Saturday, February 02, 2008

Motivation for fatcats and possibly for chumlies of Fatcats!

Monday- 15k. It was nice, I got lost and found a nice road. Music-Roisin Murphy. Clippity -clop.

Tuesday- I worked, I scowled about lipotrim and then wandered lonely as a cloud down to the gym to make sure they don't auto renew and to find out what date my membership ran out, only to be told not until the end of March.
'What?!' said I, looking irked. 'That long!?'
'Yes.' said the blonde behind the counter looking slightly bored of people. This people.
Well bugger that, so I'll have to go.
Bearing that in mind I sallied forth and did
6000 metres on the rowing machine, time 33:26.
Pull ups on the grave 15x4. 30k counter balance.
Pull down on the lats, 30kx15x3
Bicep curls, 8kx10x4

Oh yes, and then to finish off after stretching I decided to go swimming. So I floundered aroound the pool for awhile swallowing water and gasping for air and generally trying not to drown, 10 lengths. You've no idea how much that cost me.
Oh and I walked there and back. about 8 or 9 K in total.

Wenesday- It was cold, there was wind, but the paramour had made peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies and I wanted to eat them, so I went out. It was 10k, and lots of hills, it was cold and there was wind. Music- Iron and Wine. The Shepherd's Dog. At one point I was sure I was in Dead Wood.

Thursday- Gym-music Paul Oakenfold.
6000m on the rowing machine a leisurely 34 minutes.
100 dips off the bench, broken into sets of 25-it's these babies that are causing my arms to go ouch today.
10x4x5kg side arm lifts. Done in between dips.
40 pulls ups on the grav. a quick 2k run at speed 10, must get faster, some stretching, some laughing as I tried to balance during Superman pose on those enormous big inflatable balls-failed, I have the balance of a one legged cow, and off to the shower I went. Bypassed swimming pool, rasped at it.

Ginger-Day- not a whole lot, work got in the way. But I did have to carry Puddy almost a 3/4 of a kilometre in her box. That counts for something.

Satdee- Today Chumlies I am to go a look at wedding dresses with my oldest friend. After which I might come home and lie down in a darkened room with a damp wash cloth over my face. Failing that I might go for a run. We'll see.
Still no handstand neither. Close, but no cigar.



Blogger Dr. James McInerney said...

Monday and Tuesday - out of the country, no gym in hotel, no time either.

Wednesday gym. light-ish weights, because knee is still dickied from previous week.

Thursday and Friday - nothing.

Today, determined to do a workout of some kind.

I know, not great.

11:19 a.m.  
Blogger Caro said...

Gym three times, two good sessions and one meh (which seems to be the pattern). Supposed to be going skiing tomorrow if the snow holds off, should have gone easier on the leg press and squats today. Munching delicious Cadbury's Mini Eggs that arrived in the post yesterday, cos man cannot live on steamed broccoli alone. Or woman for that matter.

11:41 a.m.  
Blogger Rusticissimus maximus said...

Last night- Pints of pear cider (bleugh!) and Czech beer, 5+ gins.

This afternoon- Bicep curls (10X10kg)X3, tears, Sit ups 15X4, Medi balls (15X7.5kg)X4, interior tantrums and much cursing,10K on the bikes and ski machines each, more tears and a similarly floundering 10 laps in the pool before tackling the hill back home.

Tonight- Red wine and Neil Gaiman!

2:08 p.m.  
Anonymous sam, problemchildbride said...

Sunday - brilliant - 90 mins hard work at gym - 45 - eliptical, 45 strength machines.

Monday - walked a 3 miles pretty quickly.

Tuesday - nowt

Wednesday - nowt again

Thursday - 200 steps up and down stairs - 3 mile amble.

Friday - bugger all - like "nowt" but enjoying the idleness more.

Saturday - too soon to tell. Gym will be mobbed so probably not doing that - although the kids have a fit kids class there at noon.

Have you any ideas yet for a wedding dress? Have fun and take your time!

3:38 p.m.  
Blogger Andraste said...


Lots of walking during the week. Today, elliptical, weights, lunges, squats. Tomorrow much the same.

You know those ab roller thingies? It's a wheel with a handle going through the middle, and you get on your knees and stretch yourself out and back using the wheel?

Well...if the instructions say "do no more than 7 your first time..."

Don't do 10. Yeowwww.

4:16 p.m.  
Blogger Medbh said...

Went to the gym wed & fri.
There was so much snow yesterday that walking was an extra workout.
The highlight was pushing a bitch off the sidewalk with my shoulder. Mr. M laughed that I was all pumped up and he was right.

5:23 p.m.  
Blogger grimsaburger said...

I am waaay off track. Was sick two weeks ago with the flu, followed by a few days of being well and getting back on the treadmill, weak efforts though they were. Then my brother-in-law died unexpectedly (he was 39 and had a massive heart attack) and we spent nearly a week out of town. I slept an average of 3-4 hours a night the whole time, did one 2-mile run and regretted it (note to self: do NOT exercise on top of sleep deprivation), walked 2 1/2 laps between mother-in-law's and brother-in-law's houses on Sunday to fetch this and that. Got monstrously sick with bronchitis and sinus infection the second we got home, and that's where I still am. No exercising for a while yet.

Public service announcement: get your cholesterol and blood pressure checked regularly, and don't drink 30 beers in one sitting. Also, if you have god-awful genes where heart health is concerned, switch them out with someone else.

6:00 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

39, jesus that's so young. My condolences.

Rusty, that's a painful sounding hangover, Pear? Bleaugh indeed.

Well done everyone, trying new and painful contraptions, casually assaulting minging pedestrians, steps, hoochy workouts. Eeeee I am proud. Normally the end of january is a bit of a shit time for exercise, or so it seems, certainly motivation can lag a bit- I literally had to slap myself out the door twice this week. But not here!

Sam, the wedding dress shopping has NOTHING to do with me, it's for herself and it was canceled in the end because before she even made it to the centre of the city she and her 5 year old were almost killed by a 4 car pile up. She had parked her car out in Sandyford and was walking to get the LUAS when 4 cars crashed behind her and one of the cars was shunted so hard it bounced off some railings and went shuddering across the road, missing her and her daughter by mere inches.
Then my poor old friend had to ring for an ambulance and help the man who was in the car nearest to her, who was naturally very shook up and try and keep her poor old baby from shock. Bloody nasty. As she said herself she wasn't in any form for dress shopping after that. We're still trying to decide if she is the unluckiest person alive or the very luckiest.

Right, I haz filmz The Brave One-which the paramour now informs me 'got some pretty bad reviews' and a bag of Cola Bottle sours. I admit I now want Cadbury's mini eggs, but to that I say DAMN YOU CARO!

6:41 p.m.  
Anonymous laughykate said...

Out of town for two days for work so thirty laps three times. Can I throw in three days of walking to work? It's a cracking half hour each way.

I only attempt to add that to my score card as everyone else's efforts makes me feel like one of the lazier people on the planet.

9:20 p.m.  
Blogger aquaasho said...

Hi FMC, how do you do 33 minutes on the rower?? I do 5 minutes and I'm shattered. You must have muscles like Popeye for those weights, well done.
I ran and gym-ed Monday. Swam and ran tuesday. Wednesday off because I was getting physiological tests (for sports people) done in Trinity college on Thursday (!!) so had to rest. Friday 3 hours running, Saturday massage (oh god the pain, my glutes are fecked) and a mountain race tomorrow.

That testing is very interesting FMC, you should give it a go if you haven't already. Tells you all sorts of things about ability/ potential/ diet/ lungs etc. etc. fascinating stuff. Open to anyone for €60.

9:23 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Hah! LK, that's the burner about posting, the SHAME when we laze. But yeah, of course add the walking, it's moving ain't it?
Aisling, I might give that a go, sounds interesting.
As to the rower, I used it to increase my stamina before the marathon plus when I was carrying a bit of knock and I found it made a huge difference to my over all fitness.
I've rowed 10k a few times too, but the real fun is that 6k in under the 30 minute mark-which I've also done, but not recently. Maybe I'll attempt to crank one out this week. That usually leaves me lobster red and gasping like a puffer fish. But it's bloomin' good for the cardiovascular bits and bobs.
Right bed, I've got a 15k in the morning, assuming there's not a gale outside.

10:57 p.m.  
Blogger Dr. James McInerney said...

grimsaburger: Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. 39 is not long enough for anybody. Hope everything is OK.

12:09 a.m.  
Blogger Andraste said...

I'm with the docky, grimsaburger. Deepest condolences. Meant to say this earlier, but got sidetracked.

39 years old? - there are no words.

2:51 a.m.  
Blogger daisy mae said...

my condolences as well.

my week was so-so... monday made it to the new gym downtown (the "main" gym opened up a sort of satellite) and found out the hard way that they don't label the mens or womens locker rooms - it's a crap shoot - which i lost. came to the realization that i set my work out goals beyond what i'm able to commit to both physically and time-wise, and instead did 35 minutes of crossramp.

tues - stayed home because of glare ice all over the roads.

wed - again 35 on the crossramp

thurs - 20 on the cross ramp and lifting

fri - couldn't get out of bed at a respectable time, so didn't get to the gym

sat - said 'fuck it' and did the grocery shopping, and the shoe shopping, and the clothes shopping.

sun - already know i'm not going as i've homework aplenty.

2:56 a.m.  
Anonymous Sam, Problemchildbride said...

Sad news indeed, grimsaburger. I'm very sorry. A death that sudden and that young can leave people reeling for a long time before they can even begin to mourn the loss properly. Strength and condolences to you and your family.

7:00 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Daisy Mae, that's pretty respectable week. it is hard to balance time and against work and actual living.

12:34 p.m.  
Blogger grimsaburger said...

Thanks for the good wishes--I'd say everyone's coping well enough, but there's just no way to tell this early. The kids are 16, 14, and 12, and dealing in their own ways, along with Spouse's sister. It's disturbing enough to know that he's gone, but more disturbing that no one can guess how it's going to affect the kids in the next few months, years, and so on. We complain endlessly about how enmeshed Spouse's family is (his mother, 5 siblings, and their families live within a mile of each other) but in times like these it comes in handy.

3:55 p.m.  
Anonymous Nonny said...

That is very sad Grimburger, best wishes to you and your family.

I had a fantabulous week in the exercise department, I did not go to the gym but I ran every morning before work my shortest run being 9k and my longest 15k. I also went for a swim in the ocean. The cold made Pete’s balls almost disappear. The sheer terror on his blokes face was priceless. However, my efforts were in vain as Friday and Saturday nights drinking, dancing and Burger King paid homage to the ego of the fatty within me. I think I’m going to renew my gym membership though as I hate running in the cold and my humble abode would not accommodate a treadmill. Also your gym does swimming lessons would you not do a couple, I am not saying you can’t swim, but, they can show you how to get the form right. I’m off to do the church run, it is a good job I am deaf and won’t here the sermon. Good luck with the training. Goodnight.

7:01 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

God Grims, the poor old kids and how horribly hard for them at those ages-old enough to feel the full brunt of his loss not necessarily old enough to know what to do with that pain. Hopefully they'll find away to deal with their grief and open up to their mother and immediate family. Not nice. But you're right, it's good that the family are all nearby and can pull together at a time like this. Again my condolences to you and yours.

Nonny- Damn that Burger King, the down fall of many a would be athlete.

8:14 p.m.  
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