Tag Archives: Weight Lifting

Inspiration from Ernestine

This morning. 5 a.m. My alarm clock jolts me out of sleep. 5:10 a.m. I’m still in bed. Today is “leg day” and I was thinking of all the reasons to skip my workout. Last night I volunteered at my … Continue reading

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Ending a 17-year relationship

This week I ended a 17-year relationship. With my gym. Don’t get me wrong, my home YMCA is a great place. I like the members and staff. So why did I leave? Two reasons. My introversion. I don’t like getting … Continue reading

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Pumping Iron For Stronger Bones

Disclaimer: Gentlemen, this post deals with menopause, so if that bothers you, you might want to head on over to someone else’s blog today. 🙂 During my most recent annual check up, a blood test confirmed I’ve completed menopause. Desperate … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution People: Coming to a Gym Near You

Maybe it’s because the new year arrived on a Wednesday. My gym wasn’t crowded that day, nor has it been the rest of the week. But I have a feeling beginning Monday they’ll invade in droves. You know who I’m … Continue reading

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Keeping Self Promises: Weight Lifting

I work out first thing in the morning. Always. But last Saturday I had a noon appointment near my gym. It seemed silly to go to the gym, come home and then drag back out to the same neighborhood I’d … Continue reading

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Must. Lift. Weights. Sigh.

I’m a Cardio Queen. I guess I like the endorphin rush I experience after a good workout. But weightlifting? Not so much. When I look back on the last few months, I notice that I’ve been lucky to dwo two … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: You’re Never Too Old

Meet Dr. Charles Eugster. He’s 93 and he began body building six years ago to…wait for it… turn the heads of the 70 year old girls on the beach. I. Love. This. Guy. He readily admits he’s vain and he … Continue reading

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Sore Now, Soar Later

I have a history of exercise bulimia and I’m a cardio junkie. If it was worth doing it was worth over-doing and I’ve had my share of over-use injuries. In recent years I’ve been able to sanely and appropriately train … Continue reading

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