Category Archives: The Gym

Memo To Self: Get Your Fanny To The Gym

Monday and Tuesday this week were killer days at work (for sundry reasons).  As such, I vegged both of those evenings.  I need to get my rear-end to the gym tonight – come hell or high water.

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 3 – Day 9

Where do I start? I was supposed to run yesterday.  It never happened.  It rained in the morning.  And, in the afternoon, hay fever was so bad that I started to choke the minute I stepped outside.  So, I bagged it.  … Continue reading

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Hey, Tony Horton Was In My Gym Tonight!

Well, kinda/sorta… Tonight, when I went to the gym, there was a dude working out, by the dumbbell rack, and he had one of those netbook computers with him.  I never saw that before in the gym – ever. And, … Continue reading

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Losing Weight While Missing The Gym

It’s been two weeks since I have been to the gym.  I am really hoping to end that streak three days from now. On the flip side, over the last four weeks, I have lost 3.4 pounds.  (And, 1.6 pounds of … Continue reading

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Falling Off The Exercise Wagon

I have not been to the gym in 12 days due to work, family obligations and some terrible hay fever days.  And, I may not get to the gym over the next 5 days because of work, Little League and … Continue reading

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If You Go To My Gym, Please Read This

Hey, guys, please do not stand in front of the dumbbell rack when working out – since others need clearance to get and put away their dumbbells. And, please before exercising in front of the mirror, check to see if anyone … Continue reading

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Fitness Class Benefits

Via a Business World report – Whether it is Zumba, bootcamp, yoga or kickboxing, whatever your workout pleasure is, there’s nothing like a great fitness class to get you to the gym and keep you coming back for more. That’s … Continue reading

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Getting Back Into The Gym

Went to the gym tonight for the first time in 17 days.  Did a total body workout – which is not my usual routine – comprised of 3 sets each for the following exercises: Bench Press Hammer Strength Row Standing … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan TBA

The other day, I mentioned that I think I need a fitness plan/program. I’ve been looking around for a good one.  And, now, I’m thinking that maybe it makes more sense to develop my own plan. I’m thinking about it being … Continue reading

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Wanted: Fitness Guy Reanimation

Three days ago, I shared that I need to get my rear into gear and get back to the gym. So, what happened?  Yesterday and the day before, I planned on going to the gym and doing a full-body workout.  … Continue reading

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2011 Personal Fitness Goal Report Card [Update]

I’ve really been slacking in the exercise department. I’m not close to the effort/pace that I had over the first two months of this year. On the positive-side, I’ve been eating well, making smart food choices, and maintaining my healthy … Continue reading

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90 Hours Break From The Normal Routine

My weight went up three pounds since last week. Could be anything. Ate too much at Easter? Creatine kicking in? Maybe last week’s weight was a mis-read because it wasn’t my usual weigh-in time and clothing? Maybe it’s some combination … Continue reading

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Going Off Plan To Stay On Plan

Yesterday was supposed to be a “gym day” for me. I do try and go to the gym on Fridays, Sundays and Tuesdays. But, it was Easter Sunday – and we had family plans. Also, my gym was only open … Continue reading

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Even Captain America Has His Gym Slacker Moments

I saw this last weekend in a USA Today interview with Chris Evans regarding his new movie Captain America: The First Avenger which comes out on July 22nd: [Chris] Evans on getting in (and out of shape):”As soon as we … Continue reading

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Who’s A Gooooood Boy?

Lately, after a nice session at the gym, I treat myself to a tablespoon of organic chunky peanut butter when I get home. Yeah, it’s like a crazy 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. And, it’s got a lot of fat – … Continue reading

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One Word Antiquity Incantation

Today marks the 48th year, 4th month, and 21st day that I’ve been on this planet – give or take a day or two, I suppose, due to some rounding during this calculation, on my part. Why does that matter? … Continue reading

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Ab Coaster

Last night, at the gym, I used an Ab Coaster for the first time. I liked it. Of course, it makes sense if you use it correctly. See the YouTube clip that I came across today for more on that:

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Not Looking A Good Workout In The Mouth

This evening, before dinner, I had a great biceps and triceps workout at the gym. It seems like it’s been a very, very, long time since I had a session at the gym like the one today. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Exercise Reboot: STFU

Tomorrow starts my new exercise plan. I’m going to keep it simple. Hit the gym on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday each week. And, run when I can – at least once a week, maybe twice a week. There’s no reason … Continue reading

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Getting Motivated To Hit The Gym

Lately, I’m finding myself losing steam to hit the gym. Related, I started to look for some tips on how to get motivated and I found something that looked good posted at zenhabits back on August 30, 2007. At a … Continue reading

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Getting Back Into A Fitness Routine

Back when I joined my gym in October 2010, my goal was to workout every Friday, Sunday and Tuesday. These days synched up nice with my job and family requirements and they also gave me some rest/spacing between days – … Continue reading

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Damn, Young, Courteous Gym Rats

This evening was a “Chest & Back” session at the gym for me. As usual, it was four sets per exercise with the goal being ten reps per set (or as best as I could do). I started out with … Continue reading

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2011 Personal Fitness Goal Report Card [Update]

During the first two months of 2011, I’ve been very good at sticking to my exercise/fitness plan – hitting the gym and doing C25K.

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Dude, Where’s My Anchor?

The gym (of which I am a member) often likes to promote themselves by giving out complimentary car magnets with their slogan on it. For the first five months that I belonged to the gym, I did not feature their … Continue reading

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The Complete Gym Etiquette List

ExRx.net (Exercise Prescription on the Net) is a free resource for the exercise professional, coach, or fitness enthusiast featuring comprehensive exercise libraries (>1300 exercises), fitness assessment calculators, and reference articles. In other words, it’s an awesome website. Click here to … Continue reading

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