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7/18/09 9:01 P

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I did Day 6 today. emoticon

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7/17/09 4:23 P

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I did the Day 3 video on Wednesday. I was busy yesterday celebrating my hubby's birthday, so I didn't get to work in as much exercise. But I did do Day 4 and Day 5 this morning to make up for that. :)

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7/15/09 8:41 P

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Haven't worked out except walking 10,000 steps a day since Monday because I had emergency dental work done along with the major work I had scheduled and won't be able to do regular workouts until next week! Will keep walking though and try to do stationary bike.

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7/14/09 9:11 A

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I didn't get to do any exercises on Saturday. And I didn't get to do the video yesterday, so I doubled up and did day 1 and day 2 videos this morning.

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7/12/09 10:29 A

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Used my freestyle day for walking, bending, stretching and going up and down the stairs several times cleaning and organizing around the house which is way behind from all the time I spend exercising otherwise!

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7/11/09 7:31 P

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u guys are doing great!
Leeward keep up the good work.
I just got back from vacation and the only exercise i did was take the stairs instead of the elevator.(we were on the fifth floor.)
Worked out today though for 75 minutes. Treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike. I went swimming too.

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Goal: Hit 154lbs. so I can go shopping at the outlet mall.

My new motto:
You vs. You

-Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher



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7/11/09 9:25 A

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Instead of Pilates hips and thighs did another 60 minute zumba class and a 60 minute cardio, pump and power class with lots of lunges with weights and step work and also had a total of 7.75 miles of walking

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7/10/09 9:02 A

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Thursday I did the 6 minutes Hips Glutes & Thighs. And I managed to do the 10 minute Pilates Hips & Thighs this morning with my other exercises.
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7/10/09 7:23 A

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For Thursday hips glutes and thighs I did 60 minutes of Zumba, 15 minutes on the bike (2.5 miles), 5-10 minutes on the elliptical and over 6 miles of walking!

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7/8/09 9:52 A

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Tuesday I did 120 of the dumbell chest press. And this morning I did 108 of the calf rocking with chair. I did a little more than five minutes on the chest presses, because I like to do enough to count as sets of 12 and wasn't quite there when five minutes were up. :)

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7/8/09 8:01 A

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worked on biceps, triceps and shoulders and upper back with dumbbells instead of chest at class

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7/7/09 10:52 A

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I did 120 Seated Knee Lifts with Chair.

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7/7/09 9:04 A

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Did standing knee lifts and extensions with weights at health club class instead of seated knee lifts

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7/5/09 6:14 P

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Monday
Seated Knee Lifts with Chair
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/ex
ercises.asp?ID=127

Tuesday
Dumbbell Chess Press
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/ex
ercises.asp?ID=71

Wednesday
Calf Rocking with Chair
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/ex
ercises.asp?ID=120

Thursday
6 minutes Hips Glutes & Thighs
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn
ess_articles.asp?id=1059

Friday
10 minute Pilates Hips & Thighs
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn
ess_articles.asp?id=1057

Saturday
Freestyle (try some new stretches)

Sunday
OFF DAY

I am going on vacation this week. If I don't get next week posted, I thought we would try the 7 day fitness videos. So Monday will be the day 1 video. See you guys soon!

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Goal: Hit 154lbs. so I can go shopping at the outlet mall.

My new motto:
You vs. You

-Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher



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7/4/09 8:56 A

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Thursday - didn't use a rope but did about 10 minutes of jumping!
Friday - did zumba class and walked almost 6 miles

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7/2/09 8:38 P

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I did the 10 minute jump rope cardio workout today. I did it without the jump rope, because I would be using one of my kids jump ropes and they are easy to miss a skip and get tangled up and I wanted to be able to do it straight through. It was a lot of fun, and those 10 minute workouts on here do seem to make you sweat a lot. :)

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7/2/09 10:57 A

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I've been forgetting to post. duh.

Monday: OK, I'm a little dumb. I couldn't figure out how to do the reverse plank because I thought it was like a pushup only backwards and I couldn't do that for five minutes. In fact, I couldn't do that at all. I didn't understand at the time that you were just supposed to hold the position. So I did pushups instead. I did 40 in five minutes.

Tuesday: I managed the 10 minute cardio workout, but the sweat poured off of me. My little boy came in and said "ewww, you made the floor all wet and I stepped in it. I'm gonna tell Mama."

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Wednesday: So I've been taking this boxing class because I thought it would be a great way to lose weight. Wednesday night we did our first sparring against real opponents and I got KO'd. I dodged into my opponents left hook. {BANG! uggg uhhh I think I am falling down. AIGGGGG what is that terrible smell?} So the next thing I know, the instructor is waving smelling salts under my nose and asking if I can see his fingers. He sent me home. I forgot about exercising and just watched some TV with my wife. Looks like I'm not Rocky.

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I will try to do the genie squats today in place of the jumping, which I don't do well w/o pain.

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7/2/09 10:44 A

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Well I have to admit my exercise is lacking due to packing a house in order to move by the end of the month. But last night I scrubbed the kitchen floor on my hands and knees and I really felt it. But I miss my cardio kickboxing at night. I did manage 25 reverse crunches and 30 min on the noridtrack ski machine so I can be somewhat guilt free. emoticon

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7/2/09 9:38 A

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Just walked - lazy today!

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7/2/09 12:12 A

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You are right leeward you def. feel that one. I will have to share that one with the girls at work.

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Goal: Hit 154lbs. so I can go shopping at the outlet mall.

My new motto:
You vs. You

-Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher



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LEEWARD's Photo LEEWARD Posts: 176
7/1/09 7:31 P

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I managed to work in the Jumpstart Cardio workout and the Genie Sit today. On the genie sit, I couldn't go back very far without my knees hurting, but I did 105 of them in 5 minutes. Wow, I feel the effect too. I love exercises like this, because you can tell that it's working. :)

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7/1/09 4:05 P

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I did the reverse plank. I couldn't do it for 5 minutes either. I did it several times during the five minutes also. Guess that is one of those I need to work on. I didn't get to do yesterday's challenge, but I hope to do it along with todays to make up for it. The last few days I have had some unexpected visitors and was not able to take time for myself. But I plan to get back on track starting today.

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7/1/09 8:16 A

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Did a cardio workout in class at the healthclub for 30 minutes followed by 30 minutes of strength exercises in class. Then came home and put music on and danced around the house while working!

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6/30/09 4:05 P

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reverse plank done
couldn't do it for 5 minutes but I did it a few times during the 5 minutes. emoticon

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Goal: Hit 154lbs. so I can go shopping at the outlet mall.

My new motto:
You vs. You

-Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher



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6/30/09 9:12 A

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Just did regular plank - I stick with the class exercises if they're close to what you wanted for the day!

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6/29/09 6:16 P

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a little late but 80 back extensions for me. I took three days off. Not intentionally lol. Now I have to make up.

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Goal: Hit 154lbs. so I can go shopping at the outlet mall.

My new motto:
You vs. You

-Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher



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6/29/09 6:08 P

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MEWORR:I included the link to the exercises that show you how to do them. If that doesn't work you can find them where you post your fitness minutes hit browse and they are listed by upper body lower body and core. The ticker for the weight loss is at the bottom of your spark page. You can get to this by going to spark pages and then hit edit my spark page.

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Goal: Hit 154lbs. so I can go shopping at the outlet mall.

My new motto:
You vs. You

-Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher



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6/29/09 9:00 A

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Went back to Starved Rock again Sunday and did more hiking and then met more sparkers at the rally!

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6/29/09 8:31 A

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Hi,

I'm sorry but I am new to this and can't seem to figure out where to find the challenge info so I can take part in them. I see the challenges but have no idea what the challenge consists of. Can you point me in the right direction? And also how do you get your weight timeline to post at the bottom of your postings?


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6/28/09 10:06 A

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Friday I did 60 back extentions. Yesterday I didn't get to do the challenge either. My family had a yardsale all day and I spent most of the time carrying heavy stuff from the garage over to the other side of our house. (We had several desks and file cabinets and the like) Since we only sold one file cabinet, I got quite a workout helping carry them back to the garage too. The time in between I spent going back and forth to get this or that for my hubby and kids while they tended to people who stopped to look.

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6/27/09 10:53 P

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I, too, did not do the exercise today. It was my wife's birthday and we had a cookout with family and friends in a park. We danced, we played kickball, we walked all over the park (about a 2.5 mile circuit) and then had a little bit of cake and ice cream before calling it a day. All told we were at the park for about 6 hours and we were active more than half of that time. I think I am going to die. Kickball is for the young, not the old and overweight.

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6/27/09 9:55 P

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fotomaker- sorry, I don't have zumba music - I always do Zumba at the health club and they play a variety of music and change every couple of weeks.
Didn't do your exercise of the day because I was hiking at Starved Rock State Park with the Illinois spark rally! It was great and also was our 39th anniversary!

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6/26/09 11:50 P

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Friday was back extensions. I did 84 back extensions in five minutes. I am surprised that my back does not hurt.

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6/26/09 8:39 A

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Clavinova,
i wish i could take the zumba class, but its only on thursdays ta 530 and im still at work =(. Did you say you had some zumba music. I would love to get the list from you.

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Goal: Hit 154lbs. so I can go shopping at the outlet mall.

My new motto:
You vs. You

-Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher



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6/26/09 7:58 A

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Thursday I did my favorite exercise class - zumba for 60 minutes and then walking

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ok i had a kickboxing class today and I had to do stinking pushups ugh and crunches ahhh..lol so I am considering that my freestyle. Anyway, here is next weeks challenges. Hope you enjoy.

Friday
Back Extension
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/ex
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Saturday
10-Minute Cardio Kickboxing Workout
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn
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Sunday
Off day

Monday
Reverse Plank
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/ex
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Tuesday
10 Minute Cardio Jumpstart Workout
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn
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Wednesday
Genie Sit
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/ex
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Thursday
10-Minute Jump Rope Cardio Workout (you don't need a jumprope if you don't have one)
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn
ess_articles.asp?id=1056


Friday
Freestyle


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Goal: Hit 154lbs. so I can go shopping at the outlet mall.

My new motto:
You vs. You

-Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher



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6/25/09 10:32 P

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Well, today was a stumbling day. I did not do any exercises for the 5 minute challenge today. I will have to get back on track tomorrow

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6/25/09 8:04 P

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I decided to jump rope again today, just because I enjoyed it so much before. Did them slower so didn't do as many today. 192.

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6/25/09 7:16 P

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Haven't posted in awhile, but have been doing things. 60 crunches. 20 push ups, 60 jump ropes. I know it isn't much, but every little extra helps.



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Sorry - didn't get to the push-ups today but I did do some on Monday
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Pushups are hard. I did standard pushups, but I could only manage 36 in five minutes, even with resting between sets of 10 before my arms were rubber and I couldn't do it anymore. Pretty sad, but we are all here to become better, stronger, faster and smarter versions of our current selves. I will probably be able to do more next year. I hope.

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Didn't think I would make it through today's challenge. Pushups are one of those exercises that I have a lot of trouble doing. I managed to do 10 the regular way (tried on my knees, but it bothered my knees too much-don't have a good mat to use). Then since I knew there was no way I could do anymore that way, I did wall pushups instead 100 of those, and boy do I feel it in my arms now! I am loving the extras I get from doing this challenge!

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Well, I set my timer for 5 minutes and jumped rope the 5 minutes, but had a few interruptions for a few seconds each because my 3 year old daughter wanted to "jump with" me, so I jumped rope for 3 more minutes to be sure that I actually got 5 minutes. I am not sure on the count, because it was hard to keep count while I was trying to stay out of her way :) but I know I counted over 300 before I got all messed up. And luckily the pain in my knees has let up a little. I think it may have to do with the shoes I had been wearing. I started wearing my old pair again, and I haven't had nearly as much trouble with my knees.

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awesome job guys! Glad to see you having fun with this. Stay positive! You can do it!

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

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Great Job! Kids are great motivators. We are enjoying working out as a family these days. Keep up the good work.

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Did 25 jump ropes - something I couldn't even do 1 of a few months ago! This was a lot easier 50 years ago!! Yes I am going to be 60 in a few months but I am the legal guardian for my 10 year old grandson and have been raising him since he was 3. He's one of the reasons I had to work so hard to back into the shape of a 35 year old mom!!!!

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The jump rope and I are not friends for the same reason that I can't do jumping jacks. However, I tried to do something like jumping rope, kinda. I did kickbacks. I did 221 kickbacks in 5 minutes. I would have gotten more if it hadn't been for that dastardly right thigh cramp that took me out of commission at the 4:12 mark. OUCH.

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200 crunches with ball



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Did crunches in exercise class at the health club but forgot to count as we were doing them - probably about 75.

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24 crunches with a twist, 30 regular crunches and 30 reverse crunches. 84 crunches total.

I HATE ALL CRUNCHES!

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Yeah i did my crunches today too. Didn't count but I did a few different ones. I did them for 5 minutes. Hope everyone is doing well.

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“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher



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Running a little behind today, but I did 48 crunches, 48 reverse crunches, and 24 crunches with twist, so 120 total crunches so far today. I like the regular crunches and the reverse crunches best, but all of them are great to help tone where I need it most.

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got 45 jumping jacks in then got a cramp in my calf (also rode my bike that day, so didn't want to stress my calf out to much)

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yes today's an off day. Monday is crunches check out the post for different crunches to try.

did 60 jumping jacks
and a few variations of squats

had to do them today I have been busy.

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You vs. You

-Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher



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I am totally rockin' today's Daily Challenge - Sunday's an "off day", right? emoticon

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Sorry - forgot to do jumping jacks yesterday, totally busy with final concert preparations!

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Great job everyone so far! Happy Father's Day! Enjoy the day and don't forget crunches on Monday! I looooove crunches! You can do them so many ways. Here are some to try Monday:

Crunch
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/ex
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Bicycle Crunch
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/ex
ercises.asp?ID=12

Crunch With Twist
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/ex
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Elbow to Knee Crunch
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/ex
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Reverse Crunch
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ex/ex
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Let everyone know which ones you like.

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Goal: Hit 154lbs. so I can go shopping at the outlet mall.

My new motto:
You vs. You

-Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher



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0 Jumping Jacks, but I high-step marched (lifting knee until thigh is parallel with the ground) for five minutes.

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I managed to do 60 jumping jacks today. My knees only hurt when bending them, the jumping doesn't seem to bother them as long as I don't do too much. :) I have only had trouble with them for a little over a year, and it started with only one, now having trouble with both, but mainly when sitting or trying to squat. On the squats, I always make sure I am doing them correctly and I only go down as far as I can until they start to hurt, so I can modify most exercises to what I am comfortable with. This is a really fun challenge!

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Hey guys! great job on the squats! Today is jumping jacks. If you can't do jumping jacks switch to a different cardio activity. Something to get the heart pumping. You could try marching in place. Try to get your knees up high. Anything will do as long as you get the heart going. C'mon guys and gals I know you can do it. Keep up the good work! I'm off to work so see you guys later.

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Goal: Hit 154lbs. so I can go shopping at the outlet mall.

My new motto:
You vs. You

-Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher



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Friday Squats 50

Hey those that can't do some of the exercises. Modify them like doing half jumping jacks (you only move the half that you can) or do them in water. Or like Jump rope change to a exercise that you can do. It's all about doing your best.

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I would like to join in. I am limited on some exercises lately, because of pain in my knees, but I will do what I can. I did 65 squats today.

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This sounds fun - did 80 squats today to music in one of my fun health club classes!

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OK. I will try, but you will have to count me out on the jumping jacks. This jack don't jump no more due to damaged knees. I did 81 squats in 5 minutes.

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I'm in!

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I haven't done Squats for awhile, but I started again when I started running on June 3rd. This was a great things for me. Thanks!

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Sounds great! I do love squats!

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Here we will post a daily challenge for you to try. Just post that you have done it and how many etc.
Try for at least five minutes and do as many as you can.
This weeks daily challenges are:

Friday - squats

Saturday - jumping jacks

Sunday - Off day

Monday - crunches

Tuesday - jumping rope

Wednesday - pushups

Thursday - freestyle (pick an exercise of your choice)

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My new motto:
You vs. You

-Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” - Margaret Thatcher



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