This is my first fitness update after returning from our cruise. I did meet my goal weight last month for those of you who were wondering.
I am at 157 today. To meet this month’s goal, I have to loose two and a half pounds still. I haven’t been very diligent about diet or exercise because work has been pretty hectic after getting back. Not surprising since I was gone almost 2 month because of taking the extra week to visit my parents. So I have some fitness work to do the next few days to get back on track.
The last few days I have gotten a lot of muscle work done by lifting 35 pound cartons of used cooking oil and dumping them into settling drums. The drums are on concrete blocks which makes the top of them almost level with my head. Each carton holds up to 5 gallons. We’ve processed 450 gallons this week. That means I’ve lifted at least 90 cartons. However, several of them are not full or unusable (still frozen) so in reality it is more like 120 cartons. A gallons weighs 7 pounds for a total of 3150 pounds of oil hefted. This doesn’t include the cartons we moved out of the way to set up a new holding tank. So, I’m rather sore this morning. Today we hope to do another 150 gallons if it doesn’t rain.
Along with hefting oil cartons, I’ve gotten some exercise over the weekend canoing. Ray figures we went about 4 miles total. It is a very still slough so we had to paddle the entire time. Great exercise for the shoulders and arms, especially the triceps. We will be planting the garden this weekend. We had hoped to also go canoing again, but Ray’s truck broke the water pump yesterday so we have no way to carry the canoe.
I haven’t done any cardio specifically. I tried to go for a walk last night but a moose was in the road just 3 driveways down from us.