working out continued

I’m finishing up my third week of this workout program. It’s going well, I think. I’ve definitely made some progress; my right shoulder (which tends to crunch when rotating from a skateboarding accident many years ago) can now keep up with my left shoulder in an exercise called the “half-kneeling wood chop“, I can dead lift with confidence 90lbs, and can do 100lbs but haven’t gotten to chutzpah up yet to ask for help getting the 100lb barbell back on to the rack if someone before me put it back up high. My cardio has improved and I can hold the plank hold longer than I could three weeks ago.
Progress is good but I’m impatient and want to be at my goal Now! Now now now!

I eat well in general, but for the first time have been monitoring my food intake online. It’s pretty cool – the website I’m using adds up all the carbs and calories and fats and proteins and tells you what you need more or less of. I tend to need more fats and proteins. I figure this is just an excuse to eat more sushi!

Well on my way to my goals and enjoying it quite a bit. One of the nice side-effects of working out is how it will improve my motorcycle riding – both stamina and confidence. Last week’s birthday ride was seven hours of curvy goodness, with an awesome lunch too. But I was exhausted when I got home. Some of that was from too much sun exposure which definitely wore me out, but some was just plain ole’ stamina wearing out. I guess the conclusion is that I need to go on more long rides and eat more sushi. Excellent!

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