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Do It! Exercise Challenge

Monday, November 07, 2011

Tonight I re-did a squat and pushup challenge.

As you may know, this is Beat My Numbers week, so I am doing workouts I've done before all week instead of doing new ones.

I don't have a dip station, so I just do regular pushups when the workout calls for reverse pushups.

Last time I did this challenge, on October 18, I did 110 squats and 103 pushups. And my arms were so exhausted I had to peck out a whole blog with my nose? Remember?

Tonight I did 119 squats and 110 pushups.

And I was dry-weeping on the deck during those last couple sets of pushups... like the sound you make when you're sobbing, but there are no tears coming out?

The criteria for tomorrow's workout= no squats and no pushups.

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NEWKAREN43 11/9/2011 9:25PM

    You rocked your old numbers...110 pushups is almost insane...and 119 squats has to make your butt look good...

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SIMPLY_KATIE 11/9/2011 6:27PM

    Great job beating your old numbers! 110 push ups, that's amazing!! I can't even do more than one. :P


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VW_STEPH 11/8/2011 2:23PM

    Woohoo for beating your scores! Great progress!!!

Love your last note, staying far away from squats and pushups hehe, smart move! ;)

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TYGRLILY 11/8/2011 8:02AM

    dear god - 110 pushups! you are a MACHINE!!! you go girl, you are seriously an inspiration!!!


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EMFRAPPIER 11/8/2011 6:00AM

    emoticon you killed your old numbers! emoticon

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FINALLYBEINGME 11/7/2011 10:24PM

    Very impressed. emoticon

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GINAV2 11/7/2011 8:15PM

    You are so amazing - way to go!

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PIGSOFGREEN 11/7/2011 7:24PM

    Holy crap - is it designated Beat Your Numbers week on BodyRock, or did you decide this? I've done just enough of thier workouts that I could do this!!! I seriously doubt my numbers would be in the triple digits, but it sounds like fun to try!!

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AIRPEACH 11/7/2011 6:14PM

    Wow. Way to go!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/7/2011 6:04PM

    What!! 110 push up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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My Plan Is Working

Sunday, November 06, 2011

So, as I said yesterday, my plan for this week is to do only Bodyrocks I've done before, to try to beat my numbers so I'm motivated to push really hard after my week of slacking.

This morning, my legs were killing me from yesterday's workout... I did 100 squats and 45 jump squats... and that wasn't even everything, that was just part of it. So yeah. Stiff ouchy legs. Felt good.

So I did a long warmup. I did a walk/run for 21 minutes to loosen up my legs, then I did this Bodyrock that I last did on September 25.

Always assume I had to modify some of the exercises. It would take too long to blog about all the modifications I make. And it's boring.

I beat most of my numbers! I keep losing burpees though. I'm not sure why.

Sandbag Swing
Old total: 43
New total: 47

Old total: 15
New total: 14 (see? Grrr.)

Turkish Get-up
Old: 12
New: 14

Old: 61
New: 67

Elevated Squat (right leg)
Old: 28
New: 29

Elevated Squat (left leg)
Old: 30
New: 36

Just goes to show the whole left side of my body is stronger than my right... not just my arms but my legs too!

Back lunge/knee crunch
Old: 21
New: 27

Mountain climber
Old: 50
New: 99

Um... ROCKASS! Mountain climbers are way down on the bottom of my favorite exercises list... I hate(d) them about as much as I hate(d) jump squats, but I am improving at both a LOT!!!!

Squat lunge combo
Old: 7
New: 14

Full Body combo
Old: 9
New: 9

So overall I feel good about my workout. Not too bad for a week off, laying in bed and crying.

I made a laz-agna last night. That's basically a lasagna without the hassle of layering. It's like a lasagna casserole. Lazy lasagna. My boyfriend had been saying he was in the mood for lasagna so I made one. I didn't use any particularly healthy stuff besides 93% lean ground beef. But I ate a small amount, with a salad that took up half my plate.

Today I want to spend the day in front of this computer right here, because I want to see if I can't start to learn to crochet. If anyone knows of some really good tutorial videos (besides Knit Witch- already know about her, and yes, her videos are awesome!) let me know.


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APIRLRAIN888 11/6/2011 8:07PM


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CASILAYNE 11/6/2011 4:57PM

    You are AMAZING! :) Proud of you!!

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    Those are some AWESOME numbers! I just LOVE beating personal bests! =D That is odd about the burpees though.. Are you perhaps taking more time with the push up portion now, than before?? Or maybe just moving slower but with better form? WHO KNOWS! haha... but regardless, I'd take the improvement REST of those moves (HOLY MOUNTAIN CLIMBER! hahaha) as a big ol' thumbs UP! =] Great work!!! Keep it up!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 11/6/2011 1:48PM

    Woo Hoo!! Keep up the good work!!

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BECKYSRN 11/6/2011 1:33PM

    Is your plan a cunning plan, as Baldric on Black Adder (a British TV comedy) would say....?
Whatever it is, it sounds like it's working.

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THELILEA 11/6/2011 12:53PM

    Way to go with that workout!!! Fantastic numbers. I'm not suprised that you've gotten back into the swing of it so quickly. I read that it takes much longer to lose muscle strength than it does cardio endurance. I can sure tell that after taking a bit of time off of running, oof! :D

I have been MIA on here for the last week or so, too, basically crying in bed as well. (dude limbo-style dumping me but not before giving me the parting gift of a miserable cold, thaaaanks), but what did I miss for you? I remember you went on your trip, had a FAB time, and then were *really* exhausted the days following. Was there more?? Eeep, I've been a bad BIFF (remember what that stands for? heh) , I'm sorry!

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RUBY_TUESDAY21 11/6/2011 12:45PM

    I taught myself to crochet watching random videos on Youtube (that was a couple of years ago, so I don't remember which exact ones--not very helpful, sorry!!). I will say I think it's easier to learn crochet than it is to learn knitting, for whatever that's worth. :)

Good job beating most of your numbers! I'm going to try another bodyrock later... I think one of my new year's resolutions will be to be able to do one of those crazy ninja jumps!

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Re-kicking butt

Saturday, November 05, 2011

I have a plan for this week to only do Bodyrocks I have done before. This is because I want to be motivated to beat my numbers and therefore work really hard and give it everything I've got, to whip myself back into shape after a week off.

It sure worked today when I re-did this Bodyrock:

I pushed REALLY hard and improved everywhere except the burpees... not sure why I lost a few, but that's okay. I am very happy with my performance.

The great thing about Bodyrock is that, if you're doing it right, it's so intense you can't think about anything besides counting your reps. I don't know my name. I don't know what year it is. I don't give a hoot about the weather. And I surely can't think about things that are stressing me out and making me angry, sad, and upset- they all just get pushed out of my mind, and it feels good.

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MISTYBLUE716 11/6/2011 5:44PM

    emoticon way to be re-kicking butt like no other!

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IMSMILEY88 11/5/2011 8:44PM

    Love it! You really DO rock!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/5/2011 3:18PM

    Awesomepln I like beating PRs

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CHAOSTHEORY635 11/5/2011 3:01PM

    I know that feeling very well. Yesterday we did a brutal AMRAP 20...I was barely conscious by the end and high as a kite afterward. (And today my abs want to kill me.)

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    You're so right about "the great thing about Bodyrock"! I love having that mental take over of ROCKING my body where I don't think of anything else but kicking my own butt!! =] Well, except if the baby wakes up crying.. that always sucks ;-)

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EMFRAPPIER 11/5/2011 2:12PM

    Awesome plan for the week!

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I'm Sexy and I Know It Workout

Friday, November 04, 2011

All right. I did it. I got up off my thang tonight and did this Bodyrock:

Some modification necessary. I know I've lost strength this week. It's okay. I'll get back. The most important thing is that it wasn't a longer break.

I fell off the wagon for a week. Don't ever start thinking, "It's been a whole week, everything is shot, I might as well not do anything tonight either" because then two weeks will go by, and then three, and then a month and before you know it, you're right back at the beginning. I slipped. Yes. Happens to everyone. But I'm catching myself and pulling myself back up. I hope this can help someone, maybe.

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EMFRAPPIER 11/5/2011 8:37AM


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IMSMILEY88 11/4/2011 10:23PM

    That's terrific!!! Keep at it! You are doing amazing things!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/4/2011 9:38PM

    It was a short fall u will be back to ur crazy rope jumping self in. No time flat

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JAYKAYSTRONG 11/4/2011 9:01PM

    Good to read!

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GINAV2 11/4/2011 7:53PM

    Yup, it happens. Way to get back into the swing of things!


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CHANGING_LIFE 11/4/2011 6:26PM

    We all fall off the bandwagon. Way to get back on there!

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PIGSOFGREEN 11/4/2011 6:21PM

    emoticon Awesome job! I fell off the wagon for about 6 months, and now I'm back at it, and scheduling in rest days so I don't feel like I'm messing up by missing a day of working out. I actually really liked the Sexy workout, but it WAS really hard, for SURE. I had to modify it a bit too, but so did Sean, so I don't feel bad! emoticon

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    Good for you for getting back into it!! I know how that goes! That looks like a tough workout! I'm doing it tomorrow =] WEIRD seeing Sean leading the workouts, huh?

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Friday, November 04, 2011

I wish I could write about what's bothering me, but I don't know who could read it and I hate those passive-aggressive internet idiots and I never want to be one, so I have to keep my mouth shut to maintain my class and maturity. Small price to pay.

Suffice to say I've had a tough week. Personal stuff.

I haven't worked out since Saturday. This is the worst I've done since August 21. I had such a nice streak going and I let stupid stuff wreck it.

I haven't tracked my food... I haven't really hogged out either, but even so. Tracking is important.

Friday's the start of a new week for me so I really don't see any better time to get myself under control.

Anyone want to text me today around 5PM and remind me to get my butt in gear?

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CHEMCHIC2006 11/5/2011 6:56AM

    so sorry! I would have texted you!! lol But I was on a field trip to a training class at UMBC yesterday so I didn't get a chance to get online to see your blog :( Hope you pull out of your funk!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/4/2011 9:39PM

    Glad u got ur butt in gear

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LIVIN2LOVE1 11/4/2011 2:05PM

    Use that anger on those jumping lunges and burpees!

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AIRPEACH 11/4/2011 12:15PM

    Don't let it get you down. You CAN do this.
Oh, and per your request, get your butt back in gear. :)

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KKINNEA 11/4/2011 11:21AM

    I hear all of that, believe me. Hope it gets better soon and make sure you keep that 5 PM date!

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BECKYSRN 11/4/2011 10:39AM

    You can vent to us anytime, you know! Look at this as just a blip on the road, not a total derailment.

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DEVILICI0US 11/4/2011 10:34AM

    You have been doing amazingly!!! This is a bump in the road, and you will get back on track. Keep your head up, you can do this!!!

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CHAOSTHEORY635 11/4/2011 10:13AM

    You! Go work out! NOW!
If you need to talk/vent/whatever, just message me.

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    Don't let it get you down!

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EMFRAPPIER 11/4/2011 9:50AM

    Work out that anger with a Body Rock! You'll get back on track. emoticon

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JAYKAYSTRONG 11/4/2011 9:45AM

    I'm sorry. Anger is a huge stress eating trigger for me but whenever I force myself to work out, I always feel calmer afterwards. There is also not a thing wrong with giving somebody a piece of your mind (respectfully but emphatically, of course).

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ELAINEROSE5 11/4/2011 8:44AM

    I don't have your cell phone number, but you need to get back in gear. You've worked too hard to give up!!!!!!! emoticon

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