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Taking Back Tuesday!


Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I've been fighting "the crud" since Thanksgiving. Somehow I managed to get 3 cardio workouts in last week, but it's been about 2 weeks since my last strength training session. I don't really "like" the act of exercising -- but I LOVE the way it makes me feel, and the effects it has had on my health, especially my blood pressure and T2D. I exercise because it's part of the healthy lifestyle I committed to last June. I do it because it's good for me. And again, for the great feeling that seems to wash over me every time I do it.

I had a great workout today after work!

40 minutes on the arc trainer (we enjoy a love/hate relationship):

5 mins on level 25
5 mins on level 30
5 mins on level 35
5 mins on level 40
5 mins on level 45
5 mins on level 50
5 mins on level 55 (the highest level I've ever attained)
5 mins on level 25

40:00
309 cal
average heart rate 144
maximum heart rate 157

Then it was on to the weight room!

Seated Chest Press 3 sets/15 - 42 lbs
Seated Lat Pulldown 3/15 - 46 lbs
Abdominal Crunch 3/15 - 30 lbs
Seated Back Extensions 3/15 - 140 lbs
Triceps Pushdowns 3/15 - 50 lbs
Seated Row 3/15 - 80 lbs
Shoulder Press 3/15 - 42 lbs
Squats on Leg Press 3/15 - 102 lbs

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I felt so amazing at the end (and sweaty and stinky)!

Then I came home and made a killer salad with fresh turkey breast and lots of colorful fresh veggies.

I own this day. I drank 64+ ounces of water. I had a great workout. I tracked EVERY bite.

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JLLOVETT 12/7/2012 3:51PM

    You are such motivation!

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SWEDE_SU 12/5/2012 5:41AM

    impressive!

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WEBEZE 12/5/2012 3:03AM

    emoticon The warrior is back. emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/5/2012 12:05AM

    I am sooo glad you are feeling better! You are back to the animal you are!

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LADYJNAR 12/4/2012 11:37PM

    Way to SPARKLE! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 12/4/2012 8:29PM

    Excellent!

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HEATHERECUMMINS 12/4/2012 7:33PM

    Wow! I'm really glad I read your blog today - it really inspired me. I hate exercising, but I know how good it feels afterwards. I try to get outside to get active but it's so cold and snowy up here!

Sounds like you're doing a fantastic job! Keep it up :)

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CATTUTT 12/4/2012 7:32PM

    Congrats on having such an awesome day! emoticon

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