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Jacqui_D 05-02-2009 09:32 PM

Lol!! Lene, you are so welcome! Let me tell you, tonight, my son surprised me by coming home from college (which is only 1 1/2 hours away) to pick some things up before he headed back again, and I had planned spaghetti for dinner. But he has bronchitis right now for which he's on antibiotics, and he just did not feel like spaghetti. I knew I had chicken in the freezer, so I grabbed a steamer bag, and put a chicken breast in it (not a thin chicken breast fillet but these giant boneless chicken breasts that we usually put on the grill). The bag says, I think, 7 minutes for two frozen fillets, but through trial and error, I have found that 11-12 minutes cooks these big chicken breasts from the freezer, so with 4 minutes for veggies and 11 minutes for frozen chicken, I had a complete chicken dinner ready for my son in 15 minutes, and the meat was moist and the meal was healthy, and he loved it! Oh, and the bags come in two sizes. I use the smaller size, which comes 10 bags to a package. I'm not sure how many bags are in the larger size, but I imagine they are nice if you are serving more people.

Jacqui_D 05-02-2009 09:45 PM

May Exercise Challenge List of Participants (so far!)
 
Exercise goals are in this list. Weight loss goals are in the sister thread--May Weight Loss Challenge. If anyone sees something that they'd like to have changed in their info, please just let me know! I'll continue to add new people as they join in. Good luck to all! You can do it!

FullSteamAhead: Complete 1200 minutes
Jacqui_D: Strength train three times a week; walk 30 min every day
CakeBatter: Run 44 miles; finish 5K race in under 36:00; do Push-up Challenge (thru wk 4); do 30 consecutive PU / EOMo; 20/20/20/20 (twice/wk)
Tammyjo: Exercise at least 4 times a week
Jacque9999: Stick with exercise program set up with workout buddy; make sure daughter starts (and sticks with) boot camp starting May 19th
Shrinkingleah: Train (gym) twice a week; walk one mile or eliptical 30-45 min three days a week
Rowenna: Keep up current exercise regimen
Hattie: Try to keep healing the nerve and start exercising again
BellaEllaEllAaa: Exercise everyday--cardio at least 30 min, weights and toning 3x a week
Mikayla: Strength train 3 days a week; exercise at least 60 min a day, 5 days a week
Getlost: Complete 30DS; exercise 30 min every day; walk whenever possible; try to buy exercise equipment
Lene1974: Exercise 800 minutes
Icandoallthings6613: Do 65 total miles, 40+ running; recommit to weight lifting and 100 push-up challenge; do 25 consecutive push-ups; run 2 10k's
Econ_nerd: Get some exercise in each and every day; be accountable in this thread
Adaem: Use the treadmill at least 3 times a week; use WII Fit at least 2 times a week
SuperChix: Breawna: Exercise for an hour every day; Jodi: Start exercising
Wifey: Go to the gym at least 3 times per week for a 60-minute workout for 720 total minutes; walk the dog everyday starting May 4 for 840 total minutes
StarryNights110: Strength train weekdays; ride 60 min on stationary bike everyday
Fressca: Do cardio 30 min 4x per week
Lewisempire: Complete 50 miles of walking/hiking/nordic track; do weight training for 20 min, 3 times a week
JasonsLea: Start the 100 Push-up and 200 Squats Challenge
Newshinyme: Work out at least 4 times a week for 30-45 min with a mix of cardio and strength training, for a total of 510 minutes
Skinnygurlinside: Start the Couch 2 5k program; keep using wii fit and kicking husband's butt!; (possibly start trying to use the firm workout dvd's)
Mcrunner: Exercise 4 days per week; work back up to 4 mile runs; do 2 weight workouts per week
MrsHomeStretch: Exercise at least 6 days a week
Delphi: Use treadmill for at least 30 min every other day
Canadianangel: Exercise 1 hour a day
Crazymamaof4: Do cardio daily; strength train at least 4 times a week
Scaleskl: Continue doing karate 2-3 times per week
Fenderella: Exercise at least 3 times every week
Colebear: Start Power 90 and complete workouts 6 days a week; attend company fitness classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Lewisempire 05-02-2009 10:54 PM

5/1 =2 miles nordic track!
5/2- lower body w.o. (weights)
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colebear 05-03-2009 12:16 AM

Hello, I know I'm late to the party, but I'm looking for someone to remain accountable to and I'm hoping I can join this group.

My exercise goals is to start Power 90 and complete the workouts 6 days a week beginning tomorrow. Also, my company offers a free fitness class 2 nights a week so I'm planning to attend them on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

I completed a 3 week boot camp at a local gym April 30th, which I'm hoping offered enough prepration for the Power 90 program.

May 1st - Rest
May 2nd - 15 minute yoga routine

May 3rd - Sculpt 1-2
May 4th - Sweat 1-2 and Ab Ripper 100 *
May 5th - Sculpt 1-2
May 6th - Sweat 1-2 and Ab Ripper & Zumba Class @ work
May 7th - Sculpt 1-2 and FLEX class @ work
May 8th - Didn't make it to my Sweat 1-2 Video, but I cleaned house for an hour
May 9th - Rest day

May 10th- Knocked out by a bout of bronchitis
May 11th- Knocked out by a bout of bronchitis
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* My SO wants me to share with you that these power 90 workouts hurt. His thighs and my lats.

icandoallthings6613 05-03-2009 04:11 AM

Hey FSA, Cake, Jacqui, Lewisempire, Ms P and all you girls!

So, I have to admit, May has not started off that well for me...been kind of down for the past two days. Bad weather, lots of work, just generally been a bit bummed. So I skipped exercising on Saturday and almost skipped it today too, but after writing papers all day I went running for a bit. Usually, exercise makes me feel a lot better...but I still feel kind of the same. But, on the upside, I don't have to be angry with myself for being lazy. Hopefully things will look up tomorrow.

I'm super impressed with the starts to the month all of you have made!!! Keep it up! You'll make me get my butt in gear too.

4/2 - Ran 3.7 miles

Jacque9999 05-03-2009 05:12 AM

May 1st - Did full body circuit at gym...took an hour and a half.
May 2nd - 1 hr of pilates, 20 min of Arc Trainer and 15 min of treadmill (pilates was the only thing on my original schedule)
May 3rd - Usually a rest day, but I feel like I will want to do SOMETHING later. Weather isn't supposed to be great so a walk with the dogs might not be doable. Any suggestions for something easy?
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Jacqui_D 05-03-2009 07:54 AM

Hi Cole, welcome! Better late than never! I've added you to the list! It sounds like you already have a great start and you're taking advantage of some wonderful opportunities! Good for you! :carrot: Post regularly and we'll definitely help you to stay accountable! Good luck! :welcome2:

Ican, wow, you sound really busy, girl! But if you were able to get in all that running during the crunch time of your senior thesis, I know you can squeeze in a bit here and there now too! I'm sorry that you didn't feel better like you usually do when you run, but I know that you feel better that you didn't let the whole weekend go by with no exercise at all, because, let's face it, no exercise at all is not your style! I'm sure you know you don't have to overdo it--just do enough so that you can feel good about it, like you did today! I think you're doing great!! :hug:

Jacque, do you have any indoor exercise equipment? An exercise ball? resistance bands? If so you could work with those. :lifter: Do you have any exercise dvds? Pulling those out would be a good idea. If not, even if you have stairs, you could set a goal to walk up and down the stairs a certain number of times throughout the day. For instance, I have 19 stairs leading up to the second floor of my house, and sometimes I think, okay, I want to make sure I go upstairs ten times today. That's 190 steps, one way! If nothing else, you could also do just basic stretches and calisthenics--sit-ups, push-ups, lunges, etc. :exercise: Or create your own cardio by putting on some upbeat music and dancing like a mad woman around the house, lol! :dancer:

Jacque9999 05-03-2009 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Jacqui_D (Post 2725180)
Jacque, do you have any indoor exercise equipment? An exercise ball? resistance bands? If so you could work with those. Do you have any exercise dvds? Pulling those out would be a good idea. If not, even if you have stairs, you could set a goal to walk up and down the stairs a certain number of times throughout the day. For instance, I have 19 stairs leading up to the second floor of my house, and sometimes I think, okay, I want to make sure I go upstairs ten times today. That's 190 steps, one way! If nothing else, you could also do just basic stretches and calisthenics--sit-ups, push-ups, lunges, etc. Or create your own cardio by putting on some upbeat music and dancing like a mad woman around the house, lol!

Thanks for all those ideas....I do have stuff here..resistance bands, pilates machine, videos, dvds....HOWEVER, I was under the impression that you shouldn't workout EVERYDAY. I have had a great week of exercise:

Mon - 40 min cardio, 60 min pilates
Tues - 10 min cardio and Lower Body workout - total time - 1 hour
Wed - 40min cardio, 60 min pilates
Thurs - 10 min cardio and Lower Body workout - total time - 1 hour
Fri - 1 and a half hours of Total Body Circuit Training
Sat - 1 hour pilates, 30 minutes Cardio

I'm a little sore from yesterday's pilates only because (of something I had previously said to the instructor) she had one of the hardest workouts I had ever done...and found muscles I didn't know I had!!! The class wasn't thrilled w/me and neither was the next class coming it. It was all in good fun though!!!

Anyway...as you can see, I did a lot this week, and thought I SHOULD rest, but I really, really want to do something.

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Delphi 05-03-2009 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Jacqui_D (Post 2724678)
Delphi, way to get your exercise in!! :spin: Good job on going over a mile!! :cp:

Edited to Add: I just read your blog! Good for you blogging!! You sound like me. I am not a cook! You must buy some Ziploc Zip 'n' Steam bags! I can put four oz of salmon, sprinkled with a little lemon juice and garlic powder, and microwave it in one of those bags for three minutes and then fill a bag with fresh veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, summer squash, etc., and maybe a teaspoon of Smart Balance butter and microwave it for four minutes, and in 7 minutes time, I have a wonderfully healthy meal! :hungry: Those steamer bags are the best invention ever!!! They even have a guide on the side of the bags telling how long to microwave different foods! I love them!!

What a great suggestion! I may just have to try that. Thank you so much!

Jacqui_D 05-03-2009 09:51 AM

Jacque, Ooooo, rough pilates workout, yeah, you should probably take the day off. If you see a break in the weather, walking the dog wouldn't hurt, but really your muscles need time to heal. You're right that you should not exercise (as in strength training) the same muscles groups on consecutive days, and it sounds like your pilates workout got ALL the muscles!

Delphi, you are welcome! :)

Jacque9999 05-03-2009 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Jacqui_D (Post 2725267)
Jacque, Ooooo, rough pilates workout, it sounds like your pilates workout got ALL the muscles!

Yeah it was...and did...even the muscles that I hadn't been introduced to. As the morning has gone on, I have been so busy doing other stuff and still have more to do, like go get my son at the airport and go to the store (which I hate) and am not so sure I feel the NEED or WANT to do something. So I guess it WILL end up being a rest day.

Thanks for your help!!!

FullSteamAhead 05-03-2009 04:04 PM

Jacquee, lol :) It sounded like you were at odds there and oh can I relate! It is personal preference when we choose rest days and/if/or how many. I give myself permission to take a day or two off a week and I am fine with that. The consensus on strength training, from my understanding, is to not work the same muscle groups each day (rest of 48 hrs). Aside from that and any other safety issues, at our own discretion. I agree with Jacqui that if your sore it's a good day to take a rest day and let your muscles rest. If you get antsy later and feel like doing something, could always jive to some tunes :belly:. Maybe I will do that! ;) Anyways, congrats on your workouts Jacquee, that's terrific :)

and to our other Jacqui, hi there! :) congratsss as well girl! Ty again for helping us with everything, with our lists...encouragement, suggestions, etc :hug: Ohhhhhh, thanks for telling us about the steam bag thingies too, I like that idea!!!!!! :) I am going to definitely try t hem out too! Thanks Jacqui!

Welcome colebear, Delphi, and to all of the ladies who have joined in, never too late and it's a pleasure to have the company : ).

Ican, that's happened to me before too. Usually a workout snaps me out of it and when it doesn't it worries me. That's why I always say tomorrow is a new day and you may just wake up tomorrow and feel the :sunny: You were so busy with your thesis paper and all, I am wondering if it's the sudden change on top of everything else but either way, sending you :goodvibes and wishing you a super, sunny, and great new day tomorrow. :congrat: again on all of your accomplishments! Your paper and just all that you do and are doing! :) Here is to hoping for a sunny day for us both tomorrow ;).

Lewisempire, Lene, Delphi, MsPerception, pretty freind (come out and play : ), and to all....hi girls :).

I wanted to drop in and touch base, I did a 20 min. walk yesterday...nada today thus far and will post tomorrow after tomorrow's minutes. Keep up the great work everyone and have a super day :hug:

Delphi 05-03-2009 04:14 PM

May 2--30 minutes on the treadmill and walked over a mile. Ya!!!
May 3--10 minute power walk on the treadmill and about an hour of playing Lips (which essentially is karaoke and lots of dancing) ;)

Jacque9999 05-03-2009 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by FullSteamAhead (Post 2725752)
Jacquee, lol :) It sounded like you were at odds there and oh can I relate!

Yeah I was, but I did the right thing and spent some down time resting on the couch. I didn't realize how tired I was. I passed out for an hour and a half. I needed that.

FullSteamAhead 05-03-2009 04:54 PM

Good, I am glad you caught up on some rest. Is one of the pups wearing ribbons? Oh god, lol, I just cant get over those cute things! :). Have a good night.


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