September 27th, 2006


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I need a massage in the worst way.

I do have a good friend who's a massage therapist, but I could very quickly burn up my $$$ reserve if I start doing that.

I just was realizing that most of my skin-skin contact recently has been me massaging someone else. I've enjoyed it, a lot, but

It's a lot harder to ask for what I want than it is to give it.

Exercise and Gym and Weights

So jatg tells me that I should resume LJing my gym sessions. I used to do so in excessive detail, before I "fell off the wagon" about two years ago, right about the time 1) went to that year's bicamp, then went fishing in Alaska with my dad and brothers, and then 3) moved.

So, yes, I've been going to the gym again. In fact, being currently unemployed, I've really been taking advantage of the time to do so. I've been workout buddies with solomoning. We got to the 24 Hour Fitness in downtown Seattle.

Mondays are for chest, for which he has worked out a truly fiendish circuit that cooks the chest in three bands: top, middle, and bottom, and in two sides: outer and inner, while mixing in bicep curls, tricep pullovers, and shoulder shrugs.

Wednesdays are for legs. We do a circuit on a set of nautilus machines, doing leg extensions, leg curls, hip adductors, and hip abductors.

Fridays are for shoulders and back. We do a circuit on a set of nautilus machines that do assorted rows and pulldowns, and a back press.

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, we also do abs. I do three sets for each of middle, left, and right, in the upright hanging frame, and then three sets on an ab board, again for middle, left, right. This does upper and lower abs.

Every weekend, Monday thru Friday, we do time on the Elliptical Crosstrainer, programmed for aerobic exercise. My doctor told me a few weeks ago that according to my bloodwork, I can get the bad cholesterol count down now with aerobic exercise, or I will have to start taking the pills in another decade. I'm elected to do it this way.

So, today, being Wednesday, we did legs.