100 lb. Club - Exercise thread for week of 08/24
08-25-2003, 11:48 AM
Sunday was Richard Simmons Dance your Pants off and Tamilee Webb 10 minute seated stretch (that felt great!)
Leisa Hart TNT series-ABS and ARMS
Pick your Spot Pilates- Buns
Tamilee Webb-10 minute standing stretch
08-25-2003, 03:20 PM
Went for a 20 mins walk last night w/ the bugs and did Leslie Sansone 1 mile dvd this morning. :strong:
08-25-2003, 03:21 PM
Yesterday they said it was supposed to be in the 60's, so I wore my sweatpants & sweatshirt to do errands. It turned out to be about 90 degrees out, but I was late to meet my friend & didn't have time to go back & change. I sweated a whoooole bunch. Does that count? :lol:
08-25-2003, 03:28 PM
went swimming in the lake! about 30 minutes. =)
08-25-2003, 10:08 PM
I did lots of gardening on Saturday, and went on a toddler walk with Gem at a local nature center. The toddler walk didn't count as exercise, really, since it was at their pace. /grin But it was lots of fun, and we found tadpoles, minnows, and crayfish in the pond and in the stream.
Sunday was my rest day.
Today I gardened another hour or so, and tried out my new Leslie Sansone WATP tape. Boy, what a difference from her Weight Loss Walk (the only other tape of hers I had). She's a much better cuer now, and not as insuferably annoying (in Weight Loss Walk she's always saying "Come on, feet!" /shudder). Since I've heard so much good stuff about the newer tapes, I finally got the Abs set. The resistance belt is rather ridiculous, but hey, everybody needs a gimick.
08-26-2003, 09:03 AM
Today was Leslie Sansone Muscle Mile one and Tamilee Webb 10 minute floor stretch.
Synger, I have the LS tape you're talking about. I hardly ever use it! I like the abs set. I bought it off ebay, and it didn't come with the belt. I use the 2lb weighted balls instead.
08-26-2003, 09:10 AM
All I have is the 1/2 mile walk.. what other tapes of hers are good? I just do the same 1 mile walk over and over again.
08-26-2003, 10:44 AM
we're on our way out, but I'll try to post a list of other ls tapes you may like
08-26-2003, 02:23 PM
For a comprehensive list of all Leslie's tapes, check out http://www.videofitness.com/instructors/sansone.php
Each link goes to a page where people who have done that workout critique it.
To see what's currently in print and orderable, and see a breakdown of how long it is and what's in it, as well as more reviews, go to www.collagevideo.com and put "sansone" in the Search by Instructor box. (I can't give you a direct link because the site uses frames. (boo-hiss))
I am enjoying the WATP (walk away the pounds) for Abs tapes. But I do NOT recommend her Weight Loss Walk. It's long and boring, the set is cheesy, the music is flat, and she's so bubbly I want to shoot her. Just one woman's opinion. /grin
08-26-2003, 02:48 PM
I did Curves today!! 30 min!! I just love that place! :D
08-26-2003, 03:12 PM
I went to the gym today! :cp: :cp: :cp: :cp:
I have been trying to get down there for months and today I finally stopped listening to my excuses and got my butt down there! And I feel great - I could definately feel those endorphins flowing!:strong: :cb: :dance:
I did 20 mins on the bike, 20 mins on the treadmill, lots of weights and 20 situps. Going again later on in the week, I really enjoyed myself!
08-26-2003, 08:29 PM
50 minute water workout.
08-26-2003, 08:44 PM
According to fitday.com, I burn more calories painting my house than I do at aerobics class! So today it's painting and 20 minutes of stretching.
08-27-2003, 11:41 AM
Today was Kathy Smith Functionally Fit peak Fat Burning-that left me winded!
08-27-2003, 12:23 PM
did the Leslie Sansome 1 mile tape this morning.
08-27-2003, 12:25 PM
I hallwalked for 45 minutes yesterday (it was a slow day). I'm finding that I can keep the brisk pace much more consistently now. A few weeks ago I had to stop after every floor and stretch my calves. I don't have to anymore. And I can carry on a short conversation with co-workers in the hall without sounding winded. I logged it in my Milestones journal.
08-27-2003, 01:09 PM
i did my 45 minutes kathy smith kickboxing tape. whew, sweaty.
08-27-2003, 01:11 PM
Okay, so far this week..
Monday: 3 Mile WATP for Abs
Tuesday: 3 Mile WATP for Arms
Wednesday: 3 Mile WATP for Abs
9 Miles so far!!
08-27-2003, 03:10 PM
Curves again today!
08-27-2003, 03:52 PM
30 minute brisk walk
20 minutes stretching
45 minutes of house painting so far!
08-27-2003, 07:30 PM
45 minutes of my new circuit training video, Denise Austin's Ultimate Fat Burner. See the "exercise tapes" thread for a full review, if you're interested.
08-27-2003, 07:53 PM
I just borrowed that Kathy Smith kickboxing tape from my library. I'll let you know if I like it. I've never done kickboxing before. Any tips?
08-27-2003, 07:58 PM
well, i can't do the kicks quite right so that's what i'm working on. but really, my tip would be to jsut do what you can through the whole thing - the important things is, it keeps you active.
08-27-2003, 10:28 PM
I do Tae Bo basic fairly regularly. I'd say the following things have helped me:
Focus on "hitting" something. Imagine something there -- a target, an attacker. It helps me give some power to my movements and keep them crisp and clean.
Don't overextend your arms (elbows) or legs (knees). You will feel it the next day.
Focus on form rather than height of kicks. Do what you can, and be proud of it. The height will come.
Focus focus focus on your abs. Keep them tight while you work. It helps a lot.
Don't worry about balance. It will come with time. The first few times I did Tae Bo I felt like a blue whale. But now I can kick with one leg over and over again without feeling like I need to stop and rebalance.
08-27-2003, 11:33 PM
i just did minna's strength and grace. whereas i am feeling the burn, i'm also fighting the guilty feeling that it wasn't high cardio. sigh. it's ok though. strength training is important too. back to cardio tomorrow.
08-28-2003, 11:31 AM
Holly and Synger,
Thanks for the tips. I' think I'm going to try the kickboxing tape Saturday or Sunday. Tomorrow will be a rest day, or maybe yoga.
Today was :
The Firm Super Cardio Sculpt-30 minutes
Tamilee Webb-10 minute seated stretch (have I said how much I love this stretching DVD!)
Holly, I have Strength and Grace on my "to try" pile. I previewed it-geez, does she love lunges. I'm worried my knees will hate me after that tape.
Hey, I just noticed you're in the 180's!!!! Fantastic!!!
08-29-2003, 09:27 AM
Today was Karen Voight Sleek Physique Yoga Stretch. This is WAY beyond me. I am not flexible. I had to modify a lot. Oh, well.
08-29-2003, 11:29 AM
thanks sherry. =)
i did kath smith's ultimate video workout last night. it was pure and evil ****. it's an old aerobics tap form the 80's and it's intermediate-adanced. and it's evil. but i guess i got a good workout.
08-29-2003, 12:43 PM
I did absolutely nothing yesterday! Sometimes you just gotta have a day like that. :)
08-29-2003, 10:15 PM
Thursday I walked a cumulative 50 minutes (30, 10, 10), then did 45 minutes of WATP (3 mile walk for abs).
Today I did three hours of housecleaning (ugh!), and tried the new Pilates tape for 30 minutes. Tough to do, but I'm gonna try to incorporate it into my workout schedule. I'm gonna feel it tomorrow! I need a mat under me, though. My hips already ache, not from the exercise, but from some of the positions.
08-30-2003, 02:26 AM
3 circuits @ the gym :)
08-30-2003, 09:25 PM
I did curves on Wed and Friday. Did a half hour workout. I also walked around college on Thrusday.
08-31-2003, 02:58 AM
i did minna's emergency workout today. =)
60 min - 30 cardio, 30 toning.
08-31-2003, 09:57 AM
After completely pigging out lately I went for a 1.5 mile walk this morning with the kid. Felt good.
08-31-2003, 12:39 PM
Did Richard's Sweat and Shout for 60 minutes yesterday.
09-01-2003, 10:26 PM
I did "walk away the lbs" but made couldn't find my one mile DVD so did about .75 mile on the 3 mile tape. I'm about dead, lol.