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Bootcamp Day 3

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Video - done
Addl. wall push-ups - done
cardio - done

I really like these ball exercises. This is the very first time I'm using a ball and I'm fascinated! This challenge is really fun!

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/6/2010 5:50PM

    I am so proud of you for doing that. YOU ROCK!

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Bootcamp Day 2

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

This post was supposed to happen last night, but instead of sitting leisurely at my computer I ended up taking my son to the ER. He fell skateboarding and his ankle looked like it could be broken. And of course it was after hours so we had to go to Emergency where we spent the better part of the night. Well, luckily the ankle is not broken, just badly sprained and they put him into one of those stabilization boots you can walk with and he's on crutches, cause as of right now he cannot put any weight on his foot. There goes skateboarding and snowboarding for a while but still, we're counting our blessings.

Anyway, bootcamp day 2: I did the video. I have never used a ball before and it was very interesting. I was amazed at how this really supported my back as I was doing the lunges. Good experience.
I also fulfilled the second part of the challenge and got in three fruits.
Then I went to my regular aerobics/power tae class. All this happened before the ER trip, so a great day #2 for bootcamp.

With all the commotion I have not yet had a chance to even look at today's workout. It will have to wait until I get back from work this afternoon. After barely five hours of sleep last night I'm probably looking at a few cups of coffee today and hopefully a nap later...

Bottoms up!


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TEDYBEAR2838 1/5/2010 11:57AM

    I am so glad your son's foot is not broken. That is a blessing, but sometimes the other can be just as bad and take a long time to heal also. He's young and will heal quicker than you or I.

I am so glad you are doing the boot camp. WIshing you success at that.

Happy New Year, Happy New You & ME!

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Bootcamp Day 1

Sunday, January 03, 2010

So I did the bootcamp workout video this morning and was surprised, 'cause I looked a lot easier than it was... But it was lots of fun. After that I was on a roll and did some strength training. It was great! And somehow it just gave me enough momentum to keep on going.
Just got back from a 4.5 mile walk. Haven't been sitting on the couch at all today, which is awesome. So now I'm off to Trader Joe's (the fridge is pretty much empty). And maybe then I'll do some couch sitting ;-). It's already dark outside, so that should be okay.

Looking forward to tomorrow's bootcamp video. I'll get up 15 minutes earlier tomorrow morning so I can do the video first thing in hopes that I'll get another boost just like I did today.

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BECCAROO2 1/5/2010 12:09PM

  I am new to sparkpeople and I would really like to know more about the boot camp video.

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WESTCOASTGIRL1 1/3/2010 11:20PM

    Wonderful. I too started the boot camp and felt the same as you. It was more challenging than it looked.
We can do it. You are well on your way and am beginning the journey...

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/3/2010 9:29PM

    Sounds like you are on a roll... . emoticon. I found the boot camp video a bit challenging to say the least, but I did it and will continue to do my best.

Happy Monday!

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SDSEARS 1/3/2010 8:48PM

    Wow that is wonderful!!!

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Happy New Year

Friday, January 01, 2010

2010 is here. It did not come with a BANG, rather snuck up quietly, while spending time with friends and neighbors. We counted down the last 15 seconds while watching the Ball in Times Square, which had officially dropped three hours prior to our ringing in of the New Year. And after a sip or two of sparkling apple cider (no alcohol here), it was good to get home and crawl into bed.

So here we are, 1/1/10. As the scale confirmed this morning, the holidays have done a number (UP!) on my weight but nothing that can't be fixed short-term. I have joined the SP Official Spark Your Body Bootcamp which starts on Sunday and I'm very much looking forward to participating throughout the month of January.

emoticon Nancy, if you read this, I've seen you've joined as well. This should be lots of fun. I am setting my regular weekly weigh-in day for Friday, simply due to the fact that the first day this year falls on a Friday.

I'll quickly update my SparkPage now and then it is time to take down Christmas.

Happy New Year to everybody.
Wishing you good health and continued determination and success.
Make it a good one!


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TEDYBEAR2838 1/1/2010 4:35PM

    Yea, we are both on the challenge. I wish us BOTH well.


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The Fear is Gone

Sunday, December 20, 2009

OMG, I'm so frustrated, because I just can't seem to get the hang of this dieting thing. It's too much work. All day long I think about what I can and cannot/should and should not eat and it's stressing me out and all I want to do is eat.
OMG, I'm going to a dinner party and I'm scared. I know that I probably won't make the wisest food choices and I'm afraid that this will put me over the edge.
OMG, I overate yesterday and today I already polished off an entire bag of potato chips. Help, I can't stop eating!
OMG, I fell off the wagon and can't get back on!
OMG, I already went over my calorie allotment today, so what the heck, might as well blow it entirely. What's the difference?
OK, I'll start over tomorrow. Well, maybe on Monday... Well, maybe the first of next month...

When I'm browsing SP, I read quite a few posts like that and I'm not laughing. I have been there for years. Been there to the point where panic set in and there really was no light at the end of the tunnel. Utter desperation. Doom and gloom. Every Monday was good and it went downhill from there. By Friday I was bingeing and for years I was a complete yo-yo.

And more than effecting the body, this stuff is really hard on the mind! Running in circles, getting nowhere!

And then one day, while desperately searching for yet another miracle weight loss cure, I found SP. I was browsing, I was reading, I was logging, I was exercising, I was posting. In short, I was part of the team and NOBODY judged me. Everybody is here for one thing - weight loss. Well, not really! While that is certainly a big part and the ultimate goal for most, it is so much more! Seems that in order to achieve this weight loss a couple of other things need to fall into place as well. SP calls it lifestyle change.

To me that means: Get your act together! Stop feeling sorry for yourself! Get up in the morning and get dressed! Get out of the house! Talk to somebody! Start that load of laundry! Put those walking shoes on and get out there! Mop that floor. Fix a real dinner! Get off the couch! Get to the gym!

And then I realized that 'Lose that weight!' is not on the list! Instead 'Lose that weight' is a direct result of implementing the above. Thoughts shift away from 'Must lose weight'. Amazing!

It's really a short learning curve to figure out the right foods to eat and we all know that exercise (any kind of exercise) is very beneficial. Beyond that thinking about it is counterproductive for me.

Yes, the fear is gone! I put the ball in motion, now I'm letting it roll.

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MYFOREVERME 12/31/2009 10:34AM

    Excellent Post!
I am having a little trouble getting back on the wagon. I think I need to start completely over with the babysteps.
Thanks for the inspiration.

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/20/2009 6:15PM

    WEll,said! emoticon

You really hit the nail on the head and I certainly could not have said it any better.

Just do It!

It's not that hard and gets easier. We are the only one's that can do it for ourselves. emoticon
Sparks is such an inspiration to me and others.


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AMICHT 12/20/2009 4:24PM

    Amen! I hear you and am thrilled that I'm learning the same incredible lessons!

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JOCELYN48 12/20/2009 4:09PM

  Good for you! I know exactly how you feel - why did it take me so long to figure out something the SP make so simple? Keep on rolin'

Jocelyn emoticon

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