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Workout Motivation

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I posted this to a team I'm on ("Sparking as a Team"......awesome group) and thought I'd post it as a blog too so I can refer back to it for motivation:

As background, we are over half way through our monthly challenge; however, We don't have as many participants as we started out with so we are going to see if we can make up the difference by the end of the month. The goals will be for each of us to do the following every day for the rest of February:

72 squats
34 push ups
250 sec planks
5.08 miles (walk, run, ski, bike....however you can move)

Not saying we will or won't complete it, but it's great to have something to push ourselves to do just a little more. Here's my post:

Lets give it our best everyone. Just think how great we'll feel if we meet the goals or come close to them; how strong our abs will become with 4 minutes of planks (I'm sure side planks would count too if you want to change things up a little); how strong our chest and triceps will be with the push ups (and the awesome definition in our shoulders too) toned our legs and buns will become with the squats; the calories we'll burn by logging in the miles (burn calories=eat more or lose more weight...both winners). Check these out for motivation:

Push ups:





(strong abs)


Mileage and general awesome body:

Lets do it team!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BRENDA_G50 3/5/2013 8:07AM


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SHARON10002 2/28/2013 8:43PM

    Like the Why We Plank Picture; This is alot of exercise to do in one day. I personally cannot walk 5 miles in a day. I'm lucky I make 3, and that's a stretch for me.

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PURPOSEPOWER95 2/27/2013 10:08AM

    I am wondering can you really increase yorur butt size? Not too sure about that one. But you can tone it up.

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RACEWELLWON 2/26/2013 1:24PM

    My favorite way to get those abs and gluts in shape !! emoticon

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DESERTJULZ 2/23/2013 11:18AM

    Pics are definitely motivating. I especially like the "why we plank" with the muscles showing.

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RYDERB 2/22/2013 12:01PM

    Great motivation! emoticon

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BLITZEN40 2/22/2013 1:59AM

    Wow, good motivation to do planks and squats. I wonder how many squats I have to do before going from backside A to backside B?

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/21/2013 6:25PM

    oh great now you motivated me to plank and squat tonight i will be sore tomorrow great blog

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KALIGIRL 2/21/2013 11:21AM

    emoticon information emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 2/20/2013 8:44PM

    As much as I hate squats I guess I had better get back at them...

God bless,


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LRB444 2/20/2013 8:13PM

    I love the pic that shows working muscle in the plank.

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68ANNE 2/20/2013 3:29PM

    I love it. Copied and pasted

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TWEETYKC00 2/20/2013 2:50PM

    Sounds great!

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    Love it! Great motivation! Now, gotta try some planking...

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LADYJ6942 2/20/2013 2:28PM

    Great blog and good luck!!!!

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KIMCOLLINGS 2/20/2013 2:26PM

    I usually break them up and modify some of them, like push ups (incline). I did 5 - one minute planks with about a minute rest between sets, but I was totally shaking by the end. Same with the other exercises. I'll try to do them in chunks with a minute or two rest in between. If it's a busy day I'll do some and come back to the rest later. Bathroom squats are a great way to sneak them in. Sometimes I'll throw in 20 squats before I leave the bathroom and by the end of the day I could have 60, 80, 100 or more built up. Learning new ways to sneak in bits of exercise throughout the day is great. It all adds up! Way to go on your planks. 30 sec modified is awesome, especially after having surgery! Wow!

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WALLAHALLA 2/20/2013 2:14PM

    Do you do those exercises all at one whack, or do you break them in to smaller chunks. Since my surgery, I do good to last 30 seconds at a time on modified planks, and that's an improvement.

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