I couldn’t go to the gym today because there was a full day of work to be done on the ‘Yard Project’. I uploaded some photographs of the first couple of days work here and here, so today (although not running consecutively) was Day 3 – Oh Yeah!!!!! Big day today. We had to fill a skip (metal container) with all the rubble and rubbish to clear the area ready for the Decking to be laid in place.
Myself and Michael (nephew and gym buddy) were disappointed we would be missing the gym, but hey, we had an idea! Why not bring the gym to the workplace 🙂 The Workman’s Gymnasium was born!!!
On went the heart rate monitor watches and telemetry straps and on went the ‘gym focus’. We decided with each run of our wheel barrows we were going to do an Interval Workout. Fill the barrow, run the barrow, empty the barrow (the work interval). Walk the barrow back (the recovery interval). Boom, who needs to go to the gym when you can bring the gym to you. What made the work intervals even harder was the tyres on the barrows being flat 😦 Thanks a lot HSS Hire Shops. All in all though, what a result. We had two good work outs (before and after lunch) and we got the job done. Jan (the boss) was happy, we were happy and my ‘healthier’ lifestyle was still in full effect.
You may have noticed yesterday, that I’m experimenting in video 😀 Today was a perfect opportunity to experiment some more. These videos are rough, rough, damn rough, but guys, recording a few self deprecating videos is just one more string to my social networking accountability bow. I’m using my Facebook, my blog and now these videos, to just keep me keen, keep me motivated and keep me going. In the UK there is a major food store with the strap line ‘Every little helps’, well, for me and my journey to health and fitness, every little (thing I do) helps.
Watch the videos and let me know what you think. Do you want more? Should I stick to the written word alone? Actually, I’ve got to be honest, I’m going to carry on doing them (cos I’m enjoying it) so your answers are irrelevant really haha, I suppose it would be nice to know though hey. Okay ‘stills’ of the day are below and here are the video links:
Man I love my blog!!!!!
Repeat after me, “I Can Do It…!”