Reminders: REAL - Reduce stress Exercise Adequate sleep Lower caloric intake
What Navy SEALs are required to do to make it into BUD/S: http://navyseal.s5.com/requirements.html
RIght up front: Never in a million years could I do what is required. However, I needed to start somewhere. Considering how fit the SEALs are, I figured it was a good place to start. So my SEAL puppy reps consist of girls' pushups, crunches, and flutter kicks, a SEAL training basic. I started with doing one of each. This week, I try to increase my reps. I've worked up to 30.
The 25th: weigh in: 233.2 lb. Shoot. I also woke up before 4 am. Sleep is still weird. Sigh. SEAL puppy rep. Two-mile walk. SEAL puppy rep. Tired.
The 26th: weigh in: 234.2 lb. This is not good. This is hormones. Great. Woke up before 4 am, again. Good news: I was able to lay on my right side without any sciatic pain. It has been years. Physical therapy, with 2-lb weights.
The 27th: weigh in: 233 lb. Good to see. Took myself for an easy one-mile walk.
The 28th: weigh in: 231.2 lb. Yes! SEAL puppy rep. Two-mile walk. SEAL puppy rep. I've figured out the sleep problem. I wake about 3 am because I'm too warm. I'm going to try splitting my sleep, and see if it works, since it's cool enough during the middle of the day.
The 29th: weigh in: 231 lb. Slept well, last night. What a blessing. My room was cold enough. One-mile walk. Physical therapy, with 2 lb weights.
The 30th: weigh in: 231.4 lb. Not bad, considering I ate out, last night. SEAL puppy rep. Two-mile walk. SEAL puppy rep. Slept okay.
The 31st: weigh in: 231.6 lb. Waist circumference: 39". It's okay. I was asleep by 10pm last night, afraid I'd wake at 3am. I did. Difference? I went back to sleep. Yay! Why? I took a Benadryl before I went to bed. I'm breathing better this morning. One-mile walk. Physical therapy, with 2-lb weights.
Inspiration, at least to me: