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Monday, June 14, 2010

Lose Yourself

"Lose Yourself" - Eminem

Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted-One moment. Would you capture it or just let it slip?.....You better lose yourself in the music, the moment you own it, you better never let it go, you only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow this opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo

I guess today's title has multiple meanings... I hadn't thought about it until just now when I looked at it again. I haven't updated my iPod yet (that's on my list for tomorrow), but I can assure you that there will be some good "angry" music on my gym playlist. I've found that Eminem gets me really into my cardio. When I feel like I really just don't want to do it... I flip to "Lose Yourself" followed by "Sing for the Moment" ... and I'm back in my groove and feeling good. I find myself losing myself in the moments there. In fact today I found myself looking forward to my workout. I couldn't wait to get to the gym. It's been a bit of a long weekend, and a busy Monday at work, with some added outside stress. I got on the treadmill and hit my "cruising altitude" for a pre-lifing warm up, and I felt myself relax. That was a pretty odd feeling. And then I found myself lost in the moments of being on the treadmill and not thinking about anything but what I was doing. I could get used to that.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday is the lifting circuit (and some core work), Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday is purely cardio. I forgot to grab a copy of my actual lifting circut - but lets see if I can remember:

  • 20 mins cardio (Treadmill) to warm up
  • Medicine Ball Work - 8lb medicine ball held at the chest - elbows out and moving left to right not taking the ball off your chest (2 sets of 20)
  • Medicine Ball Work - touching the medicine ball from side to side on the floor at a pretty quick pace (2 set of 20)
  • Crunches - (2 Sets of 15)
  • Reverse Crunches (2 sets of 15)
  • Kettle Ball lifts - I have a huge knot in my back and some lower back pain - so this is helping to stretch and strengthen. Lift a 17lb kettle ball from the floor to stomach and back down. (2 sets of 15)
  • Calf Raises - 60 lbs (2 sets of 15)
  • Leg Extensions - Quads - 100, 120, 140 lbs (1 set of 15 of each weight)
  • Leg raises - Hamstrings 30 lbs (2 sets of 15)
  • Arm raises - Forearms/Biceps/Triceps - 45 lbs (2 sets of 15)
  • Lateral Lifts - 5lb dumbells (2 sets of 15)
  • Bicep curls 7.5lb dumbells (2 sets of 15)
  • Chest Presses - 45 lbs (2 sets of 15)
  • Lateral Pulls - 20 lbs (2 sets of 15)
I think that's it... After my work out I asked Billy his thoughts on coming in 2x a day. He told me he's fine with that but I'm only allowed to lift once a day. I went at lunch the other day for cardio and felt great and energized when I came back. I think there's something to it! So I'm going to try a few days a week going at lunch and for my normal after-work-workout. Billy said he will let me push myself as much as I want as long as I'm feeling ok.

My fridge is stocked with whole grain/multi grain bread, turkey, cucumbers, and right now watermelon. I didn't like much of the other produce at the grocery store I was at last night - so I'm going to venture to this "World Food Market" sometime this week. It's huge and looks promising. Next up - finding a water deliver service. I hate forgetting to put my water bottles in the fridge and like the idea of cold water when I want it!

I could write a book about the other thoughts on my mind... but I'm not going to. I'm grateful for LeeAnn and her unending encouragement, understanding, venting and love ... I'd seriously be lost with out her lately!


  1. You keep on fighting the fight girl! I love you and am very proud of you!

  2. Keep up the good work. We're proud of you. Love, Mom and Dad