Category Archives: My Own Program 1.0

My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 28

This cycle has been a failure. It’s been 8 days since I last went to the gym. And, it’s been two weeks since I last went for a run. Pick your excuse: Work, home, hay fever, the weather, etc. My … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 23

I’ve hit a snag. Monday was supposed to be a “yoga” day.  It never happened.  I was wiped by the time I got home from work and I crashed. Yesterday was supposed to be a “run” day.  But, it was … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 20

I had a long day yesterday – and was basically out of the house from 9:40 AM on Saturday and didn’t get home and asleep until 1 AM on Sunday morning (today).  It would have been an easy day to … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 18

I never got to the gym last night – darn pizza! I did get there this morning before starting my workday from home and did four sets each of the following: Cable Curls Hammer Strength Rows Cable Wide Grip Pull-downs … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 15

I took the day off from work today.  And, after lunch, I went to the gym and did four sets each of the following: Tricep Rope Extension Bench Press Hammer Strength Incline Press Hammer Strength Wide Press Icarian Tricep Extension … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 14

Good news, bad news, today. The good news is that I pushed myself to go for a 5K run after dinner tonight.  It was gray, dark, and the wind was blowing.  A storm was on it’s way.  It would have been … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 13

It’s been a rough last three days or so. Thursday night, I hurt my back at my son’s Little League game.  It was pretty bad. The next day, Friday, it was better.  I had to work all day and then, … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 10

I never got to the gym last night.  I had a long day at work, a very bad commute home and then a Little League meeting after dinner.  I did not get out of the meeting until 9 PM.  I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 8

It’s Memorial Day.  And, my gym is closing early at 11 AM.  So, I got there at 8:30 AM – after breakfast – and did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Wide Chest … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 7

I was supposed to go for a 5K run yesterday.  But, we were out of the house from 9:40 AM until 11:30 PM.  So, that never happened. Instead, I went for a run this morning after breakfast.  I had to … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 5

I went to the gym this morning after breakfast and before starting my workday (from home) and did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Low Cable Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Leg Extensions Icarian … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 3

I went for a 5K run this morning before work. It was 66° F with a RealFeel® temp of 68° F – but, the humidity was at 93%.  So, I worked up a sweat. I did the 3.1 miles in … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 2

It’s been 18 days since I last went for a run.  And, it’s been 30 days (!) since I last had a good run. I hope to be able to run, sometime, during the next 38 hours.  The trick will … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 1

I had a very active weekend. On Saturday, I managed my son’s Little League game – which meant that I pitched to 8-year olds for six innings. And, afterwards, I helped a friend move. Also, on Sunday, I did work … Continue reading

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297 Days Of Exercise Commitment

For the last forty-two and a half weeks, I have been working out regularly.  On average, I’m in the gym lifting weights three times a week while also running two days a week. For the eight month prior to this, I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 15

I went for a 5K run after lunch today.  That was the warmest part of the day, at that point, where it was 25° F with a RealFeel temp of 8° F. (Reminds me of this time last year.) About … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 5

Went to the gym after dinner tonight and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shrugs Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Standing Calves Icarian Leg Curls Life Fitness Lateral Raises Icarian Leg Extensions Ab Coaster It was not my … Continue reading

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2011: A Good Workout Year With A Bummer Endnote

I’m in a bad place right now. I did something to my left rib cage. I’m not sure when and how it started. I want to say it was at least a week ago where I felt like I tweaked/pulled/strained … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 55

I was really not in the mood to workout today.  But, I did it anyway – going to the gym before lunch and doing four sets each of the following: Cable Curls Hammer Strength Rows Life Fitness Pullovers Low Cable … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 54

I went for a 4 mile run this morning after breakfast.  I wanted to try and do 4 1/2 miles today, for the first time ever; but, I punked out around the 2.7 mile mark.  I really felt like I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 51

I went for a 5K run at 9:45 AM this morning. The first three-quarter mile, for some reason, was rough.  I was really laboring.  But, I kept running and did the 3.1 miles in 25 minutes and 46 seconds.  It … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 50

Went to the gym after dinner tonight and did four sets each of the following: Tricep Rope Extension Bench Press Hammer Strength Incline Press Peck Deck Icarian Tricep Extension Seated Dumbbell Tricep Extension For some reason, I went heavy on … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 48

I never made it to the gym last night.  Too cooked after a long day at work.  Almost didn’t make it this evening – but, I pushed myself and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shrugs Icarian … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 46

For the first time in my life, I did a 4 mile run today.  Having run a distance of 5K (3.1 miles) many times since last March, I wanted to try and go a bit further (for a change). It … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 45

I made it to the gym this afternoon after family plans and errands and did four sets each of the following: Standing Alternate Dumbbell Curls Tricep Rope Extension Icarian Camber Curl Life Fitness Tricep Pressdown Standing Preacher Curls Lying French Press … Continue reading

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