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An interesting thing about Bodbot

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Today was supposed to be my third Bodbot workout...but I was so sore from the first 2 days, and the 6km walk yesterday, that I decided to skip it. And when I clicked on "missed today's workout", Bodbot made some changes to my next 2 workouts to make sure that what should have been worked on today gets done in the next few days.

Which is perfect. I didn't have to think about it. On Thursday, I'll log into my account and I'll have the workout all laid out for me. And it will get done in about 30 minutes. :)

  
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MIMICOTO 4/9/2014 10:27PM

    That IS cool! I have a ton of questions now....I'm liking DailyBurn...but can't always get to it 'daily', so just kind of pick and choose on my own....

Glad this is working out for you!

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DOOBRIE 4/9/2014 5:21PM

    I'm so pleased that you like Bodbot! I also like the flexibility of it and it compliments Spark perfectly.

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KRICKET57 4/9/2014 8:22AM

    Excellent!

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JUST_BRENDA 4/9/2014 5:25AM

    That is so cool!!!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 4/9/2014 4:53AM

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SEAWAVE 4/8/2014 11:30PM

    This Bodbot sounds wonderful. I can't wait to check it out -- once my docs say I can do more than walk!

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Bodbot Workout - Day 2

Sunday, April 06, 2014

I just finished the second workout that Bodbot set up for me. Again, it was not a long, complicated set of exercises. Just 4 exercises that I can already feel. Today I did Cat-Camels, Door-frame Rows, Bird-dogs and Side bridges. And today's side bridges were different from yesterday's. Yesterday I had to hold each side for 20 seconds for 3 sets. Today I had to do 8-3 second reps on each side for 3 sets. And they were hard, yo!

So far I am loving this set up. I even downloaded the app onto my tablet so I can keep it close while exercising and check off each set as I do it. Makes it really easy to know exactly where I am in my workout session.

I'm now going to have lunch and then see about walking to the retirement home to visit my great-aunt.

  
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MIMICOTO 4/8/2014 11:37AM

    Hmmmm! Super interesting! Am definitely going to pop by and check it out! Love the variety you are describing!

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SEAWAVE 4/6/2014 6:07PM

    Bravo! Sounds like you've found something that fits your needs just right!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 4/6/2014 2:28PM

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THINANDFITEMILY 4/6/2014 1:29PM

    emoticon glad to see it is working out for you!

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Trying something new...

Saturday, April 05, 2014

A Sparkfriend posted about something the other day. Something I had no idea existed, but got me thinking. She posted about online gyms. Another friend of ours posted a recommendation and I decided to check it out. I definitely need the help getting in my strength training.

So I set up an account on Bodbot.com...and through a series of questions, I was able to set up and tweak a schedule that takes into consideration the fact that I don't have much equipment, much ST experience/stamina and I can adjust the schedule around my always changing work schedule.

Today was my first workout...and it was exactly what I've been looking for. Short, sweet and to the point. I did side bridges, kneeling planks, pendulums and shoulder stretches with a towel. And while the workout wasn't long, sitting here this evening, I can certainly tell that I did something today.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's workout. :)

  
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MIMICOTO 4/8/2014 11:35AM

    Hey!!! That sounds so cool! I might give that a try too - to compare with the DailyBurn!

Sounds like you are off to a good start....and it seems that BodBot recommended some exercises that are new and interesting...new and interesting is always good!

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JUST_BRENDA 4/6/2014 8:17AM

    Sounds like a great fit for you! Awesome!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 4/6/2014 6:20AM

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BABYSIS8 4/5/2014 9:03PM

    WOW, I cannot believe it. Thank you so much for this information. I will definitely look into this.

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Perfect days really do happen

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Today has been as perfect a day as I could wish. To put it in perspective, here's how today stacked up against my Power of 10.

10 minutes of ST: emoticon I did 30 minutes of full body ST. I even did some exercises that I didn't think I could do but I pushed myself through them. And felt AMAZING afterward. :)

10 minutes of housework: emoticon I cleaned my kitchen and threw out some stuff that had been cluttering my coffee table.

10 minutes of cardio: emoticon SEPTEMBERSPIRIT and I went for a fantastic 45 minute, 3km walk. We couldn't walk right next to the river (darn snow-covered paths) but we did walk around the neighbourhood that is near the river...so we weren't too far away. It was so lovely to walk around in the sunshine, on streets that I didn't even know existed in our city.

10 minutes for ME: emoticon I started my day off with a great cup of coffee and an episode of House (thanks Netflix for adding this show). I'm blogging and then I'm going to do up my dinner dishes before I go soak in the tub. Then I'll knit for a bit before heading to bed.

Oh, in other news, I sold 2 cakes today. After my walk, I went over the store I work at to get some chicken. My coworker came out of the department and said to me, "I was just thinking about you." Oh? Why? "Cake," he replied. His daughter is turning 18 on Sunday and he ordered a Black Forest cake from me. Of course, I posted this on my facebook...and I quickly received an order for a carrot cake.

  
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JUST_BRENDA 4/3/2014 5:17AM

    Awesome... having a goal of 10 seems very manageable and it's even better when you get started and do so much more!
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SEAWAVE 4/2/2014 10:59PM

    It was a glorious day for walking - here's to more Power of 10 Days!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 4/2/2014 8:25PM

    emoticon Good days feel GOOD!! Let's keep this momentum going!!

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Making progress!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

So after a mostly AF March (I had 23 days), here's how my weight and measurements stack up:

Starting stats (taken March 2)
Weight: 197.6 pounds
Bust: 43.5 inches
Waist: 38 inches
Hips: 45.5 inches

Ending Stats (taken April 2)
Weight: 193.4 pounds
Bust: 42 inches
Waist: 36.5 inches
Hips: 43.75 inches

With these results, I'm going to continue being mostly AF for April. And I'll be continuing with my ST program. Today is an off day so I'll be doing some core work and I'll be getting in a good walk with SEPTEMBERSPIRIT.

And this month, I'll go shopping and get my bikini. Which is really exciting to me.

  
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SEAWAVE 4/2/2014 11:01PM

    emoticon You are well on your way! Congrats!

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MELISSIMAUS 4/2/2014 10:32AM

    Nice! I'm so glad that you're seeing success.

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LIVE_2_KICK 4/2/2014 9:54AM

    Way to go !!!
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