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End of the week burnout

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

For me, it's the end of the week. Our Wednesday here is like Friday in the real world. I am on my end of the week exercise burnout. I usually take a day off from exercise to let my legs and muscles rest on either a Thursday or Friday but today I just can't find the motivation to do it. I did go for a brief 30 minute walk this morning outside but it was only 1.68 miles in 30 minutes and I know that is not enough exercise for today. I did find out though why I needed new sneekers, the ones I was using to walk in hurt my feet and legs. I made the mistake of wearing them again this morning and not 1/2 lap into my walk, my legs hurt.

Plus I'm trying to get a Christmas present organized for my DH. I took assorted pictures of his Harley before I left home and I want to make him a 2010 calendar and use those pictures. I took like a picture of the license plate, the motor, the back wheel, the side of the gas take with the Harley emblem, pictures like that and now I'm trying to decide how to make the calendar or if I want to go to the store, buy a calendar and glue the printed pictures over the picture already there.

Oh well, guess it's time to drag myself upstairs and move a bit.

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MELOSPARKLE 12/16/2009 7:11AM

    What a great idea for a Christmas present! My Father in law is a big Harley fan and would love something like that! You know that you can go online and load those pics in and have a calendar printed (snapfish, shutterfly, walmart I think). Great idea! Best of luck to you!

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It happened

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I started out with a 2.6 mile walk outside in 53 minutes this morning. It would have been a nice cool walk the whole while except they chopped down all the shady trees on the roads so my walk is almost in full sun.

Then Christmas puked in the house. Not all over mind you but there's bits around. There are only 1 or 2 people who are reading this that know why I don't like Christmas, it's personal and painful, end of story. The god-awful tree thing isn't up yet, another week. DH has a "winter themed" screen saver thing on his computer and he turned on internet Christmas music that blasted me out of bed at 6:10 this morning so I figured if he was spirited enough, I'd put a little Christmas crap.

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HOPE2BE 12/16/2009 6:31AM

    I have very painful memories of Christmas when I was 19 and I felt so bad about not telling anyone. It consumed me and then I found forgiveness and it turned out that by giving I was far happier and could enjoy life more and forget what had happened to me. God gave us the ability to forgive and forget. To give is better than to receive. Give to your husband and know you make him happy. I too will pray for you and pray the most will be over soon.

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VALI_T 12/15/2009 7:43PM

    I'm sorry that Christmas is painful for you. You don't have to tell me a thing about that if you don't want to, I'll keep on praying for you anyway. Take good care of yourself and just hang on because it will be over pretty soon. emoticon

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MARYMAC45 12/15/2009 2:19PM

    We do not like christmas either.(very painful) But we force ourselves to do a bit of decorating for the grown kids when they visit. Try to make the best of it. Good luck on your journey.

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Another walk

Monday, December 14, 2009

I pushed myself to do another walk with a short jog this morning and yes it felt good again.
To the person who said I should not push myself, YES I SHOULD. YOU DON'T KNOW ME, if I don't push myself, it won't get done and I only have a 3 1/2 month period of time I can do this walk outside before the temperature gets too high to think about it. It will get easier for me.
I then did only 30 minutes of Leslie WATP and 30 minutes strength training.

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HJFOGARTY 12/14/2009 11:31AM

    you go for it girl!! you are an inspiration to so many and I just love your energy and strength! take care of you in that heat and stay hydrated!!!

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SNOWYOWL56 12/14/2009 7:43AM

    Congratulations for acknowledging yourself, you're and inspiration to me, a woman who also must push herself!

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PASTORJEFF2 12/14/2009 7:28AM

    Keep on pushing and soon it won't be pushing anymore. It will become a habit that you enjoy. Keep it up!!!

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I need to get out more often

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I got up earlier than I normally do so I went out for a morning walk. It was 70F at 8:15AM, sunny, not a cloud in the sky. I did a mile in 19 minutes then continued for a 41 minute walk. Then I did a 30 minute Walk Away The Pounds video and 35 mintues of dumbbell exercises and some leg lifts. Maybe I need to kick start my metabolism. I need to push myself to do the extra morning walk.

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YANKEEROJ 12/14/2009 6:46AM

    Please do not push too hard.
You'll feel frustrated over time.
Take it easy but steady.

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JAVAJO47 12/13/2009 10:54PM

    You are doing an awesome job Robin! Thanks for posting this...I am falling into the holiday cheer a bit too much with eating more and moving less. I think it's time for me to look to you for the push I need.

Have a great week :)
Jo Ann

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JUICYSWEETS 12/13/2009 5:45PM

    Good for you :) I love morning workouts!

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SIANAN74 12/13/2009 5:20PM

    Most of us would kill to live somewhere that it is 70F in the morning this time of year to be able to take a early morning walk! I would say... Go for it!!

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BAILEYSMOM7 12/13/2009 3:04PM

Congrats! You should feel very proud of yourself, you are doing all the right things. Good job!

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/13/2009 3:01PM

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VALI_T 12/13/2009 2:54PM

    emoticon Good for you, but definitely get out to do this kind of thing early in the day before it gets hot enough to kill you. emoticon

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Love these pedometers

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I have 2 pedometers on today and I don't think either of them is right. The first one I had on for about 15 minutes, went up/down 17 stairs, out the back door to the laundry room and back, made the bed. The pedometer said I walked 4 steps. I put the second one on and from the time I picked it up off the shelf to clipping it to my waistband, standing still the whole time, it said I walked 10 steps. Either way, I know I got up and moved. What is the purpose of those pedometers if they aren't acurate? Does it really matter how many steps you take in a day?

I did a 3 mile walk with Leslie today, even jogged a bit during her power boost minutes, woo hoo!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 12/16/2009 6:58AM

    Omron - spend a few bucks and get a decent one. I had to laugh when my cheap one said I was taking steps and I was standing still breathing.

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THEMINT2 12/16/2009 6:56AM

    I wear a pedometer every day. I have a box of old pedometers that I've tried, but I found the best one is my Weight Watchers pedometer. Now it is not an exact science to be sure, but it does give you an idea of how much you move (or not). lol

Since I started wearing one every day, my steps have gone from 2,000 average to 6,000 average. There are some days where I look at it in the evening and find my steps are low and it spurs me on to walk around the block or do some walking in place in front of the TV

I LOVE my pedometer, but it is not for everyone

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

PS 2,000 steps = 1 mile (just an average)

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HOPE2BE 12/16/2009 6:33AM

    I agree pedometers are worthless. However some are good. Try to get one from a hospital.

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HIGHLIFE73 12/13/2009 4:07PM

    I agree that pedometer aren't what they are cracked up to be. I have had 4 completely different types and had problem with all of them. I just gave up on them. I got a heart rate monitor watch and just try to be more active.

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VALI_T 12/12/2009 3:42PM

    Pedometers can be temperamental animals. I know that you're supposed to wear them at your waist, but I've actually had better luck when I've clipped them onto one of my shoes. If that doesn't help then maybe you've just been "lucky" and managed to get a couple of defective ones. Don't know what to tell you if that's the case emoticon

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GLEORIA 12/12/2009 3:12PM

    LOL I have started to just walk or exercise using my watch/clock. My pedometers are in a drawer I think...

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DISTAN 12/12/2009 1:48PM

    I agree threw out my 5

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