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100 Days of Fitness - Day 25

Posted December 2, 2010

We're a quarter of the way there!  This is day 25 of my 100 Days of Fitness Campaign. 

I had a great workout yesterday featuring intervals of strength training and cardio. I used both free weights and the machines at Lifetime Fitness in Cary. Plus, I hit the treadmill and finished things up with a spirited shooting exercise on the basketball court. It was a solid 50 minute workout. I was very hungry by the time I arrived home but string cheese and a hummus/ham sandwich helped satisfy my appetite.
I never thought I could get used to hummus as a mayonnaise substitute but I'm starting to like it.

Though I did struggle a bit with my weight over Thanksgiving I think I am making progress. My wife says I feel “rock solid” when she gives me a hug. Special thanks to Coach Tara Wind for her wide range of exercises. On my own I shy away from lunges and squats. But Tara pushes me to include these in every weekly workout. Plus, the plank exercises as part of my core regimen are truly producing results. 

I am going to take it easy today. I've got a music show tonight in Smithfield but I will be back at the gym tomorrow for another cardio workout. Thanks for following this diary. I know a lot of you have missed my usual Carolina Conversations topics. My plan is to do both - this exercise journal and fun stuff about North Carolina.


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  • violettj Dec 5, 2010

    HI Bill,
    Just want to encourage you about the Holiday weight watch. At my company, we have a "Project Zero" program where you weigh yourself the week before Thanksgiving and the week after New Years. If you did not gain more than 2 pounds, then you win a small gift card. I think the idea of a zero weight gain over this difficult period is a great goal. Last year I was working out like crazy and actually lost several pounds. This year I hope to be zero. Keep it up.

  • bleslie Dec 3, 2010

    Thanks, aloflin! I will talk with Tara about this!

  • aloflin Dec 2, 2010

    "Rock solid" is an awesome compliment!!! I love hearing about the fitness aspect of the challenge, what about the dietary changes you are making? Also, I would love for your trainer to give more ideas for ab work with an exercise ball and free weight exercises for the arms. Keep up all of your hard work!

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