Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Routine

Rest Day

Today was a rest day, but yesterday was not.  I found this new pushup routine on youtube and tried it out.  It was pretty simple.  200 deficit pushups, 50 sliding side to side pushups, and 50 side to side jumping pushups.  It was really hard and I could only finish half of it.  Today my ribcage is sore.  That's new.  I look forward to doing that one again.

Lately the idea of having to move has been sinking in.  I know that moving is the right decision.  However, I can't shake the feeling that I am letting  my family down by forcing them to move just 3 years after getting into a new house.  I hope that we can find a new house quickly.  Chances are that we will have to find a much smaller rental situation.  There is going to be quite a transition going from almost 3000 square feet to probably less than 1000.

Monday, April 14, 2014

We're Movin Now

7 minutes of jump roping

5 sets:
walking lunges up and down a volley ball court
10 burpees

This workout was a lot harder the last time I did it.  I think it was because I did twice as much jump roping.  Since my time at the gym is so limited I feel like I shouldn't spend so much time warming up.  7 minutes is a pretty good amount of time.  My heart rate is definitely up.  I also mix in some stretching before the actual workout.

So it looks like we are going to move again.  Last year we had a long discussion about this.  At the time, I was bringing in a significant amount of freelance work.  That has since dried up.  Even if it hadn't I don't think that was sustainable anyway.  It was horrible coming home and having to sit down to do more work.  Quite frankly I am sick of feeling like a slave to my house.  When we talked about it last year I said that if we sold then the house would end up having been a good investment.  If we sell now the same holds true.  In fact you could say that we held it as long as possible and maximized our gains.

Michelle bought a horse back riding groupon for the kids.  We took them to it yesterday.  They all had a really good time.  I love seeing the looks on their faces when they are genuinely having a good time outdoors.  I want to take the boys camping. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Good Whoopin

1 mile warm up
100 hang clean to squat thrusters with 15# dumbbells
5 burpees every minute

Every once in a while everybody needs a good whoopin to get them back on track.  This workout is just awful.  At the end of it I feel like my lungs are sore.  Someday I want to put a heart rate monitor on while I'm doing this one.

I started a new project at work 3 weeks ago. I think it is going well, but I like to have a constant state of thinking we are behind.  Should be a good one.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Back in the Game

2 mile warm up run
3 sets
40 russian twist crunches w/10lbs med ball
20 thrusters with 15lb dumbbells
20 bicycle crunches

I tried working in some toes to bars in this work out and it felt a little funny so I only did 10 then switched to something else.  I have been doing a lot of shoulder stuff in the last 2 days so maybe it's best that I lay off of that joint for a few days.  I'm feeling a lot better this week though.  I want to do a hardcore pushup routine by the end of the week to really test it out.

I finally found something good about day light savings.  It appears that everybody tries to get home faster to get a little bit of day light at the end of their work day.  So by the time 7 pm rolls around and I'm ready to leave, the freeways are virtually clear.  I'll take that.

Derek has dug himself a bit of a hole at school with his grades.  He suffers from the same bad habits I had at his age in that getting homework done on time and turned in is quite the challenge.  He's a smart kid though.  Smarter than I at his age.  I'm sure he will recover.  Not without a bit of prodding from his parents though.