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Old 06-13-2011, 02:38 AM
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Thanks all for the kind words! The heels' effect of adding height and pushing the bust forward, and the butt up does impact the dancing - the women did look great. Still, it's not for me. I have never liked heels and would be terrified to walk in them, much less a fitness routine.

I've decided I'm going to work in cardio at the work gym and alternate that with the exotic dance classes. I need to figure out scheduling for that.

Also, I still need workout gear. Shopping!!
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:43 PM
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Hi,

I just stumbled on this thread. I too have an eventual goal of about 100 lbs wt loss (have lost and kept off the first 10-12). I am using the South Beach diet which has always worked best for me when I have stuck to it. I am trying to re-introduce exercise, the weight makes that very hard because my knees and feet do not like it when I do much of my favorite activity (walking). I am trying to get adjusted to the rowing machine, but can only do about 3 min at a time because it uses muscles that just haven't been used in ages (and it is hard to get down to the floor and onto the seat of the rowing machine - and back off of it and up!) That is how out of shape I am post baby.

Nonetheless - I am feeling pretty okay about myself because I know I am trying!

I highly recommend a book that I've read recently called Self Compassion. It is by Kristin Neff. I think it is a much more powerful technique than trying to build self-esteem which is often conditional on whether we are being successful in the moment or not. It is a way to see ones-self more objectively, not overly critical, yet still able to see where we have to grow and change and be accepting of ourselves even as we stumble a bit along our path of growth and change as everyone does.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:17 AM
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Going to start posting here more often.

I have 130-ish pounds to lose. I am not happy about this, but it is what it is, and I will break it into small incremental goals.

I am going to re-start weight watchers. It's worked for me in the past.

Plus I'm exercising regularly now. Roller derby 2x a week, a hike once a week and doing the C25K with a friend. Core work in the mornings.

Today I hiked the Stawamus Chief

Here's my blog/ about it. Fun day!!

Looking forward to going on this journey with you!!
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:41 PM
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Wow! Looks like there are lots of hard-working people here! I feel inspired really. I would love to take exotic dancing if I ever have the chance! Or belly dancing. I used to do hula before my youngest was born. Diets never worked for me. I actually do not eat that much because, although I enjoy food, I have a really hard time digesting for some reason. When I go out, I automatically set half aside, because I know if I eat more than that, I'll be in serious pain later. Started eating ginger after my meals, and eating less fried stuff and dairy...seems to help. The hubby threw out the scale, so have no idea how much I weigh. Last I checked it was 165 lbs. And I'm 5'4", but that was before I got pregnant this last time lol.

Started walking the dog every day (since oldest went off to college) and playing Dance Central (kinect) with my 10 year old...After only a couple weeks, I can feel the difference. I have more energy and my abs and legs are looking firmer...the hubby is loving it.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:52 PM
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So we did a fitness test on Wednesday at derby. We're going to be redoing it monthly. My baseline is 29 laps in 5 minutes, 70 squats in a minute and a half, 68 sit ups in a minute and a half, 17 pushups and holding plank position for 90 seconds. I'll keep you all posted with how I do next month.
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:22 PM
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I haven't been doing much exercise, other than my regular walks with the kids at work (roughly 2 city blocks). Finally got into see the orthopedic specialist and I'm going to be in physical therapy for my bi-lateral subluxation in my patellae. If this round of PT doesn't work, than they will prolly recommend surgery to stabilize my knee caps. Once that is over, we can focus on my shoulder, which also subluxes badly and definitely requires surgery, but my new primary care doc hasn't gotten my chart from my old one yet so she won't get me the Ortho consult I need for it unless I come in complaining of severe pain, like I did with the knee.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:05 AM
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So we did a fitness test on Wednesday at derby. We're going to be redoing it monthly. My baseline is 29 laps in 5 minutes, 70 squats in a minute and a half, 68 sit ups in a minute and a half, 17 pushups and holding plank position for 90 seconds. I'll keep you all posted with how I do next month.
29 laps? WOW!

Stan Daside says his fastest is 35... I like the idea of doing a fitness test... Will bring it up to coach

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Old 09-11-2011, 03:14 AM
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29 laps? WOW!

Stan Daside says his fastest is 35... I like the idea of doing a fitness test... Will bring it up to coach

Must. Get. Fit
There's my new goal...35 it is. Although it's gonna take me a while to get there!
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:25 AM
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He says he does it by turning the oval into a circle. Or something like that. He was working with one of the other freshies and I wasn't paying much attention. :P
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Going to start posting here more often.

I have 130-ish pounds to lose. I am not happy about this, but it is what it is, and I will break it into small incremental goals.

I am going to re-start weight watchers. It's worked for me in the past.

Plus I'm exercising regularly now. Roller derby 2x a week, a hike once a week and doing the C25K with a friend. Core work in the mornings.

Today I hiked the Stawamus Chief

Here's my blog/ about it. Fun day!!

Looking forward to going on this journey with you!!
Rock on, you can do this ! Build the big goal, one small goal at a time.
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