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Dec 7th - adding new goal

Monday, December 06, 2010

New goal: burn 500 calories a day. Keep the chocolate safely hidden - out of sight, out of mind.

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    Great vlog! 500 calories would make for one intense workout!!
I have been opposite... eating pretty good, but doing not so well with work outs...

I know you can do it! AND - a piece or two of chocolate a day isn't terrible.

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FLYER99 12/7/2010 4:44PM

    Hi, and another great vblog. I am trying to get back to the exercise routine but I am chopping it up into 3-4 times a day. I read where it doesn't really matter as long as you get moving. The munchies get me too, especially in the evening when I'm watching TV. Take care and I wish you great success!

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SELKIEGHOST 12/7/2010 10:56AM

    I do work with strength training - just not in the past few weeks. Need to get back to it though.

I've more or less got a permanent shoulder injury - forgot the technical name for it (had it x-rayed before I got out of the service). But it's a separation of some sort that can't be fixed. Doctor said they'd only seen stuff like it in the case of severe trauma so wanted to know how it happened (me too!), and that I could strengthen the muscle around it to help support things, but other than that, expect some major arthritis as I age... By the time I got out of the military - the last few months I couldn't even run (not because of endurance, but because the motion would send extremely sharp pain through my shoulder and collar bone).

Unfortunately, push-ups can also be a bit too much for me on some days because of the shoulder thing. But yeah - push-ups were a standard for me when I was active duty :-)

On really good days (assuming I've actively kept up with strength training 4-5 days a week for a few months), I can actually jog/run for a couple miles - but, the shoulder just kind of craps out randomly, so one day may be good, and the next 5 might be awful. It was what killed my last bout of fitness. I got so frustrated with the shoulder and the pain that I kind of tossed in the towel.

I stick with a lot of bellydance dvds because it's a lot easier to simply not move my arm/shoulder a lot on bad days, while still exercising (that, and they're fun to do). I think I'm less likely to give up altogether so long as I establish a habit of exercise with something I can easily work with when my shoulder acts up.

I suppose between the eczema and the bad shoulder, I'm a bit of a mess when it comes to fitness, depending on the day. :-)

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DRIVENNOW 12/7/2010 10:37AM

    Good luck! I like your new goals!
Have you tried any weight training, or resistant training like pushups? It is amazing how much more you can burn and it makes the work out go faster. Jump rope a little in between and you can really burn up the calories!
Thanks for the blog! You are doing great.

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MIKEST123 12/7/2010 6:21AM

    loved your blog. you're doing great!

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SELKIEGHOST 12/7/2010 12:57AM

    I used to go hiking a lot - but the group I hiked with has scattered (military pcs'ing and all), and my husband is deployed (2 months down, 4 to go), so I don't really go out much. I have the world's worst sense of direction and it's too easy for me to get lost when wandering on my own :-)

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 12/7/2010 12:16AM

    Good plans! You can break your exercises up even more if you need to, as in 10 minutes, 3,4,5,... times a day instead of one long (60 minutes) or two (30 minutes). Having a plan an going for it is great.

I have to keep the chocolate out of the house. When I really have to have a chocolate fix have to get in the car and go buy it. Keeps the intake way down.

Have you done any exploring of the island? There are some easy walks under "Strolling Guam" that you might enjoy when your feet are healed.


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