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Ivanna B. Skinny
02-07-2005, 09:38 PM
Hi all...I didn't see the thread, so I thought I'd start one.

I had an EXCELLENT day! I feel so happy and optimistic right now...its like I'm high! :o I've been struggling for oh so long...but today was the day!!

So, here's what I did...
1:30 pm Pilates tape & 200 Crunches
7:00pm 8 min warmup on treadmill
25 mins elliptical machine
arms: 6 sets of 10 at 35 pounds
100 Crunches

If anybody has any tips about arms, please let me know. It seems to me that if I can do 60 of any one arm exercise, I should move up in pounds...but Im afraid of "bulking up". Suggestions??? :shrug: :shrug:

02-07-2005, 10:32 PM

Don't be afraid of bulking up, it takes the right hormones (testosterone) and years of training for bulky guys to look how they do. It usually takes steroids for a woman to bulk up so unless you are taking steroids... I would add more weight. Personally, I have used heavy weights throughout my weight loss and I've only lost inches, never gained them. Besides, muscle builds up your metabolism and its easy to lose muscle, all you do is stop using weights or use less weights. If only getting rid of fat was that easy...

As for exercise, I went to the gym yesterday and had a good leg workout. Today, I was going to go but I have a date. I'm damn nervous, oh well.

02-08-2005, 11:59 AM
2 mile WATP for abs

3 mile WATP for abs

I've been told that you are actually better off to have the higher weight and do slower reps to help build you tone.

02-08-2005, 12:10 PM
Sunday: Nothing :(
Yesterday: Yoga sculpt video

Amy Jo, I HATE weight lifting, but have found yoga to be very good at sculpting my arms. When I did it regularly, I had the best shoulders! You're using your body weight for resistance, so it's definitely strength training, but you don't get bulky. I think there are yoga videos specifically for upper body. I just started Karen Armstrong's Yoga Sculpt, which is pretty hard. Or else I'm pretty weak!

02-09-2005, 12:55 AM
Hi, everybody! :wave:

I'm back to exercising, so I thought I'd post today's exercise here. :)

Tuesday: 2 mile WATP

I feel lame posting just that, but it's tougher now than it used to be. Gee, I don't know why! :rolleyes: Anyway, I'm going to try to make it a regular thing going forward, and I'll try to post it here!

Amy Jo, Nelie is right about the testosterone. Women don't bulk up unless they're on steroids, so you really have nothing to worry about. Lift heavy -- it's the best thing for you and absolutely will support your goals. This question comes up all the time, particularly over at the Women Who Lift forum here at 3FC, and the response is always the same: You're not going to bulk up, you'll just get leaner, stronger, and more defined. And may I congratulate you on your continued loss?! :cp: I'm so happy for you!

02-09-2005, 01:05 AM
Great Job to Everyone! :)

Sarah - That's great that you're back to excercising! How does it feel?

monday - didn't move the kaboose :(
tuesday - 30 minutes of cardio and abs.

02-09-2005, 01:50 AM
Sarah - That's great that you're back to excercising! How does it feel?
It feels good, but exhausting. The biggest thing with the chemo is fatigue -- the meds take care of most of the nausea. I'm just so wiped out -- and, now, out of shape -- that doing anything strenuous is just a real challenge these days. I'm worried about it getting harder, but I'll just see how that works out! I know that there's a real cumulative effect with this high-dose chemo, so I'm just going to get more tired with each treatment....and then there's a period of recovery afterwards, but I'm hoping that if I can keep up the exercise during the chemo, it will help with the energy.

Thanks for asking! :)

Ivanna B. Skinny
02-09-2005, 02:43 PM
Sarah...NOWAY IS 2 MILE WATP LAME!!! Im SO proud of you for pushing yourself to do it!!

Thanks for the advice about the arms...I appreciate your-alls input!! So, I guess, I'll up my weight to 40 pounds and go from there!!

Yesterday, I didnt move my Kaboose AT ALL. But, Im on my way to the gym now, so I'll post after!

02-09-2005, 03:38 PM
4 mile WATP superchallenge this morning.

Still wanting to try and get in the tae bo to see how far I can make it.

Ivanna B. Skinny
02-09-2005, 04:00 PM
YAY!! YAY!!! YAY!!!

I moved my kaboose!!

35 min HIIT elliptical (burned estimated 500 cals!!)
arms (45lbs!!)
200 crunches

Will do pilates tape later!

02-09-2005, 08:18 PM
Another 2-mile WATP for me tonight. :)

02-09-2005, 08:28 PM
Sarah you are doing awesome and you should never feel lame for posting your exercise. I'm sure the strength it takes you to do that is more effort than most of us are putting in.

Today was my 8th weekday in a row of swimming. I can really tell it's helping. I've had two people say that I am walking straiter now. I have this hunched over kind of walk because my back hurts. I think it is getting much better but it still hurts for now. I know after I get out of the pool I just feel so energized. I wish I had done this 10 years ago. Oh well can't look back now.

02-09-2005, 10:38 PM
Thanks for the encouragement, Amy Jo and Howie! :goodvibes

Amy Jo -- YIKES!!! You are just a BEAST, girlfriend!! You go on with your bad self!

Howie -- I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to hear that you're swimming regularly!!!! That is just so awesome -- just totally wonderful news, my friend!! And I'm really ESPECIALLY glad to hear that it's helping with your poor back, your posture, and your energy. That might be the best news I've heard all day! I'm really, really happy for you.

02-09-2005, 11:57 PM
Thanks Sarah, Is that you I see in that avatar? Do we finally get to put a face to the words? Nice picture. If that is you, you look great.

02-10-2005, 12:04 AM
Howie - You took the words right out of my mouth... Sarah, we've been waiting forever to see a picture of you... You look fantastic! Beautiful... :)

You're doing great with the excercise, you are truly an inspiration my dear! :) I'm oh so proud of you!

Today, I did Let's Salsa (Dance Aerobics), 10 Mins on the cross-trainer, and upper body weights! :strong:

02-10-2005, 12:20 AM
Hey by the way I keep meaning to mention on this thread that I have a Leslie Sansone DVD 2 Mile Walk. If anyone wants it let me know. I will give it away if you pay for the postage. First one to PM me can have it. I just don't much like using it and now that I have a Y membership I don't really need it.

02-10-2005, 12:29 AM
Being a night owl pays off. Celina has claimed the DVD.

02-10-2005, 12:35 AM
Well I'm not a night owl - its only 9:34pm here! :) I've got at least another hour or two in me! ;)

YAY! Thanks to Howie, I can finally get aquainted with Leslie! ;) I've been meaning to try WAPT since last summer and I still hadn't got around to buying it! hehe - I'm excited!

02-10-2005, 07:14 AM
I missed it....guess that is what I get for having to be in bed so early =)

I think I am actually going to wallyworld to pick that up tonight. I need to add some diversity to my exercise.

02-10-2005, 01:06 PM
Sarah--that is so great. WTG. I can't express how much of an inspiration you are to me.

Howie--WTG on the swimming. I wish I had access to a pool in the winter cuz I'd be swimming year round.

I did the tae bo beginner last night and attempted a pilates dvd this morning. I will have to make more of an effort tonight to get in some exercise since I only made it through about 15 minutes of the pilates. going to have to go back to a different tape. If anyone has some suggestions I would appreciate it. (I've done the pilates for dummies and enjoyed it but was wanting something a bit lengthier)

Ivanna B. Skinny
02-10-2005, 03:40 PM
Howdy Y'all!!

Lastnight I did my pilates tape like I said I would, and I just finished it again today, plus 200 crunches. I think Im gonna have to get a new pilates tape, cuz this one is "Beginners" and only 27 minutes. I need a little bit more UMPH! Anyhoo...tonight after I hit the gym, I'll post that!

02-10-2005, 03:54 PM
Well Done Sarah, you're a superstar!!!!

I have joined the.....da da de da....gym!!!! And more than that, I have darkened the door....twice!!!! Today there were two girls with me, with a combined weight the same as my own. Do I care than I am the fattest person that uses the gym...??? NO If I keep it up I won't be the fattest for long!!!!!

My aim is three days a week at the gym.

I have a salsa video which I love, and have bought another dancing one as well, which I will try tomorrow or at the weekend.

02-10-2005, 04:24 PM
Way to go, kykaree! If you're anything like me, you'll get addicted to going and want to go all the time :). I know if I wake up late and don't go in the morning, I get antsy all day until I've gone. If you knew me before, you'd be shocked -- I really was the most sedentary person!

Yay, gym! (And don't worry about being the "biggest person there." I find that two-thirds of the people there are too embarrassed about their own appearance to pay any attention to anyone else. The other third are too busy admiring themselves in the mirrors! :lol: )

Have fun!

02-11-2005, 12:40 AM
Thursday: 1 hour of pure cardio, then some ab work. :sumo:

02-11-2005, 12:06 PM
On Thursday not only did I make it through the tae bo I also did 1 mile WATP afterward.

This morning--3 mile watp for abs

02-13-2005, 05:04 PM
Well I just got back from moving my kaboose! :lol:

Today, I did 50 mins of cardio (20 mins on Elliptical, 20 mins on Cross-Ramp, 10 mins on Recumbrant Bike)
Lower Body Weight Training
40 Crunches

02-13-2005, 05:45 PM
Well done Br00klyn, that sounds like hard work. I walked to the pool this morning and had a swim, then walked home. I haven't been swimming properly in four years, I managed 10 lengths of the pool, amongst the babies, teenagers and toddlers! Boy it was busy at my local pool. Then I walked back into my village to go to our farmers market, as I was leaving the house there was a sprinkling of snow, I just ignored it, by the time I walked 10 minutes it had turned into a flash snow storm and I looked like a snowman, it was very funny!!!! And then fifteen minutes later, it was sunny and warm, with no trace of snow.

Lancashire, if you don't like the weather, come back in fifteen minutes!!!!

02-14-2005, 04:16 AM
Hey guys

I've just been reading this thread, and feel very inspired!!! So thankyou for that....

I've just got back to exercising after a long long long break. Yesterday I swam for 30 mins - really really really enjoyed it.... I'm right there with you in that pool, Howie! This week, I plan to swim 4 nights.....next week, I am going to get back to the gym for some weights....I am easing myself in gently here!

02-14-2005, 12:58 PM
Saturday--1 hour 4 mile WATP
Sunday 2.5 hours 10 miles WATPs
Monday-3 mile WATP