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Lesson learned!

Monday, September 15, 2014

So, I learned a lesson tonight.... I've been really good about going to the gym 3-5 times a week for the past few months, but the past week & a half, I allowed "other" things to take priority. Went to the gym tonight with Hubby. I got on the treadmill as I usually do and 1.5 miles into it, my back went into spasm. OWIE!! emoticon
Lesson learned... STAY ON TRACK!! No more skipping gym!!
Heading upstairs now to ice my back! emoticon

  
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NHES220 9/16/2014 10:23AM

    Hope your back is better. It is so easy to get out of the habit.

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September is here!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

It's a new month and again a new start! I must say, I did pretty well in August. emoticon Went to the gym at least 3 times a week, sometimes twice in a day! emoticon I hit a major success - 40 lbs down!! In 6 months! YAY ME!! emoticon
I have 6 pairs of shorts that I was "waiting" to fit into... I tried them on yesterday.... they are TOO BIG!! emoticon I guess a few trips to the thrift stores are to be made in the next few weeks!
I still have 20-30 lbs to go to my ultimate goal weight. I am determined to emoticon and I know emoticon !
I plan to continue my 3-5 gym visits each week, continue to eat good healthful food in healthy portions, & continue to drink LOTS of water. Now that the weather is cooling down, I would like to start riding my emoticon (outside) 3-5 times a week. That will be my added feature for this month.
Thank you for reading my blog and for your support! I wish you much success in our mutual journey to good health! emoticon

  
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BYEPOUNDS 9/2/2014 12:37PM

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YAY ME!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I did it!!! emoticon I hit a mini-goal!! emoticon I am down 40 lbs!!! emoticon emoticon I lost 2 lbs last week... even after gorging in junk food & an ice cream sundae!! I don't know why I ate mindlessly emoticon , but I did. I'm not going to say it won't happen again, cuz I know it will... but I may not be so lucky next time! emoticon
I CAN give credit to my workout efforts! emoticon Since finding the Hoist circuit at the Rocklin gym, I have been excited and motivated to work out, knowing the pain that comes from it is GOOD pain and not the bad pain of sciatica! It is amazing that I can workout without worrying about being bed-ridden due to a sciatic flare-up! I would like to do strength training on Mon, Weds & Fri, but bowling starts in a few weeks (Thursdays), so Weds strength training won't be a good idea. So, I am going to do my strength training on Mon & Fri, along with my 2-3 miles on the treadmill. I will continue treadmill on Tues & Thurs.
and, speaking of treadmill... emoticon I have been walking at 3mph for 2-3 miles... but, I discovered how much more I am getting out of it by alternating walking 3 mph for 4 miles then 4 mph for 1 minute. I have tried jogging, but it hurts my knees (and my "girls") so this fast walking pace at intervals is working out great! emoticon
Well, that's all I have to share today.... emoticon for reading my blog. I wish you great success in our mutual journey to good health!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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MSMAKEOVER 8/29/2014 5:42PM

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NHES220 8/26/2014 4:42PM

    Well congratulations! Good for you! Keep up the great work.

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PICKIE98 8/26/2014 3:33PM

    Gosh, I have not bowled in years!! Once dated aguy who taught me spot bowling, I beat him every time after that, so we never bowled together again.. EX-boyfriend.

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MRSCAMACHO 8/26/2014 3:13PM

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It's a GOOD hurt!

Friday, August 15, 2014

I belong to a gym that has almost 20 locations within a 15 mile radius from my house and my membership allows me to visit any and all of them. I haven't been to all of them (yet), but there is one in particular that I really like. It is about 15-20 minute drive - so not too bad... but it is a beautiful gym! Many amenities that I won't use, but it's nice to know they are there. Climbing wall, 3 section nursery (infants in a private room within the nursery), toddlers and "bigger" kids. They have a crawl-thru play structure inside (like Chuck E Cheese), outside play structure, movie area, reading area, play area - wish I were a lil one! There are 3 pools - a lap pool, a "class" pool & a play pool (shallow), a jacuzzi & a water "park" - water squirting from the ground & other structures. I wonder if they'll let me pull a lounger into it? The cardio area is upstairs with MANY treadmills (4 different models to choose from), ellipticals (many different models to choose from), stair climbers (2 different types), bikes (many different types), an ab area, weight area, kickboxing area and classrooms. Downstairs is where you will find a basketball court & 2 racquetball courts along with the weight machines and free weight area.
I found some workout equipment (weight machines) that I can use!!! The brand is Hoist. They do not cause my sciatica to flare up! I can use all 10 machines - 5 upper body & 5 lower body. and... I don't dread them!!! don't get me wrong... I don't like them,.... but I like them!!! LOL Which brings me to my point.... I am sooooo SORE!!! I feel like I was hit by a big rig! But, I'm glad!!! I actually am working out!!! FOR REAL!!! YAY ME!! emoticon

  
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GEORGE815 8/15/2014 12:33PM

    Almost makes you want to have kids again.

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I'm not alone!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

As I was making comment on other members' blogs, I cam across someone who blogged something that I could have written myself! It made me feel like there really are others out there who feel & think the same way I do!
Here's my rendition: I am really starting to look GOOD! emoticon I still have a long way to go, but I am down 37 lbs from 220 emoticon and am just now realizing that I am wearing a size 14 from a 20!!! emoticon Thrift shops are my friend since I still have another 20-30 lbs to go! I put on a go-to dress the other day to go to a class and it was HUGE!! Luckily, it's flowy and still looks good, but it was actually just hanging on me. My DH said "You aren't going to be wearing that much longer!" Made me feel sooo good to hear him say that. emoticon
I am in a high motivation stage right now, where all I want to do is go to the gym and eat properly. I was in a weight-stay plateau for 5 weeks and in the last two weeks have seen a 1 lb loss each week. If I could just stay on that schedule, I will be happy! emoticon

  
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HAWTGRANNY2014 8/7/2014 1:52PM

    Awesome....great job and thanks for the support on my blog too.
Keep on going and you will win the battle. You are doing it!

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JENSTRESS 8/7/2014 1:18PM

    Excellent! Good for You!

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LYNNES6 8/7/2014 12:29PM

    emoticon You are doing so well. Keep up the good work. What a great feeling to fit into a size 14 from a size 20! You can do this one step at a time.

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