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Thinking of Designing my own Beginners Bootcamp! Any suggestions?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hey there!! I'm thinking of Designing my own Beginners Bootcamp! Any suggestions?

It seems as though most of the bootcamps out there are packed with an excessive amount of work that I just can't successfully complete! Too packed, too demanding. And yes I know that's the purpose!

But why shouldn't those that may struggle a bit more and have a harder time at the commitment of health, because of HEALTH SETBACKS (our bodies are not up to par)...Why not have something a little different!?

So I think I'd like to put together a "Bootcamp to a Healthier Me for a True Beginner"!
I'd like to be about 15 pounds lighter by Thanksgiving & dare I say 20 lbs down by Christmas???!!!

So...any suggestions on how I can pull it together? What would you include if you could design your own bootcamp?

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CIERAPOET 8/17/2010 1:58PM

    I've seen chair exercises. Dancing is great too because anyone can dance at their own pace. Making sure that you are getting proper nutrition while cutting back on the lower end of your calorie allotment. Making getting the water important because that helps to lose the weight. Rest days. We must have them so that we can lose the weight. That's a little of what just came out of me. Sounds like you have a Word from the Lord and I think you should move on it. There are so many here on Spark that can't do those boot camps and definitely not those videos. I did a 10 min video the other night, Roz and I swore up and down that I never did this when I was in that bootcamp. Those are some cardio videos Nicole is leading. But it works for a lot. So go with God and fill a need. Love ya!

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JENNIK2 8/16/2010 8:37PM

    Since you don't have time for lots of exercise, maybe just commit to small time-saving exercises like taking the stairs, walk or run in place while you watch T.V., and stretching during lunch.

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My Week 1: Day 1 Induction Plan

Friday, August 13, 2010

The 4 Day Diet
Week 1: Day 1 - Induction Plan
what I should eat & exercise for today (paraphrased here hey I'm not rewriting the book!) Updated with what I do as the day goes on. I have the book & thought I'd try it. Let's see how close I stick to it.
These are the MAX Quantities to be Consumed for the day! Eat to satisfy my hunger, not til I'm stuffed!
Eat like a King for Breakfast, a Prince for Lunch & a Pauper for Dinner. emoticon
2 cups coffee
2 cups raw or cooked GREEN leafy veggie
1 cup freshly squeezed lemonade (1 tbsp sugar)
10 grams psyllium husk
4 servings of fruit
-1 cup blueberries (blended w/3cups water for a breakfast juice)
-1/2 cup of frozen blueberries eating as a breakfast food)
One 6oz low or fat free yogurt NO fruit or Add real
1 med size (2 cups) Green Garden Salad (veggies only) 3 tbsp low/fat free dressing
1 cup cooked Beans, Lentils or other Legumes (no baked beans)
1.5 cups cooked brown rice
UNLIMITED PLAIN H2O (1 cup b4 ea, meal)
Exercise: 40 minutes of cardio

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MSPROVERBS31 8/13/2010 4:38PM

    Thx Dee!!!!
Yes, I need to have something in mind to aim for, you're right! Keep trying until something works! Even incorporating some of the healthy stuff is good too I expect! emoticon]
So we'll see, I'll keep you updated!

I'll be breaking my exercise up over the day. I actually thought that maybe I'd walk downtown and go see that "Eat Pray Love" movie. If not I'll do a FitTV show (I have a few on TiVo).

I hope you're having an awesome day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 8/13/2010 3:33PM

    Keep a plan. Even if you have to change it up every now again its good to have one. . .God bless & let's do it! Dee

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Give Yourself 2 Gifts of Health, this 1st week of August 2010, I am!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

I'm Giving Myself 2 Gifts of Health, this 1st week of August 2010!!!

In the middle of writing in my SP Journal, I came up with the idea of giving myself 2 healthy gifts, and who doesn't like gifts!?!! Now it may seem like a challenge, but I'm calling it a gift! So feel free to join me, it's for the 1st week in August!

This is an excerpt from my SP Community Journal, "A Gift of Health July 2010 & Beyond.

"So today is the 1st of August & it's the beginning of the week, SundaY! So I started tracking in my book again. 6:30am Thyroid Med, 8am take vitals & have breakfast!
emoticonI had 2 scrambled eggs (prepared w/1 teaspoon of Grapeseed oil & 1 small pack of black pepper) for breakfast. Take morning meds about 9:30am (10 pills).
emoticon10am, Set out to do Body Gospel's Body Revival (33minutes) which would leave me about 30 minutes to get ready for church, but ended up only doing 19 tummy wasn't feeling so good(& that's in addition to a tight pain that I've had since Sat. morning in my lift tri&bicep) ...yeah, so now my stomach is not doing so well, but I'll take a shower and see how I feel!

Oh yeah, so here's a brief update on what I've been doing.... emoticon emoticon emoticonummmmm...well, actually not too much in terms of exercising and eating like I want to. But steps is what will keep me moving forward. So I have done things like wash dishes, take out a bag of trash, ...ummmmm...well...I've done some other stuff too, but I'll try to share later, on account of my tummy not feeling well, and me trying to get to church for 1st Sunday, communion.

emoticon***7 day journey of Healthy Gifts this 1st week of August 2010***
So all the best as we begin August! I really do hope to get a tv workout and walking in everyday this week! That's my gift to myself for this 1st week of August!
1) Do a tv/dvd workout in the morning and walk for about 5 minutes when I come home!
2) I will also try to (no I shall) give myself a daily gift of veggies (if from the can I'll rinse them with H2O before cooking).
Feel free to join me with this 7 day journey of Healthy Gifts this 1st week of August 2010!
I just came up with it, but use it for motivation, I know I will! If you don't like these 2 gifts of health, come up with your's just for 1 week! emoticon"

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BABY_GIRL69 8/2/2010 4:45PM

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My healthy gifts:

1. Had salad & turkey sandwich (1slice of bread).
2. Did FitTv Namaste & All Star Workouts Pilates Sculpt.

I think we can do the 2 healthy gifts each day or more. This is a great idea!

God bless Roz! I pray you feel better.

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NEXTYEAR 8/2/2010 8:54AM

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MSPROVERBS31 8/1/2010 3:52PM

And how awesome DELORENZO74!!!
Have a Steller Shred of a month!

Take care and all the best for your day 1 and beyond!

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DELORENZO74 8/1/2010 2:40PM

    I am starting Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred tomorrow! I can't wait...I am going to make August a stellar month!

Good luck!

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Nu Start Wk 1: Fruit & Veggies Weekend Shopping Trip Now it's Monday, How Will I Do?!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Okay time to make my lunch for school/
I must eat a good breakfast and pack a healthy lunch and get a workout in!

Let's see how it goes!

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LEROYJL 6/26/2010 10:43PM


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ADRIENNE29 5/26/2010 1:57PM

    hope it all went as planned!

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PRESHA911 5/24/2010 7:18PM

    That always seems to be my problem - I never pack a healthy lunch so I'm left eating something not so good for me. I need to work on that!

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LUNADRAGON 5/24/2010 12:58PM

    Wear a pedometer to count your steps/miles and make a goal to reach. You are doing it! emoticon

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LADY_KATHY 5/24/2010 8:33AM

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MSPROVERBS31 5/24/2010 12:40AM

    thx baby girl!!!!!

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BABY_GIRL69 5/17/2010 2:25PM

    Well there are always quick workouts on FitTv 30mins or even walking briskly on your way. Make sure you include a fruit in the morning & a veggie with lunch. It helps you work up to your 3-4 a day. . . lol

God bless & eat plenty of brain food!
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WOW The Meds I Take Can Increase My Cholesterol...NOT GOOD!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

WOW The Meds I Take Can Increase My Cholesterol...NOT GOOD!

I'm doing research about high Triglycerides, and I'm reading and truly believe that my Hypothyroid & my Heart Meds are contributing greatly to the high Tri #s.

Well, I'm going to keep up with this, it's quite interesting. I didn't have all these problems until getting on all these meds after doctors messed things up in the hospital a couple of years ago.

But God is, and I believe that there is complete healing in store for me!

Until the next blog, take care!

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PRESHA911 5/24/2010 7:18PM

    I took some meds that increased my cholesterol, too. It was unbelievable, because I was only 23 at the time. I think doctors need to explain possible side effects a little better.

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ECHOBLUE1 5/24/2010 11:53AM

    Am thinking you may be right. Guess I'd better check out mine. Also, have to check to make sure they are gluten-free. Seems like no matter which way we turn there are always glitches in meds that are supposed to help us. HAH Research Hugs, Echo emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOY1918 5/24/2010 6:46AM

    Your meds may be increasing your cholesterol and maybe not. I was raised on the Mediterranean diet (olive oil, fresh fruits and vegs, fish, lean meat, etc.) all the ggod stuff. I eat oatmeal every day, etc. and exercise regularly. My chlesterol is high, runs in my mothers side of the family (none of which are overweight).

The problem is our bodies (the liver) make cholesterol. it us needed for hormone production. So your meds may or may not be raising your cholesterol.

God Bless. emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 5/17/2010 2:37PM

    Do what baby-girl says yes meds fix one thing but cause another. I am believing for my healing too.

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ENERGIZED4LIFE 5/14/2010 3:03PM

    Deb you are so right ... Jesus paid it all!!! I agree with you both and a three fold cord is not easily broken. When I worked for ACS there was a distinct difference in the outcomes of the patients who were fearful.
For some added inspiration check out<
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CIERAPOET 5/13/2010 5:54PM

    Bless the Lord Oh Jocelyn's Soul and all that is within her, Bless the Lord Who Heals ALL her sicknesses and diseases! His Word will not return void. Embrace His Word of Healing every day. Take His Word like you take that medicine and enjoy walking in Divine Health. God is faithful so don't fear because he does not bring fear or these sicknesses. Resist the devil and he will flee. God bless you and I am standing in faith for your healing with you. I agree with the Word of the Lord!
Rise and be HEALED!!!
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ENERGIZED4LIFE 5/13/2010 4:08PM

    10 Foods That Lower Cholesterol
By Tanya Reynolds
Reviewed by QualityHealth's Medical Advisory Board
The next time you go grocery shopping, look for these cholesterol-lowering treats recommended by the American Heart Association.
1. Extra virgin olive oil:
Studies have shown that this type of olive oil increases the body's levels of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol), which helps to reduce plaque buildup in the arteries
2. Salmon and omega-3 fats:
Omega-3s, found in fatty fish, like salmon, sardines, and anchovies, and in fortified eggs and soybeans, reduce nearly every risk factor for heart disease. They reduce inflammation, reduce high blood pressure, decrease triglycerides, help to make blood thinner and less likely to clot, and raise HDL cholesterol. And recent research suggests that omega-3s may also keep your brain sharp and possibly ward off dementia.
3. Oatmeal and oat bran:
Also high in fiber, oats contain beta-glucan, which helps to lower LDL levels. Oats also help regulate blood glucose levels, a benefit to those with diabetes.
4. Nuts:
Almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are both known to lower cholesterol. Limit your daily intake to one and a half ounces (which is about one and a half handfuls), since nuts are high in calories.
5. Plant sterols and stenols:
These are natural substances found in small amounts in the cell membrane of plants, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. You can get the recommended two grams per day by eating fortified foods such as margarine spread, orange juice, and salad dressings, but these should only be eaten by people with high levels of LDL cholesterol.
6. Beans:
Kidney, lima, black, navy, and pinto beans are rich in the fiber your body needs to help lower cholesterol. Research has shown eating 5 to 10 grams of fiber per day helps to lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by 3 to 5 percent.
7. Alcohol:
All alcohol in moderation (no more than one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men) can be beneficial to the heart, but red wine in particular provides antioxidants that offer an extra nutritional boost.
8. Blueberries:
These antioxidant-rich berries also contain a compound that may help lower LDL cholesterol as effectively as some drugs do and with fewer side effects.
9. Cranberry-grape juice:
Antioxidants found in grape juice can help slow the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, and cranberry juice raises HDL cholesterol. Just be sure to purchase 100 percent juiceyou don't need all the sugar of a juice cocktail.
10. Yogurt with live active cultures (probiotics):
Several studies have shown that probiotics help lower LDL cholesterol by preventing the reabsorption of cholesterol back into the bloodstream.



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BABY_GIRL69 5/13/2010 3:52PM

    Speak life to that healing & know in your heart that its on the way! God bless & take care! Dee

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MARYBERT 5/13/2010 11:19AM

    Hi there...keep researching, you will become more informed, and keep praying, God will put the right people in your life to help you. The more prayers the quicker the breakthrough, so my prayers are added to your journey to wellness. God bless and have a great day.

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