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I must exercise more consistently....

Saturday, March 07, 2009

if I want to be healthier and loose 20lbs, and especially my belly fat!

Well, another week has gone by and I haven't been very successful at waking up for my planned AM exercise. I will keep trying. I've made a bit of progress tho, I've set my clock for 8am instead of 6.30am (too deep in sleep to hear the alarm at 6.30am, lol!) and while I can hear the alarm at 8am, springing out of bed at that time is another story. I just shut the alarm and go back to snoozing till about 10.30am to 11ish.

Well, I have to go to church tomorrow, so I will have to wake up around 7am. I've made up my mind that I'm not going to take an afternoon nap tomorrow after church as I plan to reset my bio-time-thingy. Wish me success!

Hugs,
Elaine

  
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JIBBIE49 3/8/2009 8:34PM

    Elaine,
You can do this. emoticon

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CINDERRELIC 3/7/2009 1:52PM

    Good luck on resetting you bio clock and your exercises. This is a good time of year to do that.

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Welcome to an old friend

Sunday, March 01, 2009

I bought a stability ball 3 years ago but didn't really use it much. I suspected it was too big for me because when I sit on it, I can't get my knees at a 90 degree angle and I was planning to either sell it or give it away.

Well, I exercised to a Denise Austin DVD today and she used a stability ball. I began to notice that her ball wasn't as well-inflated as mine. So I got my ball out and inflated it again (when I bought it the guy inflated it too much for me, so I deflated it one day and packed it order to get rid of it).

Surprise! surprise! It was the perfect size after all. I inflated it to the perfect degree and my knees were in a 90 degree angle! I'm so happy! Now, I won't have to buy a new ball after all! That's why I say welcome to an old friend!

Well, I've downloaded all of Coach Nicole's ball workouts and I can't wait to get started!

  
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CHIPPERMUNCHKIN 3/24/2009 2:38PM

    Right on...Way to go !..Goodness Gracious Great Balls Afire !

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CINDERRELIC 3/1/2009 4:48PM

    Woohoo! Good for you for noticing that! I do like my stability ball and really need to use it more often.

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MOM2ACAT 3/1/2009 3:22PM

    I'm glad you found a way to make it work for you!

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Oh! Darn!

Monday, February 23, 2009

How disappointing! I wanted to get up at 6.30am to get some AM exercise in and failed, yet again! I'm sorry to keep boring you peeps with my inability to wake up early but to date, I haven't been able to keep that appointment with myself yet!

I went to bed about 11pm, got up at around 1am, noticed my Dad was still on the net, went straight back to sleep after that. I woke again some time later, but noticing that it was still dark out, went back to sleep again, and only woke up around 10am. Y'know, even when I wake up as late as that, I still feel reluctant to 'spring out of bed'! Oh, Good Lord! I'm hopeless!

I suppose I should obey my biorhythms and do my strengh training after instead of before dialysis. I was planning to do some strengh training after dinner, of maybe I should have done it before dinner because now I have to wait for my food to digest before I exercise.

AND, I can't exercise to vigourously too close to bed or I'll never get to sleep! So, what do I do now?

  
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MOM2ACAT 2/23/2009 4:27PM

    I've been having a hard time getting up in the morning too lately.
Mostly because of it being winter, my house is kind of chilly at that hour, and I it's getting out from under the warm blankets that is the hardest.

Instead of making a drastic change right away in the time you get up, try getting up just a half hour earlier instead; when you get use to that, you can keep setting the time for earlier when you get up.

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CINDERRELIC 2/23/2009 12:44PM

    What works for me is listening to my biorhythms and exercise when I have time and get awake which is usually about mid afternoon for me. I sometimes exercise when I get up but usually wake up by checking mail on the computer, etc. and getting a bite to eat to break the fast.

I do strength training exercises any time and sometimes just before I go to bed. Though they are strenuous they are not that "active" and I find that it relaxes my muscles and contrary to what some say, puts me right to sleep, but then I have decided that my body must march to the beat of a different drummer. LOL

Through reading your blogs am getting more glimpses into your life. I am sorry you that you must be on dialysis.

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WORKTHEGOAL 2/23/2009 9:24AM

    Forget about getting up early until you get your sleep pattern sorted out, you must be tired with all those sleep interruptions!

Try doing several 5-10 mins workouts throughout the day rather than one big session.
It takes the pressure off and still creates all the benefits! Adding stress is the last thing you need.

Considering exercising is a stimulant - it really should be done during the day , not evening!

Also, you can exercise sitting down - just be sure to use your arms. It all helps. Good luck finding your personal pattern. emoticon

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A good exercise streak

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Well, I must admit, I'm not that all keen on exercise, it's just something I do to be healthy and to lose the fat, namely, the belly flab, lol! But I must own up that I do feel good after a good workout.

Besides taking long walks in the neighbourhood park, I also love working out to exercise VCDs or DVDs. I'd really like to own more Philates DVDs but Malaysia, being Malaysia, I just don't have much of a choice to pick from. To date, I only have one Philates DVD and it's by Denise Austin. Her perkiness annoys me a little sometimes but she's quite good, actually.

The fashion at the moment in fitness DVDs is yoga, so if I wanted some yoga DVD, I'm likely to have more choices but I truly prefer Philates. It lengthens your muscles and gives you a sleeker shilouette, or so I've read.

Well, on Thursday, I walked for about 2 hours and worked up a good sweat! Y'see, I usually workout around 5pm to about 7.30 if the wheather permits but I haven't been able to exercise around this time lately because of the Malaysian wheather, it's been raining unpredictably these few days.

Yesterday (Saturday), I looked out the window around 4.30pm and noticed that it wasn't so sunny, in fact, it looked like rain. So, I'm glad that I laced up my shoes around 4.30pm and had a good one hour walk before it stared pouring with rain! I did one of Coach Nicoles ab workouts today for a bit of strength training and I walked for 30 minutes after that.

I would have had a longer walk except that I got distracted by a chinese DVD series that my Mom was watching, last episode and silly me, I had to find out what happened in the end, gosh! 82 episodes and ending was an anti-climax, y'know, like blah!

I shouldn't have joined my Mom at the TV, but the only reason I ended up watching it with her was that, surprise, surprise, it was drizzling. This rainy trend worries me, seems Malaysian wheather has turned upside down! It should be nice and sunny around this time of the year. Must be all that missing rainforest that's causing the topsy-turvy wheather!

Still, I'm not complaining, if it's not raining, it's as hot as an oven around here!

So, I'm really happy that I got some good exercise in this week, I'm going to try to get some AM exercise in starting tomorrow morning, wish me success!

  
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EOWYN2424 2/23/2009 6:40AM

    Gee! Thanks, C!

Thanks to you too, Mom2acat! Looks like I have a little fan club going here! lol!


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CINDERRELIC 2/22/2009 10:49PM

    Good for you! Even though you don't particularly like the exercise you are doing. I had to laugh when you talked about Denise Austin's perkiness being annoying. Yeah, I kind of think that, too, when people are "too" perky. LOL
It is cold here. I would think Malaysia would fee pretty good about now.
Keep up the great work. I enjoy your blogs. ---C from the astronomy club team.

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MOM2ACAT 2/22/2009 12:32PM

    emoticon You are doing great!

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Why is it so HARD to wake up early for me?!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sigh! Since as early as last year, I have had a resolution to wake up early in the morning to exercise as it's nice & cool around 6.30am to 7.30am. But I find it so hard to drag myself out of bed at that hour! I guess I'm just not a morning person, well, I'll try again tomorrow morning!

I actually woke up around 8.30am this morning but I felt so sleepy that I just rolled back to sleep. I finally dragged myself up at around 10.25am and just for the sake of getting some exercise in, I did a 10 minute Coach Nicole workout, my fave one, the abs one (where I need the most help, lol!).

Gee! I wish it wasn't so hard to get AM exercise in!

  
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CINDERRELIC 2/21/2009 1:11AM

    Hi! Liked your blog. I am a night person and always have been. From the time I was a child I would go to bed early and lay awake until 1 or 2 am before I would finally go to sleep. When I got married and began a career as a musician and music teacher I had the opportunity to stay up late and sleep in and took full advantage. It didn't take me long to notice that if I stayed up until my body decided it is tired and then slept until my body said it has had enough, I would usually end up going to bed between 2-3 am and waking up 8 hours later. So, yes, I think it could very well have something to do with biorhythms. I don't worry about it anymore. I listen to my body and it has worked out well for me. So I would not fret the small stuff as long as you are getting plenty of sleep and exercise. C- Astronomy Club Team Leader

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SPRINGLOSER 2/16/2009 8:31AM

    Check your biorythms, you might just be an afternoon person. Are you a sound sleeper or a tossing and turner. You might not be sleeping as well as you think. I'm a morning person, but I always wake up at 2:00 in the morning for some reason. Try to find something else to motivate you from bed and work your way around to the exercise. And pay attention to your sleeping habits. Hope this helps!

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IWANT2LOVEME4ME 2/12/2009 10:25PM

    SOUNDS LIKE ME...I TRY AND TRY TOO, HAVENT GOTTEN THERE YET..YET, I FIND I WORKOUT BETTER IN THE EVENING OR AFTERNOON..MORNINGS WOULD BE GREAT TO START OUT THE DAY, AND GET IT OVER WITH, BUT JUST NOT FEASIBLE FOR ME AS OF YET...YOU NOTICED I SAID "YET" IT A HAPPEN ONE DAY...

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