Daily Challenge Friday Apr. 20, 2012
Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.
Boost circulation and heart rate with 5 lunge jumps.
- Linda L.SproutingLevel 131
I didn't exactly do the lunges but took an hour walk on the beach and I feel like I did quite a
few lunges getting through the sand.
- April S.GrowingLevel 260
These really get the heart rate up... Whew! 5 was all I could do.. For sure and I hope that was...one on each side was one... Ugh! Lol!
Had birthday cake for my little girl, who is all grown up at 22 today! In less than 5 weeks she will have her own baby :)
Enjoy your Saturday and have a wonderful weekend!
Show moreApril S. and others posted 2 replies.
Sally O. replied April 21, 2012 at 11:30 UTC:
Lunges are tough April and congrats on your upcoming grandchild! : )
April S. replied April 24, 2012 at 12:17 UTC:
Sally, thank you! I have to get my strength up for walking around with a baby in my arms again since I'll be caring for my grandson when his mommy return to work! :))
- Bob P.SproutingLevel 104
Almost fell on the first one, but the others went fine. Couldn't do 5, though. 6 is much more symmetrical.
Nicole G. replied April 21, 2012 at 3:47 UTC:
Right?? I almost fell too! It was just kind of awkward! Liked it though!
Melissa K. replied April 21, 2012 at 4:41 UTC:
yep, I hate odd numbers too! It just doesnt seem right to end on an odd count, I'm with you, I had to do ten to get my even number...I like your math better!
Jennifer B. replied April 21, 2012 at 8:15 UTC:
Lunges are a big challenge for me :)
- Linda B.BlossomingLevel 46
Well, the "jumps" were wobbly and kind of one-foot-at-a-time, but I did them and am out of breath, so I guess I achieved the benefit according to my ability and fitness level....I can tell this track is going to challenge me, but I'm not complaining. I know it's good for me.
- Beth M.BlossomingLevel 324
My knees rebelled with this one! They told me that they would put me in the hospital if I kept doing this....so I stopped! I am done with hospitals for now!!! I had a quiet, relaxing day with my husband catching up on recorded tv shows!
- Pamela J.Flourishing
very carefully, so it was like jumping in slow motion but I didn't want to hurt my arthritic hip or my bone on bone knee. shaking my head here. hmmm
Hello everyone I had to run off this morning for a 8:30 PT appointment and then went to Maggie's to help with the baby boys for the first time in 3 weeks. I have missed them so much I started crying when I saw them. Bryan my PT told me not to do the elliptical again, I had messed up my hip and popped my SI joint out of place it took him awhile to get it back in place and I have been in a lot of pain all day, my neck is out of place as well. So no elliptical ever again, it felt like I was back at step one with my hip . It is storming here tonight. I am getting up at 4am to volunteer at a race out at lake Okachobee with the local running club it is a 7 mile race , getting picked up at 5:10 am.
Enjoy your night.
Day 2 in the books for our pact Martha hope you had a good one! ♥
Show moreDiane L. and others posted 4 replies.
Martha L. replied April 21, 2012 at 11:18 UTC:
Day 2 is over with and Day 3 is on the horizon. Enjoy the race.
Michelle E. replied April 21, 2012 at 14:34 UTC:
That is interesting on the elliptical as I would think it was smooth and steady. Thanks for posting. Blessings PJ.
- Linda S.BlossomingLevel 124
I tried! The lunge part went ok, as long as I held on to the edge of the table. The jump part .... well, that was rather humorous! I couldn't quite get both feet all the way repositioned during the jump, and had to re-set myself before doing the next lunge, but I kept working at it, and after finishing 5 sets, I completed a couple of extra lunges without the jump just to see how that worked. Much better, although it kind of reminded me of genuflecting in church in second grade! The jumps are a little hard on the knees and that troublesome right hip. I could definitely feel the stretch! Next goal -- being able to do them without the assistance of the edge of the table. Some people have told me that I'm unbalanced LOL, and I think I'm starting to believe them!
Happy Friday, everyone!