Week Two: The Plague
So this week was even more of a washout than the previous one! EVERYBODY in the house got the dreaded stomach bug (AKA the Plague); which means almost an entire week without exercise. Still it’s only week two, another fifty to go, right? RIIIIGHT??!!!
I REFUSE TO GIVE UP!!!!!
I feel bad really, as I vomited only once on the Sunday morning, and everybody else has been ill LOADS. Admittedly, it probably has to do with this painful ulcer on my leg, the antibodies swimming through my body already out fighting the good fight. Who knows? That makes sense right?
So, I’ve not been at work either, looking after the family. Sorry guys (if you’re reading this… probably not, but the thought counts). Usually, the exercise is a part of my routine in the morning: Bowl of flakes and milk, coffee, banana, vitamins (I feel really old when I say that), plus orange juice. And invariably some pain meds. Give it time to go down, and then another half an hour motivating myself. And then onto the exercise!
You’ve seen the workout I’ve started (and stopped and started), it’s all stuff I know I can do to the proper form, AND exercises I can perform when half-asleep at three or four in the morning. So yes, they’re all basic, and yes many of them are arm-related, but my job is arm heavy (I’m an industrial chef by trade… as in I deal in massive quantities in massive machines. Put it this way, next time you do coq au vin, you’ll probably only use one onion at most…. Yeah, mine uses anything up to 100kg of chopped onions!)
Oops, I rambled.
Weight: 144.1kg (1.1kg lost)
Body Fat: 57.9% (0.5% lost)
Body Water: 35.9%
BMI: 42.1 (Down 0.3)
Bone Mass: 26.9
Muscle Mass: 3.2kg
So what have I learned? That I should be straight on it, even if it’s only for five minutes in the kitchen. My wife put me onto something on the Darebees website -an awesome place of fitness and nutrition that I’ve flitted in and out of over the years:
DID YOU KNOW?
The first recognised organised area for fitness was in Persia 3000 years ago, whilst Roman Baths maintained an area for the same purpose. The first official modern gym was opened in Hesse, Germany in 1852, though according to my research this is contested by the first YMCA in Boston, USA in 1851.
The 1920s saw schools have gymnasiums purpose-built across the world, mostly the United States, with the Turner Group being the biggest independent gym group.
Did you know that?