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        11-04-2012, 01:10 AM
      #31
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by mtngrl7500    
    I want in on this. I have normally been pretty active and workout but I had to take a few months off from everything because I had cartilage inflammation behind my kneecap. November will be a rocky start off for me (traveling a lot) but I plan to change my eating habits and get in as much exercise as possible. My stats:

    Age: 36 (37 on 11th)
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 150
    Goal: Closer to 130...mostly just to be fit, trim, and back in my size 8 jeans.
    Hi Mtngrl!!

    Injuries always really put a cramp in things. I myself have to be careful with my left knee, especially when doing squats and doing cycling.

    Are you able to do any sort of upper body workouts, so as not to bother your knee? You can do punching actions (amazing how just punching the air for 20 minutes can get your heart rate up) or you can do upper body weights. And if you're careful with body position, you can certainly do sit-ups and ab workouts. Always think about what you CAN do, and not just what your injuries limit you to.
         
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        11-04-2012, 01:37 AM
      #32
    Weanling
    I have been doing some stuff, it's mostly my eating that's gotten the better of me. Before my knee became angry (as my doctor put it) I was really good...I had a consistent eating plan because I stayed so busy. It's so easy to fall out of good habits! I have a Wii Fit and I did some boxing and other things that didn't bother my knee on there. I was able to ride my bike lightly and do some light walking so I wasn't totally laid up, just felt like it. Normally I take a kettlebell class 3-4 days a week and an aerobic class 3 days a week. I also would walk/jog every morning and ride my bike just whenever I felt like it...not to mention all the horse riding and daily barn/house work that gets done! I just felt like a slob being so limited, and in the beginning when it bothered me to stand for long periods of time, I just sat...and ate.
         
        11-04-2012, 08:38 PM
      #33
    Green Broke
    16,000 steps today!!! Wooooo!!!!! think I may actually be able to stick to my 1,500 cal goal for the first time in months!
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        11-04-2012, 10:42 PM
      #34
    Foal
    YAAAYYYYY!!! I got over 96% on my both practical and written. I didn't think I would pass but I did. Studying and munching has paid off. Now it's time to keep my hands out of the goody bag and focus on getting myself into good shape. Tomorrow...my dog and I are going to go out for a good run (try too anyways).
    Beau...thanks for the encouragement. It's nice to be on this kind of thread that there is continues positive feedback no matter what I say.
         
        11-05-2012, 10:14 AM
      #35
    Green Broke
    Nice job strawberry paint!

    Well team, I let us all down yesterday :( I went 208 cals over my goal for the day...boooo! I was doing so well too, and then I turned the TV on and started snacking...the TV is the DEVIL!
         
        11-05-2012, 10:38 AM
      #36
    Green Broke
    208 over is not horrible. Get yourself an extra 20 minutes of cardio in today or tomorrow to make up for it! That's a reasonable thing to fix!

    Last night I did a good job of eating some carrots with homemade guacamole .... and then cheated a wee bit by having some peanut butter (another weakness of mine!! Love the stuff.) and honey on a rice cake. So at least I put it on a whole grain rice cake instead of a piece of bread, I tell myself anyway.

    But Friday night I got about 30 minutes of cardio in at the gym. I deliberatly took it easy to kind of try to ease into working out again, so I'm not so horribly sore.

    Saturday morning I did a step class with a friend. Oh good Lord. It was a ton of fun and I am going to keep doing it, but I was so tired! I mean to the point of feeling like I had to throw up! LOL But it felt great!

    Yesterday morning I tried a Zumba class for the very first time with a friend (also first time for her), and I probably won't do it again. I just felt totally lost and didn't know any of the dances! I liked the Step class way better. There is a kickboxing class on Sundays that I want to try, but it's listed as "not for beginners" so I need to get in a little better shape before I go for that. Maybe in a couple weeks!

    And today, if I have time after work, I'm going to get some cardio in before I go play our weekly co-ed volleyball match tonight.

    My calves are killing me sore, but it feels so good to be exercising again!

    And ETA awesome job on the exam Strawberry! It's always nice when you're studying pays off. They were munchies well worth it!!! Education is so important.
         
        11-05-2012, 03:16 PM
      #37
    Green Broke
    Beau I ate at my desk during my lunch so that I could go downstairs to our corporate fitness center to walk on the treadmill, thanks for the motivation! nice job on all that cardio, you kick butt!!!

    Oh and a trick I learned from my Pro Triathlete husband to avoid soreness in your legs the next day...after you work out, lay on the floor with your legs up on the wall for 10 mins at least, so that the blood drains out...then stand up and fresh blood will circulate through! I swear it is magic, so easy and works like a charm!
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        11-06-2012, 12:01 AM
      #38
    Green Broke
    Woohoo reached my goal today!!
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        11-06-2012, 12:03 AM
      #39
    Green Broke
    How's everyone else doing?? tracking to goals of your own I hope! Thanks for the motivation and reassurance today Beau
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        11-06-2012, 10:52 AM
      #40
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Hoofprints in the Sand    
    Beau I ate at my desk during my lunch so that I could go downstairs to our corporate fitness center to walk on the treadmill, thanks for the motivation! nice job on all that cardio, you kick butt!!!

    Oh and a trick I learned from my Pro Triathlete husband to avoid soreness in your legs the next day...after you work out, lay on the floor with your legs up on the wall for 10 mins at least, so that the blood drains out...then stand up and fresh blood will circulate through! I swear it is magic, so easy and works like a charm!
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    I am super jealous! A fitness center in your own building? That's awesome!

    I have never heard of that soreness trick! Next time I know I will be sore, I am totally going to try it.

    Tonight I'm going to get a good hard workout in. I've given myself a few days to "ease" into it again, and now its go time.

    I'm going to do the weight lifting program I had designed by a personal trainer (I save all workout plans they make!!) where you work opposite muscle groups without resting in-between. So for example I'll do a set for triceps and go right into a set of biceps, and then back without resting. You can rest when you switch muscle groups.

    And then depending on time (as I"ll be at work until about 7 PM tonight) I might just do a quick mile on the treadmil for at least some cardio.

    I won't get to work out tomorrow, Thursday, or Friday (danged it!!) as I will be going to my parents to help them sell some calves. But I guess I'll be running after cows, so I guess that's at least something!
         

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