Blogs


Road to Fall 2018

Old 07-14-2018, 09:07 AM
  # 181 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Upstairs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Glen Allen, Va
Posts: 2,297
Welcome aboard Free2beme888! I find setting goals very helpful to keeping focus on why I workout, watch what I eat, etc. Anyways, the thread is more about just sharing what you do related to fitness & nutrition during the day. I find it helps to share with others and in drawing inspiration from reading what others are up to. Iíll regularly make myself exercise when I donít feel like it just because I told everyone here I was going to. Anyways, I hope that was of some help!
Upstairs is offline  
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Upstairs For This Useful Post:
Free2bme888 (07-14-2018), Gonnachange (07-16-2018), Lizajane (07-15-2018), Midwest1981 (07-16-2018), MissPerfumado (07-14-2018), Ringo123 (07-16-2018)
Old 07-14-2018, 03:42 PM
  # 182 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Upstairs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Glen Allen, Va
Posts: 2,297
Hola all! Knocked out another Legs workout. Went well enough. I may try my hand at doing some front squats next time. Iím just not feeling like Iím getting anything out of doing goblet squats anymore with my heaviest dumbbell. At least I think theyíre about the same exercise. My next workout will be Chest. Looks like Iíll be taking some weight off my regular routine. Thatís not all bad, I might even have a much better workout! Take care all!
Upstairs is offline  
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Upstairs For This Useful Post:
Free2bme888 (07-14-2018), Gonnachange (07-16-2018), Lizajane (07-15-2018), Midwest1981 (07-16-2018), MissPerfumado (07-14-2018), Ringo123 (07-16-2018)
Old 07-14-2018, 06:04 PM
  # 183 (permalink)  
Member
 
Free2bme888's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,631
I ran with my dog today after it stopped raining.


Free2bme888 is offline  
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Free2bme888 For This Useful Post:
Gonnachange (07-16-2018), Lizajane (07-15-2018), Midwest1981 (07-16-2018), Ringo123 (07-16-2018), Upstairs (07-16-2018)
Old 07-14-2018, 08:47 PM
  # 184 (permalink)  
Member
 
MissPerfumado's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,320
Upstairs, thanks for making me look up the difference between a front squat and a goblet squat. I do mostly back barbell squats and some goblet squats with very light weight. I see so many terrible squat techniques in my Pump classes. I was fortunate to have a good instructor when I started out (ex-army, Scottish, very fit) and he taught me how to do a proper squat.

Free2beme, I love your goal-setting. Just don't let any slips get you down and become an excuse to let it all go. I can be terrible at self-sabotaging like that. I tend to be less rigid about everyday stuff but I set future targets that I can't avoid, like distance races.

I ran 10 km today in glorious winter sunshine. Slow again but I got through it. My brunch date cancelled last-minute because he had some critical disaster happen at work. My first reaction was: yippee, now I get to go for my run uninterrupted. Yes, obviously I was gutted to be stood up.
MissPerfumado is offline  
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to MissPerfumado For This Useful Post:
Free2bme888 (07-14-2018), Gonnachange (07-16-2018), Lizajane (07-15-2018), Midwest1981 (07-16-2018), Ringo123 (07-16-2018), Upstairs (07-16-2018)
Old 07-15-2018, 09:31 AM
  # 185 (permalink)  
Member
 
Free2bme888's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,631
No junk snacks yesterday.

Went to meditation /yoga class today.

Rest of workout in yard
Free2bme888 is offline  
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Free2bme888 For This Useful Post:
Gonnachange (07-16-2018), Lizajane (07-15-2018), Midwest1981 (07-16-2018), MissPerfumado (07-16-2018), Ringo123 (07-16-2018), Upstairs (07-16-2018)
Old 07-15-2018, 01:35 PM
  # 186 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Upstairs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Glen Allen, Va
Posts: 2,297
Hey all! So today was my Chest day. Well, I lowered my chest sets by about 10-15lbs and all is good. I still get a good workout and all, itís just a little odd when you canít do the same weight after doing it for weeks. Tomorrowís routine will be Back. So far so good there!

Missperfumado - front squats are like goblet squats but with a barbell. It looks really awkward looking. You mentioned people having bad form doing squats in your pump class. I wonder if itís because of the weight. If I donít go but so heavy, i find it harder to keep my balance doing those.
Síall for now! Take care all!
Upstairs is offline  
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Upstairs For This Useful Post:
Gonnachange (07-16-2018), Lizajane (07-16-2018), Midwest1981 (07-16-2018), MissPerfumado (07-16-2018), Ringo123 (07-16-2018)
Old 07-15-2018, 09:17 PM
  # 187 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 108
I honestly think walking is saving my life!! I am just 2 weeks sober but knew right away I needed to replace bad habits with good ones. So I have been walking daily. The first few days I didnít make it very far. I have worked my way up to a 3.2 mile walk. I feel pretty darn good about this! And I have completely revamped my eating habits. I have lost 6 pounds! Although I do want to lose weight, I am not really making that a goal per se. My goal is to stay sober (exercise helps me greatly with this), to keep my depression at bay and to become healthy.

I am glad I found this thread!
PaigeMasters is offline  
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to PaigeMasters For This Useful Post:
Free2bme888 (07-16-2018), Gonnachange (07-16-2018), Lizajane (07-16-2018), Midwest1981 (07-16-2018), MissPerfumado (07-16-2018), Ringo123 (07-16-2018), Upstairs (07-16-2018)
Old 07-16-2018, 09:50 AM
  # 188 (permalink)  
No Dogma Please
 
MindfulMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,562
Cancelled my trainer for the week, at least until after I get this ultrasound on Wednesday. I leave for my trip on Friday and won't be back in town until Monday the 30th. So no weights for a while, perhaps some light ones on my own. Will know more after the ultrasound.

Better safe than sorry. I'm feeling some gastrointestinal oddities, nothing serious, but I think I'd better back off for a bit.
MindfulMan is offline  
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to MindfulMan For This Useful Post:
Gonnachange (07-16-2018), Lizajane (07-16-2018), Midwest1981 (07-17-2018), Ringo123 (07-16-2018), Upstairs (07-16-2018)
Old 07-16-2018, 10:03 AM
  # 189 (permalink)  
Member
 
Free2bme888's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,631
(((((MindfulMan))))))

Paige—walking is GREAT and congrats on two weeks!
Free2bme888 is offline  
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Free2bme888 For This Useful Post:
Gonnachange (07-16-2018), Lizajane (07-16-2018), Midwest1981 (07-17-2018), Ringo123 (07-16-2018), Upstairs (07-16-2018)
Old 07-16-2018, 10:33 AM
  # 190 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: East Coast USA
Posts: 5,700
Paige and Free, welcome. Keep at it and good things will continue to happen. :-)

Upstairs, it's certainly frustrating when the weights seem extra heavy, but kudos for adjusting and sticking with the routine.

Miss P, that's great the you're already able to run 10 km.

'Twas an odd day yesterday. No only did I not get online I also didn't workout out or cook dinner. All three are happening today so the world is back to normal.

My trainer had a personal issue so I worked out on my own. When working with him I have dedicated equipment, but when in the public training area I can't tie up equipment while I'm doing a circuit so I switched to a protocol of 3 sets of 8 reps for each exercise.

Bb back squats
Db flat bench presses
Bb dead lifts
Db front raises
Db lateral raises


Since I don't train this way too often anymore I was slightly off on the optimal weights for some exercises, but that's to be expected.
Gonnachange is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Gonnachange For This Useful Post:
Lizajane (07-16-2018), Ringo123 (07-16-2018), Upstairs (07-16-2018)
Old 07-16-2018, 12:58 PM
  # 191 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: East Coast USA
Posts: 5,700
Not really much of an update, but my daughter needed some new running shoes and I went with her to our local running store where I used to be a regular. The owner, store manager, and a long time employee all greeted me by name and then the inevitable question was asked and I had to say that my running/training is virtually non existent. Without making any guarantees maybe the conversations in the store were enough for me to change my mental attitude, do whatever I can to overcome the physical issues I've been having, and get on the road again.
Gonnachange is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Gonnachange For This Useful Post:
Lizajane (07-16-2018), Midwest1981 (07-17-2018), Ringo123 (07-16-2018), Upstairs (07-17-2018)
Old 07-16-2018, 02:52 PM
  # 192 (permalink)  
Member
 
Ringo123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: California
Posts: 2,722
Welcome Paige and Free. Great place to boast a little and get inspired a lot. Fitness, health and nutrition make up one third of my recovery. I'd be an empty shell without emotional growth and spiritual awareness.

Spin at 11am and it looks like it's sunny enough to go outside for a weighted fitness walk.
Ringo123 is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Ringo123 For This Useful Post:
Gonnachange (07-17-2018), Lizajane (07-16-2018), Midwest1981 (07-17-2018), Upstairs (07-17-2018)
Old 07-16-2018, 05:32 PM
  # 193 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Upstairs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Glen Allen, Va
Posts: 2,297
Hola all and welcome to the thread Paigemasters! Exercise helped me immensely in early recovery too. It gave me something to focus on besides drinking and also helped me to sleep. Just post about your walking. I think it helps. Great job on your first two weeks sobriety btw!

So today was my Back day. Went very well! My hands were up to the challenge this time so I got to focus more on how my lats felt for a change. Then I went outside and did some yard work (not very much).
So tomorrowís routine should be Delts, Traps, & Forearms unless I get lazy. Take care all!
Upstairs is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Upstairs For This Useful Post:
Gonnachange (07-17-2018), Lizajane (07-16-2018), Midwest1981 (07-17-2018), Ringo123 (07-17-2018)
Old 07-16-2018, 05:39 PM
  # 194 (permalink)  
No Dogma Please
 
MindfulMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,562
Welcome new thread dwellers!
MindfulMan is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to MindfulMan For This Useful Post:
Gonnachange (07-17-2018), Midwest1981 (07-17-2018), Ringo123 (07-17-2018)
Old 07-16-2018, 10:14 PM
  # 195 (permalink)  
Member
 
Lizajane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: St Louis, MO
Posts: 539
Blog Entries: 11
Welcome Paige and Free! Walking is the most important exercise for me because if I am sore or feeling tired or just don't have the push, I can always walk.

Back from Chicago. I did not workout on my driving days, but I had a great workout on Saturday and a lot of walking. I did not eat the horrible fast foods I always eat when I have long drives. My diet was perfect. I felt so proud of controlling that. I did my home kettleball tabata today and tonight I volunteered at bingo for my son's hockey club. So that was 4 hours on my feet walking around the bingo hall!
Lizajane is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Lizajane For This Useful Post:
Gonnachange (07-17-2018), Midwest1981 (07-17-2018), Ringo123 (07-17-2018), Upstairs (07-17-2018)
Old 07-17-2018, 12:16 AM
  # 196 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 108
Thanks for the warm welcome! I had a pretty busy day (just moved my mom here from the Midwest and I am moving 8/1) so I am getting lots of exercise as a result. It was super hot here in Portland, OR so I waited until tonight to go for a walk. Went with my next door neighbor and we went a bit over 2.5 miles. She told me I look different and had a glow about me!

Staying sober, daily exercise and eating well are making a HUGE difference for me. Itís miraculous, really. It feels so good to take care of myself. Iím no longer experiencing the intense anxiety or depression that was paralyzing me. Such a change from just 2 weeks ago.

Thanks again for the welcome here. This site has made a huge difference in my recovery.
PaigeMasters is offline  
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to PaigeMasters For This Useful Post:
Gonnachange (07-17-2018), Midwest1981 (07-17-2018), MissPerfumado (07-17-2018), Ringo123 (07-17-2018), Upstairs (07-17-2018)
Old 07-17-2018, 06:30 AM
  # 197 (permalink)  
Member
 
Ringo123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: California
Posts: 2,722
Upstairs. lazy is not a word that describes you. (smile)

Paige, two weeks is great and I know you are feeling better. Hopefully you have some type of support group for your recovery. Exercise gave me focus too way back when and still does! And being sober means you can really be 'present' for your mom. I'll be forever grateful that I was sober and available to my mom when she needed me.

JZ, great job on your road trip! It's really true that we can take our recovery anywhere and everywhere we go.

Biked to work today. Tuesday isn't usually a gym day for me but I have an appointment tomorrow after work so that means I do something today. During summer I'm like a broken record: if it's warm enough and sunny out at 3p then I do an outdoor fitness walk/jog. If cloudy/overcast then weights in the gym.
Ringo123 is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Ringo123 For This Useful Post:
Gonnachange (07-17-2018), Midwest1981 (07-17-2018), Upstairs (07-17-2018)
Old 07-17-2018, 08:01 AM
  # 198 (permalink)  
Member
 
Midwest1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 5,416
Paige- great job on two weeks.

Ringo- it is nice to have a routine!

MM- good job listening to your body. I hope you can be back to your normal routine soon. It is better safe then sorry.

Sat. - skipped
Sunday- 35 minutes elliptical
Monday- 20 minutes elliptical and 30 minutes strength training
Tuesday- 45 minutes cardio and 20 minutes strength training
Midwest1981 is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Midwest1981 For This Useful Post:
Gonnachange (07-17-2018), Ringo123 (07-18-2018), Upstairs (07-17-2018)
Old 07-17-2018, 11:11 AM
  # 199 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: East Coast USA
Posts: 5,700
Pretty much a regular low key Tuesday. I walked into town to meet a friend for breakfast and later in the morning did 50 pushups.
Gonnachange is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Gonnachange For This Useful Post:
Midwest1981 (07-18-2018), Upstairs (07-17-2018)
Old 07-17-2018, 11:17 AM
  # 200 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 108
Thanks all for the encouragement and support! Ringo, I do have a support group. Fortunately one of my best friends is in recovery and I have been going to AA meetings (although I identify with the tenants of Rational Recovery more). But it helps to be around other sober people.
PaigeMasters is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to PaigeMasters For This Useful Post:
Gonnachange (07-18-2018), Midwest1981 (07-18-2018), Ringo123 (07-18-2018)

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:54 AM.