Wednesday, September 15, 2010

huge update

ok sooo my son who is 3 has finally started preschool successfully and has been loving it so for he get along with the kids there even tried to stop the crying kids from well...crying. so that s good thing i believe second big new is i am officially house shopping we got approved for the mortgage and today will be our first day when i find some houses ill throw them up maybe even have a vote for which house i buy. but this being only fresh in my life let me actually look.
third so i got approved on my current income and that happened last night i came into work today and got pulling into an office by the bigboss and low and behold i didnt lose my job for my constant internet browsing and such but i got a small promotion which means ill be doing less im going over to dispatch and returns which is easy as hell but it came with a 8k a year raise so smiles all around . so im think im going to stay with what im approved for before my raise and buy a house and get raise makes life easy

what do you think i should do should i redo my mortgage approval and get more money for a bigger/better house  or stay where it is and buy what i can and now have extra money to be comfortable

Monday, September 13, 2010

quick update

just so you all know my sons first day at preschool went very very well he didn't want to leave


i still haven't heard anything about my mortgage so hopefully today but also over the course of the weekend i injured my knee the same one i had surgery on, but it not sore in the same place it seems the tendons in the back of the knee are pissed off at me for some reason thats whats sore so i spent a lot of the weekend doing stretching but to no avail ,

also on a lighter note my son kinda starts preschool today he goes for one hour to see his interaction with the other kids so hopefully that goes well

for now im going back to stretching and waiting to here from mortgageguy and the wife about the first day of school

Friday, September 10, 2010

last night

well last night was very slow my legs were slow as hell from running and i had a meeting with a mortgage specialist so im kinda nervous waiting to see what i get pre approved for so seeing as this pretains to the organization part of my life i am going to keep this post short with the hopes i get my answer later so i can share it all with you

Thursday, September 9, 2010

wed sept 09

so last night things got a little hectic at home so i went running again and my was it a run i pretty much ran until i couldn't run anymore slowed the pace for a bit to get my breathing under control, and i mean running not a jog. but full out sprint and that about what i did most of the night, i would run till my breathing was almost causing me to puke but push on i must tonight i don't know what im going to do my legs are aching maybe ill just do sit-ups and push ups all night i really need to get some free weights but money is a little tight right now same with space at home im sure i could make the space easily but the funds to get any weights will be hard but im going to have to do it so only so much a bike running and sit-ups and push-ups can do anyone know any good ways to get weights hell even a heavy bag would be nice?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday Sept 7th

well last night again was uneventful for a fitness standpoint but i still got to sweating me and the wife went over to a friends house because she needed help with some home improvements, so it started by going to go get coffee which i used drive thru but in the end it was worth it because for some reason the car in front of me paid for all our drinks. so i get there and the house is hot and im sweating standing there. and what do i have to do i have to hang a door that separates her playroom from the living room turns out she just kicked out her boyfriend and was too scared to sleep alone in the basement so she needed to move her room adn figure the play room would work for now and that room was even hotter but my amazing wife helpped me when i needed it but i definatly got my sweat on hell didnt even attempt to open the window cause i knew any chance for a workout when out the window with my good deed in the end the door was hung looks good and she can sleep safely

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thanks all

amazingly i have just noticed that i have reached 50 followers i never thought this would happen i figured maybe 20 people would find me but thanks to all my followers i guess the next step is to aim for 100?

The weekend

well over the weekend my body took a much needed break. did a lot of relaxing as much as i could but i still got to moving around eventually took the kids to the park a couple times, and for those of you who have never taken a 3 year old to a park that can be a work out in itself. legs are still  bit sore and hopefully tonight i can get some more jogging in or if the weathers nice maybe get the whole family out for a bike ride. but who knows i wont even know until tonight if the kids will settle into the trailer for a bike ride maybe just a hike in the woods with my boy. but i do know i will come back with a decent update tomorrow. well cause you just cant push hard everyday...

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Good morning

well last night i tried my hand at running i was do laps around the school parking lot near my house i would d0 3 laps, then walk one, three laps, walk one, 2 and a half then i threw up. welcome to the world of lactic acid is sucked so i sat down in the grass and continued on with sit-up till i couldn't sit up anymore then push ups same then until i couldn't anymore then proceeded with some crunches and more push-ups followed that. after my little break i return to the parking lots and started running again i didnt make if far about a lap and a half and i was dry heaving again, so i packed it in. today will be another day for that my body doesnt ache as mush as it used to, heck when i first started riding a bike i could make it around half a block and my legs felt like rubber.

later on i the evening i decided to go for a bike ride just a small one to visit a friend of mine  the way home i smelt smoke, rode up a hill and seen a dumpster was one fire so being bored i rode over to the fire station which was on the opposite street corner from the school the dumpster was behind and let them know. Not really sure why i did normally i would just go along my merry way but i did coming out of the fire station i crashed my bike leaving the parking lots thankfully not a lot of people seen it but some did what else to do but get up inspect the bike and myself and go on like nothing happened. i rode over to the dumpster so i could watch the fire fighters do there work on a fire probably still only the size of a campfire. so the one guy tells me these dumpster get set on fire all the time that's why they are so rusty the heat from fires melts the paint and the pressure from the hose peels it off exposing bare metal then he asked me if i wanted to use the fire hose. hahah what a dumb question of coarse i do so they show how to hold it and i unleashed a stream of water just out into the field for a bit. when i was done they thanked me for letting them know before the fire got to big and i got back on my bike and headed home

Friday, September 3, 2010

sorry for the delay

sorry for the delay all, i work in an office which gives me time to write stuff out for yas but last 2 day i went adn did some warehouse work, but it was amazing i weighed in on Tuesday night at 240.6 and Wednesday night i weighed in at 231.2lbs  and that was from unloading trailers we had 2 trailers arrive which everything has to be hand bombed off for a total weight of about 64000 lbs moved just unloading the trailers there was a lot of sweating the next day i also had to put it all away in proper locations but it also threw off a lot of my other routines due to general body ache but im back at my desk and back on track i hope im hoping to actually get to some jogging tonight, my its been years since ive jogged or even ran at all, so it should be interesting i figured out its been about 8 years since ive done anything physical like that. so ill let you all know the results as soon as i can. but my running goal should my knee allow it is about 30 km (18.5 miles) in 2 hours. i just hope my knee can handle the pounding on the pavement

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Now that your caught up

now that your all caught up on the beginning and what started the ball rolling i will be doing daily updates on my progress and what i am doing in most aspect even the small thing I really hope that this will help others realize they can always do something to help themselves

The knee (cont)

so i head up to the hospital and go into the waiting room and i sit alone waiting for my call eventually it comes but everything is eventually anyways right?. so i finally go and before i know it im out, and waking up in a room surrounded by people i have never seen before that was a little freaky still not able to move but able to look around. so as i come around i realize im in recovery a nurse comes by gives me some more perks and morphine, its interesting watching them bring in others and watching them one kid across from me was still sleep but when they went to move him onto another bed he got violent took about 6 nurse to hold him down but he kept fighting so i wondered if i did that too eventually i get moved into another room and my mom arrives with roger and we hang out for a bit doctor comes up tells me what i should and shouldnt be doing blah blah blah they bring a wheel chair and say see ya later. so i was in the hospital for a total of about 6 hours. i wheeled myself to the doors go up walked out.

so we head home i get home and my lovely wife had moved my bed so i could still have computer access while i was laid up in bed, seeing as i was going to be there for a little bit but i could stillg et up and walk couldnt bend my knee much and needed alot of support but i managed it was awkward sitting in bed and trying to use a mouse with my right arm going across my chest. so i didnt do much for that week. but i had everything i needed.

by this time i was getting more and more depressed about my being out of shapeness. also being up to 255 pounds my highest yet, it just kinda ate away at me like a termite on a house just slowly but surely.

i consider myself fairly lucky though most people i talked to had about a 6 months wait just for a mri and 9 months for surgery. i dont get how things can speed up and slow down like this

Monday, August 30, 2010

The knee

So after quitting smoking i was going to work on getting into shape i waited a bit cause everyone said you will cough up a lot of stuff from your lungs after wards, so waiting i ended up with a cold so this set me back a little longer, as i waited this cough out my left knee become progressively more and more painful i waled with a horrible limp i could not carry my newborn daughter and i couldn't play with my son. i think this hurt most of all it was pain sharp stabbing pain no matter what i was doing it hurt. so after a 3 week wait i finally go into my doctors office asked the normal questions what did you do? do you remember? does it hurt when i do this? and really he knew it was going to hurt i think they do it for fun, so he says well there's definitely some inflammation in there so I'm going to give you some Oxycontin for the pain ill give you some anti-inflammatory to help but they take about 2 weeks to be fully effective so im going to give you a injection. that hurt like crazy i had to bend my knee which was painful as it was, and he stuck the needle under the knee cap from the bottom about 2 days later it felt ok for a couple days then back to normal.

so he tells me i need to go for a MRI, and that they would call me with an appointment so now im thinking how long do i have to wait, well they called the next week for the appointment and to my surprise it was in one week which our wait times are normally horrible in canada, but this time it worked out it was at 3 am not a winning time but still it was a time it was quick i wasnt about to complain, so i get to the MRI waiting area i see all these signs about metal and i get nervous cause really who knows i might have metal inside me from a childhood accident  and my mind starts flashing about metal being sucked out by a gigantic magnet, so i walk in and as im getting onto the table my pants rip up the side (at this time i was wearing pyjama/comfy pants) from about mid-calf to about mid thigh . awesome.  so the girl that was working the machine tells me ithe machine gets loud so if you want i got headphones to help. she puts them on and low adn behold the most poppiest dance music is playing, so i get ready to hunker down and wait the 1 hour they told me it would take so i closed my eye adn waited i paid close attention to my breathing, have you eve realized how gard it is to not move until youve been told not to move at all?
so the machine starts and man is it loud but happily its louder then the headphones knocking and banging and all sort of other sounds 15 min later its done. i ask why and it cause people cant sit still and also if the have an emergency come in that needs a MRI asap
soi head outside and forget about the rip in my pants until i get there and it is cold out 330 am winter time canada enough said

i started my 2 week wait for results
this goes by i call the doctor and i am told i need to come in for an appointment only thing is i need to wait yet another week. so again waiting .
i finally get in there and im told its a torn meniscus and will most likely need surgery but i need to see a specialist being refered again....
2 days later specialist calls come in for appointment tomorrow and i agree so i go meet him and a more with the poking and proding and the bend this way do this do that after 2 months of my leg being tense and flex trying not to move the knee i have a doctor telling me just to relax let it go limp and it hurt he can see im in pain, so he says he thinks he can do surgery explains it how it works what he does and i dont think he gets the point of me saying i dont care what you do i want to be able to run ever since this injury ive put on 20 pounds from sitting and doing nothing i want to play with my son. bottom line so he agrees says ill call you to confirm but how does next week look?

so in i go....... to be continued

Quitting Smoking

now im not really sure when i decided to quit i only remember the way it happened now i had been smoking a pack a day for about 10 years, and yes since i was 15 i know this because when i was 16 my dad passed away and thats when i started smoking in front of my mother, but besides the point. i do know it was shortly after my daughter was born maybe about two to three weeks after she was born first week of october. i had been thinking about it alot and was always nervous about doing it cause my wife would have to put up with me and 2 children and the way quitting smoking is demonized on tv to help sell stop smoking aides. so there i was i woke up a monday morning and got ready for work and just kinda decided today im going to see how long i can go without smoking now normally i would chain smoke in the morning about 2-3 smoke on the drive to work and 2-3 before i would go in to startwhich works out to be 6 smoke in 1 hour tops but i made it i made it through until shift start and i kinda carried on from there

i was never really overly aggravated or irritated did it happen i bet it did but it was never enough for me to blame any of it on smoking. people would always ask how i did it, and i say i just did i always carried a pack of smoke on me for about a month after quitting and i think that helped if anything it helped my willpower. when i wanted to take a break and have a smoke i just made myself busy convinced myself i was too busy to smoke. i think thats what did it,that was a major help know that they were there and i could have one vs not having anything and stressing about when i was going to get one, i even continued to let people smoke around me in my car ect. i didn't hide from it and now 10 months later i am pretty much smoke free, since that monday i have had 4 smokes total  i had one each day after that monday and 2 in a row when i needed to calm down due to high stress at work .

but for anyone thinking of quitting i say go for it i can breathe better i smell better and coming up at the one year marker I will have cut my chance of a heart attack in half vs a smoker. i have saved a ton of cash if we go with a pack a day at 10 dollars a day for 9 months 1X10X30X9=2700 that is an extra 2700 dollar in my pocket

the beginning

So i'm just starting this blog as more of a motivational tool for myself and others feeling the same way, this all started actually almost a year ago when a good friend Rob, ran the Race Around the Bay. I followed him through out his training, and to see his personal motivation to always push harder and faster and to do it all on his own free will was a lot of motivation for me.
 so i hope i can motivate also

just going to do a quick catch up here on some progress so far
October 2009- Quit Smoking
Dec 09- found out i needed knee surgery
Feb 09 knee surgery
to current i am going to start from the beginning this is more of an intro post