Exercise! - Exercise Accountability -- August 2007

08-01-2007, 09:08 AM
It's August already???:carrot:

Okay peeps, another new month to get moving & have some fun!!!!!


08-01-2007, 10:22 AM
Okay - I am new to THIS thread - how does it work? Do I post what I plan to do, or what I have done, each day, or for the whole month, or what?

Sorry to be a bit thick :lol:

Heather :D

08-01-2007, 10:44 AM
Hey Heather,
We usually post what we have done.

For example:

2 Miles WATP's DVD

0r 5 mile bike ride and so on. :)

08-01-2007, 02:51 PM
Welcome Heather!

20 mins stationary bike; 30 mins treadmill (450).

08-01-2007, 03:17 PM
Hi ladies, and welcome Heather!

Wow, August already...I AM ready for it!

Did my 3 mile walk at the park this morning...glad I went early because it is a hot one, humid too! Also, got my walk in yesterday. Well, a mile on the treadmill and the 2 mile WATP video. Monday was in a mood and didn't get anything done.

08-01-2007, 08:02 PM
Where did July go? I can't believe it's August already.

52 minutes - The Firm: Bootcamp

08-01-2007, 08:16 PM
Hello Everyone!

I am new to this as well! Today I swam in the pool for 30 minutes.:dance: Can anyone recommend some form of exercise that really worked for them and noticed results.

08-02-2007, 12:03 AM
Welcome to all the newbies! Keep going!

Happyandhealthy - the exercises that showed the most results for me - weight training and the elliptical on a high resistance with varying incline. The weight training has particularly made a difference in the way my body looks.

60 min on the elliptical

08-02-2007, 10:04 AM
:welcome: Heather & Happyandhealthy!

Today I am going to do 1 hour of 2 different WATP's DVD's to my own music. It makes me work harder that way, hehe!

Have fun today!!!:dizzy:

08-02-2007, 10:44 AM
Running 5K today on the treadmill - my treadmill and I are in love :cloud9:

08-02-2007, 02:43 PM
I'm in a very crabby mood today and couldn't force myself to do a proper workout. All I managed was 11 mins running on the treadmill (100 cals...), 3 sets of squats, 3 sets of deadlifts and only 2 sets of DB presses before I gave up and came home. It barely counts as exercise. Oh well.

08-02-2007, 04:36 PM
Baffled - I HATE days like that. Though sometimes if I'm grouchy, NOTHING works better than a run...something about feet hitting pavement beats the grouchy out of me.

60 on the stairclimber.

08-02-2007, 09:10 PM
Hello to all! I did Yoga Booty Ballet cabaret and 30 mintues on eliptical....YEAH ME!

08-02-2007, 10:21 PM
40 minutes - Treadmill

08-03-2007, 10:38 AM
Did 30 min, 2 miles, WATP video w blue weighted balls!!

08-03-2007, 11:00 AM
I'd love to jump in! Yesterday I did 30 min. of Turbo Jam's Cardio Party and 30 min. of Ab Jam. Today I plan on doing 1 hour of Kathy Smith's Full Body Circuit. All of my workouts (most of them) are from beachbody. TJ and Kathy Smith. Nice to meet you all!

08-03-2007, 11:21 AM
:welcome: FeelingGroovy!!! Cute name!

Today I will do the 2 Mile WATP- 30 minutes

And then Another WATP's where she does intervals of calorie burn and strngth trianing. :dizzy:

08-03-2007, 01:06 PM
Welcome to the many newbies!

08-03-2007, 06:01 PM
60 min Abs/Arms

08-04-2007, 12:16 AM
60 elliptical

08-04-2007, 12:41 AM
Hey GALS Can I jump in since I have a new treadmill? I see I have some of my favorites over here ~

I can't compete with you AMANDA on the elliptical since I gave it to MY AMANDA..

but I can race you HEATHER on my treadmill :woops:

Today, since I took the day off I did 2 5K's...the one this morning was 60 minutes, this afternoon was 51 minutes.

On my way!!!!

08-04-2007, 11:18 AM
TWO 5 Ks??? IN ONE DAY? Okay, EZ, you are officially insane, :crazy: but you totally RULE!!! :queen:

20 minutes weights last night, and 3.25 miles on the treadmill today.

08-04-2007, 01:26 PM
TWO 5 Ks??? IN ONE DAY? Okay, EZ, you are officially insane, :crazy: but you totally RULE!!! :queen:

Not sure about "rule" HEATHER...but...Angie says I totally :drool:

20 minutes weights last night, and 3.25 miles on the treadmill today.

Great job HEATHER! :cheer:

Well I just finished doing 62 minutes on my :woops: for 4 miles! That is the most I have done so far at one time on it! Seems to be working just fine, I am really happy with it!

Have a great day GALS!!

08-04-2007, 02:51 PM
Can't remember the last time I posted, lol. I have exercised everyday this week though. Thursday mowed the front and back yard for my exercise...about 1 hour and 10-15 minutes. Friday and today a 3 mile walk at the park and going to ride my bike later...will post that Monday. Sunday I take as a free day but may do something. If I do I will post that as well.

Have a good weekend ladies, and :welcome: to all the newbies! :wave:

08-05-2007, 06:11 PM
32 mins treadmill (300)
UBWO (110)

08-05-2007, 07:08 PM
25 min dumbells, 30 min exercise bike, plus some walking. Oh the guilt, I took four days off from exercising, and one night I drank beer. I've been on such a roll getting in shape and eating right. Back to work.

08-05-2007, 09:07 PM
64 minutes total on the treadmill today - running 3.25 miles. Walked 25 minutes at 3.5mph.

08-05-2007, 09:19 PM
Hi Everyone!
I am new to this site as well as this forum. I am NOT a big exercise fan, never have been. Last year, I lost about 20 pounds wokring out every day for about an hour. However, the second I fell of the exercise bandwagon I gained it all back. SO, I'm getting back into the swing again....at least trying to. I did a 3 mile walk today which was good. I feel silly asking this, but can someone tell me what the WATP video is? I don't know what the WATP stand for. Anyways, I am hoping that this forum can help keep me motivated!! I appreciate all wise words of wisdom and encouragement and promise to return the favor! Hope you all have a great night!

08-05-2007, 09:50 PM
Great Job HEATHER!

Just Walk Away Those Pounds BEACHGIRL

08-06-2007, 01:56 PM
Welcome to Gary, BeachGrl, and anyone else I may have missed...

yesterday - 55 min tennis

08-06-2007, 05:25 PM
:welcome: Beachgirl! WTG on getting back on track!

My usual 3 mile walk today. Actually, I did a little more since I had to park in a different place...someone overslept and didn't get the parks gate open at 7, lol. I was going to add a little more time anyway and this did it.

WTG everyone! :cp:

08-06-2007, 08:57 PM
:welcome: newbies :wave:

happyandhealthy -- I've had the best results with running, biking and weight training...

Today I weight trained for 40 mins in the morning and tonight I went out for an hour bike ride 18k...

08-06-2007, 09:06 PM
Did a lot on the treadmill this week-end and a 3 1/2 miles this morning.

08-06-2007, 11:40 PM
34 mins on the treadmill (300)
LBWO (120)

Went to the gym in the evening instead of the morning today. I thought I had to take the day off because I had to spend the morning scrubbing the residue of my fire from the kitchen walls, ceiling and cabinets instead of going to the gym. But I was sitting at my desk around 6pm feeling gloomy, and it occurred to me that I could be working out instead. Hooray! My knee felt a bit dodgy though; it's slightly swollen. I ran anyway, and did ballet squats and lunges, but I couldn't manage my hack squats. I'm petrified of blowing out my knee, so I tried to be careful.

More cheerily, I did 100lb deadlifts today!

A banner day all round, knee and excess cleaning aside, and now I get to eat dinner!

08-06-2007, 11:46 PM
1 hour playing tennis. Unfortunately, it was punctuated by the homeless man who camps in bushes behind the fence by the tennis courts, watching us quite obviously, talking to himself, and eventually, escalating to name calling and threats (i'm going to <bleep>ing kill you, you <bleep>ing <bleep>, you <bleep>ing wh-re, what the <bleep> are you looking at, <bleep>ing <bleeps>.

This produces a moral issue for me. On the one hand, i realize that people who are homeless often have mental health issues or drug problems that are a contributing cause to their homelessness. On the other hand, I'd really like to be able to play tennis without someone watching, making threats, who knows where I live at least in general terms (the tennis court is at my apartment complex), and the guy has a camp set up there, so now I'm going to wonder if he's watching for me and it makes me really uncomfortable.

Le sigh.

08-07-2007, 12:13 AM
Does your complex have security Amanda? I'd like to say he is probably harmless...but..NO! He has already caused you harm! In my prayers that he goes away!

08-07-2007, 02:02 AM
I hope you go to the office and file a complaint. Isn't it private property? I'm sorry. It would make me very nervous as well. I understand how you're feeling.

I didn't work out this weekend (slapping hand) but got in a good hour of aerobics/kickboxing and ab work. 45 min. of Turbo Jam's Cardio Party 2 and 10 min. of Ab Jam.

08-07-2007, 03:15 AM
30 minutes - Strength Training

08-07-2007, 04:06 AM
hi, i'm new to this one too. i ran 1.2 kilometers yesterday and sunday, plus did a 20 min aerobic video. i'm taking today off (tho i'll probably go for a 1kilometer walk this evening like i usually do)

08-07-2007, 11:14 AM
I walked 3 miles yesterday but didn't get up this morning (UGH!) Thinking I'll try and get a walk in tonight.
Reading all your workouts is motivating!! Kepp moving everyone!


08-07-2007, 12:42 PM
Angie had a conference this morning, and wasn't able to take Reba and Rylee on their 3 1/2 mile walk/run, so I skipped the treadmill work out and took them on it instead. Got my walk in and saw a beautiful morning :)

08-07-2007, 03:39 PM
60 min. of an old Kathy Smith workout called Tone Up. I couldn't keep up at some points but I didn't give up! I'm just glad that's over with!

08-07-2007, 07:51 PM
40 minutes - The Firm Ultimate Fat Burning

08-08-2007, 01:19 AM
am - 40 min gym workout
pm - 50 min bike ride

08-08-2007, 10:38 AM
Day off for me today - sore calves form not stretching properly after yesterday's run - :doh:! Will try to do 20 minutes of strength training...

08-08-2007, 01:00 PM
Yesterday - 60 min on the elliptical.

My knee is making me bonkers (I am going to try to get a dr. appt today, even though i'll probably need to see an ortho), so I may stick with just some strength training today and see how it goes.

08-08-2007, 03:41 PM
52 minutes - The Firm Bootcamp

08-08-2007, 04:54 PM
Nothing yesterday...was in a crappy mood for some reason.

Today...my usual 3 miles at the park.

08-08-2007, 05:34 PM
30 min. Cardio Party Remix
30 min. Booty Sculpt and Abs

oops, had to change the name of the second workout. Brain fart!!

08-08-2007, 06:51 PM
OK, peeps. I'm taking today off due to the knee issue, but I need accountability of a different kind.

According to my doc (who referred me for an MRI and an ortho visit), it is very likely that I have some damage to my meniscus, which is causing my knee issues. Given that I can't see the ortho until the 22nd, I am currently restricted from doing the following:

1. Running
2. Tennis
3. LB lifting
4. Any other high-impact cardio

The following are ok:
1. Swimming
2. Stationary Bike
3. Elliptical (if it doesn't hurt)
4. UB/Abs strength training.

I, um, don't have the best track record at following doctors orders when it comes to restricting activity...so I need ya'll to watch me for the next couple weeks...if I stop posting for a few days it means that I got lazy due to the knee and i'm not doing any of the things I CAN be doing. If I post any of the "restricted" activities, please yell at me until I lose hearing in both ears.


08-08-2007, 07:59 PM
We're on you Mandalin :yes:

FrouFrou -- Lazy days are allowed, once in a while...

Actually I was lazy today also... Only went to the gym for 40 mins for back and biceps...

08-09-2007, 12:18 AM
Walked the mutts on a "almost" 2 mile walk right after work, then did a little over 1 1/2 miles on the treadmill.

Amanda be careful with that knee ~ I separated my knee in high school PE football) always bothered me then in 1990 I severed it! Good 'ol ACL surgery...out of action for 11 months...no fun. Take it easy dear...knee pain for "life" is no fun. Although mine has not hurt one bit since 1990's surgery...I am one of the lucky ones there!

Great job ladies!!

08-09-2007, 10:56 AM
20 minutes strength training last night, going to do some hill work on the treadmill today.

Have a great day, all!

Heather :D

08-09-2007, 02:52 PM
50 min run/jog
35 min roller blading

08-09-2007, 06:22 PM
Gary - I am aware of the consequences of ignoring knee issues, I'm just stubborn. Had my first knee surgery when I was 16 and they've just always been problematic, so I get frustrated. Of course, when I tried to deal with my knees before, the docs were a chorus of "lose weight! they'll get better!". Yeah, that didn't work out so well :-) I have an MRI scheduled on the 15th and an ortho appt on the 22nd.

In the meantime, I did an arms/abs workout today - 60 min. And i'll be going to the gym to try the elliptical, or if it hurts, a recumbent bike, tonight.

08-09-2007, 06:35 PM
40 minutes - The Firm Ultimate Fat Burning

08-09-2007, 08:52 PM
Gary - I am aware of the consequences of ignoring knee issues, I'm just stubborn. Had my first knee surgery when I was 16 and they've just always been problematic, so I get frustrated. Of course, when I tried to deal with my knees before, the docs were a chorus of "lose weight! they'll get better!". Yeah, that didn't work out so well :-) I have an MRI scheduled on the 15th and an ortho appt on the 22nd.

In the meantime, I did an arms/abs workout today - 60 min. And i'll be going to the gym to try the elliptical, or if it hurts, a recumbent bike, tonight.

HEY KIDDO ~ You do know that ellipticals are notorious for knee pain don't you? Angie and I got one of the best ones to fight against that about 7 years ago...it was not cheap...Angie couldn't handle it because of the knee pain...I was so/so...my daughter was the only one in the family that was not bothered by it...that is why she has it now and we have the treadmill ;) Just be careful dear!

08-09-2007, 09:10 PM
The doc cleared it as long as it isn't painful...the particular pain I have is related to to bending with weight on the leg...I don't know, we'll see. If it starts popping, I'll stop.


08-09-2007, 11:43 PM
The knee needs another day, as it made clear on both the elliptical and the bike. Snap crackle pop! Ergh.

08-10-2007, 01:52 AM
I didn't give up! 30 min swimming in a shocking burst of energy.

08-10-2007, 10:38 AM
Ran a little over 5K yesterday - strength training today :)

Heather :D

08-10-2007, 03:25 PM
2.5 hr bike ride - 38k

08-10-2007, 04:54 PM
I mowed the yard yesterday...1 hour for the back and 30 mns. on the front-quite the workout in this heat. Forgot to use my pedometer to see how many steps/miles that is...will do next week when I mow.

Today...went to the park and did a 1 1/5 mile walk...was really dragging and am embarrassed to say it took me 53 minutes! :yikes: The slowest mile and a half I have ever walked in my life, lol. That was a sad walk for sure but it was something. I came home and was feeling better and did my 2 mile WATP dvd so feel like I accomplished something.

Keep on keeping on ladies! :carrot:

08-10-2007, 05:11 PM
50 min on the exercise bike.

OK, full accountability. It hurt, and I did it anyway. Let the yelling commence.

I'm about to pitch a frustration hissy fit.

08-10-2007, 06:42 PM
50 min on the exercise bike.

OK, full accountability. It hurt, and I did it anyway. Let the yelling commence.

I'm about to pitch a frustration hissy fit.:nono:

08-10-2007, 07:45 PM
AMANDA! I need your dad's phone # because OBVIOUSLY YOU ARE NOT LISTENING TO ME!!

08-10-2007, 08:00 PM
Does it help that I put ice on it afterward? ;)

08-10-2007, 11:40 PM
45 Minutes - Treadmill

08-11-2007, 10:57 AM
I miss you all. I got some sort of bug ans my sinuses are acting up and I feel dizzy and sick and my tummy is all messed up. Can one get the flu in the summer? Everytime I go to the doctor I get sick, WTH?! :(

08-11-2007, 11:28 AM
Get well soon, Diva!

Walked last night for an hour and 50 minutes... not fast, just comfortably. I now have a lovely blister on the sole of my right foot - d-oh!

08-11-2007, 12:56 PM
Does it help that I put ice on it afterward? ;)

You iced your dad? ;)

Well I did...reluctantly...1.75 miles on the treadmill yesterday

today...willingly...I did 3 1/2 :carrot:

08-11-2007, 12:57 PM
Amanda ~ Heather and Diva


08-11-2007, 04:59 PM
Had extra energy to burn today. :)

60 Minutes - Treadmill

08-11-2007, 05:47 PM
60 min. of Cardio and ab work yesterday.

Today my stomach is hurting so badly. I really want to exercise but can't. Blech!

08-12-2007, 01:21 PM
Hey all,

I've been out of town on holiday, so no formal exercise. TONS of walking though, in flip flops (my summer shoe of choice). Does shopping count as exercise??? I feel it must. My body, especially my lower back, is killing me!

Amanda, my knee is buggered at the moment too. I haven't been to the gym to run in nearly a week and rather than enjoying the break, my knee has decided to pitch a fit. I'm hobbling up and down stairs instead of walking. It sucks. I don't know if I can/should run tomorrow. I don't like to indulge my knee because it *will* try to take advantage of me. Also, I'm disappointed that all the squats and lunges and running and cycling haven't built up my quads enough to stop this from happening.

OT, but exciting: I went to a running store yesterday and bought some new, fancy running shoes. They put me on a treadmill to jog and filmed my feet and then we watched it in slo-mo to see what I need for shoes. It was pretty freaky to watch. Bony ankles and feet flailing all over the place! But I have new running shoes. Yay!

08-12-2007, 02:11 PM
My blister didn't give me any trouble running today at all! yay! :cheer:

4 miles on the treadmill, running - 5.5 altogether.

08-12-2007, 04:39 PM
You gals take care of yourselves! Get with it...but don't over do it!

After church this morning, Angie and I did a brisk 3 mile walk with the dogs!

08-12-2007, 10:12 PM
30 min. Cardio Party Remix
10 min. Ab Jam (standing)
A couple of ours swimming and splashing in the pool :)

08-12-2007, 11:43 PM
Lets recap.

Elliptical at my moms house - hurts.
am dogsitting, so am away from my gym, (with stationary bike, which would probably hurt anyway) my weights, and the pool at my apartment complex.

Getting increasingly frustrated. Like, VERY frustrated. And its making me cranky.

08-13-2007, 03:19 PM
mandalinn82, that does sound frustrating. Maybe nice long walks would be best right now until you get back to your normal routine.

60 min. of Kathy Smith's Full Body Circuit today. I feel GREAT!

08-13-2007, 09:41 PM
Settle down AMANDA this isn't for life....unless you.... DON'T TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!...wink

Glad you are feeling better GROOVY

3.25 on the treadmill after work tonight! Sore back (twisted at work) and all!

08-13-2007, 09:45 PM
I finally got to go the gym today. Hooray! 32 mins on the treadmill for 300 cals.

Amanda, if you're dog sitting, go for lovely long, long walks. You don't get the endorphins, but its still exercise and the dog will love you for it.

08-13-2007, 10:37 PM
The dog is old and can barely walk a mile :-)

I am moving to another dogsitting gig tomorrow...only this time, back in my home base, near my gym (with lovely recumbent stationary bikes and even an arm bike) and (and this is the best part) a PRIVATE, HEATED POOL in which to do my spazzy water aerobics and swimming in peace.

08-14-2007, 08:14 AM
I tried posting in here yesterday but it wouldn't let me. Anyone else sometimes have troubles posting here? Or The pages take forever to load?

Anywho, Felt a little better yesterday, but spent a couple of hours cleaning my house up until my back was killing me and then I kept on. According to Fitday, I burnt 342 calories. Thinking today I will get back to working out. The kid is back in school so there won't be any distractions. I may be starting back to work full time in Sept doing physical labor. I haven't worked in 6 yrs or so, so I wanna try to lose about 10 klbs beofre that happens to hopefully make it easier on the back. Crossing finger's. :smug:

08-14-2007, 01:42 PM
No, I never have problems posting here. Hmmm. Good luck to you Diva with your workouts!

Did 50 min. of TJ's Punch, Kick and Jam
10 min. of Ab Jam (floor work)

My abs are feeling it today!

08-14-2007, 01:59 PM
Plan for today - find an hour to swim in peace. Then while Sarah does her cardio at the gym, I'm going to do arms/abs. Then I'm going to quit feeling sorry for myself and try to come to peace with this knee issue.

I wish I could just go for long walks. Unfortunately, the knee appears to be degrading rather quickly, locking pretty severely, popping, and subluxing (which is a lovely thing...basically my kneecap is slipping off to the side), even when walking and particularly when walking downhill. So I'm calling myself swim/armbike restricted until I can walk without pain. Which, unless something makes a dramatic turnaround, will be sometime post orthopedist visit (August 22), and probably after that (ie, after the ortho actually -does- something).

08-14-2007, 02:58 PM
That sounds awful, Amanda. I know you love your exercise! Do you have health insurance?

My knee is driving me crazy at present too with its clicking and twinging and aching and swelling. I asked the trainer-who-always-helps-me at the gym today whether I should lay off the LBWOs until it feels better, and he said no, lay off the running and do the elliptical instead. Grrrr. I like running and I don't like the elliptical much. So I did a mere 12 mins elliptical (100 cals) and then a FBWO for around 210 cals.

As soon as I get health insurance (yay!) in the Fall, I'm going to see an orthopedist about my knee. The last time I had a doctor look at it a few years ago, she insisted that physical therapy and general quad improvement would do the trick. But now my legs are quite strong--I can hack squat 100lb and deadlift 100lb, and my knees still cause lots of problems. So I want surgery. Dammit!

Keep up the good work girls!

08-14-2007, 03:46 PM
As soon as I get health insurance (yay!) in the Fall, I'm going to see an orthopedist about my knee. The last time I had a doctor look at it a few years ago, she insisted that physical therapy and general quad improvement would do the trick. But now my legs are quite strong--I can hack squat 100lb and deadlift 100lb, and my knees still cause lots of problems. So I want surgery. Dammit!

I'm fully insured...but the orthopedist has a two week wait for an appointment! Irrrrritating. I think I'm suffering from endorphin withdrawl, I've been in a TERRIBLE mood all weekend.

The docs always told me to lose weight and strengthen the quads. It was like a never ending chorus..."lose weight! Strengthen your quads!". I did BOTH, have rock solid quads and hamstrings, and weigh 130 lbs less. The knee still hurts. And I wonder, often, if they had paid attention to the problem before, rather than assuming it was just because I was heavy, if I wouldn't be in the sort of pain I'm in now.

OK, one more whine. Apparently, I'm allergic to neoprene. Which I learned after putting a neoprene brace on my knee. Now, not only does it hurt, its covered in an itchy rash. Classy.

08-14-2007, 04:04 PM
The docs always told me to lose weight and strengthen the quads. It was like a never ending chorus..."lose weight! Strengthen your quads!". I did BOTH, have rock solid quads and hamstrings, and weigh 130 lbs less. The knee still hurts. And I wonder, often, if they had paid attention to the problem before, rather than assuming it was just because I was heavy, if I wouldn't be in the sort of pain I'm in now.

You might be right. At any rate, they should take you more seriously now. You're in great shape with muscles all over the place.

Go swimming and get your endorphins! Quickly now!

08-14-2007, 06:05 PM
I got 45 min before my knee hurt. Apparently it can't even be really bent back and forth now without hurting. Lovely.

On the plus side, when it hurt, I stopped...and planned in my head my arm-bike attack tonight at the gym.

08-14-2007, 11:19 PM
:mad: Take it easy on that knee KIDDO or I'm calling :callme: your dad! It obviously isn't tracking correctly.

Today is my 10th ANNIVERSARY of not smoking :carrot: so I did 3.5 miles of treadmill to celebrate that!

Tomorrow is another anniversary for me! See you then ;)

08-15-2007, 09:12 AM
mandalinn, I am so sorry you are having such a hard times with your knee. :( I hope it get's better soon. Maybe Swimminmg can help you get your fix, or does that hurt too?

I was going to go to the Community center for Water Aerobic's and then some laps, but apparently, the man didn't put enough gas in the truck for me to do anything other than carry the boy back and forth to school. WTH is up with that? Trying to keep me prisoner or something? lol I'll have a speaking with his butt about this tonight. Yeah, I could go get gas myself, but then I wouldn't have the $$ to go to the pool.:o Soooooooooo....I guess I am going to do the WATP's thing today, except I am going to break it up into 2 or 3 thirty minute workouts.

I had a speaking with my Doc the other day, and explained that I have been counting my calories, and working out 3 to 4 day's a week (unless sick or hurt), and I have been struggling with the SAME 6 lbs for 3 freakin' months! GRRRR:mad: She said that maybe I could try breaking my workouts up, and instead of doing an entire hour (or so) @ one time, break it up and do 30 minutes in the morning and then another later... She say's this might help me speed up the metabolism. So That's what I am going to do. The goal is morning and Lunch time, and maybe, if energy and time permits, another 30 in the afternoon's around 4'ish. Wish me luck. :hug:

30 minutes- WATP - 2 Miles
30 minutes WATP - Aerobics & Strength training

08-15-2007, 03:01 PM
Lots of luck Pink! :lucky:

Can't remember when I posted here last but...

Monday...2 mile WATP, & 1.51 mile walk on the treadmill
Tuesday...walked the neighborhood and did 3 miles
Today...2 mile WATP and mow the front yard this evening

08-15-2007, 03:28 PM
I had an ich to burn tons of fat and tone up today! 1 1/5 hour workout!

30 min. of Turbo Jam's Fat Blaster
30 min. of Turbo Jam's Lower Body Sculpt
30 min. of Kathy Smith's Upper Body/Abs

I am beat and know that I'm gonna feel it tomorrow!

EZMONEY, Happy 10th Anniversary of not smoking!! I'm quitting on labor day weekend. I can't wait to be smoke free and healthy! Congrats to you!

08-15-2007, 08:53 PM
Don't worry DIVA it will come!

Great job Cristina!

Awesome GROOVY! I will congratulate you in advance! You will be so happy when you do! IF you ever have trouble with it, feel free to PM me and I can tell you some things that helped me make it!

Today I celebrated my 10th anniversary of my first 5k by doing 3 1/2 miles!

Have a great work-out tomorrow gals!

AMANDA ~I got my "eye" on you...wink!

08-15-2007, 11:34 PM
30 min in the pool. 50 min strength training.

80 min frustration and pain. But I guess that would be double-counting

08-16-2007, 12:04 AM
80 min frustration and pain. But I guess that would be double-counting

How many calories do frustration and pain burn, anyway? Does it have to be physical pain, or will psychic and intellectual pain count too? I'd hate to think there are calories I'm burning that I'm not counting. :)

08-16-2007, 03:42 PM
30 mins elliptical (310)
UBWO (140)

08-16-2007, 04:40 PM
50 min water aerobics.

08-16-2007, 10:06 PM
OK, I just need to vent. Bear with me.

I've been good. I've done NO impact exercise, limiting myself only to swimming, and then only a couple of times. I've done no LB lifting. I've gone slowly up stairs, taking two steps per step, just to make sure I'm not hurting it. I've iced every 3 hours, for 30 minutes, I've compressed, I've rested, I've elevated. I went to an MRI, and have the films (but no ortho appt until Wednesday...he was totally booked up).

Why does it hurt worse? I'm in some SERIOUS pain here, and I've been so good! I hate having restricted myself to this degree, only to have it get worse anyway.


08-16-2007, 10:57 PM
Argh. How frustrating. Are you taking regular ibuprofen to keep the swelling down? It sounds as though you're going to have to suck up the lack of exercise until you can get to the orthopedist, even though that will make you miserable. Truly blowing out your knee will also make you miserable, but for longer, so be careful.

08-16-2007, 11:33 PM
I'm going to go lift now. At least that will make me feel like I did something.

08-16-2007, 11:36 PM
3.25 treadmill

08-17-2007, 01:16 AM
40 min arm workout. It was intense. I'm referring to it as "punishing my arms since i can't punish my knee".

My doctor phoned but since I've been housesitting, I didn't get the message until after he was gone. But since a) he called personally, b) he would have received the MRI report, and c) he knew that I had an ortho appt on Wed and didn't have plans on doing anything but getting the MRI authorized and having me carry the films to the ortho, I can't imagine this is good news. What doctor calls personally to say "your test was normal!".

08-17-2007, 08:27 AM
:( mandalinn :hug:

Did a lot of yard work yesterday and sweated my butt off. I am soooo over this heat!!! It was 100+ yesterday and suposed to be even worse today grrrrrr... I was in a very foul mood too, I think the heat does that to me.

08-17-2007, 05:07 PM
Hugs Mandalinn :hug: :hug:

PINK...I hear ya about the heat, ugh! It's actually cooled down today...supposed to be a cool 97, lol!

GARY...thank you! And...congrats on your 10th anniversaries! I've never been a smoker but knowing people close to me who have tried to quit...it is hard, so kudos to you!

Thursday...mowed the back yard in this heat, ugh. Took a full hour and that is with a self propelled mower.

Today...3 mile walk thru the neighborhood early this morning and did my 2 mile WATP video. Still feel like doing more for some reason but I think I will call it good for the day.

08-17-2007, 07:13 PM
I have a diagnosis! Shockingly (not!), its the same one I had at 16 (but that took me 4 years to get, rather than 2 weeks, because I was heavy).

Heres what happens. I have these bands of connective tissue in my knees that, for about 50% of people, go away during fetal development. For me, they didn't go away, but hey, they don't for most people. Problem is, mine are much larger than those of the general population (I have on the sound of my videotape of the first knee surgery my surgeon, cutting out the first, saying "damn! Thats a huge plica!).

When I was younger, I did karate. About a year or so after doing it, I noticed I was in some serious knee pain, and I had to quit. The doctor said it was ultimately the karate that did it, but what happens with a symptomatic plica is that it starts out larger than average, and as you get more active, it gets caught up in things and swells and forms scar tissue.
Then, since its swollen, it catches on more things, swells, hurts, and forms scar tissue. Thus it hurts, pops, clicks, and otherwise does dramatically painful things.

After starting karate, it took about a year for this process. This time...yep, about a year after I started doing impact exercise.

Except this time I'll go to surgery quicker, because primary management includes NSAIDS (which I've been doing consistently for 6 weeks), rest (2 weeks) and quad strengthening (and ya'll ought to see how strong my quads are). So hopefully the doc will listen to me and not have me doing mild quad exercises (ball squats with no weight) etc. and trying to treat me like a patient that doesn't already work out, and will just do the damned surgery to fix the problem. I also know the surgery is not a huge deal and recovery time is quick, because I've done this before. So...mostly good news, and better than "normal" because it sucks to be in pain and have people say "well, its normal, don't know what to tell you".

Still on rest, though, and since the injury is hurt by bending (which explains why the swimming hurt), I can't do ANYTHING involving my leg until I go see the ortho.

08-17-2007, 10:13 PM
AMANDA ~ Glad it isn't worse news :hug:

3.25 treadmill

08-17-2007, 10:19 PM
That's great, Amanda. Or rather, it's awful, but at least you have a plan of attack! I'm sure the physical therapist, if not your doctor, will be able to see how strong your legs are. Be pushy and you'll get what you want :)

Today: 32 mins elliptical (300)
LBWO (150)

I'm thinking that I'll be able to go back to running tomorrow. My knee is feeling a lot better. I'm getting health insurance starting Sept 1 (after 2 years without!) and I'm going to get myself to an orthopedist, if I can. Does it have to be actively playing up for the doc/orthopedist to take you seriously, or can you just complain of general and recurrent knee problems?

08-18-2007, 01:22 PM
Mandalinn, I hope you start feeling better soon. I can't imagine!

Did 20 min. Turbo Jam and 10 min ab jam (standing) this am.

I'm leaving for the beach in about an hour! We'll be gone for two weeks. I'm bringing my videos and 2 sets of dumbbells. I hope to walk the beach the days I don't work out. I will continue my exercising, I'm so determined!!!

We won't have internet. Two weeks away from my beloved computer! :o So I won't be checking in for the rest of the month. I will document everything and hopefully will have lost inches and lbs. upon my return.

Have a wonderful rest of the summer. I'll see you in September!

08-18-2007, 01:30 PM
FeelingGroovy (love the name by the way, lol makes me think of that song) walking on the beach is a great workout! Have fun!

You ladies with your hurting knees, ouch...lots of hugs to you an dhope you get some relief soon. :hug: :hug:

Today...3 mile walk and 2 mile WATP video, woohoo! Feeling good!

08-18-2007, 01:36 PM
FeelingGroovy (love the name by the way, lol makes me think of that song) walking on the beach is a great workout! Have fun!

Thanks!! Yes, it's an awesome workout and fun! Funny you mention the song. It's on my MySpace page. That's my name.....feelingroovy. ;) That song is always in my head! LOL One of my favorites!!!

08-18-2007, 04:34 PM
Manda, Sorry to hear ya have to have surgery, but ya sound pretty positive about it all, so finger's crossed that everything goes well and you'll be back to working out soon. Hugs

FeelingGroovy, I'll miss your upbeat posts! See ya back here in September girly!!!

(((((((((((Everybody)))))))) Hugs just because. :)

Been doing the WATP's 2 miles everyday, I've just forgot to come post it. :(

Sat & Sunday are rest days. The scale isn't moving, :( but at least it's not moving up either, lol!

Have a great weekend! :carrot:

08-18-2007, 09:56 PM
Quick 9 mile bike ride for 350 cals. (Quick is an overstatement: it took just under 50 minutes. I really need a better bike!)

08-19-2007, 10:00 AM
Took yesterday off since I had a 9 hour day at work plus a 3 hour round trip to get there and back.

08-19-2007, 02:30 PM
24.5k bike ride ... 1h15min...

08-19-2007, 03:03 PM
24.5k bike ride ... 1h15min...

Yup. I need a better bike :)

08-19-2007, 04:39 PM
Hiked today - a first for me! Not sure how far, but took about 2.5 hours - amazing! Who am I turning into, and when is the mother ship coming back for me?? :joker:

Heather :D

08-19-2007, 05:42 PM
Onya, Heather!

31 mins treadmill (300)
I crapped out during my UBWO today. I couldn't lift anything as heavy as I did last week (why?!) so I got discouraged and gave up halfway through...

08-19-2007, 11:45 PM
Yup. I need a better bike :)YUP makes alllllll the difference in the world... I had a good mountain bike and I wasn't able to go as far as fast as I do now and I have a hybrid, not even a street racer type bike... and I love it!!

08-20-2007, 01:19 AM
I know it. I went out riding with a couple of cyclist friends on one of their old road bikes, and I went about a million times faster than I usually do on my ancient mountain bike. They took me on these long, slow hills that I couldn't possibly do on my bike without dying.

What kind of bike do you have, Ilene? I'm very tempted by the Specialized Sirrus, but there's a Trek model that could work as well. Both cost more than I can afford, but I have credit cards :)

08-20-2007, 01:46 PM
Baffled I have the Gary Fisher Monona (http://www.fisherbikes.com/bikes/bike_detail.asp?series=fastcity&bike=Monona), it's called a fast city bike... I love it!! I also put Aero bars on it and I can lean down and relax on long smooth roads...

08-20-2007, 10:01 PM
5 miles yesterday between treadmill and dog walks.

3.5 treadmill today.


08-20-2007, 10:47 PM
It is a really nice bike. I don't know if anyone around here sells Gary Fisher; Specialized and Trek seem to dominate the scene.

I just need to reconcile myself to putting another $500 on a credit card. I don't get paid until the end of September and I'm pretty much living on fumes. Argh!

08-21-2007, 12:17 PM
30 mins treadmill (300)
quick couple of sets of UB compounds.

08-21-2007, 04:19 PM
Sunday=free day
Monday=3.5 miles on the treadmill & 2 mile WATP
Tuesday=3 mile walk in neighborhood, 2 mile WATP & mowed front yard-30 mns. busy day to say the least.

08-22-2007, 12:00 AM
30 min elliptical - ow.
10 min arm bike - awkward!
20 min treadmill - ridiculously slow pace (DARN IT I WANT TO RUN)

60 min of cardio, nonetheless, though now I'm hurting a bit.

Last couple days I was off...remember the board announcement about the Woman's World story? Well, I'm it and was in LA for a photo shoot...normally this is not a problem (go for a run, hike the canyon, etc), but I DID work in a 45 min arm workout.

08-22-2007, 12:43 AM

Last couple days I was off...remember the board announcement about the Woman's World story? Well, I'm it and was in LA for a photo shoot...normally this is not a problem (go for a run, hike the canyon, etc), but I DID work in a 45 min arm workout.

AMANDA :shrug: didn't catch it...what's up?

For me ~ 3,25 treadmill miles today

08-22-2007, 12:49 AM
The magazine was looking for a cover girl who lost weight through regular ol' diet and exercise. I did my interview on Friday, photoshoot Monday, and the article comes out in the Halloween issue (the cover photo shoot was all pumpkins, orange and black clothes, and the famous "fat jeans" picture...did you know, they use the same fat jeans for EVERYONE, and they have a 60 in waist? True story).

08-22-2007, 09:49 AM
I am impressed! You'll have to remind us/me, lol...when it gets ready to come out so we can grab it.

Got my regular 3 mile walk in this morning. Going to mow the back yard later since it is too early and still wet out. It takes 50-60 minutes to mow so a good work out for me again today.

Keep on truckin' ladies, and gentleman ;)

08-22-2007, 02:38 PM
Well, we're doing the surgery. While this means I'm likely going to be cardio-free for a good long time, its ok - the problem is going to get resolved.

Trying to be optimistic, can you tell?

08-22-2007, 10:19 PM
Don't forget to tell me when the magazine comes out KIDDO!

I did 3.25 treadmill miles today

Today is my 1 month weigh in ~

7/23 I was 201 today I was 193!

08-23-2007, 12:34 AM
No exercise for me today :rolleyes: Life and work is getting in the way grrrr...

EZ -- :bravo:

Amanda -- :hug: It is best to do it now and get it over with :yes:

08-23-2007, 12:27 PM
Argh. These early morning trips to the gym don't leave me enough time to do a full workout. So today I did 10 mins treadmill (100 cals) and a full LBWO for another 150 cals. It's funny. I'm literally shaking with hunger; I'm usually hungry after working out, but not quite this hungry. Bodies are different early in the morning, it seems. (My HR is higher doing cardio at 7am as opposed to 9 or 10 am... That's a bit of a mystery...)

08-23-2007, 03:47 PM
WTG Gary! :bravo: :woohoo:

Today woke up late so just did a little over a mile on the treadmill and my 2 mile WATP...better than nothing.

08-23-2007, 09:21 PM
Thank you ILENE and CRISTINA:)

3.25 Treadmill miles tonight.....

LIFE is getting in my way too ;)....but....because I am losing right now I am pushing myself....you KNOW the drill ILENE;)

08-23-2007, 11:10 PM
Yes, I know the drill ez :LOL: ...

Today I went to the gym but it wasn't an intense workout... I have to get back into INTENSITY ...

08-24-2007, 12:51 PM
Argh. I was running late again this morning, so I only got in half a workout. 20 mins treadmill (200) and 10 mins UBWO. Grrrrr.

My gym is going to be CLOSED for the next week!!! How dreadful is that?!

The college gym will be open for a couple of hours a day, so I might do that, OR, I might take the plunge and go and buy the bike I want. Or both. I just think the gym shouldn't be allowed to close for an entire week....

08-24-2007, 02:16 PM
I wish I had y'alls dedication. I haven't posted in here because I have had a major lack of motivation and pretty much have given up on ever being thin again. Then I was watching The Biggest Loser previwes online last night, and reading some posts here on 3FC and for whatever reason, FORCED myself to get off my *** and exercise. Not to mention I have been one moody B-werd for the past week...I so wanna be like Ilene, Manda, baffled, and so many more. You are all my exercise heros. For real. :hug:

2 Miles- WATP's and some ball chest and tummy things. :smug:

08-24-2007, 02:34 PM
I think I am going to take my exercise ticker down. Its just depressing me, since there is no way to meet my time goals (I can only do arm lifting, and doing that every day is counterproductive to building muscle, so my time is cut in half).

This is very sad :-(

08-24-2007, 03:27 PM
:hug: Mandalinn and Diva :hug:

Diva...I go thru the same thing. I will do great and then just lose my motivation. Then something snaps and I am back at it again. SO don't give up missy! Never, ever give up! :hug:

Couldn't go for my walk this morning. Woke up to rain so did my 2 mile WATP twice. Thought I would mix it up a bit. I don't want to get bored with exercising, or walking so...I may do a mile on the treadmill as well, later. We'll see how the rest of the day goes. I don't want to push myself too much either for fear of getting tired of it all.

08-24-2007, 11:18 PM
Poor Diva! Poor Amanda!

Diva, no waiting around for motivation. Move, move, move, move, move!!! But good job getting back on track.

Amanda, can't you at least go for walks? Or swim? I feel for you. When is the surgery slated for?

08-25-2007, 12:15 AM
Aw come on guys...er gals...we are in this together.

My son and daughter in law invited Angie and I to California Pizza Kitchen for dinner tonight....but I still...

rushed home from work and did 3.25 on the treadmill before we headed to dinner.... back in the old days there would have been NO treadmill....


08-25-2007, 10:31 AM
Good job Gary! :bravo:

Got in my 3 miles this morning and...the 2 mile WATP! Feeling good about that. But...I was dragging for sure. Guess not getting up early the last two days made me lazy, lol.

Keep on truckin' ladies and gents!

08-25-2007, 02:20 PM
Great job CHRISTINA!

I did 4.25 this morning! On the treadmill.

Edit ~ did another 2 miles before we headed of to church yesterday

SUNDAY ~ Did 3.25 this morning

08-26-2007, 08:11 PM
Hey! Where is everybody? I can't be the only one who exercised today!

33 mins treadmill (300)
UBWO (128)

I worked out at the college gym today because my Y is closed this week. I don't really like working out at the college gym--too many students--but it really is a super-nice facility. It's only a year old and they bought really expensive cardio and weight machines. Individual tvs on every treadmill and elliptical, tons of customizable features, shiny weights, pristine benches... And it's free. It is just too bad about the darn students!

08-26-2007, 11:08 PM
I biked 1.5 hours with DH ...

08-27-2007, 12:26 PM
Early treadmill work due to periodontist appointment this morning...minor surgery on one area ~ I hope! See how I feel after that then work...but for now.......

3 1/2 miles

08-27-2007, 04:48 PM

Surgery can't be scheduled until September 13th - meaning I have 2 more weeks, PLUS a 4 week recovery at least, until I can do cardio again.


Rationally, yes, we need to let the knee heal, we need to rest, whatever. But literally, the thought of 6 cardio-free weeks still ahead of me just reduced me to tears for a good 5 min. I believe that exercise is truly (in a good way!) addictive...the idea of being without it for 6 weeks (no adrenaline highs! no feeling strong and powerful on the elliptical! no stomping out aggression!) is really really upsetting to me.

08-27-2007, 05:01 PM
Amanda, you can do upper body weights as cardio. :D Seriously, split up your upper body muscle groups into as many days as you want to go to the gym (example: shoulders, back, chest, and bi's & tri's for a four day split). Then do your exercises 1. intensively (lift heavy), 2. take very little rest between sets (15 - 30 seconds) 3. superset (two exercises in a row with no rest) and 4. throw in an exercise like 10 pushups, crunches, or bench dips between each set. I guarantee you'll get your heart rate right up to where it would be doing cardio. :)

08-27-2007, 05:23 PM
Oh I am SO trying that tonight at the gym!

Sweet Amor
08-27-2007, 06:18 PM
Hi everyone! :)

I'm fairly new to 3FC -- my intro's posted here:


I hope you all don't mind me posting here to keep me accountable. School starts for me tomorrow and it's been known to keep me "too busy to work out"...but I want that to change! My goal is at least 30 mins cardio 3x a week and strength training at least 2x a week. That's been my plan during maintenance and it has been working really well. I would love to be able to run more days but I get burned out so easily. Anyway, I hope to be posting here at least 2x more this week! :D

08-27-2007, 06:43 PM
I did really good this weekend, we did a 4 mile hike on Saturday and Sunday I did 30 minutes of weights and also a 4 mile walking tape at home. Now today I'm feeling pretty tired and my bad knee is sore <sigh>. Who knows if I'll be motivated to do anything this evening.

08-27-2007, 11:05 PM
:welcome: Sweet Amor

Tonight 1 hour of legs :strong:

08-27-2007, 11:27 PM
50 min UB/abs

I tried to make it cardio. My heartrate got up, for sure...but not up to my normal "cardio" level.

08-27-2007, 11:48 PM
:welcome: Sweet Amor


Tonight 1 hour of legs :strong:

Oh my goodness ILENE...you really gotta shave more often ;)

Come on AMANDA...cheer up! Could be much worse! :)

Did a 1 1/2 mile walk with Angie and my retrievers after work tonight. Easy one for them with the heat.....

then they rewarded us by chewing up the remote for the DVD player while we ran to Target....nice girls....NOT!

08-28-2007, 02:22 AM
Grrrrr. I didn't make it to the gym today. The stupid college gym is only open from 12-5 this week, which is the absolute worst possible time. I'll go tomorrow though, come **** or high water.

Amanda, yay you for doing a good UBWO! Do you have a HRM? When I run, I usually hang out around 155, which is about 85% for me. When I lift weights, I usually find myself between 135 and 150. This is NOT the same intensity as running, but it IS in the high end of the 'fat burning' zone and the low end of my cardio zone. This means that even if it doesn't *feel* like cardio, your body really is getting, say, 80% of the benefit of cardio. And that is soooooooooo much better than nothing!

08-28-2007, 06:14 PM
2 hours
TM, LBW, ABs and Yoga.
Tomorrow is my day off, or I may make it Thursday.

08-28-2007, 07:13 PM
Gary -- Can't pass anything by you :lol3:

I am going out the door as soon as I type this to bike for at least 1 hour... I need to decompress....TTFN :wave:

08-29-2007, 12:43 AM
Took the dogs on a 2 miler then 1.25 fast one on the treadmill before dinner.

08-29-2007, 11:29 AM
Walked 2 miles in my hilly neighborhood.
Worked Arms, chest, back, and abs on the ball and stretched. ;)

08-29-2007, 01:22 PM
31 mins treadmill (300)
LBWO (90)

I did *real* squats in the cage for the first time today! Hooray! I started light, with 10lb plates on each side, but I'm pleased with myself :) Anyone know the weight of those bars? It seemed pretty heavy by itself.

08-29-2007, 04:14 PM
5 1/2 miles on my TM
lower abs,
I guess tomorrow will be my day off.:D

08-29-2007, 09:37 PM
Great job gals ~

3.25 treadmill after 8 hours of drywall today....same o same o...

08-29-2007, 11:05 PM
Gym, chest, 45 mins....

Last night I did my usual one hour bike ride in 40 minutes :D...There was no wind so it was easy...

08-30-2007, 12:05 AM
I got to a whole TWENTY MINUTES of swimming before my knee hurt too badly. Go me.

:cry: :stress: :cry:

08-30-2007, 10:06 AM
2 mile hilly walk through the neighborhood.
lower abs

08-30-2007, 02:18 PM
31 mins treadmill (300)
UBWO (99)

08-30-2007, 04:04 PM
Monday...3 mile walk & mowed front yard (30 mns.)
Tuesday...3 mile walk, 2 mile WATP & mowed back yard yard (50 mns.)
Wednesday...2 mile WATP & 30 minute walk at mall (it rained, lol)
Thursday...3 mile walk so far...thinking about another 3 miles this evening.

08-30-2007, 08:29 PM

CHRISTINA my yard is ready to mow...come on over!

3.25 treadmill miles today....maybe a walk with the dogs and Angie when it cools down tonight.

Have a great LABOR DAY WEEK-END Ladies!

08-31-2007, 11:04 AM
Bicycling- 1 mile
Walking up hills- 1 mile
Arms, chest, back, and abs on Ball 40 minutes
Stretching- 5 minutes

Total Calories Burned 561

08-31-2007, 04:28 PM
Gary...I would be more than happy to mow your yard! I am a weirdo as I LOVE mowing the yard! Get a good sweat going, ick, lol!

GOOD JOB on the workouts everyone!:carrot::carrot:

Didn't do another 3 miles yesterday after all...but, I did go ahead and do the 2 mile and the 1 mile WATP. Whew! I thought the 2 mile was a workout but I think the 1 is worse!

Today...my usual 3 miles around the neighborhood this morning. It was a little chilly this morning, brrrr. But I warmed up quick enough. Came home and did the 2 mile WATP.

08-31-2007, 05:40 PM
Had a Great Day off yesterday!!
Today did a 15 min warm up on my TM
An hour of UBWL
20min yoga
No time or energy to get back on the TM after.

08-31-2007, 08:19 PM
Cool CHRISTINA I actually pay pretty good!

Did 3.25 on the treadmill to end August with more miles than I expected!

Have a great week-end ladies!!