Saturday, February 10, 2018

Feb 4 to Saturday Feb 10

This week flew by. I did keep all morning stretching sessions, although with the table in there, and the dust still in there, some stretching sessions were pretty short.

I'm going to have an awful time cleaning up the garage gym this spring.

Wednesday was a walk in the pool night with my wife, Thursday I was doing this kettlebell set for four rounds:

20 KB swings
20 kb cleans
20 kb clean and press
20 Kb snatches
20 step ups

I also did a 5m farmers walk, too.

I did that four rounds. I felt pretty good, too.

Friday was a date night, so we went to Zee Float, and had a relaxing night.

Saturday was an idiot driving everywhere day, but I got a chance to do a half hour of kettlebells and then about an hour of BJJ.

I was so happy to be back on the mats. I am really out of shape, but I was still pretty happy to be out there rolling.


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Friday and Saturday Feb 3

These last two days have been a study in the whole yin-yang idea.

Friday was a busy but lazy day. I got through the work day and then went home. I got through the day and then got online with a stupid video game.

I did get a walk in ... well, a few and I got my correct number of steps.

Saturday was busy - but I made fitness a priority and got to the gym and got a kettlebell session in. It was pretty damn cool, man.

Felt good at the end of it, too.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Jan 25 to Thur Feb 1

An eventful week.

It snowed, so I had a number of informal "training" sessions. I also took a long look at myself and joined a BJJ gym.

I had to, I missed it too much.

Money and time are tight, but stress management is now more of a priority.

I went and did a kettlebell session there on Tuesday ... at least I think it was Tuesday.

My usual session: swings, cleans, cleans and presses. Snatches too. I did the step ups and seated knee tucks, too.

Four rounds.

I also got a Polar Loop. For cheap, cheap.

At least it will help me see who stupid I've been.

Tonight was the check in at the new club. I was shocked at how high the weight was on the screen. Shameful.

I have to do better.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Dec 14 to Wed Jan 24

A lot of stretching.

That's all I've really been doing since Dec 13.

Doing a lot of silly habits - poor sleep hygiene and leaving the cooking up to others in my family. I don't know why I've stopped.

At least the morning stretching sessions have continued. I have that and a knowledge that rugby is coming this summer. And BJJ should be included in anything else I try.

I have recently started the checklists again - and it's working for writing and working on small projects in the short term. I'm hoping that checklist method will rub off on the other aspects ...the Physical Culture aspects of life soon, too.

In the meantime, this is one of the stressful times of the year at work, made moreso by family life. I'm back to wondering how my youngest is going to be getting to school and whether I can drive safely enough to pick up every day.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Monday Dec 11 to Wed Dec 13

Again, all days in this post, got onto the stretching mats and took fifteen minutes to help out shoulders, back and legs feel better.

Spoke to my significant other about going back to walking or running as a part of my training as my legs and back feel so much better.

Monday got this done four rounds

20 kb swings
20 cleans
20 cleans and presses
20 kb snatches
20 step ups
15 bw squats
15 push ups

after that did double kb cleans and presses for three rounds; 13, 14, 13.

Made it to about 35 minutes

Tuesday was a walk after a long day being a dad

Wednesday was a walk in the pool after a long day being dad


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Tuesday Nov 28 to Sunday Dec 10

I'm hitting every morning session. Every. Morning. Session.

Man, it's ... it's awesome. Like ten to fifteen minutes of nothing but a focus on legs, shoulders, neck and back. Some yoga stuff I recall from three years ago, some "Surf-fit" stuff from like eight years ago and some Wrestling.

Oh, and rugby stretching too.

Yesterday and today went for 2k walks. Saturday was on the beach, tonight was late and around my neighbourhood. Meh, I prefer the beach, to be frank.

The evenings are packed, I can't even make the sessions with my rugby club at the moment. Just me and my garage gym. I did pick up some hilarious flashing speakers to play inside the garage gym. I'll see if I can't film them and put them out tomorrow.

Feeling better - my legs didn't hurt once on the walk I just finished. Didn't do much thinking except what I was listening to and my legs. Felt awesome.

I will stay walking for a week or so, gradually upping my distance and then see if I can start running again.



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Monday, November 27, 2017

Wed 22 to Monday Nov 27

Things of beauty

I keep hitting the mornings. Morning stretching and meditation/getting my head ready for the daily activities in the garage gym is at 100%. Five by five.

Seriously, I am starting to treasure those minutes like they are steaks to a starving man.

Some coffee, some very relaxing tunes and some rolling and stretching. All are good. The sun sometimes even pays a visit.

The breakfast has been ok, coffee has been a Godsend.

Lunch has been regular - I'd rather be by myself, but my situation in that regard has not changed. I'm still eating in the staff room, which is not my first choice.

Dinner is still my problem. I'm trying to lead from the front, but there's a family dynamic going on that makes it difficult to eat properly for weight loss.

Meh, also the evenings are just stupid busy.

Ah well, I'm catching up at work at home and I got this done tonight:

four rounds of this

20 kb H2H switches
20 kb cleans
20 kb clean and presses
20 kb snatches
20 arm curls
20 step ups
15 BW Squats
15 push ups

After the fourth round, did 4 rounds of double cleans and presses - 12, 12, 12, 13 .... that was .. sweaty.