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Thanksgiving Weekend - 4 Days off!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Well I made it thru turkey day and did not overeat. I had a light meal and still eating light the entire weekend. I spent the entire weekend alone. My husband had to work and I didn't. i go back to work on Monday. emoticon
Since I am on retention thru Jan 18th, most people ignore me at work so I get to do a little work and then a little of whatever I want to. But I don't want to take vacation since they will pay me for that time. That's why this long weekend was so nice. I had 4 days off and that is great thing.

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CHERYLANDERICA 11/25/2012 10:58PM

    Great job not over doing it on Thanksgiving. Sorry your husband had to work but at least you got some quiet time, and sometimes that is nice.

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NANCYSINATRA 11/25/2012 12:12PM

    Great Job Judi. I'm not doing so good on the nutrition. Guess I need pointers from you. :) Sorry hubby is out of town.

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CHICAT63 11/25/2012 7:11AM

    You are doing great, at times I have days off by myself which is great without the hubby *lol*. Have a great week.....take care.

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DEBORAH-SIMS 11/25/2012 1:35AM

  You are doing great! You sound like you are eating right and i can tell by your spark page that you are exercising well. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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LHLADY517 11/24/2012 11:45PM

    Time alone is sometimes nice. Did you rest? (And good job at not overeating).

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How has my fitness Journey been so far?

Monday, November 12, 2012

In SparkCoach I was asked the question about my fitness journey so far. It has been interesting to say the least. I am easily bored, so I when a routine bored me I had to find one that didn't. I left out alot in the narrative below but for the most part that is the story. I have even thought of sharing this new found love of the workout with others and will eventually look into become a trainer.

My fitness journey has been a trip through the looking glass. I started this year, w/the do at least 10 min thing and then I went on to different exercise route. I had Slim in 6 and I did that for a month and got bored. I started jazzercise "Burlesque" and started first w/the short 20 min routine then got into the full 45 min and that is when the short routines stopped. I went to Hip Hop Abs and that kept me hopping for a while. I forgot how much I loved that and then added more to it so I could keep myself active. I was getting up at 4:30 but I knew if I wanted to do a 50min routine I would have to get up at 4AM. I did and when I don't oversleep I do. I walk my dogs then I work out. One of my dogs goes downstairs and the other just goes back into the bedroom. It is almost like "OMG she is at it again!! I am not going to stay in here she might kick me or something!"

I am now doing RevAbs and this is a seriously tough workout. I am doing some modified and some regular moves. The main thing is that I am not quitting. I was in the "Cobra" this morning and the last round I was struggling. I dropped my arms back to the modified and hung in there.

I am looking at trying some other workouts. I occasionally do a Tiffany Roth workout from YouTube, or just a series of movements from something that I have downloaded. I can do this now since I have worked out hard enough prior to NOW!! I want to try Tai Chi but the routine I want to try is not in my price range right now. I have to wait but I hope to get it next year. My husband may even join me for this one.

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NANCYSINATRA 11/13/2012 9:51AM

    maybe I just need to keep trying different things because so far the DVD and working out in my livingroom are just not my thing. the Burlesque sounds interesting though. :)

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JLDACQ 11/13/2012 8:55AM

    Knowing you're easily bored with a routine is half the battle sometimes. Occasionally, I have to remember that I need to change up the routine, because I'm very much a creature of habit. I've been doing 30-Day Shred for almost 2 years now, a couple times a week, and I tend to delay going to Level 2, which makes the body more efficient at doing the workout (and not burning enough calories), and often leads me to the path of injuries. Thanks for the reminder to change it up every other month. :-D

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CELESTE_B 11/13/2012 6:16AM

    Great job! I love my DVD's. I sometimes find some great deals here http://firmbelivers.yuku.com/forums

You have to sign up for an account....but I've had great luck here with stuff that's out of my price range new.

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PROUD-GRANDMA 11/12/2012 4:05PM

    It's quite the journey!!

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How Do I Plan to Shake things up? Hmm?

Friday, November 09, 2012

Well on Spark Coach, they wanted me to do this blog on shaking things up. Get ready for the "shake down"!!

To shake up my workouts, I would have to be REALLY INSANE!! I currently use the DVD set called RevAbs. You can see snippets on YouTube. OMG, Brett Hobel is merciless yet so informative. I realized that I was in plateau mode w/the Turbo Jam workout, even though I did add heavier weights. I was still doing the same movements and my body was not responding the way I wanted it to. I have been doing this routine (RevAbs) now for 2 weeks and I follow it pretty much the way the calendar suggests, except for Friday. On Friday I am in Turbo Jam mode and need to Punch, Kick and Jam.
There are 4 workouts that I do and they all have 3 rounds and the final round is called the spice round(cringe):
Total Strength about 50 min and that includes Rear Lunges w/weights, Squats w/weights, Deadlifts w/weights, Booty Bridge w/weights, Push ups no weights! Let me explain the "Booty Bridge".

You are in the standard Bridge position and with your arms extended straight up with weights and then staying in the bridge position you lower your arms, without bending them, straight back(exhale-fire your abs) then back up(inhale) 15 times. Now the spice round on this one is w/the leg extension as your arms go back the leg comes down and then as your arms come back to straight above your opposite leg goes up! ( I am not there yet) Oh the booty burn!! To stay in this position for 15 SLOW reps is killer!!

Mercy Abs (JOKE-there is no mercy) about 15 min that include crunches, a(ben-sow-this is how it is pronounced a Brazilian word, not sure how to spell it since I am work and the paperwork is at home) crunch w/a straight kick alternating legs. This one burns the lower abs to the point of kill me now mode!!! Plank on the forearms 60 secs and side planks on the forearm fist closed and alternate arm straight up, hips up and belt buckle forward, 30 sec each. I am able to do them now without crying as much(yeah, I am a whining cry baby!) there is also a the Cobra emoticon which is a stretch and an exercise. As an exercise you are doing half the superman and holding your arms out AND up w/the thumbs up, (think the "Fonz) scrunching the shoulder blades and holding that for 60 sec. (easier is arms going down to the sides (not touching the floor) or harder (spice round) arms formed in a V and that really works the butt and hamstrings and core. And the second set he does v-ups (I am surprised you haven’t heard me crying emoticon cause I am!) and then by the spice round they are even harder since you are almost leaning all the way back w/the arms all the way out w/just your finger tips touching the floor. I have to say that I prefer push ups to that any day!!! I think that is it but this is just phase one, in phase two it is called "MERCILESS Abs" If I don't show up on SparkPeople any more it is because the merciless abs killed me, emoticon I'm just sayin'.

There is also a power interval that is really about getting your heart rate up and that is about 35 min. Crossover Jacks, Striders, 20 sec stretch, striders, squat thrusts( I am still having problems w/that one. I have substituted since I can't seem to get down and then immediately get back up, it just ain't happenin'!! However Never Give Up! Never Surrender!

Then the last of the phase one is Fire up your Abs TOTAL AB ROUTINE and that is 40 min about. Oh wait, Cobra is in this one as the exercise and the other as just a stretch. I may have confused all the exercises w/the 2 routines but you get my drift. This stuff is really hard to do and yet it feels great when you finish. When you finish you say the Rev Anthem after a round of intense cardio you should be extremely breathless making the saying of that rather difficult.

Rev it high, Rev it low, I am strong, committed and ready to Go!!

All during the workouts he is always saying "Pay some dues and dues!" Dues my friend is sweat and exertion!!! I have paid a ton of dues thank you very much!!!

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NANCYSINATRA 11/13/2012 9:57AM

    just reading what you do made me hurt. LOL Now I feel like a total baby. :)

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WINNINGBATTLE 11/10/2012 6:48AM

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Saturday is my Quiet Day

Saturday, November 03, 2012

I look forward to Saturdays, I walk my dogs at 6AM and then go back to bed and I am back to sleep by 7:30 at the latest. Ahh and today was no different. I really love taking it easy on Saturday. It is so nice not to do anything except take care of my pups and veg.

Every now and then I may workout just to get a little blood flow going on. I was looking at the routine that I have changed to and found that I am curious about the 2nd phase. I am following this pretty close except for Fridays, I go to my TurboJam then, I have to Punch Kick and Jam at least one time a week. emoticon

RevAbs is intense and it works. I have done the side plank for the first time and omg!! my sides hurt. I have done twisting crunches and bicycles and nothing has hurt my sides like that did. So if you want to see a change do side planks they work.

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NANCYSINATRA 11/7/2012 10:23PM

    LOL you crazy women you. I can barely do a plank less alone a side one!! You are AMAZING!!

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WINNINGBATTLE 11/4/2012 7:36AM

    Nice work emoticon

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LHLADY517 11/3/2012 11:36PM

    I've learned to like planks of all types.

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Fun Exercise Video from YouTube

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Beyoncé: "Move Your Body" [Full Workout Routine] http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endsc

I was doing my surf thing and came upon this fun dance video. It is for kids but I am a kid at heart so I felt that I could do this. It was fun and I really worked up a little sweat in just FOUR minutes!!gotta luv that!!! Hey if a 53 almost 54 year old woman can do that then anyone can. Check it out and have a little fun, it's only 4 minutes.

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RANDOM00B 10/28/2012 2:16PM

    Love it! Thank you!!

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OAKLEYAJ 10/28/2012 8:06AM

    Thanks for the infor!! I like to dance. emoticon emoticon

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CHRISTINASP 10/28/2012 4:52AM

    Wow that is VERY inspiring! Glad you shared that, thank you!

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5KPRINCESS 10/27/2012 11:42PM

    Thank you so much for sharing :)

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