Mondays are notorious for the chest workout. First day of the week, people want to start out building the top half of their body. I used to be a person that did legs on Monday, but since today is Memorial Day I will do a chest workout to remember my brothers in arms because that was their favorite workout of the week. I am talking about my close battle buddies from my previous Active Duty Unit. So here is the layout of the workout.

Bench Press - Warm up with light weight for 15 reps
Set #1: 10 reps; with chain
Set #2: 8 reps; with chain
Set #3: 6 reps; with chain

Incline Bench Press - Warm up with light weight for 15 reps
Set #1: 10 reps; with chain
Set #2: 8 reps; with chain
Set #3: 6 reps; with chain

Dumb Bell - Warm up with light weight for 15 reps
Set #1: 10 reps
Set #2: 8 reps
Set #3: 6 reps

Pull Ups
50 reps either straight through to 50 or in the least amount of sets
Barbell Bent Row - 15 Warm up with light weight for 15 reps
Set #1: 10 reps
Set #2: 8 reps
Set #3: 6 reps

Deadlift - Warm up with light weight for 15 reps
Set #1: 10 reps; with chain
Set #2: 8 reps; with chain
Set #3: 6 reps; with chain

Sit-Ups
5 Sets of 25 reps

I try to rest between a minute and a minute and a half between each set. Have fun everyone. This is pretty much the same exact routine for Thursday workouts because I do it twice a week. Trying to bulk up and find this program is the most effective for me. Remember do not give up! “Give Up” is not in our Military’s vocabulary, and it shouldn’t be in yours either.

Let me tell you something about this post.  It is not going to be exciting or anything.  In fact, it has been so long since I have last posted any writing that I think I saw evolution take place among the local birds. 

Anyway, I have been going to school and trying to keep up with the work.  For some of you, four science classes and one liberal arts class is no biggie, but being the guy that was in the military and only did military stuff, it is tough. 

In the military, you have to be in the right place at the right time in the right uniform, and you will be well off.  If you do not physically work hard, then you may get left behind during PT or moving certain equipment, but for the most part, you will be just fine.

In school, you can be in the right place, class, at the right time, and it does no good.  You still have to study outside of class, and there is no uniform you have to wear.  Mentally, school is definitely more challenging.

I have still been trying to figure out what I should do for an undergraduate degree.  I think I am going to go into more liberal arts category and possibly major in communications with a minor in theater.  I am taking part in a play, and I have enjoyed it so far.  I love the way that people communicate with each other.  I am taking an engineering class and love it.  My engineering teacher says that the science field needs more social skills that he believes I possess.  So again, I am just trying to figure this stuff out.

Aside from school, I haven’t had much time to do photoshoots.  I want to, but my computer crashed and lost my version of photoshop, so I had to buy a new hard drive and I am not going to put photoshop on this system since it is too slow.  I will upgrade my computer’s processor or just get a better system. 

So, now that I have rambled about school, military, and my computer crash, I will just leave be.  I do have a question before I go:

If you were to get a new computer, what kind would you buy?

Why have two blogs?  I have a blogger and a tumblr.  I keep the blogger for more organized thoughts and stories.  Tumblr is more for the short and sweet stuff.  

(You guys should feel privileged to be able to read my short thoughts.  They are quite genius if I do say so myself.)

Anyway, I am just a day closer to going to California for more military training.  I would rather not go since this is a reserve unit and half of the guys aren’t ready for war, but what the heck?  It could be fun, right?  I hope so.  It may give me some more material for this movie script I have been writing.

I am also in search of a reliable vehicle.  I have seen many cars, but the insurance rates for cars are out of this world.  I knew there was a reason I liked trucks more!  An SUV would be more ideal, though, considering I need to carry camera gear in all sorts of weather climates due to storm chasing and shooting models on rainy days. I guess we will see what I find :).

Again, this is just a random thought post.  No organization required for tumblr.  

It is the first day of the week.  It is the most dreaded day of the week.  Most people have a job they dread going to or school. I have neither this semester.  I had a job at the hospital but I will not be starting that any time soon due to military training in my schedule.  I do not have that training until June, though.  So this month is crunch time with money.  

I will be working on some photos I have taken in my spare time.  Hopefully I will be able to FINALLY get this healthy blog up and online, too.  I may not today or even this week because I will be working on my Cadillac and finding a way to make a little extra money on the side.

I am sitting inside of the Washington Dulles Airport gobbling down some very unhealthy food from Five Guys. The best burgers on the planet!

Anyway, I am coming home from military training. I thought the military was for me, then I thought it was not. Now, I am not too sure. For my graduation, I was asked by our brigade chaplain to say a prayer. All of my classmates told me afterwards that they were really impressed and wish I was in their units as a chaplain because I am very easy to talk with about problems. I was very flattered. I was nervous as all get out to say this prayer, but I said it believing God would give me the words which he did.

I am just reflecting on the whole experience and wondering if I am just doing all of this wrong. Forget trying to just help people with my hands. Prayer is a powerful thing to anyone, atheist or not. There will always be people who say “Good luck, I don’t believe in God” or whatever, but if you show that you care enough to pray, they most likely will not turn you down. In fact, they may come over later and ask for you to pray for them on their own time.

I cannot say that being a chaplain is my calling but it has something definitely to do with prayer. It may even mean I am going to be staying in the military. I love the military, I just have been screwed over so much by the Army. Not that the Marines will be different but I would love to be a chaplain in the Marines. Don’t know if I could, but we will see! Keep praying!

Also, I am coming home today. First person I get to see is my girlfriend. I love that girl so freaking much! We will be putting together the health blog.

I hope you all are doing well! God bless and remember Jesus is Lord!

I get to pack and go back home. I have missed it but have made some new friends. I cannot wait to start back to my lifting routine. Gotta bulk up and get back to doing regular maintenance.

I also have this nutrition/fitness blog I am working on to release. It will be released sometime next week. It will be free information. Also, you will see my progress on my own body and I will offer workout plans to those that feel they want to better themselves… All for free! Lol. How could it get any better, right?

I hope you all have a blessed day! And I have 99 followers…. Who will be 100?

That prefers combat boots to vans.

That would love to be a military wife.

It’s how we jam in the military.

It’s how we jam in the military.

That will appreciate my love for the military!