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Day 8 Bootcamp Video Challenge, and still going!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sun, Day 8, Jan 10
Your Day 8 workout video for Sunday, January 10, can be found here:

(We're back to using Day 1 of the Bootcamp video series. No additional cardio is scheduled for Sunday.)

Your Bonus Challenge for Sunday (optional) is to eat dinner at the table, with no TV, computer or cell phone nearby. Take your time, and eat on a real plate with real silverware, even if you're eating a frozen meal or dining alone. When you eat while

Well, I tried this one today but I wasn't able to keep up. I have 3 left feet and apparently 17 arms, lol.

But at least I did more of it than the other video. Maybe I'll try another one next Sunday!

I can eat at the table, but my table is right next to my computer and the TV is in the same room. I always eat off regular plates with real silverware but to turn off the TV would not be fair to my DH. I think I should get something for at least trying!

I have only completed 13 minutes on the treadmill so far, and 3 ST exercises so my day is not yet done.


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KNITTABLES 1/11/2010 12:52PM

    Well we made it through one week and we are doing a great job. I love your blogs and your updates on Bootcamp. Great job, keep them coming. Have you notice a difference yet in your body? I did, I lost a pound and a couple of inches. It feels good. Enjoy your day. Hugs Sandra

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CATHEITE 1/10/2010 11:01PM

    I love the image of you with 3 left feet and 17 arms!! Celebrate how wonderfully you're doing.
Initially, I was disappointed that today's video was a repeat. But I like the one legged hops. It's challenging, and I think it's important for foot and ankle strength. (My first fitness injury, many years ago, was a twisted ankle.)

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ETHEL_MERMAID 1/10/2010 8:27PM

    Good going, Linda!! I think it's fine - even fortunate! - that you didn't turn off DH's television! The real purpose of that exercise was to get people to sense how different the experience of eating is when distractions are avoided...or even kept at a minimum :) Well done! emoticon - Susan

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LAURAANN821 1/10/2010 8:22PM

    I had a hard time with today's video too. It's really hard on the knees. So, I just did the best I could, and didn't do the jumping segments... I kept it low.

Today's video is my least favorite.

You get a emoticon for doing what you were able!

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LOPEYP 1/10/2010 8:01PM

    I was disappointed that it was the same video as before. I thought bootcamp would be something different every day.
Good for you doing the extra. We were watching "The Kite Runner" and paused it to make and bring dinner to our family room so we could eat and watch the rest of the movie! emoticon I don't think that eating in front of the TV makes me eat more or forget what I was eating.

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EMMABE1 1/10/2010 6:52PM

    Well - what are you waiting for??LOL!!

Seriously you are going well - but remember there are another 3 weeks to go - enjoy!!

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Day 7, need another video please!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Your Day 7 workout video for Saturday, January 9, can be found here:

(No cardio scheduled for Saturday.)

Bonus Challenge for Saturday (optional) is to meet your water recommendations for today (about 8 cups for most people).

This workout is beyond my abilities but I did manage to finish with just a bit of modification.
Next Saturday I will be trying another Abs workout:

So I did the video and drank my water! Done & Done!
And I do cardio every day so - DONE that too!

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EMMABE1 1/10/2010 1:26AM

    Well done - you did the whole week - and collected the points!!
Love them points!!

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BARNABABY1 1/9/2010 11:32PM

    Drank my water.... and it is official - - bootcamp is trying to kill me with their videos!! emoticon

But we are doing a great job!

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ETHEL_MERMAID 1/9/2010 8:57PM

    Talk about my "beloved" Mt. Washmore, you never fail to impress me with all the fitness minutes you rack up! Faaaantastic! I did a LITTLE exercise today, but it was only four SparkPoints worth - lol!! (But it's what I can do, I guess, so every little bit counts :) Have a great rest of the weekend, Linda!

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MRS.DOYLE 1/9/2010 7:14PM

    Yes, this was a very tough workout. I managed it but only because I have been doing Pilates for years. I have to adapt any exercises that need a ball because I haven't got one. Amazing what you can do with a stool. I didn't notice the bit about no cardio. Booger.

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Day 6 Bootcamp

Friday, January 08, 2010

Your Day 6 workout video for Friday, January 8, can be found here:

Also, do 30 minutes cardio of your choice today as well.

Your Bonus Challenge for Friday (optional) is to limit your caffeine intake today. Turn to natural energy boosters instead. Too much caffeine can leave you irritated and jittery. After the "buzz" wears off, you could end up feeling more tired than before. Instead of reaching for a cup of coffee or a sugary, calorie-laden soda mid-afternoon, try taking a short walk, doing a crossword puzzle or breathing deeply for a couple of minutes. Eat slow-digesting protein and whole grains at lunch to help prevent afternoon drowsiness, and avoid overloading on simple carbs mid-day.

I was just having my only cup of coffee for the day! when I read this. So the cup is going into the 'fridge for tomorrow! I only drank about 1/3 so I am going to consider the bonus challenge as a success today!

**I am such a DoDo sometimes - I found alternate Cardio Videos for Sunday but I am not sure who else had as much trouble as I - I am posting the 3 alternates here for anyone interested.

I really like this one!

There was even an alternative to the Jumping Jacks!!

I haven't looked at these, but you can if you are interested:

and www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness

**edit: Is it only me or is the balance ball kind of big for this? Trying to get the ball behind me was tricky to say the least. I did manage to do the exercise - just curious if anyone else thought a smaller ball might work better?
I really can't believe how much fun I am having with this BootCamp this year!

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SMB19191405 1/9/2010 3:05PM

    Maybe your ball is too large. There are different size balls and I have two of the them. I agree - one of the balls was just too large for me to do the exercises comfortably (if you can call exercise comfortable). Anyway - I had to switch to the smaller ball. I guess we are just too short for those larger balls. :)

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BARNABABY1 1/8/2010 11:45PM

    Thank you for the alternate cardio videos...I couldn't do the other one at all because I just can't get both feet off the floor at the same time!

I also could not do half of today's video. My arms were not long enough to hold the ball behind my back in a way that allowed me to raise it up at all. I also had no arm length left to push myself up off the ball - they just reached the ball as I sat on it! But I did what I could!

I think this week has gone pretty well.... I definitely have room to improve for next week and am looking forward to the challenge!!

Let's keep up the great work!
Mary Ann emoticon

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EMMABE1 1/8/2010 8:52PM

    Glad you are having fun - but how they thought I could do it -well!!!!!!
I have just gone back to my own exercises!!

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MARTY19 1/8/2010 6:06PM

    I am not happy lately with this particluar bootcamp. Maybe just because I don't feel good.

Love you,

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_VALEO_ 1/8/2010 5:19PM

    Like you, I was having my second cup of coffee when I read the optional challenge (yikes!)... But I can't function without it in the morning! And it is such a habit than I had a third one after going back home!
I'm having fun too -so much easier for me than last year, that I'm actually enjoying it, and I can do also my cardio.

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KNITTABLES 1/8/2010 5:03PM

    I have cut my coffee in half today, instead my usual 4, I had 2, so i considered to have met this challenge. Good jog posting the fitness video, I have down loaded all of them, thanks for sharing. We rock this bootcamp don't we. Cheers

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    Good job on putting away the coffee. I would have had an issue with that challenge if I was doing the boot camp. My morning coffee helps warm me up and gets me going at 5 am.

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Day 5 Bootcamp

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Your Day 5 workout video for Thursday, January 7, can be found here:

Also, do 30 minutes cardio of your choice today as well.

Your Bonus Challenge for Thursday (optional) is to also do the Lower Body Stretching Video after your Bootcamp workout. You can do it later on, but you have to make sure your muscles are already warm, so right after your cardio workout would be best! Here's the video link:

I completed today's BootCamp but I was confused - the Bonus Challenge Stretch was already included in the BootCamp video? emoticon

These would be so much easier if there was a BootCamp DVD so I could pause when I have to roll around and also to see what to do next.

Anyway, I have completed Day 5 BootCamp - video, bonus video & cardio!


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SOPHIADARE 1/8/2010 1:13PM

    Congratulations on your 120.4, too! WooHoo for you!

You're always an inspiration!

Best wishes!

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_VALEO_ 1/8/2010 6:26AM

    Great job, Linda! emoticon

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BARNABABY1 1/7/2010 11:15PM

    I wondered the same thing about the extra stretching video....guess they figure we can't get enough stretching. emoticon

Today's workout went fine but I'll tell ya, my abs and lower back were killing me this morning when I went to get out of bed! I didn't think I had really been able to accomplish much while rolling around on that ball but boy was I wrong!! emoticon

Ok, now onward to tomorrow!! Let's all keep up the great momentum we've got going.
Mary Ann

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LOPEYP 1/7/2010 9:17PM

    Me too!

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GRALLEN 1/7/2010 5:25PM

    Did mine too.

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MESSENE 1/7/2010 5:15PM

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EMMABE1 1/7/2010 4:34PM

    Well done, Keep up the good work!!

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WALKINGANNIE 1/7/2010 4:34PM

    Well done Linda. You're working so hard to get your results.

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KNITTABLES 1/7/2010 4:29PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonI did it too!

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Chapter 4 in The Spark & Day 4 SP Bootcamp!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

I am determined not to rush my way through The Spark. I am amazed at how many ideals I have already been following without knowing it!

When I read the Paragraph Breakthroughs, I knew this was my today's blog.

My Aha Moment - When I realized I could do this! Before I reached my first written goal of 165 lbs, I changed it to 148 and then dared to dream I could reach 135!

My WooHoo Moment - Being a normal weight of 135 for the first time in my memory and realizing I didn't have to stop yet, I could go lower!!

My Breakthrough Point - Knowing I could maintain ANY weight I reached!

Day 4 Bootcamp:
Your Day 4 workout video for Wednesday, January 6, can be found here:
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Also, do 30 minutes cardio of your choice today as well.

Your Bonus Challenge for Wednesday (optional) is to eat at least 3 servings of fresh, frozen or canned vegetables today. Besides being nutritious, veggies can fill you up on fewer calories so that you're more likely to stick with your healthful eating plan for the day. The Nutrition section under our "Healthy Lifestyle" tab is full of tips to add veggies to your day, so check out the articles there if you need some help.

Done, done, done! But I did have to modify the last plank and just do it on my elbows! I tried with the hands - just too soon for me!

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_VALEO_ 1/7/2010 1:06PM

    Keep up the good work! I can't wait for reaching my Breakthrough Point!

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ENUFALRDY 1/7/2010 11:47AM

    Keep up the great work, you are an inspiration to us all. I am just starting chapter 4...such a great book and as I read it I feel like it is all an Ah-Ha moment.

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SHUCG1004 1/7/2010 10:56AM

    Linda, you are such an inspiration to me and so many others. I just wanted to let you know how much your positive attitude affects me! I've never met you but I sometimes think, "Linda would want me to get some nutritious food instead of the junk I am craving." I remember you told me "one day at a time" or "one moment at a time" when I posted on my blog that I was feeling everything and everyone was against me and that I had no hope. You gave me hope. What a wonderful gift!

I'm determined to read through the Spark and take my time, too! I am still in the introduction.


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ETHEL_MERMAID 1/6/2010 10:20PM

    Good for you!! I love the concept of Aha, Woo Hoo, and Breakthrough moments - it's an exciting one, I find!
You're my role model :)

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PALESEPT 1/6/2010 8:32PM

    Great job on getting all of the challenges in for the bootcamp! I think I got all of them done, and I didn't even know it:) I have to check out the team page in more depth. Looking forward to the rest of the week. Good luck to you!


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KNITTABLES 1/6/2010 8:27PM

    Great moments, I too did all my challenges for bootcamp. Here to doing day 5, have a great night and keep up with the great work. UhUH moments can be real eyeopener.

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