Tuesday, December 28, 2010

4 days!

I have used the pullup bar to do squats 4 days in a row now. Form better today, 2 sets of 20, and a couple times almost sitting and powering back up. It's amazing and cool the difference that I can see in just 4 days, it gives me hope. Tomorrow I will have to take a break since I won't be home. I'm excited though, taking a two hour drive, the longest since I started driving. Hope to continue back with the squats on Thursday.

I leave the house before 8:30 mornings and never get home before 6 evenings. I need some help putting together an effective workout schedule if anyone has any ideas. Saturday and Sunday I don't work so that's two days but I need more.

Thank you, bye for now,

Monday, December 27, 2010

3 days in a row

After work I asked my wife to help me use the pullup bar before it got any colder. Definatley not the best form on my squats but do feel good for doing them. 2 sets again, more than 10 each.

I haven't been feeling good for a few day, sinus or something. But still pushing through that to keep consistent.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

2 sets of 10

For the second day in a row I used the pullup bar. 2 sets of 10 squats today. My pullup bar is outside and it's supposed to be very cold this week, I will try to keep at it despite the cold.

Thank you Katja, I was actually thinking yesterday before I even posted about getting some insight from a trainer to steer me in the right direction. But before I spend the money I want to be sure I can convey my purpose so my money and time with a trainer will be utilized effectively for a long time to come.

I forgot to say merry Christmas yesterday. One of my favorite Christmas sayings is: wise men still seek Him.

So close yet so far, though giving up is no option.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Still trying

I hadn't used the pullup bar in 2 weeks at least. I'm trying to get a program together that will effectively work and strengthen the most basic / important muscles to increase / improve my ability and stick to it faithfully for 12 weeks. I think if I can do this I will see improvements, wether big or small, but effective and worth while.

I felt good about taking the time to use the pullup bar today for the first day in a long time. My legs powered me up pretty good. I thing taking the time to do the leg presses from a chair has paid off.

I recently got a "flip" camcorder. What's everyone's opinion of my posting video on my progress rather than text?

Thanks to all. And thank you Katja, your response was very encouraging.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Trying to break the funk

Lately I've been struggling with finding / making time for exercise / therapy. You might know that when you get out of that routine it's hard to get back in and it can be very discouraging. I was doing so well with my standing and I got away from it, it almost makes me feel like giving up because I know I was so close to a break through.

But it is never worth it to give up. For a long while my right leg (my stronger leg) has had issues, a ever tightening muscles fights against my strength and ability in this leg. It drives me crazy! :) Yesterday I tried doing squats and I couldn't get any weight to bear on it. Kinda hard to do squats like that. So after 6 I got frustrated and was done with that for the day.

Thankfully I tried again today and though still a struggle it was a little better. Did a set of 7 then a set of 10. Then I walked over 60 steps, the squats do seem to stretch my legs pretty good and improve my walking. My left foot that I consistently drag when walking stepped through better than it has in a long time. As far as bearing weight on my right leg, weirdly when walking (and thankfully) I can bear weight on it. It still feels very tight. Any ideas for stretching that tight group of muscles greatly appreciated.

Not keeping up with my squats has brought me down lately but I have taken the time to focus on my arms using the bar to do pull ups. Also focusing on my left obliques to hopefully improve my weak balance. And getting in a chair still sometimes to do leg presses and not neglect my legs totally.

Anyway, I'm working on and trying to break the funk. To you I say, never give up.
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