One fat geek's SUCCESSFUL attempt to regenerate into a not-so-fat geek by watching the entirety of Doctor Who while walking on a treadmill

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If you want to grow in corporate floristry, you have to learn to think outside the seed box

If you want to grow in corporate floristry, you have to learn to think outside the seed box

More back filling today (not that anyone reads this, I know you are all imaginary), because I followed up last week's low-grade illness with this week's resurgence of diverticulitis. So that was fun. Well, honestly, it wasn't awful, it was more going-to-be-awful-if-I-don't-deal-with-it. So I dealt with it. But I barely worked out again this week, and gained back four pounds. Yippee. I also started season three of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

It's attack of the one-eyed squiddy things!

It's attack of the one-eyed squiddy things!

This morning I did 109 sit-ups, the first time I have done more than 100 sit-ups in a session since I left the army more than twenty five years ago. So that's pretty cool. Aside from that, I watched the very last appearance of the Brigadier in the Whoniverse (unless you count CyberBrig, which I most assuredly do not). That was simultaneously pretty cool and incredibly sad.

Why do you have a hamster in your pocket?

Why do you have a hamster in your pocket?

I am back-dating this, because it is nearly a week later. Last week was... well, not awful but not awesome. My wife was sick with the flu that is going around, and I had just enough of it to give me a headache and not want to risk working out too much. On this day I did fifty push-ups and staggered through an hour on the treadmill, while watching a fairly mediocre episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures. After the weakness of the previous episode, I hope this isn't a long-term trend.

Don't worry, statistically the chances of you being abducted are extremely remote.

Don't worry, statistically the chances of you being abducted are extremely remote.

I did one hundred push-ups this morning! Back in the summer I had reached the point where I was consistently doing a hundred push-ups per day, but then I put my shoulder out because of it. It took multiple chiropractic adjustments combined with stretching and other work in order to get my right arm back to normal, and I have slowly been working my way back up ever since. Today I finally hit that goal again, and it felt amazing! Well, that plus exhausting. I have no intention of going back to the daily thing, that's what knocked it out to begin with, but I will absolutely continue to alternate between the hundred pushups on one day followed by continuing to up my reps in sit-ups until I hit two hundred per day there. I've got a long way to go on that count. In other news, I was surprised to see future companion Graham show up on today's SJA episode, with actor Bradley Walsh showing up as the bad guy. This show continues to surprise and delight me.

Sometimes, for all its size, the universe isn't such a big place after all.

Sometimes, for all its size, the universe isn't such a big place after all.

Another day I slept in instead of working out at 6am, but I got it done later in the day. Today was a sit-ups day (82!), and theoretically tomorrow is the day I get back up to 100+ push-ups in a day. We'll see how that goes. In the meantime, today was Maria's last episode as a series regular on The Sarah Jane Adventures. I gather the actress decided she needed to focus on school instead of acting, so she was written gracefully out of the show while still leaving the door open (and she pops up in person at least one more time this season). As exits go, it was pretty well done...

Save your breath. You'll need it when the screaming starts.

Save your breath. You'll need it when the screaming starts.

Weird day today, workout-wise. I just couldn't drag myself out of bed early enough to get it done in the morning, so I put it off until after work. Even so, I manged over 90 push-ups today which is awesome. I expect I should be back up to 100 by next week sometime. I also wrapped up the first season of The Sarah Jane Adventures today, and it was freakin' awesome.

I've been dead for forty years. Been a good life.

I've been dead for forty years. Been a good life.

I know nobody is reading these besides me, and possibly sometimes my wife, but even so I have to say how much I appreciate you, my dear Imaginary Readers, for keeping me on track. I had another day of great forward progress today. This past year has been a bit of a wash, with a tiny bit of backsliding, but I really feel like I am back on the right track. I dunno, maybe it's just holiday cheer creeping in, but I am really enjoying my treadmill time these days. Of course, it helps that I am also thoroughly enjoying The Sarah Jane Adventures, especially after the dreary mediocrity of Torchwood: Miracle Day.

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