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Saturday, January 23, 2010

That's right. I said it. It's been such a crazy week and man, I actually look forward to working out tomorrow!! I was just advised to give my hips a rest and to check into new shoes. There was some concern that one leg is shorter than the other, but we may just have to look at a lift for that.

In the meantime, it just means this is going to be toughter, harder, and I must be more determined and WANT this. and I DO!!

Thus, Tomrrow....Burning it Up baby!! Yeah!!

Ms. Cori is back!!

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PINETREEGIRL 1/23/2010 11:12PM


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TERRIFICLYFIT 1/23/2010 11:30AM

    Yay! You're gonna feel even more awesome after your workout!!!!

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CGYANDRLY 1/23/2010 8:41AM

    Wow! If I had half your enthusiasm.

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KAY-SUPREME 1/23/2010 8:02AM

    AWESOME! Keep it up!

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KMILLER990 1/23/2010 3:41AM

  Have a great workout! You go girl!

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Family support?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm so proud of my Spark Friends! I was talking about Sparkpeople and what it wsa to my middle daughter. I showed her the before pic on one Sparker who is doing Slim in 6 with me and the results she was seeing already. Mo looks at it and says: "wow! now....... why isn't this working for you?"

I put my earphones in my ears and go out for a run. The weather being cold gets to my lungs and I press on for my 30 minutes. At the end I am panting, sweating,a dn holding my side. I walk through the doors and my oldest says "why do you DO that to yourself?!" I sputtered at her: "i....I...**gasp** never felt better! *cough*" I don't think she bought it. emoticon

I had to take the weekend off my Slim in 6. Believe me, there is no motivation problem going on. I'm so angry that I can't proceed. According to my "Teambeachbody" I was supposed to begin "Burn it Up" yesterday and I was seriously looking forward to progressing.

I have an appointment at 9am tomorrow. Hopefully the doc will give me the okay, but crying in bed because of my hip and not being able to move my leg was just enough for hubby. So much for trying to convince him that this IS a good thing.

Wish me luck that I don't lose too many days!! And fellow Slim in 6'ers. I'm going to go on your pages now and cheer you on! Keep up the progress...someday soon I hope I will be posting MY progress.

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CATHEITE 1/20/2010 2:26PM

    Good luck with your appointment. I hope the doctor has good news for you and that you can return to your workouts soon. emoticon

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MICHELLELEE150 1/20/2010 9:07AM

    Hi Hope,

emoticon It sounds like you've been having it really rough. I hope your recovery goes well, and that you come back strong.

If you're okay with prayer, I'll be praying for you. Hang in there! See you soon,


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LOREN009 1/20/2010 9:06AM

    OUCH. I'm sure your daughter didn't want to be mean, but that was a rough comment. Going for a run was a great response... I might have ran to the freezer instead.

That's why we have Spark Family :)

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LEZETTE125 1/20/2010 6:35AM

    so sorry to here about your hip..you have to heal your body before you can cont working out or you will pay in the end...

I have 2 more days of ramp it up before i start burn it up i am def nervous to Evan look at that one.. i believe that one is for 3 weeks then i have keep it up . tear it up ,shape it up , mix it up ,the list goes on.. how could we become board... thanks for the info on the pod i did check it out i will have to down load it to my mp3 so excited not today there is sleet and rain.. well time to get in the shower.. again i am glad everythings OK i was getting nervous something bad had happened.. see you on here soon Lezette

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I feel good!

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.

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!!



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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