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did boot camp vidoe 2 and 15 resistance band workout

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6/30/08 12:00 P

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emoticon Tara !

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6/30/08 11:04 A

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have been doing the videos every day...yesterday did day 1 to day 6 as weight training for whole body!!


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Your Day 29 Workout video for Monday June 30 can be found here:

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Your Bonus Challenge for Day 29 (optional) is to log every single thing you put in your mouth on your nutrition page. It's shocking how a bite here and a bite there can really add up and before you know it you've consumed an extra 100-200 calories more than you planned. Often when we complain that we're not losing weight despite doing everything right we have to look to our nutrition. Weight loss is 80% of what you put in your mouth and if you're not being honest with yourself about how much you're eating then it could be hindering your weight loss progress. For those of you who already do track everything, good for you, today's challenge will be a breeze!

Happy food tracking!

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That is emoticon Gilu !

our Day 27 Workout Video for Saturday June 28, can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 27 (optional) is to browse the Motivational SparkPages .
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For those of you who are new to Sparkpeople, be inspired by the success of these hardworking members and realize that they started where you are now and that you too can achieve your goals. For those of you who have been here a while, you are likely to see many of your Sparkfriends, and you may already be a Motivator yourself. Remember that you can always click on someone's Sparkpage to nominate them as a Sparkpeople Motivator.

Your Day 28 Workout Video for Sunday June 29, can be found here:

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There is no extra cardio scheduled for today.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 28 (optional) is to start planning your success over the July 4 holiday weekend. You have plenty of time to buy healthy foods for your picnics and barbecues, decide on a strategy for eating and drinking, and visualize yourself making the right choices. For those of you not in the U.S. or not celebrating, you can plan your success for any weekend or holiday situation.

Have a great weekend!

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6/28/08 12:17 A

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Hi all, I saw this thread today. Sorry.
Anyway, I had done the bootcamp videos in week 1,2 and 4. Week 3 was quite hectic for me, so missed out completely.
And none of the bonus challenges completed.
But I am feeling good with all the video workouts only.


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6/27/08 1:27 A

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Did you use fresh cherries (since they are in season) ? And did you get wheat germ ?

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6/27/08 1:22 A

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I tried tha baked apple recipe and i must say was not bad!

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6/27/08 1:20 A

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Your Day 26 Workout Video for Friday June 27 can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 26 (optional) is to start looking at nutrition labels and ingredients of the foods you buy. You can't always believe the claims on the front of the box. This article will help you learn what to look for and what to avoid:

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6/26/08 10:52 A

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Cool Shelley - do let me know !

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6/26/08 12:05 A

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Day 26 done.

I'll try one of these recipes or anoter healthy alternative.. and let u know 2morrow!

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emoticon Shelley !

our Day 25 Workout Video for Wednesday June 26 can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 25 (optional) is to try fruit for dessert. Especially in the summer, fruit is a fantastic sweet finish to a healthy meal. It doesn't have to be boring either! Here are a few examples:

From the Mayo Clinic:

Recipe: Poached pears
Dietitian's tip: Poaching involves gently simmering ingredients in water or a flavorful liquid such as broth, vinegar or juice until they're cooked through and tender. In this recipe, pears are simmered in orange and apple juice. The pears retain their shape, making this an elegant complement to any meal.

SERVES 4
Ingredients
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup apple juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 whole pears
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
2 tablespoons orange zest

Directions
In a small bowl, combine the juices, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to mix evenly.

Peel the pears and leave the stems. Remove the core from the bottom of the pear. Place in a shallow pan. Add the juice mixture to the pan and set over medium heat. Simmer for about 30 minutes, turning pears frequently. Don't boil.

Transfer the pears to individual serving plates. Garnish with raspberries and orange zest and serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis(per serving)Serving size: 1 pear
Calories 145 Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Protein 1 g Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrate 36 g Sodium 0 mg
Total fat 0 g Fiber 5 g

Recipe: Baked apples with cherries and almonds
Dietitian's tip: Any good baking apple, such as Golden Delicious, Rome or Granny Smith, holds its shape beautifully for this dish. Serve it as a light dessert, or alongside roasted pork or pork tenderloin.

SERVES 6
Ingredients
1/3 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons chopped almonds
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 small Golden Delicious apples, about 1 3/4 pounds total weight
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons dark honey
2 teaspoons walnut oil or canola oil

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 F.

In a small bowl, toss together the cherries, almonds, wheat germ, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until all the ingredients are evenly distributed. Set aside.

The apples can be left unpeeled, if you like. To peel the apples in a decorative fashion, with a vegetable peeler or a sharp knife, remove the peel from each apple in a circular motion, skipping every other row so that rows of peel alternate with rows of apple flesh. Working from the stem end, core each apple, stopping 3/4 inch from the bottom.

Divide the cherry mixture evenly among the apples, pressing the mixture gently into each cavity. Arrange the apples upright in a heavy ovenproof frying pan or small baking dish just large enough to hold them. Pour the apple juice and water into the pan. Drizzle the honey and oil evenly over the apples, and cover the pan snugly with aluminum foil. Bake until the apples are tender when pierced with a knife, 50 to 60 minutes.

Transfer the apples to individual plates and drizzle with the pan juices. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional Analysis(per serving)Serving size: 1 apple
Calories 179 Monounsaturated fat 2 g
Protein 2 g Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrate 37 g Sodium 5 mg
Total fat 4 g Fiber 5 g

Recipe: Mixed fresh berries with ginger sauce
Dietitian's tip: Make a double batch of this spicy, sweet ginger sauce and refrigerate it for up to three days. Spoon it onto angel food cake or fresh melon. If you can't find red currants, use peach slices or strawberries.

SERVES 6
Ingredients
For the sauce
4 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups blackberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup fresh red currants
Fresh mint leaves for garnish

Directions
To make the sauce, in a blender or food processor, combine the strawberries, orange juice, ginger and vanilla. Process just until blended. Pass the puree through a fine-mesh sieve placed over a small bowl, pressing on the solids with a spatula or the back of a wooden spoon to extract all the juice.

In a large bowl, toss together the blackberries, raspberries and currants, mixing well. Transfer to a serving bowl or individual bowls. Spoon the ginger sauce over the berries and garnish with the mint. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis(per serving)Calories 82 Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Protein 1 g Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrate 20 g Sodium 2 mg
Total fat 0 g Fiber 5 g

Bon appetit!

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6/25/08 1:26 A

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Day 1, 2, 3 workouts done!

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6/24/08 11:53 A

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Your Day 24 Workout Video for Wednesday June 25 can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 24 (optional) is to start a streak. If you're having trouble making something a habit, try tracking a streak. It's even easier now that Sparkpeople added the streak tracking feature. If you can't think of anything, here are some ideas:
complete the bootcamp video every day
complete the bonus challenge every day
stay within your calorie range
no alcohol
no junk food

Don't forget to plan a reward for a successful streak!

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Your Day 23 Workout Video for Tuesday June 23 can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 23 (optional) is to make your exercises a little more difficult by adding weight or doing a more challenging variation. It's ok if you can't complete the set that way, you can always switch back to the easier version to complete the reps or for your next set. This challenge is not just for today. To get the most out of your workouts, you should always be trying to work a little harder each time. You'll be surprised at what your body is capable of and you will see more gains in strength and faster progress.

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emoticon emoticon ME TOO emoticon

Your Day 22 Workout video for Monday June 23 can be found here:

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Your Bonus Challenge for Day 22 (optional) is to review your Sparkpeople Membership Card and Pledge . If you're new to Sparkpeople and haven't done this yet, sign your pledge card, and put it where you will see it throughout the day, like at your desk or on your refrigerator. The Membership Card and Pledge page can be reached from your SparkPoints page. After you�ve printed and signed you can click the button at the bottom of the page that says �Get Your SparkPoints.� You will receive 10 points for this one time challenge. If you have already done this, take the time to get your card out and remind yourself of the promise you made. I signed my card two years ago and it is still in my desk at work. Sometimes I shuffle through papers, come across that card, and still feel the pride of staying committed to my healthy lifestyle. I hope you will all stay committed too, even after the swimsuit bootcamp is finished!

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6/23/08 1:00 A

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Hi! New day, and i am back on track!

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Your Day 21 Workout Video for Sunday June 22, can be found here:

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There is no extra cardio scheduled for today.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 21 (optional) is to do 3 sets (10-15 reps of Dumbbell Side Bends, which can be found here:

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This is a great exercise for the obliques.

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Your Day 20 Workout Video for Saturday June 21, can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 20 (optional) is to read a SparkPeople article. Click on the healthy lifestyle tab on the top of the screen and choose the topic that interests you most. Browse through the many articles and find something you�d like to know more about. Knowledge is power, and the more you know about nutrition and fitness, the better!

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Shelley, according to the calendar, June 21st is the FIRST DAY OF SUMMER....so pull up your socks & get started with BOOTCAMP ! emoticon

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hi! i m slacking! need to be pulled up!

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Your Day 19 Workout Video for Friday June 20 can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 19 (optional) is to do 3 sets (10-15 reps) of Lying Double Leg Raises which can be found here:

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This exercise is great for working the inner and outer thigh and is a great addition to today's lower body workout.

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Oh yes Tara ! I am enjoying my last couple of days....I leave by train tomorrow evening...will be back to my sasural on Saturday morning and back to exercise on Sunday (new week) !

Your Day 18 Workout Video for Thursday June 5 can be found here:


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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 18 (optional) is to come up with a list of things you like about yourself. These don�t have to be just physical characteristics, but they can also be other qualities. Often when we�re trying to lose weight we tend to focus too much on the things we don�t like about ourselves instead of celebrating the positives. So make a list of what you do like and whenever you�re having a bad day or getting frustrated with the scale, you can pull out your list, and be reminded that it�s not all bad.

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Day 19! yes!

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video done for wednesday June 18th!!! Madhu how are you doing? still at "Mayaka" emoticon
have fun and relax while you can!!!

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Your Day 17 Workout Video for Wednesday June 4 can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 17 (optional)is to do 3 sets (10-15 reps) of Dumbbell Shrugs, which can be found here:


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This simple exercise will help shape the shoulders and upper back which will be great to show off in a tank top.

Have fun with your workout!

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Day 18 done!

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You'll get there soon Shelley emoticon

Your Day 16 Workout Video for Tuesday June 17 can be found here:


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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 16 (optional) is to get rid of all the tempting treats in your house. It’s much easier to stay on track when you don’t have a bag of chips or cookies in the cupboard calling your name. If you don’t want to throw food out, then try giving it away instead or even putting it in the freezer. If those cookies are frozen you’ll have plenty of time to reconsider eating them while you wait for them to unthaw. Removing the temptation and replacing it with healthy food options will make it easier to stay on track.

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emoticon a ton for ur wishes! just a few more pounds to go! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Your Day 15 Workout Video for Monday June 16 can be found here:


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Your Bonus Challenge for Day 15 (optional) is to come up with a reward system for yourself. I find it motivational to write down a list of rewards that I would like to give myself and how many pounds I have to lose before I get them. Some people might find it motivating to reward themselves every 10 pounds, other might do better every 5 pounds and for those of you who are close to your goal you could reward yourself for every pound lost. You can set it up however you like. The rewards don�t have to be big. Some of the rewards that I have used are things like a new book, a fitness dvd, an article of workout clothing, etc. Have fun with it!

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Look at your ticker ! You've lost lbs !
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon JOB !

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On to Day 14 and for the streaks that i have been wanting for so long!

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Your Day 14 Workout Video for Sunday June 15, can be found here:

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There is no extra cardio scheduled for today.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 14 (optional) is to find a special way to pamper yourself. You've worked hard and deserve a little something extra. Go for a manicure or pedicure or do it yourself, take a relaxing bath, get a haircut, or do something just for you that you've been wanting to do but never get around to.

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our Day 13 Workout Video for Saturday June 14, can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 13 (optional) is to try a new exercise. You can try a different form of cardio, maybe get on your bike if you usually walk, or try a little jogging if you've never done it. If you are an old pro at exercising and have tried it all, look through the Sparkpeople exercise demos and try a new strength move. Variety is the spice of life!

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day 12 and day 13 done on day 13!! my knee was pretty bad on day 12 so skipped the workout but went for a swim

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Day 13 done! The values for protien are difficult to get up, otherwise values were pretty close to spark pie chart.So aim now is to increase protein intake!

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Your Day 12 Workout Video for Friday June 13 can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 12 (optional) is eat a balanced diet and see how close you can get your pie chart to match Sparkpeople's recommended ratio, or your own goal macronutrient ratio. To see your daily intake in the form of a pie chart, scroll to the bottom of the Nutrition Tracker and click on See Today's Full Report. Sparkpeople recommends a ratio of 55% carbohydrates, 15% protein, and 30% fat. Your nutrition needs may be different depending on fitness goals or medical conditions. If you don't track your calories, try to balance each meal throughout the day with carbs, protein, and fat.

The Energy Providing Nutrients are Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins. These nutrients work together and interact with body chemicals to perform several functions. Each nutrient has a certain special job to do in the building, maintenance, and operation of your body. Some jobs require that nutrients work together as a team. They cannot be done by other nutrients—an extra supply of one nutrient cannot make up for a shortage of another. That’s why a balanced diet including all food groups is so necessary. Your body needs all of these nutrients, not just a few. Some nutrients need to be replenished every day from food, while others can be stored in the body for future use.

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Your Day 11 Workout Video for Thursday June 12 can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 11 (optional) is to make a SparkRecipe. At sparkrecipes.com/ you will find not only a huge selection of healthy recipes, but also useful tools like a recipe calculator and recipe box. Either try a new recipe for one of your snacks or meals, or enter one of your own favorite recipes.

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Catching up on posts...apologies for going MIA.

Your Day 10 Workout Video for Wednesday June 11 can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 10 (optional) is to do the Side Mermaid Stretch which can be found here:

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This exercise targets the obliques, shoulders, and inner thighs and will make you feel great!

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Day 11 done along with the challenge! Tough but did it!

I meant ghiya.. have had it in raita, but never as a vege.. so had it, and can't say that it was bad, but given a choice would not like to have it again!

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done day 9 and today day 10 too!! didnt do the challenge of closet donation...infact bought a couple of dresses emoticon

tried Avocado as a new veggie...i like it in guacamole but as a spread tried it for the first time.

Shelley how was the gourd?? u mean Turai right or Karela?? or Ghiya/doodhi??

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Day 9 done! On to Day 10 and challenge of the day!

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Your Day 2 Workout Video for Tuesday June 10 can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 9 (optional) is to have a look in your closet and throw out or give away at least one item of clothing. If you have lost weight and have clothes that are now too big, make room for new, smaller clothes. If you're just starting out and haven't lost any sizes yet, get rid of anything that doesn't flatter you at your current size. There's no reason to hold on to items that are holding you back, and there may be someone else out there who can really use your old clothes. You're on your way to a new you! Visualize your new wardrobe of smaller sizes. Positive thinking will help you look and feel better.

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Day 9 done! challenge accepted.. i'll be trying gourd as a vegetable.. i totally dislike it as a vegetable!
Will let you know all how it tasted tommorrow!

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same here..havent posted but am doing the challenges every day...today was day 7 and was able to do the challenges also...

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emoticon Shelley ! You are an inspiration to us !

Your Day 8 Workout video for Monday June 9, can be found here:
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This workout has a printable version for those who are unable to exercise in front of their computer or are traveling.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 8 (optional) is to try a new vegetable. Head to the produce department and look for something you've never tried and maybe never even heard of. If you can't find anything different, try a vegetable that you think you don't like. Maybe you tried it as a child and turned up your nose ever since, but our tastes change as we get older. It also help to prepare vegetables with tasty herbs and seasonings. Keep your vegetable options open!
Good luck!

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I know I did not post on this thread for a couple of days, but never stopped doing the workouts.. so today it is Day 7 and the bonus challenges..

Done twice the challenge!

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Your Day 7 Workout Video for Sunday June 8, can be found here:

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There is no extra cardio scheduled for today.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 7 (optional) is to do 3 sets (8-15 reps) of Dumbbell Crunches. A demo for this exercise can be found here:

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Using a dumbbell adds a challenge to this beginner exercise.

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Your Day 6 Workout Video for Saturday June 7, can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 6 (optional) is to stay within your calorie range. Weekends are often hard and where people tend to go astray. You don�t want to ruin the progress you have made during the week by indulging on the weekend. That�s not to say you can�t enjoy a treat or two, just make it work within your calorie range!

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Your Day 5 Workout Video for Friday June 6 can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 5 (optional) is to complete Coach Nicole's 6 Minute Hips, Glutes & Thighs Workout video, which can be found here:

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This video is a great addition to today's lower body workout and you should definitely feel the burn by the time you're done!

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Your Day 4 Workout Video for Thursday June 5 can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 4 (optional) is to find one opportunity to become more active today. For those who work, this could be anything from parking your car at the back of the parking lot, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, going for a walk on your lunch break, etc. For those at home this could be a leisurely walk with your family, walking to the store instead of driving, yardwork, etc. Any way we can become less sedentary throughout the day helps. Although finding ways to become more active can�t be used as a substitution for a real workout it is definitely beneficial.

Let's get more active!!

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No problem Shelley. You can do it anyway you want. We are here for company & motivation from friends :)

Tara - you are right. Gilu has disappeared into thin air. Let's get her back ! And I am glad to see you feeling better :)

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welcome Poornima...
team where is Gilu?? she was supposed to join us too wasnt she?? lets get her here!!! emoticon

Day 3 boot camp completed along with the challenge

feeling a little better..although totally went haywire on calories yesterday!!!

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Madhu, is it okay if I do the bonus workout for today and the workout video for Day 4.. coz I never stopped doing the videos..

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emoticon Poorni !

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day 2 completed

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emoticon Poornima & Shelley !

Your Day 3 Workout Video for Wednesday June 4 can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 3 (optional) is to do 2 sets (10-15 reps) of Dumbbell Triceps Kickbacks which can be found here:

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This is one of my favourite exercises for shaping the triceps. Exercises like this will help you achieve those nice shapely arms we all want.

Edited by: *MADHU* at: 6/4/2008 (01:12)
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Completed day 2

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count me too madhu

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HI Madhu! I too have been continuing wid the bootcamp, done the first 3 days already, so count me in!

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Your Day 2 Workout Video for Tuesday June 3 can be found here:

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In addition to the video you should also do 30 minutes cardio of your choice.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 2 (optional) is to create a fitness plan for the month of June. If you�ve already done this, then great, you�re ahead of the game! It doesn�t have to be set in stone, just a rough outline of what you plan to do exercise wise for the rest of the month. We already know we�ll be doing the workout videos, but take this opportunity to plan when you�ll fit your cardio in. When you have an action plan written down you are more likely to succeed. When life gets stressful and busy it�s easier to fit those workouts in if you�ve planned for them. You can write them down on a piece of paper or you can post your plan on your SparkPage or write a blog. This way you can come back to it often and put a �DONE� beside each workout as you complete them. At the end of the month you�ll feel great, knowing you've accomplished what you set out to do.

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You are emoticon to join in SONPARI !

Your Day 1 Workout Video for Monday June 2, can be found here:

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This workout has a printable version for those who are unable to exercise in front of their computer or are traveling.

Your Bonus Challenge for Day 1 (optional) is to keep your sodium under 2,300 mg. If you haven't already, you can choose to add sodium as a nutrient you'd like to track, by going to your start page and editing your nutritional goals. High sodium levels can cause the body to retain water. Not only can too much sodium be harmful for your health, but it can also affect the number on the scale. Staying away from processed foods as much as possible and making healthy choices like fresh fruits and vegetables will help you achieve today's challenge.

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count me IN, madhu

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Since Tara & Gilu wish to continue with the BootCamp Challenge in June (any others are welcome to join in here too), I am posting the workout & bonus which I receive in my SPmail. I apologize for today's late entry though.

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