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Old 02-23-2012, 09:00 PM   #1111 (permalink)
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2 hours cross country skiing today. Trails were in surprizingly good shape given we only have a few inches of snow. I am a chicken so I walked down a couple of the red hills. 4 inches of packed snow and ice does not a soft landing make. Once there is more snow I have to get braver and convince myself that falling does not hurt. I likely would have made it down them all - I did "accidentally" switch trails once by going through the curve on a hill. I like cross country but I wish you had the same control on hills as you do in downhill. Sunshine was great and the birds were chirping. Mary
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:04 PM   #1112 (permalink)
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I have been using FitDay for two months...but this is my first post. I have been reading other posts and they inspire me to keep up the good work. Since Christmas, I have lost 21 lbs due to a rigid diet, exercise 5 or 6 days a week and support from my family and friends.

I have a goal of loosing another 15 lbs which would bring my BMI down to normal weight. I WILL make it. Goal weight by 15 May 2012.

Today I was on treadmill for 1 hour, elliptical for 20 minutes and leg presses for 10 minutes. I don't love every minute of it, but the results are remarkable.

good luck to all my fellow FitDay followers!!!!
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:21 AM   #1113 (permalink)
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Welcome Sounds like you are doing well. Mary
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:57 AM   #1114 (permalink)
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Thanks Abby

Did another spin class today and glad I did this instructor was awesome. Just the right amount of pushing me to do a little more but without the singling out. I was completely energized and felt like I could jump off a bridge and survivie. (wish I could bottle those endorphins) The quickest hour ever but I took about 10 steps off the bike before I could walk properly. e
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:09 PM   #1115 (permalink)
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Sounds like a beautiful outdoor experience Mary. We’ve got birds chirping out the office windows today, and the snow drops are up.

Welcome Mallen8- soulds like an amazing workout – posting here keeps me working hard!

Crazigerl, isn’t the “end of spin class” feeling amazing ? it does go fast. Although, I find myself, about half way through saying “ok, you’ve made it half way, you can do this” (another one is “if he doesn’t give you a break in 20 seconds, you can take one”). Today was strength ride, whenever you drop the gear, you up the speed. I’m pleased that I am now finding my “stay alive but barely” gear is 17 to 18.

I wear my gym clothes to the gym, and carry my work clothes. Today, for no particular reason, I decided to wear a suit from the back of the closet – it had been my job interview suit three years ago, and looked good on me at the time. Now, it doesn’t I look like I borrowed something from my big sister. Maybe I can get it tailored, it’s good quality.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:20 PM   #1116 (permalink)
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Getting the suit tailored sounds like a good idea. i have taken in some things I really liked. If it was a suit I'd likely have someone else do it. Good reason for tayloring. make sure they know you want it smaller!! I took a suit in to be shortened and asked them to move the buttons in at the same time - just because I was there. THEY LET THEM OUT! I guess they are more used to theat request. I ended up paying $10.00 and I think the buttons were back exactly where they started once they redid them. Mary
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:40 PM   #1117 (permalink)
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I will help you get it up and going, i think it is a great idea. I am BRAND NEW to this and i love to keep track of my excercise and give myself pats on the back too. Today i did 1 hour of Pilates. Bummer though that they do not have it listed in the activity file. I replace it with 2 hours of yoga which equals a little less than 1 hour of pilates calories burned....hope that is OK and not considered cheating?
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:16 PM   #1118 (permalink)
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Bummer though that they do not have it listed in the activity file.
Funny you should mention that. And you're brand new! Well, at least you didn't ask about "elliptical".
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:47 AM   #1119 (permalink)
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Today was strength ride, whenever you drop the gear, you up the speed. I’m pleased that I am now finding my “stay alive but barely” gear is 17 to 18.
OMG 17 to 18, I barely made 10, that's amazing Abby.

Today I did weights and cardio. I watched a girl being put through her paces by a personal trainer. The girl was doing pretty good with the Jillian Michaels like trainer. The trainer pushed her just a little out of her comfort zone. Better than some of the others who let the client call all the shots. What's the point. I took her card. Her name is Jill. lol.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:04 PM   #1120 (permalink)
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I FINALLY got to go on a run today, it was only 3 miles but it felt good. So far my knee is doing good, I'll try and take it easy this time around as a side note I have been lifting three times a week
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