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Posts Tagged ‘weights’

Switching it up at the gym

Today I debated on if I should do my regular Tuesday exercise routine on the spin bike (and if time permits, weights and abs) or switch it up a bit. I decided to try something different. We have three regular ellipticals in the work gym and one “crazy” one: it’s a Precor Adaptive Motion Trainer. […]


Working the medicine ball

Today I did about an hour of climbing on the espinner. After my ride I did 15-20 minutes of stretching, weights and squats and abs with the medicine ball. Until recently I had never really used a medicine ball. Today I did squats with a 6-pound medicine ball and when I stood up I held […]


Curing the lazy with ‘tuna casserole’

Friday night Curt and I went out with friends and had drinks and then dinner. Many alcoholic beverages were consumed. Two of the friends we were hanging out with are my Saturday spin buddies. I teased them about making it to class on Saturday. I didn’t sleep well and for about 20 minutes or so […]


Keeping my wrists safe

About two weeks ago my left wrist hurt. I was careful with it while exercising. After a few days the pain went away. Yesterday my right wrist started to hurt. I can’t figure out what I did to either one to have any pain. I do have some pretty skinny wrists. Maybe it’s all the […]


Not exactly detoxing

After three days of no exercise and pretty much stuffing my face with Mexican food and other delicious and delightfully unhealthy stuff I was back at it with my regular routine today. I hit the gym for 45 minutes of endurance spinning and 15-20 minutes of some arm weights and abs. For lunch today I […]


Strengthening wrists with various exercises

Yesterday right before yoga I noticed that my left wrist was hurting. I don’t remember doing anything in particular to it to make it ache. But I am a klutz and run into things and forget that I did. For example, I have a bruise on top of my right foot. I have no idea […]


Choosing to taking it easy

Today my goal was to not eat any bite-sized Snickers from my candy bowl at work. I was tempted many times. But every time I longingly looked at the candy I reminded myself of my goal. And I was successful. Just a little will power. I had planned to do an hour and a half […]


Workin’ on those guns

I exercise almost every day. I am still amazed at myself that I do. But it has just become a healthy habit in my life, like brushing my teeth. It is now just part of my lifestyle. When I practice yoga, which is about three times a week, at the studio all classes are an […]


Hatha Yoga on Sunday morning

This morning I attended the Hatha Yoga class instead of Vinyasa because we had brunch plans with out of state friends. Hatha isn’t as intense as my regular Sunday Vinyasa class. But it was a good class and I like the teacher. I have had her as a sub before and she teaches the Sunday […]


A little cardio with some arms sprinkled in

My inner thighs are still sore from Saturday’s step ups during circuit training in body conditioning. I am walking around pretty funny. I still wanted to do some cardio today. So I did 30 minutes of intervals on the espinner. After my cardio I did some weights for my arms, especially since Saturday’s body conditioning […]