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8/22/08 10:01 A

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I'm getting better -- making some progress towards a streak seems to help. I was pretty hurt Tuesday (limped all day) so I didn't get to work out or dance, and Wednesday I taught all night, so it was nice to go down to the studio last night and start working some of my Suhaila homework -- a kickazz drum solo with crazy mad finger cymbals. I think I re-learned about 5 counts of 8, with cymbals, and although it doesn't sound like much, it was a LOT.

My weight isn't doing much, even though I'm working out like mad and doing a ton of resistance training. I guess I'm building muscle. Maybe I can change my goal to be instead of hitting a certain weight, I can get these dvds when I've mastered THIS choreography. That's do-able.

I tend to buy a bunch of dvds at once, when I probably SHOULD only allow myself to get a new one when I've mastered an old one :)

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DARTHLAURIE's Photo DARTHLAURIE Posts: 2,579
8/14/08 12:59 P

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Sometimes we're too hard on ourselves and we set our expectations so high that we can't achieve them and that demotivates us.
Maybe the thing to do is buy one of the dvds so you can work on it and that will jump start you?
I know that's what sometimes works for me.

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8/14/08 12:15 P

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Amanda, what have you got on tap that you could bust out and really be excited about choreographing right now? You sound WAAAYYYYY too much like me. There's got to be a concrete, exciting event on the horizon to keep us motivated. The DVD staring me in the face is a potent motivator right now. I haven't really found a "treat" yet that serves as enough to keep the motivation up for me - not even DVDs that I really want.

Just a little food for thought - our motivations don't quite seem to work the same as most.

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AMANDANCES's Photo AMANDANCES Posts: 1,983
8/14/08 10:08 A

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And I am STILL no closer to getting these!!! ARGH!!!

But honestly, I haven't done a darn thing to actually GET closer. Walking 2.5 miles 3 times a week isn't going to do it for me.

Why the heck can't I get motivated???!!! Right after the Suhaila workshop I was SO motivated, and worked out and practiced every night, 5 days a week. Now it's starting to slack again.

I don't wanna be a slacker :(

It doesn't help that the hubby is on the downside of his depression cycle and wants to watch movies with me 24-7. I NEED a break, darnit! I NEED to dance and work out! I wish he could understand that. Sigh.

Tae Bo tonight - no excuses.

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NANDINI/PATTI's Photo NANDINI/PATTI Posts: 10,113
3/28/08 3:02 P

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That depends entirely on your wallet's perception of the depth of the addiction. (Wow!)

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DARTHLAURIE's Photo DARTHLAURIE Posts: 2,579
3/28/08 12:52 P

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It's the good kind of addiction...we don't need to stop...do we?
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3/28/08 12:50 P

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Videoholics Anonymous??

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DARTHLAURIE's Photo DARTHLAURIE Posts: 2,579
3/28/08 12:43 P

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Now I want those DVDs!!!!! Thanks for sharing...we are all such enablers!

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3/28/08 12:14 P

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http://www.worlddancenewyork.com/

heh...

scroll down a bit... and click on each one for a preview!

amazon has them cheaper I think.

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3/28/08 12:11 P

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Anyone have a link for those videos?

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3/28/08 12:10 P

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ahahaah!

Yah... I am going on monday and joining the gym.
Its been almost two years since I went. I was walking on a daily basis here round town, but got tired of people pestering my dog...

so... I understand goals. My goal is to go in and join, then go at LEAST 3 times a week. (though I tend to go into it full blast and will go 4-5)

yah for goals!

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AMANDANCES's Photo AMANDANCES Posts: 1,983
3/28/08 12:05 P

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Nope -- has to be 140 for all.

I WILL do this by golly. I just need to bring the Tae Bo dvds back into the picture. I did great with Tae Bo because it was a REAL workout, and not just playing around.

I WILL!!!!

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ANGELIA.R's Photo ANGELIA.R Posts: 346
3/28/08 12:04 P

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I have the one with Ariellah... ehehe and the next one, the one with Blanca on it is coming.

They are pretty darn good! and make it easy enough to break apart the choreography and make it your own!

I am a dvd addict.

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3/28/08 11:52 A

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I've got another friend lusting after those, too! LOL

You'll make it - you want them badly enough to use for lots of incentive, right? Get one at a time for smaller goals?????

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AMANDANCES's Photo AMANDANCES Posts: 1,983
3/28/08 11:48 A

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Dang it, I really really really want the new Fantasy bellydance dvds from World Dance New York, but I set them as my "reward" for getting back down to 140.

I feel like I'm heavier than 150 right now, and those dvds are going to be obsolete by the time I actually earn them. Sigh.

Just wanted to lament for a moment...

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