Responsibility 199, what is it?

Responsibility 199 is a belief; I believe that to be healthy and to increase my longevity I need to weigh 199 pounds or less...
Responsibility 199 is a need; I need to reduce my weight, reduce my percentage of body fat, and the elevated threat of disease my present condition presents...
Responsibility 199 is a mission; I recognize that achieving 199 will be a challenge, perhaps the hardest I have ever undertaken...
Responsibility 199 is a commitment; I acknowledge that I must commit to action, commit to change, commit to myself and those I love to achieve this mission, to increase my longevity...
Responsibility 199 is ME.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 298 - Breathe, Breathe I Say

Excellent excellent excellent responses to yesterdays fill in the blank post.
Some serious, e.g. M/W/F 40 MINUTE ELLIPTICAL WORKOUTS...
Some hilarious, e.g. challenge myself to try trapping cupids until leprechauns become available...
Some odd, e.g. when I stumble from plan I will immediately poke myself with one of those toothpicks...
Some creative, e.g. take the odd sock & make show booties for my dog out of it...
All just excellent!

Myself, I never did fill in the blanks myself. Let me do that now...
This week my eating plan contains a F/C/P nutrient mix of 25% / 25% / 50% with no more than 2000 calories a day.
This week I will take a box of toothpicks and dump them in the desk drawer of my cubical neighbor; he has been getting on my nerves.
This week my exercise will consist of 3x Cardio, 3x Weights & Stretching with each of those six.
This week when I stumble from plan I will go to Lose It and figure out why, and if I can't  I will borrow one of Julie's toothpicks and poke myself.
This week I will take that odd-sock from the laundry and send it to MandaPanda so she can make a whole family of sock puppets (all of you should send her your odd socks too).
This week I will challenge myself to balance my ME time with my FAMILY time & BLOG time; not always so easy.
This week I imagine myself punching the snot out of that dude that farted in front of me while climbing the stairs. Seriously man, back off the broccoli bean casserole and tighten that sphincter! 

If you didn't get in on the fun that was yesterdays fill in the blanks post by all means do so now, good fun and also meant to be a nudge to plan your weeks success out.

So, the title of this post is breathe something or other, why, because I thought you might want to hear me breathe heavy. Focus, don't let your minds stray towards unsavory thoughts, just listen...

So why did I share this? An acceptable answer is 'because I have a screw loose'. But as well I have been told I breathe too heavy when I work out. Really, can you breathe too heavy? Those wight lifting veterans out there please do let me know if I need to dial down the force of the hurricane that is my breathing.

Have fun today & remember to Breathe!  

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Much better to breathe hard and heavy, Patrick than to hold your breathe. If the naysayers aren't cardiac docs then I wouldn't worry about it.
    Have a great day. Patrick. :)

  2. I don't have much experience with man-style weightlighting, but I'm always being told I don't breathe enough during yoga.

    Obviously, this means you should start doing yoga.

  3. As long as it doesn't hurt your head (like holding in a sneeze) or see stars I would think it is ok. Is it necessary for you though? If it is then obviously you need to! And you get the added bonus of cleaning crap out of your lungs...and increasing breathing capacity which I'm sure helps when you are sucking wind for real doing cardio or something equally as taxing...

    Polar's Mom

  4. Whenever I do a yoga tape they say to breathe through my nose. And I've seen a lot of runners who run in the cold with a mouth cover but not a nose cover so they probably breathe through their noses. Maybe you can work on that it does take practice. I try to breathe through my nose but my sinus infection isn't helping. Like Karen said breathing any way is better than not at all.

  5. I sound like I'm hyuperventilating when I work out so I can't say for sure if it's too hard or not.

    Thanks for inviting everyone to send me socks. My girls would love oodles of sock puppets! As for Mr. Stair farter - SERIOUSLY??? Ewwwww....

  6. Patrick, As long as your breathing I think it is okay. I loved some of the comments from the blanks yesterday...hunting for Cupids lol. have a great day. c

  7. HAHAHA, I LOVE the toothpick idea. I've got a few I'd like to do that to as well. Cheers, Rick

  8. I don't know much of anything about breathing during exercise, because right now I can barely walk from Point A to Point B without getting winded. LOL Looks like everyone above me gave you some great advice though. :)

  9. Loving it again!!!!!!!!!! You have cool answers & the farting thing.. with the food I eat, good thing I don't live near you! ;-)

    As for breathing.. a good thing.. it is that dang grunting from guys in the gym the irk me.. it is more like look at me & see how heavy I am lifting even if my form is all wrong.. drives me crazy! :-)

  10. Wait....are you sayin I'm odd????


  11. I love that..."the hurricane that is my breathing"! Awesome!!!