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

 

Hump Day – Week 1

So today again went off without a hitch. We made progress, so that is good. And so far this particular trip is going off quite well, in comparison to the first one which I made out here to same location but on a different project, that one was a disaster. So my expectations were set very low for this particular trip, and I am quite happy that I was able to raise them.

I am a bit disappointed though because I got stuck with a hotel that is being renovated so there fitness center is not open at all because well they are using the room for something else I guess. That puts a damper on my workouts, but it is Florida so yesterday I did a walk-run, unfortunately I am not going to be able to run every single day that I do that because well the whole knee thing, it puts a damper on those types of things unless I am on an elliptical machine. The other thing about this hotel that sucks, is it has ants I have spotted in the room, and then the microwave doesn’t work all that good. But I will get that replaced tomorrow and mention the damned bugs yet again.

Was supposed to go out to dinner with my son who was down here on a little vacation at the same time I am traveling here, but that didn’t happen so I didn’t get in a workout today, so that sucks too, on both counts. But all good, I will get to hang out with him after I get back home.

So other thing that sucks, nothing like finding out while you are on a work trip and you are a contractor that the company you work for lost the re-compete on the contract and that you won’t have a job in about a months time. Now I have already applied for said job with the new company, not that I wanted to but I did. I have worked for this company twice before, the first time was OK, the second time well it sucked. So hoping the third time is better. We will see. I have another option that is in the works but it could be very timely in how long it takes to make it happen.

So that is it for now, almost time for me to hit the sack.

Later,
The Madman

Fun…

So three days till I head out on another adventure, this will be the second time back to Orlando for work, first time was just before summer last year. The downside it was a pain in the ass to plan this trip, and it dawned on me why, duh, its spring break, so I get to go down to FL with all the college kiddies who are on vacation.

Even though it was tough I managed to still get a decent hotel, a suite rather than plain room, I hate just getting a regular room, I prefer some comfort when I travel. I just have to hope for the room to have a decent size fridge so that I can do some food shopping, that is all I am worried about now. Trying to eat on the cheap while I am there.

I do hope to get some actual writing done while I am down there, so we will see if I can make that happen, I don’t see why not. Not like I will have anything else better to do. It will be work from 8 – 5 and then back to the hotel, get in a workout, eat some dinner and relax and write.

I will get to do the same thing again in a few weeks but this time it will be in Alabama. I have been there three times, well actually 4 times before. I like it there, so looking forward to making that trip again. Later on in the summer I will be back in Texas again, after just having been there a week ago, and twice before in the summer.

Well that is all for now, the fun part is packing, and having to pack for completely different weather conditions.

Later,
The Madman

Fun…

So it is the weekend, and this weekend I have been home by myself, well I have had the company of my little fuzzball, so that is good at least. My wife is doing her thing with the National Guard this weekend up in NJ, and generally I can’t go up there with her anymore since we don’t have a place to stay after my Mom moved down here to DE where we live. So it can get a bit boring sometimes but other times I get lots done around the house we need to get done.

This weekend didn’t do to much, drove down surprised my Mom and went to lunch with her after I went and traded in a couple of my handguns for something new (Glock 19X) that I decided I wanted, had to get a straight trade on that which was good that I did, but sucks that I couldn’t just straight away buy it and keep what I already had. It just sucks to be broke, but working on changing that and hopefully it happens. Never again am I allowing us to get into a position like this ever again, because it just SUCKS!

I listed some more items on eBay, try to get rid of all the extra holsters I have from guns I no longer own, those will add up to a couple of hundred bucks or more, will pay off a credit card, so that is good. On that note, hopefully soon I will have my approvals from the two states I am waiting on to start teaching concealed carry classes, as that money will also go to paying down our debt, there was a snafu with getting that done several months ago but now it should get done and I can start teaching that.

The writing thing is where I have to get my ass in gear, because once I get to that I am sure that is something that I can use to really add extra money into our coffers, as when push comes to shove I am not all that bad at it at all, I just have to actually get to doing it. I think the big thing I am trying to make sure I have a full good command on right now is dialog in writing since that is something you don’t do in technical writing at all, there is no need for dialog, so I am reading a couple of books on it and looking at things that will help me with it so that I don’t dork that shit up while I am writing it and all. So yeah I am bring a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to the whole thing but in the grand scheme of things this is something I want to translate into possible full time work and full time money, so it has got to be good, it has to be readable and it has to be entertaining.

Today I was lazy and didn’t do a workout, more so because I had errands my wife needed run for stuff she does for work, so I figured I would get it done and all so we didn’t have to worry about it at all once she gets back from NJ. It has been a pretty dreary day here today as well so surely didn’t feel like going out anywhere but did, for her. I did get in my four strength training workouts so that is all I was worried about, so long as I nail those every week I am good. This coming week I am going to be trying to add in doing my 100 push-ups each morning and adding air squats, maybe starting somewhere between 25 and 50 of them and eventually working up to 100 of those as well.

I am going to do my best to start posting at least one single post a day, and what ever my daily workout is since people seem to like seeing that as well, which has shocked me and all but hey, going to. At some point I might be deciding if I am doing to renew my Personal Training Certification as well, I let it lapse, but not sure if I want to spend that money at this point on doing that, but we will see, as it just becomes another avenue of adding yearly earnings by providing people exercise routines and what not.

Well that is it for now.

Later

The Madman

Wednesday is my Monday

Well at least this week it is. Being it was the Xmas holiday on Monday I decided that I would take off the Friday before and the Tuesday after to stretch my weekend out to 5 days, which in turn shortens my work week to three days this week. And with it being really quiet around here it is a nice thing.

I do have some work to do, but not much at all in reality, but trying to get it out of the way to get back to this work related training thing I need to finish before the 2nd of January. That will be a tall order for sure but going to give it a go.

The good things about this weekend, my son came down with our granddaughter, and I got to get in some range time with him, he missed that as much as I missed going with him. Also figured out that when it comes to my firearms I have a sweet spot, 4″ – 4.5″ barrels is where they need to be for me to shoot best. So now looking to trade two firearms to get two more that fit that sweet spot, just waiting for my FFL. But if anyone would like to buy me one of these please do

This is a Salient Arms M&P Tier 1 which I would love to have…LOL but at 2600 bucks not anytime soon.

Well I must be getting back to work at this point, I have goofed off enough for the moment.

Later

The Madman

2018, What’s to come…

Yes, with 2018 around the corner that of course always has everyone thing about what is to come, for me that is easy, I have some clearly defined goals for 2018, and here is what I am looking to make happen for myself:

– Land a gov’t job

– Gotta earn an extra 55K (to pay our CC debt off in full.)

– Get my Firearms Training business up and completely running and earning money.

– Start publishing short stories on Amazon (erotica).

– Start writing my novel, and publish to Amazon by the end of 2018 or sooner.

– Possibly renew my Personal Trainer certification, started working towards this, just not sure if I will actually do that, it isn’t a must do just a maybe.

– Finish my weight loss quest, I am down about 7 lbs and my intention is to get under 200, maybe around 195, but with a much lower body fat than I have currently.

I think this is more than plenty to accomplish in the new year, the most important is to pay off our debt.

That is all for now.

Later

The Madman

The Home Stretch…

And by that I mean we are just days away from Xmas, which isn’t going to be much of a great day this year at least because my son won’t be home with us for pretty much the first year since he was born. We are happy he is coming a couple days before to spend with us with our granddaughter so that is a good thing.

It does however suck because this year we are working to make Xmas good for all with way less money than ever before, and that sucks in a big way for sure. The wife and I will be forgoing exchanging any gifts with each other so that we can take care of everyone else for certain. And we aren’t done yet either, so we are taking it down to the wire this year.

So we will have a nice dinner with the kids and my Mom on Saturday which will be our Xmas dinner and then on Sunday I am thinking I am going to take the wife to see the new Star Wars movie for sure, as it will be something to do. And if I can’t do it on Sunday we will go on Xmas day since it will only be the two of us and all.

In the meantime the work week is short for me, as I had to take Monday off for contractors visiting our house to do 1 year repairs, which are now all done, and Friday I took the day just for shits and giggles and an extra day off the day after Xmas, so I got a nice long weekend coming.

Since we have a shit ton of debt to tackle in 2018 I have started trying to get extra work on a site called Upwork.com and started submitting some proposals on that site, so we will see how that works out. I also hopefully will get my firearms training biz going if my curriculum gets approved and at some point I will add becoming a training counselor so that I can train new trainers for my organization, just not sure when that will happen because well I will need money to do that training. I will also be starting to get into my writing more so that I can start with posting short erotic pieces on Amazon in order to make some extra bucks as well. And lastly I will be starting the novel I want to write, and I am going to shoot for finishing that by mid-summer, maybe by my birthday even.

OK, this is all for now.

Later,

The Madman