ORIGINAL: Wild Bill
This October I'm sixty-two, have coronary artery disease and am committed to a low fat/high fiber diet. About two month ago I discovered I was running high blood pressure, like 160/100. That shocked me but I can attribute it to some serious stresses I've been having and being careless with salt. I've been biking eight to ten miles four times a week and for the last three weeks added some sit-ups and chest/arm work with springs/weights. This is the first year I've been suffering from charlie horse cramps that regularly attack me at night after the days I workout. The days are getting shorter and it gets dark quicker after work, as well as the rainy season beginning, so tonight I set-up the Nordic track and put in a half hour. I'm 5'8" and weighing in at just under 200lbs clothed.
I have an oatmeal breakfast mix I make my self and it does a serious job of keeping my cholestrol down. Venison is about the only red meat which is cardio friendly and available to me. I kill it, I cut it up and I cook it for myself, because I love the whole process. Anti-inflamatories are helpful to me, and aside from a daily prescribed 325mg asprin, I take two Ibuprophen after exercising.
I hunt with a 55# recurve and increased my practice time to about four or five dozen arrows three times a week.
I'm almost ready.
I wish I could say I hit the weights and treadmill this past winter, spring and summer to get into better shape. But that would be a lie. Went the other way. I started a different job where I work this past winter and have been putting in extra hours hoping that it will pay off. Also bought a house that needed some work so a lot of my free time has been spent working on the house. And I am also getting married in October to my "girl" whom I have been with for over 4 years now. To say the least I have been very busy. I was eating when I had the time and believe me it wasn't what I should have been munching on. Hope though after we get married, moved in to the house, and hunting season is done I can get back to the gym this year and shed some of the pounds I put on.
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