Yeah, I know, it has been a long time since I’ve done one of these. That’s because I’ve been a slacker.

It started in March at the time of the husband’s cancer surgery and recovery. He wasn’t going to the gym so I stayed home with him. Lately, work has been wearing me out. I’ve been known to go to sleep at 7:30.

I’m trying to get back on track though. Walking 8 miles a day on vacation helped.

We ended up joining a second gym that is really close to the house. We are keeping the membership at the far away one with the pool but this new one is so close to the house and it is open 24 hours so there are no excuses. It is set up as a weightlifting gym so you don’t have to wait to get to the one squat rack, for example. That’s nice.

I’ve been twice so far. On the first day I eased back into squats and lunges. I’m definitely weaker than I like. On the second day I worked on push presses.

Klokov-push-press Hook Grip

Except I didn’t do quite that much weight.

I added in lateral raises and curls and tricep work too. There is a track that I walk on to add in some cardio.

I’ve also been watching the Crossfit Games all weekend. I don’t do Crossfit anymore but I still love the crazy.  I’m adding a bunch of the female individual athletes on Instagram for inspiration.


I also signed up for Happy Herbivore’s Meal Mentor plan.  It is a vegan meal plan where you get the recipes for healthy lunch and dinners.  I hope it will help with cutting calories for weight loss. I like her cookbooks and the recipes on the meal plan look simple and good.