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December 26, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

This Week 7’s (12.14 – 12.31) Affirmation: Mindfulness – I will reach for mindfulness each day.
Date – 12.26.17
B-Book 44: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
The key message in this book: Often we stop dead in our tracks …

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Rupe's Year of the Body: Day 21

January 21, 2011 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

Off Day: Nothing doing today…day of total rest. Going into my 4th week, I am going to step things up a bit. I will be stepping up the cardio days a bit more to include …

Rupe's Year of the Body: Day 20

January 20, 2011 – 10:41 am | No Comment

Pretty good workout today.  No particular aches today…generally good day.
Workout: Day 20 (94 mins) – Pure Cardio
– Elliptical: 92mins
– Distance: 11.7miles
– Calories: 1200
Total Distance: 67.77miles (Goal 200)
Total Calories: 15,082 (Goal 40,000)
Total Jumps: 2200
Good livin’…keep movin’!

Rupe's Year of the Body:Day19

January 19, 2011 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

Second half of upper body workout, I think this is might be a better approach.  I sort of like the full body workouts tho.  I will continue to work this at least for the next …

Rupe’s Year of the Body: Day 18

January 18, 2011 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

They say, if you do something 18 times, then it becomes a habit…well…hello Day 18.  Split up upper body today, just did back and biceps.  Muscles were really sore this morning, didn’t think I was …

Rupe’s Year of the Body: Day 17

January 17, 2011 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

A bit sore all over but the body seems to be realizing that this is going to last for a while…hello lazy demons, time to go.
Workout: Day 17 (60 mins) – Pure Cardio
Elliptical: 64mins
Distance: …

Rupe's Year of the Body: Day 16

January 16, 2011 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

Much better lower body day.  Feeling stronger each day.  I will have to find an alternate calf workout to supplement the standing raises.  Going for a full body soak, still a bit sore from upper …

Rupe's Year of the Body: Day 15

January 15, 2011 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

Really hard workout – tempted to break up in two separate, as I tend to loose form with the later ones.  Will probably move to Chest, Shoulders, Triceps on one day and then Back, Biceps …

Typing Fun

January 15, 2011 – 6:13 am | No Comment

Pretty cool typing game you can use to speed up your typing while having big fun (Warning…addictive!):   Click here
Level 11 with 85% accuracy.

Rupe's Year of the Body: Day 14

January 14, 2011 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

Great workout today; felt a bit sluggish starting out the day since I had to go into the office, but once I got in a groove I felt ok.  Used the elliptical at the base …

Rupe’s Year of the Body: Day 13

January 13, 2011 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

Off Day:  Nothing doing today…day of rest.
Doing much better on sleeping and eating.

Rupe’s Year of the Body: Day 12

January 12, 2011 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

Monster day on the legs and glutes…aahhh…hurts so good.  Sort of feeling like a masochist some.  But really – today was my first day of moving back over to a slightly modified BFL program.  It …

Rupe’s Year of the Body: Day 11

January 11, 2011 – 7:48 am | No Comment

Body feels great today; numbing, qerky discomfort in my lower back has subsided slightly…like the lazy demons are starting to get the idea – this is the “Year of the Body” babeeee…am getting it dun …

Rupe’s Year of the Body: Day 10

January 10, 2011 – 11:41 am | No Comment

Hoooooraaay!!! DAY TEN BABY…Had a late workout today, but it was good nonetheless.  Lower back was still a bit sore, but popped a motrin, got warm and  went at it…will probably pay later, but right …

Rupe’s Year of the Body: Day 9

January 9, 2011 – 10:42 am | No Comment

Great workout today…awesome pyramid and interval training.  Had a slight strain after yesterday’s weight-lifting session…had to stretch a bit do a bit more warm up today…body was probably a bit traumatized after months of no lifting.  …

Rupe’s Year of the Body: Day 8

January 8, 2011 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

Kicking it up a notch this week with weights added every other day;  this is gonna be sort of the “Body for Life” program. Not too sore right now…gonna get a good soak. Will up …

Rupe: Physical Goals

January 7, 2011 – 9:56 am | No Comment

I had not laid out my goals here, but I had it written down elsewhere.  At any rate here they are:
– Time Period: 8 weeks (Phase 1)
– Weight: 182 currently  –> 175lbs (ripped)
– Elliptical Caloric …

Rupe’s Year of the Body: Day 7

January 7, 2011 – 9:47 am | No Comment

Off the chain workout today; felt really good.  After a day of rest, muscles were still a bit sore, but once I got warmed up, I was ok.  Need to get a massage today to …

Rupe’s Year of the Body: Day 6

January 6, 2011 – 11:24 am | No Comment

Off Day:  Absolutely nothing doing today.  Give body needed rest.
Need to stay on top of sleeping.  Eating on the other hand is going quite well.

Rupe's Year of the Body: Day 5

January 5, 2011 – 5:38 am | No Comment

Did somewhat of an inventory of the upper body.  Felt pretty strong.  Have limited weights but enough to be effective.  Will scope out next upper body a bit more closely.
Workout: Day 4 (65 mins) – …

Year of the Body: Day 4

January 4, 2011 – 10:57 am | No Comment

Great leg workout today.  I also discovered another modification that pushes the caloric burn…ready…jump rope.  I started with 200 skips, followed by 10mins on the treadmill, then I went into the movement exercises.  Very good …

Journal Entry 3: Year of the Body

January 3, 2011 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

Workout: Day 3 (65 mins)
– Elliptical – 60 mins (Intervals with the below exercises)
– Pushups – 50
– Pullups – 5 (pretty tough, need to rest up)
– Crunches – 100
– Hip Raises – 15
– Side …

Journal Entry 2: 2011 is Year of the Body

January 2, 2011 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

So the damn deal is done son…this is the Year of the Body.   So over the next 8 weeks, I will be going to war against the lazy and love tire demons within.  Goal …

Journal Entry1 – 2011

January 1, 2011 – 7:02 am | No Comment

Today is the start of what I hope to be a successful year for me and my family. I have spent most of last year away from my family so I am looking forward to …

Final Moments of 2010

December 31, 2010 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

Laying here in bed as the final moments of 2010 ticks down. Aunt Claire runs across my mind, my family and the future. I hope 2011 is a great year for all of us…welcome.

Fleetwood Mac: Wish You Were Here

December 29, 2010 – 4:44 am | No Comment

I remember being 15 or 16 and just singing this song over and over again. I guess I have always being a romantic. The words are just so powerful and carries such meaning.

Title: Autobiography of Mark Twain

December 26, 2010 – 1:52 am | No Comment

Title: Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition by Mark Twain
Publisher’s Summary
“I’ve struck it!” Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. “And I will give it away – to you. …

Musiq: Love

December 14, 2010 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

Musiq: Don't Change

December 13, 2010 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

Quote of the day!

December 13, 2010 – 8:44 am | No Comment

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
-John 15:13
This is an apt line for those of us in the military.

Title: The Fire Next Time

December 11, 2010 – 10:51 am | No Comment

Title: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Publisher’s Summary
At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the …

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