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RangerChic
10-21-2008, 08:03 AM
Morning ladies! :)

I started Jillian's 30-Day Shred last night and it was hard! But, I pushed myself through and was proud of that. I'm a bit sore this morning, but not much surprisingly. I thought I would feel it more first thing, but no.

Anyway, hope you all are having a good morning.


poppyseeds
10-21-2008, 08:48 AM
Good morning all!!

Ranger... take two advils and call me in the morning! LOL I wasn't sore from Turbo Jam until after the 2nd day. Then my abs were on fire!!! I did the 20 minute last night and I felt great when I got done. I love the punching and kicking to the music. I just imagine my bosses face when I punch and kick and the time just flies by!! Usually workouts tapes are boring but this is the first workout that I am actually disappointed when the dvd is done. I love it!

The countdown is on for my exit from the hellhole. One of the girls at work said she didn't understand why I gave them two weeks. She felt an email would have been sufficient!!!! ROFLMAO!!! I should mention that this big talker has been there for 23 years!!!! No thanks. You'd have to be a little mental yourself to be there for 23 years... GEEZ!!! LOL

Well have a fab day all!! Don't do anything I wouldn't do!

RangerChic
10-21-2008, 09:14 AM
Poppy- you should add a countdown in your sig! :p

And, Jillian Michaels has said to keep away from advil and that sort of thing after a workout. It has been shown to work against you buy not allowing the muscles to repair themselves properly. She tells her contestants to work through the pain. I do think she recommends aspirin if it's really bad, but nothing like advil. Anyway, it's my legs mostly, I think I can handle it. :)


asparagus4sale
10-21-2008, 09:16 AM
Morning all. Did my 30 day shred day two this morning - ouch!! I cannot even come close to the push-ups but am close on almost everything else. Then I went for the worst run in history. About 10 minutes into I realize I lost my Nike Ipod thingy so I ended up having to run in circles until I finally found it. The route I took went by the park so my son kept whining the whole time about going to the park. And then my dog (who will never go on another run with me again) was scared of everything so I ended up having to pull her along half the time. I quit 5 minutes early and just wanted to scream. But now I know - no running by parks and no bringing the dog.

Well, off to work. I am sure I will check in as soon as I get there. ;)

RangerChic
10-21-2008, 09:24 AM
Morning all. Did my 30 day shred day two this morning - ouch!! I cannot even come close to the push-ups but am close on almost everything else. Then I went for the worst run in history. About 10 minutes into I realize I lost my Nike Ipod thingy so I ended up having to run in circles until I finally found it. The route I took went by the park so my son kept whining the whole time about going to the park. And then my dog (who will never go on another run with me again) was scared of everything so I ended up having to pull her along half the time. I quit 5 minutes early and just wanted to scream. But now I know - no running by parks and no bringing the dog.

Well, off to work. I am sure I will check in as soon as I get there. ;)

Sounds like a disaster workout. Heh. J/K :p
Seriously though, good for you. Especially in doing day two this morning. Wow. I'm doing it tonight before I watch The Biggest Loser.

oh2bthintoo
10-21-2008, 09:51 AM
Afternoon All

Poppy - I am supposed to give 3 months notice when I finally find the right job they'll be lucky if they get one!!!!

Ranger - no painkiller stops the muscle from repairing it just makes them easier to use when they are in pain!!!! It sounds like a great work out, we can't get biggest loser over here anymore - I do miss it. I've tried watching it online but that's even blocked.

Asparagus - Your workout sounds like something out of a comedy, you'll laugh about it later!!!!

The chocolate monster is still lurking for me, managing to keep him at arms reach for the moment. I'm sat at my desk with a litre bottle of water (almost empty) to keep myself topped up!!!

I can't wait for work to finish, going to pick up my kitten, he is a ginger tom and at present is called Tilly!!! (they thought he was a girl!) I've seen lots of photos but not seen him in the flesh so not sure what his new name will be! aparently he is a little monster and is into everything!!!!!

Have a great day everyone keep up the fantasic workouts

:grouphug:

LBH
10-21-2008, 09:51 AM
Mornin' All! :brr:

It's getting really cold around here in the morning now! Heavy layer of frost this AM! Ugh...I'm soo not ready for winter. (And yes, I will whine my way through it!) :lol3:

I'm currently trying to avoid the chocolate on my desk. Thankfully everyone around me is aware it is there and is making it disappear quickly! :lol

Have a great day! :wave:

RangerChic
10-21-2008, 10:10 AM
Ranger - no painkiller stops the muscle from repairing it just makes them easier to use when they are in pain!!!! It sounds like a great work out, we can't get biggest loser over here anymore - I do miss it. I've tried watching it online but that's even blocked.


Actually, the thought on that has changed. Check this out:
http://www.roughgroove.com/2006/11/advil-leads-to-decreased-muscle-growth.html

PearFreak
10-21-2008, 10:21 AM
Hello All!
Stopping in real quick... as I need to head out... like 10 minutes ago. :dizzy:

You can tell Fall is full blown now. No more warm mornings or afternoons. Now we need to wear our fall coats. Try telling your youngest that yes, it does feel a bit bunchy when buckled into the carseat, but w/o one on, you'd be cold. Especially when we do our early morning errands. I can't wait to see what he'll do when the Winter coats are our only choice of outerwear. Carseat Dramas here we come...

So off to the gym and some Urgent Errands that I was just notified about via the phone moments ago. Love leaving the gym all sweaty and doing errands. :rolleyes:

Well I am off... I'll do personals later :wave:

asparagus4sale
10-21-2008, 10:54 AM
I wish I could watch Biggest Loser - bleh. Stupid NBC and Time Warner and their stupid contract fights. I do watch on-line but they only put up every other show.

It is still warm enough here (61 this morning, a high in the 80's during the day) but I am wondering what I should do as it gets colder. Is it too hard to run outside in the cold?

oh2bthintoo
10-21-2008, 10:54 AM
Actually, the thought on that has changed. Check this out:
http://www.roughgroove.com/2006/11/advil-leads-to-decreased-muscle-growth.html

Hi Ranger - thanks for this, :thanks: it's research that I ahven't heard of, I recommend Ibuprofen meds all ths time to employees will have to look into this in more depth. :chin:

Kofarq
10-21-2008, 11:13 AM
Okay, you win. Can I buy Turbo-Jam and the 30-Day shred at Wal-mart? I fought you, I really tried. I though I didn't want to look silly, jumping around the den in my spandex, but I realized it's going to be hard jogging in the snow. I'm ready to join you, gals.

Asparagus, I'm sorry your running companions were so disagreeable. Hopefully, they will get used to it, so you can keep taking them.

Oh2bethin, Congrats on the kitty. Cats are the best!

Pear, It is cold. I'm going to go out and pick all my tomatoes. Maybe I'll have enough to can! And then I'm going to unpack all the rest of the winter clothes.

RangerChic
10-21-2008, 11:32 AM
I wish I could watch Biggest Loser - bleh. Stupid NBC and Time Warner and their stupid contract fights. I do watch on-line but they only put up every other show.


If I can get my DVDR working (I'm usually good at tech stuff like this, but haven't given it a lot of attention like I should), I wouldn't mind recording it for those of you who want to see the eps. Have to see how that goes... :p

Wifey
10-21-2008, 12:07 PM
Hi Ladies!:wave:

O.M.G. Coldplay was A-FREAKIN-MAZING!!!
They played 2 songs near my section so they were less than 20ft away...I almost died and almost lost my voice from all the screaming and singing I was doing!!! :lol: :lol:

It was the 2nd best concert I've EVER been too!!

How is everyone doing on this (dismal, rainy in Ottawa) Tuesday?? :wave:

happy2be
10-21-2008, 12:58 PM
hello every !
just a quick stop to say hi to all!
I am running like a chicken w/out a head today

Hanna

LBH
10-21-2008, 01:11 PM
Wifey, I'll bite, what's your favorite concert of all-time?

Kati
10-21-2008, 01:21 PM
Hey folks. This has been theday from ****. *sigh*

Took oldest to her 4o minutes of school, it was gym and before it was half over I was called in because she had an asthma attack. *sigh* She doesn't get attacks from running. She just needed that extra attention. Then I had to go to another post to get her shots. She decided to freak dn we had to, me and another nurse, hold her down. She admitted it didn't hurt. *double sigh* Then I got a call, a neighbor needed me to take come get her on this post, and take her back to the other post so she could take the dog back she was going to adopt but it didn't work out. Then I had to take the car into the insurance place and get thedamage looked at. SUCKED the guy didn't speak English very well and I can't speak German at all. Then before he got done it began to pour and the girls got drenched. So, then home and I found out it will cost me GOBS of money to get the pup certified for training here. We had Doners for lunch (they are the german equilavant (sp) of hamburgers) but I just had a salad with the meat on it. Turkey, so it isn't to bad. Then for supper the girls at are eating things I could nuke from the freezer. I am waiting for my sushi to cool. Yes I cook my sushi, cool it then eat it. I cannot handle the idea of raw fish. LOL

*gasp* the only cool things were I got a cool stack of books from the thrift shop and a totally cute pink shear zipper shirt. PLus I got my MaryKay. YAY

I did walk a mile or so on post, and then I almost ran another 1/2 mile when I saw that a local shepard had lost a lamb and it was alooong ways away from the flock. He made fun of me to another guy telling him the same thing, but I didn't feel to bad. I could only say "Kinder Baaaaa" Kinder being child and baaaaa well that is self explanatory.

To top this all off, I have written this HUGE post and am to frustrated to check it for typos. *sorry*

Hugs folks.

lois lane
10-21-2008, 02:27 PM
Afternoon ladies,

Kati, sorry about your bad day.:hug: I can remember taking Spencer for a TB test. It took me, his sister, and a couple of nurses to hold him down....He couldn't have weighed more that 50lbs at the time, lol.

Not alot going on here today. Spencer starts wrestling practice today. It's over at the College. I figure he'll hate it so much that it will break his obsession or he'll love it and I'll never hear the end of it again. Wish me luck...

Hope everyone has a great day!
Alicia

PearFreak
10-21-2008, 04:06 PM
Well I am back from the errands. They didn't take as long as I thought they would... but they did cause an uproar.
I forgot :doh: the diaper bag, or even a spare one for my youngest. Lets just say that he decided that doing #2 right before I head into the gym was a splendid idea. Oh, and wait... I had only one wipe :tantrum: So I put on a pair of DD's spare undies. Oh, he then stepped in the poo, so off goes his socks, and back into his sneakers barefeet. I am not even 20 minutes into my workout and I get called to come and bring BOTH kiddies to the potty. My son made it, but sprayed on himself a tad. Needless to say, my workout was cut even shorter then I planned it to be. We headed home to change him and THEN re-head out to do my errands. WITH diaper bag in hand. :D The rest of the day went ok, so glad I got all the rukus out in one place though. ;)



Kati --- Bummer day... hoping tomorrow is much, much better.

Alicia ---- Oh please do tell us how Spencer likes Wrestling practice. We don't have anything like that around here. Plenty of other things , but none of that.


happy2be --- Your day sounds a lot like my morning. :dizzy: BUT, I am glad this afternoon things have slowed down a bit. :cool:


Kofarq --- You still have tomatoes... the drat nabbit bunnies ate most of my veggie garden so I only ended up having 4 tomatoes. Going to have to figure out a wy to keep them pesky things out of my garden. I had NO cukes, peppers and not many (like I said 4) tomatoes.... due to them bunnies. :mad: I hope you have plenty and are able to can them too.

LBH --- I'll be chiming in about the coldness soon enough. I don't mind it as much, just that once it gets here it seems to take forever to have bright sunny cheerful days again. :hyper:

poppyseeds
10-21-2008, 06:43 PM
Kati - Yikes... definitely sound like a day and a half!! Glad you made it thru!!

Kori - I don't know if they sell Turbo Jam at Walmart. If they do, it wouldn't be the entire kit I got. At turbojam.com they have a Maximum Results Kit and it has 5 workouts, guidebooks, weighted punching gloves and a few other things. I started two weeks ago and I love it. I WOWY with it in their lottery so I have a chance to win money every day that I work out!! It's so much fun. Walmart might sell individual tapes but make sure you by one called Learn & Burn... it teaches you the moves and comes with a short workout to get you started. The kit has more so you can move into more difficult workouts as you progress. I've already moved up one. It also gives you a calendar to follow if your not sure which order to do the workouts in.

Pear - I was cracking up at the poo stories!! Reminds me of the time DS was sick and DH picked him up out of bed and DS puked on DH's head. It was a friggin RIOT!!!!

Hey to everyone else!!! Gotta go Turbo Jam!!!

LCpanther1994
10-21-2008, 07:45 PM
I am going to get the Wii fit program for Christmas and can't wait to start it !!!

poppyseeds
10-21-2008, 07:57 PM
Hi LC!! The Wii fit sounds like fun! I know some of the girls here have it and love it!! Congrats on your losses so far!!

Welcome to the group!

GatorgalstuckinGA
10-21-2008, 08:53 PM
evening all...looking at your guys posts make me wonder about having kids LOL...j/k. Ive been pretty supper busy and worn out. Work has been crazy. The eating/exercising has been pathetic. I need to get back into..i know i feel better when i'm doing it.

as for the discussion of muscle soreness...i always take ibuprophen just because its what's in the house. I only take it if its very sore. Make sure you drink lots of water and i always tell people to do light work outs of the same muscle group the next day...it helps break down the lactic acid that is causing the sorenes....as for the motrin..i'm going to be the research person coming out. i'd like to see more than that one study to prove motrin is not good...here's why...first not all research transfers to human med. Second looking at that study...its actually a relatively small group...only 8 animals per group. Yes the p value was <0.05 which means it is statistically significant...but since i've done research (i had to do a research/these for my masters) its a very small group when you are talking about medical. So if i'd see more research in similar areas..i might be more readily sold on it. But if that's the only abstract out there..it doesn't sell me. Sorry but i see way too much research that people study that have limit n groups (number of animals in the study). So in theory it may be correct...but if that's the only article that everyone is using to determine motrin=bad...i'm not sold on it...that's just my two cents though. ok...the geek will now shut up (:

hope everyone is doing better than me on the weight loss..night all

blackdove95
10-21-2008, 09:46 PM
Wifey--Yay! I'm glad you had a good time at Coldplay. I'm curious too... what is your all-time fave concert?

Happy evening, all!

I find myself struggling to eat well and exercise on the days that my bf has off from work. (I ate three pieces of fried chicken and a small serving of mac-n-cheese for dinner tonight! I feel so bad for that and NOT doing some sort of exercise.)

Does anyone know any truth that it's good to "treat" yourself once in a while so that it kind of kicks your metabolism a little?

I was thinking of getting the Turbo Jam too. It looks fun!

GatorgalstuckinGA
10-21-2008, 09:49 PM
blackdove...i don't know about the whole "kicking metabolism to do it" but what i will tell you is if you don't occasionally treat yourself to something you like...soemtimes you will go nuts and "go off the wagon" so to speak. Although i'm probably not the best for advice right now since i'm being a slacker...but what i can tell you is when i was doing really well, working hard and watching what i ate...i included occasional chocolate or an occasional "bad meal"

rileyozzy
10-21-2008, 10:08 PM
I'm all for jumping off the wagon occasionally. Today I had a small piece of one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever tasted. It was so worth it.

I take Advil for all my pains. I don't know what it does to your muscles, but I have heard that it is really hard on your liver. And it thins your blood. It really does help with my pain though. My hubby claims that it doesn't do anything for him.

I have downgraded my exercising to walking lately. I have a cold and it is just too hard to run and I can do a little longer so I am hoping this doesn't make it harder for me to go back to running.

blackdove95
10-21-2008, 10:55 PM
Thanks, guys! I figured it was important to treat once in a while. :)

RangerChic
10-22-2008, 07:45 AM
Well, while Jillian never claims to be a medical professional, I take her advice a lot. And rarely do I think she's wrong. Now, she's getting her info from the trade mags and what have you, so things do change from time to time. That all said, I have been known in the past to take a lot of "headache/pain" meds for stuff, so I'm trying to get through any workout pain on my own. Of course, if it's really bad, then I'll get something, but overall, most pain is something that can be toughed out I think.
Just my thoughts on it. If nothing else, I'm trying to slowly but surely keep my system as clean as possible.

poppyseeds
10-22-2008, 08:53 AM
I take advil... I mean... if I'm not thin, my blood might as well be. Ya know??

ROFL!!!!

I don't care who ya are... that's funny...

RangerChic
10-22-2008, 08:54 AM
I take advil... I mean... if I'm not thin, my blood might as well be. Ya know??

ROFL!!!!

I don't care who ya are... that's funny...

:lol: