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Its Important to do Strength Training

Monday, September 22, 2014

I woke up after eight hours of sleep and decided to look on Spark people for strength training. I found a workout from the generator. I started working out and feel great. I like to feel toned and fit. By working out my muscles will be a little more toned. I need to do this three times a week to reap the benefits.

I hope I can keep up the workouts. Many things get in the way of working out and for me its work. I need to work out early or I may not at all. If I have a work schedule that is early then it is hard to fit into the day. This week I am lucky I only work every other day so you know I will be working out the days I have off. I will have to workout sometimes in the evenings also. For me it will be a struggle to workout later in the day but if I reward myself with a manicure then I may be able to do the workouts. I still need a cardio workout but it is a good start.

  
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SPARKLINGME176 11/10/2014 12:14PM

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PATRICIA-CR 9/22/2014 2:51PM

    I don't like ST, but as you say, it's very important. Not only for toned muscles, I do them to prevent osteoporosis (which my elderly mom suffers). As you, if I don't do almost all of my exercise early in the morning, I probably won't do any. That's why I put my alarm at 4 to 4;30 a.m.

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CATTUTT 9/22/2014 2:24PM

    You're very right, it is important to do strength training. I'm going to start working it into my routine tomorrow, actually. You've just underscored again how important it is!

I hope you're able to fit your workouts in around your work schedule, it sure can be tough!

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BEATLETOT 9/22/2014 11:34AM

    How nice to see a blog from you! I need to work on getting more ST myself.

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ROCKPORT9 9/22/2014 8:50AM

    Early works for me too. Have a great week!

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GETHNOW 9/22/2014 7:32AM

  You are doing great.

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CHERYLHURT 9/22/2014 7:16AM

  I like getting my exercise done early in the morning!

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My weight loss journey has been an adventure

Monday, May 27, 2013

I began a few years ago wanting to lose weight for my son's graduation from college. I was over weight and did not look good in pictures. I was going to join a gym and change my diet. I did that after losing my job and going to the unemployment office. I worked out at the gym and I walked my little dog. As I looked for a new job I began to lose weight very slowly. I also realized my Mom needed me to care for her. My new job became taking care of my Mom. I went for my annual physical and my doctor told me I had an under active thyroid. I was put on Medication for this condition and then I lost more weight than ever. I am feeling better and happier with my life now that I have reached my goal. You may think that is it but think again now I am a maintainer and active on the site trying to encourage others. I am also maintaining and part of that is being accountable to myself. Best wishes, Linda from bean town

  
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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 5/29/2014 5:05PM

    Wow, I've been on thyroid meds for years and they've had the opposite affect on me. I'm so happy to hear they are working for you!

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STRONGDJ 5/27/2013 4:15PM

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You are still taking care of yourself and that is beautiful!!

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NEWCHINELO 5/27/2013 11:14AM

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LOOKINGUP2012 5/27/2013 9:35AM

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NELLJONES 5/27/2013 9:32AM

    Yep, if we do what we know we need to do, it all works out in the end, better than anything we could have imagined! Too bad we all couldn't have believed this when we were 18.

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DARJR50 5/27/2013 8:32AM

  Great job

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Shaking up my workouts

Monday, May 20, 2013

I am joining a gym. I plan on doing cardio and strength training with more machines.

  
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MATTEROFHEART 5/22/2013 1:56PM

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Great plan! It always helps to shake things up a bit!


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LISS741 5/21/2013 10:31AM

    Once I started incorporating strength training into my workouts I saw results right away on the scale. It helped me brake through my plateau.

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Good luck with your new gym.

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ROBBIEY 5/20/2013 9:40PM

  Sounds like you have a plan and determination.
Good Luck

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RAPUNZEL53 5/20/2013 9:33PM

  Good Luck!

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Everything in Moderation

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I have been too strict with my diet. I need to maintain and stop losing. I have to add some calories and balance the exercise. I will still be exercising and tracking calories. I need to do it all in moderation. I will be weighing myself for the Bunker Hill Challenge.

  
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LOOKINGUP2012 4/21/2013 9:38AM

    Sounds great!

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Because of Stress I made a mistake

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I was stressed yesterday not knowing if any of my relatives were in the Boston Marathon. I was calling my family. I was feeling so stressed that I ate a half a cup of ice cream. I made a mistake and I stopped myself. I found out the information that I needed to feel better. No one in my family was near the explosions. I am getting better than I was. I measured a portion out before eating. I really did not need to eat it at all. I should not turn to food to feel better. I should have simply called my family and asked for support.

  
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WATCHMEGO! 4/17/2013 5:44AM

    I'm glad your family is okay. I agree with the others here. You MEASURED the ice cream and stuck to one serving! That is HUGE!

Seriously...HUGE!

Do not think for one minute you did anything "wrong" because you ate the ice cream under the circumstances under which you ate it. You did fine. It is good to examine the situation, but I don't see a mistake at all!



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VTRICIA 4/17/2013 12:46AM

    Just today I was writing about the difference between a slip and relapse. A slip, you go off plan because of a situation but you want to get back on plan as soon as possible. A relapse is when you start procrastinating until monday or next month or new years. This definitely sounds like a slip. There's a spark motivational quote too, that says something like a slip means you got distracted or too busy. Relapse means you gave up on your health.

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JEANUT 4/16/2013 9:56PM

    So glad your family is OK
Even though you think you made a mistake, you stopped yourself before going to far... that is a step forward in my book.

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NANCYPAT1 4/16/2013 9:19PM

    Glad your family is okay. Also proud of your decision and the way you handled the stress - choosing food may not be an IDEAL choice but when you measure an appropriate serving, track it, and stop before you go on a wild binge, it is NORMAL HEALTHY behavior for a reasonable slim and fit person to do.

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KBEHNKE81 4/16/2013 8:46PM

    Glad to know your loved ones are OK. Actually, I'm impressed that you stopped at a half cup. That's not a heck-uv-a lot you know. Pat yourself on the back for containing your "mistake," and enjoy the relief of knowing your family was spared such a tragedy as happened in Boston.

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