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It turns out our library system *does* have more advanced Zumba dvds. Boy, am I glad I started with the gold version first. I felt that 60 minutes. The on-screen instructors got told off only once, so I think it went pretty well.  :tongue_smilie:

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We were away last week, but I was able to run and practice yoga.  It was a nice week away, with lots of lunch dates with my dh and even a movie (saw Hateful 8. Amazing, worth seeing.)

 

We got back late Sunday.

 

Mon- 4mile run, plus 35 squats. Trying a 21 day squat challenge.  I'm keeping it easy and started with bodyweight squats, and I'll add weight next week. 

 

Tues-40 squats plus an hour of yoga.  

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Today was just a git 'er done workout of 40 min on the elliptical plus 40 knee pushups.

Why do you do them on your knees? Have you considered doing them with your hands up on something? It's still easier but a better core workout.

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Why do you do them on your knees? Have you considered doing them with your hands up on something? It's still easier but a better core workout.

I'm recovering from a shoulder injury last spring which caused months of physical therapy. I've progressed from wall pushups, to bar pushups, to knee pushups. I am now working on pushups over a step (aerobics, not stairway!) because my shoulder doesn't allow me to go all the way down and then up yet----but I can do sets of 5 of those :)

 

My goal is to be able to do sets of 10 by my birthday in June :D

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5 mile run this morning.  It was 20 degrees.  My new tights work great.  My legs don't feel the cold at all, even in the wind.  They are a bit too warm when it's in the mid 30's, but my other tights are not warm enough. I'd rather be too warm.  I can wear less layers up top, which works better for me. But today, my face stayed cold for 2 miles.  It hurt.  I had a buff (for around my face) in my van, but since there was no wind, I didn't wear it.  I figured if I really needed it I would get it when I got back around (at 2 miles).  I regretted that.  But overall, it was a great run.  I ran fast, (for me) and my heart rate was on the higher side, but it was nice.

 

I also did my 45 squats, plus I've been working on push-ups.  I'm hoping for 30 mins of yoga later today. :)

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Sunday, easy run.

Monday, hour walk with jogging.

Tuesday, yoga.

 

I'm exhausted. I haven't decided what today will look like. Perhaps yoga and an easy walk? Or, perhaps I need to kick my own butt with a tough workout in order to find my energy again? Probably that.

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It was over freezing and sunny when I walked to the gym for my training session. Today I worked on deadlift technique, did a bunch of other things that worked my entire body, and <drumroll> did pullups with the assistance of exercise bands!

 

:party:

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Thursday was hot yoga, plus 50 squats.  Today was a 4 mile run followed by 20 squats holding 5lbs and 50 push-ups.

 

I think I'm getting another stomach thing.  My youngest was sick this morning, he had to stay home from school, and now I don't feel well. We keep getting stomach bugs.  They just seem to keep going around in our household.  :(

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No, Kim, no stomach bug!

 

I just did 45 min on the elliptical today. It was spitting rain on and off, so I didn't feel like dealing with outside. I had to get up 2 hours earlier than usual today ans fought tiredness all day long----that, and the desire to eat everything in sight :eek:

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I feel better today.  I was definitely not well all day yesterday, but seem fine this morning.  I had a nice 6 mile run, then came home and did 25 squats.  I have to take down my Christmas stuff, and I don't want to. :tongue_smilie: I hate taking all of this stuff down.  I can see me not decorating at all when I get older, just out of laziness....of course grandkids might change that. :laugh:

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