Thought for a thread, brought on by posts in several threads dealing with health and fitness. Like the main "what have you done this week" thread, but kept more to fitness, health, and wellness issues. New workouts started, goals reached (marathons run, new personal-best in some category, etc), preventive steps taken (dental work, lasik, appendectomies, whatever). The idea is to back away somewhat from the "tactical" and gear-oriented things that are the most fun to discuss and end up getting the most bandwidth. To start it off - in the last two weeks we've added a Total Gym and a speed bag in the shop. We already had a heavy bag and weights, and the honest fact is that while I've lifted weights for quite a while, I can't claim to be genuinely "in really good shape". I'm strong, but lacking in cardio; which goes right to a couple of the most likely threats I personally face - heart problems and/or stroke. I've really taken to the total gym for ab & cardio work; my sons make fun of me because I don't incline it as steep as they do, but I want to build up reps rather than plain strength at this point. They're young (one's not even in his 20's yet), so let them build their muscles. I've accepted that I'll never be a greyhound; just not possible with the genetic makeup that I (and my sons) have, but while I've got the same 50-inch chest I've had for a quarter-century or so, I'm getting darn tired of not having my 36" waist anymore and want it back. I had it for 30+ years and lost it just a few years ago; and it's my own fault & my own doing. I've passed the point of "wanting" it back and "wishing" I had it back; I've finally "decided" I'm getting it back. So, what have you done this week to make yourself a better, healthier, more capable prepper...? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!