Day 20/70: Push

earned 516 points for:

  • Push-Up:
    • 19 reps (+28 pts)
    • 9 reps (+13 pts)
    • 9 reps (+13 pts)
    • 7 reps (+10 pts)
    • YAYOG: 1st Class program, Week 3, Day 1 (cycling back through): Push. 3 sets per exercise, 3 minute sets, no rests between exercises. I have to get to work early, so I’ll be finishing the outdoor portions of today’s workout after I get home (Farmer’s Walk and my jog)
  • Decline Push-Up:
    • 10 reps (+15 pts)
    • 7 reps (+10 pts)
    • 6 reps (+9 pts)
    • 12 reps (+18 pts)
    • 9 reps (+13 pts)
    • Declines done off of a 29 inch stability ball. Barely made 7 & 6 on those last two sets.
  • Standing Military Press:
    • 47 lb x 5 reps (+19 pts)
    • 47 lb x 5 reps (+19 pts)
    • 47 lb x 5 reps (+19 pts)
    • YAYOG Military Press, 1/4 body weight. Top of my left shoulder doesn’t like this one. Neither does the right base of my neck. Must be careful, that bad disc….
  • Close Grip Push-Up:
    • 5 reps (+8 pts)
    • 5 reps (+8 pts)
    • 5 reps (+8 pts)
    • These are hard!
  • Dips – Triceps Version:
    • 4 reps (+15 pts)
    • 4 reps (+15 pts)
    • 3 reps (+10 pts)
    • I have to figure out something better for these. My knees hit the floor when I use the bar stools.
  • Walked up the stairs (in lieu of the elevator):
    • 15 floors (+30 pts)
    • Took a few minutes during lunch to climb from the 27th to the 42nd floor of my office tower. Ouch. I clearly need to do this a LOT more often.
  • Dumbbell Bicep Curl:
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+12 pts)
    • Bought a 35 lb bucket of cat litter. Did curls while waiting for my sandwich… 😉
  • Walking:
    • 0:14:14 || 1.1 mi (+55 pts)
  • Running:
    • 0:28:30 || 2.3 mi (+169 pts)
    • This jog was not to be. Late lunch caused belly discomfort, and my timer reset itself to zero.
Weight: 187

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.