So I’ve been working out with Pavel for about two months. Â I’d say that half of that time, not consecutive, I’ve been sick in one way or another. Â For the last two weeks, I’ve been eatingÂ PrednisoneÂ and antibiotics, trying to kill the remnants of a flu virus. Â I’d say it’s worked.
An unintended side effect has been my appetite and my stamina. Â Stamina has dropped by 50% and I’m hungry all the time. Â The most frustrating part has been the last week with Pavel, trying to get some of his “brain share” and work on goals.
I’m going to have to eat like an Olympic athlete for most of the summer. Â I’m headed for 10% body fat, a realistic but “stretch” goal. Â All I really want to do is 25 pull ups and 50 push ups without stopping. Â It’s something I could do when I was in the Navy, but then again, I weighed 175 pounds and looked like I had one step in a grave. Â Boot Camp was great for weight loss, but did nothing for muscle growth.
Woot! – One Day, One Deal: “Watergate. Jim Jones. ABBA. If you have any doubt that the 1970s were a confused, disturbing time, just look at what they were doing with Jell-O brand gelatin dessert. The New Joys of Jell-O is a glimpse into the void at the heart of a lost people. I don’t want to give too much away, but the weak-stomached among you should know that sauerkraut makes an appearance…”
From here to there and back: “I had heard stories of the crowds in the Coach store over the weekend. I didn’t go in, but I glanced in the window – the store was packed, huge lines. Not sure just what sorts of discounts and prices were going on in there, but I’m not sure it matters. The Coach bag is emblematic of class, a badge of honor for the bourgeoisie. People here would stand in line for hours at the thought of scoring a deal on this label.
It is, after all, all about the labels. You’re no one if you aren’t wearing/driving/carrying a brand that identifies you.”