While I’m still struggling with some major issues, I’m choosing to focus on the good things that are occurring. As of now, my neurologist has given me the green light to begin exercising. His words were, “Stop before the headaches start.” Easy enough, right? Well, since my headaches are 24/7, I guess I stop before … More More good news!
Yup, that is an actual picture of my brain, cool right? Or weird, yeah, let’s go with weird. So I had my second appointment with the neurologist on May 17, 2017 where we looked at the results of my MRI. The most important thing, according to him, was that there were no blood issues in … More The start of something good?
4 months and counting… May 3, 2017, was officially 4 months since I had my concussion. This is getting old. The good news is that I’m pretty sure I’m making progress. I’m now having good and bad days, roughly balanced out the same. I learned an interesting fact the other day, while watching hockey night … More 4 months and counting…
Good news and bad news. I’m not crazy, but I’m even more injured than I thought! Haha. Let’s start with the concussion. My GP signed another 30 days off work. By that time it will be be May 23, 2017. I was injured on Jan.3, 2017. That’s almost 5 months off work. My neurologist won’t … More Injury update!
Progress is happening! I’ve made several purchases in the last few weeks, with the most recent being my home gym! 🙂 I can’t even being to explain how giddy I was during the un-boxing! It made the selling off of everything worth it. So let me explain just how amazing this rack is. It’s approx. … More The no idea what to call this blog.
Where to start? I’ve always dreamed of having a home gym. I never actually thought it would happen. There were a few keys events that really kick started this project into a reality. The first, and more important, was the concussion I sustained. A tragic event for sure, but a catalyst as well. This forced … More How to build a deadlift platform!
I’ve now purchased the mats I’ll be using! These are 3/4″ thick horse stall mats, each measuring 6’x4′. Obviously an 8’x4′ would have been much easier, but I wasn’t able to locate that size, ANYWHERE! Haha. Since my platform will be 8’x8′ (with a 4’x’8 piece of plywood down the centre), I needed the mats … More Home gym: Fitness mats!
I’m starting to get really excited! The purchases keep coming. Yesterday I bought squat chains. What are squat chains? They are chains that attached to the barbell, that’s it! What do they do? They add a form of resistance that’s fun to use! When you’ve reached the full depth of the squat, you’re at the weakest … More Squat Chains
The first step toward owning a home gym. Auction. I’m not sure why it never occurred to me before, but an auction is a great idea to pick up some equipment at severely discounted prices! I also happened to get very lucky. A google search for local auctions showed one within a 10 minute drive … More Home Gym and an Auction!
I last wrote about selling my precious wood (*tears up*). This one is a little more exciting! 🙂 I moved approximately 3 years ago. My last house I used my garage as a wood shop, which allowed me to indulge in all manner of tools and projects. My new house doesn’t have a garage, lame … More Out with the old, in with the New!