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 Post subject: MJ's 2012 Journey Begins
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:13 am 
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The new goal I've set for myself in 2012 is to put on more functional muscle, to run more, & to be consistent on my posting of cooking/recipes!
I will keep you up to date here on my workouts & so forth!

Fresh perspective:
To not see new challenges as eminent defeat, rather a series of hurdles that will take you to the blue ribbon at the finish line!!
You are capable! You are right where you're supposed to be!
Let's have a fun year!!


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 Post subject: Re: MJ's 2012 Journey Begins
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:32 pm 
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mjcollette wrote:
Fresh perspective:
To not see new challenges as eminent defeat, rather a series of hurdles that will take you to the blue ribbon at the finish line!!
You are capable! You are right where you're supposed to be!
Let's have a fun year!!

I like it!

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 Post subject: MJ's Training Journal
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:26 am 
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Today has been a busy day out of town visiting with family & friends! Therefore, no set gym time!
This is NOT a normal workout day by any means, but I found very creative ways to be active :-)
Started off my morning by working on a modern dance piece (about 7 x's thru) I'll be performing this upcoming Friday. Then my nieces and nephews were playing wii dance, so I "had" to join in! We ended up dancing to that for a good hour & a 1/2! So fun!
Then a lot of walking around Portland this evening! Tonight I followed up by doing plíes (5 ballet positions), pushups, crunches & stretching!!!

Just have to find ways to be active while being away from home and not having access to a gym today ;)


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 Post subject: Re: MJ's 2012 Journey Begins
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:46 am 
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So pumped to have you as one of our mentors and just excited to have you on this forum in general. Thank you for your friendship, kindness and support.

I'm wearing the shirt you give me right now while I work. Let's rock this month of January and motivate a whole bunch of people! See you in a few weeks.

Happy New Year!

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 Post subject: Re: MJ's 2012 Journey Begins
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:24 pm 
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Alright guys, I was a forum slacker! I've go to catch y'all up to date on my fitness for the new year!!!
January 2012 Journal:
1st:I started the year off right doing Barre3, which is a combination of ballet, yoga & pilates.
*I have to admit my ribs and mid back were REALLY sore from this!

2nd: Day off-visited family & travelled.

3rd: I did back, tris, calves, abs & cardio :)
*Flies, lateral rows, kick backs, pull downs, seated calf press, calf raises with 15 lb dumbbells, captains chair, & plank!

4th: Yesterday another intense day, comprised of biceps, shoulders, abs, & calves!!
*standard & hammer curls (higher weight!! yay!), overhead press, lateral raises (not sure what these are called.. front and side flies?), plank, decline obliques, and calf raises on sled and with 40 lb. barbell!

Tonight I have dance rehearsal, so I will be active in a different way! But, I will still do 20 minutes of incline running on treadmill and 10 minutes on stairmill & possibly light legs if they aren't exhausted from dance!

I hope EVERYONE is having an amazing start to their new year!!!!


Live with purpose, full of love!!!!

-Mindy


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 Post subject: Re: MJ's 2012 Journey Begins
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:03 pm 
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I have been dying to try the Barre Method, it sounds like such a great workout but I wanted to get more fit before I actually get into it!

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 Post subject: Re: MJ's 2012 Journey Begins
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:46 pm 
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You can buy a DVD online. I guess there will be more sometime this year too! Online there is a 40 minute DVD that comes with the ball. It's great to have something like that to change it up! Or, if you might not have time for a full gym workout, anything is better than nothing!!
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 Post subject: Re: MJ's 2012 Journey Begins
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:39 am 
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RC- thank you for your kindness and friendship! I owe you big time for all the amazing things you've done! I am so honored to be a part of the forum, vbb altogether, be so connected with all the amazing & caring vegans on twitter, Facebook, etc!
Motivating people motivates me!! It's awesome!! <3!


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 Post subject: Re: MJ's 2012 Journey Begins
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:11 pm 
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Alright. Had another CRAZY busy week, but here's the catch up on the workouts!
I'm fighting a bronchial infection (the joy of being in medical work!), so I took it a little lighter this week.
Monday- cardio 45 min between stairs & tread
Tuesday- Cardio on elliptical 45 min, then did back, tris, pliometrics and abs!
Wednesday- After work had a dance meeting, got home late, did abs.
Thursday- Worked all day, then went to my other part time job. Worked 14.5 hours no time to workout
:(
Friday- Off work now, going to bank then TO THE GYM!!!! Legs & light cardio(still have to baby my lungs)
Tomorrow- Biceps and shoulders, abs, and light pliometrics.
Happy Friday folks!!!
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 Post subject: Re: MJ's 2012 Journey Begins
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:26 am 
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You rock, Mindy!

Have an awesome rest of your weekend!

Looking forward to seeing you soon. Let's schedule in another workout when I get to town.

All the best!

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 Post subject: Re: MJ's 2012 Journey Begins
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:54 am 
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Thanks, Rob! You too!
For sure, I'm working on the t's (I'll msg you) & I think we are going to have to grab lunch or dinner out once while you're here :) Tried a new place tonight and it's oh so good!

For training: Definitely switched up my workouts! Arms, abs, cardio Friday & legs today (Saturday! Ai yi yi! Gonna be feeling it! YAY!!


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 Post subject: Re: MJ's 2012 Journey Begins
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:17 pm 
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Alright update for the week:
Monday-legs!!! (KILLER) also, tri, ab, cardio, back workout
Tuesday-under the weather. I took a sick day. Not something I do....but I slept an additional 9 hours during the day!!
Wednesday-biceps, glutes, abs & cardio!
Thursday-full blown leg day. Whoa. Good one!! Stacking up on squats...I am determined for better cuts in my legs!! Low back, abs too :)
Friday-cardio only. Body felt sore and needed to recup!
Saturday-traveling...day off.
Sunday- barre3, lots of walking everywhere....
I'm ready for a nap now :)
I hope y'all are having a great weekend!!!


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 Post subject: Re: MJ's 2012 Journey Begins
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:49 am 
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Hey! I plan to come to Town on Tuesday, arriving early evening and then taking off the next morning.

Hope that works for workouts, dinner, hangout, etc.

Let's keep in touch.

PS, OSU basketball is rocking! I've been to a bunch of home games this year and met Gary Payton last night. Taking my Beavers shirt to Texas!

All the best. Have a great week ahead and see you soon!

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 Post subject: Re: MJ's 2012 Journey Begins
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:59 am 
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I have missed a lot of stuff with my safari app not working on my phone lately! I hope everyone's training is going awesome!
A recap from last week for myself:
Tuesday I had one of the most awesome workouts I've had in a long time, thanks to Robert! I pushed myself and worked harder! My arms and shoulders were on fire!!
Here's an overview:
Traditional arm curls with 18lb dumbbells- 3 sets of 12
Seated inverted arm curls 10lb dumbbells- 3 sets of 12
Over head tricep extension single arm 10lb dumbbells- 3 sets of 12
Over head tricep extension double arm 20lb dumbbells- 3 sets of 10
Front and later shoulder flies 8lb dumbbells- 3 sets (each) of 15
Single arm cable pull downs 25lb- 3 sets of 10
Single arm cable pull downs reverse grip 20lb- 3 sets of 10
Single arm bent rows 20lb- 3 sets of 12
21's with a 25lb barbell
Dips- hands on bench, feet elevated w/chair, 10lb plate in lap- 3 sets of 15
Overhead press 17lb dumbbells- 3 sets of 12
...I think that's everything!

Wednesday: leg day!!
This was my first day applying Robert's technique. I chose the two exercise that seem to hit where I want them to most: squats and lunges.
Squats-unassisted with 35lb plates (125lb total weight)- 2 sets of 12
Squats-unassisted with 30lb of plates(105lb total weight)- 3 sets of 12
Squats-unassisted with 25&2.5 plates(100lb total weight)- 3 sets of 10
Lunges-with 45lb bar- 6 sets of 15
-by this point my legs were shaking so bad, I didn't want to compromise my form! I moved away from lunges to hanging leg lifts. I did 7 sets of 15 (both legs bent, both legs straight=ONE)
It was a great day! I was also very sore from this lift!

Thursday: my body was sore everywhere, so I opted for cardio, abs, and yoga!
Yoga was killer because it was a leg day on there! My legs were shaking!!!

Took Friday off, because I had an event directly after work...

Saturday: was sort of a mash up! Whatever muscles weren't sore from the other days!
Low back extension with 10lb weight plate- 3 sets of 15
Cardio- walking and running at different inclines for 30 minutes
Abs- on large ball- knees against wall- 3 sets of 25 front, 3 sets of 15 each side
Calf raises with two 20lb dumbbells- 6 sets of 25
Hammer curls 17lb- 4 sets of 15

Sunday: gym is closed

Monday: arm day! Bi, tri, shoulder
Traditional curls 18lb dumbbells- 8 sets of 12 (bicep)
Dips-hands on bench, feet elevated on chair, with 10lb weight plate- 8 sets of 15(tricep)
21's with 25lb barbell (bicep)
Single arm cable pull down 25lb - 3 sets of 12 (tricep)
Single arm cable pull down reverse grip 20lb- 3 sets of 12 (tricep)
Shoulder rotations 8 lb dumbbells- 3 sets of 15 (each-bent&straight)
Shoulder flies 10lb dumbbells- 3 sets of 15
Cross trained with cardio- running for 3-5 minutes in between sets

Alright! I will see y'all on here sooner than last time!! Have a great day!!!


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 Post subject: Re: MJ's 2012 Journey Begins
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:57 pm 
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Hey all!
Tuesday I ended up in bed with swollen glass and a headache. :-( had to listen to my body & rest!!
Wednesday: I did an hour of cardio. Switching between running and walking at all incline levels!
Thursday: I got a massage and was laid up with a migraine! (gotta get my body recuperated!! :-( )
Friday: cardio, abs, & calves! Right now!!!
Looking forward to a full nights sleep and taking it easy this weekend!
Although, I WILL be doing legs tomorrow! :)
Hope everyone else has been killing it!!!!
What do you do when you're not feeling well for quick recovery?


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