Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Proof of better conditioning

I just got back from a grueling trip to help my Brother in law, George unload a truck full of stuff.

George just got transfered to Fort Polk in La.  He had the military movers handle his furniture, but the miscellaneous collections & other stuff he has collected over the years got loaded into a 24 foot truck that he drove down in.  It was slightly over 7000 pounds of stuff(yep we weighed it) including a number of quite heavy individual pieces.   An old steel 8 cylinder engine & tranny, on its own little dolly.  A huge tool chest.  & then the gorilla.  An 800 # gun safe (empty- because we unloaded it to move it)  

It might have been easier if it hadn't been the very last piece off the truck & we hadn't been moving all this other stuff in 85 degree 100% humidity central lousiana, all the time from noon til 6:00pm.

I will admit that this effort taxed me to the very limit of my current abilities.  But I managed it. & we got that 800# monstrosity off the truck, down the ramp & into a 10 x 5 locker with just myself, George and a groaning handtruck.  OF course after that, I had to let George complete the reloading of the safe.  I handed him some stuff here & there, & collected all the loose ends.  

I did all the appropriate post workout drinks & stayed hydrated.  Relied on O2 Gold most of the day, & cursed myself for forgetting to order muscle fuel. :-)

After all of this activity I had a nice dinner, & drove 3 hours to my parents.  Fort Polk is literally in the middle of nowhere central La & I had to get to Baton Rouge.

As I was driving I reflected on the fact that as little as 6 months ago, being able to help George out was not a possiblity.  I physically could not have done it.   I'm a bit sore today, but not as much as I expected.  I even got out & washed Mom's car for her this morning.  Well dad got up on the ladder & did the top of the SUV, but I got all the lower bits.  

Then I completed the last 3 hours of the journey home.

OH My Goodness. what a couple of days.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

did 2o min with bell & 1.5 hours of furniture moving yesterday.  major aches today :-)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Did my 2o minute with bell this morning.  

2 handed swings

Thursday, April 16, 2009

back in saddle

Lost focus. Lost a little ground and am annoyed.  I have had better months. 

Bounced up 10 lbs after Easter with the inlaws.  Removed 6 of those lbs through diligence this week.

Resumed better eating patterns & excercise this week.  Layed off bell in favor of desperately needed yard work.  30 min this morning before work & 30 min this afternoon afterwork. 

Will continue this pattern for at least a week.  Working bell back into routine ( at least 20 minutes every day to start)

330# today.  But have a massive effort planned for next 30 days.  We see what kind of results I can generate with total focus :-)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Time change rules

Four miles yesterday. Just over an hour. Decent challenge of hills. Broke into sustained run twice. Need better running shoes. Motivation pants still motivating. Bells tonight.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Injured left foot again!

I have been abusing left foot something fierce this year.  

Managed to slam my poor toes into corner of desk in dark.  I don't think I actually broke them but it must be a serious bone bruise cause I had to dig out the lortab to be able to get to sleep.

Ended up staying home & off of it yesterday & am feeling better today.  I am going to resume normal activities & see how it goes.  

Haven't figured out how much of a workout to do today.  That is next on my agenda.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mar 1

Today is a great day.  :-)  EMD reads 330.  Yesterday excercised about 20-25 minutes with bell & went on to a moderately physically active day.  

With a 6lb contest weightloss so far I may end up painting my face blue & wearing a kilt after all.

Eating is still the same, I'm thinking that new product (slim) is going to help me get to the next level faster.

Jon I'm not sure about 31# in 30 days so we can go fishing but we will be ready to go in April sometime.