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30 Day Shred Level 3 - it is a bust

Monday, December 10, 2012

All right, maybe it was because I did it after I come in from shoveling snow for 2 1/2 hours and I was tired. But some how shoveling the snow seemed more like work and not a workout. I needed to do something that would make me feel good, you know, to give me a mental lift.

The workout did that but I injured my wrist back in May, I overstretched a tendon. It is slow healing. It felt better until I went shopping for a holiday gift for my mom and moved a hanger on the clothes rack. Now it feels like I am back on square three (it is not as painful as when it first happened)

Level 3 had too many exercises where I had to support myself with a my wrist bent. I made it through, but do not think I will attempt to do it for the 10 days. I need to find another routine.

  
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RHEYNKLAW 12/16/2012 3:57PM

    That really is one of the worst feelings.
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Agreed about modifying using elbow planks. You could also try holding dumbbells or using yoga blocks to keep your wrists more neutral. OR if you're a complete masochist, knuckle it! (I get wrist pain occasionally from work -- massage -- and this is typically what I do, but I wouldn't recommend doing it on a bare wood floor, lol.)

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KATETK 12/10/2012 9:35PM

    Try modifying it by using your elbows. It will still give a challenge with all of those plank posititions where your legs are moving in and out. Good luck with recovery.

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Come on Spark People ...

Monday, December 10, 2012

I am already logged in and my broswer slows so that a "Join Spark People" ad can pop up.
Now, that is annoying.

Not a good way to start a Monday morning with the first -0 temperature of the season.

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Hope I can shake this crabby feeling soon.

  
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KERRYG155 12/12/2012 9:50PM

    Ow-that's cold. Maybe that's what had the computer moving slowly. I know mine has stopped loading a few times which is frustrating, too.

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ROSALIEESTHER 12/12/2012 6:06AM

    I'm with you. Most annoying.,

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LIV2RIDE 12/10/2012 10:40AM

    Sending happy thoughts your way.

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DAYSPRING-STAR 12/10/2012 8:37AM

    Monday, Monday! Sending warm wishes your way. Use the Spark to light your fire today. Here's to a great week.

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I am surprised...

Friday, November 30, 2012

Yesterday I did the 30 Day Shred Level 2 and then because I did not want to run outside I decided to open the Jackie Warner Crunchless Extreme Abs Workout dvd that I purchased a year ago. WOW! That was an intense workout. Or maybe it just seemed that way because I did it back-to-back with the 30 Day Shred.

Ab workout? That was a total body workout; my legs were shaking for over an hour afterwards and I felt the burn in my shoulders for about as long. I could feel my muscles getting sore. So, today, I am surprised that i am not sore ~knock on wood~



  
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KERRYG155 12/1/2012 8:27PM

    great job on doing all that exercise!

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DS9KIE 12/1/2012 8:57AM

    hey have that abs DVD and it is hard I had to stop in the middle and take a break emoticon it was soooo hard.

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COOP9002 11/30/2012 12:15PM

    Nice job! Hope you're body is recovering quickly today.

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LIV2RIDE 11/30/2012 11:21AM

    Way to knock out the workouts. Great job! You might be sore tomorrow as sometimes it takes a day. Drink plenty of water.

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STELLASMYBEBE 11/30/2012 11:04AM

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Hope there isn't a delayed onset of stiffnes. :)

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Disaster at gym

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I went to the gym today and discovered a mess. I t looked like they were replacing the duct work in the ceiling.So, I went home and put in my 30 Day Shred. My granddaughter walked in on me about halfway through. She joins me in a few exercises and tells me it is so easy. Then she comments on the sweat pouring off of me by saying, "You have water drops falling off of you."

Level 2 - about 204 calories burned.

  
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DDESERTDDAWN 11/29/2012 7:24PM

    Wow you are a determined person -- making sure that water dropped off you and some calories, too! Congrats on be on top of things. And thank you for being a good example to us-- and the little granddaughter.

Cheers,
dDawn

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IMREITE 11/28/2012 12:54AM

    my niece who is 4 was saying "running" was easy. she was on her little bike and told my sister she should be done.

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FRAN0426 11/27/2012 7:49PM

    Thankfully you did get exercise in when the gym wasn't a great choice today WTG

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RHEYNKLAW 11/27/2012 7:18PM

    Tell her if it's "so easy," she should do the whole thing with you!
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Great job on Level 2.

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THINAGIN2 11/27/2012 7:11PM

    When plan 1 fails then go to plan 2! Good job!

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JAS9096 11/27/2012 6:55PM

    Well, good for you for not letting the disaster at the gym stop you from working out! :)

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Gym and Insanity Infommercial

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I went to the gym yesterday morning and had the place all to myself. I turned on the television so I could have something to look at besides the wall and mirror. I do not have television at home and was amazed that with all those stations, I could not find a program that interested me.

I chose to watch the infommercial for the Insanity workouts, thinking it would inspire me while I treaded the mill (hee hee). I looked at the before and after pictures, then my reflection and decided I am still a before. I really need to get serious about my diet.

On a positive note, I am on Level 2 in the 30 Day Shred and noticed a huge improvement in my strength. My workout music choice was Podrunner Interval Freeway to 10k and I think I ran just under 6 miles. I am still trying to figure out the new treadmill and it shut off after 60 minutes, so I had to restart it and I forgot to check the mileage.

  
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LOPEYP 11/25/2012 6:19PM

    My BIL is doing Insanity and having good results. My SIL says that his pants are falling off him. emoticon

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LIV2RIDE 11/25/2012 10:50AM

    I love those infomercials. I also love the Insanity workouts. It's funny that you mentioned diet instead of the workouts. I firmly believe that you achieve those types of bodies with proper diet. It's often been said that abs are made in the kitchen.

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ELRIDDICK 11/25/2012 10:36AM

  Thanks for sharing

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