01-27-2014, 04:22 PM
Yes, the brain is a fragile thing. I know I get into one pissy mood and I want to eat a horse. If only there was a switch you could flip
01-28-2014, 07:19 AM
ha-ha, there is, lol, but it is hard to reach!
I finally broke down and downloaded BioWARE's SWTOR MMO, and I have to say we all like it. I have never played anything like that. The need for constant attention can be a good thing in the evenings (discourages snacking!). Kindda hoping to play a little with my husband as a team once we get used to the controls.
01-29-2014, 05:59 AM
I can't seem to get back to a good workout regimen. Went to hap-Ki-Do on Sunday (had to leave early, it was a kicking class, so I got woozy after a while), did a short 25 min run on elliptical on Monday, and just walked yesterday + did stretching and a bit of air-kicking. I felt very tired, and a small voice in my head told me that tired+underslept+still hurting foot is a perfect recipe for another injury.
I can't figure out if it is a real healthy caution or bad fear that will eventually drive me into passive inactivity.
01-30-2014, 06:34 AM
So, return to the gym yesterday. I did a lot of sets-reps with low weights on SQTs, BBR and bench. It was an empty bar squat (I was aiming for 10 reps, did 6 sets ranging between 6 and 10 reps), 65 # on both bench and row. Bench was like 5-7 reps, and row was 5x5. 20 min run on elliptical (faster and faster).
I am starting to ponder a 10x10 for a while. A suggested routine is here: Bodybuilding.com - German Volume Training!
01-30-2014, 09:50 AM
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02-03-2014, 07:32 AM
Back to hap-ki-do for the first full class. It felt great, though my cardio endurance and strength are crap.
PT started me on the TRX for the Low Body, I like that. Gotta try to combine tomorrow with Bench/BBR
Also, will try to start building on the STUPID SPINNING BIKE. It is really easy on the foot, and there gotta be the way to get the HR up on it for sprints.
With HKD: apparently a way to become one of the boys is to break a few bones. Not that they were unfriendly before, but I kindda getting that camaraderie vibe now. Go figure.
Oh, and I am totally addicted to SWTOR. Basically 90%-committed to buying a subscription... holy cow.
02-10-2014, 01:29 PM
I suddenly started to feel very old, and like I would want to abandon it all. Diet, workouts, everything. I dunno, losing my faith I guess.
02-10-2014, 03:26 PM
WTF? You're one of the most bad ass people here. And old? I think you are younger than I am and I refuse to be old so by default you are young. See how well my denial works out for you? Seriously, what's up? Something set this off.
Originally Posted by Leida