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I injured my knee and found some moves to be painful. I was advised by friends and well meaning people to rest and take time off execising. I am a lazy sod so that was not a good idea for me. I should have modified the moves and did more arm and core work.
I have some real kick butt DVD's but I had surgery on my tummy 7 weeks ago and I have gotten righ out of conditioning and fast. However, I find that I can modify by not kicking so high or not squatting so deep. I also march in place if I get to the point I can do no more lifts or lunges. I would have seen this as failure before but since coming here to Spark, I have learned to be easier on myself and every bit I do it a bit more good I do myself.
spark is offering us a bootcamp for the next 28 days. I have signed up because I really want to see more results and this way I am accountable and part of a team. I find I have better success when others are counting on me. Join up and lets all be a lot lighter in 28 days
To save money and the environment, buy a few small washable containers and put in 100 calories worth of your favorite snack to have during the day.
I had a sick kitty and of course it was the weekend. I contacted my group "animal lovers" and gave her symptoms and also made my blog about her. I asked for help and I recieved it...in spades.
Keep your exercise clothes beside your bed and put them on before you leave your room. Do the normal things you do then get outside for a walk or if it is awful out, turn on an exercise video. Heck, just turn on some music and dance. You are going to feel a lot better believe me.
Look at a cookie and then look at the ingredients on the side of the box. Then look at the calories, salt, sugar, glucose etc and decide if you really want to put that in your mouth. Making your own cookies is a better idea as you can modify recipies by adding applesauce and decreasing sugar etc. Think of the ingredients before it goes in your mouth. Fruit and nuts are much better snacks in the long run.