Category Archives: Cycle 2 – 2011

My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 59

We’re being hit with a rain/snow/sleet/ice storm today. Crazy for the end of October! So, I decided to hit the gym after lunch. I did the same routine that I did last time there. I really felt it in my … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 58

I went for a 5K run yesterday – after work and before dinner. I did the 3.1 miles in 26 minutes and 6 seconds. That’s about 35 seconds slower than a time that I would have liked to seen on … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 57

Last night, for the first time in what seems like forever, I went to the gym after work. (Actually, it had been 8 days since I was last at the gym. But, again, it feels like it’s been longer than … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 55

Still carrying those unwanted four extra pounds, and given the way I have been stuffing myself lately, I wanted to get back in the exercise swing today. But, my neck wasn’t going to allow me to go to the gym. … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 49

I was pretty sore from my workout on Wednesday. And, I had a Little League game last night after work. So, I did nothing on Thursday. But, I went for a 5K run this morning before work. Did the 3.1 … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 49

Got my butt back into the gym tonight after work and did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Tricep Rope Pressdowns Hammer Strength Incline Press Icarian Tricep Extension Decline Bench Press Life Fitness Tricep Pressdown I went heavier … Continue reading

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Catching Up

It’s been a week since my last post here. All sorts of Word Press issues were behind that one…among other things. But, really, for the last two weeks or so, I have not been keeping up with this journal. Between … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 36

Yesterday, I crashed.  I wanted to get to the gym after work.  But, it took me 2 hours to drive the 43.1 miles home – nasty, nasty, traffic.  (If there was no traffic, whatsoever, I could make this trip in … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 34

I am in a very bad place these days when it comes to exercise. I wanted to hit the gym last night after work.  That was the plan.  But, after work, I was not doing well – at all.  I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 32

Between our Little League and family plans that followed, I never go to run yesterday. I did go for a 5K run this morning after breakfast and did the 3.1 miles in 25 minutes and 34 seconds.  It was very hard this … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 30

I’m starting to get off track. Yesterday was supposed to be a “Chest & Back” day at the gym.  But, I went to a wake after work – the father of one of my long-time friends passed away – and … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 28

With my Little League game last night, there was no way for me to get to the gym. So, I flipped today’s “rest” day with yesterday’s “legs” day – and did four sets each of the following at the gym this evening … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 26

I had a day from hell at work yesterday.  It’s going to be that way all week.  But, I got home, had dinner, and pushed myself to the gym.  Glad that I did it.  While there, I did four sets … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Days 24 & 25

Never did get my yoga in yesterday.  But, I did go for an hour walk with my family on the boardwalk.  So, I did get “something” in yesterday in terms of moving around. Today was a more interesting day.  Lots … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 23

First, the bad news. I’ve dropped the ball recently – in terms of sticking to the plan. Never did the “Yoga” session that was supposed to happen on Day #21.  And, I never got to my run last night (Day … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 21

What a bust.  Today, per the plan, was to be a “yoga” day.  But, I have a Little League practice to manage tomorrow, directly after work.  So, I thought I would swap today and tomorrow. However, it started raining on … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 20 (Part II)

I pushed myself to get to the gym after dinner this evening and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shrugs Icarian Leg Extensions Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Icarian Leg Curls Life Fitness Lateral Raises Standing Calf Raises … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 20

Per the plan, yesterday was supposed to be a “Shoulders & Abs” day.  But, that never happened. I had a very long commute into work.  It took over 90 minutes to drive 45 miles – all stop and go, the … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 18 (Part II)

This is crazy. We went to a street fair today and the wind was blowing.  That’s never good with hay fever.  Afterwards, we came home and I fell asleep in front of the TV – watching a baseball game.  I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 18

Day 17 never happened.  Between Little League responsibilities and family things to do, we were out from 11 AM until close to 7 PM.  Totally missed a chance to get to the gym before it closed.  So, I went early … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 16 (Part II)

Did make it to the gym tonight after dinner. And, that was impressive since I was dead-tired (as I barely slept at all last night). Also, hay fever was terrible today – all I wanted to do from lunch-time on … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 16

I need to be a little creative now. Yesterday was supposed to be a “Chest & Triceps” day at the gym. But, after work, I had a Little League practice with my son – I’m the team manager – and … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 14

Went for a 5K run after dinner.  (And, I spent an hour cutting the lawn before dinner – after a long day at work.) Did the 3.1 miles in 26 minutes and 36 seconds.  Not my best time.  But, it was … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 12

Did four sets each of the following at the gym last night: Hammer Strength Shrugs Icarian Leg Extensions Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Icarian Leg Curls Life Fitness Lateral Raises Standing Calf Raises Would say more, but, WP is giving me … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 2 – Day 11

I finally hit “5K Goal #3” today – albeit by a hair. Before dinner this evening, I went for a 5K run and did the 3.1 miles in 25 minutes and 59 seconds. That’s my first time under 26 minutes! … Continue reading

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