Day 19/70: Core

Jorah earned 850 points for:

  • Jump Rope:
    • 0:01:00 (+5 pts)
    • 0:00:40 (+5 pts)
    • I’m much better at this with no shoes on.
  • Jumping Jacks:
    • 55 jumping jacks (+16 pts)
    • 36 jumping jacks (+10 pts)
  • Farmer’s Walk:
    • 180′ 0″ || 68.5 lb (+48 pts)
    • 180′ 0″ || 68.5 lb (+48 pts)
    • 180′ 0″ || 68.5 lb (+48 pts)
    • 180′ 0″ || 68.5 lb (+48 pts)
  • Leg Lift:
    • 0 lb x 9 reps (+5 pts)
    • 0 lb x 10 reps (+5 pts)
    • 0 lb x 8 reps (+5 pts)
    • I’m putting 0 pounds for this as I’m barefoot, no added weight. Okay, those really got my attention.
  • Superman:
    • 28 sec (+5 pts)
    • 25 sec (+5 pts)
    • 23 sec (+4 pts)
    • 37 sec (+7 pts)
    • 30 sec (+6 pts)
    • 24 sec (+4 pts)
    • 18 sec (+4 pts)
    • 35 sec (+7 pts)
    • 22 sec (+4 pts)
    • 54 sec (+10 pts)
    • 37 sec (+7 pts)
    • 48 sec (+9 pts)
    • 23 sec (+4 pts)
    • 42 sec (+8 pts)
    • Last 5 sets were YAYOG hyperextensions with hands under chin.
  • Bicycle (abs):
    • 14 reps (+5 pts)
    • 6 reps (+5 pts)
    • 5 reps (+5 pts)
    • 5 reps (+5 pts)
    • 4 reps (+5 pts)
    • 5 reps (+5 pts)
    • Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.
  • Russian Twist:
    • 17 reps (+8 pts)
    • 6 reps (+5 pts)
    • 6 reps (+5 pts)
    • 10 reps (+5 pts)
    • 5 reps (+5 pts)
    • 5 reps (+5 pts)
    • 12 reps (+6 pts)
    • Sets 2-6 were done holding a basketball between my feet.
  • Side Plank:
    • 40 sec (+28 pts)
    • 34 sec (+23 pts)
    • 28 sec (+19 pts)
    • These are actually YAYOG hip ups; I am trying them to relieve the boredom. Seconds are “per side,” of course. I did 10+ hip-ups per side, for a total of more than 60.
  • Plank:
    • 134 sec (+46 pts)
    • 32 sec (+11 pts)
    • 42 sec (+14 pts)
    • Pretty happy with what I think will be another gold star. These were done on a 3-minute cycle, starting the next plank right at the 3-minute mark. Same with the side planks.
  • Hanging Straight Leg Raise:
    • 3 reps (+5 pts)
    • My legs were not straight, I know, but I did get my thighs well above parallel with the ground. 2-second hold on each of these.
  • Running:
    • 0:43:50 || 5.5 km (+260 pts)
    • I think the zombies would have caught me today.
  • Walking:
    • 0:16:05 || 1.8 km (+48 pts)
Weight: 186.5

“Love yourself just as you are”

I spent a large portion of my adult life as part of the ‘new age’ community. One common idea you’ll hear is that “you need to accept yourself and love yourself as you are.” I am pretty sure that I ‘get’ the underlying concept here, but in practice this leads to people trying to feel fine about themselves even if they are not “where they want to be” physically.

Well, at the risk of offending my positive-thinking former companions, I don’t accept myself as I am. I don’t like being out of shape and overweight. I’ve spent 16 years getting more and more flabby. I’m not putting up with my own lazy attitudes any longer. I’m going to change. I know that it’s hard work, but you know something?

I’d spent also spent a good portion of my adult life working really hard. Hard work doesn’t faze me.