Exercise! - Exercise Accountability #16, July 25-31




WaterRat
07-26-2005, 06:38 PM
Noticed yesterday that no one had started this week's, so I guess I will. :)

Yesterday: Legs, and :tread:

And I'm done for awhile. Have a city council meeting tonight, a b'day party tomorrow night,and leave waaaay early Thurs for a combined work/vacation trip. Back 8/6.


srmb60
07-26-2005, 08:24 PM
I hope you have a good trip and thanks for starting the thread. I have an ominus feeling about Ilene's absence.

Today was cardio and abs for me. I hate cardio and feel like a bit of a fraud. This Body Sculpting Bible has a basic routine. I probably could start with the next one but ... I'm ... um ... lazy. So I only had to do 10 minutes of cardio. Easy enough. Five minutes on the eliptical and five on the tread mill. And I only feel a bit cheap :)

Ilene
07-27-2005, 01:06 AM
I have an ominus feeling about Ilene's absence.
Everything is just fine, I've just been very busy with everything but thank you for your concern... I had to be up quite early and on the road for my dad's appointment yesterday and today.... My brother is taking two days this week and my nephew one so I have the rest of the week off :D...

In the last couple of days exercise has been good... This is a cut and paste from another thread...I had a good long run on Saturday, but I haven't run since... On Sunday I did a good leg workout at the gym so no run but a good 28k bike ride... Yesterday I only had time for a chest workout in the AM no cardio or run, before going for my dad's treatments... Today, lazyness took over but it felt good to have a day off... Tomorrow my brother takes my dad for the treatments so I will get to the gym for some a back workout and a run either on the treadmill or outside depending on the weather. I'll get up early to get a run in...

It's all good...


Thank you Pat for starting the tread, I appreciate it :)


Rakkoon
07-27-2005, 01:14 AM
Hey can I join? What goes on in here?
Well here's my story. I started working out consistantly last week. At this point I am walking 3 miles a day along with a daily dose of Tae bo. I do this 6 days out of the week.
Rachel

Ilene
07-27-2005, 01:19 AM
Hi Rachel :wave: ... WELCOME !! .... Here in Exercise Accountability we just post our daily exercise just to be accountable for it... because you know how it is? when you tell someone you're gonna DO IT!! You just DO IT!!

Congrats on your weight loss and your decision to exercise the two go hand in hand...

srmb60
07-27-2005, 10:01 AM
Ah Ilene! I'm so glad things are OK. I'm happy for your Dad, that he has an extended family who care.

I'm on to day two of the Body Sculpting Bible work out. I didn't get right out of bed and go to the fitness room tho'. My hips and legs are stiff and quite sore. I'd done a killer legs before I started the book and underestimated the impact that would have on being able to do an everyday routine. I think I'll have breakfast, an ibuprofen and do a little walking before I begin.
I'm sure that will settle out once I get into the routine. Since it's only my hips that are the problem. My shoulders are nicely achey but nothing that will effect reps.
You'd think by now I would know the dangers of starting exercising with too much newbie gungho!

Welcome Rachel!

Rakkoon
07-27-2005, 12:21 PM
Thanks you guys
Well I just got done with doing my exercising now its time to hit the shower.

Cardiomonster
07-27-2005, 12:51 PM
Hi, I'm Lisa and this is my first post in exercise accountability.

Background - In early Jan. 05 I started working out (Tae Bo, pilates) and eating a sensible diet. I have since lost 45 lbs. But in June I started having shin problems, which lead to knee problems. I immediately stopped the Tae Bo and pilates for a while - and switched to swimming and some walking. I have since added back some pilates and a tiny bit of Tae Bo on occassion (arms only, but I miss it SO MUCH :( ). I am still in pain and limited - with a doctor appointment next week to look into this problem. I hope it all works out - so I can again !! :D

Last night I did a 30 min. Pilates abs and back routine, but only at 70-75% effort because my knees started to hurt again. I'm back on ibuprofin, and things seem a bit better. I hardly worked out (or stretched) at all last week while on vacation - so hopefully this pain is related to muscle tightness from that.

I plan to walk ~2 miles tonight, and see how that goes.

Ilene
07-27-2005, 03:11 PM
Hello Lisa :wave: Welcome !!

Today I did a killer shoulder workout :strong: and some abs... Has anyone ever tried this: put a 45# bar on the floor, add some 10# weights to it, then kneel and roll the bar out in front of you as far as you can go, sometimes I was able to get almost flat on the floor, then come back up...OUCH! I'll let you know how I feel tomorrow... After the weight room I did 30 mins on the bike and 30 mins walking and running hils on the treadmill... I was in the gym 2 hours! I feel GOOD :D ...

Cardiomonster
07-28-2005, 01:48 AM
Hi, I'm Lisa.

Last night I did a 30 min. Pilates abs and back routine, but only at 70-75% effort because my knees started to hurt again. I'm back on ibuprofin, and things seem a bit better. I hardly worked out (or stretched) at all last week while on vacation - so hopefully this pain is related to muscle tightness from that.

I plan to walk ~2 miles tonight, and see how that goes.

I did it - I went out and walked 2.25 miles today, at a decent 3 mile/hr pace. I did a warm-up lap, lots of stretching - workout- cooldown lap and even more stretching.

I just felt SOOO good after my workout, and my legs didn't hurt at all, not even now several hours later. I'm hoping this point to minor leg problems (tightness / tendinitis) rather than large ones. :D

For Thursday night I'm planning to either do a pilates + 8 min. abs or do another 2+ miles of walking.

AND it was finally cool and beautiful out ;) ! This is what summer SHOULD be!

BONUS - I was totally on today. I met my goals in cal intake (1250), water intake (15 servings of 8 fl oz), and sodium intake (1500mg). I'm so poud of me. :smug:

srmb60
07-28-2005, 08:57 AM
Today is cardio and abs. I'm going to write down the ab stuff I do for your perusal because in "this round of fitness" I've yet to have sore abs (annoying). I have to take my car (new to me '03 Sunfire) back for a tweek (I got no clock!) so I'll be exercising and posting a bit later.
I'll check in as soon as I get back just in case someone has a killer ab exercise for me to try. I may have a shot at Ilene's roll out thing (ugh!)

srmb60
07-28-2005, 04:09 PM
I got all stretched out but couldn't get back. My son thinks that particular exercise is pretty funny :) OH! kneeling! Eventually I did that and it worked better. It really does work the upper abs on the way back in.
3 set 5 reps knee raises on the VKR thingee
2 sets 5 reps ab crunches 52 lbs
I fooled with leg raise things. My son held my legs up and still so that I couldn't pull them toward my head.
For cardio, I hoofed it up and down the road. Nice warm sunshine today.

srmb60
07-29-2005, 10:37 AM
So yesterday was abs and cardio. I did do some reverse crunches and leg lifts (pitiful examples) last night before bed. I had to think of something to do ... I was starving. I think someone has said that before, that abs are hungry??
But I wanted to mention something about doing a decent ab workout for a change. By bedtime I could almost feel heat rising from my midsection. My tummy was actually warm to touch. It reminded me that calories are actually a measure of heat. That we literally burn them off. I'm not sure what I normally think, but this was like a small lightbulb moment for me. I need to generate heat (to be a hottie LOLOLOLOL!!!)

Today is day three weights from the BSB for me but I'm puffy and stiff feeling. I'll do some light movement and flush some fluids first and check back later.

Cardiomonster
07-29-2005, 11:14 AM
For Thursday night I'm planning to either do a pilates + 8 min. abs or do another 2+ miles of walking.

AND it was finally cool and beautiful out ;) ! This is what summer SHOULD be!

BONUS - I was totally on today. I met my goals in cal intake (1250), water intake (15 servings of 8 fl oz), and sodium intake (1500mg). I'm so poud of me. :smug:


What's that old quote about the best of intentions? I wound up at a meeting that lasted after my workday (required) from 4:30 - 8:00PM! I luckily had an apple with me, but by the time I got home and had my small afternoon snack it was almost time for bed.

I managed to get in 20 minutes of stretching (my own, not pilates) - but only because I have a resolution to stretch every day - to help ease my persistent joint pain and muscle tension. We'll see how it goes.

I did manage to stay on plan - 1350 cals, 12 servings of water. My fat and protein ratios were inverted though :?: - oh well

Hoping this good behavior will pay off when I weigh myself Sat or Sunday morning (always first weekend morning after Aunt Flo leaves so as to limit water weight).

Tonight workout goal - either walking 2+ miles or the pilates/abs session I meant to do last night, possible also some biking

Ilene
07-29-2005, 02:58 PM
SusanB -- Are you drinking enough water? This may be why you feel puffy... Weight training will give you that puffy feeling too though, but don't let it worry you...

Yesterday, I was extremely sore from upping my weights on my shoulders and doing that ab exercise!! :dance: I love being sore... Yesterday I also went out for a good jog 8-9k or so I was gone for an hour, no weights...

Today, I may, not sure yet, go do some back and bis...

srmb60
07-30-2005, 10:23 AM
I try to drink lots but admit that on days when it's cooler out, I probably don't drink as much. I'm also a diet coke hound! For someone who's a bit of a health food freak, that's one of my abberations :)
Today is abs and cardio again. I'm gonna have to do upper abs because my lower abs ache wonderful!
Foods be fairly good this week up until Pizza Delights buffet last night! :o Sunday will not be my free day. It's gone for this week, maybe next too!

Ilene
07-30-2005, 11:21 AM
SusanB -- What exercise did you do for lower ab soreness?... I can always get upper abs sore, specially from that ab exercise this week it's still sore!! But lower abs I have no luck :no:

I had a good run in this morning I was gone for 1h10mins, so that's maybe 11.5k or so...

Have a good weekend all, specially the Canadians who have a long weekend this weekend...:wave:...

srmb60
07-30-2005, 11:28 AM
Hi Ilene. I just don't like the abs exercises in BSB so I fiddled with my own.
On Thursday I did ...
3 set 5 reps knee raises on the VKR thingee
2 sets 5 reps ab crunches 52 lbs
I fooled with leg raise things. My son held my legs up and still so that I couldn't pull them toward my head.
Then later I did reverse crunches, flat.

The ones I remember really pulling on my lower abs were the ones Brad helped me with. I had to ask him not to pull so hard.

What do you do for uppers? I've been doing some reading this morning and it seems to be all about concentration and focussing on which ab muscles you're using.

Ilene
07-30-2005, 12:02 PM
Well, I'm usually pretty lazy about abs :lol: I just do basic crunches on the floor, bench or stability ball... This week when I got so sore is when I did abs with the barbell on my knees and rolled it back and forth... But that's basically it...