This is week 28 in my series of Shape Up! The weekly post on what I did over the last week in my quest to getting healthier.
I have really enjoyed watching some of the Olympics coverage so far. It is amazing how many of the Olympic Athletes have strict training guidelines. Many athletes go through several years of exercises and training to get ready for the games. And the athletes have to take in lots of calories every day during their training. Some swimmers can eat up to 20,000 calories a day! And when the athletes go perform in front of billions of people around the world watching on TV; they are amazing to watch. The skill and discipline all of the athletes process is something many people can never handle. I probably would not do very well in the Olympic Games. But at least I can watch a variety of Olympic Sports over the next few weeks! By the way I am doing a daily medal count here on Geek Alabama. Here is the day one total. (as of 4pm central 7-28)
Overall on my campaign on trying to get healthier things are going very slowly! Without having a job and an income you are limited on what you can do. I really want to find a job very soon and get off this campaign of finding my 14th job in 6 1/2 years. And I do still hope something will happen where I can really jump start the getting in shape process. But I know right now that I am not alone in the income and trying to get into shape kind of thing.
Stephen Vinson from Who Ate My Blog? is also going through some tough times as well. He just had a MRI done and the results were not good. He said “The news is way worse than I expected. I thought worst case would be one disc bulge, maybe a herniation. Well, pretty much every disc in my lumbar vertebrae is either bulging or is herniated. In a nutshell, three discs are herniated, the remaining are bulging.” And he is having some trouble with income as well. I wish America had health coverage for everyone just like the rest of the developed world. I know some of you have already contacted me saying healthcare should be a privilege and I should go live in New York or California. But when I was watching the Opening Ceremonies last night where Britain’s National Healthcare System was a huge part of the show it made me think that one day everyone in America will have access to affordable healthcare just like the rest of the world. America needs to trim back those money hungry health insurance companies; that’s my two cents!
Here is what I ate last week:
Saturday: Sub sandwich, Sweet tea.
Sunday: Grilled chicken, Brown rice, Sweet tea.
Monday: Hamburgers, Sweet tea.
Tuesday: Hotpockets, Sweet tea.
Wednesday: Pork chop, Brown rice, Sweet tea.
Thursday: Fajitas, Sweet tea.
Friday: Personal Pizza, Sweet tea.
Have a good week everyone!
- Olympic Exercise Plan: How to Work Out Like a Champion (livescience.com)
- Leisel’s shape about fitness, not image (theage.com.au)
- Athletes And The Foods They Eat: Don’t Try This At Home (wnyc.org)
- Well: Why Some Olympic Athletes Need to Gorge (nytimes.com)