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GO LOSING!! GO LOSING!!! You rock!!! Keep it up, you know how much better you feel afer you work out, and look what an inspiration you are to a lot of people on here. You keep on keeping on!!!

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I am back to my usual exercise routine. Mon- elliptical 50 minutes, level 8 for about 30 of those minutes. Couch to 5K program- on the 20 minutes where I run for 90 seconds walk 60 seconds (think this is week 3). Tues elliptical 50 minutes, level 5-8.

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ok, so i did get an iPhone and it has helped me stay on the elliptical / bike longer.

i downloaded "The Starter Wife" with Debra Messing and i can ONLY watch it while i am working out. weekdays i watch a full episode, weekends, i will watch 2.

today -

elliptical 1.75 miles 21mins 20secs

bike 11.08 miles 30mins 48secs

anyone else watch downloaded TV shows while they work out? i will need some suggestions soon. (i have The Closer season 1 and Psych season 1 as well).

thanks!

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How is the iphone??? I use the ipod while I'm sweating it out, which is working for me so far...but with the iphone I could do so much more...

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i love my iPhone. i didnt think i would want one, but DH got one and i was hooked.

i LOVE LOVE it. the fact that i can watch movies, listen to music (i know, i can do that on an ipod), but i can also read LBT while i am on the bike or email or text or check weather or take pictures... yes, i even take pics while i am at the gym. i take them of the screen telling me how long i've been on and how many miles. easier than writing it down.

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I was wondering if anyone would get upset if I started a new exercise accountability thread for EACH month instead of just one big one that goes on and on.

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Thanks losing...you are so great!!! How are you feeling these last few days? Looks like you are doing your thing on the elliptical!!!!

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I have a ? for you guys. Has anyone heard of this? A while back, before my surgery, I was really trying to lose weight and going to the gym, working out, etc...I was on the treadmill for 20 mins. then bumped over to the bike for 20 mins. then bumped over to the elliptical for 20 mins. I thought I was doing pretty good. A trainer ended up coming up to me (from the gym) and telling me that I was all wrong. It took 25 minutes for you muscles to burn efficiently enough to lose fat doing the same motion over and over, so you weren't allowed to bump from machine to machine. Has anyone else heard of this? I noticed a lot of you guys bumping around from machine to machine, and I figured as long as you kept your heart rate up, exercise was exercise?!? I'm confused!

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i disagree with the trainer. i do not do cardio to develop my muscles. that is what resistance/strength training is for...

i do cardio to get my HR up and burn fat.

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I think your right. My thoughts were, exercise is exercise, as long as your sweating your little heart out!

I do have a question for you losing, I saw on another thread that you are waking up at 4:45 to work out. How long have you been doing that for. I just started doing that this week and its been tough. I'm definately getting enough sleep, but just the change to the routine is enough to make me tired. I do notice that I have much more energy, but I was wondering how long it took you to get over that slump...If you had a slump...

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slump - try daily ... ;)

i've been doing early mornings since February-ish (new job). i started getting up at 500 (it was 530 before that) then gradually increased my time working out, so i had to get up even earlier .. :faint::faint:

i now set the alarm for 427am and actually get out of bed no later than 445. all depends on how tired i am.

i usually get to bed about 1000 - 1030 at the latest.

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Since I just joined the thread for the Labor Challenge, I thought this would be a great time to join the excercise thread. To give me more motivation. I just joined a health club today and physical therapy. The physical therapy kicked my a$$. I have lost feeling in my left thigh and my neurologist noticed that I have also lost strengh in the left hip as well, so hopefully the physical therapy will help. He had me doing all kinds of ball excercises, leg lifts and in the end elliptical. I was only able to do it for 5 minutes and my legs were clasping so I had to stop. Hopefully my strength will build back up soon.

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