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Well, due to the RNC being in town and my duties because of it, I have not been in the gym since Tuesday morning. Heck, I've barely been home due to working about 45 hrs from Tues through today. Just wondering if the monthly exercise challenges have fallen off completely.

Once I get back to normal, I will be able to get back into my routine. Hope everyone is doing well.

Btw, getting lots of walking in doing foot patrols, so I'm still getting some exercise in. Just not the "gym" type.

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I'd be up for a challenge. I'm doing the c25k August version. It's my first real exercise that I've done. I realize I need to move my butt to be healthy, and I'm finding I really enjoy it.

Lacking motivation, though, has always been my obstacle. So, having the accountability here on LBT has helped a lot.

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i'm in - was wondering if a sept challenge would happen.

for me...training for a 5k, ugh still trying to love running...if i tell myself IT WILL happen.

run 4 times a wk

twice wkly sessions w/trainer

weight training 3 days a wk

good luck all!!!

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Well, this seems to have died off. Oh well, I'm still going to be posting here for myself. After a very bad week involving SWAT duties for the RNC (no head knocking from me though), I will be getting back at it.

Yesterday morning I ran my 7th 5k of the year and followed that with a 1 mile kids fun run with DD. Then, round of golf in the afternoon.

I'm taking Sundays off for awhile to give myself one scheduled day off. I figure after going 6-7 days a week (mostly 7 days a week) for one year, 1 day off every week isn't going to do much harm.

Tomorrow, back at it like normal.

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i'll still play w/ya...LOL

fri - day off

yesterday - 4mile run...2mile/walk15min/2mile run

today - 1.5mile run...

going to try to do early sunday runs because it IS football day & that's a religion here in my home....

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going to try to do early sunday runs because it IS football day & that's a religion here in my home....

Oh YEAH!!!!! I like to treat opening day for football as a national holiday. Unfortunately, I am working today. I won't get home until about halftime of the Cowboys game.:thumbup:

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This morning was 50 minutes of full on strength training followed by 15 minute/1.55 mile run on treadmill. Tonight I'll go back for more cardio, about 40-45 minutes worth.

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Okay...I'm extremely overwhelmed and intimidated by you guys! I have been reading, but not participating...

I have been keeping up with the c25k program. This is the 1st day of week #3. Which, I haven't even looked at yet. I'll go home and just do it, no matter what it says.

Over the weekend, we hiked around a small lake in our neighborhood with the dogs, and swam. I did about 20 laps in my mothers pool (standard size.)

Nothing huge, but definitely more than I'm used to. I can't play with the big kids yet, but I'm getting there.

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Gloucester, no need to be intimidated, this is just a way of keeping accountable to others. I've found that by posting what I am doing and seeing what others are doing, it's like they are there giving me encouragement. That's all these "challenge" threads are meant for, to encourage each other.

And, don't worry, none of us started off where we are today. We've just been able to work up to it. The important thing to remember is to find something, anything, that you can do with the least amount of loathing (let's be honest here, if any of us actually liked exercise we wouldn't have been where we were:biggrin:). That way you don't dread going to the gym or doing the cardio. Looks like the c25k is what is working for you for now. GREAT JOB and keep it up. I myself have found myself lately going more for running on the treadmill as opposed to the elliptical that I've been doing for most of the past 6 mos.

Just keep posting on these and we'll keep on encouraging you.:thumbup:

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Okay...I'm extremely overwhelmed and intimidated by you guys! I have been reading, but not participating...

I have been keeping up with the c25k program. This is the 1st day of week #3. Which, I haven't even looked at yet. I'll go home and just do it, no matter what it says.

Over the weekend, we hiked around a small lake in our neighborhood with the dogs, and swam. I did about 20 laps in my mothers pool (standard size.)

Nothing huge, but definitely more than I'm used to. I can't play with the big kids yet, but I'm getting there.

a little more each day ; sorta what i had playing in my head most days...LOL & each day adding a bit more to my routine really had great benefits.

i too like the challenges for accountability and have met some buds along the way.....

today - 5.5mile walk, trying to tame my wunderlust lab who likes to roam our ranch & everyone elses....i'm only 12lbs heavier than him, so he gave me a workout - being on a leash, which he normally is not use too.

back with trainer tomorrow...had 4 days off of weight training to giving my right shoulder a break.

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Wow...12 pounds heavier than the lab. I have a yellow lab at home and that visual just hit. One day I'll be only a few pounds heavier than her - what will I do then? She's a beast now on the leash. It never occurred to me that our walks would get WORSE.

(I have a white Boxer who is the perfect lady, though she looks like a deep-sea monster. People are scared of her, but she's a doll and very well behaved on the leash.)

Another thing that didn't occur to me was the time that it takes me now to go only 1 mile, in a few weeks will still be the same time, just longer mileage. Duh...I know that's a normal progression when I think about it, I just never saw me as "that type".

I have a question: Did your weight loss stall, or not drop, when you began exercising? My weight won't budge. It's been 3 weeks of contant moving and NADA.

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YES, and YES!!!

there is no reasoning behind the %^&*^&* scale, but here's what i know. sticking to a serious exercise routine & being consistent w/it - will pan out over time. right now i'm floating between 127/128 for 3wks myself but i was able to get a size 4 shorts this wkend. so even tho the scale went up 2+lbs - my size & shape is ever changing.

i know in weightloss mode we get caught up w/the scale, impossible NOT to - but hubby has hid our scale more than ONCE lately because i just get obsessed w/it... and he's right; i picked up my weight training big time last month & that could be the reason - i'm also eating more due to an unfill because my 5k training & my trainer will killing me and i had no energy.

don't give up the exercise - because the scale isn't moving. i bet you have a 6lb drop in the scale one wk as your body is catching up to what your doing....stick here, ceradad is a good motivator!!!

PS - the lab, i swear his head alone weighs 40lbs. BIG buckethead..LOL

he floats between 110-115...hes HUGE. have 3 other labs, 1 golden, 1 chihuahua & a really crusty old poodle.....huge dog person:)

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I know I get hung up on the scale. It's funny how crazy I am about it now, and I'm not sure why I couldn't catch myself at this weight on the way UP.

But, yeah...my clothes fit looser, especially in the butt and legs. So, I need to start paying more attention to the good than bad.

:thumbup: Thanks!

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Hi folks,

I need to be here!! I hit the gym (I finally joined one!) this morning and did:

bike - 20 minutes

treadmill - 30 minutes

elliptical machine - not long but it killed me

I am to embarrassed to post how long I made it on that machine!! I feel so proud of myself for going!! :biggrin:

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glad to see ya again jody!!!!

today -

my trainer had a cancellation so we had a 90min workout:

60min run in the rain - i heart him..:biggrin::D

10min run/5min walk/ 10min run - so forth with a sprint around the parking lot at the end. i so enjoy the treadmill when left to myself to run...LOL

30min lunge/squat/ab routine

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