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Totally Excited!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Okay, so I'm totally excited!

Why?

Because tomorrow is the first and for me that means Rocky Balboa month!

I've been wanting to do this for months now and finally I'm going to get to!

I couldn't wait and I did my background over the weekend and I'm setting up a challenge and everything!

Be prepared to watch me go the distance and kick some A**!

...Also be prepared for total obsession which would include rocky photos, rocky quotes, rocky songs, rocky dreams (oh no those could get dirty) ...randomly talking as if I am Rocky...

hey, whatever gets me there right?

OKAY! ARE WE READY!

...come on now!

I SAID... ARE WE READY!

then say out loud with me...

HEY, MY NAME IS ROCKY BALBO!

cus starting tomorrow and on through the rest of the month my friends, that is who we are...

(okay that's who I am but you can join along and play too if you want)

Hugs!-Kat

  
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SHELLREED 7/2/2008 12:38PM

    I don't mind saying I am not excited I am a bit frightened about he whole thing but I am in need of a swift kick in the a** and who better to do that then Rocky.. LOL

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STACEY-P 7/1/2008 10:52PM

    Hey I am with you sister! I can't wait to kick some a** or is that lose some a**! Either way it is a win. Thanks for challenging me. I look forward to it. We can do it!!
Stacey

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ANNLADY8383 7/1/2008 5:04PM

    You sound very excited. I don't really know anything about Rocky Balboa. I am excited to see what you have to say!! Good luck on this month!

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VIVACIOUSBEAUTY 7/1/2008 8:59AM

  Yay!! I'm excited too!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 7/1/2008 8:59AM

    Great determination!

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DRAWNTHISWAY 7/1/2008 8:31AM

    You can enjoy your tough month. I still have to get my house in order and ready to entertain company by Sunday. There are only 2 things happening at my house until Lee leaves thurs and those things are cleaning and child care.... Once He's gone i'm not sure if i'll get either done thanks to sir whiny butt

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12 week follow up...

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Well, today I went to the gym...it's the first time since Monday.

I started with a light workout on the elliptical keeping my resistance above 7 and going up to 12. I did that for about 55 mins and realized that I think I can move my endurance plan around a bit and hopefully that will help with my thighs, hips and butt.

I went to the follow up afterwards and they were totally impressed. It seems that even with missing last Friday and Tuesday -Thursday, I still managed to workout an average of 5 days a week. The showed me how to work the machines and started me on my first 5: chest press, Lat. pull down, squat press, back press, and the ab machine.

I know my trouble areas for each. Chest press-weak upper body as is so I have to watch out for strain and the same with Lat. Pull. Squat press is easy but getting in and out of the machine always messes with my hip and pops it. The back press would be the same issue and the ab machine...Well due to my pelvic, hips and such I've not worked on my core much so it's on the lightest weight. I don't know if I struggle due to the weight or due to the fact that my belly is in the way and I just can't move in that direction...???

Well they wanted me to come back in 2 weeks instead of 4 because they say that I'm committed and will have it all down by that time but they only had space available 1 and 3 weeks away so I went with 3 weeks. So in 3 weeks I will be starting the next set of machines.

I'm excited cus I've done little on the terms of strength machines.

Oh, and I did put in a little want ad for a work out buddy at the Y...

"Work out buddy needed for motivation-Fat lady looking for a buddy with mad cow prodding skills..."

who knows, maybe I'll find someone...

  
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REDNECKFEMINIST 6/29/2008 6:57PM

    lmao

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AMBERMNANCE 6/29/2008 5:37AM

    Hey kat well you ready Im going to be in here Getting on you Were going to do this for us shocking ar hubbys is just a plus. Lets get this done. Im here for you.
The want ad was great.
I know the feeling I have to do abs on a bench and the guy I keep working with when it comes to my sit ups I have to cross me arms over my chest he stands on my feet and says pull through your gut Pull Pull through your gut. then when you get up he pushes your head back down. I have no ab strength so were there for quite a while I have to hit 15 and do 2 sets. I see all these other people blow though them i dont think my stomice workes that way My Guts to heavy and wants to stay on the bench LOL. We can do it though I know we can be back later to check in okay take care Sending hugs your way
ps I found the paperwork No Charger GUR GUR GUR


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PEACHEZ82 6/28/2008 8:39PM

    Your wanted ad had me on the floor dying laughing.

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KATRINIA17 6/28/2008 3:46PM

    Sorry Mary...I did...

LMAO

I did add other information but yes, that was in there.

Comment edited on: 6/28/2008 3:44:51 PM

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MIMILICIOUS 6/28/2008 3:31PM

    I HOPE you put the ad out like you said... that's just too funny! I am not at a place where I want a workout buddy (too much pressure for me just yet!) but if I was and I was a member of your Y, I'd call you in a heartbeat! You gotta have people around you with a sense of humor - if you take life too seriously, you're missing out on a whole bunch. Good job sticking to it!!

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DRAWNTHISWAY 6/28/2008 7:41AM

    I doubt your wanted ad was phrased the way you say, but I'm glad you finally put the ad out there. You have been struggling for so long to have someone to challenge you at the Y. I hope that someone responds quickly.

I'm really proud of you for starting on the strength machines. I'm not sure I could do it. i feel embarrassed enough on the cardio stuff that trying the strength would probably send me to hiding in my cave. Congrats on being so determined to do this.

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VIVACIOUSBEAUTY 6/28/2008 6:46AM

  Haha!
I see new people walking up my road and last night hubby mentioned that there was a woman around my age walking. It was the first time he saw her so I told him I was tempted to stick a sign at the end of the road that I was looking for a walking partner LOL

Way to go for getting to the gym! emoticon

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How many times ....

Thursday, June 26, 2008

How many times does it take you to walk into the Gym before you start working out?

Yes, that's the riddle of the day...for me the answer is 2 times plus drive past it about 5 times....

and then still don't work out!

LOL. Okay so I haven't been to the gym since Monday but I can say that I'm feeling tons better. I think my pain is actually due to not working out. The whole body stiffness and all. I think maybe when I went from not working out for days to running full speed on that treadmill that I broke myself. A warm up would have been the smarter move right?

Yeah, but let's not think about smart, let's think about looking cute in your new shoes...they totally rock!

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I went to walmart and got this little bike deal that you put under you desk and blah, blah, blah. It's junk and I'm taking it back. Oh well more mins with a bike seat up my rear end. Really, I hate the bike, I get down and everything is numb. My butt cheeks, my thighs, my lala and all. It's the feeling you get when your leg falls asleep but this is worst cus having you women hood and inards asleep only makes you walk like an ex-virgin on prom night with the extra bonus of not knowing if you have to pee or not...I won't talk about the other sensation that you just don't want to have in the middle of the gym.

So this crap goes back to the store asap...too bad.

Yes, I've tried that other bike but I can only fit so much or my rear end on that one too so it's not the best either but I make an effort to go to the other side of the gym to workout on it.

I'm not doing my endurance plan for the rest of the week and instead I'm focusing on time. I got a lot of time to make up so it's me and a good book and high resistance from here on out.

There are other things to chat about but since I'm behind due to a baby, a water bottle and a dead mouse (computer mouse that is, I only own rats.) .

Hoping to catch up! (with it all!)

Hugs!-Kat

  
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PHILSPHATWIFE 6/27/2008 3:22PM

    Kat you crack me up!! I don't believe i've ever had the sensation of having my womanhood fall asleep though..that's a new one on me...unless you count epideral but that puts EVERYTHING to sleep.

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PEACHEZ82 6/27/2008 1:20PM

    I love reading your blogs. It takes me more than 2 to actually go to the gym I actually have had a gym membership for almost three years, don't ask me how many times I've actually been in those years. It's like I plan to go then something comes up. Wow you had a dead mouse too. mine died right in the middle of me trying to update my nutrition and exercise last night. I have found I am addicted to the computer so before I went on my hike today I had to stop off at walmart and pick on up ASAP.

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AMBERMNANCE 6/27/2008 3:01AM

    I know how you feel I did that just the other day thought owe I did not take that much time off and went full speed ahead yea I paid for it to day I was so soar 5 days is a long time I could not find it in me to go the the gym I drove past it twice thought owe I could do a quick workout As i kept on going. LOL I know I need to get back to my work out routine well there's always tomorrow right.
I feel you on the whole Bike thing I think its great for those who like to bike but Owe no Not for me. My trainer tried to get me to do the whole bike thing for a full 30 min I looked at him Like He was crazy I explained I don't like feeling like there is a stick up my rear I except the fact i have junk in my trunk and Don't respect that you have to have A size 5 behind to use it. he Laughed hysterically at me... I did not think it was funny.


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REDNECKFEMINIST 6/26/2008 8:48AM

    I needed to smile this morning,thanks. I have never joined a gym, too hectic and too much money. I work out at home, plus my small little town does not have much in the way of gyms anyway, lol. emoticon

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SEESKO 6/26/2008 7:45AM

    Thanks for making me smile this morning. I bet you do look cute in those new shoes. Keep up the great work.

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Sometimes I just forget to eat...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Yes, amazing...sometimes the fat lady forgets to eat...wouldn't know it if you looked at me...

So, I woke up and had a 200 calorie power bar, went about my day, got dress and dropped the kids off at a friends house. While there she had some peanuts and I grabbed 2 of them. She ended up putting about a quarter of a cup into a bag for me to take to the gym...ha, it was gone by the time I pulled out of the drive way...

then it dawns on me...you haven't eaten dumbnut!

grrrr!

But I don't have the time to! I got 2 hours to get new shoes, new head phones and get to the gym and make up Fridays workout mins and do todays!

Well I'm an idiot...

Cus I started off great, had my new pink running shoes and was acting a fool. Yes, I looked cute, stared at myself in the reflection of cars and store windows...even switched over sides to look at myself in the door that was still closed to the Y. I was cute...look slimmer than normal!

And I was cocky to...

Jump on the treadmill cus I knew I was able to. Thinking to myself "gonna take down the girl over there with her workout gloves and mp3 player attached to her arm and heart rate moitor, looking all mean and tough...let's see what you got, you ain't got sh*t on me!"

And I did great! 5.0 miles an hour for 4 mins straight! THAT'S A GOAL!

So I got on my elliptical and started in at a resistance of 9 for about 4 mins and then dropped to 8 for 4 mins and then to 7....then to 6...and by 10 mins I was holding onto the machine with a heart rate of 167 and barely moving my legs....

my stride count from the normal 120-130 was sitting at 90...I put on the eye of the tiger and got things going but died soon as the music stopped. I tried another song and no go, back to Rocky...no go...wait about 10 mins and try again, okay a new wind...song ends and I'm near tears because it's just not working...

My 60 min workout becomes 30 mins of me barely hanging on...

Maybe the bike is better?

5 mins on and I'm done...

I do my push ups

Get ready to leave the gym and on my way out decide that I'll give it another try....15 mins on the bike but my time was over, had to get the kids.

*sigh*

I was totally bummed. I went through the list of excuses and yada " You drank your water...it's just because you don't have the energy due to lack of food...You've not been working out for a few days..."

More and more excuses....

I forgot to eat...I paid for it...Moving on.

I got the kids, headed to the store and picked up some baked chicken, bananas and chips. We went to the nature trail ate some food and headed out hiking.

I mixed in some lunges, some calf raises and stretching at the end. Lost track of it all but it's in there!

I just couldn't do it. I know I didn't treat my body right and it couldn't perform but for some reason I just couldn't let it go. For me it's a lesson learned but I couldn't give up and call it quits. I had to take what I learned and use it. I put the food into my body, got my energy and started over.

Now this here is no excuse...I think I'm injured again.

*sigh*

Yes, my pelvic, knees and hips...all at once...

My knees have been messing up these past 2 weeks and I've been taking it easy. I thought that the pain and all in my knees and thighs during the elliptical was due to being tired and lack of energy...by the time I left the gym I was hobbling around, it had hit my hips also.

In the middle of the hike my pelvic was gone and I was using the stroller for support.

I'm on my way to being drugged right now so I won't be going to any sparks pages, blogs or teams tonight. Sorry all.

I'm going to give it another go tomorrow and see what my body says. From there I'll make changes to my goals and program.

Hugs!-Kat

  
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WATOGA17 6/25/2008 9:30AM

    Hang in there, Kat. You are trying to do an incredible amount of stuff. Don't forget to baby yourself (not with food). I know it is hard when you have to be in charge of everything, but you deserve it.

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Jen

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AROCHFORD 6/24/2008 7:18PM

    Its ok its your body saying rest go ahead and allow yourself to rest a little. ................ or else your body will make you:)

I hope you feel better now.

Keep SParking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SEESKO 6/24/2008 6:47PM

    Girl, you sure do know how to write. I love reading your blogs. Here is the thing I have learned about you by reading them. You let nothing stop you. You will succeed. So keep on keeping on girl.


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PHILSPHATWIFE 6/24/2008 10:21AM

    Kat take it easy take it slow..your body has earned this. Just because you can't do mega calorie melting cardio you can still do the strength training and that maybe easier on you body than the cardio. I'm 214lbs...and I forget to eat all the time...lol. I have to force myself to remember to eat breakfast. and we all know that's the most important meal of the day.

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LILLIAN364 6/24/2008 10:01AM

    I forgot to eat all the time. Then, I've never been more than overweight. I recall the looks of hate when I mentioned this at a WW meeting. It reminded me that the weight loss concerns of a woman 10 to 20 pounds overweight are different than someone with a lot more weight to lose. emoticon

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DRAWNTHISWAY 6/24/2008 8:40AM

    O Kat i know that you must have been feeling flustered. You have been working so hard to kick it up a notch, then after a few days your body trips you up! But I know you. This may slow you down some, but it will not set you back. You are strong and wonderful and this just gives you a different challenge to over come. Now go eat your breakfast, and plan the rest of todays meals so that you can be at full game today!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 6/24/2008 7:53AM

    I feel for you hon, oh my gosh. Hope you are better soon, I used to forget to eat a lot, but am finally doing better.

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Get your butt in gear!

Monday, June 23, 2008

hahaha!

I drank bad tea and it had my tummy on a roll!

I'm refreshed and ready to go!

But I'm sure that most of you know this....

I went to a few sparks pages...okay everyone on my buddy list....and some....

And, I either sat down and talked with you about your issues...

Or, I found you totally inspiring and asked you spread your love....

Or, I was kind and sweet and left you something from my heart...

Or...I SCREAMED IN YOUR FACE AND DEMANDED THAT YOU STAND UP! GET UP! UP! UP! UP! AND DO SOMETHING!

CALF RAISES!
SQUATS!
WALL PUSH UPS!
STRETCHING!
DRINKING YOUR WATER!
GETTING YOUR LIFE TOGETHER!

GET UP AND GET MOVING BECAUSE IT'S ABOUT NOW! NOT TOMORROW! NOW! NO EXCUSES! NOW! DON'T WAIT! DO IT NOW!

Now...I bet you are wondering...does she take her own advice?

Let me go down the list for ya....


CALF RAISES!-100
SQUATS!-250
WALL PUSH UPS!-250
STRETCHING!-10 mins
DRINKING YOUR WATER!-9 cups
GETTING YOUR LIFE TOGETHER!-1 hour of organizing my kitchen, an hour of planting plants with my kids, and way over 2 hours or sparking and GETTING YOU PEOPLE TO MAKE A CHANGE!

GET MOVIN! GET UP!

DON'T REPLY TO MY BLOG UNTIL YOU CAN TELL ME THAT YOU STOPPED READING, STOOD UP AND DID SOMETHING!

JUMPING JACKS!
SQUATS!
LUNGES!
BICEP CURLS!
EAT A FRUIT!
EAT A VEGGIE!
DRINK YOUR WATER!
GET UP AND MOTIVATE SOMEONE ELSE AND LIVE UP TO WHAT YOU SAY BY DOING IT YOURSELF!

PICK SOMETHING AND DO IT AND WHEN YOU ARE DONE, THEN COME BACK AND TALK TO ME.

-Hugs!-Kat!

  
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 6/23/2008 1:10PM

    WooHoo!! Great post, Kat. Yes, I saw your comment on my page and yes I did my stretching. Thanks for the inspiration to get moving.

Hugs,

Lainie

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REDNECKFEMINIST 6/23/2008 11:29AM

    Your wonderful, thanks!

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VIVACIOUSBEAUTY 6/23/2008 6:31AM

  In the water I did

Lunges - 50
backwards lunges - 50
water weights 50 reps
running 5 minutes (in water)
I did a few more things but hubby timed it at 30 for me

I ate 1450 cals (my range is 1500-1950)!


LOL

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DORIGIRL 6/23/2008 2:45AM

    I walked the three-plus-miles round trip to church. I'm going to count that as doing something.

You tell us, baby.

dori

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