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    Default Hold Aquarelle accountable for exercising!

    Some of you know I'm doing this boudoir photo thing in August (the 25th, to be precise) for my husband's 40th birthday. I've decided it's also the perfect opportunity and motivation for me to get back in the habit of exercising regularly. I took a long hiatus because of the holidays, family stress, work travel, and laziness, and my cholesterol, appearance, self-confidence and overall health took a hit because of that.

    So. Starting last Sunday (the 15th) I have been trying to do a deliberate workout 6 days per week. I'm trying to maintain that up through Aug 25th, which will be six weeks start to finish. After that, I'll have to ease off a bit because of Fest and concert band, but at least I'll be in the habit of exercising!

    This thread is basically to hold myself accountable, with the help of my lovely fellow forumers.

    Week 1: COMPLETE. 6/7 days of exercise.
    Week 2: Have done every day so far. Tonight is a home-workout night, tomorrow gym with my spouse.
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    Did my workout video yesterday. I am totally uncoordinated and I know I look like such a dork doing it! Don't care. My dog seems to think it's my playtime, because whenever I put on the workout video and start twisting my body in strange ways, he goes to get a toy and usually brings it to me to play tug or something. Yesterday he chewed on his bone, so that was okay.

    This morning I put on a dress that, when I work it a few weeks ago, was pretty tight. It felt less tight today. I don't think I'm imagining it....

    Gym tonight with the spouse. Can take tomorrow, or one day this weekend off.
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    Yesterday made it to the gym. Did 30 minutes on the elliptical, 15 minutes walking backwards on the treadmill, and about 15 minutes on weight lifting. While I was doing my cardio, I listened to sea shanteys and songs.
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    I thought a shanty was a hut.
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    Hold you accountable I will!! What is your strength training regime? Cardio? I need lists and plans, woman!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD45T-2 View Post
    I thought a shanty was a hut.
    A shanty town, you're thinking of. Yeah. Sea shanteys/chanteys are songs.

    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    Hold you accountable I will!! What is your strength training regime? Cardio? I need lists and plans, woman!
    Okay... can't promise I'm doing the best strength training regimen, but here's what I usually do:

    Alternating days:
    A: 30 minutes on elliptical + 15 minutes of walking on treadmill and a bit of weight lifting. Let's see if I can remember the names of the machines... lat pull down, back press, glute machine, triceps press, shoulder press, leg press (for calves), and hip abductor/adductor. Sometimes also torso twist, deltoid thingy. I just do one set of each, 12-16 reps.

    B: Aerobic ab workout video at home, with about 20 minutes of aerobic moves that engage the abs and then about 10 minutes of various ab exercises.
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    Ill resist the urge to hand out uninvited advise, but I will say that strength training is those machines, and you have the right idea hopping onto the cardio machines before doing the weighted machines.
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    Made it through week 2 with 6/7 days of workouts! Yay! Already I feel much more toned, and although I gained a couple of pounds the first week (probably in muscle mass), I've now lost like 7 lb. Yipes!

    Week 3 underway, on track so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    Ill resist the urge to hand out uninvited advise, but I will say that strength training is those machines, and you have the right idea hopping onto the cardio machines before doing the weighted machines.
    If you have suggestions, I'll gladly hear them. Can't guarantee I'll follow them, but knowledge/information is always good!
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    Congrats!!!

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