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Day 20 Boot Camp Challenge - FOUR!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009      2 comments

The optional challenge for Friday's boot camp was to, "...do a fun and active Friday night activity... Be creative and enjoy some fun, social time with your family and friends while you stay on your feet!" Well, my DGS and I usually ... Read more

Water Works Catching On - WooHoo!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009      3 comments

The YMCA where I do water work has a new Aquatic Director who has helped me gather information for dong the 5K in the pool. She is very enthusiastic about adding an aquajogging program and would like me to help develop and facilitate it. I ... Read more

Day 18 of S2S Boot Camp - Halleluja

Wednesday, May 20, 2009      2 comments

Todays workout - the 10-Minute Crunchless Core Workout - was amazingly less painful. I'm so thrilled to see such quick results from the PT work done on Monday. I was able to do the bent-leg leg raises, and the on the knees back-bend without my b... Read more

PT OK 4ME With Him

Monday, May 18, 2009      1 comments

I started the day with several itmes on my list that I looked forward to doing; one that I dreaded - PT. Granted, I realize that Iwill benefit from the hard work, but my concern is will the benefit be enough for me to meet my fitness goals. I no... Read more

Best Laid Plans - Oh Well

Saturday, May 16, 2009      4 comments

Today I thought I was going to kick back in the park with Spud the Pug (my dog) and a good book. So, after my Boot Camp workout, I had all my snacks packed with Spud knowing we were about to walk out the door, when the phone rang and I was remi... Read more

I'm Running as Fast as I Can!

Friday, May 15, 2009      3 comments

I can't believe how incredibly fortunate and blessed I am to have found SparkPeople. Everthing I need to reach my goals of developing and maintaining a healthy life-style is right here. Right after making the decision to loose weight, that... Read more

Dancin' My Way Through Day 12 of Boot Camp - Cha, Cha, Cha!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009      3 comments

"What makes you laugh" was the question of the day in one of my team's forums. Ironically I had just received an email, you know the ones, that have silly themes. Well, this one had dancin' little kittens telling me to do some dancin' - I f... Read more

Day 10 of S2S Boot Camp - WooHoo!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009      2 comments

Boot Camp is giving me something more than what I expected to receive: a sense of community. I do the water aerobics and chat with the folks who come regularly and cheer on the new people. I share with my family meals that are nutritious. So do... Read more

Day 9 of S2S Boot Camp - Alrighty Then!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009      1 comments

I was excited to see how much stronger I was doing the Day 9 exsercise, which is the same as the Week 1, Day 2 lower-body workout. My upper thigh muscles are looser and stronger (if that makes any sense). Seeing results motivates me to continue ... Read more

Day 8 of S2S Boot Camp - Here We go Again!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009      0 comments

Okay, so I was up late last night enjoying my immediate and extended family with a Mother's Day dinner at TGIF. I did pretty good and stayed within my nutrition ranges. However, the night was very emotional for me and so was the morning when I t... Read more

Day 7 of S2S Boot Camp - Ahhhhh :-)

Saturday, May 09, 2009      2 comments

The 12-minute Pilates Abs Workout was less of a strain on my upper thigh for some reason. So, I was relieved that my hips weren't pushed to the limit (Ahhhh:-) Since Pilates is new to me I watched the short introductory video that explained... Read more

Day 6 of S2S Boot Camp - WooHoo!!!

Friday, May 08, 2009      1 comments

Todays workout didn't add any stress to my hips, I just worked the upper-body, which wasn't a major challenge (WHEW!!!). The challenge for today (go without caffeine) was not really a challenge either because I eliminated caffeine from my diet i... Read more

Day 5 of S2S Boot Camp - OMG

Friday, May 08, 2009      2 comments

In only 5 minutes I worked up a sweat, 5 MINUTES!!! When Coach Nicole began an exercise and said it would be the last one before our cool-down stretch I had just experienced a moment of dread that I wouldn't be able to go on. It's like she knew ... Read more

Day 4 of S2S Boot Camp - WHEW!!!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009      2 comments

Talk about an intense workout!!! The "Crunchless Core Workout" was a serious challenge. A few of the exercises are just what the doctor ordered. One of my fitness goals is to be able to do a modified plank. Well this workout should definately pr... Read more

DAY 3 BOOT CAMP - Totally Energized!!!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009      1 comments

I can't believe I'm doing this much exercise. I finished the boot upper-body 7-minute work out as well as the challenge (wall close-hand push-ups) and I feel so energized. I also made the decision to train for the June 5th 5K. I'll be runni... Read more


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