WEEK FIVE Mile Low Club 6. 11-16

By Somoca Latest Reply 2012-06-18 17:22:46 -0500
Started 2012-06-11 00:00:20 -0500

The weeks are just flying by. Some of you are really on fire with this exercise. Please remember to hydrate, hydrate, as the summer heat comes through. Pace yourself and keep in mind whether its 10 mins or 1000 mins. one day or seven, Its better than nothing at all. Speedy recovery to all who had surgery and good health to those under the weather. I look forward to hearing from the veterans of the group and any newcomers who want to join in this week. Its never to late. If you can walk it, bend it, flip it or run it, come on in and stay awhile, you'll be glad you did. :D

112 replies

Somoca 2012-06-17 08:49:11 -0500 Report

To everyone who moved their bodies for 5 or 50 minutes, GOOD JOB!!!! You are one step closer to healthy and that's so cool. See you Monday. :D

Somoca 2012-06-16 11:37:42 -0500 Report

I am doing arm strength today. every time I sit down I am moving the weights.

mariantlibrarian 2012-06-16 16:46:04 -0500 Report

good for you! sounds like quite a work out.

Somoca 2012-06-16 19:04:35 -0500 Report

I bought some sleeveless tops so I am motivated to improve the arms for summer. I was told weight lifting helps with burning calories even after I finish. Here's hoping that's true :D

2012-06-15 20:05:20 -0500 Report

Friday, allready. getting a late start on the tread mill, but i will get in my 30 min mile on the tread mill tonight. God bless to all and lots of love from Tommy. Have a blessed weekend to you all.

DeanaG 2012-06-15 17:03:55 -0500 Report

30 minutes circuit training
45 minutes grocery shopping, fresh grilled asparagus for dinner ;-)
30 minutes cleaning house, getting ready for the weekend - husband actually has Saturday off work for a change!! ;-)

2012-06-15 19:54:38 -0500 Report

Great job. You need to reward yourself for your hard work and have a great weekend with your hubby. You are blessed to have each other. I have come to realize that about myself and my wife. Our mates are a blessing from God and we sometimes forget what they go through with our DB. I thank my wife every day for supporting me and being there for me.God Bless and you and your husband have a great weekend together.

mariantlibrarian 2012-06-15 14:06:50 -0500 Report

A whole 5 minutes on the treadmill for .28 miles and I am short of breath and both calves feeling like lead weights! Is it just a matter of needing to move more or what? I've been to lung specialists, it's not a problem with copd. I have been trying to get back in shape since the heart surgery about a year and a half ago…seems like I am going no where!

2012-06-15 19:58:15 -0500 Report

I agree with Somoca, take it easy and it will all come around. Five minutes is better than no minutes. Don't beat yourself up, we all have had or downs and I am sure we still do at times. God Bless and remember we are here for you. Tommy

Somoca 2012-06-15 14:48:38 -0500 Report

Mariantlibrarian, take it easy. 5 mins today and 5 mins tomorrow and so on. I have days when my BS is low or I become sick and I am not in a good place and 10 mins is all I can give but I give it and then I move up to my 30 again. I finally lost a dress size after trying for a year. I have a long way to go. Hang in there.

mariantlibrarian 2012-06-15 23:06:14 -0500 Report

Thank you! I really appreciate you and Tommy letting me know that it's not just me that goes through times like this. I'm going to keep plugging away as much as I can. Hopefully I'll get back up to at least 30 minutes at a time soon!

Somoca 2012-06-15 09:25:49 -0500 Report

I got my walk in today early. I didn't take my water so my legs have cramped like spiral pasta…OUCH ; LOL. But I did get in my walking, Whewww, lol.

2012-06-15 20:00:32 -0500 Report

God job. Yes, I know some days seem harder than others. Good thing is we push through. thanks for being an inspiration to me. God Bless and have a great weekend. Tommy

pixsidust 2012-06-14 22:50:09 -0500 Report

Along with hydration don't forget to breathe! I find myself holding my breath at times!

2012-06-15 20:03:10 -0500 Report

How right you are! I learn that the hard way. Forgot to breath one day and found myself on the floor on my back. I was wandering why noone told me I had to breathe.LOL. God Bless and have a wonderfull weekend.Tommy

2012-06-14 20:07:38 -0500 Report

Just finished another 30 min 2 mile tread mill. That makes 8 miles soo far. Still got a long way to go. glad to have you all as a friend and more than that as an inspiration and motivation to keep pushing on. Lots Of Love ,God Bless . Tommy

mariantlibrarian 2012-06-14 13:29:11 -0500 Report

Ok, I am not quite back in the game yet, but did manage running all over the college yesterday with my son for orientation and registration day. It was a lot of steps! I went to bed early last night and slept really late this morning, but my shoulder is finally feeling all right with a minimal amount of pain pills again. Everyone keep up the good work, I hope to be back on the treadmill soon!

2012-06-14 19:46:13 -0500 Report

Take it is and soon you will be back to 101%. Want be long and you will be running the marathon. What??? Anything is possible we should dream big, and maybe one day I'll see you running a marathon that I am dreaming I will be in to. Nobody said it had to be a 10, 20, 30 or more mile run. I will settle with 5 miles, believe it with me and who knows? Oh yea it's good to hear that your shoulder is doing better. I am praying for it. God Bless. Tommy

Somoca 2012-06-14 19:04:13 -0500 Report

Trust me that's a workout. My classes in grad school were so far apart that it would take 15 mins to get from one class to the next. Good to hear the shoulder is feeling better. You will be doing knee bends soon.

DeanaG 2012-06-14 13:21:05 -0500 Report

30 minutes Zumba
30 minutes circuit training

2012-06-14 19:52:12 -0500 Report

Great job. And I thought my 30 min 2 mile tread mill was doing something.You are a Great incentive for me to push myself. You are an inspiration to me. There's that exercise I've been hearing soo much about, Zumba. I am really interested in learning more about Zumba and would really like to take a class or classes. How hard was it to get started in Zumba and what kind of condition does one physically have to be in to start? Again great job and God Bless. Tommy

Somoca 2012-06-14 22:53:48 -0500 Report

I want to see that on the video section of DC when you go Baker :D

2012-06-15 20:09:32 -0500 Report

I'll make sure I post it, when I go. Should be good for a laugh any way, being how I seem to trip over my feet when I used to dance. But I am still going to try it.Found a place close to home that has classes on Saturday morning, will be checking it out.

DeanaG 2012-06-15 20:23:25 -0500 Report

Give it a try, I have lots of fun doing it.
Our instructor told us don't worry if your can't do all the moves, just as longer as you are moving!

gadgetgirl007 2012-06-14 00:52:59 -0500 Report

Well the last few days have not seen me exercising. But hey, like the Madagascar tune" I like to move it, move it; I like to move it, move it; physically fit, physically fit!" : ) Got to get my sleep back on track to get my exercise going again.

Somoca 2012-06-14 08:51:30 -0500 Report

Sleep is vital. I can tell when I lose mine, I do not want to do anything , especially exercise. But, I do find that I sleep better when I do exercise.

Lizardfan 2012-06-13 19:16:49 -0500 Report

35:00 3 mile walking DVD. Still sore but managed just fine. Note to self, don't fall again and make sure you don't get your feet tangled up while exercising. LOL>

2012-06-14 20:00:08 -0500 Report

Don't feel bad about your fall I have had the same thing happen to me. We just pick our selves up , brush it off and off we go again. Atleast 30 years ago LOL. If only i could go back! Just kidding, love exactly where I am at today. Keep up the good work and if you promise to be carefull I will do the same. God Bless. Tommy

DeanaG 2012-06-13 15:12:05 -0500 Report

30 minutes circuit training
30 minutes Zumba - with grandson joining in
90 minutes trimming bushes(spring cleaning front yard)
30 minutes mowing
And now going swimming to cool off!! ;-)

2012-06-14 20:04:02 -0500 Report

Ouch! Hurts just thinking about it. You are truly an inspiration an incentive to me. I've got to try the Zumba, It looks like a lot of fun and a great workout.You are doing and exceptionally good job. Great job.Would love to have just a litle bit of your energy and get up and go!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-13 18:23:33 -0500 Report

Whew, I'm taking a nap for you!!! I wouldn't be able to move for ever if I could do all that. YOU ROCK!!!

DeanaG 2012-06-13 18:31:37 -0500 Report

I wish I could convince my grandson that a nap once in awhile is a good thing! ;-)

Lizardfan 2012-06-12 22:23:39 -0500 Report

Just checking in! No exercise for me today, the longer the day wore on the more sore and stiff I was from my fall yesterday. No worries, it was fine after rest and Tylenol and I should be good to go tomorrow. Keep going!

Somoca 2012-06-13 17:19:58 -0500 Report

Lizard,I'm a bit worried about you woman. Take it easy and then ease back into it. Take care.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-13 15:53:45 -0500 Report

Was an early touch of Fall in the air this week? I found the floor suddenly the other morning. Hope you're feeling even better today. Tylenol was all I needed as well to soothe that ouchie feeling.

2012-06-13 15:01:26 -0500 Report

Take care and don't push yourself too hard. Take a break and take care of yourself. Don't want to hurt yourself .

2012-06-12 19:26:00 -0500 Report

Thanks for everyones concerns for me. Sorry about not being on DB for the past few days. Just been working a lot of hrs lately and after hitting the tread mill haven't had a lot of time for the computer. I did however finish off week 5 with 12 miles on the tread mill inspit of the long hrs and I contribute that to you all for your incentives for me to ke going.I am truly blesed to have you all as friends on DB. God bless to each and everyone of you. I managed two miles yesterday after another long day and am about to get in another 2 miles tonight. Lots of love Tommy.

2012-06-13 14:56:59 -0500 Report

I miss spoke. Meant to say week 4 not 5. Guess I was more tired than I thought last night. God bless and lots of love.

Caroltoo 2012-06-12 13:15:02 -0500 Report

Tuesday morning: 1/2 hour of cardio fit exercise machine before breakfast. This machine works any muscle group I choose to focus on. Currently working postural muscles to complement some chiropractic care I've gotten recently for an old injury.

2012-06-12 19:27:25 -0500 Report

Excelent job, your are an incentive to others and especially to me.

Somoca 2012-06-12 16:49:30 -0500 Report

I would like to afford a machine that would work on my abs, but for now, they will have to go swish-swish-swish until I can tone them, LOL. 30 cardio is great!!!! Keep it up:D

2012-06-12 19:29:34 -0500 Report

Know what you mean, only i think mine actually goes swishady swishady swosh. First i loose the weight and then start concentrating on toning everything up..

Caroltoo 2012-06-12 16:59:02 -0500 Report

Found this one really on sale about 12 years ago. Think they were going to a new model or discontinuing … never seen them since, but it's a compact, helpful little unit. Looks kind of like a motorcycle with extra big handlebars! Push your full body weight up using arms or legs, or toggle between the two.

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