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BERRY4
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3/22/13 2:00 P

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Spring is here and snow is in the forecast for the hills. The weather is all over the place right now. -- I'm thankful I have access to a gym for exercise!

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
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2/24/13 9:07 A

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Getting on the elliptical machine at least 4 nights a week after work and strength during commercials is my challenge right now! Once it gets nicer out and the snow melts, it will be bike riding and walking/running outside! I have running in the cold weather outside. I would really like to try a triathalon in August, that is what is going to keep me motivated I hope!

One day at a time, I can do this...


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2/6/13 1:42 A

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March is usually my "turn around" month, getting past the winter doldrums... Once there is more light I seem to get a handle on my mental issues re. food choices. In other words, I am able to come out of "hibernation." (I think I should have been a bear!?! LOL)
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MSBOOTCAMP
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1/26/13 5:54 A

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Getting closer to March. What are our plans for this March?

I will be ready to do more yoga, and swing my kettlebells more at home. And get back to the gym.

MsBootcamp

Excuses? Or Solutions? You Decide Every Day

Every fit & healthy choice makes the difference! (Fitness RX for Women)

30 to 90 mins of workouts, 5 days/wk

Nutrition + Sleep + Stress Mgmt = Fitness! (via Fitness on the Run, Alexandria, VA USA)

Stick with your programme- SPRING is HERE!!

The more we get off our rears, the more weight we lose!


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IZZY911
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I completely let everything go last summer, but started back at the gym in October. I've been going five days a week and am getting a group of ladies together who are interested in doing some hiking with me when the weather gets better. So I'm hoping the winter weather goes by fast also.

To see the preciousness of all things, we must bring our full attention to life. (Jack Kornfield)

The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are the moments when we touch one another. (Jack Kornfield)

If you do not make good use of this free and precious life,
What good does it do to possess a human body? (Shabkar)


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10/17/12 7:41 P

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I hear ya MSBOOTCAMP so not looking forward to the winter months, hopefully they go by fast like the summer months do LOL

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MSBOOTCAMP
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10/1/12 8:04 A

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I wish next Spring were here already. Guess I have to wait!

MsBootcamp

Excuses? Or Solutions? You Decide Every Day

Every fit & healthy choice makes the difference! (Fitness RX for Women)

30 to 90 mins of workouts, 5 days/wk

Nutrition + Sleep + Stress Mgmt = Fitness! (via Fitness on the Run, Alexandria, VA USA)

Stick with your programme- SPRING is HERE!!

The more we get off our rears, the more weight we lose!


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BGUMBA
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3/29/12 3:16 P

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Finally moved in the right direction. Total cardio minutes for this week was 232. Not as high as the last week of February, but 90 minutes more than any of the previous weeks in March!

Ticker reset February 1, 2014

"If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done." Ecc. 11:4 (New Living Version)

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers



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BGUMBA
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3/23/12 8:53 A

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I'm still going backward on this challenge. Only managed to get exercise last week, but am going to do better this week. Things have settled down a little here, so I'm aiming for at east 300 minutes of cardio this week--in addition to getting most of my spring cleaning done. Windows will have to wait for at least a month until the pollen from the oaks and pines settles--everything is yellow-green outside right now!

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"If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done." Ecc. 11:4 (New Living Version)

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers



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BGUMBA
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3/15/12 10:24 A

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I'm beginning to think I'm trying to do this challenge backward. The second week I only had 129 minutes of cardio, and they were on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The rest of the week I have been doing a lot of moving, but not enough to qualify as cardio. A family emergency has messed up my schedule BIG TIME! I just hope I get a chance to enjoy a walk in the beautiful weather we're having--86 degrees predicted for today.

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"If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done." Ecc. 11:4 (New Living Version)

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FRANNIEDID
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3/12/12 10:25 A

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We went to Millennium Park on Saturday for the walk and for a warm up my daughter had a friend of hers who teachers Turbo Boxing do the warm up! We did 30 minutes of that and then walked around the park! It was chilly but a nice sunny day, great fun!

Frannie

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Foster C. Mcclellan

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.”
Vista M. Kelley

The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed. Sebastian R.N. Chamfort


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TULIPVIC
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3/9/12 2:02 P

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We had 2 beautiful days in a row and I walked/ran till I got my legs a little sore. Can`t wait to run again everyday but right now it`s snowing!

That which does not kill us will make us stronger!


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FRANNIEDID
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3/9/12 11:37 A

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We are going to post our results here. I did actually get in extra walking by walking to the grocery store yesterday and walking inbetween our schools this week! Hurray!!!

Frannie

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Foster C. Mcclellan

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.”
Vista M. Kelley

The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed. Sebastian R.N. Chamfort


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BGUMBA
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3/9/12 10:18 A

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Didn't make the extra minutes during my first week of the challenge. I pulled a muscle in my leg so gave it a rest from Sunday until Wednesday. The total for the week of 3/1 to 3/7 was only 143 cardio minutes. I'm back exercising now, so next week should be much better!

Frannie, are we supposed to be posting our results in a different post? The link in your original post gives me an error message that the thread is not found.

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"If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done." Ecc. 11:4 (New Living Version)

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers



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BGUMBA
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3/9/12 10:16 A

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Great job Toni! Keep up the good work.

Ticker reset February 1, 2014

"If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done." Ecc. 11:4 (New Living Version)

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TONI501
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3/5/12 4:06 P

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I did 30 minutes walking outside on Saturday and Sunday I did a dvd sparks workout for 45 min. Felt great!!!


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FRANNIEDID
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3/5/12 9:10 A

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My dad used an arm roller when he got to ill to do anything else, my mom used it too! It does give a good workout!

Frannie

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Foster C. Mcclellan

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.”
Vista M. Kelley

The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed. Sebastian R.N. Chamfort


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MSBOOTCAMP
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3/4/12 2:55 P

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TheresaMK, can you lift even small weights?? Maybe 1 to 5 pound dumbbells? Also resistance bands, or a PILATES RING (you squeeeeze it).

Check for what your medical professional says. Strength training complements cardio very nicely!

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Excuses? Or Solutions? You Decide Every Day

Every fit & healthy choice makes the difference! (Fitness RX for Women)

30 to 90 mins of workouts, 5 days/wk

Nutrition + Sleep + Stress Mgmt = Fitness! (via Fitness on the Run, Alexandria, VA USA)

Stick with your programme- SPRING is HERE!!

The more we get off our rears, the more weight we lose!


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THERESAMK
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3/1/12 7:52 P

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Fell off the wagon this past month. But ready to try again. Due to spinal cord injury the only cardio I could do was the arm peddler and ordered it this morning!. So look out I'm on a roll girls!


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BIKINIBOTTOM56
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3/1/12 10:47 A

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I'd love to be included in this challenge. I think I may need to step up my game, the scale just really isn't showing my efforts. Good Luck all with this challenge!


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Good luck with your knee and hope your exercise programe goes in leaps and bounds. Can't wait to be able to get in the pool after my hip operation recently. Exercise at present is walking around with granny frameemoticon


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BGUMBA
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2/29/12 9:12 A

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Count me in! I've been increasing my exercise this month, but am still not back to the amount I was doing before my knee surgery. This will help me keep the exercise momentum going in the right direction!



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"If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done." Ecc. 11:4 (New Living Version)

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers



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2/27/12 7:46 P

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OKay ladies! I'll bite! I was actually just telling myself I needed to start pressing a bit harder on my exercise. Just started back to work so I'm sitting ALL day! What better reason than to help out the team and make up for all my sitting throughout the day!! I did 82 minutes today- - today I can't log that one for March 1. LOL


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Love to join in but frustrated that my surgeon says its another month ish until I can start simply exercises againemoticon
Good luck to everyone else for their efforts


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LHLADY517
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2/27/12 6:02 P

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Then I'll have to pass. Most days I do over 120 minutes as it is and I really can't add any more.

Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 NKJV



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2/27/12 2:36 P

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COUNT ME IN


MollyJ : Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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count me in. I am finally losing again. Down another 2.9 lbs since last Monday. Boy I busted that plateau good.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

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count me in

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2/27/12 1:51 P

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I want to join in this challenge.

A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.

- Stephen Dolley Jr.


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TULIPVIC
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2/27/12 1:16 P

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Count me in! My weight is going in the wrong direction because of being sick for 3 months!

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2/27/12 12:52 P

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LHLADY517 - Add 30 more minutes! We are going to try and up our exercise for the month of March!

Frannie

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Foster C. Mcclellan

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.”
Vista M. Kelley

The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed. Sebastian R.N. Chamfort


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I sooo need to seriously get back with this, so I will be joining. I'm going to add 30 min to what I normally do.

~*Kalyn*~

Watch your thoughts;
the become words.
Watch your words;
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Watch your actions;
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Watch your habits;
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Watch your character;
it becomes your destiny.

The more you gripe, the longer God lets you live!


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Are you saying to add 30 minutes more to what we're already doing? or to be sure to have at least 30 minutes of cardio in our exercise plan?

Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 NKJV



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Just add 30 cardio minutes to your current routine each week. You can do it 10 minutes 3 times in a week, 15 minutes twice a week or all 30 minutes one more day a week. Whatever works best for you. It can be whatever cardio you prefer, I walk so I will be adding more walking, but if you wanted to add something new that would be great too. Are you limited to only 30 minutes, no indeed not, if you want to add 45 or even 60 that would be great! Post on the challenge forum www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messagebo
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once a week to keep everyone posted on your progress and to encourage others!

So let's get moving for Spring, cardio exercise is essential for our health, it is a necessary part of any healthy lifestyle change!

Edited by: FRANNIEDID at: 2/27/2012 (11:43)
Frannie

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Foster C. Mcclellan

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.”
Vista M. Kelley

The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed. Sebastian R.N. Chamfort


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