I've been doing ok with the 3 elements of exercise: especially the lifting and sprinting. The general slow movement is harder since I'm tied to a desk... at least in theory. I've been doing Methode Naturelle inspired training since April, based on the WW1 era books of Georges Hebert. It's full body functional exercise. Since I started, I have gone from a fitness level of +12.1 to +44.65 last month.
The tests are 100m, 500m, 1500m runs, hi and long jumps (standing and running), rope climb, press, shot put, swim 100m and dive (time)
Lunch = Beef, peas, potatoes, carrots, corn on cob, water.
I am still thinking about my goals for August: for fitness, it's a +54. That's a big increase, but it's not unreasonable. Sprints, heavy lifting, and lots of fun. I play outdoors a lot.
Eating: It's usually whatever I can find. While I still plan to eat rice, potatoes, corn, etc... I plan to eat it in as natural a form as possible. Cut down on sugars and HFCS. I'm not up for bugs... sorry.
Sleep: This is a hard one for me. I don't get enough sleep. I will try taking naps, prioritizing time better. It's also a social thing - keep my wife happy = better sleep for me.
Avoid stupid mistakes. Oog. I need to re-read this.
Use brain: I want to write a song, a story for kids, and a 24 page comic book this month.
MON: Got outside and walked around on break.
Supper: Chicken vegetable curry: Chicken, curry, onion, potato, purple sweet potato, carrot, water, and coconut milk. I ate it over rice. Drank 1 oz root beer, and then water. I've been LOSING weight since Thanksgiving - 19 or 20 pounds in 8 months. A lot of that was bulky muscle - from doing a lot of 450# leg presses, eating a lot, etc.
Went to class: Love and Respect, a marriage enrichment class.
After, I just did "Antidote" with 5 pound dumbbells. Feeling a little R ankle weirdness, so I'm babying it a little.
Did a couple comic strips: "Is that your dad?" and "100% organic". Basically, start with a title and do a comic. I was going to do a page, but strip came more natural for what I was thinking. They were very poorly drawn, but still funny.
TUE: Sleep = maybe 5 + 2 hours sleep. I feel good. <3
At work, everyone sang Happy Birthday to me. 46 today. I got cookies, and haven't eaten them.
Lunch: Chicken salad: chicken, carrot, onion, greens, chopped nuts, and a light vinaigrette dressing.
TUE: Aft break: peanuts, water, and a short walk outside. Co-workers had cake for my birthday so I had a small piece and some juice.
Eve: Walked from G's work to my work. Hopped the wall. Changed.
Barefoot: Went to the wall and got my "mace" a 5' chunk of metal pipe with a big jagged chunk of concrete at one end. I balanced on wall and swung that around for quite a while. Then I walked to soccer field and did 2x 24' hang traverses. My arms were shot, so I did punches, back fists, hammer fists, chops, ridge hands, palm strikes and elbow strikes. Then I climbed on top of the goal, and tried to do support traverse, but only got 8' or so. I stalked a cat, and charged it when I got about 10' away. Jogged 60m figure 8s, trying not to step on any of the lines where the mower had chunked the earth. Did 6' wall pops, and support shimmy traverses and cat crawls. I couldn't get 7' Climbed on top of the goal again. Did 18' support traverse. Set slippas on ground 12' apart. Tried to running long jump over them. I was consistent at about 11' 6" to 12'. Did practice taking longer strides before jumping. Got one about 12' 6". Walked my recoveries. Did a few pull-ups in tree. Climbed fence. Swam front crawl sprints 20 sec, with as much recovery as I felt like taking.
TUE: Walked back to G's work. Ate a cookie.
Supper: Curry chicken over rice.
Sleep: Many interruptions.
WED: Biked to work.
Break: Banana and mango. Jog/ walk with 6 vaults, 10 box jumps, 4 precision jumps, 5 dips, 5 pull-ups. Just to get a snips and some cable ties ;D
THU: Fun hike with Tim and Tom from BApk @ Iao Valley. I went barefoot, but carried slippas just in case. I never wore them, tho there were a couple times I wanted to. My first decent jump I hit a slippery rock. I fell back into the stream, my glasses fell somewhere else... into 3' of whitewater. I wasted 5-10 minutes underwater before I found them. Put them in the pack.
Because I was barefoot, and the trail was fairly rocky, I didn't run. I let them take the lead into Iao, about 45 minutes. We stopped for guava [yum]. I didn't stop for mud [squish]. On the way back, we 90% rock-hopped in the stream. They were taking long precisions, larger drops. Because I was barefoot and couldn't see well I was a lot more cautious. They both took their share of wipeouts. I'm looking forward to the pics and video. Grin
A lot of QM, a lot of small jumps [and a few bigger ones], a lot of walking. Some balance. A little climbing. Some swimming. I carried their packs a little, since I was taking safer routes. It's amazing how a little pack can throw your balance off, or get caught on a tree as you QM under. I don't even usually wear a shirt when I train, so wearing a wet shirt, plus a pack, plus the slippas over my hands...
Finished off with some regular PK stuff by the bridge. Rail vaults, wall vaults, precisions, cat crawls, rail-walking [I didn't]. I had one bad landing. You can REALLY feel the difference barefoot.
One thing - they got bit by mosquitos. I didn't. Was it because I spent that time underwater at the beginning? Or was it the curry I ate WED night? I don't know.
FRI: A few miles biking. Recovering from THU and dghs.
Sleep: Noises that normally put me to sleep startle me awake. Got tons of rest, tho mild interruptions.
Food: Mostly not eating. The little I found was carbs.
SAT: Biked 14 mi or so, then hiked 2-3 mi. Biked back to work. Swam.
Food: As bad as yesterday.
Eaten poorly all week. No real workouts, either, though I did some biking MON, quite a bit of walking TUE, and a night walk last night.
Stupid mistakes wreaked havoc on diet, exercise, and sleep the last week. I was able to get in short walks and bikes, and played outside every day. I took some naps, and was able to meet 1 of my 3 "brain" goals. I can still finish strong.
THU: Bike + wrote song
FRI: Bike + "mace"
SAT: Bike + walk (and read books that inspired me to write). Wrote a bit.
SUN: Helped tear down set. Jumped around a little.
MON: Biked a couple miles
TUE: Only biked to work.
WED: I lose conditioning too fast. Walk. Dead lift rock x10. Wall pops [in slippas] x10. Barefoot: Bent arm hang shimmy on soccer goal, sprint one field length, run one length [x3]. And I was done in, so I climbed a fence and hit the pool for freestyle/ rest [4 lengths total]
WED PM: 50+ usher from KC saw PK vids on recent Russia trip. Thought of me. I was doing some minor barefoot vaults and stuff. Went from that to guitar - Put slippas on after we played. Got in a LOT of trouble from my wife. Barefoot = breaking the rules.
DGHS: 10 pm to 5:15 am. Tried to catch micronaps where I could. Exorcise in between - lot of walking, some pulls, chin-ups, basic learning exercises, moving stances, all the basic hand strikes, dynamic stretching.
THU: Walked barefoot to work - I must have a bruise under R heel from hitting that lamp post - felt it last night in slippas, and again when I hit large gravel area. I put my shoes on for that. Popped wall to work, QM under/ thru the bushes.
THU: Barefoot: Walk, lift container of water (19 gallons = 158#?) x10, rock climb (static holds, small moves), supports (inclined and uneven level), more climbing, 10 more lifts, swam 6 lengths.
FRI: I can really feel yesterday... especially in lats. Wow.