Weight and Resistance Training - LWL # 211 -- July 11 to 17




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Ilene
07-11-2005, 08:05 AM
Good morning Ladies Who Lift :wave:

Whassup this week?? I'm not sure of the rest of the week :dizzy: but I do know that today it's chest :strong: ... How about everyone else...

I had a pretty relaxing weekend but I sure ate wayyy too much so today it's back to the grindstone... All foods lean and clean...

Well I have a dirty fridge waiting to be cleaned yuk!! But it's gotta be done sooo TTFN :wave:


ellenuw
07-11-2005, 08:16 AM
A busy week for me including dentist this morning (yuck) and urologist tomorrow, but having carpets cleaned on Thurs. Does that make it even out?

Did 3.5 miles this morning as my "easy" run. Somehow I never thought those words would come out of my mouth! This Sat is 14 miles. Chest and biceps this afternoon followed by massage (ahhh). My yoga instructor is out of town, so I will try to do it on my own with a CD Tues and Thurs. Hope to start the NASM course, too.

This is a new week - wishing those who have been down a great week and getting out of the holes - I know how hard it is, but concentrate on just "showing up" this week - it really helps. I have determined that discipline is half the battle. Good luck!

ellenuw
07-11-2005, 08:31 AM
A busy week for me including dentist this morning (yuck) and urologist tomorrow, but having carpets cleaned on Thurs. Does that make it even out?

Did 3.5 miles this morning as my "easy" run. Somehow I never thought those words would come out of my mouth! This Sat is 14 miles. Chest and biceps this afternoon followed by massage (ahhh). My yoga instructor is out of town, so I will try to do it on my own with a CD Tues and Thurs. Hope to start the NASM course, too.

This is a new week - wishing those who have been down a great week and getting out of the holes - I know how hard it is, but concentrate on just "showing up" this week - it really helps. I have determined that discipline is half the battle. Good luck!


tikanique
07-11-2005, 08:37 AM
Hi all,

I did chest and tris this morning along with 3 sets each of a bi exercise and shoulder press. Don't know why I threw those two in there, but oh well, there ya go. I've been up since 2:00 AM. DD woke me up, then climbed in my bed and passed out. Since I couldn't sleep, I cleaned and mopped the kitchen, cleaned the living and dining rooms, went grocery shopping, came home, put up the food and then went back out to the gym. I'm sure I'll crash and burn by noon. I also started dinner, so I can go home from cheer practice, throw food at the kids and then dive into bed. Wish me luck on avoiding bad foods. I left all my money in the car, I have healthy food here so that's a step in the right direction.

Tiki

JuliaTN
07-11-2005, 09:43 AM
I'm officially back on track too. After a 2 hr workout yesterday morning, I decided to drive out to the soccer field where they have an adult pickup game every Sunday. Well, they were short one person having even sides so I got drafted and played for almost 2 hrs (first time I've played in 10 years) in my workout clothes which are really intended for an AC type enviro. Needless to say, every muscle in my body hurts. For those who have never played soccer, it's an incredible workout - although a little hard on the joints because of all the twisting-turning-changing-direction-on-a-dime you have to do. NSV: I had my dark colored skin tight sports bra type thing on underneath my white t shirt and was not at all ashamed to take off the t shirt when I changed from the white shirted to the dark shirted team. NEVER would have done that 2 months ago. AND I got a wolf whistle from the peanut gallery when I did it.:o

tikanique
07-11-2005, 10:15 AM
You go Julia. Us Tennessee chicks are HOT STUFF!!!!

Tiki.

LKTS
07-11-2005, 12:29 PM
Ah, the wearing just your sports bra NSV! WTG, Julia. I remember those days - I want them back :D

Greekgirl
07-11-2005, 01:30 PM
'Evening girls,

I had an exhausting weekend, work as said on Saturday, and DBF had cleaned out the garden shed for my garden stuff to stack in when I came back, Then finished me off with a game of badminton (which he loves, but as he has ape-arms that cover the whole field without him having to walk he always wins...). needless to say, I could hardly move. Even on Sunday, when I mowed what by now must be my famously unruly lawn, I had heavy legs. What I actually did on Friday was: SQUAT 1x20 at 40 pounds, 1x12at 90 pounds, 2x6-8 at 130, and another 1x10 at 90 pounds. Felt very proud. Feel free to comment...
One of my sisters saw her relationship going on the rocks, after almost 3 years (of which 7 months living together) so that put a kind of damper on the rest of the weekend. He seemed so nice... But then, don't they all in the beginning?

Julia, here in France we don't have the 4th of July, we use the 14th and any kind of other excuse. DBF thus invited people on the 13th AND 14th for a (thank heaven) small BBQ. Both days he is off and I work...
Never mind, it's going to be fun anyway.

Hey Ilene, I did the same thing, what these *!0# French do is open a bottle of champagne for every little thing, I guess it's both why I both love and hate living here, too many temptations. I eat healthy on the whole but way too much because it's so tasty. How can I break this habit and just eat a BIT?????? bad thing is, when you are not eating junk, you do not feel bad about eating a bit more... Tiki, how do you cope with this, so seem to be so together on this usually.

Lieke

tikanique
07-11-2005, 04:00 PM
Lieke,

80% of the time, i cope by putting everything in Fitday before I eat so I can see how much I am allowed before I mess all my numbers up by getting in too many carbs or proteins or fats. However there is the 20% of the time when my eating ends up off the charts. What has been bringing me back in line is the crappy, bloated, pregnant whale feeling I get from being overly full on either junk or just WAY too much of something. Tracking is the key for me.

Tiki

JuliaTN
07-11-2005, 06:39 PM
SQUAT 1x20 at 40 pounds, 1x12at 90 pounds, 2x6-8 at 130, and another 1x10 at 90 pounds. Felt very proud. Feel free to comment...

I don't know about everyone else but I am suitably impressed. Is July 14 Bastille Day?

I had every intention of getting back to the gym tonight but I only thought that every muscle in my body hurt this morning. Throughout the day I have discovered that there are, in fact, more that can hurt. I took a header straight to the nose at some point so even my face is sore:dizzy:.

Ilene
07-11-2005, 09:38 PM
Hey Girls :wave:

Glad to see everyone is starting the week on the right foot...

Today I got a lot accomplished in the house, cleaned fridge, front of cupboards full of fingerprints, at least 5 loads of wash, cleaned the kitty liter box *yuk*, dyed DD's friends hair I hope her mom doesn't mind, but it's only a darker brown than what she has...

Tonight for the first time in 20 years I got stuck under a bar while doing a bench press... I was pressing 95# :wl: did 4 then got stuck half way up I could not for the life of me rack it up on the hooks... A gym full of :censored: pinheads :sumo: and NOT a ONE came to my rescue!!! Although I didn't yell for help either....So I gently let the 95# down to my chest and had to roll it down my chest and stomach, to my legs then sit up .... then I was ok... When I looked up there was a guy sitting there looking at me :rollpin: ... I guess my arms, and the rest of my body for that matter, was tired because all of my weights went down tonight, I'm also not used to working out at 7pm!!

Well take care all I'm off to bath and shower TTFN :wave:

Artemis__
07-12-2005, 05:45 AM
Hi everyone, I thought I'd just jump into this thread and join in. I've already asked a training question and there is a little of my history in it.
I started to train with weights again on Sunday - I first discovered the joys of strength training two years ago, but then stopped doing it consistently. I've never actually given it up, just not done it with any regularity.

I'm using very light weights - I use kilos but in pounds they are approx 4/7/10 - I should put them onto my scales to get accurate poundage!

Its very hot and humid in the UK at the moment (well hot for us - cool for most readers here !!) and we dont have a/c in our houses and so sleeping is difficult and so is working out if you do it at home, as I do.

Tomorrow morning I plan to go to the gym - it has a/c and will feel wonderful!

I'm not working currently, I gave up my job 4 weeks ago (after 17 years- yikes!) I'm going back to college in September. So I'm taking the summer off, to get my house organized, and for some "me" time before I start up learning again.!

Hope everyone has a great week!

tikanique
07-12-2005, 10:01 AM
Murphy's Law for vending machines:

I had a whole dollar to myself today and am really craving pop tarts so I went to the machine, eyed the treats and put in my dollar. Then good sense got the best of me so I selected the small pack of pistachios instead. However, the packaging got caught in the little turnstiles and ended up stuck in the machine. If I had selected the bad stuff, they would have come right to me. Go Figure.

Luckily, I also have a container of strawberries in the fridge here at work so I grabbed 4 of those instead.

Tiki.

Greekgirl
07-12-2005, 12:27 PM
Hi all,

went to the gym this morning and did arms (they feel like lead all day)a and did some biking too. Tomorrow is legs day, I am already hurting...

Tiki, I try to do that too, logging onto fitday, but my Laptop at home is sooo slow that I fall asleep before it's loaded the pages, and at work we only have 1 very popular PC from which to go onto internet (the one i'm using now). I might start logging everything on paper and fill it in later or smt.
Besides, I did the shopping for the 2 (!) BBQ's I have tomorrow and the day after, I've tried to keep it healthy, but it's not fair putting me into temptation like that!!!
Our vending machine keeps getting things stuck too, so then we lift it with a few people and shake it up. Makes me feel like a criminal...

Artemis, welcome!

Julia, 14th of July IS Bastille day, although I had to ask a colleague to be sure.

Ilene, not being able to lift what I usually do was my problem too last week, I felt washed out..

Lieke

Greekgirl
07-12-2005, 01:09 PM
Forgot to tell,

I work in a 5-storey building with about 200 people. There is no more loo-paper in the ladies and it is said that there will not be any untill the end of the week!
So I cut some newspaper in strips and hung it on the wall with a note saying:
Toilet paper, serve yourselves - it's free! Wonder what they'll say tomorrow morning...

I'm really......irritated about this

Lieke

EofAZ
07-12-2005, 04:31 PM
Lieke,

That would be irritating in more then one way. (sorry just could help myself). I spent the weekend at Seaworld with my granddaughter and did so so on my eating but walked my legs clean off. Gosh I was tired. I met with my PT yesterday evening and had a great leg workout. This was the first session with a new PT, my old one is moving to Florida :cry: and I'm going to miss him, he really took the time to teach me in addition to just pushing me. I got a good workout with the new guy but I'm going to have to teach him that I prefer free weights over the machines. I was forgiving last night because A) it was very busy and B) it was our first session together, my next appointment with will be Thursday 8:00pm :fr: I'm a 5:30am kind of girl so this is going to kill me but I told him I would give it a try. At least the gym shouldn't be so busy, I hope. :crossed:

TTFN,

Ilene
07-12-2005, 06:03 PM
Lieke -- No loo paper would drive me :crazy:

Today I haven't worked out yet, will go soon, doing back...

Welcome Artemis We LUVS NEWBIES :dance: ....

Tiki -- Sorry for losing your hard earned $$, that bugs me, I don't mind spending but I hate losing it !!

Sheila53
07-12-2005, 10:51 PM
Hope it's okay to chime in. Just wanted to share my "funny" at the gym. I did my circuit training class and since we just switched circuits, it was pretty taxing. After the class, I work out on my own for about 30 more minutes. I was kind of tired, but doing well until I got to the exercise called "skull crusher." I could scarcely get the barbell up, much less bring it down to my forehead (it's a tricep exercise). I thought, boy, that circuit wore me out a lot more than I thought, and decided I'd go to the next lower weight, although I'd just switched to the higher weight 2 weeks ago. Well, turns out I'd read 30 lbs. as 20 lbs. No wonder I couldn't lift the barbell. I really could have crushed my darn skull! I guess the moral of the story is to check your barbell weights carefully, especially when you're feeling tired!

Artemis__
07-13-2005, 05:37 AM
Good Morning everyone

Thanks for the welcome Ilene, its good to be here.

Today is going to be hot again here in England, so , going to head to the gym. I normally do my workout at home, but the house is so hot and I was uncomfortable yesterday.

Today I'm going to work my upper body and enjoy the AC at the gym!
Will probably go for a swim afterwards.

Sheila, 30lbs skull crushing! :yikes:

I cant wait to be strong!

Mel
07-13-2005, 09:11 AM
Good Morning, LWL! Welcome to Artemis :wave:, and heelo to everyone else :)
I got home last night and caught up on reading, but was too exhausted to post. What a week you all had! Ilene, I'm glad you aren't still stuck under the bench press bar...uh, I've been there, too. I'm sure you wriggled out more gracefully and with less $%&!! than I did :devil: Or maybe not :lol:
Tiki and Julia- Glad there are no more Tennessee gals under the wagon wheels!
Lieke- Have they relented and resupplied the paper in the toilets yet? YUCK!
Ellen- What a wonderful article and pictures in last week's thread. Not only is your story a shining example of what can be done with self-determination, knowledge and hard work, but you are a wonderful writer! :bravo: for all that you have accomplished! You should post a link to it in the "Success Stories" part of the 3FC Forum. I'm sure there are many members who don't venture into our little LWL corner who would love to read it.

My week visiting my mother and step-father was good. My ds went off to camp (a sea kyaking expedition to the San Juan Islands then hiking in the Tetons and Yellowstone on the way back). I went to the gym twice, did one training session with my step-father who at age 70, lifts 3 days a week. We worked on a lot of fuctional fitness and balance exercises as well as osteoporosis-specific exercises. He had done very little work on stability balls or dynapads, and was sore "from his ears to his toes" the next day :lol: from doing his usual exercises on an unstable surface. I introduced him to a few new exercises and fixed his form and showed him variations on a lot of what he already does.

We did one gentle 2 hour hike along the front range in Boulder in 99 degree heat (but it's a DRY HEAT!!!), then I went for a mountain bike ride on my own while they retrieved one of my brothers and his son from the airport. I got slightly lost ( these are all unmarked gravel roads through the mountains) and ended up going about an extra 12 miles on top of my planned 15 mile trip. Exactly half was straight up and the other half straight down. That doesn't sound too bad, but you have to remember that I live at 250 feet above sea level and this ride was at 9000 feet above sea level. I would start out strong for about 200 yards then sound like I was sucking the last bit of oxygen out of my scuba tanks :( Rest, repeat.

Due to the fact that my step-father is allergic to practically every good tasting food, they eat almost as weird as I do. My eating seems quite normal to them, in fact :lol: There was NOTHING to cheat with (other than the one Sunday brunch we attended, no going out, either) so I came home 2 pounds less than when I left. I know where to head next time I need to drop a few pounds :lol: Now to keep them off!

Got to go see if I have any clients left,
Mel

tikanique
07-13-2005, 11:34 AM
Mel, next time you go, please take me with YOU!!! That sounds like such a great and relaxing trip. Or if I can't go there, then I wanna go to camp! My kids are at a two week science camp studying water purification, using all kinds of chemicals and getting into various lakes, swamps and other bodies of water I don't want to think about. My son is trying to catch a leech. Go figure.

Tiki

Greekgirl
07-13-2005, 12:52 PM
Goedenmiddag all (Dutch for: good afternoon),

Did legs today, it was hard but not as bad as I'd expected (tell you tomorrow), maybe I should do more? Squats 1x20 warm up at 33 pounds, 3x8 at 110, then 2x15 (wrote down 2x12), at 77 pounds. If I feel good tomorrow, I will up next week.

Tonight's the first BBQ of this week, I made/will make:
Greek salad, low-fat pasta salad
cocktail sauce, garlic sauce, (low fat, nobody ever notices), tapenade (crushed olives with oregano and garlic, blended)
Grilled meat and sausages, most lean
Spritzers (half wine and sparkling water, good for cheating)
Other drinks, the usual stuff (except dr Pepper's, we don't have it here)
I refuse to get really unhealthy stuff, and strangely, everybody likes it or does not even notice.
For about 12 people...
I get home at 21.00 when it starts or is supposed to anyway...
DBF will have only lighted the BBQ and do the meat-thing, me the rest, the MCP (male chauvinist pig, it's what his sister calls him)...
O God...
Aaaaaaah...(stressed out already)

Wow Mel, busy week, what do you mean by weird eating, weird stuff, weird hours? Still no WCpaper (see below). And together with Tiki, can I come too on the next hike? Nature is so "cultured" here, I have the impression that even in the remotest areas of Europe civilization is close, whereas America seems one great outdoor-lovers playground to me (apart from big towns).

Ellen, you have become an inspiration to me too.

Evangeline, good luck with the PT session!

Sheila, when you get whammed by a scull crusher it's no joke, watch out next time!

Ilene, still lugging paper when going to the ladies'..., some have even brought their own (which I REFUSE) together with their lunches. Guess what: on the executive floor there is still paper, makes me want to go up and steal it and hoard it!

Preparing for BBQ take off,


"fasten your seat-belts" Lieke

lessofsarahtolove
07-13-2005, 07:02 PM
Just thought I'd pop my head out from behind the lurk wall to say hello :wave: , and announce that I'm back to doing weights after a long sojourne! A couple of you know me from last year, before I was sentenced to Planet Cancer (see siggy below) -- I was doing beautifully, losing gobs of weight and building lots of luscious muscle. Alas, I got derailed for a while, regained 25 pounds (thank you steroids! :mad: ) and I'm now 2 weeks back in the saddle again! With an average of 1600 calories from clean eats and daily cardio, so far I've managed to lose 3 pounds -- much less than I would have pre-chemo, but a heck of a lot better than the nothing I was told to expect to lose for a while after chemo!

Today I resumed weight training! :dancer: I'm doing 3 full body sessions per week to start. (I lost a lot of muscle over the six months of inactivity.)

Today was:

2x12 of:
Squats
Stiff Legged Deadlifts
Lunges
Lat Pushdowns
Shoulder Presses
Bicep Curls
Bench Presses

And 1 set of 15 unweighted Calf Raises.

I'm so weak now, I did just 20# on everything but the bicep curls, which were only 10! :o Gotta start somewhere though, right? I'm trying hard not to be disheartened by my fitness losses and instead just be grateful that I get to start over. I'm in remission, so really I'm a very lucky girl. :yes:

I'll also have done a total of 50 minutes of cardio today. (I'm just about to go off to do the last 20!)

This workout was a start. In that it completely kicked my keister, I can only assume it provided a good foundation upon which to build! My energy is still pretty low overall -- my oncologist won't let me return to work for another 2 months -- but with a finite store of energy from which to draw, I'd rather invest it in something that will yield bigger returns!

There's my intro -- hope this finds you all well and healthy. :)

Ilene
07-13-2005, 07:25 PM
Sarah -- Welcome back to weight training :grouphug: :strong: ... Keep up your great spirit !!

Lieke -- Can I join your BBQ the menu sounds delish :hun:

Today I did some running on the dreadmill and I think I hurt my knee,n DAMN!! I after that I did some light leg work to keep the muscles strong around the knee... I guess I should have iced it :chin: .... Off to ice ... TTFN :wave:...

Mel
07-13-2005, 09:56 PM
Sarah! :grouphug: Welcome back :wave:

Mel

JuliaTN
07-14-2005, 09:16 AM
Lieke - Ok, you're doing my head in: a greek girl living in france who writes perfect english & now dutch? You have to tell me where you came from and how you ended up there. AND I would absolutely go to the executive's room and take every last roll to distribute evenly throughout the others. Sounds like a let them eat cake attitude (which would not be a good idea the week of Bastille Day:devil: )

That doesn't sound too bad, but you have to remember that I live at 250 feet above sea level and this ride was at 9000 feet above sea level. I would start out strong for about 200 yards then sound like I was sucking the last bit of oxygen out of my scuba tanks :( Rest, repeat

This winter -at my highest EVER weight- I tried to hike up the side of a volcano crater at 14,000 ft and never made it to the top. After the first 500 feet or so, I would take about 10 steps and then literally start seeing stars, sit down, rest, repeat. My (now ex-) boyfriend went to the top, came back down (about 1/4 of the way down from the top) to get the camera from me and then went back to the top to take pix. I spent the rest of the month long trip worrying that he was going to want to go hiking and I wouldn't be able to. That experience was one of the main things that motivated me to start getting back in shape. I don't want to miss out on life because "I can't"

Mel
07-14-2005, 09:44 AM
I don't want to miss out on life because "I can't"

Great quote, Julia, and it was my main motivating factor 4 years ago, too. However, at this point, unless I move to living in high altitudes I don't think I'm going to improve my fitness levels much. I jogged and hiked up there just fine, but mountain biking straight uphill was a whole different story despite my bi-weekly spin class torture. :rofl:

Yesterday's workout was a full body circuit, then 2 and a half hours of lawn mowing. I miss ds already. I'll go back to my regular split next week, but I don't miss it yet :lol3: Dropped another pound overnight. I haven't seen this number since 1979. My clothes are falling off. I'd like to learn to live here.


Lieke- Happy Bastille Day! Have a glass of wine (or 3) for us ;)

Mel

WaterRat
07-14-2005, 01:11 PM
And don't forget that altitude affects different people differently! :) Being in shape certainly helps, but my DH who has been pretty fit most of his life, always has problems at altitude. He actually worked on a high altitude mountain research project years ago, and as soon as he got above a certain altitude (14,000 ft?) he began to cough and get short of breath. He actually ended up cracking a rib he coughed so hard/much.

ellenuw
07-14-2005, 05:02 PM
I don't want to miss out on life because "I can't"

Yep, that was what started me, too. Though my "mountain" was the walled city of Dbrovnik. We all have our mountains and need to learn how to climb each one for ourselves - sometimes more than once :dizzy:

WaterRat
07-14-2005, 06:37 PM
We all have our mountains and need to learn how to climb each one for ourselves - sometimes more than once

So, I guess I'm back in the learning mode. Man, that cliff is high, and I just hate falling off it again. But I've got my boots on and I'm starting up again . . . :D

ellenuw
07-14-2005, 08:10 PM
Pat - it is not the same mountain. There is a whole range of them out in front of us. Take the lessons you learned from your last peak and work up this one. You will learn something different and amazing about yourself with each mountain. (I know, no more Tour de France for me ...)

Greekgirl
07-15-2005, 02:36 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm sitting bleary-eyed at my desk today 08.00 am, as the 2nd BBQ (in 2 days) turned out to be a great success, in more than one respect.
In the end only the next-door neighbours turned up ( my friend had 8 of her in-laws gatecrashing, the other neighbours were kind of ill). They turned out to be wonderful people so we only went to bed at 01.00 am and I got up again at 06.00.
The food was good and they liked it. In stead of chips I served veggies with dips and olives, DBF burned the meat (2nd time in 2 days) because he was engrossed in conversation, and I had of course made enough to feed an orphanage.
So I have a really good (but tired) feeling today.

Am going to up the legs after all, I feel they can take more, because I wasn't very sore, hurray! next week 145 pounds, ha!
Today is back and cardio-day in the sweltering heat, looking forward to it (duh!)

Ilene, Julia, still no loo paper, and about the BBQ, you are invited next time around!

Mel, I did have wine, first day watered down well, second day (good wine) not, oops... NOT too much though.
Kindred spirit too I see, about the lawn mowing, promised DBF I would this weekend too...

I like the mountain metaphor, I am just going to take every mountain step by step.

Sweating up my mountain today though in this heat,

Lieke

kykaree
07-15-2005, 01:32 PM
It's loely and cool here today, a welcome relief from the humidity. DId a hard cardio workout this morning, and I was shown some new exercises at my works gym at lunch time.

I was meant to have my programme redesigned this morning, my 8 week review as suggested my Mel and Ilene in my thread posted earlier this week, but the instructor didn't turn up. He was asleep!!!! Bless!!! He walked in bleary eyed just as I left the gym, apologising profusely!!

So next tuesday it is!

WaterRat
07-15-2005, 03:23 PM
Ellen, thanks for the TDF inspired analogy! You're right it's not the same journey. You've got me thinking about what's different this time, and what I can do differently to have another successful journey and hopefully stay on top when I get there! When I was a kid I always thought grown-ups knew everything, and here I am 60 years old and still trying to figure it out :dunno:

Lieke, I'd be raising cain over no paper!! I get on our janitor if there's none in one stall! And don't get me started if there are no paper towels or soap in the dispenser. :lol: Your BBQ's sounded delish, btw. We've had really nice weather for a couple weeks and DH and I have been grilling a lot, and eating on our deck. Love it.

Today's plan is to go over to the weekly farmer's market, in the next block diagonally from work, and see what they have that will add to my dinner. They have food there too, and one place has a really nice, reasonably healthy, taco/burrito thing (as long as you don't eat the shell). My friend has a kettle corn booth there, which I try to avoid - walk up to the side to say hello, but usually she's too busy to visit, and I can slip away without making any purchase! I can resist the stuff cold no problem. It's just when it's hot out of the popper. . .

After work I'm off to the gym for a LBWO and some sort of cardio. It's very quiet in our gym these days. Nice for those of us who are still using it.

Greekgirl
07-16-2005, 10:12 AM
Hi all,

Loo paper has finally arrived at work! What a relief! Didn't do any gym yesterday, but got a vengance today with lots of cardio and back/chest.
I also statred on the BFL book again for inspiration while biking today.

I had been called by several people afterwards: turned out DBF was looking for me because there had been a break-in the old Volvo and the radio-front is MIA. He was pissed and I was too but I actually feel relieved also because it sounded like someting really serious had happened.
We live in the middle of nowhere so who actually would come there to steal a radio-front but not the radio itself beats me.

Have just finished doing overtime at work (only 2 hours, so no sweat), and am going back in the sweltering heat to.....iron

Lieke

lessofsarahtolove
07-16-2005, 05:22 PM
Hey everybody! Congratulations on the loo paper arrival, Lieke! Great news, indeed! :yes:

Wednesday's full body workout took such a toll on my weak old legs, I had to skip legs in my workout today. I'd planned to do full body again, but my screaming legs need more recovery time. :( So upper body it was: 2 x 12 of one arm dumbbell rows, shoulder presses, dumbbell bench presses, one-arm tricep extensions, and bicep curls. (If anyone has any feedback or suggestions on my routine -- I'm open to all suggestions!) 30 minutes of cycling yesterday, and another 30 today -- with a mile power walk still pending today.

I vacillate between secretly feeling down about losing almost all my fitness gains (I guess the secret's out now!) and feeling an overwhelming gratitude that I get to start over at all. :^:

Hope this finds you all well. :)

LKTS
07-16-2005, 08:22 PM
Lieke, congrats on the tp delivery! You were much more patient about it than I would have been! Sorry to hear about your car break-in, though.

Sarah, you're probably sick of hearing this from everyone, but I'm so impressed by how quickly you're getting back to everything - you might have better luck w/ a upper/lower split, to let muscles recover longer, but probably patience is just the key. Depending on how much cardio you've been doing and how quickly you're increasing it, that might affect things too - you could switch off weeks, with one week increasing the cardio minutes, and one week increasing the time spent lifting... Just thinking out loud here, dunno if any of that will be useful to you ;)

ellenuw
07-17-2005, 07:30 AM
I vacillate between secretly feeling down about losing almost all my fitness gains (I guess the secret's out now!) and feeling an overwhelming gratitude that I get to start over at all. :^:

Hope this finds you all well. :)

Sarah - I agree with all that Laura said - you are such an inspiration. Yes, you may have lost your fitness gains, but gained back your life and health. And you know that you CAN get back your muscle strength through exercise. Don't let it be a secret about feeling down - that is part of getting back. Acknowledge it, but don't accept it. We have all been in our "holes" and climbed back out - yours is deeper than anything I have ever known, but you have the strength and tools to get out. I am glad that we LWL and 3FC are part of your tools. You have touched many of us here and we are ready to push you out (up? - having trouble with my own analogies - maybe go back to TDF - ride harder!:lol: ) Regardless, Sarah, we are all pulling for you.

Ilene
07-17-2005, 10:44 AM
Ellen and Laura -- Such nice posts that it inspires me to stop 'B-itching' and just get my a$$ in gear... see, I'm feeling better already :lol:

Sarah -- :grouphug: YOU inspired always!

Yesterday was a horrid food day, but I'm back on track today, lotsa wata and some dreadmill later... Today is usually my long run but it's raining so I'll go do a long a run as I possibly can on the dreaded dreadmill :tread:

JuliaTN
07-17-2005, 11:01 AM
Ellen and Laura -- Such nice posts that it inspires me to stop 'B-itching' and just get my a$ in gear... see, I'm feeling better already :lol:

Sarah -- :grouphug: YOU inspired always!

All of the above goes for me too!

Been out of town with work the last couple of days so no gym time. Yesterday was OK food wise but the day before was awful (do the words: fried-catfish-spinach-dip-french-fries all in the same sentence mean anything?). I have to admit it was ALMOST worth it.:)

On my way to the gym now for cardio & UBW and then plan on meeting the new soccer group later tonight. Should be a good heart workout today even if nothing else.