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Gday, I do a combination of walking outdoors and Leslie Sansone "Walk away the pounds" 3 mile walk etc. She is very upbeat and chirpy.

I have MS, so I do the best that I can and as much as I can. I usually do 5 days per week. I have days when I feel so weak and shakey that it is hard, but I force myself. Other days I feel strong and well. This is the nature of this disease.

You all are going great guns.:clap2: Keep it up bandsters! Susannah

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hi Susannah. I have Lupus. I know what you mean about good days bad days. I developed a little stretching routine for myslef for bad days, just so I'm doing something. If I don't talk myself out of doing it, it feels good.....

Hi everybody-I keep thinking about the people I know who never miss a day at the gym. Somehow they prioritize it and sort of fit the rest of the day in, but exercise comes first. I guess putting ourselves and our health first takes some practice.....

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Betsyjane,

i try to get in 6 days a week, but it's just not happening this week. i skipped Wednesday and looks like i'm going to skip today as well. i do feel bad about it though, does that make up for it?? :)

Yesterday i worked w/ my trainer for about 45 minutes.

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How many calories are burned by feeling bad about not exercising? I'm sure that counts for something, don't you think?

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lol ... somehow i doubt that! i did fidget quite a lot today. i read somewhere (no idea where but it was recent) that you can burn up to 300 cals a day by fidgeting - so that's what i did ...

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I think crunches really help, if you spend the whole exercise concentrating on using just your abs to do the exercise. It's really easy for your body to cheat and use other muscles or momentum. I like doing crunches on an exercise ball at home since it protects your back.

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I made up for yesterday today!!

interval training - 35 mins ellipt and upper body 1.5 miles

bike - 6 miles

elliptical - up to 20!!!! incline (highest it will go) .5 miles

45 mins aqua class

less than 2 lbs til I hit 100 gone...oh boy!

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My plan is to get all the cardio done now. Then by July 1st--add in the weight lifting....This way...12 weeks of cardio should have done well.....At least this is my plan. I am now starting to get that 3 to 5 miles in a day. Today (5/19/07)--a day that was over 8.5 miles....Oh Lord...am I tired...

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BetsyJane,

me too - one day. not ready for it yet though...

today was a great workout

elliptical - 13.5 mins - 1.5 miles - 20 incline for over 4 mins!!!

bike - 26.5 mins - 9.5 miles

elliptical - 16.5 mins - 1.25

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I feel like such a slug.....I have not been walking on treadmill like I should, nor working out with weights...okay, time to get motivated...thanks for the inspiration.....I am going to get busy.....

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