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Day 2 - R.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. 100 Day Challenge and 30 Day Music Challenge

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Day 2 List reasons you have given up before

#1. Apathy. I didn't care. I was sleep walking through life and I thought it was too hard to eat sensibly and too hard and too hot to exercise.

#2. Rebellion - I hate being told what I can and can't do or can and can't eat!!!!!! How could I POSSIBLY go through life without 2 or 3 Cokes per day? How could I LIVE without a tuna melt every week? What was the POINT of living if I couldn't have McDonald's, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Arbys Beef & Cheddar whenever I wanted them?

Day 2 - Your least favorite song

Again, too many to list so I'll go with one that came on the radio today that made me yell "Gah!!!" and quickly change stations.

David Bowie "Fame"

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    Seriously? Bowie? Wow! emoticon

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To get my mind off candy: 30 Day Music Challenge

Friday, June 17, 2011

To get my mind off the candy that is calling to me for some STRANGE reason, I'll do the 30 Day Music Challenge. I have NO idea where the challenge came from. I saw it on another Sparker's blog and thought it sounded fun. So, if the originator reads this, feel free to take credit for it.

Day 01 - your favorite song

I've thought and thought about this. I don't know that I HAVE like an "all-time" favorite song. The song that was my favorite last week probably isn't my favorite this week.

So, for the sake of this challenge, I'll say that "favorite song" means a song that I've liked continuously over time and have never, ever gotten sick of it.

That song would be "Dancing Queen" by Abba. emoticon

Something about it...the way it builds or whatever...just makes me really happy and want to jump around or dance around and belt the song out with a hairbrush microphone.

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JULIAINLA 6/19/2011 3:48PM

    I love that is a feel good song...maybe why that works to stop the lure of the 'have some candy and feel good' candy voice. I'll try it too when the candy calls... :)

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SIMPLERLIFE66 6/17/2011 11:53PM

    Love that song! I once dressed up in Abba costume at work and sang a spoof version of it for my staff. Pretty funny! Especially when it turned out one of them recorded the video on their phone so it keeps coming back to haunt me.

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    Given your vast music collection, that's a really fun choice, and not what I expected you to say at all! Love that! emoticon

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JANET552 6/17/2011 7:48PM

    Ah Abba -- I love it when they play Abba music at Curves. Makes me want to move. Interesting challenge. Makes me curious to know what the other days are. Good luck!

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Heart Rate

Friday, June 17, 2011

When I woke up this morning I waited 5 minutes as per the Spark instructions before taking my resting heart rate. it was 65 bpm.

My heart rate after doing 10 minutes of stairs yesterday was 135 bpm and, according to the heart rate calculator, that was 65%, which is good for a beginner. Yay!

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ARTSY_CANDICE 6/18/2011 10:15AM

    Woot woot!

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Invisible Jump Rope

Friday, June 17, 2011

I haven't gotten around to purchasing a jump rope yet, but did the exercise below with an invisible one, just to see what my jump roping fitness level is.

From SparkPeople article:

Week 1:
Practice the basic bounce step, using an interval (work-rest) training method. Try to jump and rest at a 1:2 ratio (rest twice as long as you jump, such as 15 seconds jumping and 30 seconds resting). Depending on how quickly you pick it up and how conditioned you are, start with around five to 25 consecutive jumps each work period. Then stop, rest, and start jumping again for a total of about three to five minutes. Aim for three practice sessions each week.

The only pain I felt was when I bounced a little too close and whacked my hand on the bookcase.

Feeling my belly fat flopping up and down is dis-gus-ting!

I did the 25 consecutive jumps. Takes for-ever with that waiting period in between. I liked it though! Got my heart rate up and I'm a-sweatin'!

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PAMSPARKS 6/19/2011 10:26AM

    I've done the invisible jump rope workout a few times. Jumping rope is a good workout for me. I did notice that a real jump rope is a harder workout than an invisible one - I think maybe balance is a little different and I can slack a little with an invisible one. This was a good reminder for me to dust off the real one and go outside! Good luck on your fitness journey.

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CLPOLLY 6/17/2011 6:05PM

    The belly flop can get uncomfortable! :( But think about how little by little it will start getting smaller and smaller!
Keep it up!!!! emoticon

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    God bless Spandex... emoticon

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Let's try this again! - R.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. - 100 Day Challenge - Day 1

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 1 Weigh in/Clean out pantry & refrigerator

Ugh...will I EVER get out of the 170s???? I'm sitting right on the 170 mark. The needle has been going up and down for weeks but refuses to drop into the 160s. I hate you, Scale!!!!!

I think the purpose of cleaning out the pantry & fridge for this challenge is to get rid of junk food and high calorie food, etc. Well, I don't stock any of that so I don't need to clean them out in THAT respect, but I will see if there's anything rotting away in the fridge that needs to be tossed and there is some produce I need to wash so that it can be eaten. I'll do that tonight after work.

Day 2 List reasons you have given up before
Day 3 List reasons you will not give up this time
Day 4 Post something inspirational (Quote, photo, song lyrics)
Day 5 Go to bed early
Day 6 Drink an extra 8 ounces of water
Day 7 Try a new fitness activity
Day 8 Try a new healthy food
Day 9 Identify something you like about your body
Day 10 Examine phase 1 victories

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4EVERFIT011 6/17/2011 11:50AM

    I am struggling with a plateau also and it is so discouraging! Really glad to see that you have set goals and are ready to keep going. I wish you much success!

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