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Nine sessions in
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      4 comments

Survived this one...barely. I had a bad bout of insomnia last night and only got a few hours of sleep. So I was not at my best. At the end of the class I did sign up for the unlimited package. It's really expensive, but I'm looking at it as ... Read more
Eight sessions in
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      2 comments

Okay, so far I have taken 8 Orangetheory classes, and I have three more sessions before I decide if I want the membership. I have been trying to go three days a week (note to self: taking classes two days in a row is a bit rough). At thi... Read more
Let's see if this works
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      4 comments

So last week I went to a free Orangetheory class and bought a ten-session package. My thought was that I would go three times a week for a month and see if there were any positive results before I made a huge monetary commitment. Last night wa... Read more
I did it
Monday, February 20, 2017      4 comments

I went to the Orangetheory class. It was pretty much the first time that I walked into a strange place and did a strange thing completely alone. I was not the oldest one there. I was not the fattest one there. I didn't fall over or throw up ... Read more
Orange Theory
Sunday, February 19, 2017      0 comments

I have booked a free trial class at an Orange Theory gym tomorrow at 4:30. If I can survive it, I am going to buy a block of classes and see if this works for me. It's kind of expensive, but I'm at the point where I need to try something, and ... Read more
pushup challenge, day...whatever
Sunday, January 29, 2017      0 comments

Yeah...motivation left me again. I'm having a horrible time sleeping, going to work absolutely exhausted and having rough days at work. So I'm coming home so wiped out that I can barely even think, let alone work out. Haven't even tried in a ... Read more
day 15 pushup challenge
Monday, January 16, 2017      1 comments

20 standard pushups 28 modified pushups 40 crunches 60 squats 45 second plank hold 35 minutes intervals on elliptical Oh, man. I had a horrible day at work Friday. Came home so irritated that I ate my way through half a bag of c... Read more
Day 11 pushup challenge
Thursday, January 12, 2017      1 comments

10 pushups 35 modified pushups 2 sets of 10: curls, overhead press, sumo squat, bicycle crunch 15 minutes elliptical intervals Yesterday I took advantage of unseasonably warm weather to rake up the leaves that were in the front yard. ... Read more
Day 9 pushup challenge
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      0 comments

15 regular pushups 45 modified pushups 35 minutes elliptical intervals It is a dark and blustery day in the south suburbs of Chicago. I came very close to disaster as I was driving from one campus to another for a meeting. So there I ... Read more
Day 8 pushup challenge
Monday, January 09, 2017      0 comments

10 HR pushups 25 modified pushups 35 minutes elliptical--intervals Yesterday I went to Ikea and gave my debit card a workout. Today, I was back at it after a long day at work. I put the interval timer on and just kept going. However, ... Read more
Day 6 pushup challenge
Saturday, January 07, 2017      1 comments

25 minutes Elliptical 10 HR pushups 10 modified pushups interrupted by phone call from mom... I didn't do a whole lot this morning. I should be taking a rest day at some point anyhow, I guess. ... Read more
Day 5 pushup challenge
Friday, January 06, 2017      0 comments

20 hand-release pushups 20 modified pushups 30 minutes elliptical 3 interruptions by the Dude Grumpy and tired today. Legs are still too weak to sustain motion long enough to get the heart rate up and break a sweat. Arms are too wea... Read more
Day 4 pushup challenge
Thursday, January 05, 2017      2 comments

5 real pushups. 15 modified pushups. 27 minutes on elliptical/bike. So...yeah. The elliptical trainer. It looks like such a silly thing. It totally kicked my butt. The 27 minutes was NOT consecutive. I had to keep backing off and sit... Read more
Day 3 pushup challenge
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      1 comments

5 hand-release pushups, 10 pushups on my knees. 20 minutes of weights: 2 sets, 15 reps, 8lbs. 1 minute of planks (unfortunately not all at once yet). Vacation's over; I go back to work tomorrow. Going back on a Thursday means that all t... Read more
Day 2 of pushup challenge
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      2 comments

I can't do a pushup to save my life. I half-assed my way through them yesterday, and today...ugh. I had to do the second set on my knees. No upper body strength at all. It hurts. I don't know how I'm going to get to 50 pushups ever, much le... Read more

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