Thursday, January 31, 2008


Got up early this morning and did the Sculpt 3/4 video.

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

Into the water

Went for a swim this afternoon, and did 40 lengths.
Actually swam pretty hard too.

Strange to be in the water, looking out at the bitter cold
(11 below zero wind chill at one point this morning).

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The day always starts better...

....when I get a work out in.

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

Working towards this?

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!!!

another bitter cold day

I did the sculpt video workout in the AM...and already feeling the soreness!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Staying inside

With temps below zero wind chill in the AM, and only up to 20 during the day, it looks like I will be inside for a while for workouts!

Tuesday and Wednesday - 40 laps each day in the pool

Saturday, January 19, 2008

At least today...

.... I got a workout in!

Power 90
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

How to lose weight while on vacation

12 days away.

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

I haven't abandoned this blog....

...but I won't be posting for a few weeks.

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.

Finishing another "holiday" week

Well, I got in a Power 90 Sculpt level 3/4 workout in today. Yesterday was a wash.

So this week I
Video workout

Not too bad for a 'holiday' interrupted week.

Input? Not perfect....

Thursday, January 3, 2008


Tuesday, Jan 1 was a travel day, from Sturgis - with 12+ inches of snow there (but only a dusting here).

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!