Monthly Archives: June 2012

Is This What Getting Old Means?

I went to the gym this morning after breakfast and before work.  While there, I did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Leg Extensions Icarian Leg Curls … Continue reading

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Memo To Self: Run, Don’t Walk

I went for a 5K run after dinner tonight.  It was a mess. The weather was not bad – 84° F with a RealFeel® Temp of 82° (and the humidity at 44%). But, I was a failure. Around the 1.8-mile … Continue reading

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Needing To Get That Exercise Passion Back Again

The last four days have been a workout disaster for me. On Monday, I had a hell of a commute into the office – followed by a not so great commute home after a tiring day at work. By the time … Continue reading

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Trying To Get Back Into The Swing Of Hitting The Gym

I went to the gym today for the first time in two weeks. It was hard. But, I got it done. While there, I did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press … Continue reading

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Running On Empty

I have been feeling very old, weak, depressed and achy lately. This morning, all of it was raging. So, I decided to try and snap myself out of it by going for a 5K run before lunch – on what … Continue reading

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Six Years Ago, To The Day, I Joined Weight Watchers

Yes, on June 21st, 2006, I signed on to the Weight Watchers program.  And, it was one of the smartest things that I ever did in my life. Click here to see my Weight Watchers story. Bottom line, I have … Continue reading

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First Run In A Long Time

At 8:15 PM this evening, after work and dinner, I went for a 5K run for the first time in 15 days. I covered the 3.1 miles. But, at the 2.6 mile mark, I caved and walked it for about … Continue reading

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5 Diet Tips Of Slim People

I saw this in Spark, where they borrowed it from Shape. It just doesn’t apply to women, in my opinion. These are a great five rules for anyone to follow: # 1 Weigh in regularly “Hopping on the scale consistently … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 28

This cycle has been a failure. It’s been 8 days since I last went to the gym. And, it’s been two weeks since I last went for a run. Pick your excuse: Work, home, hay fever, the weather, etc. My … Continue reading

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Veggie Patch Mediterranean Spinach And Chickpea Patties

I had some of these today. Yummy and good for you too!

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 23

I’ve hit a snag. Monday was supposed to be a “yoga” day.  It never happened.  I was wiped by the time I got home from work and I crashed. Yesterday was supposed to be a “run” day.  But, it was … Continue reading

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The 75-Year Old Bodybuilding Grandma

A great story on a very inspiring person, via the BBC: The world’s oldest female bodybuilder wakes up every day at 02:30 to fit in a 10 mile (16km) run before hitting the gym. But 75-year-old Ernestine Shepherd insists that … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 20

I had a long day yesterday – and was basically out of the house from 9:40 AM on Saturday and didn’t get home and asleep until 1 AM on Sunday morning (today).  It would have been an easy day to … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 18

I never got to the gym last night – darn pizza! I did get there this morning before starting my workday from home and did four sets each of the following: Cable Curls Hammer Strength Rows Cable Wide Grip Pull-downs … Continue reading

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Sleep Inducing Pizza?

I’ve been jonesing for some pizza for a while now.  In fact, before yesterday, I cannot remember the last time I had some pizza?  I know that I had some in December 2011.   And, if I had any between that … Continue reading

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David “650-Pound Virgin” Smith Regains Weight

Back in 2009, David Smith – who lost more than 400 pounds in just 26 months without gastric bypass surgery – was the celebrated subject of a TLC documentary. Click here for more on his story at that time. This … Continue reading

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It’s National Running Day!

See the website for this special day. Here’s the information behing this: National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. Wherever we are and whomever we’re … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 15

I took the day off from work today.  And, after lunch, I went to the gym and did four sets each of the following: Tricep Rope Extension Bench Press Hammer Strength Incline Press Hammer Strength Wide Press Icarian Tricep Extension … Continue reading

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Fear Of What Happens When You Hit 50

In January, the husband of my wife’s friend passed away – after a nine-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was 59-years old when he died. Yesterday, someone who I worked with for years passed away. He had stomach cancer. He … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 14

Good news, bad news, today. The good news is that I pushed myself to go for a 5K run after dinner tonight.  It was gray, dark, and the wind was blowing.  A storm was on it’s way.  It would have been … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 13

It’s been a rough last three days or so. Thursday night, I hurt my back at my son’s Little League game.  It was pretty bad. The next day, Friday, it was better.  I had to work all day and then, … Continue reading

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