Sunday, February 1, 2009

It finally happened!

Earlier this month Dian woke me up early (6:30ish) and dragged me to the gym and pool. She has decided Papa needed to go back to exercising. I had started going back to training with Hashi Sosa but that was only once a week. I went with her, joined the Y and have been going at least 3 time a week for swimming and now some aerobics and weight training. It seems to be working. When I hit the scales on Friday I had lost 8 pounds or a little less than 2 kilos for those of you who are metric. I have also started a second day a week with Hanshi. So now it is Monday and Saturday for 2 hours. We are covering everything: Karatedo, Tai-Jutsu, Kobudo (self-defense tools), Ianuki (Ninja sword) and Iaido (Samurai sword). Between both exercise routines I am finding muscles that I didn't know I had on a daily basis. But you know what they say:"No pain - No gain."

I don't know what is happening to this family. It seems I get sick and everyone starts to do healthy things and then drags me along too. First Chrissy tries to better and has succeeded. Sharon starts to watch what she is eating and losing weight. Kimmie does a pretty good job of eating properly. Dian hits the gym. And now they are dragging me kicking and screaming along with them. I am getting better at what I eat and now I am exercising. And to top it all off I have had several people who want me to teach them Tai-Jutsu. Pretty soon you will think "THE Arnold" and I are twins.

And don't worry kids I plan on being around a long time. I want to get to know what it feels like to be called "Big Papa". And that is about 12 to 15 years away.

Enough for now. Till next time.