Monday, August 22, 2011
Old Men Working Out....Summer Swan Song!
It's been two years ago this Labor Day that I went on the Diabetes 2 diet to reduce my weight and Blood Pressure....within 9 months I had dropped from 215 pounds to 183, and my BP had dropped from 150/85 to where it is today, about 130/75. The BP is holding steady, while over the past 6 months I have regained about 8 pounds, despite working some 200 sporting events as an umpire/official. Seems you can't stop Mother Nature....especially if you still insist on drinking beer and eating red meat. So over the weekend I decided to add the treadmill back to my weight training.... I have not been able or willing to get out and walk every morning...just too damn hot, or else I have had some other excuse, lame as they were.
Wish me luck, at 62 years old, and carrying about 192 pounds on my 5' 10" frame(lost an inch somewhere over time)...I know I can't do what I did at 27, or 47, but I sure the heck can get off my butt and stay as healthy as possible, and drop a dozen or so more pounds....because I hate sitting around much more than I hate working out.
No games until Thursday, just a rules meeting tomorrow...then the Regular High School season kicks off this Friday Night.
Photos-The basement in the 88 year old house, converted Parsonage, is as old as the house....and still much the way it looked when it was build in the fall of 1923. But with as big as the main floor and upstairs are, I see no reason to make it into a living area...however that doesn't mean it goes to waste. I have my shower, the laundry, and weight rooms, down in the dark gloomy recesses of the "cellar"...We also use it for food storage, both dry bulk and the freezer are set down there. And my officiating and umpire equipment as well as everyday clothes hang as well....so it gets it's use. With the weight training back in my routine, it will get more now that it has over the past couple of years. Meanwhile I will do the Treadmill upstairs where I can watch the tube or DVD reruns of "Seinfeld" or some other mindless film.