BodyWorks

Hosted by Susan Feliciano
Group active since Mon, May 23, 2011

This group is to encourage us to exercise. Face it, with all the great food we cook up, we are eventually going to have to burn it off!
Many of you are involved in exercise programs. Did you know that logging or journaling your exercise gives you incentive to perform more exercise?
Use this group to log any exercise you do - walking, water aerobics, yoga, dancing, gardening, bicycling, lifting weights, anything that gets you moving!
Whoever gets here first in the morning can start a new discussion with the date on it, and we can add what we did in the comments.
We can also encourage each other and give praise and positive feedback for all our accomplishments. So, let's get moving!

Susan Feliciano
Jan 21, 2017

Health Quest 2017

I joined a work-sponsored exercise/healthy living program for 12 weeks this winter. We have an exercise class every Thursday (this is just before I go to work if I'm working Thursday), and a walk every Saturday morning (right after I get off work if I work Friday nights).
Thursday was our first class, and all day Friday I was very sore - we didn't do that much, but I guess I used muscles I hadn't used in a long time.
Today we did our walk, and it was fine. 1.5 miles on one of Knoxville's great Greenways walking trails. My husband went with me.
In a couple of weeks, we enter the Nutrition phase of the program. I'm hoping to share some new recipes at that time. In the meantime, if you are exercising for health or other reasons, why not share that with us in this group. It will be encouraging and maybe help us keep on track!

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Susan Feliciano
Jan 26, 2017

First Week of Health Quest

I love getting the little reminders from my Fitbit that tell me Good Job for meeting your workout goal.
Today starts the second week of my program. I go to a group class for toning, core strength, etc.
My husband has joined me on my walks. We get 2-3 walks in per week, plus the core training exercises. I have been very sore on the days after our workouts, so I know I'm doing some good!

Let me know about your exercise plans, what goals you have set, and how you are doing!

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Susan Feliciano
Jan 14, 2017

Biggest Winners Health and Exercise Program

Today was the first meeting of a group I joined through work - Biggest Winners Healthy Living Program.
Today, we walked a mile (timed our mile), and got statistics taken - weight, height, BP, pulse, body fat %, and body measurements. We meet twice a week, with a commitment to one or two more days per week on your own. I surely hope I can make this work with my shift schedule. Fortunately, the Thursday meeting is at my hospital, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, just before I am due at work by 7:00 pm. Of course, I don't have to work every Thursday.
Saturday mornings are done on trails outdoors, and consist of gradually increasing mileage walking. I'm hoping I can get healthier, lower my BP naturally, and loose a few pounds. My doctor thinks my lower body strength is too weak, so this should help that.
This goes for 12 weeks, then starts again in the spring. I hope I can continue this and make some real changes in bad habits.

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Susan Feliciano
Jan 4, 2016

Have a Very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Wishing all my Just A Pinch friends happiness and health in 2016.

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Susan Feliciano
Dec 23, 2015

The Top 2 Signs of a Weak Hip

I thought this was very informative. Physical therapists showing how to discover if your hip is weak, and at the end, a link for the top 3 exercises to strengthen a weak hip. As we grow older, sometimes joints and muscles get weaker, but we can strengthen them, and these are safe exercises.

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Susan Feliciano
Dec 17, 2015

Merry Christmas to All!

Wishing you the joy and blessings of our Savior, peace on earth, and love in your hearts this Christmas season.

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Susan Feliciano
Nov 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving...

AND the day after!
How many of us will be trying to get in a little exercise the day after Thanksgiving?
I know I will! Even just moderate walking, done for 2 sessions of 15 minutes each, can help offset the eating overload from the day before. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise daily for the week after the holiday.

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Susan Feliciano
Jul 28, 2014

MONDAY again!

Did you know that Monday is the perfect day to begin a new workout routine? Monday signifies the beginning of a new week, a new goal, a new routine.
Did anyone begin a new workout routine today? If so, post in the comments what you did. It inspires me to keep moving!

I had a rather "mental" workout today - a huge job interview. I'm hoping to get this position: night nurse in the Heart Cath Lab at our local university medical center. It's a great group of people to work with.

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