Re-Entry to Gym

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 […]

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Surprise! I’m Back!

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, […]

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Coming Out of Hibernation

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 […]

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Snow Daze

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 […]

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Weird Deload Week Day One

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 […]

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Out of Gas Yet Again

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 […]

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