I need a reason to workout beyond keeping my job. When I took the friendly bet in the previous post, I figured that would give me 6 weeks of umph. For my three loyal readers, I intend to track my progress. My starting weight is 221 pounds, with a goal of 194. The calisthenics looked a lot easier in the book. I went into the gym today and I figured I would plug my Ipod into my ears and ignore everybody. I was using a 4 pound or an 11 pound medicine ball for the exercises that required weight bearing. I was the only guy doing calisthenic exercises. On the fifth set of medicine ball woodchoppers, I wanted to say forget it. I managed to force my body to complete its mision. During the workout, everything was hurting the way it should(quads burning during squats, etc). When I left the gym, I stopped briefly to shoot the breeze with a shipmate. When I went to walk down the stairs, one of my legs buckled. Thus far, the Ranger prep workout that inspired this bet is sufficiently challenging. I am going to substitute walking my dobie while I wear a weight vest for ruck marching, as I am not planning to go to Ranger School and I am too old for NSW. The purpose here is mainly to train past my goal. As mentioned in the previous post, if I can pass a Spec Ops test, my semi-annual Navy PRT should be just another PT day. HOO-YAH!