Saturday, January 25, 2014

Day 690 - X2 Plyocide

It's a snowy cold day again here in PA.  Temps are getting close to or at zero at night and are only getting to about 20 during the day if we're lucky.  Tough winter, so running is not a great option right now.  So, instead I got in my round of Plyocide today.  My back is feeling a bit sore from the four days of working out this week, so I need to be a bit careful about how much I'm doing.  I'm still trying to eat right to see if I can get off some of the pudge around the middle that has been slowly collecting because of my decreased activity over the last few months.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Day 689 - X2 Yoga

I had a nice session of Yoga tonight after I got to go out to dinner at Chili's with Kristi.  I had the healthy platter with the 6 oz. sirloin and vegetables.  I also had some of the chips, but doing well on my calorie count.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Day 688 - X2 Ab Ripper

I decides to finish up Chest + Back + Balance that I started last night. I then did Ab Ripper. My chest and back muscles are pretty sore, but in a good way.

Day 687 - Chest & Back & Balance

I had he day off for MLK day today, so I started off the week by trying a workout that I haven't done for close to 2 months now.  I decided to ease back into it by doing a little over half of the workout and then finish it up later in the week.  That way I'm not putting too much strain on my back.  It went okay, but my reps were way down from where I was two months ago.  Sitting here now logging this entry the day after, I can tell you that my muscles are sore, but my back issues seem to be holding up to the strain okay.  I had PT right after the workout and that also seemed to help to get the muscles stretched out during PT.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Day 686 - 5K Run

It was a cold windy morning, but I still got out for a 5K trail run.  I took it at a pretty slow pace because I knew it was not going to be easy since I haven't run for a while.  First half I was feeling some pains and breathing a bit hard, but by the second half I had settled into a comfortable (slow) pace and it wasn't too bad. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Day 685 - X2 Yoga

Well, it's Friday and I got to go out to dinner with Kristi and Stephen.  We went to Red Robin, so I got my usual 500-calorie meal there (Ensada Chicken platter).  It's a very good amount of protein and not too bad on the calorie front.  Also, very tasty.  My back is again feel pretty good today, so getting through Yoga was not an issue tonight.  Tomorrow the high is supposed to be 34 and we're supposed to get some snow, but I'm hoping I can still find a time to get out for a run.  I really need to.  It's been too long and I already know I'm going to pay for the long break since my last run.  As usual I did my normal chin-ups before yoga tonight.  I was able to struggle to get to 15, but the good news is that I was still able to do 15, so my arms are hanging in there in spite of the lack of upper body workouts lately.  My core is suffering from a lack of the Ab Ripper workouts though.  I need to get back to doing those workout.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Day 684 - Plyocide

This week has been a struggle to workout so far. Work has been busy and my back/neck have been sore. I had PT on Monday and it went okay. Today my back feels better so I finally got back to a workout with Plyocide. All I can say is that I need to workout more because that was not easy tonight. I was sucking wind. I'm hoping to finish the week strong with Yoga tomorrow and a run on Saturday.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Day 683 - X2 Yoga

Well, I only got in two workouts this week because of lots of things going on this week. I was hoping to go for a run today.  It was warm enough, but it was raining hard for most of the day.  X2 Yoga was a good alternative.  My neck is a bit sore after doing yoga because of all of the stretching from the workout, but it's not too bad.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Day 682 - Plyocide

I'm a bit late logging this, but last night I did Plyocide. It was not the easiest night for me to get through it, but I did it and didn't cut it short or take it easy. Such a good workout.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Day 681 - X2 Yoga

I went out to dinner with the family tonight to celebrate Nicole's 20th birthday.  We went to Texas Roadhouse to get some steaks.  I tried to be pretty good by getting my normal (10 oz Ribeye, Salad and Broccoli). I also had some peanuts, but skipped the rolls, so overall not too bad.

Yoga tonight was good. My neck was a bit stiff, so I'm hoping yoga doesn't aggravate it too much.  I had to skip my PT appointment this week because of the weather.  My follow-up Dr. Appt. with the Orthopedist also got pushed back (scheduled for this morning) because of weather.  Overall I still think that my condition is slowly improving some.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Day 680 - X2 Plyocide

Well, I forgot to log two of my workout last week.  I did Yoga on Thursday and went for a run on Saturday along with a round of Ab Ripper.  Ab Ripper bothered my back some for a couple of days, so I've been taking it easy.  I got to do Plyocide again today and it went pretty well.  My back even felt  a bit better.