Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Image of the week (week 4, 2017)

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

My New Years Challenge

So a new year. What comes with a new year, New Year's resolutions. This year I decided to skip the New Years resolutions flu-fla and do Challenges instead. I figured challenges could be simple and quick. It could be a xx number of days challenge, which could be as little as a few days to as long as you want. The whole purpose was to make my challenges simple and quick. One action with one rule on a set number of days and record them on a calendar.

I’m out of shape (round is a shape) like most people my age. Instead of New Year's Resolution to get back in shape, which can mean gym, running, and spending countless hours working out. That's time I don’t have and just thinking about it puts a sour taste in my mouth. So my first challenge is a 30-day pushup challenge. To keep it simple, on the first day do as many pushups that I could do. The consecutive days to follow try to beat the previous day's number of pushups. Simple! Right? On day one I did 10. Let me tell it was a real wake-up call for me. Huffing and puffing trying to squeeze that last pushup, muscles screaming at me saying “that's enough.” "Ten pushups, that’s it" I kept thinking to myself. Boy did I let myself go? I remember back in my younger days I could do a hundred (like how an old fish story goes). I told myself, to keep going, you have to start somewhere.

Now on day five I did 16. How do I feel? My body feels sore, but in a good way and every day the soreness is going away. I also feel stronger, even though it's only five days I'm looking forward to tomorrow. Will this make a difference? Who knows but it’s already making a difference mentally in me. Next month I’m thinking of doing a setup challenge, boy is that going to be fun. I’ll keep you updated on this challenge.

Now to be clear, I’m not a doctor nor a professional medical guru. What I do, I do at my own risk. If choose to do what I do, then you do at your own risk. Consult your doctor before trying any exercise or dieting. I don’t want to be sued, you know.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Years

As we say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in 2017. I wish you the very best and leave you this piece of good fortune…..