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Plan B: New Course of Action

Friday, October 11, 2013

OK, so my doctor said i cannot continue my walk training for the next 7 to 10 days. That stung! My first thought was, "What the hell do you mean, i can't walk?" In that split second all i saw in front of me was my gaining back every pound i ever lost. Every pound i FOUGHT to lose. But just as quickly i realized he said i could not continue with my walk training but i could do other forms of fitness that would keep the impact off of my foot.

So as i drove back to work from his office i started to devise a plan.

I would attack my ST. I mean my upper body is pretty weak to begin with anyways. I could also use the stationary bike so long as i do not press on the area that needs to heal. SO...

I've hit the gym and the following has been my Plan B:

* Ride the stationary bike for the SAME amount of time i would have been walking. So if i knew i would have walked for 2 hours, my butt is riding that bike for 2 hours. I need to keep my legs moving for the same amount of time.

* Build leg strength:
- Inner Thigh machine at 90+ pounds per rep
- Outer Thigh machine at 80+ pounds per rep
- Leg Extension machine at 110+ pounds per rep
- Leg Curl machine at 110+ pounds per rep
- Leg press machine at 145+ pounds per rep
- Calf Press machine at 110+ pounds per rep

* Build upper body strength:
- Pec Flys (machine) at 55 pounds per rep
- Deltoid Flys (machine) at 35 pounds per rep
- Lat Pulldowns (machine) at 70 pounds per rep
- Vertical Rows (machine) at 70 pounds per rep
- Bent Over Arm Rows at 10 pounds per rep
- Arm Extensions at 15 pounds per rep
- Bicep Curls at 10 pounds per rep (I do the come half way up sets, all the way up to half way down sets and full sets)
- Shoulder press at 35 pounds per rep

* Build Core Strength:
- Wood chops with 8 pound medicine ball
- Standard Crunches
- Reverse Crunches
- Oblique Crunches

When i was at the gym the wall near the weights is nothing but mirrors. MAN! I saw all the loose skin around my arms as i was watching my form. I can see muscle BUT i also saw all the skin..sigh...time to tighten and tone.

Sometimes i feel like Rocky

Can you tell i'm worn out?
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    no i canĀ“t tell you are worn out but I can tell you are a pink viking.way to go love.keep on keeping on emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1865 days ago
    Wow! I can't believe how much you are doing on the Leg Curl and Leg Extension. That is SO much weight! I'm down at 45 pounds and having trouble! So, yeah, you are fabulous! As for those upper arms, sigh, it is so hard to firm them up. I've been working for a long time on it. Still, our progress does show so time to award a
    1865 days ago
    Woohoo. Well done you emoticon
    1865 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
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    1866 days ago
    Way to regroup and tweak! Keep moving!
    1866 days ago
  • MALAMI518
    emoticon You have made an awesome Plan B. That's a huge step because you could have easily given up instead. emoticon

    My arms (and many other parts) also have a lot of extra skin now. You look much younger than me, though, so I think yours will tighten up quickly. I may be stuck with mine forever. But loose skin is still better than skin plumped with fat. I can definitely see the muscle definition that you are building. emoticon

    1866 days ago
    Fabulous coming up with another plan!
    1866 days ago
    emoticon post! And emoticon "Plan B"!
    emoticon for sharing and keep us posted on your progress! emoticon
    1866 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/11/2013 4:42:44 PM
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