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01-01-2003, 05:36 PM
Well I thought I would get motivated and start a daily exercise log to inspire ourselves and each other :)

Jan 1, 2002

Shclepped all day watching movies but I did go out for a 1/2 hour walk with DH this afternoon.

01-02-2003, 01:40 PM
Jan 2/03

I was at the gym for 1 hour today.
40 minutes cardio and 20 minutes using weights

01-02-2003, 02:46 PM
Jan 1st
Was at the gym for about 1 hour
20 cardio
40 weights, Upper Body today

Jan 2nd
Want to finish getting my gym together today and do WO here. Hubby working tonight, so will not get there with Pam tonight.

01-02-2003, 08:04 PM
Way to go Wantolosealot and OI812! :cp:

01-02-2003, 09:13 PM
Went to the gym, did 30 minutes weights, 20 minutes cardio. I'm aiming for 20 workouts a month.

01-02-2003, 09:46 PM
I'm deathly ill, but I moved some furniture today. I think that counts.

01-02-2003, 10:51 PM
When you're deathly ill, breathing counts!

01-03-2003, 03:21 AM
Since starting out slow seems to work best for me, I did a 20 minute Tai Chi tape tonight. I'm just proud of myself for taking this first step. Sigh... I really hate the thought of having to exercise. :( I know, I know... I'll feel SO much better... but I really wish I didn't have to.

01-03-2003, 03:49 AM
Been doing good!

Dec. 29th
20 min elliptical glider
6 min. abs
20 min. pilates

Dec. 30th
20 min elliptical glider
7 min. abs
20 min. pilates

Jan. 1
45 min treadmill
45 min weight lifting
new weightlifting challenge: 100 lbs. chest press (machine)
25 lb. free weight bi-cep curl

Jan. 2
24 min ellpitical glider
6 min abs

Miss Chris:cool:

01-03-2003, 08:23 AM
I am SO proud of all you exercising babes!! Congratulations, darlings!! :dance: :cb:
Merrylegs... my sentiments EXACTLY!! :lol:

01-03-2003, 12:35 PM
Good going girls! Keep up the great work!

Jan 3/03

1 hour at the gym
35 min cardio
25 min weights

01-03-2003, 03:47 PM
The cursed YMCA sent me a free pass so I'm going to drag my sorry butt over there this afternoon with DH. Did I happen to mention that DH teaches SIX cycle classes a week at Gold's Gym and the YMCA? Plus he lifts weights regularly and runs. Drats, why doesn't any of this motivation rub off on me?? :?: :lol:

01-03-2003, 07:36 PM
Jan. 03

Abs and Chest of Steel 2000
30 min. of cardio
30 min. of toning and stretching

Feeling good! Feeling strong!

Miss Chris:cool:

01-03-2003, 08:44 PM
I went for a 1/2 hour walk with DH tonight after supper. :)

01-03-2003, 09:33 PM
30 min upper body at the gym
1 hr walk with DH and the 3 dogs

01-04-2003, 05:23 PM
Jan 4/03

1 hour at the gym
35 min cardio
25 min upper body/stomach

01-04-2003, 07:04 PM
You gals are awesome!

Jan 4th
Pilates- 40 min

Miss Chris

01-04-2003, 07:29 PM
You are all amazing!

January 4th

40 minutes walk (@ abt 3.5-4 mph)

At our house we have all made a chart to make sure we fulfill the NY resolutions - mine is 30 mins minimum of some exercise per day (including weights 3x a week) - so that plus this thread will kick me in the right direction!


01-05-2003, 12:53 AM
Keep going, everyone! You're doing great!

Treadmill 30 minutes

01-05-2003, 05:49 PM
The last couple of days I have done my short but fun Tai Chi tape. And TODAY I actually went to the YMCA and used my free pass. I walked/ran 30 minutes on the treadmill and then did a short but effective bicep and tricep workout with the free weights. My goal when I lift weights is to do a few sets with increasing weights but I must do a heavy enough weight on the last set until muscles failure. I feel really, really good now. Why is my memory so short that I can't remember how great it feels after I am done working out? It feels much better than lying on the couch in a near comatose state of lethargy and yawning.

01-05-2003, 06:33 PM
Way to go everyone-keep it up :cp:

Today DH and I went for a walk downtown. 35 minutes to get there and then we walked around the downtown core for another 1 and 1/2 hours then another 35 minutes to get home.

Felt good to be outside but now my calves hurt :lol:

01-05-2003, 07:17 PM
And on the 7th day I rested. GOOD JOB EVERYONE! Posting here is my gold star for the day!

Determined to suceed in 2003!
Miss Chris

01-05-2003, 08:45 PM
Hi all,

Sorry I've been the stranger lately but I have a good excuse:


That's right - I've been going to the gym regularly for the past
week and 1/2, and am starting to transition from the "I don't want to go" phase to the "I can't wait to go!" phase.

Yeah, I know it sounds sick. :)

I feel darn good to be back on track!


01-06-2003, 01:38 PM
Sunday Jan 5--rested

Monday Jan /03

50 minutes at the gym
35 min cardio
15 min lower body/abs

01-06-2003, 05:31 PM
You're all doing great!! I'm so proud of you!! :cb: :dance:

DH and I got back to the gym today. First time since stomach flu. I did 30 minutes on the bike and 30 on the treadmill. I could only run for 2 minutes, but I'm still weak from the flu... I'll get back up there!

01-06-2003, 09:54 PM
Keep it up, everybody. We're a bunch of lean, mean exercising machines!!

Jan 6 went to the gym after work; 30 minutes cardio, 30 minutes lower body

01-06-2003, 10:38 PM
Light workout today since I was at work so late, plus 4th day of 12 hour shifts slow me down. Not an excuse I assure you.

15 min Yoga stretching
6 min Abs

Miss Chris

01-06-2003, 11:16 PM
20 minute walk to restaurant
20 minute walk home

Not bad considering I almost drove there instead :)

01-07-2003, 10:59 AM
Tues Jan 7/03

1 hour at the gym
35 min cardio
25 min upper body/abs

01-07-2003, 01:12 PM
I managed to get my butt back to the gym. Last night, I walked on the treadmill for 20 min, used the upper body weight machines for about 10 min, and took a 90 min Yoga class.

I had intended to take a Step class this morning. I managed to procrastinate enough to get there too late for class. I sat in the car, thinking, "Well, I may as well go home, I missed the class." I literally had to talk myself into going into the gym. I was feeling very obstinate. (All or nothing attitude) When I DID get inside ALL the treadmills and ellipticals were taken...I settled for the "wimpy" bike. HA! Set it on Cardio for 20 min and really got a great, sweaty workout! I managed to keep my heart rate around 140 the whole time. I discovered that it's OKAY for the workout to be hard! That's what we want it to be!! I know that sounds dumb, but my natural tendency is to stop when it gets too hard to do something. Which is why I don't get a lot of stuff done! It was HARD, making my 260 lb body pedal hard enough to keep my heart rate at the number. Yes, but it wasn't impossible...and I felt damn good when it was over.

So, I'm proud of myself for that! Just felt the need to share. Everyone is doing great, it's so good to see such a motivated crowd. Keep it up, gang!

01-07-2003, 01:45 PM
Oh my achin' bod. DH and I walked to the gym today. It's friggin' freezing out. Then we worked out. I did 25 minutes on the bike, 25 on the treadmill, and 10 on the eliptical. Burned 500 calories. Then we walked home, picking up groceries on the way. I am SO sore!!

Keep it up all you exercising girls!! You're doing great!!

01-07-2003, 03:03 PM
Wow Ellis! You did absolutely awesome today! Keep up the good work! Bravo!

01-07-2003, 04:52 PM
Thank you Kelly, you slim/trim babe, you! :D

01-07-2003, 06:13 PM
You are all such an inspiration! Despite my dripping nose and hacking cough I went for a brisk 20 minute walk outside. Its like 44 degrees today... almost felt like spring. Unfortunately the little bit of snow we had is melting. :( I'm just happy I was able to exercise a little bit; I do feel much better.

01-07-2003, 08:22 PM
Way to go chickies :cp:

Well I did my usual walk to work and walk back home but I did sneak in a little extra exercise by walking down the stairs twice today - that's 14 flights down x 2 :) I did feel a burn in my upper thighs and calves - now if only I could get myself to walk up the 14 flights :lol:

01-08-2003, 12:39 PM
20 min walk outside+
10 min Stairmaster+
45 min Hi/Low aerobics class+
15 min ab work=
90minutes of exercise today!

I'm going to bed now...gonna sleep like a baby!
because I worked all night!

01-08-2003, 02:08 PM
Go Girls!!! :cb: :dance:

Smaller workout today...

20 minutes on the bike
25 on the treadmill

Burned 400 calories.

01-08-2003, 03:28 PM
Ellis are you still doing weights too? Your cardio is awesome.
I usually only do about 20 min cardio becasue they say after that it really does not work a whole lot.
I did 10 on threadmill, 10 on rower
and 45 back/biceps workout
I often walk there and back so that is more cardio I do not list

01-08-2003, 03:57 PM
WOO HOO! :cb:

You exercising girls are amazing. :)


01-08-2003, 04:12 PM
Thank you, Squeak. :)

Virginia, you're doing great!!
Uh huh... I WAS doing more weights, but I've decided I really just need to burn calories right now. I'm still building muscle by running and biking etc, so I'm just going to concentrate on that right now. I think I have a tendancy to bulk up instead of losing weight, which is all very well, but I'd like to see a SLIGHT drop on the scales after 4 months at the gym!!
I'm going to do 10 or 20 minutes of weights, too. I'm just REALLY sluggish right now, and I need to burn those calories and get a little energy back

hugs to all :grouphug:!

01-08-2003, 04:29 PM
Good for you Ellis! I am glad you are at least doing some weights still. You are really doing well. i hope you are feeling much better soon.
You are all doing so well, keep up the good work. you are inspiring me to get back at it.

01-09-2003, 12:35 AM
BLAH :p Where are you chicks getting all this energy from? I want some too!

Kat, Ellis and Virginia you are all doing great :cp:

I had my two daily walks today and then ran up and down four flights of stairs doing the laundry and also cleaned out my closet, does that count as exercise? :D

01-09-2003, 03:13 AM
Spent some me time at the gym.

47 min. on the treadmill (6 min. jogging!)
1 hr. weight lifting new challenge 10 reps. at 20 lb. free weights bicep curl

Everyone is doing great! Getting strong!
Miss Chris

01-09-2003, 08:46 AM
Chris, you are amazing!! Doesn't it feel great to be able to jog?!

And Mauvais... OF COURSE stair climbing counts!! Are you kiddin'!? :yes:
You know it's strange. I can do an hour or more workout at the gym, but I'm out of breath climbing the two flights to our bedroom in the attic. :rolleyes:

01-09-2003, 01:32 PM
Thurs Jan 9th

55 min at the gym
25 min cardio
30 min lower body/abs

01-09-2003, 08:03 PM
I did not do any extra exercise today....but.....DH came home with our new gym memberships! Yay! :cb:

Guess I'll go dig out my workout gear and bathing suit so we can go this weekend! :D

01-09-2003, 08:31 PM
Hey girls...

30 min Curves workout
Walk to and from son's school for conferences...maybe10 min, but it beats taking the car!

01-09-2003, 09:17 PM
Jan 8

Walked 1 hr. with the dogs
Lower body at the gym

Jan 9

Walked 1 hr. with the dogs
Upper body and abs at the gym

Great to see everybody so hard at it! Know you'll enjoy your gym membership, Mauvais.

01-09-2003, 09:36 PM
Kelly, Mauvais, Kat and Merrylegs... GO GIRLS!!! :cb: :dance:

When to the gym tonight with my sister and a couple of friends. It was fun, but I much prefer going alone. And it was SO busy there. I'm grateful that I'm able to go there regularly in the mornings when it's quiet.
Anyway, I only burned about 300 calories on the bike/treadmill, but I'm glad I went.

01-10-2003, 11:22 AM
Friday Jan 10th

45 min at the gym
30 min cardio
15 min upper body/abs

01-10-2003, 09:45 PM
I love your quotation, OI812 (& I JUST got your name, that's great too!)

Monday - Thursday, treadmill each day minimum 25 minutes, maximum 60 minutes

Friday - no treadmill, but long slog round grocery store

plus 2 2/3 miles total walks to and from school & back, each day!


01-10-2003, 10:47 PM
5th day at the gym this week! Burned 500 calories tonight.

01-10-2003, 11:25 PM

Abs and Chest of Steel 2000
30 min. aerobics
30 min. of abs and chest toning-can you say push-ups!

I am singing and bouncing! LOL!
Miss Chris

01-11-2003, 10:21 AM
Jan 10:

legs, biceps and triceps at the gym!

01-11-2003, 11:09 AM
Jan 11, 2003

25 minute walk to dance class
1 1/2 hours of Belly dancing
25 minute walk home

01-11-2003, 04:44 PM
Saturday Jan 11th

60 min at the gym
30 min cardio
30 min lower body and abs

01-12-2003, 01:50 PM
Jan 11/03

25 minutes on the treadmill including JOGGING FOR 10 MINUTES WITHOUT STOPPING! That's a first for me, ever.

30 minutes upper body with my new dumbbells!