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Ohh! My Aching Back

Thursday, November 04, 2010

I got back on the "wagon" and did my circuit training like a good girl (groan) and today I feel like a ton of bricks fell on me! Oh! My aching back. I guess the moral of the story is: "Everything in moderation?"

I was so determined to 'get back in shape' and get off the excess weight I must have gone overboard -- I used the regular weights and did my 3 reps on each one of the exercises. My muscles, especially on the upe part of my back are telling me about it today!

Tomorrow I HAVE to trim the shrubs in my yard, so, heaven help me, it will either work the soreness out of my muscles -- or kill me! Hey! If you see me on here tomorrow, then I guess it didn't kill me!

  
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PSMITH3841 11/4/2010 1:31PM

    I have 3 words for you..."Bayer Back & Body"! It's the only thing that seems to ease the discomfort my body uses to remind me I'm not 30 anymore! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 11/4/2010 7:55AM

    keep up the good work kido the muscles will get better soon
Vicki

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THPEAKY 11/4/2010 7:02AM

    I got in a "squat contest" in the physical therapy room with a favorite former patient of mine Monday who is coming in for PT. It was "C'mon...you can do it...see I'm doing it with you". I sincerely HOPE she is not as sore as I am! I hope your beack gets to feeling better!

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ROSY_TIAMO 11/4/2010 6:51AM

    The sleeping puppy is soooo adorable...... emoticon emoticon

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CBEVNOW 11/4/2010 4:07AM

    Be careful, love, love the pictures, you can tell this little one doesnt have a care in the world and knows it is loved.
Caroline

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LUNADRAGON 11/4/2010 12:41AM

    Oh, take it easy, I understand the aching back, and just how easy it is to overdo it to try to keep the fitness up. Love the pictures by the way.

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FITANDFIFTY2 11/4/2010 12:36AM

    Oh I so love your pics!!! I do hope your back feels better very soon!!

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The Wagon That Moved!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

emoticon Guess it's time to walk the walk if I'm talking the talk. My plans seemed to go right out the window. emoticon emoticon Yes, the scale is UP, back to my plateau of last week, and most of my well laid plans of doing all the healthy stuff daily kind of got shifted around too! Instead I went to Yarnell (the summer home) on Friday and found our grocery stash was wanting -- no fresh veggies except tomatoes! Had a couple of bananas and some apples -- and Baby! It was COLD outside, at least early in the morning!

emoticon One day I walked around in my PJ's all day (they are flannel) and it felt soooo good. Of course I know we could have turned up the heat, but for some strange reason having that artificial heat pumping out at me during the night makes it so I can't sleep.

Of course that has nothing to do with the reasons I couldn't keep up with the former list (of 4) that I had in place before going "off the wagon." I'll tell you, it's very difficult to stay ON the wagon with all the slippery little temptations and tricks that go on in a person's life.

I'm back down in civilization now (that means I can go to the gym for my circuit training again) so I need to put my bad habits on the shelf and start to be serious about maintaining the healthy things in my life!

emoticon is like "starting over" -- but the silver lining is that starting over is always at a much lower weight than it was years ago. My 144.2 is not that far off from my goal. So never admit, or even consider, that you are a failure. Just smile -- and MOVE ON!
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THPEAKY 11/3/2010 10:40PM

    Count me in ...I am jumping back on after a day trip to Amish Country! translation: carrrrrrrrrb city! But we had a good time: took the day off from work and went with 2 co-workers.

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GRAMMIE1959 11/3/2010 8:35AM

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VITCHY-VICKI 11/3/2010 7:59AM

    emoticonand we will do this together NOV is our month to get a few more pounds off and keep them off
Vicki

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PSMITH3841 11/2/2010 9:58PM

    emoticon Just a bump in the road... Next time, you'll just hang on tighter...You're almost there!

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CATLADY52 11/2/2010 4:47PM

    When faced with a dilemma, just move the goal posts a bit. emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 11/2/2010 1:21PM

    Welcome back on the wagon! Lets get it moving!

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Healthy Habits! 4 Days = 4 Habits

Thursday, October 28, 2010

emoticon Wow! Just trying to think positively and come up with a new Healthy Habit each and every day makes me really concentrate. The first one or two days were easy, then you had to think harder about what you were doing.

So far the healthy habits I've incorporated into my daily life have proven to be a good thing. I dropped a half pound so I'm no longer on that 6-day plateau that was bugging me! And while the idea I incorporated into my routine today does not really have anything to do with getting healthy, it does remove a wee bit of the stress in my life. I just decided that I would eliminate one of the items on my "to do" list that was bugging me. So I have a room in my home now that is cleaner and more organized than it was before -- and that relieves a bit of the stress in my life. Certainly can't hurt.

Here's my life for those of you out there who are keeping track:
1) 8 glasses of water daily
2) 5 portions of fruits/veggies daily
3) circuit training every other day, starting today, next time w/b Friday
4) do at least one item on your "to do " list

I'm down a bit over half a pound, have one room that is much cleaner, and I'm proud of myself for living a healthy lifestyle.
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PURPLESPEDCOW 10/31/2010 5:12PM

    good for you

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OLDERDANDRT 10/31/2010 4:26PM

    Great going!!! Along with all the other great news....(including the weight loss)!!, now you have a room of your house neated up!! Times like these, I love telling you I told you so b/c I know you're happy about how it all has worked out!!! emoticon emoticon emoticonYou are soooo super!!

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TRISTAROSE 10/30/2010 6:31AM

    emoticon Keep up the good work .... You got me thinking about it!

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STILLFLYIN 10/29/2010 12:21PM

    Relieving stress is a great healthy thing!

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BLESSED2BEME 10/28/2010 10:59PM

    Woo Hoo! Great progress:)

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PSMITH3841 10/28/2010 9:57PM

    Woo Hoo my friend! Good bye to that plateau... Great job!...I also like that" one thing on the to do list"...Do you mind if I borrow it?

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MOMMAKNOWSBEST 10/28/2010 9:29PM

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Healthy Habits! 3 days = 3 habits!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon After thinking it over about what I should do for my third healthy habit; it suddenly dawned on me that as a new Fitness Center Member -- why not start doing the circuit training every other day, as recommended. There were several machines that I had never tried, especially those concentrating on arm muscles -- I just figured, "What do I need that for?"

So I head over to the gym about 1:00 and sneared at my BF when he said we'd be in there until 2:00 or 2:30! How can it possibly take that long to do a few of those machines I tell him! He replies, "well, I went there on Monday -- all you did was sit around with the personal trainer."

To show him I didn't just "sit around" I told him I'd show him a couple of the new exercises she had shown me. One was laying on the mat, grasping a really large ball between your feet and raising it over your stomach at a 90 degree angle, then reaching up with your hands, arms outstretched and lowering it over your head, arms still outstretched. Then raising it back with your hands to a 90 degree angle over your stomach, reaching up with your feet to get it and lowering it to the mat. BF had a tough time with it. The next exercise was sitting on the mat, bending your knees, raising your feet off the floor, and with a 6 lb. medicine ball in your hand, swinging it from side to side, nearly touching the floor on each side. That one was easy for me, but BF couldn't do it at all.

So with my point proven (being a woman) I was ready to start circuit training. I did three reps on each machine, skipping maybe two of the machines that were redundant to my goals. When I finished I did a few of the above exercises that I had shown the BF, then got on the bike for 6 minutes and rode for 2 miles. I feel I had a really good workout!

So my healthy habits have added up as follows:
1) 8 glasses of water daily
2) 5 portions of fruits/veggies daily
3) circuit training every other day, starting today, next time w/b Friday

Let's see if I can break that plateau I've been in the about 6 days now.
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STILLFLYIN 10/28/2010 4:44PM

    New exercises are great!

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PSMITH3841 10/28/2010 1:19PM

    Hey girl...this should do the trick! Looks like a true plateau buster to me! Good luck! emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 10/28/2010 11:36AM

    This is great! I may try those exercises, too!! This may be the thing to bust you plateau all to pieces! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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THPEAKY 10/28/2010 10:10AM

    That's awesome! I think I will try that, too!

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BLESSED2BEME 10/28/2010 9:51AM

    Enjoy your new exercise routine!

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MATAYASDREAM 10/28/2010 1:33AM

    Best of luck breaking the plateau!! You can do it!

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Healthy Habits! 2 days = 2 habits!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

emoticon emoticon emoticon Day Two of my new healthy habits made me think of what was second in importance to drinking your 8 cups of water daily. I think, for me at least, it is eating 5 portions of fruits/veggies. I added that as Habit #2. So for now we have:
1) 8 glasses of water daily
2) 5 portions of fruits/veggies daily

I'm sitting on a plateau right now so I need to bump up my exercise a bit. Perhaps tomorrows Healthy Habit will need to be in that area.

How many have joined me in this fun journey? emoticon ME TOO!

  
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STILLFLYIN 10/27/2010 1:46PM

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MYRTLEBEACHWINS 10/27/2010 6:27AM

    Hang in there and keep living life.

You could be someones only smile today make it count.

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BLESSED2BEME 10/27/2010 12:56AM

    These are the two things I'm already trying to work on right now. Can't wait for tomorrow's goal!

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PSMITH3841 10/26/2010 10:53PM

    Great minds think alike...I added fruits and veggies too! See you tomorrow! Keep on Sparkin' you'll jump down off that plateau....Increase the pace and distance of your walks, just a little bit...Amber will love it!

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