December Exercise Challenge

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  1. PlutoBaby

    PlutoBaby Treat stress like a dog;pee on it and walk away.

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    Nice job Pix!!:cool1::thumbsup2:cool1: 17 down, 8 to go!! pixiedust:
     
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  3. Figment1990

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    :banana::banana::banana: To both of you!!!

    I'm having a bittersweet morning. I TOO can "brag" that I am a half pound away from breaking through the plateau I've been at since SEPTEMBER..... I was SO excited this morning on the scale I did a little high five dance with DH.

    Sadly, I'm worried that it is muscle loss since I am still not really running. I called for my MRI and the assistant told me that the insurance will probably not approve it until I've had more PT. It's a long sob story about what will happen if I have to wait longer (it's already been a month since the injury). Long story short: I'm now in the position that I have to choose between risking an injury to my foot by running on a possible fracture (which could sideline me totally) or not running and then losing a lot of function of my leg completely by letting my quad and knee muscles atrophy (which happens for me rapidly due to a medical condition). :confused3 I think i'm going to try to go as long as possible between short runs and only run when I absolutely can't stand the knee weakness (which is about 6 days but gets shorter the less muscle mass I have) and also cross my fingers that my orthopedic surgeon can work some MRI approval magic.

    I did 15 minutes of PT and core work last night so.... now I'm at 190/800.
     
  4. t_daniels

    t_daniels <font color=deeppink>They'll NEVER be replaced<br>

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    Migraine all weekend, got ten minutes in, a short workout all over pilates video. 40/600.
     
  5. PlutoBaby

    PlutoBaby Treat stress like a dog;pee on it and walk away.

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    Can you do weight lifting exercises for your quads? extensions, squats, etc...?
     
  6. Figment1990

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    Yup, that's what I have been doing. I used to do them every day before I was able to run again (last year), and then I would do them every other or every three when I was training for the W&D. Now my evening PT fun consists of:

    Squats, leg extensions, leg lifts, hamstring curls, side leg lifts, one legged squats (I'm skipping most of the plyometric type exercises I usually do), a bunch of ballet barre type of exercises, ankle rolls, and resistance band work for my ankle, and a bunch of arm free weights, pushups, neck stretches and core work. The only plus to this is that I can do this all anywhere and mostly fit it in while brushing my teeth (and nagging my son to get ready for bed) and watching tv! lol

    But I miss the endorphins I'd get from running - no wonder I've been grinchy this christmas! :rotfl: The few runs I've done, I add some arm weights and movements during the walking segments to try to keep my heartrate up and that makes me feel a little better.
     
  7. disneymom2one

    disneymom2one All our dreams can come true, if we have the coura

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    Today:

    Run: 75 minutes
    Walk: 37 minutes

    Total: 112 minutes

    Monthly Total:

    1238/1800
     
  8. Desiree

    Desiree <font color=purple>BL II - Purple Team<br><font co

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    Is it too late to join? I'd love to try for 1000 this month. As of today I'm up to 226/1000. I hope it's not too late!
     
  9. JillianSam

    JillianSam Earning My Ears

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    Hi as of today I'm at 30/1000

    I know I'm lame but works been really busy, and I'm a server so I count that as exercise. Lol, but i do want my 1000 minutes on here to be separate dedicated exercise time.
     
  10. Quicklabs

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    Today: 5 minute walk
    38 Minutes elliptical'

    Total 238/750
     
  11. Quicklabs

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  12. StitchIsOurHero

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    Not doing so well on the weight-loss train. . .treats at work plus testing time makes for lots of stress eating on my part! Gotta get back dedicated to that part!

    I am sort of sticking to my exercising, though. . .

    210/800 for me!
     
  13. Figment1990

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    45 minutes tonight of strength training and core work.... Added some reps and some weight to some of the moves too! :)

    235/800 for the month!!!
     
  14. glss1/2fll

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    Updated!

    Welcome to our newest members and howdy to those popping in to say hello! Be sure to check out our lovely colors in the first post.

    Thank goodness for map my walk because I'd forgotten to record my minutes! I just popped on there then back over to my spreadsheet. whew! They were pretty much all walking. One of these days (and what's wrong with today? I ask you!) ;) I'll need to do a better job with my strength training.

    Keep on moving!

    ETA--only updated through post 131--don't want anybody to think I'd forgotten them
     
  15. MRS AR

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    60 min elliptical

    606/1500
     
  16. Rose&Mike

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    Hang in there. I was chronically injured last year and spent way too much time in physical therapy. I did not run at all or do anything that put weight on my foot from about a week before Halloween until Christmas. It was mentally very tough. I know we have different medical conditions, but at the time I was dealing with injuries that were just healing very slowly due to malnutrition. It took a long time after I stopped eating gluten for my body to fix things. I had multiple injuries in the same foot. It was pretty bad.

    Do you have any access to a pool? I found pool running to be a great substitute for running. I kept the cardio up well enough that despite ~10 weeks with no running, I was able to complete the Princess half marathon only a few minutes slower than the year before, so I was pretty happy. :)

    I can't remember exactly what was going on with your foot, but I seem to remember something going on the outside? Has your pt said anything about kt tape? It helped so much with my recovery. I had a bad sprain that swelled all the time, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, and tendonitis around the sprain. I had a lump below my ankle that never went away. Anyhow, even after I could run again, I wore kt tape for a couple of months. I also highly recommend the tree poses with movement if you are not doing them. Really strengthened things back up.

    I honestly believed I would never run again without pain in that ankle. The sprain happened in May and I ran on it and ignored it for months. (yes, very bad choice). I also had a fat pad injury in my heel. I thought I was stuck with foot pain for good. And while it is not perfect now, it is definitely manageable.

    Sorry, for the book. Hang in there. :goodvibes
     
  17. PlutoBaby

    PlutoBaby Treat stress like a dog;pee on it and walk away.

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    12/10 - 30 minute walk and 75 minutes of up and down dogs :rotfl2: brings my total to...610/1200 Who's your daddy??!!:cool1::cool1:
     
  18. pix13dust

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    30 minutes Zumba

    520/1000

    Halfway there! :)
     
  19. princessbride6205

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    A few days without checking in - eek! Missed my weekend run due to a nearly 3-day headache! UGH!

    Thu 12/6: 60 min yoga
    Fri 12/7: 30 min walk
    Sat 12/8: 40 min yoga
    Sun 12/9: 10 min PT
    Mon 12/10: 55 min yoga

    New total: 630 / 1500
     
  20. Figment1990

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    Thanks Rose for sharing. I know we active people on the WISH boards probably all have our share of injuries. It's always helpful to get support from each other when we are going through tough times. You are right - sometimes it's more difficult to mentally get through than it is actually painful (although in some of my past situations the pain really WAS worse). this time around the pain isn't too bad, so I'm so tempted to run but i'm trying to be good and walk the fine line between staying strong and resting. Unfortunately I don't have access to a pool right now.

    I haven't tried taping yet, but I did order some compression running socks yesterday! :)

    Ironically, I had a dream last night that I was running in a half marathon that I had not trained for at all. I'm not even training for anything! LOL!:lmao:
     
  21. Quicklabs

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    280/750

    THanks for including me, Linda!
     

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