Monthly Archives: July 2012

Week 2, Day 2, The 180-Minute Plan

After dinner today, I went to the gym and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Incline Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Wide Chest Press Cable Wide Grip Pull-downs Peck Deck Low Cable Rows Ab Coaster That’s … Continue reading

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Tabata Workouts

I’ve been hearing a lot about this lately. Here’s some more on it via Shape – Nausea. Seeing stars. Sucking wind. This is how you know you’re doing a Tabata workout correctly. At first glance you may wonder why anyone … Continue reading

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Week 1, Day 7, The 180-Minute Plan

I went for a run early this morning after breakfast.  Today, I tried something for the first time – running with music.  Yes, I got myself a MP3 Player. As I was heading out for the 5K run, I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Week 1, Day 6, The 180-Minute Plan

I went to the gym after dinner tonight and 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 Life Fitness Tricep Pressdown Icarian Camber … Continue reading

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Hitting New Lows (Not In A Good Way) On The Scale

Today, at Weight Watchers, the scale clocked me in at 175.8 pounds. Last week, and the week before that, my weight was 174.6 pounds. However, before that – which was 21 days ago – my weight was 176.6 pounds. Besides … Continue reading

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Week 1, Day 5, The 180-Minute Plan

I attempted a 5K run before work today.  Sadly, I am still having the same issue with hitting the wall.  Today, it was around the 2.3-mile mark. I try, and I try, to not allow this to happen.  But, it’s … Continue reading

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The Danger & Pain Of Ditching Your Family For A Workout

I recently came across the WSJ article “A Workout Ate My Marriage” (from 2011). Here’s a snip from it: As the wife of an endurance athlete, Caren Waxman wakes up alone every morning, including holidays. A recent Saturday afternoon, Ms. … Continue reading

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Week 1, Day 4, The 180-Minute Plan

I went to the gym tonight at 7:20 PM and 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 Life Fitness Tricep Pressdown Icarian … Continue reading

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Memo To Self: Get Your Fanny To The Gym

Monday and Tuesday this week were killer days at work (for sundry reasons).  As such, I vegged both of those evenings.  I need to get my rear-end to the gym tonight – come hell or high water.

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Week 1, Day 1, The 180-Minute Plan

I went for a 5K run this morning at 9:25 AM.  It was beautiful out there: 73° F with a RealFeel® temp of 78°, and sunny. I started out OK. But, once again I hit the wall. This time it … Continue reading

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Personal Weight History – Last 5 1/2 Years

Here are the numbers for me, on the scale, in terms of a month-by-month snapshot over the last 5 1/2 years: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 1/1 175.4 167.2 165.2 171.8 176.0 175.0 2/1 174.8 166.4 169.8 170.2 171.8 … Continue reading

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Schreiner’s Herbal Solution for Horses & Farm Stock – And People?

Have you heard of Schreiner’s Herbal Solution? My acupuncturist has recommended that I use it for some trouble spots. Most recently, she suggested it for the pain that I have been having in my wrist. Of course, once she suggested … Continue reading

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The 180-Minute Plan

Thinking about SMART goals – you know, those that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely – I am going to try a new approach towards having an exercise plan. Rather than have something like my first or second plan, … Continue reading

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Thursday Night At The Gym

After work, a nasty-ass commute home, and dinner, I went to the gym tonight at 8 PM and did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Leg Extensions … Continue reading

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Report: Physical Inactivity Should Be Considered A Pandemic

Via ABC News – Physical inactivity has a negative global impact so severe that its adverse effects on health are comparable to that of smoking or obesity, according to a new study. What’s more, the researchers say the problem of … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Weight-Loss Pill

Via the AP – A new weight-loss pill that many doctors consider the most effective of a new generation of anti-obesity drugs got the approval of the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday. The pill, called Qsymia, was approved for … Continue reading

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Good Running Intentions, Another Bad Result

Well, I got off my sorry ass and went for a run in the heat. The result:  Another failure. I tried a different route and a somewhat slower pace to see if that would help.  But, no luck.  Two miles … Continue reading

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Should I Veg Or Should I Run?

It’s 6:20 PM and the temperature outside is 91° F (with a RealFeel® temp also at 91° F). Funny, it feels a lot warmer than that out there. The humidity is at 45% and the dew point is 67.  Not … Continue reading

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What The Heck Is Wrong With Me?

I don’t know what’s wrong with me? I am tired, stressed, light-headed, irritable, lethargic, depressed, confused and I cannot stop overeating. I am not sleeping well. I have no drive to do the things that I need to get done … Continue reading

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Humid Sunday “Run”

I went for a 5K run at 9:20 AM this morning. It was probably not the smartest idea. I was tired – as I did not sleep well last night. And, it was HOT and HUMID out there. The temp … Continue reading

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Not The Best Gym Trip, But, At Least It Was A Gym Trip

I went to the gym last night after work and before dinner and 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 Life Fitness … Continue reading

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Almost Back To Where I Want To Be On The Scale

Take 2 pounds off that gain of 4.8 – because that’s how much weight I have lost in the last week.  Now I just need to have another good week to get back to where I want to be…

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Lazy & Painful Bones

The last three days, I have been a mush. Tuesday night, after work, I watched the MLB All-Star game with my kid and vegged on the couch.  Yesterday, I intended on hitting the gym.  But, I could not get there … Continue reading

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Run Monday

After a boring day at work where I sat on my ass all day, I went for a run this evening at 8 PM. On the bright-side, I got out there, worked up a huge sweat, and ran a 5K … Continue reading

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Can You Gain 4.8 Pounds In One Week?

Sure you can…because I did it this week. How? Too much snacking on trail mix and veggie crisps during the week.  And, a bit of a pig-out at an Independence Day celebration party.  Probably just too many carbs, period, overall … Continue reading

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