Thursday, September 11, 2014

Week 168 of REAL... Never Forget

REAL - Reduce stress Exercise Adequate sleep Lower caloric intake

What Navy SEALs are required to do to make it into BUD/S:
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 (SEALp) consist of girls' pushups, crunches, and flutter kicks, a SEAL training basic. I started with doing one of each. 

PT ~ Physical therapy using 2-lb and 1-lb weights, alternating days.
UB ~ Upper body exercises
I'm starting low, at 10, to restart my workouts, with no weights yet.

5: 1-1/2 mile walk. PT.

6: 1-1/2-mile walk. PT. The humidity was strangling.

7: Rest.

8: PT. No walk due to rain, rain, rain...

9: 1/4 mile walk. PT. I'm sorry, but air is supposed to be breathed not sipped.

10: 1-mile walk. PT. Wow... missed a couple days and my ankle has stiffened.

11: 1/2-mile walk. PT.

The first picture was taken in February 2012. The second picture was taken in June 2012. Inspiration, at least to me:


  1. It's impossible to get exercise when the air is so thick you can cut it with a knife! I don't do well with humidity. I remember trying to walk to language school in the Himalayan foothills during the monsoons, and I would have to turn right around and go home sometimes -- couldn't breathe! Glad you got some exercise in in spite of the humidity, though.

    1. What an experience! Wow. My ankle is happy I'm walking again.