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Day 6 - Nada

Monday, May 07, 2012

I've been keeping up till yesterday. Not enough sleep the night before, but that doesn't really explain my complete exhaustion. Honoring my decision to listen to my body, I didn't do the day 6 exercise. Plan on doing two today. I did that last bootcamp session and didn't suffer any ill effects.

Re the aging process: I'm trying to recover from the realization I was planning on going to Zumba at exactly the same time tonight I'm to be presiding over a herb club board meeting. Aaaagghghhhh! How do I continue to do blockhead things like that? So grateful I realized in time....

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SILLYHP1953 6/7/2012 11:25AM

    But you DID remember before going to zumba.

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BECCASINGSLEAD 5/8/2012 4:26PM

    I don't know that it has a thing to do with age! I think that it is because we want to do so many things and seem to think we can do it all...

Hugs!!
Becca

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Days 3 and 4

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Completed Nicole's video for Day 3; did nothing else but was pretty active all day long. Steps for the day: 7455, which is pretty good for me on a non-cardio day.

Day 4: Completed video. I like this day's video: upper body workout with a band. Did Leslie Sansone 2-mile video. I don't even sweat till the beginning of mile 2. I'm glad I did two exercise sessions, but disappointed with my overall activity; Sat most of the day. Steps: 5855

Have not felt like exercising the last two days. I'm not getting enough sleep. Have no trouble going to sleep or having a restful sleep. I simply wake up to early, and once I'm awake, there's no going back to sleep, even if it's 5:30 a.m. Normal wakeup: 7 a.m.
And it's bedtime again: good night.

Thank you so much, those of you who posted comments. It was extremely encouraging. Thank you for taking the time.

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SILLYHP1953 6/7/2012 11:23AM

    I set my alarm for 5:30 am with plans to meditate at that time (RPM - rise, pee, meditate) and most days I do get out of bed and do it, some days I get out of bed, turn off the alarm, and get back in bed.

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TRUCKERSMRS 5/5/2012 4:58AM

    You shouldn't be disappointed. The fact that you are doing some, and enjoying some of it, is what counts.
On a normal working day, if I don't do any treadmill I struggle to get to 3500 steps, even with housework when I get home.
Keep it up. You are doing great.

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Day 2

Thursday, May 03, 2012

I'm really hesitant to record this, for fear I won't carry through with it. Right now, though, it seems appropriate to be accountable here.

Yesterday, Day 2, I exercised twice: one with Nicole's video, which was challenging as always. I also did 45 minutes with Leslie Sansone's video. My goal this month is to have 1000 exercise minutes.

Bonus? The knowledge of how easy that "3-mile" walk is compared to when I started. My arms and legs haven't recovered from carting bags around Paducah, and the familiar exercise is helping me recover.

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SILLYHP1953 6/7/2012 11:21AM

    I'm impressed!!

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TRUCKERSMRS 5/3/2012 2:50PM

    Awesome. Just take it a day at a time. Whilst I am great at planning ahead I find that with my exercise I take it a day at a time so that I don't overwhelm myself with the larger goal.
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BECCASINGSLEAD 5/3/2012 1:56PM

    Go, girl!! I'm doing the Boot camp vid (only once) and keeping with my running program with a couple of extra days of walking thrown in to make 5 days of cardio. That Pilates Abs video was kickin'!

Be blessed!
Becca

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2HAMSDIET 5/3/2012 12:45PM

    You are doing great. Carting bags around Paducah.. are you a quilter? Quilters know how to start big projects full of many details and finish. emoticon emoticon

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JEMPOWER 5/3/2012 12:36PM

    You go girl.

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Spring into Shape Bootcamp Challenge

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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Day 1 - My son and I did this last year, and there was a discernible difference in my strength and flexibility. It was really fun to do it with my son; we both enjoyed it and benefited from it.

Just got back from a 6-day trip to Paducah, KY, to the AQS Quilt show. My friend and I walked a lot, and much of it was carrying heavy bags of the goodies we'd bought. That combined with two days of travel (there and back), and my body's sore and grumbling.

Tonight I walked only 12 minutes, though before the trip I'd been walking much longer than that. ( I had over 900 fitness minutes in April) Once I catch up on my sleep I'll be more ambitious. I love the ability within Spark People to do minimum work, at least once in a while, and still feel okay about it. One challenge I have is "all or nothing" approach to challenges. Does not work well.

  
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SILLYHP1953 6/7/2012 11:19AM

    I signed up for this challenge and then did nothing. I'm behind reading blogs and I see that you are doing great! I have joined a gym and gotten a trainer and had my first session yesterday...I can sure feel it.

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BECCASINGSLEAD 5/2/2012 11:40AM

    I'm doing the Spring into Shape Bootcamp, too! This is the first time I've done any of the bootcamp challenges but I felt like I needed something a little different for a while.

It sounds like you had a great trip! I love going to quilt shows. I'm fascinated by the creativity displayed at them. I, unfortunately, don't have nearly enough time or space to devote to quilting.

Be blessed!!!
Becca

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Gift from Spark People?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I started out the day with 25 Spark Points. Has this happened to anyone else? I almost hate to raise my hand about this "gift," for fear someone will make sure it doesn't happen again.

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KICKINGIT@56 4/27/2012 3:11PM

    ...and if you log in for 30 consecutive days each month (starting at the beginning of the month) you will also earn a trophy for consistent attendance. Kind of like being back in school : )

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ANHELIC 4/16/2012 11:43PM

    Congratulations for being active. emoticon

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SOXYINMO 4/15/2012 11:42AM

    Nice!

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DFROMTX 4/13/2012 5:18PM

    I've gotten this before & it is a nice gesture. Enjoy!

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BLUE42DOWN 4/12/2012 4:50PM

    I'm always amused when I get this because I end up spinning the Bonus wheel before I spin the normal wheel.

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BECCASINGSLEAD 4/12/2012 1:56PM

    Deziniki is right! You got an award for being active on the site. Way to go!!!!

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DEZINIKI 4/12/2012 12:45PM

    You get 25 points for every 30 days you are active on the site. :-)

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