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OTF: progress!
Thursday, April 20, 2017      0 comments

In spite of the toe injury, I made it to the Orangetheory class this morning. After 17 classes, I hopped on the scale and took some measurements. I've lost three pounds! An inch off my waist and an inch off my hips! I started these classes ex... Read more
Orangetheory-16 sessions in and an injury
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      2 comments

I'm on spring break right now, and have switched to morning classes to keep the flow of my little vacation. This class was a rough one...she had us moving from the treadmills to the weights every five minutes. I burned 579 calories this mornin... Read more
14 sessions in
Thursday, April 13, 2017      0 comments

It's been almost two months. I have taken 14 Orangetheory classes. Had to take a week off from a respiratory infection (kids are germy...even though I wash my hands pretty much every hour, I still get sick occasionally). But here's where I'm ... Read more
Nine sessions in
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      4 comments

Survived this one...barely. I had a bad bout of insomnia last night and only got a few hours of sleep. So I was not at my best. At the end of the class I did sign up for the unlimited package. It's really expensive, but I'm looking at it as ... Read more
Eight sessions in
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      2 comments

Okay, so far I have taken 8 Orangetheory classes, and I have three more sessions before I decide if I want the membership. I have been trying to go three days a week (note to self: taking classes two days in a row is a bit rough). At thi... Read more
Let's see if this works
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      4 comments

So last week I went to a free Orangetheory class and bought a ten-session package. My thought was that I would go three times a week for a month and see if there were any positive results before I made a huge monetary commitment. Last night wa... Read more
I did it
Monday, February 20, 2017      4 comments

I went to the Orangetheory class. It was pretty much the first time that I walked into a strange place and did a strange thing completely alone. I was not the oldest one there. I was not the fattest one there. I didn't fall over or throw up ... Read more
Orange Theory
Sunday, February 19, 2017      0 comments

I have booked a free trial class at an Orange Theory gym tomorrow at 4:30. If I can survive it, I am going to buy a block of classes and see if this works for me. It's kind of expensive, but I'm at the point where I need to try something, and ... Read more
pushup challenge, day...whatever
Sunday, January 29, 2017      0 comments

Yeah...motivation left me again. I'm having a horrible time sleeping, going to work absolutely exhausted and having rough days at work. So I'm coming home so wiped out that I can barely even think, let alone work out. Haven't even tried in a ... Read more
day 15 pushup challenge
Monday, January 16, 2017      1 comments

20 standard pushups 28 modified pushups 40 crunches 60 squats 45 second plank hold 35 minutes intervals on elliptical Oh, man. I had a horrible day at work Friday. Came home so irritated that I ate my way through half a bag of c... Read more
Day 11 pushup challenge
Thursday, January 12, 2017      1 comments

10 pushups 35 modified pushups 2 sets of 10: curls, overhead press, sumo squat, bicycle crunch 15 minutes elliptical intervals Yesterday I took advantage of unseasonably warm weather to rake up the leaves that were in the front yard. ... Read more
Day 9 pushup challenge
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      0 comments

15 regular pushups 45 modified pushups 35 minutes elliptical intervals It is a dark and blustery day in the south suburbs of Chicago. I came very close to disaster as I was driving from one campus to another for a meeting. So there I ... Read more
Day 8 pushup challenge
Monday, January 09, 2017      0 comments

10 HR pushups 25 modified pushups 35 minutes elliptical--intervals Yesterday I went to Ikea and gave my debit card a workout. Today, I was back at it after a long day at work. I put the interval timer on and just kept going. However, ... Read more
Day 6 pushup challenge
Saturday, January 07, 2017      1 comments

25 minutes Elliptical 10 HR pushups 10 modified pushups interrupted by phone call from mom... I didn't do a whole lot this morning. I should be taking a rest day at some point anyhow, I guess. ... Read more
Day 5 pushup challenge
Friday, January 06, 2017      0 comments

20 hand-release pushups 20 modified pushups 30 minutes elliptical 3 interruptions by the Dude Grumpy and tired today. Legs are still too weak to sustain motion long enough to get the heart rate up and break a sweat. Arms are too wea... Read more

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