Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Well, it is nearly 9 pm..I just did, more or less, the day three bootcamp. I fell off the ball when I tried to roll down...the dogs don't know WHAT to think of this stuff mom is doing. Working with the weights had me cramped for space in the area here with the computer. My hope is that I can do all these activities...even if I don't MASTER them at first, and then go back and continue working on them.
I think I read somewhere that there are 7 days of workouts, so perhaps that means we will be doing them all again each week. If I can learn the routine, I can do it where there is more room. Oh well, I amTRYING and that is a start. Did my 30 min. cardio also.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Day 2. This involves a balance ball, so I got out my brand new one and inflated it. Today's workout requires a wall! This got interesting since I have no available walls near my computer (can't do these exercises against bookcases or on the stairs!)
I watched the video several times and took some notes...then went elsewhere and tried it. I am pretty shaky with what I am doing this first time..and I skipped the weights..but I did do pretty much what was shown.
I found that my right knee REALLY did not like one of the moves and the crunching sounds scared me. I will have to think about whether to risk stressing this joint again...am I helping strenthen it or risking joint damage? I don't know. Day 3's video has arrived and I "walked" through it w/o the ball and weights...I will bring them up to my computer for tomorrow.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
WOW..just reread my msg to sent to someone on Nov 15th...and am so surprised. I could only do THREE minutes on the exerow and only did 7 on the Gazelle...That was just over a month ago! I do 250-300 pulls on the exerow now...15 -20 minutes. I get on the gazelle with a book in one hand and totally lose track of the time! The treadmill needs lubrication so it is just sitting at the moment. I didn't remember when I had started the indoor exercising but evidently, I am making some kind of progress!!! WHOO HOO!
---------- BOOKWERME wrote: (on Nov 15th) ---------
Because of the weird weather, I have finally begun working out indoors...my little treadmill is not happy about it, but plugged along. Today, I did ten min on the treadmill, then 3 on the Exerow, and 7 on the Gazelle...then ten more on the treadmill. It worked out well, though I am not sure it is as much of a workout as walking around the cowfield or doing a full 30 on the treadmill. I am hoping that some variety will not only help with the boredom but will help jog things along on my stagnant weight loss efforts. Food choices come into play of course, as well and I have NOT done well there. This time last year I had two stents put in my heart, and I am doing well I think. so even though I am not a skinny minnie these days, I believe I am healthier than before!!!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Six months ago I began paying attention to that new box on my sparkpage (new to me anyway)...keeping a record of my "streaks". Hmmmm I like that. I had not trouble with the logging in part...except one night in a motel and then I found access to a computer there...and a treadmill! As of today, I have kept the streaks going for a full half a year without missing a single day of exercise. I was totally motivated by that streak keeper! I did miss a day of recording but I know that the exercise days match the log in days, BUT I have not missed ONE day! Granted, not all exercise is created equal, but I have been up early, up late, out in the rain, in the cold and heat...now on machines in my guest room...but I AM MOVING and being faithful about it. 183 days of 30 minutes every day.! Now to make it a full year without missing a day. I am half way there already! AND, I AM PROUD OF ME!
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