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9/25/12 12:09 P

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Anyone out there swim for exercise? I've never had swimming lessons, but kind of figured it out on my own. It's been YEARS since I've gone swimming, but my new home has a community pool. I went swimming this morning, and it was WORK! It was also incredibly peaceful, and very enjoyable. I hope to make it a regular part of my routine.

Anyway, if you swim for fitness, do you have any tips to share?

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7/3/12 12:15 P

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I'm staying at a friend's house, and she has a great stationary bike with built in programs like hills and intervals. Very fun!

Kaizen, Japanese for "continuous improvement" or "change for the better," refers to philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement of processes. Kaizen is a daily process of making changes and monitoring results, then adjusting as needed.
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6/27/12 1:40 P

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It was a stretch for me to give up my comfortable routine and switch strength training programs, but I'm so glad I did. I had gotten too comfortable with the workout I was doing, and not challenging myself enough.

How's everyone liking the new fitness tracker? It's taken some getting used to, but I really like the groupings, which allow me to set up my ST groups and them plug them in every other day, rather than the same days of the week every week.

Kaizen, Japanese for "continuous improvement" or "change for the better," refers to philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement of processes. Kaizen is a daily process of making changes and monitoring results, then adjusting as needed.
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5/31/12 7:03 P

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I am LOVING the Intermediate Heart Healthy strength training. I personalized it some, as I swapped out a couple of things, and added in some extras from the beginner workout that I wanted to keep doing, plus added in Coach Nicole's Butt Blasting video, but I really like the new ST exercises - well, new to me anyway. I should have switched things up long ago!

Edited by: KAI_ZEN at: 5/31/2012 (19:33)
Kaizen, Japanese for "continuous improvement" or "change for the better," refers to philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement of processes. Kaizen is a daily process of making changes and monitoring results, then adjusting as needed.
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5/29/12 12:21 P

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Now that I've finished the Spring into Shape challenge, it's time to find a new routine. I was going to go back to the SP generated strength training workout I've done since joining (when not doing a specific challenge program) but decided it was time to move from the beginners workout to the intermediate workout - probably past time, but there's that rut I mentioned.

Today's the first day of the intermediate strength training plan. Wish me luck!

Kaizen, Japanese for "continuous improvement" or "change for the better," refers to philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement of processes. Kaizen is a daily process of making changes and monitoring results, then adjusting as needed.
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5/26/12 12:30 P

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I tend to get into an exercise rut. I like routine, and find myself doing the same stuff because it's comfortable. The January Jumpstart workouts shook things up, so I joined the Spring into Shape challenge and am finishing that up today. Usually I alternate walking, stationary bike, and step aerobics for cardio, and do a SparkPeople-generated strength training program.

Kaizen, Japanese for "continuous improvement" or "change for the better," refers to philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement of processes. Kaizen is a daily process of making changes and monitoring results, then adjusting as needed.
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3/25/12 9:06 A

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Hey Kids, How are you doing? The spring time is so pretty in New Jersey, we have had usually warm days and cool night. I keep having to remind myself that it is only March.

On friday, I tried and liked a Zumba class. had a blast. I didn't know the steps but I know you have to keep moving for the hr! My friend told me bring lots of water,and I did! ..and I drank it too!!!
To be honest, it was a little fast pace for me but it is do able in the future. I have not exercised to that extent in a while. I am looking in to the low impact jazzerise to start with and go from there.
So ..... .The question is.... Are you changing your exercise program to spice it up a little , have you found something you really love or are you searching for something else to do in 2012?

Please share and maybe we can help each other!

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