Tuesday, December 30, 2008
We will have to see if I get a video workout or two in before going home. The in-laws are expecting 28 sleep over guests on new year's eve!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Genuflecting is going to be sore tomorrow.
So after getting off to a rough start of the week, it ended pretty well.
Weds - x-c ski
Thursday - video
Friday - shovel
Saturday - x-c ski
Friday, December 19, 2008
Friday - 1.5 hours of shoveling 8 to 10 inches of snow (depending on the drifts) in the afternoon. One heck of a good workout.
I had every intention of going X-C skiing this morning, knowing it was supposed to snow. But at 6:30pm it was coming down in buckets and blowing completely sideways with 7 degree windchill.
I saved the workout until shoveling......
Now off to ice the shoulder.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Then I shoved for 20 minutes.
All before sunrise (which isn't hard - it still isn't up yet).
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I am on day five of induction. Telltale signs of ketosis has kicked in yesterday (new energy, etc.) Feeling pretty good. But it is all about momentum!
Slipped yesterday in the snow (walking over the tire track on my driveway) while pushing the trash can to the curb and cranked my knees trying not to fall. Thought they would be sore today while working out, but not too bad. Is a little sore up and down stairs.
So after icing the shoulder as per doctors orders, I will apply the pack to my knees too.
So, this is what it is like getting older......
Friday, December 5, 2008
COLD weather - 10 to 15 degrees below normal highs.
The shoulder is still acting up, so I can't do the Sculpt (lifting) video yet, and can't do punches or yoga part of the video (too much strain on shoulder). Even without yoga and punches it is still 30+ minutes of stretch and workout.
Monday - PM SWEAT cardio video workout, with extra set kicks, and 100 abs
Tuesday - AM Sweat video, & shoulder band workout, 110 abs
Weds - off
Thursday - AM Sweat video, shoulder band workout, 110 abs PM - Pool workout
Friday - AM Sweat video, shoulder band workout, 120 abs
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Did Sweat Cardio video with first set of yoga moves. Working my shoulder into it gradually. Skipped punching for that reason.
Then for the weekend we drove to Western Michigan for a rocket launch.
Stood out in the cold, wind, rain. Caught a cold. (resistance probably down last week anyway from stress- see Piety Hill Musings for reason why).
not a great week overall
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
With those two things removed, it is 3.5 minutes stretch, 20+ minutes cardio (legs up, thrusts, jumping jacks, running, run lunge, x-work, hopping, fast feet, and karate kicking front and side), 2 minute cool down, 2.5 minute stretch, and 100+ abs
Plus the band exercises given by the orthopedic guy.
And then ice for the shoulder
Friday, November 7, 2008
The x-rays showed either some calcification or arthritis.
Either way, he said I have too much strength for it to be a tear (at least of any consequence).
He basically did the old line, "Hey doc - it hurts when I do this". "Then don't do it"......
For 6 weeks no throwing, no lifting heavy things over my head, no swimming freestyle, etc.
He gave me some bands and some exercises to do with them, keeping the arms below the shoulder to get some blood flowing into it for healing. He also advised icing it at least once, if not twice a day.
If after 6 weeks there is no improvement, we will try shots, before going to surgery.
On Thursday I did get in the pool with my swimming group. I purposely tanked my relay race since I couldn't really swim. In the game afterwards I stayed in shallow water and did get off two shots, making one.
Today I did the Cardio/Sweat video without the yoga (too much pressure on the shoulders), and did 100 reps of abs. The 'punching' part I had to modify, since doing the cross and uppercut with the left arm was too much pressure on the shoulder.
I then did the simple band exercises.
Now I am sitting here typing, right afterwards, with ice on the shoulder as advised.
FYI - yesterday and today have been my only workouts so far this week. It hasn't been a good week for input or output. But so far today.....
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Two runs (one in Milwaukee), a video, and a long walk with family.
3 hours yardwork (rake and cut)
So far this week.
One video, half-hearted swim (shoulder pain), one run (today). 2 & 3's.
Yardwork later this morning.
Made appointment for November 4th to get my shoulder checked out.
It is sore almost all the time now.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Also, when it is colder, the cold breeze hurts my eyes - I need to get a pair of clear glasses to wear while riding to keep the wind out.
Today it was about 50 degrees when I left the house (sweatshirt, shorts, light gloves) and when the wind blew it was a bit chilly - but felt GREAT. I ran well and with some enthusiasm (especially compared to yesterday).
3,3,3,7 with 2 between each.
plus 100 crunches/abs
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Although we had a good long walk to the street carnival in town, no formal workout.
But a good week, despite the travel at the beginning.
1 run, 2 cycle, 1 swim, 1 abs, 2 long walks.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Sore today in different parts of the legs. Swim yeserday?
We did a family abs workout. Jennifer put on the Abs 100 dvd and all hit the floor for 100 crunches, etc. (even Meg made and effort).
Plus - grass cutting (backyard hasn't been done in 3 weeks!!!).
PM - a long walk with family
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Went up Jefferson, and up and down the streets that dead end up against the lake. Some pretty interesting houses back there!
With it now Fall I like the cooler mornings, but I don't like how dark it is when I go out.
PM BONUS - jumped into the pool for 20 quick, hard laps. Felt great (and great to be back at the gym in anticipation of having to move indoors in the coming months to workout).
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I did get in two runs, and two days swimming laps in the AM before everyone else was up.
In Tennessee we walked over 5 miles (Aquarium).
In Florida walked
for a total of 45.2 miles in FLA, 50.2 overall.
On my 10.3 mile day, with damp socks, I got blisters on the balls of my feet!
I was more proactive with a dry pair of socks mid-day on the other days.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Felt good all the way - 18 running, 8 walking.
D.V. tomorrow I will cycle again and then off for a vacation to Disney starting Thursday!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
explored the neighborhood on the other side of Alter, including another park with baseball diamonds (6) on the river, and a closed parks and rec pool.
The park was trashed...trash everywhere.
Why don't people have more self respect and clean up after themselves?
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Cycled 27 minutes - mostly in the dark (missing those early sunrises in June/July!).
55 degrees (wore sweatshirt/light gloves for the wind).
Make note - pick up reflective vest to wear for early rides!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Did some more exploring of the neighborhood on the other side of Alter in Detroit. The Hare Krishna/Fisher Mansion is less than 8 minutes bike ride away (good to know since the Rowing Club that meets there has beginner programs for the boys in the coming years). Also found a pretty, well maintained neighborhood that is an 'island', being surrounded the the canals to the river.
Perhaps next week I can see if I can cycle to the Manoogian Mansion....
Thursday, August 21, 2008
But I have been eating very well.
Today I was up and cycled 30 minutes.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
We slept on and off in that chair from 12 to 4:30am. A fitful, in and out sleep. And in the midst I had an awful dream and woke up stiff and sore - I had tensed up in the dream!
I took Meg upstairs at 4:30 and went to bed. Slept through the 6am alarm. Jennifer got up at 6:30, ran, showered and made breakfast BEFORE I woke up at 7:45!
However, I did get a RUN in this afternoon. I put Meg in the jog-stroller and we went down to pick up the boys at Karate camp, taking a serpentine route around the neighborhood to add mileage.
Ran 17, walked 20 (including 10 of it back with the boys).
Now off to bed.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Cycled 26+ minutes
Set the alarm for 6am. Woke up a minute before the alarm and turned off the alarm on the first 'beep'.
Then I blinked, and heard Jennifer getting up to run - 6:25am. Argh.
So I went out after she ran. I like to get up and out first. I am funny that way.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Explored the neighborhood in Detroit along the river just past GPP.
Discovered the Detroit Parks and Rec Adult Handicapped center on the river, the closed (and beautiful) St. Martin's Catholic Church, and the former Fisher Mansion, now HQ to the Hare Krishna Cult. It also hosts the Detroit Women's Rowing Association.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Out of bed at 6:35am (about 35 minutes later than when I first woke up).
Sore legs, tight back.
Lingered checking email, news-websites.
Finally changed and out the door after 7am.
Thought "I am just going to walk today - too sore"
Then decided to do a little 2 minute run.
Sore. Decided I would walk the rest.
Then decided to do a 3 minute jog. Still sore - ankle throbbing.
Made a turn towards home and would walk the rest.
Thought I would do another short jog toward and then up my street.
Started running - 5 minutes.
Then while walking turned a block before my house.
Started running again around the next block.
Another 5 - this one felt a little better.
Ended up with 15 minutes of running, 7 walking.
The last 5 it felt like I had conquered my urge to not run.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
3,5,7,4 on, 1.5 off between - felt GREAT!
2,4,4,5 - with 1.5/2.5 off - felt AWFUL! Started with hammies sore and stiff, then ankle hurt, and by the end of the run the right shin hurt.
Cycle tomorrow - D.v.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Weds - started to run, ran into friend, talked LL baseball politics. Ended up being a short walk/jog
Today - a real workout: Ran 2,2,4,6,5 with 1.5 before and during.
Not a real long one, but ran hard and felt pretty good.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Weds - went out to run and everything hurt: ankle, knee, shoulder, elbow (the last two have been chronic all baseball season but I slept funny on it to boot). Ended up with a pitiful walk/jog barely worth noting.
Thurs - still sore, achy. Did nothing good.
Friday - hurrah! Out for a good run! 2,4,6,11 with 1.5 off before and between. Ankle a bit stiff, but otherwise felt better as I went along.
Plus today is yardwork morning - another 2 miles of walking while pushing the mower.
The sidewalks/streets were particularly busy with people this morning!
Very humid too.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Today - 28 minute bike ride. Really humid - good and sweaty!
FYI - Jennifer has been running 4 or more days a week and doing well! She is forming a marathon relay team for the Free Press Marathon. I am really psyched for her!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Then drove to Michigan International Speedway for Sam's rocket launch - after a 90 minute drive was on the feet for 3+ hours.
Then drove home 90 minutes, had a quick supper, and then cut grass from 7:15pm to 9:15pm (yes, it was pretty dark when I finished). And did it in double time - knew I had to move quickly to beat the sunset. Plus the grass in the back was really high, since I didn't cut it last week.
Worked up a good sweat! And still have to whip and trim some bushes....
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Rode the bike today, at a pretty good clip, for 26 minutes.
While I run I feel sweaty pretty early on. While cycling the wind wicks away the sweaty feeling but the legs get fatigued. Then you stop cycling and you sweat buckets while cooling down.
We leave tonight for Sturgis for a few days. Am packing the running stuff - we will have to see how motivated I am with all the family around to get out and run.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Yesterday - nothing but 20 minutes grass cutting (the back part of the side - still have the backyard to do) and a game of catch with the boys.
Today - Ran this AM. Felt okay but ankle started hurting near the end. 2,3,4,5 with 2 between and after.
Cooler today (60's) but still humid.
Ran twice, and Square Danced for over and hour (great exercise, and fun too).
Eating went well until Thursday. Have to say also that I think I wasn't careful - such as the dressing for the salad was most likely sweetened.
But I am back on track again and feeling pretty good.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Sunday night I came down with a summer cold.
I was really dragging Monday - runny nose, sinus congestion, headache.
This morning I felt only a little better - went out for a run but after a night of mouth breathing my throat was really sore and it was hard to breath.
I managed 12 minutes of running and 14 minutes of walking by 2's.
Will try again tomorrow. I am actually feeling pretty good tonight - only a slight runny nose. I played catch with the boys for about an hour.
When the cold is gone I am restarting Power 90 for July and August.
Perfect input today. Deo Gratias.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I know one of the liberating, wonderful dreams I occasionally have (while sleeping) is that I am running, everywhere, flawlessly and without effort.
Reality isn't like that! I am old, heavy, and slow. My knees and ankles have seen better days.
Yet I am drawn to run, no matter how poorly I do it.
I ran yesterday. 2,3,4,5,4, with 7 minutes of walking interspersed in the middle. It was a good, sweaty workout.
Today - sore, stiff. Tried to run anyway. Ended up doing a 20 minute mostly walk, some jog.
Two days in a row is not good for me (knees, ankles, legs in general), at least at this time.
Friday, June 20, 2008
But I pushed thru.
2,3,4,5,2 on, 1.5 off each.
Beautifully sunny, 60 degrees
Also, despite the physical effects, a very prayerful run.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I am really having a struggle getting re-motivated to be regular about input and output!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Run in AM (with Meg in stroller) 2,4,6,6,1.5 on with 1 off between.
both ankles were hurting Sunday PM, but were fine for the run. A little stiff now as I stay up WAY too late watching the second overtime for the Red Wings.
Perfect induction today.
B -Egg Salad
M.S - sunflower seeds
L - Burger, salad
A.S. - sunflower seeds
D - burger, cabbage and cheese
N.S. - sunflower seeds
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Meant to go out and run but Meg woke up with me.
Then in the afternoon I came home to relieve Jennifer of Meg so she could go open the LL concession stand (she is supervisor this week). We planted flowers and the I put her in the jog-stroller and took her for a run to pick up the boys at Karate. We took the long route there, running 2,2,2,2,4 on the way there,with 1 or 1.5 off between, and then 4, 4, and 4 on the way back with one off between. 24 minutes running total.
A good day - longest run in a long time, and sweat video after a few weeks away from it.
Will be sore in AM!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Monday afternoon I had to coach William's baseball game and by the time Andrew finished his job it was after 9pm.
Yesterday I figured I would put Meg in the jog stroller after work and get the boys from Karate jogging there and back. Then there was a fire at the curate's house and that certainly took up the afternoon!
This morning - up and at it! Ran 2,3,4,6,5, with 1.5 off between except between 4 and 6 when I took 3.5 off looking at the curate's house, now all boarded up until it can be repaired from the fire damage.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
My left Shoulder is really acting up.
Monday - Run
Tuesday - Run and Sculpt
Wednesday - nada
Thursday - Run
Friday and Saturday - baseball, yardwork, etc.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Then during American Idol I did a SCULPT (sans squats/lunges - the running is hard enough on the knees now). I left my computer at work so I did it by memory (I think I got everything).
Monday, April 14, 2008
Got home early enough to put Meg in the stroller to pick up the boys at karate.
Ran 2 on 2 off 3 times plus 4.5 on before getting there.
Coming back I ran 2 on, 2 off (circling around the walking boys) twice, plus a 3 on too.
All together 17 minutes on, 12 or so walk.
A strange way, but a run no less!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Sore legs, lethargic attitude.
Worked out anyway (hence the hurdle). Mood improved during workout.
End up with a good SWEAT workout, 150 abs (the last 45 were a real chore!).
So this week -
Weds - RUN
Thursday - RUN
Friday - SCULPT
Saturday - SWEAT
A good week indeed.
Friday, April 11, 2008
This morning I woke up right before 6 and saw it was pouring rain - so I went back to bed.
Today is off from going into St. John's, so I worked out at 10:00 - Sculpt with 51 pushups at the last circuit, 121 total!
Going to try to get some outside playing in before the thunderstorms come this afternoon.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Ran 2 on, 2 off, 2 on, 2 off, 4 on, 2 off, 4 on, 2 off, 1 on.
Felt great to get back out there.
And baseball practice this evening for William's team.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Yesterday I came home a little early in anticipation of taking Meg for my first run of the Spring, but when I arrived home she had fallen asleep in the umbrella stroller (not good for running) with Jennifer, so we lifted the stroller inside and I did an inspired SWEAT video and worked up a really good sweat - from Power Yoga through 150 abs reps! Afterward I did a few laps around the diamond at the boys baseball practice, pitched, and did other fun active things.
Today, once again I hoped to get out for a PM run, but after a trip to the store for dinner on the way home, I was back too late to take Meg in the stroller to pick up the boys from Karate. So during American Idol I did the SCULPT video, and am back up the max 15 reps per exercise with the new, heavier weight. Another week or two and I will bump it up again. I also did 116 pushups, with 46 at the end. I will be sore tomorrow - a good sore!
Once again, I have put my running stuff at the bottom of the stairs - rain predicted. If I can get up early enough and it isn't raining I might venture out for that jog. Otherwise it is a Sweat video and baseball practice for William's team, D.v.
As for input - still doing great at induction. Feeling really energetic.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Today's workout included lots of stretching, throwing, bending, and even a few sprints at the end - baseball practice for all the boys (2 teams), as well as thorough house cleaning solo.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Weds - Sweat workout in AM, cut a little short by Meg.
Thursday - meant to get to the pool, didn't, and was a bum in the PM.
Friday - mid-afternoon Sculpt, on the lethargic side, while watching Tiger Baseball (perhaps a source of my lethargy...they are now 0-4).
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Monday I took off, and Today I did Sculpt in the AM
Having let my CCL (Critical Carbohydrate Level) creep up in the last weeks (this is an Atkins level), the weight loss has stalled. So I have dropped down to Induction again.
On Induction, in my experience, the third day is the 'hump' day. It takes 3 days to pare back and knock off any carb cravings. Sunday and Monday were relatively easy. This morning I felt a little out of sorts, but by this afternoon I feel like I have gone over the hump and slipping into hard-core ketosis. Bring it on!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Today - back to painting...this time the ceiling in the basement.
And then at 1:30pm Andrew, Will and I went for a SWIM. I did 52 lengths (but broken up in pieces since I was playing with the boys.
Afterwards - back to painting overhead. The shoulders should feel good tomorrow!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
painting the basement.
7 hours, and 3 coats later I have sore muscles in my shoulders, hammies, and back to show for it. Does that count as a workout?
Tuesday at 8pm I did the Sweat/Abs and despite the tight back and hammies I had a pretty good workout with William helping/cheering me on.
Two advil are calling tonight!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Today, after the Good Friday Service, I got in a workout
Sculpt, with 130 Push ups (20 decline, 20 wide, 7/7/16, and 60- yes 60! - burn-outs).
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
It was interesting. The host, an englishman named Paul McKenna, who I gather from his website is a hypnotist, leads this series over the next couple of Sunday eveings.
Jennifer and I watched the first one Sunday.
This episode dealt with his 4 Golden Rules. Quite frankly they are all common sense.
1) When you are hungry, eat. (duh). Learn to listen to your body as it actually tells you it is hungry. Don't eat if you aren't, and don't let yourself get extremely hungry or you will overeat.
2) Eat what you want, not what you think you should. This was interesting, as he told a woman to throw away all the low-fat foods (good for him). He claims as you go on your body will help you to realize what is good for you. I think this one could be a landmine since I am convinced that for me in particular, and for many Americans in general, starches (particulary refined ones) are addictive and VERY bad for us and cause health problems and cravings. - yes this is Atkins talking - getting carbs from veggies.
3) Eat Consciously. I think this is a very good one! He says a problem is people shoveling food into their mouths (guilty) and not actually enjoying it. Not only that, it short-circuits your bodies ability to know when you are full! I know we have to tell our boys after they have wolfed down their seconds and want thirds that they should wait 20 minutes to see if they are still hungry! His suggestion? "I cannot emphasise this enough. Put the knife and fork down whilst you are chewing your food and really enjoy it - savour the taste, and enjoy the wonderful textures and sensations as you thoroughly chew each mouthful of food at least 20 times!"
I have been trying this this week and it is tough to slow down this much! He also mentioned on the show to not be distracted by radio/tv/reading, and I am guilty of having the radio on in the background at breakfast, and reading through lunch.
4) When you are full, stop eating (again - DUH). Tear up the membership card in the "clean plate club". I think #3 helps to figure out #4.
In the coming weeks shows will deal with overcoming emotional eating, supercharging your metabolism, breaking cravings, and improving ones body.
More info from Paul can be found at http://www.mckenna.com/
On the website I could read ahead to the coming episodes, but I think I will wait and check it out each Sunday night. The TV station can be found at http://www.tlc.com/
Took the dumbbells up to 15lbs each, and so I took the reps down to 12 reps today. Will probably do one more like that and then take it back up to 15 reps.
Push-ups? Awesome today. 16 decline, 20 wides, 7/7/26 in Fly/Tri/Die, 45 in the burnouts at end for a total of 121!
As for Input - am pulling it back to beginning Atkins Induction starting today.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Jennifer did her video on the TV, I put my video in my laptop.
Good Sculpt workout. 105 push-ups. What I feared was tendonitis in my left elbow seems to have disapated. Later in the week I plan on upping the dumbbell weight from 12 to 15.
Now off for my busiest weekday.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Lazy continued today until tonight, when I did a Sweat video workout while American Idol was on. But even that was lethargic while doing it. Shorted the Abs after 60 reps...
Tomorrow's another day.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Shoveling! 50 minutes in the AM (worked up a good sweat)
and 10 more minutes in the evening at the Church
Thursday - Swimming (Beavers followed by 24 lengths).
Slept funny on my neck last night (might be related to shoveling now that I think about it) and it is quite sore today.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Did the Sweat/Abs (up to 150 reps on Abs!) while watching American Idol.
Yesterday I did the Sculpt video in the late afternoonl (day off from work and procrastinated all day until the boys went to karate)
Sore now, ready to fall into bed.....
Must get in some sort of workout tomorrow, Weds, the busiest day of the week at St. John's.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Pluses - pretty regular about working out. Increases in reps on weights, push-ups, and abs.
Minuses - input still not on track.
Looking to March -
Take up intensity on video workouts. Get next weight up on barbells by mid-month.
As weather improves, add in a jog or two a week IN ADDITION to video workouts.
Get in swim laps at least 1x per week.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday I was off from work and was a slug, saying to myself all day "I should work out soon" and never did.
Friday - up in the AM and did the Sculpt with 107 push-ups. Shorted myself on squats with sore legs.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
But I did shovel in the AM for 20 minutes, so that was at least something, but not much.
Was a bit lethargic, particularly on the squats. I figured later in the day I would have my beavers group, and then could swim some laps.
At lunch, I did my beavers and had an unusually vigorous session. But I was in the last match of the day, and by the time I had lunch it was too late to go back in for a swim.
But then tonight Andrew had basketball practice. Since it is right before the local school's vacation week, attendance was sparce (only 4 of the 10 kids). So after a 1/2 hour of drills, the two coach/dads invited me to join them as we played 3 on 4 for about 30 minutes.
I am not a good basketball player, but it was fun, and a pretty good workout in khakis and a sweater! And now tonight, after all three things, my arms and legs are pretty fatigued! So it was a pretty good day.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday - Sculpt video with 106 push ups!
Tuesday - Sweat video w/o abs (worked out in the evening, and ran out of time to do abs before I had to go and pick up the boys from Karate).
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Monday - Sweat with bump up to 120 abs
Tuesday - Sculpt
Wednesday - Swim 42 lengths
Thursday - Sweat (lethargic without yoga, punches, abs)
Friday - Sculpt (with 99 pushups!)
Saturday - Sweat (full blown)
Friday, February 8, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
A morning workout was out of the question time-wise.
About 2:45pm I went for a swim - 42 lengths.
How to get in a cardio video workout this evening after the 6pm Ash Weds Mass, but it won't be bad if I don't since I've already had a workout today.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
But in the PM I did the Cardio Sweat video, with Abs (bumped these up to 120 reps).
Meg and William did it with me (actually, William actually did most of the video).
This morning I got right to work with the sculpt video, even upping the push ups to 90 total!
I always feel better when I start of the day exercising.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
knees are sore, so went shorter on lunges/squats
A good week
Tuesday - Sweat and Abs (110)
Weds - Swim 40 laps
Thursday - Sculpt and Swim 20
Friday - Sweat and Abs (110)
Saturday - Sculpt
Friday, February 1, 2008
February and March - Power 90 with at least 2x swimming and a jog or two a week bonus.
April, May, June - order P90x and go crazy with that....
Of course, one day/week at a time.
This morning I did the Sweat (cardio).
After yesterday's Sculpt plus the bonus swim and beavers, I was really sore!
Today's bonus? 30 minutes of shoveling snow...wet heavy snow.
Feeling good - the start of a month is always a renewal sort of day for me, and so far this one is starting off well.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
For the 4 circuits, on those things that I lift weights with, I am up to 12 reps (they recommend 8 to 15). Squats vary (I hate squats).
Most interesting is the push-ups. I have a love/hate relationship with push-ups.
On this video we start with a set of decline push-ups (feet up on a chair).
Second set - Fly push-ups (arms pretty wide)
Third set - Fly, Tri, Die (Fly, tricept with arms at side, and then any type as many as you can do)
Fourth set (which is near the end of the 4th circuit, rather than first like the first three) is Burn-outs. As many, as fast as you can. I pumped out 31 on this one today.
Total push ups - 75! Sgt Hill from ROTC would be proud!
I am looking forward to Beavers and maybe a few laps later today, D.v..
PM addition - got to the pool, and after Beavers did 20 laps.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Yesterday I got up early enough, and was without Meg long enough that I could have gotten a work out in, but I didn't.
This morning I procrastinated, and of course the minute I turned on the DVD player Meg woke up.
But I got in one anyway -
Cardio/Sweat with Abs (and even added and extra rep to each ab workout for 110 total reps)
Last week - 2 swims and a sculpt (with house guests Friday and Saturday)
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Lately I have been thinking a lot about my rowing days. Yesterday at the gym I had a conversation with a guy who taught at my Prep School and was friends with my rowing coach. Today Andrew asked if he could learn to row. So we googled some videos.
This is a great winter scene!!!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
3/4 Sweat (cardio)
Although it was slightly altered today.
I did 1/2 the power yoga and Meg decided she "wants Momma"(Jennifer is food shopping).
Then did the various knee thrusts while holding Meg.
She then whined as I did jacks, running, lunges, etc.
Then I held her for the kicks.
Couldn't figure out how to do the punches while holding her so I gave up.
Leary to do abs yet as my intestines recover. Will start that again on Monday or Tuesday.
So for the week....
Lots of walking Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at Disney parks
Saturday - Cardio
Friday, January 18, 2008
Packed the running shoes with every intention of running, etc.
Spent 1/3 of the time not eating at all - complete fasting.
1/3 of the time eating broth, and a few bites of light rations and drinking apple juice.
The rest of the time too afraid to eat more than 1/2 a meal.
The only days I ate normally were the first two while driving down there!
No workouts, but exercised with plenty of walking on the days I was able to go to the Disney parks.
Spent 4 days in hotel bed on antibiotics with the most painful diverticulitis attack I have ever had!
In some ways I am glad to be home and back into the routine beginning tomorrow! Will have video workouts for a while - morning temps predicted in single digits.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Off to Disney with the family. With driving time we will be away January 6th (after Church) until Friday, January 18th.
Have packed the running shoes, watch, etc., to get in some runs and workout in the hotel gym. And of course there will be lots of walking. And I packed the baseball mitts to get some throwing and catching in in the warm weather (Sam and Andrew have a baseball pitching and catchers camp when we return).
I will keep track of workouts on paper and then update the blog when I get back.
And we will be there at the same time as the Disney Marathon - it will be some inspiration.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Wednesday - started a video workout, but interupted by Meg waking up.
SWAM 36 lengths later in day.
Thursday - Run 8on, 2 off, 17on. Beavers in PM
It is really cold out this AM - 12 degrees (wind chill 2 degrees above).
It was 'refreshing' to say the least!
As for New Year's Resolutions?
Eat better, Exercise more, get up earlier, pray better.....the usual!