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Circuit Training Today

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

When I first started at the Y, which seems a lifetime ago, I weighed almost 300#. Still, I took a circuit training class which busted my butt every T/Th. I loved it, but was wasted afterward. When I started working, I stopped going to the class and focused on cardio mostly, though Molly and I use the weight room fairly regularly.

Fast forward to today. Molly and I decided that we wanted to start back to the Body blast class. Today we did. I had a few observations.

#1- The exercises aren't as hard as they used to be.
#2- I don't get hot and sweaty during the routine.
#3- I'm not dying when it is over.
#4- I'm not the largest in the class any more, but the smallest!

I will take it again. I expect to have to increase my weights a bit in a month or so (I would sooner, but my rotator cuff is giving me fits). I need to continue my cardio, though, and Molly and I plan to restart spinning at least once weekly.

  
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NOWYOUDIDIT 7/24/2014 12:50PM

    How fun!!! emoticon

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FALLNTENN 7/23/2014 7:22PM

    Congratulations on getting fitter! It's great that you and Molly have fun going to the Y together.

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FLORIDASUN 7/23/2014 12:22PM

    Terrific...you are so dedicated...I love your get up and go! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 7/23/2014 3:01AM

    emoticon you're getting fitter! emoticon

I too have a rotator cuff problem I have to be wary of- take it slow, it will improve and so will your fittness emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/22/2014 9:52PM

    Woo hoo! You have accomplished so much girlfriend! I'm so proud of you! That's awesome you and Molly are going to restart spinning! I'm so proud of you! You put the Sparks in Sparks! I hope you have a nice relaxing evening!
Hugs and love,
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NURSE_DAN 7/22/2014 7:33PM

    Great story. I LOVE the successes I read about. Another inspiration!

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Fun shopping today

Monday, July 21, 2014

Thought of some things that I wanted with my birthday money. I bought a new printer, because mine died recently.

www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-offic
e/-/products/Printers/HP-Officejet/B4L
03A?HP-Officejet-4630-e-All-in-One-Printer


The ink is a lot cheaper for this one than the last. I hate buying ink.

I also bought myself a rebounder for when the rainy season hits. www.hayneedle.com/product/purefun40i
nchminitrampoline.cfm?redirect=false&s
ource=pla&kwid=Trampolines_JZP016&tid=
JZP016-1&adtype=pla&kw=&ci_src=1758896
9&ci_sku=JZP016-1&gclid=CjwKEAjw9LKeBR
DurOugs43jnlgSJACUXqHxmOHyJaKn-SWKcNFF
K_ZPW5ezDxMZpTa0HD2b2co1xxoCtjDw_wcB
I tried it this afternoon. 5 minutes had me exhausted, but earned me 1000 steps! Sure was fun!

One purchase I am almost embarrassed to admit to. Would you believe I bought myself a hulahoop? Yeah....not coordinated enough to get it to twirl around me even once, though!



Well, I will keep trying. Maybe eventually.

  
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FLORIDASUN 7/23/2014 12:20PM

    Those are GREAT gifts! I have a rebounder and threw my hip out for about a week on it! emoticon Those are GREAT for shredding calories...I hear you get points for the UP and the DOWN...woot...woot. I used to LOVE to hula hoop as a kid...you'll pick it up quickly...just like riding a bike! I know what you mean about ink...I've finally started refilling at Costco..but I'm not sure the refills last as long..of course I print out EVERYTHING...so that could be the problem also! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/22/2014 4:23PM

    Sounds like you got a lot of awesome things! You're hulahoop sounds like a lot of fun! I hope you have a nice and relaxing evening! Hugs and love!
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NOWYOUDIDIT 7/22/2014 2:28PM

    emoticon Sounds like fun!! emoticon

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SPARKASAURUS 7/22/2014 1:48PM

    I bought the same mini tramp for my daughter! That thing kicks my butt!

and woohoo on the hulu hoop emoticon shake what yo mama gave ya!

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DIANNEMT 7/22/2014 10:28AM

    I have a mini-tramp--do you just bounce or run or what??

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DONNABRIGHT 7/22/2014 8:45AM

    I love my hula hoop - stays out on the patio and gets used more than I thought it would!

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NEW-CAZ 7/22/2014 2:53AM

    Sounds like you're connecting with your inner child! GOOD FOR YOU!

Hula hooping is great exercise, there is a hula hooping team on here
http://www.sparkpeople.com/
myspark/groups_individual.asp?g
id=17119

My good friend JOYINKY is on it and will give loads of tips!

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SAL1512 7/21/2014 10:54PM

    Hula Hoops!!!
Who would have ever figured they were so easy to find and buy!!!
Have fun with it!
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SHERYLP461 7/21/2014 10:30PM

    Good stuff you found! I especially love the hula hoop. We all bought one a few years ago when we were camping, I now know that the plastic ones from WalMart do not work for adults, we need weighted ones. I am on the look out

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Surprise!

Sunday, July 20, 2014



Molly and I didn't walk to church today because we did the 5k late last night. Or so I thought..

Rich and I went to church and he said that he wanted to go out for lunch as usual afterward. We stopped for gas, then headed to Lee's, our fav Chinese restaurant. As we pulled up, we saw Mike and Terry, friends of ours from church. Lee's and Sizzlers are the 2 restaurants that our church family frequents, so it wasn't unusual to run into someone from church when there.

Mike & Terry invited us to sit with them and Rich picked the largest table grouping in the restaurant. I told him that we should leave that setting for someone who had a larger group, then another couple came in from church. And another. And another. Then Rich said, "Oh. Happy Birthday!" I started to send Molly a text telling her that Rich threw a surprise party for me when I turn around and here she comes in with a birthday cake that she stayed home from church to bake for me!



She made a fabulous deep chocolate brownie cake with cream cheese frosting. It was sugar- and fat-free and the cake was dairy free. Delicious! Rich gave me $500 and told me to go shopping.

Molly and I went shopping when we got done with dinner. I bought little today; a workout top, a sweater, some air-wic socks. I think I will get another of the workout tops and I want a rebounder for working out this rainy season. The rest will get stashed away for when I see something...

Long story, short, I got under 11,000 steps in today, but I won't sweat it! I haven't gotten that few in weeks. Oh, well. Tomorrow we will walk over the big mountain before work, so I will burn my butt then. And Molly and I are re-joining Body Blast at the Y. It is a burning circuit training workout held on T/Th.

I am off to do a short run and get my steps in before showering and hitting the sack. Unti tomorrow..good night!

  
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FLORIDASUN 7/23/2014 12:25PM

    FANTASTIC birthday surprise.... emoticon emoticon and what a wad of cash..I may have my hubs read this blog! emoticon emoticon

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SAL1512 7/21/2014 10:52PM

    What a fabulous birthday!!! And you got over 11,000 steps!!!
Happy Birthday!
Sally

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KRISTA987 7/21/2014 9:30PM

    What a great surprise! That cake sounds delicious!!!!
Hope you had a great birthday!

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DEB9021 7/21/2014 8:47PM

    Sounds like a great birthday! Glad you had such a good surprise :-)

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DIANNEMT 7/21/2014 8:31AM

    Happy birthday!!

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DONNABRIGHT 7/21/2014 7:47AM

    Well that definitely sounds like a happy birthday!

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GARDENCHRIS 7/21/2014 7:23AM

    aww what a nice surprise! emoticon

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TERI-RIFIC 7/21/2014 6:14AM

    What a great hubby and church family. emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 7/21/2014 3:33AM

    What a wonderful way to spend your Birthday! emoticon emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/20/2014 11:39PM

    Awww...... Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had the best birthday ever! That is so awesome that Rich and Molly surprised you..... and through you a surprise party! That was so sweet of Molly making you a fabulous deep chocolate brownie cake with cream cheese frosting.... and she made it sugar-free, fat-free and dairy free! Wow! That's fabulous that Rich gave you $500 to go shopping! I am so happy for you!
Happy Happy Birthday! Love and hugs!
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Another shorty

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Today Rich and I hit some garage sales (I bought a couple of pair of running shoes and a couple of sweaters for fall) then went to a luau for my work picnic. Tonight Molly and I did the Bright Night run complete with glow necklaces, bracelets and tiaras. We made our bet time with 38 minutes for 5k, so 12.25mph! emoticon

  
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SAL1512 7/21/2014 10:48PM

    Sounds like a fun day. I really enjoy garage sales. I got a new toaster last weekend for $2. It even has a bagel setting.
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JANTHEBLONDE 7/20/2014 12:57PM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day! That sounds like so much fun running A 5K with glow necklaces, bracelets and tiaras! I am so proud of you and Molly running a 5K in 38 minutes! Wow! You are such an inspiration! Hugs and love!
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BUSYGRANNY5 7/20/2014 9:19AM

    Sounds like a perfect day!!! Hope your Sunday is just as great!

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NELLJONES 7/20/2014 7:38AM

    A great day!

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NEW-CAZ 7/20/2014 3:28AM

    A perfectly balanced day emoticon

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I will NEVER be this fit!

Friday, July 18, 2014

youtu.be/B0oVeDXzpdo

  
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DONNABRIGHT 7/20/2014 6:32AM

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KRISTA987 7/18/2014 7:58PM

    Those are not real people.....those are robots in human bodies!

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MEXGAL1 7/18/2014 4:42PM

    wow!

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NEW-CAZ 7/18/2014 3:24PM

    OMG.................

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LADYOLIVER 7/18/2014 2:41PM

    emoticon ain't gone be able to do THAT!!!!! But I will do what I do.

Sissy you may never be THAT fit but you are YOUR fit. Let's keep doing what we do. emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/18/2014 1:34PM

    I'm so proud of you! You are such an inspiration! You put the sparks and Sparks! Happy Friday! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love!
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NUTSNUTSGETEM 7/18/2014 12:55PM

    That's also like saying that you'll never be as rich as Warren Buffet. They are a bit extreme. But, it is all relative. They will never be able to say, "I went from being arthritic having a rough time going up and down the stairs to losing 116 pounds and being able to do whatever I want."

Are they awesome? Yes. But, personally, I am much more impressed by what you have achieved.

One of my favorite quotes - Teddy Roosevelt - "Comparison is the thief of joy." Be joyous about what you have accomplished.

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