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01-29-2008, 01:52 PM
All right, now, let's get this thread GOING!! :D
Nothing for me Sunday OR Monday except busy days, but today I did yoga and also 35 min on the TM. I DID do the Tibetan rites yesterday and today as well. Still at 7 reps. The good thing about them is that on days when I have no time, I can still do at least the rites.
So who else is waiting to report? Jump right in!
01-29-2008, 03:08 PM
I DID do the Tibetan rites yesterday and today as well. Still at 7 reps. The good thing about them is that on days when I have no time, I can still do at least the rites.
Me too. I am doing them every morning. I played soccer on Sunday and it must have been near freezing. The colder it is the more calories that we burn. It was fun though.
I didn't go to yoga because it was suppose to snow quite a bit here. I went shopping instead to be ready in case we were to be snowed in. BUT IT DIDN'T .... I hate missing yoga. They will be rescheduling the classes, if they were cancelled. I will try again next Monday night.
If it does snow this week, no walking. Racquetball will work and field hockey on Saturday morning, rain or shine unless it snows.
01-29-2008, 06:43 PM
Had a great workout at water aerobics, today -- no music, so we could hear her better, and she (hopefully) worked our butts off!:D We did all the usual aerobic moves, worked with short noodles, the stretchy ropes, and did balance exercises -- we had an extra 10 minutes, so 70 minutes today!:cool:
01-30-2008, 09:03 AM
Sunday was 40 minutes on the elliptical; Monday was upper- and lower-body weights. Yesterday I worked, but helped DS1 shovel when I got home, and then DH and I took the dog for a walk in all the new snow - thank goodness for the Yak Trax:) It did snow (and freeze the melting roads) overnight, so the boys have a snow day. Maybe I'll get out the snowshoes instead of braving the roads...
01-30-2008, 12:47 PM
45 minutes on the TM for me this AM, followed by some weights.
Wow, Kay, 70 minutes of water aerobics is impressive! Good job!
We got snow yesterday and we are supposed to get 3-5 inches tomorrow. The kids are praying for at least one snow day out of the deal.:D Maybe on Friday! Of course I work a 12 hour shift tomorrow, so I'll either be driving in or driving home in snow (or both). In the meantime....IT"S COLD!!!!!!
01-30-2008, 05:12 PM
I'm baaaackk! As you're all probably tired of hearing, this is my last semester. It's killing me! The department head is teaching one of my last two classes and this one is his specialty. We had more homework this past week than I EVER remember having in any class (unless I've conveniently put it far out of my mind!) I have been working out a little but haven't had time to post.
Sunday morning, after the big black-tie event, I walked 2 miles around the neighborhood. Tonight, I did 40 minutes on the treadmill. In between and each of those days, I did the Rites and some leg work. I bumped the reps up to 18 this morning for the next week. I did find with the increase until I got to the last exercise....18 down-dog/psuedo-cobra poses just about kicked my butt. :o
Kathy, you asked about the big Saturday even at the end of last week's thread. It was a lot of fun. The food was FABULOUS!! It was primarily a wine auction in the form of a silent auction before dinner and then a live action afterward. I still am trying to figure out who all these people where who on the spur-of-the-moment could pay $4,000 or more for a particular lot of wine. They auctioned an SUV (maybe a Mountaineer? It was one of the big ones)...$47,000!!! Hello??!?!?? Who are these people?? I'm anxious to see how much was raised during the evening. On a funny note, another woman wore my same dress. Haruummmpph! The nerve! (And considering I barely knew I was going 24 hours ahead of time, she probably had hers picked out first. Oh well!!!)
02-01-2008, 04:17 PM
35 min on the TM for me this AM, plus I did the Tibetan rites (increased to 9 reps).
I can't even imagine getting to 21 reps, Melanie. That last rite is definitely a bit of work. I'm glad it's last! I usually have to do a few regular stretches afterwards to bend my back the other way and even things out. ;)
02-01-2008, 04:50 PM
The last rite, downward/upward facing dog, is easy for me. For me the 4th rite, crab pose, is the hardest. I feel like I'm giving myself a rug burn but I'm not. Some days are easier then others. My boss told me that he had his boys playing soccer using this pose. They got really good at moving around and kicking the ball. Can you imagine what that may have looked like? :D
Are you noticing any changes yet?
Even if all I do are the rites in a day, I still feel pretty darn good. I love the fact that I can get up and down from the floor easily. I'm playing field hockey tomorrow morning. That's a pretty good workout for me and a lot of fun.
02-01-2008, 06:26 PM
I had a great yoga class tonight. The past couple of days, I also did the Rites, some leg exercises, and a few abs.
Ok, can I tell a difference now that I'm up to 18 reps? I'm not sure. I can do the first exercise without much problem...just keep a particular object on my dresser in sight. Neither the second or third are horrible. Because I can't put my hands flat on the floor to even begin the position on the fourth exercise, I use the modified one...almost more like a reverse plank in the upward portion of the pose. I definitely do some heavy breathing with last. One thing for sure, my upper arms have gotten firmer. I'm still waiting on some miracles to happen somewhere with the rest of my body...either from the Rites, the Pilates leg work or the ab work. <sigh> One solid month without missing a single day...plus as many days as possible at the gym.
Maybe it will happen after I get to 21 reps! :D Have to keep positive!
02-02-2008, 01:21 PM
Good workouts, everyone!
Yesterday I got 30 minutes in on the treadmill, along with upper- and lower body weights.
This morning we were up and out at 6:00am to go see Barack Obama speak, so I'm choosing a nap instead of a workout this afternoon:D
02-02-2008, 01:41 PM
I did 40 minutes on the treadmill this morning...and then did 18 reps of the Tibetan Rites and did some leg and abs exercises.
Sheila, did you enjoy Obama's speech? He draws such gigantic crowds everywhere he goes. A good friend of mine is completely sold on him. Since my favorite dropped out this week (John Edwards), I guess I'm switching to the Obama crowd. I just do NOT want to see a Clinton/McCain race to the White House.
02-02-2008, 01:49 PM
Melanie, his speech was GREAT! He seems so genuine, coming from modest roots and making his own success, and his sense of humor cracked me up. The most important thing for me is that he wants to change what's not working for our country, instead of just following the Giant Political Machine that is Washington.
He's getting my vote out here in (dark) red Idaho:D
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