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  • Somebody kick my butt please

    28 posts, 14 voices, 524 views, started Nov 17, 2008

    Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008 by Dee Dee Shaw

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      I upped the number of crunches I did this morning, but no other exercise besides the normal stall cleaning and hay tossing. :( I had a plan to clean up my room that is still a wreck from packing Clay up to leave. After that I was going to move the bike upstairs. I can’t even go do Billy Blanks because the kids are all in bed (as should I be!)
      So tonight I get in bed before midnight, and tomorrow I will report what form of exercise I chose to torture myself with. LOL



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          Inakika wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Get it girl! We’ll be waiting to see what you chose.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 18, 2008
        • Ingrid,
          I can’t believe you are the only one who wants to kick my butt. LOL It is a bit warmer today. Maybe I’ll go for a jog. Playing with the horses doesn’t really count.



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          Peejay64 wrote Nov 18, 2008
        • How about Pilates?  I think it’s a good butt-kicker.  If it’s done properly and regularly.  I have a great instructor and she’s been kicking my tail for about 6 months now.  Now I need to get a little more serious about the “diet“!



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 18, 2008
        • Peejay,
          I loved Pilates but it is a social thing for me. I’d go in a minute if I could. Currently I am a single mom with a farm to manage and nine kidlets to keep in line. Our local Fitness Center is tailored to women. She also has a body sculpting class that is awesome. Whatever I do will have to be at home, alone. THAT is my problem. I have to tell myself it is not for enjoyment, but for the health benefits. I just haven’t convinced myself yet. But I am getting there!



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          Betty_penn wrote Nov 18, 2008
        • I know what you mean! My husband always tells me, go to bed when the kids do, so you’ll get a good nights sleep.  Do I listen?? There’s something about the house being so quiet and me being able to watch whatever I want for a change, that keeps me up.  Even though technically its the perfect time to exercise, all I want to do is unwind.  My sister ordered me the perfect solution from fitandsharp.com.  its this great corrective belt which tones up my problem areas as i run through the day.  Its comfortable and form fitting.  Don’t get me wrong-i still try to eat right and work in some cardio during the week, but the belt has really helped me see results in only one month.  Its great knowing i can just unwind once in awhile becaue I’ve worn it all day.  Hope this helps.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 20, 2008
        • Confession time... I allowed myself a few days to reflect, and mourn. 10 years is a long time, but it was a milestone that loomed larger than other years for some reason.
          No more procrastinating. Stephanie and her granny in the bikini picture has motivated me beyond procrastination. The bike comes upstairs tomorrow, and I don’t log on until I have riden at least 5 miles!



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          Linni wrote Nov 21, 2008
        • Dee Dee... i have faith in YOU! YOU have fainth in YOU!
          i know you can do this myt friend, and im right besidr you doing it too!

          love n hugs
          Linni



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          Jenz ~ wrote Nov 21, 2008
        • Good morning. I’m not kickin your butt. lol.. but I’ll share a few things..
          One of my colleauges uses a bit of a different angle when she’s trying to meet goals & it has definitely worked for her more than once! She creates what she calls the “nerdiest goal poster-collages” she can & posts them on her closet door & refridgerator. They‘re funny & she says she does that so it’s “in her face” all the time, which in turn motivates her to always have something going on to contribute to accomplishing the set goal, whether it’s big or small. You could post a few pics of the “bod image” you‘re working toward somewhere where you’d see it all the time.
          I must add, farming is ALOT of physical exercise! That’s great!
          Ab rollers work great if you‘re targeting that area. Less stress on your neck too. Maybe find a cheaper one on ebay & do that while listening to your fave music! Meanwhile it’s “YOU time!” :) Just a few thoughts. Have a wonderful day! :)



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          Jenz ~ wrote Nov 21, 2008
        • Get THIS. If this doesn’t motivate anyone, I’m not sure what would...  I’ve been a bit on the procrastinating side myself recently & what I’m about to say sure made me think twice.
          I just learned from my Aunt that my 90 yr old Grandfather is riding his stationary bike 6 miles per day!! And he’s had both knees replaced as well as both hips!! WOW. If HE can do THAT every day, I should be out walking TEN!!
          Think I’ll get moving now. :)



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          Denise LePard Elhalawany wrote Nov 21, 2008
        • Hi, I’m new and wont kick your butt but congratulate you on getting moving—you have inspired me to kick myself in the butt!  I’m gonna move and grove with Wii Fitness (does that count?) tonight instead of watching my kids do it.  Yesterday my 75 year old father, 4 hip replacements (2 on each side), stroke, heart attack, double bypass surgery and all, exercised after dinner while I sat on the couch.  Hmmm, I’m thinkin’ I better start a movin’



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 21, 2008
        • LOL! We call those “vision boards” and they are great for helping you achieve whatever goal you are trying to reach, not just a new body. Thanks for the reminder. The bike is upstairs. I spent an hour outside this morning in the windy cold taking care of horses (tossing hay, etc.) so that was some cardio... and I did my crunches. So, I guess I’ll up my goal to 6 miles! That is awesome jenz!
          All of you gym rats - tell me how much you are exercising to shame me into doing more. :)



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          Jenz ~ wrote Nov 21, 2008
        • Vision boards, huh? I like it! I am making one today! :D

          Maybe if my visions are ‘in my face,’ I’ll acheive them faster. YAY! :)



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 21, 2008
        • Some people also call them dream boards. :) The idea is if it is ‘in your face’ in a visual way you will strive more to make it happen (whether it is a move to Colorado, a new car, or a Perfect Body Shape.)

          Good for you Denise. Your post wasn't up when I responded before. I have heard lots of good things about WII - go for it. Check out some of the other posts in the group about making wise food choices too. The key to losing weight is keeping your insulin levels stable - by low glycemic eating. It turns on the fat burning mechanism in your body even if you aren't excercising. You'll lose as much lean muscle as fat unless you do it the right way, even if you are exercising.

          So... the question still remains regarding the encouragement, butt kicking call. LOL Are you interested, and if so what day/time works best?



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 21, 2008
        • Dee Dee, I just want you to know you‘re inspiring me to get my rear out of bed and walk with my husband early in the morning. And, I do mean EARLY. We need to take a flashlight with us in order to see the road. We walk nearly an hour finishing with the stretch of road that the track runners at my husband’s school call “killer hill”



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 21, 2008
        • Ain’t she though! I have to say, she was sweet enough to ask me in a pm if it would hurt my feelings. LOL
          I’m betting on the little guy! hehe
          Cynthia,
          I am so glad that we are encouraging one another! You keep on encouraging me too. My ulimate reward (although I know the real reward is the health benefits and satisfaction) will be to order myself a box of custom made chocolates. A BIG box, because I know I’ll have to share. LOL



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          Denise LePard Elhalawany wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Good morning, new buddies.  This morning I weighed myself and almost passed out - let's just say it was slightly more than I expected and leave it at that. I then got my sorry little (let me have this fantasy, please) butt downstairs and did 20 minutes of Wii sports and Wii Boxing. Took a shower, dressed for work and left the house at 6am. Instead of taking a taxi from the Bus Depot to my job I walked - 20 minutes in the below freezing temperatures - yes I did! Do I feel better? - NOPE - I'm still freezing and my arms hurt so bad from boxing that I can barely lift them to type this message - BUT, this too shall pass!  I figure it this way ... if nothing else, within a month of this Wii Boxing thing, my arms will be strong enough to take on anyone!



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 23, 2008
        • I don’t know anything about this Wii. Anyone else using it and liking it?



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 23, 2008
        • Denise,
          You are awesome! My hero!! Me, I did my crunches, got on the bike for 10 whole sorry minutes, and did my normal chores. That was yesterday. Today, I did my crunches x 2, and mucked out the horse’s stalls - down to the dirt. 9 big outside garbage cans full. I got my upper body work out! :) It was cold, but I ended up losing the jacket and the gloves because I had worked up a sweat.  

          Yay me!



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          Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 23, 2008
        • There’s nothing better than working up a good sweat and being sore the day after a butt-kicking work out!



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          Wendy Williams wrote Nov 23, 2008
        • Power walking is always good.I cant kick your butt my room is still a mess too. I am good at procrastination.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 23, 2008
        • Well let’s encourage each other then casame. :) I used to walk, every day. It was part of our homeschool routine, but that was years ago when we still lived in town. I would push the double stroller and drag all the kids around a one mile block - 3 times. It wasn’t exactly power walking, but pushing a double stroller with about 75lbs in it gave me a workout.  

          Michelle, I like the old adage “No pain, no gain.” My problem is it takes a LOT to make me sore. Yesterday we moved big 16 foot long cattle panels - 16 of them, and started constructing a temporary pasture for the goats. I had to chop down some little trees to clear the path. I did wake up a little sore this morning. Mucking out the stalls tonight will undoubtedly add to that. I am going to dig out the ab roller thingie-ma-bob. I am tired of not having my abs get sore. I’m sure that will do the trick! :) I want to know I am making progress!



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          Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 23, 2008
        • Bfly-the Vi-Pak does help me kick my own butt!! It helps with recovery as well.



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Nov 23, 2008
        • chocolatier..My kids and hubby love the wii games..It seems to give a good work out, depending on the game though...There are a few games that the kids are asking for for xmas, but those things sell like hotcakes, I’ll be lucky if I find any on the shelves...but yeah..they love their wii..and now that it’s cold outside, they get their exercise in this way..



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