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Friday, January 15, 2010

Slim in 6, Week 2, Day 5 DONE!

My glutes felt really good today, so good I actually FINISHED the butt crunches on Ramp it Up. YES!! After the cooldown, the pain was in my hips, but a hot shower and a short soak does seem to help immensely. I think, or rather wonder, if it is my body just basically reacting and I'm being a wimpy wimpy wimpy?

Probably. This IS the first time in oh, 40 years I've ever had to or wanted to exercise so my body could be in shock.

Anyway, there's my 3 points..LOL

  
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MICHELLELEE150 1/16/2010 3:19PM

    ...is that what those murderous things were?!

I just did ramp it up today for the first time. I have to hand it to you for keeping it up. Debbie is so calm and sweet throughout the whole thing, you think it's going to be easy. Nuh-uh!

But in all seriousness, I want to say that I'm proud of you. Keep up the good work.

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LEZETTE125 1/16/2010 2:36PM

    congrats i still have not mastered the whole butt routine... you should be very proud.... emoticon

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LOREN009 1/16/2010 9:16AM

    haha Yay happy biscuits!

Sorry... that original post still makes me laugh. Glad you're feeling better!

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PINETREEGIRL 1/15/2010 10:41PM

    Yay for hot showers!
Good for you for being so persistent--glute exercises are hard!
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Dum Bum

Thursday, January 14, 2010

hope I didn't do any damage. I had pulled a glute muscle in the 1st week, and I've been careful since, but then...today...even as I was careful. Now it's spreading to my hips. OW!

I should have known better. I was already tired before I even pushed play, but I just had to. I HAVE to push play! I'm not giving up, not until I'm in shape or bed ridden...Grrrrrrrr.

Now my hips and bum hurt. . . and it's not dropping me to the floor like the first time, but it's warning me. It's yelling at me. I should probably have it looked at with my shins. Yea, stupid body....that's probably why it's mad at me. I was doing the leg kicks and screaming at the walls "I HATE MY BODY, I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT, DIE AND GO AWAY!! DIE WITH THE STUPID SCALE!" It didn't die, it just got pissed off. emoticon

What? So I screamed at the wall. No one was home and I needed the push. It sort of worked...I almsot finished without a break. I'm assuming by the time I get to Burn it Up, it is going to make Ramp it Up look like a cake walk game. The forms....she is always saying to check my form...how? Gosh, I hope I didn't damage myself due to bad form. That WOULD be bad form.

Dum bum.
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Week 2, Day 4 (Slim in 6)

  
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LEZETTE125 1/15/2010 8:52PM

    oow i hope you feel better soon. tomorrow is my rest day.. thank goodness i think i need it.. i hope yours is soon.. def try the Epsom salt soak..

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CAROLYN1213 1/14/2010 8:30PM

    Hey sweet pea! You crack me up! My mind thinks I am a fast runner and my body is not agreeing!!!! So, I feel your pain!!! Oh, and speaking of pain. Try a little trick I do. After I have been lifting weights or doing 40 minutes or more or cardio, I soak in a hot bath of epsom salts for at least 15 minutes. Follow that up with icing any sensitive joints and you will be amazed at how quickly you recover!

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TERRIFICLYFIT 1/14/2010 7:56PM

    So may of us do the same--push ourselves because our mind says we can but our bodies end up saying "no way!" Hope you rest the next couple days and do a lot of stretching. You can lay on your back, bring your knee to your chest, and then move your knee across your body to stretch your glutes and your hip. Other positions in yoga will also help, if you enjoy yoga. This pain will go away! In the meantime, LISTEN to your body and rest! Then you'll be back at it in no time!

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Sweat Baby Sweat!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Week 2, Day 2...done.

I found today as I was working out that the routine was getting pretty..routine. I liked it. I like knowing what to expect next and which form to get ready for. I like seeing the improvements from yesterday and pushing for tomorrow. 18 push-ups yesterday equals 19 today. I hope I keep on liking it. It does seem to make the time go faster when I know what to expect. Kind of like a car ride; on the way back home always seems shorter than the ride there.

The only unusuals to today's routine was a) I was tired. I mean, I was tired before I even got started. But, I pushed play and I do feel better. b) I was sweaty! I know that's not a topic I like to hear about, and it's not like I didn't sweat the first week, but for as tired as I was, and as routine as I thought it was, I must have put a lot of effort into it today....except for the bums. I was still real careful with that section. Which really stinks because that is the main section I need work on. I'm tired of putting a sheet over it so people can watch a movie. (okay, old & tasteless joke, but what the hell....it's my blog....and my bum for that matter)

Everytime I am done and shower I look in the mirror. Hoping, waiting...is there a difference today? Do my abs look any less like jello'd cottage cheese? The biggest delimma I have seen to "slim in 6" and "p90" and things that give a date is that it is truly an endless Christmas present waiting to be unwrapped!! I suppose if you add sugar to that lemon one could say it's not a delimma, but a treat..in ONLY 4.5 more weeks I should see a difference!! I hope, I hope I hope I hope!!

emoticon But doubt is hidden in there.....I'm not giving up..no no no no.

I just wnder...

should I do more?

Can I do more?

What if my body doesn't respond to exercise? It's never responded to diet. What if I am a mutant form of fat cells that are destined to jiggle with me ... FOREVER!!

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Hmmmm...

then I guess I need to find a new angle at this:

emoticon Do it for health reasons....I am getting more balanced and limber.

emoticon Do it for fun! Yep, kind of like your friends forcing you to go out with them...you don't want to until you do it.....then it was so much fun, you wonder why you hesitated.

emoticon You're setting an example and don't even know it. I'm sure of it.

I'll have to think of more...but basically...I just have to remember that there are more than getting slim reasons. It may be the reason I WANT, but it's not the ONLY reason. And maybe, eventually my mutuant form of cellulite will leave on their own. Maybe they won't want to see me running down a dream, let alone the block and flee to some poor skinny skeletal person waiting to gain weight. :o) Maybe then I can pull out my sexy lingerie. Oooooh, or my 80s dress that patiently awaits me in the closet! Oh and to wear high heels again!! maybe maybe maybe!! YES~

I gotta find some more workouts to do...maybe go do abs now...yes, abs.

  
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CAROLYN1213 1/12/2010 8:24PM

    I love your blog! I have the same type of mutant fat cells! I will blast those suckers off with more lifting and cleaner/leaner eating! You are a fabulous weight loss warrior! Keep up the good work girly . . . that lingerie will be coming out before you know it!

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NINJALINDA 1/12/2010 8:11PM

    Keep going, and you WILL see a difference, I promise. And hey, you're enjoying it along the way...bonus! As for the cellulite...can't promise anything there. I'm about 50 lbs down & keeping hope alive that it will leave eventually emoticon

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LEZETTE125 1/12/2010 8:09PM

    This was such a great blog.. i really enjoyed reading this...i am to so hoping my
cellulite escapes from me and runs into some skinny person and stays there... every day seems to get a little easier but today i to was so so so tired alarm went off at 5 am and i looked over at it and said get up Lezette get up.. so i got up and did it and was glad when i was in the shower and was washing my hair my arms were killing me they so did not want to be on top of my head any more... but now at 8 pm as i sit here typing my arms are ready for tomorrow as will the rest of me ... we can so this .. we have to do this...

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HERCULEA 1/12/2010 2:36PM

    In my many years of yo-yo weight loss and gain, I have realized that I have the greatest success when I add excercise to my plan in addition to changing my eating habits. It could be just the psychological factor but exercise works for me. I always feel stronger and more in control. And when the fat slowly melts off, a firmer body seems to surface. Bonus! I'm sure that you will see a difference soon! And you will feel great!

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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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