Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008
Work 6p-8a--155#

I can't believe it's already Monday. The hubby's been in Florida for a couple of weeks, so I flew down to spend my four days off with him. We had a great time, but the days passed quickly and before I knew it, I was on my way home again. And already, I'm back in the ER. As I write, the nurses are taking my latest admission to the floor. He's a 5'9" 520# 26-year-old who lives in a nursing home because he's too damn big to take care of himself. To his credit, I'm not sure he's actually a hundred watt bulb. Maybe 80 watt. What I can't figure out is why the nursing home continues to feed him the tens of thousands of calories required to maintain those 500+ pounds. Maybe he steals food from the other residents.

I've got lots of pics to share. Some from this most recent trip to Florida. Some from Thanksgiving. Hopefully I'll get those up in the next week or so.

WORKOUT: 5 rounds of the following...
Pull-ups with the green band x 30 sec
pushups x 30 sec
box jumps x 30 sec
plank x 30 sec
pistols assisted with door jamb 2/2
Rest 1 min

These pull-ups with the green band felt really good. I couldn't go the whole 30 seconds, but the 4-6 that I did do felt good. I can finally begin to feel the mechanics of the pull-up kicking in.

Then... 20kg TGU 1/1 x 3


  1. Morning Jennifer - love reading your blog, I feel a bit pitiful this morning regarding the heavy man. Even if is an 80. Congrats on getting the mechanics of the pull up - I can do a few assisted but my goal is to do at least one from a dead bottom hang - I will ge there.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Kat. I did feel quite sorry for the fellow. Can you imagine being 26-year-old and being in a nursing home? Despite his low intellect, he is smart enough to know life shouldn't be that way but not smart enough to make the needed changes on his own. He is literally trapped a hundred ways to Sunday.

  3. Nice workout! I'll have to try that myself -- sounds well balanced and fun!

  4. Thanks, Leslie! Let me know what you think after you do it.

  5. People have gone from no pullups to pullups using bands. You keep working, and eventually you'll do pullups. These things are horrible to train, but make you damn strong.