2/20/07 - Crank Review, workout and TS update

I really had all intentions of mentioning this before, but about 2 weeks ago, Cristi and I rented two movies: Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest and Crank. I had been wanting to see Crank since it came out. I loved Jason Statham in Transporter and Transporter 2 and really liked the idea behind the movie. Overall, I don't think I could have asked for more. The story was pretty crazy, and at times very difficult to follow, but the action pretty much never stops, and when it does stop (or slow) there was comedy thrown in to keep things light and lively. Amy Smart did a great job in her role, and was probably the funniest character in the movie. The ending was both sad and enjoyable as I'm not always excited about getting that warm feeling that most movies leave you with.

I just looked at the temperature according to google's weather, and realized that it was 75 degrees outside. That's incredible considering that just a few days ago, it was mid-20's in the morning.

So I delivered the note to "that student" last night and it worked. She never said anything to me, and didn't not cry or seem upset, so I'm assuming that she understood my request. She kept her comments to a minimum, and I was very appreciative for that. All but maybe one of her comments were truly helpful, and I was impressed with one of her comments that I actually added to it.

So I have started, sort of, the P90x stuff and it has so far kicked my butt. I can tell it works, and above anything else, I am going to be much more flexible by the time it's over. The 15 minute warm-up/stretching at the start of each session is enough to get me winded in most cases. My plan is that this week I will do just a few of them in no particular order, run for a few minutes and just get to a point where I'm in a bit better shape. I'm hoping to lose 5 pounds this week. I've already lost 2 since Sunday afternoon, and I need at least 3 more for me to feel happy. The main reason for needing to lose the weight (not to mention the competition at work) is so that I can hopefully comfortably fit into my suit for the wedding this weekend. I had to buy a new shirt because all my other dress shirts are too small. This will show you how often I get dressed up, but since I haven't worn any of them in probably a year or two, they are all WAY too short in the sleeves. Apparently, my shoulders are much wider still from my fitness kick I got into two summers ago.

"If you are flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit." -Mitch Hedberg


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