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1/14/08 2:31 P

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Well I have to admit - My Humps
I just love the fusion in that song.
but the Gypsie Kings will also get me to pick up my pace.

What a smart attitude you have for your kids.
I don't think I would want my kids spending 8 hours a day doing some sport so they could have 10 min, of glory.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.


 


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1/13/08 10:47 A

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Hey prettymama!! OK... The big question is "WHICH BEP song?" LMBO!!

I want to keep my kids active. They may not turn out to be Olympians, but they will love to be athletes I hope.

And Swimming ROCKS! :)


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1/13/08 10:03 A

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Hi guys - I used to count laps but I got to so many that i always lost track - so I do it according to the music i hear so if I'm swimming for 45 minutes and haven't heard black eyed peas - I know I'm swimming too slow Lol.
Wow emily about your daughter - my niece started out as a baby in the water and now she's on the olympic team for gymnastics.

I like to smile a cheschire grin when people say you can't loose weight with swimming

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1/10/08 9:31 P

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Today's Workout:

500 Free warm up

5x100 (fr/bk/fr/br/fr)

5x100 IM with fins

500 Free cool down


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1/8/08 11:37 P

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Today's workout:

Warm Up: 200 swim/200 kick/200 pull

12x50 odd free/even choice

6x100 odd free/even choice

Then my ear was bugging me so I kicked 600 yards.

Cool down: 200 free


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1/7/08 10:45 P

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That's funny, Emily. lol. I really only know the crawl well. So for now I'm just sticking to that.

Mark

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1/7/08 10:33 P

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Thats why I do workouts with sets Mark. If I jsut swam laps of one stroke I would never know how much I swam! lol

I prefer to avoid the voices in my head!


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1/7/08 10:26 P

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Hi Ladies, I have to agree with both of you that swimming is the best workout ever. I cannot believe someone said you would not lose weight swimming. Someone suggested to me that it didn't burn a lot of calories because arm muscles are much smaller than leg muscles, implying running was much better. Running is good too, but it's not as sustainable due to its high impact. It's much safer to swim for a hour than to run. But the water resistance makes it plenty challenging. Plus swimming involves not just arms, but back, legs, and the whole body really. It burns lots of calories. I'm really getting back into it now and it's great!

But no music for me, I listen to the voices in my head. emoticon I think if I had music I'd lose my lap count.

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1/4/08 11:26 A

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The baby LOVES the bathtub! She gest in and plays and blows bubbles. She is not afraid of water in her face. But that is really the extent of it for her.

My four year old is on a year round swim team and also does summer league swimming. She swam last year as a 3 year old as well. She could swim freestyle the whole length of the pool without stopping. Now she can do 4 lengths. I am pretty proud of her. She practices for an hour 3 times a week on the team that I coach.


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1/4/08 5:44 A

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I love your positive remarks - and you're right the weight will come off. In the beginning I didn't even go near a scale - I just let my clothing tell me how I'm doing.
I would always gain weight before and during my pregnancies and then take it off only to find myself pregnant again lol
I think the best thing about getting rid of all the weight was being able to go on outings with the kids and really enjoy the fact that my thighs weren't burning and getting tired so fast. Do you bring the girls into the pool?
Have you sarted swimming with the little one?

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1/2/08 5:14 P

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You are too sweet!! My girls are 4 and 17 months. I hope the food helps. No change in the weight yet.... ITS COMING THOUGH! :)


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I just checked out your page - if you are half as beautiful as your picture then you will definetly get back to hottie days again.
how old are you're girls?
My friend has graves so i know you can get pretty tired - the change of diet will help a lot

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1/2/08 2:09 P

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too funny! yeah, the bikini days are gone for me, but I WILL rock some hot momma outfits again!




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1/2/08 2:06 P

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isn't it ironic - when we are thin we think we're fat - but when we are fat ( at least i thought this) "not so bad - i've got a young face"
My eledest son once saw a picture of me when I was young and wearing a bikini - he felt very uncomfortable thinking that his mother once was a hottie lol

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1/2/08 1:57 P

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AWESOME!! Good for you!! People look at me when I get in the pool too... Then I start swimming and they quickly get back to what they were doing. lol

I am laughing about the Belly dancing thing too! Why didn't I do that kind of thing when I was younger and had a hot body? I didn't think I was hot then and now I would DIE for that body!!! lol


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OMG - you should see my daughters doing belly dancing - they are really hot - it's kind of embarrassing for me having these young things near me when I dance.
I love the swimming and i love how I feel when I swim - very empowering.
I remember when I just started the diet and I looked like a beached whale and I knew the men at the pool were looking at me like (what is this middle aged fatso doing in the pool) but even at my top wiehgt I outlasted them time wise and now they look over with respect.

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Swimming is the best workout ever! They will continue to eat their words! :) I love the pic anyway! Belly dancing is really neat! I wish I could move like that!


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Hey - emily - if that was me would I be here?
Basically if you look at my page I took women that I thought reflected my personality. I also do belly dancing - you can image what my belly looks like!
You look like you are off to a good start. Everyone has told me that I won't lose weight by swimming - but I've made them eat their words. I also do a lot of resistance work in the pool just to break up the monotamy.

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12/31/07 2:50 P

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Todays workout:

500 Free Warm up

5x100 Odds free/evens choice
10x50 Odds free/evens choice
20x25 Odds free/evens choice

500 Free Cool Down

Total yards 2500

If swimming in a meter pool just swim meters instead of yards.


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12/30/07 7:21 P

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Thats what music does for me. I get moving right along if its good stuff! I might have to check out that mp3 player! Thanks for the info! BTW, I LOVE your pic! Is that you?


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I've done a lot of research on waterproof mp3 players and the best one so far is freestyle audio - great sound and stays in the ear. Right now the price has gone down too.
When the music has a good beat - I really push myself.

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I am way out of shape! Its been a long time since I have really worked out and I am pretty over weight. I am trying to keep good form but I know its off a bit. But I am swimming now! I want a swimmers body again! I would love some good music to swim to!! I bet bored too. Sometimes I want to count the tiles on the bottom of the pool! lol


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thanks - very interesting.
since i have a neck injury I can't swim anything but freestyle. So I swim with music and swim paddles and short flippers for more resistance. The music is to combat the boredom.
You must look beautiful in the water.

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12/30/07 10:47 A

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Hi Prettymama!

Warm up is just swimming getting your muscles going. I usually swim crawl(freestyle.)

IM is Individual Medley. Depending on the yardage (or in your case meters) is is a certain amount of lengths of the pool of each of the four strokes. Since I was swimming 200 yards in a 25 yard pool I did 2 laps of each stroke. The order is Butterfly, Backstroke, Breastroke, Freestyle (crawl.)

Swim/Kick/Drill is just concentrating on different aspects of each stroke. During the swim you just swim it. During the kick, you streamline and kick or use a kickboard and concentrate on the kick only. During the drill you pick a "drill" or a technique improvement that is usually an exaggeration of what your weakness is and swim the drill. For example, a backstroke drill I do is called "10/3/10." You streamline off the wall and take one pull. This leaves you in a one arm up one arm down position. Kick 10 times, take 3 strokes, then kick 10 more times. Done repetitively you will be alternating arms and this helps the rotation of your shoulders and alignment for a proper stroke/pull.

The difference between meters and yards is minimal. I do not know the exact measurement offhand. One of the teams I coach swims in a 25 meter pool and the other in a 25 yard pool. I would do the workout exactly the same. Just change the word yards to meters.

Does that make sense?

I found a conversion calculator online. 2400 yards is = 2194.56 m


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could you translate that for me emily?
I swim crawl for 1 hour or sometimes two hours
What is warm up?
what is IM?
what is swim/ kick / drill?
I live in Israel and we are metric so what is 2400 yards - Our pool is 25 meters long and I do 80 lengths in 45 min

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This is what I swam today:

300 Warm up

200 IM
4x50 swim/kick/drill/swim (FLY)
200 IM
4x50 s/k/d/s (BACK)
200 IM
4x50 s/k/d/s (BREAST)
200 IM
4x50 s/k/d/s (FREE)
200 IM

300 Cool Down

(2400 yards total)

I skipped the cool down... Bad I know... But seriously, the way I swam that last 200 IM was like a cool down. And I needed hydration. BAD.


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