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You've got to move it! move it!...

Monday, June 25, 2012

Okay, now that everyone has that little ditty stuck in their head for the rest of the day..(laughs)...

I got up early this morning, and hit the gym running.

Seriously...I am trying to add some running into my cardio, slowly, due to hip/joint problems.

Today I did:
-- 45 minutes on the elliptical hitting 4 miles in 40 minutes and a 5 minute cool down.
--walked/jogged 45 minutes on the treadmill at a 17 minutes per mile pace. I slowly jogged 6 of the 45 minutes. I am trying to go SLOWLY because in the past if I tried to add jogging back in, I moved to fast, and it would put me down with excruciating hip pain for at least a week. So far so good, and I plan to try and add another minute of jogging each day, until I can jog for at least 30 minutes, and then I will start upping the speed. I know that this probably sounds "wimpy" to some, but remember that I was told after my car accident that I would never walk again without the assistance of canes or a walker. I may be moving slow...but I am moving! And it feels great!!!
--30 minutes of upper body strength training.
--10 minutes of stretching out after my workout.

I also have my water quota in for the day (maxed for the challenge), and it is just now 1:00.

I have my breakfast and lunch entered into the tracker.

I am serious for this challenge--this weight is coming OFF.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUDITH316 7/5/2012 12:14AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon job, you certainly had an awesome exercise day..keep up the great work, you are doing great, I stand with you cheering you on.. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOMFAN 6/27/2012 8:30PM


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KOKITTY 6/27/2012 1:01AM

    Haha you're right, this song is now successfully stuck in my head!

Great job getting out there and working so hard! Your Starfish appreciate it! And there's nothing 'wimpy' about your pace if it works for you and keeps you injury-free! Keep it up!

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REBECCATKD 6/26/2012 1:52PM

    Wow! Impressive day -- and it's only 1:00! Keep taking it slow. It's not worth the pain to push harder than your body is ready to go.

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ARTJAC 6/26/2012 12:18AM


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SUSIEPH1 6/26/2012 12:06AM

    emoticon emoticon Way to go!!
I also love my exercise ...
Stay well and Keep moving ... Hugs Susie emoticon

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 6/25/2012 5:26PM

    This is so inspiring! You are really going for it! I just had to buy a knee brace today because of all the problems I've been having so it's a great idea for you to take it slow! plus, it's better to walk for an hour than jog for half an hour. But dang you logged an hour and a half of cardio... you go girl!

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LULUTU 6/25/2012 4:46PM

    Woohoo! What a great exercise day! I'm impressed that you're running at all. I'm another one who's given up on the idea of running so I'm very impressed when others give it a shot!

Keep up the great work, Starfish!

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    I don't think there's anything at all wimpy about taking a wise approach to getting your body to the level of fitness that you desire! What you are doing is awesome and admirable! And wow... you got a great workout in today! Good job!

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    Good job Carla! :)

Slow and steady always wins the race...wither it be in weight loss or literal jogging like you're doing...either way, we're gonna rock this challenge! I'm about half way to my daily water quota for the day. Go Starfish! :D

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BEATLETOT 6/25/2012 2:27PM

    We are seriously going to rock this challenge! Good for you, Carly, with the jogging! I've given up on the idea I'd ever be a runner, even a slow one! You are sooo cool!

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RUTHXG 6/25/2012 2:14PM

    You rock!

Slow & gradual is the way to do it. It's fabulous that you have recovered from the accident much more fully than they told you to expect! God is good!

I'm expecting great things from the Starfish during this challenge!

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