Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 4 Day 3 Journal
I weighed myself over the weekend. I lost about 2 pounds last week. I was hoping for a five pound reduction; but I'll take the 2 with a smile.
Today is day 3 of the last week of Phase 2; and I've been out of sorts the last couple of days. Partly, because I've been on Spring Break with my college studies. Also, I came down with a 24 hour Flu-like bug on Sunday. My wife was feeling ill when we got up on Sunday to meet with friends in the morning. By mid day, I could tell she was really feeling lousy. So, I offered her a pajamaslicious afternoon of resting on the sofa, watching movies. I practically never do something like that. I am always on the go. I probably shocked her with my suggestion. But, shortly after we got home from our messages, I began to feel lousy. I ran a low grade fever for nearly 16 hours. I stayed home from work on Monday for my co-workers sake. This was the first time I've ran a fever in over 4 years.
Saturday is picture day; and I don't think there will be much of a difference in the pictures from last month. I didn't ardently stick to my program as I was planning; but, I did do something - so, I am not complaining. It's time to turn things around. I didn't get up this morning when the first alarm sounded at 4a. I told my wife that I needed to workout without fail tonight when we return home from work. Of course this statement followed after we both sang, Bohemian Rhapsody, by Queen... It was on the radio during our morning commute. "Mamma Mia! Galileo! Let me go!" (You're singing it now, aren't you.)
Last night my studies resumed at the University. I get to enjoy the beat down of Accounting and Political Science courses this term. I was presently surprised at the first meeting in my Accounting class. I totally dug the professor. Turns out he's the head of the 'religious studies department', as he has a Masters of Divinity. But, he's a practicing Certified Public Accountant; and heads his own company. I liked his teaching style.
The Political Science course is my last one required for my degree; and I've been with this professor for six consecutive months. This is my last class with Dr. Jane; and this saddens me because I have really enjoyed the classes I've taken with her at the podium. It's funny, though. I've talked with other students who can't stand the poor woman; and I listen to their comments of how she's unfair, very biased and intolerant because she's a Muslim, etc. I've always replied, "that's not the Dr. Jane, I know". My conclusion after observing these students in various classroom environments: It's not Dr. Jane - it's them. I believe it was Plato, who said: "Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something"? Dr. Jane encourages informed, intelligent, and respectful dialogue in her sessions - even if she disagrees with position stated by the contributor. As far as the 'Islamic bias' stated by these students -- BOLLOCKS. Unfounded. Absurd.
So, getting back on track with Fitness. I think I can hit it hard for the next four days and experience some kind of weight reduction and at least a subtle, noticeable change in the photos on Saturday. Sunday marks Phase 3 Start. Wish me luck! :-)