Workouts week of August 5

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Workouts week of August 5
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Sun, 08-05-2012 - 1:15pm

I am always happy for a new week....I am going to a wedding on Wednesday...an odd day for a wedding, but two pwoplw I love much.  It will be small, just family and very close freinds, and requires a long car ride...not my favorite thing.  I am going with my brother and his family, so the start and end times are outside my control.  But I took Wed - Thur - Fri off and wil end up back on the Cape so all is good.  But workout will be different...

Sunday - abs, zumba

Monday - 10 miunte bike warmup, lifting for chet/back, abs, run 2.5 miles

Tuesdat - 10 minute bike warmup, lifting for legs, abs, maybe swim

Wedenesday (in the morning) - 10 minute bike warm up, liftting for shoulders, bi's tris, abs

Thursday - maybeabs,  zumba if I get to the Cape early enough

Friday - abs, run 2.5 miles

Saturday - abs, zumba

Tomorrow is my mother's birthday.  Last year, my nephew came for the weekend and we picked out her gravestone.  Because of that, I was not that sad.  This year, I am sad.  I went to the cemetery this morning - I am trying to grow black eyed susans- -one of her favorite flowers - and they need watering.  But today I went to go to the cemetary, even though I know she is not there.   We always spent her birthday together on the Cape, and this year, I will not be there...I will also miss her at the wedding because she loved the groom a lot and she would be happy about this....I guess in some way she will be there....anyway, I antcipate an emotional week, and I will have to try to not fill the sadness with food....

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Sun, 08-12-2012 - 6:55pm
I met many goals this week..I did. Not swim, and I missed the bike goal by 15 minutes, and I didnot run on Friday....but some fun life things happened instead, not big things but nice things, so I think I did well with the time I had. But I haven't been swimming in weeks...I am going to try to be on top of things this week so that I get in some laps before summer is gone! So I am giving myself a passing grade this week, but it is on the low side...
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 7:43pm

Congrats on the weight loss and lifestyle change. That's awesome!  I'm finding as I get older that I need longer recovery time.  But, that's okay--work hard, play hard, rest hard.  As long as you're enjoying moving, enjoy the rest time, too.  My kids give me a hard time because when I teach skiing, I fall asleep before 8pm.  As you said, there's something about fresh air that puts me to sleep if I'm doing a lot outdoors!






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Registered: 01-02-2008
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 7:17pm

Oh; How I wish my almost old bones co operated with me. After I went on a hike at the state park which is lovely but hot I was exhausted and then I went to play miniature golf.. When I got home about 9:30 pm I took a shower and fell asleep in a second..

The one thing I love is being outdoors and the fresh air and it puts me to sleep so fast..

When I walk though for almost an hour I seem to be okay the next day.. Yes; I guess the key word is pace as I am 58 years old. Although its not old I do feel it some days which frustrates me because when I have pain I am not a happy camper. I do have some bone loss but the walking is supposed to help with that.

Since last Jan. I have lost 30 lbs. with diet and excerise but then my doctor gave me a water pill so it feels like I cheated sometimes. I have high blood pressure and on meds and would like to get of of them.

thank you

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 3:34pm

We all started at the beginning--whether it was one class or one walk or one run, etc.  The key is to keep that one up for a while and then add another.  Slow and steady.  And, every day walks is working out every day!  The funny thing w/ energy is that it builds on itself, like the physics rule, a body in rest, stays at rest, a body in motion stays in motion.  Anyone who wants to have a healthy lifestyle belongs here.  I don't think any of us have reached our goals so we're all striving for more.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 9:32am

Walking is working out.  I am finding that, with all of my injuries, my workouts are getting more "sedate" compared to the "pounding aerobics" I used to do.  In fact, I am learning that yoga and pilates, what I previously considered to be not enough, are GREAT workouts if you really focus on form.  My quads were burning from pilates exercises I did while laying on my back.  :smileysurprised:

I think that I find inspiration from the other posters, as well, so that is something we definitely share in common.  :smileyhappy:

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-02-2008
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 8:04am

Hi; thanks for the welcome but not sure I have much in common with this board so might pass by once in awhile. I dont really work out that much except for my walking.. (lol)

You seem like you do alot also and where do you find the time and energy for that.. You girls are a true inspiration.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-02-2008
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 8:01am

Hi;

I dont think I could do all that you do as I have always been a low energy type of person.. It drives me crazy but I just wouldnt be able to do so much without pain (lol).. I went hiking yesterday and played miniature golf and I will be resting most of today (lol)... I do take Vit.D and was using some natural stuff but I am trying to tweak some of that..

I am not working right now but I still would have a hard time working out everyday.. My walks everyday are just enough I can handle and the hiking and just doing regular life things .. I dont like gyms much but would like to get back into zumba ..

thanks for the post..

enjoy Cape Cod..

 

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 1:04am

I agree with the other poster, SJ, your persistence to your workouts are awesome.  :smileyhappy:

This week looks more normal (thank goodness) for me:

Sunday yoga

Monday spin

Tuesday ? spin?  yoga?

Wednesday teach linedancing

Thursday spin?  

Friday  aarrgh... no yoga?  I just realized I committed to a party

Saturday spin and pilates

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Sun, 08-05-2012 - 6:40pm
I am a pretty high energy person. I take vitamins religiously, and I have for years - a women's multi vitamin, and a vitamin D calcium supplement and an iron supplement added in the past two years. I only drink water except for two cups of tea each day (and the occasional glass of wine). I never really liked soda, and I drink my tea black. I think this helps minimize the amount of sugar I take in and I think that keeps my energy up. I am a good sleeper...I don't go to bed that early but once I am in bed I usually sleep through the night or fall right back if I wake up. I think working out gives me energy. For me, working out is just what I do...like brush my teeth, go to work, eat, sleep, work out....I have family on the cape so sometimes I visit or do things with them. Where I stay has a pool, and I sit there and read. Go to the beach. Shop. Theater. Just hang out. I live in the city so the cape is a nice change. SJ
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Sun, 08-05-2012 - 3:27pm

Welcome to the board! Yeah, SJ's energy is amazing.






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