I should finish my take-home French exam right now, but instead I'm gonna blog. A real blog this time, not the YouTube happiness that you xanga users have been witness to. Sorry LJ, I tend to neglect you at times. And myspace ... you get nothing. You're like the accidental child that no one likes.
After approximately three months of living with a rotator cuff injury, it seems that my right shoulder has nearly healed. I'm not quite ready to go full force with it yet since it's still a little tender, but I figure I can start doing my normal lifting regiment soon.
I tested its limits at the gym today, trying out some shoulder exercises. It felt good, but not great yet.
Right now my plan is to begin very light bench pressing on Friday. Probably just the bar at first and then slowly increase weight accordingly. Man ... I was pushing reps of 175 before this injury and now I'm going back down to 45. *sigh* I miss my big chest with its pectoral flexing goodness.
Starting tomorrow, I officially begin my diet. Ultimately I want to get back to eating 6-10 small meals throughout the day like I was during summer of 2005. But until school gets out I'm going to do a three-meal-a-day diet, with breakfast and lunch being the larger meals. I should have more energy and if I stick to it, I should drop down to 160 by Christmas like I planned at the beginning of the year.
I'll begin my progress counter tomorrow.
It's a little early to think about Lent, but I've already decided on something to give up: alcohol. With the exception of St. Patty's Day (because breaking a lenten fast is traditionally allowed on this day), I won't consume any alcohol.
I finished my pineapple mead this week. It tastes quite strong. The hint of pineapple and honey there, but the alcohol is apparent. It smells sort of like a white wine. The end product turned out to be 20.048% alcohol by volume or 40 proof. Think of it as an exceptionally strong wine (most wines range between 10-15%) or roughly four beers.
I find that it tastes best as a smoothie.