Thursday, October 28, 2010
Yesterday my coworker (Bryan Wilson) told me if I died my beard black I would look like Brian Wilson.
Being confused I thought he meant the member of the Beach Boys.
After watching Game 1 of the World Series last night I realized he meant the pitcher for the San Francisco Giants.
"it's certainly possible to lose more than two pounds per week, but it's critically important to understand that there's a world of difference between rapid weight loss and permanent fat loss" - Tom Venuto
"Remember, 1-2 pounds per week is 50-100 pounds in a year. Is that really so slow or is that an astounding transformation? You don't gain 50-100 pounds over night, so why should anyone expect to take it off overnight? Personally, I think short-term thinking and the pursuit of quick fixes are the worst diseases of our generation." - Tom Venuto
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunday's 5K has motivated me. I would like to run a 10K by the end of the year. I had set a goal of adding a mile a month to my distance. My longest so far was 4.1 at River Legacy Park. Before Sunday I had gotten lazy and used the excuse of it being in the mid to upper 80s as an excuse not to run.
Last night after work it was nice and cool. I drove home, changed, and went to South Lakes Park. It is a 1.5 mi loop (I measured 1.45mi on google earth) and I had been doing 2 laps plus an 1/8th mile. It has been a couple weeks since I have ran at this park and it was almost dark when I got there around 7pm. The temp was in the 60's with a nice cool breeze. I parked my car and set my stopwatch on my phone (my watch is dead). I walked up the trail then headed in a clockwise loop (I usually do it counter-clockwise). After the first half mile I got into a good pace and felt pretty good. Once I got around the back half I started to have a pain in my upper right side of my abdomen/lower rib cage. I read online once to take deep controlled slow breaths. It helped and I finished my first lap. The second lap I was in the zone and when I finished it I didn't feel like I was forcing myself like I felt in the past. I decided to keep going for a 3rd lap. Towards the end of the 3rd lap I started to feel like I had to push a little extra but felt I could keep going. I decided to stop after three since that is 4.5 miles and my calf hurt the last time I did 4.1 miles.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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Friday, October 1, 2010
Tomorrow is the last workout day of my 2nd Challenge. I had more free time today so I figure one day won't make a huge difference. I took pictures and measurement after my final Upper Body Workout.
Body Fat Percent: 17.8%
Fat: 31.7 lbs
Body Fat Percent:17.2%
0.9 lbs fat lost and 1.7 lbs of muscle gained.
I guess this is more of maintenance challenge compared to my first challenge.
Now some photos using my skills I learned in photography class.