Xar's pathetic log: towards a sustainable workout routine

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Xar's pathetic log: towards a sustainable workout routine

#1 Postby Xar » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:09 pm

Ok, what do I mean by sustainable?
  • Being able to work out everyday
  • A routine that helps me improve in all components of physical fitness (aerobic, muscular, flexibility and balance)


Why is it pathetic?
Well, I've never been physically fit... Even though I have improved lately.

Day 1

Weight: 127.4 lbs
Did some isometric exercises this morning, not enough time to do anything else before going to work...
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No way is it pathetic

#2 Postby Phoenix » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:19 pm

Man! Are we ever hard on ourselves!!!!!

Hey Xar, there is NOTHING pathetic about moving in the right direction. I have very little patience myself but we all have to crawl before we walk before we run.

Stay with it.......



Peace......
Do not let the endless possibilities blind you to your one true path.

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Re: No way is it pathetic

#3 Postby Xar » Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:53 pm

Thanks for your encouragements Phoenix...

So, evening workout:
I couldn't weight myself tonight (baby sleeping and all), did some yoga and pilates, no cardio workout today as I had a business lunch and no time to do it tonight.
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#4 Postby Xar » Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:38 am

Weight this morning (after breakfast): 130.2 lbs

Did some ball exercises, and the usual morning isometric exercises.

Mid-day update: got out of my cubicle, walked about 1 mile in 15 minutes, going around the duck pond and back to my cube.

Evening update: jogged 2 miles in about 30 minutes, did 2 sets of 10 leg lifts, each one held during 5 seconds.
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#5 Postby Xar » Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:59 pm

Didn't weight myself today.
Dragged myself to the gym and did 30 minutes on the elliptical, oscillating between 6 and 10 METs.
2 series of 10 x leg raises holding each for 5 seconds
10 x chest press at 100 lbs
10 x pull down at 80 lbs
40 crunches on a 45 degree inclined bench
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#6 Postby Xar » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:41 pm

Yesterday's workout:
30 minutes treadmill oscillating between 3 and 6 METs, 2 minutes @ 3, 6 @6...
2 x 10 leg raises holding for 5 secs
20 minutes kickboxing on the heavy bag
45 minutes yoga

Today's workout:
weight this morning: 128.4 lbs
Only had time to do isometric contractions before going to work.
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