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LAUREN1213
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7/31/07 11:05 A

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+++++++++++++CHALLENGE #1 IS ENDED+++++++++++++++++++
++++++++++++++THIS THREAD CLOSED+++++++++++++++++++++

POST REGULAR DAILY EXERCISE IN THE "EXERCISING!! WOO
HOO!! LOOK AT US GO!!" THREAD.

THANKS!!
LAUREN


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7/19/07 1:30 A

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2 hours exercise today (Wednesday)--1 hour aerobic DVD and 1 hour bicycling.

"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop" (Confucius)

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

(Henry David Thoreau )

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
(Albert Einstein)



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7/16/07 11:05 P

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I am back to walking today--several miles. Maybe we could keep posting out walking/minutes/steps (whatever you chose to do) here for a while. Perhaps the challenge could be to do a bit more this week than last. It could be an additional day, minutes, whatever.

This gives all of you who thought you missed out on this challenge an opportunity to participate.

Edited by: GEMSTONE1952 at: 7/16/2007 (23:06)
"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop" (Confucius)

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

(Henry David Thoreau )

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
(Albert Einstein)



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SHRINKING_LILY
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7/16/07 1:56 P

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Hey! that sounds like spontaneity to me!

Let's stay steady on the course together.

Susan (Sue)

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7/14/07 11:57 P

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Rats! I've been away and missed the whole challenge.emoticon

However, my going away was spontaneous in itself so does that count?

When I got home I spontaneously dejunked my craft room, took 3 hours! All I intended to do was find one particular item but then got into it & 3 hours later I was tired but proud!

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GEMSTONE1952
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7/11/07 11:54 P

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If I had done 10 minutes on an elliptical I would havehad sweat running down my toes and out of the gym! Elliptical machines are hard! Congratulations for doing 30 minutes. I know I couldn't do it.

"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop" (Confucius)

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

(Henry David Thoreau )

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
(Albert Einstein)



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7/11/07 2:14 P

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NAME: DAVID
MEASURING: MINUTES
GOAL: 30 MINUTES A DAY

WEDNESDAY 7/11/2007

MAN, I'VE BEEN AWAY FROM THE GYM FOR SO LONG THAT MY 30 MINUTE WORKOUT ON THE ELLIPTICAL MACHINE POURED SWEAT DOWN TO MY TOES!

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SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE.

IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW, YOU GOTTA PUT UP WITH THE RAIN.
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7/4/07 11:00 P

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Well, as you read from David's post, we walked for an hour today. It was hot and long, but we took our time so my side wouldn't stir.

Then this evening I got the "gotta do's" and finished up the rear room that David and I started the other day. It was grimy, since the house is old and "cracky," and the dirt blows right through them hairline cracks, piling up the soot. It doesn't help that the freeway is behind us by roughly 4 blocks.

UGGHHHH...what I wouldn't give to be back out in the country! At least the sound is blocked by a huge commercial building that runs for a couple blocks, and has graciously "blended" themselves into the surrounding neighborhood with their landscaping. But nothing stops the blasted dirt! It sneaks in EVERYWHERE!

Well, enough about that! So, all told I put in a good hour and a half of hard cleaning. Not bad for the day.

I hope ya'll had a great day. I heard the fireworks going off downtown. By the sounds of it must have been quite a show.

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LAUREN1213
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7/4/07 10:43 P

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ALRIGHT Gem, emoticon

A 45 minute Leslie Sansone...HOLY SMOKES! I sure hope someday I can do one that long. The longest I've gone is the 30 minute one.

So you guys got rain too? So did we, cept' we lucked out and didn't have to use our umbrellas during our walk.

And I just talked to my Dad in Scranton, Pa, and it's raining emoticonand emoticonthere! He also said it's been too chilly for the tomatoes. Said he doesn't expect them ripe anytime soon. Hmmm...that's a first up there, no tomatoes yet.


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7/4/07 10:37 P

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emoticonDavid, and that's what I was saying the whole time I watched you out the laundry room window snatching those weeds outta the ground! I'm proud of you honey! We WILL do this...gotta...those 8 lil' rug-rats need us!

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Lauren

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7/4/07 8:37 P

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Some more outdoor walking--it was drizzly so I needed to use an umbrella so it was slower than I wanted for much of it. So, I added one of Leslie's 45 minute programs.

"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop" (Confucius)

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

(Henry David Thoreau )

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
(Albert Einstein)



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7/4/07 5:21 P

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OKAY, I ONLY GOT A SECOND, SNEAKING SOME TIME ON THE COMPUTER WHILE ON BREAK AT WORK. SO HERE GOES. INSTEAD OF DRIVING TO THE GROCERY STORE TODAY, LAUREN AND I WALKED, FOR AN HOUR. SUE, YOU CAN PROB RELATE TO THIS, BEING YOU'RE FROM HERE. WE WENT TO PUBLIX DOWN BY THE RIVER, IN RIVERSIDE. OUR HOUSE IS OFF OF STOCKTON ST, SO IT WAS A GOOD PIECE WE WALKED. AND THE RAIN STOPPED LONG ENOUGH TO LET US GET IT IN WITHOUT UMBRELLAS. THEN WE GOT HOME, ATE DINNER, AND AFTERWARDS THE URGE HIT ME TO GO OUT AND PULL WEEDS FOR 20 MINUTES. SO, THAT'S MY EXTRA FOR THE DAY. I THREATENED TO WALK THE STAIRS AT WORK, BUT LAUREN SAID SHE'LL THROTTLE ME IF I DO! TOO MUCH TOO SOON SHE SAYS. SHE'S RIGHT, BUT DON'T TELL HER I SAID SO. emoticon

HAVE A GOOD ONE, GUYS. BREAK'S OVER, GOTTA HUSTLE
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LAUREN1213
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7/4/07 4:36 P

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Thank's Sue for the encouragement! I'm hoping each day gets better. So far, today's been pretty good! emoticon


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LAUREN1213
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emoticonGem, I'm so glad you decided to join us! And emoticon for doing a 30 minute tape of hers! That's AWESOME! Her tapes are NOT easy. They leave me sweating and winded, but after that, I always feel so vibrant and powerful! Good Job!

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SHRINKING_LILY
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7/4/07 12:34 A

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I hope you get to feeling better, Lauren. One mile is better than none! I give you kudos for just doing that! I'm sure it was hard to do.

Let's stay steady on the course together.

Susan (Sue)

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SHRINKING_LILY
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Way to go Gemstone! It doesn't matter what you do as long as you do something! I know you feel better for doing so!

Let's stay steady on the course together.

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I'm going to try this challenge even though I am starting late. I added a 30 minute Leslie Sansone DVD tonight at 11pm. It was a little extra for today. I am glad I got to do it as I wasn't able to do my usual programs due to a variety of interferences-(migraine, reflux and rain.

"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop" (Confucius)

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

(Henry David Thoreau )

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
(Albert Einstein)



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LAUREN1213
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7/3/07 11:36 P

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emoticonSue! That's the spirit! And ya know, that statement sums it up best: WHAT THE HECK! Spur of the moment...YIPPEE!


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SHRINKING_LILY
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I went to WE to do my 30 minute circuit and afte done, I said what the heck! and stayed and did 30 more minutes of cardio only, mostly on the statinary bike. I then walked across the parking lot (instead of driving) to food Lion and filled my empty drinking water jug at the Glacier machine. I then walked back across the parking lot. Not a huge distance, but it was pointless to drive the short distance.

Let's stay steady on the course together.

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LAUREN1213
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7/3/07 11:19 P

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Well, my "gut thang" is back, and I'm back on the disgusting antibiotics, so my extra today is the one mile that I did at all! As sad as that sounds, it took all of my mustering to get that done! Sheesh, wouldn't you know it...just when I'm really starting to rip things up with my exercising!

The surgeon appt isn't until 7/12, so we're trying to keep me out of the hospital until then. I'm hoping that I'll wake up in the morning feeling lots better and can get in more today, cause my legs are tingling from wanting to WALK!!

Heehee...have a good night, all, and please make it a safe day tomorrow!

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7/3/07 1:00 P

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I was out of commission yesterday and a good bit of the weekend, so I just saw this. I'll see what I can do the rest of the week.

Let's stay steady on the course together.

Susan (Sue)

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LAUREN1213
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7/2/07 11:31 P

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Finally, I just got done with my exercise. I did the 1'st Leslie Sansone mile earlier in the evening, and I just did a 2'nd mile for my extra. Whew...good workout. Tired. But good.

Good luck to everyone else who's taking part in this challenge.

Lauren


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LAUREN1213
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OH WOW, Kya, that's terrific!! Good job!

Lauren


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Did my regular walking. Then walked another 2,262 steps after work.


 
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LAUREN1213
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Hey, thanks David for all your hard work this morning and your extra efforts for the Challenge. I know you went to work tired...but you had a spring in your step! I'm proud of you!

(((((HUGS)))))
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I'LL GUESS I'LL GO FIRST. I STARTED OUTSIDE THIS MORNING JUST INTENDING TO PICK UP AFTER THE DOGS. LAUREN HAD BEEN REMINDING ME FOR 2 DAYS. ONE THING LED TO ANOTHER. BEFORE I KNEW IT I'D PUT HOOKS UP OUTSIDE AND HUNG UP ALL THE YARD TOOLS, SWEPT AND CLEANED OFF THE BACK WALKWAY, HELPED LAUREN CLEAN OUT THE REAR SPARE ROOM, PUT UP THE SQUIRREL FEEDER, HAULED OUT SOME TRASH, REFRESHED THE POTTING SOIL IN OUR PLANTS ON THE FRONT PORCH, AND MOVED TWO CHAIRS INTO DIFFERENT ROOMS IN THE HOUSE. WHAT STARTED OUT AS A 15 MINUTE JOB LASTED FOR TWO HOURS.

MY EXTRAS FOR TODAY TOTALLED 1 HOUR AND 45 MINUTES! NOT BAD.

DAVID

Edited by: DAVID1213 at: 7/2/2007 (16:46)
SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE.

IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW, YOU GOTTA PUT UP WITH THE RAIN.
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"The essence of pleasure is spontaneity."
~Germaine Greer~

"Awe Ma...just another minute, pleeaassee? How many times have we heard that plea from our children when calling them in from play? How long has it been since WE'VE felt like "just another minute"?

"There is a trade off-as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity." ~Kenny Rogers~

For one week, we're CHALLENGING OURSELVES to re-learn how to be spontaneous, adding "just another" second, minute, step, whatever, no amount too small, to the end of our normal routine. Don't plan it! Rather, if the spirit moves you, GO FOR IT! Bringing back that exhilarating quality of spontaneity into our lives is what we're going for here!

We'll start Monday, July 2'nd. The challenge will end Monday, July 9'th. Every day post in this thread what you did, and then what you did EXTRA. I'll post the combined totals of our teams "extra efforts" on Tuesday, July 10'th.

By being spontaneous, we may be surprised at how much more empowered we feel.

"Only in spontaneity can we be who we truly are."
~John McLaughlin~

GOOD LUCK TEAM...WE CAN DO THIS!


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