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2/1/13 2:01 A

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Thursday 31 January:

9/8 times Yoga Sculpting (changed mid-month to 30-Day Shred Level 2)
1650/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
10/6 times up the Big Hill
31/30 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
475/500 minutes meditation
30/31 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
4/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 179.5
14/10 exercise or music videos burned to disc
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

I tried to do "real" Dreya rolls tonight, but I'm not ready yet!
Thank you, Pamela. It's been a challenge to figure everything out, because I'm not used to being this old. And a challenge to actually do it, especially when I feel overwhelmed by life and my energy levels are low. But it does come together eventually, doesn't it? This thread has been such a help.
BFerrell, here's hoping all you need is some physio.
See you all in February.
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1/31/13 3:58 P

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Thanks for all the good support and well wishing. I have an apt with our Occupational Medicine department tomorrow. I am hoping maybe just some PT, but if I do have surgery that would be fine too, anything to make it better. It is weird. Just the slightest lift at the wrong angle and it is excruciating and then I can do something else without any problem. Really hoping I don't need surgery cause I want to make my goals for Feb.

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Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 975/1500
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 163/300
3. 200 Row minutes: /200

My January Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 15/31
2. Take my vitamins daily: 19/31
3. Track food daily: 19/31
4. Stay within calorie range: 19/31



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1/31/13 1:41 P

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Thu - It finally warmed up a bit so I could power-walk for 30 minutes outdoors. It was refreshing to breath in clean air and enjoy the sunshine at 54 degrees...perfect walking temp. My biceps are slightly sore from yesterday's work but I like that feeling ;)

BFerrell, this is good news to hear that your knees will be fine once healed. Do you know that I was diagnosed with Ulnar Nerve Entrapment back in the late 90s and it was work related, too? I had the surgery to place the nerve back between the muscle and been fine with my left arm since. As a matter of fact, it seems stronger than my dominate right arm..lol. Wishing you the best treatment with that elbow area.

Laurie, Laurie...you did great this month!! YOU my dear lady are an inspiration to us all! Have a great last day of the month and let's get prepared to kick start February on tomorrow :)

Pamela...Central Texas

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1/31/13 3:02 A

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Wednesday 30 January:

9/8 times Yoga Sculpting (changed mid-month to 30-Day Shred Level 2)
1570/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
10/6 times up the Big Hill
30/30 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
460/500 minutes meditation
29/31 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
4/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 179.5
12/10 exercise or music videos burned to disc
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

BFerrell, I'm glad your knees are healing well. Good luck dealing with the elbow problem. Let us know how it all goes!
Pamela, isn't it nice to rediscover a workout? Good thinking on the resistance band. As you know, there are many ways to exercise each body part.
Yanks, I hope you enjoyed switching out your cardio workouts this month.
Thank you all for your inspiration and encouragement.
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1/30/13 1:08 P

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Doctor says that my knees are doing good, healing great. Nothing broken or infected. I just want it to be better and go away, it is really a hindrance. It will just take a while to heal because of the location. Now my elbows, Doc believes I have Ulnar Nerve Radiculopathy. Can't say the severity of it until I get eletrodiagnostics done. So because it could be work related I need to go to our internal Occupational Medicine department to get looked at and to determine what the cause is and how to proceed.

When I was leaving the doc office, with my knees all wrapped up that is was difficult to walk and my elbows hurting, I expected the nurse to say "can someone help the little old lady out"!

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1/30/13 11:25 A

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Wed - Okay...I knew P90X Back & Biceps was a good one but oh boy did it give my biceps a GREAT workout and expecting to "feel" it tomorrow. I was able to lift a little heavier than last done in Dec 2012. There are 24 sets in this circuit with half working the back. I don't have a pull-up bar so I improvised with a resistance tube (minus those things that hurt my wrist) draped over an over-the-door hanger. This circuit is affectionately labeled "the glamour muscles" by Horton and is 51 minutes. I did go ahead and complete it entirely today. Weights in use today: 5, 10. 11.25, 12.5, 13.75

Laurie, WOOHOOO on the 4 lb loss of weight this month and you did work for it!! You definitely accomplished and exceeded most of your goals and got real close to others so far and the month is not up. I am happy for you being able to burn those DVDs before the "free" period expired...lol.

Yanks, glad to hear your grand daughter is well again. I'll have to check out the FitBit...hmmm...maybe put a "bug" in an ear that it would make a nice birthday gift for me which comes up in February....LOL! You did mix up the cardio routines REAL good...WTG...also, nothing like having a fun lunch with friends. I get tickled each time about your "no use of paper towels" comments.

BFerrell, what did the dr say about those knees?

Pamela...Central Texas

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1/30/13 1:37 A

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Tuesday 29 January:

8/8 times Yoga Sculpting (changed mid-month to 30-Day Shred Level 2)
1485/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
9/6 times up the Big Hill
29/30 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
445/500 minutes meditation
28/31 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
4/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 179.5
8/10 exercise or music videos burned to disc
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

UNBELIEVABLE. I lost 4 pounds this month! Thank you all for your support.
I finally got the right DVDs. My "free" unlimited download period ended today. I finished downloading all the music and workouts I wanted, and I burned a few music mixes to DVD. I'll be burning more DVDs over the next few days or weeks. So much variety--I love it.
Good luck to everyone as we approach the end of the month. BFerrell, I hope the doctor's visit was a success.
Laurie

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1/29/13 7:51 P

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Tuesday January 29th,

Week Five Goals--To change up my cardio routine---Today I jogged/ran for 65 minutes/biked for 18 minutes/walked for 4 miles. That's mixing things up.

To re-kindle some old friendships----I had a nice two hour lunch with an old buddy today.

No paper towel usage----Okay.

Bferrell--I hope your Drs. visit went well, here we are trying to stay healthy and we do some damage to our bodies.

Pamela--My grand daughter is fine today, it was just a one night session. May I recommend a fitbit, they are relatively inexpensive and are fairly accurate. As a matter of fact Spark has an opportunity to sync into the fitbit .

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1/29/13 5:37 P

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Tue - No CLX today......This morning I used Leslie Sansone's 5 Fast Miles DVD and did the first 2 miles plus the cool down resulting in a 30 minute walking session. I wanted to see if my pedometer phone app would work during this session and it was very inaccurate...lol. It didn't properly count my steps to log the correct miles and the time was WRONG (it showed 52 minutes...lol). I see this is an app to use only for outdoor walking. What a good cardio session this morning!

BFerrell - oh ouch! I sure hope your knees are not injured too badly that just a does of meds will make them feel better and no surgical intervention is needed.

Yanks - is your grand daughter feeling better?

Have a great day, team!

Pamela...Central Texas

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1/29/13 2:04 P

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As of January 28

Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 925/1500
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 163/300
3. 200 Row minutes: /200

My January Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water:14/31
2. Take my vitamins daily: 18/31
3. Track food daily:18/31
4. Stay within calorie range: 18/31

Heading to the doctor today to have my knees looked at and also my elbows.

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1/28/13 1:40 P

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Monday January 28th.

Week # 5--Goal to change up my cardio routine.

Yesterday I walked for 8.2 miles----the weather wasn't that bad Temp was about 21 degrees, with little or no wind.
Today I went to the gym I ran for 35 minutes--used the Arc Trainer ( stair step) for 30 minutes, then onto the Elliptical for 30 minutes, then onto the stationary bike for 30 minutes. That's what I call mixing it up.

Goal to re-kindle a couple of friendships---no excuses. I had to cancel a lunch due to the fact one of my grand daughters was sick and my daughter needed some help. So much for no excuses!!!!!

Goal--not to use any paper towels for the rest of the month---so far so good. emoticon

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1/28/13 12:09 P

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As of January 27

Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 860/1500
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 163/300
3. 200 Row minutes: /200

My January Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water:13/31
2. Take my vitamins daily: 17/31
3. Track food daily:17/31
4. Stay within calorie range: 17/31

Nursing my knees (they are pretty banged up) but still trying to move a little every day.




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1/28/13 11:19 A

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I am starting a brand new rotation to cover the next 4 weeks which will take me into February. It is a P90X routine consisting of the circuits shown below:

Sun – rest
Mon – P90X Chest, Shoulders & Triceps (55 minutes)
Tue – Cardio
Wed – Back & Biceps (51 minutes)
Thu – Cardio
Fri – P90X Legs & Back (59 minutes)

Mon - P90X Chest, Shoulders & Triceps is just too too long..lol. It shouldn't take 55 minutes to do "old fashion weightlifting 101" as Tony Horton describes it. I may possibly shorten this routine by alternating between doing the first half one week and the second half the following. I may do this with all of the P90X strength training circuits that I've scheduled over the next four weeks, too.

In this circuit you use your own body weight with some moves and dumbbells/resistance bands with others. There are 9 different types of push-up moves out of a total of 24 moves in this circuit. I did the majority of push-up moves from my knees which was just fine. This is not an easy circuit and some cardio effect felt.

Have a great last week of this month, Team!

Pamela...Central Texas

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I won’t complain about “aging” because we have no control over that, but, none of us should allow our bodies to decay/rot which is all voluntary. It is up to each of us to do three things: exercise, use good nutrition, and commit to something or someone that brings us joy daily for the rest of our lives. (excerpt from Next Year Younger For Women book). My new motto!


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1/28/13 1:35 A

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Sunday 27 January:

8/8 times Yoga Sculpting (changed mid-month to 30-Day Shred Level 2)
1410/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
8/6 times up the Big Hill
27/30 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
430/500 minutes meditation
26/31 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
2.5/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 181
2/10 exercise or music videos burned to disc
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Yanks, that will be interesting, changing the cardio each day. Yes, I'm on Denman Island, a small rural island off the coast of western Canada. It's actually tucked in between the coast and Vancouver Island. I've been here for about 3 years, and I love it. Supposedly Denman is about the same size and shape as Manhattan Island, and we even have a park in the middle called Central Park, that's supposed to be the same size as New York's Central Park.
Maci, thanks for letting us know about your progress. Congratulations on doing so well with your January goals!
By the way, I have been doing the foot exercises. Feels good.
Laurie

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1/27/13 7:36 P

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Posted 1/1! January goals:
To make the most out of 2013 in many ways-
1. to give myself an attitude adjustment when needed! Keep a good loving spirit!
2. to do my list of dailys as a priority. *vits, sparks, jems, ex, and after 8 commitment.
3. to go to alanon this yr (1+time a wk)and learn to keep Me centered so I can be my best!
4. To keep my home, car, enviroment free from extra clutter. (good feeling)
5. To make my home & attitude, welcoming and loving for all my friends and family.

1. ck
2. almost 100%!
3. going every wk so far!
4. Have been neeter than ever!
5. ck! I thought I had added cultivating relationships so I was busy doing that this month too! Just today meet w/3 couples friends and bought gkids silly putty, just because! Putting on a big couples Vday party Feb 9th!

Edited by: MACILINN at: 1/27/2013 (19:40)
~Maci~ Oceanside, CA
*If you don't like something... Change it!

~A special prayer to all~
"May your Neighbors, respect you, Troubles neglect you, Angels protect you, and Heaven accept you!"


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1/27/13 10:10 A

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Sunday January 27th.

This is a short week so I'll modify my week # 5 goals.

In order to prevent burn out I'll change up my cardio routine each day, Today I'm fighting with myself as to weather or not I should go to the gym.

I'm going to make it a point to visit with some old friends this week, no excuses!!!

Continue not to use any paper towels .

Laurie can you please refresh my memory , where do you live , it reads like you are somewhere on a rural Island. If my thoughts are right you are some where in Western Canada. Keep up your focus. emoticon



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1/27/13 1:44 A

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Saturday 26 January:

My monthly trip to "town" was Friday, and as usual it took a lot out of me. So today's numbers are virtually the same as Thursday's--no exercise or meditation to report. I have stuck to my diet, so that's a good thing. I bought the wrong blank DVDs, so I need to go back to town on Monday. I'll be going on foot/bus, as it would cost too much to take the car on the ferry again. At least I have my goals in place, so I know that getting the DVDs is something I have to do.
Congratulations BFerrell, Pamela, and Yanks on your accomplishments!
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1/26/13 7:51 A

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Saturday January 26th,

Week Four Goals

Not to use any paper towels--So Far so good---This was one of my ecological goals

To complete 800 fitness minutes---802---completed!!!!!!!

To complete the Planet Fitness 30 minute circuit training 4 times ---completed!!!!

These two were a part of my physical goals.
As for my mental health goals, posting on this thread has been gratifying. emoticon
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1/25/13 9:16 P

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As of January 25

Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 815/1500
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 163/300
3. 200 Row minutes: /200

My January Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water:13/31
2. Take my vitamins daily: 16/31
3. Track food daily:16/31
4. Stay within calorie range: 16/31



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1/25/13 10:59 A

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TGIF!

Fri - Whew...Lean Circuit 3 had me huffing and puffing this morning with a focus on the legs, chest, shoulders, back & abs for 38 minutes. With the Push-up Side Planks, Traveling Push-ups and Army Crawl moves, I did start off on my toes but then went to the knees which was okay. Weight sets in use today: 6.25, 7.5, 10, 11.25.

Back in 2010 when I did this circuit for the very first time the weights in use were 5 & 7 lbs and ALL of the push-up and army crawl moves done on the knees. My workout week is done!!

Pamela...Central Texas

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1/25/13 7:56 A

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Friday January 25th,

Week Four Goals-----

To complete 800 fitness minutes----651 , not counting today. I new this would be a tough one.

To complete the Planet Fitness 30 minute circuit training 4 times, Completed!!!!!!!!!

Not to use any paper towels , I think I will extend this until the end of the month. emoticon

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1/25/13 2:24 A

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Thursday 24 January:

7/8 times Yoga Sculpting (changed mid-month to 30-Day Shred Level 2)
1340/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
8/6 times up the Big Hill
24/30 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
415/500 minutes meditation
23/31 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
2.5/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 181
2/10 exercise or music videos burned to disc
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

A bit of work coming in, so no exercise Wednesday. But I promised myself I wouldn't skip more than one day at a time, so I did 55 minutes today.
BFerrell, I'm glad you're okay! We need you in one piece so you can make your cardio and ST goals.
Pamela, I'm glad the pedometer app is motivating and fun. Now you really can phone in your workout.
Yanks, yow, so many things can go wrong with our feet. But I know you will figure out what to do about this. emoticon Good luck!
Anybody thinking about February already?
Laurie

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1/24/13 5:44 P

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Fell off the Treadmill this afternoon. Feel real stupid, took the first layer maybe even the second layer of flesh off my knees. I didn't break anything. Elbows are fine cause I hung on with my arms so I didn't go flying off the back. Could have been worse could have taken the first layer of skin off my face too.

Finished my work out though!


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Hi Team!

Yank - interesting diagnosis and now you really know the problem. I wonder how you received the nerve damage? Is there anything that can be done to make it more comfortable?

BFerrell - back at ya on working on those January goals.

Thu - Cardio was a walk outdoors this morning and for the first time I used a free pedometer app on the iPhone. This is what it recorded: 2.384 miles, 54.47 minutes, 3.4 mph, 2.6 avg mph, 200.6 calories. Very interesting and watching this thing did motivate me to keep moving when I thought I'd done enough...lmbo I am going to use it when I do an indoor walking DVD just to see what stats it reveals.

Pamela...Central Texas

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1/24/13 10:00 A

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As of January 23

Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 690/1500
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 163/300
3. 200 Row minutes: /200

My January Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water:11/31
2. Take my vitamins daily: 14/31
3. Track food daily:14/31
4. Stay within calorie range: 14/31

Still trying to make those first two exercise goals. I won't put rowing as my 3rd goal next month, my elbows are flaring up again.

Good luck everyone as we approach the last week of January.

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1/24/13 7:26 A

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Thursday January 24th,

Week # Four----I feel that it's easier to break up your long term goals (objectives) into short term goals. Then go ahead and execute, It's easier on my head.

Goal, to complete 800 fitness minutes----531 completed.

Goal, to complete the Planet Fitness 30 minute circuit training four times---3 completed.

Goal, not to use any paper towels this week, so far so good.

Yesterday on a scheduled visit to the foot doctor I was diagnosed with "Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome". During the past few months my left foot has a tendency to fall asleep while I run. I figured it was a circulation problem due to some past medical issues, it turns out there is some nerve damage, go figure. emoticon

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Wed - CLX Push Circuit 2 is a 35 minute strength session focusing on the SHOULDERS, arms, & legs this morning. I used to dislike shoulder focused workouts because of that being my weaker area but I look at it in a positive way now. Over time this workout has improved the appearance of that area to my liking. Weights in use today: 5, 7.5, 8.75, 10, 13.75, 15. The heaviest weights were used for the lower body moves. I lowered the weights for the lower body in comparison to the previous time I did this particular circuit to better protect my knees.

The very first time that I did this circuit was in February 2010. In comparison, the dumbbells in use were 5, 7, 10, 15. I didn't own Bowflex weights at that time.

Hey Team...hope all is well so far this week because it sure looks that way :)

Laurie, sending vibes that your feet start to feel heavenly soon!

Pamela...Central Texas

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Tuesday 22 January:

7/8 times Yoga Sculpting (changed mid-month to 30-Day Shred Level 2)
1285/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
8/6 times up the Big Hill
22/30 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
400/500 minutes meditation
21/31 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
2.5/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 181
2/10 exercise or music videos burned to disc
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Yanks, you're doing well with your challenges this week. How do you like changing your goals every week?
Thanks Pamela, I guess I should have said my TV is too old for USB sticks. The TV is in fact hooked up to a DVD player and even a VHS player; when I said not hooked up, I meant no cable or antenna. Way to go on the outdoor walk today!
I've been learning and doing some exercises for the foot arches. It will be amazing to have good arches someday.
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Laurie:I've copied the videos stored on my PC to a USB stick that I can in turn play on my TV by inserting it into the USB input slot. That way I can view videos on a TV. Also, I use my Bluray player to play any other exercise DVDs that I have, too. I've burned exercise videos to DVDs. Fortunately, my PC screen is of adequate size to view videos. My issue is the ISP (Internet Service Provider) plan we have is toooooooooo slow to view videos at websites. Are you getting ready to hook up the "older" TV? Hooking up a DVD player to it will be nice for you :)

CONGRATS on meeting your 1 pound per week weight loss goal!! Doesn' t it feel GREAT!! I totally agree about the power of writing down our goals being amazing, too.

Yanks: WTG on the non-use of paper towels so far this week by you...heehee. You are more than half way there in meeting your fitness minutes goals, too!


Tue - Whew! Did a 39 minute Interval Walk outdoors today decreasing/increasing my pace with music. Also, our terrain has slight hills and valleys which added to the cardio affect felt. There were a few moments that I had difficulty carrying on a conversation with myself...LOL!

Pamela...Central Texas

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Tuesday January 22nd.

Week # Four

Goal to complete 800 fitness minutes----440 in the bank

Goal to complete the Planet Fitness 30 Minute circuit program four times----3 in the bank.

Goal not to use any paper towels for a week---so far so good. emoticon

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Monday 21 January:

7/8 times Yoga Sculpting (changed mid-month to 30-Day Shred Level 2)
1240/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
7/6 times up the Big Hill
21/30 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
385/500 minutes meditation
20/31 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
2.5/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 181
2/10 exercise or music videos burned to disc
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Yanks, thank you for your concern. I have hard-to-fit feet, and I very seldom wear shoes. I work out in bare feet on a well-padded surface, and in public I wear sandals. I'll add foot exercises to my workout, and I'll check the condition of the sandals I wore that morning. The problem actually wasn't from walking; I was mostly standing around that morning, which I think is harder on the feet.
Big Hill walk is getting easier--no huffing and puffing! I'm feeling so much stronger and better in various ways. For example, sitting meditations used to be hard for me, but now sitting for 15 minutes is no problem. And although my upper arms are still a bit fat, they're starting to get some shape to them. I'll try to be patient and keep noticing good changes.
Good luck this week, everyone!
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Monday January 21st.

Laurie congratulations on your weigh-in triumph, keep up the positive vibes it helps. I'm a little concerned about your feet, when is the last time you took a look at a new pair of workout shoes? I go about 4 months before my shoes break down and then I start to feel discomfort. Some folks go longer , like twice a year, and some folks go a whole year. Just a thought!

Week Four Goals.

To complete 800 fitness minutes so far 303 minutes.

To complete the Planet Fitness Training circuit 4 times---so far 2 times.

Be frugal with paper towels---none used for two days. Although my daughter used some when she and her girls dropped by today. emoticon

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Hi team! Today was my weekly weigh-in, and I wanted to share that this week I DID meet my goal of losing a pound a week. 181 lbs. The power of writing down our goals is pretty amazing.
Pamela, I'm glad your knees are feeling better and that you're figuring out what you need to do. Good luck with the new week of exercises!
Pamela, interesting question. Even though I work on the computer, I'm not very techy, and as far as I can figure out, I can watch exercise DVDs on either the computer or the TV. I prefer the TV because (a) the computer screen is too small for me to see videos while I'm exercising; (b) it's easier to organize workouts, songs, etc., on DVDs than on the computer; and (c) I hope to save wear and tear/storage space on my computer. Do you have any other suggestions? I have an older TV (that is not hooked up), and can't afford to buy new DVDs--at least not enough of them to get the variety I feel I need.
I'll be back later.
Laurie

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It’s the third week of January. Can you believe how fast this month is moving along? This will be my last week of a variation of the Lean for Life Phase of CLX. I am going to lift lighter weights whenever a move involves the lower body this time around, too. My knees are not feeling sore at the beginning of this week and I would like to keep it that way until the end. Below are my planned routines:

Sun – rest
Mon – Burn Circuit 1 (legs, obliques, arms, shoulders…36 min)
Tue – Cardio
Wed – Push Circuit 2 (shoulders, arms, legs…35 min)
Thu – Cardio
Fri – Lean Circuit 3 (chest, back, shoulders, core, legs…38 min)
Sat - rest

Mon - Burn Circuit 1 is a 36 minute strength session focusing on the legs, obliques, arms, chest, & shoulders. I made sure to use smaller weights when working the lower body to avoid knee discomfort today and so far so good. Definitely get a cardio affect in this circuit especially with Sumo Squats and Push-ups w/Leg Lift. I should have gone with a smaller weight doing those Lunge w/Core Rotation (11.25 used). Weight sets in use: 5, 7.5, 11.25, 13.75, 15

Laurie & Yanks: as you can see from my message these knees will be 'protected'...lol. I shouldn't have to be too concerned about them once this week is over and a different rotation is coming for February.

Laurie: You did a LOT of walking for those "puppies" (feet) of yours to hurt. Is there any particular reason you want to burn exercise videos to DVDs? Do you want to be able to transport them with you when away from home and/or share with friends?

Yanks: Paper towels are expensive and just wasteful...lol...I don't have a preference for them and would rather use hand towels and laundry them. I keep them around for "company" use mainly. With regards to your goals, just the fact that you set them puts you ahead of the game....so keep working towards them!

BFerrell: how are you starting this week?

Pamela...Central Texas

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Sunday 20 January:


6/8 times Yoga Sculpting (changed mid-month to 30-Day Shred Level 2)
1175/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
6/6 times up the Big Hill
20/30 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
370/500 minutes meditation
19/31 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
1.5/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 182
2/10 exercise or music videos burned to disc
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Yesterday I was too tired to exercise, and my feet hurt too! So no exercise other than walking while doing errands (the cause of the sore feet I guess). Boy, everyday activities take a lot out of me. Today I felt good, back to normal. I haven't forgotten about burning the DVDs; I'm just waiting for a check so I can go and buy the blank DVDs.
Pamela, please be careful! If you go with lighter weights for the lower body portions of these workouts, perhaps you can supplement them with some lower body exercises that don't hurt the knees (e.g., floor work, body weight).
Yanks, not odd at all. It all fits together. Looks like you're off to a good start with your minutes. I hope you can find something to love about the circuit at the gym.
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Sunday January 20th.

Week # Four--

Goal to complete 800 fitness minutes. Today 135, this one is going to be tough .

Goal to complete the circuit training program four times that is established in the gym .
This is a ten step 30 minute program I've done it in the past, it's not one of my favorites, but what the heck. So mark me down for one.

Goal not to use any paper towels, this may seem a bit odd however we go through paper towels like water. Lets see if we can, I'm going to share this one with my wife.

Pamela , be careful, with those knees!!!!!!

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Good Day Saturday, Team! Again, for some unknown reason I had trouble posting messages so here are my updates for Thursday & Friday. Saturday is an official non-workout day but I did get at least an hour of walking while shopping...lol. I hope that today finds each of you well and continuing to work on those January goals.

Thu - I did not exercises...left knee discomfort got worse towards the end of the day resulting in the use of ibuprofen (2 tablets). Whenever I use heavier weights for lower body exercises in CLX, this happens to me. I know I know....need to lighten the load for lower body definitely with these moves. That is exactly the plan for Friday and for the last week of this rotation starting next week.

Fri - It was a CLX Lean Circuit 2 working the SHOULDERS, back & legs for a 39 minutes strength session. The lean circuits are what I consider "awkward" circuits because you have to work upper and lower at the same time keeping good form WITH weights...lol. It does force the core of your body to be involved. I definitely use lighter weights in this particular circuit because of the shoulders. I did use a 15 lb in the last extreme set because it was plain ole fashioned squats done very slow. My hardest moves were the Plank w/Single-Arm Row and the Reverse Lunge - Lateral Raise (left knee discomfort). Definitely felt cardiovascular affect throughout this session. Weights in use: 5, 6.25, 10, 15. I am done for the week.

Pamela...Central Texas

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Friday 18 January:

6/8 times Yoga Sculpting (changed mid-month to 30-Day Shred Level 2)
1100/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
6/6 times up the Big Hill
18/30 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
355/500 minutes meditation
17/31 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
1.5/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 182
2/10 exercise or music videos burned to disc
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Thank you, Yanks. It is a sacrifice, but I do feel somewhat better than before, and it is helping me with priorities and discipline in other areas of my life. And I know I have to keep going--160 in 2013! I hate getting my picture taken, but I will get someone to take my picture at the end of the year; I have a "before" picture that I will post as well. As for your Week 4, I know you'll come up with something interesting.
BFerrell, congratulations on your progress. Checking in sure helps, huh? I love this thread!
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As of January 18

Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 600/1500
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 143/300
3. 200 Row minutes: /200

My January Misc Gols
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 8/31
2. Take my vitamins daily: 12/31
3. Track food daily:12/31
4. Stay within calorie range: 12/31






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Friday January 18th,

Well January is half way over and no snow, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we here on Long Island do not have to endure any major blizzards.

Week Three, ( I have to come up with a week 4 plan)
To concentrate on the elliptical (390 weekly minutes) , today I attained this a total of 420 minutes.

To match the miles with crunches today 6.54 miles so 654 crunches. Total for the week 4333.

To keep peanut butter out of sight & off the menu. Okay for the past 5 days , I will make this.

Laurie it reads like you are doing extremely well, how do you feel your doing? emoticon

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Thursday 17 January:

5/8 times Yoga Sculpting (changed mid-month to 30-Day Shred Level 2)
1035/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
5/6 times up the Big Hill
17/30 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
340/500 minutes meditation
16/31 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
1.5/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 182
2/10 exercise or music videos burned to disc
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Hi BFerrell, looks like this will be a good month for you!
Pamela, I love your Mission Impossible assignments--like maxing out on the 8th rep.
Yanks, congratulations on leaving the PB in the closet. I know how it is to struggle with food.
I skipped yesterday (except for the walk up the Big Hill). Today was great: a challenging walking workout DVD (with side leg lifts) and then some lovely yoga. Friday will be circuit training with Jillian, and more yoga.
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As of January 17

Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 550/1500
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 143/300
3. 200 Row minutes: /200

My January Misc Gols
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 8/31
2. Take my vitamins daily: 11/31
3. Track food daily:11/31
4. Stay within calorie range: 11/31





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Thursday January 17th,


Goal---To lay off Peanut Butter for a week---so far so good. Boy do I miss this, the jar yells at me each time I open the closet.

Goal---To complete 390 minutes on the Elliptical ----so far 360 minutes.( a double session today 130 minutes)

Goal---To complete crunches to coincide with the mileage on the elliptical, today since I completed a double 1264 crunches. These were done in four sessions. emoticon

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As of January 16

Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 455/1500
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 123/300
3. 200 Row minutes: /200

My January Misc Gols
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 7/31
2. Take my vitamins daily: 10/31
3. Track food daily:10/31
4. Stay within calorie range: 10/31

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Wednesday January 16th,

Week # Three

Goal to put in 390 minutes using the elliptical machine-----so far 230.

To match the mileage with crunches yesterday 649----attained 649 crunches.

To give peanut butter a rest---so far so good. emoticon



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Good chilly morning to those in the "cold" and hope you warm up soon. We finally see sun in south Texas today and it is 45 degrees...still not warm enough for me...lol.

BFerrell: keep working on those January goals...you are half way through the month.
ClassicColors: Like Laurie mentioned, pack yourself on the back for what you HAVE accomplished so far this month and you have days to go to get even closer to your goals.
Laurie: I believe that some of us "mature" exercisers can outshine our much younger counterparts....LOL! There is so much out there to select from when it comes to forms of exercise...love it!
Yanks: hope that you are having an awesome day.

Whew...Push Circuit 1 really worked out my arms (biceps, triceps) in a BIG way this morning along with the glutes & legs. This was a 33 minute strength session lifting slowly with heavier weights. You must max out by the 8th rep per set...whew. There are a total of 9 exercise moves and 6 of those are followed up with three extra slow EXTREME sets! Weight sets that I used: 11.25, 13.75, 15, 18.75, 21.25. Definitely a cardio effect felt after this was done.

Pamela...Central Texas

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As of January 15 (Half Way)

Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 405/1500
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 123/300
3. 200 Row minutes: /200

My January Misc Gols
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 6/31
2. Take my vitamins daily: 9/31
3. Track food daily: 9/31
4. Stay within calorie range: 9/31

Laurie, congratulations and I agree the thread helps me stay on track too. Keeps me motivated . I hope to be caught up and on track to meet my exercise goals my this weekend.

Hating the weather!

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Tuesday 15 January:

5/8 times Yoga Sculpting (changed mid-month to 30-Day Shred Level 2)
960/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
4/6 times up the Big Hill
15/30 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
325/500 minutes meditation
14/31 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
1.5/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 182
2/10 exercise or music videos burned to disc
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

This evening I dusted off a workout I've been doing off and on over the years. Going by tonight's workout (compared to other times I've done it), I'm the strongest AND the most flexible I've been in years. Amazing what we aging people can do when we try! Thank you all for being there. This thread really helps me stay on track.
Yanks, yes, you could do worse than peanut butter, but you are a man on a mission. Wow, many many crunches.
Pamela, everybody seems to love Leslie Sansone's walking workouts; I'll have to get one. As for yoga... I understand. I simply can't get into Tai Chi, although some people of my acquaintance think it's the greatest. We're all different!
BFerrell, looks like you're doing well with the food. Half a month left, you still have time to make your exercise goals! You can do it.
Classic, give yourself a pat on the back for what you've accomplished so far. We'll be here to support you the rest of the way.
I hope you chilly people get warmer weather soon. We had our cold snap last week. Brrrr!
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Ack, I thought I had been doing reasonably well this January but when I look at what I set as my goals, not so much. emoticon

January Goals:

1. track my food everyday, except Jan 19,20,21 - this makes a huge difference for me when I'm being consistent with my tracking.
Have only tracked 7 out of 14 days. OK, need to do better with this.

2. organize my pantry
Nada, though I did clear out my fridge and freezer this weekend.

3. keep my desktop clean
Nope. But there's still time.

I'm going to start checking in more frequently to try to stay on track for the next couple of weeks.

It's bitterly cold here too. Hard to go outside when it's like this and home is all warm and cozy.

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It is so darn cold right nowhere. Not supposed to break 20 degrees all week. Got up this morning and it was 5. Not use to that here in New Mexico, it snows but usually isn't this cold!

As of January 14
Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 320/1500
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 71/300
3. 200 Row minutes: /200

My January Misc Gols
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 5/31
2. Take my vitamins daily: 9/31
3. Track food daily: 9/31
4. Stay within calorie range: 9/31


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Good Morning! It is raining and chilly in my "neck of the woods"...lol. This morning was a cardio session using Leslie Sansone's 30 Minute 2 Mile Walk DVD. It was nice to give my muscles a rest from strength training today and warm up the blood..heehee

Yanks: You to some major minutes in on that elliptical machine and with crunches...WoooWeee!

Laurie: Have a great time with 30-Day Shred for the rest of the month. I still cannot get into Yoga...maybe I am not "patient" enough with the positions...seems like you have to hold them in place too long...LOL. My preference is "constant motion" exercises ;)

Have a tremendous Tuesday, Team!

Pamela...Central Texas

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Tuesday January 15th,

Week # Three Day Two

Goal 390 minutes on the elliptical machine -----Yesterday I did two sessions one 65 minute and one 35 minute, this program was called" Kilaminjaro". So for the week 165 minutes total.

Both sessions total miles 1017---Total crunches attained 1017, not all at once, the first grouping was 642---the second 375.

Peanut Butter---Still in the closet!!!!!!! Pamela your right it could be a worse habit, ( beers-chips-donuts-comes to mind).

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Monday 14 January:

5/8 times Yoga Sculpting DVD (alternating upper & lower body)
895/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
4/6 times up the Big Hill
14/30 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
285/500 minutes meditation
13/31 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
1.5/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 182
2/10 exercise or music videos burned to disc
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Today was weigh-in day. No change from last week. Parts of the Yoga Sculpting were challenging, but I guess it wasn't strenuous enough to burn off pounds. Switching to 30-Day Shred for the rest of the month.
Yanks, yikes, I thought you meant one crunch per mile, not 100 crunches per mile! I'm very impressed. Congratulations on putting the lid on the PB.
Pamela, Zumba can be great fun. Good luck with that! Your shoulder exercises look very challenging; I'm trying to imagine what nice lady shoulders look like.... I won't be working on Dreya rolls for the rest of the month, but it will still be a goal.
Laurie





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Good Day Team!

Yanks, I LOVE peanut butter and on some mornings for an extra kick a tablespoon of it "disappears" within my mouth...LOL! Oh well...there could be worse things consumed. Glad you were able to avoid the consumption today.

Laurie, you are on a mission to conquer the Dreya Roll. I won't see that move again until I get back to P90X which may be in February...heehee. A friend keeps telling me to try Zumba for cardio and it is supposedly fun at the same time. I'll have to see if Netflix makes it available.

This week will be a continuation of a version of the CLX Lean For Life Phase. This is week three of this type of rotation. It will consist of the following circuits:

Mon - Burn Circuit 3 (Shoulders, Legs, Glute...32 minutes to push metabolism)
Tue - Cardio
Wed - Push Circuit 1 (Arms, Legs, Glute...33 minutes to lift heavy)
Thu - Cardio
Fri - Lean Circuit 2 (Shoulders, Back, Legs, Core...39 minutes to really force the core to be involved)

Here I goooooo!


Mon - This morning was Burn Circuit 3 (Shoulders, Legs, Glute...32 minutes to push metabolism) and got a lot of "cardio effect" from about half of the 9 exercises, plus, some of the "extra" sets called "extreme sets". Shoulder work can be tough but oh they start to look very nice after a while. The toughest moves for me today wwere the Sumo Squat w/Overhead Press using a set of 8.75 pound weights and the Squat w/Double Overhead Press even with me using a set of 6.25 pound weights...geeesh. Weights in use: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 8.75, 12.5

Pamela...Central Texas

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1/14/13 7:18 A

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Monday January 14th.

Week # 3

Yesterday my elliptical workout was for 65 minutes---7.49 miles.( around the world program)

Crunches completed 749.

Day 1 "Peanut Butter Jones" All is okay for this day, none consumed.

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Sunday 13 January:

4/8 times Yoga Sculpting DVD (alternating upper & lower body)
830/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
3/6 times up the Big Hill
13/30 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
270/500 minutes meditation
12/31 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
1.5/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 182
2/10 exercise or music videos burned to disc
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Yanks, it looks like your new plan is working; the pounds are dropping away. Good luck with the PB obsession. I sympathize; I'd live on whipped cream if I could.
I'm bored! I think I need to change my exercise schedule mid-month as well as at the beginning of each month. So beginning on the 15th (Tuesday) I'll replace the Yoga Sculpting with Jillian's 30-Day-Shred Level 2. I'm going to change the other components too (not posted here), but I'll stick to the same basic model:
MWF: strength followed by stretch
TTSS: cardio followed by a variety workout (e.g., Pilates).
I allow myself one or two unscheduled days off per week.
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1/13/13 10:47 A

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Sunday January 13th.

Week # Three.

Concentrate on the Elliptical machine---lets go for 390 minutes. That's 65 minutes per day for 6 days. Using various programs provided.

Whatever mileage I accrue on the elliptical I'll match with crunches.

To cut back on my Peanut Butter obsession. This one sounds a little weird, but I have to cut back, I start each day with a tablespoon and during the day I'm always looking for that Peanut Butter fix.

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Saturday 12 January:

4/8 times Yoga Sculpting DVD (alternating upper & lower body)
760/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
3/6 times up the Big Hill
12/30 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
215/500 minutes meditation
11/31 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
1.5/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 182
2/10 exercise or music videos burned to disc
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Good luck with your goals everyone!
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Yanks, Dreya Weber (who is/was associated with P90X) demonstrates the Dreya roll in the second part of this 2 min 20 sec video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuz0CLjYKw8
People do many variations and modifications of this, mostly to make it easier. I've broken it down into 2 parts: I do about 20 reps of the roll back and sit up part, and then work on the sit to stand part ("cheating" with a 12-inch-high stool for the sits). Someday I'll get it all together! (Sans the jumps and spins.) Dreya rolls are a fun goal to work toward instead of simply going through the motions with core exercises.
Congratulations on the mileage!
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Saturday January 12th,

Week Two Goals

To keep my fiber intake level up between 25 & 40g daily-----yesterday 43g. I'll take that.

To run/jog/walk 60 miles--attained 62.09 miles. thats a bit over 10 miles daily. These old legs are feeling it this morning. Laurie what are Dreya Rolls?

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Friday 11 January:

4/8 times Yoga Sculpting DVD (alternating upper & lower body)
690/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
3/6 times up the Big Hill
11/30 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
200/500 minutes meditation
10/31 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
1.5/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 182
2/10 exercise or music videos burned to disc
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Congratulations Jackie! Woo hoo! You didn't waste any time getting down to what you had to do (unlike me).
Yanks, you're sure to meet your goals again this week. Good for you!
Pamela, I love to work out to music that I've chosen. All kinds of music, but especially Latin. Maybe someday I'll learn to actually dance. Yowza on the planks with single tricep extensions. I know you enjoy the challenge.
I'm finding it hard to meditate, but knowing that I have to check in here helps keep me on track. Thank you all.
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Yanks, woowee...you are putting those miles behind ya! It does take extra fuel to do the kind of runs that you do...you GOT this!

Jackie, I'll check out your blog and Happy 1 Year Anniversary "Sparking"!!

Laurie, you had a fun workout with the meringue music...is dancing one of your passions?
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Friday - Lean Circuit 1 (biceps, triceps, core, legs...45 minutes) and boy was it a challenge. These circuits NEVER get easy...lol. This was a longer strength session than the others with "extreme sets" at the end of the total nine sets, too. The Plank w/single-tricep extension was no joke! I had to do them from the knees. Weights in use today: 6.25, 8.25, 10, 11.25, 13.75. My strength training this week is done.

Pamela...Central Texas

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I won’t complain about “aging” because we have no control over that, but, none of us should allow our bodies to decay/rot which is all voluntary. It is up to each of us to do three things: exercise, use good nutrition, and commit to something or someone that brings us joy daily for the rest of our lives. (excerpt from Next Year Younger For Women book). My new motto!


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