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Made a Decision to Take a 20% Day

Tuesday, July 21, 2009      1 comments

I have this 80/20 plan. I make 80 % well-thought out, planned decisions. Or at least, 80 % better decisions than less than good ones. After my podiatry appointment this morning, I went to the gym and used the treadmill for 90 minutes. Ran inter... Read more

More Gym Classes and Cat Jokes

Monday, July 20, 2009      1 comments

I had classes today on the upper and lower body machines. I now have a personalized cardio plan. Only did a 10 minute warm up on the treadmill before the upper body class, and 32 minutes between classes. The trainer told me to take it easy, alt... Read more

Running in Place

Sunday, July 19, 2009      2 comments

Another hot day in the US desert Southwest - outdoor temp signs at several places showed 100+, altho the official high temp was 98. So glad I had the gym to go to. I used the treadmill for 24 minutes for the first mile, then did the 30 minute ... Read more

Grumble

Saturday, July 18, 2009      4 comments

Work last night wasn't bad - good coworkers and not too busy. Got home in the morning, and forced myself to walk the pups - it was still relatively cool then, but going up to ... Read more

Boo-hoo, I Don't Wanna Go To Work

Friday, July 17, 2009      2 comments

Had another lazy day planned on vacation. Went to the gym this morning and had a cardio plan made (won't get to use it until I get the upper & lower body workoout classes next week). Used the treadmill for 40 minutes - 2.25 miles, then, the kill... Read more

Gym Rat?

Friday, July 17, 2009      1 comments

I went to classes today at Planet Fitness. The first was on the 30 minute circuit - it works upper, lower, core, and cardio all in 30 minutes by using 20 stations for a minute each with 30 seconds between. There are 10 machines and 10 step, uh, ... Read more

Doing the Treadmill Hike

Thursday, July 16, 2009      2 comments

After lunch, I went to the gym to walk on the treadmill. I noticed that, when I'm not having to stop at every bush or corner, or drag Shalako, I can walk a lot faster and fu... Read more

Joined a Gym Today

Wednesday, July 15, 2009      3 comments

I'd been thinking about it for a while. I got the book, "Younger Next Year for Women", and one of the co-authors really pushes joining a gym. Planet Fitness has been advertising a special - $99 for a year. I see the sign every time I drive by.... Read more

Happy Dance!

Monday, July 13, 2009      7 comments

I finally broke the 200 barrier. Been teasing at it for a couple of months - 205, 204, 204, 203.5, etc. The first 30 came off easier, then, the dreaded plateau. But, I didn't ... Read more

Doggy Graduation Day

Sunday, July 12, 2009      3 comments

Ya! The pups graduated from advanced class today. They managed to sit/say, down/stay, and stand/stay (as well as sit, down and stand waits - yes, there's a difference) long enough despite distractions to pass graduation. The trainer said "they ... Read more

Rest Days Are Hard

Saturday, July 11, 2009      3 comments

OK - so yesterday I was doing The Challenge workout. As I was doing the wall pushups, I was admiring my arms. I'm actually getting muscle definition! Haven't had that since basic training for the Army, a lifetime ago. Read more

Random Quotes About Life

Friday, July 10, 2009      2 comments

Robert Orben: Older people shouldn't eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get. Unknown Author: Our health always seems much more valuable after... Read more

Hot Summer Days

Thursday, July 09, 2009      4 comments

I walked the pups another new way today - ended up being 3.6 miles. Shalako is getting better at trudging along, but I still carried her twice for 5 minutes each, and watered the dogs twice in the walk . Started at about 0800 and finished at 09... Read more

Vacation Continues

Wednesday, July 08, 2009      1 comments

Walked the pups a slghtly different way thru the neighborhood today - 90 minutes, so quicker than yesterday and a little bit longer. Carried Shalako 6 minutes, but I've started carrying a water bottle and empty cat food can (hey, it's light, lit... Read more

Day 2 of Vacation - That's What I'm Talking About

Wednesday, July 08, 2009      2 comments

Now this was more like vacation. I walked the pups 3.7 miles today - long, leisurely walk. Got home, and I'd planned to go to the Long Leash on Life pet food store and get the Primal food for the pups. Managed to waste the entire day instead. Go... Read more


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