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, April 5, 2011

Day 353 - Bring On The Needles!

Some good news on the cancer battlefield... The MRI on my knee showed NO metastatic cancer there; whew! Above is one of the 180+ images of my knee, I have no idea of know what I'm looking at there is good or not, and don't care as long as I'm told it is sans cancer.

We engage the enemy next on Thursday for a blood test to determine if there are any indicators that the melanoma has spread beyond skin or lymph nodes. Bring on the needles!

Exercise, lets talk exercise... I took two of the boys to the YMCA Sunday to get some sweat'n on...
Needed a warm up since I pulled them out of bed to join me, so we started with a mile on the elliptical:
I think they were hoping this was all we were going to do.

I dig the rowing station so it was our next stop:
Andrew working as fast as he can, like he has somewhere else to be.

Then it trying to get the boys more involved in the workout I let them pick what we did next...

Andrew picked incline sit ups:
Yep, there I am gett'n my 2d set in. I am enjoying myself; can't you tell?

Cameron then picked cross over flys:
Here he demonstrates, "Form" is his middle name.

Next I chose this 'thing' since it was available & I had never done it, need to try new stuff:
Andrew is seen here doing what I called Tri-Shoul-Back Press Downs, as it ravaged those three areas so.

Andrew took us next to the Overhead ISO Pull Down station:
and then he snapped this pic of me; this is a cool exercise.

Cameron got last choose and chose Squats, yes, Squats:
I was taught to squat early in a routine - Rebel!

That was enough, I was wiped, they were anything but wanting more. Not a routine you'd find a trainer advise perhaps, but on this day it was our routine.

Have you pulled the family out of bed lately to join you get some sweat'n on?

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. So happy to hear the good news about the knee! YES!

    As for the pics & the workout - you know I am loving that & those weights! You and your sons rock!

  2. Doing active healthy stuff together as a family is so important, and it's great to see you getting your sons involved. They may drag their feet now, but they'll thank you for it someday!

    My daughter is only 2, and we can't afford a gym, but when the weather is decent we make a concentrated effort to get outside at least an hour, sometimes 2-3 hours a day! She LOVES playing outside, and the fresh air and sun is great for her. She runs and gets filthy, and has such a good time, she doesn't know she's getting exercise!

    On rainy days when we're stuck inside, but we dance around a lot (me not so much at the moment with this big preggo belly bouncing around, but we'll start up again soon), and she is only allowed to watch a little TV in the morning. Then she either plays or helps me with laundry, cleaning, and cooking!

  3. Great news, Patrick! I'm so happy for you and I' praying and crossing my fingers that the biopsy will be negative too. Keep hanging in there. Hugs. :)

  4. Good news on the knee!

    I love that you're getting the family on the activity wagon. We've started trying to incorporate one active family thing each week - the zoo, hiking... We missed last week but you've inspired me not to miss again. Nicely done!

  5. Very happy for the good news and have you often on my heart!

  6. Awesome new Patrick! And when I read "needles," I of course thought of Poking you! So here's your Poke already!

  7. I am so glad you got a bit of good news regardinig your knee. Here's hoping the news going forward is good as well.

  8. Your good news has made my day! Love seeing you at the gym with your guys. What a great example for them. It's much harder to pass along a love of exercise when they're in their 30s. Still praying.

  9. Great news with the knee! Great job working out with the family!!

  10. I love the way you keeps the kids engaged! I hope next week goes well, I have been thinking about you and your battle a lot these past few weeks.

  11. Good new about the knee!! What a fun thing to do, workout with the kids :)

  12. Good news about the knee! Glad to hear it. It looks like you and the boys had fun at the gym. It's nice to have people go to the gym with!


  13. I sure hope everything turns out negative Patrick! Gosh, I am sorry you are going through this thankfully you are working so good on your health and fitness!

  14. Glad to see some good news. Am hoping for more for you.

    I'm behind on blogs due to my vacation to the mid-west. You'll be bummed to hear I went to a Cardinals game, but probably happy about how I blog about it tomorrow. They are PRETENTIOUS!