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Workouts 5/25 – 5/31/2014

June 2, 2014 1 Comment



Well this week didn’t start off well.  Sunday was my rest day and as I stated in my last post I lost 2.5 lbs.  Monday (Memorial day) was suppose to be my leg day and I procrastinated all day til the day was over and the workout was not completed ūüė¶  Therefore, I told myself that tomorrow (Tuesday) was going to be a bitch because I was going to have to add the missed workout on top on the days workout planned!  So Tuesday is going to look like a long workout because, well, it was!  On my weigh in on Sunday, 6/1, I lost 1 lb.  God, the pounds coming off are moving so slowly!!!!!!!!!!  I need to remind myself not to put a lot of value on the scale and to go by how I feel and I can definitely say I feel stronger.  I feel it but I can’t say I see the results yet.  I guess the weight loss would be one of the results that is paying off, but my diet is also a big part of that.  I am eating really clean.  Drinking lots of water!!  Fruits and veggies have become my friend.  I can say I have cut out sugar and pretty much decreased my sodium intake substantially.  You can do all the training you want but if you don’t eat right, you will never see the benefits of your hard work in the gym.  Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand.  Got to do them both!!!  So here is my workout for the week.  Pretty much the same as last week with some few changes.

Oh, by the way, after completing this weeks workout I will have completed Phase 1.  Next week I enter Phase 2 which bumps me up to training 6 days a week!!

Sunday: Day Off

Monday: Procrastination Day!!!!!! Zippo done

Tuesday: Legs (missed workout from yesterday!) Back/Biceps    ( 3 x 10 – 15 reps, 45 sec rest between sets)

Legs: 6:40 pm

Leg Extension

Plle Dumbbell Squat

Dumbbell One-Legged Deadlift

Lying Leg Curls

Seated Calf Raises

Standing Calf Raises

Legs Completed: 7:17 pm

Back/Biceps : 7:23 pm

Wide Grip Seated Rows

Wide- Grip Lat Pulldown

Seated Cable Rows

Smith Machine Bent Over Row

Alternating Dumbbell Curls

Incline Dumbbell Curl

Alternate Hammer Curl

Back/Bicecps completed: 8:10 pm

Wednesday: Chest/Triceps  (3 x 10-15 reps, 45 sec rest between sets)

Pushups (modified)

Incline Dumbbell Press

Dumbbell Flyes

Decline Dumbbell Flyes

Decline Close-Grip Bench to Skull Crusher

Lying Tricep Press

Tricep Dumbbell Kickback

Standing Dumbbell Triceps Extension

Cable One Arm Tricep Extension

Cardio: 40 min on incline trainer

Thursday: Legs  (3 x 10-15 reps, 45 sec rest between sets) ( Almost didn’t get done was tired and irritated)

Leg Extensions

Plle Dumbbell Squats

Dumbbell One-Legged Deadlift

Lying Leg Curls

Seated Calf Raises

Standing Calf Raises

Friday: Shoulder/ABS (3 x 10-15 reps, 45 sec rest between sets)

Seated Dumbbell Press

Back Flyes with Band

Front Dumbbell Raises

Arnold Dumbbell Press

Side Lateral Raise

Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raises


Lying Leg Raises with Stability Ball

Oblique Crunches (Floor)

Saturday: Day Off

The first four weeks are done!!  I made it through Phase 1.  In the original workouts there are lunges and hyperextensions for the back.  Since I have bad knees (5 surgeries) and a bad back (Double low back fusion) I have to side step these exercises and look for alternate movements.  Go to and look up Jamie Easons LIVEFIT workout for the EXACT workout plan.

Workouts for 5/4/2014 – 5/10/2014

May 11, 2014


This weeks workout went really well.  I started doing Jamie Eason’s LiveFIT workout from  It’s a 12 week program so I have 11 more to go.  I added some cardio during the week and found myself down 2 lbs. I’ll take it!  The workouts were as follows:

 Sunday – Off

Monday – Chest/Triceps

Tuesday – Back/Biceps

Wednesday –  Legs/Calves

Thursday – Shoulders/ABS

Friday – 1 hour cardio (Incline Trainer)

Saturday – o1:13:50 cardio (Incline Trainer)

-2 lbs at weigh in

Nutrition:  I have kept myself on a 1200 – 1500 calorie restriction.  I am mostly staying close to 1200.  I’ve added chia seeds back into my eating plan.  I find them filled with Omega – 3 fatty acids and fiber. They aid in digestion and help calm the intestines.  I’ve been trying really hard to get my water intake in and have been drinking green tea for the antioxidants.  I’ve pretty much cut my coffee out and replaced it with hot Green tea.  I’ve been logging my food in daily.  I use SPARKPEOPLE’s  nutritional journal.  It comes in really handy and the app they have for the iPhone or android phones is really nice.

I am hoping this week coming on will be just as successful!!


Cabo San Lucas, Mexico iFit workout

January 21, 2014


Carbo San Lucas, Mexico

This is one of my iFit incline training workouts.  Not my best.  I was tired and I did this a 10pm.  Too late!!  30% incline just about killed me. But I got it done and that’s all that matters ūüôā Want to learn more about Cabo San Lucas, Mexico?  Click on the link below the picture.  It’s a beautiful area.  I may have to take a vacation there one day!!
0% incline – 5 minutes
10% incline – 5 minutes
20% incline – 5 minutes
25% incline – 5 minutes
10% incline – 5 minutes
20% incline – 5 minutes
30% incline – 2 minutes (I was dying here.  My heart rate was around 160)
20% incline – 5 minutes
10% incline – 5 minutes
20% incline – 5 minutes
5% incline – 3 minutes

Hectic Week :(

May 18, 2013 2 Comments

Well this week was a mess!  I only got 3 workouts in and the rest of the time I was running around like crazy!  I am dealing with an injury right now.  Pulled something in my upper hamstring area.  Had to do a lot of walking and stretching.  Here is my rundown for the week:

Tuesday  5/14/2013 РWalked 2.1 miles.  It was a boring workout because the street view was so plain.  Important thing is I did it!  I could feel my hamstring tightening and had to walk this workout.

Also completed an upper body workout. ¬†Mostly used dumbbells. Completed 3 sets at around 12 – 15 reps each set. ¬†Basically I worked chest, shoulders, back, biceps, and triceps. Had a pretty decent session ūüôā

Wednesday   5/15/2013 Р2.1 mile walk/jog.  Still a boring run.  Plain street view. At least my hamstring is feeling better.

Saturday 5/18/2013 РThis was the best workout of the week.  Did iFit workout in the Grand Canyon.  This was the second part of the West Rim Trail.  3 miles.  Treadmill ranged from 6% decline to 33% incline (which kicked my ass!!!).


The scenery wasn’t as pretty as this picture, but it was a nice change from running down a boring street!Image

I found a quote that I think says it all….. “Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up” – Dean Karnazes. ¬†And that is exactly what I do. ¬†I know my limits and since I am plagued with multiple injuries ( 5 knee surgeries, 2 ankle/foot surgeries, low back double fusion) there are times I have to make myself slow down or run the risk of injuring myself again.

I post these workouts to keep myself accountable. ¬†I don’t expect to have a lot of followers because I know this isn’t interesting enough for some of the folks out there. ¬†But for me it means everything. ¬†If it will help me ¬†stay on track, then I will do it. And if by chance I can help motivate someone else, then it’s all worth it!!

I will end with this cartoon that is so real to me!! ¬†I can totally relate ūüôā