100 lb. Club - Weekly Exercise Thread 11/1 - 11/7




lessofsarahtolove
11-01-2004, 10:20 AM
Hello, sports fans! Well, I'm (with gratitude) robbing this wonderful thread idea from elsewhere on the site. It seemed to me that it would be a good idea to have a weekly thread here within our group devoted to exercise check-in; my thought is that it will help us to keep ourselves accountable for getting in some daily exercise, help us to motivate one another, and just plain be interesting since we like each other and are interested in how it's going for one another!

So, if you want to participate, just log in and give a quick post with an update on what you accomplished in the way of daily exercise! Doesn't have to be a big, long-winded explanation -- just the quick and the dirty, unless you have more to say!


tolose85
11-01-2004, 10:54 AM
I suck and have not exercised for 2 weeks.

This week will be different. I don't have a plan yet but I will. I want goal....

lessofsarahtolove
11-01-2004, 11:36 AM
Ok, Gretchen, we need to talk, sweetie. Now sit down and hear what I have to say:

1. You do not suck.

2. Ok, so you haven't exercised for 2 weeks. That means you didn't make it a priority. Um, my experience with you tells me that when you do that, when you make something a priority, it gets DONE. So what's getting you off track? Is it time management? Distraction? Don't feel like it when you get home? Pinpoint the detractor, and MAKE IT GO AWAY. You are fully capable of that. You've proven that to yourself already.

3. As I recall, all along, your goals have been about scale numbers and clothing sizes. You certainly don't have to do this publicly, but I would strongly recommend that you do some focused thinking about what kind of LIFE you want to live as a thin person?.....APART from scale numbers and clothing sizes. What do your days and weeks look like? How much and what form of exercise do they contain? What kinds of foods do you eat for the most part? What personal goals do you have? I think the answers to these questions will lead you down the right path, and the exercise will fall right into place.

4. Self-recrimination is counterproductive and a waste of time. It seems to me that you just need to set your compass, and then follow it.

5. :coach: So shut up with the self-hatin', make a reasonable plan that is in keeping with your overall fitness goals, and then you'll see both gains and losses.

I care about you, Gretchen, and I hate to see you speaking to yourself so unkindly. You wouldn't do it to me, so don't do it to yourself. You don't deserve it. You deserve some guidance -- and that will have to come from within, now that you've sought out some support from without.

:grouphug:


Safora
11-01-2004, 12:16 PM
I finally got off my butt for the first time in several months and took a walk. 45 min to be exact. :)

lessofsarahtolove
11-01-2004, 12:29 PM
Yay, Victoria! :bravo: Don't you just feel great? Not only physically but emotionally as well?

Annie-Rose
11-01-2004, 01:50 PM
Well done Victoria!!!!!
Gretchen - YOU DO NOT SUCK!! How about a little Leslie challenge? I'm still not doing the 2 miles!!!

Sheila53
11-01-2004, 03:27 PM
1 hour deep water aerobics
20 min. stretching
2 mile WATP tape

Safora
11-01-2004, 04:09 PM
Yay, Victoria! :bravo: Don't you just feel great? Not only physically but emotionally as well?

Yes I really do. I am actually looking forward to doing it again tomorrow. I think a little "me time" is exactly what I need right now. With the walking I can be doing something productive and actually relax at the same time. It makes me feel more positive the rest of the day too.

heather_dw
11-01-2004, 06:51 PM
i did my one mile Leslie Dvd today and got the new Leslie yoga,.. but I dont think it is going to work...Blah and i was sooo looking forward to it too :-P

dharmaspell
11-01-2004, 07:19 PM
11.01 3 miles walking

teapotdynamo
11-01-2004, 08:04 PM
45 minutes HIIT on the cross-trainer. That's it.

djs06
11-01-2004, 09:39 PM
Great job, everyone!

Today I did 20 minutes on the elliptical, 12 on the stair master, and 30 on the cross trainer. my legs hurt but I feel pretty good.

lessofsarahtolove
11-01-2004, 10:18 PM
Woo hoo everybody! Tonight I did the 3-mile WATP with 3 lb weights. Gotta be honest, I didn't feel like it, but you know what? I did it anyway. Ayup. ;)

SwimGirl
11-01-2004, 10:33 PM
I stretched for 20 minutes tonight :) My body is SO SO tight and tense from my work lately (move the store around, and breaking a BIG sweat!), it felt good :) On a side note, my PMS has arrived! :dizzy: I say this because I seriously downloaded 10 Celine Dion Songs and have them repeated on my computer, which is what prompted the stretching... :lol:

teapotdynamo
11-01-2004, 10:58 PM
No offense, but that's my idea of serious torture. They play that in my grocery store, and her voice drives me insane!!!!!!!!!

Nearrrrrrr... farrrrrrrr... where-eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhver you arrrrre....

:dizzy:

lessofsarahtolove
11-01-2004, 11:04 PM
For me, Celine is what **** sounds like.

Sorry -- I couldn't keep that to myself. :dunno:

SuchAPrettyFace
11-01-2004, 11:17 PM
I exercised yesterday. :devil: :devil: :devil:

Jillegal
11-01-2004, 11:32 PM
Don't tell me - you went out "trick or treating" as a witch and put a spell on some poor guy? :devil:

SwimGirl
11-02-2004, 01:43 AM
shhh.. not the CRAPPY songs.. but like the one from the new Air Canada commercial.. I also downloaded country.. but I listen to every type of music.. depends on the day.. so you can't say I have bad taste in music! Which is my pet peve, because I listen to everything from britney spears :P to enya, to classic michael jackson, to classical.. :P

nelie
11-02-2004, 01:47 AM
I went to the gym and did 60 minutes on the weights (shoulders) and then did 10 minutes on the elliptical. My knee was bothering me so doing the elliptical was hard for me, but I figured I could do at least 10 minutes.

seashell
11-02-2004, 08:19 AM
LOL Jen, I'm with you.

11/1 3 miles
11/2 3 miles
11/3 1 mile (VERY WINDY ~ Not that I'm at risk for getting blown away!)
11/4 1 mile am - 3 miles pm

teapotdynamo
11-02-2004, 09:42 AM
Sorry, I have sort of a visceral reaction when I hear her voice. :lol:

Just 30 minutes on the elliptical today. I planned to do more but got tied up voting - lotsa people out at the polls today, which is a good thing!

One last plug - don't foget to exercise AND to vote! :)

lessofsarahtolove
11-02-2004, 10:18 AM
One last plug - don't foget to exercise AND to vote! :)
Unless it's for the OTHER guy! :lol:

vivian10
11-02-2004, 10:45 AM
Unless it's for the OTHER guy! :lol:

Unfortunately my state will be in the wrong tonight, but at least I live in a cool, liberal city that has better sense.

What a fun night it will be on the treadmill listening to the results.

vivian10
11-02-2004, 10:47 AM
Oh..and I walked a quick mile before work this morning. Nice mild temps finally!

teapotdynamo
11-02-2004, 10:48 AM
Ha, Sarah, you kill me!!!! I already urged my dad (who is on the other end of the political spectrum from me but who has reservations -- is this vague enough? :)) to write-in Mickey Mouse instead. :devil:

lessofsarahtolove
11-02-2004, 11:13 AM
In the name of respect for all sensibilities and frames of reference, I'll refrain from screaming out in all cap's what I'd really like to. I will restrain myself and keep it to a soft, repeated murmur: "Please, God, please, God, please, God, please God......."

And, Jennifer, you know, I'd sooner vote for Mickey Mouse than "the other guy."

Vivian: :yes: 'Nuff said.

barbygirl43
11-02-2004, 12:44 PM
vivian, I think we may be in the same state. Our two major cities tend to override the yellow dogs of the rural areas. :) Of course here, they elminitated the fill in the blank ballots years ago.
I got in 2 miles last night before cooking dinner and 1 mile this morning.
I'm going to try one more mile tonight before bed but we'll see. My brother's birthday party is tonight at mom's so I'm not sure what time we'll be home.

heather_dw
11-02-2004, 01:25 PM
Whew,...

I did my mile of Leslie today. it was harder than ususal for some reason, but I kept plugging away.

Yes, I am worried about the election,.. I think my state will be in the wrong (again,..sigh)
It seems like I am in a very small minority around here.

Safora
11-02-2004, 01:37 PM
I walked for an hour today...I want to find out the # of miles...I think I will drive it tonight and see.

As for the election...I am so out of touch with whats going on politically that I didnt even know it was today until my b/f told me. So as you can imagine Im not voting.

vivian10
11-02-2004, 02:24 PM
vivian, I think we may be in the same state. Our two major cities tend to override the yellow dogs of the rural areas. :) Of course here, they elminitated the fill in the blank ballots years ago.


I'm right below you in Texas!

lessofsarahtolove
11-02-2004, 02:39 PM
Oh dear. Well, now I understand your earlier reference, Vivian! :yes: Yikes! Where are you in Texas?

Sheila53
11-02-2004, 03:02 PM
45 min. weight lifting
20 min. stretching
3 mile WATP

vivian10
11-02-2004, 04:13 PM
Oh dear. Well, now I understand your earlier reference, Vivian! :yes: Yikes! Where are you in Texas?

I'm in Austin. I'm a transplant from the midwest...still wondering how I ended up here!
:spin:

CassandraA
11-02-2004, 05:00 PM
11/01

60min walking, 15min strength training

djs06
11-02-2004, 05:27 PM
:lol: all this mickey mouse speak... :)

today I was kind of in a rush, but I did 35 minutes on the cross trainer and 15 minutes on the exercise bike- 8.5 miles total

Jillegal
11-02-2004, 08:31 PM
Stop beating around the Bush and say what you mean, Sarah! Don't Kerry on and on about it though, we understand! ;)

Ivanna B. Skinny
11-02-2004, 09:53 PM
Woo Hoo!!

I finally have something to add to this thread!

Just did 40 mins on the elliptical, for a total of 3.5 miles, and approx. 530 cals! Then I did arms,and abs! YEEEHAWW!!

SuchAPrettyFace
11-02-2004, 11:45 PM
Don't tell me - you went out "trick or treating" as a witch and put a spell on some poor guy? :devil: :lol: Same guy it's been since August, and uh...he wasn't complaining. ;)

Annie-Rose
11-03-2004, 02:27 AM
Well..they say you should try to pick the kind of exercise you enjoy!!! Keep it up Such a Pretty Face!
I'm nervous for you all with the election, well lets face it, what happens to you has a major effect on us in the U.K. I've been up since 5.00am watching the news. I've done my Leslie though and my dance on Monday. Hope you get what you want!

Jazzmine
11-03-2004, 10:53 AM
11/3
2 mile watp tape w/3# weights
2.14 outdoors walk

barbygirl43
11-03-2004, 01:20 PM
Didn't get in another mile last night so I did the 3 mile WATP for abs this morning. Man that was a great workout!!!

Jill-- you are to funny

heather_dw
11-03-2004, 02:58 PM
Well,.. one good thing has happened as far the election goes,.. im watching little to no television :devil:

i did do my Leslie one mile dvd, and as soon as I fully calm down from that, i think im going to tackle my new leslie yoga dvd. I only have an hour until hubby gets home, so i better get a move on:-)

**edited to say that I tried the Yoga and yikes,.... Anything with upper body was fine,.. twisting at the torso, fine,.. warrior pose,.. ok,.. but the cobra pose where you lay on your tummy,.. ick and i couldnt even resemble some of them. i finally quit about halfway through,.. I can feel that my upper body got a good stretch though**

howie6267
11-03-2004, 03:16 PM
Good for you heather. I need to watch less TV myself.

barbygirl43
11-03-2004, 05:45 PM
Heather--I'm proud of you for trying the yoga. I know you were seriously thinking of not attempting it. Who knows in a couple of weeks you'll be doing all the poses.

Sheila53
11-03-2004, 06:26 PM
Excellent! You know, I've been watching TV while doing the WATP "routine" (i.e., without the tape) so at least my body is getting some exercise while my mind is totally zoning out--or being enlightened if I'm watching a good Oprah show.

1 hour shallow water aerobics
20 min. stretching
2 mile WATP
1 mile dog walking (hey, it's not raining!)

Ivanna B. Skinny
11-03-2004, 10:17 PM
Woo Hoo! 40 mins again on the elliptical, and arms and abs!!

lessofsarahtolove
11-03-2004, 10:23 PM
2-mile WATP with weights for me tonight.

djs06
11-03-2004, 11:31 PM
30 minutes on the cross trainer and abs today.

teapotdynamo
11-04-2004, 12:34 PM
Upper body strength training and 35 minutes on the cross-trainer.

Off to Florida for a few days. I plan to lick my election wounds by lazing by the pool with a good book.

barbygirl43
11-04-2004, 01:16 PM
I got in one more mile last night and 2 miles this morning for a total of 9 miles since Monday morning.

djs06
11-04-2004, 02:32 PM
Have fun Jennifer!

Sheila53
11-04-2004, 03:00 PM
45 min. weight lifting
20 min. stretching
3 mile WATP

Jazzmine
11-04-2004, 03:47 PM
2 mile watp tape w/ 3# weights
2.09 outside walk

heather_dw
11-05-2004, 04:29 PM
After taking a day off yesterday, except for doing arm work with the 5lb weight, today I jumped in with my 1 mile Leslie dvd. Maybe i can get in another session tonight after hubby goes to work, the key word there is *maybe* LOL

grrr,... i need to do that yoga again, and I am not looking forward to it. I have been putting it off big time

Sheila53
11-05-2004, 05:25 PM
2 mile WATP
20 min. stretching

barbygirl43
11-05-2004, 05:42 PM
2 mile WATP for abs (11 miles walked this week :D)

Jazzmine
11-06-2004, 07:26 AM
Nov 5th-3 mile watp tape w/ 3 # weights
1.91 outside walk

Safora
11-06-2004, 10:12 AM
11/5~ 1 hour walk outside

Sheila53
11-06-2004, 03:03 PM
1 hour water aerobics (with HIIT-whew!)
20 min. stretching

lessofsarahtolove
11-06-2004, 09:28 PM
Today I did a step workout for the first time! I did a half hour of Cathe Friedrich's Basic Step (she's no joke!! She truly kicks your butt!) and then went straight into a 42 minute Ramp workout (2 miles) by Leslie Sansone (lots of squats and lunges, and I also used 3# hand weights) and THEN I did Cathe's 20-minute upper body weight routine. Whew! I'm trying to catch up from my prior slacking! I had only worked out twice so far this week, so I'm going to have to hit it hard tomorrow also. :dizzy: Let me tell you, I will sleep well tonight....my legs are like rubber!

Jazzmine
11-06-2004, 10:18 PM
2 mile watp w/ 5 and 3 # weights alternating
1.87 outside walk

heather_dw
11-07-2004, 03:47 PM
Wow,.. great job everyone. You make me look like a slacker!

i did my one mile Leslie dvd today, i skipped again yesterday :( so for last week I got in 4 days. My new mini goal is to exercise every day this coming up week,.. Ive got one day down, 6 to go.

Sheila53
11-07-2004, 08:38 PM
2 miles WATP
bicep and tricep workout
20 min. stretching

lessofsarahtolove
11-07-2004, 09:46 PM
Today I did Leslie's 4-mile Challenge workout -- I just really love that one the best! The energy and pace are great, and the music is a lot better. Earlier I did weights -- bi's and tri's.