Category Archives: Cycle 1 – 2011

My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 61

I went for a 5K run after dinner tonight. It was a busy day for me before I hit the streets.  House cleaning, errand running, went to a party, and then cut the lawn.  And, I felt it when I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 60

I made it to the gym tonight after dinner and did four sets each of the following: Standing Alternate Dumbbell Curls Standing Cable Tricep Rope Extension Standing Preacher Curl Seated Triceps Extensions Cable Curls Icarian Tricep Extension It was not … Continue reading

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August Weigh-Ins, Since 2006

According to Weight Watchers, today I weigh 171.8 pounds. How does that compare to my past weights in August? See below: It’s up 1.2 pounds from August 18, 2010 It’s down .8 pounds from August 19, 2009 It’s up 7 … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 59

And, on Day #59 of the plan, he crashed. Pretty sad – considering how well I’ve done over the first 58 days. I haven’t been sleeping well – not that I ever do.  Lately, it’s been really bad.  It’s stress … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 58

I did get up early this morning and did some time with Sara Ivanhoe via a DVD. So, put a check-mark next to my Yoga goal for the day. (Man, were my hamstrings tight!) And, after dinner this evening, I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 57

Day 1 of Week 9 – the final week of the plan. It was an interesting day.  Yesterday, I went out straight after work and didn’t get home until 10:30 PM.  Once in, I had some things to do and … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 56

Yesterday was supposed to be an “Abs” day. But, my legs were very heavy and tight. (Makes sense when you consider what I put them through in the four prior days.)  So, I skipped it and did a session of … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 54

In the past, this would have sooooo been a day that I would have ditched.  Doing “legs” at the gym, the day after running a 5K, having run another 5K two days before that, after spending two hours pushing a … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 53 (Part II)

With my morning workout in the books, after dinner, I went for a 5K run. About 100 yards into it, I started to think “This is a mistake.”  I was laboring.  But, I told myself “Just keep running and see … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 53

I was supposed to hit the gym yesterday. But, there were too many things working against that happening. I had another stressful day at work.  Plus, due to a new additional assignment, I had to be in the office super-early … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 51

Went for a 5K run tonight after work and dinner – at 8:30 PM.  I thought I was running pretty hard and fast.  But, my time for the 3.1 miles was 26 minutes and 54 seconds.  That’s 47 seconds slower … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 50

This evening, after a stressing day and long/slow commute home, after dinner, I hit the gym and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Incline Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Wide Chest Press Hammer Strength Iso Pulldowns Peck … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 49

Did “Ab Ripper X” DVD from the P90X collection tonight. I swear, someday, I’ll be able to do 25 reps of all 11 exercises on this one in perfect form.  Someday. For now, I do the best I can – … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 48

This was supposed to be an “Abs” day.  But, I caved and did nothing.  This was not a good day for me.  I was still depressed over my fitting room thing.  And, I was very tired and had a headache.  … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 47

Tired today.  Been sort of tired for days now.  Not sleeping well at night.  Still, I hit the gym before lunch and did four sets each of the following: Dumbbell Shrugs Icarian Leg Extensions Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Icarian Leg … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 46

I went for a 5K run at 8:10 AM this morning. I was huffing and puffing during this one. But, my time for this 3.1 mile run was 26 minutes and 7 seconds. And, that’s now my personal best – … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 45 (Part II)

After doing abs this morning, and then spending five hours at the beach today chasing the kids – and getting an uneven sunburn in the process – I hit the gym tonight, per the plan.  And, I did four sets … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 45

Did “Ab Ripper X” DVD from the P90X collection this morning. I soooo suck at “abs.”  But, I know, doing anything is better than doing nothing.  So, this is a plus, in the end.

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 44

“Day 44″ was supposed to be an “Abs” day.  But, I was extremely tired and ditched it.  I had meetings all day at work.  Between rain and traffic, it took me 1 hour and 45 minutes to drive the 45 … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 43

“Chest & Back” today. Accordingly, I did four sets each of the following at the gym this evening: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Incline Press Low Cable Rows Peck Deck Machine Cable Wide Grip Lat Pull-downs It was … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 42

This evening, I used Sara Ivanhoe’s 20 Minute Yoga Makeover: Power Beauty Sweat DVD and did a Power Sweat 20-minute session.  It was a good stretch for my legs – which were pretty tight – thanks to two 5K runs and … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 41

It’s a beautiful summer Sunday morning by me today – 82° F with a RealFeel® temp of 90° F (at 9:30 AM).  Per my plan, today was a “Cardio” day – and that usually calls for a 5K run. However, … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 40

It was/is a beautiful sun-kissed day here, today.  Walking into the gym at 9 AM, all I could think was “Too bad I don’t have a Venice ‘Muscle’ Beach set up here.  It would be a great day to lift  … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 38

I’ve been mad over a few things during the course of the last week or so. And, tonight, I decided to take it out on the road during my 5K run. I really thought that I was running fast and … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 37

It was a “Total Body Dumbbell” day at the gym this evening.  Accordingly, I did three sets each of the following: Dumbbell Chest Flies Bent Over Dumbbell Rows Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press Ab Coaster Hammer Strength MTS Leg Extensions Standing Calves … Continue reading

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