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Jump Start

Friday, January 11, 2013

I made it through the first week of my January Jump Start challenge. Adding the extra days of cardio is probably the best thing for me. I know my doctor will be pleased, because he always tells me 3 times a week is not enough. 5 will make him smile, especially if I can weigh in lower than the last time. I have a month or so till I see him, so hopefully I will have a good number! At least he didn't see what I did during December... he would not be pleased!

Today I worked out at the gym- 32 minutes on Elliptical - working up to 35 - and the strength training. I added a couple of moves from the infamous "thighs" video. I am having some issues with upper body work because of the tennis elbow, and need to find some exercises that don't hurt it. I do a couple, and I did push-ups the other day and they didn't hurt! SHOULD have done them today... just 5 more minutes will push me over 500 fitness minutes for the month. And that IS something to be proud of, especially since we're not quite through half the month.

How is YOUR January going? Are you giving your fitness a jump start? You don't have to join a challenge to do it, but it helps with motivation, for sure!
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  • 2BHEALTHY46
    The Elliptical has really helped strengthen my knees.

    Fran
    1333 days ago
  • PATRICIAANN46
    You are doing so well!!!!! emoticon
    1357 days ago
  • HAPPLYEVERAFTER
    Yeah Patti! I think the JumpStart was definitely what I needed for January! Especially since I was still working on making December's goal. :) I finally reached that today! Now I have to really kick it into gear, in order to meet January's goal!

    Have you tried using the stretchy bands for your arm workouts instead of the weights? The trainer I work with at the gym, has another woman with a tennis injury using the bands for now, and no dumbbells.
    I love your motivation! way to go!

    lisa
    1357 days ago
  • TEALHAWK
    very good! You can do this!!! I am off to slow start on the weight loss yet so far but then we are doing alot of work on our house on the inside so I am keeping busy though
    1357 days ago
  • MONIKA1948
    WTG! Sounds like you are really getting a jumpstart with your fitness. emoticon emoticon
    1357 days ago
  • DIET_FRIEND
    I gave up on the Jump Start challenge as so many of the videos made my knees ache. I love reading about all that you are doing. It is motivating me to get off this computer and so some of my own moves! I am going to work on my core with my ball.
    1357 days ago
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