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Double, double

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Not a double cheese burger.

Not a double deluxe.

Double work outs.

I already do double workouts on Wednesdays. I go to my boxing class for an hour and then I meet my friend for a jaw workout...I mean water walking for an hour. I handle that well, apart from being really hungry if I don't have a small snack inbetween.

So, I am thinking of making more of my workouts doubles. This would be my timetable if I decided to go ahead.

M - Boxing (1hour)
T - Morning - Spinning (1hour) Evening - Pump (1hour)
W - Boxing (1hour) Water Walking (1hour) Spa sitting (30 minutes emoticon)
T - Off
F - Off
S - Boxing (1hour) Spinning (1hour)
S - Off

This would bring me to 7 hours of working out a week, over 4 days. I can't do Thursday, Friday or Sunday because I work those days and miss all the classes (plus I can't be bothered working out after work!)

So, this that is my new plan. Hopefully since I have been working up to this by taking more classes I will be able to cope. If not I will scale back.

Wish me luck!

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PARASELENIC 6/7/2011 9:46PM

    Go for it! Just be aware and listen to your body-- if it's too much, you will know.

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CARLA-216 6/7/2011 10:35AM

    Give it a go. You can always scale back if it's too much!

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DAV128 6/7/2011 4:52AM

    OK - So here's wishing you all the luck in the world. Just remember, It's not Mr. Luck that will keep you to your schedule, It's Mr. Motivation. Keep moving forward and stay motivated, your on track to succeed.


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PUFFPASTRY 6/7/2011 3:07AM

    Good luck, though honestly, you might find you have to scale back. I finally met Raspberryberet in person last night (she came to one of my shows! TOTALLY surprised me -- we've been Spark friends for about 8 months, and this was the first time we'd met face to face!), and we talked for ages, and she, being a marathon runner, is really into workout strategy and philosophy, and she CHIDED me (chid me? chode me?) on my reluctance to pace myself and vary the intensity of my workouts. She said that from what she hears of my exercise schedule, I'm acting like an endurance athlete without giving myself the down time of an endurance athlete, and that might be why I'm getting persistent shin splints and back pain. She kept repeating that muscles really need down time, and that I should stop letting my workouts be random and start actually planning when I do increases in minutes and difficulty instead of doing my usual "Oh whatever, I'll just stay on this treadmill a bunch more minutes, la la la!". SO - just my two cents - if you start getting aches and pains and feeling fatigued, pull back. emoticon

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ANAJAK 6/7/2011 2:52AM

    This is awesome.
You are awesome!!
Good luck!!!

p.s I really like the water workout (with spa sit) what a great way to catch up with friends!!

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I ate tooooooo much :(

Monday, June 06, 2011

Yesterday was my best friends birthday, so today we went out to lunch to celebrate. Hugs and gifts were given and we settled in to have some nice food and talk about teaching. We went to a tapas bar, so we could have a little of everything . We ordered:

Calamari (about 2 hoods worth)
Garlic Prawns (5)
Risotto balls (3)
Wedges (small bowl)
Wrapped gurnard (2)

We split everything equally. We are good at sharing :) We had a glass of wine each too!

The bad bit was dessert. I did have a chocolate molten pudding. I ate half. My friend would only order dessert if I did, and I had organised for her to have a candle and the waitresses help me to sing happy birthday, so you can see why I made my choice.

I'm not having dinner tonight because I am soooooo full, so I suppose the calories even out, because it was really 2 meals due to how full I am.

Anywho, lets look at my workout plan for the week!

T - Pump (1hour)
W - Boxing, then water walking (2hours)
T - Spinning (1 hour)
S - Boxing (1 hour)
S - Walk/run or OFF, weather dependant

2 weeks and 4 days until

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TATTED4X4 6/6/2011 1:29AM

    I did too today. Ugh!!!! Im totally gonna make up for it this week!!!! Glad I'm not alone. :^)

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Spinning - Then and Now

Saturday, June 04, 2011

I went to my second spinning class ever this morning. The first one I went to was about 3 years ago. I just decided to give it a go, and I swear I nearly died! This time around it was tough, but manageable.

Then I had no fitness. Now I have a base of fitness. I have been working out consistantly for over 2 months now, and that really made a difference.

Then I was on my own. Now I have sparkpeople, and I knew I didn't want to blog about spinning and tell you guys that I didn't finish or put much effort it. I also had people that I know from my other classes encouraging me.

Spinning was hard, but not as hard as I thought it was going to be. The mind is a funny thing, and if you let it it will trick you into thinking that something is going to be impossible. The only way around that is to face your fear and just do it!

Spinning was also a great workout! I was drenched in sweat and shaking at the end of it. I didn't really get that post workout high, but I did like it enough to book myself a seat in Thursdays class. It is something I could see myself adding to my workout rotation.

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PUFFPASTRY 6/6/2011 4:13AM

    Wow! I am filled with admiration for your willingness to push yourself hard and try things you might not be perfect at! Just tonight I tried a few Pilates exercises that I remembered from my way-back Pilates Class days but haven't done in years, because I'd gotten too big to feel comfortable doing them, and I feel like yes, at this point, if there were a free Pilates class around, I could probably (okay "maybe?") hold my own in it...not that there IS one, mind you, but it was good to see that some of my core strength is coming back.
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CARLA-216 6/5/2011 4:44PM

    Great job, Jess! I want to try spinning but keep putting it off. :/

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 6/4/2011 9:30PM

    I have never tried spinning, but have wanted to. Glad you had a great class and are going back for more! All your exercise efforts are sure to pay off for your trip coming up!

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Have we done June goals?

Saturday, June 04, 2011

I like having goals. However I don't remember this until a few days into the month. Ah well.


10 tricep dips in a row

Boxing 3 times per week

Water walking once per week

Walk/run once per week (treadmill OK if it is rainy)


Eat within my calories everyday

Eat mindfully

Limit sweets

No alcohol (Rarotonga holiday time excepted!)


Pay off my credit card


Be a happy person

Be a good friend (spark and otherwise!)

Wish me luck!

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ILLINITEACHER52 6/4/2011 9:53AM

  Great goals - except I read that one as walking on water. My brain
said "WHAT????" and I went back and read it again. OH - water walking! OK - Have a great month!

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CARLA-216 6/4/2011 9:19AM

    Nice goals. I think it's good to have more than one facet of goals to work on.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 6/4/2011 8:10AM

    Great goals! I like how you have goals for all areas of you life, what a great way to stay balanced.

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Sometimes skipping the gym is for the best

Saturday, June 04, 2011

This morning my alarm went off at 7.30am. And I ignored it and slept another hour instead of spending an hour at the gym.

It was the best decision I could have made! I got through my day without being tired or dragging. I neeeeded that sleep in! No biggy I can go to the gym tomorrow. There is a spinning class that I have been meaning to try, maybe I will give it a go tomorrow!

One missed workout won't kill me!

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CARLA-216 6/4/2011 9:20AM

    I think getting more sleep is the wisest decision when you're feeling that need. Good on you for recognizing that and knowing that there'll always be another time to fit in a workout!

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    Sleep is soooo important. Not having enough sleep can throw off your entire day!

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