For Those Still Reading This Blog…

Posted: August 7, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I haven’t posted in a long time, I know.  But for those who happen to stumble upon this ruined relic of a blog I wanted to post a link to the giving page we have started to help in our attempts to adopt an Eastern European orphan.  Any amount you can give helps- even $5 or $10 dollars.  

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In addition to a good workout I also had the personal trainers run my body-fat and blood pressure numbers.  The BP numbers turned out so good I am sure the machine was broken.  I was so sure they couldn’t be true that I insisted on three measurements (2 from the right arm and 1 from the left).  The end result averaged out to 95/65 with a resting pulse of 67 beats per minute.  The body fat measurements were a bit on the high-end.  I had my BF measure with body electronic calipers and the handheld machine.  The electronic calipers gave a reading of 28.95% (60.5 lbs of fat on my frame) and the handheld gave a reading of 22.1% (46 pounds of fat on my frame).  Either way I have plenty of fat to shed during my fitness journey.

I had a good early morning walk (which I started doing last week) and a decent reintroduction to Tabata Training.  I say decent because I ended up not being able to do the full 10/10 program, but I did make it halfway through.  I will have to focus on rebuilding some of my basic strength before I venture back into Tabata training. Maybe next month I will try again?

A picture says a 1,000 words (or in this case 40+ extra pounds).  Other than my obvious state of half-sleep (the picture was taken at 7 a.m.) my well-rounded cheeks and less-than-subtle second chin aren’t camera-shy.  It appears much of what used to be known as “my chin” is now lost in a round, full face.   A face that sits upon a neck that sits upon a slow, lethargic, weak body.  Wow, this sounds even worse typed out than it sounded as part of my internal monologue.  So as far as changing this less than flattering look it is important to begin with an adequate assessment of my current (not-so-)well-being.   Let’s just say that most categories leave plenty of room for improvement.  Some will be updated on Wednesday with more accurate numbers, but this is what I’ve got thus far. Read the rest of this entry »

Here are the numbers:

  • BP: 118/63
  • Pulse: 97 (a hour after workout- which s a bit worrisome)
  • One Mile Run: 14 minutes (shameful)
  • Push-ups (1 minute): 25 reps

Day 8 [12/15/2011]: The (Partial) Results

Posted: December 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

Ended up spending most of the day grading papers.  In the end the only test I performed was one minute worth of push-ups.  That resulted in a measly 25 reps.  I have free time tomorrow, so I will get the rest in tomorrow.

I am putting together a list of factors to get a baseline of my fitness level.  I will run through the list tomorrow and see what my personal bests are for each item on the list.  So far it includes: Read the rest of this entry »

Day 6 [12/13/2011]: Try This At Home

Posted: December 14, 2011 in Me
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The Skyrim workout: Every time you encounter a screen load (so about every 30-60 seconds) drop and do about 10 push-ups or, if you are in better shape, do push-ups until the load screen disappears.  Bet you didn’t think you could combine gaming and working out.  Well I just did.