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Jumping rope

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

So I bought a jump rope, two actually, one with weights and one without. I figured I would take one to work. So I just tried them out while waiting for DH to come home. Wow, I am fairly coordinated, and I felt like a total klutz! (One rope needs to be shortened a bit.) And wow, jumping rope is way harder than I remembered. Ten minutes with a jump rope will have to be something to aspire to for a while. Sheesh!

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LUV2DIVE 5/4/2011 9:00PM

    Had to laugh at this post AIKIGAL. On a vacation several years ago I saw a European gal in her late 30's and nice shape jump rope outside of a dive shop. She looked great and made it look so easy. I went home immediately and bought one and then found out that it wasn't as easy as it looked. I think I was so disappointed that I never pulled it out again. Like you, I thought I was more coordinated than that.

I hope I'm not a sucker for every cool gym thing that comes round but I've recently invested in a hula hoop. I actually enjoyed it and it has helped my back but the bruising was terrible! It looked like I had been beaten around the hip section for a whole week! I haven't been using it as much since I've been focusing on between 4 and 8 miles of walking and now picking up sculpting....hmmm I'll have to get it out again and just try for short times daily. I really did enjoy it. One of my goals is to learn how to belly dance. It definitely limbers up the back and hips...

I know this is an old post, I'm making up for lost time and making my way back around the SP site, getting familiar with the changes since I was last on.

Have a great day, thinking of you!

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TRINAILENE 4/13/2011 10:11PM

  I have been thinking of buying a jump rope too. Thought that would be a good thing to do during commercials on a few of my t.v. programs. Thought I would start out slow. Good luck to you.

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My pants got looser this week...

Saturday, March 05, 2011

but my weight stayed the same. I'm really starting to hate this!

Reading Healthy at any Size by Linda Bacon. Trying to keep an open mind. It sure sounds good.


Wow, I didn't gain weight on holiday!

Monday, February 21, 2011

I've been thinking for a week that I gained 5 pounds on my vacation. Either I was so stressed I didn't actually know what I weighed, or I was so tired when I weighed in after vacation that the numbers didn't make sense, or I took it all off this week already (seems unlikely). So the logical conclusion is vacation was a break even proposition on the calories and that the snorkeling off set the G&Ts. Hooray! Double reinvigoration, once for the effects of an awesome vacation, doubled by the fact that I didn't really gain any pounds back. And now the forecast for the week is sun! Way to exercise!


Back from the BVI's

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

DH and I had a wonderful week in the British Virgin Islands on a catamaran with some friends and their 20 month old baby girl. We went snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, and walked on the beach. It was beautiful! It was probably our best vacation in 17 years.

We dove the stern of the wreck of the Rhone, and then did two dives on Virgin Gorda. One was at George Dog, and one behind the east end of Seal Dog. Then we dove twice on the wild west wall at Jost Van Dycke. We saw sting rays, turtles, HUGE spiney lobster, and also the biggest pufferfish we have ever seen!



Saturday, January 29, 2011

155.8 this morning, but I'm down again. I have a cold and DH & I are helping some friends sail overnight to Santa Cruz, which neither of us wants to do but we somehow got roped in. I really need to get better, especially with vacation in Tortola coming up next weekend. I'm kind of mad about the whole thing, and feeling a bit uncared for. Hopefully this trip won't be as bad as I am anticipating it will be, and I hope I won't get any sicker.


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