May Mania Day 10
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      5 comments

As usual, I start with a report on the previous day. Day 9: Steps: 36,508 Floors of stairs climbed: 45 Strength training: Upper body, 3 sets of each exercise to failure AND I FINISHED GRADING!!!!! Coming up on Day 10: Now th... Read more
May Mania Day 9
Monday, May 09, 2016      10 comments

As usual, I first look at the previous day's results: Day 8: Strength training: rest day Steps: 38,239 Floors of stairs climbed: 44 Coming up on Day 9, I HAVE TO FINISH GRADING. I HAVE TO FINISH GRADING. I HAVE TO FINISH GRA... Read more
May Mania Day 8
Sunday, May 08, 2016      5 comments

Well, today is Sunday (one minute past midnight) and Sunday is my first official May Mania weigh-in. But that will have to wait until I get up in the morning. Now I'll just give my totals from day 7: Strength training: upper body Steps:... Read more
May Mania Day 7
Saturday, May 07, 2016      4 comments

First, a report on Day 6: Friday was a mixture of sun and rain. Unfortunately, I spent most of the sunny period in a hardware store as I fought with my lawn mower. Replaced the spark plug and the air filter and still the thing won't start.... Read more
May Mania Day 6
Friday, May 06, 2016      5 comments

Report on Day 5: Strength training: Upper body, 3 sets of each exercise, reps until failure Steps: 20,840 Floors of stairs climbed: 26 Day 6: More grading, more mania.... Read more
May Mania Day 5
Thursday, May 05, 2016      4 comments

A report on Day 4: Yet another day of rain dampened the clothes, but not the spirits, of the May Maniac. Steps: 13,540 Floors climbed: 24 Strength training: rest day Coming up day 5: the exams are done, now it's just grading, ... Read more
May Mania Day 4
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      5 comments

First a report on Day 3: Tuesday was the first day of May here it didn't rain. Took Sasha for a long walk in the stroller and finished the day with: Steps: 24,146 Floors climbed: 21 Strength training: core workout Day 4 will b... Read more
May Mania Day 3
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      8 comments

I begin with a report on Day 2. It was another rainy day. I spent some of the day in the hospital. No, there's nothing wrong with me - I didn't even make a co-pay - it was for May Mania. Often when its rainy or cold, I head to the "big box... Read more
What is May Mania?
Monday, May 02, 2016      5 comments

Fitness is a permanent change in the way we live our lives, not something we do for a time and then stop like a "diet" (as in "I want a bikini body by summer". Of course, if you ever saw this hairy old man in a bikini, you'd die laughing. Wait... Read more
May Mania Day 2
Monday, May 02, 2016      2 comments

Results from day 1: Core workout, plus 12,592 steps and 32 floors climbed. Coming up on day two I'll be doing upper body ST. I'll have to work around office hours and giving a make-up exam but that's not a problem because I'm a May Maniac!... Read more
May Mania Day 1
Sunday, May 01, 2016      6 comments

Rainy day here, but that couldn't dampen my spirits for May Mania. Did core work today: farmer's walks, planks, mountain climbers, ab wheel, crunches and more. I'll post step and stair totals tomorrow. Mother's Day is coming up. I'm think... Read more
Get Ready for May Mania
Saturday, April 30, 2016      6 comments

Classes ended on Friday. Now there's a week of exams and a frenzy of grading and then it's summer. I'll have more time to play with Sasha and focus on my health. To celebrate I've decided to make a real push this month. I'll be stepping... Read more
The Power of Tracking (Pictures of the baby)
Wednesday, April 27, 2016      11 comments

I want to tell you about my recent experiences with food tracking. During my wife's pregnancy, I put on quite a bit of "sympathetic" weight gain. Then my wife gave birth to our son, Sasha, and I was still pregnant. In December I got my ... Read more
Sasha goes for a hike (photos)
Sunday, April 10, 2016      3 comments

We took Sasha for a hike around Goose Pond. We saw evidence of beavers but from the current year ... ... Read more
Sasha's first swimming lesson
Monday, April 04, 2016      14 comments

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