Living Maintenance - Maintainers Starting Off 2014 in Motion Through January




saef
01-01-2014, 11:31 AM
The best time of year to start moving our bodies more is actually any time at all.

In January, it's easy to forget that.

Some of us see January as a continuation while some of us will come to it as a new beginning.

For those fulfilling a promise to themselves, welcome.

For those of us who seek the energy to keep going, welcome, also.

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We're maintainers moving through the month of January.


saef
01-01-2014, 11:33 AM
New Year's Day, 2014:

60 minutes elliptical, cranked that sucker to resistance of 10, which means at times it hit 13, and oh Lord, this was tough
Squatting in the Smith machine
Also some reps on the adductor machine

traveling michele
01-01-2014, 04:23 PM
New Year, new goals!

January 1: 105 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
1 workout
105 minutes


CherryPie99
01-01-2014, 07:27 PM
January 1: 8 miles running on treadmill - incline 2% (1:13:13)
30 minutes foam rolling

silverbirch
01-02-2014, 03:33 AM
New Year's Day

4 miles or so round London galleries, Tube and streets. (The steps in the Tube have been particularly good for me these last few weeks. Trying to think of something similar in my rural life.)

saef
01-02-2014, 09:18 AM
Thursday, Jan. 2nd:

45 minutes on treadmill at 4.6 mph, incline of 2.0, then 5 minutes walking at 3.7, then alternating two minutes at 5, with walking.

Sore joints after running, from knees to hamstrings to big toe joints. And I want to curl up and sleep, but I'm drinking coffee & keeping going.

krampus
01-02-2014, 09:41 AM
January 1: Jumped into a frigid lake in a bikini. That surely counts?!

January 2: 20 min on arc trainer, lat pulldowns, bench dips, barbell shoulder press, half a mile on treadmill

traveling michele
01-02-2014, 04:15 PM
New Year, new goals!

January 1: 105 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
1 workout
105 minutes

January 2: 110 minutes bikram yoga. The instructor was mean and held us too long in lots of poses while correcting students. Everyone was rolling their eyes. I didn't care for her the first time I took her class....now I really don't care for her. Hypercritical but hopefully I burned a few extra calories glaring at her.

Totals:
2 workouts
215 minutes

silverbirch
01-02-2014, 05:32 PM
Thanks for starting this, saef!

Nothing much today as I've been travelling.

CherryPie99
01-02-2014, 06:27 PM
January 2: P90X Core Synergistics (60 mins)
Yoga DVD (60 minutes)

saef
01-03-2014, 12:19 PM
Friday, January 3rd:

30 minutes Stairmaster, and this felt good
60 minutes back & biceps routine

I'm amazed to find that I can handle higher weights, which has pushed me out of a rut.

And yes, I trudged through a still settling-out blizzard to walk to my gym, where the manager was triumphant over having opened on time, when nearly nothing else was open for miles except the newstand where the guys who drive plows buy their coffee.

silverbirch
01-03-2014, 12:27 PM
Nothing as yet and it's about 5.30 pm. (Rather a full day, getting back in order after being away for so long + electricity emergency.) I don't usually exercise in the evening but I think I'll try to fit in some stretches.

CherryPie99
01-03-2014, 07:19 PM
January 3: 7 miles on treadmill (1:02:45) incline 2%
P90X Kempo DVD (1 hour)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
01-04-2014, 12:43 PM
Saturday, Jan. 4th:

60 minute spin class, and I kept peddling through the weight intervals, to give my upper body a rest
60 minute Pilates mat class, the instructor being tough, talking about the new year

traveling michele
01-04-2014, 05:30 PM
January 2: 110 minutes bikram yoga. The instructor was mean and held us too long in lots of poses while correcting students. Everyone was rolling their eyes. I didn't care for her the first time I took her class....now I really don't care for her. Hypercritical but hopefully I burned a few extra calories glaring at her.

Totals:
2 workouts
215 minutes

January 3: 105 minutes bikram yoga with a great teacher. What a difference.

January 4: 60 minutes spin class followed by an extremely hard but good bikram yoga class (105) minutes

Totals:
5 workouts
485 minutes

CherryPie99
01-04-2014, 09:09 PM
January 4: 50 minutes weight lifting
60 minutes elliptical - incline 30%, resistance 5
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
01-05-2014, 11:41 AM
Sunday, January 5th:

15 minute StairMaster warmup
60 minutes shoulders, biceps & triceps routine
45 minute spin class, and yep, the crowd with resolutions has arrived

CherryPie99
01-05-2014, 05:48 PM
January 5: 10 miles running on treadmill - incline 2% (1:30:12)
30 minutes foam rolling

traveling michele
01-05-2014, 07:31 PM
January 3: 105 minutes bikram yoga with a great teacher. What a difference.

January 4: 60 minutes spin class followed by an extremely hard but good bikram yoga class (105) minutes

Totals:
5 workouts
485 minutes

January 5: 105 minutes Bikram Yoga-- another very challenging class!

I also bought a kettlebell yesterday and am figuring it out. My arms aren't sore but my hamstrings and quads are from all the squatting!

Totals:
6 workouts
590 minutes

saef
01-06-2014, 10:22 AM
Monday, January 6th:

30 minutes running on treadmill, incline 1.5, turned up the speed to 4.7, had as much trouble getting a decent rhythm as if I'd never done this before
5 minutes walking 3.5
10 more minutes running at 4.7
5 minutes walking again, and done.

Each time I get on the treadmill, it's like I've forgotten how to run, probably because I am increasing the speed. Probably I should just leave it alone.

krampus
01-06-2014, 10:35 AM
January 3: 20 min on arc trainer, 20 min stairs, 5 min backwards treadmill walking, KB deadlifts, KB squats, glute bridges, lat pulldowns, Roman chair leg raises

January 4: shoveling

January 5: 3 miles running on treadmill, DB bench press, bench dips

January 6 AM: 24 minutes stairs

CherryPie99
01-06-2014, 09:44 PM
January 6: P90X Plyometrics (60 mins)
45 minutes weight lifting (shoulders chest triceps)

traveling michele
01-06-2014, 11:21 PM
January 5: 105 minutes Bikram Yoga-- another very challenging class!

I also bought a kettlebell yesterday and am figuring it out. My arms aren't sore but my hamstrings and quads are from all the squatting!

Totals:
6 workouts
590 minutes

January 6: 105 minutes Bikram Yoga, 15 minutes Kettebell

Totals:
7 workouts
710 minutes

saef
01-07-2014, 08:55 AM
Tuesday, January 7th:

60 minutes shoulders, chest & triceps
30 minutes StairMaster. Had to delay doing it till one-quarter of the way into my routine because someone was on the machine. That's unusual in this gym, and I started using this machine partly because it was often empty when other equipment was taken.

Feeling better today while lifting and bench-pressing. Okay, so the scale weight is higher. But look, now I can bang out 20 consecutive perfect-form pushups without a problem, when at this time last year, I was glad to get in five.

krampus
01-07-2014, 09:49 AM
January 6 PM: 20 min arc trainer, 10 min incline backwards treadmill walking, 10 min incline forwards treadmill walking, 10 min jogging at 6.6 mph, DB renegade rows, planks

CherryPie99
01-07-2014, 07:28 PM
January 7: 50 minutes Yoga DVD
8 miles running treadmill - incline 2% (1:10:02)
30 minutes foam rolling

CherryPie99
01-08-2014, 07:42 PM
January 8: 3 miles running treadmill incline 2% (27:28)
2 miles walking treadmill incline 2% (28:33)
P90X2 Yoga (66 mins)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
01-08-2014, 09:55 PM
Wednesday, Jan. 8th:

45 minute spin class, a tough one, or so I thought, and felt I was letting myself down -- and then a woman new to the class came up to me afterward and said, "You are AMAZING. You move your legs so fast. I was trying to keep up with you and there is no way!" So probably I was hard on myself.

Anyway that took away the doctor's sting.

saef
01-09-2014, 09:25 AM
Thursday, January 9th:

30 minutes treadmill running, 2.0 incline, 4.7 mph,
then alternating 5 minutes walking at 3.7 with 5 minutes running at 5 mph, 4.8 mph, 5 mph

I'm not sure I'm making progress with running, but I'm determined to keep doing this.

60 minute Pilates mat class, the instructor unusually sadistic, maybe to impress new members

traveling michele
01-09-2014, 10:08 AM
Wednesday, Jan. 8th:

45 minute spin class, a tough one, or so I thought, and felt I was letting myself down -- and then a woman new to the class came up to me afterward and said, "You are AMAZING. You move your legs so fast. I was trying to keep up with you and there is no way!" So probably I was hard on myself.

Anyway that took away the doctor's sting.

That's awesome Saef!!!!

A woman at yoga last night complimented me on my figure. I think her figure is WAY better than mine and she is definitely older than me. I guess it all depends on what we're looking for-- she is smaller than me but maybe she wishes she had more muscles?

traveling michele
01-09-2014, 10:10 AM
January 6: 105 minutes Bikram Yoga, 15 minutes Kettlebell

Totals:
7 workouts
710 minutes

January 7: none-- had to take Jozi to the vet

January 8: 100 minutes Bikram yoga, 15 minutes Kettlebell, foam roller

Totals:
8 workouts
825 minutes

krampus
01-09-2014, 11:33 AM
January 8: 2.25 miles in 20:00 on treadmill, 5 min incline backwards walking, 5 min incline forwards walking, KB deadlifts, KB split squats

January 9: 1.5 miles on treadmill, lat pulldown, bench dips, DB shoulder press, DB bench press.

CherryPie99
01-09-2014, 01:55 PM
That's awesome Saef!!!!

A woman at yoga last night complimented me on my figure. I think her figure is WAY better than mine and she is definitely older than me. I guess it all depends on what we're looking for-- she is smaller than me but maybe she wishes she had more muscles?

That's fantastic for both of you!!!

There are so many times that I wish that I could get out of my head and see myself objectively - or the way other people see me. Because I see only faults and weaknesses. It sometimes shocks me when I receive an out of the blue compliment.

CherryPie99
01-09-2014, 06:19 PM
January 9: Cathe Friedrich Crossfire (55 minutes)
50 minutes weight lifting (legs and back)
30 minutes foam rolling

krampus
01-10-2014, 10:05 AM
January 9 MIDNIGHT: 2 mile mountain hike in snow, not for speed

saef
01-10-2014, 10:13 AM
Friday, 10 January:

30 minutes StairMaster
60 minutes back & biceps routine


This morning, I unwillingly demonstrated flexibility. I overslept for the usual reason of being online too late the night before, just mindless Web surfing. On top of that, I finally perceived some chaos in my apartment which I had ignored the day before -- a sink full of dishes, a laundry basket with clothes not yet folded -- and took care of it. So I was very late getting to the gym. Usually, if I miss out on my regular time, I simply won't go, I'll put it off till evening, and I'll feel badly all day. This morning, I told myself: "Just go anyway." And it was fine. It really was. Why did I think the gym was like a train that I had to catch, and that if I missed it, all was lost, because there were no trains running at any time after that? The mind is a funny thing.

traveling michele
01-10-2014, 10:24 AM
January 9 MIDNIGHT: 2 mile mountain hike in snow, not for speed

Ummm....why?

traveling michele
01-10-2014, 10:27 AM
January 7: none-- had to take Jozi to the vet

January 8: 100 minutes Bikram yoga, 15 minutes Kettlebell, foam roller

Totals:
8 workouts
825 minutes

January 9: 100 minutes Bikram Yoga-- my studio puts up a list at the beginning of the year showing the yogis who have been there the most in the prior year. There is a 100 club (been 100 times), a 200 club and a 400 club! Two ladies are in the 400 club (meaning they take multiple classes many days!). I was in the 200 club with only 4 other people so I am definitely there more than most people. I felt like I should have been stronger and more flexible in that class because I should be an "expert".

Totals:
9 workouts
925 minutes

CherryPie99
01-10-2014, 06:50 PM
January 10: 50 minute core and ab work
8 miles running treadmill - incline 2% (1:11:28)
30 minutes foam rolling

traveling michele
01-11-2014, 10:08 AM
January 9: 100 minutes Bikram Yoga-- my studio puts up a list at the beginning of the year showing the yogis who have been there the most in the prior year. There is a 100 club (been 100 times), a 200 club and a 400 club! Two ladies are in the 400 club (meaning they take multiple classes many days!). I was in the 200 club with only 4 other people so I am definitely there more than most people. I felt like I should have been stronger and more flexible in that class because I should be an "expert".

Totals:
9 workouts
925 minutes

Jan. 10: 105 minutes bikram yoga... Proud I went as dd was going to a movie and asked if I wanted to go. She also wanted to go to dinner after. I was torn but knew she was going with friends and wouldn't miss me at the movies. We did go to dinner after at a Benihana type place. I shudder to think how much the scale might have gone up with no exercise plus a salty big meal out.

Totals:
10 workouts
1030 minutes

CherryPie99
01-11-2014, 06:40 PM
January 11: 50 minutes weight lifting (lats and delts)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
01-11-2014, 07:27 PM
Saturday, Jan. 11th:

60 minute spin class with weight and resistance band intervals, and a new woman near me who got off the bike 10 minutes into the class, went out of the classroom and sat down on some steps with her head down, drinking water. I felt for her.
60 minute Pilates mat class

Lots of people slipping in the icy municipal parking lot behind the gym. My friend fell twice, first hitting her head, then landing on her butt. I slid, too, on a section of sidewalk on a bridge crossing a parkway, but managed to catch hold of the bridge railing & stay upright. I didn't even see the ice, as it was impossible to tell from rain-wet pavement.

saef
01-12-2014, 02:05 PM
Sunday, Jan. 12th:

15 minute StairMaster, the usual
60 minutes chest, shoulders, triceps routine

and for the first time

45 minute leg routine

I've never, ever done so little cardio as today, but on impulse, decided to skip spin class and try a leg routine that I'd found the day before. Can I just say, there were moments when I thought I wouldn't make it, and I am not relishing the notion of standing up this afternoon to do anything? I may even take a nap. I thought all those hill sprints in spin class, the StairMaster, and high resistance on the elliptical had given me decent leg muscles, but this was something else.

CherryPie99
01-12-2014, 06:11 PM
January 12: 13 milesrunng on treadmill 2% incline (1:57:33)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef - can't wait to hear how you feel tomorrow!! I always hate the pain after something new, but I love knowing that I built some new muscles!!!

traveling michele
01-12-2014, 11:17 PM
Jan. 10: 105 minutes bikram yoga... Proud I went as dd was going to a movie and asked if I wanted to go. She also wanted to go to dinner after. I was torn but knew she was going with friends and wouldn't miss me at the movies. We did go to dinner after at a Benihana type place. I shudder to think how much the scale might have gone up with no exercise plus a salty big meal out.

Totals:
10 workouts
1030 minutes

Jan. 11: 15 minutes foam rolling, 452 ft rope pulling, 65 minutes spin class

Jan. 12: 100 minutes bikram yoga in the morning, and went back for a second class in the afternoon for another 110 minutes!

Totals:
13 workouts
1320 minutes

saef
01-13-2014, 10:54 AM
Monday, January 13th:

30 minutes treadmill running, incline 1.5, at 4.7, then five minutes walking, five minutes running at 4.8, five minutes walking, five minutes running at 5.0, then done.

The running actually helped some of the stiffness from yesterday's leg workout, but my thighs and my glutes are definitely hurting, even through the Advil.

But the price of the run was being late for work because I got stuck in a traffic jam caused by a stalled-out car in a bottlenecked area.

krampus
01-13-2014, 04:14 PM
Jan 11: Crappy tired cardio day. Something like 30 minutes divided between treadmill and stair stepper.

Jan 12: 12 min on stair stepper, barbell shoulder press, bench dips, lat pulldowns, planks, Roman chair leg raises, barbell deadlifts (75 lb, working my way back up after injury!), 12 more min on stair stepper.

CherryPie99
01-13-2014, 06:17 PM
January 13: P90X Kempo (58 mins)
50 minutes weight lifting (shoulders chest triceps)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
01-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Tuesday, Jan. 14:

30 minutes StairMaster, the usual
60 minutes chest, shoulders & triceps routine

A few deadlifts at the end

krampus
01-14-2014, 09:43 AM
Jan 14 AM: 12 min stair stepper, 15 min arc trainer. Kind of rushed.

traveling michele
01-14-2014, 10:15 AM
Jan. 11: 15 minutes foam rolling, 452 ft rope pulling, 65 minutes spin class

Jan. 12: 100 minutes bikram yoga in the morning, and went back for a second class in the afternoon for another 110 minutes!

Totals:
13 workouts
1320 minutes

Jan. 13: 100 minutes Bikram Yoga.... feeling stronger in many poses!

Totals:
14 workouts
1420 minutes

CherryPie99
01-14-2014, 07:15 PM
January 14: 7.10 miles running OUTSIDE (55:33)
45 minutes ab and core work
30 minutes foam rolling

krampus
01-15-2014, 09:59 AM
Jan 14 PM: 12 min on arc trainer, 4 x 10 deadlifts at 85 lbs, DB bench press, barbell shoulder press, bench dips, goblet sumo squats, lat pulldowns, 5 minute cooldown jog.

Jan 15: 2.37 miles in 20:00 on treadmill

traveling michele
01-15-2014, 10:43 AM
Jan. 13: 100 minutes Bikram Yoga.... feeling stronger in many poses!

Totals:
14 workouts
1420 minutes

Jan. 14: 100 minutes bikram yoga-- was going to do kettle bell at home but I somehow pulled something in my neck or shoulder-- it hurt during and after yoga so I didn't want to push it. Not 100% today but much better.

Totals:
15 workouts
1520 minutes

CherryPie99
01-15-2014, 07:13 PM
January 15: 3.5 miles walking (56:13)
50 minutes weight lifting (legs and back)
30 minutes foam roling

saef
01-16-2014, 05:09 AM
Wednesday, Jan. 15th:

45 minute spin class, uncomfortable because we did a lot of sprinting while standing in position No. 2, and I'd worn shoes that pinched my toes all day

traveling michele
01-16-2014, 10:23 AM
Jan. 14: 100 minutes bikram yoga-- was going to do kettle bell at home but I somehow pulled something in my neck or shoulder-- it hurt during and after yoga so I didn't want to push it. Not 100% today but much better.

Totals:
15 workouts
1520 minutes

Jan. 15: 105 minutes Bikram yoga, 20 minutes Kettlebell

Totals:
16 workouts
1645 minutes

krampus
01-16-2014, 11:22 AM
Jan 16: DB shoulder press, bicep curls, DB lat flies, barbell shoulder press, barbell face pulls, tricep cable pulldowns, BW squats, 5 min on stairs

CherryPie99
01-16-2014, 07:24 PM
January 16: 7 miles running (55:16)
45 minutes ab work
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
01-16-2014, 08:43 PM
Thursday, Jan. 16:

I was supposed to run this morning but I woke up at 2 AM & couldn't sleep, and so I was very, very tired by 5:45 AM, which is usually when I head to the gym. Ran just five minutes at 5 mph, incline of 1.5, and worried I'd hurt myself on the treadmill because I wasn't reacting quickly or picking up my feet very well. Switched over to the elliptical and did 60 minutes, alternating forward & backward, random intervals, resistance at nine, pouring sweat.

60 minute Pilates mat class later on tonight, dissatisfied with my reflection in the mirror. It's always the hips & thighs & calves that bother me. There are some really slender women in Pilates, including a few that look downright bony.

saef
01-17-2014, 11:09 AM
Friday, Jan. 17th:

30 minutes Stairmaster, the usual
60 minutes back & biceps routine

Lifting generally makes me feel better about myself, while Pilates makes me feel worse about myself. I think my body type is just better suited to one than the other. I'm never gonna look like a dancer.

silverbirch
01-17-2014, 11:27 AM
Give up Pilates? What about yoga? Is that any better?

CherryPie99
01-17-2014, 07:14 PM
January 17: 7 miles running (55:38)
55 minute yoga DVD (Brian Kest Power Yoga)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
01-18-2014, 04:36 PM
Saturday, Jan. 18th:

45 minute elliptical, random intervals, resistance at 10, which meant that, for some minutes, the thing went to 14, and it was like strength training.
(I got shut out of spin class, as the manager behind the desk got to talking, after I asked her to put me in the class, and apparently forgot to put me in the class. And the New Year's Resolution people are thronging to Saturday morning spin class.)
60 minute Pilates mat class, a good class, in fact an excellent class, which totally redeemed my faith in it.

Birchie, now I realize what helps for Pilates is attractive gym clothes. Seriously, that's the secret. On Thursday, I was wearing something faded, boxy, a size too big and somewhat cropped, which is not a good look for me. I waver between believing workout clothes can be frayed and too big, because I sweat in them, and appreciating what a nice, nice-fitting shirt or pants can do. Clothes that fit and look nice make me like myself better.

silverbirch
01-18-2014, 05:18 PM
OK, saef. Those clothes have to go. Get something else. The powers that be have decreed imperial purple shall be a gymn clothes colour over here. It suits me so I'm pleased. I'm glad you got to the bottom of that problem.

(sorry if font is tiny - on phone)

traveling michele
01-18-2014, 06:11 PM
Jan. 15: 105 minutes Bikram yoga, 20 minutes Kettlebell

Totals:
16 workouts
1645 minutes

Jan. 16: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Jan. 17: 105 minutes bikram yoga, 15 minutes kettlebell

Jan. 18: 100 minutes bikram yoga. Great class! Thought I might go back for a second class but I am short on time. Perhaps tomorrow.

Totals:
19 workouts
1965 minutes

CherryPie99
01-18-2014, 06:32 PM
January 18: 50 minutes weight lifting (lats, delts, biceps)
P90X(2) Yoga - 66 minutes

saef
01-19-2014, 10:54 AM
Sunday, Jan. 19th:

30 minutes StairMaster, the usual, tough as ever
30 minutes shoulders, biceps & triceps routine, just one circuit instead of two, so that I could accommodate ...
30 minutes Leg Day

Continuing my experiment with a leg day, rather than a spin class. I'm committing to this for six Sundays, after which I will reassess.

This is how I'm dealing with my anxiety about breaking my routine. The fear of course is what if what I **was** doing was better for me, in fact, perfect for me, and I messed up a good thing by making a change, and I deteriorate, and I regret it. It's ridiculous when I write it out here. But this is what makes me sad about my routine sometimes, the prospect of sustaining it, exactly as it is, forever & ever. It's like a balancing act. Can I hold myself up forever? I get frightened by that. The answer of course is no, people have to change positions, change it up a little. So I am trying this experiment of turning another cardio day to a strength day. Doing nothing at all is beyond me right now. Baby steps.

mars735
01-19-2014, 03:46 PM
saef: Keep up the good work--90 minutes is fantastic!

It's been a loooonnng time since I exercised. None at all since starting IP 1 yr ago, and not much for some yrs. before due to weight. After reading about the importance of exercise in maintenance (thanks 3FC posters), I conquered inertia & went to a nearby gym. 1 hr of pilates class (with much modifying & a little just watching); 10 minutes stationary bike. Hoping to get back to running if the mild but annoying osteoarthritis in my hip will tolerate it.

CherryPie99
01-19-2014, 04:07 PM
January 19: 13 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:56:53)
30 minutes foam rolling

CherryPie99
01-20-2014, 08:02 PM
January 20: P90X Kenpo DVD (58 mins)

traveling michele
01-20-2014, 10:09 PM
saef: Keep up the good work--90 minutes is fantastic!

It's been a loooonnng time since I exercised. None at all since starting IP 1 yr ago, and not much for some yrs. before due to weight. After reading about the importance of exercise in maintenance (thanks 3FC posters), I conquered inertia & went to a nearby gym. 1 hr of pilates class (with much modifying & a little just watching); 10 minutes stationary bike. Hoping to get back to running if the mild but annoying osteoarthritis in my hip will tolerate it.

Excellent job on both your weight loss and getting to the gym!:carrot:

traveling michele
01-20-2014, 10:12 PM
Jan. 16: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Jan. 17: 105 minutes bikram yoga, 15 minutes kettlebell

Jan. 18: 100 minutes bikram yoga. Great class! Thought I might go back for a second class but I am short on time. Perhaps tomorrow.

Totals:
19 workouts
1965 minutes

Jan. 19: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Jan. 20: 100 minutes bikram yoga and later went to the gym and did 65 minutes of bod pump! Gonna be sore tomorrow!:carrot:

Totals:
22 workouts
2230 minutes

saef
01-21-2014, 09:32 AM
saef: Keep up the good work--90 minutes is fantastic!

It's been a loooonnng time since I exercised. None at all since starting IP 1 yr ago, and not much for some yrs. before due to weight. After reading about the importance of exercise in maintenance (thanks 3FC posters), I conquered inertia & went to a nearby gym. 1 hr of pilates class (with much modifying & a little just watching); 10 minutes stationary bike. Hoping to get back to running if the mild but annoying osteoarthritis in my hip will tolerate it.

Thanks! I'm also trying to get back into running, and my problem is also arthritic; it's my big toe joints. Or maybe my problem is treadmill running, since I like running out of doors better than on the machine.

saef
01-21-2014, 09:35 AM
Monday, Jan. 20th:

15 minutes treadmill, elevation 2.0, speed 4.8
Then alternating three minutes walking at 3.5 with running three minutes 5.0
Final run at 5.3
for a total of 60 minutes

Weirdly enough, I run better when I run faster -- but I tire out sooner.
I'll say it again: Running is hard. Why is it so hard for me?

Tuesday, Jan. 21st:

30 minutes Stairmaster, the usual, quite tiring
60 minutes shoulders, chest & triceps, weaker on the bench press than last week

silverbirch
01-21-2014, 09:55 AM
Weirdly enough, I run better when I run faster -- but I tire out sooner.
I'll say it again: Running is hard. Why is it so hard for me?

How tense are you when you run? It seems to me that good runners are quite relaxed. Have you tried the 'holding a delicate flower carefully in each hand' idea to make sure that your fists are unclenched and hands relaxed? That will radiate through your body. And also making sure that your arms aren't pumping diagonally across your body, thereby setting up exhausting and damaging torque?

The other thing is ... maybe you're a sprinter (Saef Bolt) rather than a medium or long-distance runner. I think this depends on physique.

mars735
01-21-2014, 10:21 AM
Thanks Michele!

Thanks! I'm also trying to get back into running, and my problem is also arthritic; it's my big toe joints. Or maybe my problem is treadmill running, since I like running out of doors better than on the machine.

Have you tried different shoes, maybe even orthotics? Music with just the right beat? Maybe you could start with a really short duration and gradually build? You've inspired me to take a second look at making it work--nothing feels so good!

I'm enjoying delightfully sore abs from my pilates initiation the other day. I did some Costco impulse buying: exercise kits and DVD for Core, Yoga, Pilates, 30 min Step, 10 min workout. No more worry about fitting to gym schedule. It feels so good to use muscles, and especially when there isn't the burden of extra weight. Thanks all for the inspiration. Those who are getting to your exercise venues in harsh weather--you all are amazing!

krampus
01-21-2014, 01:59 PM
Jan 17: heavy lifting at gym. 15 min warmup on arc trainer, DB side lunges, barbell deadlift (up to 105 lbs), KB sumo squats, DB bench press, barbell face pulls, bench dips, cooldown 5 min running.

Jan 18: hiked a little over 3 miles through woods in the snow. very nice!

Jan 19: rest day

Jan 20: ran 2.5 miles on treadmill, DB shoulder press, lat pulldowns, dips, chinups, planks. Added weight to every lift.

I don't know if this is the place to announce this but I am doing a slow bulk. It's horrifying to see the scale go up but excellent to fill in the seat of my underpants...

traveling michele
01-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Jen-- two questions for you. On the kettlebells-- how heavy is yours? Do you do a routine or anything? I bought a 10 pound one but it's seeming pretty light. I also bought a 15 pounder and it seems quite heavy!

I may have asked you this before but on the foam rolling-- do you do a routine? I've been doing it fairly routinely but I'm usually done in 5-10 minutes. Am I not spending enough time on each area? I'm wondering how you do it for so long and do you do it before or after working out? Again, I'm sorry if I've asked before but I have a lousy memory and I'm quite sore at the moment so would love to maximize my benefits.

CherryPie99
01-21-2014, 03:27 PM
Always happy to answer any questions!

I have only one kettlebell that DH bought me - it's 20 pounds. I had read somewhere about how physically fit you are should determine where you start with kettlebells and sent that to him. I think it recommended 18 pounds for me. I use it primarily for kettlebell swings and I don't have a routine. I also use it for goblet squats. My squat form SUCKS and that helps me get into a better form. I would like to try the "Turkish get-ups" - they are supposed to be AWESOME for you, but the 20 pounder is too heavy - your 10 pounder might work great for that!!

As far as the foam rolling goes, I don't have a routine, per se. I always do it at night while watching tv. I had a terrible bout last year with both of my IT Bands, so I spend a lot of time on those. To start with I lay on my back and roll my achilles and then move up to to my calves and then hamstrings. If they feel "smooth" I just roll them for a short time and then move on. BUT if I feel a knot or a place where it kind of hurts - I just LAY on the foam roller until that diminishes or disappears.

I do both IT Bands and my quads and then I do my inner thighs and hips. I almost never have any quad pain or knots, but say I'm rolling my left IT band - there are almost always knots, so I might lay right on that knot for a couple of minutes and then roll some more and then lay on it some more.

Does this make sense at all? It sounds weird describing it. I also have to work different areas depending on what I did that day. For example on Sunday I ran 13 miles and it was on the treadmill so I REALLY had to roll out my legs. But on days that I mostly lift, I might do my lats and shoulders and not spend a lot of time on my legs.

Also I use a lacrosse ball and roll the bottom of my feet and my IT bands - you can really dig in with a lacrosse ball!

Hope this helps!!

Jen

silverbirch
01-21-2014, 03:39 PM
I've done Turkish get-ups a bit in the past. They're quite challenging!

traveling michele
01-21-2014, 05:56 PM
I'll have to look up the Turkish get-ups. Sounds intriguing!

I've heard you talk about IT bands but I don't know what or where they are? Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. It makes sense that you lay there. I'll try that. My hamstrings are my big issue and I haven't seen improvement but maybe I need to do it longer.

CherryPie99
01-21-2014, 06:34 PM
Michele - lay with both hamstrings on the roller and support all your weight in your hands - no butt on the ground - and roll back and forth - if they are really tight just stop and let your body weight rest into the roller - frankly, it should be really uncomfortable,

Your IT Band (Iliotibial Band) runs from your outer hip down to your outer knee. IT Band syndrome is a common runner's injury. It is the worse pain I have ever felt - The band rubs back and forth across the knee when you run - it was horrible. I have not (knock on wood) had any issues this year, partly due to the foam rolling and IT band stretching I do, I think, as well as running with the treadmill on an incline (running downhill makes things worse).


January 21: Bob Harper's Pure Burn Super Strength DVD (66 mins)
7 miles running treadmill - incline 2% (1:01:50)
30 minutes foam rolling of course :)

krampus
01-22-2014, 10:42 AM
Jan 21:
-20 min on arc trainer, 20 min on stair stepper, 100 45# plate glute bridges

Jan 22:
-DB bench press, lat pulldown, barbell face pulls, leg press.

Got some MAJOR hip tightness going on. :\

traveling michele
01-22-2014, 10:44 AM
Jan. 19: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Jan. 20: 100 minutes bikram yoga and later went to the gym and did 65 minutes of bod pump! Gonna be sore tomorrow!:carrot:

Totals:
22 workouts
2230 minutes

Jan. 21: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Lots of foam rolling-- still sore but I think it may have helped some-- will do more tonight-- thanks again Jen for the walk through!

Totals:
23 workouts
2330 minutes

CherryPie99
01-22-2014, 06:22 PM
I hope that the foam roller ultimately helps you as much as it has me, Michele!

January 21: Cathe Friedrich Crossfire DVD (55 mins)
50 minutes weight lifting (back and legs)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
01-23-2014, 09:01 AM
Wednesday, Jan. 22:

45 minute spin class, going hard, an unusually good class, and I'm still trying to figure out why. Are my legs getting stronger? Was it because I slept in an hour later due to the snowstorm, and postponed my workout from early morning to the evening?

Thursday, Jan. 23:

20 minutes treadmill, incline 1.5, at 5 mph, which was oddly more doable than slower pace, then 2 minutes walking 3.5, 10 minutes at 5.3, 2 minutes walking, 2 minutes at 5.6, 1 minute walk, and done
Afterward, some deadlifts on the Olympic bar loaded with two 25-pound plates.
60 minute Pilates mat class

saef
01-23-2014, 09:06 AM
I don't know if this is the place to announce this but I am doing a slow bulk. It's horrifying to see the scale go up but excellent to fill in the seat of my underpants...

Krampus, you know others commented a couple months ago that your backside was looking pretty good. Are you trying to turn it into a weapon of mass destruction?

Have you tried different shoes, maybe even orthotics? Music with just the right beat? Maybe you could start with a really short duration and gradually build? You've inspired me to take a second look at making it work--nothing feels so good!

Mars, yep, been wearing orthotics for close to nine years now, had on specially prescribed sneakers based on the wear pattern on my old one and my weird gait. I think part of the running thing is mental, that I beat myself up because I think with all the cardio & other exercise I do, it ought to be effortless, like an animal running, and I haven't convinced myself that running is a totally different thing. I've been like: "I don't need to do anything like Couch to 5K, I've run 5Ks, I'm an athlete by now, for God's sake." I need to have a little humility and do exactly what you said, short durations and building.

krampus
01-23-2014, 11:42 AM
saef, think that but take away the "M." :D

Thurs Jan 23 AM: 2.00 miles on treadmill in 17:35

traveling michele
01-23-2014, 11:45 AM
Jan. 21: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Lots of foam rolling-- still sore but I think it may have helped some-- will do more tonight-- thanks again Jen for the walk through!

Totals:
23 workouts
2330 minutes

Jan. 22: 100 minutes of bikram yoga .... more foam rolling

Totals:
24 workouts
2440 minutes

CherryPie99
01-23-2014, 07:18 PM
January 23: P90X Core Synergistic (57 mins)
7 miles running treadmill 2% incline (1:01:54)
30 minutes from rolling

saef
01-24-2014, 05:14 AM
saef, think that but take away the "M." :D



Well-played, Krampus. Well-played indeed.

Speaking of which, mine is pretty sore this morning. I was so very careful treading across the ice on the way home from the gym. But then when I arrived safely inside my apartment building, and headed down the metal inner staircase to my apartment, my wet boots slipped out from underneath me, and I fell backward and sat down really hard on the steps. This morning, I feel fine when sitting but I'm sore as if from a heckuva workout when bending over.

saef
01-24-2014, 09:30 AM
Friday, Jan. 24th:

30 minutes StairMaster, as difficult as always
60 minutes back & biceps routine


Oh my sore butt. I'm surprised how often I work those muscles, mostly when bending over, particularly when bending over to pick up a 30-lb dumbbell or 20-lb pair of dumbbells.

traveling michele
01-24-2014, 10:12 AM
Jan. 22: 100 minutes of bikram yoga .... more foam rolling

Totals:
24 workouts
2440 minutes

Jan. 23: 100 minutes of bikram yoga and foam rolling... planned on the kettle bell but dh came home and it never happened.

Totals:
25 workouts
2540 minutes

mars735
01-24-2014, 10:29 AM
Mars, yep, been wearing orthotics for close to nine years now, had on specially prescribed sneakers based on the wear pattern on my old one and my weird gait. I think part of the running thing is mental, that I beat myself up because I think with all the cardio & other exercise I do, it ought to be effortless, like an animal running, and I haven't convinced myself that running is a totally different thing. I've been like: "I don't need to do anything like Couch to 5K, I've run 5Ks, I'm an athlete by now, for God's sake." I need to have a little humility and do exactly what you said, short durations and building.

saef, I'll trade some humility for your drive & discipline!:D After resting on my laurels from a few days ago, I finally got in some ab & arm curls. I will do stairs at work today instead of elevator.

I'm having left hip pain that worries me. I had IT band syndrome for years from foolish overtraining (30 yrs ago), and now there is a little osteoarthritis, but I think the real source of pain is from the years of unresolved IT band issues. I'm trying to avoid stirring up the osteo. I tried the foam roller and my entire IT area is excruciating. Got my work cut out for me.

Cherry Pie, thanks so much for the foam roller info.

krampus
01-24-2014, 10:33 AM
Jan 24: Barbell deadlifts 2 x 5 at 95 and 100 lb, KB sumo squats, 12 min of stairs.

F*@ked up my back again despite all efforts to maintain good form (had been fine the past few weeks). Cat peed all over the apartment when I was gone. Trying to resist urge to self medicate.

mars735
01-24-2014, 10:39 AM
Jan 24: Barbell deadlifts 2 x 5 at 95 and 100 lb, KB sumo squats, 12 min of stairs.

F*@ked up my back again despite all efforts to maintain good form (had been fine the past few weeks). Cat peed all over the apartment when I was gone. Trying to resist urge to self medicate.

I'm still laughing from your exchange with saef. Hoping you can find something to laugh about, Krampus, and so preserve your Mass-minus-M:D

CherryPie99
01-24-2014, 11:27 AM
saef, I'll trade some humility for your drive & discipline!:D After resting on my laurels from a few days ago, I finally got in some ab & arm curls. I will do stairs at work today instead of elevator.

I'm having left hip pain that worries me. I had IT band syndrome for years from foolish overtraining (30 yrs ago), and now there is a little osteoarthritis, but I think the real source of pain is from the years of unresolved IT band issues. I'm trying to avoid stirring up the osteo. I tried the foam roller and my entire IT area is excruciating. Got my work cut out for me.

Cherry Pie, thanks so much for the foam roller info.

You're very welcome! Also what helped my IT Band issues was not just the foam rolling, but also stretching and strengthing my IT band - exercises like Fire Hydrants, Clamshells, side leg lifts, hip adductions.

This is the article I used

http://www.runnersworld.com/injury-treatment/stretching-and-strengthening-exercises-iliotibial-band-syndrome

Jen

CherryPie99
01-24-2014, 07:15 PM
January 24: P90X(2) Yoga (66 mins)
5 miles running treadmill incline 2% (43:40)
1 mile walking treadmill incline 7% (13:15)
30 minutes foam rolling

mars735
01-24-2014, 07:24 PM
You're very welcome! Also what helped my IT Band issues was not just the foam rolling, but also stretching and strengthing my IT band - exercises like Fire Hydrants, Clamshells, side leg lifts, hip adductions.

This is the article I used

http://www.runnersworld.com/injury-treatment/stretching-and-strengthening-exercises-iliotibial-band-syndrome

Jen

Thank-you--this looks great!

saef
01-25-2014, 02:36 PM
Saturday, Jan. 25th:

60 minute spin class, with me peddling through the light weight intervals, since I'd lifted the day before & plan to tomorrow, and wanted a rest day

Epic fail in Pilates class. This past Thursday, when I fell down the stairs & sat down really, really hard, I hurt my ischia-whatever-it's-called. The seat bones, deep in your butt. No, not the tailbone. (I hurt that years ago falling off a horse & I know the difference.) The minute we started doing half-rollups with our butts digging into the mats to steady us, I practically screamed, the pain was so searing. Yes, I had been sore in the butt, but remember, I work out hard, so I'm often sore. But this wasn't sore, this was pain. So, no Pilates.

CherryPie99
01-25-2014, 07:22 PM
safe - it sounds like you really banged yourself up!!! Be careful!

January 25: 50 minutes weight lifting (shoulders biceps)
Bryan Kest Power Yoga - Tone (55 mins)

traveling michele
01-26-2014, 10:52 AM
Jan. 23: 100 minutes of bikram yoga and foam rolling... planned on the kettle bell but dh came home and it never happened.

Totals:
25 workouts
2540 minutes

Hope you're feeling much better, Saef!

Jan. 24: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Jan. 25: 65 minutes spin, 502 feet rope pull, 105 minutes bikram yoga!:carrot:

Totals:
28 workouts
2810 minutes

saef
01-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Sunday, Jan 26th:

30 minutes StairMaster, the usual
30 minutes shoulders, biceps & triceps
30 minute leg day routine

Lunges gave me twinges, but nothing hurt like the moment I rolled down onto a weight bench holding a 30-lb barbell for overhead tricep extensions. There was that moment when the weight was on my seat bones -- gah! Thankfully that was just for a few seconds.

traveling michele
01-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Hope you're feeling much better, Saef!

Jan. 24: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Jan. 25: 65 minutes spin, 502 feet rope pull, 105 minutes bikram yoga!:carrot:

Totals:
28 workouts
2810 minutes

Jan. 26: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
29 workouts
2910 minutes

CherryPie99
01-26-2014, 06:19 PM
January 26: 11 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:37:11)
P90X 2 Yoga DVD (66 mins)
30 Minutes foam rolling

CherryPie99
01-27-2014, 07:24 PM
January 27: P90X Plyometrics
50 minutes weight lifting (Lats and Triceps)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
01-27-2014, 08:23 PM
Monday, Jan 27th:

30 minutes treadmill, alternating 3 minutes running from 5, 5.1, 5.3, 5, 5.3, something like that, finishing with 5.7, with one minute in between walking at 3.5

The woman on the treadmill asked me, "What were you doing? What was that workout? It looked great!"

Which surprised me, as I am such an inept runner, still off-balance and lame in the right leg, but I can tell you that it feels better to run fast on the treadmill than to run slowly

traveling michele
01-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Jan. 26: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
29 workouts
2910 minutes

Jan. 27: 100 minutes bikram yoga, 130 kettlebell exercises (swings, etc.)

Totals:
30 workouts
3010 minutes

krampus
01-28-2014, 10:53 AM
Jan 25: rest day
Jan 26: 25 min on arc trainer, assisted pullups, chinups and dips, DB Arnold curl/presses, DB incline bench presses, DB side lunges
Jan 27 AM: 20 min on stairs, 50 Roman chair leg raises
Jan 27 PM: 5 min on arc trainer, assisted pullups, chinups and dips, 100 45# weighted glute bridges, 5 x 10 KB deadlifts @ 28 kg, 3 x 10 KB deadlifts @ 32 kg, planks, side planks, DB Arnold curl/presses, 5 x 5 DB renegade rows

silverbirch
01-28-2014, 11:35 AM
Jan 21:
-20 min on arc trainer, 20 min on stair stepper, 100 45# plate glute bridges

Jan 22:
-DB bench press, lat pulldown, barbell face pulls, leg press.

Got some MAJOR hip tightness going on. :\

krampus, what did you do to loosen up the hips? I'm having the tightness quite a bit at the moment. I do that 'kneel on one leg, other one up, hold in the abs, be tall and rock the kneeling hip up' thing. I also sit with the soles of my feet together and let my knees drop for about a minute.

Does anyone else have any sure-fire hip loosening ideas?

saef
01-28-2014, 03:39 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 28th:

20 minutes StairMaster in my gym Upstate, which has a different, newer model of StairMaster, though same brand, and there was no way I was gonna make it for a whole half-hour as usual
60 minutes chest, shoulders & triceps, having to go up on some weights, because this set didn't have 2.5-pound increments in between, which is always a revelation. I also tried a free-weight bench with an Olympic bar rather than fixed barbells.

My Upstate gym has a capacious and well-stocked free weight section, which consequently has attracted a lot of ladies who lift. Downstate, they're into the slender dancer or yogini body, and very few lift -- I am somewhat of an anomaly. Upstate, I just marvel at the women training near me. They're deadlifting, squatting with barbells, doing weighted curtsey lunges, and that's just with the personal trainers. The self-training women look even more awesome. It's all the equipment that attracts that population and one of the female PTs being a competitive body builder.

CherryPie99
01-28-2014, 07:17 PM
saef - they make us hardy up here, you know that! Makes it easier to carry a calf in from the field :D

January 28: P90X 2 - CORE (55 mins)
8 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:10:08)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
01-29-2014, 10:39 AM
saef - they make us hardy up here, you know that! Makes it easier to carry a calf in from the field :D


Jen, I think that each gym has a different culture & atmosphere, like a clubhouse, depending on who frequents it. So it's less a regional thing than a very local thing. This one's got the competitive female bodybuilder and the great free-weight section, so it pulls in those women. My gym has a relatively older crowd -- I'd call them affluent empty-nester housewives.

Wednesday, 29 January

60 minutes hard going on the arc trainer, hill intervals, resistance at nine
Some squats afterward with a 40-lb barbell, just to try out this movement without a Smith machine

krampus
01-29-2014, 11:19 AM
krampus, what did you do to loosen up the hips? I'm having the tightness quite a bit at the moment. I do that 'kneel on one leg, other one up, hold in the abs, be tall and rock the kneeling hip up' thing. I also sit with the soles of my feet together and let my knees drop for about a minute.

Does anyone else have any sure-fire hip loosening ideas?

I try to roll around on tennis balls when I have access. But honestly I just contort myself, twist my legs about, and try to "pop" them by spreading my legs so far apart it hurts. I'm not sure I could say I am successful.

Jan 29: 3.6 miles on treadmill in 30:00

CherryPie99
01-29-2014, 11:27 AM
Silverbirch - I would suggest Fire Hydrants and Clamshells. You can also do the easy hip swing where you hold onto something and just swing one leg straight front and back slowly as far as is comfortable.

So saef - I was last at a gym in college! But I'm guessing that by how you describe the population is it cardio galore??

mars735
01-29-2014, 11:34 AM
Silverbirch - I would suggest Fire Hydrants and Clamshells. You can also do the easy hip swing where you hold onto something and just swing one leg straight front and back slowly as far as is comfortable.


Was just about to post to you Cherrypie. If your ears are burning every day, it's me on the foam roller thanking you. Even though it's excruciatingly painful, it feels almost like scratching an inaccessible itch. I'm working on upping the time--currently can barely tolerate half a minute. Thank-you thank-you thank-you!

traveling michele
01-29-2014, 11:43 AM
Jan. 27: 100 minutes bikram yoga, 130 kettlebell exercises (swings, etc.)

Totals:
30 workouts
3010 minutes

January 28: 105 minutes Bikram yoga

Totals:
31 workouts
3115 minutes

CherryPie99
01-29-2014, 07:21 PM
Was just about to post to you Cherrypie. If your ears are burning every day, it's me on the foam roller thanking you. Even though it's excruciatingly painful, it feels almost like scratching an inaccessible itch. I'm working on upping the time--currently can barely tolerate half a minute. Thank-you thank-you thank-you!

Oh, yeah - it does hurt SO GOOD! But it does reach deep into the muscle - and much cheaper then going to a masseuse!

January 29: Cathe Friedrich Crossfire (60 mins)
50 minutes weight lifting (legs and back) - including 120 20 lb kettlebell goblet squats - OWIE!!!
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
01-30-2014, 11:35 AM
So saef - I was last at a gym in college! But I'm guessing that by how you describe the population is it cardio galore??

Well, not necessarily cardio. There are solitary strivers who spend a long time alone with cardio machines. (On some days, that would describe me, too.) But many of these women like taking the classes the gym offers, which makes the time go faster and enables them to socialize and feel like part of a group. So it's Zumba, spin (in which I join them) and a lot of whole-body-style classes with aerobics and low weights. They are just trying to stay active & move their bodies. I am far harder on myself than that. I often wonder what it would be like to feel less driven, to enjoy myself more, as they do.

As for me, Thursday, 30 January:

Treadmill run, 5.3 for five minutes, walk 1 minute, 5.3 and walk again, then 5.0, 5.1, 5.0, and at the end, 5.6 and walk, for a total of a half hour

Not my best workout, partly due to my miserable head cold, which I think makes me breathe less freely and therefore I am not so good at cardio.

Also did some barbell squats with fixed 40-lb barbell, since I can get that overhead and up over my shoulders freehand without a problem. Anything heavier & I'd need a rack.

silverbirch
01-30-2014, 11:50 AM
Silverbirch - I would suggest Fire Hydrants and Clamshells. You can also do the easy hip swing where you hold onto something and just swing one leg straight front and back slowly as far as is comfortable.


Jen, thank you very much for these suggestions. I tried the Clamshells out this morning at the gymn + the exercises that I'm already doing. It felt as though something was happening so that's good. ... And now my foot hurts madly. I think it's because I walked briskly to my early morning meeting and I'd done a mile by about 10am (before the gymn). My lower body doesn't like that kind of thing at the moment. (For heaven's sake!) So I'm continuing to work on it which is all you can do, isn't it? Short of amputation. Well, actually, I'm about to put them into a foot spa and rub them with wonderful cream. And then race out again to an evening meeting.

CherryPie99
01-30-2014, 02:14 PM
I often wonder what it would be like to feel less driven, to enjoy myself more, as they do.


Me, too, my friend, me too!

Jen, thank you very much for these suggestions. I tried the Clamshells out this morning at the gymn + the exercises that I'm already doing. It felt as though something was happening so that's good. ... And now my foot hurts madly. I think it's because I walked briskly to my early morning meeting and I'd done a mile by about 10am (before the gymn). My lower body doesn't like that kind of thing at the moment. (For heaven's sake!) So I'm continuing to work on it which is all you can do, isn't it? Short of amputation. Well, actually, I'm about to put them into a foot spa and rub them with wonderful cream. And then race out again to an evening meeting.

I always assuming if I feeling SOMETHING but it's not too much that it's working! Hope that is true for you!

Jen

CherryPie99
01-30-2014, 06:29 PM
January 30: P90X (2) Yoga (66 mins)
7 miles running treadmill - incline 2% (1:01:52)
30 Minutes foam rolling

saef
01-31-2014, 06:13 PM
Friday, January 31st:

30 minutes StairMaster, random intervals, dropped down to resistance of 4, which may be too easy.
60 minutes back & biceps routine

CherryPie99
01-31-2014, 07:06 PM
January 31: 7 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:03:57)
30 minutes foam rolling
p90X 3 Yoga (30 mins)


Running total January - 143.2 miles!

traveling michele
02-02-2014, 04:14 PM
January 28: 105 minutes Bikram yoga

Totals:
31 workouts
3115 minutes

Jan. 29: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Jan. 30: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Jan. 31: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals for January! 34 workouts and 3415 minutes!

krampus
02-03-2014, 12:09 PM
Jan 31: Epic weights sesson at engineering college. Barbell deadlifts, KB sumo squats, DB bench press, bench dips, lat pulldowns, shoulder presses, Arnold presses.