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Unread 09-11-2017, 08:11 PM   #201
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So today I got around 18.5k steps total, which is awesome. Definitely lots of walking around at work today.

Going to do a stretching routine before bed.

I've decided to start choosing what workouts I will do daily from the library of 500+ FitnessBlender workouts out there. Their website has a neat calendar system where you can add what workouts you want to do certain days, so I'll do that for a bit. Going to try a mix of workouts I know and enjoy, and ones I haven't done yet but am curious about.
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Unread 09-12-2017, 07:37 PM   #202
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Today I chose a lower body workout with weights that was quite the challenge, and I had to modify the last set because it was too challenging. Definitely a humbling experience but also a good one - I'd like to get stronger! 33 minutes total and broke a major sweat. Aside from that I took it pretty easy today aside from a bit of light walking during some errands.
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This morning I did the 26 minute low impact cardio workout that I enjoy. Although I'll admit, it was hard to get through the whole thing due to bad dreams and a not so great sleep. Even after a shower I feel kind of sluggish...hopefully that passes once work begins. I would like nothing more than to go back to bed but I just need to push through these next 9 hours and then I'll be able to relax.
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Got around 12.5k steps at work today, less than usual because I had rides to and from work. However, at work today it was a lot of heavy lifting so that was a workout in itself. By the end of my shift though I felt much better than I had in the morning, and even wanted to do my planned workout, so I did!

I chose an upper body routine with weight lifting that I really enjoyed, 34 minutes total. I also did a 10 minute abs floor routine which was a nice add on. Feels good to work out, and it feels like my arms may be sore tomorrow.
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I rode 4.5 miles yesterday, and was a soppy mess from it (in a good way). I had today penciled in because I knew I wouldn't make it to the gym or out for a ride. However, I made a few deliveries to the recycling center, so I was loading and unloading a lot of heavy things from my car. I feel like it was a workout...
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Today was an unplanned rest day. I must admit I feel discouraged that I didn't do any activity but I have been feeling tired and sad pretty much all day. I'll try to get back at it tomorrow morning.
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Today was an unplanned rest day. I must admit I feel discouraged that I didn't do any activity but I have been feeling tired and sad pretty much all day. I'll try to get back at it tomorrow morning.
I know that discouragement. But I also know you are one of the most motivated exercisers on this site, so I doubt a low day is going to keep you down for long. You've certainly been inspiring me.

Speaking of which, I'm about to walk out the door for an evening workout session, which I've been trying to talk myself out of. Hoping you feel better soon.
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This morning I did a 27 minute long pilates/stretching routine that I really enjoy. My muscles felt like they needed a good stretch and this workout delivered. Now my body feels better equipped to lift heavy objects at work.

Thanks very much for the encouragement, Bjørnen. It helps to have someone else participate here, the more the merrier!
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Today at work I got around 12.5k steps. On the lower side for a work day but I worked in the auto department. It's a smaller area but there was quite a bit of heavy lifting.

After work I did a really awesome 36 minute HIIT/abs/yoga workout from FitnessBlender. It was definitely a challenge and I got a good sweat going, I'll definitely be coming back to this one. It's actually a mash up of a few of their different videos in one workout, and I think it works very well. It's not for beginners but if anyone is interested in trying it I'll post the link. Rated 4/5 on the difficulty scale.

36 minute long HIIT/Abs/Yoga workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO1Ld204fgk
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Straightforward half hour on the elliptical. I'm noticing it's taking higher settings to get the heart rate up, which is good to see.
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