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I missed my sweat!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I know, how can I miss sweating, but I guess I did. First of all I don't sweat much when I work out no matter how hard I push. I'm not one of those people you see dripping sweat everywhere and running down their face, neck etc. I get damp but don't pour sweat. For awhile I was doing my cardio with the Leslie Sansone Walk Away The Pounds videos. Some were easy and some were a challenge. I stuck with the challenge video for 2 weeks then when I got burnt out I went back to using another of her videos that was slower. Eventually I went back to her beginning video, the original 2 mile walk that I would restart when it ended. Then I decided no more, I had to push. So for the last 2 days I went back to her 5 mile Challenge walk and I really feel better because I worked up a rolling sweat! Then after reading the article yesterday that I posted on my blog about the Lift Heavier Weights with Fewer Reps for Toning and Fat Loss, I picked up the 8.8 pound weights and used those. That was a workout and it felt good. Today I did another 51 minute challenge walk with Leslie, 2 bootcamp videos and 30 minutes of exercises and I was sweating good again and it felt better! I think if I sweat good enough, I feel like I did something.

42 more days until I am back home in New Hampshire and I can join the gym again since last year when I got home, it rained for 6 straight weeks. I'll have my gym buddy again (who is also my Spark Team leader)and she really helps the workout go so much faster. 42 more days until I get to hug and kiss my son, grandson, daughter and other grandson, I can't wait!
Then we'll have our New Hampshire Spark Teams Meet & Greet (ALL NEW HAMPSHIRE SPARK TEAMS and ALL NEW HAMPSHIRE SPARK PEOPLE are invited to join) so we can put faces to names and share secrets and tips and good healthy food.

HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY! It's our Friday here, our weekend!

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HJFOGARTY 4/14/2010 9:09PM

    Way to go Robin!!! that is one awesome workout - I think you used up your energy and mine too today! WOW! just remember to take care of you and don't over due it too much! but every once in a while it sure does feel good to get in an awesome day like that one! and Heck with the family! I get a hug too! lol we are getting closer!! have a super weekend - I'm jealous and want the weekend here too!

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EGRAMMY 4/14/2010 11:17AM

    I am astounded and impressed that you did all that exercise in 1 day. emoticon

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Interesting articles

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I read a web page called LifeHacker. Sometimes there are interesting articles on them. Here are a couple from today:

Save a Failed Hard Drive in Your Freezer.

Lift Heavier Weights with Fewer Reps for Toning and Fat Loss

Jumping Jacks Increase Productivity at the Office

This is from a newspaper I read online

Modest goals key to weight loss

Today's SparklPeople Daily Desk Calendar note is:
Pump Iron. Strength training 3 times per week can build lean muscle, cut your diabetes risk, prevent depression, reduce your risk of stroke by 40% and strengthen your bones. Try bands, dumbbells, body weight or machines.

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BIKERBABYZ 4/13/2010 3:55PM

    Great hints & tips! Thank you!! I will definitely need to work on getting my strength training up to 3 times a week from 2 times a week. I am sure it would make a heck of a difference!

Although, 2 times is 2 times more than I did 2 months ago!

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ILOVETOCRUISE 4/13/2010 2:15PM

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ALIGIRL115 4/13/2010 12:36PM

    Thanks for sharing!! :)

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EGRAMMY 4/13/2010 8:47AM

    emoticon You are so kind and wise. You are a learner and share your knowledge.

A resource our Do. Oz Show Fans, SP team uses is http://www.doctoroz.com/

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GRAMMYEAC 4/13/2010 6:56AM

    Thanks for the helpful tips!

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Still doing the bootcamp

Monday, April 12, 2010

I'm on day 10 of the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit bootcamp. I'm doing this mostly by myself but posting the exercises and daily challenges on 3 teams I lead/co-lead. So I've done them all. I did this bootcamp last year and wanted to repeat it. I also joined the SparkPeople's Official Plateau Buster Challenge team. Still nothing is working to delete these pounds. All I can say is only 40 some more days until I get HOME to the USA and can talk to a Dr. to see if my thyroid is out of whack again.

Been reading blogs today too, came across one persons blog. All I can say is this is one sad person, this person has 5 aliases she uses to talk to herself and she begged people to read her blog and leave comments and be her friend, then nominate her for motivator of the day/week/month. Her 5 aliases belong to 1 main team but 1 screen name belongs to 43 teams. I couldn't really read what she was talking about because of the spelling/grammer thing and the "text" language thing. I moved on to a really inspiring blog and a couple of hilarious blogs. I hope that lady gets some help.

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EGRAMMY 4/12/2010 3:51PM

    Glad to hear about the Plateau Busting team for my team members needing it. This SP site is so full of opportunities, I sometimes forget or haven't gotten to them yet.

Glad you will be home to check with Dr. soon. emoticon

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Easter Sunday Sandstorm

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

This is the 5th time I've tried to upload this.
We had a sandstorm on Easter Sunday. Here is some of what it looked like.

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2LABS2LOVE 4/6/2010 4:58PM

    emoticonwow...what crazy weather you have! Glad you are OK. I bet it is a mess to clean up too!

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KERRYMONIQUE 4/6/2010 8:55AM

    My goodness!!! I hope it settled down and you had a nice Easter otherwise!

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MY4KITTIES 4/6/2010 8:05AM

    Very nice video. It probably was not much fun to experience a sand storm because blowing sand hurts when it hits your skin.

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    Very cool! Looks so normal!

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Bootcamp revisited

Monday, April 05, 2010

Today is day 3 of Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp revisited. I am doing this bootcamp to help boost my exercise a bit. I am doing this bootcamp on 3 teams that I lead to help keep me accountable and do the exercise. So far I've done 3 days and the challenge exercises.

4 times now I have tried to upload a video clip of our sandstorm yesterday but it says it's 100% done and sits there for 2 hours and does nothing so I gave up. I walked over to our little store about 10:30AM to get a couple of things. CAme home and started cooking. I looked up around 11 and the sky was that eerie orange. You couldn't see the villas across the street, it was miserable. The sandstorm died down about 4PM but everything is a mess. It was 104 in the afternoon. It's like a blast furnace when you open the door.

On to day 4............

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    Sounds so fun! emoticon Cooking? Want a job?
I have not been able to upload anything onto the website from here. Don't know what the problem is so there are no photos for others to look at.

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GRANNYS5 4/5/2010 7:04PM

    Wow sounds like you had quite a weekend!!! emoticon We had some wind, but luckily nothing like that emoticon

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