Monthly Archives: March 2012

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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Mega Cravings

This morning, I took the Mega Millions plunge. (Why not? Everyone else is doing it.) I know the odds of winning are one in 176 million. But, I also know the odds of losing are one of one when you … 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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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 32

I went to the gym at 8 PM tonight and did four sets each of the following: Leg Press Ab Coaster Standing Calves Icarian Leg Extensions Icarian Leg Curls It will be interesting to see how my legs respond tomorrow … Continue reading

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Quinoa & Greens Burger

Saw this in the Times today.  Looks good!  I have to try it  soon.

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 31

I was supposed to go to the gym yesterday.  But, I wanted to take a day off after the race – and I also wanted to watch the season finale of Alcatraz. So, caved yesterday and I went to the … Continue reading

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If You Go To My Gym, Please Read This

Hey, guys, please do not stand in front of the dumbbell rack when working out – since others need clearance to get and put away their dumbbells. And, please before exercising in front of the mirror, check to see if anyone … Continue reading

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How Popcorn Can Be Good For You

Via USA Today – A new study confirms that the hull of popcorn has some good nutritional qualities — assuming it’s not smothered in butter, oil and salt. Other whole grains such as whole-grain breads and cereals are often much … Continue reading

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It’s National Spinach Day!

Via Jace Shoemaker-Galloway – March 26th is all about going green. It’s National Spinach Day. Whether you are a fan or well, not so much, today is the perfect time to indulge in the healthy veggie many kids love to … Continue reading

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My 3rd 5K Race (Ever)

As mentioned yesterday, today I ran a 5K race – which is the 3rd one for me since doing C25K last year. It was nasty and raw out there this morning: Cloudy and 45° F (and it started to rain … Continue reading

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Pre-Race Thoughts

Tomorrow, I am running in a 5K race for the third time in my life.  This will be my first race of 2012.  (I also ran in a 5K race in November and December of last year.) It’s supposed to … Continue reading

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It’s A Nice Fit

Since that small gain of six-tenths of a pound two weeks ago, I have lost eight-tenths of a pound in each of the last two weeks.  Overall, in the past month, I have lost 2.6 pounds and now sit at … Continue reading

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The Amazing Avocado

More on it via Best Health – Yes, avocados are relatively high in fat and calories (138 calories and 14.1g fat in half a medium-sized avocado). But they’re also one of the best foods you can eat, packed with nutrients … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 27

I went to the gym this morning at 8 AM and did four sets each of the following: Cable Curls Preacher Curls Icarian Camber Curls Tricep Rope Extension Life Fitness Tricep Pressdown Seated Dumbbell Tricep Extension Ab Coaster The gym … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 26

Yesterday was an off-day (which was nice since I had a Little League practice to run after work).  And, today was supposed to be a gym day – followed by a run day tomorrow. But, I have a race on … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 24

Went to the gym tonight after dinner and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Barbell Shrugs Life Fitness Lateral Raises Hammer Strength MTS Leg Extensions Standing Calves Icarian Leg Curls Ab Coaster Now, tomorrow is … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 23

Went to the gym tonight after dinner and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Wide Chest Press Hammer Strength Rows Peck Deck Low Cable Rows Hammer Strength Incline Press Cable Wide Grip Pull-downs Ab Coaster I had … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 22

Today was a scheduled run day. And, I really wanted to get it in since I missed my run on Friday and my last run, one week ago, was not a good one. Plus, I have a 5K race next … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 20

Yesterday was supposed to be a gym day and today was supposed to be a run day.  But, my hay fever had me down yesterday and it was raining this morning.  So, I went to the gym at 8 AM … Continue reading

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Eating Red Meat = Earlier Death

Via CNN – Want to live longer? Trade some of the red meat in your diet for fish, nuts, whole grains, and other healthier protein sources, Harvard researchers say. That’s the conclusion of a new study, published this week in … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 18

I hit the gym before 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 Considering I … Continue reading

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5 Years, 9 Months & 1 Week

Tomorrow starts the 300th week in a row that I have been following the Weight Watchers program. That’s five years, nine months and one week of making better food choices, using portion control, tracking what I eat and monitoring my … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 17

Had to skip this one since I am wearing a Holter. I’ve always had bradycardia. But, my doctor is concerned about an extra heart beat. Nothing new there. Same thing showed up on an EKG back in 2010. In any … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 16

I went to the gym at 7 PM this evening and it was packed.  But, while there, I got in four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Peck Deck Low Cable Rows Hammer Strength Incline Press … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 15

After breakfast, I went for a 5K run today.  It wasn’t too cold, 45° F; but, the wind was gusting at 12 MPH. I got hit by the 2.8 mile mark bug again.  This time it was at 2.86 miles.  … Continue reading

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