Monthly Archives: February 2012

My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 3

Rushed home from work today and hit the gym right after dinner.  While there, I 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 … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 2

I had a bitchy day at work today.  (More often than not, lately, Monday’s are that way for me now in the office.)  And, I had a family issue to attend to once I got home. Yet, once all that … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 1

I went for a 5K run after lunch today.  It was cool out there: 43° F but with a RealFeel® temp of 36° F with 15 MPH wind gusts. In any event, I bombed. At the 2.8 mile mark, I … Continue reading

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Eating Young, Not Old

Great stuff on this from WebMD – Here are five examples of foods that you may want to limit to stay as young as possible, inside and out: Potato chips and French fries. Really, anything that’s deep-fried in oil is … Continue reading

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Rebound Fat

I just came across this report from a few months back – Some weight regain is common after weight loss, but in older women many of those regained pounds return as fat mass rather than muscle mass, according to a … Continue reading

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Friday Night @ The Gym

I hit the gym for a tune-up to the new training cycle that I will be starting on Sunday.   While there, I did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Icarian Leg … Continue reading

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The Waist/Height Ratio

I saw this today from Dr. Oz – You can drastically ­reduce your disease risk by managing two simple numbers. Blood pressure is the largest driver of heart disease; ideally it should be 115/70. If it’s close to 140/90, see … Continue reading

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Stopping The Weight Gain While It’s Small

In the past seven weeks, I have gained nearly 2 1/2 pounds.  See the chart below: Date Weight Delta 1/6/12 172.4 — 1/13/12 173.0 0.6 1/20/12 173.6 0.6 1/27/12 174.8 1.2 2/1/12 175.4 0.6 2/10/12 173.6 -1.8 2/18/12 174.4 0.8 … Continue reading

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Donuts…D’oh!

Today, I brought in donuts for one of my teams at work.  There are eight on this team.  So, I picked up 18 assorted donuts on the way into the office. It was a long ride smelling them on the way … Continue reading

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Water, Please!

Everyday, on average, I drink about three to six cups of decaf tea – with no milk, just some Sweet’n Low or Splenda. And, I also usually have about three glasses of water each day. Maybe about four times a … Continue reading

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Mind, Legs & Clock Out Of Synch

I went for a 5K run before dinner this evening.  I felt strong out there today.  There was spring in my legs.  And, I felt like I was moving pretty quick. But, in the end, my time for the 3.1 … Continue reading

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Environmental Working Group

My doctor recommended this site to me today. Here is what they say about themselves: At EWG, our team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pores over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory … Continue reading

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Is Yoga Bad For You?

A snip from William Broad’s article on yoga that everyone seems to be talking about these days – According to [Glenn] Black [a yoga teacher of nearly four decades], a number of factors have converged to heighten the risk of … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 50

As a make-up, I went to the gym today before lunch 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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Shin Cramps

Around 5 hours after my run yesterday, I had the worst shin cramps ever.  Seriously, I was screaming out in pain because they were so bad. I popped a couple of naproxen sodium and that seemed to help. I think … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 49

Yesterday’s disaster was not sitting well with me. And, it wasn’t just because of the bruises on my shoulder, elbow, hand and knee. All my recent running failures have been eating away at my brain. So, today, after six hours … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 48 (Part II)

The sun came out – so, I decided to try and make a bad situation a better one.  And, I went for a 5K run on my “lunch break.” Before I went, I had the heating/massage pad on my right IT … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 48

It’s the next to last day in this cycle and I’m in a bad place. Yesterday was supposed to be a “Arms”day at the gym.  However, I had a draining day at work – in meetings from 9:30 AM to … Continue reading

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It’s National Almond Day!

More via Calorie Lab: Not only is February National Heart Health Month, the 16th is also dedicated to a heart-healthy nut – the almond. According to the Almond Board of California, a one-ounce handful of almonds a day may be … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 46

I had a long, bitchy, day at work today.  (Tomorrow should be the same or worse.)  And, my son had a late basketball practice after dinner.  But, I went to the gym – after all that – at 9 PM … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 45

I was supposed to go to the gym last night.  But, I had a long and hard day in the office.  And, I was in no mood to deal with the crowd at the gym that’s usually there on a … Continue reading

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High Calorie Intake = Elderly Memory Loss?

Via USA Today – Older people who consumed more than 2,143 calories a day had more than double the risk of a type of memory loss called mild cognitive impairment compared to those who ate fewer than 1,500 calories a … Continue reading

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Running Into A Strong Headwind

Great advice on this from the site Running Injury Free: Running into a strong headwind can quickly sap your reservoir of energy. Even a minor headwind can sap your energy if it exists over a significant portion of your route. … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 43

Because of the cold, and my knee, I decided to only run a 5K today.  (For the record, it was 28° F with a RealFeel® temp of 11° F when I left the house.) I didn’t make it.  At the … Continue reading

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How Others View Your Weight Loss

Yesterday, I saw someone who I know who has also recently lost a lot of weight. I am not sure how he did it – and I am not comfortable in asking him about it.  But, I suspect, from what … Continue reading

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