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New idea of fun?

Friday, January 25, 2013

I'm a gym rat. I go to the gym six days a week and am on the elliptical at least five of those days. I try to mix it up at least one day, but I don't always feel like it. I know that I need to vary my workout, but sometimes that is too much to think about. Especially at 4:30 AM.

So...I was reading an article in one of those little throw away magazines. I live in Southern Idaho and it gets cold here in the winter months. In fact, we hit 36' today and it feels like a heat wave! Anyway, because it is often too cold or too snowy or too something to exercise outside, this magazine offers a new treadmill workout. The workout includes side walking squats, sprints mixed with squats, backwards walking and lots of other variations. I'm actually looking forward to trying this workout! It sounds like...dare I!?!?

I'll let you all know how I like it. I'll report after the workout. And I'll update a day or two later with how sore I am! LOL!

Happy weekend Sparkers!

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AJDOVER1 1/26/2013 10:35PM

    so how did it go? I hit the treadmill at least 3 days a week. I vary my speed and the incline, but I always face forward. I can't wait to hear your report!

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BKNOCK 1/26/2013 10:20PM

    Please don't fall off the treadmill, I did that once and it was not fun!

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AUNTIEANNE22 1/26/2013 8:24PM

  Just be careful. I have a mental image of you looking like a pretzel at the base of the treadmill. I know how important it is to mix up your routine. Your body adjusts to whatever you are doing and then stops losing. do you ever do the elliptical backwards? I've never tried it, but I have seen others doing it.

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KENDRACARROLL 1/26/2013 6:19PM

    And you're gonna try this new workout at 4:30 in the morning?!? You're my hero! I can't even imagine being conscious at that time of day.

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CARRAND 1/26/2013 12:04PM


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CC3833 1/26/2013 10:00AM

    That's awesome you're excited... it sounds fun but also dangerous so make sure you're wide awake when you do those ;-) have fun!!!

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BETHGILLIGAN 1/26/2013 8:46AM

    Gym at 4:30??? I so admire that in my Sparkfriends. I don't know how you do it!! I hate the treadmill but I know that excited feeling of having a new workout to try. I'm anxious to hear how it goes!! I admire you on so many levels; living in southern Idaho (BRRRRR), working out AT THE GYM at 4:30 AM, and dedication to changing up your workouts!!!!

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CARLANNIE 1/26/2013 8:39AM

    This is all well and good, but I want to see the Video of you doing side walking squats on the treadmill! If anyone can do it, you surely can. Me? I'd be rolling off just like some of the contestants on Biggest Loser, lol! Not a pretty sight. emoticon

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BBECKER1955 1/26/2013 8:20AM

    Sounds like a great way to vary "dreadmill" workouts! Excelsior.

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JOHNTJ1 1/26/2013 7:20AM

    What a wise person you are Barb. We often talk about the need to exercise and being consistent and all that stuff but we don't talk about boredom and how it often sabotages an other wise healthy life style.

Glad you found some variety in your life. It is a healthy spice, no?

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JUNIAATROME 1/26/2013 2:57AM

    I wished there was a gym open in this town at 4.30! When do you go to bed? And how did the backwards walking go??

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GEEMAWEST 1/26/2013 12:08AM

    Can't wait to hear all about it! You go girl!!

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LABRATIAM 1/25/2013 9:38PM


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