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posted by [personal profile] nyecamden at 09:47pm on 22/01/2010 under , , ,
I injured my back in late 2009 (Nov or Dec). It was a stupid injury; I was deadlifting quite a small weight (20kg) and was thinking of something else. Because I was thinking of something else, I didn't engage my abdominal muscles as I lifted, and something in my lower back went ****.

I rested for a few weeks to the extent that I either had help with shopping or I just bought a few items at a time. I couldn't walk for longer than half an hour without pain. Now my back is a lot better, and I've been going to the gym for a week or two.

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posted by [personal profile] nyecamden at 07:53pm on 02/10/2009 under , , , ,
I went to the gym today to do some leg work with a bit of upper body stuff. I did some barbell squats, and I was unsure of my form. I asked the gym worker to check it, and he said 'that's perfect, as good as it gets'. Woo!

I've been exercising every day sine Monday. Monday was the second session of my weight-lifting class, which meant that I only did a little light exercise on Tuesday. I was hurting much less than the week before though. Wednesday I did 50 minutes of serious cardio. Got lovely and sweaty. Did some ab-work afterwards. Thursday I walked from Chingford to Walthamstow.

All good stuff :-)
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I had a bit of time away from the gym because of BiCon comedown.

I've been gymming three days in a row now though, which I'm pleased about.

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I really like how I can sculpt my body with diet and exercise. It's great! I'm looking forward to my weightlifting class. One week away, yikes!
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Sunday I had dance class followed by a bit of a mixed session of lower and upper body work at the gym. I did quite well at the dance class, recovering from mistakes quickly because of my 'mistakes help me learn and grow' affirmation.

Monday I had a bit of a heavy day at work with dust and boxes, so had a sort of rest day.

Tuesday I went for my furthest jog so far with [livejournal.com profile] doubtfulace. 3.2 miles! Jogged from mid-way through Mile End Park to Angel along the canal. It took 44 minutes. I am *so* pleased with myself.
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posted by [personal profile] nyecamden at 02:02pm on 01/08/2009 under , , , ,

Jogged the mile to the gym, then a quick 45 min session. Squats and walking lunges with 2 * 14kg dumbbells. Tricep pushback with 4kg (increased weight this time). Tricep overhead extension with 3kg. Time on the exercise bike.

Jogged from Old Street to King's Cross via Regent's Canal: 2.1 miles.

Danced for 2 hours at night.

Woah! Today I am going to have a quiet day in, do a bit of housework and maybe wander out for a bit but no exercise. Knackered.
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Friday I jogged to the gym and did an upper-body workout (chest/back). I went in the morning, and there was hardly anyone there. It was good!

Saturday was a rest day; I can't really include the dancing I did at Vagabonds as exercise. It was mostly of the shoe-gazing variety.

This early afternoon I went to the hip dance moves class. I only made it to half an hour before my negative head kicked in. Ho hum. I'm going to go to a few more classes before I try anything else.

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Need to do more cardio! I'm thinking of starting most/some days with a swim, will see how that goes. Also, need to step up the running... but I can't do everything at once!
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posted by [personal profile] nyecamden at 12:09am on 20/07/2009 under , , , , ,
On Friday I went to the gym after volunteering. I got to the gym at peak time, but it's mostly the cardio bunnies who work out then. There was just enough space for me in the free weights area.

What I did at the gym )

Saturday I was planning on going to the gym, but didn't get round to it. I did a bit of walking, but only short distances. Less than 3 miles in total.

Today I jogged around Regent's Park, just under 2 miles. Woot! I'm glad I got my distance up again. There was walking involved, probably 2.5-3 miles or so.

Thinking about exercise: )
Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
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posted by [personal profile] nyecamden at 06:13pm on 03/07/2009 under , , , ,
Thursday was incredibly hot. I was busy and did a little bit of walking; no exercise other than that though.

Today I did a workout at the gym and did some jogging.

gym )

Walked: home to Fitzrovia (1 mile), Fitzrovia to Covent Garden/Holborn (1 mile), Covent Garden/Holborn to home. Jogged from Old Street to home via the canal, doing probably about 1/2 mile of walking.

Go me! It was good to get back to the gym, and good to get jogging again. I need to do more regular jogging as I've lost some of my confidence with it.

In aromatic news: I absolutely stink right now! It is a good post-exercise stink. I'll hit the shower after I hit 'post'.
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posted by [personal profile] nyecamden at 12:26pm on 24/06/2009 under , , , , ,
Yesterday was my birthday. I decided to have my first taste of Poutine, and made sure to go to the gym beforehand.

Ran a mile to the gym, did a quick legs/shoulders/triceps workout with free weights. Increased some of my weights. Was squatting with 2 12kg dumbbells, walking lunge with 2 10kg dumbbells - this was an increase of 6kg per dumbbell from last time. Front deltoid raises: 3kg * 12, 10, 8. Seated shoulder press: 4kg * 12, 10, 8. Overhead triceps extensions: 2kg * 12, 10, 8. 2kg is still difficult with my left arm. Single triceps push back: 3kg * 12, 10, 8. 10 minutes cool down on the reclining bike. *really* short workout, but I had fun stuff to do.

Walking: walked around Covent Garden, then home to King's Cross, then to Angel and back. Probably 4 miles total.
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Sunday: walked from Highgate Road/Dukes Field to Golders Hill Park/Golders Green going up and across the Heath. According to maps.google.co.uk I only did 3 miles. It felt like much longer, but then I wasn't able to track my route exactly because a lot of the paths I took in the north-western end of the Heath were small ones that were covered with trees. Again I have the Garmin watch-want. Ho hum.

Today: Ran to the gym for the third time (1.1 miles away). I sprinted for the last few yards. I love sprinting :-) I *think* it's getting easier. It's certainly getting easier to run in public on my own. I plan to run home from Kentish Town South again on Wednesday night. Part of me wants to run the scenic route which is .2 miles longer than the direct route; however, after 1.5 miles I was bloody knackered. I think what I'll do is run 1.5 miles this Wednesday and 1.7 miles next Wednesday.

What I did at the gym )

I'd better have lost weight this week! If I haven't, I'm going to start measuring my waist once a month and using that as a barometer.
Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
Music:: Teenagers shouting in the courtyard


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