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Whadda ya know? (SI6 W2D1)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Today marks Week 2, Day 1 of Slim in 6. I put my little gold star on the wall.

I am still kind of stunned. I THOUGHT it would really hurt today as:
1) it's a Monday after a rest day
2) my bum still tender
3) it's Ramp It UP!!

But no, I went through the hour pretty okay. I didn't topple over, my balance is improving and AND....I actualy am up to 18 push ups. On THESE measly things I call arms.

I took it easy on the leg "presses" that entail lifting your legs in the air as I am still rather tender in that area. But, again...before I knew it, the hour was up. Just like that! I actually looked around and thought "maybe I should do the Wii, the abs.."

something...I want more!

I think I'm starting to become really obsessed with this. It's getting to where I wonder how far I can push.

But, until my family sees results, until I see the results I will jsut keep pushing play.



  
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LEZETTE125 1/12/2010 7:57PM

    great job.. keep pushing play

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MIAJOEB 1/12/2010 12:31PM

    emoticon KEEP IT UP GIRL!

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LOREN009 1/11/2010 9:40PM

    Glad to hear the biscuits are better! hehe :)

BTW - 18 REAL pushups?! Awesome!

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LAURANAV1 1/11/2010 8:06PM

    Awesome! It sounds like you are making great progress!

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JANISLI 1/11/2010 7:40PM

    Way to go girl, keep up the awsome work. 18 pushups, impressive.
Keep on pushing play.
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STACEY360 1/11/2010 5:49PM

    I did Ramp it up for the first time today and all I can say is,"ouch"..... Good for you !!!Keep up the good work..

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CAROLYN1213 1/11/2010 4:34PM

    You are phenomenal! What woman! I am so proud of you, you are becoming a workout warrior woman! Whoo! Whooo!

****Be brave, be bold, be fierce and be fabulous****

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My biscuits are burning!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I did my Day 6 of Slim in 6 yesterday. I sweated it out and gave myself a pat on the back. Yeay for me it's rest day today!

Except, I bent over to pick something up today and "pop" a muscle in my bum pops out. It hurts sooo bad that I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, so I did both!

Anyone ever come across this? How am I supposed to do tomorrow? Oh Me Goodness. Honestly, the only thing I can think of is to keep working it out...I've never heard of stretches for bums though. Then again, I can't walk around holding mine all day either.

Bum deal.

  
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LAURANAV1 1/11/2010 3:45PM

    I have had the same thing since the 1st of the year. It is way better, but took a week to get better. I learned to do what didn't bother it and quickly stop and avoid things that hurt it. I've never had this before and no idea how it happened (besides the fact that I did step a little wrong while bent over).

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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/11/2010 9:32AM

    I feel immensely better today! I did do the warm bath and a whole lot of stretching. My husband said it was my hips and I pointed to my bum and said "no, wrong direction!!" LOL

I wasn't cleaning the toilet, but very similar to it (we have dogs) and yep, that did it.

I've never ever heard of it, didn't need to, and don't particularly care to again!! LOL

Ah, will take it easier on that part of Slim in 6, but here it goes!! I'm determined to get this bum off of me ..

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AUPAW0518 1/11/2010 8:30AM

    How are you doing today?? It sounds similar to what happened to me a while back. Only had pulled/popped something when I was bent over scrubbing the toilet. It is AMAZING how incapacitated you feel, isn't it? You probably just moved the wrong way. Small bouts of stretching helped me to recuperate.

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MIAJOEB 1/11/2010 12:20AM

    Go to a doctor and find out if it is something serious.
Other wise the sits epsom salt bath sounds like a good solution.
But don't you always stretch after exercising.
Spark Guy says to.....

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LOREN009 1/10/2010 9:19PM

    I have to laugh at your title... or maybe at myself for checking out a blog about food!

When I was in high school, we used to do a stretch we called "The Butt Stretch". It might help you:

http://www.exrx.net/Stretch
es/GluteusMaximus/SeatedFloor.h
tml

It's best to be warmed up first. You can either walk/jog, or use a heating pad.

Hope it feels better!

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HARRINGTON5 1/10/2010 8:52PM

    Sorry, I never heard of that, but it sounds painful. Hope you find a solution.

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RHYNIC 1/10/2010 8:35PM

    It's very possible you have injured your glut. the only issue I have had in almost 4 years of running is with my glut . I had to see a physical therapist. At times I had pain from lower back right down to my foot. Do monitor yourself and if you soon don't start feeling better go seek medical attention. gail

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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/10/2010 6:03PM

    well, it should pop, but only like the ad "bootie pop"

hahahahahahah

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LEZETTE125 1/10/2010 5:58PM

    hmm you got me on this one... all i can think it is a cramped muscle like perfect stated. I work in the medical field and our bums should not pop.. lol... def try soaking it and stretching before and after you might have to skip the bum part to let it heal properly..

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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/10/2010 5:55PM

    Yes! It's just like pulling a muscle in your leg. I honestly thought it would be my tummy that pulled a muscle with all the crunches, but nope...it's me bum.

My youngest says I need to go running to work it out. I can totally see her as the next Jillian Michaels. She keeps me hoppin!!

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PURRFECT7MI 1/10/2010 5:46PM

    maybe start with an epsom salt bath? is it like a cramped muscle?

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I did it!!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

I'm on Day 4 of the Slim in 6 program and I love the thought that I am doing this with a few other Sparkers. We have all been doing the "Start it Up" program and I thought, "I'm going to try the Ramp it Up." Ramp it Up is a longer version of Start it Up (from 30 min to 50) and contains resistance.

I'm pretty proud of myself. This girl (that' s me) the one who can't do a push up can do 10-12!! Okay so my arms feel like wet noodles right about now, but I feel GOOD!! I feel like I could run a marathon, or jump to the moon or something.

I still fall over at the lunges. I topple like cow tipping. But, Debbie (coach thingie) says it will get better...

Kids are home...time to shower, homework, dinner, and then?? hmmm clean? LOL Oh, I can't WAIT to do it again tomorrow! How crazy is THAT?!?

  
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TEACHEROF4TH 1/8/2010 12:06AM

    Just look at you go! Amazing work, keep it up!

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MIAJOEB 1/7/2010 10:24PM

    KEEP UP THE GREAT Work.

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ABKWELL 1/7/2010 6:49PM

    I love your username! I'm also in awe that you can do 10-12 push ups, that's amazing.

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It's 2:31am...

Monday, January 04, 2010

Normally I laugh at the challenge of 8 hours a night. I can do three nights worth in one!!

But, not tonight.

I'm hungry.

I need to sleep as tomorrow I resume my C25, begin Slim in 6, and back to school for the kiddos and myself.

Tomorrow life resumes.

or wait, that would be today.

I "forgot" the 1st was on a Friday. I am a Monday gal so everything starts today for me...there are a lot of new Sparkers on here!

I'm rambling.

I'm tired and have to get up in two hours....

I'm going to go find something....some blueberries? water? I dunno..... I'm tired, hungry and rambling....

did I already say that? fudge....no, I meant that as a swear word, not as food. LOL

eh, there's my 3 points today :o)

and it's 2:36 am

  
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MIAJOEB 1/4/2010 9:32PM

    Some times you have to ramble,,,,, but I have found when I am floundering in the middle of the night, a gratitude list helps me get things in perspective...


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TEACHEROF4TH 1/4/2010 6:03PM

    Oh, I think you voiced an issue common to so many of us! Thank you for your transparency and sense of humor! I do hope you'll sleep better tonight though!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/4/2010 9:48AM

    I did manage to fall asleep for a bit after the blog...

wierd! or is it weird? too tired t care!! LOL

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MRSTONYSILVIANO 1/4/2010 5:41AM

  LOL!! I'm there with ya!! Happy Monday! emoticon

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Now I get it......

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

I thought I was discombooberated.

I thought it was just me...

No.


I was just preparing for what was to come.

She is the loudest voice in the tiniest body.
She is the first to warm my lap.
She loves motorboats on her neck.
She loves her sweaters.
She shivers even in the summer.
She was HIS baby girl.




She ran outside before I could holler.
She only wanted to go bye bye
He didn't see her
He shut the door of his pick up truck.
She's only 2 pounds.
She died in my arms on the way to the vet.....

She was beautiful.

Sadie:

  
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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/1/2014 4:08PM

    Oh snap, read this again four years later...still makes me cry. **shudders**

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LADYINOHIO 12/13/2009 8:15PM

    Oh gosh I'm so very sorry for your loss~
Pets are soooo part of the family here too!
My thoughts are with you,
Jess
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BBAHONORS 12/10/2009 8:25AM

    emoticon I know how hard it is to lose a member of the family.

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HEART_N_GRACE 12/10/2009 12:34AM

    Aw, so sorry!

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GAMMY98 12/9/2009 6:43PM

    so sad and I am so sorry. I lost my dog last summer and I still miss her.

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MOMJMGR 12/9/2009 1:37PM

    Oh so very sorry. Brought tears to my eyes, I know how much those little four legged animals are just like a human family member. She looks like she was a bundle of joy and happiness.

Big hugs to you and your family! emoticon

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BAKER1009 12/9/2009 1:25PM

    Aw, that is just terrible. I am so sorry! Losing a furry family member is tough. My thoughts are with you.

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CORINA-MOMOF4 12/9/2009 11:11AM

    I'm sooooo sorry :( emoticon

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ANGELREIGNS 12/9/2009 7:35AM

  That made me cry, it was so so sad!

I'm so very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful dog in her picture.

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MARGECAM52 12/9/2009 1:31AM

  Baby Girl, dad and I know how you feel...Tommy must be feeling even worse than we did. So very sorry for your loss...We kow you will miss her...she was a sweetie.

Momma

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/9/2009 1:06AM

    So sorry for your loss!

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