Marching forward in March

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Re: Marching forward in March

Post by Gma » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:54 am

it's OK to take a few ddays off now and then, smile*lee

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Re: Marching forward in March

Post by Smile*Lee » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:21 pm

Thanks, Gma!

Hoping to get back on track this week. Yesterday, decided to start moving more towards the 30-minutes a day cardio, so I got in :15 elliptical in the morning and :15 treadmill at the gym. Today, I'll get in :15 elliptical. Not sure what to do for the other :15 if I do it - another :15 on the elliptical or? It's a rainy day, so I won't be getting outside.

:arrow: March Cardio Challenge
• Work towards :30 daily cardio 🥇🥇
• planks

Challenge Week 7 :arrow: _/:10 elliptical & (M/W/F/Sat) _/:10 other cardio & _/1m plank
M:🥇 :15 ell • gym/pp/wts/:15 tread • home/squats/push ups
T:
W:🌟 • pp • wts • :15 tread • squats
T: 🌟 E • squats • push ups
F :🥇:15 ell • pp • wts. • :15 tread
S : E
S : E

March = 6:00 hrs
Week 1 :arrow: 4 days = 4/:10 elliptical + 1/:10 other cardio
Week 2 :arrow: 6 days = 6/:10 elliptical + 3/:10 other cardio
Week 3 :arrow: 6 days = 5/:10 elliptical + 4/:10 other cardio
Week 4 :arrow: 2 days = 2/:10 elliptical + 2/:10 other cardio
Week 5 :arrow: 3 days = 3/:15 elliptical + 3/:15 other cardio

Total: _____
February: 3:10
March: _____
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Re: Marching forward in March

Post by kitkat » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:45 pm

I see your plans, SmileLee - 7 weeks already? Time flies...

Yesterday (Monday) - Spin class. It went well for a little over 30 min. Then, I had to slow down:(

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Re: Marching forward in March

Post by Smile*Lee » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:42 pm

Yeah... I know! That's why I'm keeping track. Hoping to impress myself someday. :lol:

Pretty impressive that you didn't slow down till you got a half hour in.

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Re: Marching forward in March

Post by Gma » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:53 am

I have been busy all day, but not many steps - banking and post office for mother, then to my house and gathering banking and post office errands. groceries, baking for funeral tomorrow, supper date.
Home again, but only briefly - have to pick out clothes for funeral tomorrow that I can wear to the funeral and then work in the church kitchen afterwards.
I think I am only at about 6000 steps today, but made almost 9 yesterday.
I am eager for warmer weather so I can do some outside steps.

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Re: Marching forward in March

Post by Gma » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:57 am

thinking ahead - does anyone else want to start April? Otherwise it will be something like Action Plan for April Activities

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Re: Marching forward in March

Post by kitkat » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:25 pm

You are doing a GREAT job Gma, starting us! :) Thank you! (I did it for about 10 years... :lol: )
You are ALWAYS busy! That is how you stay young:)
Enjoy the date (sorry about funeral)

Smile.Lee I'm impressed with your consistency already!

Tuesday: Pilates class
Just trying to do something each day. Next week I can up it.

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Re: Marching forward in March

Post by Smile*Lee » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:07 pm

Action Plan sounds great!

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Re: Marching forward in March

Post by Gma » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:49 am

took the dog for a walk after the funeral today. I am at half of my goal for the day - will walk later.
mean time - need to work on cluttering papers

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Re: Marching forward in March

Post by Smile*Lee » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:32 am

Gym time felt good but my muscles seemed a bit tired. Some of the exercises took a little more effort than usual. I did do 2 rounds of squats at home and was surprised at how easy they felt to do. Another day of 15 on the treadmill. I might have to change my treadmill time. There's a guy who walks on the treadmill an entire hour and his shoes have a sharp squeak every time he steps. Seriously?!?! Dude! You're driving everyone batty! Me, for sure! :P :lol: I just don't know how he couldn't know that it would bother people. Oh well.. I guess I could get earplugs. 8) :lol:

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Re: Marching forward in March

Post by kitkat » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:08 am

Oh Smile - maybe he is hard of hearing... It does not help you...
Gma - WTG on doing the paper work... I'd rather take the dog for a walk:)


Today:
Sculpt class

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Re: Marching forward in March

Post by Gma » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:17 am

I did exercise class today- an hr of weight bearing for seniors! including some aerobic

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Re: Marching forward in March

Post by Smile*Lee » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:43 pm

You're up late! :shock:

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Re: Marching forward in March

Post by Smile*Lee » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:24 pm

Got :30 of cardio in today, so I'll have 2 WHOLE days of making my :30 cardio goal this month. :shock: Hey... baby steps! :lol:
Did 15 elliptical and 15 on the treadmill. My legs still felt tired today but I pushed through. I'm wondering if I need another day of

I discovered something interesting a couple of weeks ago. I saw some trainers giving instructions on multiple machines on how to use them one limb at a time. When I did the leg press, leg curl, and leg extension - I discovered that my right leg is WAY weaker than my left leg. In the distant past, I'd injured most of the joins in my right leg - knee, ankle, and especially the hip. Evidently, I'd been compensating with my left leg taking most of the weight and didn't even realize it. Having a few weeks of working the legs independently, my right leg is gaining strength. Feeling pretty fortunate to have discovered that.

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Re: Marching forward in March

Post by kitkat » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:28 am

Great job Gma! Good discovery, Smile.Lee - when you are aware, you can do something about it.

Friday: Hot Yoga class
Average step count this week: 6,500 per day.

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