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Upper Body Workouts

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I LOVE upper body workouts. Tomorrow, I get to work my upper body again and I CAN”T WAIT!!

Today was legs/lower body. I don’t have as much fun with legs as I do with arms. I lack variety. In part, it is because I have a restriction on deep squats. I discovered by MRI that I wore out my patellofemoral cartilage. There’s no getting it back. So empowered with knowledge, I’m limiting how deep I go on my squats so I do not stress my knees. I have no pain. Let me keep it that way.

Upper body, therefore, is LOTS MORE FUN. I LOVE the variety. I cannot do all the exercises I would like to do. So I make sure I do a good 45 minute balance. And everyday I do CARDIO

I have new music on my ipod. Yep. Over 600 highly rated songs I ripped from my old CDs. Why did it take me so long?! I even have old music from the 30s and 40s ripped from Grampa’s old music—R.I.P. It makes me smile. I discovered a new artist –Beth Hart—and bought a bunch of her CDs. She a rocker and is better than Janis Joplin. Just so you know my taste—my other favorite female artists are Mama Cass and Linda Ronstadt.

Gotta go shower.

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PWILLIAMS7 8/17/2011 4:45PM

    Whooo! Good for you (upper body), not so good for your lower body:-( sorry about your knee, that can really put a damper on things. I worked legs yesterday and it was great! I've found that I'm liking my upper body more also, I guess I'm liking it all. A first for me. Usually I'm legs only but now I'm all around and loving abs! Have a good one!

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I'm Back

Friday, June 24, 2011

I broke my leg this spring. I was able to keep up my upper body weight lifting. But I found that being restricted in weight-bearing on my leg really threw me for a loop. I started letting my eating get out of control because of my frustration. There was no good reason for that…..I believe that since I could not “be perfect” in my weight-control regimen, I kinda just let myself go. LESSON LEARNED. The problem with my broken leg was not physical—IT WAS PSYCHOLOGICAL.

Sooooooo---I’m back now.--Aly

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DOROTHYBERO 6/24/2011 5:48AM

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Saturday, April 16, 2011


I was organizing this afternoon. It’s a rainy day and I have peace and quiet with my DH and son gone for the day. I was focused. However, I found a $10 CASH BACK coupon for my local Kohl’s good until April 17. I dropped what I was doing and ran out to Kohl’s to get a trinket—a necklace or frame or something. Grrrrrr!!! The coupon is just like their constant 20% off coupons but you have to spend $50 according to the very fine print!!!! I got to the crowded parking lot. I am on crutches. People were on their worst behavior. There was one man cursing aloud to noone because somebody parked too close and blocked his door. Drivers were unfriendly and competitive. Rainy weekend days with sales bring people out in droves.

I hate marketers. I hate how they affect people’s behaviors. It makes me think of the misleading marketing on food items, too. Did you know Blue Bonnet margarine has 0 Transfats written in large letters all over it. But they are deceptive. They are allowed to say it because they claim a serving is a very tiny amount and in that amount, by FDA definition, they can say 0 because the fraction of transfats is closer to 0 then 1. But partially hyrdrogenated oils are listed as a top ingredient. Grrrrrrr.

A little biochem for the uninitiated. … In biochem, we learned different configurations for organic fat molecules. Basically, there is cis- and trans- (depending on where the final hydrogen and the hydroxyl group are located on a certain carbon.) Our biological system is designed for the cis- molecules. Our system does not handle the trans molecule. We have known this forever. But we don’t teach our med students in a nutritional way about biochem. Instead, we have them regurgitate the configurations on tests and basically teach them the biochem problems with rare metabolic diseases like Hurler’s syndrome (who all die, so what’s the point).

Anyhow –that’s my gripe for the day. I’m back to organizing.


I'm Going to Heaven! (humor)

Friday, April 15, 2011

I'm going to heaven....


One Objective at a Time

Thursday, April 14, 2011

It’s best to take one objective at a time. Work on it until you’re in shape, then take on another one. Trying to cure a weak back, develop a trimmer waist and thighs, and acquire fitness for sports all at once is aking for trouble. Take it easy and you’ll have it all.--- Laurence Morehouse from Total Fitness

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CAROLYN1213 4/15/2011 7:26AM

    Tis true!

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TYEASLEY 4/14/2011 11:25PM

    emoticon Keep up the good work. It starts with a good plan, will to get it done and the persistence to do it, even when you don't feel like it. emoticon

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