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Today I really worked out

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Today our water aerobics class really targeted our arms, shoulders and upper back. By the time the class was over, I was already tired and a bit sore. I hope we didn't overdo it ! I'll just have to continuously do some very light stretches today to prevent my muscles from stiffening. I'm excited about the progress I'm making though and can see a big difference in the strength of my legs as well as my arms. My lower back is very stiff so I'm going to pay closer attention to that and be very careful not to hurt myself.

  
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BABYFACE26 10/11/2009 2:55PM

    That is fantastic news! I admire your attitude, and you've given me an idea, for when I have more money - to get into a water aerobics class. Way to go, darlin.

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 10/6/2009 9:05PM

    Woo hoo!!! Pretty soon you are going to be one fit and toned lady!!!

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CMBELISLE 10/6/2009 6:44PM

    I'd really love to be in the water. I love swimming. Congrats on getting in that workout!

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WOLFSPIRITS 10/6/2009 4:31PM

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SHERYLDI1 10/6/2009 4:27PM

    That's awesome! emoticon

I wish I had a place to go for water aerobics. They filled in the pool at the gym and I can't afford a Y membership.

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Our Seventh Polk County Group Walk Today!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Today we walked together for the seventh time in our Polk County Group. Sadly, there were only three of us walking today but we had a great time! Our time was a bit slower today due to the high level of humidity. We let moderation be our guide and only did one mile because we were all dripping by then. We're really getting to know each other and becoming very supportive friends. I look forward to these meetings eagerly. This Wednesday we will have our monthly team dinner for the same group. We have scheduled another walk for October 17 (a Saturday this time) at 9a.m. I hope more of our Spark friends will join us. It's great exercise and we're getting our husbands, other family members and friends involved too! The time goes fast and the conversations are lively!Can't wait until the next time!

After the walk, I went and water jogged for 20 minutes followed by a 65 minute water aerobics class. I'm excited to see that my stamina is improving with every day!

  
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WOLFSPIRITS 10/6/2009 1:17PM

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PEGGYANNSCH 10/6/2009 7:40AM

    I am planning to be at the next walk

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FLAGIRL32 10/5/2009 8:10PM

    I am looking forward to the next Saturday walk. Great work getting everyone all enthusiastic about walking again!

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L*I*T*A* 10/5/2009 6:45PM

    great to hear that you are feeling well and becoming more active............way to go..........have a wonderful week..................blessings and hugs.......lita

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ROBERT9051 10/5/2009 6:08PM

    SORRY I COULD NOT BE THERE MAYBE NEXT TIME

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A Successful Week!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

This week was a very successful week for me! I did five "kick butt" workouts and I remembered to rest when I got home after each one. I'm caught up on all of my laundry and grocery shopping. I've been trying to eat healthy home cooked meals and watch my calories. My calorie burn rate has been between 850 and 1200 every day except today. (only 500 something today) I feel good and my muscles are looking toned! Yea! Hopefully tomorrow will be the start of another great week.

  
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WOLFSPIRITS 10/4/2009 9:48AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonHAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!!!

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 10/3/2009 6:31PM

    Congratulations on ALL the hard work you are doing to stay on track. I am very proud of you.
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Back to using weights again

Monday, September 28, 2009

After taking a week off from using weights, due to some bruised muscles, I was back in the water with my weights today. It felt great to really work my muscles. I only hope that I won't be overly sore tomorrow! I did a nice 25 minute warm up jog in the water and was more than ready for the water aerobics class workout. We had a substitute instructor today and he gave us a real upper and lower body kick butt workout. I'm beginning to see a flat spot in the saddle bags on the side of my legs emoticon and my legs are much more toned looking. Hooray!! I even have a nice bicep muscle emoticon !!! The best part is that I'm enjoying my workouts. I've made some new friends and I feel like we're in this together.

  
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Using Household Chores to Workout

Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's cloudy and humid today in Florida with a strong possibility of rain. Should I walk outside today? What happens if we get a thunderstorm? These are the questions I asked myself as I debated over how I was going to workout this morning. Then, there was the issue of time management due to a pile-up of household chores. Light bulb moment!!! Why not use my list of chores as a way to work out inside, in the air conditioning! So that's what I did. Boy did I work up a sweat! I worked for 140 minutes straight and my clothes were drenched. When I decided that I'd done enough for one day, I stripped down and put everything directly into the washing machine because it was too wet to go in the dirty clothes bag. I took a cool shower and treated myself to a shampoo and some scented body wash. After I was finished with everything, I sat in our recliner chair and looked around as I drank a 20oz glass of water. What a sense of accomplishment I felt! Yes, I felt tired but the house smells clean and looks great. I'm proud of what I did today and I exercised while I was getting the job done.

  
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PEGGYANNSCH 9/28/2009 9:25AM

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GO GIRL YOU DID YOUR WORKOUT FOR THE DAY

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TBRANCH2 9/27/2009 9:37PM

    Go, You!! Be careful hanging around with me...I could become contagious!!! hahahaha This is the only way that us "poor" people without gym memberships and exercise equipment are able to do our cardio minutes!!!! emoticon emoticon

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POLYANASUNSHINE 9/27/2009 4:19PM

    That is a great way to exercise and get your house clean. How did you record your fitness minutes? Heaving cleaning and the 40 minutes? emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 9/27/2009 3:40PM

    cool......way to go!!
are you creative or what!

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DONNASUEE 9/27/2009 3:25PM

  Wow - that is a great way to get your exercise. How nice to have the house all cleaned also. I hadn't thought to use the house cleaning as exercise. I do use the mowing as exercise. For you in FL I know it was nice to stay in the a/c instead of going outside.

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