Trying To Get Back Into the Swing of Things

Not sleeping well, dreamt last night that I overslept for an interview. My VP was there and she was pissed, it was supposed to be some kind of conference call that combined an interview with me trying to explain what went wrong and why it wasn’t my fault. We were rushing around, I still had to shower, I left my clothes at the hotel and the clothes I was wearing were gone. Then I found some pajama pants but that wasn’t going to be acceptable… Just a feeling of desperation. Probably stemming from the fact that things have gotten worse; I am probably going to lose my job over this. It will be a miracle if I am employed in January

11/05/2018 Monday

9:25 – Seated Scapular Dips x 50

1:30 – Flat foot squat x 1 min; toes straight ahead, knees hip width, knees in line with feet

Stand straight up

Flat Foot Squat x 1 min; toes slightly out, feet slightly wider, knees flared out

Up Dog off of desk x 45 sec

2:25 – Neck Mobility Drills

Torso Mobility Drills

Bent Over Rear Leg Lifts 2×15/side; don’t arch back; pull legs straight back, don’t let them veer to the side.


2:30 – Rotating side planks with lat pull x 20/side;

This is basically starting in the pushup position and then rotating to the side up onto one arm while pulling the opposite elbow up in a lat pull motion.

Neck Mobility

I have so much on my mind, and work is so busy, that I have just been in a funk. I stayed up last night watching the Monday night game and I have been trying to discipline myself to get up earlier in order to do what it is going to take to succeed in the storm I am facing, so I am super tired On top of that it has been cloudy and rainy so much over the last few months it’s hard to get motivated. I need the sunshine, I am a child of light.

I didn’t think I’d be able to motivate myself to do anything training-wise today, but I managed to dig down deep and tell myself to just do something! It doesn’t have to be noteworthy or record breaking, but damn, am I committed to being fit after 50 or not? Just sitting in this chair slaving away isn’t anything I can count on. My health is paramount whether I’m employed (or appreciated) or not. Plus Nutritional health and fitness is a passion. I would really love to be able to help others do this someday, but I need to walk the walk and have results to show it is possible. Am I going to doom myself to being one of the 99% that aren’t willing to do what it takes? As Will Smith said (and I’m paraphrasing), with everything going on, am I really going to kick myself in the balls??

11/07/2018 Wednesday

One thing I need to remember is that even on an extremely off day I can still do something, like yesterday. Just doing some neck and hip mobility drills matters. I also need to remember that I can just do some flexing. That is a million times better than nothing. It keeps the muscle tissue active and does help get the blood moving at least a little.

I am taking it easier today because I can feel in my throat that I’m starting to come down with something. Maybe that’s been my problem all week.

10:00 Stairs 2 x 2 stories;

11:00 biceps Flex 2 x 10

Triceps flex 1 x 15

Neck Mobility

1:20 – Biceps Flex x 25

Triceps Flex x 25

Really feeling under the weather. Had homemade soup for lunch with some pepper mash in it, and some tea. I have taken a zicam and 2000 mg vitamin C so far.

4:00 – Stairs 3 x 2 floors

11/09/2018 Friday

Did pretty much nothing but slave away yesterday. Just a guiling f*ing day! I did do the stairs once, 8 floors up and down, plus neck mobility.

Today I Plan to do more. I have been waking up around 5:45 to let the puppy out and when I come back to bed I am putting a couple of pillows in front of me while sitting criss-cross apple sauce (I know!) and laying my head on them for a good 20 minutes or so for some lower back stretch. Then I lay flat with a pillow under my knees and fall back asleep for about 20-30 minutes. I hope this is helping with my flexibility, I think it is.

I am about over this damn broken middle finger, it is driving me crazy. I’m going to start pushing myself on my cubicle prison workouts despite this limitation. I can’t let myself fall apart so I can be a greater contributor to big pharma’s coffers. I refuse to become “institutionalized”.

11:45 Finally getting around to it.

Shoulder Circles x 50 front and back

Rear rhomboid Squeeze x 25; this time instead of pressing my elbows into the sides of my chair back I tried to touch my elbows to each other behind my back; didn’t feel it in my rear delts at all.

12:40 – Knee Pushups x 32; narrow hands and elbows; shoulders fatiguing big time, barely even felt it in my chest. It’s like I haven’t done pushups in 10 years. Man, it’s insane how quickly you lose your fitness with any kind of setback or time off once you are over 50.

Have a Great Day!


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