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1,000 Calorie Workout

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Attended a TurboKick class at the rec center last night. Holy ham was it intense. One solid hour of kicking, punching, jumping, non-stop, hard core moves - instructor said this workout can burn-up to 1,000 calories in an hour.
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Since this was my first class I didn't want to look like I was new, so I just jumped right in, gave it my all. Wow, it was great, looking forward to it again next week. The only thing that is a little sore this morning is my obliques, from twisting and punching. Super fantastic workout with an awesome instructor. I do better when I attend a group class - I tend to put in alot more effort so as not to look like a whimp and to give myself an honest, tears and sweat workout. You know you've been worked out good when your whole body is covered in sweat, clothes are wet and you are a little wobbly and weak when your done. It was fantastic, I definitely got the workout I was looking for. The best cardio workout ever.

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WAFFIE80 6/21/2010 4:19PM

    Sounds like an awesome workout. Cudos to you for going for it!!

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BUDRFLY31 6/17/2010 10:06PM

    Wow, I ran 6.5 miles today and only burnt 600 calories! That class must rock! Someday, I may try group classes! I just wish they were free!

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READNKNIT 6/17/2010 1:54PM

    Wow. I think I'd keel over in a dead faint! emoticon

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MZSLYDE01 6/17/2010 11:50AM

    Awesome that sounds like fun. I love that kind of workout.
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I wish I had a rec center in my town.

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LIS193 6/17/2010 11:45AM

It sounds like you got a fantastic workout. Make sure you eat enough...

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MELODIEO 6/17/2010 10:14AM

    Sounds familiar I used to do that in taekwondo. Loved it unfortunately I cant do the kick anymore due to a knee injury, but its still nice to recall those days.

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PLAYBLUES22 6/17/2010 9:04AM

    I know exactly how you feel. I belong to 3 classes and all are free, and they work this ole' body!!! Believe me emoticon

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CMIRRA 6/17/2010 8:52AM

    TurboKick is a wonderful workout! I love it, and I now teach it!

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HOKIEJEN13 6/17/2010 8:51AM

    Woo! Great job! People say you should join a high priced gym...but it looks like the local rec centers have finally gotten on board and are offering the same classes!

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WARBLEWARBLE 6/17/2010 8:49AM

    That's such a good feeling, isn't it? I don't like to start sweating, but once I'm good and soppy, it's alright.

An even better feeling is working out like that, getting in a hot shower, and then snuggling up in your bed. It feels so good to fall asleep like that--exhausted, knowing you've worked hard.

Uh-oh. Now you've got me wanting that feeling. I guess I'll get good and sweaty today! Thanks for the motivation!

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My body is accustomed to...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

This eating and exercise balance is a little difficult. Let me explain... I changed my fitness goals to match what I am currently doing (kickboxing, body sculpting, daily jogging/walking) - so that means my calorie intake is higher. I finally figured out that I was not consuming enough calories to support all the exercise. So I had to make an adjustment, which means eating more.

I have been eating around 1200 calories for the past two years. An old habit is hard to break, especially since my body is so used to it. Now my body needs 1550 calories a day - it's hard to change my mindset - I ask myself over and over: Should I really be eating this much? How can I? Am I going to gain weight from this? do I really believe eating more is the answer?

It's really messing with my mind, I just can't imagine having to eat this much, but SP hasn't been wrong about anything - so I take the information on this website as "gospel" and follow it to a T - because I know it does work.

Seems like I am constantly eating to try to get in enough calories - I snack all day long in between meals, I'm eating nutrious meals and I am still having a hard time eating this much. I had to go out for frozen yogurt last night just to add some extra calories, I walked there to get it, which was a nice 3-mile roundtrip bonus.

My stomach is miserably stuffed and I still need to consume about 300-400 more calories in a day, I am definitely gonna have to get creative and do some experimenting.

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KMKILROY 6/17/2010 3:26PM

    You might try adding a smoothie after your workouts - it'll re-fuel your body AND keep your fat burning engines (muscles)revved long after your workout is done. One smoothie would give yout he added 300-400 cal you're looking for without a heavy meal.

Personally, if I ate as little as 1200 cal, I'd be eating the sofa by supper time. (truely!) I'm ravenous after a workout too, so I leave my snacks for right afterwards.

Keep on kickin' butt! You're doing great!


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CSIENK 6/16/2010 12:00PM

    I wish I had this problem! There are some days that I can't get a work-out in, so I try to aim for the low end of my calories and it is so hard for me to stay under 1400 these days!

You could add some nuts to your day. Walnuts and almonds are both great sources of healthy fats and protein AND they're fairly high in calories. A tablespoon added to yogurt or oatmeal will add around 50 calories (or you could just eat a handful.) A couple of other suggestions... a medium banana instead of a small one... and adding avocado to a sandwich or salad (same thought as the nuts... it adds healthy fats and is fairly high in calories).

Good luck! I think you're doing a great job figuring it out.

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MZSLYDE01 6/16/2010 11:58AM

    Good suggestions from HokieJen13. I haven't been doing so great keeping track of everything - it's something that I have as a goal for myself so if you have any suggestions let me know. Heck I don't even know what the proper amount of calories is for me. Guess I should get started using that feature in SP. Sounds like you really have a high opinion on it.

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LIS193 6/16/2010 10:49AM

    It is hard to change habits that have been stuck for so long. Adding healthy calories can be difficult. Maybe eat a little more protein and have more salmon instead of chicken.
Good luck!

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READNKNIT 6/16/2010 10:07AM

    I know what you mean! I'm on a plateau and have been for about 6 weeks now. Several friends have suggested I up my calorie intake. But I'm scared to do that because I got this new calorie counter, and it supposedly tells me how much I burn each day. I don't know whether it's super-accurate, but I'm afraid to give it a run for its money!

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JLITT62 6/16/2010 10:06AM

    I wish I had suggestions for you, but I really just can't relate. I think I eat pretty healthy, but I still have absolutely no problems at all getting my calories in (and I'd be starving on 1200) -- quite the opposite.

I'm sure you'll figure out what the right balance for you is.

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IAMFIRMIN 6/16/2010 9:13AM

    As I get older.. I am listening to my body.. sometimes.. I have to wait to eat.. my body isnt metabolzing as fast.. also .. I have a thyroid problem
Listen to your bodys cues

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PLAYBLUES22 6/16/2010 9:13AM

    Going through the same things getting my body to adjust to more calories

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HOKIEJEN13 6/16/2010 8:20AM

    Hmm, I think if you look at fruit, you can get quite a bit of calories from there. For instance, a medium banana packs 100+ calories so add that 2 cups of smart start cereal and 1 cup milk and bam! Almost 500 calories for breakfast. Plus, none of it is 'bad'. And, I know veggies are typically lower in calories than fruit so maybe add a few more fruits than veggies?

A typical lunch for me runs in the 400 to 500 calorie neighborhood too....a turkey & cheese sandwich with mustard is right around 250 to 300 calories...then add in yogurt (80), fruit (usually a peach cup so 35), and some whole grain crackers (130) and I hit my target. And, all of it is measured.

Dinner I don't usually count accurately because I've stayed at a resonable limit all day and know I have between 300 and 500 for if I am super hungry, I allow myself an entire chicken breast (grilled of course with hot sauce - minimal calories), veggies - usually 2 different kinds, and maybe a carb if I need the calories.

I might have some recipes that would interest you - healthy, reasonable calorie counts, and yummy! Let me know if you want me to send you any!

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As Promised - Daughtry

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I went to the Daughtry concert on Saturday - he is so awesome, he sang a few songs from his first CD, a lot of the new ones from Leave This Town and he mixed in some old school stuff - Phil Collins and Billy Idol. The man was awesome, you can tell when someone puts in 100% effort and he definitely gave it his all. Awesome, awesome, awesome - I was sitting in row 25, but my daughters camera has a great zoom, pretty good pics for being that far away. Can't wait til Daughtry comes around again, will definitely go. I'm still a rocker chick at heart. Something super sexy about a guy who can sing and play the guitar. Love me some Daughtry.

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PERSISTENT_GIRL 6/15/2010 10:49PM

    emoticon you were so close! thoses are great pictures! glad you enjoyed the night and weekend!

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READNKNIT 6/15/2010 10:11PM

    Wow! Lucky you! I love listening to him, don't have any of his cds, though. I probably should get some, huh?


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DNHMOM 6/15/2010 5:09PM

    So, tell us... what is AWESOME?! :)

I'm so jealous (in a good way). We had tickets a couple of years ago when he came to Denver, but we couldn't go :( We both LOVED him on AI, and have both of his CD's. Very talented, very sexy, and a devoted family man... in my book: the total package! Thanks so much for sharing your pictures!!!


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MZSLYDE01 6/15/2010 12:32PM

    I have to agree with HokieJen13 - good looking man, eye candy - MMMMMMM. Yep.
Great time. My hubby and I are going to be going to see Carlos Santana and some other bands during 4th of July weekend. Should be a great time. Looking forward to it.

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LIS193 6/15/2010 10:34AM

    It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing your pics.

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SEEAMANDARUN 6/15/2010 9:12AM

    Sounds awesome! I'm glad you had a good time!

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GREEKGAL1 6/15/2010 8:52AM

  I love Chris Daughtry. You are so lucky to get to see him in person. Great pics!

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HOKIEJEN13 6/15/2010 8:37AM

    He certainly is a good looking man! And a talented entertainer!

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Great News...

Monday, June 14, 2010

I lost one pound this week. Yeah, one pound is probably not significant to most people but for me is one humongous stride. I have been at a plateau for nearly a month, I decided to change things around a little and I guess it worked. One pound loss - hooray, hopefully I'm back on a roll. Hoping to get more fitness in this week, last week wasn't feeling to swift, and I'm still really not feeling quite up to par, but I'm sucking it up and trying to get back into high gear. Hope everyone has a good week. Hopefully tomorrow I am going to post concert pics from this weekend, stay tuned if you like Daughtry.

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DNHMOM 6/14/2010 3:07PM

    Congratulations!!! As we say in our house (especially around college football time): a W is a W! (W, as in WIN!!) Keep it up!

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JESLES 6/14/2010 2:00PM

    nice to hear. just keep up the good attitude and focusing on feeling well! you are doing great!

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GRACIELA_ELENA 6/14/2010 1:22PM

    Glad to hear you are feeling better and congrats on the loss!! Today is my first day back at work ...doc suggested another week off but since I have a planned white mountain vacation planned for next week I thought I should come in and get some stuff caught up this week. Boss says if I need to I can work half days or from home and so will see how things go. I did get my PT in this am so am feeling good about that and would like to get some bike time later if I can manage it. Keep up the good work and hope you are in the pink again real soon!

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LIS193 6/14/2010 1:16PM

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After being on a plateau it is great to see the scale moving down again!!

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TIGERESS22 6/14/2010 1:06PM

    One pound is one pound, WOOHOO, you go girl, your one pound closer to your goal weight! Glad to know your feeling a bit better this week! Oh yes I like Daughtry, can't wait to see your pics!


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HEALTHY_45 6/14/2010 12:57PM

    One pound is a great accomplishment after a full month of plateau. It is so great that you have stuck with it for such a long time and now it is once again paying off.

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JLITT62 6/14/2010 11:57AM

    Are you kidding? Of course it's a big deal!

I'm having to take it real slow, because every time I tried to get back to normal I ended up feeling worse again. So slow & steady it is.

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CSIENK 6/14/2010 11:52AM

    emoticon emoticon A pound is a pound ... GONE. I celebrate the successes - big and small - so I'm celebrating for you. This is the first step in breaking that plateau.
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HOKIEJEN13 6/14/2010 11:26AM

    Wooohoo! You deserve a huge CONGRATULATIONS! So happy for you! Keep up the awesome work!

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Hot Date

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Gotta hot date with Chris Daughtry tonight, I've got awesome seats and an optical zoom on my camera. Gonna be awesome, just hope I'm feeling up to it to enjoy it, still not feeling to swell. Gonna start my day with a long slow walk, can't manage much else due to ear infection. Hope everyone has a Sparkly day.

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IAMFIRMIN 6/14/2010 9:26AM

    hOW DID IT GO!

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JLITT62 6/12/2010 12:21PM

    I love Daughtry! Have a great time! And hope your infection clears up soon.

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WALIDGAZALA 6/12/2010 6:56AM

    You should feel cool and simple to enjoy
Have a good time and let us know
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GROEDER 6/12/2010 6:47AM

    Hope you are feeling better by tonight and have agreat time!

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