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01-12-2003, 06:22 PM
New exercise thread for the week :) Everyone did great last week :cp: Keep on movin and groovin chickies! :strong:

01-13-2003, 11:10 PM
Boy did I get my exercise in today :lol:

25 minute walk to work
25 minute walk to the gym after work
40 minute swim
15 minute walk home

But I feel good and energized :cb:

01-14-2003, 08:38 AM
Mauvais darling, you are HOT!! :cb: Keep it up!!

Went to the gym yesterday. Burned 500 calories. I ran for 7 minutes straight, and then another 3 minutes.
I'm going to start being a little more strategic with my time at the gym. I burn 100 cal in 10 minutes on the bike. 150 cal per 10 minutes on the .... oh my gosh... my mind's gone blank. Not the step master... the other thingy...
Anyhow, less time on the bike and more on the thingy. Plus my treadmill workout, because I LOVE running!

Going to the gym this morning with DH. Back later...

01-14-2003, 08:39 AM

01-14-2003, 08:41 AM
Jan 13/03

45 min at the gym
30 min cardio
15 mins upper body

01-14-2003, 10:50 PM
January 14, 2003

25 minute walk to work
25 minute walk to work

01-16-2003, 01:44 AM
Jan 14th
Skipped the truck at work and walked the plant 3-4 miles and plenty of stairs!

Jan 15th
30 min. elliptical
30 min. abs
15 min. yoga stretching

Looking better, feeling better, when do I get skinnier?
Miss Chris

01-16-2003, 09:17 PM
January 16th

Walk to work 25 minutes
Walk home 25 minutes
took the 14 flights of stairs down at work today -maybe one day I will take them up :lol:

01-17-2003, 02:18 PM
Jan 14th 1 hour at the gym
Jan 16th 1 hour at the gym
Jan 17th 1 hour at the gym
30 min cardie
30 min lower body and abs

01-17-2003, 10:16 PM
Nothing fabulous, but I am starting to feel the strength of my core muscles!

15 min Yoga stretching
15 min Ab work

Miss Chris

01-18-2003, 09:25 AM
Burned 500 calories at the gym last night!

brrrrrrrrrrrrr, it's cold out there.

01-19-2003, 07:10 PM
Well, I schlepped around the house today but on Saturday I walked to my dance class (25 minutes), danced for 1 and1/2 hours, walked to the grocery store (20 minutes).

01-19-2003, 11:00 PM
Walking the plant all weekend, no truck, add the 35 lbs. of winter gear and I have a major resistance program going on!

Jan. 17th, Jan 19th
15 min Yoga stretching
15 min Ab work

Miss Chris

01-19-2003, 11:05 PM
I guess I should join in the fun, as I've been exercising regularly for three weeks now. Over the weekend:


25 minutes elliptical
25 minutes bike
20 minutes weights


20 minutes cross trainer (like an elliptical, but has
upper body exercise component as well)
25 minutes bike
15 minutes treadmill, alternating 3.5MPH/5.5MPH

I have been so good this week, I will have a fit if I don't
have a loss tomorrow. :-(


01-20-2003, 02:28 PM
I got to the gym today. 10 minutes on cross trainer and an intense lower body workout. Have uped my weights a little, so I could really feel it burn but it felt great.
This is the last week for my first Body for life challenge. Can't believe I am on my twelth week already. I am not really happy with this challenge as I did not put a great deal of effort into it from two weeks before Xmas on. I will give 100% the next challenge though. I will be having my pictures taken on Saturday so if I am feeling really brave I will post them here or at least a link to them. I can not see much difference, but my friends and family do .
Ellis where are you? It is quiet in here today.

01-20-2003, 03:57 PM
Monday January 20th

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

01-20-2003, 06:05 PM
1 hour cardio
15 minutes weights

plus I walked home from the gym. :D A good half hour walk.

01-20-2003, 06:10 PM
My goodness, ladies, you are all AMAZING! I am very impressed and it makes me tired just reading all your accomplishments!

I am walking - either on treadmill or outside. I much prefer outside! Did about 40 minutes today, which I aim to do at least 4 times a week. In the spring I hope to start running again - this time without eating so much (you don't actually lose weight if you feel entitled by the run to large bowls of spaghetti and enormous muffins etc!)

Cheers, Lidian:)

01-20-2003, 07:33 PM
Jan 20
30 minutes upper body at the gym
jogged 15 minutes

01-21-2003, 11:04 AM
Went for a nice swim with hubby this morning, did several laps in the pool and soaked in the whirlpool to relax some tense muscles. Pam and I are off to the gym this afternoon.

01-21-2003, 03:48 PM
Hmmm. I DROVE to the gym today because of the cold. And I felt ill half-way through my work-out and came home instead of going out shopping (which I was REALLY looking forward to, so I must have honestly been sick).

So I just burned 325 calories today. Better than nothing.

01-23-2003, 04:58 PM
Jan 22

Lower bod at the gym
Jogged on treadmill x 15 minutes (new Personal Best)

Jan 23

Upper bod at the gym.

Jan 24 will be snowshoeing with 2 GF's.

01-23-2003, 05:11 PM
yesterday... wed... burned 500 calories

01-23-2003, 05:53 PM
30 min elliptical
15 min abs
15 min Yoga

Miss Chris

01-24-2003, 12:35 AM
Went downstairs to Virginia's Gym, and did an awesome upper body. Will go to real gym tommorrow for legs.

01-24-2003, 09:24 AM
3.0 miles in 40 min on the treadmill
total time on treadmill 43:18 (had to cool down)
lifted weights for 30 min
walked to and from gym, approx 1-2 blocks 1 way
will clean my house for 2 hours today!

Miss Chris

01-25-2003, 11:12 AM
40 min Pilates
20 min Treadmill

Feeling like fatty fatty 2X4 this morning but not letting that hold me back! GO CHRIS! GO!

Miss Chris

01-27-2003, 04:33 PM
Monday January 27

50 minutes at the gym
30 min cardio
20 min upper body and abs

01-27-2003, 06:06 PM
Burned 500 calories on the bike. While reading my book. :D

01-29-2003, 12:09 PM
Just burned 500 calories at the gym. And walked home. (half hour walk)
Burned is right... I'm BURNT!!

01-29-2003, 12:58 PM
30 min aerobics
walked the plant at work

Walked the plant at work

Pilates 25 min
Abs 15 min
Yoga 10 min

01-29-2003, 10:10 PM
Add 30 min on the elliptical!


Miss Chris

01-30-2003, 12:23 PM
1.5 hours at the gym
completed 3.0 miles on the treadmill in 45:50:18
Weightlifting-Did the whole hold each weight for a 10 count and go one beyond the muscle tiring instead of counting reps. My arms are like RUBBER! No wonder you get so many days to rest. Good lifting routine.

High weight chest press:100 lbs
High weight lat pull down: 62.7 lbs
High weight free weights: 25 lbs
High weight bicep machine: 37 lbs
High weight squats: 100 lbs.
High weight leg curls: 37 lbs

Miss Chris

01-30-2003, 07:07 PM
I try to exercise everyday. For this month I exercised 25 out of 31 days...81 % I lift everyday. Upper body one day and lower body the next. "Godess of Geeks" thanks for showing what weight you lift. I have to work up to your amounts. I know I still am not lifting heavy enough weights because I feel NO soreness or any signs of use the next day. I'm trying to beef things up by doing two sets. I'm not saying I want to hurt myself, but there's a feeling you get when you know you've used your body the right way.

I do ellipticals 30 min. and the bike 15 min. Twice a week I run. My last run I surprised myself. I ran 3.2 miles straight in 34 minutes. Tomorrow I'll try to do it again.


01-30-2003, 08:29 PM
3.2 miles in 34 min! I was impressed when I completed 3.0 miles in 40 min.

This was an interesting article I read about lifting this morning
Miss Chris

01-31-2003, 10:20 AM
That was an interesting article. Personally, I follow Body For Life, by Bill Philips. Monday- Upper body
Tuesday- 20 min intense cardio
Wednesday-Lower Body
Thursday- Cardio
Friday- Upper
Saturday- Cardio
Sunday- Free day

However, even on my non- cardio days, I do at least 5 minutes on the treadmill, to get the blood pumping to my limbs.
It is an intense workout, usually pretty sore after, like today, but worth it. I usually bench press 44 lbs, preacher culs 25 lbs, bi-cep machine 35 lbs, lat pulldown 70, leg press 266, leg extensions 90- 100, leg curl 90-100, thigh machine 150 lbs. I use free weights too, different weigths for different exercises. I try to do one or two sets with a heavier weight.
I try to stay as close to the eating plan as possible, but sometimes I eat more carbs than I should. Oh well! Gotta live too. Anyway, nice to see what other peoples WO plans are like.
Today was back and bi-ceps and I am sore today.
Take care everyone!

01-31-2003, 03:04 PM
55 min elliptical
15 min. abs

Miss Chris

01-31-2003, 04:18 PM

25 minute walk to dance class
1 hour 30 minutes of belly dance
25 minute walk home

Wednesday-made it to the gym :D

25 minute walk to gym
40 minutes of swimming
15 minute walk home


25 minute walk to work
25 minute walk home
15 minute walk to restaurant
1 hour of dancing at nightclub

01-31-2003, 04:20 PM
An hour of intensive grocery shopping
An hour of snow shovelling (and dog playing)
1/2 hour of wood splitting - cedar
This has to count - I was off my butt the whole time

01-31-2003, 04:44 PM
Ruth, you deserve a freakin' medal. You must be sore as ****. Get Harry to give you a rub down.