This weeks Workouts and other stuff…

Ok, I have been seriously slacking of course with keeping up on posting this stuff but here is the quick and dirty.

Monday – Elliptical for 30 Minutes (Knees were hurting like hell so took the easy way out.)

Tuesday – We took the dog for a 2 mile walk around our neighborhood because the wife had a doctors appointment after work.

Wednesday

5 Rounds for Time:
15 KB Swings – 53 lbs.
15 Push-Ups
Row 400 Meters
This was a 25 minute workout for me, the rowing seriously slows you do for sure. Even when I get a good pace going it is still hard to row 400 meters fast. Gotta work on that for sure.

Not sure what tonight will be for a workout as of yet, mainly because I tweaked my knee last night doing the KB Swings, so need to figure something out to work around that. Will see about that as I plan that later today.

So onto the other stuff, I got word the other day about a close friend passing away, we lived next to one another for decades, grew up together watched our families grow and what not. Apparently he took his own life, and that is what seriously left me speechless as it is not something I would have ever expected to hear having happened to him. Outwardly it seemed that he had it altogether for sure, but there was obviously something. But in regards to the whole suicide thing, damn people, there is nothing worth taking your own life, it is possible to recover from anything, you just have to share how you are feeling with the people around you, with professional help if that is what you need to get by but damn do something, because you are leaving people behind that love you and care for you and you shouldn’t do shit like that to them.

The other thing I am up to is reading this book, The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning (https://amzn.to/2IOu3pc) I highly recommend picking it up and giving it a read. As I have mentioned before I grew up as a Roman Catholic, and basically had those principles shoved down my throat for a long time, and at some point decided it wasn’t for me. That was around 15 or 16, and I basically turned to Satanism first Laveyan then later on Luciferianism, and with both of these it has nothing to do with believing in Satan or anything like that, but believing that you yourself are your own god. Well lately this just hasn’t been doing it for me, but being a catholic again wasn’t going to do it for me either, so with the help of a friend who turned me onto this book and some other stuff I am going to be finding my way back to God because it just seems to make sense to me at this point in my life, there was something missing, maybe this is it, maybe it isn’t. But considering myself a Christian surely isn’t going to be harmful in any way shape or form.

OK, well that is enough for now.

Later,
The Madman

 

Laziness abounds…

Yes I have been quite lazy the last few days in terms of posting. I haven’t even posted my daily workouts which I have done pretty much everyday since the last time I posted a few days ago.

Yesterday’s I would call epic, just did Military Presses but finished with the final set of about 12 total at 130 x 2, which I would consider to be pretty damn good as that is about 60% of my body weight and I was only shooting for my final to be about 50% of my body weight.

I have to make it a point to start posting a lot more often, just to get things out of my head that get in there and drive me nutty. That should technically have me writing all day long every single day though, so maybe that totally won’t work, but at least once or twice a day for sure from now on.

So one of the things on my mind which has me conflicted is something to do with religion, you see back when I was younger I was more or less force fed Catholicism up to the age of about 16 or so when I was then allowed to chose, and I quickly turned away from it in a completely opposite direction. First turning towards Laveyan Satanism, and then Wicca, then Paganism and back to Laveyan Satanism and finally to Luciferianism. Now these last two aren’t much different from one another and they both more or less have the same concept, that you are your own god, and there is no belief in a heaven or hell or a god and or devil. But now as time has gone by I find myself in conflict over my beliefs, and keep coming back to is there actually a God, is there a Devil, is there a Heaven and Hell? I know deep fucking questions! There is a part of me that now looks at things in terms of if I can have God in my life in my terms and not the way it was force fed to me then maybe I could allow myself those beliefs again. Part of me sees it, but then I want to stomp it when it pops into my head. Maybe time to start considering it again rather than stomping it out.

OK, deep subject taken care of. This weekend was fun, went to the range did some shooting, and that is always fun and a great way to do stress relief. Workouts of course are next best thing. Other fun stuff, I got laid this weekend too, always nice when that happens as well. And just to toss this out there I am reading about 5 different books, most of them are all around 50% complete, so I might write some reviews on them when I am done.

OK, all for now. More later I hope.

Later,
The Madman

Today’s WOD – 25 March 2018

Deadlift 5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1-1 reps

155 lbs. for set 1 & 2 – 5 REP Sets

175 lbs. for sets 3, 4, & 5 – 3 REP Sets

185 lbs. for set 6 – Single

205 lbs. for set 7 – Single

215 lbs. for set 8 – Single

235 lbs. for set 9 – Single

Finisher 750 meter row.

I am going to start working on doing these types of lifting days at least once a month with a goal of getting all my lifts up to a respectable level again for me, which will be at least a double bodyweight squat and deadlift, followed by maybe a 315 bench and at least a bodyweight overhead press.

Another goal is to start working the olympic lifts and see what I can get up to with those as well, they aren’t that great now, but they are learning lifts. I used to be pretty good at them, but stopped doing them, now I am interested again.

Tomorrow I am going to do 18.5, we will see how that goes.

Later,
The Madman

This weeks workouts

I have been so busy doing shit that I haven’t gotten a chance to post any of these, but here they are:

Monday

18.2

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 (Time cap of 12 Minutes)

Dumbbell Squats – 40 lbs

Bar Facing Burpees

18.2a

Clean – 105 lbs.

I didn’t meet the time cap but I had to finish the workout, but I don’t think 20:49 is so bad.

Tuesday

Random WOD

20 Pull-Ups

30 KB Swings – 30lbs.

40 Double Unders

5 rounds for time

Finished in 19:38

Wednesday

Random WOD for Time:

750 Meter Row

Back Squat 185 lbs 5-5-5-5-5

750 Meter Row

Completed this in 20:39

Trying to keep my workouts short and intense, this seems to work for me, and it keeps me from getting to overtly sore that I can’t do a workout the next day. I am generally working out 6 days a week.

Our Nor’Easter was a bit of a dud, at least in our area which was probably the southern most area to be affected. So all in all maybe 3 or 4 inches fell for us, and I figure it will be all gone by tomorrow.

Later,
The Madman

 

Ah yes…

And it is almost time for the traveling to home to start.

I have to get my ass up bright and early in the morning around 4AM so that I can get my ass to the airport by 530 or so to catch a 7AM flight out of Austin. And then in between I have to keep my fingers crossed that the weather in the NE cooperates so that I can actually get all the way home.

On another more serious note, because this is something that has been on my mind for a couple of weeks now and since this is my anonymous source of posting things I am going to share this. It strikes a chord for me because I have been clean and sober now for nearly 9 years. But I get to basically watch my wife continue to be in the throws of her own addiction involving food, anorexia to be more specific. She has been obsessed with her weight and how she looks for pretty much the entire time we have been together, which is going on 27 years now, and of course for a good portion of that time she got to experience me in my addiction, and was there for my bottom. It appears that she doesn’t have a bottom and I don’t think she will ever actually see that bottom, and I say that more because of something she said a couple of weeks ago after remarking about how much I ate at dinner (while she left her food pretty much unfinished) as I said to her, if I didn’t force you to eat you would starve to death. At which time she remarked yes I probably would, and she said it with a smile.

She has pretty much been subsisting on maybe around 500 – 600 calories a day for quite some time now, it might even be less, I only ever see her eat dinner in the evening, I don’t know what she actually eats during the day. I also don’t know what she eats when I am traveling, she says she does but I really don’t know.

I have read enough material to know that one can subsist off this little for a long long time, but it will have consequences on ones body, I make sure she gets a vitamin supplement daily, that likely helps. She is obsessed with losing weight, she doesn’t however realize that she has shot out her metabolism and she won’t lose anymore weight at all, and if she starts eating more calories a day she will just gain weight quickly, I am sure, I haven’t mentioned that I just keep trying to get her to eat more.

I worry that her bottom is going to wind up being something quite severe, and it won’t be pretty, I know it will happen, eventually, I just don’t know when. I don’t know how long her body will continue to function before the low amount of calories starts to actually take a real toll, though I am sure it has in some ways, that I am must not noticing as I should.

OK, that is enough for now, I have to go to sleep as 4AM comes early and I want to get my happy ass home!

Later,
The Madman

Bit of a Slacker

Well yes I am a bit of a slacker, because I haven’t posted here in a couple of days. So what is new, well decided that the Carnivore Diet was not for me, did 4 full days of it and came to the realization after doing calorie counts for a couple of days and realized that I was only getting 650 calories a day. Which is way below what I should be getting, so this would have if I kept it up too long thrown my body into starvation mode and that wouldn’t have been too good at all. The goal at this point is to do some sort of combination of Paleo and Keto, with a focus on keeping carbs low most of the time, or at the minimum focusing on good carbs. And I am going to continue to completely cut out sweets such as chocolate at least 6 our of 7 days a week. Hey everybody has to have a cheat day or you will go nuts.

Beyond that, today I just did some cardio, mainly because I spent about 7.5 hours of today in airports, on airplanes or driving a car to get to my end destination. My full time job has me in Austin, Texas for the week. Today was my travel day, and I get to the do the same thing as today on Friday going back home. I am not sure, but then I think a week later I will be heading back out and going to Orlando, FL before coming back to here to Austin again. There might also be a trip to Huntsville, AL again, as I have been there 3 times already.

I sometimes don’t mind the travel but the reality is it gets kind of boring because you don’t really get to do anything else but work, so I might get to do something fun, but not likely since I am here most just during the week, the next time I am here I might get to check out some more stuff, as I will have a weekend in between so that might be cool. We will see, most of the time when I am traveling for work, I wind up beat and don’t want to do much of anything and it surely isn’t as much fun when you are doing this stuff by yourself.

But this week I should be posting some more or at least more than usual, since I am all alone and well need something to do. So might as well share my thoughts.

Later,
The Madman

The last couple of days…

So workouts this week have been just plain, on Monday I did some time on my Elliptical Trainer due to my knee and ankle giving me grief (old injuries suck) and then yesterday we took a trip to a local park so that my wife could get in a run, and I brought our puppy along and did a bit more than a 2 mile walk.

Most likely today will be another Elliptical day for me because the ankle is still being problematic. I had a severe sprain several years ago and it hasn’t been the same since. It however acts up far less often than my knees do so that is a good thing. My preference is to take it easier on it than take the chance of causing a more severe injury.

So on Tuesday when we came back to work I started this Carnivore diet, this is now day 2 which I have eaten nothing but meat, and honestly so far it isn’t so bad, but I don’t see this as something I could sustain for the long term, but who knows only been doing it 2 days so far. We will see what it does for me, the primary goal of it though is to break my sugar addiction, that is something I have to do.

Well that is it for now.

Later
The Madman