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I have never.....

Saturday, March 13, 2010

....been in a workout class that I didn't check the CLOCK until today!!

I finally experienced ZUMBA and Im never turning back!! That was the best class I've ever taken! I was shakin like I was in a NIGHT CLUB!!! If they had camera's in the gym...DANCE w/STARs would come lookin for ME!!! emoticon!!!

If you've never tried ZUMBA find a class near you!!

Have a great weekend!!! SHAKE IT BABY!!!

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SHORTYGETFIT 4/9/2010 6:34PM

    Zumba is the bomb as long as you have the right instructor. I go to a dance studio w/two GREAT instructors lol, this week they are introducing Belly Dancing on a pay as you go basis -I'll be there shaking it!

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MSMAKEOVER 3/19/2010 10:26AM

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ACCT1908 3/17/2010 11:42AM

    I miss Zumba..neither of my gyms offer it :-(

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BEAUTYFUL-1 3/17/2010 10:37AM

    LOL. They offer it a my Gym. I'm gonna try it thanks to you. Hope I don't look ridiculous. It Friday Night. I'll put it on my I Pod Calendar now. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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MRSRUBLE 3/14/2010 6:33AM

    Sounds fun, I will be looking this evening! emoticon

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    That is really this best workout ever!! Can't wait til I can do it 2x a week consistently. WE have some good instructors and one rhythmless instructor. The two times I was forced (by gym friends) to take her class, ignored her and got my workout by watching the other certified ones taking her class.

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KAYEREADER 3/13/2010 6:16PM

    Lynn...glad you loved it. I loved it for a while until we got a new, rhythmless instructor. Don't ask me how she got certified. Shake it baby!!!

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WORKIN4ME 3/13/2010 5:30PM

    LOL.. You sound hype.. Get it girl!!!

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THENEWCINDY 3/13/2010 2:29PM

    This zumba class sounds fun!!! I wish my gym had it

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Not March Madness ~~ Temporary Insanity!!!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

.....That's my plea for yesterday!! My first born turned 16 emoticon and I ate like I had the metabolism of a 16 year old!!! Talk about SWEET 16~~~ my Moscato was sweet, my cupcake was sweet and so were my MOCHA's W/AN s!!

BUT I've return to PLANET reality this morning...

150 crunches
50 push ups
C25K run

~NOW off to the SALON~ Gotta keep it SEXY at REGARDLESS !!!! emoticon


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CWYNN01 3/8/2010 12:30PM

    Way to go Diva!! You are doing 50 push-ups, think I may have to up mine also..LOL.. Wow, sweet 16 can't even think about my boys turning 16!!

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MRSRUBLE 3/7/2010 3:06AM

    Girl you worked off that cupcake right away. Way to go! Man this challenge is insane, it has me pumped everyday! Can't way to see the end results this month. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JCHANDLER26 3/6/2010 10:47AM

    MMMM Cupcakes! My weakness as well, that and chocolate!

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Rev Up Your Metabolism...

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Found this article on MSN...Every little tip helps~~~Like my girlfriend says "Eat the fish and spit out the bones!!! " Use what works for you and throw the rest away!!!

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Mastering metabolism is one key to losing weight. It's our body's way of turning the food we eat into energy that keeps us going. The faster your metabolism runs, the more calories you burn. The more you burn, the easier it is to shed pounds.

But with each birthday the body becomes less effective at burning calories. Metabolism can dip as much as 30 percent over your adult life. But making a few simple lifestyle changes can keep it revved up. Here's a round-the-clock plan that will maximize your calorie burn.

Rise and shine

Eat a good breakfast. Skipping this first crucial meal sends your body into starvation mode, so your metabolism slows to conserve energy. In one study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, volunteers who got 22 to 55 percent of their total calories at breakfast gained only 1.7 pounds on average over four years.

Those who ate zero to 11 percent of their calories in the morning gained nearly three pounds.

Pour a cup of joe. A study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior found that the average metabolic rate of people who drank caffeinated coffee increased 16 percent over that of those who drank decaf. Caffeine stimulates your central nervous system by increasing your heart rate and breathing, says Robert Kenefick, Ph.D., a research physiologist at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

Make every day count

Pay attention to protein. Getting protein with every meal helps build and maintain lean muscle mass. Muscle burns more calories than fat does, even at rest, says Donald Layman, Ph.D., a professor of nutrition at the University of Illinois. Aim for about 30 grams of protein the equivalent of about 1 cup of low-fat cottage cheese or a 4-ounce boneless chicken breast at each meal.

Count on calcium. A calcium-rich afternoon snack, like 8 ounces of milk or 6 ounces of low-fat yogurt, helps your body metabolize fat more efficiently by increasing the rate at which it gets rid of fat as waste, reports a study from the University of Copenhagen.

Iron things out. Women lose iron during their period every month. That can throw a wrench into your metabolic machine, because iron helps carry oxygen to your muscles, says Tammy Lakatos Shames, a registered dietitian and author of "Fire Up Your Metabolism: 9 Proven Principles for Burning Fat and Losing Weight Forever." If your levels run low, muscles don't get enough oxygen, your energy plummets and your metabolism stalls. Stock up on iron-fortified cereals, beans and dark, leafy greens like spinach, bok choy and broccoli.

Finish strong

Sip some green tea. "It's the closest thing to a metabolism potion," says Shames. The brew contains a plant compound called Epilgallocatechin Gallate (or ECGC), which promotes fat burning. In one study, people who consumed the equivalent of 3 to 5 cups a day for 12 weeks decreased their body weight by 4.6 percent. According to other studies, consuming 2 to 4 cups of green tea per day may burn an extra 50 calories. That translates into about 5 pounds per year.

Go fishing. Fatty fish like salmon, tuna and sardines are loaded with hunger-quashing omega-3 fatty acids. These healthy fats quickly alert your brain that you're satiated, according to the National Institutes of Health. Bonus: A 3.5-ounce serving of salmon nets you 90 percent of your recommended daily value of vitamin D, which will help preserve your calorie-craving, metabolism-stoking muscle tissue.

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JCHANDLER26 3/6/2010 10:45AM

    Glad I don't have to give up my coffee, should probably cut back on the full fat hazelnut cream thought emoticon. Thanks for the information!

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MRSRUBLE 3/6/2010 2:24AM

    Great info, thanks for sharing. I love my coffee, glad to know it does have a positive.

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HONEYLUV101 3/5/2010 10:34PM

    Thanks for the info Sparkfriend. emoticon

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MADAMKISHA 3/3/2010 10:10AM

    This is emoticon information. emoticon for sharing emoticon!!

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ACCT1908 3/3/2010 9:23AM

    OOOH I LOVE COFFEE!!! YAY! It also works as an appetite suppressor for me. This is not scientific though..just notice when I have coffee I'm not hungry for a while.

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    Thanks Lynn! I was going to try no coffee at all this month. My need to rethink that. I bought green tea on Sunday and I have not had a cup yet. Will get one tonight for sure. I hope the DQ footlong hotdog I ate yesterday (don't ask why) counts as protein. No clue what was really in that thing!!

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SUCHERM 3/2/2010 11:59PM

    Thanks for the info. I am with you on keeping your metabolism strong.

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WICISKAWASU 3/2/2010 11:35PM

    Thanks for this article Lynnamin's. You are so right every little bit helps. I am 58 yrs now and my metabolism is in the toilet. I am going to try these recommendations and see what happens. emoticon

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BUSSMOM 3/2/2010 11:34PM

  I knew some of these ways of increasing metabolism. I do like the fact that drinking coffee in the morning is good......I LOVE MY

The green tea thing at night will be a good thing to try.

Thanks for sharing this valuable information.


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March Madness~~~GO DALLAS!! ~~CAUSE I'm a Maverick

Friday, February 26, 2010

...a Maverick is defined as someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action, UNBRANDED!~! That's me all the way!! But for the CC March Madness Challenge it all about TEAM work and I'm gonna be a pusher motivating each and everyone one of my CC Buddies into the SWEET 16!

My Sweet 16 will be 16 mins of exercise per day for the entire MONTH of MARCH!!

Nothing BUT NET!!!


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JCHANDLER26 3/6/2010 10:51AM

    What a great idea. I might borrow it. I love it emoticon

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    Love your jersey!! Don't really have a pro team, although I have to give it up to the Hawks!! But after seeing all of these jerseys I had to have one too!! Go team AKA!! And go Duke!!

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ACCT1908 3/1/2010 9:54AM

    I know absolutely NOTHING about basketball. I will need to seek help! I am so excited....YYYYYAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!

Ok..let me go read the regulations again. :-) GO LYNN!!!!!

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CWYNN01 2/28/2010 9:13PM

    Sounds good Diva!!! My March Madness weight loss goal is to get below 195!!!

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SHORTYGETFIT 2/27/2010 12:36AM

    LOL, loving I gotta go 'Think outside the box' and rename my time.

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D710DANCE 2/26/2010 6:49PM

    Girl, I promise I just love you. This is toooo cute. I'm still trying to find a collegiate team that has some cute colors, but I may have to consider one of the NBA teams. Tonight is GNO, and I plan to rock a top that has all kind of colors in it, so maybe I'll rep all 64 teams that will be in the field!

We ALL are gonna be ON TO THE NEXT ONE by the end of March!!!

YEAH BAY'BEE (once again, me in my Austin Powers voice) emoticon

GO SOROR GO!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hard Head Makes A Soft....

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

... emoticon bottom!!!

When I started P90X (AGAIN)...I read several of the forums...that clearly stated...Take your starting measurements, as well as, your before and after photo...then stay off the scale until after the first 30 days...Well what did I do!!! JUMPED right on the emoticon after 3 days...only to get my feeling HURT emoticon! So I'm gonna give my scale to the kids to HIDE until March 13th!!! NO PEAKING...NO CHEATING!! This is gonna require great constraint....I must not threaten the children to give me my scale back and I must not go out and purchase another one!! emoticon.

I will be posting my results in 30 days!!!

Make it a great week!!!

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UNEEK39 2/19/2010 11:06AM

    Keep us posted on the P90X progress. I've been debating about starting the program. Think I'm gonna try the Slim in 6 first. We'll compare notes at the end. Hang in there.

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JAZZYNUME 2/11/2010 10:37PM

    Good Luck Gorgeous! I know you can do it. LOL Sometimes we just have to learn the hard way.
Work it Baby OW!

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HONEYLUV101 2/11/2010 2:57PM

    I ask my husband to hide my scale and give it to me Sundays only. Girl no matter how I threaten him he refuse to give it to me . I have learn to love my tape measure. Be careful what you ask for, because I sure do miss my scale. Goodluck


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    You can do it!! I m vaoiding it right now b/c I am sure I would pass out due to possible weight gain.

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WAY2WIN 2/10/2010 9:15PM

    That would be difficult for me. I can see me now about to hurt somebody about that scale emoticon! But good luck to you- we know emoticon

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ACCT1908 2/10/2010 11:00AM

    I am super addicted to the scale. GOOD LUCK!! emoticon

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MRSRUBLE 2/10/2010 10:21AM

    WOW, I could not do that, I get on my scale every morning, it keeps me motivated. Good luck to you, and don't kill the kids over the scale, they are going to think you are the crazy lady! lol emoticon emoticon

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