3 weeks before going abck to work

2nd day after my circuit trial and shitey are things tender. Strange, after 30, DOMS seems to take longer to kick in. Yesterday I was a wee bit tender and today is much moreso. In years past, the tenderness was always worse the day after that initial workout.

Weigh in was 87.5kg. I’m sick of converting to pounds for a blog that no one reads but me so stiff.

Might try the circuit again tomorrow. Eating properly today refried beans, lentils and frozen vegies.


Finnigan Begin-again

Here are the crib notes…

Boys are home, about 15 weeks old (about 5 weeks corrected). Doing well and so are we, despite having to make the usual adjustments and having our own unique experiences and frustrations. Happy they are here and healthy.

195.36 lbs this morning after a significant binge day including Indian food and a disgustingly evil ice-cream concoction involving three types of confectionery. Today I have been just on liquids and a wee bit of cheese.

Interestingly, now my shed has been built I have a place to do some circuit work and created the first circuit workout and put it to the test after many weeks of too little sleep, too much food and too little activity. Gotta love babies…


  • 10 x chin-ups
  • 30 x push-ups
  • 10 x lateral  raises (10 kilo dumbbells)
  • 10 x hanging leg raises
  • 20 x body weight lunges
  • 10 x burpees
  • 10 x biceps curls (10 kilo dumbbells)
  • 10 x overhead triceps extensions (10 kilo dumbbells)
  • 10 x dumbbell presses (10 kilo dumbbells)
  • 20 x knee-to-elbow crunches

Tonight was the first of this routine and I managed to do 2 circuits in approx 17 minutes and 35 seconds. The first circuit took about 6-7 mins after which I was knackered. Not easy starting from scratch, but hopefully I can get into it before returning to work and inch closer to my target weight of 176 lbs.

Another bigiggity

Boys are de-SATing a bit much. Hoping they settle over the next few days or things will get a bit stressful.

194.48 lbs. Up? Wtf? I think I have some Mr Whippy backing up. My boss noticed my saggy gut today. Hmmnn. Slight tenderness from Tues gyms session. Cardio? weak as piss. Weights? Ditto. Only way is up baby.

Armful o’ babies

Got an armful of little tackers tonight. Grizzly little buggers!

Morning weigh-in for me: 194.26 lbs

Boys: 1800 & 1500 grams each (ish)

Some light intro gym work and I am memorising an economics text book just for fun. I really don’t know why, cos I am not studying formally and it has little to do with my work. Maybe I am sick of politicians throwing economics in my face as a voter and not knowing how much they are bullshitting me.

I’m a daddy

17 days old, two boys. A bit premmie, but doing well and back (finally!) in our home town from the big smoke. I’ve been living out of a suitcase for the last few weeks and the missus and I have just moved back in tonight with the kids at the local hospital until they whack on some weight.

Which is, incidentally, the relevant to the purpose of this blog. Weight. I do not do well without routine and can say with no small disgust that the old weight is up to 198.22 lbs. Junk food, no cooking facilities, odd hours and bad sleep. The joys of being away from home.

Anyway, I don’t feel like moaning and will simply resume my grand plan to  live a healthy life and be the weight I want to be. From tonight it is good food again, home cooking and simpl & healthy meals. Back to work until the tackers come home from hospital, so gym and no carbs. I have some considerable work to do as I haven’t been this heavy since coming back from overseas and that is not good.

Regular updates to come.

Well, hospitals are fun.

I can’t believe two weeks have gone by since my last message. Anyway, Geelong wins the Grand Final and I miss the whole game ‘cos the wife is in the hospital. Still there and with her legs crossed. Boys are growing well and so am I, with nothing but junk food and chocolate to ease my loneliness and lack of routine.

193.82 lbs is not the direction I was hoping for. No one to blame.

I need rest and want Top Deck. I hate segregated chocolates. A joyous union of milk and white chocolate. Looks like Howard is going down and Downer is still a tranny.

Another meaningless day

Wife in the hospital.

Visiting is bittersweet as the damn place is depressing as hell, but at least I get to see her and she is in the safest place if things move to a head. Home is lonely and comforting at the same time. I would hate to see me as a bachelor now. Messy business. 27 weeks is too early.

Weigh in 190.08 lbs. Today was stew, steak, cauliflower and broccoli, an apple, some muesli bars. Some stray chocolate my wife fed me.   It will be a great  relief when the boys arrive and we can face a different set of challenges. BTW, too much red wine, but don’t tell the missus, she thinks I am a latent alcoholic anyway.

I have no concept of how things will change. I really don’t think I have grasped how different things will be and  what I will be gaining and losing.