Good day to you all. Week one of workout madness has been cut short due to traveling but no matter, I got most of what I wanted done. I think I’m gonna start another page which will just follow the weight loss adventure. It will include weekly pictures of my progress. I will be topless in these pictures so I will just post links to that page here. Can’t have this page getting too sexy, children might read it!!!
Hopefully at the end of my workout phase I will transform into a new, impressive specimen…. like this:
Well I think this post will be short so I will just update y’all a little on the workout. So my weight at the end of this week is 113 kg so I have to get down to 103kg to reach my goal and 93kg to achieve awesomeness!! I have most of my equipment and am very sore this week from the workouts and falling on my sore rib in Judo (AGAIN!!) but that is another story for another time in….THE FUTURE!!!
I am writing this post in work and that Spider Man picture was seen by some of the teachers…I am embarrassed!!
Holy jesus Shit this day has been going steadily down hill. After being told a game I made was too difficult I looked for and found another which got the nod of approval. Just as I had finished printing off the last sheet people start calling my name (I am already late for class at this point). Out of the printing room I toddle only to be told that one of the kindergarten called to see where I was…I was confused to say the least!! I was not penciled in to go to any kindergarten today. Turns out I never got the revised schedule and was now late for a kindergarten which was 20 minutes away by bus and a class 1 minute away by foot. Luckily the Vice principle and Erica came to the rescue. Into Vice Principle’s car I hop as Erica goes to the class in my place (Erica is an ALT with whom I work).
So I got to the kindergarten and was promptly beaten….by the children, but they always do that so nothing strange there. After that life was good, had a good time running around and playing games with the littluns, did wonders for my mood.
Well I am back here and have a second wind so I think I will write a little more.
Every February 3rd is Setsubun in Japan. Setsubun is the day before the beginning of Spring and one of the traditions is the male who was born on the corresponding animal year of the chinese zodiac or the head of the household (or in my case the principle, vice principle and the third in command) dress up as Ogres and everyone else throws roasted soy beans at them (or peanuts) telling them to go away. Ogre out luck in!!! I think the idea is not so much to get rid of a real monster but rather to take all the bad things in yourself and get rid of them for the new year.
Yesterday in one of my Elementary schools the aforementioned three dressed up as Ogres and came around to each class, twas fun.
Ok it is lunch here and I am starving so I am going to eat like there is no tomorrow but even if there was a tomorrow there would be no lunch as the cooking staff are going on strike because of bad working conditions. To be more specific the head chef was not given funding to buy a new pot. They wanted a new one because the old one was 15 years old, it had done its service to cooking and it was time to retire, and it was getting leaky. However the chef’s employer was having none of it. “A new pot!?” he would say with disdain, “Do you think we have the funds to just go buying things like new pots and handwash!? Now if you’ll excuse me my new Mercedes has just arrived”. In the face of such disrespect the cooking staff went on strike and today was their last day until their demands are met (a new pot for stew and such, and new hair nets). I will savour my lunch accordingly.