NEWAGAIN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NEWAGAIN NEWAGAIN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Wendler 5/3/1 Started on February 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637294 It's been a little while since I visited the site but SP is the first place used to kick start this wellness journey. I always make sure to come back a few times during the year to check on old friends, too. <BR> <BR> Currently, you will find me logging/tracking at MyFitnessPal and JeFit.com. <BR> <BR> On February 17th I started lifting differently following the Wendler 5/3/1 method. It is not a set number of weeks program but a “lifetime” way of weight lifting done three days per week. In... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 23:21:04 EST Happy 2014 Spark Friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585761 A new year is another chance to think about past goals accomplished and a time to set new goals if necessary. <BR> <BR> I am thankful to have been able to maintain my weight in a good range (personal preference) but especially decrease body fat % to 27%. I met new fitness friends and even helped design two challenging strength training workout routines (TUFF, TUFFer) at JeFit.com for use by others. <BR> <BR> In 2013 I joined MyFitnessPal.com and started tracking nutrition and exercise. I ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 14:08:41 EST Recovery Week Over...Starting TUFFer Phase 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499484 TUFFer Phase 1 (week 1-4)...begins on Monday, September 30, 2013! <BR> <BR> We all have a stronger and a weaker side. This phase will focus on using a single dumbbell to strengthen each side of the body to create a balanced symmetry. I will do strength training M-W-F and HIIT (high intensity interval training) cardio on T-TH for the next four weeks. <BR> <BR> I've been hanging around the 165-168 range for about a one year now per the scale and have continued to have a loss of inches which I... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 17:36:51 EST Completed 12 week TUFF Program...in Recovery Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493722 As some of you may remember I started a program on July 1st called TUFF which challenges you to lift heavier weights with low reps. This program used the principles stated in The Ultimate Female Fitness Bible Training Guide. <BR> <BR> During the first four weeks one must lift heavy enough to fail by the 10th rep, second four weeks failure at the 8th rep, then the final four weeks failure at the 6th rep. This workout was done 4 days per week working upper body 2 days and lower body 2 days. I ... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:57:11 EST TUFF Phase 2 (weeks 5-9) Starts Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436066 I can't believe how fast the first four weeks of TUFF (The Ultimate Female Fitness...now named The Ultimate Fitness Focused) went by. This phase of the program will focus on even heavier weights using less reps (6-8) for every 3 sets per exercise. <BR> <BR> I am excited today to "officially" report body stats as a whole since starting TUFF on July 1st! I took preliminary stats on Friday but should have waited at least 48 hrs for my body to adjust (swelling of muscles to decrease). <BR> <B... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 10:14:44 EST Completed Week 2 of 12: The Ultimate Female Fitness Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419741 Time is just marching forward with two weeks of this heavy lifting program under my belt. It was another challenging week in which I pushed out of my "comfort" zone with the dumbbell sizes for most exercises. Right now, the focus is on lifting up to at least 8-12 reps where by the last rep you cannot tweak out another. I have two more weeks to go at this rep requirement. <BR> <BR> I want to thank each of you in advance for the cheers and encouragement long the way. They are ALL appreciated!!... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:09:23 EST Completed Week 1 of 12: The Ultimate Female Fitness Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414394 Wow...can't believe that I finished Week 1 of this program and started Week 2 this morning. I am liking this program...working different parts of the body on different days. I like how it incorporates 3 rest days which you can use to schedule some kind of cardio 1-3 days per week. We as women spend too to much time focusing on cardio exercises and not lifting...whether it be with weights or body weight. I've seen better results and a reshaping of my body with lifting and I LOVE it. <BR> <BR... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 13:10:37 EST One more day then TUFF (The Ultimate Female Fitness) starts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406312 I am looking forward to participating in a 12-week heavy lifting program geared towards female fitness. There will be 4 days of lifting and cardio (my plans are 1-2 days of cardio). The cardio will be high intensity interval training. I am going to select the cardio DVD from CLX and/or P90X during this 12 week program. July 1st kicks it off! Below is the schedule that I selected since there are a few you can use: <BR> <BR> S – rest day <BR> M- Upper Body ST <BR> T – Lower Body ST/Abs <BR... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:19:37 EST The Ultimate Female Training Program (starting July 1st) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398363 Dear SP Friends, <BR> <BR> I'm taking next week as a "rest week" which involves NO strength training but only lite cardio and flexibility training. On July 1st, I will start a 12-week program called The Ultimate Female Training which involves 4 days of lifting heavy and 1-2 days of cardio. Info on this training program can be found here: <BR> <BR> http://www.simplyshredded.com/the-ultima<BR>te-female-training-guide.html <BR> <BR> I am part of a private group on another site that will all ... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 14:49:15 EST Another Round of CLX Starts on Monday (May 13, 2013) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353626 Hey Buddies! <BR> <BR> I had been pondering over what fitness routines I want to do possibly for the next 30 - 90 days. The first "structured" program that I did was Chalene Extreme in January 2010. Since then I've mixed and matched some of the workouts with other programs. CLX was “the” program that caused me to fall in love with strength training and it gave me good results over the 90 day period... (8 lb loss, 10 inches loss)...and reshaped how my body looked overall. It gave me the stre... Sun, 12 May 2013 00:39:30 EST Continuing with a "Hybrid" type of Exercise Rotation for April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314591 I am going to continue on with a hybrid style of workouts "mixing" up different program DVDs for this month. It will be P90X, CLX, and Walking. This plan will work my total body with strength training 3 days per week and cardio 2 days per week. I do need to pay a little more attention to the type of food consumption, too. I need to continue to focus on daily water intake as well. I will be logging food, water, and exercise as usual. <BR> <BR> Below is my fitness guide and it will be changed... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 11:50:06 EST Week 1 of 4 for this rotation is done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268559 March 1st!! I am hear and looking forward to another month of goal setting and sharing with each of you. <BR> <BR> I have an exercise rotation in place and as of this morning I finished week 1 of 4. This is what it looked like: <BR> <BR> Mon - I did JM's 30 Day Shred Level 1 and circuit training is tough when it incorporates cardio, abs, strength in one session with NO rest in between the exercises! Yeah, it is just 28 minutes but an intense overall session...whew...lol <BR> <BR> Tue -... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:41:33 EST Another New Rotation that will take me into March...very different for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263473 This week will be the beginning of a whole new 4-week rotation using Jillian Michael's 30-Day Shred DVDs, Leslie Sansone Walking DVDs, CLX Extreme Intervals and Burn It Up DVDs, and Debbie Sieber's Keep It Up DVD. I will rotate these individual DVDs each week. <BR> <BR> In the past several months or year, I have exercise specific muscles on different days. This time around, I am wanting to do total body and pure cardio days for this rotation. Kind of shaking things up differently! <BR> <B... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:50:52 EST Hmmm...Some changes and some still the same...pleased overall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257677 For the first time since using this site I checked out the Fitness Tests article. I've never tracked this information and did two of the tests today. The Push-ups Test revealed that I did "excellent" based on my age (59) and the Crunches Test revealed that I am right in the middle of what is considered "good" and "excellent". I will take these results with a smile on my face...lol. <BR> <BR> I went ahead and took body measurements and am still at 166 pounds along with measurements staying ba... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:25:31 EST First Blog of the New Year 2013...Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184021 First day of the new year 2013 and I sat a while to determine what fitness routine to perform for the month of January and other fitness goals such as working towards additional loss of weight and staying healthy overall. <BR> <BR> I am starting the year knowing my woman wellness check up in 2012 was better than expected...YAY me! I still need to figure out how to get the breast biospsy done "free" or at a very low cost. <BR> <BR> I did reset my trackers Sparkpeople.com to reflect a new... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 13:59:04 EST New 5-Week Rotation After A Full Week of Flexibility Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115434 Last week was stretch & flexibility training only which was a new thing for me omitting cardio and strength training. I can tell that my body is now raring to go with some intense workouts. <BR> <BR> My bone density testing results from last week revealed I am actually 1/2 inch taller than I've claimed over most of my adult years....LOL! Could it be due to all of this exercising?? I can now shout to the rooftops that I am FIVE FEET SIX INCHES....LMBO! Just humor me...heehee. <BR> <BR> Bel... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 09:53:50 EST New Experiment for me...No Cardio or Strength Training for a full week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108503 New week and a new experiment of doing no cardio and strength training. This week will focus on full body stretches and flexibility. <BR> <BR> M - CLX Recharge (21 mins).....done! <BR> T - P90X X-Stretch (58 mins) <BR> W - Slim & Limber (14 mins) <BR> Th - CLX Recharge (21 mins) <BR> F - P90X X-Stretch (58 mins) <BR> <BR> I can't promise not to throw in a few push-ups here and there...lol..but the goal is not to. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:20:21 EST Feedback Requested: Question about taking a complete rest week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096537 Question: Have you ever planned a week in which you did absolutely no exercise? It is a week in which you totally "rest" your heart and muscles? I have consistently exercised no less than 5 days per week for the past two years. I do a 'recovery week' that revolves around cardio only as a part of my four week hybrid rotation of cardio, strength, and abs. <BR> <BR> I am thinking about doing a "rest" week in which only total body stretching for 5 days is performed...no cardio, abs, or strength ... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:40:51 EST Recap of Week 2 of 3 Hybrid Rotation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088030 My future fitness plans are to modify exercise moves when necessary to decrease further injury to my sacral spine. So far, I've been consistent with exercise plans and will do P90X Chest & Back on Saturday (tomorrow) to finish the week with five days done. I've been taking note of what I consume as well. <BR> <BR> M- Did CLX Push Circuit 1(arms/legs) this morning. I can see myself increasing dumbbell sizes in 7 of the 8 moves for next week. I was able to perform 5 of 8 slow push-ups from t... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 14:45:14 EST Hmmm... Changes up and down since August 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081850 Today is week 2 of a rotation started last week which consists of strength training, cardio, abs, stretching. It was also time for me to update weight/measurements. <BR> <BR> Week 1-3: <BR> M- CLX Push Circuit 1 (arms/legs) <BR> T- Leslie Sansone Walking, Abs <BR> W- CLX Extreme Intervals (cardio/resistance total body) <BR> T- Leslie Sansone Walking, Stretch (P90X or Debbie Siebers or CLX) <BR> F- P90X Chest & Back <BR> <BR> I've gained 2lbs since August 2012 and I'll contribute this ... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 09:35:56 EST New Rotation...Weeks 1-3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071378 Good day Sunday Team ~~ I've been sitting here trying to decide what my exercise routine will encompass for the next 4 weeks. It will include 3 weeks of strength/cardio/stretching and a "recovery week" to consist of mainly cardio/stretching. <BR> <BR> Week 1-3: <BR> M- CLX Push Circuit 1 (arms/legs) <BR> T- Leslie Sansone Walking, Abs <BR> W- CLX Extreme Intervals (cardio/resistance total body) <BR> T- Leslie Sansone Walking, Stretch (P90X or Debbie Siebers or CLX) <BR> F- P90X Chest & Back ... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 11:18:39 EST "Recovery Week" started with a drenching workout... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062960 I am into a “recovery week” with my exercise rotation….more cardio than strength training. Below are the routines that are planned: <BR> <BR> Recovery week... <BR> <BR> Sun - Rest Day <BR> Mon – CLX Burn It Off (interval type cardio) <BR> Tue - Walk/Jog <BR> Wed – KenPOX (cardio kickboxing) <BR> Thu - Walk/Jog <BR> Fri - CLX Burn It Off (interval type cardio) <BR> <BR> This morning I finished CLX's Burn It Off! and it had me drenched and with a runny nose...MAMA MIA! It's been a while sinc... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:36:15 EST Week 3 of 3...Very sore legs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050762 I just finished a soak in a tub of hot water w/Epsom salt and hoping it makes my leg muscles feel some better. I could not believe that it was difficult to even SIT on my behind because of the soreness. I can’t remember the last time this happened…lol. I am going with Week 3 of 3 as my goal. <BR> <BR> Week 3 of Week 3... <BR> <BR> Sun - Rest Day <BR> Mon - P90X Chest & Back <BR> Tue - Walk/Jog, Abs, P90X X Stretch (lower body exercises only) <BR> Wed - P90X Shoulder & Arms <BR> Thu - Walk/J... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 09:46:34 EST Hoping to Shave Off a Few More Pounds and/or Inches :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033206 I've come up with a new rotation for the next 4 weeks starting on Monday (Aug 27). It will consist of three weeks of strength/cardio followed by one 'recovery cardio' week. It's going to be a challenge because of the use of P90X and Chalean Extreme dvds. I am going to do an official weigh-in and take fresh measurements too. <BR> <BR> Week 1 thru Week 3... <BR> <BR> Sun - Rest Day <BR> Mon - P90X Chest & Back <BR> Tue - Walk/Jog, Abs <BR> Wed - P90X Shoulder & Arms <BR> Thu - Walk/Jog, Abs <... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:49:48 EST 2012 Mid-Year Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4958140 I am still consistently exercising and eating "decent"...no dieting but eating foods that are healthy and food that are a temptation in moderation...lol. My exercise routines revolve around P90X, ChaLean Extreme, Slim Series, and 8 Minute Core Series. I have recently added Power Walking w/Jogging intervals. I've never been a jogger because of concern for my knees and a left ankle (old college injury) but it seems these areas are no bother because I am walking/joggin on "natural terrain"...NO ... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 14:51:14 EST First Blog of 2012..Off to a good start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4707049 The year started off on a great fitness note. <BR> <BR> This month I designed a rotation of ChaLean Extreme, P90X, and Slim Series varying the circuits. The first three weeks were consistent with Push 1,2,3...KenPOX...Leslie Sansone Wallking, Slim & 6Pack Abs with Slim & Limber Stretch. The fourth week was designed with pure cardio and abs. The plan is to change up my strength training workouts every month. <BR> <BR> Here is the layout for January: <BR> M - Push 1 (arms, glutes, legs) <BR> ... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:19:01 EST 60-Day Results of doing P90x "my way". http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4533680 Today was a two-fold task regarding my health this morning. I did CLX's Ab Burner dvd and also took body measurements (60-day mark since starting the P90X "My Way" Rotation). <BR> <BR> I have lost a total of 4lbs, 6.36% body fat, and 3.25 inches. Below are current stats: <BR> <BR> Body Fat % - 24.64 <BR> Weight - 158lbs <BR> Chest - 35" <BR> Waist - 31" <BR> Abs - 32.5" <BR> Hips - 39" <BR> Abductors - 38" <BR> Thighs - 21.5" rt/21.25" lft <BR> Arms (bicep flexed) - 11.5" rt/ 11.25" lft <B... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:46:55 EST Still working P90X "My Way"...LOL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4518855 By now I would have thought I'd given up on this program but found a way to taylor it for me. I do the strength training 3 days per week, another high intensity cardio 1 day per week, and another abs/stretch routine 1 day per week. I will work this rotation for 3 weeks then going into a so-called "recovery week". My recovery week is cardio 3 days per week and abs/stretch 2 days that week. I keep rotating "my way" month after month, varying the strength training cardio dvds. I LOVE it! <... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 12:01:53 EST OMG! Plyo X!! Another name is "The Beast"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4445626 OMG! Today was P90X: Plyometrics and boy is it a very high impact aerobic workout that is about 59mins long. Some of the moves are shown with low-impact versions. I did approximately 40 minutes of varying moves...some I absolutely would not attempt to protect my knees. I honestly feel P90X is tailored more for athletes...which I am not....LOL! When you get to be 57yrs young you better protect them...LOL! I got a great sweaty workout this morn! As one can tell I am working P90X "my" way...lol... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:24:24 EST P90X on Marvelous Monday and Terrific Tuesday...lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4444732 8/22: It was another P90x day...lol. This morning was KenPO X. Okay...I don't care for the way Tony does stretches prior to adequately warming up the muscles...not a good thing in my book...lol...AND it was that yoga style stuff again. I skipped most of that 12 minute stuff and did my own warmups. This workout is kickboxing style with cardio breaks....I followed along as best as possible. The total time of this workout is 59 minutes. Glad to get it out of the way...lol <BR> <BR> 8/23: Fini... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 21:13:50 EST P90X..OMG..First Week Recap and Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4439624 8/12: I elected to do P90X's Lean because it has more cardio and less resistance for maximum weight loss. I will do Lean for a 3 month period. I've watched some of the sessions that make up the Lean and it is going to be TOUGH but I will persevere through it. "No pain No gain...but not pain that injures but pain that burns"....LOL! <BR> <BR> 8/15: Okaaaay....this was the beginning of P90X Lean Program and I did the Core Synergistics DVD and it is definitely HARD-CORE and one MUST take care ... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 10:01:47 EST Another 30 Day of "Lean for Life" Done Pamela's Way Completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4245512 YAY!! Finished another 30day session of ChaLean Extreme Lean for Life Phase (done my way by rotating Burn Circuits and Push Circuits) and definitely lifting heavier weights in more of the exercises than four weeks ago. Today was Push Circuit 3 and some of the exercises shown below. <BR> <BR> Single-Arm Row - 15lbs to 20lbs <BR> Chest Fly - 15lbs to 20lbs <BR> Bowler Lunge - 17.5lbs to 20lbs <BR> Bench Press - 12.5lbs to 17.5lbs <BR> Single-Leg Sumo Squat - 15lbs to 17.5lbs <BR> Reverse-Grip ... Fri, 20 May 2011 13:22:51 EST Another Varied "Lean For Life Phase" Rotation Started Today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4189845 Starting a "new" rotation of the Lean For Life Phase to be done over the next four weeks. My goal is to lift heavier, lose or maintain current weight. It will consist of the following circuits: <BR> <BR> Push Circuit 1 - biceps/ triceps, glutes <BR> Burn Circuit 2 - arms, hamstrings, legs <BR> Push Circuit 3 - arms, shoulders, chest, glutes, legs <BR> Various Cardio Circuits and Abs+++++ <BR> <BR> Today, I performed the Push C1. There are nine exercises on this circuit. I was able to increa... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 16:03:21 EST Is It Muscle or Fat that Caused a 2lb Increase...hmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4177183 It was too soon to do measurements and weigh but I was curious. <BR> <BR> It appears I have a 2lb gain (164) w/an increase in my thighs by 1"..... BUT... a loss of inches (.5) in my waist/ab areas and the chest, arms, hips, abductors, calfs remained the same which is great. <BR> <BR> Can I claim the increase as more muscle built? I have been lifting heavier and REALLY feeling the muscles in my glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings since varying the Lean For Life Phase. <BR> <BR> Today, I s... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 15:38:39 EST Gardening Counts as "Moderate Intensity" Exercise...Wow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4170904 I sure hope that gardening counts as exercise because that is what I did...lol. A lot of shoveling, digging, pulling, shaking, and walking back and forth was going on with the dirt. It definitely worked my glutes, hamstrings, arms, and chest. <BR> <BR> I've read that gardening is a "moderate intensity" type of exercise and I spent at least 3hrs doing it today. I looked up to see how many calories you burn while gardening and "general gardening" burns 234 calories per hour based on MY height... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 23:36:10 EST "Miss Body Measurements" is more of a "best friend" than "Miss Scale"...LOL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4051233 Pamela's 60 day (approximately) results since starting another year of ChaLean Extreme: <BR> <BR> Today was time for weight and measurement rechecks (do these about every 30 days) since I will be starting a new phase of CLX in the morning. It is called Lean Phase and the workouts get more INTENSE because you work the upper AND l...ower body simulataneously while lifting weights. My goal for this round is to lift heavier than not only one year ago compared to the same phase but also heavier t... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:36:41 EST Loving My New BowFlex SelecTech Dumbbells! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4030653 I am in a second round of ChaLean Extreme this year and received the dumbbells as a birthday gift from my son and his fiancee'. This was a GREAT surprise and left me speechless...lol. <BR> <BR> I decided to view the enclosed instructional dvd and WOW...the new knowledge I gained definitely made a difference in how I performed in my workout on Friday. I finished up the third week of Push Circuit 3 and with these new weights and knowing the CORRECT form to use them I definitely felt a diff... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 16:34:01 EST Still Creating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3997340 First off, I feel so blessed to be in 2011 and have decent health. The year 2010 was a good year for my health resulting in weight loss, inches lost, lower blood pressure, and an increase in strength and energy. I used the exercise program ChaLean Extreme throughout 2010 and plan on continuing this program in 2011 with variations. <BR> <BR> On Jan 3rd, I restarted this program as if it were brand new again and tracking results. My goal is to avoid gaining weight, increase more muscle mass an... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 09:47:04 EST WOW..I'ved been MIA but STILL exercising! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3564808 Hey Sparksters! <BR> <BR> With no internet access at home, it is difficult to visit and update some of my favorite sites such as this one. I do want to report that staying consistent with exercise and staying busy with "rural life" is giving great results! I surpassed my goal of 169lbs and now weighing 160. I am HAPPY with the changes in my body and LOVE exercising to maintain. <BR> <BR> I will update my Blogs as possible. I hope that each of you are staying true to your health and fitn... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 08:00:27 EST Going MIA Temporarily http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3267990 DearSparkers, <BR> <BR> I wanted to give each of you notice that I will be MIA (missing in action) due to this move. <BR> <BR> Our new home is just about ready and we move out of the current location on May 28th. With that being said, I have NO idea how long or what type of internet service provider will be available since our new area is rural. My son teases that dial-up may be my new "norm"..hear me SCREAM!! <BR> <BR> I am going to miss the convenience provided by quick DSL service for... Tue, 25 May 2010 21:01:47 EST Weekend was HELL-acious....I ain't playing...LOL!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3262339 Hey TEAM!! When I say this weekend was HELL-acious....I ain't playing...LOL!! We went to our new home place and had 3 MAJOR projects to get done and completed 100% of all. My sweetie was shocked to see me working out this morning considering the hard workout I got this weekend....LOL! <BR> <BR> I didn't do the scheduled cardio and stretch on Saturday because of All the shoveling, digging,squatting, lifting, and walking on sandy-like soil WAS a great cardio AND strength workout! AND, we spent... Mon, 24 May 2010 10:55:14 EST Finishing up 1st Round of Lean For Life (CLX program) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3253279 Ladies - I took some end of L4L (1st round) measurments and had a 4lb loss, 1% decrease in body fat, and loss of 2.5 inches (.5 in waist, 1 in hips, .5 in abductors, .5 arms). <BR> <BR> Comparison between Feb 1st and May 21st: <BR> <BR> weight - 182lbs <BR> body fat - 33% <BR> chest - 38" <BR> upper arms - 12" <BR> waist (at belly button) - 36.75 <BR> hips - 42.5 <BR> abductors (known as saddle bags area) - 41 <BR> thighs - 23.25 <BR> <BR> ***** <BR> <BR> weight - 170lbs <BR> body fat - 2... Fri, 21 May 2010 09:51:23 EST I LOVE the Lean For Life Phase and the results...LOL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3201141 I am into the second week of the Lean For Life Phase of Chalean Extreme Workout Program and LOVING it. I got brave and weighed two weeks before the end of this phase and have lost FOUR pounds already! I KNEW something was happening because my pants require belts and sagging everywhere...LOL! It is time for a new wardrobe (pants, jeans). <BR> <BR> My workout week so far is shown below: <BR> <BR> 5/3: Completed Burn Circuit 1 before we headed to Burton this morning. <BR> <BR> 5/4:THANK Y... Thu, 6 May 2010 11:25:17 EST Good Results and Beginning Lean For Life Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3162597 To go along with the photos shown in my photo gallery and on the sparkpage are my measurements/weight for Day1 and Day 90 of Chalean Extreme. <BR> <BR> Day 1 <BR> <BR> weight - 182lbs <BR> body fat - 33% <BR> chest - 38" <BR> upper arms - 12" <BR> waist (at belly button) - 36.75 <BR> hips - 42.5 <BR> abductors (known as saddle bags area) - 41 <BR> thighs - 23.25 <BR> <BR> Day 90 <BR> <BR> weight - 174lbs <BR> body fat - 28% <BR> chest - 35.5" <BR> upper arms - 12" <BR> waist (at belly but... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 12:16:35 EST End of Lean Phase...Squating/Lifting Moving Boxes Completed the Phase...LOL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3156526 I decided to for go Burn It Off and Recharge today and substituted all this PACKING I've been doing today. There was plenty of squating, lifting, bending, and holding the core. <BR> <BR> It may not be INTENSE cardio but it sure is some form of mild circuit training...LOL!! I think I will do Slim & Limber before bedtime just to get a GOOD stretch of these muscles. <BR> <BR> I do have 90 day photos and measurements to take, too. This ChaLean Extreme program has truly been a journey. <BR> ... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 18:23:01 EST Family and Good Friends...Exercising together...Great Motivation to Be Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3129254 Just finished 3rd week of Burn It Off in the Lean Phase of ChaLean Extreme, and I substituted 8 Minute Core Stretch for Recharge. I am almost done with the last 90day cycle of this particular exercise program. I have one more week (starting on Monday) of this Phase then I will start the Lean For Life Phase which is for 4 weeks. I will change up the cardio workouts during the Lean for Life Phase, too. <BR> <BR> I am happy with my results but it is more important that exercising has become... Sat, 17 Apr 2010 10:03:08 EST Don't Beat Up Self...It's A New Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3126319 Last night I was being hard on myself for not doing a scheduled workout (Burn Intervals, Ab Burner) because I woke up late morn and then had company the WHOLE day. This morning I "talked to myself" saying "hold up, you are not lacking just because you missed a scheduled workout day...just start fresh the next day with what's on your schedule" AND that is exactly what I did! <BR> <BR> Just finished Lean Circuit 3 of week 3 and made sure to work extra hard doing all 9 exercises. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 16 Apr 2010 11:11:29 EST Don't Beat Up Self...It's A New Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3126311 Last night I was being hard on myself for not doing a scheduled workout (Burn Intervals, Ab Burner) because I woke up late morn and then had company the WHOLE day. This morning I "talked to myself" saying "hold up, you are not lacking just because you missed a scheduled workout day...just start fresh the next day with what's on your schedule" AND that is exactly what I did! <BR> <BR> Just finished Lean Circuit 3 of week 3 and made sure to work extra hard doing all 9 exercises. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 16 Apr 2010 11:10:51 EST Lean C2 of week 3 was more challenging than week 2...why? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3118631 Whew! Why was Lean C2 extra hard today for me...for some reason I had difficulty holding proper form/balance on 4 out of 9 exercises. On one exercise (reverse lunge-lateral raise) I couldn't even hit the failure rep of at least 10 and only made it to 6...dang. <BR> <BR> I guess some days are like that when the body and mind are not in sync. I am okay with this because I DID perfect on 5 exercises. <BR> <BR> This circuit focuses on strengtening shoulders while working on lower body at the sa... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:19:22 EST End of Week 2 of Lean Phase (ChaLean Extreme)...not bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3102612 Just finished Burn It Off week 2 of Lean Phase and for some reason I didn't have my normal amount of energy. I believe sometimes the body is just not "feeling" exercise on such an intense level as I want it to give...LOL! But, moving with it is better than doing nothing. I skipped ReCharge. Overall, this week of the Lean Phase was good! <BR> <BR> I am ready to shower and dress for the day. <BR> Sat, 10 Apr 2010 11:22:47 EST