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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

When I blogged in February about my goals, I meant what I said and most of that has not changed.
For over 300 days, I have managed to get in 30 minutes of exercise EVERY day. While I intend to keep that process going, I have begun T-Tapp and actually don't feel compelled to do 30 minutes every least not on the T-Tapp days.
I have not missed a single day of exercise...and only missed the 30 min. once recently..there just were too many things going on to squeeze in the other 15 min after the T-Tapp.

I feel wonderful with the T-Tapp and really think this is a wonderful program for me. I am working on improving my form to enhance my results...which are slow at the moment..but coming. Recent HbA1c report also shows I need to adjust my eating to get my blood sugar down more. So..that is good motivation and should help me get the flab off at last.

Anyway, thats my plan and I'm sticking to it!!!

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POLY-E 4/23/2009 3:04AM

    I'm impressed how you're sticking to your plan. I wish I could be as persistent!

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JCHOATEX2 4/22/2009 5:57PM

    Having a plan is a sure step forward toward success. You have been so faithful with that 30 minutes that I know you'll succeed in lowering those blood sugar levels (I assume that's what they are). When you set your mind to something, you do it. Go for it! emoticon

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Grrr...forgot to record somewhere!

Monday, March 16, 2009

I have FAITHFULLY exercised EVERY day since I discovered the streak self-set goal is 30 minutes a day for one full year. I have NOT missed a single day, however apparently I have missed recording from time to time...nearly did tonight..had shut down and then remembered, but when I checked the streak record. I see my current streak for 30 min of exercise is 12 days...which means I forgot to record at least once ..12 days ago. MY log in record is accurate for the exercise also...for I started them on the same day. So, today, it is 269 days. Less than 100 to go to make a full year. Hope I don't miss a log in!!!

UPDATE....I DID NOT forget to record, but for some reason, the tracker is not counting a day back in early March. I went back to check and all the records are there. I can't fix it...but it is not right. Anyway, so long as the log in streak continues, THAT is the accurate count of my days of exercise.

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BOOKWERME 3/28/2009 11:24PM

    THANKS, Jen, I fully intend to! I've been up early, up late, indoors, outdoors, hot, cold etc...this last stretch should not be a problem. The ONLY think I see as an issue may be recording while I travel to the DC in June! I may be calling home and having a family member log in for me!!! *GRIN*

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JCHOATEX2 3/28/2009 10:52PM

    Asta, that's absolutely amazing! So many days without missing? Terrific! I know you'll make it. emoticon

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BOOKWERME 3/28/2009 10:10PM

    BUt Dee, I didn't MISS a day of recording...THEY did. But thanks or the tip anyway. It is still bugging me weeks later. Still I KNOW that I am now only 84 days from my goal. Not fretting about that!!

PS...saw your comment the day you posted. Thanks!

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    You know I've gone back and edited my stuff when my streaks aren't working out. Did that with my water streak. Also, I setup in the journal a recurring daily appointment complete with link to other goals and exercise and it sends me a reminder. Been better about logging ever since! Dee

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Re-evaluate and adjust my goals.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Since the SP goal is better health, better food choices and better fitness...what I need to do is to ID where I stand.

I exercise daily..30 min min. (at the moment that is usually the max. also!) I eat enough calories, but not of the right choices..and I think that is an issue. I am terrible with keeping the full daily record..don't like measuring stuff. I know from my WW days, this is important. I am healthier than when I started, I know more, and have dealt with some health issues.

I am embarrassed that I have managed to gain weight in recent months...and now, with CA, DC (special events) and a visit to my in-laws all coming up in June, it seems ridiculous that others can lose 100+ lbs and I can't lose any! I MUST get this rolling. It is almost 2 yrs that I have been on SP with a net loss of +several lbs! That is outrageous...though I AM back on the exercise bandwagon and AM healthier overall I think.

SO, EAT better (EAT RIGHT) I guess is goal one. Exercise MORE is goal two.
Keep myself accountable is goal three. about chocolate...When I lived in St. Croix, I had to have my dd ship my fav. dark chocolate to me from I was very careful in doling it out. Thus, choclate was never a problem. Somehow, I think I need to keep chocolate in my diet..but go back to the limited dole each day. So..that must be goal Four.

In January I joined the boot camp challenge and enjoyed doing it. I had problems with one thing that really upset my right knee...I have saved all the info and intend to continue doing them, without that ONE exercise. My problem with the boot camp was trying to do all this in front of my computer where there is not appropriate space for exercise. I have also no inflated my exercise ball more...didn't realize what a difference that would make.

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JCHOATEX2 2/18/2009 5:27PM

    Asta, love your goals! They are so reachable. Perhaps to make them even more so, you might want to quantify them. For example, how many calories will be made up of carbs/fat/fiber? How many minutes of exercise do you intend to do in a week? How many pieces of chocolate will you allow? That way, you can measure your success tangibly. Just a thought! But I loved your blog!

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Day 3

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.


Bootcamp day 2

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 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.

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ARIZONAROSE 1/5/2009 9:34PM

    I was posting on your first day and you were posting your second day already lol

The ball is good for lots of things. I will have to check out the videos probably tomorrow. Because of my surgery I may not be able to do them yet. emoticon

Definitely be careful with the knee. You don't want to cause any injury. Sometimes if you look at other exercises you might be able to find something to sub one for another that works the similar area but less stress on certain joints!

Sounds like your doing great though! Keep it up!
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