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5 Week Commitment to Fitness

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Oh I'm feeling strong and heathy. No better time to restructure and recommit to a good fitness plan. I always stay fully committed when I post a plan and blog my results. It's been a few months since I've done just that, so it's just about time to kick things back into high gear. Summer is slowly drawing to a close, and fall is always my time of renewal.

8/31/2009 Cardio #1 (2-20 min or 1-45 min session sessions)
9/1/2009 Weight-training
9/2/2009 Cardio #2 (2-20 min or 1-45 min session sessions)
9/3/2009 Weight-training
9/4/2009 Cardio #1 (2-20 min or 1-45 min session sessions)
9/5/2009 Cardio #2 w/ Wind sprints (30 min Session)
9/6/2009 Rest
9/7/2009 Weight-training
9/8/2009 Cardio #1 (2-20 min or 1-45 min session sessions)
9/9/2009 Cardio #2 w/ Wind sprints (30 min Session)
9/10/2009 Cardio #1 (2-20 min or 1-45 min session sessions)
9/11/2009 Weight-training
9/12/2009 Cardio #2 (2-20 min or 1-45 min session sessions)
9/13/2009 Rest
9/14/2009 Cardio #1 (2-20 min or 1-45 min session sessions)
9/15/2009 Weight-training
9/16/2009 Cardio #2 (2-20 min or 1-45 min session sessions)
9/17/2009 Weight-training
9/18/2009 Cardio #1 (2-20 min or 1-45 min session sessions)
9/19/2009 Cardio #2 w/ Wind sprints (30 min Session)
9/20/2009 Rest
9/21/2009 Weight-training
9/22/2009 Cardio #1 (2-20 min or 1-45 min session sessions)
9/23/2009 Cardio #2 w/ Wind sprints (30 min Session)
9/24/2009 Cardio #1 (2-20 min or 1-45 min session sessions)
9/25/2009 Weight-training
9/26/2009 Cardio #2 (2-20 min or 1-45 min session sessions)
9/27/2009 Rest
9/28/2009 Cardio #1 (2-20 min or 1-45 min session sessions)
9/29/2009 Weight-training
9/30/2009 Cardio #2 (2-20 min or 1-45 min session sessions)
10/1/2009 Weight-training
10/2/2009 Cardio #1 (2-20 min or 1-45 min session sessions)
10/3/2009 Cardio #2 w/ Wind sprints (30 min Session)
10/4/2009 Rest


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BUGLET- 8/31/2009 12:59PM

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WILD4STARS 8/30/2009 6:43PM

    I am worn out just reading it. You amaze me.
Happy Sparking,

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I just wrote the most phenomenal blog and it disappeared before I could get it posted. Now to recollect my thoughts and see if I can capture the essence of my thoughts a second time.

Edited to add a good thought...

There was a time when I composed my blogs as Word documents just to keep this from happening. Now HOW have I forgotten that sound wisdom???? As another afterthought, I'm inclined to believe that what I wrote was really just for me to ruminate on and slap on the screen and see in black and purple...because I still feel the power of the emotion behind the words, but I can't get any of them to come back to me.

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BUGLET- 8/19/2009 9:00AM

    That makes me crazy. I know some people copy it before they post so if that happens they can recover it. It's never as good as the first one. emoticon emoticonSometimes using the back button brings it back..

Comment edited on: 8/19/2009 9:00:37 AM

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Day 4 one week later

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Last week I blogged about "hating" day 4 of my circuit workout. Well, in all fairness, I blogged about wanting to hate it, but not really being able to because of the tremendous benefits I reap every single time I've completed it. Today was this week's Day 4 workout, and it was by far the BEST workout of the week thus far. I don't know if it's because I'm on vacation. I don't know if it's because I'm getting awesome rest and great sleep and tons of quiet me time. I don't know and I don't even care at this point. I'm just glad to know that the "worst" day really can be the best day if I stick to it and give it my all.


Making the most of my vacation

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

For the very first time, I'm exercising consistently while on vacation, and I'm finding that I love it!!! The freedom from the compulsive side of my exercising is coming to full fruition this week. I've been going to bed when I feel like it and waking up when my body has had enough rest. I've been easing my way into my morning workouts and while I'm working with lighter weights than I would at home (who wants to pack 10, 12, 16, & 25# weights anyway) I'm using a modified technique to get the most out of my workouts. After working out, I typically grab a shower and a healthy breakfast before transitioning into my daily bible study and devotional time. After that, it's all about reading and crocheting or whatever feels like the thing to do at that given moment.

I don't think I've ever had a vacation like this in my life, but I can tell you this...I'll be planning this type of vacation each year for the rest of my life, God willing. There is no way to grow in health and wellness consistently and continually without making that time to unplug and re-center. That was the part of the equation that I was missing. It feels so good and it has been so beneficial. I'm looking forward to reworking my daily schedule to create time for more balance and micro vacations in each workweek.

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BUDDYHOPE 8/12/2009 6:26PM

    Way to go Anita! I think it's great that you've been able to make this time to recenter and connect and truly listen to yourself and be with yourself. Truly i KNOW that you can find ways to take those moments and bring them to your life.

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SUNNY332 8/12/2009 4:37PM

    Hi There and thanks for stopping by my blog and for your very kind words.

Spark People are just the best! Sounds like you have had a great vacation.

Congratulations on exercising each day. That is AWESOME.

Nice to meet you and best wishes on your journey.

Hugs, Sunny

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WILD4STARS 8/12/2009 1:29PM

    Sounds like a "strictly for me" vacation and we ALL need more of those. Congrats and continue to enjoy. You are an inspiration.

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SHAMROCKY2K 8/12/2009 12:50PM

    Sounds like the perfect vacation. We all need to unplug and recenter occasionally! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your vacation.

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Circuit Day 4 - My High Water Mark

Thursday, August 06, 2009

I want to say that I hate day 4 of my circuit training workout, but in all fairness I really can't. It's the "worst" day because it challenges the weakest part of my body. Unfortunately, it's the surgically reconstructed part that no amount of weight training and cardio can/will make stronger no matter how much time goes by. I typically go to bed on day 3 and wake up on the morning of day 4 dreading what's coming, but every single time I power through those step-ups and v twists (can't remember what to really call this one, but they challenge my core like nothing else) I am mentally stronger, more powerful and ready and willing to do more. And here's the real kicker. If there is one day in the whole circuit plan where I'm likely to have an asthma flare up, day 4 is the day no matter how hot or cold the ambient temperature is.

Yes, I'd like to say I hate day 4, but if I really did - wouldn't you think I'd just stop doing it?Either I'm not too bright, or I'm a tad bit sadistic. Either way, on day 5 my body thanks me emoticon

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ROLLERSKATE 8/7/2009 5:51PM


You are hysterically funny. I hate my workout days that involve Jillian Michaels. She just basically kills me. in her 57 minute workout for increasing metabolism and fat burning, I can tell you that I only finished 25 minutes of it the first day. By day 3 I was able to at least look at the end of the workout because my body was on the floor looking at the TV. I thought of jumping through the screen but I didnít have the energy.

I truly understand. No you are not sadistic. You want results. This is how we get them. I actually lost one pound in the past week. Yeah. Why havenít I lost more since Iíve been tracking and following directions since July 1? Right, itís the old metabolism-has-slowed- down stuff. Iíd like it to be better but if it comes off slower it is more likely to stay off. There are no more sweets in the house and I gave up chips and snacks. Rah, rah, rah! Ainít life grand!

Keep at it and weíll get to our goal. But do think about your asthma situation. I donít want your blog saying that you are having an attack of asthma. I do have similar situation. My allergies have really flared up in the past years and they affect my ability to do cardio. Usually in late February and early March I canít do anything because the head pain is so great. I fall off the wagon and wait until things get better. But thatís not usually for about 6 weeks. Guess what happens in 6 weeks? Yep, I look like a dinosaur or a small hippo.

Keep at it and weíll be sharing great success stories soon. Have a wonderful weekend!

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