The End is Today…

Well the end of 2018 that is! But hey had to get someone’s attention and all.

So what has this year done for me? So lets see, I expanded on my Firearms trainer certifications, adding one for concealed carry, that was pretty much it for that. I have also been a college graduate for 1 full year now, never thought that would happen, but finally made it happen. I added one more year to my marriage (22 years now) and one more year to my sobriety (9 years now). And the big one, worked for 4 new companies before the end of 1 single year, actually one of those got bought by the other so that one was a cheat in all reality, but chalked up two additional companies just in 2 months time.

I have also tried to make a better habit of writing, I think I am doing OK with that at least I am trying to, I get hung up sometimes with that but all good, I am getting there which is why I am sitting here while at work hacking away at my blog here. So that I can get in some writing today.

Another thing I decided to do is move back in the direction of doing more fitness related things for a side biz, I have to get my Personal Trainer Certification back and I am also going to get a Nutrition Certification this time as well. As this is something that I have been taking part in all my life practically, so its a no brainer to get back to it and actually try and do something with it.

Not sure what I will do with the firearms training stuff, never really had the opportunity to get that off the ground, so might just let it go at least part of it for now, until I can figure it out. We will see. Speaking of that, so Glock supposedly has some new goodies dropping in a couple of days, which I am kind of excited about as I am in search of the perfect summer time concealed carry (yes I carry a gun at least when I am in a free state) so they have this new G43X and G48 being released in a couple of days both of which I want to look into as that perfect summer time concealed carry gun, though I am leaning in the direction of the G48 for its longer site radius and it being a more or less single stack version of the G19, of which I own one of those. So can’t wait to see about those when my local gun shop gets a hold of them.

For the new year, on the fitness front, I am going to try some new bodybuilding style stuff for this week coming up and then decide on whether to switch back to CrossFit for my workouts, that will depend on how I feel doing these bodybuilding style workouts. Even if I switch back to CrossFit I am going to try and least once a month to incorporate some sort of 1-REP max type workout, where I do a bunch of sets working to a 1-REP Max so that I can maintain some of the strength I build up during the 5-3-1 powerlifting routine I was just working through. Also going to get serious about doing Keto, which I was dabbling with during the latter half of 2018 but never really got to seriously into it. My goals are to lower my body fat percentage I am not concerned about my body weight at all, though I prefer to stay in the 220 – 230 range, but want my body fat cut in half to around 12 – 14% preferably. I think even at my age it is doable.

Another thing I would love to do more of this year is photography, something which I will be looking at doing more of as well. Problem is I would like to do more erotic type photography because I just love the human form, so have to see about making that possibly happen as well.

As for writing, right now it will be this blog, and I will see where I go with getting some other stuff written that I want to write, which won’t happen till next year either way anyway.

Onward and Upward!

The Madman


Doing it again…

Slacking that is. But here I am getting back on it. So it was Christmas the other day, mine wasn’t so bad, I wasn’t expecting a lot and I am OK with that it was time to take care of others. Though I did get myself a new gun, so I guess that might count. LOL. Now I just have to go pick it up. Have to wait till my wife is not around to get it, as she doesn’t know.

Work right now is really slow of course because everyone is out on vacation due to the holidays, and that is nice. And with my just getting started with this job gives me time to get into things that I need to learn about and all.

Also, last week I started working towards getting my personal trainer certification again and will also be doing one for nutrition in the new year. Things that can be used to make extra money down the road because well there is never enough money to be had.

I still have to start writing, for real, at least the erotica I intend on writing. I have lots of short stories in my head which I have to get out and what not, and of course those will likely help deliver more. Things for the new year to come for sure.

In terms of workouts this is my deload week, so I am just doing cardio, and during the rest of it I am deciding if I am going to do another 5/3/1 or switch over to a straight away bodybuilding style set of workouts. Not sure yet, but leaning more towards bodybuilding style workouts at least for a little while, and then maybe a switch back to CrossFit.

Well that is it for now, short and what not but hey just gotta write something.

The Madman

So I’m Slacking Again…

I was going pretty strong for a minute, but then got busy and got off course. That is what happens when I try and do these posts at the office of course. I will have to try and make sure I fit them in later in the evening for sure if I can’t get to them while in the office itself.

So end of week two going into the Christmas holiday wasn’t so bad. The people I am working with now are so far so good, and I have pretty much made myself at home in my little cubicle. I have off till next Thursday so that is a good thing, well technically I have off. Though the Prez has declared a federal holiday for Xmas Eve it however doesn’t apply to me, which sucks, so I have to telework that day.

Today I also get 59 minutes, too bad I will have already worked a full 8 hours by the time I can actually leave for the day, so what is the point and all. Oh well.

So far this week have gotten in 3 of my 4 weight training workouts, the other will likely happen on Saturday morning, today probably have stuff to do after work and all, so no workout tonight.

On another front, I have decided to get my Personal Trainer Certification back as well as add a Cert from Precision Nutrition, I want to add to my ability to earn money going forward so these are things I can do that will likely be less costly vs. my Firearms Trainer Certs, as the cost to insure on those is much more than training, and I have most of what is necessary in my basement to train people in my own home, so that is a bonus. Should take me a few months to get these two things in order, I am going with an organization I was certified through about 15 or so years ago, which is the ISSA, I think they are a good group, as it was founded by a Powerlifter, and me being mostly focused on that area of training myself it fits for me.

OK, so I am rambling like all get out at this point so going to stop now before I just keep on going.

The Madman

Week 2

So on to week 2 of the new gig, starting off uneventful of course, all I really have to do is start to get familiar with the stuff I will be working with so I started doing that today. It is a lot of stuff to get familiar with for sure, could take me a couple of weeks to go through it all.

So this weekend we set about trying to finish up what is left of our Christmas shopping, which really isn’t a lot of stuff at all, mostly gift cards at this point in time and all, but still have to actually get it done. We did accomplish most of that as well as having to order a couple of things for the granddaughter on Amazon, which is on the way.

Had to also order a photo booth thing so I can take pictures of items I am selling on eBay, so that I can eliminate shadowing in the pictures and what not. Mostly what I have to list now are bras that my wife doesn’t fit in anymore since she has gotten a bit smaller and we needed to get her new ones. That will go along with all my holsters from guns I don’t own anymore which I have been trying to unload, which isn’t easy as I am a lefty, in a world where most people are right handed.

Workouts for the weekend for me were strictly cardio, and I am OK with that, Saturday was about 30 minutes on my elliptical and Sunday I spent about 20 minutes pounding on my heavy bag, which is a great workout.

Well I think this is it for now, back to my boring work, at least for now while I get familiar. Hopefully they have me start traveling soon that would be nice too and all.

The Madman

Much Fun…

So almost to the end of week 1 at the new gig, and well for this week its been pretty boring, but all good. There is usually a warm up on these things, going forward I should start to have some shit to do. And eventually probably too much shit to do.

On other fronts, have gotten in all my workouts this week, with yesterday being deadlift day, 3 x 3 x 225lbs. Was pretty easy to hit. I am far weaker today than I was a long time ago, but with this 5/3/1 routine the goal is to build back some strength, before making a decision to go back to CrossFit. I am leaning towards going back to CrossFit more so because I think it will have far better effects in terms of keeping me moving and injury free.

On the writing front haven’t done anything there but do my daily blog posts which surprisingly I have kept up with for now. So I am happy about that for sure. I think going forward I might also do a post just to ramble about something I find in terms of weird news on the net somewhere. We will see about that. Why not, it will get me to do some extra writing.

I think this will be it for now, we will see if I get something posted later.

The Madman

And it’s Hump Day…

So in reading some news today, or seeing it on YouTube, gotta love my former home a state and its liberal insanity (sorry if this offends but liberals are stupid) as they have no had some moron state senator pre-file a bill to limit magazine capacity to 5 rounds. I guess he thinks this is going to stop some criminal from slapping his 33 rounder into his GAT and going to town on his enemies.

Yes in case it hasn’t become obvious at this point I am a supporter of the Constitution of the United States, most especially the 2nd Amendment of it, because without that there wouldn’t be much else left at this point thanks to the liberal stupidity going on in this country, can’t even call them liberals anymore these people are going full on communist in a lot of places and stripping peoples rights as quickly as they can get it done.

What this basically is going to do it limit the residents of NJ with 5 shot revolvers and the few semi-auto handguns that come in 45 that only hold 5 rounds, these are generally subcompacts to boot. Now again NJ has been notorious for its draconian gun laws for quite some time, and I lived there most of my life.

Today I am a law abiding gun owner, also a firearms instructor and working towards doing some competition shooting as well. So guns aren’t evil, they don’t go off all on there own, they require an individual who has evil intent to use it for an evil purpose. This country has plenty of them, and the vast majority of them are known to law enforcement, so if you want to stop gun violence you have to take the bad actors off the streets and put them behind bars, not target law abiding gun owners. WE didn’t do anything wrong.

OK, enough political shit, had to share about it because its just full on stupid.

Otherwise, today is another boring day at work, but I figured the first week would be just that and hopefully I can get into some stuff next week for sure.

Tonight is deadlift day, so heading home shortly and getting in my workout and relaxing for the rest of the night.

The Madman

Day Two…

So today is my second day at the new gig, pretty uneventful at this point in time to be honest but I figured as much since it is only the second day and well what all am I going to really be doing at this point. But that is OK, I figured it would be like that for a couple of days either way.

So in the meantime just hanging out till they get me some work to do. I figure it won’t be too long before that happens. At some point I will be doing some traveling for this position but don’t know when or where it will take me but each new location has always taken me someplace new to check out.

I am winding down the first 9 weeks of 5/3/1, not sure if I am going to do another 9 weeks of it or transition into something else, like back to CrossFit or not. I still haven’t made up my mind in terms of what I am going to do so we will see still got 2 weeks left before I finish those 9 weeks.

I still haven’t gotten to the point of getting something posted every day but I will work on it, I have plenty of time to get to it and still don’t but trying my best to change that for sure, even if that means posting from my phone, which is what I am doing now. I have this nice Logitech Blue Tooth keyboard which I am using to do the typing right now so it makes it far less painful.

Still another hour or so to go at work, the boring days are never fun, they totally suck, but oh well you are going to have them.

The Madman