5 Day/Wk Exercise Plan

elliptical-machineI just started this week doing cardio 5 days straight. I just finished day 4 of 40 minutes on the elliptical. Today I started raising the workload a level. I haven’t decided how long I’ll stay at 40 minutes before I take it up to 50. Actually I think I could probably handle the entire hour. I may try that next week sometime. That’s my goal. Once I’m able to complete 60 min. I’ll just keep raising the workload and increasing my speed.

I have had a checkered career as far as gym attendance goes. I have a lot of stuff at home that needs doing and I’ve used that as an excuse to get out of exercising. I don’t want to do that anymore. My total focus is on cardio. I am not doing any weight lifting. I want to lose weight and not add muscle mass. I’ve always been heavyset/stocky and I want to change that.

This is another of those preparedness activities that kinda gets drowned out by the rattling of beans and bullets. The recent disaster situations have more people becoming preppers and focusing on these topics. But those are also times where people are under tremendous stress. Getting ourselves in better shape helps to relieve that.

Kits on the Cheap – When to upgrade

Eventually we’ll want to have top of the line tools in our kits. I’d start by making a list of everything that should go into the kit. I need to remember that I am going to be lugging this around with me so I need to optimize as much as possible. I’ll pick an adjustable-end wrench instead of a complete set of wrenches, a flat file with two grades of abrasiveness instead of a set. the same goes for knives and flashlights. Then as I check out forums and stores I can begin to get an idea of where I want to go with a particular tool. I have one and am saving up for another. This way I am able to take care of certain tasks and at some point the tool I began with becomes a backup after I’ve upgraded.

While you’re making the step from a lower priced item to something better made you may see something you like at Walmart. Depending on what it is you might go ahead and grab it because Walmart has a habit of discontinuing things.