Thursday, July 10, 2008

THE CRUSADES - by dougal macdonald Chief Evangalist - Day 28

Day 28 of my 28 day Shred (well my version of it )

What did I want to achieve?

28 days ago I was barely out of hospital. I had set a goal to walk 3.5kms twice a week and start doing freestanding squats and calf raises. 4 days of exercise, such as it was then.

What did I achieve?
  1. I am walking 15kms in three different sesssions per week.
  2. I follow an extensive flexibility/stretching/core strengthening routine daily.
  3. I am doing a full body weight training routine in the gym 3 times per week.
  4. I am off ALL medication which included antibiotics, painkillers, anti-inflamatries, anti-dpressants, sleeping pills and anti-coagulants.
  5. My emotional mindset is extremely positive
  6. Physically, I'm feeling fantastic, mobility limitations not withstanding.

I think I can be pretty happy with where I am.

Where will I be in another 28 days.

I'll post new goals in my post The Crusades shred 2 day 1 tomorrow


Mike Groom said...

You definitely overshot your goals. Way to go!

dougal said...

Thank you brother, your support has helped a lot.

Anonymous said...

Bring on the goals-you are clearly a man with a mission-a mission of being unstoppable...go get em' Dougal. So proud of you!

Larry said...

You are an inspiration. Keep going.

dougal said...

Meredith, thank you so much, your support means a lot.

Hey Larry thanks buddy.

Andrew said...

Hey Dougal,

Your gonna have to think up some tougher goals mate you are too much of an over acheiver!!!

Keep up the great work but don't over do it.

Take care,


Shari Kraft said...

Wow! are doing so great! I can't believe you are off meds. That in itself is a huge accomplishment! High five me, baby!

Marbella said...

Hi Dougal, I really missed your blogs while at the beach, and now that I just read today´s, I see you doing so well! It seems to me that you are just pretty darn close to being where you were before the accident. You seem so devoted to doing better and better, and I KNOW you will. Seeing you without pills is so awesome. You are one strong man Dougal. Am proud of you!

Michael said...

Dougal, great job man. You've buried all your goals and then some. Great news about being off the meds. What a story, what a story!

Tearose said...

Amazing!! I had no idea that happened such a short time ago! This is a story everyone should hear!

Your Grateful Cyber-friend, Christy said...

Wow! Dougal. You never cease to amaze me. I've been reading, but I've not had any thoughtful comments. I've been too busy thinking about what I'm reading. lol Maybe I'll just start typing in Amen, brother so you know I'm hear. Can't wait to buy your book. :)

dougal said...

Andrew, I am really being careful but I am also feeling very strong

Shari, you got a high five girl, thank you. Getting off sleeping pills was a biggy.

Lynda, thought you'd abandoned me. Thanks for coming by, hope you had a good time at the beach.

Tea, yup it's all there in the blog. Thanks for visiting.

Christ, how are you girl, I've missed you.