So another week of lifting completed, and it was a very good week. Waking up different muscles that hadn't been targeted by the last workouts, plus trying a new piece of equipment--a rope climber machine--and in general mixing things up. Workout... Read more
What a perfectly gorgeous day!
Finally, the sun came out and the temperatures were seasonable! This was day 4 of my new workout program and it was an off day--no lifting--did 30 minutes of 30 second intervals on the treadmill, - had my hair salon appointment - and then had my... Read more
Excep for the rain--a pretty great day
so, we started out with a balmy morning (at 6:00 am) that gradually turned colder as the rain fell, and the wind kept blowing...no game to umpire :( but we had a lovely event today. My middle daughter got married today, in a civil ceremony to he... Read more
What a weekend!
The first "softball" weekend of the year happened over the weekend. I did 8 games 3-Saturday, 5-Sunday. I had been hoping that my 18 lb weight loss, would translate into less pain and swelling of my knee, but disappointingly, that was not the ca... Read more
So, I've had a tricky week...Monday was an off day from the gym, since I lifted on Sunday...food was good on Monday--and my weigh-in was a bit disappointing(only -.6)--so I picked up the workout on Tuesday with Legs; Wed-chest/tri's; Thurs-back/... Read more
Yesterday and today, I had totally awesome workouts! Yesterday was a lifting day, as previously blogged about, for which I'm still feeling the results today!! Love that!!!!! Today was spin class, and I also added 15 minutes on the treadmill bef... Read more
So Thursday, the day before Friday...I always like the other side of hump day...but I really like Thursday, also, because it's shoulder day in my new workout, and I'm loving doing shoulders--really I guess I love every lift, except legs--but sho... Read more
Ok, I admit it, I've become a gym rat! My time at the gym is like a cure-all for my moods and life's problems. I enjoy getting into a good sweat, I'm addicted to watching my heart rate increase as I'm working out, and I LOVE lifting weights. I l... Read more
After a less than impressive weekend, which saw me feeling too nauseous to eat much, and have to leave spin class a little early, I'm back on track today. I'm still not feeling quite right, but I got my workout in and lifted heavy and did five e... Read more
I just finished taking a SP poll in the fitness section and was stunned to see that 22% of people never refresh their music and 29% of people don't even listen to music while they workout! I couldn't dream of getting a good workout in without my... Read more
Idea for next workout....
Rather than do three sets of dumbbell presses followed by three sets of incline presses, combine the two exercises. Start with one set of chest presses on a flat bench. Then raise the bench one notch from the flat position—to about 15 to 20 degr... Read more
Wow I don't believe I haven't blogged since Monday! It's been a little busy around here, having to help out with my grandsons, who have been sick..and so has their mommy...that caused me to miss my spin class and morning workout yesterday. In th... Read more
Lost another 1+ pound today! I'm thrilled with the progress. I'm really excited because now that softball has started, my functional exercise will increase, and in keeping with my gym workouts I will be able to keep the weight loss going, and ma... Read more
Today I had a double-header softball game and with that, some challenges. The biggest being water consumption, and also, how to eat healthy with only a 30 minute break between games. I call this a mini-challenge because once tournaments begin, I... Read more
Softball Opening Day!
I started my softball scrimmage season today, and was delighted to realize how much easier I move around 15.8 pounds lighter than before, and also, how well my uniform fits now...I even had to tighten up some of my equipment because it was too l... Read more