Going the distance!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

I'm back in the ring and fighting again. As a Rocky fan from the first (I fought against seeing this movie, but I was forced and so glad of it!) and I've certainly gone some rounds, and while I've yet to win, my coaches have once again reignited the fire of determination to train up and go the distance this time. This will be very hard work, more than I'm used to so it will be interesting to see just what surprises are in store.

Will I make the grade and go the distance? Or will I be a KO? Only time will tell. I pray my bones can withstand the punishment.

To all my friends, I promise I will stop or ease up if my body tells me to.

Rocky Balboa: Go The Distance challenge is doing this for 7 days a week for the full month. I will not do this during the 24 hour holy Sabbath, so that means I'll have to work in extra in 6 days.

700 hundred sqauts, 700 wall push ups, 700 hip flexors and 7 miles a week. I have to be careful with the squats due to my knees, and I can only walk a mile in the pool, but the others are doable and if I can't do the squats, I'll substitute them with another exercise.

I will break this down to 4/25 each day, and try to get to the pool 5 days a week and walk 1.5 mile's each day and pray that I can go a month without a flare up of the fibro.

I will also try to blog this everyday. One of the ladies doing this challenge wants to go to Philly one day and actually run up the steps just like Sylvester Stallone did as Rocky. I can't say that I want to go that far -- I'll just be happy with weight loss and a new fabulous wardrobe in the future, and the health to get some camping and kayaking in!

Round one starts tomorrow. I hope I get some fans to support me through this grueling 31 day fight!

Yo! Adrienne! LOL
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    wow... you have some great goals for yourself... and you will succeed... blessings terri
    4464 days ago
  • NOMI_822
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am cheering you on Go Pami Go, Go Pami Go, emoticon emoticon
    4465 days ago
    For whatever it's worth, and going against the grain here (sorry), I feel I "must" throw a cautionary caveat in. Just be careful (very careful!) about "one size fits all" workout challenges. Everybody's different, and every one's body is different. Different sizes, weight & health issues require different approaches. I'd go with the old adage of "doctor recommended, doctor supervised" in this case. Fads aren't always the best thing going unless one is already healthy & in shape & can handle taking on the challenge. Swimming's good though--for sure! Any water related aerobics is going to do wonders, as is walking. Arbitrary numbers of exercises and arbitrary exercises, when one's body isn't conditioned or ready for them, can be foolhardy more than anything. Please be careful!

    The main thing about exercising is it's not *meant* to be a challenge, but rather a way to become healthier, (which includes losing weight.) Conditioning is FIRST on the list, building one's body up more & more on a *weekly basis* by adding in minutes & amounts--in increments, according to one's OWN body's abilities, not outside arbitrary "rules & challenges." Next is building up endurance, THEN challenges. (If one feels they need challenges to go to the next level.)

    I don't know what the contestants go through on The Biggest Loser shows, since we don't see ALL that goes on behind the scenes, but I could almost GUARANTEE that they are Highly Supervised by medical doctors for the grueling events, exercises & challenges they go through. (I do know that doctor's monitor ALL health related issues of the contestants.) Also... the exercises that they do with the teams on the show--they are given to them by trained professionals who understand thoroughly the health & weight related issues each individual contestant has,as well as WHAT WORKS BEST in order to drop the lbs. They understand conditioning, and how to build up levels of endurance safely.

    Sorry to step on any toes, but I have best interests at heart.

    4465 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/5/2008 12:39:29 AM

    I knew you were in!

    By the way, we have another buddy with knee issues and she's doing calf raises instead! You can do the 30 squats and then add in the 70 calf raises to reach 100 or you can do just the 100 calf raises.

    You got people cheering you on Rocky!

    Hugs-Rocky Balboa
    4467 days ago
    I LOVED this movie.....but not really up for your 7's......but you go girl!

    Glad you are in the ring!
    In His hands and under His wings,
    4467 days ago
    I was going to check in with you today so I am glad you blogged!

    How are your goals going?
    4467 days ago
  • 46A39P
    You can do anything you put your mind to! Love, Jean
    4467 days ago
    You can soooo do this! I am so proud of you, you are my hero!
    4467 days ago
    Go Pami GO! You can do it Pami!!! emoticon
    4467 days ago
    I hear the trumpets of the "Rocky" theme song, pumping you right up to get out there and give it your best!

    You CAN DO IT!

    Don, Co-Leader for the All Health Professionals SparkTeam
    4467 days ago
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