Dinner bell

It has been a rough week, but into all sadness a little levity sneaks. I put some chicken in the oven tonight for dinner through the weekend. Nothing fancy - just a simple, roasted chicken. Since it was cooking for 45 minutes, I stepped outside to chat with M about projects he is working on…

Training #97 – Walk this way

Thursday morning, training with J, and the doomsday vacation countdown clock continues. One more session before J leaves on his vacation, and then one more after he returns and before the end of the year. For someone who does not watch a lot numbers in  fitness-related things, I am acutely aware of how many sessions…

Training #95 – Best day of my life

Thursday morning, training with J. And I confess - I have this doomsday clock countdown going on in my head realizing that his well-deserved holiday break is 2 weeks away and we are down to 4 sessions remaining in 2016. Okay, so maybe doomsday clock is a bit (okay, maybe way over-the-top) melodramatic, but I…

Training #94 – Peaceful easy feeling

Monday morning, training with J. It was shuffled review day, where he took an existing List and rearranged it and added and/or subtracted exercises to make something new. Since we are now in the final month of 2016, J will be on vacation for a Monday and Thursday this month for the holiday, we will…

Training #86 – Twist and shout

A day late with this recap! I ate some cold cereal Monday night for dinner for the first time in over a year and had it sent my blood sugar to the moon and me into a narcoleptic coma-like state. Needless to stay, this post did not get completed in its usual timeframe. Monday morning,…

Training #84 – Build me up Buttercup

Monday morning, training with J. I probably say this most Mondays, but this is a fabulous way to begin my week. Today was all about glutes. What we did: Squat Machine “Frog Stance” (100 lbs., 4 sets, 15-20 reps) Stability Ball Reverse Hyperextension (3 sets, 15-20 reps) Cable Glute Kickback (20 lbs., 3 sets, 12-15/side…

Training #82 – Ain’t nothing like the real thing

Monday morning, training with J. Monday fun day, and today, ridiculously matchy-matchy in our attire. J was in work uniform of course - red trainer shirt, black shorts, and training shoes (New Balance minimalist), and then me in a new sleeveless red shirt, black capris, and the same New Balance minimalist shoes. It was kind…

Training #81 – I’m gonna be somebody

Thursday morning, time for another training session with J. So. Much. Fun. Kind of a review day on steroids, because nothing especially new or startling, but rearranged and some new goodies delivered in the cueing and the actual doing. Exercise updates or upgrades and enhancements are always appreciated. Today was all about upper body, a…