Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:54 PM
So I have a ton of stuff to add in since I last updated on 10/29. But heres what I put on Facebook after working out today.
What a year. I just finished my final workout of 2018. It was my 428th day in a row of exercising.
As I put my weight bench away, "I could not ask for more" by Edwin McCain starting playing. That song was my wife and I's first dance song. We chose it because we knew, even back then, that our love -- that family -- would be the most important thing in our marriage.
2018 has embodied that as we end the year in a *completely different* place than we expected to be. From my wifes cancer to an unsuccessful ministry relocation to my own heart issues to today as I end the year unemployed, really all that matters is that the four (okay, six counting the dogs) of us are together. Happy. Supporting each other. Standing undivided and ready to walk the path God has laid out for us.
Physically, I'm in the best shape of my life. I'm genuinely excited to see how much I can improve that in 2019.
On September 1, I gave my year to date stats. Here's how 2018 shook out:
-- I made it to 214.27, which means I'm within 30 pounds of my goal weight!
-- I finally wear large shirts regularly and size 34 jeans again!
-- I worked my upper body 127 times this year, and man, I can totally see it. Shirtless photos to come next year, haha!!!
-- I had 48 leg days and 46 days of crushing my core (with record 4 minute plank achieved on May 16).
-- I *almost* hit 1 million pounds lifted -- 998,920 (with a one day record set on Nov 7 of 15,750 pounds and 315 bench press reps).
-- I averaged 77.9 ounces of water per day.
-- I averaged 6817 steps per day.
Ill tally up my upper, lower and core stats sometime between now and tomorrow. 2018 might have sucked overall, but health wise, it was awesome.
"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."