h3r0 Posted December 28, 2021 Report Share Posted December 28, 2021 At the first hint of a thaw I made the perolous trek through the frozen pass. The way was still covered by snow and sharp spears of ice but the blessed post yule sun had melted just enough for me to squeeze through, although not with out injuries but I will have time to heal in the village below. The path was clear and I made sure progress to the village down in the valley. Once I had arrived I made straight for the blacksmith I had given a commission to a year earlier. The burly blacksmith and I exchanged greetings and he went and fetched the commissioned weapon. It was a beautiful piece of craftsmanship, jet black with green emeralds on the cross bar, truely a mighty warrior's weapon. He handed it to me and I felt the weight and could barely lift it, much less use it in battle. The blacksmith noticed my struggle and said that it I might own it but it wouldn't be mine until I could swing it properly. I looked him in the eye and said that I would be ready. Goal #1 The Way of the 24 I have a brand new beautiful 24 kg kettlebell that I have used intermittently but it is still a little on the heavy side for me. Several years ago I bought a 16 kg and never used it because it was too heavy. I finally decided to just use it anyway and surprise surprise it became light after a few weeks. I will do the same this time with the 24 kg using a simple plan of Presses, Squats, and Swings three times a week. Rep range will be low and sets will be medium. Goal #2 Jump Rope Cardio So I was dismayed to find out that the average life expectancy of a type 1 diabetic man is 66 years old. A full 11 years sooner than someone who isn't. Of course that is the average so there are outliers on either side but still upsetting since that is not a very long time from my current age. Looking at the data it seems that it is cardiac failure that causes the majority of the deaths. My blood pressure is low and my cholesterol is in the normal range but my cardiovascular fitness is terrible. I will add a jump rope session twice a week to my routine and endeavor to make that a consistent minimum for the future. Goal #3 Constitution Roll A few random lifestyle changes that I want to make to build upon for this year. A. Having a water goal is a nemesis of mine. It just never works, so as a different approach I will now make it a goal to just always carry a water bottle around with me. Maybe I will actually drink out of it if it is just there. B. Intermittent fast until 10am every morning and then begin with a high protein meal. C. No coffee past 10am. 4 Quote LEVEL 4 - Half Elf - Sword Assassin STR: 9 DEX: 4 CON: 8 INT: 6 CHA: 7 SKILLS: Swordsman EQUIPMENT: Padded Armor, Wooden Sword BADGES: Stormrider Link to comment
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