The Plague of 2019

At first I was afraid, I was petrified.
I kept thinking I could never live when my kids had the croup.
And I spent so many nights not sleeping at all
But I learned How to get along.
I learned how to be strong.
And then a head Cold sent me into Outer Space.
And you told me I had a stupid look upon my face.
We should have changed the F'n Locks.
We should have never had extra keys.
The Plague doctor moved in for a week and he really bothered me.
And just when I thought it was all done.
A chest cold moved in and had me on the run.
Stupid Plague of 2019 visited us.
And worst of all?
It was during my Vacation!

Oh Crap.


Well that happened and today is the last day of my "Vacation" which apparently meant a vacation from health.

It all started so innocently with the kids getting sick.  Then the kids started puking.  Then the kids caught the Croup.  Everyone in my house except for that pesky teenager was sick for at least one day.

But here I sit, last day of vacation and heavily medicated.  I've gone through my Z-pack (and didn't turn into a zombie) and I'm now on Prednisode and Benzonatate to help keep me alive.  The tightness in my chest is gone and I'm left with just a little shortness of breath and a bit of a cough.

By tomorrow, when I have to go back to work, I should be feeling almost back to normal.

During the past few days when I was dying on my couch while trying to wrangle the kids I decided that I wanted to try a modified version of #75Hard.  I feel that this should help get me on track for the rest of the year and take me into the new year with amazing results.

For those of you who don't know, #75Hard is a program where you do 5 things every single day without fail for 75 days straight.  This is to help build mental toughness more than anything else as far as I can see.  However, if you do it you will also see some physical results.

So, Some of that is not for me even though I understand why it is there.  I'm going to have my own little set of rules to follow and then maybe next year I will do it again and be more strict.
Right now I need a little discipline and honestly when I'm grilling I don't want to give up that very little bit of alcohol that I drink.

So the Fat Man in Vegas version of 75 Hard.

1 - The Diet Category.
In the original you are s3upposed to pick a diet and stick to it with no cheating (and no alcohol).
Well, my diet isn't really a diet but it is Fasting.  I loved my results when I was Intermittent Fasting every single day and I am getting back to it.  I was almost back to it when the Plague of 2019 hit my house and it killed everything so starting tomorrow when I go back to work I will start Fasting again.
I want to build back to up OMAD but for the purposes of this Journey I am willing to give myself 7 days at 12 hours, 7 days building up to 16 hours and then 7 days building up to 18-20 hour minimums every single day.   Three weeks is more time than I will need to do this but I want to make sure I don't try to hard to start and derail my own momentum.
As far as alcohol, I will only have a beer (or two) while I am grilling my weekly meals (and one or two on Thanksgiving and Christmas)

2   - The Exercise Category
In the original he wants two 45 minute workouts and one of those has to be outdoors.
For me I want to reach 1 million steps during this 75 day stretch.  This boils down to (with some rounding) 13,333.3333333 steps per day.  I'm also going to add that I cannot have a single day under 10,000 steps which will force me to really get moving on the days that i do not work.

3 - Drink a Gallon of Water Per Day.   There is no need to modify this.  This was my goal previously and will be moving forward as well.

4 - Read 10 Pages of a book per day.  I'm not going to add in the rest because I do not have any current ambitions of starting up my own business or anything like that.  So, I'm going to pick two books and dig in.

5 - Take a picture every day.
This is just so that you can see your own progress and I'll follow suit.  Taking a picture is pretty easy so this means that this one is probably the easiest one to fail.

So, today I will prepare for tomorrow for tomorrow it gets Hard.

Thank you all for coming along on this journey with me.

 - Fat Man in Vegas


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