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Day 4 - Walk & Tone

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Walk & tone is a new class offered @ the gym; so I decided to try it. Only 2 of us tried it ; me & 1 of my workout partners. I loved that the 1st class was noone there but have already gotten a few ppl to agree to come nxt wk. I learned more in that 1 class then I learned in the last 3 wks.

It sucked to find out that I was doing my strength training exercises wrong; but, great to find out how to do them & y. It is a 45 minute class that involves strength training type exercises & walking.

I wasnt even gonna go to the class cause my thighs were so sore that I knew that I couldnt ride the bike there & bac. so I called my exercise partner n told them I wasnt going & y - they offered to pic me up. I wasnt happy but I agreed to go & wow I m so glad I went & cant wait till nxt wk & my nxt class

well this was yesterdays blog so I b bac later

  
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MJ7DM33 1/5/2013 6:11PM

  I know that you are glad that your exercise partner offered to pick you up so you could'nt back out! emoticon

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BEEJAY49 1/5/2013 4:01PM

    I'm so glad you decided to go. :) Doing strength training properly is the key that keeps us from hurting ourselves and gives us much better control on the training! You go girl! HUGS!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/5/2013 2:31PM

    Maga, you are on fire! Keep up the good work!

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LYN-EDWY 1/5/2013 12:47PM

    So glad you decided to go.
I feel the same when I sometimes try to
back out of something that is good for me.
I always feel better about myself when I finish.

Have a good one....

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Day 3 - Body Combat

Thursday, January 03, 2013

I went to my 2nd Body Combat Class today. I made it thru the whole class with many modifications. The sweat was pouring off of me before we made it to the halfway point.

It you dont know what body combat is its a combination of moves. Moves made up of martial arts & boxing. I cant do some things but even after modifying it was really a workout.

I rode my bike to the gym 18 mins - 60 mins of body combat - 22 mins on elliptical - 30 min zumba class n then a 20 min ride home. I did take a break in between each thing.

I didnt go over my calories today - I've been doing really good with that. I even slept 5 straight hours.

  
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LYN-EDWY 1/5/2013 12:48PM

    Wowee, I'm impressed.

You go girl....you're gonna make your goal for sure!!!


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LIVING4HIM_INWI 1/4/2013 6:01PM

    Wow! Look at you go! That is awesome! Keep up the great work!!!

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EBURGITE 1/4/2013 10:21AM

    that's a LOT of output in calories!!! way to be moving!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/4/2013 7:52AM

    Wow Maga, you are amazing! That sounds like such a great workout, I really wish I was there with you! Keep up the good work1

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BEEJAY49 1/4/2013 3:58AM

    You are doing an awesome job! I'm so proud of you! :) HUGS!

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Day 2 - Focus

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I HAVE TO STAY FOCUSED

This is really difficult 4 me. I am scheduling my life & praying that it is a step in helping me to stay focused. I schedule everything meals, snack, computer,walking, gym, even family time along w tv time which doubles as crocheting time.

Now the next thing I need to focus on is planning my meals

Well did an evening class @ the gym & I m so drained - so its BEDTIME

praying I get some sleep 2nite

  
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BEEJAY49 1/3/2013 5:37AM

    You are moving in the right direction! Woohoo! HUGS!

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MYBULLDOGS 1/2/2013 9:32PM

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it is never to late to start.

my sister lost 105 pounds at age 63 walking 15000 steps a day.

i have lost 44 pounds by giving up grain and sugar products at age 60..

i walk 15000 steps a day.

i use a salad plate as my dinner plate.

i keep mandrtan oranges in the fridge. when the sweet tooth comes on i grab one or two tablespoons of the fruit.

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1 of 365 - A New Me

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I have decided to blog every day for 2013 & if I miss a day then I will post 2 of 1 day (like I will today)
I have decided that 2013 is the year that I get fit. No more half stepping - this time its no more excuses.

The first step for me to achieve this goal was to join the WIN SOME LOSE SOME CHALLENGE @ the local Gold's Gym; its a Biggest Loser Contest. I have rode my bike to the gym in the rain. I have not (thanks b to God) missed any of the wsls classes (I have to do 3 classes a week). I have also taken extra classes & gym time.
I also am using the 90 day walk challenge from wsls along w the 90 day exercise challenge from wsls. The walking isn't everyday & I do it as soon as La gets on her school bus. The walking also changes up to help challenge me. The exercise is basic & I was kind of already doing it; 3 day of strength training each day a different focus & 3 day os some type of aerobic exercise.

The one thing that I really have to work on is my eating habits. I have been working on eating something every 3 hrs; now to work on it being something healthy & not high in calories or fat. Not to mention that I have to figure out the calorie thing. Everything that I read says to do 1200 to 1400 calories a day to lose weight but sparks gives me about 1600 to 2000 a day. So until I figure this out I will be going back & forth. Like trying both ways @ one time (makes sense to me).
Hubby is helping me to focus when I am @ home. He is also bringing less snacks into the home and he makes sure that there is always a type of snack for me in the house.

I also have to work on figuring out the difference btween the calories that the spark says I should burn on a machine & what the machine says I m burning - I know that part of it is that the machines r for no weight setting & sparks calculates using my weight

Well thats all until later. I pray that everyone is Blessed in 2013 with Love Hope and Joy

  
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LIVING4HIM_INWI 1/2/2013 9:22PM

    Wow! You sound determined! That is great and will carry you a long way. I'm finding that the calorie amount should be consistent most of the time, so I think you should stay right around the 1600 mark for a while and see what that does. You will be able to tell if it is working or not and if once in a while you go over a little or under a little, that is ok. Then when you find what works well for you and you are losing, you might hit a plateau and then you will adjust it again. Keep on with the positive attitude and remember if you're not perfect every day, don't get too upset, just start again with a great start on the next day. Best wishes!!!

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BEEJAY49 1/2/2013 4:32PM

    You're doing great! What I've done with the difference in burning calories on the machines vs what Spark says I've burned..I always took the lower of the two. I know..somehow that just doesn't seem right, but if you really burn the higher amount look how much farther ahead you are! :) Keep up the great work! HUGS!

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GOOD-BYE

Monday, December 31, 2012

GOOD BYE TO 2012 AND GOOD BYE TO BAD HABITS


HELLO 2013 AND HELLO TO HEALTHY HABITS


today marked 3 wks of going to the gym & taking part in classes; so I've already gotten a headstart to a healthier lifestyle

  
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ONBEACHSIDE 1/2/2013 8:09PM

    Maga,
Boy did your blog title give me a scare emoticon

Glad to see it is about your dedication.

Happy New Year,

Kimberly

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DAISY443 1/2/2013 3:27PM

    Good for you! Happy New year!

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PEPPYPATTI 1/1/2013 4:16PM

    Way to go! You are off to a great start! emoticon emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/1/2013 1:34PM

    I'm so proud of you, Maga! Have you had any non-scale victories yet? I bet you have! Keep going, you're an inspiration!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 12/31/2012 9:40PM

    YES YOU HAVE AND YOU ARE SO MOTIVATED

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