random photos of good weeks at home

Harry does the dishes while Liam and I make currant bread.

Harry does the dishes while Liam and I make currant bread.

hedgehog in the yard

hedgehog in the yard

Captain Courageous here watched a movie the night before that scared him...

Captain Courageous here watched a movie the night before that scared him...

so he enlisted Harry as an escort around the darkened yard.

so he enlisted Harry as an escort around the darkened yard.

the adventurers make it safely home.

the adventurers make it safely home.

I made myself a pair of socks... really!

I made myself a pair of socks... really!

Harry says he no longer needs to take a nap.  I beg to differ.

Harry says he no longer needs to take a nap. I beg to differ.

This is what happens when I go upstairs to get dressed and leave Harry unattended, with a marker somewhere, ANYWHERE, in the house.

This is what happens when I go upstairs to get dressed and leave Harry unattended, with a marker somewhere, ANYWHERE, in the house.

Apparently his artistic endeavors wore him out.

Apparently his artistic endeavors wore him out.

Signs of a burgeoning talent.

Signs of a burgeoning talent.

Too fat.

There’s a guy named Bill Phillips who wrote a book called Body for Life.  Apparently, he’s turning into a self-help nut.  Also, his past with anabolic steroids and his involvement with nutritional supplements activate my bullshit detector,  but that’s not what I’m writing about.

Karena has decided we’ll be starting a 12 week round of a BFL challenge.  Which pretty much means I’ve decided we’ll be starting a 12 week round of a BFL challenge.  There’s nothing magical about this stuff.  Move more.  Eat less.  He outlines a sensible exercise routine that alternates strength training and aerobic training six days a week and lays out a simple, well balanced menu to control intake calories.  Some of the results people have posted in three months are astounding.  We don’t expect to astound.  But, we do expect to get to more healthy weights and fitness levels.

After only this first week, I can notice a difference in strength and stamina.  It’s getting easier to put on clothes in the mornings.

One day a week is a day off from the routine.  That is tomorrow.  All bets are off for a day.  We’ll probably overdo it.