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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico iFit workout

January 21, 2014

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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 🙂 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!!
 
 
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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
 

Zoo Zurich, Switzerland Incline Workout

January 10, 2014

Zoo Zurich, Switzerland

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 (Click on pictures to be directed to the zoo’s personal website)

The Zürich Zoo, situated on a hillside away from downtown, is excellent. It’s compact, tree-filled and has about 2,000 animals from 250 different species. There are tropical rainforests and an enormous biosphere. The fascinating Madagascar pavilion and the elephant house are worth a look. That statement was provided by TripAdvisor .  If you go to their website there are 179 photographs of the zoo that visitors have displayed.

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Now about my workout!  As you all know by now I use the NordicTrack X9i incline trainer.  I pulled up the map of this zoo which gave me a 2 mile loop around the area.  I saw a lot of pretty vegetation but no animals 😦  Google maps mostly kept their camera on the visitor trails that go through the park.  They didn’t go off trail to some of the exhibits, which would have been really cool if they did!! But back on subject, the image below shows my map and stats for this workout.  I didn’t follow the planned workout the treadmill had for me, I spiced mine up with incline increases up to 25% incline.  Yes, the time is slow for 2 miles, but when you add the elevation to the program, well sometimes you just have to slow down.  At least I do 🙂  Listed below are my elevation times……..

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-2% Decline – 3 minutes

0% Flat surface – 5 minutes

10% Incline – 5 minutes

15% Incline – 5 minutes

20% Incline – 5 minutes

10% Incline – 5 minutes

25% Incline – 5 minutes

15% Incline – 5 minutes

10% Incline – 3 minutes

Well that’s today’s program.  Will have to come up with something good tomorrow.  Most my workouts I get from iFit, so I will see what they have happening.

Hope your day has been as blessed as mine 🙂    Cya

NordicTrack X9i Incline Trainer

January 2, 2014

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The NordicTrack X9i Incline Trainer is their #1 selling treadmill. NordicTrack first started selling Incline Trainers six years ago, and since then they continually have grown in popularity. The reason for their popularity is that Incline Trainers are very effective in burning calories, losing weight and getting in shape.

For those not familiar with the Incline Trainer, it is basically a treadmill that inclines to extreme levels of up to 40%.  You generally use these machines for walking because of the extreme incline, although they can also handle running.  The advantages to this unique treadmill concept are…

  1. You can get the same intense cardio workout from running while walking.  It is similar to hiking up a steep mountain.
  2. Since you’re walking and not running there is less stress to your joints and back.

However, many individuals use the Incline Trainers for running.  With the release of the NordicTrack X9i Incline Trainer you have the benefits of the previous models. In addition you get an extra long 62″ treadbelt, which is adequate for a runner’s long stride.  With the X9i you can either walk at steep inclines, or run at a more level incline.  Of course, if you are a fanatic you can run at steep inclines, but probably not for long.

(From: http://www.treadmill-ratings-reviews.com)

(For more information: http://bit.ly/1DfyfXy

Gaming and Life

December 16, 2013 1 Comment

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Well I have sure have been off the wagon when it comes to my training and lifestyle changes.  I completely put myself on the back burner and found an addiction to gaming.  That’s right, yours truly jumped into the world of MMO’s (Massively Multiplayers Online games).  There are so many out there: World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Star Trek Online, Lord of the Rings Online, Battlefield 4, just to name a few.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the virtual world and it’s nice to see so many people with the same interest.  However, the problem comes when the virtual world becomes more interesting than the real world.  And this is where I failed.

Logging first thing in the morning to check on my characters and run some quests, became more important to me than hopping on that incline trainer I spent over $2000 on.  I had two main games going so I was hopping back and forth between the two.  Next thing you know, the day had flown by and here I was wrapped up in my computer living in the virtual world.  In the meantime my house wasn’t getting the attention it deserved, tv and books were replaced with a game, and far worse, I was gaining weight from sitting in a chair all day!

Don’t get me wrong all you gamers out there.  I love gaming and are actually the President of a gaming community.  I’m just saying I lost perspective with real life and myself along the way.  I just don’t want to see that happen to anyone else.  We always say in the gaming world that real life comes first, and I forgot about this important point.  Gaming was coming first and all else just fell into whatever place was left.

Well I am here to say……starting today…..I am taking my life back, jumping back on track with my training and are going to start noticing the little things that are happening around me.  Don’t get me wrong, Gaming will still be a part of my life but in moderation and only after real life events are taken care of first.

I think this awakening is happening because a very dear and close friend of mine just died on December 13,2013.  She was a remarkable person, battling cancer everyday, and yet still staying positive and always looking at the good side of life.  She was only 43.  It reminds me that life is short.  This is not a dress rehearsal or a blue print of whats to come, this is life, now.

And it’s time to start living……………