Today’s Workout: Triple Threat

In addition to using the under desk peddler, I had to walk up to the store to get hot sauce (my kid is obsessed) and some sesame oil (that’s getting expensive so not buying that for awhile…), I picked up the kettle bell after a super light dinner. My only cheat was a small portion of Tipsy Scoop for dessert. Raspberry Limoncello Sorbet, if you’re curious. Very nice as a cap to the evening.

I am really feeling these arm workouts. I think I’m back in the head space where the soreness is letting me know I’m doing a good thing for my body. The sad part is I’d skipped weight training for so long, I have a moment where I think “Wait, why am I sore again?” before my stupid brain makes the logistical leap.

All I need to do is my 50 squats and stretch before bed and the day is done! I have the feeling with more days like this I’ll get back on track.

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Today’s Workout: Numbers

I went in for my annual and they did my regular blood test. I clearly got too complacent in always getting great numbers because this time was not good. My bad cholesterol went from 155 to 177. Holy shit. I guess I treated myself a bit too many times here…



Now, my plan is to do extra workouts daily. I have the desk bike at work and I grabbed my kettle bell today. I know I do have a weight loss goal for the scale but it’s more important for me to get healthy and have a better quality of life as I age. I may not be able to run like I did in my 20’s but I want to be able to walk when I’m in my 60’s.

One of my little tricks is to do 50 squats whenever I brush my teeth and considering I’m gonna try extending my desk peddler time to at least 40 minutes, my legs are gonna be burning. My arm muscles are already trembling from just 10 minutes of kettle bell so I am CLEARLY not in as good a shape as I could be. I mean, I have good endurance that I can walk for long distances and the bag I carry daily has to be about 20 pounds and I don’t struggle much to lift it. I have a lot of work to do.

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Today’s Workout: Kettlebell for the stress…

Since I have to work this weekend (cries softly in the corner), I decided that my runs will be Mon, Wed, Fri and do weights on the off cardio days. 

The stress? Not having to work the weekend (although that is a contributor) but I learned today that Draft2Digital, where I self-publish all my books, has aquired Smashwords… After I went through all the *@&%@&$%@-ing trouble of manually adding all my books there…

I guess I’ll just use D2D going forward (since it’s SO much easier) but this couldn’t have happened in a more ironic way since I just released my NaNoWriMo project on both platforms. When I’m 18 total titles deep at this point…

Moving forward, I guess I’ll just use D2D and manually add books to my profile? Heck if I know. I’m tired.

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Today’s Workout: Quick Strength Training


Not that I think I’ll ever develop six pack abs without having some kind of skin removal surgery; I’d like to have a smaller belly. I know cardio is best for fat burning but I’ve focused too much on straight up calorie burn in general and need to build up more muscle. Besides, I hear it’s not good to run every single day at my weight and age. It’s hard on the knees and I barely make enough money to make ends meet, much less be out of work and pay for knee replacements.

And given the issues I’m STILL having with my Saxenda prescription, I don’t trust my insurance company to do the right thing at all right now. I don’t blame my doctor but for some reason, the insurance company doesn’t think this weight loss drug should be prescribed for weight loss and keep asking for all this extra authorizations! I’m technically medically obese, that’s a diagnosis. This drug is to treat that diagnosis. There’s no reason other than to be petty to deny me this prescription and these games are fucking annoying.

I do see my doctor this month and I’m hoping that the around 20 pound weight loss since I started this will be some leverage to stop this nonsense.

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Today’s Workout: Derailed Again.

I was so ready to continue with c25k today but I did something to my knee yesterday. I woke up in the middle of the night in agony and couldn’t get in any sort of comfortable position to get back to sleep. I was hobbling around all day really annoyed with myself but I was able to do a kettlebell workout of mostly my arms and leaving my knees completely out of it.

I hope my knee heals soon. I was looking forward to running again. I mean, I needed to get more strength training in anyway but this isn’t how I wanted to go about it.

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NaNoWriMo Day 4 & Quick Workout

While I hit my word goal, I didn’t write as much as yesterday. I’m still going back to change things sometimes; less for typos and more to fill in a thought. I’d rather take time to do that rather than forget what I wante dto fix later. I did start and end in really natural places and I’m loosely following my outline. The chapters aren’t exact but (I think) the story is flowing naturally. That’s the most important thing. And if you want a buddy on the site, here’s my NaNoWriMo profile.

The workouts for the last coupld days have been short since I worked an extra night. It’s a good and bad thing but either way, I did burn some calories and my word goal for the day. And I’m happy with my progress for both.

Since I have been getting my words in mainly in the evenings, I’m going to try and push for writing earlier in the day so I can try to finish off C25K before the end of the year. I’ll try to reprogram myself to think of making time to run as a reward.

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Today’s Workout: Kettlebell in Kettle Corn Season


You know that leftover Halloween candy will be calling our names soon. I like to get some to give out then raid the clearance section once Halloween is over. Those Reese’s pumpkins are amazing and I buy a huge bag every year (even though I really shouldn’t).

I am still waiting for my refill of Saxenda, sadly. I feel bad about calling the doctor again but I may have to. This is taking way too long and my goal was to be under 200 before the end of the year and it’s frustrating to have that delayed. I have 15 more pounds to go! I don’t need these people playing games with my medications.


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Today’s Workout: It Burns

I really need to do more upper body work. It bugs me that I still have so many issues doing a damn pushup. I know the ability to perform pushups is not the be all and end all of fitness but it annoys me

But, on the upside, my efforts are paying off and I’m down to 215.8 with a total weight loss of 16.2 pounds!


I am so excited and hopeful that I’ll be able to keep this up long term and hit my eventual goal of 170. I’m not gonna stress it and try to push for that before the end of the year, just getting under 200 before the end of the year will make me happy.

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Today’s Workout: First Day of School


I think both me and my kid got a little too complacent with a wake up routine. Now that school has started, we both need to be up earlier. They need to be on time for class and I need to make lunch; meaning a much earlier wake up time. We didn’t get it today so I was grouchy all day making a quick kettlebell workout an easy choice to burn off some calories and some grumpiness.

I’m working on food prep (partly why I want to get up earlier) so that making dinner takes less time and I can get to my workouts earlier. I can do 30 minute sessions of weights if I time it right and still have time to write and go to bed at a decent hour. I have the feeling I’ll have to go back to doing big cooking jobs on weekends if I don’t have to work. I’d rather wait until it’s cooler but we’ll see.

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Today’s Workout: Late Day


I dragged my irate teenager to a yoga class where I work so I ended up coming home later than usual. But no matter, the kettlebell was a perfect wind down after a long day.

I was thinking once things pick up selling wise, I would just do c25k until I finish it then start doing Zumba every so often again. I kinda miss it. The time just flies by and it burns so many calories. I’ll figure out a schedule when I get there; I’m not going to stress about that now. I have enough to stress about.

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