It’s been 2 weeks since I turned 49-years young, and roughly five years since I escaped the clasps of death and transformed my health (going from being severely ‘sick’ 3 to 4 times a year to not a single day, and curing my life-long asthma and allergies) by adopting our species-appropriate, species-specific diet of the flesh and fats of animals.
After my father’s illness, that I wrote about last time, and moving him to a new apartment that is part of a retirement home, I’ve been back at the gym for about two months now, averaging about three to four 30 to 35-minutes strength training sessions a week. Yes, about a total of 1.5 to 2 hours training a week. No more, but at times even less. Still, within two to three weeks I bounced back from about 72 kg to 77 kg and I’m now thereabouts, fluctuating between 77 and 78 kg (169 to 172 lbs.,) depending on when my last training session was and how much I’m eating.
I’m still training to maintain my muscle mass and to slightly improve my overall strength, without putting too much stress on the skeleton and connective tissue. Getting much bigger, as in adding more muscle mass, is not really desirable as it’s not exactly healthy or good for longevity. It’s a delicate balance. I’m still on the lower end though. With that said, weight training has always been a part of me and my life, it’s my sanctuary and I feel awful if I go without physical activity for more than a few days.
Actually, I’ve been deliberately adding some body fat since my last fast, so I can do another 5- to 7-days dry fast before summer. So, it’s not only the crappy photo and lightning, I’m actually a bit smoother than usual. However, while dry fasting I can easily use up 350 grams of body fat a day, or more. So, 7 days of dry fasting will shed 2.5 to 3 kg of fat (5.5 to 6.5 lbs.)
I’m also been quite busy since I re-opened up my coaching business in mid-February, as my programs, guides, and bonus materials are like nothing you’ve ever seen before in the coaching business.
And now, as the weather is slowly improving, I’m also spending more and more time outdoors with my dogs and other dog owners. In the winter, we average on 2 to 3 hours a day, while in the summer, we’re out roaming for 4 to 6 hours every day.
As for turning 49, it hardly crossed my mind. I still feel like I did in my early 30’s, even better at times. Both physically and mentally, at least when I’m energized during the first half of the day as I’m still healing from my oversensitivity and mental fatigue from the tumors and brainstem damage (2017/2018.)
That’s about it. The clock is approaching 2.30 p.m. and it is soon time for my last meal of the day, followed by some food for the dogs, and then we’re off on our ‘evening’ dog walk for a few hours.
My doggos on our morning walk, at 5:08 a.m., on our way home through the sleepy city of Arboga.