February 24, 2010
Okay. It has been a couple of weeks since my last weekly training session. Scheduling conflict derailed me two weeks ago, and illness kept me away last week.
This week I was still feeling the effects of the creeping crud, but I was well enough to get back to my training.
Ironically, I was aching to get back to a normal routine. I hate to say it, but I missed the Wednesday morning workouts.
The last two weeks have been as tough as I have had since I returned to the gym regularly in December.
My weight fluctuated wildly (home scale) due to inactivity and illness. Last Wednesday I had dropped almost 10 pounds in week. That water and chicken noodle soup diet with do that for you, I guess.
Anyway, I barked my way through about 50 minutes of cardio work and then met trainer Randy.
I crammed in some free weights, kettle bells and some work with the old medicine ball, a rather slow jaunt through the agility ladder (I am less than agile, still) and finished up with some total body exercises that can best be described as hell on earth.
Actually, I forget what Randy called them, but I will find out next week. Basically you start on all fours with you knees pulled close to your chest. Then you kick your legs back to a push-up position and then return to the starting position. Then you jump up with your arms raised over your head -- like the old "What a Feeling" Toyota commercial –– and then return to your starting position. That counts as one repetition.
And for those who are interested, down another two pounds. That makes 14 pounds lost -- or about 1.5 per week since December.
LESSON FOR THE WEEK: Obstacles come up. Don't get discouraged. Work through them. Do what you can and continue to take steps toward your goal. Even small steps will get you there faster than no steps at all.