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2/20/11 6:12 P

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I completed day 1 of th exercise program: 15min coach nicole desk video and 13min cardio emoticon

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Best of luck! That's great you're doing the swimming. I've heard it's so good for you and puts no stress on your joints! I've never been a swimmer so am envious of you!! Strength training is great and it doesn't mean you have to join a gym. I just have a set of 2.5 and 5 lb dumbbells and I use a stability ball. Spark people fitness has so many great strength exercises. I have worked up to about 40 minutes now but I started easy with 15 about 4 months ago. I love how strong and healthy I feel. Don't give up--you can do it :)

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I have always been a good one at creating plans and maybe even starting them, but for one reason or another, I'm terrible and continuing them!
As of now, I do water aerobics for 45 minutes 3 times a week. I have consistently done these now for 4 weeks. My plan was to add things, like strengthening exercises to this schedule. As of yet, I have not succeeded. This week, starting today, I will add 15 minutes of strengthening exercises 3 times a week, leaving one day a week free for now. Wish me luck! emoticon

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2/17/11 8:28 P

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I began an 8 week training program to run in a 5K race. It's 3 days a week. I've done it 2 days now and feel like I really can do it! Am so excited :) I also use 2 step exercise videos and a Biggest Loser Cardio video and I do strength training. I think it should all be good!! I feel great :)
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2/17/11 12:41 P

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Some ideas for arm exercises are to hold a bottle of water or can of veggies and do arm curls and then some shoulder shrugs. Hold your bottle of water in both hands and lift it over your head and down your back as far as you can but be sure the cap is on the bottle tight first. These you can repeat as many times as you are comfortable.

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2/16/11 6:20 P

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Yes, my knees and shoulders are toast- I have put up with the pain to try and get this weight off- but things on our videos I can't do - so I do other things I can do...

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way to go!!1

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2/16/11 12:12 P

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I am like some of you, my knees are bad, have had knee surgery, and shoulder surgery. I have 2 jobs, both are sedentary, the first one is 10 hours, teh second one is 4 hours, daily. I am going to try to get up every 2 hours and walk as much as I can, hopefully around 5 minutes this week and will add more next week if that is tolerated. I need something I can do for my upper body while setting in my office chair at the desk, any ideas?

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2/15/11 9:01 P

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I am not quite as up with my posting in the right place: I am doing 3.5 hours of exercise.

Water Aerobics 1 hour Mon- Thurs and 2 Hours on Friday - this is part of my p.t.
Pilates and Yoga - 4 days a week - part of P.T.
Cardio Intervals and Metabolic Muscular training are 4 days - 1 hour.

I am closely monitored and I am having fun. I added everything but water aerobics this week.



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on plan and did the 10 min cardio

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2/14/11 10:31 A

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Just started Week 1 today, Valentine's Day.
My goal will be to lose at least a pound a week until Easter ( that's 10 lbs. in all !!!)
Received a New to me Upside-down unicycle so I can FINALLY exercise my legs efficiently.
(physically disabled & cannot stand or walk more than 5-10 mins at a time)
I will do at least one hour a day on it, pedaling in moderation speed.
Even though I'm Canadian, and can't win prizes, I'm looking forward to doing this
eight week challenge. Will reward myself by taking showers with my favourite perfumed shower gel (banana coconut) instead of the usual soap I use, each week.
Recently bought a tortilla recipe book to ease off on bread - less carbohydrates
I plan on doing more meals using both corn & flour tortillas for the Weight Loss Challenging Weeks...hope it helps.

Wish me luck!
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2/13/11 7:50 P

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I am starting 2nd week !! yea.. and last week I lost 4 lbs !! Wa Hoo !!

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2/13/11 6:23 P

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My 1st week began today, so I did my normal exercises picked by sp...
but this week I will not only do the sp exercises prepared for me each day, but on mon,weds,and fri I will be doing the 15 minute workout video.
I watched it last night to see what was in it and the very 1st exercises will be very difficult if not impossible for me, my boyfriend looked at it , then at me and said, honey, I am not trying to be mean, but with your knees you will not be able to do that....I answered yeah, I'll land on my arse. emoticon
But, I will do my best to do what I can without hurting myself.
I look forward to challenging myself and expanding my workout sessions. emoticon
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2/12/11 4:17 P

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For the 1st week, I have started by doing 5 min. of stretching every morning and walking or riding the bike for 15 min. 3x a week.

I really hate exercise, but hopefully, this will get me started since I need to start getting my blood sugar under control.




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2/12/11 4:12 P

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For the 1st week, I have started by doing 5 min. of stretching every morning and walking or riding the bike for 15 min. 3x a week.

I really hate exercise, but hopefully, this will get me started since I need to start getting my blood sugar under control.




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2/10/11 8:01 P

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I have been spreading the spark at the senior center.. got a few hooked.
did bike, elliptical and pull downs there and then did desk work out when I got home
eating on plan...

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2/10/11 12:32 P

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I've been exercising since I started using Spark, this is just the best site for support and ideas!

My Week 1 exercise plan is to get back on track... I've still been doing at least 30 minutes a day, but I was doing 60+ and I felt better when I did. I've kind-of felt like a slacker this week, so I need to step-it up again. I know that I will have weeks that are super-busy like this one, but I need to figure out a way to balance better.

So here's my WEEK 1 GOALS:
***Continue ST on T/Th/Sa & 30 Minutes of Cardio of T/Th/Sa
***60 Minutes of Cardio on M/W/F (Two 30 Minute Sessions)
***10-15 Minutes of Stretching EVERY time I workout

Okay, now I've put it out there... so now I'm accountable to all of you.

Let's have a great week!

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I am enjoying the resistance band workout for week 3.

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2/9/11 5:04 P

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I am currently doing the bootcamp and zumba dancing! Love it!!

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today was just cardio day- did 10 min workout.
over on cals hamburger and kidney beans pushed it over a little - so I am good with that

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2/9/11 3:08 P

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I try to do strength training and cardio at least 5 to 6 days out of the week. Got to keep moving.

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Sounds like you only added one strength training move. What were you trying to add?

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2/9/11 7:17 A

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If you used the link at the bottom of the workout page - where it says 'Add to my Fitness Tracker' - it should automatically add it plus re-direct you to your own tracker, so you can see it on there. It won't come up under Cardio; it comes up under 'Strength Training.'

Hope that helps!



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Why can't I see on my fitness tracker where I did this workout? I did notice that it added 5 min to my total time--is that all it does?

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I've been trying to do a variety of things, mixing them up a little. The one constant before I joined the Challenge was a series of stretches I do every morning, to strengthen a back strain I developed a few weeks ago. (And for what it's worth, it's helped a lot.) Now that I've joined the Challenge, the second constant is the recommended video / workout on SP. After that, tho, there's WiiFit, yoga, walking, and some of the chair exercises as recommended on the SP Chair Exercise Team. And I had a session of 'Introduction to Tai Chi' last week, with a second session tomorrow, and I'm on a list for a local Aqua-cize class. While I'd never say I'm super-fit (just watch Coach Nicole in action if you want to see fit, lol!) I think it's safe to say I'm in better shape, and better toned, than I've been in years.
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2/8/11 1:49 P

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My goals are to dig out my elliptical machine and actually use it. My aunt gave it to me about 2 years ago and I have used it once. I would like to use it starting for 30 minutes on thurs, and Saturday and then go for walks with my fiance mondays and weds after I get out of school

Strength Training I want to do Monday, weds and friday.

I will keep you updated as to how I do this first week.

Yesterday I did a 30 minute walk with the fiance.


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2/8/11 1:13 P

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I just figured out how to do that, lol. What I did was read through the directions and then made an index card with all the exercises. I took this upstairs and had a "workout" during commercials last night. I really didn't want to use all that ink and paper, I am too cheap!
Thanks for the suggestion.

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MTNGRL, have you gone to the printed out section for the video that gives the exercise without having to have the video playing? If your computer loads slowly, this could be an option instead of playing the video.

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2/8/11 12:27 P

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My goals for this challenge are to strengthen my habits. I already workout regularly and am starting to eat better. I would like to loose at least 1 pound a week, I would be happy with that!
Goal 1, get in my afternoon workouts. I tend to have things come up that derail my afternoon workouts
Goal 2, eat healthier at dinner time. I have a hard time with this one. My husband doesnt need to loose, or watch his eating. He is a very picky eater so I have a hard time with dinner. I have started to add a salad, and cut my portions down, which has helped a great deal!
I already track my food daily (except for the weekend I slip a bit there) so that is easy.
Goal 3, reduce my A1C from 6.6 to 5.5 this is my main goal for this challenge!

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So far on Week 1 I have met all the goals except the exercise. My A Fib was acting up saturday and my feet have been really hurting. I did do 10 Minutes of cardio sitting on Friday but other than walking around Sam's that is about it.

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2/7/11 11:12 A

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I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and the desk exercise video

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I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and the desk exercise video

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I really enjoyed week one. Not only has it helped me get into a better routine but it is helping bring my numbers back down. I don't use the food tracker her but use another one that is faster on my slow computer.

I do have a question for one of the coaches. Which Spark video would be a good substitute for those of us with slow internet. As other who have this problem I would love to follow the videos but even with pausing them to let them load it takes way to long.
I'm good with the cardio but ST video suggestion would be great.
Thanks.

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25 minutes of Zumba/Line Dancing and 10 minutes with weights.

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I walk/ran my dog for 35 minutes and then did 25 minutes of strength training

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emoticon I made it through Week 1. I recorded my food for 3 days. Did the strength training on Mon., Wed. and Fri. and I did cardio on Tues., Thurs. and today.

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Been walking with the hubby in the morning and doing my strength training 3x wk...weighed myself today and I lost 2lbs.

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Walked 2 miles today and did the 10 minute boot camp workout from Spark. Also did 20 min on the Wii. Try to find the resistance band exercises. Maybe someone can point me in the right direction. Are they on spark exercises? Have not been able to find them in this teams postings.

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Walked 2 miles today and did the 10 minute boot camp workout from Spark. Also did 20 min on the Wii. Try to find the resistance band exercises. Maybe someone can point me in the right direction. Are they on spark exercises? Have not been able to find them in this teams postings.

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Workouts are going well but I think I need to intensify my cardio a bit. My glucose reading was way high this morning though (very unusual for me) at 134 pre breakfast. Usually I', in the high 80's low 90's. Too many carbs for dinner I suspect. Today I feel really lethargic. Yuck. I NEED to push myself to do my workout, even though I know I'll feel better after... So goes life! LOL!

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15 minute DVD workout
20 minutes Res Band/Abs Exercises
70 walk treadmill 10% incline

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going to do 40 minutes of high impact step aerobics...I'm trying out a new video I bought called "Everybody Steps" by Gin Miller.

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So far today I have done the 15 office/desk workout video. It was pretty good. One of the main things I have to do is to keep up the physical activity. The foods I can manage, but I do get lazy sometimes.

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Annette, here.
I was so proud of myself that I worked out at the health club on the big ball for half an hour and then went and lifted weights for another 15. I am so sore! My belly muscles are screaming. I know I can get a massage for my sore arms and thighs, but how does one get a belly massage! Oh well. I also missed my walk. Today is a cardio day and I think I'll walk briskly instead of my usual morning aerobic swim. My funky shoulders are bothering me and I don't want to put pressure on them. Too much freezer unloading and loading yesterday.
I'm still struggling with the food part. How I lost 60 lbs and kept it off is beyond me! It doesn't help that my husband and visiting son keep bringing home dessert. Spumoni ice cream? I hadn't had it in nearly 40 years!

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I'm doing 40 minutes of the Biggest Loser Cardio Max video today!

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Message to me: READ the chart before you start doing the exercise. I thought it was a new exercise set each day. So when I got to my fourth day I thought wow, it has bumped up to an hour of cardio today but I can do that! Well if I had actually looked closer that is for WEEK 4..maybe it is my glasses, lol!
At least I have been moving more!!!

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Well, I'm not off to a very good start. I set things up so I could be successful, and as soon as I started I sabotaged myself. I forgot until it was too late that I couldn't do my usual aerobic water excercise class. I had a writing workshop that conflicted with it and I hadn't planned another aerobic exercise. We had a nice little dinner of borscht at the workshop, I read my piece, and had another piece of bread, another glass of wine and 2 Extra cookies. When I got home, my husband had ordered pizza and....the smell....! I had a piece.
Today, I'm off to a better start with a healthy breakfast and a nice workout at the gym. I even did some extra weight lifting because I just got a new freezer and had to transfer the food (a lot!) from old freezer to new. Beef stew tonight. I will I will I will eat a reasonable portion. No dessert.

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You can do a different workout if you like but the challenge plan was set up to be a progressive workout over the eight week period. The most important thing is that you are doing the exercise. Be sure you track it as well!

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I am doing well this first week and walking at least 1 mile every day. + stepping.
I've also done the 15 minute desk workout.
I have a question though... Is the 15 min. desk workout supposed to be our toning exercise for this first week or can we change it up to different 15 min. toning workouts?
I'm loving this challenge so far!
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I didn't know we could track videos. Awesome!! Thanks for the info. This has been the hardest thing for me to incorporate. Best, E

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I have started the second phase of Chalean Extreme tonight. I pushed myself to use the 15 pound weights on most of my lower body exercises. I feel great. Exercise has become such a great part of my life and I love the energy I feel after my workout and how my body is gaining muscle where fat has lived!!!

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Doing great here, walking to and from work (that's not too far though), Started the week off with a nice incline walk in the hills here with some kettlebells, went to the gym tue and also walked up a hill there, today i'm going to do the desk workout because I couldn't get to the gym today.
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Good Morning All,
I am off to a great start today. After seeing the Dr I went to the mall and walked 4 laps, approximately 4 miles. That is a personal best for me emoticon . It is sunny but cold and windy here in CA. We have sustained winds at 40-45 miles with gusts up to 75 miles. I think it took me longer to walk into the mall then it did for me to walk inside. I park farther out in the parking lot to get in those extra steps, really bad idea today. The wind was so strong that it felt like someone was behind me kicking my feet from under me with every step. Have a good one all.
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So glad you and your co-worker are working together! Maybe you will get your boss to join is as well!

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I just joined the Challenge to support my office worker who is also doing it. We're having alot of fun keeping each other accountable. The boss waked in on the 15 minute Desk Video today though....OOPS! LOL!


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Yesterday I ran with my daycare kids in the gym and in the evening did my crunches on the ball along with some bridges, leg lifts, etc. I also did front and lateral lunges just to get the cardio up for a few minutes! Today it's a Biggest Loser Cardio Max video :)

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I am doing well. I have a schedule that I keep and it's working in several directions at the same time. This is just helping me stay in the habit. Thanks.

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It is common to gain weight when you start a new program because the muscles hold on to water. Just keep going and soon you will see the body respond in the other direction as the muscles no longer hold on to water as they adjust to your new program.

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Well, I weighed myself for the first time since starting the challenge. I was very shocked to see that I GAINED a pound! Apparently I need to track my eating habits more diligently.
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Off to a good start on day one...... meal plan great. Stuck to it. 30 min on stationary bike. Wall ups, crunches on the ball and step ups. I chose to take the stairs at work instead of the elevator. But since I have been off work for over 4 months I bought the step up so I could keep up the stair type movement. I do not want to let my DJD in my knees or Osteoarthritis in my hips lock up while I am off work.

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I use a chair with arms for the triceps dip exercise. It works the arms more, plus gives me stability so I don't fall.

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January 25th-SP 15-Minute Desk video Cardio- Stationary bike -30 minutes
January 28th-SP 15-Minute Desk video Cardio-Walking 60 minutes
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January 30th-SP 15- Minute Desk video Cardio- Stationary bike-30 minutes
January 31th SP 15-Minute Desk video Cardio-Stationary bike-30 minutes
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I know that feeling;I have to do most of my exercises seated in a chair though I can do some upright, but the ones on the floor, I have to get on the bed and do because if I ever got down, not sure that I could get back up again.

That said, I really like the Desk Workout video...because I can modify most of it so that I can do it seated..or at least lean against the wall doing wall pushups.....I do have problems with squats because of my bad knees..so I do a slight variation hanging on to my rollator handles and do a modified squat or dip...to me they seem the same, though I am sure they are not...though with a dip, I don't think you have to squat as much.

Glomer, the triceps one is one of the ones that I have to use the handles of my rollator so that I can dip down.....my triceps are really getting a workout, doing that....:)

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Hello, my name is Donna Johnson, I am also on face book. I just wanted to let you know how much I liked your post, it is so true, we only get to pass through this life once... I liked that very much! emoticon

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did my weight training yesterday and if I can round up enough energy will do cardio tonight. I did a little running with my daycare kids today though....

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Weight training is a great way to continue burning calories when you are at rest, there is however a more simple way for getting it done, for instance my mom can't get around like she use to so, she does her weight training sitting in her chair.. just sit on the edge of the seat, and do the work out, if something is uncomfortable for you to do, it is best not to do it, it will cause permanent damage, just find something that is right for you. emoticon

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Hello, I am so excited! I have energy! now, who would have thought, just by changing my eating habits and by getting a move on, with my exorcise, would make that much of a difference? I have found that the less I move around, the less I want to, the more I move around, the more I want to. So I'll say this for self, Get get up, get out, and get moving! moving! emoticon

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I have been doing the video but the one that has you use the chair and drop down to build the tricepts is too hard. I keep falling. What can I do to change it a little?

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I am so happy to have a scale so I can see that I lost 7 pounds!

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If I joined on the 26th is my week over in 7 days or does everyone's week begin on a certain day after week one?



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Thanks for posting the link to the workout chart. That makes it easier for me to plan my workouts! Looking forward to keep up with my goals :)

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During the winter months, I walk/run in our school's gym for 25 minutes with my daycare kids 3 days a week. On the other days I have 2 cardio videos or I do strength training with my pilates ball and free weights.

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copied the chart and using it. Thanks for the work!

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The challenge is set up to help people develop strength training routines. If you have already established that and want to use a different program that is no problem. Just be sure you are doing it! Glad to have you in the challenge.

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Coach Tanya, are we supposed to do the 15 minute desk video, or can we do any of the strength training videos? I've done the dumbell workout this week, not the desk video...

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Done for 26 Jan 2011

Cardio:
10 min treadmill
10 min stationary bike

Strength:
Crunches with Ball 50 (83)
Wall Pushups 15 (48)
Lying Hamstring Curls with Ball 10
Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press 20
Dumbbell Side Bends 20
Lying Leg Curls 10
Seated Leg Extensions 10
Seated Dumbbell Rows 10
Dumbbell Shrugs 20
Alternating Dumbbell Biceps Curls 10
Step-ups (20)

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Thanks! The Video and the workouts are great!

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Well your calorie recommendation sounds on track if you are working out that much. You can check your settings using the links on the left hand of your start page.

You want to focus on nutrient rich choices when selecting meals and snacks - raisins or other dried fruits and nuts like walnuts or almonds make great snack choices or additions to meals. You can find many helpful articles to help you with ideas for meals and snacks in the Nutrition section under the Healthy Lifestyles tab.

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How can I check to see what information was used to determine how many calories I need to be eating? I am working diligently to stay within range on carbs/fats/protein yet I have not found the secret to consuming enough calories. An additional issue is that I have gone from being depressed/sedentary to what would probably be considered two hours of moderate exercise on a daily basis. I am averaging 1# lost per week (or thereabouts) and I am fine with that as long as I am making healthy decisions overall. I have gone from eating one 700+ calorie meal a day to eating 3+ times per day... but I still have difficulty eating 1200 calories a day much less 1550...

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I can't see the video since I'm at work, but have added it to my fitness tracker and plan on viewing and doing this evening or tomorrow first thing in the morning!

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COACH TANYA - I'm already on it! I have dvds I can use. I'm not going to let anything un-spark me. emoticon

Last night I read the chapter on fitness in The Spark. How inspiring!! I *LOVE* that book and it has helped me tremendously in my outlook.

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THANKS!!! I'M READY!!

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I love the video. I will try to do it as much as possible.



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Hi all, emoticon
I am so glad I have found you!
My biggest challenge is that I am a stress eater - peanut butter and chocolate mostly. I injured my knee at work (painful stressor);then became recently laid off (stressor); you know the whole snowball effect.
I am in hopes that participating in this challenge I will overcome my personal setbacks and STOP MAKING EXCUSES.

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RECLAIMDEBBIE11

If you are not able to use the online workouts then you will need to make other substitutions so you are staying on track with your fitness minutes.

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I did my regular daily workout today:

10 min treadmill walk
10 wall push-ups
30 ball crunches
10 dumbbell shoulder presses
10 dumbbell side bends

I added several more to do tomorrow
to cover the glutes and quads.

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So this is a video workout I have to watch online? Hmmm I have a really bad internet connection so streaming videos often doesn't work. :(

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Thanks Coach. I just did this work-out after checking here to see what to do. It was harder that I would have expected. Seeing how I've never been one not able to pick up large objects, however it seems that I am having some trouble picking me up to do these quick and simple exercises. I am going to not sneer at any of the suggestions on this site as I just learned a very valuable lesson. emoticon

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thank you Coach Tania for that information.

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Thank you for sharing the information and I am going to make it work. Liz

Hi and welcome to the team of Cholesterol Suport. We are proud to add you in our big family. Good luck on your journey to a better you and be healthy. Co-Leader Liz

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Here is the reference article with a chart for your 8-Week Diabetes Weight Loss Workout Plan

You can track your fitness by --
1) Clicking the button at the bottom of the video to add to your fitness tracker

2) Use your Quick Tracker to record "Video workout" and the time you did

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