Monday, January 04, 2010

I've been on SP over 2 years. I have lost as much as 25 pounds over this time. Unfortunately I am great at going back to bad habits such as eating too much and not exercising enough.
As I start this year, I am only a short 9 pounds under where I was when I started SP.

I have joined a number of teams which have some wonderful challenges. Luckily I seem to respond well to challenges.

For today, I have done 15 minutes of circuit training which included strength training for my upper body. I get the advantage of circuit training by doing these exercises without a break and do manage to get my heart rate up.

I love Exercise On Demand on Time Warner Cable. I went to the cardio section and found a 30 minute workout that involves daning, walking, and marching. The only problem is that it's hard to find a good match for this type of exercise video as I log my exercise so I have to do my best guess as to what it fits into. The important thing is actually doing the exercise.

For one of my teams challenge which involves startying a healthy streak on SP, I have signed up to do at least 10 minutes of exercise a day. It may not sound like much, but there have been so many days that I haven't done any. If I can just get used to doing at least 10 minutes a day, I can build a good habit. I'm hoping that once I start exercising I'll actually do at least 30 minutes. Consistency has always been my major problem. I'm hoping that I'll do better in 2010. If I screw up, I'll just start another streak. I won't beat myself up for not maintaing the streak, but will start again as soon as I can and not let several weeks pass of not doing anything.
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    I'll echo Cat's evil laughter! Mwahahahahahahaha!!!! emoticon

    There are some good ones in store!
    4028 days ago
    I read an article that said that doing three 10-minute segments a day was a good way to get moderate fitness into a busy schedule. And I love this exercise on demand. I wish we had that here! I'm glad to hear you respond well to challenges. Mwah haw haw haw haw! emoticon
    4029 days ago
    You have a great approach and a healthy attitude, so you are off to a fantastic start for the new year. Good luck with your challenges, and keep up your great work!
    4029 days ago
    That's *me* Helen. I must have variety or... I can't keep it *fun* enough to do. Glad you've found what's gonna' work for you. That Exercise On Demand...? that could be good... and that streak of the 10 min each day is a gr8 one!! Well, my old friend... *here's* to our plans & goals... lists, streaks, challenges, & mostly... to our motivation this year!! emoticon
    4029 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/5/2010 1:06:04 AM
    This sounds awesome Helen. You are off to a great start for the new year!
    Speaking of beginning weights...I was actually over mine on 1/1by 3 I am under by 1.
    So you are starting at a better place for 2010...good for you!

    4029 days ago
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    Awesome HElen. I had just been thinking of adding something like that on the team. Looks like someone beat me to it!! Best of luck on youe streak!!
    4029 days ago
    4029 days ago
    good job Helen!! you are doing great!!
    4029 days ago
    Sounds good Helen! With both our goals laid out in front of us I think we can make this happen- let's do it! emoticon
    4029 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    The Exercise on Demand sounds great. I am not sure we can get that here but I am going to look for it. Do you have to have Divo to play the videos on demand?

    You have set some great goals. Best wishes for you and I this year. We can do it and then we have each other to share our successes with! Isn't that's wonderful?

    Hugs, Sunny
    4029 days ago
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