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9/7/12 3:01 A

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I want to keep focusing on ST so I can keep the gains I've had with my physical therapy. I'm using 2 lb. weights now with the shoulder I had surgery on. That's a biggy since I couldn't use any weight before surgery. WooHoo!

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6/19/11 8:51 A

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Well, I managed a structured ST session yesterday. Did Coach Nicole's 20 minute dumbbell workout with 5 lb. weights. I was surprised, it wasn't too hard!

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6/16/11 9:50 P

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emoticon 8 pounds! emoticon That's wonderful, Sara.

This week my challenge is to record all my reps of strength training. Today I'm doing the weight lifting section of Strength and Core (Stronger Seniors dvd). I'm still not adding any weights, but I'm practicing form and it feels good without damaging my shoulder! That's my plan but I haven't counted the reps yet so I'll have to let you know how it goes.

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6/14/11 10:15 P

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Good for you, CJ! And you motivated me to do some ST while I watched TV.
Overhead dumbbell presses - 4x8x8 lbs.
Lateral dumbbell raises - 3x8x8
Triceps dips - 4x8x8

Getting used to these 8 lb. weights - I really can't do many reps! But at least I CAN lift them.
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6/14/11 9:25 P

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I've got a new Stronger Seniors dvd for Core Strength using a resistance band. I got through the first half today. It's a great workout. emoticon (They didn't have a resistance band emoticon so I thought I'd pretend with the jump rope!!)

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5/17/11 11:04 P

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5x14 grand pliés
5x14 wall pushups
Yep, better than nothing! emoticon

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Just 3x15 reps on each leg of single leg raises. Better than nothing I guess

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5/15/11 7:14 A

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Brava! I haven't had much time for me in the last 2 days...but I did do cardioglide yesterday, 12x10x137. One mass today and I'm done...for a couple of days...

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5/15/11 4:15 A

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As my Feldenkrais class did fix everything, or maybe it was the gym class on Friday? I did do my arms ST routine yesterday and feeling fine today

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5/11/11 8:14 A

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It might fix everything! Wish I had a Feldenkrais class here. But then, I'd have to find time to go...
Cardioglide 12x10; thighmaster 8x12 yesterday.
Slowest Loser team has a thread "How did you pay the price today?" where you just challenge yourself to do something, ONE thing, that is healthy that you didn't want to do.
It's giving me motivation to do just one thing, not always the same...

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5/11/11 6:24 A

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No singing whatsoever lately, I'm afraid... And no ST either. Preserving my neck and back. I'll resume next week, as I am going to a Feldenkrais class tonight, and hoping it will fix everything

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5/10/11 12:43 P

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ST two days in a row...a record for me...
cardioglide 10x10x139
wall pushups 4x10x139
plank 2x1x139, held for 30 seconds each

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5/9/11 9:09 A

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It's on Skype, Lynn - but we haven't done it in a while and I'm afraid I scared her away by mentioning it! emoticon

As for ST, I DID some yesterday. My arms routine which is turning out to be 4x10x5 lbs. of dumbbell shoulder presses & lateral raises, plus 4x10x10 triceps dips.
Then I got ambitious and did 3 planks, holding each for 30 seconds. That's really my limit. I'm going to try to work up...

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5/5/11 10:32 P

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I've added a couple of exercises for my lower back into my routine. Physical therapist says I should do this 3 x a week. We'll see! I did the full routine tonight.

I'm curious about you and Claude singing together, Sara. Skype??? Or are you planning another trip?

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5/4/11 8:02 A

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Be sure to keep neck relaxed while lifting...that trapezius muscle loves to tighten when you raise arms. I had to learn this for singing since tight neck muscles impede the voice. By the way, when are we going to sing again? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/4/11 6:32 A

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Wow for your ST
Again another day without. I'm sort of scared as I had really bad stiff neck the other day. Might have overdone it with arms and dumbbelles...

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5/4/11 6:29 A

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I had a lazy exercise day yesterday but did manage ST - 8x8 overhead dumbbell presses and 4x8 lateral arm raises with 5 lb. weights.

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5/3/11 4:20 P

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Skipped ST! Didn't have time in the morning and am too lazy when I get back. I noticed that what I don't do in the morning doesn't get done

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Wow for crunches and bicycle crunches!

Just did my Lower Body routine

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5/1/11 6:17 P

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Here's to a new week for sure!
Bicycle crunches today, 4x10x137...maybe that should be 20 since I count L & R crunches as one crunch...

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Hardly anything, just trying to keep up exercising my inner thighs

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4/29/11 6:43 P

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You both are doing well with the ST. I haven't done anything since Tuesday. But next week is a new week...

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4/28/11 9:34 A

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Good for you for sticking to ST! my record is zero, until today - I've done 8x10 reps on cardioglide and a few cat/camel stretches. Thinking positive about it...it's good to be strong! emoticon

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4/26/11 4:04 P

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Arms today. I'm pretty pleased with my sticking to ST these past few days.

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4/25/11 7:40 A

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Did my core routine yesterday. And the legs today. Have added an extra set to all my routine. The only problem with this is that it takes even more time

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4/24/11 10:50 A

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Good for you! I've done zero. A new week is here...

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4/23/11 5:05 P

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Arms routine with my 4 pounds weights. Getting better

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Flabby doesn't bother me, but weak definitely does ;)

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4/22/11 9:04 A

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Good for you! I did manage ONE bit of ST yesterday - 4x10x10 triceps dips. My arms feel it today too. Used 2 5 lb. weights & did these standing while waiting for my tea to steep...
I do get really sick of flabby arms...

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4/22/11 6:02 A

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Had my one-hour gym class, very demanding today! Core, legs and arms! Wow
I might skip cardio...

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4/21/11 5:52 P

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I did do Core and Arms while she was on the elliptical. I found that arms were easier than the previous weeks. Am getting used to those four-pound dumbbells, I guess

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Well done! As i have Julie over tomorrow, I'll do core and arms while she is on the elliptical

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4/20/11 4:39 P

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Got up wanting to do ST & did 6x10x5 dumbbell overhead presses
6x10x5 dumbbell lateral raises


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4/18/11 12:28 P

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emoticon It's super that you and Julie are exercising together! I love it! emoticon

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Core routine, while chatting with Julie on the elliptical. Makes time fly!

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4/16/11 7:45 A

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Lower Body routine. Will do the arms tomorrow. Still sore from Thursday! I might have overdone it a bit emoticon

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Good job, Lynn.
Sore from yesterday's ST, but had my gym class today. One hour really tough on core and lower body. Phew!

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4/14/11 7:50 P

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Yoga routine plus leg lifts--no arms.

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4/14/11 12:52 P

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Well done, Sara!
Since Julie came to pedal on the elliptical, while she was doing her thing I went through all my ST routines, core, arms and lower body. It does take time!

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4/13/11 7:54 P

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Did the 4x10 bicycle crunches. Whoa. After yesterday's abs pain, I felt it a lot. But probably was good to do it.

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4/13/11 5:22 P

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No ST today, I had my Feldenkrais class, (not the same at all, but it does take time)

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4/12/11 8:44 P

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Sofa work for a few hours...
Seriously, I need it after this running!

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4/12/11 7:59 P

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Claude--looks like you're staying really consistent with the ST work--and it does help to have company.

Sara--like the idea of the couch as a strength builder.

I did 20 - 25 minutes of my yoga/ST routine today.

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Did my core routine this morning, bo-ring!

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Oh, great idea!
I am using a new strength builder. It is called the sofa. emoticon

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Lower body routine. IT was not as boring as usual, because my daughter dropped buy and while I did my strength training, she went on to the elliptical. We decided that we'd try to do that once a week

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Wow, good for you, lots of ST lately!
I have done none today.

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Today, I did my arm routine with 4pound dumbbells

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Friday's gym class was ST, ST, and more ST, loads of arms, legs and core and a bit of stretching.

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bicycle crunches - 4x10


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Wow! Great program, Lynn

I did Lower Body routine today

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Brava, Lynn! No ST for me today. Maybe tomorrow...

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4/6/11 7:48 P

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Did yoga routine with some modifications because of painful SI joint in back so need to ease up on back extensions. Biceps, shoulder, triceps with weights. Quadriceps and hamstring leg lifts.

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