Showing posts from October 14, 2007

Todays workout done.

I forget how good certain workouts make me feel. My main objective over the next few months is to lose some fat and get into shape to start serious tri training in January. One of the things I'm focusing on is weight training. More muscles = more calories burned all the time. I've been doing some programs and they have worked well but I was getting bored. This morning I found a series of weight training DVDs that I bought last year and had forgotten about.

I really like them because they are based on a number of concepts I think work. First, they include cardio intervals which I really believe burn serious fat. Secondly, they use compound movements. So instead of just doing bicep curls, you do curls with a squat. More muscles utilized for a more intense workout. Anyway, I did one this morning and these totally rock. I really enjoy doing them and I get an awesome workout. It's perfect. I have 4 of them so I think I'll use these for a while for my strength tra…

Quiet week

It's been an introspective week here at chez Flo. I had to get a new iPod since mine is beginning to die. The battery charge is only lasting a couple of hours now so I know that soon it will stop holding a charge completely. After searching around I settled on a 2nd gen Nano. I got it on Monday and wow!!! It's small. Compared to the old one which is like a 1st gen original. It even has the 4 buttons which they took away immediately. So, since I had the Nano I realized I could get the Nike+. So I got that plus a sensor holder since I don't wear Nikes. I'm going to give it a test drive today and see how I like it. I have to calibrate it and then tomorrow is the big test.

I have been running and I'm beginning to love it again. I'm up to a whooping 1.5 miles but I want to build really slowly. Nothing at all hurts and I want it to stay that way. I was out running on Thursday and I was feeling so good, I was smiling like a fool and thought to myself, it&#…

The Week,

I haven't felt much like posting this week. Not that things haven't been happening, I've just been in a quiet phase and don't feel much like writing/talking. I did however, come across the greatest explanation of our tax system I've ever seen. I've posted it over at The Ones Who Get Screwed. If you are frustrated with taxes and they piss you off as much as they do me, read it, it will bring things into a whole new light.

Okay, that's all for now. More indepth on my training and plans for the future either tonight or tomorrow.

The week

Do your days have certain feel to them?? Wait, is this a Seinfeld routine?? Seriously, Monday is kind of ugh, start the work week. Tuesday just kind of hums along. Wednesday is good because it's the middle of the week. Thursday always seems kind of busy. And then there's Friday. Probably the best day of the week.

So today is Tuesday. Nothing exciting, just humming along. I've been working on getting my workouts in. Last week kind of threw me for a loop and this week is focused on getting back on track. I'm running and that is a good thing.

I don't really have all that much to say. I'm just cruising along trying to get back into my routine. You know, I love routines. Routines is what helped me get in the great shape I had been in. Routine helped me lose weight. Routine allows me time to do things I like. So I really like routine. Last week my routine was all jumbled and I'm working really hard on getting it back. So far so good.

On my drive t…

The coolest thing.....

I've just found it and I can't believe it took me so long.

I've been doing these intervals for cardio for a while now and I really like them. The problem is I find myself slacking more often than not. In the beginning I pushed hard, but as time goes on I push less and less. So I've been trying to come up with a way to make it exciting and a real workout again. I found it. Cardio coach is a program you can download for your iPod, or whatever. I got it about a week or 2 ago but only got around to using it tonight. What a kick ass workout.

First of all the music fits the intensity exactly so that helps a lot. Then the coach, Sean O'Malley, is talking you through the workout out, but not too much. It's perfect. Finally there are a couple of different interval segments with some steady state work in between. It's great. I totally love it and am really looking forward to tomorrow nights workout.

Anyway, just thought I'd share that. It really rock…

Quiet Sunday afternoon

It's been a typical Sunday and I like it. Since 2 of the 3 birds went home last night it's been a much quieter day - Yea!!! I cleaned the house this morning although, because Tatu is still here, didn't get to clean the birdie/computer room. That will happen tomorrow night when Tatu has gone home.

I also went to the bird club meeting. That's always fun. If you're a bird lover it's really fun to see so many birds in one place. The president is stepping down and I'm probably going to get more involved with the club. It's a good way to meet bird people and it's a fun, not to difficult, thing to do. So that will be good.

I'm doing a lot of computer work now, blogging for dollars and mystery shopping, and my computer is older and slow. I'm thinking of getting a new one and I'm considering a laptop. As a rule I'm not a huge fan of laptops. I don't need to carry it with me for work or anything,although I could to have it handy f…