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Posts Tagged ‘weights’

Making goal while biking at work

Today was Bike To Work Day. At least it was in the Bay Area. Did everyone have Bike To Work Day today? I did not bike to work today for many reasons, including I live more than 20 miles from work (I don’t think you can ride your bike over the Bay Bridge); I would […]


A year ago today …

A year ago today my life changed. A year ago my company moved from Emeryville to South San Francisco.   That move changed my life in many ways. I am surprised I have lasted a year but then I am not surprised. Is that weird? I now get up for work at 5:30 a.m. Something […]


Surviving long weekend in Vegas

We got home from Las Vegas today. We flew out on Wednesday night. We had a great time and with our friends Jen and Dave, too. When I go on vacation or out of town or whatever I usually know that the healthy eating goes out the window. Sometimes I can keep the outrageous caloric […]


Exercise, vegetables and dancing … oh my!

Sorry for the slacking in blogging. But rest assured I have not been slacking in the exercise or the caloric intake department. Let’s see. What have I been up to since I last blogged on Tuesday … On Wednesday I walked with some co-workers/friends. It was a small group, but we were/are fierce. The walk […]


Sore, tired body

This will be a short post as I am tired and well, just bleh. Tuesday night Jenn and I did some weight work on our back and shoulders (among other stuff). Yesterday I worked from home so I attended the Power Vinyasa yoga class at the studio in my neighborhood. Naushon really had us focus […]


Working out with friend

      My friend Jenn e-mailed the gym girls yesterday to see if we wanted to workout tonight. It just ended up being Jenn and me. We had fun and a good workout. We did about 45 minutes. We talked about doing cardio. But there was a spin class going on. We decided to […]


Working out with friends

Tonight I hit my regular gym, In-Shape City, and worked out with Jenn, Monica, Pam and Pam’s daughter, Isabelle. We did about an hour of body conditioning with arms, some step ups on the step board, squats, lunges, glutes and abs. We did these crazy butt exercises, which we have done in class before. They […]


Taking a walk …

I didn’t get down to the work gym until about 4:20 or so. Twenty minutes later than I really wanted. (Lately it is more difficult to get down to the gym at 4 and get in an almost 90-minute workout.) I really wanted to focus on weights and abs today. But I also wanted to […]


Working those guns, endurance and abs … in that order

I went down to the work gym today about 4:15 (later than I wanted, lately something seems to come up at work to push into my exercise time) and the spin bike was being used. First time in about seven months that I have gone down and wanted to use the bike and it wasn’t […]


Dragging myself to the gym

I really didn’t want to exercise today. But with the way I have been eating lately … Today was a busy, but productive day at work. I had a lot of meetings. But I also managed to get a good amount of work done. I was trying to catch up on a few e-mails when […]