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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I've been feeling and doing GREAT the past 2 weeks or so. I can attribute this to the increase in activity. I tried experimenting to see if I make sure to get in at least a half hour brisk walk during work, and either doing my Core Rhythms DVD or Shred (or BOTH, for that matter emoticon) or a jog in the evening, to see how that went. It was a bit rough the first few days into it, and I'd say TOM was most likely the culprit there...but now he's gone and I am springing into action!

Got in a great jog in the rain again last night, this time I must say I got caught in quite a downpour and I was completely saturated!!! It still felt great - once I got past the whole "omg my eyeliner is dripping into my eyes-thing" - THAT was interesing - LOL! emoticon emoticon...I did about 40 min jogging and headed up to one of the big hills which I hiked up (only about 15-20 min up - but a HELLUV an incline) - felt great...

Came home and picked up Joey from wrestling practice - we had such a good chat - he was so adorable - he insisted on trying to get me to try his chin-up bar - OMG that crap is HARD to do!!! He easily did 10 and I can't even do one!! Well, I totally cheated and jumped up and pulled up, still not even to chin level. We were dying laughing - so, between my son and I, we made this new challenge for me - to be able to do 1 single chin-up and go from there! He also had me on the floor showing me this move called a V-Sit - they do it in wrestling - TOTALLY busts your core!! I don't see anything like it in the fitness tracker, but basically, you sit on your bum, elevate straight legs in front of you while reaching towards your toes so that the only thing on the ground is your tushy. Hold that for 30 seconds - FELT LIKE EONS!!! SO, another great new move.

I topped off my evening of excercise with two supersets of upper arm ST. Hence the "Feeling Strong" status feed for the day!

Havin fun getting more fit by the day and loving it!

Eating has been much better too. Increased my H2O to at least 10 glasses/day. Made a world of difference with the jogging and notice I haven't been getting shin splints as much as before - well, between that and super stretching out before and after! Caved though the other day and devoured like 3 small slices of lemon cake - ARRGH...Still trying to fend off my insatiable sweet tooth. May invest in a couple small squares of dark chocolate for those intense "I gotta have it" moments.

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Feeling Strong and proud of it!

Make it a great day!
xoxo
Jeanie
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  • UPSWIFE
    Looks like you're kickin' serious booty! emoticon

    But first things first, lol : MAC Liquidlast Eyeliner

    Stays put through the heaviest of rain (and you get a lot of that where you are
    emoticon , sweat, and tears. No more of this emoticon LOL

    Happy Holidays!

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    3685 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    Um, yeah, chin ups are hard! I've only ever done assisted ones on the machine at the Y. You'll be doing your one - or more - in no time with your strong perseverance!

    So glad to read of your rockin' two weeks, Jeanie!

    xoxo
    Carla
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    3685 days ago
  • OZARKMARY
    Glad you're BACK, Sexy Mama!! Sounds like you're having a good time with your exercise time, so keep it up, as I already know you will! Don't worry about that Lemon Cake causing any problems...when it got inside you, it didn't have any friends hanging out, so it passed right along/out!! LOLOLOL Have a wonderful day and a better weekend! Pull ups!! Good for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3685 days ago
  • DAV128
    I knew you'd come back strong!!!!!! Your personality and drive won't let boredom and lack of motivation set in.

    Tell Joey to study up on Greco-Roman Style wrestling. I have a friend who was on the 84 and 88 Olympic Teams in Greco-Roman. In a nut shell, there are no holds or moves allowed below the waist. My buddy told me that in the US, it's easier to make the Olympics in Greco.

    Both of you, keep up the good work. Love reading about you all's exploits.

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    3685 days ago
  • ASHLEYW_206
    Look at your killer biceps, way to go girl! You're awesome! They do that situp in my bootcamp class, and I totally agree...it's a killer but such an awesome workout! Now, if I only I could get the fat removed from my belly so I could show my abs....;) emoticon

    In any case, you're such an inspiration to me especially since I've been going through a little funk myself. Thanks for reminding me that it's all in my head! Keep up the great work Miss J! ;) emoticon
    3685 days ago
  • IT_NURSE
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    There's nothing like the feeling of being able to run a little farther, a little faster, being a little stronger every day.
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    3686 days ago
  • SLEEPYDEAN
    Looking strong!

    That should be a fun challenge with Joey keeping you accountable. My upper body is weak... mainly because painful wrists, so I know how hard that must be.

    The rain traveled down my way this morning, so I didn't get out for a lunchtime walk today. I have yet to run in the rain. emoticon You rock!

    Sounds like a great plan you've got going.
    3686 days ago
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