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Don't stop till the gorilla is tired!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

So you all know I'm a slave to numbers. I love to measure, record, gauge, track, sift, sort, and plot.

And so I'm pretty pleased how my new routine is working out.

First of all, my new job is totally different from my last one. I now work in our corporate headquarters office, so I do a lot of report writing....pages & pages of "stuff"

So, the way I have always coped with large amounts of writing, ever since my first high school term paper, has been to write, walk around some, write some more, walk around some more, repeat, repeat, repeat. One pretty cool result is that my little Bodymedia Fit Core Armband tells me I've been racking up between 10-15K steps a day, every day!

On top of that, I make time to hit our company gym almost every day, usually at lunch time. I've got a good 6 days/week workout program that combines strength training, cardio, abs, etc. Between that, my daily commute (I walk about 3/4 mile to my commuter stop & back), plus my "walk to write better program", I easily get in upwards of 120 aerobic minutes a day.

I love it!

The ST routine has also been pretty demanding. I lift 4 of those 6 days each week. This 5/3/1 program I'm doing (see old blog www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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After 4 weeks of doing this 5/3/1 program, I can tell it's pretty effective. I'm at my limits on almost every lift. By the end of each workout, I'm ready to call it a day. Getting those last 1-2 reps, I remind myself of that old story about fighting a gorilla;


Don't stop till the gorilla is tired people!

Have a great night Spark friends!
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