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Picking Up the Pace!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I'm feeling inspired by my (at LAST) pound loss this past week and am making a more concerted effort to vary my speed while on the treadmill between 4 - 6 mph. Also have bumped up my baseline incline from 9 to 10.

Have to admit that I've slacked in the past by mostly plugging into the same speed, same incline every day. Varying the speed enables me to better pace myself to the tunes I'm listening to also which helps to rev me up too!

Hoping I can yet shed some more pounds after ALL! :-)

I truly WOULD like to break through to ONE-derland someday. I may find that weight to be too difficult to sustain, as Coach Dean found out for himself ( www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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Don
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SOULCOLLAGESUE 9/10/2009 7:34PM

    I celebrate you!

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TRAINOF4 8/29/2009 11:27PM

    Keep shakin' things up & you'll break through that plateau! Hope you get to kayak this weekend - sounds like fun & lots of great cardio & upper body work - not to mention core work, too!

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L*I*T*A* 8/28/2009 9:40AM

    way to go..............as you switch things up all the best in trying to reach a new goal.................if it is mean't to be it will work for you...........blessings and hugs..................lita

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HEALTHY_CAROLYN 8/27/2009 1:29PM

    Hey, Don, I've been changing things up on the treadmill, too, and I'm not sure if it's worked yet, but it makes me happier to be challenging myself. I've been increasing my times at the various speeds, instead of my 5-minute increment bumps. I feel like this summer of treadmilling (oh, how I can't wait for the cooler weather and some hiking!) has made my body get used to what I'm doing. So, while I still have to mainly do my cardio inside, I'm going to keep trying to challenge myself. All the best on getting where you want to go! (And that's no treadmill joke!)

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KELLI9001 8/27/2009 12:17PM

    Awesome info! Thanks!

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MARYBETH_OHIO 8/27/2009 11:47AM

    I am so proud of you , you are one who truly believes in what you can accomplish and that is what makes me so proud..
Huggles,
Marybeth

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SUZIAND 8/27/2009 11:14AM

    Man...you're a machine on that treadmill! I can't wait til the day I can do a 4-6 mph pace and an incline like that! What an inspiration!

I fully understand wanting the One-derlands. I can't wait for the day! Right now...and for the longest time...my body has decided that it is the most comfortable in the 230's. /sighs. Stupid body. But I'm taking control again....it's gonna listen to me now! lol!

Have a great day Don! Keep pushing and being an inspiration for us all!

Suz :)

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 8/27/2009 9:30AM

    I like switching things up on my elliptical, too. It has handy built-in profiles for workouts that vary the intensity. The modes are:

- weight loss (ramps up to max and back down 3x)
- event training (alternates between max & min)
- cardio (I forget what this does)

I was using "event training" for a long time but recently tried "weight loss" last Sunday when I had 2 elliptical sessions in one day and didn't want to do the same exact thing.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that "weight loss" mode works me a lot harder. So that's my new default for now... Until I need to switch it up again!

And I hear you on the 100s. As of this morning I'm 10.3 lbs away from 199! Woo-hoo!

Comment edited on: 8/27/2009 9:31:20 AM

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