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Going for the Knock-Out

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Couldn't make it to kickboxing class last night, kinda mad about that and it's a long story, so to sum it all up....

I missed burning over 700 calories from not going to class but I burned plenty. I mowed the lawn, man-handled the weedeater, swept the driveway, two loads of laundry (all folded and put away), cleaned bathroom, washed living room windows, vacuumed entire house, polished kitchen countertops, mopped and waxed the kitchen floor - took me four hours. Burned approx. 716 calories anyway.

I will never be defeated in accomplishing my daily goals, just because something else gets in the way, doesn't mean it's gonna defeat me or break me. There's always a way.

You can take away my gym, but not my energetic, determined soul. I'm a fighter, I'm in it to win it no matter how many rounds it takes. I'm going for the knockout, no TKO's.
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READNKNIT 7/23/2010 3:49PM

    Good for you! I'm gonna clean house today, too! You're an inspiration! Have a wonderful day and weekend!

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JONNYJETPROP 7/22/2010 11:41PM

    Glad you found a way to burn those calories.

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JLITT62 7/22/2010 4:08PM

    I've got a house you could sure burn some calories in!

God, I just hate house cleaning. I don't think I could do it for 4 hours straight. Good for you!

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MZSLYDE01 7/22/2010 2:43PM

    Your so motivated. Way to find ways to get a workout anyway plus you got some stuff done around the house. That's always a plus.


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THATGIRL0515 7/22/2010 2:41PM

    nothing to get me motivated than to piss me off too!

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PEKAS69 7/22/2010 12:52PM

    I love when I can work up a sweat doing house cleaning, yeaterday I was doing major house cleaning. my husband was laughing at me and how I was moving so fast and hard. My whole house is a marble design laminate that we just put in a couple months ago and so everyday I sweep, mop and clean it and it still amazes me where the dirt comes from. I mean seriously it is only me and my husband and peluche and peluche is not even an outside dog, but it never fails I still manage to find more dirt everyday. which just freaks me out when I think of all the crap that was left in my carpets before that vaccuuming didnt get out.
O sorry anyway, what I was gtting to is that alot of people don't realize how much of a workout housecleaning can be. I even wear my tone-ups to clean house now just to ensure I am getting a better workout.
I am also happy to hear that no matter what you keep being an inspiration.
Your a great get and go person who makes me want to get up and go.

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BEACHGIRLKIM 7/22/2010 10:54AM

    Wahoo! You're getting it done!!

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SEEAMANDARUN 7/22/2010 9:37AM

    You just reminded me how much stuff I need to get done around the house. I think that will be my Saturday workout. You've inspired me!

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DGIBSON61 7/22/2010 9:29AM

  Good job. I'm ready for my schedule to go back to normal so i can try to make that kickboxing class again. It's was fun even if i was the only guy in the room (that really bothered me, wink wink).

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HOKIEJEN13 7/22/2010 8:33AM

    Fabulous job on finding an alternate way to get that calorie burn in! Just make sure you breathe til 12:30....

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ANNIEB0714 7/22/2010 8:00AM

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It's hard when we miss our exercise that we enjoy. Nice job making that up!

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A Shindig

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Got up 4:30 this morning for a much needed run. Did 3.8 miles, that was all we had time for. When I got back I was sitting outside on our swing trying to cool down a bit before my shower. I looked down at my legs as I was taking my shoes off and noticed...

HOLY HAM - I have shins now. They are no longer hiding under fat. WOW, I was totally diggin the fact that I could see my shins - an honest to gosh "shin dig". Woo hoo for small changes that are taking place in my new body. I'm diggin it. Corny but true.

Hope everyone has a Sparkalicious day !!!

  
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FATHEROF3GIRLS 7/22/2010 6:49AM

    That is pretty funny, congrats on the "shin"revealing

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SPARTANPHOTOG 7/21/2010 8:13PM

    Wow you are motivated to be up so early and running. Way to go on your new discovery Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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BEACHGIRLKIM 7/21/2010 11:03AM

    LOL - Thanks for sharing emoticon

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MZSLYDE01 7/21/2010 10:25AM

    That is awesome - Great run.
You are too funny - Shin Dig. Ha Ha Ha

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CSIENK 7/21/2010 9:27AM

    emoticon (I love the title by the way...)

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SEEAMANDARUN 7/21/2010 9:12AM

    LOL! Reading this was a great way to start the morning. Congrats on your new shins!!

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DGIBSON61 7/21/2010 8:35AM

  The Cankles are gone, the cankles are gone!!! Woot Woot!!! Congrats.

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Opinions Change

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Last night I tried something totally outta my realm. A friend of mine talked me into meeting her for a hot yoga class. I admit I had a lot of reservations about yoga - can I take the heat? will I be the chubby girl in the class? do I have the balance? am I flexible enough? and the biggest worry was: could I really do it?

YES, I did it. It was fabulous. I discovered something that I CAN DO. I'm surprised that I am fairly flexible and I really didn't have a whole lot of trouble getting into poses and maintaining them. I was pleasantly surprised at what a great workout it was. I could feel my muscles really stretching and boy did I sweat like crazy. I paid for a week introductory classes, so I am reworking my schedule now to fit in some more classes this week.

I can't really take on any more classes right now, but I can see that Yoga is gonna be something that I need to squeeze in occassionally. It was great stress relief, loved the sweat and most of all I left there feeling like I'd had a massage - I was so limp and relaxed. I think doing Yoga the day following a really long run would be very beneficial, so I am going to try to do it at least once a month - hopefully I won't get too hooked on it since my primary focus now is running that 10K in October and still love and crave the endorphins from a good cardio workout.

My momma always said to try new foods, even if you didn't like it yesterday, try again today, and you might like it. So once again, mom is always right - opinions and tastes can change.

My final words. YOGA - don't knock it till you try it. emoticon

  
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MANNA22 8/4/2010 11:59AM

    I'm glad you liked HOT!!! I enjoyed having you next to me sweating just as much as I was!!! Did you manage to get to HOT classes later that week? i know ours was "warm"...keep an eye on GROUPON.com....they might do another 10 classes for $25 like I got in on...now i'm just monthly...that's who amazing it is!! emoticon

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JLITT62 7/20/2010 3:28PM

    Thanks for your report! I've been doing yoga for years, mostly at home. Haven't tried hot yoga yet, as I said.

Yoga works very well with running . . . try googling yoga for runners & see what you come up with.

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READNKNIT 7/20/2010 1:20PM

    Good for you! If you really like it, you should get a yoga dvd!

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GRACIELA_ELENA 7/20/2010 11:13AM

    Wow, you go girl! I loved your story about the yoga try and am glad you tried it and found you liked it so much. Once again you are an inspiration. I need to get back on here and get things going for myself again, you are keeping me going, thanks.

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BEACHGIRLKIM 7/20/2010 10:58AM

    Way to go!! Mommas are usually right!

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LIS193 7/20/2010 9:46AM

    Sounds like a great class! Yoga is a wonderful way to relax and get enegized at the same time.
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SEEAMANDARUN 7/20/2010 9:30AM

    Sounds awesome! I actually just found a studio and I may start taking classes once a week. I believe they have a new session starting at the beginning of August. Fun!
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RWALTON730 7/20/2010 8:24AM

    Yoga is a great way to relieve muscle soreness after a long run. I usually do about 15 minutes or so after I run. Good luck with you 10K.

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DGIBSON61 7/20/2010 8:18AM

  Don't forget that I have that Yoga DVD if you wanted to try and do it at home.

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Zen Hot Yoga

Monday, July 19, 2010

Gonna try some hot yoga tonight, never done it, but hey, if it's good for the body, I'll try anything once. Hopefully I can take the heat - it's supposed to be pretty darn hot in there, guess that's why it's called hot yoga (you never knew I was pretty smart, eh?) Gonna give it a try.

My sis is due back from Myrtle Beach today, I know she had a blast, but I sure missed my running buddy - couldnt go out on the 4:30 a.m. runs alone. Back to the early morning run tomorrow miss neecee, you've been on vacation long enough, and we have a new best time to beat.

Hope everyone has a great MONDAY !!!!

  
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SEEAMANDARUN 7/19/2010 9:49AM

    Ooooo, I always wanted to try Bikram but there is no place around here for it. Have Fun! Report back and let us know how it goes!

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DGIBSON61 7/19/2010 8:50AM

  Yoga was the worst part of P90X. Have fun.

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JLITT62 7/19/2010 8:50AM

    I'll look forward to your review. I've never tried it either, and there's a place not too far from here that offers classes.

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GOLDEN_CLASSIC 7/19/2010 8:34AM

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MZSLYDE01 7/19/2010 8:04AM

    Oh man I sure do love Yoga. I hope your gonna love it as much as I do. It gets you so centered. And it helps align the body along with waking up and stimulating everything in the body.
The hot yoga sounds like something I'd really enjoy.


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The Middle of Nowhere

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Got up early and ran 2 miles, set a personal best record - woo hoo. Then went to visit some friends in NC. They live in the middle of nowhere. Great day enjoying old friends, laying out in the sun, riding the golf cart around their property, watched the dog fish in the pond, yes, their dog jumps in the ponds and catches fish, pretty cool. Wanted to ride the 4-wheelers but it was just too dang hot. Relaxing day in the country, sure was hot, but back at home in the A/C getting ready to cook some fresh corn we picked up at a roadside market. Not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow, why can't every day be this nice and relaxing, no worries.

  
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BEACHGIRLKIM 7/19/2010 10:42AM

    Sounds like a very nice relaxing day! It sure was a hot one though to be outside!

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THATGIRL0515 7/18/2010 10:54PM

    Did you ride down or drive down?

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