Monthly Archives: July 2011

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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Are You Kidding Knee?

After all the trouble I had with my left knee, now I have something going on with my right one! This pain is different.  It’s at the top of the knee cap.  And, I feel it when bending my leg - like … 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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Post C25K: The Quest For The Sub 26-Minute 5K

Back in March of this year, I completed the C25K program.  Since that time, here are the “times” for my personal 5K runs: March 8th:  29 minutes March 13th:  29 minutes March 15th:  30 minutes March 18th:  27 minutes March … Continue reading

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Crunch Munching

Lately, I’ve been craving crunchy foods like almonds, granola, dried veggie chips, etc.  I’m not sure why I’m having this particular craving.  So, I started looking around the web to see if there was any information on this matter.  Here … 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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The Dance Between Carbohydrates & Insulin

I recently started reading Gary Taubes’ Good Calories, Bad Calories. It’s a little hard to read – at least for me – but, it’s well researched/sourced, etc. Here’s some more on the author, his book, and the conclusions shared, via … 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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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 36

Yesterday was “Day 36″ and it was supposed to be a Total Body Dumbbells day.  But, I took my family to the movies after work and got home way too late to workout.  Today was a scheduled “Off Day” – … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 35

Today was supposed to be an “Off” day in the program – and yesterday was an “Abs” day on the schedule. But, we had family plans on Sunday and were out of the house from (pretty much) 10 AM until … Continue reading

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Every Picture Tells a Story

This weekend, I saw a picture of me taken by the pool on Saturday, and, another one taken of me playing ball in a field on Sunday. I thought I looked terrible in the one from Saturday. Not that I … Continue reading

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Garlic And Onions

Dr. Leo Galland tells us why these two are good for us: Since ancient times, onions, garlic and scallions have been prized around the world for their culinary uses. Because of their durability, onions have been shipped and traded across … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 33

The gym was packed today.  Probably because it’s 95° F right now (at 11 AM) with a RealFeel® temp of 104° F.  But, I got my workout in, doing four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Hammer … Continue reading

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Nine Nutritional Buzzwords

Great stuff from Emma Gray in The Huffington Post on What’s A Calorie? (And More Nutrition Buzzwords Defined).  Here’s the nine nutritional buzzwords shared there: Antioxidants are substances that sop up free oxygen molecules, which some believe may prevent the damage … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 32 (Part II)

Despite it being hot as heck out there this evening, I followed up on my goal for the day and went for a 5K run after dinner (at 7 PM). How hot was it?  Well, at five different spots on … Continue reading

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Too Hot To Run?

It’s 3 PM and the temp here is now 100° F with a RealFeel® temp of 113° F.   I’m starting to think it’s too hot to run today.  Then again, according to the forecast, later, it’s going to be 76° … Continue reading

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Calbee Snack Salad Snapea Crisps

I had Calbee’s Snack Salad Snapea Crisps for the first time this week. And, let’s just say that I’m now hooked on these crispy delights! Here’s more on them via their site: SnapeaCrisps originate from high quality sun-dried peas. Using … Continue reading

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Putting A Number On Your Food

Via the folks at RealAge.com – To feel more satisfied with your food — and possibly avoid pigging out — use this mind trick: Just focus on the calories. Doing so could dial down your hunger big-time — especially if … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 32

“Day 31″ didn’t happen.  I wasn’t feeling very well by the time I got home from work.  There was no way I was going to be able to hit the gym. Memo to Self:  Maybe eating a banana, some spinach, … Continue reading

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Today Is National Junk Food Day!

Seriously, it is…google it, if you don’t believe me. What a sick concept.  What’s next, National Smoke A Cigarette Day?  Or, what about National Texting While Driving Day?  Say, anyone up for National Lick Your Finger & Stick It In … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 30

Today was an “Abs” day – per the plan.  Related, I decided to break out the “Ab Ripper X” DVD from the P90X collection. I could barely do 10-15 reps of each exercise – and got no where near the … Continue reading

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Restaurant Caloric Content Labels May Be Underestimated

Via MedPageToday – For Americans who like to eat out — and who doesn’t — there is reassuring news from researchers who report that customers can generally rely on restaurants’ calorie labels, although the calorie count on individual food items … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 29

I found out this evening that I have to take a mandatory two-week furlough at work. Yeah, that’s really going to help pay my bills! (We’re a family of four on one income – mine.) I could have used that … Continue reading

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I Have A Slight Medial Meniscus Tear?

I met with the orthopedist today to review the results of my MRI.  While there, I did explain to the doctor that, in the five weeks where I was waiting on his office to do the MRI, I did some … Continue reading

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More Teen & Preteens Pumping Iron?

Maybe just a little bit?  More on this via the Imperfect Parent – It’s summertime, the kids are out of school and…, working on their clean-and- jerk? All over the US, (all over the planet, really), dads and sons are … Continue reading

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