Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Well, since it is New Year's resolution time, I thought I would share mine. I generally don't make resolutions at New Years. If you resolve to improve yourself, do it at any time of the year. Don't wait until Jan. 1st to empty the resolution hamper.

Some resolutions are placed upon you from others. For Christmas, I received a chin-up bar from my adoring wife. I wonder what message she was sending me. I guess I misspelled BIG SCREEN TV on my list. In truth, I actually asked for a chin-up bar. In the past, when I have had a sudden burst of ambition, I used push-ups, sit-ups and chin-ups to get in shape. I know there isn't much cardio involved, but still, it's a start. Playing basketball used to be my 'running' workout. If anyone wants to play some basketball with my son and I, let us know. Don't let previous blogs frighten you. You won't need a catcher's mask for protection.

My exercise philosophy is 'the simpler, the better.' Or you could also say 'the cheaper, the better.' My wife will tell you which one best describes me.

So, now the question you are all anxiously wanting to ask.
The answer is, I am now up to 4 & 1/2 pull-ups! (fanfare, confetti, etc)

I must have forgotten how difficult pull-ups were. I don't remember gravity pulling on me so hard in my younger years. It must be stronger now, due to global warming and all. Still, anything worth doing is seldom easy. My goal is to work my way up to 10 chin-ups, before hangers of clothes start appearing on it. Isn't that what eventually happens to all exercise equipment?
As far as any other resolutions, I really don't have any. I'd really like to try downhill skiing this year if we can find time. Or maybe, I'll just get a Nordic Track instead.


simplicity said...

nice nostrils!

keep it up lb!

delightful-d said...

Great post honey! I am VERY proud of you! Those chin ups are hard! I know I couldn't do a one. Good job and keep up the work out. It is paying off..... :)

delightful-d said...

PS: Do you remember the blender you gave me one year for Christmas? Did I misspell DIAMONDS or was there some confusion there?? :)

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