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Bringing back the cardio

Saturday, August 10, 2013

I am on the move again. Walking is a bit rough with the knee issues.

Sprain + weight = a long way back

But now, I am reconnecting with my love - the stationery bike. I still have a hard time throwing my leg over the "saddle" to get on so the seat is probably a bit lower than it really should be, but at least I am getting on it and feeling good. I am just getting reacquainted so I am not doing an all out effort, but I see where I can do more and maybe how I can fit more into my routine. This is good.

I also met with my trainer today and worked with resistance bands. Ok, do not let those rubber bands fool you. That stuff is hard. I feel just as much backtalk in my arms from that as I do the weights or the medicine ball. Looks can be deceiving. They look like a cakewalk and they are tough. HA HA.

Hubs and I went out to dinner and I had pecan crusted chicken. It was good --- but for one serving they brought me 3 chicken breasts. I ate one and 2 are sitting in my fridge along with veggies. That was some crazy portion.

Well, I hope everyone is having a nice weekend! Take care and have fun sparking!

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    Catching up with you here - hm, I ought to get serious with those bands too. Glad to hear you are ticking right along although I'm not surprised! I got a bit derailed by finishing laptop cleanup for the new person and then came down with a sinus infection...but the infection is gone now, in less than 3 days, which I chalk up to my healthy virus-fighting sparky state!
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    1155 days ago
    That's good that you are getting back to the stationary bike. I agree about the resistance bands. Those things are a tough workout! :)

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    1166 days ago
  • CAROL_31649731
    I, too, have bad knees. It's a bummer, but we do what we can, huh? I've really gotten so I like the stationary bike (I have one at home, too!) I DVR the Dr Oz Show everyday, but I won't allow myself to watch--unless I'm riding the bike! Good incentive, since I love the show! (You could make this pact with any show--chose your favorite). Nice blog . . . thanks!
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    1167 days ago
    great job with the chicken!! You are powerful!
    1168 days ago
    Good job on the portion control issue!
    Glad to read you are feeling so positive about your workouts.

    1169 days ago
    I do the band work outs and your right, they are tough!

    Every time I go out to eat I am astounded by the portion sizes. I usually either order an appetizer for my meal or take 1/2 of it home.
    1169 days ago
  • LHLADY517
    Sounds like you've got things headed the right direction.
    1170 days ago
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