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Sunday, June 01, 2014

I'm starting T25 today. Yikes.

  
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LAURIE9404 6/3/2014 1:48PM

    You got this! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 6/1/2014 4:24PM

    Yay!!! You'll do great!

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April Fitness and Health Goals

Monday, April 02, 2012

Wow, I swear I have been here at SP every day but haven't posted much. I just realized this is my first post for the year of 2012!

My three Fitness and Health Goals for this month are:

1 - Work my abs three times a week. (I have been slacking on this)

2 - Loose a few pounds. I usually use a couple of pounds before vacation.

3 - Eat cleaner. I want to eat less processed cr@p. Less granola bars and chips and sweets. Eat more whole foods.

I have to be in a bathing suit in four weeks.
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ORGANIC811LFRV 4/2/2012 11:00AM

    You are doing fantastic as you are right now. You are gorgeous and fit.

If you want more than just that I'd recommend the path that you have already chosen: juice fasting/feasting. Unprecedented in what it offers if you do it right.

When we have cravings for sweets we need fruit and to carb up. Our bodies NEED carbs.

When we crave salt, we need greens: green smoothies are absolutely phenominal!

Read 80/10/10 by Dr. Douglas Graham. He is amazing, an athlete, and cute! LOL

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NATPLUMMER 4/2/2012 10:35AM

    Great goals!! They will definitely get you ready for vacation :-)

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My 10 Day Challenge

Friday, September 23, 2011

My 10 day challenge.

I finished ChaLean Extreme Wednesday. I have been thinking about what kind of workouts I want to do until October 2nd when I plan on starting the CLX/TF Hybrid that came with the TF workout. I decided on Thursday, I was going to challenge myself to do Jillian Michael workouts for 10 days straight. I went to Target yesterday and bought Ripped in 30. For my birthday, I got her newest workout, Killer Buns and Thighs. I am going to combine those with her other workouts along with my treadmill. Maybe I will get rid of my Birthday weight! LOL! (I had lots of treats delivered to me and lots of celebrations. I finished my birthday cake yesterday.)

The workouts I have are:

30 Day Shred
Banish Fat Boost Metabolism
No More Trouble Zones
Yoga Meltdown (hated it but only tried it once)
6 Week 6 Pack
BL Last Chance Workout (my favorite)
Killer Buns and Thighs
Ripped in 30

I did Level 1 of Ripped in 30. I didn't realize it was 35 minutes.! It went by fast. It brought back memories of when I first tried Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred. Back then (January 2010), I couldn't keep up. I could hardly do a squat. I used 3 pound weights and I remember thinking how heavy they felt. I was sore for days after. Today, I felt so powerful. I used 3 pound weights. They were too light and I know next time to use 5 pounds. I was able to keep up. I felt good after. I went for a run on my treadmill after and watched Level 2. :)

I am going to try Killer Buns and Thighs tomorrow. I think on Sunday, I will do Level 2 of Ripped in 30. I am excited to change it up and do something different. I will definitely miss Chalene and Turbo Fire but I know she will be there waiting for me in October. :)

  
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LEN_VERSION32 9/29/2011 10:46PM

    Wow! Now I want to go buy BL Last Chance Workout...lol. I don't have the Yoga one either but not interested. When was your birthday? Obviously, I missed it while on vacation....Happy Belated Birthday emoticon

I am going to start my CLX/TJ hybrid with you. I was planning to start on Saturday but it is good to have company! We can chat....well chat more than usual...lol

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SARAHFAILLA 9/27/2011 3:21AM

    Sounds fun Louisa! :-)

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NATPLUMMER 9/24/2011 6:32PM

    emoticon Sounds like lots of fun. I wish I could join you.

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POINTAFTER 9/24/2011 2:20PM

    We're gonna hold you to it! Get it done!

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EBROOKER17 9/23/2011 11:57PM

  sounds interesting keep us posted on if you see any changes w/ your body as in loss of inches and pounds

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Are you obsessed with exercise?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Did anyone else take the quiz in yesterday's Daily Spark? Sometimes I feel like I am obsessed. I do make exercise a priority. If I don't have specific plans for the day, I make sure to get my workout in first and do other things later. If I have plans after work and know I won't get my exercise in before, I will take off an hour or two early to get a workout in. (I do have holiday hours I have to use by the end of the year or I will loose them) If I have plans with a friend on my day off, I make sure to get a workout in beforehand. Sometimes, it's not as long as I want but I am glad to get something in. I don't beat myself up about it.

Here are my results:

This score indicates that while you do think about your fitness and work out often, you're not obsessed with it all the time. From time to time you may exercise too much, rely on it to burn off extra calories that you've eaten or beat yourself up for missing a work out, but on the whole your exercise routine and mindset is healthy.

However, be aware that any level of exercise obsession can be a slippery slope. If you find yourself feeling the need that you "must" work out longer or more often, or if you begin thinking about fitness more or experience a lot of anxiety or guilty at the thought of missing just a single workout, retake this quiz to make sure that your relationship with exercise isn't becoming unhealthy.

emoticon I am not surprised with my results. It is actually right on! This part is true: "you're not obsessed with it all the time." There are times when I feel like I think about exercising too much. There are not times when I feel like I do exercise too much!

I like exercise and I like living a healthy life. I don't want to ever go back to my old habits and old ways. Nope! I won't do it. I lost my weight about 15 years ago and kept it off. I enjoy exercise and I enjoy how I feel afterwards. :)

If you think you might be obsessed, take the quiz. emoticon

  
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CYNTHIAMINUS40 9/20/2011 12:54PM

    I'm with you. And, truly, if I skip a workout I can feel the stress of work and school more. I rely on working out to relieve that. I guess I'm not obsessed in an unhealthy way because I schedule days off to keep from getting injured.

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NATPLUMMER 9/20/2011 11:22AM

    I didn't take the quiz (I didn't even see it). I probably would have scored the same as you, though.

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TRULYVISIBLE 9/20/2011 9:40AM

  There are worse things to be addicted to than exercise. Congratulations for keeping the weight off.

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Last week of August will be a GOOD one!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Last week wasn't so bad. It wasn't the greatest either. :) I got some good workouts in. I took a much needed rest day. I indulged a little too much this weekend.

Last week's schedule:
Mon 22 Fire 30 / Stretch 10
(DONE)
Tue 23 Lean Circuit 3 / Walk
(Done 2.5 mile walk)
Wed 24 Rest OR ReCharge / Ab Burner
(REST)
Thu 25 Walk or Run
(Run 3.5 miles, Brazil Butt Lift Abs - 10 minutes)
Fri 26 Burn Circuit 1 / HIIT 30 / Stretch 10 (START of Lean For Life phase)
(BC1, HIIT 30, 20 minute walk = 1.5 miles, did some stretching)
Sat 27 Fire 45 / Extreme Abs
(Fire 60, Stretch 10)
Sun 28 Push Circuit 2 / Run
(DONE, 3.5 miles run, ReCharge)

I didn't get in two days of Abs. I felt kind-of lazy and just didn't feel like it. I spent extra time on the treadmill this week because I borrowed Brazil Butt Lift from a co-worker and wanted to watch the workouts. I am glad I never bought it. I think it's a great workout program but I don't see me sticking to it like I do with Chalene Johnson. I did one of the Ab Workouts because I wanted to get some abs in but didn't want to lay down and do crunches all sweaty after my run. I don't feel it was challenging enough. It was fun though and I wasn't bored!

This weeks schedule:
Mon - Fire 30 / Abs 10 / Stretch 10
Tue - Lean Circuit 3 / Walk
Wed - Burn Intervals / Extreme Abs
Thur- REST
Fri - Burn Circuit 1 / HIIT 25 / Stretch 10
Sat - Fire 55 / Stretch 10
Sun - Push Circuit 2 / Run / ReCharge

This weeks goals:
- Do Burn Intervals (I figured I can try and do it every other week. I don't "hate" it but have to be in the mood for it)
- Limit my "treats"
- Get at least two ab workouts in this week!

Last week of August and I want to have a good one! emoticon

  
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JAISLING 9/1/2011 10:57PM

    Feeling lazy? You sure seemed active to me! I'm super impressed that you're able to do so much during the week! I've heard that TurboFire is no joke. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 8/29/2011 10:30AM

    I'm with Cheryl, that was quite a week of workouts...even with a rest day.
Looks like a good week on tap!
Limiting treats is definitely something I have to do, too.
Happy last week of August!!

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CHERWHOAH 8/29/2011 1:43AM

    geez you do sooo much! i got tired just reading about what you did. :P

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GTANYA 8/28/2011 11:38PM

    sounds like a great plan! Woo Hoo!! My goal is to do the Inferno with ANGEISBACK and then do TF and Chalene Extreme hybrid after that!!! I will have to write it down and put it in my blackberry - can't wait now that my foot is feeling much better. Have a great week!
Tanya

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