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Old 07-13-2014, 12:11 PM   #1161
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I am working hard on eating less and eating healthier foods but this is the hardest battle I have ever fought. I will keep at it, though this is a lifetime battle. I want a long, happy life.
I would image living in NOLA makes the eating part even tougher with all the great restaurants near you.
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Old 07-13-2014, 12:23 PM   #1162
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I would image living in NOLA makes the eating part even tougher with all the great restaurants near you.
Both tough, and easy. The food here is out of this world. But, at least when I splurge on an unwise food choice here, I get an extreme level of hedonic satisfaction from it.

I can't do that often, though, so it has to last me a while. For example I only allow myself to go to this restaurant once a year. I like their food too much.

To be honest, the eating part has been pretty tough everywhere I have lived since I had my daughter 36 years ago. I didn't have much of a weight problem before then; a little bit, but really hardly any problem. However it has been a struggle for me ever since.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:15 AM   #1163
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I can't do that often, though, so it has to last me a while. For example I only allow myself to go to this restaurant once a year. I like their food too much.
Now that's a full course!
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:58 PM   #1164
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Now that's a full course!
Perfect description! I love that place.

Anyway, today's workout: I lifted weights on my usual 20 machines. They added up to 15.5 tons this time. I have been doing cardio more lately instead of lifting, so I will probably be sore in the morning.
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I caused myself some problems with my upper body doing a vigorous program of indoor exercising from early Feb - late April. I have residual tendinitis in my hands, wrists and shoulder from too many years at the keyboard. It all triggered from too much repetition so I decided to back off from it and let things recover.
I've been doing outside container gardening w*rk and indoor light ch*res as a substitute, so no weight came back on. Whew!
All better now and ready to get back to the stretch resistance band, the stair stepper and exercise ball. And of course watching Bugs Bunny.
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Freebird,

Glad to hear you have recovered. Take it slow going forward to avoid any setbacks.
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:01 AM   #1167
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Did the same 5+ mile walk this morning and knocked 10 minutes off my time using a secret method.

If you most know, it was about 10-15 degrees cooler.
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Freebird, I'm glad you are feeling up to using the stretch bands, exercise ball, and stepper. The nice thing about doing a routine with those is that you could do it at home during your rugged winters, too. No need to travel to a gym unless you want to.

DFW_M5, you are doing some amazing walks! What terrific exercise.

As for me, my workout yesterday at the gym included no weights for a change, same as on Wednesday. I worked out on the elliptical. Then I switched over to the seated elliptical, and then walked for a while to cool down.
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All my training partners were off last week, so I decided to skip the week as well. No exercise, other than some light mobility work, and I had a few carbs and a couple of alcoholic drinks.

Back in the gym today after 10 days off. It was leg day.

All exercises are 5 sets of 15 reps:

Power Squat Machine - 450 Lbs
Superset with High Knees and Skipping High Knees

Stability Ball Reverse Curls
Superset with Leg Extension Machine - 145 Lbs

Single Leg Curls - 60 Lbs
Superset with Broad Jumps

Observation: The body gets used to not training and protests when you reintroduce strenuous exercise. The first set of squats made me dizzy, and my heart rate was 155 (I would normally get to 140-142 max with that exercise). During that first superset I hit 160-165 (almost 90% Max HR). It stayed elevated for most of the hour. I've seen my training partner do the same when he took off a few days and know that it's a normal reaction. That experience also taught me that the body will recover quickly and I'll be back to normal within a couple of days.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:28 PM   #1172
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It was a beautiful day today so we ran outside along the lake. 45 minutes of fartlek running.

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Old 08-15-2014, 05:48 PM   #1173
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Today at the gym I briskly and joyfully lifted a total of 17.8 tons on my 21 favorite weightlifting machines in 40 minutes or less. Then I rode on the seated elliptical and the regular standing elliptical, but not for as long as I had hoped. It was hot and I was pretty worn out so I called it a day.

I decided that although I suppose I should include some cardio in my workouts, I don't want to squeeze it in at the expense of weightlifting. That is what has been happening lately, and I miss lifting. So, I guess that from now on, lifting comes first and then cardio gets whatever bits of energy I have after I'm done or else on days when I don't lift.

It's good to get back to lifting.
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Although today was a non-gym day, I'm almost back to normal weights and cardio after my hospital stay. Doc says next week is full bore back to normal!

It is amazing how much strength I lost over just three weeks of inactivity. I couldn't have restarted at full bore even if I'd been told it was okay.
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:42 PM   #1175
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Did my approx 1.75 miles running. Try to do it 3x/week. Not for any purpose other than general health. I get a lot of other exercise working around the house and yard, or walking around. The running is at a level I can do it without taking too much time and also not enough to cause knee or joint problems.

Many others are much longer distance than me. I am not into running races or competition, just keep up health.
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4 sets of 12 each of the following exercises done as a routine:

24" box jumps
bent over dumbbell rows (50Lbs)
45 degree leg press (450Lbs)
front dumbbell raises with internal rotation (30Lbs)
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Similar to yesterday, today included a combo of strength and plyometric exercises.

5 sets of:
Deadlifts 5 reps at 225Lbs.
Low hurdle agility drills
(came within a few beats of max HR doing these)

5 sets of:
50 situps
100 jump ropes

Burned 965 calories in an hour.

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Taught dance yesterday morning for an hour. I have become a dance fitness instructor again in my semi-retirement. Definitely keeps me in shape and on my toes!
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