Got My Mind On My Body and My Body On My Mind And Some Random Acts of Fitness

Last night I had a hard time getting to fall asleep.  My shoulders were burning from the swim and I just couldn't get comfortable.  I got 5.5 hours which is below my 6 hour minimum goal and felt like it when I woke up.  I did snooze before getting out of bed.  Oh and I did weigh myself.  Ugh. 

BODY ISSUES.

  So a few weeks ago one of the GYM BRO'S complimented me on my "growth" at the gym in the last year.  I've been feeling pretty good about myself after that.  Of course FRIENDS have a funny way of bringing you back to earth.  Saturday I was sort of half joking that I've been bulking and my friend basically commented the only thing I was bulking was my stomach.  OUCH!  I call BS but it haunted me.  Yesterday at swim someone asked me if I lost weight.  I didn't ask if they meant that in a good or bad way.  Luckily the rest of the afternoon I was too busy to think about it.  But now I am.  I'm constantly having body issues.  I also project my body issues on to others and can be judgmental lots of the time.  I know I just got to let it go.  I feel better mentally and I gotta stop worrying about what I look like to others.  

MONDAY - LEG DAY

THE WORKOUT

10 min Spinning
 
Hamstring Curl at 90 lbs x Reps 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 / 8
 
Lethal Fitness Plate Loaded Glute Thrust
290 lbs x Reps 8
300 lbs x Reps 8 / 7 / 8 / 6
 
Reverse Hack Squat
EB x 8 Reps
90lbs at 30% of 1RM / PR x Reps 8 / 8
180 lbs x 60% of 1RM / PR x Reps 8 / 6 / 6

THE BREAKDOWN:
HAMSTRING CURL - Getting the legs ready for the work.  STEADY FREDDY
GLUTE THRUST - Up 10 lbs.  PROGRESS
HACK SQUAT - PEACH GROWING.  
OVERALL - Felt good.  Nothing to write home about.  Just Keep Lifting.  

THE SPIN CYCLE:
Just 10 minutes warming up.

THE WET NOTE:
NONE

THE RUN DOWN:
YES.  FINALLY.  A RUN.  


Did 15 minutes of the tread.  It was a Walk Run Peloton Class.  Only did 15 of the 20 minutes.  Baby Steps.  My ankle bothered me a little.  Now I've only worn these sneakers twice.  I'm giving them a few more chances to break them in before I go out and buy new ones.  But I never had this ankle issue before these sneakers.  Hmmm...

runDISNEY:

Unofficially “borrowed” #rundisney official #princesshalf photos! #princesshalfmarathonweekend#disneyadults

THE LIFT AHEAD:
TUE - CHEST + WALK / RUN + SWIM
WED - BACK + WALK / RUN
THU - NO GYM DAY + SWIM
FRI - TBD
SAT, SUN & MON - NO GYM DAY

RANDOM ACTS OF FITNESS:
MON: Pilates, Yoga, Walking Aerobics, 2 x Bone Builders, Water Aerobics, Pickelball, Outdoor Exercise Equpment and the FitClub

IN MY HEAD:
MY BODY

THE BOOKSHELF:
NONE

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THE MONEY SHOT:
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MARKET CLOSED
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Second Swim Of The Year, 8 Weeks of Running To Go Oh And Some Random Acts of Fitness

Late Quick Post. Slept in!  GOT 8 HOURS!  I'm posting this after 7pm as it was a crazy afternoon.  Making it a short post so I can be in bed by 8pm.  Up at 3:30am for GYM!

THE WORKOUT:
NONE

THE BREAKDOWN:
NONE

THE SPIN CYCLE:
NONE

THE WET NOTE:
WAHOO A SWIM!

WARM UP
Broken 500 Warm Up
200 swim
100 kick
100 pull
100 swim
 
DRILL
4 x 50’s 200/700
 
MAIN SET
4 x 100’s
3 x100’s
2 x 100’s
1 x 100
1,700 meters
 
2024 TOTALS:
LCM - 2100 Meters + 1700 meters = 3,800

THE RUN DOWN:
NONE

THE LIFT AHEAD:
MON - LEGS & A WALK RUN
TUE - CHEST & RUN / SWIM
WED - BACK, BICEPS & A WALK RUN
THU - NO GYM DAY / SWIM
FRI - TBD & RUN
SAT, SUN AND MON - NO GYM

RANDOM ACTS OF FITNESS:
My centers have Yoga, Walking Aerobics, Bone Builders, Water Aerobics, Pickleball and the Fit Club.

IN MY HEAD:
A LOT

THE BOOKSHELF:

ONE MORE REP:
NONE

THE MONEY SHOT:
NONE
MARKET CLOSED

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Moving On Up To A Heavier Plate In The Sky & Saturday's Random Acts of Fitness

It's Saturday the Weekend!  Wahoo!  Last night I did my sort of best to get a good nights sleep and I did get my 6 hours in.  I had my gym clothes and my spin class clothes all ready to go.  So this morning it was up and get going.  I hit the gym for my Back and Biceps Day!  I was going to do a video of my morning but I'm not there yet.  I'm crossing over to the dark side owning a tripod and a GoHero camera.  I know I'm going to be one of those guys at the gym who I ranted about just a short time ago.  

After my 30 minute spin going to shower and head down to Disney for the afternoon.  Just want to check out whatever merchandise they have left and the expo.  Yeah, it's a runDISNEY Weekend.  BOO, I didn't get into the 10K registration.  Ugh.  I do wanted to run as Flynn Rider.  Later I'll be looking for pictures of those who did.  JEALOUSY!

SATURDAY - BACK & BICEPS

THE WORKOUT

10 mins Spinning
 
T-Bar Row
115 lbs x Reps 8 / 8
120 lbs x Reps 8 / 6 / 6
 
Seated Curlbar Preacher Curl at 22.5 lbs on each side x Reps 5 / 6 / 7 / 5 / 4
 
Seated Cable Lat Pulldown
at 176 lbs x Reps 6 / 6 / 4 / 4 / 4
 
Standing Cable Hammer Curl at 90 lbs x Reps 8 / 8 / 8
 
THE BREAKDOWN
WARM UP - 
10 minutes spinning.  Sort of practiced for my class later today.  Did the warm up and rush tracks
T-BAR ROW - Skipped the Pull Up for this movement.  I went up 5 lbs.  PROGRESS
 After a struggle I was doing 20 on each side but more reps but this time moved back to 22.5 on each side.  Really Really want to get to 25 on each side.  
LAT PULLDOWN - Did all sets at 176.  Last time I did a drop set.  PROGRESS
HAMMER CURL - STEADY FREDDY.
OVERALL - GOOD WORKOUT.  I was losing steam towards the end and wanted to be home by 5:30.  Figured that gave me an hour to eat, doom scroll and do this post before I need to get ready for my class.  OVERALL PROGRESS

THE SPIN CYCLE:
10 Min Warm Up.
Teach a 30 minute class at 8:30 am.

THE WET NOTE:
NONE

THE RUN DOWN:
NONE

runDISNEY:

Wish I was running this weekend. But the #springtimesurprise will be here soon Check out Joel McKenna's video! #TikTok tiktok.com/t/ZT8KhJbYt/ #rundisney #tiktokfitness.

 
 
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Unofficially “borrowed” #rundisney official #princess5k photos
 
On this runDisney day: Feb 24 th 2013 Rachel Booth wins Disney’s Princess Half Marathon for the second straight time, beating her own race record from a year ago tiktok.com/t/ZT8oASUEk/ #rundisney #princesshalf #tiktokfitness

THE LIFT AHEAD:
SUN - SWIM
MON - LEGS
TUE - CHEST
WED - BACK
THU - NO GYM DAY
FRI - TBD
SAT, SUN & MON - NO GYM DAYS
WORK IS TOSSING IN A MONKEY WRENCH.  I work an event on Wed night and On Call for the weekend.  So up to 10 at the very least on those nights so no gym the next day.

RANDOM ACTS OF FITNESS:
SAT - My centers have Yoga, Water Aerobics, Masters Swimming and the FitClub

DIRECT ACTS OF FITNESS:
TEACH SPIN!

IN MY HEAD:
A LOT. 

THE BOOKSHELF:
NONE

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THE MONEY SHOT:

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8 Weeks Countdown Plus Some Friday Random Acts of Fitness

It's pretty much 8 weeks to everything.  Eight Weeks to runDisney Springtime Surprise 10k and eight weeks to The Villages Senior Games Swimming.  I got a lot of training to catch up on.  Ugh.  Yesterday was a NO GYM DAY.  Slept in a bit but not enough.  After work I started to plan my Friday Morning.  Should I do a Leg Day or Chest Day.  Decided I'd do a Chest Day but with a short treadmill run after.  I laid out my clothes and my running trainers.  But when I did wake up I decided that the running wasn't gonna happen.  A dumb mistake.  Ugh!  In 8 weeks I'm running a 10K so I need to get on a training program  I know it's a runDisney and I'll be stopping for character photos but I need to build the endurance so my pace can be decent so I can do more stops and pix!  

FRIDAY - CHEST PUMP DAY

Wait, what happened to LEG DAY?

THE WORKOUT:

5 min Spinning Warm Up
 
BB Flat Bench Press
8 x EB
8 x 135 lbs at 79.41% of 1RM / PR
8 x 140 lbs at 82.35% of 1RM / PR
7 x 140 lbs at 82.35% of 1RM / PR
4 x 145 lbs at 85.29% of 1RM / PR
4 x 150 lbs at 88.23% of 1RM / PR
 
Standing Cable Fly at 60 lbs each side x Reps 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 / 8
 
BB OH Press
75 lbs x Reps 4 / 5 / 3
65 lbs x Reps 8 / 6
 
Tricep Rope Pushdown
122.5 lbs x Reps 8
125 lbs x Reps 8 / 8 / 6 / 8

THE BREAKDOWN:
CHEST PRESS - 
Working my way back up.  On Tuesday Chest was a struggle and then on Wednesday Back was a struggle.  Yesterday's NO GYM DAY seemed to help.  My Mojo Was Coming Back.  
CABLE FLY - Sort of the same thing.  When I go higher in weight it's hard to start and stop the movement.  I'm not a big fan of Cable Fly.
OH PRESS - Was feeling good so tried going up 5 pounds.  It felt like I added a 100 pounds.  PROGRESS
TRICEP PUSHDOWN - Added 2.5 lbs.  PROGESS
OVERALL - PROGRESS.

THE SPIN CYCLE:


5 Min Warm Up at Gym 
10 Min Low Impact Peloton Ride

THE WET NOTE:
NONE

THE RUN DOWN:
NONE

runDISNEY:

On This #runDisney Day Sun, February 23, 2014 Olympian Kim Smith Wins the Disney Princess Half Marathon #princesshalfmarathon #tiktokfitness #disney #wdw #disneyadults #TikTok

First Look at Disneyland 2024 runDisney Halloween Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise! #tiktokfitness tiktok.com/t/ZT8Es6Sxb/ #rundisney

THE LIFT AHEAD:
SAT - BACK and BICEPS + 30 MIN SPINNING
SUN - SWIM
MON - LEGS
TUE - CHEST, SHOULDERS & TRICEPS
WED - BACK & BI
THU - NO GYM DAY
FRI - TBD
SAT, SUN AND MON - NO GYM DAYS.
Next week I hit a road bump in training.  I work a PM Event on Wednesday then ON CALL for the weekend.  Long Days and Nights  


RANDOM ACTS OF FITNESS:
My Centers Have on
FRI: Pilates Mat, Yoga Hatha, Bone Builders, Walking Aerobics, Body Sculpting for Seniors, Low Impact Strength, Water Aerobics and the FitClub

IN MY HEAD:
NONE

THE BOOKSHELF:

My different twist on one of today readers. I want to focus on “instead he was practicing, reminding himself here and there the important lessons…”. I do this daily myself. I write stuff done and repeat things to myself daily. It’s the if you build it they will come method. If I keep repeating things I need to learn or do overtime i will learn or do it.

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THE MONEY SHOT:

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8 Weeks Countdown Plus Some Friday Random Acts of Fitness

It's pretty much 8 weeks to everything.  Eight Weeks to runDisney Springtime Surprise 10k and eight weeks to The Villages Senior Games Swimming.  I got a lot of training to catch up on.  Ugh

FRIDAY - CHEST PUMP DAY

Wait, what happened to LEG DAY?

THE WORKOUT:

5 min Spinning Warm Up
 
BB Flat Bench Press
8 x EB
8 x 135 lbs at 79.41% of 1RM / PR
8 x 140 lbs at 82.35% of 1RM / PR
7 x 140 lbs at 82.35% of 1RM / PR
4 x 145 lbs at 85.29% of 1RM / PR
4 x 150 lbs at 88.23% of 1RM / PR
 
Standing Cable Fly at 60 lbs each side x Reps 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 / 8
 
BB OH Press
75 lbs x Reps 4 / 5 / 3
65 lbs x Reps 8 / 6
 
Tricep Rope Pushdown
122.5 lbs x Reps 8
125 lbs x Reps 8 / 8 / 6 / 8

THE BREAKDOWN:

THE SPIN CYCLE:


5 Min Warm Up at Gym 
10 Min Low Impact Peloton Ride

THE WET NOTE

THE RUN DOWN

runDISNEY:

On This #runDisney Day Sun, February 23, 2014 Olympian Kim Smith Wins the Disney Princess Half Marathon #princesshalfmarathon #tiktokfitness #disney #wdw #disneyadults #TikTok

First Look at Disneyland 2024 runDisney Halloween Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise! #tiktokfitness tiktok.com/t/ZT8Es6Sxb/ #rundisney

THE LIFT AHEAD

RANDOM ACTS OF FITNESS:
My Centers Have on
FRI: Pilates Mat, Yoga Hatha, Bone Builders, Walking Aerobics, Body Sculpting for Seniors, Low Impact Strength, Water Aerobics and the FitClub

IN MY HEAD

THE BOOKSHELF

ONE MORE REP

THE MONEY SHOT

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Rest Days Are The Worse Days And Some Random Acts of Fitness

NO GYM DAY!  I have a Love and Hate feeling about No Gym Days!  I know I need to let my body to rest to get stronger but my mind loves the pump feeling I get from a workout.  But it's been clear to me during the last two days I needed a rest day.  A RESET.

THE WORKOUT:
NONE

THE BREAKDOWN:
NONE

THE SPIN CYCLE:
NONE

THE WET NOTE:
NONE

THE RUN DOWN:
NONE

runDISNEY:

#TBT to #rundisney #princesshalf from 2017 #tiktokfitness Check out Joel McKenna's video! #TikTok

THE LIFT AHEAD:
TBD.
Tomorrow will be a gym day but I'm torn between a LEG DAY which would have been today and tomorrow would have been a NO GYM DAY.  So wee shall see how I feel later today.  Also next week I have another work event Wednesday Night then I'm ON CALL for the weekend.  So four NO GYM DAYS coming up.

RANDOM ACTS OF FITNESS
MY CENTERS HAVE ON THU: Low Impact Circuit, Walk Away the Pounds, Yoga, Water Aerobics, Masters Swim Team and the FitClub.
The other night someone asked me if I could have my dream job what would it be and I have a lot of thoughts on that.  One of them is that in many aspects I do have my dream job as working over a region of Recreation and Parks every day I move ahead towards my NORTH STAR or MISSION STATEMENT:  TO IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS AND INSPIRE OTHERS TO MOVE THROUGH LIFE AND SPORT.  

IN MY HEAD:
A LOT BUT I"LL SAY NONE.

THE BOOKSHELF:

ONE MORE REP:

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THE MONEY SHOT

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When All Else Fails Just Rep It Out.  Rep It Out! Oh, Random Acts of Fitness on This Prince Spaghetti Day

When All Else Fails Just Rep It Out.  Rep It Out!
 
PLATEAU?  NUTRITION? SLEEP? ALCOHOL? REST?
 
I'm so ready for a No Gym Day tomorrow.  I wanted to hit the bed early last night but I didn't.  My own fault.  Doom Scrolling and Youtube Watching.  Then I woke up around midnight and couldn't get back to sleep.  Ugh!  Not even hitting 6 hours which means SLEEP DEPRIVATION.  UGH.

 

I really need to concentrate on Nutrition, Sleep, Alcohol and Rest. My nutrition isn't that bad but could use some tweaking. Sleep I need to try to be in bed the same time each night and if I cut back or cut out alcohol again my sleep would be better. I did cut back alcohol over the last year or so but need to cut back again if I'm going to see gains.

 

BACK & BICEPS - WEDNESDAYS

 

THE WORKOUT:

 

5 min Spinning Warm Up
 
Cybex Asst Pull Up (No Plates) x Reps 4 / 4 / 3 / 4 / 3
 
Seated Curlbar Preacher Curl at 20 lbs on each side x Reps 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 / 8
 
Cable Lat Pulldown
176 lbs x Reps 4 / 5 / 3
165 lbs x Reps 6 / 4
 
Cable Hammer Curl at 88 lbs x Reps 10 / 10 / 10 / 10 / 10
 
Seated Cable Row at 165 lbs x Reps 8 / 8 / 8

THE BREAKDOWN:
I'm Ready For My Rest Day, Mr Schwarzenegger.
PULL UP - FAILED! I don't know why but this was a struggle. I need sleep, nutrition and rest.
PREACHER CURL - Dropped Weight, Up'ed Reps. TURN UP THE VOLUME.
LAT PULLDOWN - INCREASED 5 lbs. WAHOO! PROGRESS.
HAMMER CURL - Dropped Weight, Up'ed Reps. TURN UP THE VOLUME.
CABLE ROW - STEADY FREDDY.
OVERALL - Started off bad. The Struggle Was Real.

 

THE SPIN CYCLE:
NONE

 

THE WET NOTE:
NONE.

I went to Ski n' Swim about 17 years ago. It was fun. I'd love to go again in the future. Not this year but in the future.

 

THE RUN DOWN:
NONE.

WTF. I need to be running. I have a 10K at Disney in two months. My ankle is better so maybe I'll bring my running sneakers on Friday to the gym and do a short run. Just start building up again.

 

runDisney:

#runDisney Themes REVEALED for the 2024 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend #winedinehalf #running #tiktokfitness
 

 

THE LIFT AHEAD:
THU - NO GYM DAY
FRI - TBD LEG or CHEST
SAT - TBD CHEST OF BACK + SPIN
SUN - SWIM
MON - LEGS
TUE - CHEST
WED - BACK & BI
THU - NO GYM DAY
FRI - TBD
SAT, SUN & MON - NO GYM DAY. ON CALL WEEKEND. UGH. So I'll be up past my bedtime the night before so no gym or swim. During the day I got to drive around and what not. I do get to swap 2 days in the next 2 weeks so I'm taking March 12th off for runDisney registration.

RANDOM ACTS OF FITNESS:

WED: Walking Aerobics, Chair Yoga, Chair Aerobics, Parkinson Exercise, Pilates Mat, Walk Away The Pounds, Water Aerobics and the FitClub.
 

IN MY HEAD:

 

THE BOOKSHELF:

Am I in control of my goals or are my goals controlling me?  That is a good question on a bad or meh gym day.  I know I can't PR everyday at the gym.  I know I can't get a promotion every few months at work.  Fate happens and bad days happen.  But it's not how you fall it's about how you get up.  Don't let your goals control you so much that when you do have that bad day it doesn't become a bad life.

 

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THE MONEY SHOT:

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