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June - Swimsuit bootcamp bonuses

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Because I don't remember from day to day.

6/2 - Bonus - keep sodium low (under 2300) - not quite, but at least I was below 3000, LOL!

6/3 - Bonus - create a workout plan for the month - the plan is to walk every day, at least 30+ minutes; swim when I can; do the bootcamp workouts daily (days 1 to 7). DONE!

6/4 - Bonus - 2 sets (10-15 reps) of Dumbbell Triceps Kickbacks - Not done

6/5 - Bonus - extra activity, healthy opportunity - DONE! - parked at far ends of parking lots to get in extra walking while doing errands between jobs and meetings

6/6 - Bonus - Coach Nicole's 6 Minute Hips, Glutes & Thighs Workout video - not done

6/7 - Bonus - Stay in calorie range - DONE!

6/8 - Bonus - 3 sets of DB crunches - not done, got busy with other stuff

6/9 - Bonus - new/different veg - hmmm, my vegs are varied and different - just bought artichoke, asparagus, arugula, radicchio - as well as carrots, onions, etc. Will see what I can come up with. - Nada - after graduation, I just couldn't go shopping, went home and had dinner with tomatoes for the veg.

6/10 - Bonus - clean out closet, eliminate oversized or unflattering clothes - LOL, I feel like I do this monthly! - Okay, have a pile of clothes to get rid of or wear only when gardening, cleaning, painting.

6/11 - Bonus - mermaid stretch - cool name - skipped, had a late meeting.

6/12 - Bonus - sparkrecipes.com - use or add - Done - added my very easy asparagus frittata

6/13 - Bonus - try to get a perfect pie chart - my ideal is 50% carb, 25% protein, 25% fat. Not today.

6/14 - Bonus - try a new exercise, cardio or strength - mostly walked, but moved a bunch of tiles for an art project - so not my usual cardio.

6/15 - Bonus - pampering! - Done - let myself have a very lazy morning!

6/16 - Bonus - develop reward system - Done - I have my next reward (clothing) sitting in a friend's closet!

6/17 - Bonus - cleanse the kitchen of tempting and unhealthy treats - Done, they don't come into the house! If I need a scoop of ice cream, I go get a single scoop - so there isn't the temptation of more!

6/18 - Bonus - DB shrugs - Done - 2 x 15 x 8

6/19 - Bonus - make list of what I like about myself - mental list, not written - and I think I'm very funny!

6/20 - Bonus - double leg raises - not done, fell asleep early

6/21 - Bonus - read an article on SP - Done, I've actually read all of them, some more than once

6/22 - Bonus - 3 x 15 DB side bends - Done - 2 x 20 x 8

6/23 - Bonus - review SP pledge - Done

6/24 - Bonus - make workout harder by adding weights or doing more difficult variation - not done, I didn't do much of anything today.

6/25 - Bonus - start a streak - I think mine will be sleeping 7 to 8 hrs per night, which I don't do during the school year - I need more sleep! - have slept at least 7 hrs for the last 3 nights, will aim to keep this up. Note 6/26 - still getting 7 to 8 hrs per night, 4 nights now.

6/26 - Bonus - fruit for dessert - Yup, having strawberries tonight.

6/27 - Bonus - read food labels - Done, I'm fanatic about this. Don't buy it if it has too many cals, too many additives, too many non-nutritive substances.

6/28 - Bonus - read the motivational stories on SP - all done

6/29 - Bonus - plan July 4 party strategies - Done, all planned!

6/30 - Bonus - track EVERYTHING you eat - Done - already do this!

  


I guess it's working! - Bootcamp update

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Within the last week, three different people have commented that I've lost weight.

The scale says I haven't.

Which must mean that either A. three different people have seen the same wrong thing about me, or B. I've lost inches.

I'm guessing it's the inches. I'm guessing the swimsuit bootcamp has toned and tightened a bunch of my body parts.

Actually, I wore a dress on Thursday, and barely recognized myself in the mirror.

I AM looking smaller! Woohooooooo! Thank you bootcamp, thank you Coach Nicole, and thank you SparkPeople!

  
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NOTBLUSHING 5/24/2008 8:37PM

    Hugs and kisses to you, my darling!

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PHEBESS 5/24/2008 6:40PM

    Thank you, Magda!

And thank you, Janine, for gettting me here!

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SMURFETTE0725 5/24/2008 6:28PM

    ROCK ON HOT STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How exciting!!

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Bootcamp update - 5/21/08

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I can do tricep dips with a chair!!!!!!!! Two sets of 10!!!!!!!!!! Woohooooooo!!!!!

Even if I can't do plank (due to my foot injury) and no way no how side plank (just can't) and my floor pushups leave a lot to be desired - I can now do tricep dips!!!!!!! Without killing my shoulder, without stopping in the middle!

And that is my measure of success with the bootcamp!

  


SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008


We went out for bkfst, then went over to the Eco-tour place - got suited up with lifejackets, climbed into the kayaks (watching DH do this was worth it!), paddled about a mile in a lagoon lined with mangroves, beached the kayaks, hiked about 20 minutes on this deserted cay to the far end where there were bizarre rock formations from volcanic activity (you could even see the vein of rock where the lava shot up the chute). Saw cool stuff in the tide pool - baby urchins, a chiton, a brittle or spiny star. And there was a blow hole in the rocks, so when the waves hit it was like a geyser shooting up!!!!! Then hiked back to the beach, and snorkeled for about 45 minutes, saw lots of juvenile fish, some huge fish, a mama and baby barracuda, and several Casseopia jellyfish, which are totally weird looking (like pulsating bubbles!). Then kayaked back.

Then went out for a big lunch, we were both famished after all of that exercise.

It was about a 4 hour trip - just totally FUN!!!!!! - and I'm estimating (based on SP's fitness tracker) I burned about 1800 cals. Wooohoooooooooooo!

  
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SHERRY822 5/13/2008 2:04AM

    Oh My Gosh Phebes, that sounds like so much fun ! How awesome that you had the opportunity to do that. I would love to do something like that. I love water and to watch sealife. My ex and I had a boat and we actually got to see and interact with a small school of dolphins, here in Florida.That was really cool. I would have loved to swim with them.

I know with all of that action, you definately worked off your breakfast, plus some,lol.

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I have walked 429.79 miles since 1/10/08

Thursday, May 08, 2008

How far is that?

Well, according to the Google map distance calculator, that's pretty close to walking from Sacremento to San Francisco to Los Angeles.

New York City to Quebec.

New York City to somewhere in mid-North Carolina.

St. Thomas to the middle of the Dominican Republic, almost to the border with Haiti.

Monrovia, Liberia, to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

Rome to Zurich.

Madrid to Montpellier, France.

Paris to Bremen, Germany.

London to Edinburgh to Belfast.

It is EXACTLY the miles from Austin TX to Vicksburg, MS!!!!


I could play with this map all day. But WOW, that's a good distance!!! Especially since I'm supposedly cutting back on my walking due to a foot injury. Huh. Wonder what it will be by the end of the year!!!!!!

  
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SMURFETTE0725 5/8/2008 9:48PM

    That's AWESOME! Congrats Phebe!!!!

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PHEBESS 5/8/2008 12:43PM

    I think I'm aiming to walk across the Sahara, LOL!

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IMAOFSEVEN 5/8/2008 12:05PM

    Wow Phebe! No wonder you've made a hole in your orthopedic shoe!

Where are you "going" next?

Keep it up!!!
Dvora

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