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Fun workouts

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Sometimes I get in great workouts without realizing I'm exercising. Some of my favorites are:

Surfing
Kayaking
Rollerskating
Bowling

Just last night I went bowling for 2 1/2 hours with a 10 pound ball.
A couple of weeks ago I took my nephew out rollerskating for a few hours. Talk about a thigh workout!


What are some things you like to do, that is fun, so you sometimes forget to count it as exercise?

  
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FLAMENM 7/7/2013 5:51PM

    Work is a nice workout during sampling season. I spend 2-3 hours hiking cross country carrying bottles full of water.

Also, my daily commute includes walking that I forget is actually exercise.

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When I'm feeling lazy

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

One thing I've found that motivates me when I REALLY don't want to work out is watching a workout video on youtube. (My current favorite is Blogilates with Cassey Ho). Usually within the first 5 or 10 minutes, I'll restart the video and actually do the workout.

Why does this work for me? Seeing people who are stronger, more fit, and have a better body reminds me why I want to do this. Seeing what they do to achieve this makes me want to do it too. It gets me out of my lazy mood, and before you know it, 4 or 5 videos and one hour later has gone by!

  
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IAMJOOLIE 7/2/2013 11:39PM

    That's so funny! I did the same thing with the Insanity Infomercials! Talk about needing motivation! Insanity is crazy hard!

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ARIELLA_ 7/2/2013 8:35PM

    Oh, I do the same thing with the Insanity infomercials. It IS helpful! :)

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IAMJOOLIE 7/2/2013 12:45PM

    It really helps. It also makes it easier to do the workout if you know what to expect.

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BMCOLLEY 7/2/2013 5:19AM

    Good for you! I think I should be watching the videos before I attempt the exercise.

Bettie

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 7/2/2013 3:08AM

    I haven't tried that but I just might now :D

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Rewards

Monday, July 01, 2013

Today I'm going to talk about something fun! Rewards! I think it's important to come up with non-food related motivators to keep things exciting. I have a hard time spending money on myself, so this will be fun for me.

145 pounds: Buy a hula hoop. I've been wanting to learn how to hoop (the crazy tricks and everything!) for a while now. A bonus is that is great exercise! Why 145 pounds? Because I'll officially be in the healthy range!

135 pounds: A new pair of work pants and a new dress. I have plenty of jeans and shirts from when I was smaller, but my work pants have all but vanished! This will get me through until I reach my final goal weight. The dress is because I love dresses! Why 135 pounds? Because I'll be 2-3 sizes down by then. I'll need new clothes!

130 pounds: A pedicure! Everyone loves those, especially in the flip flop capitol of America! Why 130 pounds? Because my weight loss will slow down a lot by this point, and I will need something pretty great to motivate me.

125 pounds: New wardrobe staples. At this point most of my nicer clothes will not fit anymore, except for a handful of old items. It will be a good time for me to revamp my style! I'm looking forward to it! Why 125 pounds? I don't anticipate being able to get below 125, even though I would love to get back to 120. Even so, the clothing sizes are the same for me at both weights.



So there you have it! These are my major motivators for now! :)

  
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IAMJOOLIE 7/1/2013 1:05PM

    Thanks ladies! I appreciate the support! emoticon

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SNOOPYMOMMA72 7/1/2013 9:19AM

    emoticon Motivators!

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BMCOLLEY 7/1/2013 9:02AM

    Those are fantastic motivations.

Bettie

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C25K

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Call me crazy, but I have already been adding in extra exercises, to compliment Insanity. I have always wanted to be a runner, though. With my tax return, this Friday, I'm going to get fitted for brand new running shoes. Since I won't be able to do Insanity at the hotel we'll be staying at (no dvd player in the gym, and can't jump around on an upper floor), I will start the C25K program. I'm looking forward to doing both that, and Insanity. Hopefully, my lungs adjust to all the cardio!

For now, I seem to have caught a cold. I'm taking a few days off from my fitness to try to get better. Manda's wedding is this weekend, and it's imperative that I feel my best! I plan on having too much fun to worry about taking it easy. =D

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/6/2011 11:17PM

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Good days... Bad days

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Greg broke up with me Tuesday. The last time I was broken up with was in high school. I weighed 130 pounds (Same weight that I am now). My way of coping is to make myself better. I worked out and ate really well. I was extremely health conscious. I got down to 118 pounds, and a size 4. I still had a bit of fat to burn and muscle to build, but I felt great. This is why I made my goal weight 115. Now that Greg is gone, I have the same mentality. My focus is going to be me, and my health.

On a good note, as happy as I was with Greg, I certainly knew he was not the one. I know that he's out there somewhere. I'll keep working on myself, and I'm sure whoever he is will come around.

It looks like I might be moving into a house with a couple of my guy friends. They're awesome, and not mutual friends of Greg and I (no awkward moments inside of my own home). There's a pool (swimming is my favorite sport). One of the guys is all about fitness, so we will help keep each other motivated. I ate dinner with them last night and we made chili and fruit kebobs. Very healthy. I'm hoping that it all works out.

2011: Looks like a lot is going to change... For the better.

  
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TDWANDD2MYK9 1/28/2011 4:34PM

    Good luck!

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