09.26.14

Ramping up

Posted in Fitness & Health at 11:11 am by loretta

I can feel that I’m slowly getting better. The emphasis here is, of course, on slowly. Today we segued into more normal strength activities. Torso pulls, farmer carries, and similar things. I will get back to where I was. Eventually.

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09.24.14

Floor work

Posted in Fitness & Health at 11:13 am by loretta

I still have bronchitis. But I am still trying to work out. Floor work is one of the easiest things for me to do. Strengthening my abs also helps me to not cough so much.

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09.19.14

Less-than-triumphant return

Posted in Fitness & Health at 11:10 am by loretta

I’ve had bronchitis for the last couple of weeks. I’ve been told that any illness below the neck should not exercise. It’s been super boring. I’ve been very tired, and have slept a lot.

Bored, frustrated, and antsy, I asked Brian if we could do a light workout. So we did some light toning, but I’m still tired afterwards.

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08.29.14

Cats & dogs

Posted in Fitness & Health, Uncategorized at 11:18 am by loretta

Rotators and core. Cat back, dog back, & transverse leg lifts.

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08.27.14

When is a goat not a goat?

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:03 pm by loretta

Birria platter @ Doña Maria. Except it’s beef, not goat.

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Dual appetizer lunch @ Gumba’s

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:59 pm by loretta

Bay shrimp cocktail

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Artichoke w/ mayo & herbed EVOO on a salad.

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Learning to walk & chew gum

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:22 am by loretta

My biggest difficulty with the class last night was all of the coordination. So, Brian decided he would help me learn to “walk and chew gum.” I needed to concentrate on contracting several different groups of muscles at once. While moving. He did keep the exercises on the simple side of complex. Though he did have to remind me several times to contract everything correctly. We did portions of rowing while lunging, and portions of lunging while rowing.

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08.26.14

Will work for grilled cheese

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:41 pm by loretta

Tuesday/Thursday @ Apple Fitness is Laurel’s Basic Training class. Tuesday is Off the Grid @ Cupertino Whole Foods. I can only earn fancy food truck food by cycling to class and doing the class.

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08.25.14

Transverse work

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:15 am by loretta

Apparently, I’ve been using the wrong muscles for core stabilization. It’s not supposed to be the same ones that I use for breathing. So today we worked on focusing on the transverse muscles, so that I can breathe and do ab work. So it requires more focus on my various muscles than I’m used to. Held bridge, slight leg lifts, and planks before heading upright for taut kettle bell swings and taut squats.

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08.22.14

Rethinking laterally

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:11 am by loretta

Yep, laterally, not literally. New exercises for rotator cuffs and lats to take advantage of a wider dimension of movement.

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