Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Interesting News

Ran across an interesting news article today on under the health section. A doctor out of Penn School of Medicine set up a study that provided financial compensation to volunteers that entered a weight loss program and successfully lost weight, those that did not meet their goals did not receive compensation. I thought it was an interesting article that was worth looking at, and potentially try to do something with here at the Biddeford Free Clinic. Maybe when  get into my fellowship year i'll look into doing a similar study. 

A couple new goals I wanted to accomplish in the next 3 months. 
1. Do 80 pushups in 2 minutes
2. Do 80 sit ups in 2 minutes
3. Complete 12 pull ups without stopping from dead hang. 

Today was a long day of exercising, 45 minutes on the treadmill (first running i've done in a month luckily no girls to embarrass me while i was doing it). Then got home had some lunch and did an hour on the bike trainer. Doing good this week, trick is to keep the motivation going through the off season without over doing it. I do need to get into shape for the 44 mile event we organize up here in the spring, looking forward to that. Last year we raised almost $12,000 for Adopt a Doctor ( I don't know if we'll be sponsoring them this year however I do have hopes of reaching similar funds even with the recession looming. If you're interested in that event or the 5K we run the same weekend I'll have more information on that coming in a few months once logistics get worked out for the new year.  

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