Let me start off with today. I’m not really sure what is going on with me but I have been so tired and out of it. I don’t seem to have any energy to get past work. I have been working out before actually going to work but I’m pretty much stuporous. I know! That a pretty big word for someone who is as tired as me.
Anyway, today at 4pm started a long 3 day weekend for me. I’m not sure how I got 3 days off in a row and on a weekend of all things. But I have absolutely nothing to do for these 3 days. I put out an APB on Twitter and Facebook for anyone wanting to do something while I’m off but to no avail. I guess it goes to show how pathetic my social life is. I don’t even have a softball game on Friday to pass an hour of my life away on.
So with the emptiness of all this time staring me in the face along with my unexplainable lethargy I caved and ordered a pizza for dinner. I figured I might as well throw a little pity party for myself. I knew it was a huge mistake right after I hit enter. I even thought of just not going to pick it up because I knew it was such a bad mistake.
I couldn’t bear knowing I wasted the money on a pizza and not even pick it up. So I yelled, “To The Batmobile!” And my two Jack Russell Terriers, Moose and Kenai, ran to the car to go for a ride. I guess my mistake got us out of the house for a bit. We got back and I fed them pizza crust and of course they loved every crumb. I choked down 1 piece and regretted every chew.
Yeah, I just made one big cookie
It doesn’t stop there. I felt so horrible for even getting the pizza I ate some cookies after. I know! Stop it Mike!!!! I guess it goes to show that once you make one bad decision more follow. Now I didn’t just open a bag of store bought cookies I had stored in the pantry. Nope! I went all out and made some from scratch. I just couldn’t stop. I swear I was outside of my body just watching the fat kid inside me do all these things and I couldn’t hold him back. I should have just made some granola bars or something better. But since the wife is not home I figured why not use her chocolate chips, she doesn’t need them right now…..Ugh!
I even started the day off so well too. I woke up early and let the dogs out to play with their soccer balls while I went for a run. I had steel cut oats with a splash of milk and some cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice when I came back. I had a few slices of turkey and my protein shake for lunch with big plans of doing a great weight routine when I got home from work.
I also left for work 15 minutes early and sat outside to soak in some vitamin D. I guess that is where my day went down hill. I was sitting by a few of my co-workers that were also waiting outside before starting their day. I knew I should have just kept on walking to a different spot but I didn’t want to be rude and snub them. But the whole time I sat there they were all complaining about how much they hate people, work, school, life, and blah blah blah. So negative…..
So I have a plan!
I will take up all that empty time staring me in the face and use it to my advantage.
Run – 3 to 5 miles……we’ll see how hot it is before I make up my mind
Bike – plan is to do 20 – 30 miles around the base flightline
Work on the glamor muscles – Found Arnold’s old arm routine and will give it a shot: Here it is
Standing Barbell Curls
5-8 sets of 8-12 cheating reps
Incline Dumbbell Curls
5-8 sets of 8-12 reps
5 sets of 10 reps
Alternating Dumbbell Curls
5 sets of 10 reps
And if I can still feel my arms I will do pullups as well
Run – 3 to 5 miles
Let the butt recover, no bike
Fertilize the yard, better known as “the football field”
Leg Routine – Compliments of Johnny O Jackson
Sets 1-4: 25-30 reps
Set 5: (drop set) 25 reps each
Free Standing Squats
Sets 1-3: 25-30 reps
Set 4-5: (drop set) 25 reps each
Incline Leg Press
Sets 1-2: 25-35 reps
Set 3: 60 reps
Smith Machine Lunges
3 sets of 10-15 reps
Lying Leg Curl
Sets 1-3: 10-15 reps
Set 4: (triple drop set) 10-15 reps
After 2 days of heavy lifting I think I will need to pull it back a bit
P90X Core Synergistics and maybe Cardio X
Walk the dogs
Pre cook and prep some meals for the week
AND in dedication to one of our own from the Blogosphere:
Stephanie @ My Glorified Journal
I will go carb free to honor her accomplishment of making it to and through her first figure competition. If you are in some need of any kind of motivation to get fit, you need to just read or watch one of her posts. I guarantee you will feel her intensity and see the results of her dedication to her goal. Good Luck Stephanie and we look forward to hearing what it was like to be on the big stage.
Ok peeps….do something constructive this weekend and be safe.
That is all