Sunday, December 18, 2016

Friday and Saturday Dec 17

From the archives... I miss this, but I don't miss this.
Friday was a typical Friday. Tons of stuff I was trying to get done at work instead of making the effort to get to a workout.

At least Friday night a storm hit and I had the gym's pool all to myself. A half hour walk and a hot tub after was pretty cool. Sorry, no pics of my feet in the hot tub at this time.

Saturday was a typical Saturday around here. Up early and working from home. Then running around after my kids for the day. I got this done for four rounds with heavier kettlebells each time:

20 H2H swings
20 kb cleans
20 kb clean and presses
20 snatches
20 step ups
20 bicep curls
20 bodyweight squats
20 push ups

Don't need a lot of stuff to get that workout done. I did weigh in Saturday morning, but it was so light and I had so many difficulties with getting the actual number that I don't think it was a right number. If it is ... whoa, that was cool. But it was so good, that I wonder about the scale.

Yup, it's that kind of week. Even if I get awesome news, I wonder if it's true.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wednesday and Thursday Dec 15

Wednesday I was trying to catch up on my work. I'm behind. I'll have to just burn through what I got inside my head to make sure I get things done before the break.

I got a stretching session done in the morning with my coffee in hand. Kinda nice, gives me time to get things organized inside my head as to what is pressing for the day.

This is my hot tub. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
The evening, I was supposed to get a training session done, but I was needed at home. I had to chase a little boy around until he fell asleep.

Thursday I knew I had to do something, so I got this done as quickly as I could for four rounds:

20 h2h kb swings
20 kb cleans
20 kb clean and presses
20 kb snatches
10 body weight bicep curls
15 push ups
20 bw squats

After that I got to get into the pool for a half hour water walk. It was nice and peaceful with only one other person in the pool area. Caaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllmmmmmmmmm.

Monday and Tuesday Dec 13

Monday was a good start to the week.

A nice stiff walk in the pool with a good stretching session in the morning. It's starting to get rather chilly in there in the morning, but so far I'm ok. Had a little help getting into the lower stretches with my stretching buddy, too. My youngest is always ready to try and use his weight to "help me" get into a lower stretch in the morning.

Tuesday was a train at home day.

I had to get this done as soon as I got home from work, as I had about fifty other things to do, including fighting off this ... infection? ... whatever it is that is settling into my lungs.

I got this done five rounds and then nearly hacked up a lung

20 H2H kb swings
20 kb cleans
20 kb clean and presses
20 kb snatches
20 step ups
20 bicep curls
15 push ups

Not a bad workout; I did the heart rate monitoring thing too. It's kinda cool to watch that HR go up as I start to lose my breath.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday Dec 11

So ... I'm going to begin again.

Not because I want to do something cool, like wrestle in the 2017 GR Nationals. Not because I want my rugby club to win promotion - although either of those things would be awesome ... no, this time I'm training because I need to get myself ready for some surgery.

Not too many details, here, but I need to cut about 50 more pounds off of my body.

Yeah, that's not going to happen with just walking. You and I both know that.

To that end, I did some meal prep for the week today - got some chicken for dinners and vegetables all chopped up for my lunches ready to go.

Made sure that I shared my vision for nutrition with my wife and she's on board. We actually went by ourselves to do the grocery shopping yesterday. That hasn't happened in 15 years. I like the growing independence of my children. We got the start of the week handled so far.

On Sunday, I got a chance to train with my son in the room. We were safe, although watching the lawn get covered in snow was a drag. I knew it was coming, it's just sad it's here.

Got this done for five rounds

20 hand 2 hand kb switches
20 kb cleans
20 kb cleans and presses
20 snatches
20 step ups
20 bicep curls
15 push ups

Not a bad workout. At this point, I'm just happy to be training. I need to step this up and get this taken care of. I want to get this done and get back to rugby as quickly as I can.

I can't run; at least not yet. Until then I'm going to be doing these CrossFit type sessions most days.

Saturday Dec 10

Well, I got back at it today. Kind of regretting wasting all that time in November, to be frank.

I got this done for 26 minutes:

1:50 of throwing punches at my WaveMaster stand
1 minute of 16 kilo kettlebell cleans

It was not a bad workout. Kind of a shame it took me this long to get back into training in my own piece of heaven.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Dec 9

I fought a cold these three days and I won. Sore throat, lots of goo in the nose ... but I now have access to a sauna/steam bath and so I have something to poke the bugs with now.

Clearly, this was Thursday night
Wednesday I got to do my usual session at EPC. Seriously, once a week training, and I actually wonder why I'm not cutting as much weight off of my body as I should.

I'm an idiot.

At least the session was a good one; I like the training there. Afterwards, my wife and I got into the pool and went for a walk. Then .... steeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaammmmmmm.

Thursday I was at the lowest against this cold, but I persevered. I did get another water walk in, almost a regular thing now. Not quite enough to get the weight off, but enough to keep it from getting worse.

Friday .... same thing. Except there were a lot more people in the pool area, and a real couple of pieces of work. Little kids without supervision reflect the true nature of humanity. We are a bunch of self-centered idiots. And parents ... who sit at the side of the pool while their kids are complete idiots in the pool ... are not my favourite thing on the planet after this night.

We usually sit in the hot tub after a nice walk in the pool; yeah, not tonight. We got out of there as quickly as we could.

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Dec 6

Sunday was a wash - literally. Spent the day cleaning and doing laundry in a five person house. Ugh, not great, but it got done. I did go for a swim later on in the day, and that went ok.

Monday was a bit better; got a walk in around my neighbourhood and saw the lights. Not too cold, either.

Tuesday was a wash, but a different type of wash. I went and got myself elected to my rugby club's Board of Directors again. Had to get up and make a speech. No training, not even an early morning roll. Eesh, not good.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Friday and Saturday Dec 3

Friday I had to get a fair amount of work done before leaving, so I did not get a training session in at work. I will be aiming for two training sessions a week at work and at least two more during the week during the evenings.

In speaking to my wife, she'd also like us to be able to include a focus on breakfast between now and the new year. So ... I'm adding that to what I do in for week prep for lunches and dinner. I am that busy, it's so sad.

Friday I did get a water walk in, with my wife. Was awesome. Nice date night, too. A good decent session in the pool together where we get to talk and think about stuff together without a certain six-year-old making a scramble of the conversation.

Saturday was me chasing the boy around the house. I did get some swinging in during the day, but cleaning for most of it.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Dec 1

Yeah, yeah ... I know I know. I'm supposed to be posting here more often, I get it.

In any case I did a training session on Tuesday and Thursday in the school weight room.

20 H2H kb swings
20 kb cleans
20 kb clean and presses
20 kb snatches
15 push ups
15 bw squats

All three days I got either a walk done outside or a walk done at the pool.

The pool walks ... man. Sweet.