One Month At A Time

Monday morning check-in

This past weekend, I got to CrossFit Never Give Up on Friday and CrossFit WV, my home base, Saturday.

Never Give Up is the chief focus of next week’s installment, though I broke some ground at CrossFit WV and got myself into a handstand against the wall of the gym.

I honestly didn’t think it was possible, not for a guy of my particular girth, but what do you know?

I still have a ways to go before I can do an upside down pushup, but I’m in the parking lot of that particular ballpark.

In related news, I did a visit to my doctor last week. His scale agrees with my scale and his blood pressure cuff agrees with Rite-Aid’s blood pressure cuff.

He took me off the cholesterol medicine and we’re cutting my blood pressure meds in half, with the idea being that if I keep up with the weight loss and exercise, I could be free of the drugs by April.

I still have to go see the kidney doctor, however, which means that six pack of Fat Tire Ale I bought the week before Christmas is still completely intact.

I bought the Fat Tire because it seemed like a less physically taxing beverage than my preferred Big Timber Porter.

Here’s hoping the kidney guy tells me to just relax and have a beer.

I did not make it to self-defense class on Saturday, but plan to go Tuesday night. I could say that I had a good reason, but it was just to get my hair cut; clearly overdue, but not super important.

Also, I think I need to find a new barber.

Read Aloud on Thursday went well. The kids liked “This is a Ball,” by Beck and Matt Stanton, which was about as loopy as anything I could have come up with.

I liked it, too.

Looking ahead into February, I met with my new mentor/host for the month on Saturday to work out a rough schedule and plan of attack. We will start working on the next project soon.

I’m excited about it, though I don’t know how that’s going to fit in with the exercise and diet.

Last thing, I watched “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix and started my April project early –well, no, it was more of a preview of things to come, but I did throw out a bunch of stuff and buy a drawer organizer for my kitchen.

Also, who really needs multiple garlic presses?

I don’t have an answer for that, but now I’m down to one now.