Support Groups - May Floozie Workouts
05-01-2007, 05:41 AM
IT'S MAY AND TIME TO GET YOUR BODY MOVING FOR BATHING SUIT SEASON!! COME JOIN US FOR THE KICK A$$ RUNNING, WALKING, BIKING, WEIGHT LIFTING, BELLY DANCING, OR WHATEVER YOUR HEART DESIRES!!!:woops: :trampo: :swim: :strong: :yoga: :belly: :wl: :tread: :workout: :barbell: :ebike: :bike2: :boxing: :exercise: :running: :lifter:
05-01-2007, 05:42 AM
My goal is to run 50 miles and bike 150 miles.
05-02-2007, 07:20 PM
05-03-2007, 02:25 AM
Thanks for starting the thread.
Tues May 1 -- Did 32 minutes on the elliptical machine, plus 100
leg lifts on each side.
I was still extremely sore from Saturday's workout, but because May Day
is a public holiday here, I had extra time to coax myself through the
Wed May 2 -- Did 21 minutes of biking. Had some intense intervals,
but otherwise just the bare-bones minimum workout.
Thurs May 3 is a very tight schedule and I might not be able to
work out after work, but I did a few lame iso-whatever exercises
in my office.
05-03-2007, 08:32 AM
Thanks Shelley the invite is just what I needed.
I hiked yesterday for 1 hour in the bush. The trail was 2 miles.
Going to swim this morning than hike this afternoon.
05-04-2007, 05:45 AM
Fantastic, Janice! I'm so glad you decided to join us!!
05-04-2007, 07:47 AM
Swam for 1/2 an hour - hiked for 1/2 hour - May 3/07
05-04-2007, 10:48 AM
Thurs didn't get to gym, as expected.
Fri did weight lifting, one set on each of the machines
at my condo's little gym, except not incline press.
Saturday - unless my husband watches the kids in the early
morning, I'll have only a narrow window of time in the early
afternoon and I hope I don't let it slip away without exercising.
05-04-2007, 03:13 PM
Had a belly dance class today and I really am out of shape, missing one week and WOW! I felt it!
05-05-2007, 07:47 AM
Felt crappy and struggled to do cardio on the elliptical machine
with slow speed and easy resistance. After a while the blood was
pumping enough to increase the intensity a bit. 23 minutes of cardio
plus modified push-ups.
05-05-2007, 10:36 AM
Good going, Lisa!
Janice-Wow on the swim and hike!
Debbi-Glad to see you are back at the belly moving!
05-06-2007, 09:13 AM
05-06-2007, 08:14 PM
Sunday did 22 min on the bike at resistance levels 7 and 8, which isn't
too bad. Also some row/bicep weight lifting. The soreness in my
triceps (sore but not aching) means my push-ups the previous day
were on target.
Monday's exercise will be a long round-trip walk while pushing a double
stroller. I hope it doesn't rain.
05-09-2007, 08:16 AM
Tues did nothing.
Wed did 25 min and 250 calories on elliptical. Yay!
Then 1 set each of biceps and lat pulldown weights.
05-09-2007, 05:22 PM
Good for you, Lisa! Did you do the long walk on Monday with the stroller?
05-09-2007, 08:49 PM
Two hours of belly dance class today. Also walked up and back from work so lots of moving today!
05-09-2007, 08:55 PM
Yeah, I did the long walk with stroller only one-way, but it was
still more exercise than I bargained for. At first I thought it would
be really lame, because I couldn't walk very fast behind the other
people strolling along the sidewalk. But then my kids starting getting
hungry and thirsty, and I was maneuvering this huge stroller into a
little bakery shop (lifting it as much as pushing it) to get them some
bread. (Nothing for me!) Then the little one started thrashing in a
tantrum, hurting herself and her sister, wanting to be carried. So I
carried her with one arm while pushing the double stroller and the big
sister with my other arm. Then I got to a huge hill, which would be
a minor challenge to do if both kids were sitting calmly in their seats.
With one kid in my arms and the stroller one-handed, it pushed me to
my limit. I almost couldn't make it. So it was a good workout, but
in every other way it was pretty bad.
Next week I'll try one more outing in the double stroller, and I'll
bring pillows and food for the kids. But if they still don't like it,
I'll give up. Too bad, because it seemed like a way to spend time with
the kids, to get exercise, and to avoid the urban hassles of traffic
05-10-2007, 06:25 AM
Thurs did a great big workout at the big gym (not the little
one at our condo complex), in anticipation that I won't have
a chance to get there this weekend.
Lifted weights for a zillion different body parts, and 28 minutes
of cardio. I tried to do more than 1 set for most groups, but
I'm not yet doing 3 sets.
05-13-2007, 08:41 PM
After Thursday's massive workout, I was sore for days. Friday I just
did stretching. Saturday I did nothing. Sunday I had a really good
aerobic workout even though I was still sore. I did 3-minute intervals
on the elliptical machine. 3 minutes of pretty intense speed, then
2 minutes or so of standing around ,stretching, and then repeat on
the machine. It worked well and I might try that style again.
05-14-2007, 09:06 PM
Did the long walk to and from playgroup, pushing a double
stroller. The kids had more snacks and pillows, and they
were able to eat and sleep, and they didn't hate it so much.
I was dripping with sweat by the end, so it's "real" exercise.
05-16-2007, 05:41 PM
Lisa-You are doing fantastic!
Bodypump class (1 hr), Body combat class (could only go about 20 mins.)
05-19-2007, 08:57 AM
05-20-2007, 10:07 AM
05-20-2007, 10:56 PM
Didn't exercise Tues or Wed, but got to the gym first thing Thurs morning
and did cardio. My weird neighbor wanted the air-con off, so it was
really unpleasant and I stopped a few minutes early.
Friday I did cardio and I was really happy with my energy.
Saturday I did tons of lifting and a bit of lame cardio afterwards.
Yesterday I didn't have a chance to workout (baby didn't nap,
sitter not available) and today's schedule looks grim. I might
get a short walk in at lunch.
05-21-2007, 06:09 PM
05-23-2007, 05:07 PM
Two hours of belly dance class and I enjoyed every minute! After the week we had, those two hours were a great stress reducer for me! I feel so much better!
05-23-2007, 06:04 PM
05-24-2007, 05:49 PM
05-25-2007, 03:42 PM
An hour of belly dance today and it was a tough workout today! Doing some new moves and I still love it as much as the first day!
05-26-2007, 11:12 AM
Debbi-Yay on the new moves!!
05-28-2007, 09:58 AM
05-30-2007, 05:26 PM
05-30-2007, 07:51 PM
Walked to belly dance, danced for two hours and then walked the mile back to work! Great day for me!
05-31-2007, 10:23 PM
Some major pushing and even a bit of running with the double stroller
Nothing on Tues.
Nothing on Wed.
A double-length cardio workout on Thurs, but no strength/lifting since