Had a lovely day today. Walked Magic up to the shipyard and plotted some gps gaming areas, did a bit of work at the community garden and this evening took baby Cassia to her first swimming lesson with Vic. She enjoyed most of it until her gums started hurting. Poor baby, teething must be so painful.
Also managed to get rid of my copy Trolltooth Wars Graphic Novel. Well, the creators never replied so clearly they thought it wasn’t worth their asking price either. Sold it at a much worthier price as well. Oddly enough, the same price they think a small bit of card’s worth! Good riddance to it and their filthy not-so-flawless-as-they-think customer relations skills.
My good friend Dave Sharrock has released his first gamebook in recent times which will get its own review here when I next get a window. Jam out!
So I’ve been doing these thirty day challenges for almost a month now. Lets take a look and see if theres been any improvement.
Well I dunno about you but I can definately see the crunches have flattened down that beergut I previously had. Muscles have toned well on my neck, arms and chest. Although im not by any means ripped I would say the thirty day abs torso and leg workouts have worked very well. I have gone from a middle aged couch potato who could barely manage five pressups to someone who can do in excess of twenty without breaking a sweat. It will now be wise to eat healthily and continue these exercises as part of a daily routine.
So I’m at day 14 of my 30 Day Workout apps challenge. What’s the verdict so far? Well, I definitely feel I have more stamina. Back on day one when it was a struggle to do 6 push ups, I never thought I’d be clearing 20 a day so soon. Crunches, lunches, curls, I’m keeping up with them all. But has it effected my appearence? Not too much, although the flacidity of my muscles has largely gone and they’ve become quite firm. My belly appears a bit …just a bit… flatter. So yes, it seems at this halfway mark to be working of sorts.
Before. Where are you pecs?
After. Is that a bicep at last?
I think energy drinks after a workout are a con. Milk repairs all muscle rips and the protein builds them up, not to mention its packed with energy, vitamins and minerals anyway. Ditch the sugary rubbish, milks cheaper anyway. See you at day 30!
Well I’ve decided to take on those 30 day challenge apps to see if I can get myself fit again and hopefully start a running app once I feel limbered up. The 30 day apps consist of about 10 different exercises for arms, legs and abs development with the repetitions increasing slightly each day. There are 4 levels. Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert. Naturally I recognised some time ago I wasn’t as fit as I use to be. In my teens I had no trouble getting over a six foot fence but thanks to the drinking, smoking and gauging on fatty foods in my twenties to mid thirties I’d be lucky to run 100 metres before collapsing exhausted in a heap. Look at that gut!
I have just completed day three of training. God I ache all over, but not as much as Day one which left me with a cramp in my left thigh. To be fair I do feel a little more flexible around my joint despite the pain. Tomorrow is the first rest day (as is every fourth day) and I have achieved two awards on the app. Once the pain has subsided I will consider starting the running app as well. On day thirty I shall post another pic of me on here and see if there are any differences before going in to Intermediate level. In the meantime here’s another reminder of how flacid things have become. Sorry! And watch this space.