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Put a little grunt into it.. Sept. 4

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I remember that feeling!

Sept. 4 Nutrition:
4:30 am
2 cups of coffee
5 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder

7:30 am
2 Lowfat Nutrigrain waffles
1 Chobani lowfat Pineapple greek yogurt

9:30 am
3 cuties

11:30 am
6 oz chicken breast
2 cups frozen mixed veggies
20 grapes

2:30 pm
1 mocha
1 small banana

6:30 pm
3 oz chicken breast
2 cups stir"fried" veggies
1 slice garlic sourdough bread
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup fatfree cottage cheese

7:30 pm
3 Dove dark chocolate squares

Calories In: 1730 (100 over my range)

Fitness minutes:
2.8 mi walk to/from the gym, 50 min.
ST workout, 30 min.

Calories Out: 328

Eaten 1,730
BMR* 2,158
Exercise 328
Total Burned 2,486
Differential -756
Not bad calories in.
So-so calories out.
Decent deficit.
It's good to get back to within range again, or at least closer to it. Dinner was delish and very satisfying. I swear I could live on chicken and veggies indefinitely (guess what I have for lunch today!)! If only Bill would agree with me LOL Ah well.

We walked down to the gym and stepped into the place for the first time in.. months. I literally cannot recall the last time we went to the gym. It's been that long. Sigh. It was nice to be there again. Jeff, one of the trainers, was Johnny-on-the-spot, greeting us right away with a 'good to see you guys!' which is why he's one of our favorite people there.

We both realized it had been long enough between visits that we could safely, without losing face, back off the weights a little bit if need be. As it happened though, nothing was insurmountable, and everything worked the muscles without taxing them too much. My left arm has always been 'weaker' than my right, and that was demonstrated clearly last night just with doing simply one arm rows. I need to pay a little extra attention to that left side to see if I can bring it along to more closely match my right. All in all, with appropriately timed grunts, we worked out and enjoyed ourselves.

We walked home afterward, and had a nice evening with the puppies before sending them off to crate and crawling into our bed later. We both groaned and moaned and laughed at how good it felt to feel so wrung out.

Here's to the first step of getting back on the muscle building track!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MRSBENNETT2 9/6/2012 6:11PM

    Good for you both! Once I start back seriously with excersise, I need to figure out the correct activity + food thing that you are doing so well with. yay!

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GAYLEP67 9/6/2012 8:28AM

    Sounds like a great return to the gym and a nice wrap up afterwards with the kids. You're doing an amazing job, Candy...!


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ANNESYLVIA 9/6/2012 7:28AM

    I am still not sure how to get my BMR. It sounds like the way I should go.

Excellent job on nutrition and fitness!

I have not been to the gym in 3 weeks...this is a record for me since I started SP.

Best of luck keeping up and staying on track.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 9/5/2012 10:31PM

    mmmmmmmmmmm pineaple Chobani! I need to pick up some more of that yummy stuff!

Great for getting back to the gym!

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ANIMAL_L0VER 9/5/2012 10:25PM

    FANTASTIC, C!!! It's great to hear that you're getting back on track and enjoying the "grunt". I'm right there with you and agree it feels good.

Let's keep working hard to reach our goals and stay active... feel free to lean on me for support whenever you may need it!

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WALKAWAY 9/5/2012 10:24PM

    emoticon Just take it one day at a time. Glad you had a great day. emoticon

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REALLY_ROBIN 9/5/2012 6:43PM

  Woo Hoo....weights are so great...when they are done!!! Have a wonderful day, Candi!!!

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KAREN42BOYS 9/5/2012 5:13PM

    Oh, this is lovely. Not just for you but for Bill. Sounds like he really is recovered, and now you can start putting him through his paces!


And. fyi, you title blogs like nobody's business.

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OTTERBEME 9/5/2012 4:20PM

    Now that's how you get a good day done! Love that feeling after a workout in the gym - sore muscles, moaning, groaning and all! This all makes me smile for you! Awesome job!

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GETFIT2LIVE 9/5/2012 1:03PM

    Nice work getting back to the gym! It's so hard to get started after time away, but it's so worth it. Way to go--you are getting some good workouts in these days!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/5/2012 12:34PM

    you are doing GREAT!!

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BOILHAM 9/5/2012 12:02PM

    Sounds like a good day all around. Congrats!

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FEISTYOWL 9/5/2012 11:27AM

    yay you for getting to the gym! How nice to have a trainer that welcomes you so warmly. You're going after it now - good for you!

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