Category Archives: My Own Program 2.0

Starting A New Exercise Pledge To Myself

I think I have now hit rock bottom in terms of feeling like someone who does a good job at exercising on a regular basis.  A month of being a slacker will do that do you. At this point, I … Continue reading

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The Not Working Out Blues

My slump continues. Wednesday night, I crashed.  Huge hay fever issues.  I was cooked. Last night, after work, I had a Little League game to manage.  Tonight, I have some things that have to get done in the house.  Tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Workout Slump Lament

For the last 24 days, my exercise routine has been almost non-existent.  Even last night, when I was supposed to try and get in a run, I had to bag it because of rain and hay fever. There’s been so … Continue reading

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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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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 3 – Day 6

Good news, bad news, on today’s workout – which was a 5K run before dinner. Well, and some in between news too.  The RealFeel® temp was of 81° F when I was running.  Not sure if that helped or hurt … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 3 – Day 5

I got home from work and was tired.  After dinner, I did not feel like going to the gym.  But, I went anyway and did four sets each of the following: Cable Curls Standing Alternate Dumbbell Curls Icarian Camber Curls … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 3 – Day 4

I was supposed to go to the gym last night.  But, my hay fever was off the charts.  By the time I came home from work, I could barely stay awake.  In fact, I took a 15 minute nap at … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 3 – Day 2

It’s been 8 days since I had any formal workout.  And, it’s been 17 days since I last stepped into the gym.  But, it feels like forever since I have been in a good workout routine.  It’s time to get … 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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My 5th 5K Race (Ever)

Well, it did rain today.  But, my race went on away.  And, boy, was it a big one.  There were 908 people running in this one.  Yes, nine hundred and eight! My time for the race was 25 minutes and 6 … Continue reading

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Wet Race Tomorrow?

After my run on Thursday morning, I’ve been dogging it.  We took the kids out on Friday after work.  And, I crashed after that.  And, today, we had a Little League parade and then just did some things that needed … Continue reading

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Damn Pollen!

I wanted to go for a run yesterday.  It was a beautiful sunny day – around eighty degrees outside.  But, my hay fever was off the charts.    My throat was messed up.  My eyes were burning.  And, I could not … Continue reading

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Planning An “Off Week”

This is the week between “Cycle #2″ and “Cycle #3″ of “My Own Program 2.0” for me. Since I had the race yesterday, I am taking today as a rest day. The tricky part is the rest of the week … 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 2 – Day 48

After breakfast, and before work, I hit the gym this morning and did four sets each of the following: Cable Curls Standing Alternate Dumbbell Curls Life Fitness Bicep Curls Tricep Rope Extension Icarian Tricep Extension Seated Dumbbell Tricep Extension Ab Coaster This … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 47

Today was supposed to be “Biceps & Triceps” at the gym - followed by a run tomorrow. But, since I have a race on Sunday, I decided to do a 5K walk this evening (at 9 PM) and then hit the … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 45

I went to the gym tonight after dinner and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Dumbbell Shrugs Life Fitness Lateral Raises Hammer Strength MTS Leg Extensions Standing Calves Icarian Leg Curls Ab Coaster I have to … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 44

After dinner, I went to the gym and did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Wide Chest Press Low Cable Rows Hammer Strength Incline Press Cable Wide Grip Pull-downs Ab Coaster I went … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 43

I never did get back out there on Friday.  Hay fever did me in again.  It’s been brutal. And, yesterday, I had a two-hour Little League scrimmage game followed by two hours of yard work.  After that, my hay fever … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 41

I was supposed to go to the gym after work last night.  But, my hay fever was raging.  So, I bagged yesterday and will try and do a double-dip today (if possible).  Related, this morning, before work, I hit the … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 38

I hit the gym after dinner tonight and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Hammer Strength Shrugs Life Fitness Lateral Raises Hammer Strength MTS Leg Extensions Standing Calves Icarian Leg Curls Ab Coaster I really felt … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 37

I went to the gym after dinner tonight and did four sets each of the following: Tricep Rope Extension Bench Press Hammer Strength Incline Press Hammer Strength Wide Press Icarian Tricep Extension Seated Dumbbell Tricep Extension Ab Coaster To be … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 36

I went for a 5K run this morning at 9 AM. I wasn’t into it, heading out.  My legs were sore.  I was a bit tired.  It’s a bit chilly out – and cloudy.  But, I pushed myself to go – … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 35

I was supposed to get to the gym yesterday.  But, work, family stuff, a Little League meeting and hay fever all got in the way.  So, I hit the gym this morning at 9:45 AM (and traded in my “off … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 33

This morning, at 8 AM, I went for a 5K run. My legs were sore when I started – as expected.  And, it was windy out there:  52° F but with a RealFeel® temp of 42° F with 20 MPH wind … Continue reading

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