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Goals March 4-March 10

Sunday, March 04, 2012

1. 3 Cardio workouts for at least 1/2 hour
1- 3/4 horse ride
2-3/6 horse ride
3-3/10 elliptical

2. 3 Strength training workouts
1- BC1 on 3/5
2-BC2 on 3/7
3-BC3 on 3/9

3. 2 horse rides
1- 3/4

4. 1 yoga/pilates/stretching or centergy workout
1- 3/10 centergy

5. 2 cardio sessions that are 15 minutes
1. 6w6p 3/4
2.3/9 dog walk

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ASHAIXIM 3/5/2012 9:54PM

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JAMBABY0 3/4/2012 8:18PM

    sounds good so far!

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March Goals

Thursday, March 01, 2012

1. Finish last 2 weeks of Burn Circuit
2. Finish month 1 of Body Revolution
3. Get at least 1,000 minutes
4. Get up 4/5 days in the morning to workout
5. Each week do my checklist of 3 strength, 3-30 min cardio, 2-15 in cardio, 1 yoga and 2 horse rides. This helps me keep track of what I've done and what I need to do to create a nice balance and keep me motivated!

That is about it..not pushing things to much.

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AMYBELLES 3/11/2012 9:34AM

    You have a great plan and having the checklist is a smart way to keep track of your exercise! emoticon emoticon

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RFJSJ50 3/10/2012 10:14PM

    I've started keeping an exercise check list on my desktop and have found that it really helps me. I plan weekly, listing what I want to accomplish and going back nightly checking off what I accomplished. I find that I can usually catch up by doing a little bit more on another day if I don't get to something so that the list is all done by the end of the week. Like you, I've learned to control my expectations so that I can realistically reach the planned goals.
Stay determined!

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NICKI109 3/10/2012 11:51AM

    I am so jealous you have a horse. My daughter would be too if she knew, LOL. I took her horse back riding for the first time last October, and she loved it.

Great planning for March. Sounds like this will be a great month for you!!

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CATHYGETSFIT 3/3/2012 3:48PM

    I'm amazed that you have time to do all of that work and plan your wedding! I think it's really great that you aren't trying to push yourself too much with everything that is going on. Great goals! emoticon emoticon

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RAENDROPS 3/3/2012 3:01PM

    Sounds like a great plan to keep you on track!


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BARBIE176 3/1/2012 10:45PM

    emoticon Andrea! emoticon on lightening up on yourself so you can achieve all of your wedding planning and still achieve you healthy journey goals! emoticon emoticon

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ASHAIXIM 3/1/2012 2:27PM

    Whoa!! Definitely have your time planned out!! :) I'm waiting until my neuro apt to exercise again - I don't want to do something stupid and hurt myself, so for now it's just walking and "weight lifting kids" ;)

Oh, can I come horsy riding with you??? :D

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February Review

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February wasn't to bad of a month. Here are some things I accomplished:

1. Finished 2 weeks of Burn Circuit
2. Finished 6 body revolution workouts
3. I did 1,025 fitness minutes and 9.15 miles
4. I got up in the morning 8 times to workout
5. I think I lost 1 or 2 inches off my waist which is good
6. I continued to eat well and started cooking more
7. I continued to exercise through pulled back muscles, an ingrown hair, a scraped knee, a hurt ankle and strep throat. Yes..all in one month!
8. I did quite a bit of wedding planning. 4/6 of the girls have their dresses ordered as of now. We finalized dress colors, I replaced a bridesmaid, we booked the church, had a taste testing, we booked the trolley, we got my grandma's dress, shoes and purse picked out, my mom ordered her dress, my wedding shoes came in, I looked at invitations and narrowed it down to a couple that I like, we made an appt with the cake lady and the caterer and we went to the bridal extravaganza! That is alot of stuff for one month!

All in all not to bad of a month. My original goal was 1200 or 1500 minutes and I didn't reach either one but I also had alot of ailments! I edited my whole year minute goal since I've been doing alot of wedding planning and started out the year slow.

I also found a great way to track the kinds of workouts I'm doing b/c I was determined to have more of a balance of strength/cardio/yoga (etc). So in my "other goals" I put 3 cardio sessions that are 30 minutes, 2 cardio sessions that are 15 minutes, 2 horse rides, 1 yoga/pilates workout and 3 strength training workouts. So I'm happy about that and ready for March!!

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MOMOF4FOXES 3/1/2012 9:34PM

    Great job! Sounds like you persevered with the exercise through a tough month! emoticon emoticon

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BARBIE176 2/29/2012 11:20PM

    emoticon job Andrea. I am really proud of all the things that you accomplished during this month, especially considering all of your "ailments" and in addition to all of the wedding stuff you did! Keep up the emoticon job Andrea! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BFMONICA 2/29/2012 10:28PM

    Good job. I want to do this kind of review for the month on March. emoticon

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A&I blog- What to do when obstacles get in your way?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I could make this blog really simple by just saying "keep going and never give up." Because ultimately that is what you do if you want to be successful, even when things get in your way.

But I'll break it down a little bit more than that and elaborate. Here are some examples.

1. When injury or being sick is your obstacle: I think most times it is best to rest until your injury is completely healed. Depending on what you injured you can still exericse, just change the form of execise. Ex: If it's an ankle then switch from running to strength training. When you are sick which I have been ALOT lately there are several things you can do. I immediately stop doing real strenuous activities. I go from heavy cardio to dog walks. And sometimes I even have to edit my goals. I was down for like a week in January and was lucky to hit 1,000 minutes. And it's basically been the same story for February.

2. Events- Sometimes you have things you must do or plan for. (!) This takes up alot more time so you must plan when you are going to exercise and maybe re-evaluate your goals if it's going to be a prolonged thing. I was going to try for 18,550 minutes this year but shortly into the year I realized w/ all this wedding planning taking up extra time I needed to edit that to 15,621 (?). Only in extreme circumstances would I do that but sometimes it needs to be done.

3. People- Sometimes people will try to hinder your progress or not be supportive. I would say if at all possible limit your time with these people. They really aren't good for you and if they aren't going to support you and what you want to do then they really don't care that much about you. OR another thing is to get them to join you. When I first moved in with my boyfriend I felt like he was hindering my progress. Looking back I don't think that was his intentions, he was just being ornery but at the time I felt like it. But recently he joined my gym and now we go together and he has really jumped on the exercise train which I'm thankful for. We go together, but do our own thing. Then I don't feel like I'm leaving him or not spending enough time with him!

Those are just a few examples. I will write more if I think of any!

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AMYBELLES 2/29/2012 6:43PM

    You gave some wonderful examples of obstacles that get in the way of our successes and awesome tips of what to do when faced with them. emoticon job!

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ASHAIXIM 2/29/2012 5:48PM

    Very nice!! I'm waiting for my 3/15 neurosurgeon apt to see what exercising I can do. It hurts to walk briskly even so I'm afraid to do much of anything right now but walk about slowly and hold the baby!

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FATHINSN 2/29/2012 6:16AM

    Thanks for sharing this. I can relate all three! The injury & sickness, that's a good tip such as do less or change activities, the key is to keep trying keep moving instead of stop completely :D Events, I don't have too many that I plan towards but it's much better to be prepared when there's some looming ahead! And finally, the 3rd one, people, I have lots of this from family and it's very, very hard to overcome and there are times when I just crawl deep, deep into my special hiding hole to cry then I get back to fight!

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RFJSJ50 2/28/2012 11:22PM

    You said everything in your first paragraph - "keep going and never give up." That is something I need to keep repeating to myself.
We're all at different stages in our program and facing different obstacles, but you gave us some good things to think about in all situations!
Thanks for sharing!

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CATHYGETSFIT 2/28/2012 8:48PM

    emoticonblog Andrea! Injury and illness both have set me back in the past and you are right that you should rest if you are sick or find some other exercise to do if you've injured yourself. I like how you used examples of things in your life in the past or present that may have set you back. I think it's great that you've set realistic goals with your exercising considering that you are planning a big life event coming up. I'm glad to hear that Ryan has joined the gym you've been going to and that both of you are into exercising! emoticon emoticon emoticon

emoticonon your upcoming emoticon emoticon

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SIOBHANKNITS 2/28/2012 5:53PM

    Great job! Injury and illness have set me back more than once, so I can really identify with those two. You're doing such a good job of setting realistic goals and remaining flexible depending on your circumstances! Keep up the good work!

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BARBIE176 2/28/2012 5:40PM

    emoticon blog Andrea. I like how you have set it out because I find it really easy to follow and understand. Plus using your own examples is You've organized this blog in an easy to read and follow way. It sounds like you are doing a emoticon job modifying your workout so you can overcome the obstacles. Keep up the awesome work! I really agree with your obstacle of friends. So happy that you and Ryan have worked out something that works for you as a couple! emoticon emoticon

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BRIGHTEYED49 2/28/2012 3:11PM

    What to do when obstacles get in our way... this is the crucial moment, isn't it? When faced with X, how will you keep going? Great blog; gave me a lot to think about!

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SHOYER 2/28/2012 11:01AM

    You've organized this blog in an easy to read and follow way. I like how you added your own examples and descriptions, because -- right now anyway -- I'm not at the same stage of physical fitness as you are. Some things you're doing seem way beyond my capabilities. But, including your thoughts and things you've changed makes it more inspirational for me.

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P90X/P90X2/Insanity hybrid

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I've been trying to find a really good hybrid for later this year. After attempting X2 I learned that I need to start over at the beginning and build up to that. But that's ok...I still think it's an awesome program but it wasn't giving me the strength work I needed. So I switched back to Chalean Extreme. THEN I heard about the Jillian Michaels workout Body Revolution and I had to get that! I love Jillian and so that was when I decided to rotate Jillian and Chalean! It made perfect sense to me. And so by the time I'm done w/ those I should be leaner/tigher/more toned and hopefully weigh a bit less also :)

But then I will want to step it up to the more extreme programs..p90x/x2/insanity are the best programs I could think of for that task. So I took it upon myself to make a hybrid of the 3 because p90x is missing cardio, insanity is missing strength and x2 is great for finishing touches but only has real strength training for 4 weeks.

Soooo here it is. Feel free to use it if you wish or make changes if you want! (So there is no confusion if it's a P90X workout or P90X2 workout I'm just going to use "x" and "x2". And it's a p90x workout unless noted that's it's from x2

Week 1&3

Plyometric Cardio Circuit
Cardio Recovery
Legs and Back
Cardio Power and Resistance

Week 2&4
Chest/Back/Balance x2
Plyometic Cardio Circuit
Shoulders and Arms x2
Cardio Recovery
Back and Base x2
Cardio Power & Resistance

Pure Cardio Mon/Wed/Fri
Yoga Tues/Thurs

Week 5&7
Max Interval Plyo
Back and Biceps
Max Recovery
Legs and Back
Max Interval Circuit

Week 6&8
Max Interval Plyo
Max Recovery
Base and Back-x2
Max interval circuit

Max Cardio Conditioning Mon/Wed/Fri
Yoga Tues/Thurs

Week 9,10,11,12
X2 Core
X2 Total Body
Core Cardio/Bal
Bal and Power

Cardio X Mon/Wed/Fri
Yoga Tues/Thurs

And conveniently enough the last rest week is going to be our honeymoon week. I planned it that way! Then I will finish up the rest of the year with the last 8 weeks of my chalean extreme/turbo fire hybrid.

I know there is more x2 than anything in the last 4 weeks but I figure with the first 10 weeks there was alot of cardio and strength.

The other thing I thought of doing was having all the strength from p90x in the first 4 weeks and all the strength from p90x2 in the second month. But I like having the same workouts from the 2 different programs intermingled. There will be no boredom in this program!

Ok it's time for me to go to bed. Have a great week!

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UFEDAK85 2/26/2012 10:07PM

    Looks great! You have an awesome plan right there! I looked into P90x2 but it looks like it requires so many equipment plus it looks really advanced. I'm going to complete body revolution (mixed with other workouts) then do a Chalean xtreme round (w/ other workouts). After that I'm going to create another schedule with a mixture of my other DVDs (I have soooo many!). I have to keep changing it up so that I don't get bored and stop working out. Once I lose momentum it takes me a while to get back on the workout mood again. Good luck with your plan and keep posting! Looking forward to seeing your progress throughout your rotations! :D

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