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Back at the gym after a three week absence. I didn't want to go, but I forced myself, and ended up doing my longest workout session in months. Just 30 minutes on the treadmill (making my own running program) and another 45 minutes of weights (trying a new circuit and testing weight loads), then some crunches and stretching. I still hate going to the gym, but it was kind of fun in a sick twisted way.

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been taking pilates for a few weeks and am pleased.

it's very precise!

 

came back from a cold somewhat improved.

teacher said it was probably because i had been exercising my chest and abdomen muscles by coughing.

 

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Couldn't manage more than 20 minutes at the gym. I need to start eating regularly to get my strength back. Unfortunately, I don't have much of an appetite yet.

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Unbelievably, despite a case of DOMS, I dragged myself out to the gym again today. Same routine as Saturday, but a little less time spent on weights since I figured out my weight loads last time. I'm doing mostly upper body exercises, but today I added a couple of lower body exercises that target my weak spots, plus I always do some form of squats to help my knees.

 

 

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Unbelievably, despite a case of DOMS, I dragged myself out to the gym again today. Same routine as Saturday, but a little less time spent on weights since I figured out my weight loads last time. I'm doing mostly upper body exercises, but today I added a couple of lower body exercises that target my weak spots, plus I always do some form of squats to help my knees.

 

How has recovery been? I find that if I take too long a break from the gym post workout hangovers tend to be much harder on me. All I want to do is sleep.

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Unbelievably, despite a case of DOMS, I dragged myself out to the gym again today. Same routine as Saturday, but a little less time spent on weights since I figured out my weight loads last time. I'm doing mostly upper body exercises, but today I added a couple of lower body exercises that target my weak spots, plus I always do some form of squats to help my knees.

 

How has recovery been? I find that if I take too long a break from the gym post workout hangovers tend to be much harder on me. All I want to do is sleep.

 

I hurt. A lot. Not as much as when I went back to ashanga after a one-year absence, but enough to make me wary of getting off the couch without serious thought of the least painful way to do it (I followed up my weights session on Saturday with a one-hour pilates class after a 6 week absence, so my abs got really sore, too). It's better today, but my brachioradialis (I think) and my wrist extensors and flexors are still quite sore. Those are the muscle groups that didn't get used much during my last circuit.

 

I think I should have started out with a lighter weight load rather than going into maximum intensity from the first day. But I am impatient, and hate going to the gym, anyway.

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Would anyone like to inspire me with their exercise routine?

 

I was admiring my pudgy tummy the other day, and thinking I really must do something about it. Clearly my current exercise routine isn't doing me much good (nor are my crappy eating habits).

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How does one increase stability around the elbow? I assume one must increase muscle strength--biceps, triceps, forearms--but is one (or more) of those muscle groups more important than others? Like to increase stability around the knee, it's important to increase quadricep strength. So for the elbow, would biceps be most important?

 

Shaky arms are impeding my ability to do full planks, and it's embarrassing how much they shake.

 

I have mild DOMS from my first yoga class in several months. I want to a mansy pansy class, though, so I barely got a workout.

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If you want to feel like you're dying, boxing fitness classes are the way to go. I thought my upper body muscles in particular were going to give out on me. And I haven't sweated so much in years probably. My eyeglasses kept sliding off my face because I was sweating so much.

 

I'm going to be soooooooooo sore tomorrow!

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Started running again last week.. I am on this website, mapmyrun.com... first few runs had me struggling to reach a half mile and walking a lot of it.. eventually, i banged out 1.4 miles, then Sunday I ran 1.2 miles, then Tuesday 1.4 miles ,then yesterday 1.2 miles.. Going to try for 2 miles today...

 

In future attempts, i would most likely have attempted at running 3 miles by now, hurt myself, and then not run again for a year or so.. Trying to start slowly, not get it all done in one day, and try to run every day or every other day.. Let's see if the mature approach works for me..

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Been running every day (5 to 6 times a week) for the last couple of weeks.. Last night was kind of surprising for me.. I accidently missed my turn and kept running while looking for my turn.. It was Clermont or Clifton, or Clinton, the brain wasn't exactly razor sharp.. After loggin my run on mapmyrun.com it turns out, I ran 2.5 miles.. Pretty impressed with myself.. There has been a pretty quick turn around after only being able to barely run .7 miles two weeks ago..

 

I think I am happy at 2.5 miles for the next couple of weeks.. Today, I rest.

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2,5 miles yesteday, 2.1 miles this morning..

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Daniel, that's awesome. Keep enjoying it. I, too, limit myself (due to age and injury at this point) and find that I still run because I still love it. Though summertime finds me doing a mile in the pool 4-5 times a week, which is helping with nagging achilles tendonitis.

 

I also find a kick-ass playlist on the headphones to push me through.

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Thanks Liza.. Went on a 4 day lull without running and was almost at the point where I was going to give up.. But, I decided to kick myself in the butt and ran yesterday.. Was going to start slow but felt good and did 2.5 miles. I have been mapping my runs on mapmyrun.com and went back to see the months progress.. I started running on the 5th of this month and in the last 26 days ran 13 times...

 

So, I am back into the swing of things.. I ran yesterday and felt so much better mentally and physically.. I really want to make running a part of my daily routine.. For the half hour or 45 minutes it takes,(including cool down walks) the results are just amazing.. I normally go on my run and come back sweaty and no one in the house realized I was gone.. I get the "

wow, that was fast"

 

I am excited to see how long I can keep this up, I love running, I love being able to cover ground and go into different neighborhoods.. Running is becoming more and more enjoyable the better shape I get in.. I am at the point where I no longer have breathing difficulties... And the reason why I stop running is because my body is getting tired not because of wheezing.. Actually, half the time I stop running is because I am at my house and am trying not to push myself too much right away.. This makes the run a lot more enjoyable.. I am able to keep my head up, look around, and see things as opposed to concentrating on not passing out.. It just cool to be more aware of your physical self..

 

Anyway, lost 5 pounds, have been eating more than ever.. I'm really happy with my new hobby..

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