|The Rowing Macine|
Though not seriously overweight, I am probably carrying at least 15 unnecessary pounds of weight around. And although one would think that the simple act of carrying around extra weight in and of itself would lead to burning more calories, thus making themselves disappear like some low budget birthday party magician, apparently it doesn't work that way.
So it appears that in order to turn myself into the lean, mean, fathering machine that I will need to be to keep up with Lukas as he continues to grow and becomes bigger, stronger, and faster than before (Yes, that is a line from the 6 Million Dollar Man. I'm not only in less than ideal shape, but old too) I am going to have to step up my game, so to speak.
And,when I said mean I did not mean mean. Rather, I meant not so mean, if you know what I mean.
Anyway, what I will have to figure out in order to drop those excess pounds, is how to take my workouts to the next level. Considering the workout I have already put in today, I can't quite figure out what to add to accomplish this.
So far today I have completed:
One Spinning session *
Several sets of Stair stepping **
One or two Chin ups ***
Several Push ups ****
Numerous Pull ups *****
10-15 sets of Squats ******
And, several 30 pound dead lifts *******
Sadly, even with this intense workout I am not down to my ideal fathering weight.
Maybe I would be better off keeping this workout and instead cutting out some of the sources of calories intake. Like pie. And ice cream. And cookies.
* Twirling in circles with Lukas
** Amazing how often you have to climb the stairs with a 3yo.
*** To get him to look me in the eye when I am talking to him.
**** Balance bike ride this morning. Lots of hills.
***** 3 year olds fall a lot and need helped up.
****** Mostly picking up toys and games.
******* Do you realize how often a 3 year old asks to be picked up?