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My daughter needs your VOTE!!!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Please follow the link below and cast your vote of Allyssa of Potsdam by clicking on the heart below her name and allowing Facebook to record your vote. Thank you SO much for helping make her dream come true!!!

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This is her picture.

  
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QUEENCHRISWALSH 5/6/2011 5:21PM

    Voted!

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MAMACHAMBS 5/4/2011 10:09AM

    Thank you everyone!!!! She's making her way up the list!

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BARKLESSWAGMORE 5/4/2011 9:58AM

    I will do this as soon as I get home! Apparently the IT police at work will not let me do this. I'll also put it on my FB page and send it to my DS since he knows 50 billion people! She is gorgeous and looks just like you!

Good Luck Allyssa! emoticon emoticon

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-THINQ- 5/4/2011 12:08AM

    voted AND posted the link! whoohooooo!

she deserves it! emoticon

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QUEENYEESH 5/3/2011 11:49PM

    Voted! :)

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PUNCHILOUIE 5/3/2011 11:25PM

    Hope she wins, she is so beautiful!

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AJSCHROM 5/3/2011 11:16PM

    Done! great picture!!!

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CMA444 5/3/2011 10:41PM

    Done!

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ROSES4UN4ME 5/3/2011 9:43PM

    she was about the pretties one on there

good luck

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MAMACHAMBS 5/3/2011 9:32PM

    Thanks for voting and YES! please DO post the link! That goes for everyone! She needs to be in the Top 10 popular vote to go before the judges.


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SWEETMNTHING 5/3/2011 9:26PM

    Voted! She's very pretty so obviously she inherited her mama's good genes! Good luck and keep us posted! Do you want me to post the link on my facebook page to get my friends to vote for her too?

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Am I Ready???

Saturday, April 16, 2011

My first Half Marathon is only (gulp) ONE WEEKS AWAY!! Why is it the closer I get to it, the less ready I feel? This tapering makes me feel like a wimp! It also makes me feel like I'm LESS prepared than I was a month ago. I'm sure it's all in my head. I know every athlete tapers before the big event but
(A) I've never been an athlete
(B) I've never tapered before and
(C) I've never participated in a big event before.

I'm worried about everything!

Will it rain?
Will my feet get too sore?
Will I be able to finish?
Will I be able to move after?
Will I come in last?
Will I finish so far behind everyone else that it's embarrassing?
Will I be the only non athlete there?
Will I get a case of runner's trots?
Will I dress warm enough/cool enough for the changing temps of the day from 8AM to 11ish?
Will I ever want to do this again?

STOP ALREADY!!!! What was I thinking when I signed up for this?

  
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ALLTHNGSPOSSBLE 4/16/2011 11:37PM

    Yeah Tammy, what they all said. I don't think I could answer any better. I felt the same way. If I can do it then you can too. Stop worrying already, it's NOT going to help. Come race day, you get out there, soak up the atmosphere, trust your training, do your best and forget the rest. If you have to walk, then walk. If you need a potty break at every porta potty then take it. If you have to crawl across the finish line them do. But whatever you do be confident and have fun and don't quit unless you absolutely must! Got it girl? Good! Now go run that half marathon and show it who's boss! I can't wait to hear all about it.

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ANDREA963 4/16/2011 9:51PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

You might as well be saying... I'll Try! You can totally do this and if worst comes to worst, you'll walk it. Regardless you'll finish. Now rewrite the blog with I WILL......or I am going to....Since when is Doubting Thomas leading the Sheriff's!!!

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BARKLESSWAGMORE 4/16/2011 3:16PM

    You can DO this!!

Will it rain? maybe but you will run anyway!
Will my feet get too sore? maybe but you will finish anyway!
Will I be able to finish? YES! Even if you are crawling you will finish!! You can DO this! You trained and are ready!
Will I be able to move after? maybe not but you wil at least move your body to the tub!! :)
Will I come in last? maybe but who cares? Finishing is important!
Will I finish so far behind everyone else that it's embarrassing? Embarrassing to whom? You signed up to run a half marathon and you will do the best you can that day which means finishing...as for when it doesn't matter!
Will I be the only non athlete there? You have been training since January to run this half marathon so by definition you are an athlete!
Will I get a case of runner's trots? you find the nearest bathroom and then get back out there!
Will I dress warm enough/cool enough for the changing temps of the day from 8AM to 11ish? maybe not but you will learn a lot for the next race!
Will I ever want to do this again? Maybe, maybe not but you DID it this time and that is what is important!

I won't tell you not to worry but will tell you to think about all of your worries coming true...and running and finishing anyway! I believe in you!

Love, Mary:)

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BIGGIRL2082010 4/16/2011 11:34AM

    P.S.: You prepared for this half-marathon. You did the training runs. You kept yourself healthy. You did the taper even though it seemed counter-intuitive.

In short, you trained like an athlete.

Therefore, you ARE an athlete. Welcome to the club.

-Maya

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BIGGIRL2082010 4/16/2011 11:33AM

    The DEFINITIVE answers:

Will it rain? - maybe
Will my feet get too sore? - unlikely
Will I be able to finish? - yes
Will I be able to move after? - yes
Will I come in last? - unlikely
Will I finish so far behind everyone else that it's embarrassing? - unlikely
Will I be the only non athlete there? - no
Will I get a case of runner's trots? - hopefully not
Will I dress warm enough/cool enough for the changing temps of the day from 8AM to 11ish? - layer up.
Will I ever want to do this again? - yep.

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Now that you know the definitive answers, you can relax and let your body get ready for the big day! :)

Cheers,
Maya


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AJSCHROM 4/16/2011 11:07AM

    YOU CAN DO IT!! Stop over analyzing just lace up your shoes and DO IT!!! I know you can do it!!!

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FITFORMYKIDS 4/16/2011 10:43AM

    that is so awesome! You are a winner before you even begin!

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BEVLEGILL 4/16/2011 10:08AM

    All my best wishes are coming your way.

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SHOCK AND AWE!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Boy am I glad I took a FBS at the start fo BLC15! I knew I was losing and toning but I had NO IDEA how much! When I posted my AFTER beside my BEFORE last night, I couldn't believe the difference.

This is me on January 1, 2011. 182.6 pounds of sedentary, unhappy, sluggish, lazy, out of shape me.




This 14.6 pounds and 17 inches less of me 3 months later! Notice the smile?


Trust me, when I saw my BEFORE pics, my first thought was - DELETE!!! If I had,

I would never have realized just how far I've come in 3 short months. Check out the stomach especially!

So when your BLC cappy suggests you take a BEFORE and post it, trust me, do it! Not a member of the BLC? WHY NOT????? As for the BEFORE pic, do it anyway.

  
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-THINQ- 4/14/2011 10:34PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Lizzy =D

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FITAT50 4/14/2011 2:33PM

    Holy Moly, it's the Incredible Shrinking Woman!!
Congrats!!

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SWEETMNTHING 4/13/2011 9:00PM

    emoticon emoticon Wow, it's 15 pounds in 3 months but the real PROOF of all your hard work is in the pics! Thanks for posting these! The transformation is amazing! You are an inspiration! I just posted my blc16 start pics in my blog a few days ago, and like you , when I first posted them I wanted to hit DELETE so bad and I still do! LOL Thanks for the reminder about why I shouldn't so that I can visibly see the changes in 12 weeks!

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QUEENCHRISWALSH 4/13/2011 7:46PM

    Great job! I see a huge difference!

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MIRAGE727 4/13/2011 6:50PM

    Outstanding effort! Keep on keeping on!

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GOODGETNBETR 4/13/2011 5:31PM

    emoticon on the progress! Keep up the great work for 16.

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CMA444 4/13/2011 4:33PM

    Woohoo!!! You are looking awesome!

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MGJARVI 4/13/2011 4:26PM

    Look at those lil hot legs!! You are doing so fabulous! I'm super proud of you!!

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MAMA23GRLZ1BOY 4/13/2011 4:09PM

    AWESOME! I wish I had done that, too!!!

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MNGIRLIE 4/13/2011 4:06PM

    I agree!! You're looking great and what a change that is! Looks like it was both mental and physical with that *SMILE* in the after photo.

When I first started I was too embarrassed to take my before photos. Luckily 10 pounds in I wised up and I couldn't be more happy that I did.

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SAPPHIRE99 4/13/2011 3:46PM

    Woo hoo! Go Tammy! That's amazing progress, running really is awesome.

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BUTTERFLY_MT 4/13/2011 3:19PM

    Awesome--thanks so much for sharing. A perfect reminder to take pictures and measurements today!

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ALLTHNGSPOSSBLE 4/13/2011 2:58PM

    Awesome job!

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BIZZYBRITT 4/13/2011 2:39PM

    Wow--that is amazing! I must take my before pics tonight.

Good luck on Round 16!

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DXTREME45 4/13/2011 2:35PM

    You look good Girl! Keep it up. I think I'll take me a couple tonight when I get home to go with my measurements. YOU ROCK!

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TEKRU1 4/13/2011 2:15PM

    Look at you! AWE-some indeed! Keep going!

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ANDREA963 4/13/2011 2:15PM

    Tammy the difference is amazing. From a distance your face even looks more slender. Congratulations on all your hard work!!! I'm glad to have been in that round with you. I remember what it took. Lots of sweat-equity!!!!

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MYUTMOST4HIM 4/13/2011 2:14PM

    I know all to well the impact a before picture can have on a person especially when side by side with a picture taken after hard hard work!!!
CONGRATS!!!

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SOSMEGOD 4/13/2011 2:08PM

    emoticonyour doing a great job. Keep up the good work.

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SHERA8805 4/13/2011 1:56PM

    emoticon
Smile in the after pic says a lot too. Great job!

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SASSY ShamROCK Sheriffs Captain's Challenge

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ok Sheriffs, we are far enough along in our training that I think it's time to prove ourselves. Are you worthy of calling yourself a SHERIFF? A SASSY SHAMROCK SHERIFF? Well now's the time to prove it. Below you will find your assignments for the final weeks. I expect every single one of you to pull your own weight (drop a few pounds and the job will be easier!). This is not an optional assignment. This is the chance to prove yourself.

RACHEL ~ 360FM with at least 5 days of activity, 142 at WIN, post 5 days

CAITRIONA ~ 500FM with a least 5 days of activity, 146 at WIN, post 3 days, participate in one challenge

MARSHA ~ 400FM this week, maintain 120 for WIN, participate in 2 challenges, avoid sugar, continue C25K and get outside as often as weather allows

SHIRLEY ~ eat as clean as possible, one double digit run, 80 oz of water daily, 187 at WIN, 6 days of 60-90FM daily, read BORN TO RUN and send it on it's way

CHRISTINA ~ 136 at WIN, 6 days of 60-90 FM daily, 80oz water daily, no sugar, post 3 days

CHRIS ~ 360FM this week, 80oz water daily, eat clean, take care of yourself, 191 at WIN, post 3 days

MICHELLE ~ 500FM this week, 80oz water daily, 202 at WIN, eat clean, avoid sugar

MARY ~ 360FM this week with at least 5 days of activity, 80 oz water daily, 171 at WIN, participate in one challenge, post 3 days

ANDREA ~ 360 FM with 5 days of activity, 80 oz water daily, 165 at WIN

LIZZY ~ walk 15 miles this week over at least 5 days, 80 oz water daily, no sugar, eat clean, 212 at WIN

VICKI ~ walk 2 miles daily, 360FM this week, post 5 times this week, 312 at WIN, 80 oz water daily, participate in one challenge

APRIL ~ 60FM daily for 6 days, 80 oz water daily, avoid sugar, 203 at WIN, post 5 days

DEBBIE ~ post 5 days this week, 80 oz water daily, 135 at WIN, 360FM this week

CARRIE ~ post 5 days this week, 360FM this week, 80 oz water daily, 210 at WIN, participate in one challenge

TERRY ~ post 3 days this week, 170 at WIN, 360FM this week, 80 oz water daily

LAURA ~ 400FM this week, 80 oz water daily, avoid sugar, eat clean, 207 at WIN

HANNAH ~ 400FM this week, one double digit run, 80 oz water, 8 hours sleep daily, 131 at WIN

MELISSA ~ 500FM this week, 80 oz water daily, eat clean, 218 at WIN, one challenge this week

KIRSTEN ~ 360 FM this week, 80 oz water daily, 155 at WIN, post 5 days

TAMMY ~ 500FM this week, 80 oz water daily, 168 at WIN, eat clean, avoid, sugar, log meals, 20 miles this week

As you can see, everyone's goals are as individual as each of you. I tried to come up with things I thought would be the most helpful and challenging for each of you. SPgoodies for everyone who is 100% successful. Want to add a goal I haven't covered? Add it to your post below.

I challenge EVERYONE to divide their FM, 1/3 ST to 2/3 CARDIO.

I also want to challenge EVERY ONE of our seasoned RUNNERS to ONE double digit run outdoors this week

AND

for EVERYONE ELSE, if you're not a runner, I challenge you to WALK 10 miles this week, preferably outdoors.

OK, I've taken the time to personally challenge each of you. Now all you have to do is do your very best to succeed in each portion of your personal challenge. Good SKILL! I know we're ALL capable. The question is, are we committed?



  
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ALLTHNGSPOSSBLE 3/24/2011 1:10PM

    I haven't met all of my goals for a week yet but I have gotten close. I am looking forward to seeing 187 next week (3-30).

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NEPHRONI 3/17/2011 11:41AM

    Week 10 challenge from Cappie:
KIRSTEN ~ 360 FM this week, 80 oz water daily, 155 at WIN, post 5 days

Week 11 challenge:
Water: 48 ounces per day (6 glasses)
Fitness minutes: 60 minutes per day with 1 day of rest
Post: 5 days
WIN: 155

Wed: 3 glasses H2O; 76 FM, ? post done

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SAPPHIRE99 3/17/2011 3:35AM

    I managed everything except the 131 at WI. I had a GAIN! Urgh!
This week (Week 11) I'm taking that list and adding eating clean.

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-THINQ- 3/17/2011 1:31AM

    LIZZY ~ walk 15 miles this week over at least 5 days, 80 oz water daily, no sugar, eat clean, 212 at WIN
Well! A sorry showing this week acowlie; I'll do better!
walk 15 miles over at least 5 days
F = 1 mi
Sa = 0.5 mi
Su = 0 mi
M = 0 mi
T = .2 mi
W = 0 mi
R = ? mi
80 oz water daily
F = 3 gl
Sa = 10 gl
Su = 6 gl
M = 5 gl
T = 3 gl
W = 5 gl
R = ? gl
NO sugar, eat clean
F = No ate fried chickn ,':C
Sa = No ate snack packs, peaches in lite syrup ,':C
Su = done :)
M = done :)
T = No, ate burger ,':C
W = done :)
R = ?
212 at WIN 3/16:
post 5 days
F = 216.8 posted on team thread Y
Sa = 217.2 posted Y
Su = 214.8 posted Y
M = 214.0 posted Y
T = 214.0 posted Y
W = 213.5 WIN posted Y
R = ?

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MOMSQRT 3/16/2011 9:58PM

    RACHEL ~ 360FM with at least 5 days of activity, 142 at WIN, post 5 days

3/16/11
W 1:46:00 Core/Cardio 885 Cals
R
F
Sa (hoping for a bikeride)
Su - OFF
M
T

3/23/11
WR>R
F
Sa
Su
M
T

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ANDREA963 3/16/2011 8:57PM

    Week 11
400 FM (5 days of activity) emoticon
80 oz water daily emoticon
log meals emoticon
avoid sugar in coffee, and candy, dessert 1 day/wk emoticon

165 at final WIN emoticon But did post a loss.

Week 12
LOSE WEIGHT WHILE ON VACATION! Weigh less next Thursday than 167.4!
400 FM (5 days of activity)
80 oz water daily
log meals NO WAY! Won't have access to PC much
avoid sugar in coffee, and candy, dessert 1 day/wk

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MAMACHAMBS 3/16/2011 8:53PM

    WEEK 11

500FM this week 1/3 ST 2/3 Cardio
W - 75 ST/15 C
TH - 75 C
F - 60 C 10 ST


80 oz water daily
W - 85 Th - 80 F - 32 emoticon


Eat clean
W - emoticon TH - emoticon F - emoticon
avoid sugar
W - emoticon TH - emoticon F - emoticon


Log meals
W - emoticon TH - emoticon F - emoticon


20 miles this week
Th - 5.5


one double digit run


168 at WIN




WEEK 12

500FM this week 1/3 ST 2/3 Cardio
80 oz water daily
165 at WIN
eat clean
avoid sugar
log meals
20 miles this week
One double digit run

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Sassy ShamROCK Sheriffs 6 Week Push Up Challenge

Monday, March 14, 2011

Calling all interested Sheriffs!
Are you interested in joining us for the 100 Push Ups Challenge?

The first step is your initial assessment. emoticon

Follow the link
Take the test. Try for the real Mcoys first. If you absolutely can not do even one, switch to girlies for the test. Can't do them either? Not even one, try wallies.

Record your results here in a comment post.
Indicate whether you are doing wallies, girlies or the real Mcoy!

Start the plan with Week One. emoticon
hundredpushups.com/test.html
Record your progress.

Continue on.
Week Two emoticon emoticon
hundredpushups.com/week2.html

Are you still with us?
Week Three emoticon emoticon emoticon
hundredpushups.com/week3.html

Don't give up now!
Week Four emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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Almost there!
Week Five emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
hundredpushups.com/week5.html

THIS IS IT!!!
Week Six emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
hundredpushups.com/week6.html

How did you do?
Final Test emoticon emoticon emoticon
hundredpushups.com/finaltest.html

CONGRATULATIONS!!! emoticon

  
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ALLTHNGSPOSSBLE 3/24/2011 1:21PM

    Initial Test (3-14-11) - The REAL MCCOY! - 7 - Level Two

Week One:
Day 1 (3-16): 6/6/4/4/5 = 25
Day 2 (3-18): 6/8/6/6/7 = 33
Day 3 (3-21): 8/10/7/7/10 = 42 (I almost didn't make all of the last set.)

Week Two:
Day 1 (3-23):
Day 2 (3-25):
Day 3 (3-28):

Week Three:
Day 1 (3-30):
Day 2 (4-1):
Day 3 (4-4):

Week Four:
Day 1 (4-6):
Day 2 (4-8):
Day 3 (4-11):

Week Five:
Day 1 (4-13):
Day 2 (4-15):
Day 3 (4-18):

Week Six:
Day 1 (4-20):
Day 2 (4-22):
Day 3 (4-25):

Final Results (4-28):

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ANDREA963 3/14/2011 2:29PM

    Initial Test - Reeal McCoy Style Rank 1 (Squeezed out 6, but will start in Level 1)

Week One: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 -

Week Two: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 -

Week Three: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 -

Week Four: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 -

Week Five: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 -

Week Six: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 -

Final Results


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CKENTFIELD 3/14/2011 1:24PM

    Initial Test - Girlie Style Rank 2

Week One:
Day 1 emoticon - Day 2 emoticon- Day 3 - emoticon

Week Two:
Day 1 emoticon - Day 2 emoticon - Day 3 emoticon -

Week Three:
Day 1 - emoticon Day 2 emoticon - Day 3 - emoticon

Week Four:
Day 1 emoticon - Day 2 emoticon - Day 3 - emoticon

Week Five: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 -

Week Six: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 -

Final Results

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SAPPHIRE99 3/14/2011 1:19PM

    Fine, you've twisted my arm! Please remind me though, I always forget to do them! I'll be doing proper 'man' pushups and I'll just record the maximum I manage for each day.

Initial Test - 18

Week One: Day 1 - 16 Day 2 - 20 Day 3 - 16

Week Two: Day 1 - 18 Day 2 - 22 Day 3 - 23

Exhaustion test - 26

Week Three: Day 1 - 22 Day 2 - 27 Day 3 - 30

Week Four: Day 1 - 34 Day 2 - 40 Day 3 - 40

Exhaustion test: 41

Week Five: Day 1 - 40 Day 1.5 - 33 Day 2- 45 Day 3 -

Exhaustion test:

Week Six: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 -

Final Results

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ALLTHNGSPOSSBLE 3/14/2011 11:18AM

    How many did you do?

Ugh! I hate push-ups! I have attempted this one several times before but I never have completed it. It seems like I don't make any progress so I quit. I will try it again and see if I can complete it this time whether I make any progress or not. I will plan to do my initial test tonight and if I am going to do it I'm going for the real McCoys too!

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MAMACHAMBS 3/14/2011 11:06AM

    Initial Test - The REAL MCOY! - 5 Level One

Week One: Day 1 - 2/3/2/2/3 Day 2 - 3/4/2/3/4 Day 3 - 4/6/4/4/6

Week Two: Day 1 - 4/6/4/4/6 Day 2 - Day 3 -

Week Three: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 -

Week Four: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 -

Week Five: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 -

Week Six: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 -

Final Results

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