Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ending the year off right

Usually one wants to start the year off right, but I thought I would get a head start. Right now we are away on vacation, visiting with Jennifer's mom's family. Tomorrow we head to the in-law's house for a few days. These family gatherings usually preclude the opportunity to exercise, but jennifer and I are making it a priority this year. Jennifer brought her workout stuff as did I, including my P-90 video. Although I am writing this very early tues I actually worked out late Monday pm in the hotel exercise room. I did a vigorous 35 minutes on the eliptical.

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

gliding along

The boys wanted to go sledding this afternoon, so I threw my x-c skis into the van too, and while they sledded, I did laps around the park - for over an hour.
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

Thurs. and snowy Friday

Thursday - PM Sweat Cardio with shoulder band work and abs.

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

Wintertime fun

For the first time in probably 14 years I went cross country skiing this morning. About 25 minutes. New fallen snow (except the city had already plowed the sidewalks) so I skied on the right of way to the school yard, around it a few times, and home.
Then I shoved for 20 minutes.

All before sunrise (which isn't hard - it still isn't up yet).

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This week so far


But off to bed for a fun surprise workout in AM...stay tuned.

Last week in review

A pretty good week intake and output.

4 Sweat videos, 3 with abs and shoulder therapy.
and a swim.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Swim,and lunch with....

...this guy
U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway
He is the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps.
Head honcho.
(okay, it was lunch with me and a couple hundred guys....but I did shake his hand and have a brief conversation with him. He was impressive).
Finished a perfect week of induction. Feeling pretty good.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Another pretty good day

Good induction intake

Cardio w/abs in PM

Still on track.....

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Induction day 5, and another workout

This morning I did the sweat cardio video again (w/o yoga & punches) and did shoulder band exercises and 120 abs. Did all three rounds of 'knees up' holding Meg who was just waking up.

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

still here, still working out

Thanksgiving week wasn't great, but this week has been better

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