On a more upbeat angle, read this and see if you can glean anything from it: Jedi Mind Tricks: How to Get Loved Ones to Lose Weight
"Oh, you wanted answers...yeah, sorry, I'm not so good with those. Uh, probably something to do with science or something..." -- canio6
August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF
Sometimes blogging as The Primal Mind. (My unorthodox and filthy-mouthed journal is semi-retired at this point)
warm-up: joint mobility and about a 200 meter run(moderate pace)
KB Clean and press, 4 x 8 each side
Pull-ups, 3 x 10
Goblet squats, 4 x 10
Body rows, 3 x 10
Swings, 1 x 40 - 1 x 30
Good workout today. Kept the rest period between sets to 30-45 seconds. It was a fast workout, but intense. Here's a question for you. Does anyone else find that goblet squats really work your abs? That's were I was really feeling them.
1. My father, a diabetic, was in the hospital many times while I lost a lot of weight. In the end, he never asked about my changes and ended up needing is legs amputated to live. He wasn't strong enough to warrant surgery. He died a week later.
2. My sister has awaken to paramedics in her bedroom due to overestimating her insulin needs and going too low. She has been heard telling family members, M doesn't have diabetes. She doesn't know what it's like. Until she does, she needs to shut the hell up
3. My BIL lost his leg to uncontrolled diabetes. His response to hearing I was coming to the hospital to visit him--I don't want to hear about her crazy diet.
4. And the list continues.
My point-- until people are ready to really take control and/or see the need to do things differently, nothing they are told, nothing they see, nothing, absolutely nothing, will help them change.
Hill sprints -
warm up sprints x 3 at 50-70% intensity
Sprints x 6 at 100%
WOW...thought my legs were going to give out on the least one. had the kids out cheering me on, so I had to push hard.
I was too late for my Mom too. She had already been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. We were able to give her 4 good years, however. For that I am grateful.
Now to get my husband and sons on board...
I think I might need a 12 step program for my macadamia nut problem.
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1.5 mile run
Sounds like a weird and pretty lame workout, I know. I have applied for a job(I won't go into the details of it so I don't jinx it), and it requires a physical agility test and the minimum standard is 27 sit-ups in 1 minute, 18 push-ups in 1 minute, and a 1.5 mile run in no longer than 15 min. 20 seconds. All pretty easy stuff, so I was shocked to see people fail it. After the run part I heard guys that were pretty close to half my age saying they were going to go home and crash after this. I was a little surprised at this since my plans were to go home, eat some lunch, and then spend the day doing yard work. I definitely got more of a workout from the yard work. The only thing I am a little bit ashamed of is that I did not wear the VFF's for this. I thought at first it would make me stand out an be memorable, but then I thought that might not always be a good thing. I decided to go traditional with the shoes, and play it safe.
KB clean and press, 4 x 8 each side
Pull-ups, 3 x 10
Goblet squats, 3 x 12
Body rows, 3 x 10
Good workout today. It was short, but I kept the rest periods between sets to about 30-40 seconds so the intensity level was good.