Cats: Not That Funny!

This post has nothing to do with Getting Fit Over 40. I just saw this illustration on a Website and it cracked me up. I'm not an anti-cat person, I even have a cat... or should I say, my cat allows me to let it stay in my house!

Anyone using a computer for any amount of time will have no doubt received cat emails from someone they know. The ones where before you can even get to the content of the email, you have to scroll way down past all the CC'd email names, and then all the forwarded quotation levels, and then you get to whatever it is they forwarded to you and everyone in their address book!


Daily Workout - Legs & Punching Bag in Home Gym

OK, today I felt a lot better and thought before my energy level dies down, I'd get in the gym for a workout. Early workouts are also a great time to for me to get some punching bag time in as it tend to make a bit of noise. (Not so good when the kiddies are in bed!)

  • Warmup: Punching Bag for 10 minutes (Punches & Kicks).
  • Squats with Smith machine.
  • Calf Raises: with Smith machine.
  • Leg Extensions: Bench with leg attachment.
  • Leg Curls: Bench with leg attachment.
  • Misc. lower body stretching.
  • Abs: Roller Wheel Extension.

Total workout time: About 1 hour.


Daily Workout - Elliptical

Not too much to report today, it was an off day for me. I didn't get much sleep yesterday and looked after the kids all day today. They pretty much took any energy I had left in me! I did muster up enough motivation to do 15 minutes of Cardio. It's something!

Hopefully a good sleep tonight and tomorrow I can make up for it...

Cardio: Elliptical for 15 minutes.


Daily Workout - Arms Split Workout at Home Gym


No, that is not a picture of me! I found it online and kind of liked the artsiness of it. I was working from home today and when I find myself at home, I like to take advantage of it and break up my work and workout day by doing some of my workout in the morning-afternoon and some in the evening.

Today I did my Cardio in the afternoon for a bit of a work break and then after the kids went to bed I did my Arms Workout. I find this a great way to make each shorter section easier while at the same time more intense.

  • 10 Minutes Elliptical.
  • Biceps: Dumbbell Curls Standing.
  • Biceps: Dumbbell Curls Seated.
  • Triceps: Seated Overhead Single Dumbbell Extensions.
  • Triceps: Pull Downs with Curl Bar.
  • Abs: Crunches and Leg Raises.

 Total workout time: About 45 minutes.


Daily Workout - Yard Work at Home

It's not exactly what most people would call a workout but keep in mind I live on 6 acres of land. Now most of it is used as a hay field but the other 2 acres needs a lot of TLC. Today I needed to give it some of that TLC as our lawn was starting to look like a hay field. I also needed to do some branch trimming and removal.

I spent most of my Fathers Day working outside and by the end of it, it was a workout indeed. By my calculations I burned close to 2000 calories in about 6 hours!

  • Ride-on-Mower: 1.5 Hours. (200 Calories)
  • Push Mower: 2 Hours. (800 Calories)
  • Weed Eater: 1 Hour. (400 Calories)
  • Branch Trimming and Removal: 1.5 Hours. (500 Calories)
  • No Warmup or Abs done today!

Total workout time: About 6 hours.