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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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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.
janisli emoticon emoticon emoticon

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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:


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"



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

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