Gone Skiing - I’ll Be Back April 7th

March 28, 2008

No More Rusty Dumbells

February 7, 2008

My three largest dumbells are 25, 35 and 45 pounds.  When I started this weight loss journey back in August I already had a small set of rarely used dumbells ranging in size from 5 to 25 pounds.  You will notice that the 25 pound one looks rusty.  That’s because it is.  I bought these [...]


Running Milestone Achieved

January 19, 2008

One of my 43 Things Goals is Run 1 Mile Without Stopping.  I’ve also got 2, 3 and 5 miles.  But you’ve got to start somewhere, so 1 little mile is the first goal. I’m in week 4 of the Couch to 5K program (see my cardio page for more info) which means the most [...]


Tightening Up My Strength Training Routine

December 24, 2007

Adding a morning strength training routine to my daily schedule has been one of the best things I have done over the last five months of my journey from fat to fit.  It’s also been one of the most challenging.  Because of my travel and work schedule I was already getting up early in the [...]


Take That, Treadmill!

December 21, 2007

In Tuesday’s Don’t Skip the Cardio! I conceded defeat to my treadmill, which totally and completely kicked my butt as I made a lame attempt at Week 4 of the Couch to 5k plan.  In fact it was so lame that in my recording of the times I recorded it as yet another Week 3.  [...]


Don’t Skip the Cardio

December 18, 2007

It’s been about 5 weeks since I have used the treadmill.  Since that time I did get three 3 miles run in, but other than that - no cardio.  As you may remember (or maybe not since it has been so long since I have done any!) I am basing my cardio workout on the [...]


How I Lifted One Million Pounds

November 10, 2007

I passed the 1,000,000 pound mark in my strength training program today.  On August 13th, a couple of weeks into my weight loss program, I started the strength training portion of my plan.  I started light, lifting a total of 6,750 pounds over 4 exercises.  I’m now up to 22,110 or 24,075 pounds lifted in [...]


Soccer Is Good For You

October 23, 2007

I didn’t need to read this study to know that soccer is a better workout than jogging.  I played soccer for about a dozen years growing up and it always kept me in good shape.  Last night, to celebrate the end of my son’s 5th & 6th grade fall soccer season, we had a parent/kid [...]


I Calibrated My Treadmill

October 12, 2007

I mentioned before that my heart rate was occasionally exceeding my maximum heart rate during my cardio workouts.  Now that I have purchased a proper heart rate monitor and have calibrated my treadmill I am confident that never happened, and even if it did it won’t happen again because I am not running as fast [...]


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