Maintainers moving in November!

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  • Get moving! Post whatever you do that's active -- it doesn't have to be intentional exercise.
  • OK, friends. I have sawn up a lot of timber (hand saw not chain saw). I almost have the 'kit' fot the new wood shelter ready now. And the drill has gone on the blink so that's tomorrow blown out of the water.

    I have done so much sawing these past weeks and I can feel the improvement in my arms and back, and in my breathing and heart rate recovery.
  • Sunday--35 minutes of elliptical at over 200 steps/minute (no inclines, though--sore legs)
    Monday--29-minute pilates workout (LOVE pilates! I wish it counted as aerobic exercise so I could do it every day, but, alas, it only counts as resistance training).
  • November 1

    NRLW Stage 1, Workout B
    Deadlifts [email protected] lbs
    Wide-grip lat pulldowns [email protected] lbs
    Dumbbell shoulder presses [email protected] lbs
    Lunges [email protected]
    swiss-ball cruches 2x15

    3 miles on treadmill
    36 minutes
  • Monday, Nov. 1st:
    45 minutes arc trainer, resistance at 8, hill intervals
    60 minutes circuit training class, which alternates between cardio stations, Pilates & weights
  • Nov. 1: 65 minutes boxing boot camp

    I fell and hurt my tailbone yesterday and almost didn't go to the gym but I didn't want to start November off badly. I didn't exercise nearly as much as I usually do in October and my weight is up so I'm going to try to stay consistent in November. I was able to do most of the class. The only part I couldn't do was the ab work on the bosu ball. When everyone did that, I stood and did more barbell work.

    November totals:

    1 day
    65 minutes
  • Nov. 2:
    15:06 on the Concept II rower, 2:26 for 500 meters, 38 s/m, 2873 meters
    60 minutes weight training
    45 minutes spin class
  • 11/1: warmup walk, 2.37 mile run 27:21, cooldown walk, stretching
  • 11/2:
    - 5 min warmup elliptical
    - 2x10 each of a series of arm exercises inspired by the ones the OT gave me way back when, using 3, 5, and 8 lb weights
    - 2x10 leg lifts each direction, no weight
    - 10 partial single-leg squats, each leg, no weight
    - 2 sit and stays, 15s, no weight
    - 5 min stretching
  • Quote: Nov. 1: 65 minutes boxing boot camp

    I fell and hurt my tailbone yesterday and almost didn't go to the gym but I didn't want to start November off badly. I didn't exercise nearly as much as I usually do in October and my weight is up so I'm going to try to stay consistent in November. I was able to do most of the class. The only part I couldn't do was the ab work on the bosu ball. When everyone did that, I stood and did more barbell work.

    November totals:

    1 day
    65 minutes
    Nov. 2: 35 minutes Arc trainer

    Totals:
    2 days
    100 minutes
  • Quote: Nov. 2: 35 minutes Arc trainer

    Totals:
    2 days
    100 minutes
    Nov. 3: 65 minutes spin class

    Totals:
    3 days
    165 minutes
  • Nov 3:
    1.5 miles on treadmill
    18 minutes
    NRLW Stage 1 Workout A
    2x15 [email protected]
    2x15 seated [email protected]
    2x15 pushups
    2x15 stepups 25 first set 20 second set
    2x8 prone jackknifes

    Ran into a friend at the gym and we lifted together! Definitely made the break between sets more fun.
  • 11/3:
    warmup walk, 2.4 mile run w/doggie 26:25, cooldown walk, stretching

    11/4: 45 min yoga class that I'm about to head off to.
  • Weds, Nov. 3: 45 minutes spin class
    30 minutes Pilates routine

    Dispirited by counselor at the Health Fair, so much so that I wanted to do the self-sabotaging thing of not exercising AT ALL, nevertheless I drove home in the early dark, changed, and got my butt to the gym. And had a very fun & inspiring spin session, which the instructor based on movie music. (We did a hill climb to "Gonna Fly Now" from "Rocky" & sprinted to "Maniac" from "Fashdance" -- the latter was such a blast, I think it's going on my iPod, too.) I'm glad I went & now that I've slept on it, I think I'm over that.
  • Saef, what did the health fair counselor say?!?!

    I am very psyched right now because after being stuck home with a sick-ish child all day (can't take her to the gym if she's too "sick" for school), I went to the gym after dinner and had a great run!

    November 4:
    4 mile treadmill run
    ~44 minutes (had some technical difficulties)