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Never got over my food hangover yesterday, but of course did not miss my session. Went in feeling "icky", but supps had kicked in by the time I had warmed up. I was feeling pretty good by the time I hit deads .... but still feeling "fat". Still bloated from that xmas dinner .... that'll teach me! (shoulda gone for that protein shake instead, lol)

Yesterday:
3 sets of abs upper 100-30-30
3 sets of abs lower 30 each
3 set lower back ext 30 each
Some new exercises for me today, but made notes and will need to bump some of the weight up next round:
Ez Curls wu 12@35, 8@55x3
Zottman Curls (these were odd to do, so was trying to concentrate on form) 8@10, 8@15x2
Gravaton Chins: 8 using 70, 8 using 50x2
Rack Deads: 12@90, 8@140x2, wm 30@90

Wrists and mid back hurt a bit today. Going to say the wrist prob was with the twisting motion on the zottman curls .... so may not be a good exercise for me. But will give them another go round before I decide to drop them. Mid back, undecided if it's just sore or I somehow compromised form somewhere .... I'm pretty particular on form and use mirrors a lot ... and no baggy clothes, so I can always see where my body is during the exercise. So I'm thinking sore.

Later today: 3 sets abs upper and lower, 30 min cardio interval training on incline tread..... I need some new music, same, same is getting old now, lol And I MUST have music to make it through cardio.

Took xmas decorations down except exterior. Glad to have the "clutter" gone.

Living room IS getting moved to dining room. Dining room table is going into storage. Living room will now have punching bag in corner, mats on the floor for MA, and a vertical pole for fitness (got it for christmas, lol)

So now my enclosed back deck is a full free weight power rack, calf machine area. My living room is cardio, MA, boxing and weapons training room, and my bedroom has the tread in it! Getting an elliptical this year, I think .... not sure yet. Oh and hooking up a mean stereo system which streams through the house ... how cool is that??? :D

So will be ditching the dresser and book shelf, I really only need a bed in there, since I have a pretty large closet anyway. I figured the neighbors already think I am insane, especially when I am unloading groceries or going to the mail box while breaking in new figure shoes (5-6") .... just wait until the see the interior of my house! rofl


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3 sets of abs upper 100-30-30
3 sets of abs lower 30 each


When you say upper/lower...what specific exercises are you doing?

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Ravi wrote:
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Yesterday:
3 sets of abs upper 100-30-30
3 sets of abs lower 30 each


When you say upper/lower...what specific exercises are you doing?


oh .... that be helpful, huh? :lol:

isolated crunches and isolated reverse crunches .... very small movements while contracting the abs the entire time.


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Yesterday:
AM: 40 min steady cardio tread
stretching
Afternoon:
Tanning (it's been so dreary lately re: weather, and really gave my mood a boost)
3 sets of abs upper 100-30-30
3 sets of abs lower 30 each
3 set lower back ext 30 each
Stiff Leg Deads: wu 12@90, 8@110, 8@110, wm 30@60 (felt like I could go much heavier on these, but knew I'd be hurting and haven't done a ton of lower back work, so thought I'd stick with the numbers I did.... however, seem fine today, so the weight goes up for round 3)
Calf Press on Leg Press: wu 12@125, 8@175(PB), 8@205(PB), wm 30@125
extreme stretch
Leg Press: wu 12@125, 8@175, 8@205(PB), wm 30@125
stretching

Going into my workouts stronger and stronger each time. I'm loving the pre wo supps. Eating is so clean and very filling! So much so that I end up forcing meals.

Back of legs are SCREAMING today, and my lower back is sore .... alll in a good way.

Broke my finger (don't ask), it's my pinky and seems straight enough so instead of spending yet more money at hospital, just splinting it myself :mrgreen:

Had my old tatoo photographed and traced. My artist is working on the design now. I'll post the before and after when it's done.

Then went to dinner and almost ordered the salad with mango dressing, then my date reminded me I'm allergic to mangos (you know tongue swells, throat closes). Um total blond moment :shock: Glad he was there!

Going to movies tonight "I am Legend" and then have a long week ahead. Will be entering a few mag contests and will need enough votes to win. This is where all my friends come in :wink: These aren't the win and get prestige, but the win and get a paycheck shoots.

Hair tomorrow, NY Party that eve. Planning on going around 10:30 and staying til about 12:30. House I'm staying in for the eve is less then 1/4 mile from the venue.

Oh .... today is rest day :)


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I really want to see I Am Legend! Let me know how it was.

So weird you should mention your wrist.

I SLEPT on my wrist wrong 3 weeks ago and the pain hasn't gone away. So frustrating! I should probably wrap it. Today is the first day it's starting to feel okay though (knock on wood). Do you avoid certain dumbells or exercises and switch to more wrist friendly ones when your having wrist issues or do you just muscle through the exercise you had laid out for you.

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I really want to see I Am Legend! Let me know how it was.



Sucked. But I still love will smith.

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I really want to see I Am Legend! Let me know how it was.



Sucked. But I still love will smith.

I didn't suck. Zackster is talking out of his a$$ as usual. Go see it! It has man eating zombies, explosions and fit people. That's really all you could ask for...

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Zack wrote:
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I really want to see I Am Legend! Let me know how it was.



Sucked. But I still love will smith.


Saw it last night . . . I'm with you Zack. Will was looking jacked!! But the movie could have used some work (i.e. needs a better ending).


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I really want to see I Am Legend! Let me know how it was.



Sucked. But I still love will smith.


Saw it last night . . . I'm with you Zack. Will was looking jacked!! But the movie could have used some work (i.e. needs a better ending).



For sure started out well, ending sucked.

Will smith was looking good, his acting is always getting better...one of my favorite actors.

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SeaSiren,

I think you rock. You'd get my vote for best transformation of the year as far as where you were then and where you are now (on a physique and accomplishment scale for your industries).

You've done amazingly well and I'm very proud of you. I've been thinking about that lately and wanted to let you know.

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veggieprincess wrote:
I really want to see I Am Legend! Let me know how it was.

So weird you should mention your wrist.

I SLEPT on my wrist wrong 3 weeks ago and the pain hasn't gone away. So frustrating! I should probably wrap it. Today is the first day it's starting to feel okay though (knock on wood). Do you avoid certain dumbbells or exercises and switch to more wrist friendly ones when your having wrist issues or do you just muscle through the exercise you had laid out for you.


Wrists are still sore .... I do however have arthritis since I was about 20. So I am trying to decide if it is weak wrists or the arthritis that was aggravated. However, aside from resistance a "normal" lifting pain, I wasn't getting the shooting pain like I normally would for arthritis pain. So I am going to do these at least once more and see what happens. I really felt the zottmans in the forearms, which I liked.

As the weight I am lifting continues to climb, I will start using straps to compensate for my arthritic hands.


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I just got out of I Am Legend and agree about the ending:
SPOILERS although not "completely hidden" HIGHLIGHT TO READ:
Him trying to reason with them in the end was simply ridiculous, he had already made mention that they had completed evolving (or what ever words he used) and were no longer human at all

The dog entering the dark building .... um give me a break. My dog, bless his little heart, is "none to bright", and wouldn't be dumb enough to do that. Not an instinctual thing, and they played on his instincts before that.

Falling on the knife .... who the freak wrote that part??? In an instinctual fall, never would have happened.

The butterfly thing at the end ... um OK whatever.


All that being said..... I loved it, action, mindless entertainment, things blow up .... yep my kind of movie! Oh AND I liked the infected people, they were pretty cool :mrgreen:


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SeaSiren,

I think you rock. You'd get my vote for best transformation of the year as far as where you were then and where you are now (on a physique and accomplishment scale for your industries).

You've done amazingly well and I'm very proud of you. I've been thinking about that lately and wanted to let you know.


Thank you so much for the kind words! It's friends like you and those here, that helped push me further. :)


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SeaSiren wrote:
I just got out of I Am Legend and agree about the ending:
SPOILERS although not "completely hidden" HIGHLIGHT TO READ:
Him trying to reason with them in the end was simply ridiculous, he had already made mention that they had completed evolving (or what ever words he used) and were no longer human at all

The dog entering the dark building .... um give me a break. My dog, bless his little heart, is "none to bright", and wouldn't be dumb enough to do that. Not an instinctual thing, and they played on his instincts before that.

Falling on the knife .... who the freak wrote that part??? In an instinctual fall, never would have happened.

The butterfly thing at the end ... um OK whatever.


All that being said..... I loved it, action, mindless entertainment, things blow up .... yep my kind of movie! Oh AND I liked the infected people, they were pretty cool :mrgreen:


robert wrote:
SeaSiren,

I think you rock. You'd get my vote for best transformation of the year as far as where you were then and where you are now (on a physique and accomplishment scale for your industries).

You've done amazingly well and I'm very proud of you. I've been thinking about that lately and wanted to let you know.


Thank you so much for the kind words! It's friends like you and those here, that helped push me further. :)




Also, did you notice how the zombie he took to study, was the zombie who came after him's girlfriend? Hence why he came out into the daylight... surprising will smith didn't understand that, no wonder the zombie was angry. ;D I don't understand why he said "they were no longer human" rescuing a loved one seems fairly human.

Why didn't he give his dog the antidote to the virus that worked for that one rat?

Also, why didn't he just get in the little compartment they did, then throw the grenade and close the door... dummbbb the movie ended in what should have been the middle!

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Tattoo Artist should be getting back to me soon on his design idea. Contacting my piercer today, hoping to get the knocked out. Then again, will be on my stomach to get the tattoo done, so that might not be comfortable .... but would take my mind away from the needle, lol And in a "dentist type" chair to do the piercing, which the tat, might still be sore. So I guess 6 of 1, half a dozen of the other ..... just get it done Denise (ya, you should here my conversations to myself).

New Years was fun. Went to Rice House for food, and the owner "Mr B", comes out of the kitchen and gives everyone in the rest a glass of some fruit champagne concoction (quite good actually) with his hat on and blowing a horn, yelling "hoppy new year!!!! , hoppy new year!!!!", SO MUCH FUN! They close at 10-10:30, we were done there and bounced to the Bull on the Beach, the one on my side of town has my Rum, same owners, no rum :( ..... just some Barcardi or Captains ... not fond of either). So majorly over crowded (not my type of crowd, but I think most of the women had their teeth) and smoky as all get out. I've gotten so I can't take the smoke that well anymore. DE is smoke free and MD will be in Feb. During the summer I was doing the outdoor bars on the docks, so wasn't an issue. Anyway, MD was crawling with troopers and they were getting check points set up everywhere. So we bounced to Seacrets, I made him call first before we approached the door ..... the cover was applying to VIP holders. The only time of year this occurs. I'm not paying $80 for the "same show" of drunks, and the parking lot was 1/2 empty, so must have been pretty lean, I bet they were only hitting about 1000-1200 people. Very slow from them. So next we bounced to our planned final destination, the Fat Tuna, DJ was OK ..... um although he did play "the electric slide" and I though, "you're kidding me, right?". Champagne toast at Mid after countdown, then the bartenders jumped up on the bars and the open mouth shots commenced as everyone lined up under them and took a shot poured in their mouth with a "timer" set. Interesting since most of the crowd was already totally wasted. No I didn't take part in "the show", give me a glass or forget it ;). I was fine since I had been "pacing myself". Finally off to check on kids and back to where we were staying for the evening, popped a champagne bottle, and had a few .... this was where it became not such a good idea. I woke up after 12 SOOOO freaking groggy and icky. Fell back asleep 'til 6 and packed to go home.

If you followed this far this is where it gets amusing. Found a place to eat that was actually open on the strip (strip of land which runs between the ocean and bay) and sit to eat, had some hair of the dog. And IN WALKS this woman with a full length horrid fur coat. I glanced up and my date about feel out of his chair. (now why this would bug me more than everyone being served steak around me, I have no idea). They were being seated across the rest. When she turns around looks at the table beside me and says "I would rather sit there" .... "I thought you gotta be f*ing kidding me!" My date begins to hand me ketchup bottles..... the squirty kind and can barely hold a straight face. My AR daughter starts to hid them under the table, and he continues to get up and give me another ..... then asked the waitress if they happen to have any red paint. Which she replied "no ran out after painting the town red last night", lol ..... no she wasn't on the same page. He reminded me the police station is only a few blocks away and it could be fun, I said only if while they arresting me, I get to scream at the top of my lungs that they broke my finger (see above on that one). OK, you should be proud of me, the joking was fun, but I maintained my composure and left without incident (aside from all the ketchup we horded), lol

Holiday's are over, so back on track today.

From Monday: Finger was an issue and had probs with some/most of my exercises.
3 sets of abs upper 100-30-30
3 sets of abs lower 30 each
3 set lower back ext 30 each
Individual Shoulder Press wu 12@10, 8@15x2 (up from round 1), RP 6-4-4 @20, wm 10@12 ..... was totally done, couldn't get another out ... was shooting for 30
Tri Push Downs .... this was greatly effected by my broken pinkie and was quite painful at times. Hind site being 20/20, I should have used the short straight bar...duh! wu12@60, 8@110, 8@120, RP 2@130, then the weight bar hit my finger "just right" and about collapsed me. Decided I couldn't get a hold of it correctly at that weight (again other bar would have been fine), and did wm30@60
Wide Grip Pull downs .... this was a disaster. By now my finger was good and hurt and it was almost impossible to get a grip, could not find a strap #1 in my "fitness center" or could have pulled it off better (*note to self, put straps in gym bag) wu 12@30, 8@50, 8@60, Went to RP @ 70 and hit the hand again, no good. wm 30@30
Rows (these weren't as effected, but think I could have gone slightly heavier, had I had full grip capabilities) wu 12@30, 8@50x2, No RP ... hand to sore, wm 30@25
stretching

Tanning after gym, then 30min steady cardio on tread, shower and the rest of the eve is as per above.

Today is cardio, tanning and gym (not necessarily in that order). Thought for sure there was a March comp, but can't find hide nor hair of it! Looks like I have 2 in April anyway.


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You're kind of my new hero :)

You rock babe!!!!!!!

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