I took yesterday off from the blog. Not sure if you noticed.
I gotta say, it felt good. I may start taking more days off. I think it would probably be better, in the long run, if I provided you all with quality content, instead of just posting every day out of some imagined obligation.
Quality over quantity and whatnot.
Thursday I did the Sleepy Hollow scene-by-scene breakdown and, I know I said this before, it took me literally all damn day. I woke up at 11am, started working on it, and didn’t get done until about 7:30pm. It was dinner time then, so I ate a little bite and went to bed… no exercising.
Thursday is usually “exercise at home” day. Meaning: treadmill, sit-ups, kettlebell (Vlad), and free weights. This exercise is vital to my routine because it’s the only weight-lifting I get that isn’t on a machine. I’ve said it before, but believe it or not, I’m no fitness expert.
I’m no expert, but I’m under the impression that lifting free weights, and working Vlad like a mugfug, really works out my “core” by helping me work on my balance. Vlad, in particular, is really good for the core because it works on my balance and it works a lot of muscles that don’t get worked out on the Trilogy of Terror.
I felt bad for skipping Thursday exercise, so Friday I went into the JFZ with trouble for the Whirly Bird on my mind.
I don’t know about you, but I always do the “manual” workout on the Bird. You have several options, most of them simulating either going uphill, downhill, or a mix of both. The “manual” setting lets you set the time and difficulty of your elliptic workout.
I cranked the difficulty up from where I’m usually at (I’m too embarassed to say what my normal setting is, but this was higher than that), and also added some time to my normal length (from 35 to 45 minutes). At the end of this 45 minutes, I felt like a stretched out rubber band. I had to take a serious break before heading downstairs to do the Trilogy.
Someone left me a comment on here when I first started that said that I should try to get up to working out for an hour, then increase the intensity from there.
If you’ll remember my first day, I did the Whirly Bird for 30 minutes and that was the most I could do in a day. Already, I’m up to 35-45 minutes on the elliptical and doing the Trilogy of Terror also. It doesn’t take long to start feeling better, either. I may not look any different, but I feel different. I have more energy, and a lot of that is also because I have a schedule now. When I have a schedule down, coupled with exercising, I feel great almost all day, and I’m ready to go to bed when it’s time to, so I can get up nice and early for the JFZ the next day.
Speaking of schedules, tomorrow I’m gonna be messed up. I have to attend a costume party, so I know I’ll end up getting home late and then having to wake up early tomorrow morning for work. The theme of the party is to “dress up as something/someone from your hometown” because most of the people there won’t be from here. I’m going as a generic “Mardi Gras Man”. No brainer.
Tonight I need something to drink. Anyone have any suggestions? What can I drink that won’t give me a bad hangover, won’t get me fat, and won’t turn me into a maniac? Water, right? I’m thinking wine right now, but not much because of the terrible hangover I get from wine (tannins? sulfites? brain worms? something…).
Night of the Demons
Angela is having a party… Jason and Freddy are too scared to come…