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Old 02-01-2011, 04:45 PM   #301
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Thank you, Blonde! I am really, really looking forward to maintenance now because I know I have the tools to do it. It won't be easy all the time, but I know what needs to be done.

Today is a snow day, and tomorrow will be as well, most likely. I did manage to get out to the gym today, where I did 30 girl push-ups and six real ones, plus a 10-second plank. But it was packed in the gym, so I didn't really get my full workout, but still....I'm glad I could go. I might not leave the house again until Thursday!

I did weigh myself this morning but I forget what it was. And now, my bacon is finished baking! Gotta run!
I laugh every time I read about your push up's being "girl". I know what you mean but it is funny.
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I laugh every time I read about your push up's being "girl". I know what you mean but it is funny.
I know. I hate calling it that, but everyone knows what it means. I need a better name.

Do you think "senior citizen push-up" is any better?
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I know. I hate calling it that, but everyone knows what it means. I need a better name.

Do you think "senior citizen push-up" is any better?
I don't know about that.... I can only do the girl push-ups and I am under 30, lol. I think Jillian Michaels calls them "modified". Sounds a little more technical maybe?
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I like "modified"! I'm going to use that instead.

I did 22 modified pushups here in my home office, just to warm up a bit for the day. I'll do my serious reps later. Another snow day, as I imagined!
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180.2 today

2-hour delay for DS; another storm on the way for Saturday. I love winter.
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i tried some push ups during my exercise yesterday...just cause i hadn't tried that in ...um...never i did 15 modified pretty easily. not as sexy as using the machines...but gets the job done. i confess i had to look up "plank" and i was totally wrong in my understanding of what it was. i am going to try one in my workout today. see how inspiring you are?

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i tried some push ups during my exercise yesterday...just cause i hadn't tried that in ...um...never i did 15 modified pretty easily. not as sexy as using the machines...but gets the job done. i confess i had to look up "plank" and i was totally wrong in my understanding of what it was. i am going to try one in my workout today. see how inspiring you are?

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WOOHOO! Nice job! You did better than I: My first attempt at modified push-ups had me winded at 10! I'm not really known for my upper-body strength, though! But way to go iron woman!

Did you look up the front plank or the side? I've been working on the front, and I'll graduate to the side after I get to my 50 push-ups!

Good for you for taking on the challenge!
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Do you do any interval training? A few months ago, I tried some alternating jog/walk on the treadmill, and saw excellent endurance and weight loss results. I need to try again!

I'll let you now about my "plank"...you saw that I committed to ONE, didn't you? the front one.
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Did you ever see this program about push ups and squats?

one hundred push ups
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Do you do any interval training? A few months ago, I tried some alternating jog/walk on the treadmill, and saw excellent endurance and weight loss results. I need to try again!

I'll let you now about my "plank"...you saw that I committed to ONE, didn't you? the front one.
You did see my quote about running in my signature, right? But I have read about the benefits of interval training. I used to do that while swimming as well. I should try the running again. Maybe.

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Did you ever see this program about push ups and squats?

one hundred push ups
Interesting program, Dawn! Thank you!

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in my world the word r.u.n. is spelled like this r**
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I started the 100 pushup thing last week :-) they also have a 200 crunches thing as well
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In my world it is spelled NO F&*(#N WAY!!!!
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I started the 100 pushup thing last week :-) they also have a 200 crunches thing as well
They have the squats one too. I have tried all three of them and did well but like everything else I never finished the program.
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LOL Dawn!!

You and I currently inhabit the same world...take me to your leader....
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i did 20 modified pushups and 5 plank exercises of 10-30 seconds each in the middle of my other stuff. i notice a tiredness in my lower back tonight. it's kinda nice to not need fancy equipment and still get some good effect. thanks for bringing these to my attention, Christine. as i googled to find out what the heck a plank was, i see other exercises to try, adding variety to spice up my exercise session. how is the workplace challenge going? do any of the people actually work out at the same time and place?


The plank exercise ranked number 10 in the ACE study and is a great way to build endurance in both the abs and back, as well as the stabilizer muscles.

How to:

1. Lie face down on mat resting on the forearms, palms flat on the floor.
2. Push off the floor, raising up onto toes and resting on the elbows.
3. Keep your back flat, in a straight line from head to heels.
4. Tilt your pelvis and contract your abdominals to prevent your rear end from sticking up in the air or sagging in the middle.
5. Hold for 20 to 60 seconds, lower and repeat for 3-5 reps.
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threadjack to Dawn...jeeze, now i have to find out what a squat is??? you young ladies sure know how to keep a person hopping!
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threadjack to Dawn...jeeze, now i have to find out what a squat is??? you young ladies sure know how to keep a person hopping!


LOL

Squats are easy. Just keep pretending you are sitting down in a chair a thousand times and cry tomorrow when your legs are burning.
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i did 20 modified pushups and 5 plank exercises of 10-30 seconds each in the middle of my other stuff. i notice a tiredness in my lower back tonight. it's kinda nice to not need fancy equipment and still get some good effect. thanks for bringing these to my attention, Christine. as i googled to find out what the heck a plank was, i see other exercises to try, adding variety to spice up my exercise session. how is the workplace challenge going? do any of the people actually work out at the same time and place?


The plank exercise ranked number 10 in the ACE study and is a great way to build endurance in both the abs and back, as well as the stabilizer muscles.

How to:

1. Lie face down on mat resting on the forearms, palms flat on the floor.
2. Push off the floor, raising up onto toes and resting on the elbows.
3. Keep your back flat, in a straight line from head to heels.
4. Tilt your pelvis and contract your abdominals to prevent your rear end from sticking up in the air or sagging in the middle.
5. Hold for 20 to 60 seconds, lower and repeat for 3-5 reps.
Great job!
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Squats are easy. Just keep pretending you are sitting down in a chair a thousand times and cry tomorrow when your legs are burning.
you jest!? is there actually a chair to sit on or is this theoretical crazy person just moving up and down?

i'll let Christine try it first

but, don't challenge me cause, cause, cause...i might just do...one. i'm like that.
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you jest!? is there actually a chair to sit on or is this theoretical crazy person just moving up and down?

i'll let Christine try it first

but, don't challenge me cause, cause, cause...i might just do...one. i'm like that.
LMAO

So I tried to google a cute animation of a squat and wasn't I surprised when the images starting bringing some porn up. I decided that wasn't exactly what I was looking for. :blush:

No there is no chair BUT if you really want you can stand up against a wall and use the wall as support and then start moving into the sitting position keeping your back straight. Once in the "sitting" position stand back up and repeat. This is a good workout for your upper legs, including your butt.
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180.6

Ladies you are KILLING ME and I will be back with my commentary later. For now, I just have time to post my weigh-in and to complain about my stubborn body and its unwillingness to stick in the 170s.
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could it be the exercise that is slowing the scale weight loss? how are your clothes fitting? and have you noticed firming or toning? are you very muscular? and here's an odd question...could it be that you are already at goal?
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Christine, I wonder if your body is doing what my body did and just keeps taking its good old time dropping and develops these set points in between.
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could it be the exercise that is slowing the scale weight loss? how are your clothes fitting? and have you noticed firming or toning? are you very muscular? and here's an odd question...could it be that you are already at goal?
It certainly could be the exercise. My clothing fits terribly, which is a good sign. Yesterday, case in point: I wore a size 12 skirt which kept twisting around to the point that the slit -- supposed to be in the back -- ended up in the front! Not good. So I imagine that my body is still going through changes, just not changes that register on the scale. I don't think the scale is an accurate measure of my progress, but it's one of the few tangible, clear measures that I have y'know? I take measurements only 1x/month, and that's far less tangible to me than weight. I don't want to give up weighing, but I guess I just need to think about it as an imperfect measure of progress, which I know it is.

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Christine, I wonder if your body is doing what my body did and just keeps taking its good old time dropping and develops these set points in between.
I bet you're right. Can we send our bodies some memos that this doesn't really work for us?

I really got no exercise this week other than one day in the gym and my push-ups at home. Between the snow and a horrendous meeting schedule, I couldn't make it to Zumba or the gym past Monday! I'm hoping Zumba is on this morning, but it looks like things are glazed over outside, so I guess we'll see!

I wonder if I should switch to the elbow-style planks. I've been doing them in push-up position because that's how I learned to do them in pilates last year, but I'm thinking that the elbow position might be better for me. The p/u position strains my shoulders a bit, and I'm not in the market for an injury. Thanks for the idea, Jan!
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oh poo! i am supposed to do planks from push up position? you are a tough lady (go do some of Dawn's squat thingies) i did my modified push ups at the end of exercising yesterday and could only do 10. and only 2 of the longer planks.

when the weather is better, go shopping! or, do it now, online and order size 10 or 8 of something you know you'll wear at some point (i chose jeans cause i can wear them year round here...and i SO hated how i looked in my big butt jeans size 26W. btw i wear a size 3 junior now) a smaller size in other classic clothing might be motivating for you too...and only buy one to start, cause the smaller clothes might fit now!!!

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I set a goal for myself for losing 2 lbs/week between now and Memorial Day, but I didn't mean THE SAME TWO POUNDS EACH WEEK. And that's what seems to be happening.
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keep on fighting, friend

and then try to Happy Monday to you!

i'm sorry those two pounds seem to like you so much.
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lol! Sounds like me and my mid-to-upper 240's. This week's gonna be the reintroduction of exercise I think.
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