Hopefully Healed and Back at the Gym

June 24, 2014

Yesterday was a big day – my first day back at the gym after a forced week-long hiatus thanks to my hip!



Man, I couldn’t wait to start exercising again. But I’ve been careful – you can never be too careful when it comes to injuries – and played it safe.

My hip was a major problem for most of last week. While it rendered me in immobile and in constant pain for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, things really started improving Read the rest of this entry »

May Weigh-in Results and April Workout Calendar

May 2, 2014

It’s the start of a new month. Weigh-In Time! I’ve already updated my chart:


DOWN 1 POUND. I’ll take it! I’m kinda impressed that Read the rest of this entry »

StairMaster Training Update

February 13, 2014

My big stair climb race up the Stratosphere in Las Vegas is less than three weeks away, and I’ve been working hard to get prepared. I feel like my training got off to a slow start, thanks to my having to recover from a bruised rib, but it’s been picking up, and I still have a few weeks ahead of me.

I’ve spent a lot of time using the StairMaster at the gym. Check out what I did last night:


I climbed 113 floors in 20 minutes! More importantly, Read the rest of this entry »

No More Blog Posts This Week? That Was A LIE!

January 24, 2014

Remember how I suggested that my last post would be the final one of this week? I LIED! This week has turned around nicely from a crappy one to exactly the opposite, and I wanted to chronicle that change properly.

There are a couple reasons that contributed to the turnaround: Read the rest of this entry »

Back to the Weights

January 7, 2014

I’m writing this late at night, a couple hours after coming home from a great night at the gym. It was great because I lifted weights for the first time since December 7th – almost exactly one month ago.


It was on December 8th that I went Read the rest of this entry »

The End of an Era at West Hollywood Crunch

August 14, 2013

I just came across a photo I took a few weeks ago that I meant to write about, but never did. Better late than never, right? The photo is from the West Hollywood Crunch gym, one of two Crunch locations that I frequent. They’re currently remodeling the locker rooms, and it looks like the remodel will remove one of their more interesting design features. Take a look:


This picture is of a row of windows that lines the hallway leading to the locker rooms. An identical row of windows lines the other side. (The lockers are a temporary addition, they’re just there during the remodel process). The windows are frosted glass, and when I first started going to this gym in the winter of 2012, I walked by them a bunch of times before realizing what I was actually looking at.

On the other side of each window is a Read the rest of this entry »

My First Session With a Personal Trainer

July 9, 2013

It’s been a while since I’ve lifted weights. And by a while, I mean months. I just flipped through my workout log, and the last time I had a workout with a significant weightlifting component was on Friday, February 8th. Almost 5 months ago to the day! This is mostly due to laziness on my part – it’s so much easier for me to get on an elliptical or go for a run, where I basically don’t have to think, than it is to lift weights, which requires constant focus on form and posture.

I’ve wanted to get back into lifting for some time now. When I was laid up and unable to exercise after my surgery, one of the things I looked forward to was lifting weights. But I never started lifting again, because Read the rest of this entry »


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