Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I haven't been to the gym in a week. But I am planning on trying to go tonight for a short session. Then a hard session tomorrow morning. After that it will be all morning workouts. Just need to get back on track, and even with me tracking my calories and food it's tough.

I was used to going 3 to 6 days a week. Now I don't know how often I will be in the gym. I am working on trying to get things done the right way. That includes getting Nikki's car fixed. I don't have the money to buy a new motor, so I have to find a way to make a deal with the mechanic. And I want to join a gym over in Bend or Redmond that has a daycare, and possibly does CrossFit.

Things are getting more and more hectic. I have so much to do here and I do all I can to get everything done, but it never gets done. Because so much lands on my shoulders and Nikki's shoulders. Since her mom left, she up and left everything to us and it kills us all the time. We try to keep up with the demands of what happens here, but we can't do it all the time.

I try to make sure I get the yardwork done. Things of that nature are what I care about getting done. But I can't always keep up with everything. I try and it gets hard. But I have to push on and show that I can do this and not break under all the pressure.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Well I went and talked to the mechanic today again. And he told me it was pointless to just replace the one piston and all else. He would just rather replace the whole motor. I can understand that. It makes more sense.

The problem is my income. I would have to make payments. He would have to buy the motor and I would pay him for the motor and labor in payments. It's a difficult situation. This is the first step towards our freedom from here.

It could cost upwards of 2000 or more to do what needs done. I am prepared to pay it, but it would have to be in payments and not all at once. If I had the money I would pay it all, but that isn't the case at all. And the work market here is way too slow for me. Can't find decent work, even if you constantly talk to the people that you gave applications to. So it's a whole different thing. I hope we get the car fixed and get out of here soon.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Well I dropped off a note to the mechanic today to release the car and have it looked at. It needs so much work done, and I have no idea of where to start. But I did it so we can get it fixed, and so we can FINALLY move from here. Get a life and start all over again.

These are the important things. People think that what we view as important isn't, and they are wrong. This has been a priority for a long time. And it's just now getting done, that is sad and not acceptable.  I have tried and tried to get the original mechanic to fix it, but he is an ass and refused to do anymore work. Even after I paid him close to 3,000 for all the work he did.

Now we are working on finding a place and maybe even getting a gym membership. But the gym has to have a daycare. And group classes are a bonus. We are trying to get out of here before the end of the year. Let's hope it works

Monday, July 18, 2011


Well the Monday workout is complete. I did a circuit workout today with a 60 second break between rounds. Weigh in was done this morning, and I weighed in at 157.8. So I am maintaining my weight and working on the conditioning aspect of everything now.

Working out helps me to relieve my stress and leave my problems in a pool of sweat at the gym. I am just so glad that I have a gym here to work out in. If I didn't I would still be a time bomb exploding all the time. I am trying to focus on so many things.

Getting a place, working, and all kinds of other things. I have several other issues to contend with. But they will be dealt with in time and in a way that only I  can deal with them.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


I have some new ideas about training in mind. One idea I have considered is Cross Fit. Because I blend it with the MMA training I want to go through. It would make it easier to transition to MMA as well, because the training is so similar.

MMA weight training involves circuits, Cross Fit is no different Any kind of training can be a circuit routine. But MMA is intensive on the physical aspects. It's a sport that is misunderstood in a lot of ways. MMA involves martial arts, wrestling, street fighting and various leg and joint locks and submission holds (better known as SHOOTFIGHTING in Japan).

I work out 3 or 4 days a week currently. I weigh 158 lbs. I am looking at cutting some weight and regaining that weight in muscle. Caloric restriction is a bad idea, it would make me sick and I probably wouldn't be able to function. So I maintain a 2,400 to 3,000 calorie a day intake. I try to match my weight in protien and that's difficult. Double is what people have told me to gain muscle. But I want the athletic build that has functional strength.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


We are trying to keep our workouts up at 6 days a week, but we are slipping to 3 or 4 days a week at the moment. But I am hoping to do some good within the next month or so. Nikki and I are getting ready to start applying to apartments over in Bend and Redmond again.

If we can get a place I want to get a gym membership. But we need to find one that has a daycare or find a way to get a babysitter for Dante. We are working towards being able to leave Fossil behind and start over. Once in Central Oregon, we won't stay long, we will move out of state before the end of the year most likely.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Well tomorrow we are heading out of town and it will no doubt be an early morning. We will be up at 5 AM and in the gym by 6 or 6:30. Home by 8 and out of here by 8:45 or so. It's goin to be one long day. Grocery shopping, picking up the remainder of my meds, and payin bills.

We have been out of the gym for the last 4 days. I need to get the dues paid and drop them off. I am looking forward to owning the INSANITY DVD series. A friend owns it and I will message her this week with an offer. She paid 145 for the 10 disc set. So I have to consider that it's basically new.

Just been kind of lazy in the last 3 or 4 days. But that is about to change. I am about to re-enter the gym and turn up the intensity. This will help me prepare for the INSANITY series. Working on trying to find new ways to get intense cardio done and lose fat.