What a great day people.
It actually started out with what I thought was going to be a pretty average session at the gym. You see, unfortunately, I have my first ‘training injury’ 😦 Yesterday whilst doing squats, I went too low (way below 90°) and got a really nasty twinge in my knee when trying to push up. Doing too much you see. Thinking I can run well before I can walk. I should have listened to Chris but oh no, I know best – not! Anyhoo, the session wasn’t too bad. Not much cardio, but hammered the weights (responsibly). Ended up being a great session. Big thanks to my nephew, Michael Tyms for completely killing the session with me, especially the weights.
On returning home, after a bite to eat, I felt really fresh. We want to remodel our small yard and make it a more accessible and people friendly space. The person who owned the house before us, built a 10 by 12 brick pond at the back which takes up sooooo much space. We’ve been saying for years (three to be exact) that we were going to use it, but we never have. It was time for it to go, to be replaced by a lovely decked area, so, today was ‘D’ day. ‘D’ for demolition!!! Fully switched on and motivated because of my ‘healthier’ lifestyle, myself and some family got to smashing and shoveling. Boom, the pond is almost completely removed. – By the way, a yard in the UK is nothing like a yard in the States, at least ones I’ve seen on tv anyway 🙂 **See photographs below**
Guys, I’ve got to tell you this, I am a new man. We worked all afternoon demolishing this pond and at no point did I feel breathless – never. At no point did my lower back hurt – never. At no point were I a lather of so much sweat that I felt embarrassed in the company of others – never. Baby I led from the front and really shocked and surprised myself with my level of fitness. FOUR WEEKS PEOPLE. Four weeks a go I could not of done this – fact!!! Man I am so excited about the possibilities in the future if I continue this way!
Most evenings I’ve been going for a walk with my daughter around our local Marina. Surley I would be too tired to go tonight, surely. Surely not you mean!! Oh yeah baby, Mr New-man did it again (surprised himself) and still went for walkies. It’s 2.5k (1.5miles ) walk and I still did it.
How cool is this?
How changed am I? (mentally & physically)
How much ‘healthier’ am I?
Answers: Very, Beyond recognition, So much.
I am so happy right now guys and it is partly down to you, yes you. Keeping me strong, keeping me accountable, keeping me focused. please keep reading and commenting here on the blog and on Facebook.
I really am a new man and I love it.