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~My Fitness Test Results~

Thursday, April 22, 2010

emoticonHi~

Thank you for stopping by.I have been wanting to do Sparks fitness tests for a while.So I finally had the time..And remembered,LOL!!
This includes ONE minute of modified push ups (if you want),crunches..AND a THREE minute step test emoticon
Modified Push Ups-18 in 1 min-I scored Average!..I was very surprised.I was hoping I could have done more.
Crunches-41 in 1 min.I scored GOOD!!
3 min step test- My pulse was 99 one minute after I was finished..So I scored ABOVE AVERAGE!! emoticon
I will do this again at the end of our Battle.Sure hope I see a big improvement on these push ups.

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Today I joined the C25k Team..I have health issues..Diabetes,asthma,back/f
oot/knee pain.
Dr has told me running/jogging isn't a good idea emoticon
BUT I can't help it!! This is something I can't stop thinking about.
I have NEVER in my life been interested in running OR jogging.This is just something I have to "TRY".
One thing is I'm not sure how I will get past the whole embarrassment issue I have emoticon I know I shouldn't care what others are thinking..BUT hey I'm only human.
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For any Warriors that might read this..Have YOU taken Sparks Fitness Test??
YOU should.Then take it again at the end of our Battle.See how much of a difference there is!
Here is the link www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/fitness_articles.asp?
id=1112


Thanks for stopping by.God Bless My Spark Family~Christina emoticon
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  • TINKMCD
    I thought that because I didn't get around to doing the SP Fitness Test during the first week of the Battle, there wasn't any point to doing it. I hadn't even bothered to check out what was involved. I thought it would be much more time-consuming than it sounds from your description.

    Thanks for describing it--and for encouraging us to do it anyway, even though the Battle is nearly half over.

    As for running, I want to encourage you to heed the doctor's warning and try to find a low- or no-impact exercise option that will satisfy your "craving." In my late 20s (circa 1984 or 1985), I briefly took up jogging at the behest of a beau. Even though I was still very slender at that age (5'0' and barely 100 pounds soaking wet), I wound up doing permanent damage to one of my knees. Granted, I was running on the worst possible surfaces (city sidewalks). And my footwear probably didn't help matters (I wore "running shoes," of course, but the technology in those days was no doubt far inferior to what's available now). Still, I've been told that my "child-bearing hips" made it almost inevitable that I'd wind up with chondromalacia patella (the medical term for my trashed knee). Physiotherapy and exercises improved it by about 80%, but it's never improved beyond that--although I'm sure that putting on more than 100 pounds over the next couple of decades exacerbated it.

    Maybe the elliptical machine suggested by another poster would be a safe but equally effective option?
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  • PONYFARMER
    Great job!!

    As for the running, all I am sayin is that you should google what running does to your knees and joints before you insist. I too want to run so badly but even just walking causes my knees to swell and burn for days. Be careful, you do not want to cause more damage. I hate to be such a downer. But I nag because I care! emoticon
    4042 days ago
  • LEAKAY59
    On my very long list of meant-tos, Christina! I'll get to it sooner or later. With my wrist out of commission for a few days, it will have to wait. But you go, Girl!

    Battle On!
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    4042 days ago
  • PINKSAINT247
    jog on a treadmill at 3.5- that will help with the knee/foot impact issues. you can do whatever you put your mind to.
    4043 days ago
  • FITNHAPPYNOW
    Great job on the fitness test!! emoticon
    Good luck with the running - just build up slowly & listen to your body & go for it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4043 days ago
  • GOODGETNBETR
    Might have to take the test one of these days. Congrats on your results and I have no doubt you'll improve them by challenge end. Good luck with adding running and with the health issues. I pretend I'm running when on the elliptical and it's much easier on the joints but just as sweaty :)
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    4043 days ago
  • SNOWFLAKELILYM9
    Great Job Christina, on taking the fitness test. I took it at the beginning of the battle and I was surprised at the results. I didn't think of posting them like you did. I have always wanted to run too. My trainer told me I had to wait until I am below 200 so I still have 24 pounds to go. I have always wanted to join that team as well. I've checked it out.

    Thanks for all you do for our team!!! I love the 8 week battle team. It has really helped me refocus and recommitt.

    Hugs,
    Margaret
    4043 days ago
  • MNABOY
    I will take the plunge, just because you challenged us, thanks.
    4043 days ago
  • BOOPSTER69
    You are emoticon and such a emoticon roll model and WARRIOR! Ok, I will make time to do the test! emoticon And look at you - going for the C25K team - emoticon and you will surprise your doctor as well!
    4043 days ago
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    emoticon I took mine and was surprised at the results! I'm proud of you!
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  • MAGSA10
    emoticon You must be one brave or strong person. I would said that it sounds like you even surprised yourself with your results, that is good. This had to make you feel better about yourself and will really give you a high when you take it again and even do better. Keep up the good work and stay strong and keep on Sparking.

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    4043 days ago
  • MORETHANWEIGHT
    Good job
    haven't done the fitness test nor have i joined a c25k team
    used to run 5 miles a day in school and I'm with you on the embarassment thing~isn't that really clueless that we re going to allow the thoughts of people who we probably don't know and won't see again influence how we ar going to take care of ourselves?
    Just be sure to take it easy emoticon
    4043 days ago
  • JAMER123
    How courageous of you to sign up for a C25 run. I find I couldn't do this with foot and back pain. Is your Dr. involved with every level of your healthier lifestyle? He really is trying to be sure you are caring well for yourself. This is one area you might want to follow his advice. Give it another try next yr. as you continue your conditioning. You may be much happier with the results. Best wishes and God bless you on your venture.
    4043 days ago
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