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Monday, May 15th, 2006
3:55 am
Have to try something different
I'd say about half the people who are listed as reading this know me, and know I'm anything but the ideal member of a community named thus...

A scientific definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again...but expecting different results.

I've tried a lot of things to get myself in shape, to get myself back to what I had when I first left High School for College almost 10 years ago...but no matter what I try I keep slipping worse and worse.

In the last 9 months I've had some really bad health scares, some of which I've posted in my own LJ, some of which I haven't even told the people closest to me about...

Something's got to change. 10 years ago I was very knowledgeable on coming up with workout plans, diet plans, exercize regimens, etc...but with many years of "not", and given my current state, I really don't know where to begin...other than that I *need* to try something...I just turned 27...the fact that I have risk factors so high that my doctor has me down for "if things haven't changed by the time you're 28, we're putting you in for serious surgery and other things so you can live past 30."

I know this is an open group to join, I also know that no one's really posted in it in like 18 months...but for some reason I don't feel like posting this in my own livejournal...I don't know why, I just don't.

Anyway,s it's 4am, I should try to sleep sometime eventually...thanks to those of you who read this.

Current Mood: uncomfortable
Thursday, September 9th, 2004
8:48 pm
Quad/Leg day
Tuesday's are typically quad/leg day for my workout routine. As a soldier, I work out with my unit M-W, F, primarily cardio workouts. My personal routine after work focuses on strength training. Since this list isn't used very much anymore, I'm posting my strength training program along with any cardio accomplished that day. For the record, victoria_lane is absolutely right in her post today. Working out regularly, especially during one's personal time, is a tremendous mental battle over lethargy.


Leg Press - free weights

Set 1 = 565 lbs (warmup) x 10 reps
Set 2 = 655 lbs x 10 reps
Set 3 = 705 lbs x 10 reps
Set 4 = 745 lbs x 10 reps
Set 5 = 765 lbs x 8 reps (new high)

Quadricep Extensions - cable machine

Set 1 = 135 lbs x 10 reps
Set 2 = 150 lbs x 10 reps
Set 3 = 165 lbs x 10 reps
Set 4 = 180 lbs x 9 1/2 reps

Standing Calf Raises - cable machine

Set 1 = 235 lbs x 20 reps
Set 2 = 235 lbs x 12 reps
Set 3 = 235 lbs x 12 reps

It was a light day. I usually do an additional total leg exercise, like free-weight squats, and Iron Mikes across the basketball court 3 times. I didn't do anything today b/c I gave blood. Tomorrow's Back/Tricep day with some hamstring exercises thrown in to make up for missing today.

If anyone who reads these posts has any questions/comments/recommendations, please post them!
Friday, July 16th, 2004
10:21 pm
Okay, so Im about to kick into hard gear on trying to drop all the weight I gained while I was pregnant. The twins are over a year old and Im still fat.

So...any suggestions that dont require obnoxious things like low carbdiets? They dont work with my body, no matter how strict I am, Ive tried.
Thursday, July 15th, 2004
6:29 am
Activity in the community...

Guess that means I will have to get off the couch and into the gym.
Thursday, July 8th, 2004
8:37 am
Long time no post...
I know - me too, me too.

How is everyone out there?

Me? Read more...Collapse )

Current Mood: satisfied
Friday, June 27th, 2003
8:51 pm
Back in Action
Ok so it's been ages sinse I've posted to this. I sort of went into "maintence mode" for a while. What that means is I went to the gym a few times a week and just sort of stayed where I was at. But this last month Ive really jumped back on the wagon per say. Ive been going 6 days a week, 3 hours a day. I do 3 days on, 1 day off. Thats a hard schedule to keep up but when you work out that hard and keep that level of intensity it starts to show really fast. I have to say at this point I'm in the best shape of my life and only getting better. My goal when I started going to the gym a year and a half ago was to look like Christian Bale in Americal Psycho. Im not there yet by I'm damn closer than Ive ever been.

Current Mood: accomplished
Friday, June 13th, 2003
7:10 am
New to the group...
Just wanting to say hello to you all. I joined this list in an effort to become something I am not, nor have I ever been.

I only recognise Shane from a long time ago. I think the last time we saw each other was in 1999 at ICC in Portland.

I have peeled off quite a load of weight since then. I was nearly 300 pounds. Now I am at 235 with an interest in getting to 200.

Any advice to add to my low carb diet and lack of real excercise?

Current Mood: hopeful
Wednesday, May 14th, 2003
2:05 pm
2 more pounds melted off...

that means I'm 2 pounds away from my pregnancy weight (sad, but true) and 2 pounds from 20 total lost!!

yay me!!

Goal: Lose another 10 pounds in three weeks
Plan: exercise every day at Curves and MUCHO reduce carbs (Something i havent been good about as of late)

lunch time...salad anyone?


Current Mood: cheerful
Thursday, December 19th, 2002
9:25 am
What? No post-ICC pre-to-mid-holiday reports?
Ok, I hope all that went into ICC with good workout intentions mangaged to keep them... heh. I usually find that keeping any sort of exercise scedule on the road is - well, nigh impossible for me.

But what's next for me? Running is not an option, I'm not much of a treadmill girl and it is dark before I get home these days. And due to a change in circumstance, the gym is out of the question (i.e. no stairmasters availble either).

So the old standby comes to mind: jumping rope. 20 minutes at a time is enough to kick my ass into shape. Wish me luck...
Friday, October 18th, 2002
7:58 am
No Pain No Gain
So I spent a whopping 3 hours at the gym today. I upped my cardio from 45 minutes to a full hour and upped my abb workout from 500 crunches to 650. If I can maintain that I will be up to 3,900 per week. That puts me over Britney Spears 3500 per week but still a ways away from the 1000 per day that Patrick Bateman did in American Psycho.

I've determined that Christian Bale has what I consider the ideal male body and thats the look Im shooting for. Im in good shape but its going to be alot more hard work to get to his level. I dont know if its possible without a personal trainer but Im going to try and keep pushing myself to that end.

Current Mood: accomplished
Saturday, October 12th, 2002
5:26 pm
So far so good..
Well, besides this 1/2 inch of fat on my stomach that I can't seem to get rid of the rest of my work out over the last month as been great. I guess it just means I need to do more crunchs. However I need to make sure I an burning the fat and not just building the muscle under it. Other than that I am very happy with my progress.
11:03 am
Wishing For A Scale
I have no idea where I am at. I haven't been near a scale in over a week. I'm very curious but at the same time, not.

I finally managed to schedual in a deep tissue sports massage and I am absolutely looking forward to being relaxed physically so that my mind can follow suit. My Boy and I have a few things being done at once so it's a mini day at the spa.

Fitting cardio into my days and then doing it when just flat out exhausted has been an incredible lesson. I have times when I literally have to talk to myself the entire 45 minutes and keep pushing to just do it. There are days it would be so easy to just stop at twenty minutes or thirty minutes. I can't help but think of what a lesson this is in focus and perserverence. In the fitness program "Body for Life" they discuss how fitness is a lifestyle alteration and a mindset. I can't fault that mentality at all in light of this epiphany.

Just for fun, and out of curiosity, I tried singing as I did my last session of cardio to see if I was performance capable. It was pretty funny. I got really winded very fast. I think if I can get the gym to myself more often, I'll keep doing the "Pop Star Workout" and vocalize while doing cardio. I don't expect to be doing arias or anything like that but the idea of being where I was when I was 22 and capable of a high intensity show seems like a worthy goal.

I suppose this is the one time my vanity is a bonus. I refuse to get fat. There is no way in hell I will ever allow that to happen.
Wednesday, October 9th, 2002
3:17 am
America Is Only Getting Fatter
About 59 million people, one in every three U.S. adults, are now obese and the number of overweight children has tripled in the last two decades, according to studies published on Tuesday.

''The problem keeps getting worse,'' said Tommy Thompson, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

''We've seen virtually a doubling in the number of obese persons over the past two decades and this has profound health implications. Obesity increases a person's risk for a number of serious conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and some types of cancer,'' he said in a statement.

Cynthia Ogden, one of the authors of the studies from the National Center for Health Statistics, said increases in portion sizes, eating out more frequently and an inactive population were all blamed for the problem.

The studies published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association found that the biggest weight gains have been seen in people over the age of 60, black and Mexican-American teens and black women.

Ogden said the increase among black women has occurred among all ages, though half of that group age 40 and above are obese. So are one fourth of black and Mexican-American teens, a 10 percent increase over the last decade.

The studies surveyed more than 4,000 adults and in excess of 4,000 children and teens in 1999 and 2000.

Among adults, the prevalence of obesity was 30.5 percent, compared to 22.9 percent in a survey conducted from 1988 to 1994. The number of those considered overweight but not yet obese also increased during this period from 55.9 percent to 64.5 percent, the study said.

Among children, 15.5 percent of those aged 12 to 19 were overweight, as were 15.3 percent of those aged 6 to 11 and 10.4 percent of those aged 2 to 5. In the 1988-1994 study, the respective rates were 10.5 percent, 11.3 percent and 7.2 percent.

The study defined overweight and obesity on the basis of body mass index -- a formula in which a person's body weight is divided by height squared. Under that calculation a man 6 feet tall would be considered overweight at 184 pounds and obese at 221 pounds.

16:10 10-08-02

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Current Mood: disappointed
12:09 am
10 Pound Weights
I wanted to at least get in and do cardio tonight. However, I've had a sinus infection for two weeks and it finally laid me flat tonight. After taking medication and babying myself all day, I managed to feel decent at ten pm. So I worked out with some 10 pound weights.

I had no idea just how much I could really do with them.

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, October 8th, 2002
5:56 am
Dedicated or Just Plain Crazy, You Decide.
So its 5:18 AM and I just got back from the gym. Yes I said 5:18 AM. I was not tired and today was supposed to be my day off but I could not sleep so I went to the gym for two hours at 3:00 AM and worked out. there is somthing really weird about being in a gym at that time becasue the "normal" people that work out at that time are just kinda weird.

So my goal for the month (pre ICC) has been starting October 1st to work out a minimum of 6 times a week and up my cardio from 30 minutes per session to 45. its approxamtly about 5 miles a day on the cross trainer. I've also upped my abb workout to 500 reps per day and a total of 3000 per week. For those of you that are counting thats still 500 less than Britney Spears and only half as much as Patrick Bateman from Americal Psycho. But on the upside its probably 2999 times as many as the average Cam member so I dont feel too bad. I figure if your on this list your part of the other 1% that does crunches. Sorry getting off topic. So my other goal was to get back on a better diet. SWRE and all the booze we had left over (A GODAWFUL SHITLOAD) really kinda threw my eating and excerise schedule for a little bit. I gained back about 5 lbs and that really bugged me. So now Im back eating very high protein. Lots of hard boiled eggs for snacks and drinking pretty much nothing but cold water. So now Im back down to what I was pre SWRE. About 175lbs. So the last 3 weeks of high intensity are really paying off.

I know that ill probably be bad the days Im in Dallas but what the hell I know I can work off the few extra calories.

Current Mood: accomplished
4:02 am
Slow Week
Last week was a slow one for me fitness wise. I did cardio but not nearly enough. I've discovered that I have managed to get some pretty nasty fibromyalgia. As a result, I wake up a lot with all over soreness and the like. Fortunately, that's easy to deal with. Ironically, cardio and strength training are among the recommended regimen. I think I am going to add massage to that pile. I have been obsessed for the last two weeks with a deep tissue massage. If I could figure out how to take a yoga class, I would. But my enemy in that would be the part where you wake up in the morning before noon.

Food has been a non issue. I've eaten a ton of protien. I'd like to incorporate more veggies for carbs. That's my only real flaw there.

I've been doing a lot of reading on stress, seratonin production, and fitness. Learning to relax is turning out to be a challenge for me. Who ever thought a person would have to work at something like that?

Current Mood: awake
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2002
4:37 pm
So who has fitness goals for ICC?

ICC is like the Cams version of Prom. We can all pretend it isnt but it is. Whats your goals inthe next 3 weeks?

My goals are to flatten out my abs and work out 6 days a weeka nd do 45 minutes of cardio per day.

3 days down 22 to go.

Current Mood: accomplished
10:21 am
Yeah..I do drugs


Incidentally, I have come to the conclusion that if you can push your body to be what you want, you can push your life to be what you want. The two go hand in hand.

Working out: The Natural Drug and Lesson in Discipline.

Did I mention........WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!

Current Mood: high
9:16 am
The Blood Type Diet
I heard about the Blood Type Diet tonight on the news. They didn't say enough to sell me on it though I will say that I agree that dieting should be personalized and have to do with how a person is made up. Every body works differently. Different things get the metabolism going and different things cause insulin issues.

As for the bumped up Cardio, yesh.... it's hard but you can see a difference right away. I've done cardio for an hour or more before and I forgot how much it WORKS. The straight away benefit is the unbloating.

Current Mood: busy
Tuesday, October 1st, 2002
12:24 am
Researching the Torso
So, it turns out you can't make headway on the abs unless you first target that layer of fat. And that, my friends, is done with Cardio... at least 45 minutes a day for five days a week. It's pretty much the consensus across the board.. (which incidentally makes the_contender SO right two years ago)

So, that there is my goal. Do that somehow in between a really rough work schedule.

Current Mood: working
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