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5/13/12 12:28 A

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When I first joined Spark, I started out by walking 3 days a week for 30 minutes. I saw a commercial talking up the benefits of getting out there for a brisk walk for 30 minutes 3 times a week and I thought I could do that. I slowly started to add minutes to my walk and then another day to my week. I got up to walking 5 days a week up to 4 to 5 miles a day. At the beginning of the school year, I used to walk my daughter to school which is a little under 3 miles each way. I had fun "getting to know my neighborhood".

I kept reading on Spark about the benefits of strength training. I have a wonderful dvd that I saw in the Prevention magazine and I ordered it. I looked over the strength training descriptions for the exercises and added them to my fitness plan. My dvd is 30 minutes long with a 5 minute cooldown, and I really see and feel the difference when I get in 2 workouts a week. Once you get your walks into your weekly routine, look into strength training. Not only will it improve your walks (your arms and legs will be stronger), but you will feel better too.

Happy Mother's Day to you.

Daphne

You must be careful how you walk and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set. -Robert E. Lee

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5/10/12 11:41 P

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Nope, not yet. Working my regular 2-3 mile walls into my schedule. Will look at strength training after that.

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5/10/12 11:37 P

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Strength training is the hidden secret to weigh loss yet most women pass it up. Getting in strength training two to three times a week is a good way to boost your metabolism and also tone your muscles.


I strength train two times a week and I squeeze in an extra session if I am not too tired. Do you strength train?

Daphne

You must be careful how you walk and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set. -Robert E. Lee

Leader of Spark Miami


Miami Beach 13.1- (3/4/12) - 2:28
Fort Lauderdale 13.1 -(11/11/12) - 2:35
Weston Rotary half - (12/9/12) - 2:30
ING Miami half - (1/27/13) - 2:31
Miami Beach 13.1 -(3/9/13)


 current weight: 152.5 
 
184
174.25
164.5
154.75
145
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