so...a few minutes before bed and i was thinking about all of you...didn't do personals earlier, but i'm not neglecting you all for long!
nix--hope you're having a good weekend and good luck with the cigarettes--you can do it! (also good luck with the winnings)
clykk--i feel your pain on the screaming legs...the circuit class i'm taking is squats squats squats...aauuugghhhh...and kudos to you for the early morning workouts--wow!
thin--i miss you...hope things are going well
jeni--it makes you feel good when people notice doesn't it? i mean, you can't go around asking everyone if you look good
but you still want to know if people notice...
you mentioned the rowing machine--my friend and i have been doing it sometimes and yeah, it starts out feeling easy but it gets harder the longer you go. the key is to keep your back as straight as possible (no hunched shoulders), your core muscles engaged (can you say abs on fire?), and your arms away from your sides (as though you were actually rowing)...this took said machine from a nice break to killer core/arms workout! i don't know if i could do it everyday b/c of some tricky knee pain, but it is good for me a few times a week w/o bothering my knee. on another topic, when do you leave on your trip? hope the preparations go smoothly.
lumi--you're working really hard and wow you're working that excercise in well. you'll reap the benefits of your determination sooner than you think.
mindy--sounds like a good love/hate relationship with jillian...do you recommend her dvds, i'd like to try it.
grazer--tom will eventually arrive...hope it's soon (i hate waiting too
holyterror--yes, (not to sound repetetive) but measuring has made all the difference. if i had been thinking that i've been sooooo good the last 2 weeks with only a -.4 i would be banging my head against the wall. at least, since i've been measuring as well as weighing, i know that there is physical change happening. hope things are going better with your husband...you be sure and take care of you.
thanks again everyone for encouraging me and each other. this thread is awesome!