April 27, 2020


by Douglas Blaine Matthews (author's profile)



Dear Reader,

Hey. I hope you are doing well. Aside from the emotions, I'm dealing with, I shared with you last week, I'm fairing alright. The biggest, or rather I should say most important, change in my life is my health. Ever since the 2015 situation, I've had cardiac problems. I couldn't work out the way I wanted to. But for the last couple of months, I told myself, the hell with it, and have pushed myself every day. I'm now healthier than I've been in several years. To give you an idea of how hard I'm pressing my heart, I'll give you my chest, delt, and tri workout. My day 1 -

Morning - Always start and end w/ 1,000 jumping jacks.
100 decline pushups(shoulder width)
100 regular pushups('''')
100 dips

200 incline pushups(wide)
100 regular(wide)
100 dips(wide)
100 fly(tie sheets to bars, pull bodyweight)
As many I can crucifix pushups

Day 2 - Afternoon
As many as possible, little rest
Decline diamond pushups
Regular diamond pushups
Overhead tricep press
Lawnmower pulls
Side body delt raises
End with 2,000 jumping jacks or more.

You see, my heart couldn't handle that 8 months ago. 3 sets of pushups and it'd become slightly arrhythmic. Medical didn't give me any treatment either. So...I don't know how...But I'm happy I can. I workout just as hard on my legs, abs, and back and arms. I'm glad I have this I can throw myself into.

Have you ever dealt with heartbreak? What did you do to get through it? If you have.

I hope I hear from you soon! Take care!

Until next time.

Yours truly,


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