My life has been kind of like a country and western song for the past few months. I was laid off my job in April, a few weeks later, my Dad died suddenly, getting medical insurance through the local “Obamacare” exchange as been a nightmare, and I have absolutely no benefits at my current temp/contract […]Read more "Re-Entry to Gym"
It’s been barely two months since I was last in the gym. I thought it was longer. It certainly felt longer when I lifted this morning. Of course, it was four weeks earlier when I managed to get into the gym before that, and then four weeks before that when I was in the gym, […]Read more "Surprise! I’m Back!"
No exercise stats. No working out. Two weeks ago when the grandkids came over for their week-long stay, they both had colds. That was on a Saturday. Thought I’d dodged a bullet, but by the following Wednesday, I was coughing, sneezing, and blowing my nose every ten seconds. It’s been a while, and most of […]Read more "Coming Out of Hibernation Cancelled on Account of Cold"
Today was even more disappointing than Sunday. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it to the gym today. On Monday night, my grandson threw up in the middle of the night which really messed up my sleep schedule. All day yesterday, I was a mental zombie. I could barely keep it together, even […]Read more "Coming Out Of Hibernation: Bench Press and Deadlifts"
Well that went worse than I thought…getting back to lifting I mean. About four weeks ago, I tried to get back into lifting after a three-week absence. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t great either. The two things I noticed the most were I couldn’t lift anywhere near as heavy as I used to, and […]Read more "Coming Out Of Hibernation: Back Squat and Overhead Press"
It’s been about six weeks since I stopped working out regularly. My little corner of Idaho (the whole state, actually) got hit by the worst series of winter storms in almost 35 years. It was cold with plenty ice and snow. Dangerous or at least difficult to drive in. The parking lot of my work […]Read more "Coming Out of Hibernation"
It has in fact been almost three weeks since I’ve been inside my gym and a full three weeks since I last lifted. The weather in Southwestern Idaho has been abysmal. We’ve had the worst series of snow storms in over thirty years hit us. I can’t remember when the last time was I didn’t see […]Read more "Snow Daze"
I honestly had no idea what I was going to do at the gym this morning. Well, that’s not exactly true. I had planned to start Cycle 15 and 5/5/5+ week, but I found myself nice, and warm, and cozy in bed this morning and I didn’t want to get out. I justified my decision by […]Read more "Weird Deload Week Day One"
Lousy workout today. I had a feeling it would be even before I left for the gym this morning. Maybe my attitude is what resulted in my poor performance, or maybe my mind/body was telling me something. These long, dark, cold mornings are getting to me, plus I got to sleep in four days in […]Read more "Out of Gas Yet Again"
The holidays have screwed up my schedule, but not too badly. I have from last Friday through this Monday off from work. Gym was closed on Sunday for Christmas but opened up this morning at 7 a.m. I should say that since my wife and children are Jewish, we don’t celebrate Christmas. Please, no outcry. […]Read more "Getting Stronger and Weaker at the Same Time"