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  1. Feelin It

    Sep 4, 2008

    I found out a few things about myself today. Like that I'm capable of bouncing back after being knocked down, and that the encouragement of others REALLY means a lot to me. The highly complementary comments I've received here, through Twitter, or on PodCacher and, have thrown fuel onto the fire. Today was the proof.

    I was back into the fitness room with a vengeance today. I went in on Tuesday as dictated by my self contract for this week, but I can't say it was especially productive. I didn't even post it here. I had forgotten just how hard the gym could be, how unforgiving. With the encouragement of the SlimCache readers as ammo, I reloaded, and made a second run at it for this week, with encouraging results.

    I'm looking at this time for a more compact workout. I need something that's quick but focused and thorough. With Eric's help we tweaked a little, finding a shorter routine that could be done in the gym. A few other exercises will be done at home in a circuit workout, on cache days, to supplement my efforts in the gym. Today I did one set of each of the following.

    15 reps/70 lbs Row/Delts
    15 reps/20 lbs Chest Press with stability ball
    15 reps/20 lbs Deadlift/Curl/Press with hand weights
    15 reps/120 lbs Lat Pull Down
    15 reps/15 lbs Squats with hand weights @ sides

    This was followed by cardio which was invigorating today.
    30 mins. Treadmill 2.3 miles
    30 mins. ARC/Elliptical, weight loss program level 8, 128 strides per minute

    Average heart rate during today's workout 147 bpm with a maximum of 168. 45% of the 679 kcals burned were from fat.

    Thanks again to the very supportive readers of this page. You're encouragement is appreciated far more than you'll know. You keep me going.

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