Good Workout Today
Here's what I do for the first 6-8 weeks of the gym season just to get my body ready for more strenuous workouts in Jan and Feb:
1. Walk/Jog for 30 minutes (CP25K)
2. Full circuit through every machine in my gym, moderate weight and ... Read more
Fitness Test Results
Yesterday I took three of SP's fitness tests: push up test, crunch test, and the step test. Here are my results:
Push Up Test: 15 in one minute which is in the poor range.
Crunch Test: 30 in one minute which is in the marginal range.
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Fitness Test Today
Today I am going to take several fitness tests which I will then repeat at the beginning of January, February, and March to track my progress. Using SP's guidelines, I will take the push up test, crunch test, and step test. I'll do them back to ... Read more
Icy Roads Today--Don't Like 'Em!
I can deal with all kinds of weather conditions, and I actually enjoy the variety. I wouldn't want to move back to an area where the weather's oh so predictable. But I must admit that the one thing I really hate is icy roads. It takes so much ti... Read more
Today is my 19th Wedding Anniversary
Nineteen years ago today I married the love of my life, and my very best friend. Today I love her even more and she's an even better friend as we've walked through so many difficulties, challenges, opportunities and successes together. I am more... Read more
Low Cal Day Today
Today is my one day off per week and I tend to do a whole lot of nothing on these days! So I generally back my cals way off which I plan to do today. I normally eat about 2200 per day but today I'm shooting for 1500.
But here's the deal--I... Read more
Buffalo Wild Wings--great for the taste buds, Not so much for the waste line!
We went to lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings today and I had the chicken tenders and popcorn shrimp combo with Asian Zing--wow, what a sauce.
And wow, what a pile of calories! It all tasted so good but it was all deep fried and added up to about... Read more
Too Much, Too Soon--Need to Slow Down Just a Bit
I started gym season in earnest several weeks ago and thought I was starting off slow enough, however, my hamstrings have been feeling quite sore and I'm afraid that means I'm pushing my body too much, too soon. The gym season lasts another 3-4 ... Read more
I knew I was going to overeat for the T-day meal so I ate a smaller breakfast, no mid-morning snack, a massive lunch/dinner at around 2:00 p.m. or so, a little dessert around 4:00, and then nothing from there on. I think I actually stayed within... Read more
Giving Thanks to God in the Name of Jesus Christ
"And don't be drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord in your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to... Read more
Little Soreness in the Hamstrings
I completed the 4 workout in the CP25K last night. I expanded the program out to 18 weeks so I'm actually repeating week one, workout one. I have had no soreness whatsoever to this point which was a real change from last year when I had shin spl... Read more
CP25K, Workout 4
As I've shared in previous blogs, I modified the Couch Potato to 5K plan so that I'm stretching a 9 week plan out to 18 weeks. Thus, I plan to do the first workout of the second week tonight which goes like this:
1. Walk at 3.5 for five mi... Read more
A Wintry Day
It's cold and blustery in Minneapolis today, what they call a "wintry mix." The only problem from my point of view is that it's not snowing enough--I want it to come down in buckets and pile up nice and high so that I can start skiing again!
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Walking/Jogging Technique--It Helps to Lean a Little
Now that cycling season is over and gym season has begun, I'm doing a modified version of the "Couch Potato to 5k" plan. This week I walked at 4.0 and jogged at 4.5, with a final run at 6.0. As I went through the workout last night I started pla... Read more
Gym Season Supplement Plan
Besides my daily vitamins I take two supplements on a regular basis: whey protein and creatine. I was advised by the manager of my gym to buy these products at Walmart as they're essentially the same as what you can get at GNC but a ton cheaper.... Read more
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