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Re: SHOPAHOLICS: ONE DAY AT A TIME (SATURDAY, JAN. 28)

Well, the meeting "only" lasted a little more than 2 1/2 hours.  Not crazy about the food (choice of "wraps" -- beef or chicken with chips and a pickle), but okay.

 

Belated Happy Birthday to twinny!

 

I keep forgetting to mention that 10,000 does not equal 5 miles for me, Jean.  I could not figure out why that was until I googled it -- I'm on the short side so my stride isn't as long as the "average".  Even on my 25,000 step day, I walked a little less than 10 miles.  That was quite a bit for me, however.

 

Another thing I keep forgetting to ask -- how do you listen to/watch podcasts, Charlene?  I keep hearing Dave Ramsey and others talking about them, but I have only been able to do so on the computer.  That isn't the best since I want to be doing something else rather than sitting at the computer.  Don't know if that makes sense.  Do you listen to podcasts on a tablet or something?  Good for you with the quilting -- not something I would have the patience or talent to do.  But, I do appreciate beautiful hand-made quilts.

 

I have never bought an "as is" item, but I guess I should check them out.

 

Have a nice evening everyone.

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Re: SHOPAHOLICS: ONE DAY AT A TIME (SATURDAY, JAN. 28)

Linda--Regardless of the "mileage," you still manage to rack up the steps. You must be in constant motion. I'm not one that listens to podcasts but I know you can get them via ITunes, so if you have an IPhone, etc. then you could listen to them easily as you walk.

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Re: SHOPAHOLICS: ONE DAY AT A TIME (SATURDAY, JAN. 28)

So I found the flip chart thing that came with the total gym.  It has beginner, intermediate and advanced excercises.  I guess I'm stupid or lazy because they'll list some exercise and note that it applies to the biceps, trapezoids or something like that.  I need it in english, will it help the small batwings I have?

 

I went online, since I do have some handweights and found 3 exercises that includes pics of the lady doing them.  For whatever reason, these make more sense to me than what I am seeing in the total gym chart.

 

 

THE ARM-SCULPTING WORKOUT

 

Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits. Do this workout four to six times a week.

 

 

STANDING V RAISE
Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, arms at your sides, palms in (a). With arms straight but not locked, raise the weights diagonally in front of you, so that your arms form a V shape, until your arms are parallel to the floor (b). Hold for one second, then return to the starting position. Do 12 to 15 reps.



SHOULDER PRESS
Holding a pair of dumbbells just above your shoulders, palms facing each other, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent (a). Press the weights until your arms are straight overhead (b). Hold for one second, then take three seconds to lower the dumbbellsback to your shoulders. Do six to eight reps.

 

 

ROTATING TRICEPS KICKBACK
Stand with your knees bent and lean forward slightly, with a dumbbell in each hand. Bend your right elbow to bring the dumbbell to your side, making your upper arm parallel with the floor (a). Press the dumbbell back, and as you straighten your arm, rotate it so that your palm faces the ceiling (b). Rotate it back so that your palm faces in, and return your arm to the bent position. Do 12 to 15 reps with each arm.

 

I can't get the darn pics to post.  They were from a ladies health magazine.  I think I'll start with these and work up to the total gym - geeze.

 

 

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