Whew, well........ Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It's been a crazy past few weeks with all the holidays and such. I hope all of you guys had a great holiday, I know I did. I also know that I ate like a pig during the holidays and boy do I feel like crap about it, haha. So.....time for a good workout to help shed some of that holiday fat.
Monday - Wednesday - Friday
10 minutes of full body stretches
1 mile warm up jog followed by a 2 mile run; at least 7:30 miles
5 minute break, hydrate, stretch legs
Push ups - 3 sets of max rep
Crunches - 3 sets of max rep
Pull ups - 3 sets of max reps
Boot beaters/Deep Squats - 3 sets - 30,20,10
5 minute break, hydrate, stretch
Jump rope/jumping jacks - 30 minutes
Cool down with 1/2 mile walk, hydrate, stretch
So, our new president elect has been chosen.
To be honest with you guys, I'm afraid. Afraid for our military, afraid for our country, afraid for the world. Obama does two things to me. He inspires me, and he terrifies me. His courage, his honor, his discipline, and his ability to stand against all those who hate him command a level of respect that he deserves. He has stirred up the masses with his hope. His change. He has awaken the youth of this nation to realize that they are apart of the future and in that must do what is not only a duty but their right. That is to vote. For that, he commands a level or respect.
However, his policies that he promises us will "change" our nation terrify me. We are already on the brink of economic melt down. We are teetering on the very edge of uprise or depression. With his proposed tax increases and such, that will surely push us over the edge into the next depression. It's not a matter of opinion or hate. It's a matter of cause and effect. Taxing the big companies will have an immediate and dramatic effect on the lower tiers. We as the middle class will be devastated by that. Again, its a matter of cause and effect.
Oh there will be change alright. It's just not going to be the change a lot of America was hoping for.
Our military will suffer big time. With proposed spending cut backs at the minimum of 25%. Our military is about to hit hard times and I mean all branches of the military. With Obama's proposed policies and promises he'll bring about another Clinton era within the military. I think its safe to say that we all know how horrible that was and if you don't and you disagree, then you need to research and enlighten yourself. Clinton all but destroyed our military and Obama is promising the same path.
His proposed pull back in Iraq means that our children will have to finish the war for us. Terrorism has won, will flourish, and will spread. With out us breathing down their necks, they will yet again aim to strike back at us.
It's only a matter of time. We saw it with Bush Sr. He failed to finish the job the first time around, and look what happened. 9/11
Now Bush Jr. has had the opportunity to eradicate them once and for all and we're so close, but now we'll pull out yet again with only but a few steps away from victory. Mark my words folks, this will be a decision that will haunt America until that day arrives and we are thrust back into yet another war on terrorism.
Alright folks. Good news! I got my line scores in and I must say I was damn surprised. Like I said before I wish I could have scored a little higher but I'm completely satisfied with my line scores because they got me high enough to do the things that I want to do in the Marine Corps.
So with out further ado, here are my scores.
MM - 113
GT - 111
EL - 111
CL - 113
AFQT - 73
So I expected to do better but I'm none the less happy with what I got.
We've got a slight problem folks. For some reason my Office 2007 stopped working about 30 minutes ago. I closed it out and was going to work on my plan later, well when I came back and went to open it, it loaded then closed saying there was a fatal error and asked if I wanted to report the problem to Microsoft. So right now I am currently trying to get it back up and running.
I am literally about 5 minutes away from putting bullet holes in my laptop. To all of you who read this. DON'T EVER BY AN HP COMPUTER!!
Well today sucked. It pretty much rained like the sky was falling all day long. Normally I run no matter what. Hell I've even ran in the middle of a hurricane. But not today. The sky was green, it was raining rain drops the side of golf balls, and it felt like it was 100,000,000 degree's outside. I don't know what was happening but wow. So needless to say, i didn't run today. I also spent a good part of my time working on a training plan to follow for one month. I'm talking everything detailed to how many reps, sets, times, counts, etc for each day, plus nutrition intake, etc. I'm hoping to be done with it by tomorrow so I can upload it for you guys to see and use if you want. When I'm done I'll upload the actual Microsoft Word 2003 file onto the site so you can down load it and add things to it, or change it around to your needs.
I'd like to see those of you who are going to follow it post some results of your training. It would tickle me pink to see something that I have created help people imrove their health. So please if you do give it at least one try please post your stats.