Tale of the Scale 1/22/07

Less than two weeks after minor surgery, I’m back in regular shoes and back into the gym! Not a full-scale workout.. but I got 15 minutes on the elliptical (actually easier than normal walking and I got my heart rate up there!!) and began to reacquaint myself with some of the weight machines.

I can’t shower until Wednesday, so I’m not planning on any long intense workouts until then. I have an hour scheduled with Guido for Thursday.

But the good news? Weight is stable through the inactivity at 151 pounds. And my mood still seems to be fairly up.

Plan for the week:

Let the healing continue. Do what I can without straining my foot.

Tuesday: 15 minutes on the elliptical, abs and back. Ice
Wednesday: 15 minutes on the elliptical. Try some of the stability moves. Ice.
Thursday: 15 minutes on the elliptical. Ice. Session with trainer. Ice.
Friday: 15 minutes on the elliptical.

Hey with this new start… I need new music workout music. I will take any and all suggestions that fall in this catagory:

Rock and Roll. Ideally great guitar riffs; complex musical arrangement; vocals that are not run through an electronic process to distort them; a strong beat. Ideally a beat that equals my 3 MPH walking stride. Oh.. I guess I should give you a hint there: Think Santana’s Smooth, Bonnie Raitt’s Let’s Give ‘Em Something To Talk About, (gasp)… Boogie Shoes. Well, the last really only has the right rhythm.

I would really love recommendations of songs…uhm… recorded in the 21st century. If I had kids, I’d be asking them… but since I don’t. Ok.. another hint.. Snow Patrol sounds like they might work.. well some of the songs.

Help.

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3 responses to “Tale of the Scale 1/22/07

  1. Get the Greatest Hits albums by
    Styx
    Queen
    Fleetwood Mac
    Boston
    Elton John
    Billy Joel
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    AC DC
    ZZ Top
    Bad Company
    BTO
    Rolling Stones
    Led Zepplin
    Leonard Skynard
    Cheap Trick – I Want You to…
    My Sharona (not sure who sings this)
    Hair Bands – Def Leppard
    Bon Jovi
    Whitesnake
    Poison

    You should try 70’s funk/disco, not the fluffy stuff, but
    Atomic Dog
    Disco Inferno
    Brick House (Lionel Ritchie and Co)
    Dropped the Bomb on Me (Gap Band)
    I have a compilation of this – very kick ass.
    Oh, and the BeeGees – Saturday Night Fever!

  2. Uhm… Thanks Sam, but these definately do not fit in the “recorded in the 21st century” catagory. They are more like what I have already.

  3. Well, I have to say I’ve not really been impressed with “today’s” rock n’ roll. Even today’s dance and rap. All sounds the same and is pretty derivative. Other than the songs you mentioned.

    21st century…. Hmmm… How about the GooGoo Dolls? Or Fuel? Or Nickleback (sp?)? Evanescence (rocks!), new Depeche Mode (Playing with Angels), Black Crowes (Shake Your Moneymaker is very good, sort of southernish)and White Zombie (very very heavy, but surprisingly catchy and melodic). And there is always the grunge bands of the early 90’s – Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots (awesome).

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