Vanessa's February Journal

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Vanessa's February Journal
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 1:41pm

January wasn't TOO bad to me. I went back to exercising consistently, I rejoined Weight Watchers AND I got out of the 150s! I will admit that this past week between my cold and being cocky at my 5 lb weight loss for the month I didn't track or care like I should have so now I am definitely back on track - this morning's slight weight gain for my weekly weigh-in


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Thu, 03-01-2012 - 10:48am
What did you have to do for the fit test? Does it help determine how many or how intense you do the DVD's or is it to give you a measurement for improvement later on? I'm excited that you took picutres and measurements - I wish I had done that way back at the beginning but it just wasn't something I even wanted to see or know back then...*sigh*.

70 minute long workout? UGH!! That right there is the reason I probably won't by trying the P90X anytime soon. Granted I probably can't do a single pull up so I probably should...lol! You only burned 211 calories for that whole hour plus? Did it feel like an intense workout because it sounded much more intense then 211 calories makes it sound...
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Thu, 03-01-2012 - 3:36pm
iv_miranda_d wrote:
Vanessa, that's awesome!! Even though you feel like the pull-ups were frustrating - you will find that you will improve more quickly than you thought. I use an assisted pull-up machine at the gym, and found that even over the course of 4 or 5 weeks I've made huge improvements. Pull-ups are TOUGH!

I love your comment about "not bad, but not postable" LOL that's exactly how I feel about pictures of me.

Looks like a good week so far!

I'll continue using the bands over the next couple of weeks and I'm still going to try to get to the point where I can actually do a pull-up. What is an assisted pull-up machine? Sounds like something I could use!


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Fri, 03-02-2012 - 3:31pm

Hey Vanessa - an assisted pull-up machine is one that you can add weight plates to give you some help in doing pull-ups. So if you place the pin at 25 lbs, you will be doing a pull-up of your body weight, minus 25lbs. It looks like this ...

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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 9:43am
Hey Vanessa - come join us in March - it's nice there! :)

Hope you had a good weekend!
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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 9:45am
Miranda - I would certainly need one of thos assisted pull-up machines to do one! I really need to pay a trainer to spend an hour with me showing me the machines and setting up a program for me. I haven't been to the gym in MONTHS but I still pay the membership. Maybe when it's hot this summer I'll do that!
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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 1:08pm

Carrie, it is definitley worth having a trainer just show you the machines so you know what they do, and the proper body position to look form. I see loads of people using them incorrectly, and I do try to correct them if they look like they'll listen to me! LOL

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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 12:23pm
Now that's the coolest thing I've seen Miranda!


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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 12:23pm
I'm coming to March Carrie - REALLY I am! !!


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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 12:26pm
md_twin_mommy wrote on 2/2/12:

January wasn't TOO bad to me. I went back to exercising consistently, I rejoined Weight Watchers AND I got out of the 150s! I will admit that this past week between my cold and being cocky at my 5 lb weight loss for the month I didn't track or care like I should have so now I am definitely back on track - this morning's slight weight gain for my weekly weigh-in


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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 6:28pm
iv_miranda_d wrote:

Carrie, it is definitley worth having a trainer just show you the machines so you know what they do, and the proper body position to look form. I see loads of people using them incorrectly, and I do try to correct them if they look like they'll listen to me! LOL

I think I'll do this!

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