Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Since i started school, I've been filling 3-4 half liter bottles halfway and freezing them the night before, then filling them the rest of the way with water before heading to school. With 4 bottles I can easily reach the 8 cup goal before lunch! Also, because I've drunk all that water I have to pee a lot. So if I canhold it, I go to the restroom on a different floor so that I can take a quick trot back upstairs, thus getting a little extra cardio.It's especially good, because being seated for too long makes me stiffen up.I need to move around some!
I've also taken to meeting my daughter on her way to get my granddaughter from school to walk with her part way. It's a mile round trip, which I'm not up for yet (I did it one day, and I was in a lot of pain afterwards). So, I'll work my way up.I'm sure as I lose more weight it won't bother me as much.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
And what does it mean, BLOG? Is it an acronym?
While I appreciate the Richard Simmons' workouts, and the oldies can be fun, I DON'T like having "Upside Down" and "Maniac" stuck in my head...so one night I sat and jotted down the routine, for the most part, and today I put in one of my favorite cd's, by Marcos Witt, and I worked out to TAHT. I didn't follow Simmons' routine EXACTLY, and I even put in some moves from the dance dvd, but I kept moviing vigorously and worked up a good sweat to " Tengo Libertad" , "Vengan Todos, " "El Gozo Del Senor" and., yes - "En Los Montes, En Los Valles". I even did a warm up to "Mi Deseo" and a cool down to "Dios Ha Sido Bueno". But I owe a debt of gratitude to R. Simmons and to D. Austin for at least showing me some moves, and I'll probably STIlL do them from time to time. But give me the worship and praise!
Friday, October 20, 2006
Abi lives with me (along with her 2 younglings, my grandkids) and it's she who got me into SP. She's been the greatest buddy, keeping me from trying calorie rich samples while we shop and saying no to things when I couldn't...and at the same time, understanding when sometimes you just gotta go over a bit. She's helped me to press on and challenge myself in exwercise when I felt like settliing for the minimum, and she's also "allowed" me to take a break from exercise when I've gone beyond the weekly goal. She's been a great encourager all around, and it's been wonderful to have a live-in buddy!
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Abi and I have 3 exercise dvd's - Richard Simmons 60's and 80's Blastoffs, and a "Burn Fat Fast" by someone Austin. 60's is the lowest impact; then 80's; then Burn. So, depending how we're feeling, or what ELSE we've done, we decide which dvd to use, sometimes together, sometimes individually. I'm sure the poodles can't figure out WHAT these humans are doing!Today, since I had no strength exercise to do, i did the Burn. But yesterday with strength I did 80's. Not only that, but after the first 2 songs I restarted to give me an extra 10 of cardio.Well, I sure feel it in my thighs this morning! But I noticed, my claves feel firmer! Woo-hoo!
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Was checking out spark points, and decided I'd look into this. So, I copy pasted the requirements here for a reminder for myself. Hopefully I'll continue to have ENOUGH spare time at work to maintain membership!
We have a change coming that I wanted to let you know about. The requirements for being on the CT are going to be changing slightly soon, and I wanted to give you a breakdown of the details. Here will be the new requirements:
1. You must be a member of the site for at least 3 months to join (down from 6).
2. Greet at least 3 new members in the Introduce Yourself forum each week (same as before).
3. Start and post in your SparkPage blog at least once a week (which will replace the Community Journal requirement). The reason for this is that we hope to phase out the Journals at some point and have people just post in their blogs. That doesn't mean you will lose any info in your Journal, just that you wouldn't actively post in it anymore.
4. Post in someone else's SparkPage blog or leave a comment on their SparkPage at least once a week.
5. Make 5 other posts per week on the Message Boards (in any forum except the Game Room).
---So far I've already done a bunch of blogs on others' pages just today, and I manage at least 5 on the boards per DAY.So all I really gotta do is go to the Intro forum; that's the only thing different.
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