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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Fitness Stuff

If it's not one thing it's another I suppose. I've managed to increase the weight I lift but running is still kinda stalled out. I'll get there ... it's just going to take me some time. I'm OK with that. Well, not really but what can I do but accept that I'm 48 and I may need to increase less rapidly than somebody half my age. Kiddos ... if you're in your 30's ... take advantage of it 'cause after 40 its a whole heck of a lot harder.

OK, now I'll brag a little. Hey, I deserve to, right?

Here's what I'm doing with weights.

Leg Extensions - 4 sets of 10 reps @ 145 pounds
Leg Press - 4 sets of 12 reps @ 260 pounds
Inner Thigh - 4 sets of 10 reps @ 190 pounds
Outter Thigh - 4 sets of 10 reps @ 190 pounds
Leg Curl - 4 sets of 12 reps @ 80 pounds (hurts my knee a bit to do more weight)
Calf Raise - 4 sets of 13 reps @ 90 pounds

OK, upper body is MUCH weaker since I couldn't start any lifting till late March because of surgery.

Bicep curl - 4 sets of 12 reps @ 40 pounds
Tricep Extension - 4 sets of 12 reps @ 65 pounds
Rear Deltoid - 4 sets of 10 reps @ 40 pounds (really kinda hurts my shoulder so I tend to skip this one a lot)
Ab Crunch Machine - 4 sets of 12 reps @ 45 pounds
Seated Rows - 3 sets of 12 reps @ 55 pounds (I hate this one)
Lat Pull Downs - 4 sets of 12 reps @ 75 pounds

I do feel stronger and its nice to touch my leg and feel firmness rather than flab. Oh yeah, its also a lot of fun at the gym to see some big guy lift something and then I go over and increase the weight. That doesn't happen often, but when it does its a trip.

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