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Early Morning Exercisers

Posted by terrepruitt on June 9, 2011

HELLO!  So here is my Ten Minute Workout placeholder post so that YOU can comment.

I have one reader/friend who is doing the Ten Ten in Ten daily and she might even get her great hubby involved in it.  He works a lot but it might be that he can squeeze in ten minutes.  Yay!

Another reader/friend was kind enough just to check in.  She said she is not doing the 10 minute workout but she is doing her Nia.  She just commented to let me know.

Well?  Check in.  Say hi.  Tell me what you have on your schedule today.

In addition to my ten minute workout, I am going to post about the third exercise in the ten — Squats.   And I will be back to let you know when I have actually done the quick workout.

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June 9, 2011 at 11:31 am

I am posting this both as a comment and in the main post.

I did my ten minutes.  I am getting through it twice and I think there are two reasons for that (one I have stated already, but I am going to keep sharing it).  One is that because of my injured foot I am not going out very far on the lunges.  You might notice that doing a shorter step is faster and easier so you can do ten quicker.  I am working on being completely aware of my right foot and distributing the weight through all my toes — right now that is a huge challenge.  Two is — I think — because I am better at getting on the BOSU.  I can get on it faster and I know exactly where to put my feet now.

So . . . . what can you tell me?

5 Responses to “Early Morning Exercisers”

  1. Hi Terre!! Just checking in…I like you to know that I do read your posts whether I comment on them or not and I usually attempt to comment on all of them. Regarding squats, I don’t use weights (yet)…and my squats are the Nia squats. For 30+ years I wore spike heels…I’m talking 3-4″ spikes. The lumbar spine does not fare well after years of wearing high heels and neither does the achilles tendon. It has taken me my full 10 years of teaching Nia to really stretch out the achilles enough to be able to do a squat flat footed. I am so very proud of the fact that I can do that now. I used to have to squat on the balls of my feet. So I’m quite delighted! Instead of ten minutes, I’m honoring TEN YEARS!! Love to you my friend!!! Jill

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    • Love you too, my friend.

      In my Ten Minute Workout I don’t use weights to do the squats either. I was trying to think of a Nia routine in which we do squats — in the way that I do them in this workout — and I can’t think of anything. When reading your comment I thought of “Nia standing” in the Nia 5 Stages because when training us Debbie Rosas Stewart had mentioned that some people could not squat/crouch (which is Nia standing) with both feet flat so the option is to have one heel up and to alternate. I DO remember you telling me this before because it is one of the things I think of as an example of how one’s body can learn to be more flexible. And I love stories of unable to able. Thank you for sharing it here because it is so GREAT to allow people to see!!!! MUAH!

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  2. Michele said

    Good Morning friend, ok I did the 10 minute workout this morning, and my kids who are on their first day of summer vacation heard me huffing and puffing through my push ups. Came over to see what what going on – they “thought I was dying” HeeHee! So they joined in a little, at ages 5 and 7 10 minutes is perfect for their attention span. Thanks for the push Terre, and the early morning post!

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    • Good Morning!

      Thank you for the push too. You are giving me just as big of a push. You are keeping me excited about this. I am going to continue posting about each exercise. Then after that I am going to add the modifications. Then I am going to really start “push” my other readers. I have faith by then they will be ready to join in after they see all the different ways this can be done. In fact I bet there are some people who are doing it along with us, but they are too shy to share. But after some time they will see some exciting results and they won’t be able to help themselves.

      Push ups are an EXCELLENT exercise (they are an all over body exercise) but they are not my favorite. I love that — FIVE AND SEVEN???? SNAP! That was so fast. —- the kids were joining in. As you might remember in my original post I said that 10 minutes is great for people with short attention spans, so it is not just kids! LOL!

      THANK YOU!!!!

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  3. I am posting this both as a comment and in the main post.

    I did my ten minutes. I am getting through it twice and I think there are two reasons for that (one I have stated already, but I am going to keep sharing it). One is that because of my injured foot I am not going out very far on the lunges. You might notice that doing a shorter step is faster and easier so you can do ten quicker. I am working on being completely aware of my right foot and distributing the weight through all my toes — right now that is a huge challenge. Two is — I think — because I am better at getting on the BOSU. I can get on it faster and I know exactly where to put my feet now.

    So . . . . what can you tell me?

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