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In need of a good arm workout. Any suggestions?

Sunday, April 27, 2014

I've been eating a lot more fruits and vegetables. I've been walking a mile at least 4 days a week. Now I'd like to add a good arm work out. My arms are really huge for my body and I would really like to get them slimmer and more defined. I am hoping to find a 15 minute or so workout I could do daily or every other day. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated. I have 3 lb hand weights and a red theraband. I can do a few modified push-ups but not to many of those or exercises like those since my arms and shoulders are weak and I'm very heavy. I don't want to injure my shoulders.
Any suggestions?
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MCFITZ2 4/27/2014 6:42PM

    Did you search Spark People for toning or upper body exercises?
I am sure there must be something listed. emoticon

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JLAMING263 4/27/2014 5:14PM

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Clothes shopping

Monday, March 10, 2014

I really dislike clothes shopping. I put it off unless I have to have something. Right now I need new work clothes. I have put it off for a long time and now my work clothes and scrubs are starting to come apart. emoticon So I went shopping today after work. After spending an hour an a half, I finally got one new pair of scrubs. I probably should have gotten more but I just couldn't. I hate to buy a lot of clothes when they don't fit great. They make me look huge (Yes, I'm blaming the clothes not me. LOL!). And I
hope to lose weight and don't want to waste money buying new clothes again. Who else has this dialogue when clothes shopping?
Anyone?
I use to love clothes shopping. I could always find things that looked great on me. I sure hope I get back to that again.

  
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F70176555 3/12/2014 4:33AM

    I think you made a good decision because you'll be needing to buy more when you loose more weight emoticon

I am not into clothes shopping for myself either. I love buy for my girls not me.



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TRYINGTOLOSE64 3/10/2014 8:29PM

    I hate shopping too but that goes for any kind of shopping whether it's clothes or groceries!!

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SAMMI-SAM 3/10/2014 7:55PM

    btw, I would also shop at second hand stores such as Salvation Army because I have seen scrubs there several times before...... Great job on the loss!!

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Springlike weather motivates!

Sunday, March 02, 2014

I love spring weather! It makes me want to get outside and do stuff! Biking, walking or working in the yard. Great exercise that I want to do and don't have to talk myself into it.
The warmer weather also makes me crave fruits and vegetables. I went to the grocery store today for our weekly and while I was there I couldn't get out of the produce aisle. Sweet potatoes, strawberries, grapes, carrots, veggies, cauliflower, and broccoli. I also made a pitcher of fused water with cucumbers, lemon and fresh mint. Yummy!
I was starting to get the winter blues but these warmer days have been turning things around. I am so glad spring is almost here!!
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GOLFGMA 3/4/2014 7:51AM

    With snow on the ground today, I am looking forward to the 65 degree forecast for Saturday and then on Sunday Daylight Savings Time kicks in and we'll have longer time outside. emoticon

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Good news

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Results are back from my annual physical. Other than needing to lose some weight, I'm a healthy girl. Feeling blessed!

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/1/2014 9:13PM

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SWEETTOOTH10 2/27/2014 8:50PM

    So happy to hear you're Healthy! emoticon

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JAMBABY0 2/20/2014 7:23PM

    good for you

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Feeling Good

Sunday, February 16, 2014

It's been a week since I started implementing healthy habits in small steps. I didn't build up to as many healthy things by the end of the week as I would like to have but I still did ok. Today was the first day I truly feel good in a month. The sun is shining and I'm off work today, so it is a great day to really work hard. I have already worked out and feel so much energy afterwords! I have been counting my calories and drinking lots of water so far today too.

Today was also the first day I weighed in a month. Gained 2 lbs. That was pretty motivating to see. Seeing how my bad choices affect me on the scales really made me realize I need to do better.

I really have been wanting to get healthier not just to lose weight but because I am now in my 40's and I am starting to worry about things like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. Although I've been overweight for many years, I have always had healthy reports from doctor. I've been blessed not to have diabetes or high blood pressure/cholesterol. But I know if I continue my poor health choices they will catch up with me. Tomorrow is my annual physical. I was hoping to go in there showing my doctor I have been making some changes but my setbacks this month won't give me any bragging rights. I hope I still get good results and get another chance to get healthy. I really don't want to have to be put on any medications.

  
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F70176555 2/16/2014 3:00PM

    Let us know how your appointment went!!! One of my goals is to do good this year and then next year get my physical and have some big bragging rights=)

I tell you what exercise really helps me stay on track so good for you for exercising!!! emoticon

I am so glad you only gained 2 pounds that can be lost in a snap! I am glad your on track!! emoticon

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HWNHMMBRD 2/16/2014 1:37PM

    Here's to owning our choices and making better ones. emoticon

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DEB9021 2/16/2014 11:47AM

    Whatever you do, just don't give up! And my advice, don't try to do too much at once. For example, just pick one small goal for each week and wait until the next week to add another. I know it is tempting to do it all at once, but it is better to build consistency.

When I started, I found tracking spark streaks to be really motivating. Every day you meet that goal, you check the box, and you watch the number of days grow. Soon you will not want to skip a day and have to start over, and it all becomes habit so quickly that you can keep focusing on new goals without feeling overwhelmed. Tracking calories and drinking lots of water are a great place to start, as well as exercising every day. Way to go!

I am 46 (47 next week!) and have lost more than 30 lbs, and lots of folks on SparkPeople have lost a lot more in their 40s and 50s. You can do it, too! It is soooooo very worth it. For your health, as well as your happiness. It's so awesome to have energy and enthusiasm for life!

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