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Why Strength Training Is a Necessity for Older Adults

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I urge to read this article
www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=str
ength_training_isnt_just_for_the_young

  
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LUCKIEST24 2/23/2011 11:31AM

    Thanks for the reminder, Caz. This is an area that I really want to improve upoon (in other words, I do very little strength training!). You continue to inspire me...thanks!

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BRAVEONE92 2/23/2011 9:27AM

    Thanks Caz for a great article! I love strength training,
but I have not gotten back into it, since surgery. I
always feel better when I do. emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 2/23/2011 8:06AM

    I love the way ST makes me feel! Have been doing it for years now. Very good article; thanks!

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HEALTHY4ME 2/23/2011 6:54AM

    Thank Caz I read it and wrote about the protein and carbs after. I know that from my medical training just have to put all this into my mind, and body!

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RAINBOWANGEL99 2/23/2011 6:52AM

    emoticon for the info Caz... you are always VERY inspiring when it comes to strength training!

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REJ7777 2/23/2011 6:12AM

    Very motivating article! I'm doing so much better on my cardio, but still haven't nailed down strength training yet. Thanks for the nudge. emoticon

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DIDI_60LBS_BY60 2/23/2011 4:48AM

    emoticonarticle emoticon



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Diane from Ottawa

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SUSIEPH1 2/23/2011 4:46AM

    Hi Darls !! I do my strength training every day and absolutely love it ... at 68 I am stronger and healthier that I have ever been in my whole life!! ...
Hugs emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEVORA4 2/23/2011 4:37AM

  I read it and I do strength training every 2nd day, Thanks anyways

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Cleaning Poem

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I asked the Lord to tell me
Why my house is such a mess
He asked if I'd been 'computing',
And I had to answer 'yes.'

He told me to get off my butt,
And tidy up the house.
And so I started cleaning up...
The smudges off my mouse.

I wiped and shined the topside.
That really did the trick...
I was just admiring my good work.

I didn't mean to 'click.'

But click, I did, and oops - I found
A real absorbing site
That I got SO way into it -
I was into it all night.

So nothing's changed except my mouse.
It's as shiny as the sun.
I guess my house will stay a mess......
While I sit here on my bum.

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ELAINESHAFF 2/24/2011 11:00PM

    I have that problem every now and then.

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BLAKBIRD 2/23/2011 9:48PM

    emoticon emoticon

Now THAT is funny, and something I easily relate to.

Thanks for the hilarity Hollywood.

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COOKNKEL 2/22/2011 11:52PM

    Amen...I've been wondering why my house work isn't getting done!! Now I have the true explanation to show my Hubby!..or maybe I should keep the secret...HMMM?

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DIDMIS 2/22/2011 11:12PM

    I have the same problem. LOL

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TYBEWALLACE 2/22/2011 10:17PM

    That is funny.......

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 2/22/2011 9:10PM

    emoticonYeap that is what we do! emoticon

Thanks Caz!

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SCHAHARAZADE 2/22/2011 8:44PM

    Aint that the truth!!! emoticon

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STEPHIEKNITS 2/22/2011 6:28PM

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CATLADY52 2/22/2011 6:27PM

    Alas, how true! emoticon

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FUTUREHOPE49 2/22/2011 4:47PM

    Oh how I love that! I think I can relate to it in some ways, like finding a site ans staying up half the night.
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Ellen

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GVANSCOOT 2/22/2011 4:06PM

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NHGRL68 2/22/2011 3:22PM

    cute! emoticon

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LUCKIEST24 2/22/2011 10:41AM

    I can relate to that!

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TWOTIMESS 2/22/2011 9:21AM

    That's me & SP!

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SWEETTOOTH10 2/22/2011 8:29AM

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DEE107 2/22/2011 8:18AM

    a good one Caz

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WIGIME 2/22/2011 8:06AM

    You definitely nailed that one Caz!

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MEADSBAY 2/22/2011 7:03AM

    My house is clean- it's the projects I never get around to!
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ROX525 2/22/2011 5:41AM

    HaHa... Good one.

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BEFIT014 2/22/2011 5:12AM

    emoticon Guilty!

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REJ7777 2/22/2011 5:01AM

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LIBBYFITZ 2/22/2011 4:46AM

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DOOBRIE 2/22/2011 4:06AM

    Oh dear - that poem was written about me, I think!
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SUSIEPH1 2/22/2011 4:04AM

    Wonderful Caz and so true !!
Guilty as charged!!
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DEVORA4 2/22/2011 3:46AM

  You are writing about me. My house is clean BUT I am on the computer far too much. Ity's an addiction. emoticon emoticondebby

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SENATOR9 2/22/2011 3:35AM

    emoticonAt lest you're happy emoticon

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Salad?

Monday, February 21, 2011

  
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VTORIA3 2/22/2011 6:29AM

    Ah, if it only were true!

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ELSEEBEE 2/21/2011 7:55PM

    My philosophy completely! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/21/2011 7:40PM

    emoticon emoticon

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 2/21/2011 4:40PM

    emoticonIf we never had dreams my friend...where would the fun in life be? emoticonLove the idea!!!!

Hope you are having a great day!

Barbara

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CATLADY52 2/21/2011 2:28PM

    With that kind of logic you can always be a politician! emoticon emoticon

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TYBEWALLACE 2/21/2011 1:24PM

    That thinking is right up Terry's alley......

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DOWNTOWNJEN 2/21/2011 1:07PM

    That's so true. Also candy corn counts as a veggie - its primary ingredient is "corn syrup" - right? emoticon

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STEPHIEKNITS 2/21/2011 12:07PM

    heehee! Love it! emoticon

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FUTUREHOPE49 2/21/2011 11:39AM

    Very good Caz! emoticon

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LUCKIEST24 2/21/2011 9:21AM

    Well, of course it does!

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MEADSBAY 2/21/2011 8:58AM

    hmmmmmmmm....
not so sure about that!
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ROSIE777 2/21/2011 8:51AM

    emoticonI like that idea. emoticon

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DFROMTX 2/21/2011 8:47AM

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CAHUNO2 2/21/2011 8:32AM

    Great thinking!! emoticon

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DEE107 2/21/2011 8:25AM

    lolol

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MARITAK 2/21/2011 8:22AM

  Works for me:)

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NHGRL68 2/21/2011 8:12AM

    I can do that:-) emoticon

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CHRYS13 2/21/2011 7:58AM

    Can you make that happen, Caz?!! emoticon

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JOYINKY 2/21/2011 7:30AM

    Oh, I WISH!!

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LIBBYFITZ 2/21/2011 7:15AM

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BLAKBIRD 2/21/2011 7:11AM

    emoticon - A whole new way to look at "Healthy Eating" -

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PLAYBLUES22 2/21/2011 5:57AM

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ANNEMAC5 2/21/2011 5:53AM

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SAFETYSUE 2/21/2011 5:33AM

    That is a great one!

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DEVORA4 2/21/2011 5:04AM

  Bye emoticoni AM out of here. Buying croutons.

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REJ7777 2/21/2011 4:29AM

    emoticon emoticon

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WIGIME 2/21/2011 4:16AM

    "Sigh" I wish....

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TWOTIMESS 2/21/2011 4:12AM

    The truth! Absolutely!
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Some salad, please!

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Six Truths in Life

Monday, February 21, 2011

1. You cannot stick your tongue out and look up at the ceiling at the same time, a physical impossibility due to the tendons within your neck .


2. All idiots, after reading #1 will try it.



3. And discover #1 is a lie.



4. You are smiling now because you are an idiot.




5. You soon will forward this to another idiot.



6. There is still a stupid smile on your face .



I sincerely apologize about this but I'm an idiot and I needed company.

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 2/21/2011 7:39PM

    emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 2/21/2011 2:29PM

    Got me! emoticon

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DOWNTOWNJEN 2/21/2011 2:20PM

    I so forwarded this on!!!

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WHGRN60 2/21/2011 2:08PM

    LOL, I'm an idiot too! emoticon

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TYBEWALLACE 2/21/2011 1:23PM

    Knowing you, I knew to keep reading without trying it but I smiled anyway......


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SENATOR9 2/21/2011 11:16AM

    I bow to the idiot leader emoticon emoticon

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MIZCATHI 2/21/2011 9:19AM

    I almost added myself to the idiot category, but I am way too curious and kept reading to find out the punch line! Haha!

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LISAWILLBEFIT 2/21/2011 8:59AM

    I confess i am an idiot....lol

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ROSIE777 2/21/2011 8:50AM

    emoticonme too! emoticon

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NHGRL68 2/21/2011 8:16AM

    emoticon

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DAVEYSHADOW 2/21/2011 8:11AM

    Glad to keep you company

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CHRYS13 2/21/2011 7:44AM

    You got me! But then, I'm in great company! emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 2/21/2011 7:43AM

    Cute!

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ANNEMAC5 2/21/2011 5:52AM

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SAFETYSUE 2/21/2011 5:36AM

    That is hilarious,made my night!!

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DEVORA4 2/21/2011 5:02AM

  Gotcha......I* didn't do it. I knew I could so.................whatdid I win?

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REJ7777 2/21/2011 4:33AM

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SUSIEPH1 2/21/2011 4:28AM

    That would be right Caz ... caught me out !!
hugs emoticon

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WIGIME 2/21/2011 4:16AM

    Oh Caz! Good way to start the week. lol Thanks!

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TWOTIMESS 2/21/2011 4:14AM

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Guilty! LOL!

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Back to Upper Body ST at last

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Well the docs said give it a month b4 I do any UB ST, but I've been tentatively trying some core exercises- crunches, reverse crunches, roll outs and back extensions (all with a ball and all gently) and I've been fine and dandy.
Friday I tried some bicep curls and tricep dips on ball and today addded some forward lifts for the front of shoulder/pec muscles with light dumb bells.
It felt emoticon emoticon.
I've been walking loads and although enjoyable I really needed a sweat and I got that yesterday with an hour on the bike, managed 20 k so I was well chuffed.
It seems that rest in hospital and the past two weeks have done little damage to my performance emoticon might even have enhanced it as I feel emoticon. A lesson there maybe- don't need to go hammer and tongs so much emoticon
I'm not chancing chest exercises til I get the all clear on March 1st- but I'm making progress.

My ST is taking about 50 mins at the mo and that feels about right. Did a bit of everything this morning and had a walk, now we're over to see Pete's ole fella so I'd best go.

But not b4 I thank my sparkfriends for their messages of support and motivation-
where would I be without yoooz guys emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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PRI6909 3/10/2011 4:23AM

    Glad to hesr such great progress...my little energizer is all charged up and feeling better. emoticon

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DEVORA4 2/20/2011 9:43PM

  no person that I know from spark can measure up to your spark and determination. I am delighted to see you are going back to your workouts. Keep it EZ though. You take good care now. God loves you and so do I! C'est moi!

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DEVORA4 2/20/2011 9:43PM

  no person that I know from spark can measure up to your spark and determination. I am delighted to see you are going back to your workouts. Keep it EZ though. You take good care now. God loves you and so do I! C'est moi!

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DEVORA4 2/20/2011 9:43PM

  no person that I know from spark can measure up to your spark and determination. I am delighted to see you are going back to your workouts. Keep it EZ though. You take good care now. God loves you and so do I! C'est moi!

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BLAKBIRD 2/20/2011 8:42PM

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/20/2011 7:23PM

    caz i so love you and your determination i love how you have been adding a little more every time and also are being careful. all the exercising you did before made for a stronger recovery you are awesome as ever a true go getter my hat is off to you you are my motivator and have helped me so much emoticon

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NHGRL68 2/20/2011 6:42PM

    Look at you go! Even an op can't slow you down:-) I'm glad to hear your recovery has gone so well and that you have been able to slowly add more and more exercises in there to keep you happy:-) I know how you like to always challenge yourself. You're doing GREAT Lady and you're a true inspiration:-) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LISAWILLBEFIT 2/20/2011 5:30PM

    I am glad you are doing so well.Be sure not to do too much.You dont want to hurt your.....battery?

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 2/20/2011 5:28PM

    emoticonMy Dear Caz...You know you have always been my "Hero". emoticon,Please take it easy though...you know we all love and care about you!

Your Friend,
Barbara

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-POOKIE- 2/20/2011 4:17PM

    Dont push too hard *hard glare* we dont want you messing anything!!

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GATOR12 2/20/2011 3:54PM

    Oh, Caz. I know how great you feel to be back in the thick of your exercise routine again. And for it to feel so great. A lesson learned though, that maybe pushing constantly is not required!! Great new!! Hooray for strong bodies. We KNOW that helped you get well quicker!

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GUMMY_BEAR7 2/20/2011 12:49PM

    Woo Hoo, doesn't it feel great to be able to get moving again, even if it is just a little bit? Congrats on feeling better!

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TWOTIMESS 2/20/2011 12:13PM

    emoticon
So glad you can get moving again! Take it easy!

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DEE107 2/20/2011 12:02PM

    Glad you are doing well and back to doing your excerises just take it slow CAZ hugs

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REJ7777 2/20/2011 11:59AM

    It's great that you are recuperating so well! You sound like the Energizer Bunny again! emoticon You're wise, though, to wait for the OK before doing chest exercises. You don't want any setbacks at this point! emoticon

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WEKIMER 2/20/2011 11:41AM

    Good for you and I'm glad to hear you are feeling great! Just remember moderation and take it easy. Sounds like you are doing that and you will do great when you get back to the full workouts. 20 K on yoru bike is just fantastic! kim

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SENATOR9 2/20/2011 11:19AM

    Your on the mend but take it easy don't over do it emoticon emoticon

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MRS.DOYLE 2/20/2011 10:21AM

    Sounds like you are well on the mend.
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JOYINKY 2/20/2011 9:39AM

    So glad you are mending so well and so rapidly! There's no slowing you down! You are truly amazing. Be well, Joy

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MEADSBAY 2/20/2011 9:27AM

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We are truly addicted, aren't we, my friend?
I am sosososo excited that my hip is feeling much better and my PT has given me permission to slowly resume ST and a few other things (not the kettlebells yet- too much squatting).

Have a fabulous day!

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RAINBOWANGEL99 2/20/2011 9:14AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon... Glad you are getting back to where you want to be Caz! I'm always inspired by your strength training... W*O*W!!!

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ANIMALMAGIC 2/20/2011 9:10AM

  Caz you're incredible! emoticon

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ANNEMAC5 2/20/2011 8:49AM

    What kind of battery did they give you ? you are one fit machine no holding you back. 20K on the bike impressive I did 5 on the treadmill and nearly killed me all red and sweaty. ST for 50 mins I do about 20 no wonder you have all those fitness mins. So planning a couple of rest days a week would enhance performance maybe but what could you manage then. Respect and admiration my friend have a nice visit. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REDSHOES2011 2/20/2011 8:43AM

    Good to hear your able to return to ST.. emoticon

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