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mandalinn82
03-01-2007, 11:26 PM
Yay, I get to start the thread. :carrot:

Wedding countdown - less than 2 months.

60 min elliptical.


baffled111
03-02-2007, 02:09 PM
60 minutes elliptical.



It was hard today! I took yesterday off from the gym and thought that would give me more energy and muscle power today after a nice rest. Alas, no. But, perhaps the two things are unrelated.

MaWhit
03-02-2007, 05:33 PM
3/1: 35 min treadmill


LisaMarie71
03-02-2007, 09:55 PM
2 mile run and 75 minute bodysculpting class

Ilene
03-03-2007, 12:17 AM
Thanks mandalinn for starting the thread ... No exercise for me today, yesterday and tomorrow :o ....

Sunday though will be a whole other kettle of fish, I have big plans :D, which I will tell you about on Sunday...

LisaMarie71
03-03-2007, 12:31 PM
5.4 mile run with the 10k training team

PinkyPie
03-03-2007, 02:04 PM
Yay! Can I join? I'm going to exercise every single day, minimum 20 minutes! I already started 9 days ago (today is day 9, I'll be hopping on my elliptical soon!)

3/1: 25 min elliptical
3/2: 22 min elliptical
update: 3/3: 25 minutes elliptical

MaWhit
03-04-2007, 01:45 AM
3/2: 30 min exercise bike
3/3: 30 min exercise bike

baffled111
03-04-2007, 12:21 PM
Yesterday I only managed 30 mins on the elliptical and 15 jogging on the treadmill. My joints and muscles are unreasonably sore at the moment. I can't imagine why. It's the strangest thing.

Today I'm going to swim for an hour instead of using the elliptical to try to give my joints a rest.

PinkyPie
03-04-2007, 01:39 PM
3/1: 25 min elliptical
3/2: 22 min elliptical
3/3: 25 min elliptical
3/4: 22 min elliptical

Baffled, you say "only" like it's not much that you did... but it IS!! WAY TO GO! Especially if you are sore at the moment! Keep up the excellent work!

baffled111
03-04-2007, 05:32 PM
I've had a change of plans for today. No gym; instead I took my dog for a brisk hour-long hike. It doesn't burn as many calories, but my dog needed exercise. I'm going to be playing cricket with friends later (haven't done that since I was in primary school!) and that should be worth a few calories too.

Velveteen: Thanks for your encouragement :) I've been doing an hour ont eh elliptical each day, so I felt a bit disappointed with myself for only doing 45 mins yesterday. (I forgot to bring my water bottle and I just can't exercise without drinking water).

LisaMarie71
03-04-2007, 08:35 PM
60 min yoga DVD today with my husband -- that's our Sunday thing now! :)

ennay
03-04-2007, 10:12 PM
4 mile run today, +1 mile walk trying to break in orthotics

Elizabeth04
03-04-2007, 10:59 PM
One mile run tonight

MaWhit
03-05-2007, 12:27 AM
3/4: 20 minutes exercise bike, 10 minute brisk walk

mandalinn82
03-05-2007, 12:59 PM
OK, so the last time I posted was Thursday, right?

Friday - 60 min elliptical
Sunday - 55 min run, 4.5 mi.

baffled111
03-05-2007, 03:00 PM
Back on track today: 60 mins elliptical.

Ilene
03-05-2007, 03:20 PM
The last time I posted was Wednesday :faint:
Thursday -- nothing
Friday -- nothing
Saturday -- nothing :faint:
Sunday -- Finally the gym for 45 mins, treadmill for 25 mins, running outside 25 mins and swimming 40 minutes :carrot:
Monday -- nothing

mandalinn82
03-05-2007, 06:45 PM
40 min mixed strength (lots of abs, a good bit of arm work, and some hamstring work)

LisaMarie71
03-05-2007, 08:00 PM
4 mile run

djs06
03-05-2007, 10:25 PM
hope you all don't mind me butting in on this... i'm a sucker for accountability :lol:

Tonight was 45 elliptical and 25 treadmill, hill incline...

mandalinn82
03-05-2007, 10:27 PM
DJS - welcome!

PinkyPie
03-06-2007, 12:02 AM
3/1: 25 min elliptical
3/2: 22 min elliptical
3/3: 25 min elliptical
3/4: 22 min elliptical
3/5: 20 min walking, stairs
3/6: 20 min elliptical (1st time in the AM!)

baffled, you are welcome - never be disappointed in any of your accomplishments!!

baffled111
03-06-2007, 02:58 PM
Grrr. I've disappointed myself again. I *love* to swim, or at least, historically, I have loved to swim. I've been telling myself for years that once I get my cardio capacity up (heavy smoker issues, again), I'm going to start swimming again. Since my muscles are SOOOOOOO sore and tight at the moment (I think there's something wrong with me) I thought I'd swim today instead of my usual 60 mins elliptical. I thought I'd shoot for 60 mins and be happy with 30. I lasted *15 minutes*. I was the youngest person in the pool by at least 30 years, and I was the only one spluttering up and down with rests in between each lap. Argh! I don't even feel as though I deserve lunch after such a poor showing (though I will, of course, eat lunch).

Back on the cardio machines tomorrow...

LisaMarie71
03-06-2007, 03:17 PM
baffled, don't be hard on yourself -- you'll get there! I'm jealous of anyone who can swim at all, because unfortunately I never learned how!

Today I did a 5-mile run. It was the first time I've run that far without walking at all. Woohoo!

baffled111
03-06-2007, 03:23 PM
Congrats Lisa Marie!

(You should take swimming lessons. Everyone should know how to swim! Even slowly and sputteringly!)

djs06
03-06-2007, 04:02 PM
Baffled, speaking as a former competitive swimmer, SWIMMING IS TOUGH CARDIO! I find it more difficult than even running. What kind of "routine" do you follow when you're swimming? I remember in my swim practices, the coach would have us do sets of decreasing lengths, with 30-45 seconds rest in between. Work your way up to it! We all start somewhere.

baffled111
03-06-2007, 04:58 PM
Dana: You are right. It is very tough cardio--very hard on the old lungs as well as on the muscles. Even so, it was a bit disconcerting being outswam by a pool full of women in their 60s and 70s!

When I was younger (and before I had decimated by lungs with 2 packs a day) I used to just jump in the pool and swim up and back for a couple of kilometers and then pop off to school. Easy as pie. This approach completely failed me today :) Swimming might not work for me as a form of exercise until I quit smoking. It's too bad. I *love* the water.

beautifulone
03-06-2007, 08:49 PM
baffled, don't be hard on yourself -- you'll get there! I'm jealous of anyone who can swim at all, because unfortunately I never learned how!

LisaMarie, I too wanted to mention the swimming lesson idea. I'm biased but I think it's just such a wonderful experience and such a good feeling to swim ;)

LisaMarie71
03-06-2007, 09:30 PM
I definitely plan to take swimming lessons eventually -- when I have time, when I can stand the thought of someone seeing me in a swimsuit, when I have money, etc...haha. Seriously, I will. I'm kind of excited about the prospect actually, so I may start them this summer when I'm off.

djs06
03-06-2007, 10:11 PM
Baffled, OMG the older ladies in the pool are a hoot! I love to watch them go.. and yeesh, do they put me to shame! You'll be able to do it soon enough :)

Lisamarie, my girlfriend doesn't know how to swim either, I keep telling her I'm going to have to teach her this summer. She insists that I can *try* but no one has been able to successfully teach her yet :lol: I highly recommend taking lessons as well! It's a fun thing to do, and great exercise of course.

Tonight I did 35 min elliptical and 25 min high incline treadmill. I'm surprised I lasted even that long.. I had a crappy time from the second I got there and couldn't just zone out like I usually do. It really dragged tonight! Oh well.

Ilene
03-06-2007, 10:30 PM
baffled -- don't be so hard on yourself and swimming... Took me 2 years to get the hang of it, now I can do lap after lap... Before I could only do 1 and half lap and then die :faint: ... Keep at it it's like anything else, practice makes perfect... I took triathlon swimming lessons ( basically it was just doing lap, after lap, after lap, after lap :lol: ) last year, I'm 50 BTW, I was the worse one in the class, but I had a great time... So Baffled and Lisa Marie you should both take lessons... I feel sooooo relaxed after swimming, I sleep like a baby... My g/f and I discovered that if we run just before swimming we have a much better swimming session, we both find that our lungs feel open and we seem to breath better, maybe that's something to try ...

Speaking of swimming, I swam for 30 mins :swim: tonight, ran for 20 mins on the :tread: before hand and weight trained 45 mins this morning :strong: .... It's all good :D ...

mandalinn82
03-06-2007, 11:38 PM
60 min elliptical

MiaManning
03-07-2007, 01:09 PM
March 7th-30 minutes on treadmill
11 min SI6-pack abs routine
8 min of squats/arm work/lunges

LisaMarie71
03-07-2007, 09:21 PM
10 min treadmill walk; 30 min elliptical; 60 min bodysculpting class

djs06
03-07-2007, 09:46 PM
60 min elliptical

wow, lisa, that's a lot! good for you!

Elizabeth04
03-07-2007, 10:13 PM
30 mins of yoga today

mandalinn82
03-08-2007, 01:29 AM
60 min elliptical

mandalinn82
03-08-2007, 03:37 PM
Recognizing that I haven't had enough time to fit in 3 strength workouts a week, I designed a new program this work to do entire body strength with combo movements. i figure if I do this twice a week, it won't be quite as good as two UBs and a LB, but it will be as close as I can commit to right now...also, I can do the whole thing at home, which means I can squeeze it in twice on my lunch breaks and don't have to be at the gym until 9.

4 Sets of Each, except ballet kick series:

1. Squats with Hammer Curls (12x)
2. Lunges with Shoulder Raises (10x per side)
3. Deadlifts with Standing Row (12x)
4. One Leg Balance with Tricep Kickback (10x per side)
5. Ballet Kick Series (Yoga Booty Ballet) (entire series, 2 sets only)
6. Crunches with ball (20x)
7. Bicycle Crunches (15x)
8. Plank (30sec)

LisaMarie71
03-08-2007, 08:04 PM
That looks like a great plan, mandalinn! The instructor of the bodysculpting class I attend is all about the squat/curl combo.

Tonight: 2 mile run and 1 mile walk on the treadmill (speed intervals in the run)

mandalinn82
03-08-2007, 08:24 PM
I've never really done the combo movements before but I feel like it did something, and its better than not getting in any arm workouts at all during the week (bad!).

Any feedback on it (other than that from the lovely LisaMarie) is appreciated.

djs06
03-08-2007, 10:12 PM
Looks good Mandalinn. Those planks are killer!! the first time my trainer showed me I thought he was nuts, and then I almost died.

What's a deadlift? I can't picture it.

How long does the whole set take you? Great new avatar btw.


60 min DDR tonight (i never know how the heck to log that in fitday.. so i put low impact aerobic... sounds about right. i'm definitely not working as hard as i would be on the treadmill or elliptical and the calories burned according to fitday reflects that)

Ilene
03-08-2007, 11:42 PM
7k run
back and biceps

Great workout Mandalinn, keep up the great work...

mandalinn82
03-09-2007, 09:56 AM
Yesterday it took me almost an hour to get through the whole thing, and BOY, am I sore today.

I found the straight leg deadlift/standing row on About.com, actually, while searching for compound moves. http://exercise.about.com/library/blholidaystrength.htm Deadlifts with Row
Stand with feet hip-width apart holding weights in front of thighs. Keeping abs in and back straight, tip from the hips and lower the weight down (skimming the legs) as low as your flexibility allows (bend knees a bit if you need to). Squeeze glutes and hamstrings to come up and then lower back down until torso is parallel to the floor, turn the hands so that they're parallel and pull the weights up in a row contracting the lats. Repeat, alternating deadlifts and rows for all reps.

When my trainer first introduced me to the plank, he had me do it on a bosu. I think I lasted about 10 seconds. Then he said "ok, you can't hold it there...just do as many pushups as you can". I did one, went down for the second, and face-planted right on the corner of the bosu. My trainer is a NUT for planks and plank-variations - planks to work your chest, planks to work your triceps, planks on a bosu, planks on a medicine ball, plank/pushup on bosu supersets....

mandalinn82
03-09-2007, 10:21 AM
Forgot to add - 60 min elliptical yesterday. Today is rest.

Ilene
03-09-2007, 10:30 AM
Mandalinn, I love a trainer that works clients hard :devil:

Today just 45 mins of legs and shoulders... I'm taking off from the gym for the weekend only running and swimming in the plans...

mandalinn82
03-09-2007, 10:40 AM
He's perfect for me, he isn't -too- hard. He listens if I say something seems too hard - but he has this innate sense of where my breaking point is, and other than that initial faceplant (to which he replied "now THAT is what we call "working to failure"), he's been right on to make my planks incredibly challenging, but not impossible.

djs06
03-09-2007, 09:30 PM
friday- 30 minute mid-paced walk at lunchtime, 60 mins elliptical

LisaMarie71
03-10-2007, 11:59 AM
5.5 mile run

Ilene
03-11-2007, 12:32 PM
10k run and swimming later ...

LisaMarie71
03-11-2007, 09:03 PM
3.5 mile run and 60 min yoga

mandalinn82
03-11-2007, 10:10 PM
Friday - rest day
Saturday - 60 min DDR
Sunday - 60 min elliptical

Ilene
03-11-2007, 11:12 PM
10 k run this morning
2.5k run to the pool, swam for 30 minutes
I'm tired tonight :yawn:

Grumbleworts
03-12-2007, 07:25 PM
Elliptical 25 min
10 min resistance bands/crunches/squats

this time its for good!

LisaMarie71
03-12-2007, 08:05 PM
6.5 mile run, which was too far (I got carried away...)

djs06
03-12-2007, 10:22 PM
sat- none
sun- none, ugh..
monday- too antisocial for the gym; 75 min DDR, 15 minute windsor ab tape

Ilene
03-12-2007, 11:20 PM
Gym -- Chest and triceps

mandalinn82
03-13-2007, 01:25 AM
55 min elliptical.

Diva
03-13-2007, 11:20 AM
Hi everyone! Mind if I join ya? Better late then never huh? hehe
I am going to be doing the Kathy Smith- Great Buns & Thiegh's Step work-out @ Noon! Time to get on the ball, summer is right around the corner and the wedding is in Nov!!!

:woops:
****************************
:dust:

mandalinn82
03-13-2007, 11:32 AM
Diva - welcome! WTG on joining this thread - its great for keeping you motivated.

Ilene
03-13-2007, 12:09 PM
Hi Diva :wave: and :welcome: ... Congrats on the wedding :D

Diva
03-13-2007, 01:27 PM
Hi! Thank you very much! I started doing the Kathy Smith but couldn't keep up, so I put in an hour long Exercise CD I made for myself and continued working out on the step, and some low impact and dancing for 70 minutes! PHEW!!!!! That was fun!!!! I am all sweaty, but I do have the shakes.... I drank lots of water too and stretched! That was cool, I may just do that everyday!!!
Gonna sing now.....I Feel good nananana na!!! I knew that I would now!!! LOL!!! Ok, I'm a dork! :carrot:

LisaMarie71
03-13-2007, 07:44 PM
Welcome, diva!! :)

Today I did an easy 2-mile run/walk.

shellyeast
03-13-2007, 07:48 PM
:( :?: I can't seem to get motivated to get on the treadmill, any ideas!!

Ilene
03-13-2007, 08:25 PM
:( :?: I can't seem to get motivated to get on the treadmill, any ideas!!First you have to move away from the computer and get off the chair... Try that and see if it works :lol: ... Kidding of course, but it's the first idea that popped in my head when I read your post...

Today:
7k run :running:
back and biceps :strong:
30 mins swimming :swim:

Grumbleworts
03-13-2007, 09:09 PM
I did about 10 min of resistance bands and crunches/squats. Not much, but I did finish and get the second chapter of my thesis turned in!

djs06
03-13-2007, 10:12 PM
Welcome Diva! Feels great, doesn't it?

Shelly, I try to incorporate exercise into just a daily thing I have to do, like showering or brushing my teeth. It seems to work for me better that way. After a few weeks, I'd feel guilty for missing a session. If you have to ease yourself into it, do that! Every little bit helps.

Tuesday: 75 min yoga class, 30 min elliptical

mandalinn82
03-13-2007, 10:47 PM
60 min elliptical

Diva
03-14-2007, 12:15 PM
Well, the FIL called to say he is coming a couple of day's early for a visit, so I am having to do some spring cleaning today, even though he will STILL find something to insult, as always...Such fun! ;) I don't think I'll have time to Steppercise, but I sure am working up a sweat and a heartrate cleaning! Phew! I'm poopped already! It's WAY more fun exercising than it is cleaning, LOL! Got the TOM too. Double whammy! :dizzy:
Have a great day all!

Grumbleworts
03-14-2007, 05:06 PM
30 min elliptical
and my pedometer finally hit 10,000+ steps today!
And 5 measly minutes of handweights.

mandalinn82
03-14-2007, 05:44 PM
60 min whole body strength - tweaked my previous workout to this, which is a little more ab focused - 4 times through except the ballet series, took about an hour.

1. Squats with Hammer Curls (12x)
2. Lunges w. Shoulder Raises/Wings – (10x side)
3. Deadlifts with Standing Row (12x)
4. One Leg Balance with Tricep Kickback (10x per side)
5. Ballet Kick Series (Yoga Booty Ballet) (entire series, 2 sets only)
6. Crunches with ball (20x)
7. Bicycle Crunches (15x)
8. Plank (30sec)
9. Inner Thigh/Ab Ball Squeezes – (15x)
10. Weighted Side Bends (10x side)

MiaManning
03-14-2007, 05:51 PM
March 13--59min Burn it Up dvd
March 14--20 min treadmill, 9 min abs and arms
Down 1lb from last week!:carrot:

mandalinn82
03-14-2007, 05:57 PM
Mia - have you been here before? Welcome, if you haven't!

LisaMarie71
03-14-2007, 08:43 PM
30 min elliptical; 30 min treadmill walk; 60 min bodysculpting class

djs06
03-14-2007, 10:20 PM
60 min elliptical

Welcome Mia!

Ilene
03-14-2007, 10:35 PM
Hi Mia, I love that name it's my DDs...:D

leg workout :strong:

mandalinn82
03-14-2007, 10:41 PM
65 min with high intensity intervals on elliptical

Diva
03-15-2007, 01:30 PM
Hey everybody!!!

I did 65 minutes High impact Step aerobics with some light weights, sit ups and leg lifts! :)

Anybody got any exercises to strengthen my lower back? It starts hurting halfway through my workouts. It does this when I stand too long and clean the house as well. Any suggestions?

Grumbleworts
03-15-2007, 06:12 PM
22 min on the elliptical
20 min walk

LisaMarie71
03-15-2007, 07:53 PM
5k run

djs06
03-16-2007, 10:20 PM
yesterday, nothing, planned
today, 60 min DDR, gym was closed... i hate you, snow!

LisaMarie71
03-17-2007, 11:32 AM
yesterday: nothing (planned rest day)
today: 6 mile run

mandalinn82
03-17-2007, 07:14 PM
60 min upper/lower/abs strength combo routine, super-setted out to the point that it was cardio as well because I was SUPER pressed for time.

Grumbleworts
03-18-2007, 03:59 PM
24 min eliptical, 5-10 min weight lifting with the arms.

Ilene
03-18-2007, 06:06 PM
Mandalinn, your post made me laugh :lol:

30 mins shoulders :strong:
30 mins HIIT :tread:
30 mins :swim:

LisaMarie71
03-18-2007, 10:06 PM
2-mile run and 40 minutes yoga

LisaMarie71
03-19-2007, 06:16 PM
4 mile run

mandalinn82
03-19-2007, 06:27 PM
Sometimes one has to rush. Especially when one is getting married in 5 weeks and the world is spinning out of control :-)

50 min cardio, more to come later.

Grumbleworts
03-19-2007, 09:21 PM
25 min walk

djs06
03-19-2007, 10:05 PM
Yikes, 5 weeks??? I commend you for keeping up with the exercise Mandalinn! I can't imagine not being a total basketcase at this point :lol:

I had a few lax days due to crappy weather and going up to visit a grad school, just played DDR for 45 minutes to an hour.

Tonight I finally got back to the gym, 25 min incline treadmill at 3.5 mph, and 35 minutes on the elliptical.

suzie76
03-20-2007, 09:29 AM
Monday-rest day, but wanted to move:
Cathe Friedrich-Stretch Max-segmeng using band
Ravi Singh/Ana Brett-Yoga Bliss Hips-Quick Bliss segment

Tuesday:
Core Secrets Full body challenge; may do some yoga/stretching later.

Anyone here like kundalini yoga?

I was on 3fc in 2003-2004... I'm coming back to try again.

Take care,
Sherry

djs06
03-20-2007, 11:58 AM
Welcome back, Suzie! I remember you.. I also was here in 2004 and started coming back a lot more around December.

What's kundalini yoga? I love yoga, but I only take the pedestrian, standard classes at my gym. I've always wanted to join a yoga studio but for now I can't.

Diva
03-20-2007, 01:47 PM
5 Minutes Stretching

50 Minutes High Impact Step Aerobics

10 Minutes Low impact Aerobics

5 Minutes Weights

Crunches.

I'm pooped! :dizzy:

LisaMarie71
03-20-2007, 08:42 PM
2 mile run

djs06
03-20-2007, 09:58 PM
75 minute yoga class
35 min elliptical

suzie76
03-20-2007, 10:01 PM
Hi Dana,

Here's a link with a short explanation of kunadlini yoga:

http://www.raviana.com/about.html

In kundalini yoga you are continually moving instead of holding poses.

Glad to see you, too! Thanks for the welcome back.

Take care,
Sherry

mandalinn82
03-20-2007, 11:35 PM
60 min elliptical

suzie76
03-21-2007, 10:47 AM
Wednesday:

Leslie Sansone 2 mile Walk Slim
Ravi Singh/Ana Brett-Lose Weight Feel Great-non impact aerobics segment

Sherry

Diva
03-21-2007, 02:09 PM
Today's activities:

30 minutes Low Impact Aerobics
30 minutes High/Moderate Step Aerobics
5 minutes Stretching
5 mintes on Crunches.

Ilene
03-21-2007, 07:38 PM
45 minutes running 6.4k...

LisaMarie71
03-21-2007, 09:00 PM
Two classes at the gym tonight! Step aerobics and bodysculpting -- a total of an hour and 45 minutes.

I thought the step class would be hard, because the instructor said it was intermediate (and there were complicated combos in her routine), but apparently running has SERIOUSLY built up my cardio endurance. I found myself having to jump around and use my arms a LOT to feel like I was getting a workout even though people around me, who always take the class, were sweating and panting like mad. Woohoo!

Ilene
03-21-2007, 09:31 PM
:cp: LisaMarie :D

Today was a 6.4k run... It was a cold, bright and sunny day, loved it...

mandalinn82
03-21-2007, 11:05 PM
Yay LisaMarie!!

60 on the elliptical.

Diva
03-22-2007, 01:42 PM
10 Minutes Stretching

50 Minutes Moderate Step Aerobics

5 Minutes Weights

Crunches.:woops:

LisaMarie71
03-22-2007, 06:18 PM
5k treadmill run (3.1 miles in 35:30, which is slow for most but fast for me!)

djs06
03-22-2007, 10:15 PM
45 min elliptical, 25 min treadmill, hill intervals

mandalinn82
03-22-2007, 10:46 PM
55 on the elliptical. My knee is achey.

suzie76
03-23-2007, 10:16 AM
Hi,

I took a rest day yesterday. My back was acting up.

Today's workout:

Turbo Jam Kickin Core-fun! Chalene's cueing was better in this one, and the pace was less frantic

Yoga Zone-Yoga for a Strong and Healthy Back

I may do some stretching later.

Take care,
Sherry

Diva
03-23-2007, 12:18 PM
I'm having a day of rest. I seem to be having some minor shin splint isues, so I am icing and resting today. The bf is doing some yard work tomorrow, so I will take that time to get some cardio in. I liked someones advice on here to not have 2 day's in a row(or more) of rest. Maybe this way it won't be so hard getting back in the groove. ;)

Grumbleworts
03-23-2007, 05:00 PM
yesterday, 30 min walk, 1.5 miles on the track at the high school i work in during planning.
Today, 35 min walk, 2 miles.

mandalinn82
03-23-2007, 05:34 PM
55 min UB/abs

Ilene
03-23-2007, 09:28 PM
8k run 55 minutes..

mandalinn82
03-24-2007, 01:26 AM
No cardio today...traded that time for a fabulous (though calorically ridiculous, i'm sure) date night with my partner. It was one of the most amazing meals of my life. Literally.

suzie76
03-24-2007, 10:49 AM
Hi,

Saturday's workout:

Tamilee Webb-Fit to the Hits Motown Moves-30 minutes

i cycle-forty minute recumbent bike workout

Sara Ivanhoe-Yoga-Sculpted Buns and thighs dvd

Sherry

LisaMarie71
03-24-2007, 11:46 AM
4 mile run

Diva
03-25-2007, 12:29 PM
Let's see, today I did:

20 minutes Shrub trimming. (LOL)
5 minute warm up
50 minutes Step aerobics
5 minutes stretching
5 minutes or so on abs and legs.

mandalinn82
03-25-2007, 02:40 PM
Sunday - 50 min mixed cardio (30 elliptical, 10 recumbent, 10 stairclimber)

Diva
03-25-2007, 03:06 PM
mandalinn,
Congratz on making your Wedding day goal!!! WoooHoooo! You'll prolly lose more than that too as well as you are doing! ;)

Ilene
03-25-2007, 04:48 PM
1 hour run, 8.25k
30 min swim

suzie76
03-25-2007, 07:24 PM
Sunday:

Cathe Friedrich-Push/Pull dvd 45 minutes

may do some yoga later, but I think I'm too tired!

Sherry

LisaMarie71
03-25-2007, 08:16 PM
Cleaned my house all day (it needed it desperately), but managed to do a 2-mile run. Missed my usual Sunday yoga, though, sadly.

LisaMarie71
03-26-2007, 07:51 PM
3 mile run today

Grumbleworts
03-26-2007, 09:24 PM
2 miles in 35 min on the track.
and someone told me they noticed I was getting skinny! Yipee!

mandalinn82
03-26-2007, 09:30 PM
so far, 35 min kickboxing

plan to do 45 more min WATP later (I need a little lower impact today, my legs are still sort of achey)

djs06
03-26-2007, 10:11 PM
45 min elliptical, 30 min incline treadmill. felt soooo good to go back after the weekend off

Ilene
03-26-2007, 10:24 PM
Gym - Legs :strong:

Spunkster5
03-26-2007, 11:55 PM
I am new to this forum and love the fact that I feel accountable for my workouts...it gives me that extra push!! Thanks to everyone!! :hug:

Saturday 3/24: Ran 3.5 miles in 42 minutes
Sunday 3/25: Ran 3 miles in 29:46 minutes
Monday 3/26: Ran 3 miles in 30:02 minutes & Lift Class @ 24 Hour Fitness

mandalinn82
03-27-2007, 12:03 AM
Spunkster - welcome! Keep posting here to keep yourself accountable...its great for that.

I did 45 min WATP - 1 mile regular walk, 1 mile jog, and 1 mile boost (walk plus strength training).

baffled111
03-27-2007, 01:56 PM
Hi everyone, I'm back from vacation and back on track with exercise.
Yesterday: 35 mins treadmill, 15 mins elliptical.
Today: I will do 60 minutes elliptical.

Diva
03-27-2007, 02:06 PM
Step Aerobics, high impact 30min's
Step Aerobics, low impact 10 min's
Warm up and crunches 10 minutes
Stretching 10 min's

baffled111
03-27-2007, 05:28 PM
60 minutes elliptical, as promised.

mandalinn82
03-27-2007, 05:38 PM
55 on the stairclimber

Welcome back, baffled!

Ilene
03-27-2007, 07:25 PM
Gym -- chest and triceps :strong:
Run -- 7.25k :running:
Swim -- 30 mins :swim:

djs06
03-27-2007, 11:27 PM
Welcome Spunkster! :wave: And, welcome back Baffled! Hope you enjoyed your vacation

75 min yoga class (substitute instructor who wasn't as good as our normal one, I barely feel right counting this as exercise since it wasn't nearly as much as I usually do.. oh well) and 35 elliptical

Spunkster5
03-28-2007, 11:15 AM
3/27: 1 Hour Weight Training at 24 Hour Fitness Lift Class

:lifter: :wl: :strong: :workout:

Thanks for all your support! I really feel like I am being held accountable for working out! :hug:

Ilene
03-28-2007, 11:31 AM
You're welcome Spunkster5 we're here to help .... also :welcome: to 3FC :D ...


Gym -- Chest and triceps :strong: 40 mins...

Diva
03-28-2007, 01:33 PM
45 minutes upper body Strength training.
20 minutes Low Impact aerobics.

Feeling lazy today and now my arms are heavy, LOL!
Welcome Spunkster5! I love 3FC's and especially this particular board!!!

baffled111
03-28-2007, 06:02 PM
Today: 30 mins elliptical, 15 mins treadmill. (I'm becoming very bored with an hour of elliptical...)

Tomorrow I have an appointment with a trainer to plan a weights regime. I'm oddly excited!

Grumbleworts
03-28-2007, 07:07 PM
2.25 miles/ 40 min....but my stupid pedometer didn't register all of them. grrr...i think it was because my waistband was too loose.

djs06
03-28-2007, 09:56 PM
30 minutes on a :censored: of a killer elliptical machine i'd never used before.. yikes... and 35 incline treadmill.

LisaMarie71
03-28-2007, 10:24 PM
2-mile treadmill run

mandalinn82
03-28-2007, 10:49 PM
60 min elliptical.

And I'm going to give myself major kudos for hitting my March exercise target 2 days early (it was at 1400 min) despite the wedding planning madness.

baffled111
03-28-2007, 11:30 PM
Kudos mandalinn! You are going to look smashing at your wedding! Your gf must be proud of you :)

silverose1209
03-29-2007, 02:41 AM
WEll this is my 1st post in this thread..:)
I did 40 minutes elliptical and 20 treadmill, also a few hours earlier I ran 1.5 miles(very slowly!;))
Amy

Diva
03-29-2007, 08:26 AM
Welcome to this thread Amy!!!!:carrot:

Spunkster5
03-29-2007, 11:13 AM
Mandalinn: :congrat: on hitting your goal 2 days early that's AWESOME!!

Yesterday I hit my personal best for running 3 miles outside. I ran 3 miles in 28:26 . Then when I got home, my hubby wanted to go the gym, I was so excited that I ran another 1.5 miles in 15:53 and then sat in the sauna!! Oh it feels so good!! haha :D

Diva
03-29-2007, 01:39 PM
Mandalinn: :congrat: on hitting your goal 2 days early that's AWESOME!!

Yesterday I hit my personal best for running 3 miles outside. I ran 3 miles in 28:26 . Then when I got home, my hubby wanted to go the gym, I was so excited that I ran another 1.5 miles in 15:53 and then sat in the sauna!! Oh it feels so good!! haha :D

Wow!!!!:carrot: You go girl!!! Keep it up!!!

Today I did:
60 minutes High/Low Step Aerobics
10 minutes Stretching, Crunches, & leg work.

silverose1209
03-29-2007, 04:01 PM
Wow Spunkster..:)
I wish I could run 3 miles..I am working so hard on my running...I am in the Air Force reserves and am havign a tough time with the run...Will probably help to lose this excess weight..:0
Way to go though..Very motivating..
Amy

mandalinn82
03-29-2007, 04:33 PM
50 min strength training (combo ub/lb/abs)

Ilene
03-29-2007, 06:26 PM
Spunkster that's awesome 3miile/5k time!! When's your first race?

No exercise for me today, went to bed at 2am and was up at 6am, I'm just too tired... Tomorrow's another day...

LisaMarie71
03-29-2007, 06:40 PM
Tonight was a nice easy 2 mile run -- my last run before my 10k on Saturday!

mandalinn82
03-29-2007, 11:39 PM
60 min on the elliptical.

Spunkster5
03-30-2007, 10:46 AM
:woops: :strong: :lifter: :dust: Thanks everyone!!!

Ilene: I actually ran my first 5k back in October. My time then was 29:46. Right now I am following a 10 week 1/2 marathon training program I found online. My sister and I are planning to run a 1/2 marathon at Disneyland in September. I am really pumped about it! My "long" runs will be on saturdays and tomorrow is my first. I will try for 4 miles. I am starting the training plan now so that way i have a time to adjust and work on my pace and distance before the actual run.

Amy: Just stick with it!! I know you can do it - its hard work, but well worth it in the end!! Someone posted a ton of quotes in the 20-somethings support group yesterday and this one is my favorite...when i start to get tired when running I repeat to myself "the only one that can stop me is me...and i can take her." I also repeat the quote in my signature to myself when i want to quit.

Good job to everyone! Keep up the hard work!

Here's my exercise for yesterday:

Ran 3 miles: 28:54
1 hr: Lift class at the gym


:dust: :woops: :lifter: :strong:

Spunkster5
03-30-2007, 10:56 AM
Lisa: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR 10K TOMORROW! I AM SURE YOU WILL DO GREAT!!!!

:goodluck:

mandalinn82
03-30-2007, 12:12 PM
Good luck on the 10k, Lisa!

Rest day today, blood donating makes me dizzy as all get out if i exercise on the day of.

Diva
03-30-2007, 01:18 PM
Today's activities:

55 minutes High/Low Step aerobic's
10 minutes leg work
5 to 10 min's Stretching.

yogachick30
03-30-2007, 01:48 PM
Week's Activities:

Sunday 3/25:
Taught 1hr yoga class
1 1/2hr bootcamp class
Monday 3/26:
Taught 1hr yoga class
Tuesday 3/27:
1hr Spin class
Wednesday 3/28:
1hr bootcamp class
Thursday 3/29:
45min walk
Today Fri. 3/30:
1hr Spin class

I really like this thread! What a great idea! I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Ilene
03-31-2007, 12:06 AM
Good luck Lisa :wave:

Today: 8.47k, 1:04.... I go at a :snail:'s pace :lol:

Grumbleworts
03-31-2007, 08:14 AM
yesterday: 35 min / 2 miles

Lisa: Good Luck! :)

baffled111
03-31-2007, 08:59 PM
I started my new weight training regimen today. I'm not excited about it. I ran for 5 mins, worked my arms and lower back, then did 45 mins elliptical.

Btw, someone told me that doing a small amount of cardio (say 5 mins of running or the rowing machine) prior to lifting helps to burn more calories while doing the lifting. Does that sound feasible to anyone? It definitely can't hurt--but can it help?

Ilene
04-01-2007, 12:15 AM
I started my new weight training regimen today. I'm not excited about it. I ran for 5 mins, worked my arms and lower back, then did 45 mins elliptical.

Btw, someone told me that doing a small amount of cardio (say 5 mins of running or the rowing machine) prior to lifting helps to burn more calories while doing the lifting. Does that sound feasible to anyone? It definitely can't hurt--but can it help?
It is good to warm up for 5 minutes before weight training but I have never heard that it burns more calories while doing the lifting... Why are you not excited about your new routine?

srmb60
04-01-2007, 11:56 AM
I think I had an exercise NSV today. We were playing with a blood pressure machine. My resting (well, hanging around atlking with the girls) pulse was 60. A doctor noticed and said I must be an athlete with a nice low pulse like that :D