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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
Monday, January 02, 2017      1 comments

Yeah, so I'd like to lose 50 pounds to get back to where I was 10 years ago, my most comfortable weight. Reasonably, taking off 30 pounds would bring me to a good BMI range. And I'm thinking instead of just simply losing weight, I'd like to ga... Read more
Saturday, December 31, 2016      4 comments

I have survived the holidays. I have five more days of vacation before I go back to work. But I've spent the last week visiting with family...and that means a lot of sitting, and a whole lot of eating. I was hoping to spend the vacation getti... Read more
starting over yet again
Sunday, December 18, 2016      2 comments

I finished the whole 30 at the end of August, and then lots of things happened. I went back to school to pursue another Master's degree. I bought a house. And I developed plantar fasciitis in both feet, and tendinitis in the right foot. ... Read more
Whole 30--Finished! Results & thoughts
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      1 comments

Holy cow, I made it through all 30 days. Barely. The Dude and I are going to start reintroducing, starting with grains. We are going to have brown rice tonight with dinner. Hopefully that goes okay. I'm actually a bit apprehensive about the... Read more
Day 27 Whole 30
Saturday, August 20, 2016      1 comments

Hitting the home stretch. Yesterday I sat through a staff meeting with my salad and raw veggies while everyone around me ate Aurelio's pizza and made ice cream sundaes. And last night I dreamed that it was day 30 and I got on the scale to find... Read more
Day 25 Whole 30
Thursday, August 18, 2016      0 comments

Five more days!!! I'm feeling a bit better, although the digestive issues are still there. Little more appetite the last couple of days. Today was my first day of school (students on Monday...two days of meetings first). One of my coworkers ... Read more

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