08 September 2010

The Potluck Post

Weird title, huh? Well, the reason being, is that I have a few unrelated topics to cover. So, without further ado...

Firstly, let me begin by explaining why I haven't been around much lately. The short version is: my computer is slowly dying. I never know from day to day whether it will work or not. Mostly, it takes forever to get onto the internet and after a few minutes, the computer will freeze and I'll have to reboot. I have done several virus and malware scans, but the computer is clean. Next, in case it was a browser problem, I reinstalled them. When that didn't work, I used a restore point in hopes that it would solve my problems, but to no avail. Next, I saved all my data onto a zip drive, just in case the computer decides to give up the ghost. Finally, I started finding what my drivers were and updating them. So far, it seems to be working, but I won't know for sure for a few days.

Anyway, I would like to apologize for not visiting as much as I would like. I tried to use the times my computer worked to research solutions to this problem. Hopefully, it is fixed.

Next, I have added another dimension to my workouts by doing chin ups (palms facing toward you) and pull ups (palms facing away from you). I figured that after all the strength training I have done on the Total Gym, it would have prepared me to be able to do them. However, to my great surprise, I was not able to do even one. So, in order to build-up my strength, I have been concentrating on doing negative reps (I stand on a chair, assume the chin up position, and slowly let myself down. I repeat this until I cannot do it again). The day after my first workout, I discovered muscles that I never even knew I had. Yep, my back, chest, arms, shoulders, and even my stomach muscles were sore. Until I can master this, I shall continue to soldier-on.

Finally, school has started and I am once again engrossed in Algebra, Language, and Science. With this being roughly the first day my computer has really worked, I spent the day trying to catch-up on the subjects. After all, I would like to be able to help my kiddos when they need it.

Well, I think I've bored you enough for one day. Have a great day, everyone and I look forward to once again visiting your sites.

5 comments:

  1. I thought maybe you were on a tropical island enjoying a pina colada on the beach! Bummer you were stuck with computer problems, exercising and starting school. Have a good school year!

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  2. I sure hope your computer gets better...or you get a new one!

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  3. Welcome back! That really is frustrating when the computer keeps acting up like that. Hope to see you around more often again.

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  4. Computer problems, UGH!!!! these darn things sure can make you crazy sometimes.
    I never heard of negative reps for chin ups, interesting. It's funny that you should post about this because we have a swing in the back yard. We took the swing off the frame and I was just messing around and tried to do a chin up on the frame. Guess what? Yep, couldn't do it....lol

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  5. BeadedTail: I really wish that were the case. I hope that it is fixed, because I really miss visiting your site.

    Brian: Thank you! Me, too!

    Karen and Gerard Zemek: Thank you! I hope that it is fixed. I really miss not being able to visit your sites.

    Ann: I had to do some research to find out what to do if I can't do chin ups. They suggested doing them to help build-up the muscles. It works, because I am very close to being able to do one!
    I know, it looks so easy to do, but I couldn't believe how hard they are.

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