Easter 2016, Moscow Mule’s, Lost 10 Pounds & Pullups

Realized today that I had not written a personal post in a few weeks, so this one is a bit of a hodgepodge things to discuss.

First off, how was your Easter? My family and I had a great Easter for 2 reasons. First, we had some great friend come over. These are friends we have had for a long time and are just super easy to get along with. You know how there are some friends that you feel you need to entertain and some that are just there that you get along with so well that you don’t have to thing about “entertaining”. Those were the friends that we had over.

And we are a bit sad too because we learned that they will be moving to Georgia in about a month. So we will only have time for one more get together before they move. We did promise to go out an visit them in the future.

But talk about housing pricing differences. They purchased a home in Buford, Georgia for $450,000 that is 4,000 square feet, brand new and that does not include the 2,000 square foot basement it comes with. That is a lot of house for the money. Have to say I am a bit jealous…

Moscow Mules? Have you heard of them? I had not, but I won’t forget about them. A Moscow Mule is a cocktail that has bourbon, lime juice and ginger beer. My friend, Mauricio, was the one who told me to purchase the ingredients and he was the one to make them. It was pretty simple. Mix bourbon and lime juice. I would say fill a large mixer with ice and then add bourbon up to the half way point. Then add a splash or two of lime juice. Get that all mixed up and then pour that in a glass of ice about half way up and then add the ginger beer for the other half.

I have to say these were some super tasty drinks. It had a really good flavor. I have to admit that I did indulge probably more than I should have but they were just really, really good. Did I say they were good?

Thankfully, I did go to bed early because I had the gym to get to in the morning. Which I did go to, in fact when earlier than normal and hit the 6 a.m. training class. I was glad to get it out of the way earlier and may make this my new time slot.

But in addition to the 4 times per week personal training classes I hit, I also go to the gym now on my own at least 4 additional times. I really like doing the heavy weights and the personal training is more lighter weight, cross training. This way I get a nice mix of the two.

I did lose some weight which is good. I was down 10 pounds this last weigh in. Plus I gained a decent amount of muscle. I have to say I am pleased with how the working out is going. I am not really dieting, but am making good eating choices. This has helped with my pull-ups too. I now can do sets of 10 pull-ups and try to do that every other day. I use a technique called “kipping” which give you a little momentum to get your body up. I am able to do 4 sets of 10 pull-ups in this fashion and then follow that up with some dead hangs and slow negatives to really get a good burn.

So all in all pretty good last couple of weeks. Business is picking up. The book I am writing is coming along, the family is healthy so no real complaints. Except I could use a few extra hours in every day to get the things I need to get done, done.

Talk to you later.