Posts tagged ‘workout’

Do you even lift?

The gloves are dead, long live the gloves!

After the old ones were tearing apart I told myself that enough was enough. So I got some new ones. 


Then here are my dumbbells, with 11kg each (2x 5kg weight +1kg the actual bar). It’s a far cry from my previous setting of 16kg each, but I have half an hour each workday morning for my workout, so I need to place an emphasis on efficiency as much as on lifting: I simply lack the time to push for 150 repeats at 16kg every workday morning. But with patience I will get there eventually. 😉

So, at this time I’m doing 150 repeats for pushups, situps, bicep curls and tricep routines.

Until such time,
take care,
A.

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Season of death

Others find spring romantic.
Everything awakens from their wintery slumber, blossoms open, life seemingly begins anew. It’s the season to fall in love in, the season for wedding vows, for having children, for outdoor activities, for outdoor sports. The season for life!

I, however, think that spring is the season of death.
Not just because my grandparents died shortly before and during spring respectively, but because of those opening blossoms.

Worse than the radioactive deathcloud from Chernobyl had hit us, this hits home every year.

Pollen.
Clouds and clouds of pollen.

I wake up in the morning with a sore throat and clogged nose, every breath hurts as if I had smoked two packs of cigarettes last night, minus the smell. And my eyes water and itch as if some jokster had strewn sand into them.

Outdoor activities?
Yes please, but only when it rains, or shortly thereafter.
Romantic?
In a morbid way, sure.
The same way some people think venomous snakes are romantic (or pretty), I think of beautiful springtime flowers/blossoms.

It never fails to alarm me, reminding me of my own mortality, when I wake up to an annoying cough, my eyes already a ground zero of itching and burning.
Seriously, frack spring.

PS: Despite this obvious attempt at manslaughter by mother nature, I still do my work out. It involves a lot more panting and gasping for air, but I do it anyway…

Pincushion…

Monday I got back on track with my Vaccine schedule.
And a little extra.

Needless to say, I felt a little like a pincushion.

Still, I persevered, and pushed through:
Workout.
30 Pushups, 30 repeats of lifting weights…(30 situps too, but that is irrelevant for the arm I got 4 needles into)…60 repeats actually if you consider the different exercises to exercise different muscles…

Anyway. Still not autistic. Nor gay. Nor cancerous Aids.
No vaccine damage.
Antivaxxers, you lied to me, I had planned to retire as a nearly dead vegetable! But, alas, I still gotta go to work, and I’m still just socially awkward, not gone over the edge.

Friggin liars…

Take care,
A.

Sweet merciless pain…

…I hadn’t known how much I missed you.
(Alternative title “I’ve hurt myself today…”)

Call me a masochist all you want, but I really like that pain. It isn’t a cut, bruise, upset stomach, injury or illness … nope.

Sore muscle.

But not just the usual ‘parental sore muscle’ from carrying the almost 4 year old around half a day.

Intentional sore muscle.

Started a minor, but daily, workout routine on Monday.

Holy frak my abs are killing me.

At the current time I’m doing pushups and situps. Going to introduce more stuff as soon as I stop hurting all over.

Thought you’d deserve to hear the good stuff too. 😉

Take care,
A.

To my jogging neighbors…

You want to lead a healthier lifestyle than the average Joe and keep fit?
Good! Here are some easy to follow suggestions to do just that:

– Shut your fucking piehole! Don’t tell people uninvited about your workout regime or diet. No one cares!

– Get off that bicycle! I know riding the bike is the new shit but honestly it isn’t. Bicyclists are a menace and they should be dealt with as a menace, Run over pedestrians, dogs, kids, they cause  accidents and clutter up the streets. So, don’t.

– You want to live healthier? Then stop jogging on tarmac sidewalks, in innercity districts! If you continue this for 12 to 20 years, your joints will be crap! And if I were to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day and you jog for an hour a day I’m healthier after 20 years!! So, stop jogging!

– Keep your Soy crap! No one gives a shit about tofu and soy juice! So if you going veg eat or even vegan that’s nice but keep it to yourself. And don’t even get me started on stevia! If you want something to be sweet, use sugar, if you don’t like sugar, don’t sweeten it! It’s like caffeine free coffee and alcohol free beer: Joyless fun!

I’m certain, if you follow the suggestions, your health will either improve or at least be safe from harm by your fellow human beings