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Ch ch ch changes...those little goals we make

Discussion in 'SB Fitness Challenge' started by alcina, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. CathyS

    CathyS Nassau Grouper

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    Hi, I'm Cathy. I jumped into the weigh-in threads quite a number of months ago and then I just stopped showing up. Didn't stop working on my fitness goals, though! When I started getting healthy on December 11, 2006, I weighed 290 pounds. I'm 5' 8" tall. Since that time I have lost 97 pounds and would like to lose another 45-50 pounds. I will get there eventually!

    I have been really good about getting my cardio exercise - every day for the past two months I have done some cardio in the morning before work. (Usually an aerobics DVD in the comfort of my home.) But I'm bad about strength training and I know I really need to do that, too.

    So, my goal for the next week is to go to the gym and lift weights at least twice.
     
  2. alcina

    alcina Missing Diva. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Wohoo! Great to see so many jumping back in here :) Welcome back and great job, everyone!
     
  3. Wayward Son

    Wayward Son Solo Diver

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    I continue to walk 2 miles per day, despite the heat. But I really need to do more.
     
  4. CathyS

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    Okay then, a little tough love: set a goal here and hold yourself accountable! What "more" will you do in the next week? I find that when I make vague statements like "I need to do more" it doesn't get me moving the way setting a specific goal does.

    Walking 2 miles per day is great, by the way. :)
     
  5. Wayward Son

    Wayward Son Solo Diver

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    right now I think the only way I'm getting in the gym is if I can talk myself into getting up at 0500 or earlier. which I hate.

    we walk 1 mile at 1000 and another at 1500. the morning is usually hot but not horrible. the afternoon walk is sorta like a death march across the desert. typically 96 or more with lots of humidity. brutal when the sky is clear, which it is right now, we have a high pressure cell sitting on us.

    most peeps at work have quit walking, just a very, very few of us left.
     
  6. CathyS

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    Argh, the afternoon walk does sound unpleasant! And I hear you about hating to get up early - I am not a morning person, either (though I get up at 6am to work out because it's the only time of day I can guarantee it will happen). Is there anything you can do at home to get a little exercise to save yourself from having to go the gym? Even a quick walk around the block when you wake up would help give you a little extra kick to your workouts.
     
  7. Wayward Son

    Wayward Son Solo Diver

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  8. fairybasslet

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    That's great Cathy. Please keep us updated.
    The only time I hit the gym last week was to use the whirlpool for my aching muscles from diving the Galapagos. I really haven't felt that well since I've been back. Having stomach issues. I wonder if I picked something up in Ecuador. I have a doctor's appointment next week (the soonest I could get one and that is WITHOUT socialized medicine:D) I really hope this goes away soon because it is a real drag. On the plus side, I don't have much of an appetite so I'm not gaining.
     
  9. Wayward Son

    Wayward Son Solo Diver

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    FB, hope you feel better quickly.

    I think what I really need is a different house. One where I have space to set up my stuff again. I have a bowflex, straight & curling bars, dumbbells, stabilizing ball, etc. No place to keep them set up here so I can use them.
     
  10. CathyS

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    fairybasslet, sorry you've not been feeling well. I hope it's nothing too serious and you're feeling better soon.
     

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