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Lisa's Lifting
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:54:42 PM »
No pressure.  LOL   ;D

Lisa has been back in the gym for 2 weeks.  I'm doing my part to keep her consistent.

Hopefully this journal helps too.  I'd like to see her on the platform with us next year.

Take it away, baby...
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Re: Lisa's Lifting
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2014, 01:15:51 PM »
I'm listenin' :D

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Re: Lisa's Lifting
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2014, 01:23:09 PM »
Just some background:

When I started lifting again in January 2010 Lisa joined me.  She had never set foot in a gym in her life so this was all new to her.

She lifted steady with me 5-6 days a week from January 2010 until July 2012 with no time off other than holidays.

Max lifts were:  185/115/200

Her lifting has been sporadic since then.  But she's got the fire in her again, so here we go...


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2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: Lisa's Lifting
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2014, 02:40:45 PM »
I got no fire.   :(  I just realised I had to do something about my current state.  I went for a physical and, thankfully, I'm fairly healthy.  My bloodwork and urinalysis came back perfectly fine, blood pressure is good.  (I was very afraid she'd tell me I was diabetic with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but I lucked out.) I still have to go for a mammogram - must do that soon.  But I need to lose a lot of weight, be more active, and stretch.  I'll be 50 next year.  Plus, I have a stressful job and, clearly, working out is the best way to handle and manage that stress physically and mentally.  I tell myself, "Sweat more, bitch less".

So here I am.

I read other people's journals, but I don't post in them - essentially, because I haven't been training I didn't think I had any business in anybody's journal.  All I have to offer is an "atta boy".  So I wasn't going to start a journal here.  Now that Mr Flexy has started it, I guess that's one more level of accountability for me, so that's a good thing.

I am training 3 days per week.  I can only go to the gym on the days I work from home.  I don't have a set schedule for when I work from home, but it tends to be 3 days a week.  I am doing push/legs/pull.  Strength training for about 45 minutes, and cardio for 30 minutes.  It looks something like this:

Push:  Bench press, shoulder press, chest press, pec deck.
Legs:  Squats or deads, calves, leg curls
Pull:   Cable pulldowns, seated rows

I'm also on a diet.  Planning meals and tracking calories.  We eat well (if I do say so myself!), so this is really all about portion control.  I have a swanky new food scale to help me out there.  I make my lunches on the weekend so it's a matter of only eating the pre-measured pre-portioned container each day, whether I am in the office or at home.  I am making soups and stews that are vegetable-dense and protein-dense (protein from lean chicken or turkey and from legumes).  Dinners will be the same dinners I've always made, just waaaaay less for me.

I'm drinking coffee with skim milk and tea with skim milk too.  Decaf tea during the evenings.  Plenty of water throughout the day.

Down 7 or 8 lbs since Labour Day.  I don't expect this rate to keep up, but I'm glad of the jump start.  I have a certain pair of jeans that I'd like to fit into by December.   ;)

If you made it this far, thanks for reading.  I'll log my workouts this week, and try to be entertaining.   ;D



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Re: Lisa's Lifting
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2014, 05:14:41 PM »
Looks like a solid program Lisa, welcome back up into the wagon. My only suggestion is to go ahead and enjoy 2% milk in your coffee and tea. The caloric difference for a few tablespoons is negligible and coffee and tea with skim milk is nasty IMO. That's the level of micromanaging that I think often makes people fall off the wagon. The diet sounds great and I know you can make just about anything taste great.
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Re: Lisa's Lifting
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2014, 03:15:54 PM »
Looks like a solid program Lisa, welcome back up into the wagon. My only suggestion is to go ahead and enjoy 2% milk in your coffee and tea. The caloric difference for a few tablespoons is negligible and coffee and tea with skim milk is nasty IMO. That's the level of micromanaging that I think often makes people fall off the wagon. The diet sounds great and I know you can make just about anything taste great.

Sound advice, thanks.  I prefer skim milk for drinking on its own, but I think you're right that coffee needs a little more. 
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Re: Lisa's Lifting
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2014, 03:19:59 PM »
September 14, 2014

Mr Flexy was deadlifting in the garage, so I joined him.  Not going to lie or pretend:  it was hard as heck.

I did 6 sets of 6 at 115 lbs. 


After my 4th set I thought I was going to keel over and die.  Wanted to quit.  Flex says:  "Come on now.  Just two more sets then you can go clean the kitchen while I finish up"!
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Last meet lifts:  245/125/285
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Re: Lisa's Lifting
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2014, 03:30:33 PM »
Flex says:  "Come on now.  Just two more sets then you go clean the kitchen while I finish up"!

 ;D ;D ;D
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2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
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2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: Lisa's Lifting
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2014, 03:34:42 PM »
Nothing like the reward of a clean kitchen after lifting till you want to throw up.   :-\
Last meet lifts:  245/125/285
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Re: Lisa's Lifting
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2014, 07:02:29 AM »
Welcome to the journal secton Lisa. Glad to hear you're back at it.

I somehow think Jim came out ahead in that "cleaning the kitchen" experience. lol
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Re: Lisa's Lifting
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2014, 09:37:07 AM »
Nice to see this journal Lisa! Now kick some ass!
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Re: Lisa's Lifting
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2014, 10:04:51 AM »
Nothing like the reward of a clean kitchen after lifting till you want to throw up.   :-\
I'm not going to ask if you then made him a sandwich ;=)
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Re: Lisa's Lifting
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2014, 09:26:36 AM »
Nothing like the reward of a clean kitchen after lifting till you want to throw up.   :-\
I'm not going to ask if you then made him a sandwich ;=)

Ha ha!  No, I did not!
Nice to see this journal Lisa! Now kick some ass!

Thanks DS.  I'm tryin'!

Welcome to the journal secton Lisa. Glad to hear you're back at it.

I somehow think Jim came out ahead in that "cleaning the kitchen" experience. lol

Oh thanks!  I won't complain too much, because he did cook me a steak later that evening.  (And gosh, it was good!)
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Re: Lisa's Lifting
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2014, 09:35:26 AM »
September 16, 2014


Bench Press
45 x 10
65 x 8
75 x 6
75 x 6
75 x 6
75 x 6
75 x 6

DB Shoulder Press
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10

DB Pec Flys
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10

Cardio
Treadmill, 32 minutes

And that was all.  Ran out of time. 

Porkchops, roasted red potatoes and balsamic green beans & mushrooms for dinner tonight. 



Last meet lifts:  245/125/285
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Re: Lisa's Lifting
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2014, 09:49:03 AM »
Good job today baby.   :)
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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