Exercise! - Exercise Accountability #8 May 30-June 5




Ilene
05-30-2005, 07:59 AM
Good Morning Everyone :wave:

:coach: What are the plans for the day for exercise?

For me this morning I will wash walls, then do legs at the gym :strong:, then some kind of cardio because I need to burn some big bad calories, food was not pretty on the weekend!!

:coach: NEXT!!


tikanique
05-30-2005, 12:12 PM
Hi all,

Today was a leg day for me too. Got in an awesome workout. Food this weekend has been on point with the exception of a really good alcoholic frozen drink that just jumped down my throat without permission. I am cutting the grass today and moving boxes at the office so that will have to be cardio for today.

Tiki.

tikanique
05-31-2005, 05:56 AM
Okay I'm up bright and early and am now sitting at my desk after spending the last 45 minutes hauling the boxes I didn't move yesterday. I spent 2.5 hours working in my yard yesterday. I just couldn't make myself go inside, it was so pretty out. I cut the front, back and alley. Then I got out the hedge clippers and did my hedges and also cleared all the overgrowth off my fences, my neighbor's garage and my other neighbors fence. It looks so nice it was well worth the effort. Later on today, I have either a Billy Blanks date, or if I can swing it, a run at the high school.

Tiki.


Ilene
05-31-2005, 07:44 AM
today I am biking to the gym and doing legs... Yesterday I ended up running to the gym so I didn't do legs did chest and tris...

WaterRat
05-31-2005, 01:13 PM
I'll be at the gym after work for legs and :tread: (wish they had an elliptical, which is actually what I'll be doing :lol: )

Meg
05-31-2005, 04:06 PM
Shoulders and cardio ( 20 bike and 15 treadmill). I didn't have a lot of time, so did supersets of front raises, side raises, upright rows, and overhead presses, times three. :)

tikanique
05-31-2005, 07:42 PM
Got in a 2 mile run. It was interesting - kind of like running, dodging little projectile missles, swerving around slower moving asteroid rock thingys and trying not to crash into the outer wall all at the same time. That's what I was imagining I was doing while running on a jam-packed local high school track.

Tiki.

Ilene
05-31-2005, 07:51 PM
Got in a 2 mile run. It was interesting - kind of like running, dodging little projectile missles, swerving around slower moving asteroid rock thingys and trying not to crash into the outer wall all at the same time. That's what I was imagining I was doing while running on a jam-packed local high school track.

Tiki.

What, where you running against the traffic of runners or what ?? :lol: Your post made me laugh...

tikanique
05-31-2005, 07:55 PM
Hi there Ilene,

Nope, I wasn't running against traffic but did consider it for a few minutes. At least that way I would be able to SEE the missles before they almost blew me into smithereens! The track was just superpacked!!!

Tiki.

4rabbit
06-01-2005, 05:51 AM
Hi all
yesterday I did 6 kms on the treadmill
today I did 3 kms and UBW

tikanique
06-01-2005, 08:53 AM
Hi all,

Legs are still beat up from Monday leg day and then the running yesterday so I skipped running this AM and did 30 minutes on the bike instead. Will get a shoulder workout in late this evening.

Tiki.

LunaValkyrie
06-01-2005, 09:36 AM
My first weekend since dieting >_< So.. I kinda dissapeared for a few days. Well....what happened to me? I spent it in the emergancy room. My wonderful fiancee had locked the door on my hand (completely). Well, things worked out and im ok,. Stillhurts but im surviving. Then we went away to vermont! So My usual execised routine was out of the question (I wasent dragging my DDR on vacation). So we did alot of walking and swimming this weekend (heated outdoor pool!!!!). We took a nature hike through the mountains too -- spotted a lovely hawk (maybe ill post pictures).

Anyways, Today ill be back on track. I'll be upping my DDR routine today as well. 30 min routine this time. Then some free weights, and an ab workout.

--EDIT-- Ok so I changed my DDR routine. Instead of counting Calories, I changed it to minutes. So I did a little over 30 mins. (it still gives me a calorie burned amount though hehe). Finally... I thought something was wrong with me, but I finally feel the sweat running down my face. Sounds gross but its a great feeling. I've noticed that not too many people are very discriptive in this thread-- Well, I hope I can make each of my posts as motivating as possible :) Seriously its very hard for me to get up and exercise every morning, but I just think about what it benefits. Actually, I feel great after. I always heard about how people feel great after exercising, and I never believed it. But honestly i think its wonderful. knowing what Im actually doing for myself. Even though i started very slow (about 15 mins of cardio (not including rests, since im pretty out of shape) it still felt good to get moving. When I got used to it a little, I just push myself a little further :)

:devil:

spud
06-01-2005, 01:13 PM
Yes! Accountability threads rule, now I remember why I'm here.

I didn't work out on Monday, it being a holiday and all -- that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. Yesterday I started out by doing my usual elliptical trainer workout, which I usually do for an hour. I cut it short to 30 minutes and thought I'd see if I got a better DDR workout if I started when I my heart was already pumping pretty good.

Activity: Elliptical Trainer
Date: 05/31/05, Duration: 00:31:41
HR Average: 159, Kcal: 501

Activity: DDR
Date: 05/31/05, Duration: 00:43:50
HR Average/Max: 126/162, Kcal: 698

Yeah! That's my best DDR workout to date, in terms of calories burned, and average HR. Thanks for the DDR tip of having it count minutes instead of calories Luna, I'll give that a shot too. I really don't like the DDRMAX2 workout mode -- as it seems to not play songs back to back, which is what you think you'd want when working out. Kinda like it does in "continuous mode" which I like but is hard because the difficultity gets upped each time the song changes...

So as per your request for more descriptive workout posts, I don't have too much to add except what I listened to on my iPod while I worked out on the Elliptical. I find that drum heavy high BMP athems about the glory and necessity of struggle really work for me while working out. Heh, there isn't a lot of music in that category though, but I keep looking. Lately I find that a lot of music that is labled "jungle" or "drum and bass" are really nice to work out to. Yesterday I listned to a mix that includes samples from the excellent alblum "Facts and Fiction" by Asian Dub Foundation, "New Forms" by Ronni Size, and "The Deepest Cut" by Omni Trio. Fast, energizing, and positive, just what I need to get me through an hour (or in yesterday's case 30 minutes) of drudge.

spud

Sashenka
06-01-2005, 01:39 PM
It rains here. Third day in a row. So instead of biking 32 km/day I am driving to work - it is reall rain not showers (here in Vancouver we are not scared by showers, but rain is rain, you get wet completely just by getting from the door to the car).

Yesterday I thought that I will do some cardio at home - never happened, so I found an excuse that if God decided to cover us all in rain, he decided that I should take a break... Today it was raining so heavily that my wipers in the car could not clear windows - so i thought that God can not be so caring for me and I am on my way to the gym :) Upper body today and abs.

spud
06-01-2005, 04:27 PM
Activity: Elliptical Trainer + DDR
Date: 06/01/05, Duration: 01:00:10
HR Average/Max 143/178, Kcal: 1220

I'm trying to find ways to make my 1hr elliptical workout way less boring, and thus more likely that I'll do it 5x per week. This time I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical listening to Green Day's "American Idiot", and then played DDR on "light" for 30 minutes. Not a bad workout.

spud

tikanique
06-01-2005, 09:58 PM
What is DDR?

Tiki

Ilene
06-01-2005, 10:20 PM
I THINK, DDR is Dance Dance Revolution, a tape, I THINK... :?: not sure...

Just had a really good 6.2k run, but it was hot and humid and I didn't run as well as I usually do :( ... I ran at 8pm and now it's 10:20 and I'm wired for sound, can't win :dizzy:

tikanique
06-02-2005, 09:59 AM
So Ilene, did you finally get Un-wired and to sleep? I hope so. I made myself go to bed at 10:30 so I could get into the gym this AM. I got in a 50 minute run - about 4 miles (had trouble keeping an accurate lap count) and then a good shoulder work-out.

Tiki.

Ilene
06-02-2005, 03:23 PM
Tiki -- Thanks for asking I finally managed to fall asleep at around 12:00 or so, I feel fine today though...

My plans are to go for a bike ride after supper it's way to hot at the moment, I am not complaining of the heat though, I love it, I think summer is finally here!!

spud
06-02-2005, 03:28 PM
Hi Tikanique,

Yup, DDR is in fact the video game "Dance Dance Revolution". The game plays up tempo dance music and scrolls a series of arrows up from the bottom of the screen. The arrows arrive at the top of the screen on the music's beat, by which time your feet are supposed to step on the corrisponding arrow on the plastic dance pad that you're standing on while playing. Arrows come at you in rapid succession and you end up doing all kinds of steps that almost feel like dance moves, especially since everything happens on the beat. It's a lot of fun and it's a decent workout, especially as things get harder and the arrows come at you quickly.

spud

Ilene
06-02-2005, 03:47 PM
Hi Tikanique,

Yup, DDR is in fact the video game "Dance Dance Revolution". The game plays up tempo dance music and scrolls a series of arrows up from the bottom of the screen. The arrows arrive at the top of the screen on the music's beat, by which time your feet are supposed to step on the corrisponding arrow on the plastic dance pad that you're standing on while playing. Arrows come at you in rapid succession and you end up doing all kinds of steps that almost feel like dance moves, especially since everything happens on the beat. It's a lot of fun and it's a decent workout, especially as things get harder and the arrows come at you quickly.

spud

Oh IC it has a dance pad very cool!! Although I hate to dance :lol:...

spud
06-02-2005, 09:17 PM
Yeah, I'm not big on dancing myself, but I do love music, and I have to say that dance music is pretty good stuff. I'm surprised at how much I enjoy the songs that go along with this video game -- many of them disco. Today I did another hard 30 minutes on my elliptical (Green Day's "American Idiot" on my headphones again) and then I jumped right off and tried to get an "A" grade on my dance performance on this great techno tune "Busy Child" on "light" difficultity level in DDR. This is pretty tough, as the song title suggests, you gotta get busy to do well in this song. And now for those of you who are following along at home:

Activity: Elliptical Trainer + DDR
Date: 06/02/05, Duration: 01:01:29
HR Average/Max 147/179, Kcal: 1300

spud

Ilene
06-02-2005, 09:22 PM
Just back from a fast 20k bike ride, it was gorgeous no wind, but lots of little bugs, so I had to shut my big mouth :lol:...

tikanique
06-03-2005, 09:34 AM
Hi all,

Got up this AM and hit the gym for chest and tris. Then drove back home to put my clothes in the dryer and do Tae Bo. I've never done Tae-Bo after lifting weights and it was harder!

Tiki.

JustForUs
06-03-2005, 12:14 PM
Went to the gym this morning.. About 16 mins on treadmill with high incline 9 mins on bike and 38 mins of upper body weight training and 250 crunches... Later on Im going for a walk and house cleaning!!

tikanique
06-03-2005, 02:05 PM
JFU, if you want a really vigorous workout, then by all means, come clean MY house instead. We both are in Michigan and I will gladly give you directions!

Tiki.

Ilene
06-03-2005, 02:18 PM
:lol: @ Tiki

Today I am doing something really different... I have registered for the Relay for Life for the Canadian Cancer Society. It starts tonight at 6PM and finishes at 6AM tomorrow. We have teams and we relay walk ALL night :eek: !!!!!! Please send some :goodvibes: my way so that I can stay awake all night!!!

JustForUs
06-03-2005, 03:59 PM
TIKI I like to clean.. as weird as it sounds, Im on my way!! LOL Its kinda refreshing, my friends makefun of me. Im not nes. a "clean freak" but when I clean I go all out. Someithng I learned from when I was younger. Open the windows turn the radio on really loud and just go..... relaxing to!

LunaValkyrie
06-03-2005, 05:18 PM
*Sigh* I slacked yesterday... only did DDR 16 mins. (I dont really like dancing either, but the music is good, and when you get sick of the songs, theres new versions of the game coming out all the time :P). And today I didnt feel so well. Maybe ill get some in today, or maybe ill go out for a walk . I'll go ab training now though :D

tikanique
06-04-2005, 08:00 PM
I followed JFU's lead yesterday and cleaned house top to bottom. Today I got in a good back workout - didn't skip the deadlifts - and then an hour of Tae Bo. I can't wait for bed time now cause I am WHOOPED!!!

Tiki.

spud
06-04-2005, 11:47 PM
Ilene: I gotta hear the tale of the all night walk for cancer went. Did you go to bed after your part in the relay was over or did you really end up walking all night?

Luna: What version of DDR do you have?

So on my fourth workout of the week since it's Saturday, I figured I'd just play DDR for a couple of hours and call it good.

Activity: DDR
Date: 06/04/05, Duration: 02:00:52
HR Average/Max 113/234, Kcal: 1471

This was a really fun DDR session. After the first hour I managed to score enough points to unlock all the songs and the "endless gameplay" mode. This mode is really great, because you can select the songs and their difficulty level and they keep playing without interruption. This is much better (from a workout perspective) than playing some of the other game modes because there is not as much time spent waiting around in between songs thus keeping your heart rate going...

My feet are a bit sore though, we'll see what they feel like tommorow.

spud

Oh yeah, my HR max was so high because at one point I had to reach around the back of my PS/2 to plug in another controller. I had to lean in really close to the PS/2 to do this, which caused watch/receiver to freak out a bit and think my pulse had shot up to 234. I think the PS/2 emits a lot of radio noise.

Ilene
06-05-2005, 12:14 AM
Spud -- About the all night walk for cancer, I kinda wussed out I guess :( I have very sensitive eyes and they were walking on a dirt track and by 10:30 I could not take the dust anymore... I walked for about 1.5 hours was at the track for 5 hours for the luminatries celebratioins it was an emotional time because my dad had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and he starts his treatments for radiation this week. I discovered that I didn't have to stay the night our team of ten had to walk 10 hours and I walked 1.5 hours, so I sorta don't feel too badly I really do wish I could have stayed all night...

Today I biked 20K I ate clean too ...

Meg
06-05-2005, 06:37 AM
Congrats on walking for 1.5 hours! That's quite an accomplishment. :high:

:goodvibes: for your dad and his treatments this week ...

Meg
06-05-2005, 06:40 AM
My upper body is so freaking sore from four stellar workouts this week (arms, shoulders, back, and chest) that there's only one thing left to do today ... Legs!!

And some cardio, of course. :)

ellenuw
06-05-2005, 08:07 AM
Ilene - *hugs* :grouphug: Wishing you the best with your dad.

tikanique
06-05-2005, 12:39 PM
Meg, I TOTALLY know how you feel. My whole upper body is BEAT down today so I did Pilates for an hour this AM and am doing legs this afternoon.

Tiki.

Meg
06-05-2005, 01:15 PM
Tiki - I am now completely dysfunctional. Head to toes. :D I made the mistake of trying to push a grocery cart around for an hour after I finished legs and had to seriously contemplate leaving everything and gimping home. But I just hauled everything up the steps and don't want to move for the rest of the day!

Can't wait to see how we feel in the AM! (are we sick or what??!!) :lol:

Ilene
06-05-2005, 07:00 PM
Thanks for the well wishes for my dad girls :grouphug:... It's going to be a stressful week I can tell already... So I am preparing by making sure I have my daily workouts in no matter what...

Today I ran 11k...

tikanique
06-05-2005, 09:31 PM
Ilene, you are so smart. If it were me, planning to workout would be furthest from my thoughts, but probably one of the smartest things to do. That will help you to alleviate stress and stay focused. And 11K??? Is that a record for you? I don't recall you ever posting that you ran that far. Good job!

Meg, we are both totally insane. Like you, I went to the store and did my grocery shopping after annihilating my last properly functioning muscle group. I am SO ready to pass out now, but still have to comb DD's hair and clean up the kitchen.

Tiki.

spud
06-05-2005, 10:11 PM
My final workout for the week was 30 minutes on the elliptical followed by 30 minutes of playing DDR on continuous mode.

Activity: Elliptical + DDR
Date: 06/05/05, Duration: 01:01:55
HR Average/Max 131/189, Kcal: 1071

Not bad, five workouts this week, I'm happy with that. Now if I could just get the eating under control I might actually have something. Sigh.

spud

Ilene
06-05-2005, 10:26 PM
Tiki -- I've done 12k before. I try to do 10k on Sundays that's my long run...

Spud -- The exercise part is the easy part for me, it's the eating that's difficult to control I think many of us are like that...