A lot of changes

Hi.

Sorry that i haven written anything here for a while. It has been a very busy week for me, we are moving out from NOON Restaurant temporarily while we wait for a new contract. We have rented a big house in Saladan and both that and my garage are being filled with stuff from the restaurant.

I have moved my workshop that i had at Noon to the garage, it is great to have all my tools at one place.

About the move, the truth is i can not tell you exactly what is going to happen with the restaurant but everything is going according to our plan. I will write more about this when everything is official. In the mean time i will write about the things i am allowed to disclose so far.

I have been following my training schedule now for 8 weeks and it has given great results. More muscle and a steady weight just below 80 kg means my BMI is slowly getting lower. I must confess i have had a couple of drinking nights this week. Yesterday was Thai New Year, Songkran water festival and as tradition everyone splashes water on each other, drinks a lot of booze and have fun.

The day started early with our staff in the temple in Oldtown with traditional Songkran celebration.

Our staff giving food for the munks.

Everyone had food at Kao Yai Restaurant and after that it was of to long beach to party all afternoon. Noon was closed to give the staff some fun time off.

I took the car back to Saladan to first go to the gym and then join in the celebration later in the afternoon, it was tough to stay motivated at the gym knowing everyone was out having fun but Thursday is leg training day and has to be done.

Today i woke up around 10 am with a headache, long time since that happened but definitely worth it. Noot left early for an appointment in Trang and i have been fixing in our new house all day. Went to the gym around 8 pm for shoulders, traps and forearm training day. I had a great workout despite the night before, checked my blood pressure when i got home and everything looked fine despite some alcohol and a bit less healthy food over Songkran.

The blood pressure seems to be ideal, very happy for that and i was  not really resting either 🙂

Heart-rate rated as excellent but when i am really relaxed i am convinced that i would pass for athlete these days. Not bad for a 52 year old who was in really bad shape 6 months ago.

So i am patting my self on the back for this and feel pretty proud about it 🙂

Have a great day all.

Jan

 

 

 

 

 

Sugar

Hi.

Been going 5 months to the gym now and it is starting to pay off. Still have a long way to go to get to where i would like to be but it is getting closer.

No six pack yet but but definitely getting closer, you can see the outlines and my abdominal split is just about healed up. Staying away from sugar as much as i can combined with a healthy diet most of the time really helps me to feel much better both physically and mentally.

I really am happy that i changed my life around before it was too late, knock on wood. Who knows what happens tomorrow all we can do is do the best we can and be true to ourselves. I was happy to wake up today and realize that i have been sober for a week since my friends birthday last Thursday and i haven’t even thought about it.. weird but good 🙂

Talking about sugar… saw this outside a 7 eleven in Saladan the other day, the biggest sugar villain in the world (maybe) have a BMI meter outside 🙂 Try to find something sugar free in your local 7 eleven and you will quickly realize it is like mission impossible. Do they do this on purpose to make people depressive 😉

 

Thats it for today folks, tomorrow i will go a quick trip to Krabi to get some stuff for a house we rented in Saladan. more about that in a couple of days.

Have a great day all.

Jan

Nothing to report

Hi.

Tonight is Sunday night and i been spending the day at home working on different web project, i have a new idea that i really believe in and will execute next season if i can find the right location for it.

I finished the website for my friends new restaurant in Sweden, it turned out quite ok.

Redners Restaurang & Catering

The page is in Swedish only for now.

Been having 3 massages Thursday to Saturday to fix up my legs properly again, it turned out good. Today i´ve been resting from any physical activity.

Here is my massage therapist for the moment, her name is Tuk from Summer Leaf Lanta. She is a strong little lady with lots of knowledge, happy that i have found her. I will continue using her services until Dang hopefully comes back again.

Otherwise there is nothing much to report, the weather dominates of rain and wind every afternoon. It seems like monsoon season took a months break and then continued..

Had a long talk to my mom today over the phone, she is depressed over not being able to use her legs properly and being stuck in a wheelchair in her serviced apartment. It´s frustrating to be so far away and not be able to be there to comfort her, all i can do is try to convince her to fight on and train her muscles so she can get out of that chair again. It has been a long winter i presume, hope the warm spring weather will do her good. I will be there first thing when i get to Sweden in June, i´m happy at least that she have my kid brother near by in difficult times.

Here is a lovely picture of my mom when she was young. I miss her.

No alcohol or bad food for 4 days now, happy about that.  Tomorrow is gym day again, longing for that hour of just me, the music and the weights.

“Cause sometimes you just feel tired, feel weak
And when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up
But you gotta search within you
And gotta find that inner strength
And just pull that shit out of you
And get that motivation to not give up
And not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face, and collapse.”

Have a great day all.

Jan