Up In Arm's | Romey

Greetings, Fellow PW’ers and Visitors,

It has been quite some time since I’ve checked in. We are well into 2015, and those of us who participate in the annual ab-fest did not ab-dicate our duty this year.

I have sufficiently recovered from the latest test, so I will share the experience with you. I was really proud of myself when Dr. Tim had me add extra weight while doing some bench presses. I did one extra set just to prove to myself that I could. I should have known right then that there was a plan of which I was unaware. Proud of myself for having done the extra set, I did a set of 50 ‘head-to-head’ on the red ball with 10-lb weights. No problem. Then I did 50 ‘touchdowns’ with said weights. Still going strong. One more set of 100 with 5-lb weights, after which I waited for the magic words “on the table.” There were words, alright, but not what I expected (you’d think I’d learn after all these years): “200 with 2-lbs, Romey.” What????? I was not going to be scared off by measly 2-lb weights, but I’ll tell you that my arms felt like jelly afterwards. I kiddingly made some remark about ‘gun control.’ These are the good kind of guns, and I’m proud to have them. Excuse me while I search for a sleeveless top to wear to show them off.

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