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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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posted by [personal profile] nyecamden at 11:35am on 10/09/2009 under , , ,
It's taken me a while to get back into going to the gym. BiCon really wiped me out. I have been doing a bit of jogging and quite a lot of walking though.


Jogged to gym.
Upper body workout (back and chest).
Walked home. Walked to Holborn and back, then walked to Fitzrovia and back. Total walking: 5 miles.


Booked weightlifting/powerlifting course.
Walked around Bloomsbury, walked home.
Walked to Camden Town via the canal/Kentish Town.
30 minutes HIIT on the exercise bike.
(Ate too much food, bah.)

Today: vague plans for exercise. Need more concrete ones! I have work later, so I don't want to do something that uses my wrists too much. Maybe a longish jog?
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posted by [personal profile] nyecamden at 11:11am on 07/08/2009 under , ,
Wednesday I had a quick cardio session at the gym in Camden Town. 40 minutes of exercise biking. Dripping with sweat was I :-D

Thursday I went to the gym at Oasis and did a back/chest workout. I managed to up the weights for flyes to 12kg dumbbells. Low reps facilitated this. Did a bit of dead-lifting of a barbell of 35kg. I'm going to have to speak to a gym worker about DLing more than 40kg; I don't think that would fit on the free barbell, and I want to avoid using the Smith Machine. Maybe switch to dummbells? There are some crazily heavy dumbbells at Oasis.

Today I plan to jog 3.2 miles again, this time on my own. I'll walk to Mile End after volunteering near Old Street, then jog to Angel again. Maybe I'll improve my 44 minutes time! (That's if I remember to look at my stopwatch when I am out of breath with adrenaline pumping.)
Music:: Judge Judy on the TV
Mood:: 'pleased' pleased
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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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Mm, I'm sleepy.

I jogged half a mile to the gym. What I did at the gym )

Today I walked King's Cross to Camden Town, Camden Town to Kentish Town. Jogged back to Camden, and then walked back home to King's Cross again via Camden Town Sainsbury's. Not much walking, but no twinges, so yay!

I wrote a piece about motivation/fitness/starting CT5K for a friend, and gave her a print-out of that along with a print-out of the CT5K program. She has no computer at home. She texted me to thank me, and to say that she'd just been for a jog/walk thanks to my motivation :D
Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
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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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