Exercise! - Exercise Accountability -- December




Ilene
12-01-2006, 11:19 AM
:hohoho: WOW time flies December already and countdown to Christmas :present:


alwaysbelieve
12-01-2006, 09:57 PM
Pilates, and weights for arms.

mandalinn82
12-01-2006, 10:46 PM
60 min elliptical.

Welcome to December, ladies!


alwaysbelieve
12-02-2006, 12:51 PM
This year seem to have passed so quickly.


Cardio, pilates for toning, and weights exercises for arms.

mandalinn82
12-02-2006, 07:27 PM
60 min elliptical
60 min UB/abs

LisaMarie71
12-03-2006, 04:45 PM
12/1: nothing
12/2: nothing
12/3: 40 min strength training (upper body/abs)

It felt so good to actually do something today, but I seriously miss my cardio. Stupid sprained knee. :(

alwaysbelieve
12-03-2006, 05:36 PM
LisaMarie71 Hope your knee is better soon.


Today exercise was pilates cardio workout for 50 minutes, followed by pilates toning of thighs and buns.

Followed by weights for both my legs and arms for 25 minutes.

alwaysbelieve
12-04-2006, 04:54 PM
Cardio, and weights for arms.

sweetbrownie
12-04-2006, 07:05 PM
*36 1/2 min elliptical*
*25 min treadmill*

I worked so hard today. I'm happy with myself!

Ilene
12-04-2006, 09:27 PM
5k on the :tread:

rabidrat
12-04-2006, 09:33 PM
12/1 - 20 min bicycle
12/2 - nothing
12/3 - 20 min bicycle
12/4 - 55 min bicyle 20 min cardio

mandalinn82
12-05-2006, 12:58 AM
60 min high intensity elliptical

Grumbleworts
12-05-2006, 05:41 AM
26 min of spinning
22 min on elliptical
5 min treadmill (warm up)

LisaMarie71
12-05-2006, 06:04 PM
30 min recumbent bicycle

Yay! I got to do something resembling cardio today! My knee is feeling much better this week -- it must not have been much of a sprain after all -- but it did hurt a bit after the bike, so I was afraid to do my usual elliptical or treadmill. I guess I should ease back into it. It just sucks to work out but not break a sweat...feels kind of useless.

mandalinn82
12-06-2006, 12:15 AM
LisaMarie - ANYTHING you do is more than nothing! But take it easy on yourself - you don't want to reinjure or strain the already existing injury, because if you do, it'll take you even LONGER to heal and you won't be doing your cardio for an even LONGER amount of time. I always get tempted to push myself to exercise before I am ready - but I'd implore you to get cleared by your doctor first, or you risk having this relatively short hiatus for a sprain turn into a much longer one, or worse, a permanent problem.

50 min - hardest LB/abs workout I've ever done. I went in and told my trainer "I want you to work me hard today" and boy, he didn't disappoint. My legs were like jello after, and tomorrow will be ****, but it felt strangely good. Word to the wise, though...if you are having inner-ear related dizziness issues, squats and lunges will make them a LOT worse.

50 min mixed cardio (15 min elliptical until I felt like my legs were going to collapse because of the leg workout beforehand, 15 min on the recumbent bike, and back to the elliptical for the last 20 minutes once my legs had had a minor rest while recumbent biking).

rabidrat
12-06-2006, 09:40 AM
12/5 30 min bicycle
20 min Gazelle
30 min weights
30 min other (spastic attempts at aerobics)

Mami
12-06-2006, 09:57 AM
Good for you ladies!

Tues 12/5:

cardio: burned 350 calories (according to the machines, which I realize are not accurate)
weights: 2 ab exercises, 2 back, 2 legs, 1 shoulder

LisaMarie71
12-06-2006, 06:14 PM
Back to full workouts today -- my knee is so much better. I don't think it was really a sprain after all, or at least it was a very mild one.

40 min elliptical
20 min treadmill walk

Grumbleworts
12-06-2006, 06:28 PM
28 min of spinning
Didn't get to the elliptical cause people were on it, and then didn't get to it cause I have a TON of papers to grade tonight!

Tomorrow. Hopefully it will be free.

sweetbrownie
12-06-2006, 07:11 PM
12/5
I forgot to respond yesterday, this is what I did.
9 min ellitpical
36 min treadmill


I'm leaving for the gym soon so I'll update what I did tonight!!!!

rabidrat
12-07-2006, 10:30 AM
12/6
31 min bicycle
30 min raking leaves
20 min gazelle
10 min weights

sweetbrownie
12-07-2006, 11:49 AM
12/6
22 min elliptical
15 min treadmill(mostly jogging)

will add what I did today lata today

mandalinn82
12-07-2006, 05:33 PM
Am moving my rest day to today after blood donation - normally I'm ok, but this time I got a little wee bit dizzy when I stood up, so I'm not going to chance it.

rabidrat
12-07-2006, 07:24 PM
12/7
20 min bicycle
10 min weights
30 min gazelle

sweetbrownie
12-07-2006, 08:48 PM
today is a rest day for me. Tommorrow is 1 hr in the gym!

LisaMarie71
12-08-2006, 07:47 PM
yesterday: rest day
today: 40 min elliptical; 30 min walk and kick DVD

mandalinn82
12-08-2006, 10:52 PM
Today: 60 min cardio (half stair climber, half elliptical), 50 min UB strength and abs.

alwaysbelieve
12-09-2006, 12:34 PM
Pilates toning for my legs, cardio, and 1 rep of weights for my arms.

sweetbrownie
12-09-2006, 05:34 PM
12/9/06
*30 min elliptical
*approx 7 1/2 min jog

LisaMarie71
12-10-2006, 12:07 PM
yesterday: rest day
today: 30 min jog outside

rabidrat
12-10-2006, 08:32 PM
12/8
15 min bike
30 min weights
15 min walking

12/9 nothing

12/10
32 min bicycling
30 + min walking

LisaMarie71
12-11-2006, 07:10 PM
40 min elliptical

sportmom
12-11-2006, 09:44 PM
I've been looking for a thread like this! YEA!!

30 minutes treadmill today. Walking up to 3.7, incline up to 5.

Ilene, is that photo of you and MEG? How cool!

mandalinn82
12-12-2006, 12:11 AM
60 min elliptical
45 min LB/abs

sportmom
12-12-2006, 10:35 PM
Today was 30 min on the treadmill again and UBWO. Dropped a pound today!

mandalinn82
12-12-2006, 10:51 PM
55 min elliptical.

mandalinn82
12-13-2006, 11:37 PM
45 min mixed cardio - elliptical and bike.
50 min various w/ trainer (had to get stitches in my hand today, so instead of my scheduled arms workout we did this weird "whatever you can do without moving your right hand" workout - mostly abs and legs, plus this one shoulder exercise)

LisaMarie71
12-14-2006, 07:29 PM
Tuesday: off
Wednesday: off (ugh! 2 days in a row because of school functions and stuff)
today: 40 min elliptical; 20 min treadmill

It felt good to be back in the gym after 2 days off! It's funny how you actually crave it.

Ilene
12-14-2006, 07:59 PM
I agree LisaMarie being away from the gym or workouts makes me crave it and I feel achy all over when I don't exercise...

Soooo today I got out and ran almost 6k... It was absolutely gorgeous here today so I took advantage of it and went out...

rabidrat
12-15-2006, 02:12 AM
12/1130 min bike, 15 min weight
12/12/ nothing
12/13- 30 min biking, 10 min weights
12/14 nothing
Oh man, I need to get back on track. I've been moving lots more, but I'm slacking and I know it.

mandalinn82
12-15-2006, 12:00 PM
yesterday - 60 min mixed cardio (30 elliptical, 30 HIIT on treadmill)

LisaMarie71
12-15-2006, 06:57 PM
40 min elliptical

alwaysbelieve
12-16-2006, 12:50 PM
Cardio, pilates for toning, and weight for arms.

LisaMarie71
12-16-2006, 01:51 PM
30 min jog outside

sweetbrownie
12-16-2006, 10:14 PM
12/16

*30 min walk mixed with some jogging

Ilene
12-17-2006, 06:17 PM
Superb workout out day:
1 hr full body workout :lifter:
1 hr swimming :swim:
1 hr walking :running:
plus food was good too :D

sweetbrownie
12-17-2006, 07:45 PM
12/17
*20 min walk
*20 min jog

LisaMarie71
12-17-2006, 07:59 PM
30 min jog outside

mandalinn82
12-18-2006, 01:43 PM
On Sunday, I went for a run. I was out about 50 minutes and for the first time in my life (even in elementary/middle school PE - I had knee problems and was in horrible shape) I ran a full mile without stopping.

I know its just a mile. But it was one item to check off my life list.

Ilene
12-18-2006, 06:11 PM
Mandallinn -- No such thing as JUST a mile!! That's awesome progress!!

Today ran 5k it was cold and sunny out, I loved every minute of it...

mandalinn82
12-18-2006, 07:17 PM
Realized last post made it seem like the mile took me 50 min - the mile itself only took 12 minutes and wasn't all that hard! Then I walk/jogged on and off for the rest of the time.

I am going to try not to belittle it. I had never run a mile without stopping before - now I have. Go me!

Ilene
12-18-2006, 07:38 PM
:lol: Mandalinn I knew exactly what you meant...

mandalinn82
12-18-2006, 11:08 PM
55 min on the elliptical.

mandalinn82
12-19-2006, 05:56 PM
55 min on the stairclimber. I am trying a couple new things to mix it up - varying the type of cardio I'm doing and focusing more on intervals.

LisaMarie71
12-19-2006, 06:11 PM
40 min elliptical
20 min treadmill walk

LisaMarie71
12-20-2006, 08:54 PM
30 min jog outside

That's cool that you're changing things up, mandalinn. I'm kind of being forced to change because our gym membership ran out and we're not renewing until the new year since we'll be out of town all next week. I plan to run every day that I can, and then use my sister's gym when I'm visiting my family. I think it'll be good for my body to take a break from the elliptical and focus on the running for a bit. I'm getting into it! I love the elliptical, but it just seems like there's nothing like running for cardio.

mandalinn82
12-21-2006, 12:43 AM
60 min elliptical

LisaMarie71
12-21-2006, 08:23 PM
50 min step aerobics video (an old but good one -- I felt like it was the early 90s again) :lol:

mandalinn82
12-22-2006, 12:42 AM
60 on the good ol' elliptical

LisaMarie71
12-22-2006, 05:27 PM
45 min step video (a different one -- I have to be creative and do different things until my gym membership is renewed and today it was raining outside!)

mandalinn82
12-22-2006, 05:46 PM
55 min on the stairclimber. Hopefully, if work schedule works out, will do arms tonight, but didn't want to risk not getting that cardio in!

LisaMarie71
12-23-2006, 01:55 PM
30 min jog outside -- the weather is so freakishly beautiful!

mandalinn82
12-23-2006, 01:56 PM
50 min elliptical
50 min UB/abs

LisaMarie71
12-25-2006, 02:16 AM
40 min walk

I'm kind of proud of myself for fitting this in before the Christmas Eve gathering even though I was dead tired from baking all day. Let's not talk about how many cookies I ate at the gathering, though . . .

mandalinn82
12-27-2006, 02:24 PM
Christmas Morning - 45 min run/walk (and I did another mile! Its becoming a tradition when I am at my parents house)

Yesterday - nada. Damned 8 hour drive ate up the entire day.

Today - 1 hr 15 min walk/jog - a bit slower than my usual pace, but I wasn't alone and was accomodating other people. Its ok, though, I took some jogging breaks and kept the HR up to an ok level.

mandalinn82
12-28-2006, 01:38 PM
1.5 hour hill hike on this:
http://www.localhikes.com/Hikes/RunyanCanyon_4472.asp

It is my absolute FAVORITE hike in the LA area, so I try to do it once or twice each time I'm down here.

Ilene
12-28-2006, 06:26 PM
Christmas Eve -- chest/tricep
Christmas morning -- 6.5k run
Boxing day -- nothing
Yesterday --back/bicep
Today -- 30 min run, 35 min swim
Tomorrow -- legs :strong:

mandalinn82
12-29-2006, 12:39 PM
55 min hill walk. And by hill, I mean giant super-steep hollywood hills area.

LisaMarie71
12-30-2006, 11:13 PM
Time to catch up! (I haven't had internet for a week or so...)

Christmas Day: nothing
12/26: nothing
12/27: 50 min treadmill walk
12/28: 2.4 mile jog
12/29: 50 min treadmill walk; 20 min upper body strength
12/30: 1.6 mile jog

LisaMarie71
01-01-2007, 08:31 PM
yesterday: nothing
today: 45 min step aerobics video