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3rd week of bootcamp

Friday, October 15, 2010

I started the 3rd week of the bootcamp. Cardio. Added 40 minutes of a kickboxing dvd (violet zaki --weight loss cardio kick). Maybe I should be jumping so much because I started to feel it in my lower back.
This morning I did 15 standard + 10 girlie pushups right after breakfast. I tried again about an hour later and then I did 18 standard + 7 girlie. Must have been all the blood in my stomach instead of my muscles. Also did my 25 jumping jacks and 25 crunches. I better get some buff arms and a six pack out of this.
Tonight we're off to the Silicon Valley Scale Modelers (SVSM) Meeting. Sometimes it's fun to see the models and hear about them (but sometimes people are boring). I'll bring a book just in case.
I'm glad it's Friday. Maybe it's because there was a holiday on Monday (for some people) but it felt like a really long week. Whew!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 10/16/2010 12:53PM

    You are doing fantastic!!!

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HALFFAST 10/16/2010 11:42AM

    You are rocking those pushups! I'm so jealous!

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MIRWYN 10/16/2010 10:49AM

    Keep on kickin' butt! Have a great weekend!

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LARIESHA 10/15/2010 10:08PM

    Good job. I will be happy when I can do that many push ups at once. The most I can do is 10 at a time and I have to break about 1 min in between those sessions.

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LEAHLUE 10/15/2010 9:05PM

    Great job on the Boot Camp! Have a fabulous weekend!

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Week 4 C25K Done and I made some cookie dough

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Today I did the 3rd run of the 4th week of the C25K. Felt great!!
The 28 day challenge workout today was abs. They're a little sore right now but that's a good thing. I also did my JM Sparkers 25 pushups (15 standard and 10 girlie) and 25 jumping jacks. Starting tomorrow, I'll be adding 25 crunches per our leader.
I stirred together some lebkuchen dough and it will sit in the fridge until Saturday morning when I'll bake them.
This is what it looks like now:

I'll post a picture of the finished product on Saturday.

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SPARKVAMPY2012 10/15/2010 9:05AM

    Sounds like a good day! Im not sure what lebkuchen is either. But looking forward to the finished product.

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SBATES63 10/15/2010 7:22AM

    Sounds like you had a great day. Unearthing muscles you didn't know you had is a very good thing.

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HALFFAST 10/14/2010 10:41PM

    Wtg on C25k! What's lebkuchen?

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It was a busy day at work. I spent a lot of time this morning prepping samples and will spend the rest of the week looking at the data.
When I got home, I did my bootcamp day 13 (upper body) and then hiked on the incline trainer for an hour.
I made a chicken, garbanzo bean and vegetable stew for dinner (along with some brown basmati rice). It turned pretty tasty. As a matter of fact, my husband said we needed to have it again sometime soon and will happily take the leftovers for lunch.
A good food day and a good workout day. I can't really ask for more.

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SPARKVAMPY2012 10/14/2010 10:26AM

    Dinner sounds good! Great job on the workout!

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C25K Week 4 Day 2 and Some Tasty Cookies

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I came home and did my C25K. It seemed easier than day 1 of the week even though it is the same and even though it was quite hot in the house. I also did my 28 day challenge day 12 (lower body). That was tough because I did it after the running so my legs really felt that workout. I also fulfilled my daily Jillian Michaels Sparkers challenge of 25 pushups (10 standard and 15 girlie) and 25 jumping jacks. Quite the regime going.
We had some tasty salmon burgers with vegetables for dinner so I didn't feel too bad sampling some of the Oatmeal Jumbo cookies I made them smaller so they aren't really jumbo but they do have peanut butter, walnuts and candy coated chocolate pieces.
This is what they look like:

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MIRWYN 10/13/2010 2:36PM

    Oh my goodness, I started drooling! Those look fantastic!

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HALFFAST 10/13/2010 12:33PM

    Mmmmm those cookies look YUMMY!

My new favorite snack is sliced green apples with non-fat greek yogurt that has caramel in it. I dip the apple slices in the yogurt and it's scrumptious! Not as scrumptious as those cookies though, I bet!

Hope you're having a great day!

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Since I'm not a government employee, I had to work. Since I work at the VA hospital, it was pretty empty. That's okay.
I did my Bootcamp day 11 (core) and then went for a 2 mile walk with Leslie Sansone. I felt like some less intense exercise after yesterday's run/walk. That way I'll be ready for more of it tomorrow.

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SPARKVAMPY2012 10/12/2010 8:57AM

    Great job! Always good to take it easy sometimes.

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HALFFAST 10/11/2010 10:07PM

    Hey girl :) You're almost halfway done with bootcamp! Rock on! I have Leslie's WATP audiobook. I'll have to try that out on one of my non-run days- thanks for making me think about that :)

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