon for letting me know that I am not alone in being slow...

Have a great evening!

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LYNNOTT 5/11/2011 3:40PM

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Well we all know who won, and in this race just taking part makes you a winner.

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Still can blog and log

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hi to all you wonderful Sparkies!

I still have the flu, but I can still blog and log. I logged in my food, and have counted 15 minutes a day of walking.

My bedroom is upstairs, and I have to go down and back up for meals.

I also am JOGGING back and forth to the bathroom.........thankfully in time.....and that counts as steps, too, right?

I'm still eating the ginger chicken soup, which gives relief. When I'm feeling better, I will try to post the recipe for you all.

In the meantime, keep up the good work. I'll catch up!

  
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KINSBAILE 5/11/2011 1:08PM

    I hope you are feeling better but glad you are able to join us for a few and let us know you're around! *HUGS*

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NOLAZYBUTT110 5/11/2011 11:11AM

    Sorry to hear you got the Flu. Hope its over soon. NOT fun! I hope the Ginger Chircken soup helps you get over it quicker! I know Ginger does settle the stomach. I would love to try the Ginger soup, but I sure would not want to try something new when I am sick. Get well soon. When your up to it post it. susana

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REMODELINGPAT 5/11/2011 10:50AM

    emoticonHope the flu doesn't keep you down too long. Sounds like you are using it to advantage...steps to the bathroom still count! We need a chicken soup emoticon!
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RAYLINSTEPHENS 5/11/2011 7:57AM

    Keep taking care of you - I hope you are over the flu soon!

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GETFIT2LIVE 5/10/2011 11:59PM

    Drink lots and lots and LOTS of fluids to help your system kick this bug . . . of course, the down side is that will add a little more to the exercise. Take good care of yourself and get better very soon!

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AMYJEAN911 5/10/2011 9:48PM

    Ohh you poor thing! I was so hoping you'd be feeling better by now.

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3IN4YO 5/10/2011 9:40PM

    It's good you're up and about a little bit. Take it easy and get better. We'll be waiting when you get up to par.



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DIANESMILES 5/10/2011 8:43PM

    yeah, yeah,,, the "jogging" to the bathroom counts,,,but what a way to hmmm dare I say this? "GO!" LOL I soooo BAD ! But YOU Lead me to it !! LOL Yuppers,,, YOU SO BAD My friend !!!! PLEASE continue to TAKE CARE OF YOU !!!! We are doing soooo GREAT !!! OH I HOPE we came in FIRST !!!! Imagine WITH YOU next week what we WILL DO !!! It's a TEAM that makes us a success ! We need EACH DOGGIE to play in the doggie park ! Got a favor doggie hydrant you wanna use?

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TYBEWALLACE 5/10/2011 6:55PM

    Just take care of yourself and get well soon......

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MPENNE 5/10/2011 5:59PM

    Remember to drink plenty of water emoticon and get plenty of rest emoticon

Nicole will be waiting

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ANDREWS_MOM 5/10/2011 4:42PM

    Hope you're feeling better soon!
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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 5/10/2011 4:30PM

    Hope you feel better soon! Take care.
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VENISEW1 5/10/2011 4:06PM

    emoticonto hear you have the flu emoticonon the logging & blogging. Hope you feel better soon emoticon

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