This is week 24 in my series of Shape Up! The weekly post on what I did over the last week in my quest to getting healthier.
Well let’s face it everyone. It has just gotten too hot! Yes this weekend is looking like it will be one of the hottest heat waves Alabama has seen in a very long time. And whenever it gets way too hot outside. I start making those mistakes. I am guessing many of you does not know my record on being outdoors when its super hot. In my first summer job as a dockhand I dropped over 10 gas caps into the water. And when boat gas caps go into the water; it sinks! Also I poked several holes through the seat of a very expensive boat while I was detailing it. And at my last job at Fed Ex during these hot humid days I would have some trouble as well. We had to load our own vans at the terminal and when it was hot; yes I dropped packages with fragile stuff in them. And while I was out on my route I had a van that had some A/C trouble. The A/C was pretty much hotwired to the battery. So when the wire became loose and the A/C stopped working I pulled over to turn it back on. After some tape it stayed on for a long time. And on the few days I had to drive the big truck and the back was over 100 degrees. Well let’s say I almost crashed.
And the track record isn’t better when I was not working. Anytime I had to push a lawnmower as a kid things did not go well. After being outside for a short period I would hit something like a rock that would fly and break a window. Or I would mow something like the edge of the flower bed because I was not thinking. I do not think very well when its hot and humid outside. Another time was when my mom owned some farm animals and we had a garden. The animals did fine but the garden did not do well when I had to do something. Yes I messed up some plants here and there. And one time when I grilled outdoors I accidentally caught the yard on fire. Yes just being my self when its hot and humid outside.
And on the one time I actually played football things did not go well. I collapsed several times and almost broke my leg when slipping on something on the sideline. And during the three games we played I helped the other team score once. Yes just being myself when its hot and humid outside. So I think you get the idea; I don’t do very well when its hot and humid outside. That’s why my walking and any other exercises is being done at 6 or 7 in the morning. And I can not wait for the cooler weather to come back. That will stop these silly mistakes that I have no control over. And if you have not guessed it yet. I love cold and snow!
Here is what I ate last week:
Saturday: Hotpockets, Sweet tea.
Sunday: Chicken breast, Brown rice, Sweet tea, Yogurt.
Monday: Ham steak, Brown rice, Sweet tea, Yogurt.
Tuesday: Hotpockets, Sweet tea, Yogurt.
Wednesday: Steak, Brown rice, Sweet tea, Yogurt.
Thursday: Frozen Pizza, Sweet tea, Yogurt.
Friday: Cereal, Burger, Sweet Tea, Yogurt.
Have a good week everyone! And have a safe 4th of July!
- Shape Up! – Week 23 (geekalabama.com)
- Shape Up! – Week 22 (geekalabama.com)
- Shape Up! – Week 21 (geekalabama.com)
- Old Fashioned Heat Wave (geekalabama.com)