HCB's Journal, 23 October 2012

Today I had a good laugh doing my mini-challenge for the Biggest Loser Challenge in which I am involved. Note: I am "babying" my sore left Achilles tendon.

Our team is doing a Bob Harper (Biggest Loser Trainer) video that directs you through four specific movements each with a specific number of repetitions to complete. He allots seven minutes and you are supposed to go through the sequence AMRAP - which is "as many reps as possible."

OK - so I got through ONE sequence! Yikes - I moved slowly and deliberately to perfect my form and avoid further injury!

It is a good workout for me as my heart rate was elevated trying to do those side planks! Are you kidding me? Really? I have to keep one knee down while I do it - which he says is an acceptable modification.

Anyone have suggestions for a sore Achilles tendon?

Still grateful for:

- The people I love who love me back!
- The good health of my loved ones
- My FS Buddies who support and encourage me to continue
- "Butt-kicking" myself to a smaller size today
- My DH - who is my greatest "cheerleader"
- My Bengal cat companions named Bodhi and Ravi
- My work - which has meaning and worth to other human beings
- My connection to the Mother Earth and its entire splendor
- My physical health

Diet Calendar Entries for 23 October 2012:
990 kcal Fat: 21.20g | Prot: 100.84g | Carb: 111.89g.   Breakfast: Gold Standard 100% Whey - Double Rich Chocolate, Pure Almond Milk - Original, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), 2% Fat Milk, water. Lunch: Splenda, blackberries, pineapple, Strawberries, All Bran Buds, Fage 2% greek yogurt, water. Dinner: olive oil, shrimp, orange roughy, Sweet Potato (Without Salt, Baked In Skin, Cooked), water, garlic. Snacks/Other: water. more...
2742 kcal Activities & Exercise: Desk Work - 6 hours, Sitting - 8 hours, Sleeping - 9 hours and 10 minutes, Driving - 30 minutes, Circuit Training - 20 minutes. more...
on diet HCB's own diet  


Side planks? What's not to love about side planks? LOL. Just kidding - no one in their right mind likes side planks! But it doesn't matter how many reps you do or whether you are faster than the next guy - you got your heart rate up and you paid attention to correct form. Win!  
23 Oct 12 by member: evelyn64
Wow, sounds tough! What 4 moves are they? 
23 Oct 12 by member: CJT1217
Thirty deep lunges while holding weights over your head, followed by 20 mountain climbers, followed by 20 side planks, and closing with 30 pump squats - and see AMRAP within seven minutes! 
23 Oct 12 by member: HCB
23 Oct 12 by member: thynes
You remind me of something I saw on FS today - Sweat is fat crying! 
23 Oct 12 by member: BuffyBear
@Thynes: Ouch is right - my old knees scream at the lunges and I am using light hands weights held overhead, too! 
23 Oct 12 by member: HCB
LOL @ BuffyBear! Love that quote! 
23 Oct 12 by member: evelyn64
Sore Achilles Tendon...be very careful. Stretch your foot out and makes sure you keep the tendon warm. If you subject it to cold temps, it could snap... 
23 Oct 12 by member: Hildi72
Be careful!  
23 Oct 12 by member: skwhite
Hope you are back to full form soon.. 
24 Oct 12 by member: pam-u-la
lol Buffy!! love that! 
24 Oct 12 by member: triaby


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