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Catching up...

Friday, October 31, 2014      9 comments

I see it's been awhile - over a month since my last blog. Highlights: New Trainer (#15) Injury is healing nicely New PR Son came to town Daughter is kickin' butt Food Plan is on track New Trainer - #15 - female, (only m... Read more

Today, I am enough...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014      7 comments

I needed this today - maybe you do too. http://www.wimp.com/shelooke
d/ (just cut and paste the link into your browser- sorry I don't know how to make it "live") Stay strong - ~Irish ... Read more

April 28 to August 8 - injury and all...

Saturday, August 09, 2014      11 comments

Just a reminder that I AM making progress... April 28th 248.6 August 8th 227.1 Screw the scale - it can move as slow as it needs to - I'm building muscle and... Read more

Update to injury, life, etc

Wednesday, July 30, 2014      10 comments

First - I'm not looking for anyone to recommend a new "treatment" - this is just an update I started PT for my shoulder/arm/wrist . I've been to a Neurosurgeon, an orthopedic specialist, and now I'm in Physical Therapy. I have some spine/... Read more

The challenges of an injury... a little help please?

Sunday, June 29, 2014      9 comments

I LOVE to do strength training - heavy lifting, squats, deadlifts. My injury has sidelined most of this... Now I am able to do only the following: squat holds body weight squats single leg hip thrusts glute bridges body weight ... Read more

First day of injury training...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014      4 comments

I got my "injury" workouts today - Shame on me for thinking it would be light... We are going to do leg and core work, alternating with cardio sessions. It will look like this: Day 1 - session A + cardio session Day 2 - sess... Read more

Injury...

Monday, June 16, 2014      6 comments

Those of you who have been here for the long haul know that I've finally found success with a new nutrition plan and working my tushy off in the gym. About a month ago I felt a twinge in my right arm, and attributed it to overwork on the co... Read more

Memorial Day, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014      8 comments

Today I remember my two grandfathers - both served lifetime careers in the Army. Both saw combat. Fortunately for me, they both survived the wars they served in. I got to know them as a little girl (and thought the world revolved around them)... Read more

My progress in just 18 days...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014      11 comments

Those of you who know me, know I'm on a new nutrition plan... I thought I'd post some pictures... Starting on April 28 18 days later - May 16, 2014 Read more

Really cool thing...

Monday, May 12, 2014      11 comments

Last Friday I was working out at the gym at the college - this gym is full of 18-25 yr olds, usually young men, who are working to get (ok, STAY) "buff" and (most) have an ego to match their accomplishments in the gym. No one really pays attent... Read more

Spinach is my friend, and other ramblings...

Saturday, May 03, 2014      8 comments

Today is the end of week one on my new nutrition plan. Background - I meet with Trainer #7 (see previous blog) and we went over my nutrition. Big surprise, I wasn't eating enough calories (sarcasm- insert eye roll here) and those th... Read more

End of the Leprechaun - and bring on the Sailor

Tuesday, April 15, 2014      4 comments

So my last workout with Trainer #13 - aka the leprechaun - was on April 7th. We both didn't know it was going to be the last day, however, so we had a standard workout - and it was good. The next day, April 8th, Head Trainer Guy called me ... Read more

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Birthday #49

Friday, April 11, 2014      8 comments

Today is my 49th birthday - and I am celebrating it in style: #1 - I am eating healthy and taking good care of my body by fueling it properly #2 - I am exercising - 60 minutes of metabolic torture (aka "the Birthday Beatdown") from Tra... Read more

COUNTDOWN TO SUCCESS- Refocus

Sunday, April 06, 2014      10 comments

Hi everyone, Things have been hectic, things have been crazy - and I let them get in the way of my health. Not a good plan! But then again, as I have reflected upon it- it wasn't a PLAN at all.. which is why I was floundering... Upda... Read more

The very bad day...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014      10 comments

Doesn't that title sound like a children's book? emoticon Read more


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