Bet you thought I quit‽

I’ve been hitting the gym pretty consistently, usually around 3:30 in the morning. It’s a perfect time because the only people there are a handful of guys my age.

It just occurred to me the other day that I’m part of this “old guy” group of 50-60 year olds. I don’t feel 50, and we’re all in there working our asses off.

I’ve finally dropped below 200 lbs, and it feels amazing. For some reason, 200 lbs has always been a weird tipping point for me. Over 200, I feel crazy out of shape, but under 200, I at least feel like I’ve got a handle on things.

I need to get in here and fix some of my automations for posting. Make it less of a chore…

That’s 3 down

It wasn’t the best workout, but I still showed up and did what I could in the time I had.

This was the first leg workout in a while. Sadly, the hardest part was stretching my arms to hold the bar while doing squats. I need to do yoga.

A little better today

Repeat after me. Tattooing the palm of the hand hurts and makes it harder to workout. That said, today’s workout was decent enough. I was so close to just laying in bed this morning. But I didn’t! I drug my ass to the gym. Go me!!

This fucking shoulder hurts

I ache a lot, especially my shoulder. I’ve been afraid it’s a rotator cuff injury, but after talking to a mate of mine, I think it’s more of a stretching issue.

I’ve actually been considering doing the OG P90X Yoga on my own accord. That’s how much I want to limber up.

Today’s workout wasn’t “one for the books,” but I worked out, and that’s what matters, right‽

Weight: 196 lbs.

Forgot what that felt like

Four workouts last week. I didn’t go as hard as I used to, but at least I was consistent. Go me!

The legs feel like jello. I had forgotten what it felt like. I missed that feeling. Welcome back.

I’d love to hit the gym first thing in the morning, but my sleep is shit. I’d never wake up and feel refreshed. And my sleep meds leave me a bit drowsy in the mornings. I doubt I could workout the morning after taking them.

Night time, it is! ( I’ll take what I can get )

Almost done

This has been the year of surgeries. Multiple. And on my hand, no less. I’ve been trying to squeeze a workout here and there between surgeries. This is the first week that I’ve been able more than two workouts. My hands are killing me, but I’m not giving up. I have one more surgery to go. A spinal fusion. I’m dreading this one.

I’ve grown so out of shape since the accident. I feel like I’m in the worst shape of my life. I’m feeling all of my years. I am not a fan of that feeling.

I will change it.

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Weight: 198 lbs.

Been a minute

I think it is about time I fired this old thing back up.

That weight, tho. Let’s see what we can do about that. That’s what happens when you have an injury that prevents normal operation. Gonna hqve to figure out a way to work around it.

Japheth Mast

Weight: 198 lbs.

Old Soles

I picked up some inserts for my shoes. They will have to do until I can afford to get a decent pair of running shoes. I ran with them the other day, but they made my feet feel like they were constantly being pushed out of my shoes.

They were a bit uncomfortable, but I figured it was just me having to get used to them. They definitely made a difference. My shins still hurt, but nothing like they had on previous runs.

It was suggested to me to take out the old soles before putting the new ones in. I feel like a fucking idiot for not thinking of that myself.

I’ll be giving them another try (propertly) tonight.

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There is definitely something wrong with me

This morning I skipped my run and just did regular strength training. It’s me getting back into it so I wasn’t expecting too much. I also have this weird strain in my chest. Even with light weights on the bar it feels like 1 strand of muscle is being pulled from the top of my left pec. I guess for now, I’ll just make sure I’m properly stretched and take it easy on the weight used.

That’s not the problem though. The problem is that I want to run. The problem with that is I have always hated running. Hated. It’s definitely throwing my brain for a loop. Stupid brain. Stupid legs.

Weight: 190.4 lbs.
21.5 % Body Fat
BMI: 28.9