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11-04-2005, 11:39 PM
So here is my 3rd attempt at a journal and fitness, but here is a recap of what I want to achieve and where I stand at the moment:
As of last 11/1 I weight 120lbs my goal is 110. Iím 5í3 so my goal weight is not so far off.
I do tae kwon do 2 times a week, ride 2-3 horses about 3-4 days a week, and my trips to the gym are rare. But that is what I have to work with, any comments are welcome.

Tuesday: it was my last session with the trainer, now I have to make myself go
1 elbow push up 12x2
ball hip extension 12x2
push up 12x2
4 way lunges with shoulder press (8lbs) 12x2
ball bench press (12.5) 12x2
ball rows (12.5) 12x2
ball flys (3) 12x2
squats 12x2

Bellydance at night

rode 2 horses

rode 1 horse

rode 2 horses
Sparing in TKD-started out with 5min of jump rope, then lot of kicking of rthe rest of the hour. There were only 3 people in class so I was paired up with my master, and he kicked hard. Great fun

Maybe I'll make it to the gym this weekend

11-05-2005, 12:14 AM

11-05-2005, 12:16 AM
silly boy

11-05-2005, 12:39 AM
12x2 pushups is actually pretty decent. Well done.

11-05-2005, 01:32 AM
:spam: nice to see you back

11-08-2005, 11:48 PM
Hey Getfit, long time no see, how is everything?

Well I didn't do anything this weekend, instead I had a nice romantic weekend with my man. oh and how can I forget about all the kids I had to teach :)

Bellydance 1.5hrs -it was a great class because no one else came, so I had a 1on 1 with my teacher, and we worked on all my problems.

Horses and TKD

Diet = bad :( gotta start keeping a journal again

11-10-2005, 09:41 AM
Rode 2 horses, one was just walk for 30mins. and another full on training for over an hour. Also went to TKD at night and it was a nice stress relief session.
Some of the stuff we did:
10x3 squat/kick combo
10x3 dip pushup
10x5 crunches
half hour of wrestling, I had no idea how tiring that is

11-10-2005, 09:49 AM
nice to see post up again, haven't seen you on msn at all but when you see me give me a shout :)

11-10-2005, 11:41 PM
Hey Getfit, I havn't seen you on MSN either, that's weird

I spent a whole day at the ranch, rode 2 horses.

My whole body is sore: The legs from starting some serious riding for the last few days and arms from doing dip pushups yesterday

11-11-2005, 02:29 AM
Ahh, soreness :)

That's awesome about getting one-on-one training in the bellydancing class.
And yeah, wrestling is awesome for tiring you out. It's enough to give you that feeling you used to get (or at least, I did) as a kid, where you just feel like you're so worn out that you can't do a single thing more. I haven't had that for a long time...

11-11-2005, 07:31 AM
Nice job. My mom is also a horse trainer and I competed for and trained for a long time. We showed AQHA. What do you show/train?

11-12-2005, 03:01 AM
Nice job. My mom is also a horse trainer and I competed for and trained for a long time. We showed AQHA. What do you show/train?

Thanks, I train in dressage and starting young horses.

Today (friday):
Day: Rode Phoenix and Roman
Night: TKD sparing, it was a light day because my foot is hurting and I don't know why, but i can't put all my weight on it.

11-12-2005, 05:29 AM
nice, take care of that foot, you definently need it when riding :D

11-16-2005, 12:30 AM
Thanks Getfit it's getting better now

So this weekend was slow and lazy as always.


11-16-2005, 01:43 AM
^excellent :D

11-20-2005, 12:01 AM
Oh Getfit, that's a nice picture :)

TKD and rode 2 horses

Nothing other than rode 3 horses

Sparring and kicking practice in TKD and rode 1 horse

Nothing, but I was teaching 3 lessons so i did a lot of walking for 3 hrs straight.

11-20-2005, 02:36 AM
You certainly do a lot of riding.
What's up? Other than riding and kicking...

11-20-2005, 02:46 AM
hey, riding gives you strong hip flexors and a nice glutes :D

11-20-2005, 04:47 AM
Did not know how tough it would be to really ride a horse until I tried it while on vacation...props for being so active!!

11-21-2005, 07:00 AM
Do you ever ride without your stirrups to strengthen your legs?

11-22-2005, 02:01 AM
:birthday: :birthday: have a great one

12-03-2005, 09:43 AM
Thanks get fit! :D

Do you ever ride without your stirrups to strengthen your legs?
everyonce in a while. I actually haven't done it in years, and then a few weeks ago I rode for an hour without stirups and my calfs hurt so bad, I couldn't walk up the stairs for afew days. So now I ride without stirups once a week.

Last 2 weeks have been very lazy due to the holidays and swamped with work. Last week I only rode maybe 3 horses total. This week was just as bad. I rode 1 horse on wed. and 2 horses on friday. Also did TKD sparing on friday. I have bruises on my arms and shins because I didn't wear protection, except for around the body, and I was sparing with my master. I love sparing! If I was any good at it, I would consider competition.

I have hopes for next week, but there won't be any trips to the gym for a few months because my membership expired and there are no good deals right now.

12-03-2005, 11:31 AM
nice, like to see some pics of your horses :)

12-03-2005, 01:15 PM
Damn that work, eh? :)

12-29-2005, 03:34 AM
it's been a while! ok there is nothing new, still bellydancing and riding horses and doing TKD. It's time to start about being serious about getting back in shape, but..... lazy, I'm really lazy I think. so yeah.......................

12-29-2005, 03:38 AM
hope you enjoyed your holiday :)