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Beat. (Tired, that is.)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

WOW. Last night I went to the gym and spent my whole 45 minutes on the Arc Trainer. THAT THING IS A BEAST!!! I burned 801 calories. OH YES. :) I did skip my ST yesterday...

I think I'm going to go back to doing full body 3x a week after last week's ST MARATHON. :) I did it this morning even though the last thing I wanted to do was squats, etc. :P hahaha. I feel very satisfied and proud of myself for sticking to ST even if I changed plans mid week. :) hahaha.

And I'm getting oh-so-excited to keep up the good habits all week and weekend long. :D I'm DEDICATED to not slipping just cause it's December.

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LOBO1978_2000 12/6/2007 9:55AM

    Keep up the great work.

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LAURANICOLE3 12/6/2007 8:42AM

    I wish I could change my thinking to get as excited as you do about staying on track during the Holidays. I DREAD eating right and keeping up with my exercise while everyone else is eating cookies and watching "It's a Wonderful Life"! =) Not that you'll need it but good luck this month and keep up the good work! =)

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CURVES_N_CURLS 12/5/2007 11:29PM

    So what does the Arc Trainer do? 800 (Um, I mean eight hundred ONE - can't forget the ONE! LOL!) calories in just 45 minutes is just AWESOME! :) -Lisa

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SWEETY8513 12/5/2007 10:22PM

    thank you for being so inspiring to everyone around here, especially me- you really have kept me going- I love looking on here every week and seeing how you are progressing-- you are doing great! you are amazing-- Way to go on the ST thats a pain sometimes! You can do this girl!

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KIMCATUS 12/5/2007 8:29PM

    Wow!!! Your a beast just doing all that!! When I grow up I wanna be like you!!! lol

Good job though!! :D

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December Strategy and Holiday Excercise Plan

Monday, December 03, 2007

Well, these are both part of the Challenge of Harry Potter Weekly Challenge this week...

I've thought about these things and so I guess now it's time to POST them.

I will plan out my Calendar each week so that dinners are scheduled and so is my excercise.
I will push myself to stick to everything TO THE T and allow no slack in my workouts.
I will resist all the food temptations that come with Holiday Parties and eat only what will fit within my range -- NO EXCEPTIONS MADE FOR SOCIAL EVENTS.

My excercise Strategy for the Holidays:

I will bring my dumbells and running shoes with me on our trip. When we stop at rest areas, I will take the opportunity to do a bit of excercise. I will do this in a circuit training type manner to get the most out of my brief workout as possible. I will take advantage of the hotel's facilities IF they have a gym. (I'm not sure if they do or not...)

I'm excited to fit in excercise while vacationing -- I think this will really help me set the tone for future vacations now that I'm on my healthy lifestyle path. :) I already scheduled a 5K during my Thanksgiving Holiday, and intend to keep that up as a yearly tradition -- so there's my Thanksgiving workout plan BUILT IN.

If we go visit my in-laws for New Years, I will run around with the dogs (and take my dumbells as well).

Just because I'm out of my environment and can't go to a gym does NOT mean I can't get an effective workout.


EDIT: I just noticed I can blog about a New Year's Resolution as well, so I might as well throw that in here, too.

Get Healthy! was my resolution this year, and while I may not make it to a healthy weight (I'm hoping I still can), I've definitely come very close to that goal, and feel that my habits and lifestyle are now... healthy! I really think I could say that honestly I try to live healthily now. :)

My resolution for 2008 is to continue my healthy habits throughout the year and to become as fit as I can be -- really focusing more on improving the condition of my body than weight. Now that I'm close to my weightloss goal, I can tell that I don't think I will be as fit as I want to be even when I reach my goal weight.

Besides -- the healthy habits I want to continue for the REST OF MY LIFE. Next year's resolution will be more like a test for me. To see how I keep it up after reaching my weightloss goal. :)

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THICKY_THICK 12/4/2007 1:17PM

    good plan.

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LOBO1978_2000 12/4/2007 10:35AM

    Sounds like a great plan.

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TERRIEBNL 12/4/2007 10:20AM

    splendid goal for the year!!! :)
If I was going to be home at Cmas... I'd say we need to meet, but I'm going to be in Scotland at that time. Still, we really do need to meet girly girl! We're too close not to :D

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MARRIEDFORLIFE 12/3/2007 10:01PM

    Sounds like a wonderful plan!!!

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FITTYTIFF 12/3/2007 7:34PM

    Hey WAY TO GO. I find one of the hardest things for me is saying no to the "special occasion" Every day is a special Occasion RIGHT?
And the Vacation thing WOW! Way to go. I wish I had that kind of will power!!!

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Why having a "streak" going is AWESOME.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Yesterday I forgot to do my ST in the morning.

On any other day I would have just said, OH WELL.

BUT NO!!! :) I had a streak going. I couldn't let down the SparkPeople public!!! :D Or myself. I could do it at night. So I did. Not as much, but I still did it. WOOHOO!!!

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LOBO1978_2000 12/3/2007 9:37AM

    Keep the Streak Alive!

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MILLER32807 12/3/2007 12:28AM

    I did the same with my booty/belly exercises. Once I passed lunch, I was thinking I'm not gonna do these, then I thought of all you guys depending on my points, and I did them anyways. Maybe not as much as I could have, but this is my first active week. And not just on the challenge, but literally my first ACTIVE week! Thanks for all you do!!!

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    Love the streaks! Way to go on keeping it up!

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AMUNET_RA 12/1/2007 10:16AM

    Good girl! ;-)

And many of us have YOU to thank for OUR good streaks, Dana!


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SHAPESHIFTER_V 12/1/2007 10:15AM

    Ooooh, you're a shining example for us all!

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FITTYTIFF 12/1/2007 1:24AM

    I am right there with you! I just have not had time to do my ST but I the day is not over and I will not let this streak go!!! I want to keep going. Now what will be really impressive is if I could keep it going next week to!!!

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KIMCATUS 11/30/2007 11:38PM

    Woo hoo way to go!!! That's why I love SP and especially my awesome HP team...it gives me a huge motivation to do all this! Good job...you should be proud!! :D

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The Streak has begun...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

So today is day three of consistent Strength Training. The longest streak I've had in this area in a LONG TIME.

So the calendar is doing some good.

I think today will be the first day I'll be able to check of EVERY box -- so I need to get out the stickers. :D

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LEONAMASHA 11/29/2007 5:35PM

    Woo-hoo!!! Keep it up :)

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DEB0413 11/29/2007 4:29PM

    It's amazing that we're still working so hard on strength training and getting those fruits and veggies in - - since the beginning - - but we're doing it, aren't we!! You're not far from you're goal!!

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LOBO1978_2000 11/29/2007 9:07AM

    That is awesome.

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KIMCATUS 11/28/2007 9:29PM

    Wooo hooo!!! That's awesome! Doesn't it feel good to check off those little boxes?? :P

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FITTYTIFF 11/28/2007 9:24PM

    Hey way to go there. I still need to make my check off list. It is on top of my to do list. LOL
Congrats on the Steak! WAY TO GO!!!

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Monday, November 26, 2007

OH YEAH. I'm gonna be playing that song to myself all month. Because it is.

And now I'm getting serious with myself. No more of this slacking on ST!! No more of this slacking on other personal goals!

I sat down yesterday morning and made myself a little CALENDAR.

I planned my meals for this week and I wrote down each dinner meal with a check box.

I wrote down study scriptures for 15 minutes with a checkbox.

On TueThurSat I wrote down 30min Trombone Practice with a checkbox.

Everyday this week is ST! Either UpperBody+Core with a checkbox or Lower Body with a checkbox.

Cardio with a checkbox on TueThurSat.

I wrote down alllll the specific ST excercises I'm going to do on the various days.

WOOHOO!!!! I stuck it on the fridge.

I'm going to complete each week in advance. So so far, I just have this week filled out. But I think this will help me. I'll have something TACTILE that I will see everyday without having to click on "Other Goals" on SparkPeople. :) hehhe.

I completed almost all the ST today. Somehow I forgot to do the Triceps Extensions and the Dumbell Pullovers. But I will do that when I get home.

And it's MANWICH night. :P

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CMM339 11/28/2007 4:20PM

    Great idea. I'm definitely sure it will help. Keep it up, you have such a great attitude which is contageous.

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THICKY_THICK 11/28/2007 3:41PM

    good idea. i'll try that out when i get better. meh.

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SLCOLMAN 11/27/2007 10:47PM

    GO you with your awesome drive and motivation!!!

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LEONAMASHA 11/27/2007 5:07PM

    Always such a motivator!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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LOBO1978_2000 11/27/2007 2:21PM

    Good ideas. Keep it up.

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SHINYSILVRVOLVO 11/27/2007 11:00AM

    What a great idea! I might have to copy...the extra motivation of checking something off could be just what I need! Thanks for sharing!

Have a fabulous, checking off the boxes day!


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KIMCATUS 11/27/2007 9:18AM

    Oh what a great visual reminder! I agree...you so encouraging to those of us that just started, or need a little boost in the right direction! Thank you!

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SWEETY8513 11/26/2007 11:08PM

    that is so awesome-- you are so encouraging!! thank you for all your comments you are an inspiration to everyone here-- your strong mentality is amazing! I see on your ticker you are about to be out of the 200's thats freakin amazing!

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CURVES_N_CURLS 11/26/2007 10:33PM

    Great idea! (So says someone whose 'Other Goals' checking went out the window about 40 days ago after over a year of faithful checking... Oops!) :) -Lisa

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FITTYTIFF 11/26/2007 10:30PM

    I was stopping by to say hi! Buy WOW! Look at you go! I might just have to take your idea! I like to use spread sheets for making lists. I could easily make a check list like you did. And it is so visual!
Way TO GO!

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METHUSELAHRUNS 11/26/2007 9:17PM

  What an awesome idea! I like the little checkboxes... is there place for a star o' the day? :):)

I can't believe your progress... you're about to leave the 200's behind! YOWZA!
Go! Go! Go!

your recalcitrant friend. :):):)

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