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

 

Today’s WOD

For Time:

2,000 meter Row

At 1-minute mark, begin:

Death by Thrusters (65 lbs.)

With a running clock start the row. At the 1-minute mark get off the rower, do one thruster, and resume rowing until the 2-minute mark. Do two thrusters, row until the 3-minute mark, do three thrusters, etc. until the 2K row is complete – or until you can no longer continue.

So this workout was a bitch, I made it to 18 minutes on the Thrusters before the previous two days workouts took there toll. But it was a great workout for sure. It might make me have to take it a bit easy for tomorrows workout. Maybe.

This week has been a bit of a bore for sure, but from time to time work gets that way, the reality is I should have been in Austin, TX for two weeks or next week I should have been leaving for Alabama, but that trip got nixed and that also caused the other to get nixed. So not happy about that at all. Oh well, at least I will get to head back to Fort Hood again in the summer, just hopefully it won’t be as warm as it was last summer when I was there.

The other thing I seriously need to do is get serious about killing my sugar habit, I just love chocolate too damned much and that makes it very hard to stop eating it but next week I am going to just do my best to stop eating it and just allow myself a single cheat day per week for junk type food. My other problem is I have to figure out how to keep doing intermittent fasting and get enough damned calories into my body so that I can actually lose weight. That has been a bit of an issue. Never thought it could be so damned hard to get 1900 calories per day.

OK, that is it for now.

Later,
The Madma

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

 

So another couple of days…

Till I am off traveling again for work. This time I will spend 2 weeks in Orlando, FL, but first I have to get through another N’Easter here at home, the one from last week was bad enough. I had my flight canceled coming back from Austin, TX as I arrived at Dulles International. I then had to rent a car and drive for 7 hours (usually a 2.5 hour drive) in order to get home the day I was supposed to.

This was caused by the closure of 2 of 3 bridges across the Susquehanna River, and eventually the closed the third but not till after I got across it.

But I finally got home, and now I get my 7 days at home before heading out again. Hopefully the weather will be decent in FL, that will be the highlight of going there. The other thing I hope to spend some time doing while there is getting some writing done.

After this trip I am expecting to either go back to Austin, TX or to Huntsville, AL, my preference is to go to Huntsville, so hopefully that is the trip I get to make.

Was also nice to get back and do a real workout, trips make for usually nothing but cardio getting done which is fine, but I miss my regular workouts. But at least I am getting workouts done so this is still a good thing.

Last thing, I talked a few days ago about my wife’s food issues, its funny as I told her yesterday about what my eating intentions would be going forward she literally balked at how 1900 calories per day was entirely too much, though my requirements are more like 2800 per day. But I guess she has gone so long not eating properly she doesn’t get it. I came to the realization that if I got her to eat normal for too long she would probably gain 20+ pounds because her metabolism is shot out from eating less than 700 calories a day for so long. Her body is in a perpetual state of thinking its starving so she won’t ever lose any weight, and I can’t tell her that or she will stop eating altogether.

But that is it for now.

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