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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

First Jump Roping Since 7th grade

Thoughts for Today
When I was in 7th grade, I ended up taking first prize for jump roping at Field Day, but that's about the last time I had jumped rope. But now that my wife has started jump roping as part of her exercise routine, I have too. It's supposed to be good for all three things required to lose weight: burns fat, gives you cardio, and tightens abs. I'm still a decent at it, but I don't think I'd win first prize anymore! Boy does a few minutes of that wear me out, but I'm going to try to start doing a little each day.

Grading myself a B today. Since I had a salty, fairly heavy lunch, I shouldn't have had Mexican for dinner. Ah well, at least nothing was deep fried and I didn't snack much. Also started a new type of exercise with the jump roping, and drank a good bit of water.
Good night y'all.

Jump roping and we also took about a 20 minute walk after dinner. 10,000+ pedometer steps on the day.

Fiber One Oats and Chocolate bar. 2 cups of black coffee.

Jersey Mike's #7, a Turkey Sub on wheat with all the vegetables, spices, and spicy mustard. Small bag of Baked Lays and a diet coke. Next time I'll get without the cheese. Although I love provolone, I think I would have enjoyed just as much without it. Very good sub!

Taco Express, a great little neighborhood place. Wife and I split the chicken fajitas. Had without any tortillas, which I am getting used to now.  Did have just a few chips and salsa. Diet Coke.

Fiber One Oats and Chocolate bar.


  1. Jumping rope is a great exercise. I wish I had a room with a high enough ceiling to do it.
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  2. It is a great exercise but sometimes I just feel like a dork doing it.

  3. My trainer makes me jump rope. I hate it, but boy does it burn calories!!

    Congrats on winning the jump rope contest in 7th grade. I won the most flexible and the most sit ups. The most sit ups cracks me up...yep...wouldn't be winning that now...

  4. How long do you jump? I wish I had a rope long enough for me to jump with. On busy days it can be hard to find healthy things to eat. 10,000 steps is good though!

  5. Great job on getting back to the 10,000 steps. I haven't done jump rope in years, in the 30 Day Shred there is a "fake" jumprope session that I hate, hate, hate!

  6. Fog - Yeah we don't have the ceilings for it either. Have to do it out on back patio or in the driveway.

    Seth - Definitely there is a dork factor for dudes jumping rope, I try to do it behind my truck or when it's dark out!

    Lisa - A Big YEAH for the situps and flexibility prize, you rock, LOL. I forgot to mention I won the egg toss too, but i don't think that burns too many calories.

    Journey - Yesterday I did a total of 4-5 jump sessions that at best added up to 10 minutes total.

    Enz - LOL, I bet you hate it! The fake is probably worse than the real because at least with the real I slip up with the rope sometimes and have to start over, which gets me a break.

  7. No...I don't live in Houston. It was in some movie..."Houston...we have a problem..."

    I live in good ol' sunny Florida :)