Monthly Archives: May 2012

My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 10

I never got to the gym last night.  I had a long day at work, a very bad commute home and then a Little League meeting after dinner.  I did not get out of the meeting until 9 PM.  I … Continue reading

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Kevin Hall’s Body Weight Simulator

It can be found by clicking here. It’s a good tool for setting reasonable goals and level-setting your weight loss expectations.

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 8

It’s Memorial Day.  And, my gym is closing early at 11 AM.  So, I got there at 8:30 AM – after breakfast – and did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Wide Chest … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 7

I was supposed to go for a 5K run yesterday.  But, we were out of the house from 9:40 AM until 11:30 PM.  So, that never happened. Instead, I went for a run this morning after breakfast.  I had to … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 5

I went to the gym this morning after breakfast and before starting my workday (from home) and did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Low Cable Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Leg Extensions Icarian … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 3

I went for a 5K run this morning before work. It was 66° F with a RealFeel® temp of 68° F – but, the humidity was at 93%.  So, I worked up a sweat. I did the 3.1 miles in … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 2

It’s been 18 days since I last went for a run.  And, it’s been 30 days (!) since I last had a good run. I hope to be able to run, sometime, during the next 38 hours.  The trick will … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 1

I had a very active weekend. On Saturday, I managed my son’s Little League game – which meant that I pitched to 8-year olds for six innings. And, afterwards, I helped a friend move. Also, on Sunday, I did work … Continue reading

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Words Well Said On Losing Weight & Changing Your Life

Tammy Garcia shares these wise words on her weight loss experience – The biggest realization I’ve had, and why I’ve been able to maintain this time around, is that I’ve realized there is no “easy” way to lose weight. There’s … Continue reading

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Weight Of The Nation

It may not be TV, because it’s HBO.  But, it’s “must see” – and great that you can watch it online for free.

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Lacking The Will To Exercise

So much for my plan to get back on the exercise horse. I either have the world’s worst hay fever now or the onset of a cold.  Either way, my throat is on fire, my head hurts, and I am … Continue reading

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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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42% Of U.S. To Be Obese By 2030?

The latest on the obesity epidemic via the L.A. Times – The ranks of obese Americans are expected to swell even further in the coming years, rising from 36 percent of the adult population today to 42 percent by 2030, … 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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Today, I Gave Away 25 Pairs Of Pants

As I shared a year ago, I’m a 32″ waist in pants.  And, I’ve been that size for about 5 years. But, that wasn’t always the case.  Before I got fat, the last time I was around that size, I … Continue reading

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Study: Jogging Makes You Live Longer

Via Medical News Today – Women who jog regularly live 5.6 years longer, and men 6.2 years longer than their counterparts who don’t, according to Danish researchers who presented their study – Copenhagen City Heart study – at the EuroPRevent2012 … 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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Hey, Tony Horton Was In My Gym Tonight!

Well, kinda/sorta… Tonight, when I went to the gym, there was a dude working out, by the dumbbell rack, and he had one of those netbook computers with him.  I never saw that before in the gym – ever. And, … 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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